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The Cost of the Paris Attacks

On most days, some 20 people from around the world look at Thierry Dufort’s Airbnb posting for his guest room in his swanky flat a block away from …

Foo Fighters

Currant thinking: how a raisin can predict if your child will be clever

Children who can resist eating a raisin for 60 seconds are more likely to do better academically, a study suggests<p>It could be the simplest test of childhood aptitude ever invented.<p>Placing a raisin under a cup and warning a toddler not to eat it until instructed can predict how clever they will be …

The murderers next door

In a remote corner of Romania, neighbours kill each other over tiny strips of land. Betrayed by their rulers, these rural communities have resorted to violent assertion of their rights<p>In the poor and remote province of Maramureş in the northern Carpathians, cut off by bad mountain roads from the …

How famous writers and artists wooed their lovers with food

The road to artistic greatness is littered with lovers and cherry pits.<p>A new book, <i>Dining with the Famous and Infamous</i> (Rowman & Littlefield, out Jan. 2016) creates rich portraits of famous figures’ relationships to food—and as is quickly apparent, the creative use of snacks and treats played a …

Literature

Britain's first insect-only restaurant is bringing sustainability to the table

LONDON — Bugs are gross. That’s a given. In fact, it’s safe to say that 99.9% of Brits would hard pass on an invitation to an insect-only restaurant. …

Crying with laughter: how we learned how to speak emoji

The ‘face with tears of joy’ symbol has been named the word of the year. How did a Japanese teen gimmick end up changing the way we communicate? Plus, a crash course in how to use the aubergine, side eye and sinkhole<p>The Oxford dictionary has announced its word of the year. It’s spelled ... …

How Virtual Reality Could Radically Change Dating

Growing old, at least as we know it today, is about inexorable loss — loss of hair, loss of teeth, loss of family and friends, loss of home and …

10 Best Fruit Cutting Hacks Because Life Is Hard

Enjoy the fruits of your labor.<p>We owe a lot to many of our ancestors, but whoever discovered how to cut a watermelon and bag it in thirty seconds was a real pioneer.<p>We don't know why the best-tasting, most nutritious fruits have to be the hardest to get into, but we no longer have the right to …

Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week: Pictures

Fashion Shows

Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Whipped Goat Cheese

6 Servings<p>This dish has become a signature of Domenica chef Alon Shaya. Precooking the cauliflower in seasoned poaching liquid infuses it with flavor; roasting makes it crisp.<p>May 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>Roasted Cauliflower<p>2 1/2 cups dry white wine<p>1/3 cup olive oil<p>1/4 cup kosher salt<p>3 tablespoons fresh …

How 11 Top Fashion Designers Decorate Their Bedrooms

They may be known for fashion, but these major talents also have a serious knack for interior design.<p>From Cynthia Rowley to Gilles Mendel, the dreamy bedrooms of these fashion icons are as stylish as their clothing collections.

Interior Design

3 Things to Do If You Want to Become a CEO by Age 30

Guest Writer<p>Co-founder and CEO, Visier<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When, at age 24, I told my boss (somewhat tongue in cheek) that I wanted to become a CEO, he nearly fell off his chair. It was 1974; I was a software developer working for IBM. At that time, lowly …

Leadership

In Guardian Cook: The 10 best banana recipes Bananas, the nation's favourite raw snack, are endlessly versatile in the kitchen. Mash and fry, slice and curry or unzip and bake whole – see which of these 10 treatments you prefer http://t.gu.com/n8iy3 Photo: Tiny banana tartes tatin. Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

Two-Ingredient Magic Shell

Every week at Food52, a DIY expert spares us a trip to the grocery store and shows us how to make small batches of great foods at home.<p>Today: How to make magic shell at home, with just two pantry ingredients.<p>- Marian Bull, assistant editor at Food52.com<p>There's magic hiding in your cupboard.<p>It's not …