Raquel August

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Is Manhattan's Morning Drinking Scene Drying Up?

Exploring the dying tradition of New York bars opening their doors at 8 AM.<p>On a weekday in July, I woke up in my Fort Greene apartment, meandered through the downtown Brooklyn streets flooded with young mothers pushing their strollers and attractive couples walking their mixed-bred dogs, and …

Beauty Secrets from Reality TV Stars Who Aren’t Kardashians

Reality stars have to be always on, always camera ready and always looking fab even in not-so-fab situations. The intensely hot + blinding bright lights that follow you EVERYWHERE, super long days of filming and general unpredictability of how you will spend each day on a reality show makes it even …

Elizabeth Olsen Shares the 6 Beauty Products She Can't Live Without

Don't let the lush lashes and full brows fool you. When it comes to beauty, Elizabeth Olsen may just be as low-key as it gets. We sat down with the …

2 food bloggers who have tried every New York City burger that matters say these are the 15 best

The food blog The Infatuation is well aware of this fact. It has sampled virtually every talked-about burger in New York City so you don't have to. We asked blog cofounders Andrew Steinthal and Chris Stang (both music-industry execs who moonlight as food writers) to narrow the burger playing field …

New York City

The Best Song Ever By 203 Famous Rock Bands

Here it is – the ultimate argument settler!<p>1. <b>AC/DC</b> - "Highway to Hell"<p>2. <b>Aerosmith</b> - "What It Takes"<p>3. <b>Against Me!</b> - "Unconditional Love"<p>4. <b>Alice In Chains</b> - "Would?"<p>5. <b>Allman Brothers Band</b> - "Mountain Jam"<p>6. <b>Animal Collective</b> - "Peacebone"<p>7. <b>Arcade Fire</b> - "Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)"<p>8.</b> …

10 Recipes Every Ina Garten Fan Should Master

Whether she’s using fresh herbs from her garden or assembling a beautiful platter for friends, you can bet that <b>Ina Garten</b> has a plan for elevating …

Cooking

Readers’ Poll: The 10 Best Pearl Jam Deep Cuts

10<p>“The Long Road”<p>Twenty years ago, Pearl Jam got the amazing opportunity to work as Neil Young's backing band on a new album called <i>Mirror Ball</i> that …

How to Make Pizza, the New York (a.k.a. Right) Way

What defines a New York slice? We school two Brits in the right way to make pizza.<p>Let’s say several charming lads from the UK (specifically, the gentlemen from the oh-so-popular SORTED Food) were going to pay you a visit to learn about the most New York thing you could eat. If you, like me, …

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

Recipes

A Super Intense Body-Weight Workout For a Super Strong and Sexy Body

Tone up without lifting a single weight.<p>There's nothing like a viral video to remind you that the human body can accomplish some pretty crazy physical feats. In one that started trending recently, bodybuilder Frank Medrano performs an insane workout routine that basically defies gravity. From …

Workouts

The Simple Way to Guarantee Your Carry-On Fits Every Airline

I recently re-entered the baggage dating market (as opposed to dating baggage market) when I tore a seam on my suitcase while un-sticking it from a …

15 Weird Celebrity Hot Bod Secrets

From Kim Kardashian's waist-whittling corset to Miranda Kerr's R-rated workout.<p>It's unsurprising that some of our favorite A-listers have some tricks up their sleeves for looking their very best. Some of their methods, however, are definitely on the quirky side. From Kim Kardashian's …

Dave Grohl interview: 'I’m going to fix my leg and then I’m going to come back'

Grohl's freak accident may have stopped the Foo Fighters headlining Glastonbury, but, he tells Neil McCormick, things could be worse<p>Tonight, Foo Fighters were supposed to be playing to 70,000 noisy rock fans on the second of two sold-out dates at Wembley Stadium. Next Friday, the American rockers …

The Chicken Recipes Hall of Fame

These chicken recipes deserve a spot in the hall of fame, because they are excellent.<p><b>We publish a lot of chicken recipes.</b> A lot. And we love them all. But there are some that have risen to the top, either because we make them over and over again, or because we've gotten great responses (keep those …

Cooking

Follow Along with This Simple Exercise for Amazing Arms

Kathryn Budig shows you how to step up your plank for a whole lot of awesome.<p>Raise your hands if you want killer strong arms. Now keep your arms up, turn your head to your right and then your left, and take a good look at those puppies. Are you ready to tone them up?? Then you came to the right …

Neil Gaiman on How Stories Last

“Stories … are genuinely symbiotic organisms that we live with, that allow human beings to advance.”<p>Stories have shapes, as Vonnegut believed, and they in turn give shape to our lives. But how do stories like the fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm or <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> continue to enchant the …

Books

There's a secret restaurant inside Bloomingdale's in midtown Manhattan that looks like a 19th-century train car

Since opening in 1979, Le Train Bleu has had its array of regular customers, but for many, it has managed to stay a hidden gem in the city for over 30 years.

Blue Cheese

Aziz Ansari And Jimmy Fallon Read Your Hilarious Dating Text Fails

Are you an astronaut? Because your dating fails are out of this world.<p>If you're dating nowadays, the odds are you've sent an embarrassing text or two to a potential love interest. It happens. In honor of all those fails and Aziz Ansari's new book, <i>Modern Romance</i>, Jimmy Fallon and Ansari decided to …

Comedy

Here’s your new blue dress: Meet the eye-bending 2015 optical illusion finalists

<b>Credit: YouTube</b><p>Who are you going to believe, your lying eyes or your lying eyes?<p>David Ferguson<p>June 16, 2015 12:07pm (UTC)<p>The Best Illusion of the Year contest is sponsored by the Vision Science Society, an international organization dedicated to the study of vision and the brain.<p>This year's winner …

Peanut Noodles With Chicken

Loaded with fresh, crunchy veggies, this healthy Asian-flavored pasta salad is one of my most popular all-in-one meals, and it’s also a great side …

Healthy Eating

Our 86 Favorite Weeknight Dinner Ideas

Monday-Thursday you need dinner and you need it fast. We've got all the recipes you'll need.<p>These are our most popular, best-loved, and greatest weeknight dinner recipes of all time—and we're coming up with even more as we speak.

Cooking

8 Educational Websites to Help Students Gain Important Learning Skills

June 8, 2015<br>The platforms we curated for you today provide a myriad of useful resources to help students gain important skills. These resources …

We Made a Sommelier Taste All the Trader Joe's Two Buck Chuck

Whether you were throwing a dinner for people you felt compelled to not impress, or just hate paying $2.01 and up for literally anything, at some …

10 Reasons You Need to Visit Long Island NOW

<i>By Jennifer Arnow</i><p>Many people think Long Island is just the suburbs of New York City, but it's actually a fascinating destination on its own, offering a variety of experiences for every traveler. And with so many of Long Island's sites easily accessible via train or car, this is a destination not to …

Lemon and Pecorino Fettuccine

Lemon Fettuccine with Pecorino Romano<p>Print Recipe<p>This is a bright and summery lemon fettuccine with pecorino romano cheese. With less than 10 …

Lemon chicken salad recipe

In a cooking tray, add chicken breast and brush with olive oil on both sides (for Paleo Diet:omit olive oil and lay chicken on parchment paper). …

The 10 Best Burgers in America

<i>By Abbey Chase</i><p>From In-N-Out and White Castle to menus from Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Daniel Boulud, no food spans the gap between high-end and budget dining like the classic American burger. Yet while there are many great burgers in bars and restaurants across the country, there's nothing quite …

Burgers