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Whipped Grapefruit Mint Sugar Scrub

I know spring is definitely not here yet, but it is surely on it’s way! That means its time for citrusy smells, lighter clothes, and sunshine to make …

Cooking 101: 22 Recipes Every Cook Should Know

Aprons on, ladies! It’s time for a crash course in cooking basics, as in the dishes you should no doubt have in your recipe arsenal. We’re talking everything from breakfast staples and easier-than-they-look roasts to crowd-pleasing side dishes and deliciously simple desserts. Besides letting you …

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No, This Dessert Has NOT Been Photoshopped: Introducing Our Vertical Layer Cake Recipe!

This ain’t your typical layer cake recipe. And no, there’s no Photoshop foolery going on. We turned rolls of lemon sponge cake filled with raspberry buttercream frosting on its head, and the result is… so incredibly fun!<p>Meet our vertical layer cake, a whimsical dessert that has four lean and long …

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How to Cook an Entire Salmon: Gill to Tail

<b>We dare you to find a restaurant</b> that doesn't lay claim to its "farm-to-table" mission. We get it. Chefs everywhere are sourcing from farms — although we're not sure where we thought they were getting these ingredients before. Add to the list of foodie buzzwords: nose-to-tail. Or perhaps you've …

Why You Should Smoke Your Thanksgiving Bird

<b>Things you don't want on Thanksgiving:</b> cheap scotch, an argument with your father-in-law, a bland bird.<p>I can't buy your scotch or help with the in-laws. But I can solve your turkey problem: Smoke the damn thing.<p>Poultry, generally, likes fire and smoke. (Think grilled chicken.) Big birds, like …

Perfect Skincare Straight from Your Pantry! 25 Homemade Skincare Hacks

Ah, winter. For our skin, it can only mean one thing: chaos. Yep, it’s that time of year when the weather wreaks havoc on our skin… dryness, irritation, breakouts. If ever our skin needs a little extra lovin’, it’s now! Today we’re helping you step up your skincare game with basic, nutrient-rich …

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Homemade Rose Milk Bath | Hello Glow

I’m going to let you in on a secret: homemade beauty gifts are <i>beyond</i> easy. Take this rose milk bath, for example. I feel guilty (well, almost) …

Homemade Body Butter

Honestly, for me in my current state this is more of a DIY belly butter than a body butter, but it is fabulous for all skin, not just that which is …

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<i>Briar crafts botanical apothecary products in her TriBeCa studio, with a focus on organic botanicals, local honey and beeswax.</i><p>A simple batch of handmade lip balm is the perfect way to put a collection of tiny vintage and upcycled tins and jars to good use. A welcome companion at any time of the …

Classic paintings of world cities meet Google Street View – in pictures

Following on from his amazing series last week, here are Halley Docherty’s latest collages for us – well known historical paintings of city scenes around the world, from Istanbul to Saint Petersburg and Tokyo to New York, superimposed on to Google Street View

Three DIY Epsom Salt Scrubs for Brighter Summer Skin

Our mothers taught us to run an Epsom salt bath after overdoing it at the gym. But did you know that the big bag of mineral salt in your bathroom …

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20 Deliciously Simple DIY Lip Balm Recipes

There are so many kinds of lip balm out there, but it can be hard to find just the right one. What’s the solution? Make your own, of course! It’s surprisingly simple to whip up a batch of lip balm or tinted gloss that’s perfectly customized to your…taste. All you need is a base of beeswax or …

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L'Effervescence: Artisan cuisine that looks as beautiful as it tastes

The bubbly season is upon us. The illuminations and Christmas music have been with us for weeks already, but now we’re into December, it’s high time …

12 Must-Read Books For Fall

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p><b>Enon by Paul Harding</b><p>Paul Harding’s novel <i>Tinkers</i> won the Pulitzer Prize; its stunning successor, <i>Enon</i> (Random House), only raises the bar. In this strangely beguiling story, …

Bruschetta And Crostini Recipes: 24 Ways To Top Your Bread (PHOTOS)

Your bread can handle more than just tomatoes and basil.<p>Almost everyone is familiar with bruschetta -- and hopefully, by now, almost everyone knows how to correctly pronounce it. And the popularity of this Italian favorite is no surprise, as it's not only a simple appetizer but also an 'upscale' …

Homemade Face Scrubs for Every Skin Type

Yes, we know there are a ton of face scrubs out there, but it’s hard to find exactly the right one to fit your skin type. Which means that making a custom one to fit your skin’s needs is the way to go. Plus, you’ll already have half of the ingredients in your kitchen. It’s a win-win situation!<p>We’ll …

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Oh Karlie Kloss. Don't be a drama queen. http://ow.ly/ooLIO Photo by Craig McDean, W Magazine March 2012.

Baby Pudu, A Tiny Deer, Is Ridiculously Adorable, And She Loves Her Mom (PHOTO)

She's just three weeks old, and doesn't yet have a name, but that hasn't stopped the newest resident at the Detroit Zoo from being amazing adorable.<p>The baby pudu, a species of deer, was born on May 20 to parents Carol and T. Roy. And she and her mom seem to already have a very special (and …

Seriously Stylish Wooden Framed Bicycles

With the increased popularity of bicycles for city residents as a means of transportation, many companies have popped up that create bikes out of different materials and with a wide range of customizable features. This is definitely the most stylish wooden framed one we've ever come across. …

What Are Your Skin Treatment Options?

Easy Does It: Makeup and Creams<p><b>Concern: Crow's Feet and Forehead Lines</b><p><b>A retinoid cream</b> will help your skin build collagen and soften lines around the …

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"The President of Pop," Justin Timberlake. Photo by Michael Thompson, W Magazine October 2011. http://ow.ly/og6ku

7 Exceptionally Easy Ways to Make Someone's Day

Trending Stories<p>Our Favorite Kitchen Organizing Ideas Ever<p>7 of Our Healthiest Slow-Cooker Recipes<p>7 Slenderizing Fashion Strategies<p>The Very Best …

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It’s no secret I love flowers – in my apartment, on my desk, or as a pattern on my dress. Pressing fresh flowers is a great way to preserve their natural beauty, and by decorating your phone case with them, you can showcase their vivid colors and add a little touch of nature to an otherwise …

Digital Experiences July 9

FASHION DIGITAL FASHION<p><b>From Karl Lagerfeld and Choupette's world tour to a digital hommage to Elsa Schiaparelli and the new Bottega Veneta site,</b> …

Iced Paris: The Weekend Guide

CULTURE WEEKEND GUIDES<p><b>The real stars of summer are cool customers. We found the best ice creams, sorbets and iced drinks in Paris for a weekend that</b> …

Essential travel apps for summer

<b>Editor's note, May, 2014:</b> Telegraph Travel's fantastic, free app, contains guides to destinations including New York, Rome, Paris, Edinburgh and Venice. <b>Download it directly from the iTunes store here</b><p>A smartphone app can do more than just find a cheap flight, a good meal and a bed for the night. It …

DIY Infused Olive Oils

I’m really excited about Christmas this year. We’re going up to see Dan’s family again, which is always fun, but even more exciting — the cousins are …

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I will be 40 in 18 months. When I was a child, this landmark birthday meant the start of life with a white cauliflower hairdo and sensible shoes …

This column will change your life: anonymity isn't just for crooks and trolls 'Disinhibition can be good thing. If feeling anonymous frees some people to be dishonest, it frees others to perform at their best' http://t.gu.com/n8ig9 Illustration: Robin Hursthouse for the Guardian