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The History of the Sugar Cube

In 1840, sweetening your tea was a complicated affair. To the cone-shaped loaf of refined sugar you'd bought from your grocer, you'd take a sugar nipper—a pair of sharp-edged cast-iron pincers—to twist off a fist-sized chunk. If you were cooking, you’d then shave it down into powder, but for …

Imperialism

31 Artists You Didn’t Know Are Super Close to an EGOT

Lin-Manuel Miranda<p><b>Won:</b> One Emmy, two Grammys, three Tonys<p><b>Needs:</b> Oscar<p>James Earl Jones<p><b>Won:</b> Three Emmys, one Grammy, two Tonys<p><b>Needs:</b> A competitive …

Hollywood

A Shockingly Gruesome History of Beauty Marks, Real and Fake

In the 18th century, mouse fur was commonly made into facial patches.<p>The history of fake beauty marks goes back quite a while, and like most beauty history (and history of femininity, in general), it involves gruesome death, witch trials, definitely some puritanical political philosophies, divine …

Skin Care

Amenities Fit for an American President

Commanders-in-Chief have been adding luxury features to the White House for two centuries<p>American presidents from the country’s very beginnings have …

Luxury Homes

Baseball Is in the Air: Pictures

11 Gorgeous Walled Cities to Add to Your Bucket List

For many centuries, towns and cities built walls around their perimeters to defend their citizens. Today such fortifications are not necessary, but …

Croatia

Nicole Richie Shares Her Creative Process & What Keeps Her Happy In Hollywood

Between juggling motherhood and a new role on the Tina Fey-produced comedy series “Great News” (debuting April 25 on NBC), Nicole Richie has a full …

Fashion

The Untold Stories of the White House Kitchen Cabinet

A note from the Food52 editors:<p>When Adrian Miller was special assistant to President Clinton, he didn't have much exposure to the inner workings of the White House kitchens. Only towards the end of his tenure did he have privileges to the White House Mess, where he strongly recommends you get the …

The White House

12 Powerful Posters Of Female Scientists That Every Classroom Needs

Move over, Einstein.<p>Can you name five female scientists from history?<p>Maybe you named one, or two. Chances are you remembered Marie Curie, the famed two-time Nobel Laureate whose work led to the discovery of radioactivity. Yet there are hundreds of female scientists whose work has been foundational …

Marie Curie

9 Unique dining rooms that you'll find tasty

It sometimes feels as though separate dining rooms are a thing of the past, with so many people seeking to combine their eating and cooking spaces …

Interior Design

Your ultimate guide to mobile livestreaming

A live broadcast doesn't need all of this equipment anymore -- just a smartphone is fine. The main control room in the Al Jazeera America broadcast studio in New York. (AFP /Stan Honda/Getty Images)<p>Livestreaming has become the thing to do on social media, whether you're using video to share your …

Social Media

27 Oscar-Winning Movies You Can Watch On Netflix Right Now

Netflix is full of classics, if you only know where to look…<p>1. <i>It Happened One Night</i> (1934)<p><b>Watch on:</b> Netflix UK and Ireland<p>Starring Clark Gable and Claudette Colbert, <i>It Happened One Night</i> was the first movie to ever win in all five of the major Oscars categories: Best Picture, Best Director, Best …

Movies

Sampha - (No One Knows Me) Like The Piano

These are the science concepts you need to know to understand political life in 2017

It’s early days of 2017 still, but already it’s become apparent that this year science will play a larger role in public discourse than it has in the past, at least in the US. The scientific community has found itself at odds with the new White House administration in countless ways, and is gearing …

Genetics

Lose yourself in WIRED's pick of the International Photographer of the Year Photo award winners

The categories range from Nature, Architecture and People, allowing both amateur and professional photographers to share their best work<p>More than 3,780 incredible images were submitted to the 2016 International Photographer of the Year Photo Awards set up to showcase the best in contemporary …

Photography

How to make all your social media posts truly private

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram privacy settings, explained<p>Most of us are aware that we need to be careful with what we post on social media, but do you know exactly who can see your recent vacation photos and status updates? Here are the privacy controls you need to know about on three of the …

Social Marketing

Saturday Night Fever at NBA All Star Weekend: Pictures

The Best New Hotels in the World

At the end of every year, we at <i>Travel + Leisure</i> are busy taking stock of the past 12 months and putting together the It List, our annual collection …

Hotels

29 Things We Bet You Didn't Know You Could Make in the Slow Cooker

Sausage-Potato Frittata<p>Breakfast is made easier thanks to the slow cooker and this easy and filling frittata. Delicious, cheesy, and hearty, it's …

Slow Cooker Recipes

This Is What Paris Fashion Week Looked Like in the ‘90s

If we had to name the decade that's having the biggest influence on the fashion industry right now, it would be the '90s. Chokers and slip dresses, …

Fashion

Stop Trying to Do It All: Why Dropping the Ball Can Lead to Real Success

“I was terrified of failing, of messing up, of not fulfilling expectations, until I got so overwhelmed that I dropped the ball—and discovered that …

Sheryl Sandberg

Siddarth Kasliwal of Munnu the Gem Palace - Jewelry Shopping in Jaipur India

We catch up with Siddharth and Samarth for panini at Caffé Palladio, the newest creation of Dutch designer Marie-Anne Oudejans (who decorated …

Jewelry

The Secret Sunday Food Prep Tips Of Celeb Chefs

What is Sunday for (besides, of course, brunch)? It's supposed to be a day of rest, but, with a little planning, your Sunday can transform into a day of prep. A little bit of shopping, chopping, and simmering then can make the rest of your week's meals a breeze.<p>Of course, being a master prepper …

Guy Fieri

25 of the Most Inspiring Books Everyone Should Read

Take it from these CEOs, founders, and other high-achieving leaders.<p>Whether you turn pages, tap a tablet or listen to audio, a good book can be a perfect relaxation aid, tutor or source of inspiration. Here are quotes from more than two dozen executives who name their favorite book and explain why …

Paulo Coelho

'Firefall' optical illusion lights up Yosemite National Park

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's the time of year for the mesmerizing phenomenon "firefall" to illuminate Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park.<p>The natural effect gives the illusion that bright orange lava is flowing off the cliff at the park in California. This magic trick is a natural occurrence that only happens …

National Parks

The Rise, Fall and Rebirth of the Slam Dunk Contest

In the 1980s, the Slam Dunk Contest was was the event to watch during NBA All-Star Weekend, maybe even more than the game itself. So what …

NBA

Alec Baldwin’s 10 Greatest SNL Sketches

When Alec Baldwin hosts <i>Saturday Night Live</i> for the 17th time this weekend, he’ll cement his role as the show’s most celebrated guest. Nobody has …

Comedy

United’s 4-hour flight to nowhere

Last Tuesday morning at 9 a.m., United flight 1111 took off from San Francisco International with a likely load of gleeful passengers bound for Hawaii. FULL STORY<p>Then something happened and the flight had to return to San Francisco…. after circling over the Pacific Ocean <i>for four hours</i>, arriving at …

Aviation