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Apple Among The Five Stocks Billionaires Think Will Double Next Year No Matter What The Stock Market Does

This week, our fintech startup partnered with Forbes to create an exciting, brand new premium service called The Forbes Billionaire’s Portfolio.<p>The goal of the Forbes Billionaire’s Portfolio is simple: to provide retail investors with the same plain vanilla stock …


Where to Eat While Holiday Shopping in Manhattan

After a day of holiday shopping, it's a relief to duck into a welcoming spot where you can put down those packages, rest your exhausted limbs, and savor the festive atmosphere. Here are some of our favorite restaurants within a short walk of the city's top shopping areas.<p>Dining on Fettuccine …

#TheLIST: Chic Coffee Table Books to Share (or Stack) This Holiday

This year turned out a lot of tomes worth adding to your collection.<p>Designers, models and even fashion magazines (ahem), felt that 2015 was the time to shine in the coffee table book department. Here is our round-up of the best to note—just in time for holiday gifting season.

Oscar de la Renta

Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryOur Trump Predictions, One Year Later Slate Staff At the start of this presidency, we guessed what the future might bring. We were mostly …

How to Host an Instagram-Worthy Italian Dinner Party

It's all in the details.<p>So you want to host a typical Italian-style dinner party. Only problem is, you don't know where to start. You have no idea what dishes to use, let alone what to cook or how to decorate the table. Lucky for you, we've enlisted a pro to give you a rundown of everything you …

Frank Sinatra

5 Exotic Culinary Vacations Where It’s All About the Food

For many travelers, food isn’t central to their itineraries. Delighting in the tastes of regional cuisine often plays second fiddle to activities like going on safari, whiling away the hours in the Hermitage Museum, or even watching moss grow (yes, this is a real and apparently popular travel …

Chiang Mai

The 7 Most Picturesque Christmas Tree Farms Around the Country

It’s part of the post-Thanksgiving ritual: going to shop for a Christmas tree. And while it’s easy to pop over to the local hardware store to choose that spruce or fir, there’s nothing quite like packing a thermos of cocoa, bundling up, and heading a bit further afield to pick one straight from the …


Millions of Americans just lost a key Social Security strategy

It was good while it lasted. But all good things — especially those which lawmakers regard as an unintended loophole — must come to an end.<p>Congress …

Foreign Affairs

• <b>Author:</b> Stuart Woods<p><b>Stone Barrington’s trip to Europe turns into an international incident in this edge-of-your-seat thriller from #1 New York Times bestselling author Stuart Woods.</b><p>When he’s apprised at the last minute of a mandatory meeting abroad, Stone Barrington rushes off to Europe for a …

15 Stellar Spanish Recipes

Aatxe Aperitivo<p>Using cava and sloe-berry liqueur, this sparkling cocktail makes a good start for a tapas party. The recipe comes from the San …

United States of Meatloaf

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.<p>For the meatloaf: Heat a skillet over medium heat, add the oil and saute …

Jeff Bridges' California Estate Will Take Your Breath Away

Sometimes, a view is worth more than a thousand words. How about $29.5 million?<p>Of all the celebrities we'd expect to have an exquisitely beautiful (and palatial) home, Jeff Bridges wouldn't be the immediate name that came to mind. Yet, here we are with a serious case of house envy over The Dude's …


80+ Best Furniture Websites For Online Shopping Like A Design Expert

Because who doesn't want to redecorate without leaving their couch?<p>In the name of online shopping that doesn't fry your brain, we scoured our archives and picked our editors' brains for the best furniture stores on the web. Here's to never standing in line or dealing with a moody sales associate …


The Bone Vault

• <b>Author:</b> Linda Fairstein<p>The <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>Devil's Bridge</i> and renowned former Manhattan prosecutor delivers a mesmerizing Alexandra Cooper novel set at the crossroads of big money, high culture, and murder...<p><i>The Bone Vault</i> begins in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's glorious …

The Collector's Guide to Jadeite

These green glass pieces will get your kitchen shelves in mint condition.<p>These green glass pieces will get your kitchen shelves in mint condition.

Art Deco

An Inside Look at the Barefoot Contessa's Barn

Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.<p>Ina Garten takes us on a tour of her impressive entertaining space in the Hamptons.

Interior Design

"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book."

This Dreamy Napa Home Feels Like Being in a Cloud

The designer gave the builder-grade abode a serene farmhouse look.<p>The designer gave the builder-grade abode a serene farmhouse look.

Interior Design

Checking In: Tribal Hotel | The Glamourai

A major highlight of our summer adventures was the trip we took to Nicaragua. Our first stop was a quaint colonial town called Granada, where we …

25 Takeout Recipes You Should Know How to Make at Home

From shrimp fried rice to spicy tuna rolls, 16 classic take-out dishes you can make at home<p><b>Nothing beats vegging out on the couch</b> with a carton of fried rice from your local Chinese joint, but you don't have to order in to eat takeout classics. Check out our greatest "takeout" hits, and delete the …


Holiday-Inspiring Ibiza House Displaying Charming Rustic Details

<b>TG-Studio</b> redesigned a country estate on the Spanish island of Ibiza, updating it to serve the contemporary living needs of the inhabitants. …

Path of the Assassin

• <b>Author:</b> Brad Thor<p>When Brad Thor arrived on the scene with his hard-hitting debut novel, <i>The Lions of Lucerne,</i> he was greeted with an enthusiasm rarely seen since John le Carré's heyday. "A roller-coaster of a debut," pronounced Kyle Mills. And Nelson DeMille, the master of the genre himself, …

Local’s Guide to Napa Valley

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20 Pasta Recipes to Make this Fall

So long, fresh tomatoes and super ripe zucchini. We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more<p><b>So long, fresh tomatoes and super-ripe zucchini.</b> We've moved onto some rich fall flavors now, and are craving squash, pork ragu, mushrooms, and more. …


25 Books Every Man Should Read

Make it a drinking game.<p>Literacy is hot. Like CrossFit. Remember this Instagram account? Next time you're caught in a random girl's iPhone lens, make sure you've got your face buried in one of these puppies.*<p>* Burying your face in a puppy is also a surefire way of ending up in a girl's Instagram …

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend

Here are 25 books recommended by some of the top CEOs in the world to kick off your reading list.<p>Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few …

Mark Zuckerberg

16 New Books to Read This September

September is all about fresh starts, and if you’re looking for life advice, this month’s book picks are full of it. Whether you want it with a dose of humor (Mindy Kaling), from someone who is living the dream (Elizabeth Gilbert) or from a fictional character who totally gets you, there’s at least …

The New Wave of Wedding Decor: 9 Trendsetting Ideas


10 Common Mistakes Travelers Make in NYC

How to Shop for Vintage Bags

Bag Snob's Tina Craig shares the ultimate guide to buying vintage Hermès, Chanel, and more.<p><i>Tina Craig of Bag Snob on finding the real deal when it comes to It bags.</i><p>A good bag should last forever. Some bags are serious investments, and others are fleeting dalliances. To me, bags are like my …

Louis Vuitton