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6 Creamy Dreamy Desserts

Sweet, smooth and oh so delicious. Don't be intimidated: Anyone can make these creamy creations.<p><b>1. Ricotta Cheesecake with Fresh Raspberries</b><p>Pretty enough for an Italian pastry shop window, this light and creamy cheesecake is adapted from Gina DePalma's wonderful cookbook <i>Dolce Italiano, Desserts</i> …

Chicken Breast Recipes That'll Mix Up Your Boring Dinner Routine

Despite chicken breast's popularity, it's often known as one of the most boring things to eat. A single sauteed chicken breast is not decadent like fried chicken. And it's not impressive like roasted chicken. Instead, chicken breast is usually dry, completely devoid of flavor and about as exciting …

Food-And-Wine Pairing Rules Every Beginner Should Know, According To The Experts

Wine is a notoriously intimidating subject, but it doesn't have to be that way. Spend five minutes talking to master sommelier and co-founder of Corkbuzz Wine Studio Laura Maniec, and you'll feel instantly at ease. Chatting with one of the world's youngest women master sommeliers -- or any wine …

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

8 Places With Always-Perfect Weather

<i>By Kelsie Ozamiz for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Think of all the things you'd talk about if you went to a place where weather was never the topic of conversation.<p>San Diego<p><b>San Diego</b><p>Let's get this one out of the way. San Diego is the textbook example of beautiful year-round climate. It's never too hot and …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Words Of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished. This is an admirable trait not many people …

17 Best-Loved Holiday Cookies and Bars

<b>1. Almond Biscotti</b><p>Inspired by the almond biscotti served at the celebrated Zuni Cafe in San Francisco, these Italian-style cookies are are made by forming a fragrant, almond-studded dough into loaves, partially baking it, slicing it and then baking it again. They are everything you want a good …

6 Hearty Soups to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter begins to blow icy Northern blasts and CNN strives to perfect their graphics for 'Polar Vortex 2015', I start craving hearty, fragrant soups to bring warmth, comfort and flavor in to the picture. Combat the cold - or re-fuel after skating at the ice rink - with these six soups that …

10 Crazy-Good Holiday Cocktail Party Recipes

<b>1. Cocktail Meatballs</b><p>Throw away those old kitschy cocktail meatball recipes that call for grape jelly and frozen meatballs -- these are easy-to-make and so much better. You'll love that the meatballs are baked, not fried, and the sweet and tangy sauce is ready in under 15 minutes. Just be sure to …

Israeli Food Recipes You Can't Live Without

Israeli food has been on the up and up the past couple of years, and that can largely be attributed to the beloved UK chef Yotam Ottolenghi. With the success of his restaurants and the immense popularity of the cookbook he penned with Sami Tami "Jerusalem," it's easy to understand why the world is …

The 16 Wisest Things Men Have Ever Said About Style

From the likes of Cary Grant, Tom Ford, Charles Bukowski, Ralph Lauren, and Charles Dickens<p><b>"Style is knowing who you are, what you want to say, and not giving a damn."<br>– Gore Vidal, Writer</b><p>"A man should look as if he had bought his clothes with intelligence, put them on with care, and then forgotten …

It's A Bird, It's A Plane, It's An iPhone! Why Evolution Makes Things Larger And Faster

Despite the title of Robert Bryce’s recent book, <i>Smaller, Faster, Lighter, Denser, Cheaper</i>, miniaturization is only one half of the story of technology—and of nature. Making components of things smaller, lighter and denser indeed enables the things composed of those parts to be faster, yes, but also …

Watch This Film About Why Aaron Swartz Matters More Than Ever

Aaron Swartz was a young, bright genius who believed in the open Internet. A self-made millionaire by the age of 19, he co-founded Reddit, was part of the creation of RSS and became a political organizer and Internet hacktivist who was instrumental in the fight against SOPA.<p>The Internet’s Own Boy, …

17 of Our Favorite Fried Chicken Recipes

These 17 recipes for fried chicken are so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.<p>Put on an apron, grab a cast-iron skillet, and prepare to fry up chicken so crispy, so juicy, so flat-out tasty, you won’t believe you made it yourself.

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Ukraine tells Putin: this could be war

Thousands of Ukrainian troops put on combat alert as UK calls urgent meeting of UN Security Council<p>Ukraine defied Russian aggression on Saturday night warning that any military intervention would lead to war.<p>Ukraine’s acting leaders appeared on television in a sombre address to the nation after …

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Google's Project Tango Aims to Give Devices 3-D Awareness

Google is tapping big brains around the world to try to enable our devices to see and understand surroundings the way humans do, in an effort it calls Project Tango. The first prototype phone uses a Kinect-like camera and sensors galore to instantly map its position and the world around it, …

Box House in Sydney, Australia by Zouk Architects

The Box House.<p>Time for some architecture inspiration. The beautiful Box House in Sydney, Australia was designed by Zouk Architects. This modern …

Articles about freshly squeezed mobile juice truck makes its debut on Dwell.com - Dwell

Move on over, juicers because there's a new kind of juice shop in town.<p>In August 2016, we’re taking Dwell Home Tours to Portland for the first time.<p>A summer design studio organized by +FARM was spurred by the challenge of new housing in certain upstate New York areas.<p>Abiquiu, New Mexico, owes this …

Going Long - For Growth Stage Entrepreneurs Who Are Thinking Big

I had a great time joining Harry Stebbings on his 20MinuteVC Podcast today. We discussed the venture capital market, how to run good board meetings, …

Venture Capital

Dark-Chocolate Cake with Ganache Frosting

This dense cake offers an intense chocolate experience, complete with fudgy frosting.

Ganache 101

<b>Think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. Start with our easy and irresistible chocolate ganache recipe, then adapt it for all kinds of uses.</b><p>Easy as 1-2-3<p>Chop. Pour. Stir. Nothing up your sleeve, no sleight of hand. Those three basic steps are all there is to making an irresistible batch of …

Five fabulous South African hotels

Exotic scenery meets sustainable comfort in the Rainbow Nation, where travellers can enjoy their own private peace.

A Lush Line Of Travel Goods, Designed For The Attention Economy

Octovo, a new startup spun out of Ammunition, debuts a collection aimed at focusing your attention where it belongs: on your life.<p>A wallet isn’t a particularly secure way to carry bills. It’s often not even a very functional way to organize your credit cards. But it does offer a convenient way to …

reLEAF Rainwater Collector for Teracrea

The Swiss design duo at Fulguro has designed a series of products for the Italian company Teracrea, who partners with designers to create ideas for …

Geometric Flag Rug

Designed by Thomas Sandell for ASPLUND Collection, this miniflag rug has just the perfect little geometric pattern I’ve been looking for. The print …

Oh Hey, Honeycomb Shelves

We recently hung our honeycomb shelves. My dad and grandpa hung them. These shelves were a DIY project last year here on the blog (see the original …

Distinguished animals with mustaches

Ad agency 180 Amsterdam did a series of print ads for barber shop Barber Shaves & Trims. Naturally, immaculate facial hair is involved. Goes to show …