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Professional Cuddlers Embrace More Clients

The Snuggling Industry Takes Off, but Clothes Stay On; Spooning or Tickling Sessions for a Fee<p>Kimberly Kilbride is a professional cuddler.<p>For $80 an hour, or up to $400 for an overnight gig, the 33-year-old mother of three dons flannel pajama bottoms, puts away her family pictures and two pit bull …

Lifestyle

Tex-Mex Crockpot Quinoa

Crockpot quinoa with a Mexican twist. This delicious meal comes together in a snap and cooks low and slow all day.<p>You know that saying “a dog is a man’s best friend?”<p>Well, I think that’s false.<p>After much ponder-age, I have decided that a slow cooker really is a man’s best friend.<p>Let’s look at the …

Cooking

Champagne Cocktail

Place the sugar cube in a chilled champagne flute and moisten with a few dashes of bitters. Add champagne. Garnish with the lemon twist.

By Their Fridges Ye Shall Know Them

Future of Food<p>For a project Mark Menjivar calls "Refrigerators," the social worker turned photographer makes as-is images of the fridges of people from all walks of life.

San Antonio

Cut Paper Illustrations by Maude White | Colossal

<p>New York-based artist Maude White (previously) continues to create beautifully rendered illustrations with cut paper, creating dozens of new pieces …

Photographer Shares How He Spent Two Years Living on Photos Instead of Money

Back in 2012, we wrote about a project called “Pixel Trade” by Australian photographer Shantanu Starick. The basic idea was simple but crazy: Starick …

Lowcountry Hoppin' John

<i>Peas</i><p>2 quarts Pork Stock or Chicken Stock<br>• 1 cup Anson Mills Sea Island Red Peas, soaked in a pot of water in the refrigerator overnight<br>• 1 1/2 cups …

Here's Why Taylor Swift Pulled Her Music From Spotify

Taylor Swift pulled all her music from Spotify on Monday, save for one song, in a move that’s got many of her fans—and especially the music streaming …

Striking Collages Replace Guns from Vintage Photos with Life-Size Flowers

A French creative who goes by the name Mister Blick fuses vintage black and white photographs with colorful illustrations of flowers. The monochromatic pictures depict men at war, and we see them among the trenches and fighter jets. But, instead of guns in their hands, Blick has seamlessly replaced …

Vintage

The 33 Best Pizza Shops in America

Pizza may have its roots in Italy, but by now it is intensely and utterly American. Aside from maybe hamburgers and BBQ, no other food in this country is so intensely regionalized, as evidenced by everything from the deep-dishes and pans of Chicago and Detroit, to the coal fire and clams in New …

Best Oyster Bars in America (PHOTOS)

At Portland's Eventide Oyster Co., stakes in the ice declare whether the half shells are "from Maine" or "away." It's a sign of local pride -- and the importance of place when tasting oysters.<p>Like a fine wine exhibits its terroir, an oyster's <i>merroir</i> imparts a distinct flavor, from the briny Blue …

New England

Leonard Shlain on Integrating Wonder and Wisdom at the Intersection of Art and Physics

<i>“It’s part of the nature of man,”</i> Ray Bradbury told Carl Sagan and Arthur C. Clarke as they peered into the future of space exploration, <i>“to start with romance and build to a reality.”</i> <i>“What would happen,”</i> Marshall McLuhan wondered in his seminal 1964 treatise <i>Understanding Media: The Extensions of …

A “Dynamic Interaction”: Leo Buscaglia on Why Love Is a Learned Language

Love might be one of the most quintessential capacities of the human condition. And yet, for all our poetic contemplation, psycho-scientific dissection, and anthropological exploration of it, we greatly underestimate the extent to which this baseline capacity — much like those for language, motion, …

The Most Outrageous Fashion Trends Spotted At Coachella

This year, trends on the fields included furry boots, floral headpieces, large hats, cut-off shorts, embellished sunglasses, and even one giant nose ring.<p>But when it's nearly 100 degrees in the desert on the outskirts of Palm Springs, clothing is limited — and sometimes, optional.

Fashion School 101: Valerie Steele Weighs In

The chief curator of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology talks fashion scholarships and taking clothes seriously.<p>Academics like thinking of themselves as disembodied brains. Valerie Steele, however, was one of the first and remains—arguably—the foremost scholar to pay attention to …

The 5-Minute Warmup That Makes You Run Faster

Do this quick routine before any race so your body is at its peak to perform<p>Before any local road race, you're bound to see hundreds of runners milling around, lightly stretching out their calves, hamstrings, and quads. But traditional "static stretching"—tugging on a muscle with constant tension …