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The 50 absolute best bars in NYC

Best bars in NYC<p>1<p>Photograph: Filip Wolak<p>Bars, Cocktail bars<p>The Dead Rabbit<p>Financial District<p>At this time-capsule FiDi nook, you can drink like a …

East Village

27 Minimalist Bedroom Ideas That Will Inspire You to Declutter

When life gets busy, it's easy to let your bedroom décor fall to the wayside. Things pile up in corners, creating unnecessary clutter; bedding ages …

Home Decorating

Greatest spritz: how a Venetian aperitif became the drink of the summer

Ironically, the spritz’s roots lie in hiding certain flavours rather than celebrating them<p>It took Russell Norman a glass or two of wine to ask what the locals were drinking. This was Venice in the mid-00s and, in the city’s back-street bars such as Caffe Rosso and All’Arco, Norman kept noticing big …

Alicia Keys

Cool concrete summer home sits among a sea of trees

Life in this concrete forest doesn’t seem so bad<p>Designed by the Buenos Aires-based studio Besonías Almeida Arquitectos, this summer home is situated in a seaside resort south of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and blends a clean modernist aesthetic with the surrounding landscape. The home’s design relies …

Our Top 25 House Plans

1 of 25<p>Cottage of the Year<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 25<p>Tidewater Landing<p>3 of 25<p>Couples Cottage<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 25<p>Nautical Cottage<p>Advertisement<p>5 of …

Couple converts old Cougar Camper into contemporary light-filled home

When Lauren Jones and her husband purchased a beat-up 2010 Keystone Cougar Camper, it was almost beyond repair. But the ambitious couple put on their …

How to Respond When Hiring Managers Ask You to Work for Free

When a hiring manager asks you to work for free as part of the interview process, these are 4 ways to respond.<p>The interview process has changed dramatically in the last decade. Companies are spending millions of dollars trying to improve how they hire. Why? The cost of turnover is huge. Some …

This Marinated Zucchini Recipe Is Changing the Way I Make All Vegetables

Lemony ricotta. Marinated veg. Crunchy hazelnuts. It’s how I want to eat everything now.<p>When it comes to summer produce, zucchini never gets much love. I admit I was part of the problem...until I tried this marinated zucchini with hazelnuts and ricotta recipe. If all summer squash were seared, …

Shrimp Boil

This classic shrimp boil recipe is a wonderful, easy way to prepare fresh shrimp. No Lowcountry shrimp boil is complete without adding hearty …

Seafood

The Small-Space Styling Tips That Transformed an East Village Apartment

When Zio & Sons creative Anthony D'Argenzio first saw this one-bedroom East Village apartment in 2013, he knew it needed work but saw potential—lots …

This Man’s Model-Transformation Is Proof A Beard Is The Ultimate Winter Accessory

As winter wraps her steely fingers around the southern hemisphere, girlfriends everywhere will inevitably start abusing their long-suffering …

How Profits Soared At Carnival After Its CEO Discovered The Greatest Communication Tool Of All Time

Carnival Cruise Line’s newest ship—Horizon—departs from New York City this week with about 4,000 guests. Also on board are 1,450 crew members who are responsible for keeping those passengers safe, happy, and eager to take another cruise.<p>Across all of Carnival Corp’s nine cruise brands, more than …

24 Phrases You Should Start Saying More Often in the Workplace

What can you say that will cause a colleague to gravitate toward you? What words will cause an employee to light up with a smile?<p>A recent CareerBuilder survey says 50 percent of employees would stay longer with their companies if they were recognized more frequently.<p>To pull this off takes a leader …

10 London Restaurants With Delectable Interiors

London is one of the best global capitals for gastronomes in search of fine dining establishments, but the appeal doesn’t stop on the plate. These are London’s best-dressed restaurants where the décor is as good as the cuisine—if not better.<p>Bob Bob Ricard<p>Dressed in gold, velvets and cobalt blues, …

England

20 NYC Bars with Legitimately Good Food

Standout burgers, perfectly shucked oysters, and crisp wings for when a stomach needs lining<p>It used to be that eating dinner at a straight-up bar in New York would likely mean deep-fried pub grub or unsatisfying toasts at a fancier establishment. But as the cocktail scene has exploded, so too has …

