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15 Traditional Cleaning Tricks You Never Knew

<i>This story was originally published on February 19, 2015</i><p>One of the biggest Lunar New Year traditions in China — besides the red envelopes and parades …

Chinese New Year

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Simple Snacks You Can Make in Your Slow Cooker

Until now, you've probably only used your slow cooker for stews and Super Bowl wings. If that's the case, you're missing out on a whole slew of slow cooker snacks. Yes, believe it or not, your slow cooker doubles as an awesome snack maker.<p>Slow cookers are the ideal cooking vessel when you don't …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

20 Award-Winning Wedding Photographs of 2014

Four times a year, the International Society of Professional Wedding Photographer (or ISPWP) holds a members-only contest to pick out the best wedding photographs of the year. The ISPWP is an organization, created by professional photographers, that brings together the top wedding photographers in …

Framing

15 Bad Weather Wedding Photos That Are Beautifully Backlit

Wedding photography has become breathtakingly beautiful, especially for those couples that don't mind getting a little wet. More and more, brides and grooms along with their daring photographers have stepped out into the snow or rain to capture stunning wedding photos. The use of natural or …

Weddings

Christmas Photos of Winter Scenes To Get You in the Holiday Spirit

Photo: paul itkin<p>From one family-filled celebration, onto the next—it's officially time to start thinking about the end of the year and prepping for the holidays! To put you in the holiday spirit, we've put together some of our favorite festive photographs of winter scenes.<p>What could be more …

Decorations

Beyond the street stalls: where else to eat in Bangkok

Read just about any article about eating in Bangkok, and you’ll find gushing references to the glories of the city’s street food. While much of the food sold from mobile carts is tasty, it’s far from the only great eating to be had in the Thai capital. The Bangkok of today is home to a vast …

The Best Fashion Documentaries on Netflix

The best documentaries offering an inside look at the fashion industry—from the stylish streets of New York to backstage at the biggest runway shows.<p><b>1) Unzipped, 1995</b>Starring iconic '90s supers such as Naomi Campbell and Linda Evangelista, <i>Unzipped</i> offers a behind-the-scenes look into the fashion …

Common Portrait Lighting Mistakes

Here is a quick list of several common portrait lighting mistakes that beginners, and even pros, often make. Why are they mistakes? Because the goal …

The Post

10 Designer Bags Every Woman Should Own

Because collecting handbags is arguably an art form.<p>Collecting handbags, when done well, can arguably be considered an art form. In homage to that, here are the 10 bags every woman should have in her closet— get your check list started.

How to pay less for everything

Over the past few years, in the interest of saving money I’ve cut the cord with cable, nabbed an amazing deal on a top-of-the-line refurbished …

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.<p>Cooking your own food is one of the most essential skills you can know to live a healthier life (and, not to mention, a more frugal one). Whether you can barely boil water or you've got true mastery over …

Photos that bear witness to modern slavery

Photographer Lisa Kristine travels the world documenting the unbearably harsh realities of modern-day slavery. She shares hauntingly beautiful images …

Photography

Beauty Cheats: How To Make Over Your Look For Free

Photographed by Maia Harms.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after our</i> …

French Country Soup Recipe on Food52

1 medium yellow onion<p>2 tablespoons olive oil (See note below.)<p>2 bay leaves<p>Salt<p>1 tablespoon butter<p>1 medium leek or enough shallots to make ½ cup, sliced<p>2 cloves of garlic<p>3 large red or white (thin skinned, but not Yukon Gold) potatoes (1 ½ pounds)<p>4 cups of aromatic homemade chicken or beef broth …

Soup

Red Lentil and Cauliflower Soup Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Over the course of a year, I make this dish perhaps more than any other single recipe. Sometimes in the summer, I add chunks of summer squash and fresh peas right at the end, and in the autumn and winter, I often stir in a cup or two of thinly sliced cabbage, or of leftover roasted …

Chutney

What’s the Best Gift a Dinner Guest Can Bring?

<i>There are so many great conversations on the Hotline -- it's hard to choose a favorite. But we'll be doing it, once a week, to spread the wealth of our community's knowledge -- and to keep the conversation going.</i><p><i>Today: Hold the wine -- we've got unique gift ideas to help you earn the title of "Best</i> …

Homemade

Okonomiyaki Recipe on Food52

Cast Iron Skillet

"It's Maaaaa

• 1 pound skinny carrots, scraped and cut into little cubes<br>• 1 teaspoon olive oil<br>• 1 teaspoon each: cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, paprika (or aleppo pepper, thanks for the introduction, Sagegreen!), and caraway seeds<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger<br>• couple cloves of garlic, smashed<br>• 1 14.5 ounce can chickpeas, drained …

Spices