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The Concept of Curry Is a Total Lie

While hiking in Arizona, on a recent girl's trip with my best friend and co-founder of <b>Little Global Chefs</b>, we were exchanging some recipes that would be good for our kids (seriously, all we can think about is food, even when we're working out). When she explained to me about a dish she loved to …

Germany just fired up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

The machine is called the Wendelstein 7-X, or W7-X for short. It's a type of nuclear-fusion machine called a stellarator and is the largest, most sophisticated of its kind.<p>Nuclear fusion could prove to be a clean, inexhaustible energy source. But humans are still a ways from successfully building a …

Expert guide to India

Essential information<p>Flights<p>Expect to pay from around £500 for an economy return. You can fly into one city and out of another for a similar cost. A non-stop flight to Delhi takes around eight hours.<p><b>British Airways</b> (0844 493 0747; britishairways.com) has daily flights from London Heathrow to Delhi, …

19th Century Postcards Predicted the World in the Year 2000

Like many of us today, people living in the 20th century were curious about what the future would hold. French artist Jean-Marc Ct and his colleagues attempted to predict the world in the year 2000, and they did so through playful illustrations. Known as <i>France in the Year 2000</i>, these futuristic …

Recipe for a Well-Stocked Bar Cart

<i>Chris Bowman and Benjamin Harrison, co-founders of the podcast Let’s Drink About It, let us in our their strategy for stocking (but not cluttering) the perfect bar cart.</i><p><i>The Food52 office bar cart is actually two, shimmied up behind an open lounge.</i><p>The best way to amass a comprehensive liquor …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

How IKEA founder Ingvar Kamprad's bizarrely frugal habits and 'disagreeable' personality trait made him one of the richest self-made billionaires

With a net worth of $48.1 billion at its height, he was one of the world's richest self-made billionaires.<p>If you ask Malcolm Gladwell, whose books have been read by millions of people, Kamprad succeeded thanks to an often-unpopular personality trait: disagreeableness, and not caring if people …

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …

The Myth of India's Vegetarian Elites: A Response to NPR and New York Times

National Public Radio (NPR) recently featured an article entitled "Egg War: Why India's Vegetarian Elites are Accused of Keeping Kids Hungry." On the face of it, the concern expressed by the writer was legitimate: the nutritional needs of poor school children in Madhya Pradesh following the state …

Cold War Berlin's Utopian Cityscapes From Both Sides of the Wall

Demolished by the war and then divided by the wall, Berlin may have seemed like unstable ground for a flowering of modern design and city planning. <i>Radically Modern</i>, a new exhibition at the city's recently reopened Berlinische Galerie that's running through October, showcases how the sixties …

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9 Shopping Villages in Europe

Whether you’re looking for high street chains, exquisite designer boutiques, or quirky vintage finds, shopping in Europe is a fashionista’s dream …

Try to visit this island and you may not leave alive

Sometimes paradise is better off lost: Off the coast of India in the Bay of Bengal, a Manhattan-size island called North Sentinel Island boasts a deep green canopy of trees, stretches of sandy beaches, coral reef barriers—and a population that's decidedly hostile to outsiders, who aren't likely to …

Google Maps now lets you revisit your location history in a detailed timeline

It’s inspiring — in a crazy sort of way — to consider how efficient Google can be in keeping track of information about you.<p>Today, Google announced the launch of “Your Timeline,” a tool in Google Maps that shares with you all the places you have been. It works if you chose to store your Location …

This Mason jar taco salad is the perfect portable, healthy lunch

The Mason jar is exactly what’s needed to shake up your lunchtime or picnic routine. Not just a portable container, salads are layered in a strategic way in the jar for lasting crunch power. Either make the Mason Jar Taco Salad packed with a spice-rich dressing over veggies galore and kidney beans, …

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