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The Prince Playlist

Today, we lost legendary artist and performer Prince. Instead of our usual weekly featured playlist, we’ve gathered up a collection of Prince’s live …

Wikimedia

Pictures of the Week 11.12.15

San Juan

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not <i>all</i> that way. Some chain hotels are building their brand as hip and stylish, with restaurants that attract foodies and rooms …

Hospitality

California Barley Bowl

I mentioned in a recent favorites list that I've been cooking from Megan Gordon's new cookbook, Whole Grain Mornings. I met Megan a few years ago …

Green Curry Porridge

I thought I'd share another QUITOKEETO lunch with you today. This one in particular was a stand-out. It went something like this: a boisterous green …

Curries

Lentils folded into Yogurt, Spinach, and Basil

There is a tiny, thoughtfully curated bookstore on a North-west corner of San Francisco's Potrero Hill neighborhood. I was a few minutes early for a …

Food

Fig Leaf Coconut Rice

Claudia Schwartz is the lovely, charming proprietress of Bell'occhio, one of the establishments that makes San Francisco special. I see Claudia …

San Francisco

Republicans Hate the New AP History Exam

The new AP US History exam stresses "historical themes" at the expense of the "founding fathers." Conservatives are pissed.<p><i>Photo via the Department of Education</i><p>This fall, 500,000 American high school students enrolled in Advanced Placement (AP) US History will be taught from an entirely redesigned …

Education

24 Super-Simple Ways to Make Doing Your Hair Incredibly Easy

Seriously, you'll be out the door before you know it.<p><b>1. Make sure your style stays put by flipping the bobby pin over so the wavy side is against your head.</b><p>If you have a hard time keeping your hair in place, try flipping the bobby pin over. The straight side is slicker and won't grip as well as the …

The Quick Clean: 5, 10 and 15 Minute Plans to Painlessly Whip Your Home into Shape

The feeling is all too familiar: your house is a mess, and you just learned that people are coming over. In order to prevent this from becoming a …

Dining Rooms

6 Ideas for Customizing Kitchen Cabinets With Contact Paper

(Image credit: Country Living)<p>There are tons of adhesive wall decorations out on the market right now — call it contact paper, vinyl decals, shelf …

Kitchen Cabinets

New life for Old Poang!

<b>Materials:</b> Poang Chair, Fence boards, drywall screws<p><b>Description:</b> Poang… That iconic chair from IKEA, what do I do when I see one on the side of the …