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All About Architecture and Beautiful Buildings

Unless you live way out in the country, the art of architecture can be found everywhere. From big cities to small suburbs, beautiful buildings and modern marvels have become an intrinsic part of contemporary life.<p>But for architects—you know, the people responsible for making buildings come …

A guide to the eateries of Spain

Restaurants have been a part of Spanish culture for centuries. Indeed Spain is home to the oldest surviving restaurant in the world. According to the Guinness book that would be Sobrino de Botín (established 1725) just off Plaza Mayor in Madrid. Botín is merely the oldest and you’ll find many other …

'Impulse Society' blames hyper-capitalism for America's social ills

Paul Roberts is disappointed and his disquiet is boundless.<p>Facebook, General Motors, Wall Street,<p>Carl Icahn, credit cards, same-day delivery, Netflix, sport utility vehicles, Wal-Mart, Big Data, Twitter, the Tea Party and jogging all add to his dismay.<p>In his new book, "The Impulse Society: America …

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren't quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

The Stock Market May Have Crashed 18,000 Times Since 2006 — And No One Noticed

A new paper examines the "machine ecology" of our economy.<p>What if someone told you the stock market crashed and spiked 18,000 times since 2006, and you had no idea?<p>That’s the contention of a group of scientists who study complex systems after analyzing market data, collected by Nanex, since the …

Hidden Times Square: 7 Places You Shouldn't Miss

There are few true glimpses of the gritty Times Square still standing, and that makes Martin Scorsese's <i>Taxi Driver</i> a good place to start for a refresher course. Early scenes show an impossibly seedy tableau of prostitutes, pimps, drug dealers and junkies pounding the trash-covered pavement in front …

10 reasons millennials are screwed

Call them pampered and spoiled if you want, but the country they’ve inherited is broken<p>Generation gaps are nothing new. Back in the 1930s, members of the World War I generation complained bitterly about their World War II generation offspring and all the swing-dancing, noisy big bands and awful …

Top 10 stops for Central America first-timers

The green cufflinks between North and South America, these seven compact countries would be easy to skip on a map. Yet they represent a complex web of cultures, ancient ruins, tropical wildlife and adventure.<p>For starters, try climbing lava-gurgling volcanoes with perfect cones that poke above the …

What Not to Do in Chicago

Ask someone for tips on traveling to Chicago and they will probably list off tons of different things to do and places to see. But what they likely will not say is what you should not do while visiting the Windy City.<p>Do not put ketchup on your hot dog.<p>Photo courtesy of Arnold Gatilao on Flickr.<p>Just …

The Middle East Explained In One Excellent Letter To The Editor

The letter ran in Thursday's Financial Times.

How It Works: A 3-D Printer For Liver Tissue

The first commercial 3-D bioprinter, Organovo's NovoGen MMX Bioprinter, is manufacturing functional liver tissues that will soon help biochemists test new drugs. Here’s a look at the printing process.<p><b>Step 1</b>: Engineers load one syringe with a bio-ink (A) made up of spheroids that each contain tens …

The Most Stylish Movie Characters of All Time

<b>When you think about the work</b> that goes into costume design on literally every movie ever made — studios have been employing small armies of people to find or make clothes to dress each character since basically the dawn of the motion picture — it's really no surprise that cinematic fashion has had …

31 Black-And-White Movies Every Twentysomething Needs To See

Life lessons brought to you entirely in black and white.

A no-sushi guide to food in Japan

You're in Japan. You've eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It's time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.<p><b>Tempura</b><p>If your only experience of tempura is …