Melissa Filipkowski

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The Fastest Supergrain Recipes for Busy Cooks

We never knew quinoa or farro—plus three more healthy grains—could taste so good (or cook in 30 minutes or less!).<p>An Italian Main Course That Isn't …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …

SNL Taps Six Web Comedy Stars to Join the Cast - PAPER

Though Lorne Michaels says that strong online presence isn't a factor when selecting new <i>Saturday Night Live</i> cast members, telling the <i>New York Times</i>, "You can't be famous before you're famous," any actor or comedian coming up in 2013 has surely created web videos -- or an entire web series -- that …

The Best Emmys Dresses Of All Time

Aside from celebrating the greatness of television, the Emmy Awards are also a wonderful opportunity to ogle some <b>stunning red-carpet looks</b>. To kick …

Stephen Hawking's big ideas ... made simple - video animation

At premiere of film about his life, physicist says it's theoretically possible to copy brain on to computer to provide life after death<p>Published: 21 Sep 2013<p>World-famous cosmologist admits to losing bet as a result of particle's discovery<p>Published: 12 Nov 2013<p>Nasa video footage shows what the moon …

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

5 Great American White-Water Rafting Destinations

White-water rafting is a surefire way to satisfy the adventurer and create lifelong family memories. Adults and kids alike tend to love the natural beauty surrounding the river, the thrills that erupt from the rapids, and conquering the river together.<p><b>White-water rafting can be a great summer</b> …

Lorne Michaels on The 1970s and The Birth of Saturday Night Live

The 70s began for me in 1975—on April 1, 1975, to be exact. That was the day I signed on to move to New York and begin work on a new late-night comedy/variety series for NBC. And it was going to be live. As it turns out, April Fools’ Day is the right day to start work on something like that.<p>The …

Where to See the Best Fall Foliage in the U.S. (Photos)

Fall Fun<p>The air is turning crisp and pumpkins are popping up on the shelves. This can only mean one thing: it's time for a road trip. Here are the 13 …

The Great and God Awful Trends of New York Fashion Week Spring 2014

We took our time to really go through everything we saw at New York Fashion Week to compile for you the best, worst, and unavoidable trends that will be forced in front of your faces come spring 2014.<p><i>Marc by Marc Jacobs, Prabal Gurung, Philosophy, Alexander Wang, MM6, DKNY, Adam Selman</i><p>New York …

32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

New York City

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Amalfi Coast

Let the Games Continue . . .

The <i>Hunger Games</i> films may have begun as Suzanne Collins’s hugely popular trilogy of books aimed at young adults, but with a new director and a star who scored the best-actress statuette at this year’s Oscars, the second installment of this blockbuster franchise is all grown up.<p>“One of the big …

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Alcohol

This A Cappella Cover Of Lorde's "Royals" Will Make Your Ears Happy

Nailed it.

12 Movies That Are Just As Good As The Books They're Based On

There are dozens of book adaptations coming out this fall, both promising and ridiculous ("12 Years a Slave" and "Adore," respectively. How could they do that to Doris Lessing?).<p>Book lovers may be wary of heading to the theatre unless they've already at least thumbed through the original work, but …

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …

Artist Collaborates with her 4-Year-Old Daughter to Create Amazing Illustrations | Colossal

<p>In one of the best collaborations this blog has seen in ages, professional illustrator Mica Angela Hendricks has been collaborating with her …

The next food trends predicted by travel writers

Climb aboard the food trend train: what’s cool today will be passé tomorrow. New food trends arrive on the scene every year, whether you’re ready for them or not. Some will be local foods cast into the spotlight by changing tastes, novel techniques or a hefty dose of whimsy, but most will be …

The Most Iconic Banksy Works Of All Time

Earlier this week Banksy revealed he would spend the month of October putting up art around New York City.<p>In honor of his NYC takeover, we're taking a look back at some of his most iconic works.

Streetwear

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

When I first met Steve Jobs, I thought he was a loser. It was 1980, and I was just a Silicon Valley kid who knew nothing about computers. I had …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

Someone

From the true story of a woman's 15 months in captivity to Oprah's Super Soulful Book of the Month, these reads will amaze you.<p>Enon<p>By Paul Harding<p>238 …

2014-2015 New Cars: The Ultimate Buyer’s Guide

Quick Reviews of Every Car You Can Buy<p>Despite generally booming sales so far this year, the auto industry continues to find itself in a state of transition. Fuel economy is on the rise, as are the capability, popularity, and affordability of alternative fuel vehicles like electric cars and plug-in …

This Stunning Time-Lapse of New York City is a Must-Watch

New York City isn’t what it used to be. Soldiers with M-16s stand guard at Grand Central Station, walking through Times Square feels like you’re on …