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Most Expensive U.S. Home Sale Ever: Connecticut Estate Goes For $120 Million

Ladies and gentlemen, a new record has been set: Copper Beech Farm is now the most-expensive home sale in the United States–ever. The estate, at 499 Indian Field Road in Greenwich, Connecticut, closed Friday for $120 million.<p>That figure shatters the prior record held by Softbank billionaire …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

DIY Drink Umbrellas

<i>Every other week, Anna Hezel talks about the innovations, decorations, and other quiet touches that make a party memorable.</i><p><i>Today: Bring the spirit of Spring Break to your next party with DIY drink umbrellas.</i><p>Whether or not you’ve managed to fit a raucous sunny vacation into your year so far, you …

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

The Most Fabulous Houses Of 2014

Every year, the American Institute of Architects honors the best residential design in the U.S., recognizing, as the organization puts it, “good housing as a necessity of life, a sanctuary for the human spirit, and a valuable national resource.”<p>Today, the organization announced its 2014 AIA Housing …

British Columbia

Lunch al Desko: Upgrade Your Midday Meal

With a few strategies, a bit of planning, and a little sea salt in your cubicle, weekday lunch can be as delicious and exciting as any meal of the week. Here’s how to rethink the way you brown-bag it<p><i>Imagine an office meal you’re actually excited to break for (no hard feelings, turkey</i> …

Healthy Eating

The 10 Best Bond Villains

<b>James Bond is often only</b> as good as his villains, which is why the Internet went nuts when rumors began circulating late last week that 007's next adversary might be played by Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Oscar-nominated <i>12 Years a Slave</i> star would be not only the rare black actor to face off against Bond …

Secret Service

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

The inventor of everything

It’s a sunny morning in Camarillo, California, and the fields along Pleasant Valley road are full of berry pickers in colored sweatshirts moving swiftly to gather ripe fruit. I take a left turn down Calle San Pablo into an unassuming industrial park, the research and development center for Cool …

“City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection”: See Some of the Greatest Graffiti Relics from 1980s New York

Artist Martin Wong moved to New York City from San Francisco in the late 1970s, and took a job at Pearl Paint in Chinatown. There, he befriended many of the city’s young graffiti artists and began collecting their works, amassing one of the largest collections of New York City street art. He …

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

Лео Бабаута: 36 уроков, которые я извлек, искореняя старые и формируя новые привычки

Привычка, достигаемая частым упражнением, облегчает нам добродетельное поведение. <i>Диоген</i><p>Лео Бабаута (Leo Babauta) – писатель (книги на русском языке …

Самая сексуальная реклама

Секс продает. С этим не поспоришь и ничего не сделаешь. Эротические образы в рекламе — это зачастую успех кампании. Потому что внимание она точно …

5 Incredibly Effective Ways to Work Smarter, Not Harder | Inc.com

Regular readers know I definitely believe in the power of hard work. As Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>But we can all work smarter, too. And clearly we all want to, as evidenced by the …

Time Management