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How Sweden Is Eliminating Road Deaths

The life-saving power of street design<p>Sweden is on its way to reaching zero road deaths per year. It’s an incredible feat, coming from a peak in road deaths in the 1970s. In 1997, Sweden implemented a "Vision Zero" plan in hopes of eradicating all road deaths and injuries, and it has already cut …

Georgian-style guinea fowl with grapes recipe

Grapes bring a sweet piquancy to pot-roast poultry and game birds<p><b>SERVES</b><br>2<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>30g (1oz) blanched hazelnuts<br>100g (3½oz) raisins<br>150ml (5fl oz) cold tea<br>15g (½oz) unsalted butter<br>1 tbsp olive oil<br>1 guinea fowl<br>1 onion, finely chopped<br>2 garlic cloves, crushed<br>100g (3½oz) seedless black grapes<br>200ml (7fl …

Slow-cooked beef cheeks with tomato, spices and sage recipe

Beef cheeks are both delicious and cheap<p>This is a great do-ahead recipe as it reheats very well.<p><b>SERVES</b><br>6<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><br>3 tbsp olive oil<br>3 large beef cheeks, trimmed, cut into four pieces<br>2 carrots, peeled and sliced on the diagonal<br>2 celery sticks, sliced on the diagonal<br>1 onion, sliced<br>1 head of garlic, …

Spices

Orecchiette Carbonara with Charred Brussels Sprouts

4 Servings<p>Chef Philip Krajeck, Rolf and Daughters, Nashville, says the key to this dish is getting a good char on the brussels sprouts, which helps balance the richness of the porky, eggy sauce. Salt draws moisture out of the leaves, which might make them soggy, so he doesn’t season them.<p>September …

Italian Food

Chicken and Dumplings with Mushrooms

6 Servings<p>This chicken and dumpling recipe with mushrooms will become your go-to for a warming winter supper.<p>February 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>chicken Stew<p>6 oz. slab bacon, cut into ¼” pieces<p>¼ cup all-purpose flour<p>4 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 2 lb.)<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Mushrooms

Duck Confit with Spicy Pickled Raisins

8 Servings<p>The best part of making this duck confit recipe? All the rich fat you’re left with. Use it to roast potatoes­—it’s an easy way to upgrade a classic. Whatever you do, don’t throw it away (it freezes well).<p>October 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>8 skin-on, bone-in duck legs<p>4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced<p>…

Food Preservation

20 best fast food recipes: part 1

Vivek Singh’s South Indian pumpkin and coconut curry<p>This is a very simple curry with coconut, curry leaves and chilli. You can make it as wet or dry as you like depending upon your taste. As autumn sets in and pumpkin is plentiful in the UK, the spices and coconut combine to make a delightful …

The Orphanage: the film that frightened me the most

JA Bayona's 2007 horror flick still makes me scream like a banshee after three viewings, as much for its real human terror as for its supernatural shocks<p>More from the film that frightened me most<p>I can't explain why what just happened, happened. I downloaded, from iTunes, The Orphanage, the 2007 …

20 best fast food recipes: part 2

Giorgio Locatelli’s pasta with breadcrumbs and anchovies<p>This is so simple it hardly needs a recipe, but it really shows that no matter what the poverty and suffering of the Sicilian people at various points in their history, they have always been really clever at using whatever they had.<p>Let’s not …

A Thousand Splendid Suns

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p>Mariam is only fifteen when she is sent to Kabul to marry Rasheed. Nearly two decades later, a friendship grows between Mariam and a local teenager, Laila, as strong as the ties between mother and daughter. When the Taliban take over, life becomes a desperate struggle against …

The Naked House in Thailand – Architecture by Marc Gerritsen

The Naked House – Architecture Project.<p>Oh my goodness, I want to live in a house like that! Photographer and architect Marc Gerritsen designed this …

Architecture

13 Apps For Transforming Your Phone Into The Ultimate Toolkit

From apps that makes budgeting beautiful to ones that let you know the exact minute it's going to rain, there's something for every lifestyle.<p>We've collected the best of the best in this unique mix, and we tossed in a few lesser-known surprises to show what modern apps can do.

