Emily Chalk

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How To Drink Champagne Like An Expert

From the editors of TownandCountryMag.com, Winemaker and Champagne expert Elise Losfelt of Moët & Chandon shares 10 tips to drinking champagne like a bubbly enthusiast.<p><b>1) The glass</b><p>The best way to enjoy champagne is in a white wine glass. A white wine glass's larger bowl enables the wine to open up …

My Night at Alcatraz: Sleeping Over at San Francisco's Storied Prison

“I’m doing an overnight at Alcatraz and spending a night in a cell (eek!). Would you have any interest in joining,” read my friend’s email.<p>“Are you kidding me?!?!” I replied immediately. “YES.”<p>Ever since a fourth-grade field trip to the landmark federal penitentiary, I’d been fascinated by the …

8 Training Secrets from Meb Keflezighi

Last April at the Boston Marathon, when at the seven-mile mark Meb Keflezighi pulled away from one of the strongest fields in the race’s 118-year history, the other elite runners let him go. He was old for a podium contender—nearly 40—and slower, it seemed, than at least a dozen of the other …

What is a rip current, and how to get out of one

You can spot a rip current by looking for a rippled patch of sea amid otherwise calm water. There might also be foam on the water’s surface, debris floating out to sea or discoloured, brown water caused by sand being stirred up from the seabed.<p>“Rip currents sound complicated but they are …

10 Ways to Tone Up Without Killing Yourself at the Gym

<i>Every Monday we tap an industry expert for tips that only insiders know. This week Brooke Siler, Pilates pioneer and author of 'The New York Times' best-seller 'The Pilates Body: The Ultimate At-Home Guide to Strengthening, Lengthening and Toning Your Body- Without Machines', explains that it is</i> …

The ABCs of Skincare: How to Decode BB Creams, CC Creams, and Beyond

Back in 2012, BB creams (short for blemish or beauty balm) were the beauty sensation that had <i>everyone</i> talking. The miracle multitasker gave our …

Benjamin Law has a fantastic new strategy for dealing with bigots

Author Benjamin Law in his apartment in Brisbane. <i>Photo: Harrison Saragossi</i><p>When I was in year 7 an angry-looking kid enrolled in my class.<p>Maybe it was …

The Multimillion Dollar Quest To Brew The Perfect Cup Of Coffee

Coffee crusaders, backed by caffeine-buzzed venture capitalists, are taking aim at Starbucks with a $7 cup of joe. And you might even consider buying it.<p>On a Thursday morning in May, a man and a woman roll into a midtown Manhattan office with two James Bond–looking suitcases.<p>They slither over to …

Coffee

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

Street Photography

Is working at night bad for you?

How much does working in the small hours harm the mind and body? Claudia Hammond investigates the evidence.<p>In some jobs, working the night shift is unavoidable. There are hospitals to run, planes to fly and shops to keep open as we move towards a 24-hour society. With careful planning and a bit of …

Sleep

Here's Why We Haven't Quite Figured Out How to Feed Billions More People

Solving the world's looming food crisis will require big investments in agricultural research, yet public support for that is lagging.<p>When famine loomed in Mexico and southern Asia in the mid-20th century, agricultural crop researchers saved the day. Scientists at Mexico's International Maize and …

Ecologist develops elephant-inspired hearing aid

<i>This article was taken from the October 2014 issue of Wired magazine. Be the first to read Wired's articles in print before they're posted online,</i> …

The Case Against Cooking

The guy from Con Edison comes knocking on our apartment door once a month. He’s there to read the gas meter in our kitchen, where the gas meter is …

Kitchens

Potato Chips To Health Food: Inventure And The Future Of Snacktime

The world of snack foods is a Manichean struggle for the soul of your stomach. Do you reach for the tasty, high-calorie, additives-rich mozzarella sticks–or less processed, lower-calorie fruits and veggies? Inventure Foods of Phoenix isn’t picking sides. It plays to both our better and worse angels …

Concentrate! How to tame a wandering mind

Procrastinate often? Caroline Williams does, so decided to find out if brain training could tackle her wandering mind. What she discovered could help everyone.<p>I am about to be zapped in the head with an electromagnet, once a second, for eight minutes. I fidget, trying to get comfortable in a huge …

The Brain

Should we diagnose rare diseases with smartphones?

Your phone could help diagnose rare diseases like Ebola, finds David Robson – and one day it might even replace the doctor’s surgery too.<p>As fear of the Ebola virus escalates, Eric Topol thinks that we’re missing an important weapon. And you just need to reach into your pocket to find it. “Most …

Why Saying Is Believing — The Science Of Self-Talk

From the self-affirmations of Stuart Smalley on <i>Saturday Night Live</i> to countless videos on YouTube, saying nice things to your reflection in the mirror is a self-help trope that's been around for decades, and seems most often aimed at women. The practice, we're told, can help us like ourselves and …

The Stradivarius Affair

It isn’t every day that a street criminal—a high-school dropout with two felony convictions—is accused of stealing a centuries-old violin worth as much as $6 million. But nothing about the heist of the Lipinski Stradivarius, which galvanized the music world last winter, was normal, or even …