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The Durable Led Zeppelin

John Paul Jones, Led Zeppelin‘s bassist and keyboard player, was quietly playing backgammon and half listening to a phone-in radio talk show on New …

44 No-Cook Recipes for Hot Summer Nights

You don’t need to turn the stove or the oven on for these recipes, from a bright green gazpacho to a classic caprese salad.<p>When it‘s pushing 90 degrees, the sun’s blazing into your windows, and not even a cold shower will give you refuge from the heat, the last thing you want to do is turn on your …

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Debunking the Myth of the 10,000-Hours Rule: What It Actually Takes to Reach Genius-Level Excellence

The question of what it takes to excel — to reach genius-level acumen at a chosen endeavor — has occupied psychologists for decades and philosophers for centuries. Groundbreaking research has pointed to “grit” as a better predictor of success than IQ, while psychologists have admonished against the …

15 Genius Ways To Use Champagne

Champagne's not just for drinking anymore. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com.<p>Next time you pop open a bottle of bubbly, don't just grab a couple of flutes and chug it down. There are just too many fabulous things you can do with that champagne! From fantastic cocktails to …

House W in Huentelauquén, Chile by 01Arq

Beach House Architecture by 01Arq.<p>The architects of studio 01Arq have designed House W, a beautiful beach house situated in a windy coastal region of …

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Video: How to make Morito's Beetroot Borani

Borani is a delicious Iranian yogurt dip, served with flatbreads<p>Serves 4<p>Borani, the Iranian yogurt dip, is an opulent dish for the senses: delectable, visually stunning and guaranteed to win over the hearts of beetroot sceptics. A firm favourite on the Morito menu.<p><i>Method</i><p>4 medium raw bunched …

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4 So-Healthy, Spring Salads To Try This Week

Photo: Courtesy of Lauren Conrad.<p><i>From her laid-back, effortless style to a fresh, ahead-of-the-trend beauty aesthetic, Lauren Conrad is a girl after</i> …

Current Obsessions: Passage to India

We’re heading to India this coming week; get ready for a color-saturated design tour of one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Plus, a few things …

24 of London's most incredible historic pubs

As the Great British Beer Festival continues in London, we reveal our pick of the best historic pubs in the heart of the capital.<p>There are few more quintessentially English experiences than supping a pint of ale in a centuries-old public house, where the walls could tell you stories. London is …

Five family-friendly holiday cottages and gîtes in inland Brittany

Brittany Spa Cottages, Morbihan<p>These two granite cottages in a private 17th-century hamlet in the Scorff valley pass the good taste test with flying colours – pale walls, antique furniture, luxury linens, seagrass flooring. Little extras set them apart: home-cooked meals on arrival, a generous …

Cape Town hotels under £100: The Fab Five

The Easiest Way to Look 10 Pounds Thinner

The four-move workout that improves your posture and boosts your confidence<p>There's a good reason why your mom always told you not to slouch. Besides the instant confidence boost you get, studies show that having good posture helps alleviate back pain, strengthens your abdominal muscles, and …

12 Exquisite Kitchen Designs Celebrating Innovation by HI-MACS

Functionality, comfort and aesthetics are the cornerstones of every kitchen. In this post we will feature 12 exquisite kitchen designs celebrating …

Snowboards: best intermediate and advanced

These high-performing yet relatively friendly boards are aimed at those looking to push themselves and progress, whether it be in the park, on the piste or in the pow. Need help choosing the right board for you? Check out our snowboard jargon buster and buying guide.<p>Men's/ Unisex<p>Endeavor …

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Rio and São Paulo states' top 10 budget beach hotels and B&Bs

The coast of the adjoining states Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo is one of the finest in Brazil, dotted with small tropical islands, beautiful bays, wonderful golden sandy beaches, and backed by mountains covered with virgin Atlantic rain forest. Most of it is still unknown to international tourists, …

Listen – The 40 New Bands You Need To Know In 2014

You really should buy this week’s issue of NME. Not just because it’s been edited by me, not just because it features the line “I was swinging it and …

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Burmese chilli fish with hot and sour salad recipe

From 'A Change of Appetite', a light fish dish with a fresh oriental taste<p>A great quick dish, adapted from a recipe in Naomi Duguid’s 'Burma: Rivers of Flavor’, one of my favourite cookbooks.<p><i>Serves four</i><p>750g (1lb 10oz) white fish fillets, skinned<br>2 tsp turmeric<br>8 shallots, very finely chopped<br>½ tsp …

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A broke-ass guide to drinking in Tokyo

The nighttime lights in Tokyo are overwhelming. Billions of bright bulbs and bulletins begging for your attention, yearning for your yen. You think: ‘With all this brilliance, the rumors must be true: this must be the most expensive city on Earth. How else could they afford their electricity …

Walter Mitty’s eHarmony counselor costs $5,000

In the new movie “The Secret Life of Walter Mitty,” Ben Stiller’s character says he paid $500 for an eHarmony personal dating counselor. In reality, …

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Christmas dinner: lemon-roasted potatoes

<b>SERVES</b><p>10<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p>3kg/6½lb floury potatoes, peeled and cut into 3cm chunks<br>• 2 whole lemons, cut into 2cm wedges<br>• 1 head of garlic, broken into cloves, unpeeled<br>• A bunch of thyme<br>• Olive oil<p><b>METHOD</b><p>Preheat the oven to 400F/200C/gas 6. Place the potatoes in a large pan of salted cold water.<p>Bring to the boil, …

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House-sit and see the world for free

Is there such a thing as a free holiday? House-sitting comes pretty close. Here's our guide on how to do it, with advice from experienced 'sitters'<p>If you're at all familiar with the Home Alone movies, you'll understand that the moment a house is left vacant a pair of bumbling criminals will try and …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>Atlanta’s realest rapper doesn't say much—but when he does, we listen.<p>By Samuel Hine21 hours agoView More<p>Editors' Picks<p>Your new summer secret …