Forget carbonara — here's three sexy fish pasta recipes to try

Whether you’re in need of a fast pick-me-up or a spectacular, slow-cooked labour of love, fish and shellfish-based sauces and fillings are just the ticket for pasta<p>Everyone loves pasta; it’s quick and delicious. But we tend to get stuck with the same few recipes as standards. It’s a long time since …

Farm to fork recipes: The harvesters’ venison stew

Try this warm and hearty game recipe from farming foodies The Gladwin brothers<p>All wild game needs hanging to allow the flesh to mature and tenderise. The simple rule is: if the animal has two legs, hang it by its head; if it has four, hang it by its hind legs. The beauty that inspired this dish …

4 Moves to Power Up Your Yoga Practice

If you thought you couldn't combine yoga poses and strength-training exercises, you thought wrong.<p>You don't have to be <i>just</i> a yoga person or <i>just</i> a weight-lifting person. In fact, the best thing for your body is to work a healthy dose of both into your gym schedule.<p>The routine below takes that …

Soba and Maitake Mushrooms in Soy Broth

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>This soup is trendy ramen’s healthier sibling: The buckwheat in soba is nutritious and a good source of fiber (in a flavorful maitake mushroom soy broth, too).<p>December 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 garlic cloves, peeled, crushed<p>1 1” piece peeled ginger, thinly …

Mushrooms

Seared Scallions with Poached Eggs

2 Servings<p>Active Time: 15 min<p>May 2011Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 bunches scallions<p>3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil, divided<p>1 tsp. fresh lemon juice<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper<p>2 large eggs<p>Recipe Preparation<p>Mince 1 whole scallion, transfer to a bowl, and whisk in 2 Tbsp. oil and lemon juice. …

Eggs

42 Dutch Oven Recipes for Braises, Bread, and More

Is your Dutch oven collecting dust in a corner? It's time to dust it off and give it some love with one of these 42 hearty recipes.<p>Dutch ovens are made to last—seriously, Le Creuset has a lifetime guarantee—and can take the heat of the oven and a long simmer on a stovetop. That's why these heavy, …

Cooking

Scallops with Herbed Brown Butter

4 Servings<p>Ask for “dry” scallops at your fish market; they are free of preservatives and release very little liquid while cooking, which is key to getting a good crusty sear in this easy recipe.<p>August 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 lb. sea scallops, side muscle removed<p>Kosher salt and freshly ground black …

Seafood

16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

Cooking

13 Signs You're Not Over Your Ex

<b>You’ve become the crying drunk.</b> Ever since your breakup you end up crying whenever you have more than a few vodka sodas and <i>always</i> bring him up. On the upside, you've decided to <i>stop</i> drinking more than a few vodka sodas. (Small win!)<p><b>You’re posting subliminal messages on social media.</b> You know, those …

10 Things You Didn't Know Your iPhone Could Do

From the editors of PopularMechanics.com, You may be missing out on some of its most powerful features.<p><b>1) Take Siri to School</b> <br>Tired of Siri pronouncing things wrong? Next time she screws something up, tell her "That's not how you pronounce X," and then pronounce it for her. She'll give it another …

6 Great Rose Wines to Drink This Summer

Whether you call it rose, rosado, or rosado, it's our favorite summer wine, and we've got 6 great bottles to try (plus 2 rules for drinking them)<p>Whether you call it rose,<i>rosato</i>, or<i>rosado</i>, it's summer's most refreshing wine. But before we tell you how to find the right hue for you, what, exactly, is …

Sonoma County

17 incredible rooftop bars to visit around the world this summer

Hong Kong

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Tender summer squid with chorizo & aïoli

Squid can be slow cooked as well as flash-fried. Simmer in a Spanish-style paprika pot with new potatoes and tomatoes. Serve with garlic …

Jen Selter: You Love Her Butt—But Should You Listen to Her Fitness Advice?

Many of us weren't familiar with the term before Jen Selter, but a shade under 4 million Instagram followers later, the 20-year-old New York City resident is doing her damnedest to make sure everyone becomes familiar with it.<p>At 5-foot-6 and 112 pounds, she is a slight woman with a startlingly …

Top 9 at 9: Olivia Munn shimmers in nude Vionnet, and more style news

We've got the top 9 things you need to know this a.m. - from the latest fashion sightings, to style news, to must-have products - our daily style fix …

9 Weird Vagina Issues—Solved!

<b>There's a Funky Smell</b><p>If there's an odor coming from your bikini line, trust us, you'll know something is up. The problem is, this smell could have a ton of possible causes, but you'll want to see your doctor no matter what. If it's a foul-smelling discharge, it could be a bacterial infection like …