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Mario Batali & Katie Parla's Guide to Eating in Rome

Hint: There's plenty of cacio e pepe.<p>When Mario Batali tells you he likes your food blog and asks if you can meet for breakfast, your answer is obviously yes. So began Batali’s friendship with food journalist Katie Parla (he even wrote the forward to her new cookbook, <i>Tasting Rome,</i> out this month). …

Italian Food

6 Remote Private Islands Where You Can Vacation Like a Royal

Marlon Brando

The most dangerous places in national parks

1. Precipice Trail, Acadia National Park<p>The trail is very popular on the East Coast but it’s also one of the most dangerous in Acadia National Park. It’s not technically difficult but the steep drops and open cliffs make the walk very tricky. Falls are a real concern. A college student died four …

Best Beaches on Earth

<b>Best for Seclusion:</b> Barrier dunes frame this wild, seven-mile stretch, ranked No. 1 in this category. It’s the westernmost public beach on Kauai, …

Cayman Islands

6 Things That Could Happen During a Plane Flight, and Whether You Should Actually Worry About Them

I withdrew my hand and continued flying the plane with my armrests. After landing, I sought a better authority on what to worry about in the air than someone who believes the moon is made of cheese.<p>Three pilots were happy to take me through the most common things that worry antsy airplane …

Dark Horse

The story of a record-shattering, all-electric ’68 Mustang<p><b>The world’s most expensive</b> supercars can hit 60 miles per hour in less than three seconds. The fastest production car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT, does it in 2.7; Lamborghini’s 602-horsepower V-10-powered Huracán has been …

Muscle Cars

America's most generous con artist

<b>For decades, Mark Landis donated art to museums and galleries across the US. He was feted as a wealthy collector but the pictures were fakes that he had created himself. He was never prosecuted though - he didn't take payment so hadn't broken any law.</b><p>"It obviously isn't a crime to give a picture to …

Museums

The Internet’s Most-Read Stories, All In One Chart

What does the Internet think about? More than just cats and Kim Kardashian, according to this interactive visualization. Funders and Founders crunched data from Ahrefs Content Explorer, which finds shared content on any topic, to unearth the most-shared articles from each top English-language media …

Justin Timberlake

13 Must-Read Books for April

April showers mean plenty of rainy days to curl up with a good book. If you’re looking for some buzz-y books to add to your reading list, you can’t go wrong with the 13 on this list. From your favorite ’90s scary story teller, R. L. Stine, to a gripping memoir by Ernest Hemingway’s granddaughter, …

Books

Eating spinach every day could make your brain 11 years younger

Your mother was right to tell you to eat your greens: just one portion a day could help stave off dementia<p>We all know that vegetables are good for us - but did you know that eating just one portion of leafy greens a day could stave off dementia?<p>Researchers at Rush University in Chicago evaluated …

Cheese changed the course of Western civilization

This is the story you’ll often hear about how humans discovered cheese: one hot day 9,000 years ago, a nomad was on his travels, and brought along some milk in an animal stomach—a sort of proto-thermos—to have something to drink at the end of the day. When he arrived, he discovered that the rennet …

Food

The internet took the album away, and now it's giving it back

How the surprise release led to an album renaissance<p>For decades, the album was the primary form in which music was delivered to the masses. But ever since Apple introduced iTunes back in 2001, the album has been on the decline. When online piracy ravaged the music industry, music revenues went from …

New Albums

The Best New Movies on Netflix and in Theaters This Month

What you should watch at the multiplex or from your couch in April 2015.<p>Snow on the East Coast has barely subsided, and yet we're already approaching the fourth-month-long Summer Movie Season, beginning with the latest <i>Fast and Furious</i> installment on April 3. While blockbusters won't fully flood …

Mad Men

NASA's Opportunity rover just completed an 11-year marathon on Mars

It's a slow time, but still a record for Mars<p>Never forget that we've got more than one robot on Mars. While Curiosity has been busy finding signs of an ancient nitrogen cycle on the Red Planet, Opportunity — which touched down in January 2004 — has just completed the first ever extraterrestrial …

Paranormal

See How Disney’s Famous Logo Has Changed Through The Years

You know it so well: A cascading beacon of light reveals the slitted silhouette of a castle. There’s a bright flash with one of the most recognizable signatures ever, and, for a finishing touch, a shooting arc against the blue backdrop.<p>It’s the Walt Disney Pictures intro, something that every kid …

Walt Disney Company

The Definitive Ranking Of Actors Who Have Played Mr Darcy

"You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you."

