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Smoked beef brisket with chocolate mole: magic or fool's errand?

Photo: Kevin Pang<i>In Make It Till You Fake It,</i> The Takeout<i> writers try to recreate a magical dish they saw somewhere, then reflect on whether their</i> …

Staring

Italy For Less—Money Saving Tips for Cheap Travel

We get asked a lot: “How do you afford a trip to Italy every year?” A lot of it has to do with frugality (I’m quite the cheapskate), but we also …

Italy

11 of the best books you can read in a week

If you want to emulate some of the most successful people in the world, you can start by reading books — lots of them.<p>From Elon Musk to Mark Cuban to Oprah Winfrey, the most powerful innovators in the world all read several hours a day.<p>But starting a new book can be a daunting task if you don't …

Books

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

There’s nothing that makes you feel cooler than being able to say you did something <i>before</i> it was trendy—and that doesn’t just apply to liking certain …

European Travel

12 Unique Places In Italy To Visit (That You Wouldn’t Think Of)

It’s no surprise how much I relish a good Italian trip. I mean, it’s one of those countries that I could visit every week If I could (and I’m already …

Italy

This Warm Brussels Sprout Salad Is Going to Be Your Favorite Winter Veggie Dish

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350ºF. Spread almonds on a baking sheet and bake until fragrant and lightly toasted, about 5 minutes, shaking pan …

Recipes

Readers recommend playlist: songs that made you fall in love with music

Saint Etienne, Buddy Holly, the Pogues and Motörhead are among artists sparking stories of a lifelong passion formed<p><b>Here is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundreds of stories and suggestions on last week’s callout. Thanks for taking part. Read more about how our weekly series</b> …

Buddy Holly

The Trader Joe's Hors d’Oeuvres You Need for Your Next Party

Good news for the health-conscious party host: It <i>is</i> possible to serve frozen hors d'oeuvres that are actually nutritious (and just as tasty as the …

Nutrition

These Are the 20 Gorgeous Caribbean Airbnbs Topping Travelers' Wish Lists

Travelers looking to take a break from winter weather without blowing their budget might think about staying in one of Airbnb’s island escapes. In …

Travel

The Hidden Political Message of Michelle Obama’s Portrait Dress

From the pattern to the designer, the dress is the most revealing part.<p>While the official portraits of Barack and Michelle Obama unveiled Monday were applauded by the art world—for their intense visual impact as much as the choice of Kehinde Wiley and Amy Sherald, artists who are both critical …

Michelle Obama

Transform the Shape of Your Arms With These 16 Push-Up Variations

Along with lifting weights, push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do to sculpt and strengthen your upper body. These 16 variations range from easy to challenging, so choose the ones that suit your ability. You'll not only feel super sore after doing these, but you'll look and feel stronger …

Yoga

The 60 greatest cruise journeys on Earth

What does cruising mean to you? A luxurious ship that visits several of Europe’s cultural capitals? A fun-packed family holiday? A voyage to New York?<p>I see a languorous sail through the island-speckled Dalmatian coast, with swimming in sheltered bays and a fish supper out on deck. I recall the calm …

Cruise Ships

10 of NYC’s Best 24-Hour Restaurants

In the city that never sleeps, there’s never a shortage of bars to visit, venues to explore and parties to crash. At some point during these late …

Greenwich Village

Let Harvard teach you about Buddhism in this free online course you can take now

Harvard University's popular course on Buddhism returns with an interactive feature and great content.<br>Read More

Spirituality

Make the perfect pre-bed muscle-building shake

The perfect bed time shake recipe<p>30 grams Casein protein<br>2g L- Arginine<br>2g L- Lysine<br>5g Glutamine<br>1g HMB<p>Slow Release Protein<p>The 7-9 hours you (should) …

Nutrition

15 Books You’ll Wish You Read Sooner

A great read can be transformative—and may even change the way you think about your life. These books, chosen by <i>RS</i> staffers, are so powerful, you’ll …

