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Sorry New York, California Is Just Better Now

<b>California is now the most</b> influential force in American dining. That’s right, it isn’t New York. Not any longer. Sure, the great city will always produce blockbusters and occasional, wonderful novelties; Queens is an undervalued wonderland of cuisines. But NYC, as an engine of influence, is …

San Francisco

For the Rom-Com to Make Its Comeback, It Had to Break Its Formula

A new focus on stories about people who aren’t just white twentysomethings has given rom-coms a much-needed adrenaline shot.<p>At a picnic a few weeks ago, the hot topic among a group of my fellow twentysomethings wasn’t the Pusha T/Drake beef or the lack of money in our savings accounts—it was <i>Book</i> …

Romantic Comedy

The emotionally intelligent way to resolve disagreements faster

Unpacking the counterintuitive psychology behind conflict resolution.<p>Imagine you run a tech startup. Cash is tight, but you can’t afford to enter the market with a product that doesn’t live up to its promises. And right now, it’s clear that your engineers aren’t focusing enough on the …

Leadership

Scientists Explain Why You Can't Stop Going Back to the Same Places

You can only have so many favorite hangouts.<p>In the world of <i>Friends</i>, the 8 million-person metropolis of New York City feels pretty small. There’s …

University of London

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip-club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

How to Improve Your Partner's Oral Sex Skills

There is nothing better than lying back, relaxing, and enjoying a long bout of cunnilingus. Don’t you just love seeing your partner down there? It’s like a love letter to your clitoris.<p>It’s more than a sexy show—oral sex is how many women warm up for intercourse. We need to be properly lubricated, …

DJ Khaled

What the Hell Happened at GE?

<b>It’s a bad day</b> for a CEO when he announces he’s retiring and the stock goes up. That was Jeff Immelt’s day on June 12, 2017. The news of his …

There's a round-the-world plane ticket you can buy that will take you anywhere across the globe for cheap

There's a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes referred to as RTW — is typically offered by an alliance of airlines. Using partnerships like the Oneworld Alliance (including American Airlines, British …

Air Travel

How To Have Better Sex In 2018, According To Experts

If you're looking for a resolution to start the new year, why not make it a fun one — like trying to have better sex? Whether you're single or in a …

Does bariatric surgery help teens lose weight? Jewel tells her story. - Vox

When everything else failed, Jewel turned to weight loss surgery.<p>On April 19, 2017, the second day of her spring break, Jewel Francis-Aburime was lying on an extra-large bed at MedStar Washington Hospital Center in DC, calmly waiting to be wheeled into an operating theater, where surgeons would …

How millennials got a 6-figure start on retirement saving

If you've read the latest headlines, you know millennials get a mixed financial rap. Some reports say they're throwing their money away on avocado toast and dining out, while others claim they're killing the earnings of restaurant chains by cooking at home more.<p>Whatever you believe about their …

Navigating The 'Aisle Of Confusion' To Whiten Your Teeth

Walk down the aisle of your local pharmacy or grocery store and you'll be bombarded by a dizzying array of bleaching products, from gels and strips to paint-on bleach.<p>Cosmetic tooth bleaching is a $3.2 billion global industry, according to market analysts, and it's getting bigger fast. It's easy to …

How to Fit Two Weeks' Worth of Clothes in a Carry-On and Other Travel Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

The Theatre

How to Hide $400 Million

A few weeks after she realized her husband was finally leaving her, Sarah Pursglove flew down to the Bahamas to figure out how much money he really had. Like many women married to very wealthy men, she didn’t know much about the family accounts. Her husband, a Finnish entrepreneur named Robert …

10 Genius (And Delicious) Ways To Use Your Spiralizer

Zoodles are having quite a year. The low-carb take on spaghetti has taken wholesome kitchens—not to mention Instagram—by storm, with camera-ready zucchini noodles replacing pasta as a healthier alternative. And you can thank the spiralizer for their superstar status. You know, that go-to gadget …

How Kirk and Spock's Relationship Held Star Trek Together

<i>Excerpted from TIME’s</i> Star Trek: Inside the Most Influential Science-Fiction Series Ever<i>. Available at retailers and at Amazon.com.</i><p>Leonard Nimoy and …

The horrifying true story behind ITV's Making a Murderer style new documentary The Investigator: A British Crime Story

The Investigator: A British Crime Story is set to be the latest television crime documentary to grip viewers.<p>ITV's explosive and ground-breaking new …

Have you embraced the 20 per cent restaurant tip yet?

For a good meal well served, 20 per cent is becoming the standard tip. That's my sense after doing a lot of reading online about tipping expectations in larger Canadian and U.S. cities, and it's a guideline my wife and I use. But what's the custom across the country? Data from a recent Angus Reid …

5 Hobbies That Will Strengthen Your Relationship

In any relationship, it's important to enjoy time apart to pursue the things you individually love. But our experts say that creating shared experiences, via hobbies, can bond a couple together in incredible ways.<p>"Having shared interests and hobbies means that you will be spending intentional time …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

Behind a $100 Million Mattress Startup, Casper Co-Founder Shares Advice on Finding Success as an Entrepreneur

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>Editor’s Note: Entrepreneur’s “20 Questions” series features established, along with up-and-coming entrepreneurs and asks them a series of questions about what makes them tick, their everyday success strategies and advice for aspiring</i> …

Entrepreneurship

When Sensory Marketing Works and When it Backfires

If you’ve ever picked up a product and took note of how it feels in your hand, you understand the power of sensory marketing. Manufacturers understand it too, which is why tactile information like the famous contour of a Coca-Cola bottle or the textured burlap packaging of Marfa brand soaps are …

Stop the Bots From Killing Broadway

THEY call you Lady Luck, but there is room for doubt” — Frank Loesser, “Guys and Dolls”<p>Almost a year ago, the curtain rose for “Hamilton” at the Richard Rodgers Theater. Since that day, everyone involved in the production has had many wonderful experiences to cherish — from the performance when we …

Misery Tourists: How the Wealthy Learn What It's Like to Be Poor

Tiela Chalmers, an accomplished lawyer, went to her first “poverty simulation” workshop kit when she was working for a group that helped domestic …

The Secret Shame of Middle-Class Americans

Nearly half of Americans would have trouble finding $400 to pay for an emergency. I’m one of them.<p>Since 2013, the Federal Reserve Board has conducted a survey to “monitor the financial and economic status of American consumers.” Most of the data in the latest survey, frankly, are less than …

Personal Finance

The Arctic Suicides: It's Not The Dark That Kills You

The first death was on the night of Jan. 9.<p>It was a Saturday. Pele Kristiansen spent the morning at home, drinking beers and hanging out with his older brother, which wasn't so unusual. There wasn't a lot of work in town. A lot of people drank. In the afternoon, they heard someone banging on their …

How to Raise Emotionally Intelligent Kids: 7 Important Things to Teach Them

Emotional intelligence is the prerequisite to great relationships. Here's how to teach kids to develop them.<p>We all want our kids to be happy and successful, so it makes sense to work backward and figure out how to make that happen.<p>Step 1: <i>To be happy and successful, they need to develop great</i> …

The Most Misread Poem in America

By David Orr September 11, 2015<p>On Poetry<p><i>Everyone knows Robert Frost’s “The Road Not Taken”—and almost everyone gets it wrong.</i><p>Frost in 1913.<p><i>From</i> The Road Not Taken: Finding America in the Poem Everyone Loves and Almost Everyone Gets Wrong, <i>a new book by David Orr.</i><p>A young man hiking through a forest …

Literature

15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …