Splattered tomatoes! Stomped grapes! Tossed fruitcakes! For a vacation that's anything but boring, play with your food at one of these epic festivals.
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Where: Buñol, Spain
When: Last Wednesday of August
It's the Super Bowl, World Cup and Mardi Gras of food fights: every year, 30,000 people gather in a sleepy town near Valencia, Spain, to pelt each other with 120 tons of squashed tomatoes. For an entire week the town transforms into the sloppiest party on the planet. (Tip: Wear safety goggles.) Expect live music, greasy poles, half-naked revelry and the steepest dry cleaning bill of your life.
Battle of the Oranges (aka "Battaglia delle Arance")
Where: Ivrea, Italy
When: The Week of Fat Tuesday
This festival has been going on for years-900, to be exact. In the 12th century, a cruel dictator was ousted and the townspeople of Ivrea celebrated his downfall by throwing beans. (Because why not, right?) In the 19th century they switched to
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"We uncovered quite a few surprising findings when investigating what a person's favorite ice cream flavor says about their personality," said Dr. Hirsch. "For instance, we found that people who prefer Rainbow Sherbet are more pessimistic than you would think, in spite of the flavor's bright taste profile, and that those who prefer Rocky Road are actually very good listeners."
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- TheNest.com | Love + Sex – Wed, Jul 31, 2013 2:36 PM EDT
Here's the thing: You know your MIL might not be so easy to get along with (you're heard some crazy stories from your friends), but what about your FIL? Here, Nesties reveal what it's really like with their FILs.Read More »from 10 Things No One Tells You About Having a Father-in-Law
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"When DH and I got married, he danced with me and said he always wanted a daughter and now he finally has one. He also calls me his little girl." - banda522
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Do you remember the last fight you had with your spouse?
A. Yes, and you'll probably use it as ammo next time you butt heads.
B. Does bickering over who loves each other more count?
C. Not really. You get over things pretty quickly.
D. Yes, but you wouldn't hold it against her/him...too much.
Your mate starts making cracks about you family in front of your friends. You:
A. Shoot back a zinger about one of your spouse's loud/cheap/Prozac-popping relatives.
B. Silently stew. Why bother responding when it won't change anything?
C. Calmly ask her/him to drop it...you'll talk about it later in private.
D. Make a snide comment about your spouse quietly under your breath.
You're cleaning up the garage/den/backyard, and you've asked for help. Your request was ignored. What's your next move?
A. Launch into a tirade about how for the past six
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Why We Love It: These decadent ice cream treats are too good to be true: chewy homemade snickerdoodle cookies sandwich cinnamon spice ice cream, making this a truly inviting treat. Enjoy!
(Makes 1 1/2 dozen cookies)
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 teaspoon dried lemon zest
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
-Preheat the oven to 350°F. Cream the butter and ¾ cup of the
Relationship expert Lillian Glass reveals the subtle clues that your guy is looking for lovin' (shocker: sometimes he's not!).Read More »from 6 Surprising Signs He's in the Mood
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How do you know when your man is in the mood? First thought: His eyes are open, and he has a pulse. After all, he is a guy, and they are always in the mood, right? Wrong. Men may think about sex 24/7 (studies report that men have sexual thoughts anywhere from every eight seconds to once or twice per hour), but that doesn't mean he's ready to rip your clothes off on the spot.
And when you're married, the signals might not be as obvious as when you were dating, says Lillian Glass, Ph.D., author of The Body Language Advantage (Fair Winds Press, 2012). "Men aren't as 'on their toes' after you've been together for a while, but there are things that happen automatically -- reflexive responses from his autonomic nervous system -- that tell you if he's feeling amorous," says Glass.
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- TheNest.com | At Home – Wed, Jun 26, 2013 4:12 PM EDT
Looking to give your home a vintage feel? Pick up a few brass accessories-they'll add warmth and dimension to your space, and it has that classic, vintage feel even when applied to modern pieces. Get inspired with some of my favorite modern pieces:
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I'm pretty proud of my kitchen drawers. Against all odds, I've managed to keep them relatively organized…mostly because every inch of them is filled with things that divide and conquer all the mess, like teacups, salt bowls, baby food jars and silverware organizers. I keep a silverware organizer in both drawers, actually - even the one that doesn't hold silverware - because they're just so handy for arranging smallish items like serving utensils, bibs, pens, and tape dispensers. But the uses for silverware organizers don't end in the kitchen! No no. Want to see?!Read More »from 3 Fab Ways to Use a Silverware Organizer from Jordan Reid of Ramshackle Glam
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- TheNest.com | Shine Food – Mon, Jun 10, 2013 5:45 PM EDT
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Have you ever heard anyone say they don't like pizza? I'm fairly certain everyone loves it. And why not? You can eat it standing up. It doesn't require any utensils. It's delicious hot from the oven or cold from the fridge. Pizzas can be dressed up with fancy toppings or served simply. Even picky kids will eat it when they won't eat anything else. I dare say, pizza just might be the perfect food.
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If you're not making pizza at home then you're seriously missing out. Sure, it's tasty, quick and easy, but it's mostly super fun to make. Pizza is also the perfect meal for a busy weeknight, so don't be intimidated! With a few tips and tricks you can make a pie that's just as good (or better!) than your local pizzeria.
3 Tbl. extra-virgin olive oil,