The rent on this apartment in New York’s Greenwich Village was just $28.43 a month — in 2018

When Patricia O’Grady moved into the top floor of a Greenwich Village walk-up in 1955, she and her three roommates helped sweep the hallway in …

Here Are the NYC James Beard Award Winners for 2018

The James Beard Awards winners for 2018 were announced last night. Considered one of the most prestigious honors in the American restaurant community, the awards ceremony honors achievements in service, bar programs, baking, restaurant design, and more. NYC restaurants and chefs took in three major …

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

Starbucks's CEO Showed a Classy Example of What a Great Leader Does When Managing a Crisis

Two black men are racially profiled and arrested inside a Starbucks store, although no crime was committed. Here's what Starbucks' chief executive officer, Kevin R. Johnson, did next.<p>If you're just getting wind of the latest race-related debacle, it involves two black men arrested at a Starbucks in …

Justice

Forget the Four Seasons and The Ritz-Carlton: The most luxurious hotel brands in the world are ones you've likely never heard of

When it comes to planning a luxury vacation, whether it's a honeymoon, a celebration, or that's just how you roll, it's easy to think first of the large, luxury hotel brands you're familiar with and the destinations in which they have properties.<p>You wouldn't be wrong to consider brands like The …

Ritz-Carlton

Get Your Pin Board Ready: 12 Dreamy Backyards in the City

(Image credit: Sawyer Berson)<p>Outdoor spaces in the city always feel particularly precious — like a little green jewel in the midst of all the gray. …

Landscaping

Here's What Japan's Legendary Samurai Really Looked Like

"Society convulsed, opposing clans fought, masterless samurai rebelled against an unrelenting modernization, all in just 20 years."<p><i>The history and lore surrounding Japan's samurai warriors is as fascinating as it is complex. Aside</i> <i>from representations in cinema, very few actual photographs depicting</i> …

The Japanese words for “space” could change your view of the world

When you are the first person to arrive in a meeting room, do you think of it as being empty or full?<p>If you were raised in the West, a meeting room is made for people to meet. Therefore, if there are no people in that room, then of course it must be empty. As philosopher Henk Oosterling remarks, in …

Japan

The Best Secret Date Spots in NYC

You’ve already been to the least-secret date spots in the city. Skating at Rockefeller Center, dinner at a Shake Shack or four, some sort of $300 …

How to Get Out of a Meeting You Know Will Waste Your Time

You can often predict which meetings will be unproductive from the moment you receive the invitation. There’s the “team update” where you spend two hours listening to a rundown of how everyone spent their week, or the “planning meeting” where you hash out picayune details that should have been …

This 100-year-old poem tells you everything you need to know about why so many people struggle to learn English

Tricky pronunciation can make English one of the hardest languages in the world for foreign speakers to learn.<p>Why does "done" rhyme with "fun," for example, and why doesn't "done" rhyme with "gone"?<p>No poem illustrates the counterintuitive nature of the English language better than "The Chaos." …

Literature

The “True Size” Maps Shows You the Real Size of Every Country (and Will Change Your Mental Picture of the World)

We all understand, on some level, that as adults we must go back and correct the oversimplifications we learned as schoolchildren. But for a sense of …

A $88-a-month startup that wants to help straighten your teeth just raised $15 million

You wouldn't be able to tell it just by glancing at him, but 28-year-old Nick Greenfield is wearing something on his teeth.<p>The CEO of Candid Co. is wearing clear aligners, an alternative to braces that are used to straighten out people's smiles. Greenfield's startup is one of a growing number that …

Dentistry

A Cycling Legend’s Secret War Mission: Saving Italy’s Jews

Under the seat of the bikes he rode to two Tour de France titles, one humble superstar quietly carried the papers that spared hundreds from the …

Trump Voters Celebrate Massive Tax Cut for Everyone But Them

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Jubilant Trump voters on Thursday celebrated the prospect of a gigantic tax cut that will benefit everyone but them.<p>Across the country, Trump supporters were overjoyed that, after months of gridlock and wrangling, the man they voted for was about to make Americans …

Donald Trump