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The Esquire Dossier: King Willem IV, of the Netherlands

<b>Reason to Know Him:</b> He's the new king of the Netherlands, after his mother Queen Beatrix abdicated today to hand over reign to "a new generation." <i>Der Spiegel</i> called him a "Laid-Back King".<p><b>Birth:</b> April 27, 1967 in Utrecht, Netherlands<p><b>Name:</b> Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand<p><b>A.K.A.:</b> King Willem …

Skating

6 Cooking Techniques to Master...from the Masters

A French cooking legend, a Brooklyn egg cream guru and other pros come right to your kitchen to deliver essential advice.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>Make a …

Food

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

Design Inspiration Revelation: Let's Call It "Google Decorate"

You probably think you are pretty good at making inspiration boards. You spend a lot of time browsing design blogs. You've got a good eye. But …

Google

I cried when Jason Collins came out

As a gay man who covers sports, Collins’ revelation deeply affected me. But the fight for equality isn’t over<p>I'm not afraid to admit it: I cried Monday. A couple times.<br>It's not that the coming out of Jason Collins is somehow the answer to all of our prayers or that those who continue to perpetuate …

Saudi Arabia

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …

Hong Kong

Why fake ID is an American rite of passage

<b>New York is pioneering "unforgeable" driving licences in a bid to clamp down on fake IDs. Will it succeed in a country where generations have relied on false documents to buy alcohol before reaching the legal age of 21?</b><p>It is Friday night in a busy Washington DC saloon when the barman meets the eye …

Demi Moore

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North Korea: experts call for dialogue – and say China must play a part

This 2.5-mile-wide strip of land is all that stands between about 1 million heavily armed troops ranged either side of the border between North and …

Researchers can guess your dream man and other science news

<i>A roundup of some of the week's science headlines:</i><p><b>He's just dreamy:</b> Scientists in Japan say they have discovered a way to "read" dreams using MRI scans. The researchers used the scans to find the active parts of the brain when participants first fell asleep, news agency Agence France-Presse …

Dark Matter

Chocolate and agar recipe can halve the fat

<b>Chemists have found a new way to halve the fat of chocolate using liquids which does not change the "mouthfeel".</b><p>Low-fat preparations of chocolate are well known, but their textures tend not to match the real thing.<p>A report at an American Chemical Society meeting described a method using the popular …

American Chemical Society

Portugal PM issues bailout warning

Portugal's prime minister has announced severe cuts in public spending following a decision by the constitutional court rejecting a number of austerity provisions in this year's budget.<p>Pedro Passos Coelho said that he respected but disagreed with a decision by Portugal's highest court to reject its …

North Korea Appears to Be Prepping a Fourth Nuclear Test

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A South Korean newspaper is reporting that North Korean troops are scurrying around the site where …