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Too Good To Mix: 9 Rums Perfect For Sipping

America is currently experiencing a rum revival. As new tiki bars open around the country and bartenders find new ways to celebrate the spirit via cocktails and curated rum lists, there couldn't be a better time to get educated and excited about the wonderful world of rum.<p>If you're only familiar …

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China's Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

Landscape Photography

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Travel

The 13 Greatest Iced Coffee Recipes for Summer

Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home!<p>Cool down and caffeine up with these delicious iced coffee drinks that you can make at home! Via Redbook.com

Coffee

These Are The Drinks Bartenders Really Order When They're Not On The Job

When you're at a bar, do you have a go-to drink? Do you always start with a beer or go straight to a shot? Maybe you're a cocktail-lover -- do you always gravitate to a reliable favorite or are you always looking for something new?<p>Finding your match in a drink is important. A go-to drink is a …

How Researchers Built An Invisibility Cloak For Sound

Duke University researchers invent a cloak-like structure that could be used to improve everything from defense technology to acoustics in concert halls.<p>Technology for an invisibility cloak hasn’t yet been perfected, but researchers at Duke University have just invented what they’re calling the …

Italian Street Art by Diego Della Posta

Diego Della Posta is a Italian street artist and illustrator also known as Thoms Studio. His street art is very artistic and totally different style …

Distorted Landscapes Create Surreal Perspectives of the World

Photographer Randy Scott Slavin creates spherical panoramas that spin the world in all directions. We loved his earlier work and now he is back with more incredibly distorted worlds, entitled <i>Alternative Perspectives 2</i>. Through digital manipulation, Slavin transforms an average landscape into a …

Photography

Iconic Artists' Styles Portrayed as Architectural Structures

<i>If you were a building, what type of building would you be?</i> This is the question that Barcelona-based illustrator and architect Federico Babina used as inspiration to create this captivating work, entitled <i>Archist</i>. The series of creative architectural structures explores what many famous artists …

Andy Warhol

Visionary Kinetic Light Fixture Changes Its Appearance

Light fixture manufacturer Selux and design studio ART+COM have teamed up to create the <i>Manta Rhei</i>, a visionary light fixture that moves and constantly changes its appearance, bringing to mind the image of a manta ray gliding gracefully through water. The result of the team's exploration of kinetic …

Manta Rays

The Only Margarita Recipe You Need To Know

And it's simple, too<p>Let’s not kid ourselves: The majority of Americans look forward to Cinco de Mayo for the simple fact that it’s an excuse to drink. Let’s not kid ourselves: The majority of Americans look forward to Cinco de Mayo for the simple fact that it’s an excuse to drink. Problem is, most …

Great Caribbean Cocktails and Recipes

01 of 13<p>The Great Caribbean Cocktails and How to Make Them<p>Rum is the spirit of choice in the Caribbean: here's how to make more a dozen great …

Caribbean

9 Easily Confused Cocktail Terms You Should Know

Have you ever wondered about the difference between a spirit and a liqueur? What on earth is a cordial? And why is that bartender over there so precious that he has to call his Manhattan perfect, anyway?<p>The world of cocktails and spirits has many terms that are so common, people often use them …

10 Great Drinks for 10 Great Men

<b>When the bar menu raises some red flags,</b> every man needs that one drink to fall back on, a dependable stalwart that'll take off the edge without any surprises. For certain gents, it's a classic like a martini or manhattan, while others take their spirits neat. Perhaps you drink beer. (Domestic or …

Neat

TIP OF THE DAY: Sip Some Aged Rum | THE NIBBLE Blog - Adventures In The World Of Fine Food

• <b>Flavored Rum.</b> This category of rum is infused with flavors of fruits, such as banana, citrus, coconut, lime, mango, orange, passion fruit and …

Robert Louis Stevenson

Why Do We Drink Rum With Coke Instead of Pepsi?

Oh, man, I’m in a jam here. Gotta stay up late to finish an article—an article about a Caribbean-American highball known most correctly as the Cuba …

Andy Warhol

a resource for rum enthusiasts

Rum!<p>Welcome to Robs Rum Guide, a resource for rum enthusiasts.<p>The editors of Robs Rum Guide are searching the world to discover the best rums. We …

Alcohol

Shipwreck Cocktail

<b>We wouldn’t mind being marooned with this whiskey and rum cocktail in hand.</b><p>1 oz. bourbon<br>1 oz. aged rum<br>¾ oz. fresh lime juice<br>½ oz. simple syrup (1:1)<br>5 …

Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Apart from "the beast," we're generally fans of liquor named after monsters — and Kraken Black Spiced Rum ($22) is no exception. This upscale, but …

Drink Recipes: 5 Best Caribbean Rum Drink Recipes

1. Rum Punch<p>The best thing about a real rum punch? It's strong but easy to drink. Here's our favorite recipe for the Caribbean's best rum punch. <i>More</i> …

Tibetan Monks Painstakingly Create Incredible Mandalas Using Millions of Grains of Sand

Imagine the amount of patience that's required to create such highly detailed art such as this! To promote healing and world peace, a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks, from the Drepung Loseling Monastery in India, travel the world creating incredible mandalas using millions of grains of sand. For …

Spirituality

Cherry trees blossom six years early after a trip to space

In 2008 Japanese scientists decided to take a handful of cherry tree seeds (and by "handful" we mean over 250) to space. The embryonic plants spent eight months aboard the International Space Station as part of an educational project aimed at children. When the stones returned, 14 of them were …

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Faceted Wall Tiles by Levi Fignar for KAZA Concrete

Created for KAZA Concrete by designer Levi Fignar, who was inspired by Polygonal Architecture, Crisp wall tiles will not only add dimension to your …