Nick Mingroni

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How Ernest Hemingway Taught the World to Drink

On Hemingway’s 117th birthday, Philip Greene, who wrote the book on Papa and cocktails, argues that the famed author changed how we all drink.<p>Like …

Roman roaming: a tour of Italy’s Pontine Islands

Maldives? Seychelles? No, grazie. When Romans need a break they sail to the Pontine archipelago, a cluster of former prison islands packed with history and surrounded by pristine blue water<p>Fluorescent blue waters, cosy beach bars, stunning natural scenery, great seafood and affordable prices have …

While Musk dreams of colonizing Mars, a TV space thriller confronts the philosophical questions

For the last year, some 250 million miles from Earth, an American spacecraft called Dawn has been orbiting Ceres, a dwarf planet—really a big asteroid—between Mars and Jupiter. It is Dawn’s second stop within the asteroid belt: Four years ago, it took a close look at Vesta, another protoplanet. …

More Confessions of an Economic Hitman: This Time They're Coming for Your Democracy

Twelve years ago, John Perkins published his book, <i>Confessions of an Economic Hit Man,</i> and it rapidly rose up <i>The New York Times'</i> best-seller list. In it, Perkins describes his career convincing heads of state to adopt economic policies that impoverished their countries and undermined democratic …

Spaghetti alla carbonara

Ikea's New Indoor Gardening Kit Will Bring Hydroponics To The Masses

Your salad game just got fresher than ever.

Ask Ethan: Is The Universe Itself Alive?

You’ve seen the analogies before: how atoms are like solar systems, how the large-scale structure of the Universe are like neurons in a human brain, and how there’s the interesting coincidence that the number of stars in a galaxy, galaxies in the Universe, atoms in a cell, and cells in a living …

Galaxies

What It's Like to Be a Western Tourist in North Korea

North Korea isn’t exactly a relaxing vacation destination. Western tourists aren’t allowed to talk to their guides too much about America, they’re …

North Korea

A doctor's 4 psychology-backed tips to combat loneliness

As Dr. John Cacioppo, director of the University of Chicago's Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience, tells The Wall Street Journal's Elizabeth Bernstein that research shows that someone who is feeling socially isolated is more likely to be "hypervigilant to threats."<p>This could make them more …

Psychology

Get a Rare Glimpse of Paris Through Hemingway's Eyes

Take an intimate tour of the cafes and other haunts immortalized in A Moveable Feast with the novelist's last assistant (who later married his son).<p>Soon after last fall's tragedy in Paris, Ernest Hemingway's <i>A Moveable Feast</i> shot to the top of bestseller lists. It is the memoir of record for the …

Buy This One Thing, Be a Cocktail Master

'Cause we're technically adults, but we're also lazy AF.<p>Like many people, I love a good cocktail. Like many other people, I tend to never make them at home, instead opting to pour some wine or pop open a beer because 1) ease 2) please refer to #1. But while some cocktails seem to take 3,340 …

The top art museums in NYC

Even if you're not from New York City, you're probably familiar with its power trio of art museums: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, MoMA and the …

10 incredible bottles of whiskey that make the perfect gift

Finding the perfect gift for that special someone can be tough. Unless they drink whiskey. In which case you've come to the right place.<p>Business Insider has spent some of the past year sampling, inspecting, tasting, and rating several top whiskeys and scotches. And as the holiday season draws …

Scotch Whisky

How to grocery shop for one person

<i>Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly noted the source for how much Americans spend on uneaten food. The version below has been corrected.</i><p>A few months ago, my friend Lev asked me for a basic grocery list he could refer to when he made his weekly or biweekly trip to his …

10 Marvelous Facts About The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

If you’re a passionate reader, you’re always on the hunt for the next book that will totally engross you. We’ve pinpointed some that are worth the …

The world wants more 'porous' cities – so why don't we build them?

People of all classes, races and religions come and go in intense and complex Nehru Place. But while Delhi’s electronics market is every urbanist’s dream, it is not the sort of space most cities are building<p>Recently I tried to buy an iPhone in Nehru Place, an open-air electronics market in Delhi …

The Genius Ramen Shop Staple That Will Make Your Lunches Better

<i>Every week—often with your help—Food52's Executive Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: How to make perfect, Momofuku-style soy sauce eggs—the simple ramen shop staple that will be your new Not Sad Desk Lunch (and last-minute breakfast, dinner, and</i> …

10 Mind-Blowing Books That People Who Love Thinking Can't Miss

P.J. O’Rouke once said, “Always read something that will make you look good if you die in the middle of it.”<p>While I do think there is a place for …

Three Countries, Five Cameras: A Family European Road Trip

Condé Nast Traveler's photo director Jennifer Miller took a European road trip with her husband and twin boys. Here, she shares her secrets for a successful family vacation. (Hint: Find a local swimming pool wherever you can.)<p>Listen for the bells<p>A swing set at 2,000 feet<p>Taking a stroll in Combai, …

Letters From Ernest Hemingway at His Peak

‘It’s such a swell way to keep from working and yet feel you’ve done something.’ Cambridge’s new collection of correspondence finds a writer generous …

38 Most Inspiring Travel Quotes of All Time

Whether you're in between trips or deep in the throes of armchair travel, these must-share quotes from eloquent travelers like Tina Fey, Anthony …

Travel

James Joyce Picked Drunken Fights, Then Hid Behind Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway seemed to feud with most of the prominent male artists of his time, from Wallace Stevens and T.S. Eliot to F. Scott Fitzgerald. He …

Literature

The Most Underrated Caribbean Destinations

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Matt Meltzer/Thrillist</i><p>You feel that? Yeah, that's the first bone-chilling cold of winter sneaking up on you, and unless you are unfortunate enough to live in Florida, the next four-to-six months are going to consist of layered clothes, ice scrapers, and long power-walks at …

5 epic activities waiting for you in Chile - Wired For Adventure

While many may overlook Chile and instead head to its South American cousins for the Amazon or Machu Picchu, it’s about time people saw just what …

Raising the Bar on, uh, Home Bars: The Bottles You Really Need

Let's move this party to the living room: Here's how to stock your home bar with the best bottles of sipping neat and mixing.<p>Sure, we love a good cocktail bar. But we've got to be honest: Sometimes, there's nothing better than coming home after a long day of work, pulling on pajamas, and knocking …

Captain your own cruiser on waterways in and around Venice, Italy

Sail into the sunset aboard a self-skippered cruiser in Italy next summer as part of a boating flotilla. Le Boat, which offers European boating vacations, is introducing a travel experience that offers the opportunity to captain a cruiser and join a group of fellow boaters who will follow the same …

3 Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Air Miles

<i>By Jamie Lowe for WhereTraveler</i><p>We sat down with airline rewards program experts to dig deep and find the tricks of the trade concerning airline rewards credit cards. Because everyone loves a free flight and great in-flight perks, right?<p>You can use these tips from the pros to help you understand …

Credit Cards

A List of Books that May Change your Life

I started off 2015 with a 10-day silent Vipassana meditation course, one of the hardest things I’ve ever chosen to do. I wasn’t a meditator. I had …

Books

European sleeper trains: A dying breed | CNN Travel

5 Topics for…Burning Man

Only a few days left until the gates open for Burning Man, a week-long, free-spirited event in the Nevada desert. This year, 70,000 people are expected to frolick on the playa, a harsh white plain where participants endure heat and dust storms for the sake of community, camaraderie, hedonism, art, …

Burning Man