Toby Maffei

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Spoiler: The Only Anti-Aging Skincare Worth Buying, Says a Beauty Editor

We all want brighter, smoother, younger-looking skin, but the quest to what is essentially the fountain of youth is arduous (and really expensive). …

Skin Care

The best ice cream NYC has to offer

No matter what the season, there's never a wrong time for some of the best ice cream NYC has to offer. And luckily for fellow frozen-treat lovers, …

Ice Cream

Top summer art shows in NYC

Summer is here and besides the usual distractions (going to the beach, grilling on the fire escape, taking the Jitney to the Hamptons) art is …

Art

The Cronut, which transformed NYC food culture, is five years old this week

Do you remember when you first heard about the Cronut? Were you sitting in the office reading an article about it? Did you see it on Facebook? Or …

Thirsty New Yorkers Already Lining the Block to Try Broken Shaker

If tonight’s plans include hot new rooftop bar <b>Broken Shaker</b>, brace for long waits — the line at opening time today stretched around the block with up to an hour delay to get in. Tipsters also report that the line was two blocks long on opening night, full of New Yorkers literally thirsty for …

The 16 best Lower East Side bars

The Lower East Side is a bar hopper’s paradise, thanks to the sheer volume and diversity of bars in the downtown neighborhood. European suds …

Manhattan

Where to go to avoid the tourists in NYC

When the tourists descend on the Big Apple, locals should avoid the top landmarks and instead hightail it to these under-the-radar spots. It’s so …

The best donuts in NYC

If you've been hunting through the city’s best bakeries and coffee shops for the best donuts in NYC, look no further. We've compiled a handy list of …

10 herbs you probably haven't heard of but should grow

It is no secret that I think with my stomach. And as summer approaches, my thoughts turn greedily to herbs. But let’s be adventurous here: a single plant of something new can radically change your cooking, offering new pairings and flavours. So it’s time to think beyond parsley, basil and rosemary. …

Gardening

How design thinking can help teachers collaborate

The recent release of the Gonski 2.0 report has done an excellent job of re-opening the conversation around how our schools could better fulfil their …

The 15 best rooftop restaurants in NYC

In New York City, everyday activities can be elevated, literally, on the city’s many public rooftops—just take the best rooftop restaurants in NYC …

This Knockout Midcentury in the Bay Area Will Run You $1.9M

Designed by acclaimed Bay Area architect Joseph Esherick, this magnificent midcentury modern in Oakland, California, communes with its wooded setting.<p>Situated in Oakland's secluded Montclair Hills on two extremely large lots—that are being sold together, and one of which is buildable—this stunning …

Homemade Liquid Stevia Extract (using stevia from the garden)

Shares 179<p>Stevia has become very popular these days as a natural sweetener substitute for sugar and artificial sweeteners. There are lots of ways to …

Food Preservation

Starting Seeds with Success: Best Practices

<i>Be economical</i>. One of the great benefits of starting plants from seeds is saving money. A packet of several (even hundreds) of seeds is often around …

Gardening

American Pot: 5 Best Strains of 2017

Cannabis has had quite the year. Namely, companies learned the industry is hella lucrative – it's a multi-<i>billion</i> dollar industry – and politicians …

Cannabis

25 Books Everyone Should Read, According to TED Speakers | Inc.com

Back in May, just after the main TED event, the TED blog rounded up an incredible list of all the titles recommended from the stage this year. It was enough to fill up most people's to-read queue for months to come.<p>But if you've finally gotten through all the titles that interested you back then, …

Books

Milton Glaser's NYC subway posters aim to bring people together in response to 'Trumpism'

The man behind the iconic 'I Heart NY' design is again reaching out to people on the subway to bring New Yorkers together in Trump's America. Artist …

Posters

Christmas in New York

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, and by "it" we mean Christmas in New York! Just a few weeks after all the Halloween events wrap for the …

“HIGH” TECHNOLOGY

There’s gold in them thar weeds!<p>Some years ago, a relative of mine decided to move to Northern California to become a legal <b>marijuana</b> grower. Easy money, he thought.<p>He had been, for much of his life, a long-haul trucker and the back-breaking work was taking a toll on his body. So he and a pal, who …

11 Tea Lattes for Fancy Brunches or Chilly Fall Mornings

Nothing hits the spot like a flavorful, creamy drink when you first wake up in the morning. But if you don’t drink coffee, hot, iced, or nitro, it can be a little harder trying to figure out what to pour into your mug. Enter the tea latte. Made with herbal or caffeinated leaves and topped with …

Chai

The most over-the-top hotels in NYC

There’s opulence, and then there are NYC’s most over the top hotels. In a city like New York, the term “over the top” is almost daunting. We are a …

The best Italian restaurants in NYC

Fun fact: New York City has the highest population of Italian-Americans in the United States, so it shouldn’t shock anyone that the city’s best …

Dining Rooms

The best vegan and vegetarian restaurants in NYC

Great vegetarian food isn’t hard to come by in New York—just look at the city’s best vegan and vegetarian restaurants for proof. And it’s more than …

18 things you can only do in NYC

There’s really no place in the world quite like New York City. Thanks to its dense population (one in every 38 people in the United States live here) …

Coney Island

New documentary is a magic portal into a weird and wonderful library

<b>The Hermetic Philosophy</b><p>There is an underground current of thought beneath Western culture, running quietly like a vein of quicksilver: The Hermetic …

The best NYC restaurants hidden in weird places

If the rise in speakeasy bars’ concepts and Instagrammable eateries tells us anything about today’s dining culture, it’s that the off-the-plate …

Painting for Beginners: How to Get Started

There seem to be a lot of things to think about when just beginning to paint. What medium? How to begin? Starting with a water-based medium such as …

Reality Is Nothing But a Hallucination: A Mind-Bending Crash Course on the Neuroscience of Consciousness

If you've been accused of living in "a world of your own," get ready for some validation. As cognitive scientist Anil Seth argues in "Your Brain …

This Street Artist Is Painting Fake Shadows To Confuse People, And The Result Looks Too Real

If you take a stroll around Redwood City, California, you might get the sense that something isn't quite right. Pay particular attention to the …

How to Backup iPhone or iPad to External Drive

We all know how important backing up our mobile devices is; so much so that backing up my iPhone has become second nature. But what happens when your …