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Los Angeles's Hottest Office Hub is a Public Transit Dead Zone

Los Angeles's <b>Playa Vista</b> is having a moment. The planned community has houses, apartments, and shopping areas, but it's becoming best known as an enormous office hub, as tech companies migrate southeast out of Santa Monica and Venice, aka Silicon Beach. Google's moving to PV and already owns a …

World's Master Carver, Ernest "Mooney Warther- Part 2: Making Basswood Pliers with David Warther

Photographer Upgrades His $1 Dollar Store Camera with DIY Features and Fixes

The “Special Moments” camera is a cheap plastic 35mm camera that you can pick up at certain dollar stores for just a buck.<p>Photography enthusiast …

Funniest Walk Of Shame Photos: Halloween Edition

Did you have a fun Halloween night? If so, studies show that your morning after probably sucked–especially if you were one of the hundreds of …

Malala Yousafzai Is the Youngest-Ever Winner of the Nobel Peace Prize

<b>Malala Yousafzai</b> won the Nobel Peace Prize today. Yousafzai is the seventeen-year-old girl from Pakistan who, almost two years ago exactly, when she was fifteen, was shot in the head by the Taliban while riding a bus to school. Yousafzai recounted the events in a book she published last year, at …

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Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

For a real taste of fall, skip the pumpkin spice latte and fry some maple leaves instead

In France, autumn is the time for the chestnut harvest; in India, it’s Diwali, the festival of lights. Here in New York City, where Quartz’s office is located, it’s pumpkin spice everything. I decided I could do better this year by borrowing a seasonal specialty from Japan.<p>Deep-fried maple leaves …

This Hot Herbal Tea Will Soothe Your Throat and Calm Your Cough

Feeling under the weather? This herbal tonic is one of our favorite home cough remedies.<p>You know the feeling: One minute, you're happily tapping away on a TPS report at work, and the next, you're suddenly not feeling so hot. Your nose is running, you're a little tired, and…<i>uh oh</i>. There it is: a …

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DIY Wooden Bottle Opener | The Art of Manliness

<i>This is a guest post by Ethan Hagan from</i> <i>One Project Closer</i><i>.</i><p>You can make a bottle opener out of just about anything. I’ve seen lighters, rings, shell …

How to Make Addictive Flaky Bread—Plus Dips!

The warm, buttery, pull-apart 'flaky bread' at Brooklyn’s Glasserie is versatile and easy to throw together<p>There are certain restaurant dishes that become instant classics, even if the restaurant hasn't been around for long. The flaky bread from Glasserie in Brooklyn is one of those dishes. At the …

Black Bean Burger

My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary yesterday, and I’d say as marriages go, ours is pretty darn good. We have four kids, work pretty …

Eggplant and Mushrooms Mini Tacos (Vegan, Paleo, Gluten Free)

Oh, this wonderfully simple, meaty taco filling made with spiced eggplant and mushrooms…sure, it's similar to our Mushroom Meat, but since it's …

10 Cheap Date Ideas | The Art of Manliness

Bonus #11: Impromptu living room dance party.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Joe Weber of Dappered.com.</i><p>“’Cause I don’t care too… much for …

Nashville's Holler Design

by Chérmelle Edwards<p>Matt Alexander grew up on a farm just outside of Nashville, Tennessee. After stints in Knoxville and Detroit, he found himself in Brooklyn, daydreaming about returning to his roots. His reverie eventually drew him back to his hometown, where he founded Holler Design—a furniture …

The Best Paper Airplane: How to Make a Paper Airplane | The Art of Manliness

There are many skills fathers should pass on to their children: how to ride a bike, how to skip a stone, and of course, how to make a paper airplane. …

How to Decorate a Man Room | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Jayson Franklin and Morgan Gagne of Manly Vintage.</i><p>There’s a good chance the first interior decorator was a …

DIY Beard Oil | The Art of Manliness

“Hey Fred, your beard is looking a little scraggly. Have you tried rubbing some beard oil in it? It’ll change your life, brother.”<p>Just like the mop …

10 Questions to Ask in a Job Interview | The Art of Manliness

When it comes to job interviews, we often see it as a one-way street, with the interviewer holding all the cards. In reality, though, it’s a two-way …

11 Weeknight Dinners You Can Make Without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: Be bold and go recipe-less tonight for dinner -- it's much easier than you think.</i><p>Some weeknight evenings, …

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The best PBJ open sandwich + how to make pecan butter and basic raw jam

This just had to be done. Nourishing, simple, wholesome snack. That also just happens to look gorgeous.<p>During my latest farmers market adventure, I …

Introducing Vegan Glow + Pink Power Detox Smoothie Recipe — Oh She Glows

After years of drooling from the sidelines, this marks my first year participating in Vegan Mofo which challenges participating bloggers to write …

7 Zucchini Recipes You'll Make All Summer Long

<i>Whether you're in the mood for healthy soup, a savory summer side or a sweet snack, these zucchini recipes have you covered.</i><p><b>1. Sautéed Zucchini & Cherry Tomatoes</b><p>This side dish of crisp zucchini, burst cherry tomatoes and meltingly sweet red onions sautéed in olive oil is one of those dishes where …

French Onion Melt Sandwich

I love, love, love cheese. So much so that a visit to a cheese shop is almost better than a visit with brand-new dachshund puppies–almost, but not …

fresh spinach pasta

I had the strangest weekend. My husband went to New Orleans for a bachelor party and my in-laws insisted upon watching my son for one of the nights …

6 Summer Salads You'll Actually Crave

With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of those crowd-pleasing, make-ahead recipes that everyone loves.<p><b>1. Black Bean, Corn & Avocado Salad with Chipotle-Honey Vinaigrette</b><p>With black beans, sweet corn, crisp bell peppers and creamy avocado, this is one of …

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Vegan German Potato Salad Recipe

I clearly remember the first time I ever made potato salad. I was in grad school far away from home, in a land called “Illinois,” where I was invited …

Oilers vs. Kings - Game Recap - October 27, 2013 - ESPN

LOS ANGELES -- The Los Angeles Kings had their highest shots total in four-plus seasons -- and still had to go to a shootout to pin the loss on …