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10 Favorites: The Art of the Art Wall

Like us, do you have frames propped here and there waiting to be hung? Meet your inspiration: the salon-style art wall. Here are 10 favorite examples …

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How to find your natural weight

Five diet and fitness experts on eating mindfully, prioritising sleep and 23 other tips to help you reach a healthy number - and stay there<p><i>If you eat well you don’t need to snack. Eat only when you are hungry, stop when you are full"</i><p><b>Sarah Wilson</b> <b>is the author of the bestselling 'I Quit Sugar’ books</b> …

55 Lamb Recipes, from Chops to Roasts to Kebabs

Change up your dinner routine with dozens of lamb recipes.<p>Sure, lamb is a great main to serve for a holiday like Passover or Easter, but why save it for special occasions? It also deserves a spot on your table any night, as quick-cooking chops, easy stir-fries, grilled kebabs, and juicy burgers. …

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Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

‘I don’t do fashion. I am fashion’: The 50 best style quotes of all time

Inject some glamour into your day with these inspirational, and often beautifully poetic, style quotes from some of our favourite fashion designers …

37 Carrot Recipes, for Soups, Salads, Side Dishes, and More

We could eat these veggies every day of the week—and these 24 carrot recipes really sparkle.<p><b>We love carrots for their versatility:</b> These sweet root veggies are perfect in just about everything from soup to raw salads to roasted side dishes. These 37 carrot recipes really…sparkle.

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15 Gorgeous Birthday Cakes for Anyone's Big Day

We've rounded up 15 decadent, celebration-worthy cakes, from double banana to chocolate-caramel.<p><b>From mint chip ice cream cakes</b> to a decadent, towering double banana cake, these confections are epic enough for a birthday celebration.

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How To Get The Best Night’s Sleep

Research shows that 30 per cent of us regularly suffer from insomnia, so we've asked sleep expert Dr Guy Meadows for his tips on how to drift …

Mercedes-Benz Unveils Self-Driving Luxury Vehicle Concept at CES 2015

Only weeks after Google officially unveiled their self-driving car prototype, Daimler AG and Mercedes-Benz chose this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas to debut the F 015 Luxury in Motion, a concept vehicle that can operate entirely without a driver behind the wheel.<p>Futuristic in …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

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Chocolate blackout cake recipe

The ultimate chocoholic's dessert: a rich three-layer cake with chocolate-custard icing<p><b>SERVES</b><p>10-12<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>For the custard:</b><p>175g (6oz) granulated sugar<br>• 4½ tbsp cornflour<br>• 450ml (16fl oz) single cream<br>• 270ml (9¾fl oz) full-fat milk<br>• 150g (5½oz) dark chocolate (100 per cent cocoa), finely chopped<br>• 2 tsp …

Chair with Sexy Curves Constructed Entirely from Two Pieces of Plywood

This gracefully curving wooden chair is one of the latest pieces exquisitely crafted by designer Alejandro Estrada. The <i>Pipo Chair</i>, produced for sale by Guatemalan manufacturer Piegatto, was imagined to utilize wood as the sole material for the entire design.<p>Flaring out at the arms, the layers widen …

This Is Why Japanese Women Have Such Great Skin: The 5 Trends From The Far East That Can Benefit Your Complexion

Japanese skincare is so much more advanced than here in the UK. Find out how adding some new steps to your beauty routine can improve your …

25 sweet hot chocolate recipes to keep your holidays cozy

As the temperatures drop and cold weather misery takes over, optimal coziness is a top priority.<p>Sweaters, scarves, mittens fireplaces, are all winter …

Life | Marie Claire

How much will Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding cost?<p>11 tiny festivals to try this summer (because who needs Glastonbury?)<p>Meet Dolly Pawton …

Smoked Salmon & Horseradish Canapes | Jamie Oliver

37 Roast Chicken Recipes to Learn, Make, and Master

A good roast chicken is one of the most important recipes you can master—here are some of our favorite versions of the classic.<p><b>Is there anything better than a roasted chicken?</b> It's doubtful. One of the most versatile dinner (and lunch!) staples there is, we like to roast whole chickens and use the …

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Four Seasons Hotel – Christmas Holidays Illustrations by Steve Simpson

Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin – Illustrations by Steve Simpson for a Christmas holidays campaign.<p>Steve Simpson, a talented Irish illustrator and …

Frozen Flowers Melt Away Dramatically in Blocks of Ice

To create his <i>Locked in the ether</i> series, Kenji Shibata froze an array of flowers in blocks of ice, temporarily locking the full blooms in all their glory. Then, he let the ice melt and photographed the weepy wilting and thawing process.<p>As the ice relinquishes its grip on the flowers, bruised petals …

5 Holiday Main Courses that Deserve Their Centerpiece Status

A fish, a fowl, a roast: Make one of these impressive main courses for your holiday dinner, and your guests won't be able to stop talking about it.<p>The holidays are a time to celebrate with abandon, pull out all the stops, and make dinners you'll be talking about until <i>next</i> December. These are the …

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How to make mulled wine

There seems to be a snooty anti-mulled wine movement gathering pace, which is a shame because, along with the riutal mixing of Christmas cake ingredients in a bucket during October half-term, this is a drink that says to me the season has arrived.<p>I never deviate from the recipe my mother has been …