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How to Make Anthony Bourdain's Favorite Pasta Dish

It's easy<p>There are five words that guide travelers through tough decisions: “What would Anthony Bourdain do?”<p>Well, we believe that Bourdain would …

Anthony Bourdain

Sotheby’s Celebrates the Centennial of De Stijl

The Dutch avant-garde movement gets its own exhibition on October 19.<p>“De Stijl is 100 years old but feels as relevant today as ever,” says Julian …

Art History

Even moderate drinking by parents can upset children – study

Children who see parent tipsy or drunk are less likely to see them as a positive role model, report says<p>Three in 10 parents say they have been drunk in front of their children and half have been tipsy, and such behaviour can trigger family rows or make children anxious, research suggests.<p>Even …

Alcohol

Richard Wilbur, 96, of Cummington, Pulitzer-winning poet

Richard Wilbur, a former poet laureate of the United States whose elegant verse earned him two Pulitzer Prizes and whose dexterous renderings of the …

Poetry

The Basics Q&A: What Can—and Can’t—I Use a 529 College Savings Account for?

<b>A:</b> Assets in a 529 college savings plan have to be spent on higher education in order to come out of the account tax-free. Besides tuition and fees—the biggest educational bills you'll probably face—other eligible expenses include such things as room, board, books, the purchase of computer and …

Tantric Sex Tips That Anyone Can Try Tonight

You may have heard about tantra or tantric sex, maybe at your local sex shop or in celebrity gossip magazines — it's a pretty trendy concept …

Relationships

'Now it’s the coolest thing': rise of Rupi Kaur helps boost poetry sales

Young rebel poets are bringing about a power shift in contemporary poetry and drawing a wider audience to the art form<p>Forget page-turners and celebrity memoirs, Brits have rekindled their love of verse.<p>More than a million poetry books were sold in the last year, the highest number on record, as the …

Poetry

Here's your chance to camp out on top of the Beverly Wilshire hotel

The Beverly Wilshire, a Four Seasons Hotel, is gearing up for its 90th anniversary in 2018 by offering a chance to sleep under the urban stars — with a luxurious twist.<p>You can choose to go glamping (luxury-scale camping) on the terrace of the hotel’s Veranda Suite.The studio-style suite, which is …

Hotels

Ken Done: the paintings you probably haven't seen – in pictures

No matter how you feel about Ken Done – underrated genius or kitschy sell-out – the impact his ubiquitous, technicolour vision has had on Australia’s cultural identity through the 1980s cannot be denied. A new volume of his more recent work, all painted since the year 2000, shows Done’s practice …

Art

How to Spend 7 Days in Big Bend National Park (and Why You Should)

If you’ve spent time in the wilderness, you probably think you’ve experienced remoteness. And if you’ve driven through Dallas, you probably think …

National Parks

The 5 Best Workout Recovery Tools Worth the Extra Money

From foam rollers to heating pads<p>The gym life isn’t easy.<p>When you’re training hard, you’re beating up your body. You’re pushing muscles to their very limits, causing microtears in muscle fibers so they rebuild to be bigger and stronger. You’re pushing your whole body to (and sometimes past) the …

Exercise

If you like van Gogh's art, you'll probably love 'Loving Vincent'

Artists

9 Feel-Good Stretches That Will Loosen Your Tight Hips

Shakira once said, "Hips don't lie," and she kind of has a point. When you feel like your hips are tight, it's almost impossible to ignore the pain …

Yoga

In Dan Brown’s ‘Origin,’ Robert Langdon Returns, With an A.I. Friend in Tow

Dan Brown has thrown off the doldrums of “Inferno” with a brisk new book that pits creationism against science, and is liable to stir up as much controversy as “The Da Vinci Code” did. In “Origin,” the brash futurist Edmond Kirsch comes up with a theory so bold, so daring that, as he modestly …

Books

These 6 Mountain Climbers Are Guaranteed to Shred Your Core

New York City trainer Jess Sims shows you how to get your heart racing<p>Mountain climbers will work up more than just a serious sweat: you'll also target your abs, hip flexors, and shoulders in the process. They not only strengthen your core, they also promote the fat loss necessary to unveil the abs …

Workouts