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12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Cooking

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 …

Thoughts on Packing: Do as I Say, Not as I Do

Let's talk about packing. A couple of weeks ago in my post on travel hacks I referenced all of the great resources out there for packing light. I said I wasn't going to reinvent the wheel, and I'm not. But I do want to talk a little bit about packing, mainly because every time I see one of those …

How to Pose for LinkedIn

Because a selfie is not a headshot.<p>For at least three adolescent years, I smiled like a serial killer: chin to my chest, eyes too wide, lips pressed into a manic smirk. It was not a pretty picture.<p>I was young and awkward, but I grew up—and grew confident and not so homicidal. I discovered newer and …

6 Hotels That Give You Great Club Access

Sometimes you just want to dance. And sometimes you just want an epic night out without, well, actually having to go out. These hotels make it easy to enjoy a top notch clubbing experience without venturing far from the comfort of your guest room. Because who needs cabs anyway?<p><b>1. The Cromwell</b><p>Las …

The 10 best ever podcasts

Ten years since Apple launched a version of iTunes with a new format called podcasting, Pete Naughton selects 10 of the best<p>In June 2005, Apple launched a version of its iTunes software with a new feature which Steve Jobs confidently termed “the next generation of radio”. The technology in question …

Father John Misty

30 Books You Need To Read Before You Turn 30

Some books are best read at a certain age. Even the novels and memoirs you might consider timeless -- Toni Morrison's <i>The Bluest Eye</i> or Joan Didion's <i>The Year of Magical Thinking</i> -- can serve a special purpose if consumed during a particular phase in your life. That particular phase is, of course, …

23 Tasty Summertime Treats Under 200 Calories

Cool off with these delicious low-calorie treats.

6 Books That Say "Date Me!" (& 4 That Don't)

Let’s face it — the dating pool is tough. Whether it’s a duck-faced selfie on Tinder, a grammatical error on OKCupid, or just a ridiculous pick-up …

25 Famous Women on Their Mothers

No matter which way you slice it, most mother-daughter relationships are dizzyingly complex — filled with laughter, fighting, and so much love. In …

Maya Angelou

4 Hacks to Eliminate Fear of Public Speaking

Calm your nerves for the big speech with these mind tricks.<p>With a few mind tricks, you can banish your fear of public speaking.<p>Our body responds to psychological stress in a similar way as physical stress, says Nancy Duarte, the CEO of presentation service Duarte Inc. That might manifest itself in …

Public Speaking

Incredibly Steep Bridge in Japan Looks Like a Thrilling Roller Coaster for Drivers

The Eshima Ohashi bridge is the largest rigid-frame bridge in Japan and the third largest in the world, but its uniqueness does not stop there. This incredible structure appears to have an extraordinarily steep incline on both sides, making it look more like a roller coaster that you can enjoy from …

Japan

NYC'S 10 Best Rooftop Bars

New York City: The living ain't always easy.<p>But what we lack in laundry convenience, we make up for in cocktails with a killer view.<p>Now that it's firmly spring, let the rosé flow. These are the ten best spots for sipping in the skyline.<p><b>Pod 39</b><p>April Bloomfield's Salvation Taco may be the best-known …

What Your Car Says About You

In the ritzy 90210 ZIP Code of Beverly Hills, Calif., car buyers love their Mercedes-Benz. They also enjoy poker and bridge, according to a market-research firm.<p>The rich, it turns out, aren’t just “different from you and me,” as F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote. They’re also different from each …

F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

eCommerce

31 Essential Quotes For Singles

My alone feels so good, I’ll only have you if you’re sweeter than my solitude. <b>Warsan Shire</b><p>Too many women throw themselves into romance because …

Seafood, Fennel, and Lime Salad from 'Ottolenghi'

Like stuffed mushrooms, seafood salad isn't a terribly common dish in the US these days. Sure, you'll see ceviche on every other "Latin-inspired" menu, but other than this raw preparation, chilled seafood lovers are often left salad-less. <b>Yotam Ottolenghi</b> and <b>Sami Tamimi</b>'s version in their cookbook,</i> …

Goldman Sachs has a stunning new forecast for the euro

In currency markets, "parity" is when two currencies have the same value, or a 1:1 exchange rate.<p>The euro has fallen considerably over the last year and is currently at around 1.05 to the dollar. The euro hasn't been at parity with the dollar since late 2002.<p>In a note to clients on Friday, …

Markets

27 Of The Most Delicious Cheap Eats In Paris

Delicious food for little money. MIAM!

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9 Facts About Relationships Everybody Should Know Before Getting Married

As the New York Times recently concluded, "being married makes people happier and more satisfied with their lives than those who remain single — particularly during the most stressful periods, like midlife crises."

Celebrity Gossip

American Millennials Are Some Of The World's Least Skilled People, Study Finds

We American Millennials are really, really good at using today's technology.<p>That's probably because we've forced companies to make technology that's extremely easy to use, and that's better at doing our day-to-day tasks than we are. But with easy power comes no responsibility, it seems. According …

This Tumblr Pairs Medieval Art with Rappers, and It's Brilliant

Gives new meaning to the expression "hip-hop royalty."<p>If you've ever looked at a photo of a blinged-out Rick Ross and thought, <i>Dude totally looks like Henry VIII</i>, there's a new Tumblr for you. The site, B4 XVI (a.k.a. beforesixteen), juxtaposes famous rappers with medieval and Renaissance artwork …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Louis Vuitton is now a 'brand for secretaries' in China

"I don't see anybody carrying a Gucci or Louis Vuitton bag," Sara Jane Ho, the founder of the elite Chinese etiquette school Institute Sarita, told Business Insider. "My clients are sophisticated. My students are the people who were buying an Hermes bag 10 years ago and holding themselves to higher …

Louis Vuitton

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

This May Be Why You’re Seeing the Dress as White and Gold

Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images<p>Art Rickerby—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Matty Zimmerman—AP<p>OIC/AP<p>Scott Gries—Getty Images<p>David …

30 Little Style Lessons To Learn From J.Crew

When we look at a J.Crew catalog or enter one of its stores, something wonderful happens in our brains. Seeing the same belt fastened just so around …

8 Questions Successful People Ask Themselves

<i>This post is in partnership with The Muse. The article below was originally published on The Muse.</i><p>We all know that having a mentor is one of those …

Ultimate California Road Trip