Christine Courtney

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32 Things Every New Yorker Should Do This Fall

There are crisp days perfect for walks in the park, hot apple cider from local farmer's markets, and football.<p>There are also tons of events and festivals, from the New York City Marathon to the Wine & Food Festival.<p>Autumn officially starts this Sunday on the 22nd, so get ready for the new season …

Staten Island

Things to do in New York this fall: Nightlife in Williamsburg

Williamsburg, Brooklyn is quickly becoming the epicenter of New York nightlife, thanks to a slew of clubs offering everything from underground …

Music Festivals

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

Out Of Ideas And In Debt, Spain Sets Sights On Taxing The Sun

It’s always sunny in Spain, right? That might be a bit of an overstatement but the country hasn’t garnered a sunny reputation for nothing: cities like Huelva and Seville boast nearly 3,000 hours of sunshine per year. With so much sunshine at its disposal, Spain has aggressively pursued the …

Designer Paula Scher Weighs In On The Jane Austen Banknote

Is the design of the U.K.’s forthcoming–and loaded–Jane Austen note a pound wise or foolish?<p>We tend not to think much about what our money looks like, but lots of us probably see the dead-president faces on our bills more often than, say, the faces of our mothers. The media frenzy surrounding …

7 Businesses Making Lots Of Money In Ways You Wouldn't Expect

It's true -- most companies reap profits in obvious ways. Google earns a lot of money through advertising, Apple from selling iPhones and iPads and retail stores like Gap through selling clothing and other items.<p>But every so often, a company comes along that figures out how to make money in a …

15 of New York's Most Underrated Restaurants

Here's a map of <b>15 of New York's most underrated restaurants</b>:<p>Meg Grace's tiny East Village restaurant serves some of the best gussied up comfort food in the city. The bacon peanut brittle, waffle chips with dip, low country shrimp, and buttermilk fried chicken are all great. Frank Bruni chose The …

Unlikely: The Impossible and Improbable Objects of Giuseppe Colarusso | Colossal

<p>In this ongoing series titled Unlikely, artist and photographer Giuseppe Colarusso imagines bizarre and humorous objects, each of which is either …

Right Brain, Left Brain? Scientists Debunk Popular Theory

Maybe you're "right-brained": creative, artistic, an open-minded thinker who perceives things in subjective terms. Or perhaps you're more of a "left-brained" person, where you're analytical, good at tasks that require attention to detail, and more logically minded.<p>It turns out, though, that this …

Arne Duncan Puts No Child Left Behind Waivers In Three States On 'High-Risk Status'

Kansas, Oregon, and Washington -- Arne Duncan is putting you on notice.<p>On Wednesday, Deb Delisle, the U.S. Secretary of Education's assistant, wrote letters to the three states saying their waiver from the No Child Left Behind Act was on "high-risk status," according to correspondence provided to …

Education

Sheryl Sandberg Should Know Better Than to Ask Interns to Work for Free

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>For decades, companies have been "employing" interns to do work. But a spate of recent litigation …

Are Women Responsible for the Increase in First-Person Storytelling?

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Columnists have long lamented that modern America has become a me-first generation, and there is now …

Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

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Legal tussle erupts over bones of Richard III

LONDON (AP) — He's been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England's King Richard III.<p>A British High Court judge on Friday granted a group of Richard's relatives permission to challenge plans to rebury the 15th-century monarch in the city of Leicester, where his …

Ashton Kutcher’s ‘Jobs’ Is Actually Not That Bad

Despite early criticism, Ashton Kutcher’s indie biopic about Steve Jobs isn’t as bad as everyone says. Rob Fishman on the actor's turtleneck …

So Pitbull Wants to Make Charter Schools 'Cool' and 'Sexy'

National Geographic Travel

Rosalia Mera, World's Richest Self-Made Woman, Dies At 69

Rosalia Mera, cofounder of Spanish brand Zara and the wealthiest self-made woman on the planet, has died. She was 69.<p>Mera was vacationing on the island of Menorca with her daughter, Sandra, according to the Spanish news site <i>ABC.es</i>, when she suffered a brain hemorrhage on Wednesday. She died 24 …

Wenger wants quality, not quantity

16 August 2013 11:58<p>Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is aware of the club's need to strengthen in the transfer market but says he is focused on signing …

Google’s “20% time,” which brought you Gmail and AdSense, is now as good as dead

Google’s “20% time,” which allows employees to take one day a week to work on side projects, effectively no longer exists. That’s according to former Google employees, one who spoke to Quartz on the condition of anonymity and others who have said it publicly.<p>What happened to the company’s most …

Sergey Brin

Things to do in New York this Friday

Don’t blow your weekend by spending Friday night on the couch—there are too many incredible things to do in New York this Friday. Whether you want to …

Joan Didion

Nigella Lawson's Linguine with Lemon, Garlic, and Thyme Mushrooms

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: A no-cook, company-worthy sauce that fits right into our laziest pasta-dressing habits.</i><p>Boiling pasta is what we do when we don't know what to do -- it's in our …

Italian Food

Long Weekend in Sicily

An hour’s flight from Rome, Sicily makes the perfect holiday-within-a-holiday. (Or, obviously, a holiday all its own.)<p>Sicily is one of Italy’s two …

Italy

Brazil World Cup: Minister concerned by stadium delays

<b>Brazilian Sports Minister Aldo Rebelo has said he is worried about delays at five stadiums still being built for next year's football World Cup.</b><p>Mr Rebelo said the pace of construction must be accelerated if the venues are to be ready by this December.<p>Brazil has seen two months of protests against …

Brazil

How to Do Florence on a Budget

<i>Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to the <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b> and the <b>Galleria dell'Accademia</b> (where Michelangelo's <i>David</i> masterpiece resides), visitors from around the world flock to see …