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My Happy Life In 160 Square Feet

Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.<p>Brittany Yunker dreamed big by thinking small, building her cozy Washington state abode from the ground up.

Cocktail of the Week: Port Authority

<b>"I find that, when I visit regions,</b> I have the opportunity to not only taste different foods and drinks — I also get to see what else is growing around the distillery or vineyard. What's interesting about Noval [port] is that there are a lot of olive trees. The flowers and fruits growing in an area …


Cocktail of the Week: Midnight Mary #3

<b>"The inspiration for the original</b> Midnight Mary was definitely seasonal. Tomato plants in the area are yielding their best produce for the next month or so. Their flavor is rich and complex, and the aromas take you right back to the garden. This cocktail sought to capture the tail end of summer. …


Jay-Z Can Do Anything He Damn Well Pleases

<b>Jay-Z can do pretty much whatever he wants,</b> especially with his many, many Grammy awards. So how could so many people think it was somehow disrespectful to drink Cognac out of his latest trophy? It's not like he was guzzling Pabst out of a much-dented Stanley Cup or anything -- these Grammy's are …

Stanley Cup

14 Chefs Reveal Their Secret Hangover Cures

Unlike most of us, chefs know how to whip up a remedy fast.<p>It happens, even to—some would say, <i>especially to</i>—culinary experts. Chefs keep weird hours. The work is hard and the nights are late. Plus there's the inherent sense of community found both intra- and inter-restaurant. A late night, lots of …


A Calendar We Love — with Penélope Cruz

<b>Campari's annual calendars</b> seem to work seamlessly with their subjects. Last year's Milla Jovovich calendar was fittingly apocalyptic. But there's something even more perfect about seeing Penélope Cruz in evening dresses, in heels, in deep-red lingerie against a "sea of salt." The theme — "Kiss …


An 11-Stop Tour of Chinatown and Little Italy for Under $15 a Head

A couple weeks back, my wife gave me a challenge: entertain her two friends visiting from Colombia with a food tour of Little Italy and Chinatown that lived up to my own standards of good food, catered to their tourist desires for a bit of history and a unique-to-New York feel, and clocked in at …

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A French-Asian Fusion in Luang Prabang, Laos (Video)

Nestled neatly between some of Southeast Asia's top travel destinations, Laos is often overlooked for Cambodia's ancient ruins, Vietnam's stunning landscapes, and Thailand's traveler-friendly beaches and islands. But as those areas become increasingly popular for backpackers and tourists alike, …

"Symphony of Lights" laser and light show over the #HongKong skyline. #SymphonyofLights is a synchronized building exterior decorative light and laser multimedia display, featuring 44 buildings on both sides of the Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong accompanied by music. Guinness World Records has named Symphony of Lights the world's largest permanent light and sound show. Photo by @ExtremeNature