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The Best Potato Dishes Come From Ireland

The humble potato has a special place in Irish food. All along the Emerald Isle's coast, potatoes are incredibly versatile. Ireland's potato recipes …

Found: The Perfect Date-Night Pasta Recipe (It's So Simple)

<i>The Kitchy Kitchen is the brainchild of food enthusiast and self-taught chef Claire Thomas. With a focus on new spins on classic meals, the site</i> …

The Fluffiest White Bread in the World

Whether you call it milk bread, pain de mie, or shokupan, this is the ultimate loaf<p>In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook, add the …

Borneo's sea gypsies - the stateless people who live on sea

The Bajau Laut are some of the last true marine nomads. An ethnic group of Malay origin, they have for centuries lived out their lives almost …

My weekend in a (sort of) cult: I signed up to learn meditation and almost became an infinite being

“Just go in and learn the technique and ignore the cult parts,” my psychiatrist said. What could go wrong?<p>I suffered a bout of acute anxiety after witnessing a car accident. I had been standing outside with a friend when it happened — we were hanging out on a street corner in our Brooklyn …

Mind

Best Movies of 2016 (So Far)

1 of 10<p>1. 'The Lobster'<p>Easily the strangest love story of the year (hell, the strangest movie of the year, period), Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' …

Honda V45 Interceptor: The Turning Point For Sportbikes

It all happened very quickly.<p>It was autumn 1980, and <b>Yamaha</b> had just launched a load of all-new ’81 spec bikes, including its Virago—Japan’s very …

Melt Away Fat with The Metabolic Supercharge

Crank up your calorie burn and shed stubborn pounds with this full-body fat fryer<p>You have to give those last 5 to 10 pounds hanging around your middle credit: They have real staying power. Like a cold, Madonna, and hipsters, they just won’t go away.<p>But now you can kick those pigheaded pounds to the …

Workouts

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

Banksy: Why A Million-Dollar Artist's Work Sold For $60

Branding is everything. It can make or break your business.<p>Companies that get this, spend millions in cultivating strong brands that secure them a loyal following. If you think about what consumers need vs. want, the majority of purchases fall in the “wants” category. Those desires are influenced …

SNES classic 'Final Fantasy VI' comes to iOS and Android this year

It may have seemed inevitable given prior form, but it's good news nonetheless — <i>Final Fantasy VI</i>, one of the most well-regarded entries in the classic Japanese RPG series, will be joining the previous five games on iOS and Android this winter. The news comes courtesy of <i>Kotaku</i>, who spoke to Square …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …