Emily Driscoll

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How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Prisoners 'could serve 1,000 year sentence in eight hours'

Future biotechnology could be used to make prisoners feel as if they were serving a 1,000 year sentence, a team of scientists claim<p>Future biotechnology could be used to trick a prisoner's mind into thinking they have served a 1,000 year sentence, a group of scientists have claimed.<p>Philosopher …

Meet Memebox, Y Combinator’s Korean Beauty Import

Not many companies in the Y Combinator stable have executives who’ve spent time at both Tom Ford’s fashion powerhouse and the Korean online ticketing platform TicketMonster. I’m betting Memebox is the only one.<p>It’s the first Korean company accepted into the Y Combinator program and arguably one of …

The 15 Coolest Airbnb Rentals In New York City

But nowhere is the apartment-sharing service more popular than in New York City — according to a study released by Airbnb last October, the company generated $632 million in economic activity in one year and supported 4,580 jobs across the city's five boroughs.<p>We've picked out some of our favorite …

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Honey, I Shrunk the Ritz: The New Marlton Hotel in Greenwich Village

A former flophouse on West 8th Street has just received a glam, French-inflected makeover, complete with buzzing bar and restaurant. The Marlton’s …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

Thai police arrest senior protest leader

Thai police made their first arrest of a senior leader of anti-government protests for violating the country's emergency law on Monday as government officials promised to apprehend other leaders of the movement.<p>The arrest further heightens tensions in Thailand's three-month political conflict in …

Thailand election: Several hurt in Bangkok gun battle

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Polling

‘Spinster’ Photographer Poses With Mannequin Family to Depict the American Dream

“My name is Suzanne Heintz and I’m a photographer…and a spinster.”<i>—Suzanne Heintz</i><p>Denver-based photographer and art director Suzanne Heintz was fed up …

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16 Slow-Cooking Recipes for a Slow Weekend

There are the nights when dinner can't come fast enough—when we need a hot meal on the table in less time than it takes to watch an episode of TV in our pajamas (and when we proceed to watch 5 episodes after that). On such nights, we pat ourselves on the back for the fact that we cooked at all.<p>And …

Russian Mother Takes Magical Portraits of Her Two Boys and their Animal Friends

Russian photographer Elena Shumilova only got into photography in early 2012, when she acquired her first camera. But if you were to look through her …

Sobering Photos Look at Mothers and Children Living in Calcutta’s Red-Light District

Mumbai-born photographer Souvid Datta is a young man of 21 whose age puts him somewhere in between the subjects he’s been documenting in the infamous …

World's Coolest Underwater Lodgings

Undersea hotels represent one of the newest frontiers in hospitality. From Zanzibar to Sweden, beautiful underwater properties with one-of-a-kind views have been popping up around the globe, featuring some of the most unique rooms that travelers can book. Meanwhile, closer to home, many celebrated …

Hospitality

Personalised Christmas cards: twee, narcissistic and oddly human

One of the nice things about Christmas is the opportunity it gives one to look at how other people do it and be indignant or appalled. Do you let your kids open some of their presents on Christmas Eve? (You are RUINING them). Or make them wait until after lunch on Christmas Day? (Bit harsh). …

The Dark Side of Financial Inclusion: Financial services companies in South Africa are monetizing financial illiteracy

FinMark Trust’s* recently launched findings of the 2013 FinScope survey highlight a significant increase in adoption of formal financial products in …

Fighting Poverty with Unconditional Cash

More on:<p>Foreign Aid<p>Rather than building schools and clinics, or donating solar lights and cows, is the best way to fight global poverty simply to …

2014 Golden Globe Nominations: ‘Gravity,’ ‘Wolf of Wall Street,’ ‘Girls,’ and More

Award Season<p>The films 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle were the big winners in the 2014 Golden Globe nominations, each getting seven nods. See …

If You're Looking For Something Crazy To Do In Europe, Here's Your Ultimate Plan

Not to sound ungrateful to the gods of culture, but once you've seen one museum, you sometimes feel like you've seen them all.<p>Looking for something extra crazy to do on your EuroTrip? Allow us to highlight the wacko-ist spots in each city on your map.<p><b>LONDON</b><p><b>You could</b> sip tea with the queen.<p><b>You …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

3D Play Carpets by Luca & Company

Watch your child laugh and play with these 3D Play Carpets by Luca & Company.<p>Play rugs stimulate and encourage children's play in an imaginative and …

Best Picture Books of 2013

With everything from a sweeping biography of Nelson Mandela to a story about a unicorn that can make it rain cupcakes, 2013 was another great year for picture books. This is particularly notable because 2013 was the first full year after the death of the legendary Maurice Sendak and marked the 50th …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

15 Great Songs You Probably Didn't Hear in 2013

From 15 of the best albums of the year<p><b>Year in and out,</b> we compile a list of tunes that flew under the radar, mostly from underrated or emerging artists. We call that list "The best songs you probably didn't hear this year." We do that in lieu of an obligatory and trite Top 10 Albums of the Year …

Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage at Disneyland Park to Close for Refurbishment January 6

<b>UPDATE 2/26/14</b>: Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage is currently scheduled to reopen in fall 2014.<p>On January 6, 2014, Finding Nemo Submarine Voyage will …

Designer Dad Illustrates The Weirdest Things He Has Actually Said To His Kids

Nathan Ripperger, a U.S. designer and video producer, has come up with a hilarious way to catalog the bizarre and hilarious conversations one can …

How to Make Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

I am what you might call a recovering junk food addict—and one that had an especially strong penchant for candy.<p>And while I’ve managed to get my sweet tooth under control in recent years, I still have quite a weakness for homemade versions of classic treats.<p>Being able to create them without …