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Pissarro in Norwood, Monet at the Savoy: what the exiled impressionists saw in London

James Tissot's work could be striking without being offensive – perfect for English tastes<p>Monet and Pissarro's submissions to the Royal Academy were rejected<p>To his chagrin, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec just missed Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee festivities<p>Commemorative plaques on buildings …

Art

Bret Stephens: Universities should make people think, not spare them from discomfort

Several years ago, Robert Zimmer was asked by an audience in China why the University of Chicago was associated with so many winners of the Nobel …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

10 Necessary Tips for Baking Simple Bread at Home

Master baker Uri Scheft explains what breads to start with, his yeast preference, and why you might want to start meditating.<p>No disrespect to that loaf you just bought at the supermarket, but once you learn to make bread at home, your life will change. It's a task that may seem daunting. Kneading. …

Baking

Why do Jews eat Chinese food on Christmas? How the tradition has evolved over 100 years.

It's Christmas 2015, and the streets of lower Manhattan are packed. Dredging through the slush on Doyers Street, I can barely push by a family lined …

Food & Dining

Travel Bites: 48 Hours in Paris! #TTOT

Boasting 105 square kilometers or 41 square miles of history, art, architecture, literature, haute couture, and our personal playground of …

13 tips to get you through the airport as quickly as possible

Thankfully, there are certain steps you can take to save you time and keep you as relaxed as possible.<p>We've put together 13 travel tips, from preordering an airport meal for pickup to using a simple trick to spot shorter lines.

A retired Navy SEAL commander explains 12 traits all effective leaders must have

In his new book, "Extreme Ownership: How US Navy SEALs Lead and Win," cowritten with his former platoon commander, Leif Babin, he and Babin explain the lessons learned in combat that they've taught to corporate clients for the past four years in their leadership-consultancy firm, Echelon …

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here’s …

Google Search

How to Turn Your Grill Into a Beautiful BBQ Pit

If you do not happen to be, say, a fifth-generatIon barbecue pitmaster who lives in the Deep South and grew up, you know, smokin' hogs, you still can smoke delicious, tender, rich, smoky meat and fish usIng the grill you already own<p><i>Published in the June/July 2014 issue</i><p><b>As practiced by Native</b> …

Olives

You’re probably familiar with the chartreuse olives that accompany your Friday martini and the pitted black ones that top your pizza. But there are many more varieties of the antioxidant-rich fruits -- hundreds, in fact. And depending on when they’re picked, how they’re cured, and what marinade (if …

Eatocracy - CNN

pickled vegetable sandwich slaw

If you’re one of those people who saw the word “pickled” in the title and said “Ugh, no, sorry, not for me,” do know, I was the same not too long ago …

leek, chard and corn flatbread

We are at the beach this week and even though there was a point when we were trying to pile the toddler, his 55 favorite toys including a full-sized …

kale salad with pecorino and walnuts

As someone who has said things like “the world would be a better place if we could all stop pretending that kale tastes good” (on p. 67, in fact) and …

The best free games every smartphone user should have

Whether you're waiting for the next console wars to start or simply prefer playing games on your mobile phone, there's no shortage of awesome smartphone games — and ones that won't cost you a dime. Here are 10 "must have" free downloads for Apple (iOS) and Android devices.<p><b>Candy Crush Saga</b><p>The hit …

Bon Appétit Magazine: Recipes, Cooking, Entertaining, Restaurants

The 10 Best Small Towns In America

In a time when "authentic" is a travel buzzword, these hamlets are attracting visitors with an often unexpected—and surprisingly sophisticated—array of independent and locally-minded cultural, outdoor, and culinary offerings, all minus the urban price tags.<p>The only downside to all this small town …