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Skip the Champagne: 7 Unique Sparkling Bottles for Your New Year’s Toasts

It’s nearly time to ring in 2016, and for most people, part of the yearly tradition of welcoming a new year includes a bottle of champagne. We’re mixing it up this year and reaching for something a little more unexpected. Nearly any region that makes wine also makes fizzy bottles, so there are many …

Six Books to Read Before You Visit India

Recent reads that are guaranteed to inspire your next trip.<p>Before travel became a widely accessible pastime, visiting the far corners of the world …

Where Thomas Keller Thinks You Should Go in Napa

California's Napa Valley has long been one of the country's most famous wine regions, but there are now more things to do in wine country than ever. Napa luminaries, including Thomas Keller, give us their picks.<p>We’ll never say no to a trip to California’s most storied wine country, but now there’s …

Five Ultimate Iced Tea Recipes

Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Celebrate summer’s ultimate thirst-quencher with these healthy mixers<p>Iced tea is as much a part of summer as maxi dresses and movie sequels. But a lot of bottled teas load up on sugar or artificial ingredients—not so refreshing. …

The Summer Recipe That Packs A Yummy Punch

Photo: Courtesy of Prohibition Bakery.<p>The subway sauna waves of July haven't quite hit us yet, but it's officially summertime in New York City. This …

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Rest In Peace, Maya Angelou.

"When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time." #RIPMayaAngelou

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Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Cilantro Chimichurri

Garlic Brown Sugar Flank Steak with Chimichurri.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> January 27, 2014 159<p>You guys. I’m kinda sorta glad it’s Monday. Officially getting old …

New York City food trucks: a new way to bite the Big Apple

New York City's iconic hot dog carts are sharing increasingly crowded curbs with high-end food trucks dishing up Belgian waffles, Korean barbecue, gourmet whoopie pies and new interpretations of American classics. New York street food has evolved beyond the traditional $2 pizza slice, bagel with</i> …

16 of the 'Must-have' Items in a Woman's Wardrobe

<i>This answer originally appeared on Quora.</i><p><i>Answer by Carolyn Cho, works in fashion</i><p>Every woman is different, but I do believe there's a standard set of 16 pieces that make it easy for an active, practical woman to look effortlessly chic and modern.<p>The key regarding each of the pieces on this list is …

Clothing

7 Can’t-Miss Experiences in St. Barths

Saint Barthélemy, or St. Barths, possibly the chicest island in the Caribbean, is best known for its glamorous clientele and brilliant aquamarine …

Washing Machines

Are Dining Rooms Becoming Obsolete?

It’s a question that begs to be answered and worth delving into. In order to best answer this question we need to take a look at today’s modern …

How Science, Art & Technology Together Create the Kitchen of the Future

<b>The future of the kitchen – otherwise known as the 2063 kitchen</b><p>While I was in London I attended, Design Junction, a contemporary design show where, …

Best Salmon Recipe: The Only One You'll Ever Need

There are a lot of different ways to prepare salmon -- many of them good too -- but there's only one best way to cook this fish and we're going to share it with you.<p>When we talk about the best, we don't mean a fancy 12-hour preparation of a dinner that you'll finish in 20 under minutes. While we're …

Fall Preview: Jewelry

Chunky sweaters and high neck tops make statement necklaces a must in the colder months, but take note from the fall/winter runways and sport a set of knuckle rings on your fingers. A pair of fingerless gloves provides extra warmth and jewel display.<p>Chunky sweaters and high neck tops make statement …

9 Tips You Can Actually Use If You Plan to Start a Clothing Line

Petite Studio's founder Jenny Wang has some sage advice.<p>Many successful businesses are born out of a consumer need for a product, which <b>Petite Studio's founder Jenny Wang</b> honed in on when she started her company. Wang's two-year-old fashion label caters to women who are 5'4 and under. PS offers a …

Fodor’s Approved: Editors’ All-Time Favorite Travel Wares

We all have something we wouldn’t travel without, whether it’s something that brings back memories or is some unexpected item that you’ve found one …

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Elon Musk and Richard Branson's Best Advice for Entrepreneurs

Via Google Hangout, Musk and Branson talked about starting out, partnerships, failure and more.<p>On Thursday, Google for Entrepreneurs hosted a Google Hangout where Elon Musk and Richard Branson offered their top advice for aspiring business owners. Here are the highlights.<p><b>For Budding</b> …

Entrepreneurship

Your Life in a Backpack: What to Pack For 6 Months Traveling Abroad

Think back to your last vacation. I bet your suitcases were so stuffed you had to sit on them just to get the zipper closed, and that was just for one week! Now imagine if you had to pack absolutely everything you needed for six months on the road, or even a year, and it all had to fit into one big …

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Atlas Shrugged

• <b>Author:</b> Ayn Rand<p><b>Peopled by larger-than-life heroes and villains, charged with towering questions of good and evil, Atlas Shrugged is Ayn Rand’s magnum opus: a philosophical revolution told in the form of an action thriller—nominated as one of America’s best-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American</b> …

And the Mountains Echoed

• <b>Author:</b> Khaled Hosseini<p><b>An unforgettable novel about finding a lost piece of yourself in someone else.</b><p>Khaled Hosseini, the #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling author of <i>The Kite Runner</i> and <i>A Thousand Splendid Suns</i>, has written a new novel about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the …

The Story of Edgar Sawtelle

• <b>Author:</b> David Wroblewski<p>Born mute, speaking only in sign, Edgar Sawtelle leads an idyllic life with his parents on their farm in remote northern Wisconsin. For generations, the Sawtelles have raised and trained a fictional breed of dog whose thoughtful companionship is epitomized by Almondine, …