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These historical menus show how drastically the way we eat has changed

Perusing the New York Public Library’s archive of historical menus is an eye-opening jaunt through the unfamiliar food cultures of yore. What’s …

The fallacy of Trump’s “send in the Feds” fix for Chicago

Trump wants to do something about Chicago gun violence. But experts say his likely approach would make things worse.<p>The Facebook Live video, recorded on Tuesday, opened with what looked like a happy family enjoying a car ride, singing along to a song by rapper Chief Keef as it played on the …

Bombers Away: Why brewers are abandoning big bottles

Included in Firestone Walker Brewing Company’s January announcement about the release of its bourbon-aged imperial brown ale, Bravo, was this little …

Beer

Texas church’s anti-craft beer ad backfires

A Texas brewery is turning one local church’s anti-craft beer ad into a clever marketing opportunity.<p>The Anchor of Hope Baptist Church in Canyon, Texas placed a strongly worded advert in The Canyon Times earlier this month, calling craft beer “the devil’s craft” and rallied against the perils of …

15 things successful people do during their lunch break

Experts say your lunch hour is critical for keeping your productivity and energy levels up. Working or rushing through it can be detrimental to your success.<p>"Your lunch hour is your chance to get refocused, reenergized, and refueled (literally) for the rest of your day," says Michael Kerr, an …

Success

Why You’re So Hungry The Morning After Drunk Eating

You're probably familiar with this story: You have a few drinks too many, come home, and dive into takeout pizza, or a bowl of pasta, or maybe old …

What $1,250 rents in Chicago right now

If you look hard enough you can still find a two-bedroom in this price range<p><i>Welcome to</i> <i>Curbed Comparisons</i><i>, a column that explores what one can rent for a set dollar amount in various Chicago neighborhoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Today we're looking at apartments</i> …

How to Drink on a Plane Like a Bawse

Stop paying $9 for a shitty chardonnay, okay?<p>Sometimes you just need a drink. And sometimes you find yourself on a plane—no business class,<p>certainlyno first class, no Southwest drink tickets, and no complimentary champagne from the flight attendant for being a good person and letting a family take …

Alcohol

5 Facts About AceBounce, Chicago's New Ping Pong Concept, Opening Today

Grab those ping pong paddles, as <b>AceBounce</b> —Chicago's newest table tennis restaurant— opens today, just south of the Chicago River on Clark Street. The staff has adapted the popular British chain to Chicago sensibilities, bringing on former Virgin Hotels Chicago chef Rick Gresh to handle the menu at …

Wicker Park will host a Prince-themed parade this weekend

Many of us are still mourning the passing of Prince by listening to the wonderful music he left behind and remembering the many concerts he played in …

Cannes to showcase John Malkovich movie no one will see for 100 years

A movie no one will ever see is set to have a display at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.<p><i>100 Years — The Movie You Will Never See</i>, starring John …

I Tried to Be a Morning Person for 30 Days. Here's What Worked (and What Didn't)

If you spend any time online, you'll inevitably come across an article (or 15) spelling out steps to reach the near-mythical status of becoming a …

Jordan Spieth May Not Have Won The Masters, But He Does Have This $7 Million Mansion

The one-time green jacket winner is living large in Dallas.<p>The 2015 Masters champion recently paid $7.1 million for a 16,655-square-foot mansion in Dallas, TX that includes a golf-simulator room, an indoor basketball court, and a 12-car underground garage that—appropriately—has mural of the Augusta …

26 Spicy Recipes to Make You Cry in a Good Way

Is it hot in here, or is it just these 26 spicy recipes?<p>Pour yourself a big glass of milk. These spicy recipes are ready to party.

Cooking

Sacha Baron Cohen Explains Departure From Freddie Mercury Biopic

Sacha Baron Cohen told Howard Stern he dropped out of the long-in-the-works Freddie Mercury biopic over disagreements with Queen over how the film …

You can trick a smartphone fingerprint scanner in just 15 minutes with a printer

Researchers from Michigan State University have published a paper on a new technique for breaking into smartphones by tricking their fingerprint scanners with an image printed with conductive ink.<p>The process makes use of products from AgIC, a company that produces conductive inks and special paper …

Information Systems

Kid sticks to his Creationist guns when given science homework

<b>‘Identify the dinosaurs.’</b><p>It’s a simple instruction – but one kid wasn’t buying it.<p>Why conform to the lies the system tells you about ‘evolution’ and …

Why Buying Craft Beer in Big Bottles Probably Isn't a Good Idea Right Now

It’s no secret that when you buy anything you should choose your container based on unit price. Well, as VinePair notes, when it comes to craft beer …

“Porn Addiction” Is Often Just an Attempt to Medicalize Religious Dogma

Josh Duggar has reached the "checked into rehab" station of the celebrity-scandal cross. What does Josh need to recover from? It's unclear from his …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …

Creativity

Swimming, car rides and ice cream: Roo's last weeks will be happy ones

Roosevelt is getting a big send-off.<p>Roo, as he has come to be known, is a 6-year-old pit bull who was rescued from Chicago Animal Care and Control in April. His owner had turned him in because Roo had "issues urinating."<p>He was spotted in his cage by Sarah Lauch and Kelly Michael, both of whom are …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

Self Compassion

Autistic Adults Could Take Ecstasy to Reduce Anxiety

Researchers are interested in seeing whether taking ecstasy could reduce social anxiety in autistic adults.<p>A team laid out their proposed study in</i> …

How to spot a terrorist, according to US airport security

Excessive yawning, strong body odour and arrogance are among the suspicious signs that US airport staff are trained to associate with potential terrorists, a leaked document has revealed.<p>A confidential security checklist used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the organisation in …

What the Kitchen Will Look Like in 2025, According to Ikea

"Food as design" was one of the big trends spotted at Milan Design Week last month and sure enough, very-busy furniture retailer <b>Ikea</b> dedicated a whole exhibit to <b>Concept Kitchen 2025</b>, a deep exploration of how the kitchen will change in the next decade. The project, a collaboration with design …

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

New Arrivals<p><i>GQ</i>’s editors pick the freshest menswear, sneakers, watches and more worth your disposable income.<p>15 Photos3 days agoView …

The Wealth Gap Is Expanding as More People Rent, Study Says

For the majority of American homeowners, their house is their single largest asset. Despite the crash in home values in the last decade, that still holds true.<p>That crash, however, created a much larger share of renters, and these Americans are not enjoying the new wealth that now-rising home prices …