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In search of perfect pastrami: Your guide to the Jewish delis of Los Angeles

My life began in the tufted brown leather booth of a deli. In the fall of 1985, my mother went into labor mid-bite through a knackwurst at Nate ’n Al deli in Beverly Hills. I spent my childhood kicking the vinyl booths at Langer’s near MacArthur Park. This is where my father, a real estate broker, …

Los Angeles

Just in case anybody forgot what Hamas’s ‘March of Return’ is really all about

Just in case anybody forgot, Israel unilaterally withdrew from the Gaza Strip to the pre-1967 lines in 2005. It uprooted thousands of Israeli …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

Five Restaurants to Try This Weekend in Los Angeles

<i>You probably think of the same question every weekend: where should I eat? Well, every week Eater LA will compile a handy dandy set of recommendations right here to answer that very question. Here now, five places to try this weekend in Los Angeles. (And if you need some ideas on where to drink,</i> …

Los Angeles

These prefab dome homes can be installed just about anywhere

Modern and airy!<p>Modular, prefab, and futuristic-looking, these cute tiny homes could entice just about anyone to say “Dome, sweet dome.” The Slovenian-designed abodes from Smartdome can be plopped on just about any plot of land. The base features adjustable steel legs, which can accommodate uneven …

Editorial: A disappearing computer so big it's invisible

Editorial<p>A week away from WWDC17, there's much anticipation about what Apple might show: new Macs, iPads, a Siri Speaker, future insights on the …

Apple Watch

The Rabbi Who Captured a Town Alone

Shlomo Goren was the Israeli Army’s first chief rabbi—and in one of Israel’s defining moments gave it the spiritual strength to reverse what looked …

Congress Gives Jeff Sessions $0 To Go After Medical Marijuana Laws

It's the latest sign that a major federal crackdown on state pot laws isn't likely.<p>WASHINGTON ― Congress, once again, is blocking the Justice Department from spending any money that interferes with state medical marijuana laws.<p>In their newly unveiled budget bill, lawmakers included a provision, …

Cannabis

Here's why the US and Israel are such close allies

But why?<p>The US supports Israel in diplomatic and military matters not because of the strength of pro-Israel lobbies like the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee, or out of sympathy stemming from the events of World War II, but for practical reasons.<p>Michael Koplow, a Middle East analyst at the …

Israel

Depression Strikes Today's Teen Girls Especially Hard

It's tough to be a teenager. Hormones kick in, peer pressures escalate and academic expectations loom large. Kids become more aware of their environment in the teen years — down the block and online. The whole mix of changes can increase stress, anxiety and the risk of depression among all teens, …

Social Media

The AI Threat Isn't Skynet. It's the End of the Middle Class

In February 1975, a group of geneticists gathered in a tiny town on the central coast of California to decide if their work would bring about the end …

How To Transfer A Photo To Wood

You may think that printing on wood is something that can only be done in a factory, but to our surprise there’s an awesome DIY way to do that. A …

Video Tutorials

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act would damage free speech rights on campus

Since Donald Trump's election, a wave of hate attacks have targeted Jews, Muslims and other vulnerable groups.<p>What's the government doing about it? Nothing.<p>But the U.S. Senate did pass a bill last week called the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, which cracks down on the constitutional rights of college …

The ancient place where history began

The idea of Mesopotamia has intoxicated the West for centuries. Alastair Sooke takes a look at a civilisation where much of modern culture took form.<p>“Everybody has heard of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Tower of Babel, Nebuchadnezzar, and the Flood,” says Ariane Thomas, a curator in the …

Mesopotamia

Why Your Next Relationship Probably Won't Be Any Better Than Your Current One

Psychiatrist Adelheid Kastner thinks ending a relationship just because you think you can do better is a bad idea.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Germany.</i><p>Breaking up with someone can feel like getting punched in the gut nonstop for weeks on end. And it's not just the debilitating physical …

The 10 Most Affordable Housing Markets Right Now | Investopedia

Coldwell Banker recently released its 2016 Home Listing Report, which ranks the most expensive and most affordable housing markets in the United …

Real Estate

Blockchain could soon power stock markets, music sales, and health records — here's how it works

It's a technology conceived by the mysterious creator of bitcoin— the digital currency championed by a motley crew of privacy-obsessed libertarians, social activists, and some criminals.<p>Now the idea of blockchain has gripped Wall Street's biggest institutions.<p>Its enthusiasts think it could change …

Blockchain

These 10 widgets belong on your iPhone's lock screen

With iOS 10, Apple redesigned the lock screen and got rid of the slide-to-unlock gesture. Now, instead of unlocking your phone, swiping right takes you to the Today view where you can glance at and interact with widgets.<p>You can also access these same widgets on an unlocked phone by swiping right on …

8 of the most memorable drives in the West

In national parks throughout the West, rangers and traffic engineers work long hours to nudge travelers out of their cars and onto trails — or at least onto shuttle buses and other less polluting alternatives. But the dramatic roads that the National Park Service carved out in the early 20th …

National Parks

Rebel Rabbis: The Ultra-Orthodox Jews Who Want to See Israel Dismantled - VICE Video: Documentaries, Films, News Videos

Israel

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

NORFOLK, Va. — Huge vertical rulers are sprouting beside low spots in the streets here, so people can judge if the tidal floods that increasingly inundate their roads are too deep to drive through.<p>Five hundred miles down the Atlantic Coast, the only road to Tybee Island, Ga., is disappearing …

Apple completely changed how Siri works and almost nobody noticed

The secretive Cupertino, California, company adapted Siri's voice recognition to use a cutting-edge artificial-intelligence technique called neural networks and switched it over on July 30, 2014, according to an in-depth feature by Steven Levy of Backchannel.<p>Neural networks is a type of AI inspired …

Artificial Intelligence

15 islands that are totally underrated

Puerto Rico

We’ve been wrong about the origins of life for 90 years

For nearly nine decades, science’s favourite explanation for the origin of life has been the “primordial soup”. This is the idea that life began from …

15 relationship facts everybody should know before getting married

You can drive yourself crazy deciding whether to marry your partner.<p>Can you two really survive a lifetime together?<p>I mean, you adore them -- but they …

University of California

There's 21 new World Heritage Listed destinations to add to your bucket list

Fossil-rich cliffs in Canada from 500 million years ago, sea caves used by Neanderthals, 99 artificial islands in the remote Pacific Ocean and 17 …

Archaeology

The 6 Talks a Couple Needs to Have Before Marriage

Unless your Facebook feed is very different from mine, you must have noticed that wedding and engagement season is in full swing. Looking at the …

Laissez-Faire

Why Is It So Hard to Tell If Someone Likes You?

One of the most frustrating things about dating and relationships is trying to figure out whether a person has romantic feelings for you. People …

DIY - Self Watering Tomato Buckets - Quiet Corner

“You can never have too many tomato plants, but what happens when you run out of room in the garden. Tomatoes are probably the most versatile plant …