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50 Novels All Men Should Read Before They Die

No excuses, now<p>Forget coming-of-age fiction or impenetrable 'classics' – these are the books all grown men should be ticking off. Why? Because they're as entertaining as they are wise<p>On Beauty – Zadie Smith<p>The Circle – Dave Eggers<p>East of Eden – John Steinbeck<p>The Road – Cormac McCarthy<p>The Blind …

Literature

This App Will Hire a Local to Plan Your Entire Trip – for Only $25 a Day

Discover the best of what a country has to offer.<p>Those looking for an easy way to plan a trip that includes visiting local gems, this program may be …

Travel Industry

The Surprising Ingredient Swap To Make Vegan Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Just because her diet is plant-based, that doesn’t mean <i>hot for food</i> blog’s Lauren Toyota eschews comfort food. In fact, she couldn’t live without …

BBQ

Baba au Bourbon Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> Babas are a classic dessert dating back to the early 1800s. Classically, it’s an …

Dessert

Beef bourguignon

• A 6oz/150g chunk of streaky bacon<br>• 1 tbsp olive oil<br>• 3 lbs/1.36kg lean stewing steak cut into 2 inch cubes<br>• 1 sliced carrot<br>• 1 sliced onion<br>• 1 tsp salt<br>• 1oz/28g …

Cooking

How to Make Pastrami Beef Ribs

You'll never settle for normal ribs again.<p>Steven Raichlen has built an empire on barbecue. After 30 years of writing about grilled meat, he knows his way around a smoker. So when he says he can take the smokey spice of pastrami and the hulking meatiness of a beef plate rack, and put them together …

BBQ

Enchanting Bubble Domes in the Irish Woods

Northern Ireland, United Kingdom<p>Scattered throughout a woodland resort in Northern Ireland, these bubble domes provide an unforgettable glamping experience.<p>Hotel-style hospitality has been combined with a back-to-nature aesthetic at Finn Lough, a family-run resort on a 45-acre peninsula in Northern …

Northern Ireland

Halfmoon Bay House

Halfmoon Bay, British Columbia, Canada<p>A young Vancouver family asked us to convert their waterfront vacation home on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast into their primary residence. To facilitate livability for the foursome, we created a larger kitchen and master bath, added an ensuite for the guest …

San Mateo County

A few more words on Alzheimer's prevention: Tap water? Caviar? Twinkies?

Lisa Mosconi, an Italian-born neuroscientist and nutritionist, had no idea how important the taste of water was to her until she moved to New York City and took a long sip from the tap.<p>"This is supposed to be the best water in America," she said, "but it tasted awful. It was disgusting."<p>She set off …

Nutrition

'He was a great man. I was just pretty': photos tell story of Jane and Serge

Exhibition in Calais captures intimate moments from Birkin and Gainsbourg’s relationship<p>The English singer and actor Jane Birkin met Serge Gainsbourg in 1968 when she was 22, and left the French singer and songwriter more than half a lifetime ago in 1980 – yet at 71 her name is still rarely …

The Arts

Lokal Hotel

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania<p>Whether you’re on a work trip, family vacation, or honeymoon, the Lokal Hotel in Philadelphia combines the freedom and comfort of living in Philadelphia with the adventure of visiting.<p>Located in the heart of historic Old City, this comfortable boutique hotel features six …

Art Galleries

House on Little Round Bay

Crownsville, Maryland<p>Designed for an active pair of empty nesters, who still work full-time, this small home overlooks Little Round Bay, an idyllic deep-water cove 6 ½ miles up the Severn River from Annapolis, MD. and the Naval Academy. The couple, very informal, entertain a great deal hosting …

Food & Dining

This concrete cliff house is the definition of brutal

This intriguing structure on the coast of Chile is made from raw concrete<p>Unlike the daring Casa Brutale in Beirut, Lebanon, this concrete house by Chilean firm Pezo Von Ellrichshausen is actually complete. Wedged into the side of a rocky cliff in the Coliumo Peninsula, the so-called Loba House is a …

