Central Park – a notable landmark in New York City, a green oasis (sometimes also referred to as the lungs of New York) surrounded by skyscrapers. With a sizeable area of 843 acres, it might be assumed that the park was always a part of the Commissioners' Plan. The opposite, however, was the case.  New York City’s population expanded rapidly before the second half of the 19th century, and the growing need to escape from the rush and noise of the city became the question of the day.

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In today's article we look under the lid of the language of cooking. Confit, Flambé or en papillote . . . not ringing any bells? Then read further down to master the cooking terminology that will make you a pro.

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12/12/2017 - 4:00 pm

Home Made Gifts

Home made gifts have been drifting into the "unwanted" category. No wonder, when they have so often consisted of strange knitted shapes and patterns, typically lacking imagination. Time to put an end to it. The rebirth of crafts is the topic of the day. Home made presents can be the best choice and having no need to make them from scratch.

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25/12/2017 - 4:00 pm

Christmas 100 Years Ago

We at YT hope that you are experiencing Christmas this year just the way you like it.  But in case you would be interested in taking a break and making a trip into the past, we offer you a look at what Christmas was like about a hundred years ago.

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During the Christmas hustle, please accept our invitation to view architectural gems from all over the world that look so fragile that they remind the viewer of exquisite pieces of porcelain.

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The fragrance of a conifer in the living room is an inherent part of Christmas.  A reasonable size, a beautiful shape, and marvelous decorations . . . but which type of tree should you choose this year?  Herewith, a complete guide to the most common Chritmas trees.

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It's not that the first paragraph is essential to making a book a bestseller, but the two often go hand in hand. The gift of making the first few lines so compelling that they make the reader continue reading, cannot be just a coincidence. Today, some of the best opening lines in literature.

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When else than in winter – when everything is so quiet, and life feels slow and unreal. Waking up gradually, looking from the window where, preferably, there is a white snowy layer . . . and starting the day with a long feast of a brunch. Is there anything better?

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5/12/2017 - 4:00 pm

New Christmas Decorations

Believe it or not, the custom of decorating Christmas trees is close to four centuries old. The tree was initially hung from the ceiling upside down, then later placed into a stand shaped like a cross with the tip to the top and trimmed with available decorations made from such materials as wood, paper, corn, straw, dough... The ornaments hanging from the tree have clearly changed since those days, and so has the diversity of the auxiliary decoration. Get inspired.

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4/12/2017 - 4:00 pm

What-All-to-Do-In-December

Great anticipation at one end and at the other end, a crash under the pressure of things-to-do-before Christmas. For many, that is the traditional summary of the last month of the year. What you can do about it is make a To-Do-List with a realistic approach and exclude everything that is not really necessary. After all, Christmas is about joy, isn´t it? Get inspired.

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