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Before ‘Fifty Shades Darker’: 10 Kinky Films

“Fifty Shades Darker,” the “Fifty Shades of Grey” sequel that chronicles the relationship between a budding journalist and a damaged business scion with an affection for whips and chains, is released in the United States today.<p>In her review for The New York Times, the critic Manohla Dargis deemed …

Filmmaking

Make Your Own Protein Bars With Only 6 Healthy Ingredients

Why would you take the time and effort to make your own protein bars when there's practically an entire dedicated aisle at the grocery store? The …

One-Bowl Chocolate Cake

Birthday? Anniversary? Going-away party? This super-easy, one-bowl layer cake is the perfect dessert for any gathering of chocolate buffs.

Dessert

Poäng: The Little-Known History Of Ikea’s Most Famous Chair

Here’s what made the Scandinavian design emporium’s chair an instant classic 40 years ago.<p>With its bentwood frame, cantilevered seat, and curved backrest, the Poäng chair is one of Ikea’s most recognizable pieces. The Swedish furniture maker has produced over 30 million Poäng chairs since it …

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

The One New Year's Resolution That's Worth Making

If you stick to New Year's resolutions every year, congratulations on fitting into all your skinny jeans and getting out of debt! In the spirit of the holidays, we've got some New Year's resolution inspiration that just might get the rest of us mere mortals in bell-bottomed jeans (they're back!) to …

The Last Word Cocktail

113<p>38<p>1<p>Shares 152<p>While I wish that I could try everything and go to all the places that are suggested to me. I used to keep lists of restaurants and …

Celebrity Chefs

7 Apps to Help Manage Your Money

Don't worry. Be appy.<p>YNAB<p>‘You Need a Budget’ app goes beyond just showing you what you spend money on, it aims to change your habits and behaviors. …

These Are the 5 Best TED Talks Ever, According to the Guy Who Runs TED

The event's boss names the talks that have taught him the most.<p>If you're a massive TED fan like me, you've probably watched a whole lot of the compelling talks by now. But when it comes to consuming all the insights TED has to offer, even the most dedicated enthusiasts can't hold a candle to Chris …

31 Books You Need To Bring To The Beach This Summer

BYO-sunscreen!

Here Are the Must-Stream Movies of July 2016

Bask in the cool breeze of your air conditioner and check out what Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes have to offer.<p>Streaming service selections vary widely from month to month, and in July, they'll fluctuate for the much, much better. It's hard to remember the last time Netflix, Amazon, and iTunes …

Michael J. Fox

The 10 Most Egregious Oscar Snubs

When the Academy Awards air on February 28, you'll see some very worthy people being honored while also realizing who's absent and suppressing shrieks of "What?" Here are 10 of the most egregiously dissed. And I'll leave out the amazing kid from <i>Room</i>. Too obvious.<p><b>PAUL DANO,</b> <i>LOVE & MERCY</i><p>Haunting Paul …

Michael Shannon

Why America Is Moving Left

Republicans may have a lock on Congress and the nation’s statehouses—and could well win the presidency—but the liberal era ushered in by Barack Obama is only just beginning.<p>Over roughly the past 18 months, the following events have transfixed the nation.<p>In July 2014, Eric Garner, an African …

Black Lives Matter

Chocolate Stout Brownies Recipe - Chowhound

1Position a rack in the middle of the oven and preheat to 350°F. Generously grease a 9-by-13-inch baking dish (you can also line it with a large …

Dessert

24 Essential Bars in Portland, Mapped

Portland is great at bars, no matter your preferred style of drinking establishment. Dedicated to the best bars in the city, this map features fashionable cocktail lounges, playful tiki bars, dirt-cheap dive bars, iconic beer bars, and spots specializing in everything from rare gins and sherry …

Oregon

Why the Food in Okinawa's Not Like Anything in the Rest of Japan

My first meal in Okinawa, a Japanese prefecture known for the extraordinary longevity of its people thanks to a traditionally vegetable-intensive …

The Best Prosecco to Drink This New Year's Eve

Not all Proseccos are created equal. The best among these light and gently fruity sparkling wines, which hail from Italy's Veneto region, are made by farmers and smaller family run estates who grow and select the best grapes by hand. Unfortunately, those aren't the bottles that you see most often …

The 10 Most Popular Podcasts of 2015

It may be hard to believe, but podcasts turn 10 years old this year. The podcast first took off back in 2005, when Apple added them to iTunes.<p>Today’s …

11 Best TV Shows to Binge-Watch When You Cant Leave Your Couch

Snow days are the best days.<p>Winter weather means many, many hours spent lying on the couch discussing the eternal question: What to watch???<p>Here, 11 shows to indulge in, from quick one-season hits you can devour in a single sitting to multi-season series you can make a dent in while half comatose …

2015 films you need to see: Anything by Kristen Wiig, 'Results' and more

Oh, no, not again. It's nearing the time for year-end lists and hearing from various guilds and groups to create a vague consensus over the best of this year's movies. (And music and restaurants and people and TV and everything.)<p>More than many of those other media, with the movies this often means …

Kristen Stewart

See the Original Coke Bottle Patent Granted 100 Years Ago

Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum of American History<p>Courtesy Smithsonian National Museum …

5 Airstream Rentals That Trump Traditional Hotel Rooms

The first Airstream was built in 1929, and almost 90 years later, the iconic aluminum trailer still has quite a following: Matthew McConaughey and Lenny Kravitz are proud owners, and many restaurants, shops, and hotels have invested in Airstreams as new forms of food trucks, showrooms, or guest …

RVs

The cult of productivity is preventing you from being productive

I’ve spent a lot of time over the past couple of years thinking about how to be more productive. As a graduate student and freelancer, there’s no one telling me what to do, and no (immediate) consequences if I spend all day procrastinating. But gradually, through trying different techniques, …

Time Management

5 Korean Novels You Should Read Now

South Korea is becoming a major player on the world’s literary scene, beginning with last year’s London Book Fair, which spotlighted Korean literature. In particular, the country’s literary scene is making a name for itself with dark, transgressive fiction by female writers, some of which might not …

Books

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of …

17 “Twilight Zone” Episodes To Watch If You’ve Never Seen “The Twilight Zone”

*Rod Serling voice* You're traveling through another dimension...

10 Scary Books That Will Seriously Keep You Up At Night

Readers beware.<p>In a recent interview with HuffPost, Goosebumps author R.L. Stine said he thought most fears were “universal,” and, for him at least, linked closely with humor. “It’s that same guttural reaction,” he said.<p>Unlike Stine, I’ve never equated scary with funny -- my <i>guttural reaction</i> to …

Dog Surfing in California

Aquatic Sports