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Raising the (Home) Bar: Three Options for Hassle-Free Cocktails Without Leaving the House

Do you love cocktails but hate getting jostled, elbowed, and being forced to listen to Tom Petty's "Free Fallin'" in noisy, crowded bars? Is your home bar there for show because you have no idea how to make a simple mixed drink? Are you hosting a party and want to impress your friends with your …

Neuroscientist Sam Harris Selects 12 Books Everyone Should Read

From Bertrand Russell to the Buddha, or why you should spend a weekend reading the Qur’an.<p>On an excellent recent episode of <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i> — one of these nine podcasts for a fuller life — neuroscientist <b>Sam Harris</b> answered a listener’s question inquiring what books everyone should read. As a …

Western Philosophy

The Definitive Guide To Finding Cheap Flights On The Web

We’ll keep this lead-in short and sweet: You have to be doing pretty damn well before you stop caring about scoring cheap flights. For most of us, being able to shave a few hundred dollars off the price of a ticket is well worth the trouble. Besides, it’s not <i>that</i> much trouble, and there’s something …

How the heck do you know what scale you’re supposed to use for lead guitar?

There’s a broad diversity of harmonic practices being used out there in the world of blues-based popular music, rock in particular. While a given …

Electric Guitar

Ultimate Summer Road Trip: San Francisco to Los Angeles

Cruise along the Pacific Coast Highway<p>The 450-mile stretch of Pacific Coast Highway between San Francisco and Los Angeles is one of America's most iconic road trips. And for good reasons: vast beaches, towering mountains and uninterrupted views of the Pacific guide you down the California …

How to Make Authentic Buffalo Wings

We love chicken wings. Sure, Jamaican jerk-seasoned wings, Bourbon-glazed wings, and sticky Thai-spiced wings are all delicious, but it's tough to beat the good old Buffalo wing. Invented by Anchor Bar co-owners Teressa Bellissimo and her husband Frank in 1964 in Buffalo, New York, the Buffalo wing …

Living in: Tokyo

Safe and clean – yet rarely dull – Japan’s capital buzzes with energy and can be surprisingly affordable for those willing to adapt.<p>Described by residents as a “mixture of many faces” and a “Disney remake of Blade Runner” thanks to its diverse, trend-setting inhabitants and futuristic backdrop, …

Japan

Here's what you can earn at the 20 top tech companies

While there’s debate over whether there’s a shortage of qualified tech workers, there’s one thing no one argues about: Tech companies pay their employees well.<p>We’ve heard of senior engineers getting a base salary of $160,000, with stock options and other benefits on top. Some interns are earning …

Watch a Bangkok Restaurant Owner's Master Class in Thai Table Manners

The owner of Bangkok's popular <b>Krua Apsorn</b> restaurant sits down with Coconuts TV to give a quick primer on proper Thai table manners. First off, eating with chopsticks and forks is a Western thing: "The spoon is the main utensil when we eat Thai food," says restaurateur <b>Apsorn Gumnurdmanee</b>. "Many …