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What to Do with Leftover Wine

<i>Inspired by conversations on the Food52 Hotline, we're sharing tips and tricks that make navigating all of our kitchens easier and more fun.</i><p><i>Today: So you popped the cork on too many bottles this holiday season (who didn't?) -- here's what to do with all that wine when it's no longer good enough to</i> …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

This One-of-a-Kind Leica is Made Entirely Out of Plastic Bits You Snap Off a Poster

Forget gold plating and celebrity altruism — the rarest Leica camera of them all may be made entirely out of plastic.<p>The project started as a …

Fortune Cookie, A Photo Series Featuring Fashion Models Posed Upside Down

Fashion models are posed upside down in the topsy turvy photo series “Fortune Cookie” by photographer Martin Tremblay and styling studio Pascal & …

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50 Best Albums of 2013

The past 12 months had more great music going on than any year in recent memory. Some of the most innovative artists of the last decade — Kanye West, …

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16 Sinful Hot Chocolate Recipes You Have to Try

We know it’s hard to put down your pumpkin spiced latte in favor of any other warm winter drink. But that will get a whole lot easier once you read these 16 absolutely sinful hot chocolate recipes. Looks like its time to start stocking up on marshmallows! ;)<p>1. French Vanilla Hot Chocolate: French …

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How To Make Master French Chocolatier Jacques Torres' Famous Chocolate Chip Cookies

However, as much as it pains me to say it, these chocolate chip cookies by Jacques Torres are absolutely, without a doubt, the best chocolate chip cookies that I have ever made or tasted in my entire life. I guess that's why they call him Mr. Chocolate!<p>These are a chocolate chip cookie of another …

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

I'd break this question into two parts, (1) naturally surreal places, and (2) man made surreal places.<p><b>(1) NATURALLY SURREAL PLACES</b><br>On the natural …

What I learned from online makeup tutorials

<b>Can you give me some easy makeup advice for the party season?</b><i><br>Jane, by email</i><p>Ah, Jane, what a flatterer you are. For you to imagine I possess in-depth knowledge about makeup is very sweet indeed, especially as you have the evidence of my pasty-faced byline photo to suggest the contrary.<p>Of late, my …

Photographer Captures the Vast Beauty of the Golden Gate Bridge

Photographer Ali Ertrk has been capturing the striking beauty of a variety of landmarks since 2006. Based in San Francisco, the talented artist has specifically focused much of his attention on the Golden Gate Bridge, the massive, bright red suspension bridge in California that spans almost two …

2013's Most Popular Songs In Epic One Video

Now even if you're not an avid fan of the music of Miley Cyrus, Taylor Swift or Justin Bieber you have to appreciate the incredible editing skills on …

UPDATE: Florida’s stranded whales are making their escape

“The overall mood became more hopeful,” says the NOAA<p><b>Update 12/5/2013 3:45 PM ET:</b> More encouraging news from the NOAA, which is tweeting live updates:<p>[embedtweet id="408696876376928256"]<p>[embedtweet id="408697469749317632"]<p>[embedtweet id="408698176443392000"]<p><b>Update 12/5/2013 3:33 PM ET:</b> At least 20 …

The Top Best Places to Visit in Belize

Belize has become one of the top travel destinations in the world because of its spectacular and intriguing attractions like the Great Barrier Reef, gigantic blue hole, white sandy beaches, numerous cayes and islands, pristine rainforests and jungles, abundant wildlife, eclectic and colorful …

When to Call Yourself a Pro Photographer

When can you call yourself a “professional” photographer?<p>Is it when you buy an expensive camera, sell a picture, or get published? No one seems to agree on the qualifications necessary for such a distinction, but I feel I’ve been flirting with that label for awhile now.<p>I started snapping pictures …

A restaurant with two faces

There is something odd, if not disconcerting, about spying a $92 menu item during breakfast.<p>Fortunately, as I sat awaiting my French toast at a suburban St. Louis restaurant called Half and Half, I realized that the $92 item was not diamond-encrusted pancakes; it was dinner at a restaurant called …

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Charleston, South Carolina Is Officially The Best City In The World

Which is the greatest city in the world? Is it Paris? Tokyo? A teeny little town on the Italian coast?<p>Nope, it's none other than Charleston, South Carolina, where the grits are spicy, the weather is warm, and the people are oh-so charming. This city -- which has been voted best in the U.S. numerous …

Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Blue Highways

• <b>Author:</b> William Least Heat-Moon<p><b>Hailed as a masterpiece of American travel writing, Blue Highways is an unforgettable journey along our nation's backroads.</b><br>William Least Heat-Moon set out with little more than the need to put home behind him and a sense of curiosity about "those little towns that get …

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New Speeding Through NYC Oil Paintings by Alexandra Pacula

Artist Alexandra Pacula has just released a new set of work for a solo show at Might Tanaka Gallery in Brooklyn, New York. Called “veloCity,” the exhibition consists of both paintings and drawings that show love to one of the greatest metropolises in the world. In her oil paintings, New York City …

7 Things People Dressed Up For In Our Grandparents' Day

If my grandparents were alive, they would be appalled at the things we wear in public.<p>I'm not even referring to things that are too sheer, tight or revealing, either. It's more about how casual we dress for any situation that involves leaving the house. It's not uncommon to see full-grown adults in …

Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you can live some of the world's most unforgettable adventures, provided of course that you're willing to strap on your boots and leave …

These Strangers Become Friends in Just Minutes. You Won’t Believe What Made Them Do It.

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The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

Before You Take Another Selfie in the Name of Personal Branding, Read This | Inc.com

The guy who sat down beside me noticed my shirt and said, "Hey, are you a cyclist?"<p>"I like to ride bikes, but I wouldn't call myself a cyclist," I said. "I'm nowhere near that good."<p>"Still," he said. "What's the toughest climb you've done?"<p>I thought about it. "I guess the back side of Reddish Knob."<p>…

A Black Reporter Summarizes Barack Obama!

The below summarization of Barack and Michelle Obama’s 5 year reign in the White House is by far the best I’ve ever read as it squarely hits the nail …

Casey Thompson to open Aveline and The European in Union Square - Inside Scoop SF

The headliner of this week’s Inside Scoop column brings us back to the ever-developing restaurant neighborhood west of Union Square.<p><b>Casey Thompson</b> is taking over <b>La Scene</b>, the restaurant on the ground floor of the Warwick San Francisco Hotel on the corner of Geary and Taylor. Next spring, she plans …

Now Let's Discuss The Awful Restaurant Practice Of Having Bathroom Attendants Who Watch You Pee...

Balthazar is hot with the cool crowd, which is a bummer, but if you get there early enough you can get a table. The dining room is classy, the food and service are good, and as far as hip New York eateries go, it's not fantastically expensive.<p>So I am, for the most part, a fan of Balthazar.<p>But …