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“Tipping is not optional.” My heart sank a little as I read the section on gratuities in my guide to New York.<p>I was towards the tail end of a six-day trip to the Big Apple and regretted not consulting the guide earlier. Obviously I knew the loose principles of the culture across the Pond - tip …

Laissez-Faire

The Persian Salmon That Knocked the Socks Off My Norwegian In-Laws

When I first moved to the U.S., I settled in Seattle with my husband’s parents, and one of the foods that always seemed appetizing to me was the pink salmon that his mom used to buy. One day, we had my husband’s grandparents over for dinner and had a side of salmon to cook, so I offered to make it …

Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

Naomi Campbell's Facialist Reveals Her Secrets to Flawless Skin

New aestheticians crop up all the time, but veteran Manhattan facialist Tracie Martyn’s keeps legions of loyal VIPS glowing and red-carpet-ready with customized cocktails of electrical current, LED lights and her cult line of natural products. Here, she shares her beauty secrets.<p><b>Why do you think</b> …

Skin Care

Peanut Butter & Jelly Wings

In her new cookbook, Hardcore Carnivore, Australian-born barbecue expert Jess Pryles shows off her skills on everything from twice-cooked short ribs …

Recipes

11 No-Cook Summer Dishes Because You Just Wanna Be Outside

I love my kitchen, I really do. But lately, I’ve been searching for every excuse under the sun to get outside. Whether it’s taking a long walk home from work, bringing my weekend reading to the park, or slipping outside for lunch, I’m making the most of our warm, sunny weather.<p>That’s right: We’re …

Healthy Eating

14 boys, no regrets: Michigan family happy the way they are

LAKEVIEW, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan couple have 14 boys.<p>And no regrets — regardless of what online opinion-givers have to say about it.<p>"There are some really mean people in the world. And it doesn't matter," said Jay Schwandt, the father of the boy brood. "We happen to be this great big family with …

Central Michigan University

Doing These 5 Things Will Improve Your Overall Well-Being

While summer might bring with it sun-kissed skin and beachy hair, it can also bring on some unnecessary stress. You know, the type of stress that can …

Wellness

Our Absolute Best Recipes Using Crab Meat

Lump crab meat from your favorite market's seafood counter is the perfect ingredient to provide a touch of elegance and coastal flavor, all the …

Cooking

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

Lemony ricotta. Marinated veg. Crunchy hazelnuts. It’s how I want to eat everything now.<p>When it comes to summer produce, zucchini never gets much love. I admit I was part of the problem...until I tried this marinated zucchini with hazelnuts and ricotta recipe. If all summer squash were seared, …

How to Cook a Turkey Tenderloin in the Oven

There's no need to wait for a special holiday to enjoy a turkey dinner fresh from the oven. You can roast a turkey tenderloin any time of the year …

Cooking

Cook this: Smoky honey chipotle ribs from Feast from the Fire for Father’s Day

<i>Our cookbook of the week is Feast from the Fire by Los Angeles-based food stylist and writer Valerie Aikman-Smith. Over the next four days, we’ll</i> …

BBQ

Marinated Zucchini with Hazelnuts and Ricotta

4 servings<p>Zucchini is anything but boring when bathed in a kicky vinaigrette. Summer squash contains a lot of water, which can cause it to get mushy when cooked. We turned to a trick we use with moisture-rich vegetables like cucumbers and eggplant: Toss raw halved squash with salt and let it sit …

Recipes

The Surprising Fruit You Should Be Grilling This Summer

When most people think of avocado, they think guacamole, avocado toast and a salad topper. I, on the other hand, have different plans for my avocados …

Cooking

Delicious Sweet Potato Fries Recipe

"These delicious oven-roasted sweet potatoes are seasoned with garlic, cumin, and paprika. Coconut oil gives an added layer of flavor."<p>Ingredients<p>2 …

Recipes

Yotam Ottolenghi’s lamb recipes

It’s hard to beat a leg or shoulder of lamb, roasted for many hours in the oven with a bunch of your favourite vegetables and herbs. But the same qualities that make lamb so ideal for long and slow cooking – the rich meat, high in fat and flavour – also work their magic when you cook it for a much …

