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10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …


Now THIS is the best way to keep chopped fruit from turning brown: Do you know have any other tips?

Choosing The Best Indoor Plants For Your Interior

It’s no secret that I’ve been a wee bit obsessed with plants lately. After taking a good look at my interior and realizing that multiple areas of my …

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The Food Lab: Homemade Shin Cup-Style Spicy Korean Ramyun (Beef Noodle Soup)

When I asked you folks for your favorite instant noodle brands on Twitter a couple months back, I was chuffed to note that a great chunk of you picked <i>my</i> favorite non-Japanese noodle: <b>Shin Cup</b>. Spicy, savory, and intensely garlicky with flavor to spare, it's in a league of its own when it comes to …

68 Chocolate Desserts for Valentine's Day (or Any Day, Really)

From cookies to cakes to mousse, these rich, melty, chocolaty desserts are way better than anything from a box.<p>It's hard to think of a Valentine's Day plan that doesn't involve food. Specifically, dessert. Even more specifically, a <b>chocolate dessert</b>. Give it to us in a cookie, a layered cake, a …


12 Ways You'll Actually Enjoy Eating More Greens In 2014

With a spoonful of pancetta, the medicine goes down.


You guys. It's really cold. Warm up with this spiked truffle hot cocoa:

Simple Springtime Dishes

Mobile App Growth Is Now In DECLINE

For those of you who believe the mobile economy is still in gold rush/bubble territory — an industry whose greatest growth years are in front of it — think again.<p>Flurry, one of the larger mobile ad companies, measured device activations and app download traffic over Christmas and discovered that …

Photographer's Girlfriend Continues to Lead Him Around the World

<b>Praktik Hotel – Madrid, Spain</b><p>Russian photographer Murad Osmann continues to be led around the world by his girlfriend Nataly Zakharova in his ongoing <i>Follow Me</i> project. With her back facing the camera, Zakharova eagerly holds the hand of her photographer boyfriend, guiding him through various …


The 12 Best Easy Recipes of 2013

From a 15-minute broiled black cod recipe that will blow your guests' minds, to a comforting bowl of green chicken chile macaroni and cheese, to a revolutionary no-stretch pan pizza recipe that'll change the way you make your pies, these are 12 of our favorite, best, and most popular recipes easy …

These are the breakfasts that make us excited to get out of bed and leap into the day! 15 Breakfasts to Super-Power Your Day:

Ho - Ho - Hold Your Breath! The Biggest Photography Event Ever is Coming Up!

When Bryon Lippincott invited me to the new event on <b></b>, my first reaction was “<i>Sure! Sounds cool!</i>“. But I had no idea how cool this would …

2013 Year in Review: DIY – Make it Modern

DIY Minimal Leather Stool Cover<br>Make it Modern begins with a bang by repurposing an old side table/stool and giving it new life by creating a minimal …

The Food Lab Turbo: Creamy Brussels Sprouts Lasagna

There seems to be a misconception that vegetarians and vegetarian food are, by definition, healthy and light. At least, for the sake of this article, let's pretend that misconception exists.<p>Let's also, for the sake of the article, assume that being a decadent lard-butt is not something to look down …

The 33 Cutest Cakes Of 2013

If you ever doubt that the world is a beautiful place, just remember: We'll always have sugar, butter, and flour.


24 Delicious Food Gifts That Will Make Everyone Love You

Should you want to make everyone think you're the best friend/student/cousin/co-worker in the world this holiday season, it's easy (and budget friendly): Give the gift of noms.<p>Photographs by Macey Foronda<p>Labels by Chris Ritter

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Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …


5 edible homemade gifts to start over the holiday weekend:

Carrot Ginger Soup Recipe

Julia Berger, founder of Julia B. linens, shares her Carrot Ginger Soup recipe. See her fall tablescape.<p><b>Makes about 4 servings</b><p>- 1 Sweet yellow onion, chopped<p>- 6 carrots, peeled and chopped<p>- 1 garlic clove, chopped<p>- 3 sprigs of thyme<p>- 3 TBS grated ginger<p>- 3 TBS olive oil<p>- 1 TBS salted butter<p>- ground …

17 Wonderfully Warm And Cozy Mulled Drinks

Mull the wine! Mull the cider! MULL IT ALL.


11 New Ways to Use Leftovers

You're probably a little full right now. You convinced yourself the annual post-meal nap was due to tryptohphan (it's not!), and you gave plenty of thanks. But it's not time write off Thanksgiving just yet -- your Tupperware is stuffed to the brim. Why not transform your leftovers into dishes that …


Why buy when you can DIY? We've got 16 holiday gift toppers you can totally make.

7 Discount Shopping Sites We Love (Plus the Best Things to Get On Each)

Like a sample sale only at home in your pajamas with a glass of wine.<p>I <i>never</i> buy anything at full retail value. It's a principle I live and swear by, thanks to a frugal upbringing. Before moving to New York I dreamed of attending Barneys' infamous warehouse sales, but in a bittersweet moment the …

Asian Girl in the Kitchen: Korean BBQ Recipe

<i>Photo by Eric Rhee</i><p>Korean barbecue was always an omen.<p>When I would see my mother mix soy sauce and sugar into a marinade to pour over well-marbled slabs of short ribs, I knew something good had happened. I'd watch as she threw all the ingredients together without even glancing at a measuring spoon …

How Thieves Stole $1 Million In Bitcoins From A 'Bitcoin Bank'

The crooks walked away with 1,295 bitcoins, BIPs founder and CEO Kris Henriksen, told his customers via a post to the company's online forums. That's about $990,00 based on today's value of Bitcoins on Coindesk (about $760 per coin).<p>BIPs offered a service that lets merchants accept bitcoins and …