Andy Conroy

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6 Ways to Humiliate Yourself in Europe

The consequences of looking like a tourist in a foreign place can range from serious (becoming a target for theft and scams) to humorous (awkwardness, frustration, public embarrassment). Here are a few of the most blatant ways that your lack of familiarity with local culture in Europe can bring you …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

10 Dishes Every Beginner Cook Should Master

What's the best dish for a beginner cook to try? We asked star chefs from all over the country for their recommendations. Here’s what they had to say.<p>…

San Francisco

24 restaurants foodies couldn't stop talking about in 2014

This was the year of crisp doughnuts and slurpy ramen, two trends heavily reflected in the world of food blogging.<p>From Sydney to New York, bloggers …

Nissan ZEOD Le Mans racer, dust to dust

Like the proboscis of some exotic primate, the nose of the Nissan ZEOD RC all but invites some miscreant to tweak it. Nissan went one further, utterly vaporising the car’s ponderous front overhang – and documenting the destruction.<p>The hybrid racer’s carbon-fibre tub and front end were subjected to …

Fire TV vs. Chromecast: Which One to Buy and Why (comparison)

Is it fair to compare Amazon’s Fire TV with Google’s Chromecast? Maybe not. Amazon’s $99 low profile 4.5″ x4.5” box was built with more processing …

The Best Position for Her Orgasm

Make this simple tweak to drive her wild<p>By Andrew Daniels, Photography By Thinkstock<p>If giving a woman an orgasm was as easy as learning a scientific formula, we'd never leave our bedrooms—and physics class would have been a whole lot more interesting. Unfortunately, there's no one-size-fits-all …

5 Reasons I Love Women (But Hate Feminists)

First of all, I would like to start by saying I’m not a sexist; in fact, I think all women deserve the same rights as men. Both genders are truly …

60 Summer Cocktail Recipes You Can Make at Home

Let happy hour be every hour with these warm-weather concoctions.<p>Let's be honest, there's almost nothing better in summer than the supreme chill of a tall cocktail on a hot day. To get you in the spirit of summer, try one of these zesty drinks that only require a few steps to whip up at home.

Pilot Captures Crazy-Surreal Photo Series By Basically Just Sticking His Camera Out The Cockpit

Alex MacLean is used to seeing the world from up high. The photographer is also a licensed pilot, and he's spent years "sticking his camera out the cockpit" of a small Cessna 182, snapping what he sees below.<p>The result is an astounding photo essay that pits man-made civilization against nature, …

5 Perfect Dublin Itineraries

There's so much more to Dublin than rowdy pubs and thousand-year-old cathedrals. Ireland's capital city boasts a burgeoning food scene, home-grown …

Beautifully Detailed Drawings Burnt into Pieces of Wood

Eben Cavanagh Rautenbach, artistically known as LeRoc, uses a soldering iron to create detailed illustrations on pieces of wood. This art of decorative burning is called pyrography or pyrogravure. When LeRoc first became interested in pyrography, he started drawing with only a lighter, a nail and a …

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Tech Trends for Southeast Asia in 2014

The New Year is here and, rather than spend time looking back on 2013 in Southeast Asia, I try to look forward.<p>Without wishing to repeat last year’s thoughts on Southeast Asia being the world’s most exciting place for tech (I still believe it and the argument is largely the same), here’s a look at …

Designer Drills Holes into Quarters, Turns Them into Rings

Designer Nicholas Heckaman of The Ring Tree meticulously handcrafts detailed rings out of US coins. The Gainesville, Florida-based designer first discovered his skill when he was looking for the perfect ring to propose to his girlfriend with. He managed to create a special engagement ring out of a …

Jewelry

Creatively Defaced Streetscapes

As we saw in "Creatively Defaced Textbooks," it's easy enough to create drawings in a book that you take home with you, or hide behind the back of …

David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

David Foster Wallace

eCycle For A Greener World

Packing in trendy, effective, effortless and easily maneuverability into an electric bicycle sounds like a distant dream. That is till you have a …

1200 Black Ping Pong Balls Form a Deadly Assault Rifle

For one to truly appreciate this new installation by artist Michael Murphy, one must view it from a specific angle. Called <i>Damage</i>, the sculptural work consists of a sea of 1,200 ping pong balls, painted black, and then suspended from a ceiling. Opened just last Friday at the Association for Visual …

New York City

10 paths to painless pizza-making

As you may have noticed, we’re <i>kind of</i> into pizza in the smitten kitchen. I mean, just a little. I can’t help it–in my mind, it combines the best …

Baked Banana French Toast

February 6, 2012<p>Who doesn’t like french toast? I never really eat it, but when I do, I always think why has it been so long. And then another three …

Breakfast

baked chicken meatballs

As it turns out, I’m a sucker for a good meatball. It’s a funny thing because ground meat has rarely done it for me; I’m certain I’m the lone …