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NASA’s List Of The Best Air-Filtering Houseplants

Back in the late ‘80s, NASA was looking for ways to detoxify the air in its space stations. So it conducted a study to determine the most effective …

Houseplants

Anthony Bourdain Thinks You're Crazy for Eating Airplane Food

There's nothing Anthony Bourdain won't eat, but there's one place you won't see him eating.<p>There’s nothing Anthony Bourdain won’t eat—still-beating cobra heart in Ho Chi Minh City, seal eyeballs in Quebec—but there’s one place you won’t see him eating: on a plane. We talked to the host of CNN's</i> …

The problem with Made in Canada foods

What food patriotism gets so wrong<p>For a country whose most iconic food might just be the Timbit, Canada is becoming a nation of foodie patriots. At …

Anthony Bourdain’s Top 5 New York City Restaurants—and Why the Food Network Is a ‘Petri Dish’

The famed chef on why the Food Network is ‘unsuccessful,’ the changing nature of eating out, and his favorite Big Apple dining spots.<p>Chefs and …

Is 2016 the Year of the Not-Cake Cake?

Until this point, we've understood the following desserts—made of flour, sugar, butter, eggs—to be "cakes":<p>And we held this truth to be self-evident. <b>Until 2016, that is</b>.<p>We're just over 3 months into the year and already, our conception of cakes has been taken on a (somewhat nauseating?) …

You Haven't Lived Until You've Eaten Our Best-Ever Buttermilk Biscuit

There's nothing better than a killer biscuit. We think our version holds its own against the best out there.<p>It has been pointed out to me—ahem, <b>Andrew Knowlton</b>—that, since I didn’t grow up in the South, the chances of me achieving master biscuit-making status were probably over before they started. …

11 Muscle-Building Vegan Recipes

Just because you are cutting out—or cutting down on—dairy, meat, and eggs from your diet does not mean you are banished to a life of eating bland …

Our Essential Brownie Guide

There are two types of people in the world <br>There are as many types of brownies in the world as there are people<br>There are a heck of a lot of brownie recipes out there, and you might already have one you're comfortable with.<p><i>...But has that ever stopped you for looking for more?</i><p>Whether you're on the …

Padma Lakshmi Eats Like a Queen and We’re Admittedly a Little Jealous

The host of Top Chef, Padma Lakshmi, really has this whole “midnight snack” thing figured out.<p>Diehard <i>Top Chef</i> fans know <b>Padma Lakshmi</b> as the kind and inscrutable host who has sent chef after chef packing with the famous line, "Pack your knives and go." When she's not on TV, Lakshmi is a fabulous …

13 Places In Italy Every Wine Lover Needs To Put On Their Bucket List

5 minute Read<p>Sure France is a great place to visit for a wine lover, but we’d argue that no place is more magical and transporting than a trip to …

BEST SEAT IN THE HOUSE | Table #20, The Unique Scalene High-Top At The Stable House

Many months ago we posted a reader’s poll listing what we considered to be the top five restaurant tables in Vancouver. We received so much in the …

3 Blue Cheeses for People Who Think They Hate Blue Cheese

If you think you don't like blue cheese, these 3 might change your mind.<p>When I was working at Murray's Cheese in N.Y.C., first as a cheesemonger, then in the classroom, I heard a lot of people say, with surprising conviction, "I don't like blue cheese." It hurt me, like a cheese knife straight in …

Prep Brunch the Night Before—Morning You Will Thank You

These waffles will have your guests lining up at the counter, plates at the ready<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>Gone are the mornings where you’d wake up to the warm scent of waffles your mother would be …

Watch An Artificial Chameleon Change Color

Key step toward active shade-changing camouflage<p>Chameleons are masters at rapidly changing the color of their skin to camouflage themselves or communicate with others. Scientists worldwide have long sought to mimic the skins of these reptiles to render people effectively invisible with chameleon …

Nanotech

Frédéric Malle on the Art of Seduction

Frédéric Malle is known as one of the best perfume makers in the world, but his lineage in the beauty industry traces back to his grandfather, the legendary Serge Heftler Louiche, who founded Parfums Christian Dior. Fragrances, in other words, are a birthright. They marked his childhood, and as he …

Beauty

The 10 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

<i>by CNT Editors, Caitlin Morton</i><p>Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food--or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of …

The 10 Hottest New Restaurants in Florence, Italy

Today, Eater returns to <b>Florence, Italy</b> to discover the newest drinking and dining destinations the Tuscan capital has to offer. "Florence in recent years has really turned itself around in terms of new openings," says food writer/culinary tour guide/Curious Appetite creator Coral Sisk, referring to …

Top of the Vine

ORVIETO, Italy – 7:30 a.m. in Umbria. The cool wind howls through the antique windows at the Domenica Fiore estate. I have a private suite …

Why the City of Matera Is Italy’s Hidden Treasure

A trip to Italy always involves at least a little bit of history—a Roman ruin here, some renaissance art there, and churches, churches, churches. But while some may bemoan these as gelato delays, others may relish the visual inspiration. For the latter, the Basilicata town of Matera may be your …

Deconstructing Your Sexual Attraction to 'Making a Murderer's Dean Strang in 13 Steps

Defender of justice, keeper of my heart.<p>On Saturday night, I was settling in for a cozy night of sleep when I turned on the first episode of Netflix's <i>Making a Murderer</i> as a visual nightcap. Seven hours later, I was sitting on the edge of my bed with bloodshot eyes, unable to tear myself away from …

Love Is Strang: The Undeniable Appeal of Making a Murderer Defense Attorney Dean Strang

embed<p>A few weeks ago, I reviewed the new headline-making Netflix docuseries <i>Making a Murderer</i>, about the state of Wisconsin’s prosecution of Steven Avery and his nephew Brendan Dassey for a murder it’s unclear they committed. I watched the episodes made available to press a few days before the …

Making a Murderer’s Dean Strang on Being a Heartthrob: “Millennials Come Up to Me on the Street”

Since <i>Making a Murderer</i>—Netflix’s true crime series about the case of Steven Avery, a man who spent 18 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit, …

This Tumblr is a tribute to 'Making a Murderer' lawyer Dean Strang's enviable normcore style

<i>Making A Murderer</i>'s Dean Strang is a man of honesty, justice and normcore 2000 fashions.<p>Now a new Tumblr account, appropriately titled StrangCore, is …

Sunday #FoodPorn: 13 Dishes That Prove Brunch Is the Best

Brunch just might be the best two-for-one deal around. Not only are breakfast and lunch options both on offer, but it suits early birds and sleepyheads alike and can satisfy cravings salty or sweet. A plate piled high with waffles may be irresistible, but then there’s also the pull of eggs …

Airbnb Unveils Their Most Wish-Listed Properties

One of them has a Pirates of the Caribbean theme...<p>This week, Airbnb released their list of the world's most desirable properties selected from their roster of almost two million listings in over 190 countries. Surprisingly, the list proved that less is more as some of the site's most unexpected, …

#ChicEats: 10 Bucket List Restaurants Around the World

Our weekly column covers the chicest food and restaurants. From Stockholm to New York City, add these picks to your global itinerary.<p>Whether hyped by documentaries or highly regarded because of unmatchable views, some restaurants are worth planning an entire trip around—if you're lucky enough to …

Sponge bikini is designed to absorb pollution from the sea

This bikini is made from a sponge-like material that repels water but absorbs oils, designed to help filter impurities from water and turn swimming …

10 huge food trends you'll devour in 2016

Buckle your eating pants, because 2016 is going to be a wild — and delicious — ride.<p>Technological advancements, a planet that is buckling with too …