Marianne Alexiou

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A surprising way to keep your marriage happy: annual performance reviews

After college, I had a boyfriend who lived in New York City. His parents—one worked in finance, the other in art—saw a marriage counselor every week. I assumed they had serious problems. The boyfriend assured me they did not: it was a way to keep their marriage strong. I chalked it up to them being …

Marriage Counseling

Smoking Doesn’t Kill Them: The Strange Science of the Longevity Gene

Why do some cigarette smokers live to old age while others die young? Scientists are getting closer to an answer.<p>It’s a well-established fact that …

10 Tested and Perfected Classic Southern Recipes

There's something deeply satisfying about Southern cooking. From red velvet cupcakes to buttermilk biscuits, these classic recipes won't disappoint!<p><b>1. Red Velvet Cupcakes</b><p>With their subtle chocolate flavor, deep mahogany color and lavish swirl of cream cheese frosting on top, who could possibly …

Cooking

Will this bizarre device make it easier to sleep on a plane?

It can be the most frustrating element of any flight – that desperate bid to grab any sort of sleep from the unrestful confines of an economy-class seat.<p>There are, of course, always moments when you are close to drifting off – only for the flimsy pillow behind your head to slip from position, a …

11 Tips For A Happy Vagina

Vaginas need and enjoy attention; and knowing how to keep your vagina happy is very important -- because if your vagina isn't happy, nobody's happy! If you're a midlife woman, you might have noticed that your vagina and her needs are changing. Vaginas experience climate change! They actually have …

Coconut

7 Floating Destinations That Are SO Much Better Than A Cruise

<b>Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From Thailand to Canada, these floating structures feature the kind of innovative design and masterful engineering that you have to see to believe.<p><i>(photo: Piyatat Hemmatat, courtesy of Búro Ole Scheeren)</i><p>Devised by 2014 AD Innovator Ole Scheeren, the …

Architecture

8 Travel Apps That Work Better Than A Guidebook

<i>by Emily Price</i><p>Skip pricey bus or walking tours on your next trip and instead download these apps, which offer historical insight and cool bits of trivia about areas around the world. Bonus: you won't have to lug around a guidebook.<p>Photo: Image Source / Alamy<p>Walking tours are a great way to learn …

Apps

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Listen to this Hip-Hop Meta-mix, featuring Everyone From Biggie Smalls and Nas to Lupe Fiasco and DMX

Hip-hop is built on samples, so some dude sampled literally every rap track ever.<p>Almost every great hip-hop song has been built on a sample. "Gold Digger" is basically Kanye talking about mini-vans over Ray Charles' "I Got a Woman"; "My Name is" interpolates a riff from a funk song recorded in …

How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together<p>There are certain restaurant dishes that become instant classics, even if the restaurant hasn't been around for long. The flaky bread from Glasserie in Brooklyn is one of those dishes. At the …

Grilling

Architizer

NYC Xmas Tree Lighting in Pictures

Christmas Trees

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

The Story Behind this Powerful Photo of a Black Boy Hugging a White Cop at a Ferguson Demonstration

Amidst the many photos of hate, anger, sadness and sometimes outright destruction that have flooded the media since a grand jury decided not to …

How to make perfect steak: idiot-proof frying pan launches

The inventor of high-tech utensil the 'Pantelligent' believes he can make anyone into an accomplished cook. Watch out, Heston?<p>Do you lack the cooking gene? If your steak is grey and chewy, your cod is black (when it's not meant to be) and your pancakes are a flop, don't despair.<p>Technology is here …

The 10-Minute, Fat-Burning Jump Rope Workout

Jumping rope can burn as many calories as running (and build some killer muscles), but perhaps the biggest benefit of double dutch is improving …

Five-year-old British boy becomes youngest ever qualified computer specialist

Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham is Microsoft’s youngest-ever certified computer specialist<p>A schoolboy has become the world's youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam at the age of just five.<p>Ayan Qureshi has only just started primary school, but passed the test at …

iPhone 5s, Samsung Galaxy S5 and Nexus 5 hacked at Pwn2Own

HP’s annual two-day Mobile Pwn2Own competition came to a close this afternoon, with a group of veteran security researchers and other competitors able to compromise several flagship smartphones across the top-three mobile operating systems: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. The devices that were …

Taylor Swift is hardly recognizable on 'Wonderland' magazine cover

Is that you Taylor?<p>A very different looking Taylor Swift graced the Nov./Dec. cover of Wonderland magazine.<p>The pop singer sported some seriously thick eyebrows and it even looked like she had a few freckles added to her face.<p>It's definitely a different look than we're used to seeing from the red …

Touch-free smartphone lets you text and play games with head gestures

In the Arabian Nights story, whenever Ali Baba shouts "Open Sesame," the door to the den of the Forty Thieves opens. But for the 10 beta testers of the Sesame phone, uttering that phrase means unlocking their smartphones without the use of their hands. Once the touch-free phone is active, users …

First-time buyers face record £2,800 mortgage rate 'penalty'

Gap between the rates offered to wealthier borrowers and those at the foot of the housing ladder is at its widest since 1995<p>Banks are charging first-time buyers and young families a record £2,800 a year penalty for putting down smaller deposits, causing a decline in the number of people securing a …

Is this the unhealthiest burger ever?

The Double Donut burger - described as a 'heart attack in a bun' - contains 2,000 calories and 53g of saturated fat<p>British pub chain Hungry Horse has a heart-stopping dish on its menu: the Double Donut burger, which consists of two beef burgers topped with cheese, four bacon rashers and BBQ sauce, …

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12 Designers Create Unique Experiences at the Silken Puerta América Madrid

Generally it’s the city or destination that inspires people to travel, but occasionally, it might just be the hotel you get to stay in. Take, for …

29 Unintentionally Funny Signs

These amusing signs are part of a collection by Doug Lansky (previously on Neatorama), whose new book is called <i>Ultimate Signspotting: Absurd &</i> …

Six Things We're Obsessed With Right Now - PAPER

Grooming by Dylan K Hanson for MAC / Cosmetics at Artists at Wilhelmina Image Board NYC / Modeled by Quiller Sharratt at Major Model Management / McQ by Alexander McQueen jacket<p>From Silver Lake to Williamsburg, the Mission to Wicker Park, men with buns are as ubiquitous as $4 pour-over coffee. It …