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Small Loft in Manhattan, New York by Specht Harpman

The clever and beautifully furnished Manhattan Micro-Loft.<p>The team of Specht Harpman had to deal with a very special challenge. The renovation of …

Inside Sun Noodle, the Secret Weapon of America's Best Ramen Shops

There were only about three or four ramen shops on Oahu when Hidehito Uki founded Sun Noodle in 1981. Ramen in America was pretty much just a cup of noodles you cooked in the microwave. Uki — who came to Hawaii from Japan to make and sell fresh ramen noodles — wondered how he could ever be …

Coney Island Hot Dog Eating Contest

Bon Appétit's Definitive Guide to Satisfying All of Your Dessert Cravings

When a dessert craving hits, nothing else will do—here are our picks for every type of sweet, from cookies to pie.<p><b>We don't discriminate when it comes to desserts.</b> But one thing's for sure: When a craving hits, it sure is nice to get exactly what you want. When you're hankering for a slice of pie, …

Dessert

24 Summer Recipes Everyone Should Know How to Cook

It's summertime, and the cookin's easy—master these ultimate summer dishes and eat well through September<p><b>Just because we're not in the mood to fire up the oven</b> to make brisket in the summer, doesn't mean we're off the hook when it comes to warm weather meals. Nope, when it comes to summertime, …

Cooking

8 vending machines you didn't know you needed | CNN Travel

Super-Easy Father's Day Brunch Recipes

Here, fast and simple dishes to make to celebrate Dad this weekend.<p>1 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 6<p>3 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 6<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Japan

Who Buried the $10 Million in Coins Found by a California Couple—and Why?

What they found, where it's from—and what are the odds?<p>The dream of discovering buried treasure came true for a California couple who found a real pot of gold while walking their dog. The largest such hoard ever found in the U.S. is comprised of 1,411 gold coins, minted between 1847 and 1894, worth …

Hee haw: 'laughing animals' - in pictures

Look it can't ALL be about the NSA and teacher strikes ... Here are some important animal pictures to add to the mix

DJ Avicii’s Astounding $15.5 Million Property in Hollywood Hills

When you’re a celebrity, the world stands at your feet. And if you work hard and fight for your dreams, you will eventually succeed in getting what …

National Geographic Travel

How to Make Sourdough Hotcakes

This Klondike-era recipe adapted from <i>Alaska Sourdough: The Real Stuff By a Real Alaskan</i> is best when made from scratch.<p>Ingredients<p>2 cups sourdough starter<br>• 2 tablespoons sugar<br>• 1 egg<br>• 4 tablespoons oil<br>• 1/2 teaspoon salt<br>• 1 scant teaspoon baking soda (full teaspoon if starter is really sour), dissolved in 1 …

Breakfast

A-Z of unusual ingredients: xanthan gum

This week in our search for exciting new kitchen ingredients, X is for xantham gum - a useful powder which makes gluten-free baking a breeze<p>Xanax, Xylitol, Xylene - 'X' is the letter of pharmaceuticals, fertilizers and rat poisons. The letter of chemists, not chefs. 'X' words are acceptable on the …

6 Easy Ways To Feel More Energized

Power up your mind—and body—with these easy tips.<p>Sure, it's the New Year, so you want to have that get up and go sensation. But between frigid temperatures, early sunsets and most likely, a sugar and carb-filled holiday, that's not as easy as it sounds. Frank Lipman, MD, an integrative and …

Hackers target cash machines with USB sticks

A gang of thieves targeted cash machines belonging to an unnamed European bank by uploading malicious software that would spit out banknotes on command<p>Criminals targeted a string of cash machines by cutting holes in the fascia to reach a USB port and upload malicious code that would spit out …

Cake recipes

Gifts from the Kitchen: 22 Edible Holiday Presents You Can Make at Home

From spicy mustard to chocolate bark, make your holiday gifts for family and friends right in your own kitchen<p>If the thought of going to a crowded mall and picking out the perfect present for everyone on your list is stressing you out, just don't do it. Make your friends and family thoughtful gifts …

Dessert

How the decadence and depravity of London's 18th century elite was fuelled by hot chocolate

One midsummer’s day in 1750, a man had a seizure in front of the main gate to St James’s Palace and collapsed onto the pavement. Some passers-by promptly carried him into the nearest building which, unluckily for him, turned out to be White’s Chocolate House. For inside, through thick plumes of …

Better Than Bacon: 25 Pork Recipes, From Chops to Tenderloins

From lean and tender pork loins to tasty pork shoulders to a classic pork chops, we've compiled 25 of our favorite recipes that puts a pig to good use.<p>Bacon makes everything taste better: in waffles, in quiches, in cornbread, in miso, on pizza, and wrapped around anything. You say bacon, and we're …

Cooking

Lost Egyptian City Discovered by Underwater Archaeologist After 1,200 Years

For many centuries the fabled city of Heracleion was thought to be a myth, a place of amazing affluence talked about by Herodotus, frequented by …

23 Extreme Gravity-Defying Photos That Will Give You Vertigo

How many times have you been told that anything is possible? Do you believe it? Here are 23 extreme photos of serious risk takers that prove anything …

Photography

7 Types of Squats You Should Be Doing

7 Squat Variations You NEED to Try<p>Your go-to butt exercise could use an upgrade<p>Squats are like the LBD of your workout—they’re the perfect staple and they make your body look pretty amazing. But just like your wardrobe, your fitness routine could use some variety. For an upgrade with major results, …

Burn Calories

Which Workout Burns The Most Calories After It’s Over?<p>A.K.A. the magic workout<p>Thinkstock.com<p>Since you're well-read in the fitness department, you probably already know about the afterburn effect—i.e. how some workouts help you burn calories even <i>after</i> your sweat session is over. But what you may not …

Want to reduce your cloud costs 70 percent? Here’s how

Advertisement<p>44 Comments<p>Colocation, which means buying your own hardware up front and running and managing it in a third-party site, is not usually …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Infographics

Rise and shine: the daily routines of history's most creative minds

Benjamin Franklin spent his mornings naked. Patricia Highsmith ate only bacon and eggs. Marcel Proust breakfasted on opium and croissants. The path to greatness is paved with a thousand tiny rituals (and a fair bit of substance abuse) – but six key rules emerge Daily Rituals by Mason Currey – review<p>…