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This 9-year-old girl should be writing every caption for the New Yorker cartoons

Kids should just run everything, shouldn't they.<p>Comedy writer Bess Kalb shared pictures of the captions her cousin's 9-year-old child has written for …

Viral

The best photos taken of planet Earth last year will transform the way you see the world

The natural world is a stunning place.<p>Every year, the best landscape photography shows off Earth's beauty. The following photos are some of the winners from the 2017 International Landscape Photographer of the Year contest.<p>They highlight powerful mountains, scenes of isolation, worlds of color and …

Landscape Photography

This engineer created a fool-proof plan to overcome shyness — and it led her to jobs at Apple, Google, and now Microsoft

A couple of months ago, Sophia Velastegui was approached with an exciting job offer: To become the general manager of Microsoft's artificial intelligence product unit.<p>She began the job in December. It was another pinnacle career move for the star engineer, named to Business Insider's list of the …

Employment
Garlic

Cue the Comfort Food: 6 Tomato Basil Soup Recipes to Keep You Warm This Winter

When winter weather has you down and you’re in need of something to warm you up, it’s time to cue the comfort food. One classic recipe that pleases …

Cure Your Cabin Fever With Cuban Chicken & Rice

This recipe from Anya von Bremzen’s recent book, ‘Paladares,’ will transport you to Havana.<p>Ever since New Year’s Eve, I’ve felt a bit off. No, it’s …

James Beard

The ‘Gold Standard’ Meat Sauce

When Marcella Hazan, the cookbook author who revolutionized the way Americans cook Italian food, died in September 2013, The Times asked readers to submit their favorites of her recipes. Many wrote in to sing the praises of her famous (and contentious) red sauce made with just four ingredients — …

Tomatoes

Top 10 new photos our editors loved this week

Here’s a look at the top 10 photos we loved most that were uploaded to 500px this week, curated by our 500px photo editors. Read on to find out why …

Gender-Neutral Living Rooms That Will Stand the Test of Time

Forget his and hers—we're endorsing gender-neutral living room décor that resists passing fads and trend-focused design. A clean aesthetic that …

The 5 secrets to becoming a Super Attractor

<i>When was the last time you thought about what you</i> really <i>wanted? I’m not talking about a matcha latte or new leggings (don’t get me wrong, those are</i> …

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

Hiking
Hiking

How To Make Hot Chocolate From Scratch - Chowhound

It was the ancient Aztecs who first appreciated the virtues of a cup of cocoa, but the version they enjoyed would be barely recognizable to people …

This Brothy, Silky Chicken Breast Recipe Is the Ultimate Recovery Food

Chef Seamus Mullen on one of his favorite post-workout meals<p>I exercise quite a bit. I mean, I really like being active, riding my bike, hiking, getting outside, doing yoga...it’s like playing for me. And I think playing is important. It makes us smile and keeps us from getting old and cranky. But …

Cooking

Three Super Recipes To Try With A Packet Of Frozen Prawns

While freshly caught seafood is the more sustainable way forward, you’ve got to admit that a frozen packet now and then has definitely come in handy …

Italian Food

12 Recipes That Honor the Drumstick

For the amount of quick and easy chicken recipes being circulated out there, it seems as though the drumstick gets no love. Chicken breasts are the center of it all, and chopped-up chicken salads get their fair share of attention, but what about dem drummies? When cooked just right, drumsticks …

Cooking

Epic Trails Across the Globe

Tired of the same old trails? Go outside your comfort-zone (and, perhaps, your country) to one of these inspiring destinations.

The only 4 spaghetti recipes you'll ever need

Spaghetti four ways<p>These spaghettis are not just convenient, quick and easy dishes; they can also be seductively brilliant, a perfect example of how a dish can be so much more than a sum of its parts.<p>Each recipe makes enough for six. With the exception of the cacio e pepe, allow 1 litre of water to …

Italian Food

What the Teacher of the World’s Most Popular Online Course Has Learned About the Science of Learning | Heleo

“Whether you’re learning a language, a musical instrument, how to dance, how to drive a car, it’s all the same: developing a compact, connected, …

Gorgeous forest home will fulfill your tiny cabin dreams

Get ready for some serious cabin envy. Architecture firm studio PIKAPLUS crafted a gorgeous tiny home that perfectly harmonizes with its surrounding …

Start Small, Start Now: Daily Ways to Build Resilience | Heleo

“Most people define resilience as recovering from a hurricane or a divorce, a big thing. If you define it as small, you can improve.”<p><b>Amy Cuddy</b> is a …

Self-help

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires.<p>You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with …

European Travel

Dynamic new library in France is an 'unfurling ribbon'

The Media Library is also called Third-Place<p>The curving, organically shaped Media Library in Thionville, France also goes by the moniker Third-Place. Designed by Strasbourg-based firm Dominique Coulon & associés behind this pink-and-black school and this cheery elderly care center, it challenges …

Eureka Valley home sells for $358K over asking

Around $1,741 per square foot<p>Originally built in 1900, a detailed Victorian in Eureka Valley found a buyer this week, closing at $358,000 over asking.<p>While the facade maintains some of its former character, the revamped interior tells a different story—newfangled white oak floors, a rooftop deck …

Real Estate

I Practiced Hygge and It's Kind of the Best Thing Ever

“Do Hot Pockets count as hygge?” I ask my husband on our first night of practicing the Danish way-of-life-turned-phenomenon pronounced <i>HOO-gah</i>, and …

Happiness

Here’s how President Obama’s home will transform into President Trump’s in just 5 hours

Donald Trump

Old Apartment Gets A Fresh Look That Blends Past And Present

The area known as Roma found at the center of Mexico City was once a lake (Lake Texcoco). It has a muddy soil base and amplified seismic waves, hence …

Interior Design

Itasca Modern

This modern house was designed for a young couple and their collection of modern furniture. Located in Itasca on a long wooded site that backs up to a small lake. The site while long is in close proximity to its neighbors on either side. One of the primary considerations of the design was to …

Architecture

Downtown Brooklyn townhouse hides sleek, modern interiors

Check out lovely homes in Bed-Stuy, Downtown Brooklyn, WIlliamsburg, and more<p><i>Welcome to the</i> <i>Brooklyn Townhouse Roundup</i><i>, where we—you guessed it—take a look at the most notable Brooklyn townhouses on the market. Got tips?</i> <i>Send 'em here</i><i>.</i><p>↑A huge single-family home in Downtown Brooklyn, measuring across …