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The Best Cruise for Every Type of Traveler

From tricked-out ships to life-changing meals, further proof you’ll want to get on board<p><b>Drink a Burgundy in Burgundy, no designated driver required.</b><br>Belmond’s 4- to 12-person canal barges sail the region, with daily stops for tastings at vineyards like the almost-300-year-old Château de Pommard. And …

More than I can understand??

I took the sewing machine out of the case! It is a Janome Quilting/Decor 4030 QDC How do I find the manual online for this machine? I also have a …

Sewing

Video Tutorial: How to Crochet the Side Saddle Stitch

Shares 143.3K<p><i>The side saddle crochet stitch has a lovely, repetitive look that is both airy and substantial at the same time. Check out this video</i> …

Secret Hotels of Rome (From $75!)

Here's your chance to be the ultimate Italy insider, with gorgeously affordable, off-the-beaten-path lodgings just steps from some of the Eternal …

Italy

Free Crochet pattern: Feather & Fan shawl

<b>Yarn</b><p>I’ve used Alpaca Rhythm, a 80% Alpaca, 20% fine wool blend from Scheepjes. I used 2 skeins each of the colours Merengue (666), Disco (668), Paso …

Crochet

How White Noise Can Help You and Your Baby Sleep Better

Sleep. It’s desired by mothers everywhere, yet fought by infants to the nth degree. We joke, almost hysterically, as we navigate our new world with …

10 Things I Learned While Making My Wedding Dress for a Marriage That Didn't Happen

Or, what to wear to your un-engagement party.<p>1. You really want to do this (sew your own wedding dress).<p>It took me a year to learn how to sew. I made a bunch of different garments to get to that point. A shift dress, a dress with cutouts, a vintage crop top, a circle skirt with pockets. In the past …

How the Rivalry Between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton Changed History

<b>Correction appended, Feb. 16, 2016</b><p>Think Great American rivalries, and Lincoln-Douglas or LBJ-RFK or maybe even Bill Gates-Steve Jobs jumps to mind. …

Anna Kournikova: How a 'marketing monster' seduced the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> The first time legendary tennis coach Nick Bollettieri laid eyes on a 10-year-old Anna Kournikova, his initial thought was: "Holy mackerel."<p>Even after a quarter of a century, the exact time and place of meeting is etched in the 84-year-old's mind with the precision of a radar gun -- 8.50 …

50 Summer Salads You'll Actually Enjoy Eating

No more sad, wilted greens.<p>No more sad, wilted greens.

27 Game-Changing Hacks Every Frequent Flier Should Know

That was easy.<p>Easy, breezy air travel? Yes, PLEASE!<p>These genius flight hacks minimize the headache that comes with busy airports and long flights. But surprisingly, not every frequent flier knows them all. We were familiar with some tips, like the speed of TSA PreCheck and the ability to cancel …

Hacking

15 Clever Hacks that Will Change the Way You Use Facebook

Never get another notification you don't care about.<p><b>1. Hide certain posts or pages from popping up in your News Feed.</b><p>After logging on to Facebook, you likely scroll through your News Feed to see what your friends are up to or to find interesting articles. However, you might have that one friend who …

Queen Elizabeth and Her Corgis: A Love Story

Michael Joseph Gross reveals the private history of Her Majesty’s kennels and the essential role the pups have played in her reign.<p>At the Wessex Vale Crematorium, on Bubb Lane, in the Southampton suburb of West End, mourners gathered on Friday, September 5, 2014, for a memorial service in honor of …

This One Simple Thing Can Make Your Life Much Better

Many people have written to me saying they love all the research on bettering themselves but need that first step on how to shoehorn it in to their …

University of Pennsylvania

WWII love letters tell of romance and tragedy

By Michael E. Ruane<p>, Reporter<p>It was not until three years after her mother died in 1990 that DeRonda Elliott opened the suitcase containing the letters her parents exchanged during World War II.<p>Despite her mother’s urging, she had never been able to bring herself to read them. It was her parents’ …

D Day

Tess Holliday Is The Biggest Thing To Ever Happen To Modeling

At size 22, Tess Holliday is the largest model ever signed by a major agency. Can she spin her social media stardom into a career in the high-stakes (and notoriously body-conscious) modeling world?<p>Her real name is Ryann Hoven, but I won’t know this until much later, when we’re a couple drinks in at …

The Forgotten Girls Who Left the South and Changed History

A “Northern Invasion” was coming, the <i>Chicago Defender</i> declared in early 1917: that spring, specifically May 15, would begin the Great Northern Drive. …

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

European Travel

Low Carb Jalapeno Popper Chicken - Aunt Bee's Recipes

| Posted by | 122 comments |<p>Print PDF<p><b>You guys. I never in a million years could have imagined that this low carb, atkins friendly recipe would be so</b> …

Lemon Chicken Piccata

Last updated on February 12th, 2018 at 06:01 pm<p><i>Lemon Chicken Piccata – a simple yet super impressive chicken piccata in a tasty lemon, butter and</i> …

How to Cook Pot Roast, Without a Recipe

Pot roast (or pot au feu if you're being fancy) is one of the most satisfying winter dishes. Here's how to nail it, every time<p>A few weeks back, just after Thanksgiving, Hugh Acheson posted this pot roast photo on his Instagram account. Two thoughts popped in my head: 1) Damn, that looks good. 2) …

11 Moments When the Universe Is Speaking to You

Some events are so uncanny, they force us to question whether life is random or something magical is at play. Other marvels are quieter but still …

Empathy

Thanksgiving in a Muffin Pan

If you love the holidays, but just don’t have the space or need for all that food. Here is a possible plan for you.<p>How about Thanksgiving in a muffin …

14 No-Cost Ways To Invigorate Your Space

<i>Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor</i><p>Got the itch to make some changes around the house? Before you head out shopping or hit the online stores, why not first see what can be done with what you have? Sometimes all it takes is a bit of inspiration to see your space with fresh eyes. Let these 14 ideas …

Where to find the best bird's-eye views of London

Hold on to your hats - these are the most awe-inspiring places from which to check out London from on high.<p>1. The Shard<p>London’s latest icon offers the capital’s highest viewing platform. From the first viewpoint at The View from The Shard (www.theviewfromtheshard.com), at dizzying level 69, you’ll …

6 Make-Ahead Staples for Quick Weekday Lunches

<i>As a defiant response to Sad Desk Lunches, the Food52 team works to keep our midday meals both interesting and pretty. Each week, we'll be sharing our happiest desk lunches -- and we want to see yours, too.</i><p><i>Today: Prep some basics on Sunday to make packing lunch a breeze for the whole week.</i><p>Though we …

20 Breathtaking DIY Vintage Decor Ideas

Jane Hurst<p>Writer, editor Read full profile<p>If you are like most of us, you love getting great deals at flea markets and yard sales. You can find some …

Dining Rooms

Ireland's Most Picture-Perfect Spots

The Daguerreotype Photo Process Turned 175 Years Old

Photo via Photohistory<p>One of the oldest photography processes just turned 175 years old. This process was developed way before film and film …