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Weekend Recipe: How to Make Crispy, Chewy Bagels at Home

The undisputed home of the best bagels in the country is New York City, and though there are dozens of excellent specimens, Black Seed Bagels — founded in the summer of 2014 by restaurateurs Noah Bernamoff and Matt Kliegman — has already garnered a rabid following. Here, Black Seed shares <b>a bagel</b> …

10 Ways to Repurpose Vintage Furniture

(Image credit: Lonny)<p>Maybe you fell in love with a unique piece at a thrift store or estate sale that doesn't really fit into your lifestyle. Maybe …

Thrifting

Solar and energy management: Pros and cons

The most feasible solar intervention is through 11 kV feeders. For that pick NEA approved about 300 numbers of high loss 11 kV feeders with peak load …

What constitutes brain death? Depends on which hospital you're in, study finds

When it comes to diagnosing brain death, policies that vary from hospital to hospital could open the door to unthinkable errors. Yet protocols designed to ensure that brain death gets diagnosed the right way every time have been adopted unevenly across the United States, new research shows.<p>In some …

Los Angeles

Science Shows Fish Feel Pain, So Let's Get Over It and Do Something to Help These Sentient Beings

<i>A set of essays in the new journal</i> Animal Sentience <i>concerning the question of whether fish feel pain is a must read. Fish are not mere streams of readily available unfeeling protein.</i><p>There are many fascinating and vexing issues in the study of nonhuman animal (animal) cognition and emotions, and …

Salud! 23 Cocktails to Serve Up For the Holidays

Happy Holidays! To celebrate the best time of the year, we're helping you mix up the most delicious cocktails that all your guests are sure to love.

Holidays

Elegant New Year's Eve Menu

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Where to Eat on Christmas From Coast to Coast

• Austin<br>• Boston: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day<br>• Charleston<p>Chicago: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day<br>• Dallas<br>• Denver<br>• Detroit<br>• Houston<br>• Las Vegas<br>• Miami<p>Montreal<br>• Nashville<br>• New York<br>• New Orleans<p>Philadelphia<br>• Portland, OR<br>• San Diego<br>• San Francisco: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day

The Wine Guide For People Who Can Never Remember Anything About Wine

<i>Caldera is the newest bottle from Bellus Wines, with a label designed by Cherry Bombe creative director Claudia Wu. A portion of its sales benefit the environmental nonprofit Earth Justice.(Photo: Chad Silver)</i><p><i>By Jordan Salcito as told to Catie L'Heureux</i><p>Choosing which wine to buy for a party depends …

These evening dresses are seriously sassy

From simple and classic to overstated and fabulous, shop our edit of the best evening dresses to buy now<p>The hunt for the best evening dresses is …

How to Make a Holiday-Infused Old Fashioned

Each week, we'll scour the world for a different cocktail and tell you how to get in on the spirits-filled fun at home. Today, we head south for an autumn-tinged Old Fashioned from Birmingham, Alabama’s no-menu cocktail bar, The Collins.<p>It's Friday. Concentration's a chore. Your thoughts are …

The Whisky Advent Calendar Is The Best Christmas Countdown, Ever

Bottoms up.<p>If Christmas is not your thing, you've probably never heard of an advent calendar. Advent calendars, as we know them today, are basically holiday-themed posters with 24 little doors or windows that are opened each day in a countdown till Christmas. Sometimes opening the door will reveal …

Whiskey

Thanksgiving Cocktails With a Culinary Approach

Last year just before Thanksgiving, someone asked me if I could recommend a punch recipe that would take a long time to prepare. I believe his exact words were "I want a 30-minute punch." I was a bit taken aback, mainly because I didn't understand why. I'm used to recommending simple recipes that …

Bright orange monkey born at Sydney's Taronga zoo is a rare François’ langur

Male infant called Nangua, Mandarin for pumpkin, is fourth langur to be born at the zoo, the only one in the region to breed the endangered species<p>Sydney’s Taronga zoo has announced the birth of a bright orange François’ langur, one of the world’s rarest monkeys.<p>The male infant, named Nangua – the …

Thanksgiving Buzz: What Would Pilgrims Say About The Plight Of Bees?

Got cranberries? How about squash and pumpkin pie? These favorites would not be as bountiful without bees and other wild pollinators.<p>Honey bees were first imported into the American colonies by early European settlers, who recognized their value in producing fruits and other crops.<p>"Some of the …

Listen to this "Sea Organ" make music from wave power

In the city of Zadar, Croatia, the Sea Organ, or Morske Orgulje, as it’s known locally, is an artistic attraction located on the waterfront. The Sea …

Where to Find Some of the Best New Zealand Pinot Noir

Fascinated by the local wines, F&W’s Ray Isle travels to the New Zealand city of Christchurch. What he sees and tastes shows off the amazing spirit …

Tips for Perfect Pairings and More

Here are more great tips for whiskey pairings and craft cocktail recipes.<p>Food & Wine<p>Following the Scent of an Excellent Whisky<p>Perfect Pairings: Fall …

Top 10 most dangerous volcanoes

At the number one spot is the Japanese island of Iwo Jima.<p>Where are the world’s most dangerous volcanoes? Volcano enthusiasts working with Albert …

Geology

Nine Inns Perfect for a Weekend Getaway from NYC

Some may love staying in the city on the weekends, but waking up to rolling fields, seaside vistas, and fresh-from-the-farm cuisine is not to be …

Microsoft's Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are now officially available

Just a few weeks after their announcement, Microsoft’s Surface Book and Surface Pro 4 are now officially on sale. Right on time for Microsoft’s flagship store grand opening party.<p>If you’re not familiar, Microsoft shocked the tech world earlier this month by unveiling its first ever laptop in the …

Surface Pro 4

Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

This is a story about two people sharing one body. Maybe even three people. Or four.<p>Back in the late 19th century, a German scientist named Georg Schmorl made a remarkable discovery: Cells from a baby can hide out in a mother's body, <i>after birth</i>.<p>More than a hundred years later, scientists are just …

Prenatal Development

Now Is the Time to Start Drinking English Wine

English wine does not have a glorious recent history, but in the last ten years, the market has improved exponentially. Here, why now is the time to …