Books

Mocha Molasses Cupcakes with Brandy Cream Cheese Icing

Brandy makes a welcome appearance in this basic cream cheese frosting. This Brandy cream cheese icing is ideal for a variety of cakes, especially …

Dessert

The 10 best places to visit in the US this year, according to Lonely Planet

Nothing beats the thrill of falling in love with a new city while traveling, but certain factors — such as a budget or time constraints — might discourage you from taking a chance on someplace new. Thankfully, the travel guide gurus over at Lonely Planet just released their eighth annual list of …

Travel

15 New Comedies You Need to See in 2018

Because we could all use a good laugh right about now.<p>Feb 2, 2018<p>Be it slapstick, cheap jokes, or dry wit, we just wanna have fun. Herewith, the funniest movies on the horizon—not including sequels and superhero tentpoles.

Helena Bonham Carter

Eat Chic: The 10 Best Manhattan Speakeasies

This is the boozy version of hide and seek.<p>Feb 1, 2018<p><i>Tom Marchant is the co-founder of luxury travel company and trip planner, Black Tomato, which delivers luxe experiences around the world via inspiring itineraries and access to the globe's up-and-coming, remote destinations. Marchant's finger on</i> …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

Zoe Adjonyoh’s corned beef stew

Whip this British-Ghanian soul food together in 20 minutes<p>This recipe brings back so many memories of childhood. It’s such simple and economical fare and yet so good for the soul. Don’t be put off by the idea of using canned corned beef; you can buy corned beef from the butcher, but the canned …

Corned Beef

No Idea What to Do With a Barbell? These Expert Tips Will Turn You Into a Weightlifter

I remember the first time I set eyes on a barbell. I was freaked out. I had no idea what to do with it — and it just looked so <i>heavy</i>. I was afraid I'd fall over if I tried to pick it up. But today, there's hardly ever a gym session when I don't cozy up to that barbell, and not only has weightlifting …

Exercise

Trainer to Hollywood's biggest stars Harley Pasternak reveals 8 secrets to the ultimate body transformation

Trainer to the rich and famous Harley Pasternak isn't like other celebrity trainers.<p>You won't see him demanding you spend hours working up a sweat in …

Fitness

30 Minute HIIT and Abs Workout with Warm Up and Cool Down (no equipment)

Need a little core work but also want to be sure you fire up your metabolism as well? This routine takes a typical lower intensity abs workout and …

Workouts

7 Affordable Beef Cuts You Need to Try

There are a few general rule of thumbs when preparing beef that you should know about. Grilling, searing, roasting, and braising are typically the …

BBQ

How to Take Great City Photos at Night

Intimidated by nighttime photography? Here’s an inspiring 11-minute video from photographer Peter McKinnon on how you can take better photos of …

Photography

20 Outrageous Appetizers for Super Bowl Sunday

We don't know a ton about sports here, but we know plenty about food. And that includes appetizers. When it comes to a great party for the big game, …

Cooking

Mastering The Lights Of The Night Sky: Lecture For Beginner and Intermediate Photographers

This is a lecture about Milky Way photography Mike Ver Sprill recently did for some camera clubs in NJ geared towards beginners and intermediate …

Photography

20 of Europe’s best new hotels and hostels for 2018

Fancy staying in a converted convent or an old post office that’s been given a new stamp of style? Wepick new places across Europe, from affordable dorms to sea view suites<p><b>Torel Avantgarde,</b> <b>Porto</b><p><b>Doubles from</b> €90 room-only<b><br>Opened</b> September 2017<b><br>Bedrooms</b> 47<br>As the name suggests, this new boutique hotel</i> …

European Travel

This 100-Rep, Core-Busting Workout Takes All of 4 Minutes to Complete

You're not into wasting your time, but luckily, you don't need to devote hours at the gym for a strong core. You just need to do the most effective ab-strengthening moves, and this four-minute workout has them all! You'll target your upper, middle, and lower abs, as well as your obliques.<p>The Workout<p>…

Bodyweight Exercise