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The Magic of the 3-Ingredient Chocolate Oblivion Truffle Torte, As Told By Rose Levy Beranbaum

This flourless chocolate torte is a better and purer vehicle for chocolate than chocolate itself (scientifically speaking).<p>It's made from just 3 ingredients: chocolate, butter, eggs. It takes less time to mix together than your average cookie, and it only bakes for <i>15 minutes</i>.<p>So why did it at first …

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

National Parks

The Woman Who Created Netflix’s Enviable Company Culture

How Patty McCord created what Sheryl Sandberg called “the most important document ever to come out of the Valley.”<p>It’s easy to forget that before it became the streaming giant it is today with hits like <i>Making a Murderer, House of Cards</i>, and <i>Orange Is the New Black</i>, Netflix was a DVD-by-mail …

Innovation

Vermonters Are Installing The First Tesla Home Batteries, Preparing For Winter

Green Mountain Power, an electric utility in Vermont, is helping subsidize the costs of a more reliable grid.<p>Tesla’s new PowerWall batteries have the potential to lower costs for consumers, particularly when paired with solar panels. In years to come, they could help people go off-grid or use …

The 99 Greatest Dance Albums of All Time

From the well-known to the unexpected, these 99 LPs span five decades and countless BPMs in the name of dancefloor greatness.<p>In the world of dance music, the single is the thing. Still, not everyone is a DJ and sometimes a playlist just won't do. Even in a time when the record industry is satiating …

Pop Culture

10 German words we should all be using

1. <i>Weltschmerz</i> | World pain<p>A state of depression at how the world keeps falling short of expectations.<p><b>Example:</b> After watching the news, all Megan …

Guide to Idaho’s best clothing-optional hot springs

IN IDAHO, geothermal geology and remote, mountainous geography combine to produce some of the most plentiful and enjoyable hot springs anywhere in …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Swimming Pools

Build a better breakfast: 6 easy, healthy recipes to start the new year right

On the heels of a long and indulgent holiday season, New Year’s Day offers the perfect opportunity to start fresh and commit to healthy eating. And what better way to kick off 2015 than with a nutritious breakfast? In fact, a healthy morning meal is a great way to set you on the path to better …

Breakfast

13 Rarely Seen Photos of Marilyn Monroe

So no, not the one of her in the white dress blowing up over the subway grate.<p>Marilyn Monroe rose to fame in the '50s and '60s, becoming one of America's most favorite actresses and most beloved blondes. Today, on what would've been her 89th birthday, we've rounded up some images of her that aren't …

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Holistic Medicine

15 Cooking Tips from Alice Waters, Mark Bittman, Jamie Oliver, and Other Famous Foodies

Who couldn't use more culinary know-how? These tricks of the foodie trade will make you a pro.<p>Cooking your own food is one of the most essential skills you can know to live a healthier life (and, not to mention, a more frugal one). Whether you can barely boil water or you've got true mastery over …

Kitchens

The Complete A-Z Guide Of Dance Styles

Filmed across dozens of LA rooftops drenched in sunshine and featuring some of the most gifted dancers you'll witness, comes the complete A-Z guide …

Thor's Well In Oregon Is Straight Out Of A Comic Book

If it seems like everyone is talking about the Pacific Northwest lately, it's because they are.<p>It's a pretty fantastic part of the country to explore and with places like Thor's Well hidden in plain sight, you'll never run out of things to look at. Thor's Well is a ridiculously incredible and …

National Geographic Travel

10 Things You Wouldn't Expect From An All-Inclusive Resort

I’ve never considered myself an “all-inclusive resort” type of person. Sprawling grounds filled with “vacation activities” always seemed disingenuous …

10 Beaches Where Getting There Is Half The Fun

We like beaches that make you work for it. Whether it's a hike through the jungle, taking lots and lots and lots of stairs, or even a simply pleasant boardwalk schlep, here are some beaches whose journey is nearly half the fun as the destination.<p><b>Devil's Bay, Virgin Gorda</b><p>Visitors have to wade …

Green Smoothie for Weight Loss?

One of my absolute favorite things is a Green Smoothie. It’s a fast, easy, and delicious way to get a big dose of vitamins and minerals, plus it …

Kale + Blackberry + Beet + Almond Milk Smoothies

What’s in your morning routine? I make my bed, splash my face with cold water, drink a giant glass of lemon water, and try to forget about the giant …

30 Amazing Grilled Cheese Sandwiches

April is National Grilled Cheese Month and I have 30 amazing grilled cheese sandwich recipes for you, one for every day of the month! Grilled cheese …

DIY: Bottle-Fed Paperwhites

Chilly weather means that I spend a lot more time inside than I’d like to. Happily, I’ve found one January treat that brightens even my most …

Paper Medallions Made from Foil Gift Wrap

Can you believe it is almost time to celebrate 2014? One of my favorite decorations for my New Year’s Eve parties are these super simple paper …

Easy Cold-Brewed Coffee Recipe

1<p>Place the coffee grounds in a 2-quart pitcher, add the water, and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap and let steep at room temperature for at …

5 Incredible Grand Tours You Can Actually Afford

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Sometimes a one-week vacation just isn't enough, especially when you wake up the last morning of your trip and don't want to leave yet -- it's too soon, and you've just begun to discover what makes your destination so special. …

Asia Travel

Your Shot: Machu Picchu

Located high in the Peruvian Andes, Machu Picchu was hidden from the outside world for hundreds of years. Explore the well-preserved Inca ruins in this gallery of photos submitted by National Geographic.

South America

Articles about 5 unique houses austin texas on Dwell.com - Dwell

An Austin firm creates a home for a family in the Texas capital that sits among the trees.<p>Architect J.C. Schmeil of Merzbau Design Collective recently completed this 4-bedroom, 4-bath house on Lake Austin in Texas,...<p>In our latest Backstory series, Seattleite Lou Maxon recounts the thrills and …

Architecture

8 Things I Learned In The South

Minutes after landing in the South, I realized I was somewhere very, <i>very</i> different from California or New York. The air indoors was perfumed with fried chicken. The air outdoors felt humid and rich. People were... smiling. For no reason that I could see.<p>For a few warm, smiley days, my eager (read: …

Man Caves

13 Wholesome Recipes for the Mid-Holiday Detox

Give yourself a pat on the back. You've made in through Thanksgiving, the ultimate food-centric holiday, with hopefully minimal cooking disasters, quibbles about politics, and general family drama. But now you've got a new problem: it's called a food hangover, and it's mental as well as physical. …

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.<p>Unless you’re …

DIY: Fun Photo Fridge Magnets You Can Make in Minutes

That’s right, it’s the weekend, and that means we can’t let you start your week off without first taking on a little DIY project. No worries if …