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Today only, get up to 40 percent off dozens of board games at Amazon

Classic board games, new favorites and tabletop RPGs are all included<p>If you’re looking to add to your board game collection, Amazon’s Gold Box Deal of the Day features the biggest sale on board games we’ve ever seen. Dozens of tabletop games, including old-school classics, critically acclaimed …

Board Games

Where Top Chefs Go Out to Eat in New York

It seems everyone is a restaurant expert these days, from your overly opinionated office mate to anonymous Yelpers with an axe to grind. But if …

Manhattan

A Rhubarb Custard Cake Somewhere Between Pudding and Heaven

And you don’t need any fancy equipment.<p>It’s that time of year again, when 70% of my Instagram feed is taken over by moodily-lit galettes laden with pink celery. And guess what? I LOVE IT. It means spring is here, there’s more day time for naturally-lit photos, and more stuff at the farmers market …

Dessert

Want to Get Smarter? Read Something on This List

There’s a lot of hope today that playing mindless brain training games will make you smarter. But instead of trying a quick fix, why not read …

Artificial Intelligence

Brighten Your Child's Day With These Eco-Friendly Toys

There's nothing quite like the joy on a child's face when they're playing with a new toy. However, most children's toys are made with plastic, chemicals, and synthetic dyes, which aren't great for the environment or your little one. We've rounded up some of our favorite eco-friendly toys, so you …

Lemon, Poppy Seed & Olive Oil Cake Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is an adaptation of an old favorite: Maialino's Olive Oil Cake. The original …

A Free Yale Course on Medieval History: 700 Years in 22 Lectures

In 22 lectures, Yale historian Paul Freedman takes you on a 700 year tour of medieval history. Moving from 284–1000 AD, this free online course …

The top 6 free ways to learn Dutch - Lekker hoor!

Are there reliable and Free ways to learn Dutch? Yes, multiple ones!<p>11 months ago, I decided I was in love with The Netherlands and a lot of what it …

The Beautiful, Forgotten Color Language Of 19th-Century Naturalists

Veinous Blood Red. Broccoli Brown. Smoke Grey.<p>Color swatches seem like a modern invention. Pantone, for instance, is tied up with the emerging post-World War II economy that needed to standardize colors in products and print media around the world. Paint companies, using carefully standardized …

Indian Ocean

Get Ready to Work Your Abs and Fire Up Your Core

Let's talk about your core for a moment: it likely needs to be stronger. You need a strong core for just about every activity, from running to dancing, from yoga to heavy lifting. This simple workout is a great way to start building strength — it's great for beginners, too. And let's review: your …

39 Movies, TV Shows, Albums, And Podcasts You Might Have Missed In 2017

Take a break from reading Best of the Year lists to discover some of the stuff that fell between the cracks.<p>Not only have we reached the era of Peak TV, but it’s starting to look like that episode of <i>The Simpsons</i> where Homer climbs to the summit of an enormous mountain (The Murderhorn), only to …

Netflix Original

17 standout books of 2017 that you must read

Bookworms will be spoilt for choice<p>Sparkling new voices, curious genre-hybrids, future classics,and a stirring portrait of our time—2017’s standout …

The top 10 video games of 2017

Mario ran amok in New Donk City, a cat dropped out of college, and Angel Carter haunted What Remains of Edith Finch. But it was the mighty Zelda who took video gaming – and cooking – to a new dimension<p><b>10. Uncharted: The Lost Legacy (Sony, PS4)</b><p>When Uncharted hero Nathan Drake strode off into the …

Top 10

Brown butter brings nutty flavor to aromatic, spiced gingerbread

Fall demands that leaves leave. Acquiescing, they fall.<p>After which, they lie in wait. For what remains unclear. Mine looked perfectly happy lazing around in heaps that faded from red and orange to brown and brittle.<p>I liked the crinkle underboot, the flurry that followed the dog, the nutty scent of …

The 10 best design books that aren't about design

There are plenty of amazing design books around, but some of the best lessons can be learned from books that are about a different topic altogether. …

UX Design

Olive Oil Cake with Crème Fraîche, Pistachios, Orange, and Chocolate Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> This is a fragrant olive oil sponge cake made with rice flour—which enhances the …

Net Neutrality Explained and Defended in a Doodle-Filled Video by Vi Hart: The Time to Save the Open Web is Now

By the end of December, net neutrality may be a thing of the past. We'll pay the price. You'll pay the price. Comcast, Verizon and AT&T will make out …

Nine Christie Novels for Newcomers

So you’ve seen the new movie adaptation of <i>Murder on the Orient Express</i>, and you’re interested in learning more about Agatha Christie? With over 60 …

Plusboard Electronics Prototyping Board Designed For Makers

Makers, electronics enthusiasts and hobbyists searching for a unique electronic prototyping board maybe interested in Plusboard, an enhanced …

Coconut Buttermilk Cream Pie Recipe on Food52

Cooking is more fun with friends.<p>Find your friends who are already on Food52, and invite others who aren't to join.<p>Join Our Community<p>Follow amazing home cooks. Collect recipes and articles. Get inspired.<p><b>Author Notes:</b> A three pronged approach to a diner classic. —Food52<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> This recipe is …

Basic Scandinavian Cardamom Dough Recipe

This simple, cardamom-spiced yeasted dough serves as the basis for many Scandinavian coffee breads, rolls, and buns.

Quick DIY Projects to Dress Up Your Thanksgiving Table

(Image credit: Blesser House)<p>Whether you plan to prep weeks in advance or the day before, the truth is, nobody has a ton of extra time to get the …

Crafting

Sweet Yeasted Bread (Vetebröd) Recipe

Lightly spiced and far less sweet than most store-bought coffee breads, Swedish <i>Vetebröd</i> serves as a satisfying snack to pair with your favorite brand …

Breakfast

These Are the 61 Best Documentaries of All Time

What makes a documentary “important”? What makes it worth referencing, or remembering, or even watching in the first place? Why, in this time of seemingly perpetual sociopolitical strife, would we veer away from the vaunted, glorious escapism of big feature films and go see something small and …

Cape Town

Watch 94 Free Lectures From the Great Courses: Dystopian Fiction, Astrophysics, Guitar Playing & Much More

I can certainly appreciate that many of us spend too much time reading news and opinion, seeking firmer footing amidst alarming current events. But …

Neil deGrasse Tyson

Go on a $1 dumpling crawl in Queens this weekend

If you love dumplings and deals (so… everyone), there’s an event this Sunday in Queens that you don't want to miss.<p>For the sixth year, the annual …

Most Expensive Sushi in the US (That's Actually Worth It)

For those looking to drop a dramatic amount of money on dinner—whether for a showy business meeting, or an anniversary, or a rare, calculated …

Japan

The 10 best free graphic design courses online

Want to learn new skills, or refresh the fundamentals of your graphic design knowledge? We’ve previously brought you some great graphic design …

Graphic Design

The Best Places To Eat On The Lower East Side

The Lower East Side may be best known to you as the home of rowdy, rollicking nightlife, but that adventure extends to the food scene as well. …

Visually speaking: 14 podcasts that draw out the history of art

You might be surprised by how immersive, expressive and image-rich these visual art podcasts are<p>If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, where does that leave talking about visual art? You might be surprised by how immersive, expressive and image-rich these 14 art history podcasts …

Art