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100 Lunch Ideas on What the Heck to Pack for Work

Are you in a lunch rut? We can help you out.<p>The familiar grumble of your stomach hits every day at 11:30 a.m. as you sink further down into your desk chair. You need some fresh lunch ideas. And oh, we've got 'em—a whopping <b>100 ideas on what to pack for office lunches</b>, to be exact. Some are recipes, …

Warren Buffett credits his extraordinary life to two strokes of luck

Everyone wants to learn how to be successful. Among the most successful, of course, is Warren Buffett, the legendary investor who, with $73.8 billion in net worth, is the second richest person in the world, according the Bloomberg Billionaire Index.<p>A new documentary airing on HBO tonight (Jan. 30) …

Investing

A Comprehensive Checklist to Buying a Used Car

A second-hand car can end up being a bad deal if you don’t know what you’re doing. Thankfully <i>Popular Mechanics</i> has put together a comprehensive …

Used Cars

15 unique things to do in Japan

Japan is a versatile country that holds on to its heritage while advancing in architecture and technology. This unusual combination means a broad …

Why the Ontario housing market is rigged against millennials

I live in a vibrant Toronto neighbourhood, just across from a university. It looks diverse, because of all the students, but it's really not. Middle-class families were pushed out long ago – first to Scarborough and Mississauga, then to Ajax and Pickering and Newmarket and Barrie. But even in the …

I tried to revitalize my depressed hometown’s artistic community and all I got was this lousy house

Last year, I bought my first home the day after my 30th birthday as a single guy about to graduate from college. It was a three-story row home that overlooked a thriving community garden in my hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania, and it only cost $15,000, which I paid in cash. I had dreams of turning …

Poverty Rate

Alanis Morissette’s luxe Ottawa condo, on sale for nearly $1M, is all about hand-carved wood

If you are looking for a luxury apartment with pristine views of the Ottawa River and downtown skyline, you oughta know that Alanis Morissette’s two …

Books fill the balconies in this 100-year-old theater-turned-bookstore

In Buenos Aires’s posh downtown, a nearly 100-year-old theater called El Ateneo Grand Splendid still holds a packed house every day. But it’s not theater-goers who throng the aisles—it’s book lovers.<p>Built in 1919 (Spanish), the theater was designed by architects Peró and Torres Armengol, with its …

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My husband and I were a classic introvert-extrovert pair. Then we switched

When I met the man who would become my husband nearly 20 years ago, we were a study in contrasts. I was drawn to Erik’s studious silence. He liked to spend his free time reading, hiking, and meditating. Meanwhile, I was boisterous and prone to hyperbole. My little day planner was so crowded with …

Psychology

Bushwacker provides a luxury hunting experience, tiny house-style

The Bushwacker measures 8.6 x by 24 ft (2.62 x 7.3 m) and is clad in rusted sheet-cut steel, reclaimed barn wood, and brand-new hardwood, while the …

Framing

Photos: Modest fashion finally got its own international fashion week

Modest fashion is about more than covering up. It’s still fashion, full of variety, color, and embellishment intended to make clothing look beautiful, and there’s a huge audience for it. The global Muslim clothing market reached about $230 billion in 2014, or 11% of global spending on apparel …

Fashion Week

Belgium’s ‘fairy tale forest’ under threat from trampling tourists | The Star

Near Halle, Belgium, the Hallerbos’s bluebell bloom rivals the expanse of The Wizard of Oz’s poppy field (but it’s far less deadly). Blue blossoms …

Plants

Musicians and media figures celebrate Murdoch Hall wedding

Media mogul groom and model-actress bride celebrate in St. Bride’s church in Fleet Street<p>LONDON — Rupert Murdoch and Jerry Hall celebrated their …

The painting that tricks the eye

Art historian Kelly Grovier looks at images that break out of their frames, including an 1874 trompe l’oeil and a photo from Syria.<p>The most enduring images break their immediate frames of reference and climb into our imaginations. Such is the power of a photograph captured this week of a soldier in …

Holiday Mashed Potato Recipes

From mashed potatoes with crispy shallots to sweet potato soufflé, here are delicious holiday mashed potato recipes.

Panda Cubs Make Debut Appearance in Ya’an China

Asia

9 Modern Curses

(<b>Gemma Correll</b>)<p>People living today will not be impressed if you curse them with withering flesh, perpetually bleeding eyeballs, or nightmares every …

21st Century

7 slow-cooker recipes for your Super Bowl line-up

The most important tool for a successful Super Bowl feast? (Hint: It's not a beer cozy or a pair of stretchy pants — though those might also come in handy.) We're talking about a slow cooker, that wondrous appliance that lets you produce warm, tasty dishes with minimal effort.<p>If you're hosting a …

Cooking

The Fat Duck: Silly food is killing us, body and soul

Heston Blumenthal is moving his Fat Duck restaurant to Australia. Good. In a Britain of food banks and obesity, says Tim Stanley, it represented bourgeois decadence.<p><b>Heston Blumenthal is closing down his Fat Duck restaurant</b> for six months and <b>moving it to Australia</b>. The Aussies salivate with …

Crispy Green Bean Fries

It's 3 p.m. You're well aware that you should be reaching for something virtuous to snack on.<p>Luckily, we've figured out how to make vegetables more alluring when hunger strikes.<p>These oven-baked green beans are the answer.<p>They're easy, satisfying and not at all bad for you.<p><b>Ingredients</b><p>1 pound fresh …

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