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MonSense for iPhone wants to help you make sense of your money

There is no shortage of personal finance tools in the App Store, but a new kid on the block is well worth your time too. In a nutshell, MonSense helps you track all your expenses and incomes, with separate ‘accounts’ making it easy to divvy up your personal splurges from your business …

Historic Maps Reveal the Secrets of Four Iconic NYC Parks

Did you know that Central Park's southeast entrance at 59th Street is dedicated to scholars? Or that the area by Prospect Park's new Lakeside complex was once a parking lot for <b>horse-drawn carriages</b>? Old maps are fun to look at—and they often hold <b>forgotten secrets</b> like these. Curbed's resident map …

10 Brilliant Books That Will Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally posted on Kirkus:</i><p>We expect true crime books to draw us in from page one. But when a vast, epic novel or nonfiction book about the details of an international news story smartly seduces us from page one, count us impressed. Here are some titles that hooked us from the beginning but kept …

Homemade Caramel Made Right Every Time

<i>Dawn Perry, photos by Zach DeSart</i><p>A salted caramel always makes for the ideal winter fix. With a few tips from the BA Prep School, you can have homemade caramel candies in your dessert arsenal.<p><b>SEE MORE:</b><b>Ingredients We Can't Cook Without</b><p>Undercook your caramel mixture and you'll end up with a stiff …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Mark Seliger's greatest portraits - in pictures

If you are a star, Mark Seliger will have photographed you – and that includes presidents.<br>The photographer knew exactly how he wanted to capture Barack Obama when he took his portrait in 2011:<br>"I had this idea of photographing him from the front and back. Obama's only concern was that the back angle …

A 50-story tower, new marina and more proposed for South Street Seaport

Big plans have been revealed for the South Street Seaport—and by big, we mean 50 stories high. The Howard Hughes Corporation announced it is seeking …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

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Here Is a List of the Best 50 Bars in the World

Cocktail industry publication <i>Drinks International</i> has just unleashed its 2013 list of the <b>World's Best Bars</b> — determined by "the most influential and knowledgeable bar industry professionals on the planet" — during a (live-Tweeted) ceremony in London. For the second consecutive year, London's …

The Best Coffee In NYC Will Buzz You Through The Holidays

The holiday season is upon us. Which means the tourists are going to be out in droves, you've got a shopping list a mile long, and you're going to need that extra jolt more than ever. Here are our favorite spots for an extra hot roasted Ethiopian cone drip au lait with almond milk.<p>And pick up some …