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'The Walking Dead': 10 Essential Episodes to Watch Before the Season 5 Premiere

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The Sun Looks Uncannily Like A Jack-O-Lantern, Just In Time For Halloween

Halloween is on its way, and everyone’s starting to get into the festive spirit. Even the sun, it seems, wants to get in on the fun.<p>On Wednesday, the same day that skywatchers were treated to a full "blood moon," NASA captured a spooky image of the sun looking uncannily like a glowing …

Frank Gehry's greatest works on show in Paris

VOGUE HOMMES CULTURE<p><b>With his unique vision and fantastical approach to architecture, winner of the 1989 Pritzker prize Frank Gehry has become an</b> …

Architecture

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #21

Human Journey<p><b>“The question is not what you look at, but what you see.” Henry David Thoreau</b><p>A good friend once told me that wildlife photography makes him sad. He explained that when he sees images of the wild creatures and unspoiled places his heart aches too deeply at the thought of what he …

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

Deep Frying

5 Things Your Parents Taught You That Are Totally Wrong

These familiar warnings just don't pan out<p>When you were a kid, your mom and dad dispensed plenty of wisdom that still checks out, like “don’t forget to wear clean underwear every day.” (Thanks for that one, guys.) Not every piece of parental advice holds up, though. Here are five classic warnings …

Weather

The Ralph Steadman Breaking Bad Blu-ray Covers Are Amazing

Perfection, of course<p><b>Ralph Steadman,</b> the gonzo illustrator who so perfectly brought Hunter S. Thompson's wild exploits to life all while etching in our brains his expansive, chaotic ink-blot splatter style, has teamed up with <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Vince Gilligan to create the covers for forthcoming …

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

15 Casting Decisions That Could Have Altered Hollywood as We Know It

Movie casting is, to a large extent, a big game of musical chairs. Everyone starts out happy clappy, but after a few rounds (of auditions), there are only a few players left in the running — and shit has gotten serious. And in many cases, the differences between the actor who landed the big role …

Rachel McAdams

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …

The secret of New York City’s mythic bagel-making water

There are essentially two elements—calcium and magnesium—in very specific proportions that make the water in the New York metro area unique.<p>Fortunately, the ratio of those two ingredients to other minerals also happen to be ideal for baking crispy-on-outside-chewy-on-the-inside New York-style …

S U M M I T

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

3D printing creates film without film

As our technologies increasingly move towards digitisation, perhaps the old techniques are becoming lost to younger generations. Take film. Although we still refer to motion pictures as "films", it is not often that we see film any more: we shoot moving images on our smartphones, watch films on …

Emerging Technology

Brilliant Scoop Melts Ice Cream So You'll Never Have To Microwave A Too-Frozen Tub Again

The act of eating ice cream should <i>never</i> be taxing. It should only be delightful.<p>But when tubs of the sweet stuff come rock solid, anticipatory ice cream eaters are faced with a stressful dilemma: To microwave or to wait and allow the pint to thaw?<p>The 15.0% Ice Cream Spoon may make either option …

6 Kale Salad Mistakes to Avoid Because No One Likes a Soggy Salad

Kale salad: so hot right now. But are you doing it wrong? We talked to our test kitchen to identify the most common mistakes when it comes to this trendy dish<p>The endlessly hip kale salad seems to appear everywhere these days, from our mom's Sunday dinner table to every restaurant in town. It's a …

Healthy Eating

Macaroni and Cheese Recipes to Satisfy Any Craving

Here are some macaroni and cheese recipes that taste way better than the boxed stuff—and are just as easy.<p><b>Macaroni and cheese.</b> Mac and cheese. Mac 'n cheese. Whatever you call it, we like the stuff. Here are 11 gooey, melty, cheesy recipes for our favorite casserole.

Cooking

The Secret to Soft-and-Chewy Oatmeal Cookies

When blogger Silvana Nardone set out to replicate her favorite supermarket cookie, she quickly discovered that the texture was the hardest thing to …

Why You Should Put A Can Of Milk Into Your Chocolate Frosting

<i>Adina Steinman, photo by Liz and Max Haarala Hamilton</i><p>It sounds absurd, I know. But Jane Hornby, author of the new <i>What to Bake & How to Bake It,</i> is wise in the ways of chocolate fudge frosting. We all know that a simple amalgamation of melted chocolate and cream produces a rich, almost truffle-like …

19 Vegan Cupcake Recipes That Are Good Enough For Bill Clinton

Eggs and milk are two main ingredients in most traditional cupcakes, making it difficult for vegans to enjoy the world's cutest dessert. But with some creative modifications -- like almond and coconut milk, nut butters and binding fruits and veggies -- vegans everywhere can have their cupcakes and …

11 Foods That Make People Happy

Here, 11 of F&W's most happiness-inducing recipes ever.<p>As Jacques Pépin explains in today's Chefs in Conversation video, your goal as a cook should …

13 Best-Ever Sundae Toppings

From chewy tapioca balls to fluffy coconut-lime marshmallows, here are 13 incredible sundae toppings that are sure to please.<p>For star chef Jacques …

13 Nostalgic Childhood Foods for Grown-Ups

Here are 13 recipes inspired by everyone’s favorite childhood foods.<p>Remember being a kid? All you needed to be happy was a gooey grilled cheese …

How to Make a Funfetti Cake from Scratch

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: Make an artifically delicious childhood treat a little bit more authentic. Molly Yeh from My Name is Yeh shows us how.</i><p>Deep in the heart of Park …

French Fries and Other Foods You Should Never Order to Go

It's a fact of life: certain foods travel much better than others. It's never fun to realize that the meal you ordered for delivery simply didn't hold up in transit and is beyond repair, so we've gathered 11 foods that you should think twice before ordering to go.<p>There are plenty of foods that hold …

Like a pumpkin pie in your hand: TODAY tests 'surprisingly tasty' Pumpkin Spice Oreos

Nothing goes hand in hand with fall weather quite like a pumpkin-flavored carbohydrate.<p>The makers of the classic Oreo cookie want to make sure you have that autumn-essential covered. Hitting supermarket shelves on Sep. 24, the limited edition Pumpkin Spice Oreos will be available while supplies …

22 Cookies That Are Totally OK To Eat For Breakfast

There is a time and a place for cookies, and breakfast usually doesn't fit the bill. Sadly, choosing to eat cookies for breakfast is often written off as an infantile, uninformed decision. But the magnificent breakfast cookie -- a cookie crafted specifically for breakfast -- has the power to change …

11 Ways To Schniztel: Wiener, Pork, Chicken And More

The only Viennese dish that can rival the gorgeous cakes of Austria is the wiener schnitzel. The thinly breaded, golden-fried piece of veal -- stay with us now, even if you're not a fan of veal -- is in fact the national dish of the European country. And with good reason, too. When schnitzel is …

French Fry Pizza Exists For When You Can't Decide What To Drunk Eat

It's four o'clock in the morning. The world is spinning inside your head. There is some too-sweet, bubbly liquid sloshing around in your belly. There is, obviously, only one cure: Grease.<p>Less obvious is exactly how to get that grease fix. There are two separate, logical paths to take: The pizza …