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Got Knee, Back or Neck Pain? Here's How Pilates Can Help

Pain can make a sunny day seem like a dark and stormy one. But Pilates can help alleviate joint pain by targeting the smaller synergist muscles as …

Workouts

Chef's Table: Pastry Isn't About Pastry

The dessert-focused continuation of the Netflix series is a fascinating study of creative ego.<p>“The curse of the pastry chef,” Michael Laiskonis says in the final episode of <i>Chef’s Table: Pastry</i>, “is always having to follow someone else.” Laiskonis would know: For eight years he was the executive …

Pastry

How Cycling Clothing Opened Doors for Women

Advances in biking gear had an impact on advances in gender equality. An Object Lesson.<p>I was rushing to a 10 a.m. meeting with the director of the organization where I had just started working. In an attempt to look less disheveled than usual, I was wearing a long, red skirt. And I was cycling …

Cycling

Japan but not as you know it – why the Setouchi region should be on your bucket list

Miles away from the maid cafes, the manga and the Japan that mostly lies in the minds of what people imagine Tokyo to be, lies the Setouchi …

Times move pretty fast! Rewatching 80s favourites in the age of #MeToo

Everyone has blind spots when it comes to things they loved as a child: you don’t remember how shonky your favourite toys were, or how weirdly racist your most-adored first books could be. Partly, this is because you encountered these things as a child and so didn’t think to question them, but it’s …

The 38 Essential San Diego Restaurants, Summer 2018

Hello there, it’s time to update the Eater 38, the answer to any question that begins with, “Can you recommend a restaurant...?” While the Eater Heatmap covers the newest and hottest eateries, this specially selected group covers much of the city, spans myriad cuisines, and aims to collectively …

What About “The Breakfast Club”?

Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.<p>Earlier this year, the Criterion Collection, which is “dedicated to gathering the greatest films from around the world,” released a restored version of “The Breakfast Club,” a film written and directed by John Hughes that I acted in, more than …

The Breakfast Club

Unpacking the Fictional Japan of Isle of Dogs

Wes Anderson’s film uses elements of the country’s language and culture to create a fraught sense of unfamiliarity.<p>One of the best sequences in Wes Anderson’s new stop-motion film, <i>Isle of Dogs,</i> is of a sushi chef preparing a boxed lunch. In a bird’s-eye shot, we see the chef’s hands pin a …

Nature Is Perfectly Miserable in These Rare Japanese Woodblock Prints

Hasui Kawase helped revive a Japanese printmaking tradition in the 20th century with scenes from the natural world.<p>As winter approaches, dark, moody landscapes might be increasingly common sights throughout the Northern Hemisphere. Only few of these scenes, however, are likely to be as beautifully …

Xbox One background music playback now a reality

The Xbox One released nearly three years ago, but those who enjoyed background music with their Xbox 360 have been extremely frustrated that …

“Pirate Printers” Are Using Manhole Covers to Print Urban Designs Directly onto Shirts and Totes

Who says you need a fancy printing press and machinery to create your own t-shirt designs? The Berlin collective called Raubdruckerin (“Pirate Printers”) have taken to their own city streets with only a paint roller, ink, and a keen eye for geometric patterns. The group finds street fixtures—like …

Retro Cocktail Computer tells you what to drink | NOLA.com

Lily Szajnberg of New York is a cocktail enthusiast. And she often got questions from friends on what drinks they should make. So she built a retro …

Châteauneuf-du-Pape: Rich and Spicy Wines With a Historical Heritage

Châteauneuf-du-Pape is the most famous wine in the southern Rhône Valley. Here, in one of the hottest wine regions in France, you get wines with wonderfully warm and spicy aromas such as cinnamon, cloves, and freshly roasted coffee. The large, round stones – <i>galets roulés</i> – which are characteristic …

Samsung Gear Fit 2 review: Samsung gets fitness tracking right

I have to give Samsung credit: it went from making a me-too wearable to making something that feels like a serious commitment, something that its intended audience would actually want to use. I’m talking about the Samsung Gear Fit 2, the company’s new activity-tracking wristband.<p>Samsung’s first try …

18 No-Bake High-Protein Energy Bites for Easy Fueling

Pre-make these snacks for a handy energy boost.<p>1 of 18<p>Chocolate Energy Bites<p>These yummy treats from Cooking Classy combine almond butter, honey, and oats with chocolate for a decadent-tasting treat.<p>2 of 18<p>Chocolate Chip Trail Mix Balls<p>This recipe is from our cookbook, <i>Meals on the Run</i>. Not only are …

50 Summer Vegetable Dishes to Make in 20 Minutes

When it comes to summer cooking, there are two things I always do: fill my plate with as many fresh, seasonal veggies as possible and keep things as …

Cooking

20 Creative Floors You Won’t Be Able to Stop Staring At

So you want to give your floors a makeover, but you’d like something a little more exciting than a new area rug. The options are endless, but a creative floor pattern might be exactly what you’re looking for. One of the boldest ways to revamp a bland room is to paint the floors… if you’re up for …

Awesome Gallery Of Interesting Small Backyard Ideas

If you plan on planting and arrangement of the private courtyard or of the infield on a small local area in the city, then the next design projects …

Landscaping

Portal: No Escape, A Live-Action Short Film Based on the Video Game Portal

“Portal: No Escape” is a beautiful live-action short film based on the video game Portal starring Danielle Rayne as Chell. It was directed by Dan …

Everything You Can Do with a Jar of Kimchi

Burgers, Bloody Marys and more!<p>Now is the time to stock up on kimchi; recent studies have shown the pungent Korean condiment could increase metabolic …

Why Your Cast-Iron Skillet is a Must-Have Grilling Tool

Get ready for grilling season!<p>Cast-iron skillets are great for all-year-long cooking on the stovetop, but their ability to take serious heat means …

Anime Expo 2015: Cosplay Blowout

The most diverse array of cosplay yet! From War Boys to Link to Sly Cooper to shirtless Pikmin, AX has it all!<p>Each year, Anime Expo proves to be one …

Anime