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Everything you ever needed to know about investing, scribbled on cocktail napkins

Warren Buffett once said “there seems to be some perverse human characteristic that likes to make easy things difficult.” Those words, of course, can …

Investing

The 8 Best Travel Books of All Time

At their worst, travel books are dated, deeply racist, or just painfully dull. But at their best, they capture the spark of seeing something new, as well as the way your perspective shifts when you’re out of your rut with your eyes open. Here are some of the best—including some by writers who have …

Books

Rock Is Dead, Thank God

It’s time to face the reality that rock has been eclipsed by pop, hip-hop, and EDM, and accept that it might actually be a positive thing for the genre.<p>The phrase “rock is dead” makes people angry. Whisper it in seclusion at the top of the Himalayas and 30 people in CBGB shirts will materialize to …

10 Dark Thrillers to Read in the Sunshine

<i>The murder of a spin and yoga studio entrepreneur is revealed at the outset of Jessica Knoll's</i> The Favorite Sister<i>, a razor-sharp, darkly comic</i> …

18 of the world’s best rail journeys

<b>UK</b><p><b>London to Fort William</b><p><b>Duration: 419 miles/13hr<br>Price (single): From £45</b><br>The Caledonian Sleeper, one of Britain’s last sleeper services (the other is the Night Riviera to Penzance), is getting a £100m upgrade. The new trains will have double beds, en suites, Highland food and Arran toiletries. …

Trains

Get Flight Discounts as High as 35% With Hopper's New 'Secret Fares'

Starting today, travel app Hopper is offering Secret Fares on international flights, a new feature exclusive to the site that will allegedly provide …

French museum discovers half of its collection are fakes

A state-owned French art museum has discovered that more than half of its collection consists of worthless fakes and experts fear that other public galleries may also be stuffed with forgeries.<p>An art historian raised the alarm after noticing that paintings attributed to Etienne Terrus showed …

50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

1 of 50<p>Šolta, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 50<p>Grenada<p>3 of 50<p>Los Cabos, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 50<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 50<p>Archipelago Sea, …

9 Composition Tips for Shooting Good Landscape Photos

Photographer Toma Bonciu (AKA Photo Tom) made this 10-minute video with 9 composition tips and rules you can use to shoot more effective landscape …

Charles Neville Of The Neville Brothers Dies At 79

<i>Updated</i> <i>3:21 p.m., April 27 with more detailed information on Charles Neville's passing.</i><p>Charles Neville, saxophonist of New Orleans giants The Neville Brothers, died Thursday in Huntington, Mass. at the age of 79, a representative confirmed to NPR Music. The cause was pancreatic cancer. The news was …

Spain's Best Kept Secrets- 15 Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of Spain

The beauty of Spain lies in its sleepy, forgotten corners. This is where the real drama unfolds- mesmerizing sights and timeless heritage. If you’ve …

Hours of Sport Events Photoshopped Into Dizzying Single Photos

“Crowded Fields” is a new eye-popping photo project by photographer Pelle Cass, who used Photoshop to combine hours of sporting events and hundrds of …

Photography

Science Discovered That Banning Small Talk from Your Conversations Makes You Happier (Try Asking These 13 Questions Instead)

It's time to delete questions like 'what do you do?' and 'where do you live?' from your vocabulary forever.<p>Ever walk into a networking event or cocktail party and all you hear is superficial chit-chat? The small talk is deafening and doesn't evolve into anything substantial. You can hardly stand …

Washington University in St. Louis

Top 10 Small Towns to Visit in Europe

Introduction<p>Europe is a continent full of diverse cultures, languages, food, and architecture all compacted in a relatively small area. Within a five …

20 Things Every Man Should Have In His Wardrobe

The essential building blocks of your personal style<p>The list of basic essentials that should constitute the wardrobe of every stylish man is not particularly long. From simple (yet high quality) shirts to perfectly cut chinos, to the one suit you have no excuse not to own; here, we've selected the …

Top 15 Adventure Vacations in the USA

For some, escaping the daily grind means getting their adrenaline pumping on a rugged mountainside or 50 feet below the ocean’s surface. Others …

Grand Canyon

The Best Time to Book Flights, Based on 917 Million Airfares

Anyone who has ever purchased a plane ticket can tell you there’s a “right” and “wrong” time to buy.<p>Plane ticket prices fluctuate, and when you …

Travel Deals

12 things I wish I knew before visiting Paris

Paris draws over 80 million visitors every year. In order to be able to enjoy and experience Paris to the fullest, without becoming overwhelmed by …

The Greatest Works of Russian Literature Everyone Should Read

There are certain books that are always on lists of “books you must read” and the like, and these books are generally two things: old and complex. …

Photoshop Tips: Here’s How to Sharpen High ISO Photos and Minimize Noise (VIDEO)

There’s always a tradeoff when making photographs at high ISO settings: You can increase a camera’s sensitivity for proper exposures when shooting …

How to Isolate a Moving Subject: Panning for Beginners

Panning with a moving subject is a great way to show motion whilst also separating your subject from the background. Learn how to achieve this effect …

Gear Guide: Your Perfect Campsite Setup

<b>OK—are you going camping this weekend?</b><p>Are you still looking for the right gear? Well we have it: your perfect campsite setup, complete, right …

5 of the most underrated national parks in the US

America is home to many beautiful parks, but before you pack your bags and head to the most popular ones, like Yellowstone or Yosemite, consider a trip to a lesser known one — which features equally impressive sites, but fewer people.<p><b>Mammoth Cave National Park, Bowling Green, Kentucky</b><p>Bowling Green, …

The Most Important Jazz Guitar Chord

Believe it or not, you’ve probably already played one or two shapes of the most important jazz guitar chord.While traditional chord shapes (the ones …

Why BRUTUS Are the Hardcore Band We’ve Been Waiting for

<i>Burst</i>, the debut album from Belgian trio Brutus, is an aptly named record. It’s a sonic burst, a fast rushing monster that hits you hard right out of …

Heavy Metal

Vijay Iyer Sextet soars, and CJO celebrates Dizzy Gillespie

What does innovation sound like?<p>Chicago listeners heard at least two answers to that question over the weekend, via concerts that spotlighted innovators past and present.<p>On Friday night, pianist Vijay Iyer — whose gifts for musical invention won him a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 — brought his …

Flute

Review: 'The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda'

<i>Note: NPR's First Listen audio comes down after the album is released. However, you can still listen with the Spotify or Apple Music playlist at the bottom of the page.</i><p>Multi-instrumentalist, composer, spiritual leader and the wife of John Coltrane, Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda (1937-2007) long …

The Rich, Meditative Essence of Brother Ah

When Brother Ah comes to the door, he extends one hand to shake and carries an autoharp in his other. “C’mon in,” he says, smiling broadly. He is …

Dining Rooms

April 2017

Illustration by Clay Hickson<p>Spring is fast approaching and excellent new recordings have begun sprouting up everywhere in the new jazz section, ample …

Indie Pop