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I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as …

Ravens Are Evolving, and Not in the Way You'd Expect

Instead of branching into new species, raven groups experienced something called "speciation reversal."<p>A new study shows that the common raven is anything but commonplace in its evolution.<p>Using DNA samples taken from ravens for nearly twenty years, the study provides evidence that common ravens on …

Birds

Here's every weapon the US Army gives to its soldiers

It goes without saying that the US Army is continuously testing and adding new weapons to its arsenal.<p>For example, the Army recently began to replace the M9 and M11 pistols with the M17 and M18, but has only delivered them to soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. …

A lack of an Oxford comma cost dairy $5 million

<b>(CNN) —</b> A group of Maine dairy delivery drivers will receive $5 million in a proposed settlement for unpaid overtime, according to court records filed on Thursday.<p>A judge ruled in the drivers' favor last March, and it was all thanks to the lack of an Oxford comma in a Maine labor law.<p>An Oxford …

10 questions to ask yourself when you don't know what to do with your life

Habitat for Humanity

Best Burgers in the U.S.

The burger, America’s quintessential comfort food, can now be enjoyed in an impossibly endless number of ways. There are round-the-clock burgers at …

Burgers

The Best Steakhouses in Every U.S. State, Mapped

We all have that one guilty pleasure when it comes to food and drink. For some, it's gooey, creamy and oh-so-delicious mac and cheese, and for …

There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

The best New York attractions

1<p>Attractions, Monuments and memorials<p>Empire State Building<p>Try imagining NYC’s skyline without the towering spire of the Empire State Building. …

Macy's

A Map Showing How Much Time It Takes to Learn Foreign Languages: From Easiest to Hardest

Do you want to speak more languages? Sure, as Sally Struthers used to say so often, we all do. But the requirements of attaining proficiency in any …

Language Learning

50 places you should visit in 2018

Whether you're exploring the world solo or taking a romantic trip with a significant other, travel is arguably one of the best ways to spend your time and money.<p>The start of a new year provides the opportunity to add to your bucket list of destinations, and in the interest of helping you do that, …

Can You Name the Most Iconic Sandwiches in the U.S.?

Here's where to find them.<p>Named for 18th-century Englishman John Montagu, the fourth Earl of Sandwich, the sandwich holds the status of delectable cultural icon. “Sandwiches are part of America like pasta is part of Italy,” says Becky Mercuri, author of American Sandwich. “Ever since our …

An analyst downgraded Chipotle for paying its workers too much, and it tells you everything wrong with the economy right now

Chipotle had its stock downgraded on Wednesday by an analyst at Bank of America.<p>It makes sense. The chain has endured a tough time. Health-safety issues that had scared customers away resurfaced this summer. Bill Ackman—the erratic, hypomanic hedge-fund manager—has amassed a large stake in the …

Driverless Vehicles Will Talk to Us

Envisioning a not-so-distant future where our cars can detect our locations, our to-do lists, and our heart rates.<p>When we switched from landlines to smartphones about 10 years ago, there was a fundamental shift in how we understood communication technology. Until that point, we’d been using phones …

The NoMad Named Best Bar in North America

The NoMad ranks high in best bars list<p>This year’s ranking of “The World’s 50 Best Bars” came out last night, and <b>Will Guidara</b> and <b>Daniel Humm</b>’s hotel bar in <b>The NoMad</b> made it to No. 3 on the list. Besides naming it the third best bar in the world, the William Reed Business Media-run awards declared …

newyork

Eleven Madison Park Seats 80 Percent Fewer People Than When It Opened

A crazy detail came out in a piece about the newly renovated space for <b>Eleven Madison Park</b> in the <i>Architectural Digest</i> — the space that used to serve 400 people a night now can only serve 80, about an 80 percent drop in capacity.<p><b>Will Guidara</b> and chef <b>Daniel Humm</b>’s tasting menu destination closed for a …

Dining Rooms

Bay Area foodie bucket list: All the dishes you must try whether you’re a newcomer or native

For the thousands who move to San Francisco every year, a new place means a whole new world of food to try. And the Bay Area doesn't mess around when it comes to giving its newcomers plenty of exceptional options.<p>Longtime SF residents can be quick to offer suggestions for what they should try …

Le château de Pommard se voit comme une marque de luxe

<b>Les initiatives du Californien Michael Baum rythment la vie du château de Pommard. Et le tempo s’accélère depuis la reprise de la propriété</b> …

I've Spent 30 Years Studying Top Companies. The Best Workplaces Share These 7 Traits

In a peak performance culture, everybody advocates for certain behaviors and are intolerant when any team member acts in a manner incongruent with these behaviors.<p>In last week's post, I explained what culture is, why it's critical to be mindful of and to shape, and consequences of not being …

peakperformance

16 Tourist Trap Restaurants in NYC That Are Actually Good

Folks traveling to New York often want to live like a local for a few days, visiting the restaurants and bars where they can just blend in and avoid anything too touristy. But plenty of places across the boroughs blur the line between tourist trap and local safe haven.<p>The places on this map fill up …

Sex and the City

The restaurateur who puts hospitality above food

<b>Like other great success stories, Sheldon Fireman's started with a sense of ambition, an understanding of the local culture, and nothing to do on a Friday night.</b><p>Hanging out in the Greenwich Village neighbourhood of New York in the 1960s, Mr Fireman - Shelly to his friends - got the idea to open an …

Salad Dressing Recipe Ideas

Give weeknight salads a makeover with these new dressing recipes from Food Network Magazine.<p>Classic Vinaigrette (No. 1)<p>Whisk 2 tablespoons red wine …

12 up-and-coming healthy fast food chains that should scare McDonald's

But within the last few years, many American consumers have shown a growing interest in healthier fast food that incorporates more low-calorie ingredients and fresh produce while remaining convenient and affordable.<p>In late 2016, top food executives from PepsiCo and Campbell Soup Company told …

Food

This Restaurant's Kids Menu Perfectly Trolls the Picky Little Brats Out There

The kids' menu, safe haven of all young whippersnappers who secretly or not-so-secretly want all their food to be beige-colored, may have just …

Kids

A Complete Guide to Marinating: What Works, What Doesn't, and Why

As it turns out, marinating longer doesn't necessarily mean a more delicious dinner.<p>That moment you realize everything you’ve ever believed about …

New York City's Top Cocktail Bars

Where to find the best drinks in New York City<p>There are countless bars in this city that can make a proper cocktail, but these 23 establishments go the extra distance. Many of them started trends that rippled across the country, while some are reinventing classics. Here's a guide to New York's top …

Times Square

The Buttery, Flaky Flatbread We're Addicted To

When's the last time you had a flatbread that resembles a pancake and pulls apart like a croissant? That irresistible, buttery, flaky flatbread is <b>Malawach</b>. Yemenite Jews brought this traditional bread with them to Israel in the ‘50’s, and it was commonly eaten for breakfast where it was served with …

The best arcades in NYC

Quit out of <i>Candy Crush</i> on your phone: It’s time for some old-school gaming at one of the best arcades in NYC. Yes, ‘90s-style pinball halls still …

Retrogaming

29 highly successful people share their best career advice for people in their 20s

From "Don't work too hard" to "Relax," here's some often unconventional career advice from some really successful people:

Self-improvement

The Best U.S. Cities for Seafood

The U.S. is a food paradise, from ribs, sausage, and brisket in Montgomery, Alabama to glamorous celebrity burger joints in Las Vegas. (Vegetarians, we've even got you covered.) But when you're hankering for fresh seafood— and who isn't during the summer months— these are the standout cities.