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The Masterpiece that is Montestigliano in Tuscany, Italy

Montestigliano in Tuscany, Italy is a luxury farmhouse from the 1700’s. It is set high up on a hill in the heart of the rolling Tuscany countryside. As a privately-owned farm estate, it has its own village or tiny town. I like to think that it is like having my own private Tuscan village when I …

Italy

Here Are A Bunch Of Dinner-Worthy Salads With No Lettuce At All

Less lettuce and more of the good stuff.

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Wine

How to make the best doughnuts you’ll ever eat

It’s easy to wax poetic about doughnuts. Whether they’re light as air and melt in your mouth or caky and sugarcoated, ready to dunk, who can pass up a fresh one? The best are made by hand with wholesome ingredients. Even the ones that start with a mix — and those include your Krispy Kremes and …

Baking

Why Do More Intelligent People Tend To Be Atheist?

Historical evidence collected over time and data gathered through recent surveys both point to a curious fact: intelligent people tend to be …

The Guide to Getting Into Radiohead

There’s a reason that everyone from Caribou to Kanye loves them. It's time to find out what you've been missing.<p>Alright, so, you know "Creep." Maybe you even smoked out to <i>OK Computer</i> your freshman year of college. But you still haven't gotten into Radiohead, probably because you think you missed …

Indie Music

Netflix’s Most Promising New Original Shows Of 2017

Netflix is not content to release one or two television series a month, which is arguably enough to justify anyone’s monthly subscription fee. The company released close to 50 series in 2016, and plans to continue upping its original series production in 2017. In addition to returning series like</i> …

Must-Know Coffee Terms: Nerding Out on Coffee with Ruth Brown

<b>Ruth Brown dishes on the perfect coffee system for your home and all the terms you could use when talking to a barista.</b><p>Ruth Brown is just like you …

Coffee

Introduction to Consciousness

Describing Consciousness<p>Consciousness is an individual’s state of awareness of their environment, thoughts, feelings, or sensations; in order to …

Monumentally Modest, the Decent Espresso Machine Brings Wave of Innovation

To pull a decent shot of espresso given an adequately prepared basket, the remaining fundamentals are essentially a balancing act between water, …

Coffeemakers

The 25 best restaurants in the United States, according to travelers

TripAdvisor just released the results of its annual Travelers’ Choice awards in the fine dining category, which names the best restaurants in the US …

"Perfect Coffee" Equation Forces Hipster Baristas to Study Math

Whether or not you use a Keurig, an R2-D2 french press, or robot barista with great pour-over skills, the end goal is the same: to make the perfect …

Coffee

20 Tough Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit

We all struggle. We all suffer on the inside. Every day…We worry.<br>We procrastinate. <br>We feel overwhelmed.<br>We feel angry.<br>We feel lonely. <br>We don’t feel …

Loneliness

4 casual restaurants run by Michelin-starred chefs

Four of the country's most celebrated Michelin three-star chefs are joining the casual-dining trend with exciting new spots of their own.

Napa Valley

This is Probably Why You're Still Single

Life advisor Suzannah Galland on love vs. lust and how you know when you've found the one.<p>As a nation of discontented love addicts, we can spend hours in compulsive fantasy (either imaginary or online) fixated on a dream lover. We fill our head with thoughts of warm embraces, candlelight dinners, …

Money Doesn't Matter if You Make This Huge Mistake

The one pitfall you must avoid on your road to success.<p>Ambition is one of the best assets an entrepreneur can possess. The motivation and drive to achieve one's dreams are what the true spirit of entrepreneurship is all about, however, most people fail to realize that their ambition has a …

Motivation

9 bad habits I quickly lost in Nevada

1. I stopped defining states by their biggest cities.<p>There’s more to Nevada than the seductive billboards and bright lights of Reno and Vegas (though …

This new apartment building in San Francisco is a bold addition to the street

With space at a premium in San Francisco, this new building was designed to have two separate dwellings behind an attention getting black …

San Francisco
Small Business

Collar Brings Back the Ritual of Coffee Brewing

These days, it’s really easy to pop into our corner coffee shop to get a cup of coffee, but that’s not always convenient or cost effective. Plus, the …

Coffee

An Insider’s Guide to the Amalfi Coast: Add These 3 Under-the-Radar Towns to Your Itinerary

Braving the last leg of the journey to Italy’s Amalfi Coast is not for the faint of heart. The white-knuckled wind down a narrow, cliff-hugging road should be enough to deter, yet this stretch of southern coast near the Sorrentine Peninsula lures countless visitors each summer—both Italian sun …

10 quotes from ancient philosophers show they figured life out 2,000 years ago

Modern homo sapiens have been around for about 200,000 years.<p>For about 2,500 years, we've had philosophers, sages, and deep thinkers to help us guide (and understand!) our behaviors.<p>Here's a highlight reel of the finest in ancient wisdom. Some names you'll recognize and some might be entirely fresh.<p>…

San Francisco

The 7 Stages of Business Ownership | Inc.com

Building a business doesn't happen overnight. You don't build a business and then wait for it to grow. You start with a barely feasible idea and you nurture it, guiding it through several phases of evolution until it becomes almost unrecognizable. If you're lucky, it will keep evolving until you …

Business Strategy

The 10 Best Restaurants In Amalfi, Italy

Italy

Improve Your Résumé by Turning Bullet Points into Stories

You’re searching for a new job. Updating your LinkedIn profile and résumé. Describing your accomplishments in two- to three-line bullet points that start with powerful action verbs and end with quantifiable results.<p>You know the standard advice. But for the most part, recruiters aren’t calling. And …

Profit

24 Things You Need to Do to Heal Your Life From Anxiety

1. The opposite of addiction isn't sobriety, it's connection. The same is true for anxiety. Anxiety is being disconnected from the present moment, other people, or yourself. Usually all three. You must reconnect with your life.<p>2. You must give yourself permission to want what you really want. There …

Self-help

The Very Specific Way to Make an Excellent Iced Espresso

Our editor in chief has a lot of opinions. Especially about espresso.<p>I drink iced coffee year round. Doesn't matter the temperature outside. Even when the thermometer plunged to 5 degrees in York City a few weeks ago, I walked to Cafe Grumpy, my local joint in Chelsea, and ordered an iced redeye …

Coffee

You can soon get your Blue Bottle cold brew coffee fix from a can

Because no matter the El Niño conditions, cold brewed coffee weather is pretty much year-round in Los Angeles, so it is not a bad idea to keep a ready supply in your home or office fridge. If you do, you may want to reserve some space open on the shelf for Blue Bottle Coffee: This month, the …

The science behind a good cup of coffee | Ars Technica

Here’s the data behind making a healthy, flavorful cup of joe—from beans to brew<p>Coffee is one of the most popular drinks worldwide, with countless …

Coffee

Fortune 500 CEOs think everyone should read these 52 business books

Is this real life?<p>This is what happens when a desire to learn collides with the generosity of America's top business leaders. We (Grant Hensel and Julia Wittrock) graduated from Wheaton College this past May and wanted answers to one question: What business books should we be reading?<p>In our final …

Leadership