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The life and death of Homaro Cantu, the genius chef who wanted to change the world

How a homeless child grew up to become the most inventive chef in history. By Kieran Morris<p>Between 2004 and 2016, the most inventive food on the planet, possibly in history, came out of a small restaurant in downtown Chicago. At Moto, your first course was your menu itself, which was typically …

Artificial Sweeteners

I cut back on sugar, and this is the best advice I can give you if you want to do the same

My overly-active sweet tooth has been an issue since I was a kid. Sugar is what I turned to when things in my world just didn't seem right. It's the crutch I used when my anxiety took over. And it's the substance I devoured when during times of celebration.<p>At a routine check-up eight years ago, I …

Diabetes

The Death of DSLRs is Near

Two decades ago, DSLRs were introduced to replace film cameras. With only a few megapixels, very short battery life, and an overall low quality, it …

Is the Rock Star Dead?

We speak with rock critic David Hepworth, author of 'Uncommon People: The Rise and Fall of The Rock Stars,' about the rise and fall of music's chaotic anti-heroes.<p>When rock stars were at their peak in the 1970s, Elvis Presley could show up at the White House, demand to see Richard Nixon, and stroll …

Bob Marley

Our favorite Northern California weekend getaways that won't break the bank

One of the great things about living in the Bay Area is its incredible proximity to countless beautiful places. But if you don't have a ton of spare cash, those beautiful places are as inaccessible as Mars.<p>Tahoe, Mendocino and Monterey are all lovely, pricy spots so, if you're on a budget or just …

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Northern Italy

Breaking bad: how to give up drinking, smoking, nail-biting and other unwanted habits

With Stoptober and Sober October starting soon, we asked readers to tell us how they broke bad habits - and how this changed their life. Here’s what you said<p>Sunday is the start of October, which means that people across the country will be attempting to give up bad habits; some will try to give up …

Time I

Jane Austen's facts and figures – in charts

Two hundred years after her death, readers are still enchanted by her novels. Adam Frost, Jim Kynvin and Amy Watt do the maths on her enduring appeal

Jane Austen

This is the best video of Cuba you’ll ever see

“Bright colors and human warmth embrace you as soon as you step in Cuba,” says filmmaker Oliver Astrologo. When he visited the country, he felt he …

Cuba

11 places to visit in France before you die

Enough with the Seine quays-strolling, the macaron-eating, and Eiffel Tower-climbing. I invite you to step into the rest of France (where 55 million …

Airbnb host must pay $5,000 for canceling reservation based on race

An<p>Airbnbhost who canceled a woman’s reservation because of her race has agreed to pay $5,000 in damages and take a course in Asian American studies, a state regulatory agency announced Thursday.<p>The host, Tami Barker, told the woman who reserved her Big Bear cabin for a ski vacation in February that …

8 differences between Austin and the rest of Texas

The number of times I’ve represented myself as a Texan abroad and instantly been told “well, I don’t know much about Texas, but I’d love to visit …

The Bitter Legal Battle over Peggy Guggenheim’s Blockbuster Art Collection

Almost four decades after her death, Peggy Guggenheim is the central figure in a continuing art-world imbroglio: the seemingly endless legal battle by some of her descendants over her superlative 20th-century art collection—and the Venetian palazzo housing it—she left to her uncle’s foundation. …

Art

Tales from the bar - a tour of London's 'great pubs'

<b>Giant oak wine barrels sit above the bar of the Cittie of Yorke in Holborn - which is more reminiscent of a great hall in a Tudor mansion than than a traditional pub.</b><p>The jury is out as to whether or not the massive casks were ever used as genuine storage vessels - or simply part of the inn's Tudor …

England

Costa Rica ran almost entirely on renewable energy in 2016

Costa Rica ended 2016 on a particularly green note.<p>The Central American nation ran entirely on renewable energy for more than 250 days last year, the …

Renewable Energy

The 20 best destinations to visit in 2017

From the charms of Chile to glorious Granada and the beaches of Bermuda, our experts select the 20 best destinations to visit in the coming months.<p>1. Chile<p>If Brazil owned South American travel last year, Chile takes over for 2017. Slowly, methodically, the continent’s most overlooked wonderland has …

The best US tours to explore all of America

Though organized tours can cost a fair amount of money on the outset, considering what you and your travel companions will save on transportation …

Top vacation destinations for 2017: Nashville, Honolulu, Bermuda, more

Jacqui Gifford of Travel + Leisure shares her magazine’s list of the 50 most highly anticipated travel destinations for the new year. Nashville, Honolulu, and Bermuda are a few of the places that top the list. More on this story here.

Honolulu

11 Gorgeous European Places You Will Want To Visit This Coming Year

Yup, we’re in the midst of winter… frosty mornings, chilly winds and flurries of snow! However much you love winter, it can be a testing season, …

Luggage

How to Learn a Language in 15 Minutes a Day

Traveling abroad in 2017? Start learning the language now.<p>Whether in Europe or Machu Picchu, the experience of travel can be greatly improved by …

Language Learning

10 Must-have apps that travellers shouldn’t live without

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share7<p>+11<p>Shares 33<p>There’s an app for just about everything, whether it’s finding the perfect vacation, accessing an easy transit guide …

30 photos that will make you wish you were in Costa Rica right now

HOW MANY OF YOUR VACATION DAYS did you use in the last year? If you live in the United States, chances are the answer to that question is somewhere …

18 best experiences to have your first time in Miami

Cuban and Latin American immigrants brought their Latin culture to Miami and transformed the winter retreat for retirees into a thriving Hispanic …

Travel

Boiled Egg Diet – Lose Lots Of Weight In Just 14 Days

If you want to quickly shed your weight, boiled eggs are the ideal food. Only few eggs, a few veggies, and some citrus fruits make this egg diet. It …

21-Day Bikini-Body Challenge

Get set for summer with health and fitness tips that help tone, cleanse, and whip you into a beach-ready state of mind

11 Of The Most Stylish Women In History That You've Never Heard Of

If they only had Instagram back in the day. These aristocrats, artists, and courtesans were the style icons of their time.<p>These ladies ruled countries, wrote books, stole husbands, brokered peace treaties, and looked good while doing it all. Today's It girls have nothing on them.

Art

Marlon Brando's private audiotapes tell the story of a man haunted by memories

"<i>Listen to me, Marlon... This is one part of yourself speaking to another part of yourself. Listen to the sound of my voice and trust me. You know I have your interests at heart."</i><p><i>— Excerpt from a self-hypnosis tape recorded in 1996 by Marlon Brando</i><p>By any measure, Marlon Brando was one of the most …

10 ways to cope with a girl who loves to travel

Bless the hearts of the men who try to keep up with the fast-paced, ever-changing souls of female wanderlusters.<p>Their quick wit, impulsive nature, …

Daffodils

10 San Francisco Bay Area hikes with scenic endings - Curbed SF

Chilly weather lies ahead, folks. Now would be the perfect time to prepare for a nice weekend trek wth your favorite autumn attire. After all, that turkey dinner and third helping of stuffing aren't going to walk themselves off.<p>From historic sites to inspirational artwork, these 10 hikes all offer …

Hiking

You’ll Never Believe These 19 Rooms Were Once Garages

Come on, just admit it — your garage is wasted space. While most of us are guilty of using our garages for only storage, there are a fair number of people who are taking advantage of that extra square footage and starting a garage conversion revolution. It’s time to stop thinking boxes and cars and …

Living Rooms