Recipes

Maine Crab Cakes with Lime Aïoli

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine crabmeat, 1/4 cup panko, and next 11 ingredients in a large bowl; mix with hands until fully incorporated.<p>Step 2<p>Shape …

Recipes

10 Amazing Shipping Container Homes Around The World

A few years ago a trend emerged which inspired a lot of people to build container homes. The trend grew and <b>shipping container homes are popular even</b> …

Off-grid

These Science-Backed Love Hacks Will Go A Long Way — And Could Even Save Your Marriage

Large gifts, amazing trips, or a single, profound, act of giving from a partner—like agreeing to let your sister live with you for three months while …

Hacking

Egon Schiele on What It Means to Be an Artist and Why Visionaries Always Come from the Minority

“Envy those who see beauty in everything in the world.”<p>To be an artist is to have a particular orientation to the world — the interior world and the exterior world — the exact composition of which is somewhat like temperature, impossible to deconstruct into individual phenomenological components …

Art

These Chinese buildings are coming to a city near you

<b>(CNN) —</b> A square mile of new land spreads out from the shores of Colombo, Sri Lanka. Crews are 80% through reclaiming approximately 65 million cubic meters of sand from the Indian Ocean floor.<p>The land will form the foundation of Port City Colombo a massive new district of high-rise office towers, …

China

RANKED: The 28 poorest countries in the world — where people live on less than $1,000 per year

African and Middle Eastern countries ravaged by war and famine remain the poorest in the world, according to data published by the International Monetary Fund.<p>Twice a year the IMF releases a huge dump of data about the economic power of the world's nations, with gross domestic product (GDP) per …

Africa

Little Britain: 10 of the UK's best tiny attractions

<b>Tiny pier</b><p><b>Burnham-on-Sea, Somerset</b><br>Nothing says British seaside like a pier, and as an example of British understatement, Burnham-on-Sea’s, at just 37 metres long, has no equal. The minuscule structure looks even smaller against the vast expanse of sand and mudflats on which it sits. This coast …

England

How to make jerk chicken – recipe

Jerk chicken is one of my favourite things to barbecue. I’d even go as far as to say that, with a few honourable exceptions , it’s about the only chicken dish worth the grill space. You can also use this sweetly aromatic, unapologetically fiery Jamaican rub on goat, mutton or pork belly.<p>Serves …

Recipes

London's best new restaurant and bar openings

Hans’ Bar & Grill, Chelsea<p>Hopes are high for Hans’ Bar & Grill, part of 11 Cadogan Gardens Hotel. The Chelsea restaurant has been founded by the team behind English luxury hotels Chewton Glen and Cliveden (the latter, of course, now globally famous after hosting Megan Markle the night before her …

The Outbound Journal

How to lose weight with these 5 home-made remedies

How to lose weight with these 5 home-made remedies<p>As part of your (rather long) quest to lose weight, you’ve probably tried multiple ways to get …

This Is the Most Popular Pork Chop Recipe on Pinterest

Kitchn readers love pork chops a lot. Like, <i>a lot,</i> a lot. Since we published our tutorial on how to make tender, juicy pork chops a handful of years …

Basic Popovers

Recipe courtesy of<p>From:<p>Total:50 minPrep:10 minCook:40 min<p>Yield:6 large popovers<p>Level:Easy<p>Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten<p>Recipe courtesy of Giada De …

This Sheet Pan Salmon Recipe Is Everything We Crave in a Weeknight Dinner

Sheet pan dinners are the quickest way to layers of texture and flavor—on a weeknight, no less.<p>When done right, sheet pan dinners are a dream come true: Your whole dinner goes into the oven on one pan and comes out ready to eat. But it takes a little finesse and a few rules to get everything done …

Seafood

Slow Roast Lamb Shoulder

Yield4<p>Cooking time4 hours<p>Preparation time15 mins<p>Ingredients<p>2.5kg (5lb) shoulder of lamb<br>• Olive oil<br>• 8 shallots, peeled<br>• 2 x 400g (13oz) tined chopped …