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Will Self takes a journey to the heart of Britain

Novelist Will Self takes an unofficial tour of the nation’s paradoxical, strangely beautiful, hinterland – and discovers what Britishness really means.<p>I teach at Brunel University in Uxbridge on the outskirts of London – I’m not claiming I could have any academic job I wanted, but I did decide to …

There’s One Thing Trump Is More Sensitive About Than His Hair – And It’s Hilarious (IMAGES)

Here’s something not everybody knows about: Vanity Fair’s Graydon Carter once called Donald Trump a “short-fingered vulgarian” in an article. Ever …

spaghetti pie with pecorino and black pepper

If you didn’t have a nonna to do so when you were a wee lucky thing, it’s more than likely that Marcella Hazan was the person who introduced you to …

HuffPost Politics

2015 was the year of President Obama not giving a f**k, and it was awesome.

19 Holiday Cake Recipes to Make You Forget About Pie

The holiday dessert scene has seen a long-running affinity for pie. While we’re hard pressed to find people who actively avoid the sweet treat, it’s about time that other decadent desserts get a shot at the center of the table. If you can’t let pie go, by all means have both, but trust: These …

The Only Street in Paris: Life on the Rue des Martyrs

• <b>Author:</b> Elaine Sciolino<p>A New York Times Bestseller<p>"Sciolino’s sharply observed account serves as a testament to…Paris—the city of light, of literature, of life itself." —The New Yorker<p>Elaine Sciolino, the former Paris Bureau Chief of the New York Times, invites us on a tour of her favorite Parisian …

pumpkin bread pudding

Here is a recipe that every single person should have in their arsenal, and I couldn’t be happier that it is now in mine. After a week of flan that …

16 Breathtaking Walks To Take In London

Walk this way.

My Ginger Cookies Recipe on Food52

• 2 1/4 cups (285 grams) unbleached all-purpose flour<br>• 2 teaspoons baking soda<br>• 2 teaspoons ground ginger<br>• 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon<br>• 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice<br>• 1/4 teaspoon salt<br>• 8 tablespoons (113 grams) unsalted butter, melted and just warm<br>• 1/4 cup (85 grams) unsulphured mild or full-flavored molasses …

You might want to turn off this new iOS 9 setting if you don’t have unlimited data

Apple last week released its latest mobile operating system, which has some great new features like Apple News, better battery life, and split-screen multitasking. But one new feature, called Wi-Fi Assist, may be eating through your data plan.<p>The new setting, which is automatically turned on when a …

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Eating Up the West Coast: a Little Hitch

<i>Brigit Binns is the author of Eating Up the West Coast, an adventure-packed road-trip cookbook that she wrote for Sunset. Here, in her second in a</i> …

red wine chocolate cake

Saturday night, New York City was the loudest I’d heard it in a long time. I should preface this by saying that I live in a noisy part of an already …

Original Plum Torte

1. Arrange a rack in the lower third of the oven. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.<p>2. Cream the butter and the 3/4 cup of sugar. Add the flour, baking …

So proud of our @Mothercare team today for all your hard work it all looked fantastic. Thank you gorgeous George @ggredd #bigfeastival2015 ❤️ @jamieoliver

crispy peach cobbler

I cannot resist a recipe that promises an odd outcome. To wit, prior to stumbling upon this curiosity in the wonderful A Boat, A Whale and a Walrus, …

NPR

"Do your eyelids get heavy when you'd prefer to be awake?" If the answer is yes, that is a very specific indication that someone isn't getting enough …

takeout-style sesame noodles with cucumber

Is there anything more inspiring than a farmer’s market at the height of the summer, piled high with funky heirloom tomatoes, eggplants from …

Time travel: The UK's 14 most old-fashioned towns

4. Frinton-on-Sea, Essex<p>9. Bekonscot, Buckinghamshire<p>11. Rye, East Sussex<p>14. Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland<p>1. Bridlington, Yorkshire

The Real Reason We Watch the Tour de France

During the final week of the 2015 Tour de France, its eventual winner, <b>Chris Froome</b>, had urine thrown in his face and accusations thrown at his incredible performance. The former allegedly came from a lunatic among the otherwise civil, if easily excitable, throngs lining the road up to the Côte de …

Road Cycling

Ginger Pork in Lettuce Cups | Williams-Sonoma Taste

In this easy slow cooker dish, succulent ginger-braised pork shoulder is shredded and served in crisp<br>lettuce leaves for an appealing and fresh presentation. A splash of sweet rice vinegar and the addition of chopped water chestnuts fill every bite with bright crunch. These morsels make perfect …

Britain's 50 greatest days out (perfect for the bank holiday)

The Midlands<p><b>1. Alton Towers, Staffordshire</b><p>Among the stomach-churning highlights are Nemesis, Air and Oblivion (a vertical drop of more than 180ft). This year saw the launch of the first “virtual reality” rollercoaster, “Galactica”, where riders use headsets to experience a space adventure.<p><b>Price:</b> on …