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10 Office-Friendly Shoes That Are Actually Comfortable

Fit for any type of work environment.<p>A comfortable, sturdy pair of work-appropriate shoes is as essential to your wardrobe as a suit is. After all, these are what you spend the majority of your time wearing—they better be as comfortable as possible. Look for pairs with solid construction, a …

39 Great Whiskeys You Can Actually Find at Your Liquor Store

Here’s the truth about most “Best Whiskeys” lists you’ll find online: a slideshow of rare Pappy Van Winkles and Macallan Lalique releases aren’t …

Here's the Differences Between Bitcoin, Litecoin and Ethereum

The world of cryptocurrency is exploding.<p>Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum. The big players in the world of cryptocurrency have jumped in value in recent …

Bitcoin Has Barely Reached 1% of its Potential

<i>Vincent Launay is a finance specialist at the World Bank in Washington DC. He holds an MSc in Finance from HEC Paris and a CFA charter. The views and</i> …

Bitcoin’s Big Compromise Is Unravelling As a Contentious Upgrade Threatens to Split the Network

On Thursday, major Bitcoin network operator (or ‘mining pool’) F2Pool formally withdrew its support for the next stage of a planned Bitcoin upgrade …

10 Essential Sauces and Rubs for Grilled Meat

Want some extra insurance that tonight's dinner from the grill will be packed with big, bold flavor in every bite? The solution is simple: sauces and …

A Gardening Book for Those Who Hate Gardening Books

<i>An occasional column about the pleasures and pains of cultivating a (tiny) patch of soil.</i><p>Dear famous gardening writers: please shut up.<p>Of course you mean well. We, your tentative, inexperienced readers, shy of hosepipe and clumsy of secateur, appreciate your attempts to make our lives more …

Gardening

25 Bucket Hats Built for Summer—That You Can Buy Right Now

From Prada to Givenchy to Moncle Gamme Bleu, the Spring/Summer 2017 runways were filled with hiking vibes. You don't have to hit the trail this summer to make the look work for you — and the best place to start is right on top of your head. Add a floppy-brimmed bucket hat to your look to channel …

Ask The Expert: How to Plant a Meadow Garden, with James Hitchmough

It’s impossible not to be seduced by the drama and scale of meadow and prairie planting and James Hitchmough, a professor at Sheffield University in …

Gardening

Best Houseplants: 9 Indoor Plants for Low Light

Indoor plants is an oxymoron. The most important thing to know about plants: they prefer to live outdoors. You will never see a botanical description …

Get Smarter in 2017. Here Are 5 Places to Educate Yourself Online (for Free)

Knowledge is power.<p>What do you want to learn more about this year? Nanotechnology? Virtual reality? Bitcoin? How to protect democracy?<p>According to neuroscience professor Ken Kosik, adult education, or specifically engaging in challenging new learning experiences, encourages brain plasticity. And …

Make This Your New Go-To Workout For Busy Days

​You don’t need much time or equipment to get ripped—you just need the right workout<p>Every workout I create, in my work at Gym Jones and in my <i>Men’s Health</i> book Maximus Body, is designed to teach people a lesson that they can take home and incorporate into their daily training. The lesson of this …

Shop Like the Pros and Order Your Beef Online

These days, you can purchase nearly anything online. Beef is no exception. From traditional mail-order companies like Omaha Steaks to farm-direct …

BBQ

The 13 best places to eat ramen in New York City

That's why we teamed up with Foursquare City Guide to round up the 13 best places to eat ramen in New York, based on which locations had the highest ratings from Foursquare users.<p>From popular stops like Momofuku Noodle Bar to Takashi, which serves an unforgettable all-beef version, here are the top …

New York City

The 22 most exciting new shows of 2017 you have to see

An FX study estimates that the amount of original scripted shows will reach 500 in 2017 - up from 455 in 2016. It's really becoming impossible for any person to keep up with all the most exciting shows coming down the pike.<p>But don't worry, here's a list of the shows we believe deserve your …

