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Why Tanzania Is Still Top of the Safari Charts

<i>The Serengeti, image courtesy of Christopher Clark</i><p>Misinformed fears about the threat of Ebola and the sporadic spikes of terrorism in certain parts of neighbouring Kenya have both taken a toll on Tanzania's tourism over the past couple of years, with tourism arrivals notably down in 2015 compared …

16 Chicken Soups That Push the Envelope

Let's face it: It's really hard to <i>not</i> like chicken noodle soup; it's really hard <i>not</i> to crave it when the tips of our noses start to get cold outside, when we're feeling tired and sniffly, when we're hunkering down for the winter months and want something brothy and chicken-y and <i>good</i>.<p>You are going …

7 surprisingly helpful tips to make you fall asleep faster

Having trouble nodding off? Put down your laptop and pick up that novel collecting dust on your night stand<p>Human beings need sleep. We don’t know exactly why that is, except to say that if we don’t get enough of it, our brains and our bodies get mad at us. During the course of a day, the brain …

Immune System

25 Easy Desserts for Those Last-Minute Sugar Cravings

When you want something sweet and you want it now, look no further than quick-fix treats.<p><b>We love making weekend projects</b> out of elaborate cake, pastry, and pie recipes. But when we get hit by a sudden, unstoppable sugar craving, we turn to these no-fuss desserts. From the easiest cookies to the …

Dessert

Make Chaat Masala & Never Eat Another Boring Fruit Salad Again

<i>Make your dals, curries, and, yes, fruit spicy, tangy, and more exciting with homemade chaat masala.</i><p>One of my favorite Indian spice mixes (masalas) is chaat. It's commonly used to season dishes that are served as snacks, including those you’ll find on the carts of many street food vendors in …

An Elegant, Budget-Friendly Way to Frame Big Posters and Prints

When the quote I received to frame James Ransom's poster-sized photographs for the new Food52 office was in the thousands of dollars, I started trying to think how it could be done for less. Much less.<p>I love the minimalist look of frameless glass, which doesn't feel heavy and lets the photography …

10 Ways to Decorate That Big Blank Wall You're Trying to Avoid

<i>Inspired solutions (that don't involve matting and framing) for covering any big blank wall in your home.</i><p>Last year, we launched our Beekman 1802 Heirloom Collection of home furnishings with Bloomingdales and we followed that with our first book about home decor. <b>Which is all to say that we’ve done a</b> …

16 incredible movie theaters around the world

Today, you can catch a flick while lounging in a hot tub, laying on a private beach, or in a '50s-style drive-in cinema complete with your own convertible car.<p>We've put together a collection of movie theaters around the world that take going to the movies to a whole new level.<p>From a floating cinema …

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Feel Trapped? Do These 9 Things To Take Your Life Back

Are you happy with your life? Many people are unhappy or dissatisfied with their lives, and a lot of these people think that they have no control …

4 Scientifically Proven Ways to Have a Happier Morning

In the past, I would have never described myself as a "morning person." In fact, I used to hate mornings. I would often begin the day by hitting the snooze button on my cell phone alarm. When I would finally wake up, it was usually a race to get out the door. I would rush to shower, do my hair and …

Happiness

10 Affordable Countries That Budget Travelers Can't Miss

Traveling is a way of life. Traveling inspires, changes us, and broadens our horizons. We should all travel at least once in a while.<p>Unfortunately, …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.

Apps

Good Sleep Can Change Your Life. Here's How To Get It

If you’re looking for an increase in happiness, it may be as simple as adjusting your sleep habits. Technically speaking, REM sleep is the most …

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Morocco

20 Low-Sugar Protein Shake Recipes To Fuel Your Mornings

Breakfast smoothies are terrifically tasty, but when you're not in control of the ingredients, they can also be packed with sugar. A saccharine blast first thing in the morning is not the smartest way to start the day: Your body may crash, and you may experience a headache and crave even more sugar …

Breakfast

Genius Recipes' Greatest Hits of 2014 (+ a Thank You)

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: The ten Genius Recipes you liked best in 2014. (We liked them too.)</i><p>This whole thing is very win-win. You all send in the best recipes you stumble across -- …

Come Shop at the Food52 Office

Food52 has a brand new home—and we want you to come check it out. On Thursday, July 30, from 6 to 8 P.M., we're having a Shop open house. Browse our best-selling summer products, preview yet-to-be-released ones, and save 15% (!) on anything you order at the event. There will also be a knife …

The Magic of Marbling

<i>Every week, baking expert Alice Medrich will be going rogue on Food52—with shortcuts, hacks, and game-changing recipes.</i><p><i>Today: An easy, artistic way to make your glazed desserts instantly more impressive.</i><p>Everyone loves the classic marbled spider web pattern on cakes, or the neat chevron design on …

Roast Chicken Recipes For The Easiest Dinner Ever

How Sweet It Is, Cafe Johnsonia, Feasting at Home, Adventures in Cooking, Foodie Crush<p>Nigella Lawson said it best: "You could probably get through life without knowing how to roast a chicken, but the question is, would you want to?"<p>If you don't wholeheartedly agree with Lawson's sentiment, we're …

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10 Ways to Get Out of a Funk in 15 Minutes | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>We all have off days from time to time. It's human nature. But barring the occasional disaster or tragedy, a bad day is really only bad if you decide to stay in that frame of mind. As …

Happiness

6 Hilarious Holiday Videos That Will Help You Beat Stress

Trust us, you'll be grateful to watch these clips the next time you're on an endless line buying gifts or you're freaking out about getting …

Funny Video: Watch 13 Dogs and 1 Cat Civilly Share a Holiday Meal

NeatoBambino

Longtime Neatorama readers might remember Hanan Levin of the erstwhile blog grow-a-brain. Hanan gave that up in 2009 to focus on his new daughter. …

A Market For All Seasons in Thailand

Thailand is a pleasure for the senses. Tourists come from around the world to visit the nation’s gold-adorned temples and sample its delicious cuisine. Each new attraction is better than the last.<p>Though there are many ways to see Thailand, touring markets is one of the best ways to experience the …

10 Great Cooking Classes Around the World

Want to explore local culture in a new way on your next trip? Sign up for a cooking class.<p><i>Here are our recommendations for ten of the best culinary workshops in the world:</i><p><b>1. The Madrones (Philo, California)</b><p>The workshops at the Madrones pay homage to tried-and-true locals who’ve been at it for a …

Celeb Chefs’ Favorite Holiday Dishes

This might seem utterly impossible, but I saw <i>It’s A Wonderful Life</i> for the first time last week (and on the big screen at the IFC Center in Manhattan).<p>I know, I can’t believe it took me that long either. But, boy was it good. Laughter! Tears! Warm fuzzies!<p>Besides classic movies, nothing says …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

10 Fab Food Factories + Museums

<i>Here are 10 places to get hands on with food around the world:</i><p>1. <b>World of Coca-Cola</b> (Atlanta, Georgia, USA)<p>Through a glass tunnel you can watch a bottling plant, decelerated for easier comprehension, and then taste some 60 global Coca-Cola products. The site also has advertisements from 1905 onward …

Forget Calories—Count These Instead to Lose Weight Fast

Proof that cals aren't the be all, end all for slimming down<p>Shutterstock<p>Calorie counting may immediately come to mind if you're trying to downsize—but cals aren't the only things you should be tracking to promote weight loss. "People are so focused on calories, but it's not just calories in, …

Fitness