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12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

Books

These are all of the pots and pans you need in your kitchen

Contrary to popular belief, there are only a handful of pots and pans you need to do virtually any type of cooking.<p>We spoke with professional chef David Mawhinney at Haven's Kitchen about the tools you need in the kitchen and what to cook with each one.<p>The long story short? You don't need to buy …

Doctors Want You To Drink Booze While Traveling To Stay Healthy

The holidays are comfortably in the rear view and it’s the perfect time to travel to that tropical destination you’ve been saving up to visit. Winter travel is on! But, sometimes traveling means long airplane rides and numerous in-flight cocktails.<p>For years, you assumed that imbibing alcohol while …

Billy Paul: five of the best from the soul maestro who created an all-time classic

<b>Let Em In (Let Em In, 1976)</b><p>Billy Paul obituary<p>Read more<p>This is sort of a mash-up before the age of mash-ups – and arguably one of the most profound that’s existed. Take one of Paul McCartney’s most poignant post-Beatles songs and add horn stabs, strings and hard drums: what emerges is Billy Paul’s …

Aretha Franklin

23 Thai dishes you can make at home

1 /23: Shrimp pad thai<p>1/23 :Shrimp pad thai<p>Share<p>Tweet<p>Pin<p>This popular stir-fried noodle dish is a favorite for a reason. Try it for yourself.<p>2 /23: …

Jenny Saville: 'I used to be anti-beauty'

Saville made her name with giant paintings of fleshy, flawed bodies. She talks about being bankrolled by Charles Saatchi, how having children is changing her art – and the joy of late-night vacuuming<p>It’s funny to think of Jenny Saville in her studio at 1am, music blaring, with vacuum cleaner in …

University of Oxford

24 Easy Paleo Dinners That Will Please Everyone

Over the years, the Paleolithic Diet (a.k.a. the Paleo Diet, Stone Age Diet, the Primal Blueprint, Caveman—aliases go on) has gotten a slightly …

Cooking

Where to Find the Best Breakfast, Street Kebabs, and Beans (Yes, Beans) in Istanbul

From experimental New Turkish Cuisine to a traditional Turkish breakfast with all the fixings, here's where to find the best food and drink in Istanbul right now.<p>I know Istanbul and I don’t know Istanbul. The first time I visited, in 2006, I fell hard for its tangle of hills and alleyways—and its …

Time I

Geoff McFetridge – Short Documentary Artist Portrait

A short documentary portrait by Dress Code about artist and designer Geoff McFetridge.<p>Dress Code is a creative production company led by the two …

Food For Life: How Cooking Saved Ruth Reichl

When the former Gourmet editor lost her job, she refound a sense of purpose by experimenting with recipes. Now she’s distilled the experience into a …

New York State

Nigella Lawson: my life in food

I think of myself, in part, as the sum of all the meals I’ve eaten, as much as I feel I’m the sum of all the books I’ve read. (I’m not alone in this: it’s why Nigel Slater’s Toast, or Samantha Ellis’s How To Be A Heroine, resonate so with readers.) Having just published my 10th book, I see the mark …

Potatoes

50 Things to Do in Okinawa

Okinawa, one of the most popular beach resorts in the whole of Japan. Its emerald blue seas and white sand beaches attract people from all over the …

Japan

How to Make the Perfect Som Tam

The perfect som tam. Photograph: Felicity Cloake for the Guardian<p><i>Addictively hot and refreshingly crunchy, this Thai staple has been called the</i> …

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

Colombia's Grande Dame, Totó la Momposina: 50 Yrs In Musical Spotlight

She has been called the great matriarch of Colombian music, taking that South American country’s sounds all over the world. This year Sonia Bazanta Vides – better known as Totó la Momposina – celebrates 50 years as one of her country’s most beloved artists, so beloved that she was asked to perform …

Latin America

A Dreamy Opera From an Alternative Musical Universe

There are musical innovators, and then there is Harry Partch.<p>Frustrated by the limitations of the 12-tone scale of Western music, the mid-20th-century American composer and music theorist devised his own, with 43 tones. To play in this alternate musical universe, he invented and built several dozen …

Innovation

Rhinos Get Camera Implants in Their Horns to Fight Against Poachers

A team of British conservationists have created a new system for stopping the killing of rhinos at the hands of poachers. The idea involves giving …

The British Library Puts 1,000,000 Images into the Public Domain, Making Them Free to Reuse & Remix

Earlier this week, Oxford's Bodleian Library announced that it had digitized a 550 year old copy of the Gutenberg Bible along with a number of other …

8 Beneficial Plants for Your Garden

I love gardening but I’ll be the first person to tell you that it’s a lot of work keeping my yard and garden the way I want it. Even if you ignore …

Gardening

How to Dress Any Salad Green, from Arugula to Watercress

Advice on pairing salad greens with dressings, from hearty endive and kale to tender summer mâche mixes<p>Anyone can make a decent salad, but it takes some skill and know-how to create a masterpiece in green. It's important, first, to brush up on the basics: Are you sufficiently drying your greens? …

Healthy Eating

These two minute daily habits will make you happier immediately, researchers say

To those who think of happiness as a “nice to have” luxury or something that comes after a lifetime of sacrifice of single-mindedly driving to …