Swimming Pools

The Best Beef and Broccoli, No Delivery Required

<b>According to most</b> estimates, there are more than 40,000 Chinese restaurants in the United States, and it seems as if you can find some version of beef and broccoli at almost all of them: velvety wok-fried meat in brown sauce, served in a forest of green. The dish has been part of the …

Food & Dining

The Bear Stand

Gooderham, Ontario, Canada<p>This property is currently featured on Dwell.com here: dwell.com/home/...<p>Surround yourself with pristine nature at The Bear Stand.<p>This award-winning four-season, four-bedroom 3,400-square-feet property sits on a secluded 99-acre waterfront lot. Outdoor and water …

Trails

Why Prebiotics Are as Important as Probiotics

Good gut health requires more than consuming enough probiotics.<p>Probiotics are living microorganisms that contribute to a healthy digestive …

Wellness

What does the Home of an Architect look like?

What can you discover about a creative person by seeing where they lived and worked?<p>An architect’s home, for example, is an experimental canvas, a …

Architecture

House in Oporto, Serralves / João Vieira de Campos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The project presents a single-family home divided in two separate volumes - main house and external …

Architecture

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

Self-help

Forget Dining Out: Here Are 9 Healthy Recipes Our Readers Say Are Tastier

There’s nothing more satisfying than cooking a dinner so delicious you’d choose it over a restaurant meal. So what if you <i>could</i> make …

This Concrete Abode Embraces Indonesia's Tropical Climate

An Indonesian architect designs a contemporary concrete home for her family of five in Semarang.<p>When architect Tamara Wibowo decided to move back to her home country of Indonesia after living 12 years abroad in Minneapolis, the adjustment period came with an extra challenge: building a house from …

Architecture

This Forest Retreat Is a Modern Take on the Traditional Estonian Hut

Made up of three modernized kodas, this wood-clad cottage features bright, minimalist interiors.<p>Inspired by the Estonian koda—a traditional hut that dates back to the third millennium BC—this forest hideaway tucked in the Northern Estonian village of Muraste consists of three light-filled cabins …

Architecture

Our Top-Rated Korean Recipes

Korean food goes beyond kimchi, bulgogi and pork buns. The rich cuisine is packed with complex fermented pastes, grain dishes, dynamic chili powders, …

This Stunning Studio in Rhode Island Is a Creative's Dream

After living on the road for numerous years, a young artist uncovers an inspiring studio in Rhode Island.<p>As an artist, musician, and self-proclaimed perpetual road-tripper, there's no doubt Sean Spellman has an appetite for the unknown. Originally from the East Coast, he's spent the last decade …

Rhode Island

Transition House

Using a mix of interior and exterior spaces, the Transition House organically integrates the inside with the out. The entire home was inspired by the …

The Grand Tour of Switzerland

Though relatively small in size—roughly equal to New Hampshire and Vermont combined—Switzerland packs a big punch. It’s home to a dozen UNESCO sites, a topographic diversity that includes palm trees and glaciers (not to mention four languages to call them by), and some of Europe’s most modern …

14 best American whiskies

The vastness of America, both in terms of geography and its taste for whiskey, means that there is a great, diverse array of spirits available. So, …

Whiskey

Studio 54 DJ reveals the stars' nights of sex, drugs and boogie at legendary club

It was the high temple of excess and decadence in a time where music’s No1 religion was D.I.S.C.O.<p>Studio 54 was the most chic and ­exclusive spot in …

Villa Boréale

Petite-Rivière-Saint-François, Québec, Canada<p>Villa Boreale is a scandinavian inspired modern barn located in Charlevoix, an eastern region of the Quebec Province well known for its wooded valleys, skiable mountains and breathtaking point of views over the Saint Lawrence River, 10 minutes away from …

Architecture

The Art of Arranging: 6 Tips on Creating Stylish Shelf Displays

Aimlessly arrange no more—we're breaking down the basics on how to organize your shelves in a way that highlights and exhibits your favorite items.<p>It sounds so simple and self-explanatory: a bookshelf is, ostensibly, a shelf for books. Yet, arranging objects on a shelf so that each item is both …

Home Decorating