Anyone for a waffle burger? The weirdest waffle recipes

To mark International Waffle Day, Daniel Shumski shares three bizarre meals you can concoct using a waffle iron<p>You know how sometimes you go to bed with something on your mind and you think maybe a good night’s sleep will clear your head?<p>For me, that something was waffles. Well, really it was …

29 Books That Will Enrich Your Inner Literati

Little, Brown<p>Bloomsbury Publishing<p>Alfred A. Knopf<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Harper & Brothers<p>Farrar, Straus and Giroux<p>Jonathan Cape<p>Viking Press, Dell …

Books

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Contact lens with built-in telescope could help people with blinding disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> Lights, mirrors, action! Scientists are developing smart contact lenses embedded with miniscule mirrors that can magnify your vision by almost three times.<p>The 1.55mm-thick lenses incorporate a thin reflective telescope made of mirrors and filters; when light enters the eye it bounces off …

Macular Degeneration

One Of The Most Important Strategies For Changing Your Habits

In an excerpt from her new book, best-selling author Gretchen Rubin explains how to schedule habit change into your daily routine.<p>The Strategy of Scheduling, of setting a specific, regular time for an activity to recur, is one of the most familiar and powerful strategies of habit formation. …

Andy Warhol

Beauty-bot for the 'perfect' makeup application

A pair of Vienna-based designers have created a robotic makeup application device -- to highlight how the perfection of automated systems can be ill-suited to the uniqueness of humans.<p>You wake up in the morning. You're bleary eyed as you remove the lid of your eyeliner pencil, blinking as the tip …

Makeup

The Other Giant Leap: What Happened to the First Man to Walk in Space

No one knows what the first words of the almost-first man on the moon would have been. They surely would have been contemplated well in advance. No …

Space Science

Our 28 Best Irish-Inspired Recipes for St. Patrick's Day

You don't have to be Irish to appreciate corned beef, cabbage, and a good, hearty stout. This collection of our favorite Irish recipes makes us wish it was St. Patrick's Day all year long.<p>While we don't need a <i>reason</i> to pile our plates with buttery potatoes, sautéed cabbage, and soda bread, St. …

Cooking

Can We Still Recognize Professional Photography?

In the wake of mass layoffs of photographers from major news organizations like the Chicago Sun Times and Sports Illustrated, the National Press Photographers Association (NPPA) wanted to find out whether or not typical newspaper readers preferred — or could even tell the difference between — …

Facebook, Google, and the Economics of Time

The two giants of the mobile-ad economy have opposing philosophies on making money from your time. Namely, Google saves time while Facebook soaks it up.<p>In 2011, Hal Varian, the chief economist at Google, wanted to study the millions of hours saved by Google searches. His team took questions like,</i> …

Media Industry

Samsung teases 'amazing' camera in new flagship phone

A month ago, I wrote about the iPhone's camera and how instrumental it is to many of the things that make that bestselling device so appealing. Today, Apple's most direct competitor, Samsung, has reiterated its long history of developing cameraphones and promised to deliver nothing less than "the …

Phones

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2014

<b>10.</b> <b>Too Many Cooks (Adult Swim)</b><p><b>9.</b> <b>Banshee (Cinemax)</b><p><i>Banshee</i> is as subtle as a fist to the face, as plausible as <i>Rambo</i>, and boasts a body count twice as …

5 apps to turn your smartphone into a personal assistant

We all want a personal assistant à la Lloyd in <i>Entourage</i> — someone to walk our dogs, handle unwanted emails and ensure we're always on time. But for …