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Millions suffer from an invisible disease: My ME/CFS story

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> Every morning, I shave, brush my teeth, and swallow a dozen pills. I look in the mirror and thank God I can even walk out the door. Since 2007, I've lived with an incurable disease known as chronic fatigue syndrome. Internationally, doctors call it myalgic encephalomyelitis, or …

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

How to master cacio e pepe, the deceptively difficult paragon of pasta

The first time I attempted to make cacio e pepe, I thought it had to be just about the easiest pasta dish to make, outside of the un-sauced spaghetti …

Italy

This Sleek Prefab Can be Built in Just Six Weeks For Under $22K

Formed from the idea that extra space to call your own shouldn't be a hassle to obtain, this tiny prefab can be placed anywhere you desire.<p>The need for space is universal, yet the definition can be quite specific. Sure, we can get it from nature, but if that's too far away at the time, then we can …

Prefab Homes

20 Pizzas to Eat in Italy Before You Die

To kick off Food & Wine’s exciting new partnership with Phaidon, Where to Eat Pizza writer Daniel Young created this exclusive Italian pizza bucket …

Italy

Café Like a Parisian (Yes, It's a Verb)

I’ve had a home in Paris for 10 years, which means I’ve had the chance to frequent <i>a lot</i> of cafés, and here’s something I’ve noticed: Tourists peruse drink menus; locals do not.<p>Like so many things in France, there seems to exist an unwritten code of café drinks that varies by season, temperature, …

France

The newest must-visit place for people who love wine is a little-known region most Americans have never heard of

In the past year, the Jura has suddenly entered the mainstream. In Stephanie Danler's smash hit novel, <b>Sweetbitter</b>, Tess's emotionally charged education is kick-started with a "blur of satisfaction" by a glass of Jacques Puffeney's troussau. A bottle of Jura vin jaune that was bottled two years …

Wine

Go Beyond Capri: These Are the 19 Best Underrated Islands in Europe

Raise your hand if you'd rather be vacationing on an island far away right now? What about a European adventure? Our hands just shot up, too. And …

European Travel

How to Build a Patio in a Weekend

At the risk of compromising our job security, we’re willing to let you in on a little secret: You can build your own patio. If two guys from …

Landscaping

How Florence Became Italy's New Capital of Cool

To truly discover the soul of this city, you’ll have to look beyond its historic center.<p>I did not expect to fall for Florence while eating a Japanese …

Italy

Old Victorian home in Brooklyn gets incredible Passive House retrofit

Retrofitting an old house into a Passive House is a challenging feat to say the least, but when done right, it can be amazing. When Bo and Itzy …

Wine Cellars

The Unseen Venice - 10 Overlooked Places

On my seventh visit to Venice, I was wanted to focus on its overlooked parts. Here are my top 10 spots that most tourists miss but are worth visiting:<p><b>10. Gelateria Il Sole</b><p>Alicia Pignoli, the Lady in Red in the Kempinski San Clemente, said that the Gelateria Il Sole may be the best gelato in Venice. …

Italy

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An expat's guide to Paris

<i>“</i>Paris? It’s too real and too beautiful. It never lets you forget anything.<p>“It reaches in and opens you wide, and you stay that way.”<p><i>—</i> Gene Kelly as Jerry Mulligan in <i>“</i>An American in Paris”<p>Paris allows you to discover its secrets slowly. It kept my wife and me at bay in the 1990s when we lived and …

France

A first-timer's guide to beautiful Finger Lakes Wine Country

For many years, Northern New York was limited to the reputation of producing sweet wines. It's true that the first winery in the area, Pleasant …

Wine

5 Best Marijuana Strains to Combat Fatigue

All of you are familiar with the classic stoner stereotype that is couch-locked after smoking a cannabis joint. Well, marijuana strains come in all …

