Tim Verduin

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The 4 Types of Innovation and the Problems They Solve

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company had won a million-dollar contract to design a sensor that could detect pollutants at very small concentrations underwater. It was an unusually complex problem, so …

Innovation

3 New Takes on the Old Fashioned

When it comes to iconic cocktails, there is none more beloved than the Old Fashioned. Hell, even the name is classic sounding. According to Robert …

Cocktails
Manhattan

Cubetto Can Teach Your 3-Year-Old To Code -- Here's What Inspired Its Creator

In just a few years Filippo Yacob went from plumber to founder of multi-million dollar company, Primo Toys. How did he get there? This 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur explains how the birth of his son inspired him to invent Cubetto, a toy that teaches children the rudiments of coding without …

Programming

This Artist Creates Amazingly Intricate Embroideries of Insects

UK-based needlework artist Humayrah Bint Altaf doesn’t do typical embroidery projects. Intricate patterns and flowery flourishes don’t dominate her …

PUNCH | Queen's Park Swizzle

• In a Collins or hurricane glass, gently muddle mint leaves with simple syrup to release the oils.<br>• Add lime juice, rum and crushed ice.<br>• Swizzle with a …

Bitters

PUNCH | Seven Seas Swizzle Cocktail Recipe

Ingredients<p>Serving: 1<p>2 ounces Batavia arrack<br>• 1/2 ounce lime juice<br>• 1/2 ounce green tea-infused cane syrup (see Editor's Note)<br>• 1 dash orange bitters, …

A Restaurant-Within-a-Restaurant Will Debut Within La Sirena

The big, brassy La Sirena from Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich is about to get an overlay. And it’s going to feel a lot like Casa Mono & Bar Jamon —staff included. The restaurant-within-a-restaurant will debut later this month in the space that separates dining rooms — with its 38-foot long, white …

Barcelona

The Evangelical Scion Who Stopped Believing

One morning in the summer of 2011 Bart Campolo left his house in Cincinnati for a long bicycle ride. Goateed and bald, but still trim and fit at 48, Campolo was the envy of his generation of evangelical pastors. That morning, Campolo was, as usual, a little self-conscious about his attire. “I feel …

Faith

New York’s Best New Restaurants of 2016

Which establishments that opened their doors this year made the cut?<p>Having tracked the New York restaurant scene as a critic for exactly 60 years, I …

Short Film Tells of a Year in New York—Through a Landlord's Voicemails

The calls are coming from somewhere inside the building.<p>From pigeon nursing to home improvement recommendations, every new city apartment comes with its requisite over-involved landlord. The expectedly cramped quarters of a New York City apartment are brought even closer to home through a a …

New York City

The disturbingly accurate brain science that identifies potential criminals while they’re still toddlers

Scientists are able to use brain tests on three-year-olds to determine which children are more likely to grow up to become criminals. It sounds like <i>Minority Report</i> come to life: An uncomfortable idea presenting myriad ethical concerns. But, though unnerving, the research is nuanced and could …

The Brain
Top 10

Grab a Drink at This Rooftop Igloo Bar in New York City

A Manhattan rooftop bar is offering guests the chance to drink outdoors in the middle of New York City winter—no heavy overcoats necessary.<p>Visitors …

New York City

ADHD Students Learn Differently. Try These ADD Classroom Strategies

<b>When you see this behavior</b><p><b>Try this accommodation</b><p>1. Difficulty following a plan (has high aspirations but lacks follow-through); sets out to “get …

Sichuan Dry Pot, from Subtle to Scorching, at MaLa Project

The rooster testicles lie on the plate as pale as butter beans, as fat as skewed thumbs. At MaLa Project in the East Village, they’re listed on the menu as “Rooster’s XXX,” but they’re not particularly shocking to eat: They taste creamy and almost peaty, like wayward eggs, without the profound funk …

Food & Dining

Eerie portraits of cars in 1970s New York – in pictures

Langdon Clay spent two years in the 1970s roaming the streets of New York at night, photographing parked and abandoned cars, a period when America was producing some of the most distinctive cars ever made. Forty years later the collection has been published in his new book, Cars – New York City …

Buick

Make this a Christmas to half-remember with Brian Silva's cracking cocktails

James Bond would be impressed by the dedication of London’s greatest barman.<p>Brian Silva, the bar manager at Balthazar, the Covent Garden outpost of the classic New York restaurant, has shaken and stirred so many cocktails that he's had to slow down his shaking.<p>"I start slow like a train," says …

Men's attitude to fatherhood influences child behaviour, says study

Preteen behavioural problems less likely in children with confident fathers who embrace parenthood, suggest researchers<p>Children of confident fathers who embrace parenthood are less likely to show behavioural problems before their teenage years, researchers have found.<p>A new study suggests that a …

Parenting

The Standard's Essential East Village To Do List

The East Village may conjure visions of beat poets reading from tattered notebooks, punks in Tompkins Square Park, worn-down tenements, and...well, …

The Simple Logical Puzzle That Shows How Illogical We Are - Facts So Romantic

In the 1960s, the English psychologist Peter Wason devised an experiment that would revolutionize his field. This clever puzzle, known as the “Wason …

Psychology

How to Transform Your Stress Into Insane Productivity, According to Harvard Psychologists

Stress is sometimes unavoidable — here’s how to turn it into your best friend.<p>We know that stress is bad for us, and that it causes everything from …

9 Storage Solutions for Wine

Moving way beyond boring wine racks of the past<p>Everyone who keeps some wine on hand, whether it's just a few bottles or a full cellar, needs some way …

Furniture

Pondicheri Makes Indian Flavors an All-Day Affair

“This is the first place you’ve taken me where I’d come back and spend my own money,” a friend said in the middle of lunch at Pondicheri. He is highly sensitive to pretension and unjustified expense, so whenever I take him along on one of my hunting parties, I try to pick something with a high …

Side Dishes
Special Education
Side Dishes
Dining Rooms

First recording of computer-generated music – created by Alan Turing – restored

Researchers restore 1951 recording generated on machine built by computer scientist famous for breaking Enigma code<p>Researchers in New Zealand say they have restored the first recording of computer-generated music, created in 1951 on a gigantic contraption built by the British computer scientist …

Alan Turing

The best Middle Eastern restaurants in NYC

Craving falafel, couscous or kebabs? The best Middle Eastern restaurants in New York have all that and more, offering Persian specialties, Lebanese …