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The 8 Best Food Cities in the World

<i>By the editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Travelers love to eat--that's why every year, as part of our Readers' Choice Awards survey, we ask our readers to rank their favorite food cities around the world. This year's results contain some old favorites (Paris, Rome) as well as a few surprises. Read on …

Frank Howarth's Self-Assembling Table Saw

Hands-free maintenance: This Powermatic is automatic<p>For those of you that own table saws, have you ever had to take yours apart? I'm not talking …

Back-Button Focusing: How to Use Full Auto and Full Manual Controls at the Same Time

What is Back-Button Focusing (BBF)?<p>With most cameras, you depress the shutter button half way to focus and then to actually take the picture the …

Cameras

The best books to read before you die

35 images<p>Need something to read this Book Lovers Day? Here are the best books to read before you die...<p>Today marks National Book Lovers Day, and what …

How Smartphones Hurt Sleep

Blue light makes the brain think it's time to wake up, just as you're getting ready for bed.<p>The answer to the question "How'd you sleep?" has, for most of human history, been "not too well." Even before the advent of electric light, people slept two or three to a bed, next to a chamber pot, and …

Sleep

Six awesome Android apps to get your creative juices flowing

Life's too short to only use your phone and tablet for practical stuff. There are a ton of great apps to unlock your creativity and let you make something beautiful or fun.<p>Whether it's humming a ditty into the mic or literally sketching up a mini-masterpiece, there's likely an app for this, that, …

Apps

The Duke of Burgundy review – erotic, neurotic and utterly individual

Peter Strickland’s beautifully shot, highly atmospheric pastiche of 1970s European sleaze is a delight<p>Given our nation’s much-vaunted penchant for “eccentricity”, it’s strange that we tolerate so little of it in British cinema. We’re happy enough to see aesthetic or imaginative dissidents at play …

Love Stories

5 Ways to Invest Smarter at Any Age

The key is settling on the right stock/bond mix and sticking to your guns. Here's how.<p><i>Welcome to Day 4 of MONEY’s 10-day Financial Fitness program.</i> …

Print Your Photos or Risk Losing Them to the Digital Dark Age, Internet Pioneer Warns

Want to make sure a photograph survives your lifetime? Print it out. That’s the warning Internet pioneer Vint Cerf gave at a talk recently, saying …

Why you should never eat a bacon sandwich: what you can – and can't – eat

February, 2015, was the month when everything we thought we knew about eating and drinking healthily was turned on its head.<p>First, a damning study in the British Medical Journal showed that – after all we have been told to the contrary – saturated fat is good for you. Far from being the great risk …

12 Valentine's Cards For The Science Nerd In Your Life

Cut one out and give it to your sweetheart to tell them they are the ln(e).

Geeky Valentines: The Starfinder Valentine Digital Kit

That perfect DIY nerdy Valentine! Nothing says "Be mine" like the gift of the stars!<p>A starfinder (also known as a "planisphere" or "star chart") is a map of a portion of the celestial sphere with an attached rotating device for indicating the location of stars and constellations at any given date …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Review<p>A deep dive on <i>Avengers</i> for those who've seen the movie.<p>By The Editors of GQ4 days agoView More<p>Hair Gods<p>See the Avengers star's new facial hair …

The life insurance pitfall that cost £40,000

Writing life insurance in trust is a good idea, but this tragic story is a sobering reminder of how it can go wrong<p>When Marina Hodder’s husband died tragically in a road traffic accident in March 2000, she was determined to make sure their 17-month-old son would be financially secure if anything …

Peek Inside This Cheerful 260-Square-Foot Home

This house will make you believe in love at first sight.<p>If there was an award for "Happiest Tiny House," then this home might take the prize. Though it clocks in at just 260-square-feet, this cottage's bright and colorful design exudes a cheery atmosphere from all corners.<p>Designed by Richardson …

Northern California

The Ideal Work Schedule, as Determined by Circadian Rhythms

Humans have a well-defined internal clock that shapes our energy levels throughout the day: our circadian process, which is often referred to as a circadian rhythm because it tends to be very regular. If you’ve ever had jetlag, then you know how persistent circadian rhythms can be. This natural — …

A way forward to solve the hard problem of consciousness

I participated in the Greenland consciousness cruise referred to in your article (The I in mind, 21 January). The majority of the participants were in the Daniel Dennett camp, according to which proper respect for science requires us to deny the very existence of consciousness. David Chalmers …

Consciousness

You have 8.8 seconds to impress with your CV. Here's how

New research has shown that you have less than 9 seconds to grab the attention of a potential employer. On the UK's busiest day for career development, Louisa Symington-Mills, unpicks the best way to make yours stand out<p>If one of your goals for this year was to take charge of your career, then …

Employment

22 Movies Every Designer Should Watch On Netflix

In search of some inspiration? Then we have the movies for you!<p>Sometimes you take a look at your Netflix queue and think there’s nothing decent on the service. That’s not entirely true! Netflix has certainly lost its library of mainstream Hollywood films over the past few years. But for the …

Microsoft Is 'Tripling Down' On One Of Satya Nadella's Big Bets

Today, Microsoft is "tripling down" on that product, according to its leader James Phillips.<p>The latest version is easier to get started with — the goal of the team was to let people sign up in 5 seconds and get to real useful data within 5 minutes. Microsoft has also added a free version, and cut …

10 things you didn't know about haggis (and may not want to)

With Burns Night upon us, we examine the traditional Scottish supper and find out a few offally interesting facts<p>January 25 will see Scots all over the globe celebrating the much loved poet, Robert Burns by tucking into some haggis.<p>Or, as Burns describes the dish "the Great Chieftain o' the puddin …

Scotland

Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1963 “Letter from Birmingham jail” remains relevant today

<i>King’s famous 1963 “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” published in The Atlantic as “The Negro Is Your Brother,” was written in response to a public statement of concern and caution issued by eight white religious leaders of the South. It stands as one of the classic documents of the civil-rights</i> …

Black History

Juzer want to make his PC completely secure from any type of virus and hacking. That’s impossible, but Jack Schofield explains how to make Windows much more secure<p>How can I make my PC completely secure from any type of virus and hacking? <b>Juzer</b><p>You can’t, because of the old computer industry …

Demilitarized Zone

Mark Ronson on How Fiction Inspired Uptown Special

The songwriter-producer collaborated with author Michael Chabon on his new album.<p><b>By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature.</b> <b>See entries from Steven Pinker, Jonathan Franzen, Amy Tan, Khaled Hosseini, and more.</b><p>On his fourth record, <i>Uptown</i> …

Music

The 25 funniest quotes from Airplane!

Robert Hays and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar - two of the stars of Airplane! - have reprised their roles for a Wisconsin tourism advert. Here we recall 25 of the funniest quotes from the film.<p>1. Rumack: What was it we had for dinner tonight?<br>Elaine Dickinson: Well, we had a choice of steak or fish.<br>Rumack: …

Military

What NOT to Say to a Photographer

Graphic designer Luca Masini of Zerouno Design created a series of graphics that feature questions or phrases that commonly annoy photographers.<p>“We …

Photography

Regular investing: whether you have £10 or £500 there’s a place for you

Setting aside a sum every month is the most painless way to save for the future. And when it comes to stock market investing, a regular savings plan can help smooth out the highs and lows – which is important during times of turbulence such as the last month or two, when the FTSE 100 index fell …