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Virtual Reality: The Next Big Advertising Medium Is Here

Virtual reality is scarcely more than an expensive toy today, but advertisers are already salivating over the possibilities of reaching people with commercial messages while they’re immersed in their Oculus Rift headset.

That also sounds like an excellent way for a brand to annoy potential …

Advertising Agencies

8 Photo Communities That Every Photographer Should Be On

Showcasing your images on the web should first and foremost start with your own dedicated photography website. But it should go well beyond that or …


California farmers offer to give up portion of their water rights amid ongoing drought

A group of California farmers offered late Wednesday to surrender 25 percent of the water available to them this year, in what could be one of the most important concessions forced by the state's ongoing drought.

In exchange for taking 25 percent less river water for irrigation or leaving a quarter …


How to Protect Your Camera in Extreme Weather

A Post By: Anne McKinnell

If you love to photograph nature, you surely know how unpredictable, and often hostile the elements can be. While we may get …


How to Select the Right Camera Memory Card - Digital Photography School

A Post By: Navan Viswa

In today’s market if you want to buy a camera memory card, you may find it challenging to select the right one. A card comes …


The Secret Language of Hotel Staff Is Your New Vacation Entertainment

Robert Kneschke / Alamy

A short glossary of the behind-the-scenes lingo used by bellhops, cleaning staff and concierge at your favorite hotels.

Skipper: Someone who makes a reservation but never shows up for their stay.

Lobby lizard: A member of the staff who greets and assists guests in the lobby …


Your Shot: Breakfast Around the World

If you’re the kind of person who grabs coffee and an energy bar while running out the door, it may be time to rethink your breakfast.

In Thailand, people sit down with steaming hot bowls of rice porridge called jok, brightened with bits of pork or shrimp and fish sauce, of course, or maybe Non Khai …


What is Reciprocal Rule in Photography?

One of the biggest challenges that many photographers face is yielding sharp photos when hand-holding a camera. Many end up with blurry images …

The 25 best restaurants in Paris

Dignified temples of haute cuisine, new bistros guaranteed to stand the test of time, out-of-the-way boîtes where you’re unlikely to lay eyes on another tourist—our experts pick the best places to dine all around Paris (and even reach consensus on a prized few).

Click through our guide, organized by …


Seeing in Depth of Field: A Simple Understanding of Aperture

Photography can be simply defined as: painting with light.When you are painting with light, you are creating a story in a split second. That’s what …


Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

What your food 'sounds' like affects how good it tastes, a new study says

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, according to new flavor research.

Flavor perception is multi-sensory. “The …


How To Make Fancy Ice And Instantly Up Your Drinks Game

The worst thing that could ever happen at a gathering during the hot days of summer is to run out of ice. And the best thing that could happen is to sip your beverage with the fanciest ice your cocktail, lemonade or even water has ever had the pleasure of meeting. Fancy ice is the trick to making …


Target is making a big shift away from sugary cereals, canned foods and mac and cheese

It's only becoming more difficult to be a packaged food manufacturer in America.

Target recently gathered some of the country's largest food companies to tell them that many of their products would no longer be featured or promoted in the same way they have in recent years. The news, first reported …


The Perfect Gin and Tonic: Simple, But Not a Given

It may seem superfluous to write an article about making a gin and tonic. There are just two ingredients (three if you count the lime wedge) and it's one of the most common cocktails there is. But if you love them as much as I do, you don't want common, you want perfection.

The gin and tonic was …


The 14 best French restaurants in the US

If you're in the mood for French food, you don't have to travel to Paris for an outstanding meal.

In fact, several French restaurants appeared on our recent list of the best restaurants in America, so we decided to pull out the top ones serving delicious French cuisine.

We compiled the list of the …


Eating like a king—or at least an emir

The king of Saudi Arabia might have skipped the Gulf summit this week and the king of Bahrain might have preferred a horse show with Queen Elizabeth, but at least the emir of Qatar showed up this week to answer President Barack Obama’s invitation to Camp David. Before decamping for the Catoctin …

Liberal News

How To Actually Be More Productive, By The Guy Who Designed Facebook's Productivity Tool

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I'm a software developer, designer, and entrepreneur. I'm the co-founder of Asana, team productivity software that many great companies (e.g. Uber, Pinterest, Dropbox) use to run their companies. Back when I was an engineering manager at Facebook, I designed the internal team productivity tool …


Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch turns 15

In 1997, the Monterey Bay Aquarium put on an exhibit about sustainability titled "Fishing for Solutions." As part of the program, the aquarium restaurant featured table cards that listed which fish diners should seek out and which they should avoid. Soon, the staff started noticing those little …





3 cups sugar
1 egg
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tbsp. unsalted butter, cubed, and chilled
¼ cup cornstarch
1 tbsp. distilled white vinegar
1 tbsp. vanilla extract
8 egg whites, room-temperature
1 cup heavy cream, chilled
½ cup chilled plain yogurt
Strawberries, halved
Kiwi, peeled, …


Asian Greens Guide


You Think You Know Umami - The New Yorker

Although Americans have been using the word umami for the past decade and it’s been in use in the English language since 1979, its definition remains …


Per Finne's Umami Santoku knife combines Norwegian and Japanese design

Norwegian designer Per Finne has created a utensil based on traditional Japanese knives that he says offers enough flexibility to be the only knife …


Prosecco: A toast to Italy's finest fizz

Susy Atkins escapes the crowds and heads for prosecco country – the secret "garden of Venice" where the zesty, fashionable wine is made

The vines are everywhere, right across the landscape; fresh green leaves covering the country in spring and summer, swooping down into valleys and right up and away …


The new Ice Age is elevating the craft cocktail

In 2015, maybe the one place on Earth where the ice isn't melting faster than it should be is in your cocktail. At least if the ice in that highball glass has been made by one of the ice specialists helping to redefine the cocktail scene.

We've come a long way from using random bits of ice from …


Pappy v. Fireball: Two Hot Whiskeys With Wildly Different Followings

Ask a stranger about his or her whiskey preferences, and expect to hear about one of two extremes. There’s Pappy Van Winkle—ultra-rare, outrageously …

Bay leaves are an optional ingredient, 'but things are definitely better with them'

Why bother adding bay leaves to a dish if you are only going to fish them out and throw them away? J. Kenji López-Alt, managing culinary director of …


Contemporary Kitchen from Comprex - the People kitchen

The People kitchen from Comprex is a smart and feature-packed contemporary kitchen. Sharp, rectangular forms dominate in this cutting-edge …

Interior Design

Lettuce and 9 Ways to Use It That Don't Involve Salad

Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.

Today: Confused about the different types of lettuce? Don't lose your head—we're here to help.

Americans often start meals with salads, while Europeans are more likely to serve them at …

Caesar Salad

17 Recipes All Coffee Lovers Should Try Right Now

A list worthy of Lorelai Gilmore.

1. Vietnamese Coffee Popsicles

Who doesn’t want their iced coffee on a stick? These popsicles are a fun and refreshing way to enjoy your bae (coffee, duh) on hot summer days.

2. Coconut Water Iced Coffee

No matter what some people say, coconut water is delicious — …


Marketing is So Much More Than Facebook Posts and Tweeting

When you start looking around the Internet for advice on how to up your content marketing game, you’ll find lots of advice on how to write a great …