Cannabis

How You’re Roasting Chicken Wrong, According To A Celebrity Chef

Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to attend the Aspen Food and Wine Classic, thanks to an invite from Blue Moon Brewing. Virtually every celebrity chef you’ve ever heard of was there in some capacity, and when I wasn’t walking around shoving food in my face, one of the cooking seminars I …

Cooking

How to make fire bricks out of junk mail

These folks have figured out how to make burnable fuel from junk mail. You toss all your junk mail, newspaper, cardboard boxes, and the like …

Power Tools

Tour the Romantic Florentine Gardens That Inspire Artisanal Perfume

One artisan-crafted home fragrance line seems to perfume the chicest places around Italy. Find it at Rome’s beloved Pierluigi restaurant—known for its fish and intimate Piazza de ‘Ricci’ square off of the storied Via Giulia—and at the impeccable Palazzina Grassi hotel in Venice. Elegant and …

Italy

After a Fire, a Maryland Couple Turn to Charred Wood to Rebuild Their House

In a clearing in a Maryland forest, a sanctuary emerges from the chaos of a fire, supported by charred wood walls.<p>Before meeting a pair of potential clients, architect Doug Bothner drove to their property in the rolling, mansion-studded hills north of Baltimore. The couple’s house had been destroyed …

Architecture

A new youth movement is energizing the high-end audio market

There's no getting around it, the high-end audio demographic skews to baby boomers. They're the ones that mostly design, sell, and buy audiophile gear. That's why I'm happy to report there's a growing contingent of younger men and women making outstanding audio products attracting younger …

Audiophile

Elevated brain natriuretic peptide levels in chronic fatigue syndrome associate with cardiac dysfunction: a case control study

Medical Research Council, ME Research UK.<p>Comment by ME Research UK<p>An increasing amount of research has revealed heart abnormalities in patients with …

Here’s What You Need to Know Before Buying CBD

It won’t get you high. It will get you relief.<p><i>RealClearLife has partnered with InsideHook, the</i> <i>essential lifestyle guide for adventurous and</i> …

The one dessert you have to try in each of Italy's regions

<b>Aosta Valley | Tegole</b><p>Italy's smallest region still packs a punch when it comes to dining, with cuisine influenced by its French and Swiss neighbours. …

D-Ribose: The Sweetener That Boosts Energy and Won’t Spike Your Blood Sugar

If you’re craving sweetness in your morning coffee, but without the sugar crash, look no further than D-ribose. A sugar that occurs naturally in the …

The 38 Essential Paris Restaurants

Where to find perfect steak frites, matcha-filled crepes, roasted chicken and wine, and lamb-laden couscous in the City of Light<p>Over the last 10 years, Paris has boldly reclaimed its title as the best food city in Europe. The French capital is bustling with a brilliant constellation of new …

France

How to Make Pesto alla Trapanese, Italy's Tomatoey Pesto

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Everyone knows pesto, the bright-green basil and pine nut sauce from the Liguria region of Italy. But what many don't realize is that <i>pesto</i> comes from the word for "crushed" in Italian—as in, crushed to a paste with a mortar and pestle—and there are …

Italian Food

A Stellar Sustainable Home Is Built on a Surprisingly Low Budget

Stylish, spacious, and self-sustaining, the Hill Country House ticks all the right boxes for progressive modern living.<p>Rated four stars in the Austin Energy Green Building program, there is no doubt this eco-friendly home in rural Texas offers a modern take on the farmhouse vernacular. Yet perhaps …

Architecture

Beaches and Seaside Towns of Calabria

Located at the southernmost point of Italy's mainland (the toe of the boot), Calabria boasts some of the most pristine beaches and sun-drenched …

Beaches

I've Been to Italy 12 Times—These Spots Are Straight Out of a Fairy Tale

You'd be forgiven for thinking Natalie Obradovich is permanently on vacation. The blonde perennially tanned travel photographer seems to spend more …

Italy

Amazing solar panel device that could change the world goes open source

When you picture solar power, you might think of the enormous Ivanpah solar power plant in California (the largest in the world) or huge tracts of …