TV

The 5 coats every man should have in his closet

Last week at the Liberty Fairs show in NYC we had the chance to look-over some of the menswear collections coming up for Fall/Winter 2015. There was some great knitwear and sportswear on display, but it was the outerwear that really stood out.<p>Here are our five favorite coats from the show, in the …

Coats

The best indoor activities in NYC

1<p>Photograph: Chelsea Noelani Hale<p>Bars, Sports Bars<p>Play skee-ball at Full Circle Baricon-chevron-right<p>This Skee-Ball-themed bar in Williamsburg is a …

East Village

The next big thing in luxury travel is this company that will build you a custom temporary hotel wherever you want

Called Blink, the highly personalized service provides temporary accommodations and a staff to set it all up and take it all down later. Prices range depending on the location and the length of your stay, but they can go anywhere from $10,964 a person for a three-night vacation in Morocco to …

Luxury Travel

Stunning photos of the Brooklyn neighborhood that puts on the best Christmas-light display in America

The suburban Brooklyn neighborhood of Dyker Heights is a quiet and friendly area year-round - that is, until the holidays start. That's when the neighborhood is flooded with thousands of Christmas-light peepers anxious to see the area's famed displays. Countless homes in the neighborhood take part, …

A political awakening

LUCIO GUARACHI was born in a village on Bolivia's windswept Altiplano, some 4,000 metres (13,000 feet) above sea level. Of Andean Indian descent, he …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in South America

South America's 12 countries cover a lot of ground, and are just about as varied as it gets: from Brazilian beaches to Argentinian glaciers, colonial Colombian architecture to colorful Chilean towns. Needless to say, it was hard to just pick 50.<p>Fernando de Noronha, Brazil<p>Angel Falls, …

27 stunningly remote hotels that are worth the trip

While being in close proximity to cities brings you closer to tourist sites, it can also mean lots of people.<p>We've rounded up 27 of the world's most remote hotels, which can offer luxurious touches and a more personal experience. While they may be more difficult to access, they're set in stunning …

National Parks

Things to Do in North Fork, Long Island

Avoid the Hamptons crowd and enjoy the seaside charm of Long Island's North Fork, which proves you don't need to trek out to Napa Valley to visit wine country.<p>Eastern Long Island’s North Fork at once recalls a young Napa Valley and the seaside charm of small town New England. But the hubbub of the …

17 Landscaping Ideas for a Low-Maintenance Yard

HGTV's Chris and Peyton Lambton reveal how to spend less time taking care of your yard and more time relaxing in it.<p>Chris and Peyton Lambton from HGTV's "Going Yard" reveal the secrets to an outdoor space that's nearly effortless to maintain.

12 everyday stretches to stay flexible and fit at any age

To boil it down, we turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York University and the author of "Age Defying Fitness." She took us through the best basic stretches that work for practically everyone.<p>Use these illustrations as your guide and try some of the stretches that'll …

Pain

How to Find the Right Ground Cover Perennials for Your Yard

Accent your garden with a lush carpet of blooms or greenery.<p>These low-growing perennials include good choices for both sunny and shady locations, as well as options for light, moderate, and heavy traffic.

Prevent back pain like a pro athlete

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you're a corporate desk jockey or a major league baseball player, chances are you've experienced back pain that impacted job performance. It's one of the most common reasons for missing work, and according to a report recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, more than 80% of us …

Pain

5 Great In-Ear Headphones for Hi-Fi Sound

I still remember my first listen on high-quality in-ears. I was 16, and for Christmas I received a pair of Shure E5s (the distant predecessor to the …

Audiophile

The Best Hard-Shell and Hard-Side Suitcases

Our guide to the best hard-shell and hard-side suitcases has been updated with four additional picks for 2016.<p>In the good old days of train travel a …

5 Chic Houseplants and How to (Finally) Keep Them Alive

On one particularly wintry morning during New York Fashion Week, all eyes were fixed not only on the clothes and the Wyeth furniture at The Row presentation, but also on the spectacular plants dotting the showroom, which included aloe, succulents, and banana trees arranged by EriN Design. Months …