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The Secret To Momofuku Milk Bar's Amazing Cakes Is ... Milk

If you've ever had a cake from Momofuku Milk Bar, you know they're impossibly moist and and unreasonably delicious. Milk Bar's cakes are beautiful layer cakes stacked to fanciful if not dizzying heights. It's impossible not to feel giddy at the sight of them.<p>Once you get a load of their amazing …

Dessert

Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

New Jersey

Do your genes determine your entire life?

Some scientists claim that new discoveries have proved free will is an illusion. Nonsense, says Julian Baggini<p>Whenever you read stories about identical twins separated at birth, they tend to follow the template set by the most remarkable of them all: the “two Jims”. James Springer and James Lewis …

Genetics

Your Perfect Half Marathon

Marathons

The Complete Guide to Productivity

<i>This post originally appeared on The Growth List</i><p>Let’s face it.<p>We all want more time in our lives.<p>It could be an evening to spend more time with our family and friends, a 30-hour day to grow our business, or simply time to close our eyes and relax.<p>If you would like to make more effective use of your …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

Asia Travel

Fed set to roll out new low-rate pledge

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch) — The Federal Reserve has said again and again that it wants to keep interest rates low for a long time. But it keeps …

Fed On Target To Raise Interest Rates In Spring 2015

Last Wednesday, Janet Yellen presided over a press conference as the new chairman of the Federal Reserve following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee’s (FOMC’s) two day meeting and its release of the official FOMC statement.<p>Markets hung on every word and some confusion was created …

Here Comes A Big Day For US Economics

Heads up!<p>It's a big day for economics in the US.<p>Via Calculated Risk, here's all the stuff that's on the docket:<p>• At 7:00 AM ET, the Mortgage Bankers Association (MBA) will release the results for the <b>mortgage purchase applications index</b>.<p>• At 8:30 AM, <b>Housing Starts for March</b>. Total housing starts …

Housing

Why There Are So Many Terrible Managers In Business Today And What To Do About It

Throughout my 18-year corporate career, I had scores of managers who were, sadly, anything but inspiring. The majority were clueless as to how to motivate, lead or develop their staff, or help employees utilize their best talents to grow and contribute in a meaningful and exciting way. I did have a …

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy a Stock

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- It may seem like a given that you should do your homework before plunking down your hard-earned cash on a company's stock -- …

12 Romantic Florida Getaways for Valentine's Day

Nothing is more romantic than spending Valentine's Day at one of Florida's fabulous resorts. Amp up the romance with one of the following specialty packages.<p><b>Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa</b><p>It's all about the spa for V-Day at this resort. Share a glass of Jupiter Beach Resort's signature liquid dark …

A French-Asian Fusion in Luang Prabang, Laos (Video)

Nestled neatly between some of Southeast Asia's top travel destinations, Laos is often overlooked for Cambodia's ancient ruins, Vietnam's stunning landscapes, and Thailand's traveler-friendly beaches and islands. But as those areas become increasingly popular for backpackers and tourists alike, …

Vietnam

19 free things to do in Singapore

Singapore may be one of the most expensive countries to visit in Southeast Asia, but there are plenty of free things to see and do to ease the pressure on your wallet. Here are some of our favourite Singapore freebies.<p>Get a taste of Peranakan history at Baba House<p>Baba House, the exquisitely …

Asia Travel

33 Super-Fancy Ways To Eat More Nutella

Obviously you could just smear it on toast, but where's the fun in that?

Dessert

What Separates A Healthy And Unhealthy Diet? Just $1.50 Per Day

If you want to eat a more healthful diet, you're going to have to shell out more cash, right? (After all, Whole Foods didn't get the nickname "Whole Paycheck" for nothing.)<p>But until recently, that widely held bit of conventional wisdom hadn't really been assessed in a rigorous, systematic way, says …

Now You Can 3D Print Flexible Statement Jewelry

Get pumped: 3D printed jewelry just got a heck of a lot more wearable—think effortlessly flexible, fluid, and comfortable (finally!). That’s what you get with Kinematics, a stunning 3D printed jewelry line and corresponding customization app from the design studio Nervous System. And while the …

3D Printing

The Complete Holiday Dinner Guide

Delicious dishes from celebrity chefs and a mixologist.<p>We invited eight chefs and a mixologist to create a festive dinner menu for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and the full holiday season. With their new takes on old favorites — from Sandra Lee's pesto cheese straws to Carla Hall's sweet potato, apple, …

Gourmet