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If It's New York vs. San Francisco, Only Waggish Cartoons Will Do

Garbage mounds and delayed trains, or annoying techies and no nightlife?<p>New York has world-class food, subway delays, and garbage stank. San Francisco on the other hand is sunny, with no nightlife and annoying techies.<p>So what's the better city? That depends on personal opinion, and there's plenty …

Stussy 2015 Spring/Summer New Arrivals 3

This season, Stussy celebrates 35 years of business with the third drop from its expansive<p>This season, Stussy celebrates 35 years of business with the third drop from its expansive Spring/Summer 2015 collection. Comprised of designs that recall classic Stussy pieces from the ’80s and ‘90s, the …

Starbucks' First Express Format Store Streamlines the Cafe Experience

Opening on Wall Street is Starbucks’ first express format store, which does away with extraneous<p>Opening on Wall Street is Starbucks‘ first express format store, which does away with extraneous spaces for sitting down and working or socializing, instead boiling down the Starbucks experience down to …

Hospitality

Amazing Penthouse Located at the Top of a Historic Ski Jump in Norway

This historic ski jump will soon be helping overnight guests reach new heights with an amazing, renovated penthouse apartment that is suspended 200 feet in the air. The lofty living space at the top of the Holmenkollen competitive arena in Norway was formerly a waiting room for competitors of the …

Ski Jumping

The No-Napa Guide to California Cabernet

Everyone knows Napa Valley makes great Cabernet Sauvignon. But now exciting cabs are arriving from the “other” California, like Santa Barbara’s Happy …

Wine & Spirits

California winery owner, investor die in apparent murder-suicide

A troubled winery owner who chased an investor through a Northern California vineyard and shot him in the head at close range as police approached had a silencer in his gun, which could signal the man planned the killing, police said.<p>As authorities headed to the scene, the owner of Dahl Vineyards, …

Crime
Hong Kong
Hong Kong

RedEye to Paris Feat. Skepta

Girl Scout Cookies, or California's Most Notorious Strain of Cannabis

I first heard of Girl Scout Cookies a few years ago, shortly after I got my prescription for cannabis in California. I went into my local dispensary …

Mediterranean Diet Could Cut Heart Disease Risk By Half, Study Finds

It's been hailed as the go-to diet for tackling obesity, but now a new study suggests the Mediterranean diet can also help heart health.<p>Research has …

Holistic Medicine

Is A Wine's Year Really That Important?

Buying wine isn't easy. Okay, let's rephrase that, because buying wine by aimlessly pointing at a shelf is actually quite easy to do. Buying wine <i>knowledgeably</i> isn't easy. Between the kind of grape, the region and the elusive tasting notes, the seemingly simple task of selecting a bottle based on …

Wine

New York's Best Cold Weather Restaurants

In case you've somehow missed the snow, or at least the mayor's stern warnings about snow, allow us to break the news to you that winter is …

World's First Plantable Coffee Cup Biodegrades Into Seedlings After Use

Given America's caffeine addiction, it's no surprise that to-go coffee cups contribute significant amounts of waste to landfills. One California-based company has a solution to cut back on coffee-related trash: cups that can be planted. Seeds embedded in fibers that make up the cup's walls will …

Coffee

Jamaica decriminalizes marijuana possession

Marijuana has been pervasive but illegal in Jamaica for decades, consumed as a medicinal herb, puffed as a sacrament by Rastafarians and sung about in the island's famed reggae music.<p>After many years of dialogue about the culturally entrenched drug, and emboldened by changes to drug laws in U.S. …

Cannabis

Bunbury wine bar 'overwhelmed' by response after 'dine and dash' case

An appeal on social media by a Bunbury wine bar to identify a man and a woman who allegedly left without paying a substantial bill has gone viral …

Social Media

Marijuana is much safer than alcohol or tobacco, according to a new study

Marijuana is roughly 114 times less deadly than alcohol, according to recent findings published in the journal <i>Scientific Reports</i>. Of the seven drugs included in the study, alcohol was the deadliest at an individual level, followed by heroin, cocaine, tobacco, ecstasy, methamphetamines, and …

Cannabis

From Design to Street Art, 5 Looks Inside Great Creators' Notebooks

<i>A round-up of intimate drawings from Meriwether Lewis, Milton Glaser, Stefan Sagmeister, and other bright minds</i><p>The nature and origin of creativity is the subject of many a theory. But, rather than theorizing about it, wouldn't it be great if we could just lift the lid of a great creative mind and …

Bulletproof Coffee: The Buttery Caffeine of Champions

Forget cream and sugar. Add butter to your morning brew to kickstart your day and feel invincible when you ride.<p>In his new book, <i>The Bulletproof Diet</i>, author and cyclist Dave Asprey says, "When you mix coffee with the right fats, you get a drink that stomps on hunger, and helps you lose weight, …

Nutrition
Cannabis

Breaking Bad Art Exhibition on Display in London

Hit television series Breaking Bad adds another impressive feat to its never-ending list of<p>Hit television series <i>Breaking Bad</i> adds another impressive feat to its never-ending list of tributes as an art exhibition dedicated to the series’ characters went on display in London’s 71a Gallery. …

Otherworldly Towers of Frozen Sand Eroded by Gusts of Wind

As temperatures in the upper parts of the US dipped down into the negatives, photographer Joshua Nowicki came across this strange sight in St. Joseph, Michigan. Dozens of small sand towers rose from the frozen surface of Silver Beach near Lake Michigan, making up a miniature landscape resembling …

Miniature

How The Brain Creates Marijuana-Fueled Munchies

The neuroscience of appetite is totally weird<p>O, Mouse! What have you not done for science? But perhaps this experiment was not as bad as most: In a recent study, an international team of biologists used mice to figure out which brain cells are involved in creating the marijuana munchies.<p>Since …

What’s the Difference? Scotch vs. Bourbon

I had to restrain myself – many times – while writing my last post about the Jim Beam distillery. I kept veering off into technical definitions of …

Why eating out at a bad restaurant can be a real personal disaster

A bad restaurant experience can leave diners suffering from a mild form of trauma<p>There may be no such thing as a free meal but scientists have discovered that there can be a traumatic one.<p>A bad restaurant experience can leave diners suffering from a mild form of trauma akin to experiencing a …

Hospitality

Lifelike Galvanized Wire Animal Sculptures by Kendra Haste | Colossal

<p>Working only with layers of painted galvanized wire atop steel armature, UK artist Kendra Haste creates faithful reproductions of creatures large …

Your favorite movies have never looked so cute

Some of film's most memorable scenes are incredibly busy, filled with lots of people and even more action. There's the huge brawl in <i>Anchorman</i>, where dozens of people fight it out in neatly pressed suits, or Beatrix's bloody encounter with the Crazy 88 in <i>Kill Bill</i>. Artist Truck Torrence, better …

Kill Bill

Apple reinstates cannabis discovery app in 23 states

Despite being a brand targeted at creatives, along with Steve Jobs’ background as an acid-dropping hippie, Apple’s always been pretty resolutely anti-drug in its message. Perhaps that’s not such a surprise, really: When you become the most valuable publicly-traded company in history, it makes sense …

A Museum Where You Can Go To Drink Beer

Designed by Form Us With Love, a new exhibition at Sweden’s Spiritmuseum examines the history of brewing.<p>Sweden traditionally hasn’t been a big destination for beer snobs. If you went to the pub, you’d pretty much be limited in choice by whether or not you wanted a big beer or a small one, …

Beer