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Tania Fares's Insider Guide To Beirut

The Design Duo: David Nicolas<p>The Authentic Eatery: Em Sherif Café<p>The Go-To Party Dress Designer: Sandra Mansour<p>The Design Powerhouse: Cherine Magrabi …

Beirut

Your legal pot buying data could get you banned from the U.S., lawyers warn

When Canadians are able to buy legal recreational marijuana sometime this year, we are going to start generating a lot of consumer data.<p>Some of it …

5 Pilates Moves That Tone., Life and Shape Your Butt

In Pilates, there are many butt exercises that lift, tone, and sculpt your backside, but they do so much more. As with most Pilates exercises, these …

Workouts

Tone Your Derriere With This Butt Workout

Who doesn't want a firm and toned butt? Are you ready to put in the moves it takes to get the derriere of your dreams?<p>This workout includes a variety …

Hot milk sponge cake is topped with glazed berries instead of frosting

While perusing one of my favorite recipe sites, I came across a recipe for hot milk sponge cake. As much as I love to cook and experiment in the …

The 5 Best Men’s Shoes You Can Wear Comfortably All Day Long for Spring ’18

Last fall, FN broke down the best men’s shoes you can wear for prolonged periods of time without discomfort. And for spring ’18, we’ve given the …

Spiced Beef Kabobs with Herbed Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Soak skewers in water 30 minutes. Meanwhile, place bread and water to cover in a small bowl; let stand 10 minutes. Using hands, …

Cooking

The 50 Best Books of 2017

Whether you like your reading sexy and satirical or political and polarizing, these stand-out books are guaranteed to challenge the status quo and spark timely conversation.<p>Whether you prefer your reading sexy and satirical, political and polarizing, or simply amusing, the year's best releases are …

Books

15 influential art and design movements you should know

Art and design movements: Quick links<p>As a designer, inspiration can come from anywhere. But sometimes influences, attitudes and approaches converge …

Art

Chicken and Rice Soup Is a Lesson in Thrifty Cooking

(Image credit: Joe Lingeman)<p>Canned chicken noodle soup was the meal my mom warmed up for us on sick days while she balanced getting us well (read: …

Spices

18 Essential Classics to Read Before You Die - Signature

If one-stop shopping for the classics appeals to you, look no further than this box set. It features eighty books celebrating a wide range of classic literature from drama to poetry, and fiction to history, and includes works from Walt Whitman, Edgar Allan Poe, Joseph Conrad and many …

Literature

Couscous Pilaf with Roasted Carrots, Chicken, and Feta Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 450°F. Combine carrots, oil, pepper, and 1⁄2 teaspoon of the salt on a large rimmed baking sheet. Toss to coat; …

Beauty Products That Work Their Magic Overnight

Now that's what we call beauty sleep.<p>No matter how much we value taking care of our skin, hair, and body, we’re still all about efficiency. Because …

How Rice Pudding Gave Me Courage

Our son was still only crawling when Marie-Cécile, a young Frenchwoman, became his babysitter. That she stayed with us for years explains why he has a near-perfect French accent and why I know the lyrics and accompanying hand motions to nursery songs from the 1960s. It’s also why I know the …

Dessert

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

UC Berkeley

Telling AI to not replicate itself is like telling teenagers to just not have sex

Do humans have the capacity for safe AI? Our history shows innovation and technology advancements are replete with unintended consequences.<p>Who knew that widespread social-media adoption would lead to disinformation campaigns aimed at undermining liberal democracy, when it was originally thought it …

Machine Learning

Math Says You're Driving Wrong and It's Slowing Us All Down

Ah, the phantom traffic jam. You know, that thing where the flow suddenly slows to a halt and you inch forward for a half hour and then things pick …

Cardamom Pistachio Shortbread Cookies

Shortbread is originally a Scottish butter cookie but has been adapted to different cultures and cuisines by the addition of spices, oils and nuts. …

Persian Chicken with Pomegranate and Walnuts

Recipe<p>Servings: 4 to 6<p>The slow cooker makes this classic Middle Eastern dish a breeze, mostly because the spices mellow slowly into a sweet, aromatic …

Slow Cookers

Knafeh

There is truly no dessert in the world like gooey, cheesy and sweet <i>knafeh</i>. Once you’ve tried it, you’ll never stop craving it!<p><i>Knafeh</i> is a dessert …

The Hidden History of Scandinavia's Love of Cardamom

Every year, from the beginning of December through Christmas, Kicki Pallin drinks glogg. It’s a wine that’s “kind of sweet” and features a spice …

Trump's H-1B Reform Is to Make Life Hell for Immigrants and Companies

Donald Trump came into office promising a restrictive new approach to immigration and there has been little question about his intention to follow …

Murder of a president: How India and the UN mucked up completely in Afghanistan

<i>Mohammed Najibullah Ahmedzai was the president of Afghanistan between 1987 and 1992. The Taliban, which captured the capital, Kabul, in September 1996, executed him and brutalised his body under full international glare. The following excerpt describes the political, diplomatic, and moral dilemmas</i> …

India

How to Make a Whole Roasted Garlic-Butter Cauliflower

Try this crispy, flavorful new way to eat the nutritious veggie.<p>Cauliflower is <i>packed</i> with healthy vitamins and nutrients, including vitamins C, K, …

Mushroom Bruschetta

Special equipment: a grill pan<p>Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil and 1 tablespoon of the butter and heat until nice and …

Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for aubergine, black-eyed bean and dill curry

Some people end up working in the food industry by accident, but for most, there is probably a pivotal moment: a particular meal out or a great success in the kitchen that changed everything, for ever.<p>The moment that changed the course of my life took place in a curry house on London’s Brick Lane …

Vegan Recipes

Apple-Pomegranate Cobbler

This juicy and bright apple cobbler is just the right amount of sweet, with an irresistibly tender and crunchy crust on top. <b>Slideshow:</b> More Cobbler …

Recipes

Taste Beyond The Tongue

Date, Apricot, and Walnut Loaf Cake Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Lightly adapted from Diana Henry's A Change of Appetite. (I've decreased the sugar slightly, made the half-whole wheat, half-white flour mixture all whole wheat, and added salt.) It's lovely immediately after it cools and equally lovely -- more complex, more dense -- a couple of days …

Baking