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Best small cities in Europe

Lausanne, SwitzerlandGabriel Garcia Marengo/Flickr<p>Usually when new visitors travel to Europe, it’s to the big capital cities—those cities that make it into all the movies and TV dramas. We travel to Paris, to London, to Madrid and Barcelona and Amsterdam and Brussels.<p>But in a continent of vastly …

European Travel

Bilingual babies stay 'open' to new sounds - Futurity

The brains of babies from bilingual families remain more open to learning new language sounds, research suggests.

Language

What's the Difference Between Ragù and Ragout?

Do you know what sets them apart?<p>They’re both saucy, both hearty and both pronounced the same way, but ragù and ragout are not the same thing. Let’s …

Cooking

Shortage Of Addiction Counselors Further Strained By Opioid Epidemic

As the drug-related death toll rises in the United States, communities are trying to open more treatment beds. But an ongoing labor shortage among drug treatment staff is slowing those efforts.<p>Each year, roughly one of every four substance-abuse clinicians nationally chooses to leave the job, …

Drug Addiction

How much are you worth to Facebook?

If you live in the UK you’re only worth one-third of a North American to the social network – and if you live elsewhere, it could be even less<p>Facebook has set new records for both the number of users it has, far outstripping every other social media company, and the amount of revenue it generates. …

Targeted Advertising

10 most important things in advertising

WhatsApp founder Jan Koum.WSJ/Screenshot<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1. WhatsApp and Messenger are going to start monetizing.</b> Until now, subscription fees appeared to be one of the messenger service's primary plans for monetization.<p><b>2. AOL is</b> …

Advertising

Sunday Recipe: Make Momofuku's Kimchi at Home

Everyone's guilty at one time or another of over purchasing at the grocery store or the farmers market. Fortunately, simple fermentation techniques developed over thousands of years of human history can help reduce food waste and add an interesting layer of flavor to a home cooked meal.<p>New York …

David Chang

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. The IAB has "reservations" about the FTC's new native advertising rules.</b> The new rules would mean publishers have to be more up-front about how they mark sponsored content from brands.<p><b>2. Here's what happens next to millennial news sites.</b> The Information takes a look at where publishers, such as …

Advertising

YouTube's 10 most popular videos of 2015

YouTube has gone from strength to strength in 2015 – generating billions of video views each day, and reporting a 60 percent increase in watch time in comparison to last year.<p>Sitting at the top of the millions of videos posted in 2015 are the top 10 most watched videos uploaded this year.<p>YouTube’s …

Slow Cooker Chocolate Dessert Recipes, Because Life Is Beautiful

If there's one thing we are always thankful for in life, it's chocolate. Chocolate -- in just about any form, at any time of day -- makes us swoon. Chocolate brownies, chocolate cookies, chocolate cakes, chocolate to drink, we want it. The only thing better than chocolate wrapped up into a decadent …

Cooking

Why the Best Sushi isn't Fresh (and 5 Other Tips from One of New York's Best Sushi Chefs)

Daisuke Nakazawa throws four tiger shrimp onto the counter of De Gustibus, a culinary school tucked into the activewear department on the eighth floor of Macy's flagship store.<p>As the shrimp writhe, a woman in the front row jumps back in her seat and Nakazawa instructs us to repeat after him: …