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60 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Curl up with #12 this weekend.<p>When you've had your fill of beach reads, broaden your horizons with a selection from this list of literary masterpieces that range from moving memoirs to hilarious essays. (And okay, okay — we have some "beach" reads in here too.)

Books

11 Secrets Hidden in Famous Works of Art

Among Michelangelo’s venerable ceiling murals inside the Vatican’s Sistine Chapel is arguably the most iconic depiction of man’s relationship to God. …

What is Bitcoin?

In 2010, financial history was made when someone bought a pizza. If you haven’t heard about this groundbreaking event, don’t worry, you're not the …

A Better Kind of Happiness

Nearly two and a half millennia ago, Aristotle triggered a revolution in happiness. At the time, Greek philosophers were trying hard to define precisely what this state of being was. Some contended that it sprang from hedonism, the pursuit of sensual pleasure. Others argued from the perspective of …

Scallion Pancakes with Black Vinegar Dipping Sauce

4 servings<p>The secret to flaky scallion pancakes isn’t a long ingredient list. It’s in the rolling and coiling, which takes practice.<p>May 2017Print<p>Ingredients<p>Dipping Sauce<p>2 tablespoons black (Chinkiang) vinegar<p>2 tablespoons oyster sauce<p>2 tablespoons sweet soy sauce<p>1 tablespoon chili oil<p>1 teaspoon …

Recipes

Who Is Banksy? We Rank the 10 Most Plausible Theories

People<p>Your go-to guide to Banksy's identity.<p>,<p>Who is Banksy? The identity of the mysterious British street artist has been a closely guarded secret …

These are the favorite books of 10 American presidents

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Many US presidents have been described as avid readers.<p>The New York Times once reported that Jimmy Carter reads 2,000 words per minute …

Bill Clinton

$100 Million Worth Of Unearthed Picassos Shake The Art World

Back in the early 1970s, Pierre Le Guennec was Pablo Picasso's handyman and electrician. Le Guennec had such a good relationship with the artist that …

Is Having A Baby Over 35 As Risky As We Thought?

I’ll never forget when I first saw the term on my medical record: “Elderly Multigravida.” There it was, like a death sentence, confirming all my …

6 ways your diet can help you avoid Alzheimer's disease

Alzheimer’s disease is a devastating degenerative brain disorder that leads to problems with memory, cognition, and overall mental ability. The disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of all cases in America. Alzheimer’s is an age-related disease that’s …

Watch Elizabeth Warren Eviscerate “Gutless” Wells Fargo C.E.O. Over Phony Accounts

This is a master class in how to take a banking executive to task.<p>Wells Fargo C.E.O. <b>John Stumpf</b> hasn’t exactly had an easy go of it over the last few weeks. His bank was fined $185 million after it came to light that employees had created millions of unauthorized, fake accounts in order to reap …

Finance

Hidden Figures: The Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Powered Early Space Exploration

A heartening testament to “the triumph of meritocracy” and to the idea that “each of us should be allowed to rise as far as our talent and hard work can take us.”<p><i>“No woman should say, ‘I am but a woman!’ But a woman! What more can you ask to be?”</i> astronomer Maria Mitchell, who paved the way for …

Derecho y libertad

Norberto Bobbio<p><i>In memoriam</i>, 1909-2004<p>En mínimo homenaje a Norberto Bobbio, muerto el pasado mes de enero, publicamos un texto de Claudio Magris, otro …

4 maps that will change how you see migration in Europe

Did you know that Polish people represent the highest percentage of the foreign-born population in Norway? Or that the largest proportion of …

4 Rituals That Will Make You Happy, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

11 tips to make you a Netflix master

Everyone loves Netflix. For $7.99 each month, it puts many of our favorite shows and movies at our fingertips and on nearly all of our devices 24/7.<p>And with its growing collection of original programming ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," "Marvel's Daredevil," and more), Netflix keeps …

Here Are the Best TV Shows of 2015 So Far

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8 Food Blog Links We Love

<i>We've scoured the web for our favorite food blog posts, and now we're bringing them right to your desktop. It’s hard work, but someone has to do it.</i><p><i>This week from around the web: Baked squash pasta, rhubarb chutney, a rosemary-ginger Collins, and other recipes to help you take on your CSA …

Peaches

15 French Girl Instagram Accounts You Need to Follow

There’s something totally irresistible about French (most notably Parisian) style. And it has nothing to do with Breton stripes, berets or even heirloom designer duds. It’s the attitude, confidence and, of course, impeccable taste that has really captured our attention. From androgynous to bohemian …

The 10 best restaurants in New York City for big groups

Restaurant review site The Infatuation helped us come up with a list of NYC eateries that are perfect for large crowds.<p>Whether you're going for a birthday dinner or a bachelor party, here are ten places to hit up the next time you're with a big party.

America's 3 Favorite Cheeses and What You Should Make with Them

From savory to sweet, here are nine super-cheesey, gooey recipes boasting America’s most loved cheeses—just in time for National Cheese …

Celebrate Negroni Week With These Boozy Recipes

Drink up, ladies and gentlemen. It’s Negroni Week — an entire week dedicated to the classic cocktail. Traditionally made from one part gin, one part vermouth and one part Campari, the drink is usually garnished with an orange peel and served right before a meal. Fun fact: The Negroni was created …

Millet-Scallion Pancakes

8 Servings<p>The batter for these fritter-like cakes is pretty dry, but that’s what yields crisp results. Pressing them flat in the pan also helps maximize the crunch factor.<p>January 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup millet<p>1½ teaspoon kosher salt, plus more<p>⅓ cup reduced-sodium soy sauce<p>3 tablespoons unseasoned …

Recipes

Tres Leches Cake

16 Servings<p>Hailing from Latin America, this tres leches cake gets its name from incorporating three kinds of milk: evaporated, condensed, and regular whole milk.<p>July 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>Unsalted butter (for pan)<p>1½ cups all-purpose flour plus more<p>1 tablespoon baking powder<p>¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon<p>6 …

Dessert

Flaky Bread

Makes 10 Servings<p>An unfloured surface provides some traction, so it’s easy to roll the dough very thin.<p>March 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 teaspoon kosher salt<p>3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface<p>6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted, plus more, room temperature, for brushing (about 10 )<p>Flaky sea …

Baking

12 Great Spots for Outdoor Dining in San Diego

With nearly year-round perfect weather and a perpetual presence on "Best Places To Live In America" lists, San Diego is an ideal spot for alfresco dining. In addition to beach and bay views, you can also soak up urban cityscapes, sit dockside at the marina or enjoy the serenity of a Japanese garden …

How to Save Over $500 on Flights to Europe this Summer

Hopper is analyzing huge amounts of data to find insights that can save travelers money on airfare and, with that in mind, we’ve decided to look at …

Gestar el limbo personal

<b>“Una palabra nos libra de todo el dolor y el peso de la vida: Amor”</b><p><b>Sófocles</b><p>Hay algo especial cuando se menciona a Gaby Muñoz si el tema a tratar es …

How financial crises destroy trust

Why do we care about business cycles? In 1985, Robert Lucas famously argued that the welfare cost of macroeconomic volatility is very small – and …

Retiring Google CFO Writes The Best 'Spend More Time With Family' Memo Ever

After more than six years in the job, Google Chief Financial Officer Patrick Pichette today announced plans to retire, and he did it with customary style.<p>As Pichette wrote in a post on Google+, he wants to spend more time with his family–in particular his wife Tamar, since their two children are …

Middle Age