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Italy's Best-Kept Secret Isn't What You Think

A guide to the uncharted region that's breaking out in its own right.<p>From the winding cliffs of the Amalfi Coast to the rolling Tuscan hills and …

Trump’s Negotiating Style Is Pure Art of the Moron

Even by this blowhard’s YUGE standards, it’s been an exceptionally bad and destructive week of terrifying our allies and legitimizing our enemies.<p>I’m …

When Your Mind Is Racing With Stress, Try Thinking About These 6 Things To Calm Down

Have you ever felt so incredibly stressed out that your mind refuses to stop racing, no matter what you try to do? Whether you're in a rough patch …

Philip Roth, Giant of the American Novel, Is Dead at 85

Philip Roth, one of the most celebrated American writers of the 20th century, has died at age 85, his close friend Judith Thurman confirmed to <i>The New York Times</i>. Known for his largely autobiographical novels and short stories, including <i>Portnoy’s Complaint</i> (1969), which launched his commercial …

These Meatless Mains Will Be the Most Popular Dish at Dinner

Often, when you think of a fancy dinner, you might first think of meat — things like roast chicken, poached fish, and seared steak. But it's just as …

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

26 Amazing Avocado Recipes for the Avo-Obsessed (Yeah, You)

Is there anything avocados can't do? From topping salads and toast to being the star ingredient in desserts, avocados can make just about anything …

Why Pi Matters

Every March 14th, mathematicians like me are prodded out of our burrows like Punxsutawney Phil on Groundhog Day, blinking and bewildered by all the fuss. Yes, it’s Pi Day again. And not just any Pi Day. They’re calling this the Pi Day of the century: 3.14.15. Pi to five digits. A once-in-a-lifetime …

Our Favorite Pasta Recipes

There is nothing better than pasta for dinner. Nothing.<p>We've published more than a few pasta recipes over the years. We've whittled down all of them to our 30 favorites—this was hard work.

Italian Food

How to Cook Brisket for the First Time

Five tips that will get you started.<p>The bigger a cut of meat, the more intimidating it is to cook. But I was ready to tackle my fears when I saw the new brisket recipe from 2017 Top 50 Restaurant Mamaleh's in our December issue. Even though I've braised many pounds of pork shoulder and cook the …

Which L.A. Neighborhood Fits Your Personality Best?

From Malibu’s laidback-luxe to the brimming energy of Downtown, better to navigate this sprawling, sunny metropolis with your eye on the prize<p>There are countless reasons that people flock to Los Angeles: an affinity for celebrity lifestyles, a diverse terrain of sand, city, and sea, an array of …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Healthy Eating

8 Sexy Thrillers on Netflix That Will Keep You on the Edge of Your Seat

If you like your sexy films with an extra bit of spice, then erotic thrillers might be just what you're looking for. From revenge plots to secret love affairs and neo-noir mysteries, these films streaming on Netflix will give you a fix of all the good stuff.<p><b>Basic Instinct</b> has one of the most famous …

Pre-owned jewelry marketplace TrueFacet now sells brand-new bling

Since launching in 2014, TrueFacet has emerged as <i>the</i> go-to place for fans of high-end jewelry and watches to find quality pre-owned merchandise for sale online. Now, after establishing itself as a trusted source for some of the most popular jewelry brands, those companies have turned to TrueFacet …

21 High-Protein Grain Bowls You Can Pack for Lunch

I'm not always great about packing my lunch. I love salads, but sometimes I want something a little bit heartier in the middle of the day. Plus, some …

Healthy Eating

15 movies you need to see that people agree are absolutely perfect

We've all been there. It's a Friday night and once again you're scrolling through Netflix or the television guide trying to find a good movie.<p>That's where movie fans come in to help. A while back, Reddit user VarrickCarter23 asked the /r/movies subreddit what films they would consider a perfect …

Fight Club

43 Embarrassing Grammar Mistakes Even Smart People Make

Like it or not, words, spelling, and punctuation can leave a lasting impression on others. But even the most educated people often unknowingly make these common flubs.<p>When someone uses grammar incorrectly do you make an assumption about his or her intelligence or education? Like it or not, words, …

Language

20-Minutes-or-Less Meals

No time to cook after work? Your whole family with be thanking you after you whip up one of these quick and easy meals. Half the wait but just as …

Cooking

13 Breakfasts that Take Literally 5 Minutes to Make

On weekday mornings, time is of the essence. I've got to get dressed, brush my teeth, maybe work out (<i>maybe</i>), do my makeup, eat breakfast, and …

This Open-Air Poolhouse in Connecticut is Filled with an Abundance of Natural Light

Designer John Cottrell and architect Gil Schafer deliver a building so sunny and inviting that its owners use it as a second home<p><i>This article originally appeared in the August 2011 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Gil Schafer has built an impeccable reputation designing new houses that possess a …

9 Types Of Pain That Are Directly Linked To Emotional States

Physical pain is directly linked to our emotional state.The western medicine usually neglects the link between the emotions, spirit, and the body. …

This new drug against Herpes is said to be better than any in the market

A new antiviral treatment against genitial herpes has shown better performance than the ones available treatments. “pritelivir ” a new antiviral …

Our Editors’ Picks of the Best New Hotels in the World

<i>Baltimore</i><p>Over the course of 103 years, Recreation Pier has been, at times, a shipping facility, community center, and television set — as well as an …

Look Inside Some of Designer Sandy Gallin’s Most Coveted Homes

A talent manager for three decades, Sandy Gallin is embracing his latest role as interior designer, planning and renovation homes for the entertainment-industry elite<p><i>This article originally appeared in the March 2014 issue of Architectural Digest.</i><p>Turn off your cell phones, please. Curtain up! Get …

10 Sex-Filled Foreign-Language Films You Can Stream on Netflix

If you think watching a half-naked woman or man whisper sweet nothings into their lover's ear is sexy, imagine how much <i>sexier</i> it is when those sweet nothings are in French. Foreign cinema isn't afraid to bring on the heat when it comes to romance and eroticism, and lucky for us, Netflix is full of …

Dalai Lama: 5 things to keep in mind for the next four years

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Dalai Lama has some advice for anyone who is looking for happiness, no matter what their circumstances.<p>The Nobel Peace Prize-winning spiritual and political leader of the Tibetan people in exile, spoke about the incoming administration in an interview with CNN's chief medical …

Mindfulness