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Has wine gone bad?

If you were lucky enough to dine at Noma, in Copenhagen, in 2011 – which had just been crowned as the “best restaurant in the world” – you might have been served one of its signature dishes: a single, raw, razor clam from the North Sea, in a foaming pool of aqueous parsley, topped with a dusting of …

Wine

This Futuristic Startup Could Disrupt The Dairy Industry

Berkeley-based startup Perfect Day just announced the completion of their $24.7 million dollar Series A round, making another strong statement for the cellular agriculture industry. While most of the other prominent cellular ag startups are focusing on meat (Memphis Meats, Super Meat, Mosa Meats), …

22 Cheap (But Expensive-Looking) Side Tables You Can Buy on Amazon

The side table — otherwise known as the end table, occasional table, or cocktail table — is not the world’s most thrilling home purchase (when was …

A Plan For Raising Brilliant Kids, According To Science

<i>Since NPR Ed first published this piece last year, it has become one of our most popular posts of all time. And since then, there has been a little anecdotal proof of concept for these parenting theories:</i><p><i>Kathy Pasek, one of the authors interviewed, has a son named Benj Pasek. He is a composer who,</i> …

Critical Thinking

How ‘Wellness’ Became an Epidemic

When Gwyneth Paltrow first launched Goop in 2008, it was a great place to find out where to eat the best tapas in Barcelona. It was straight-up …

This 20-Minute Power Yoga Workout Will Strengthen and Stretch From Head to Toe

Yoga is a great addition to any fitness routine. Unlike your high-intensity interval training (HIIT) workouts or weight-lifting sessions, yoga is …

AFAR Editors’ Favorite Summer Destinations

Here’s where AFAR staffers travel to soak up the summer sun.<p>The perfect summer vacation is different for everyone. For some, an ideal summer …

Flat Belly and Tight Booty Cardio Dance Workout

Celebrity trainer JJ Dancer takes dance workouts to a new level and makes your sweat sesh feel like a party. She trains Jenna Dewan, so JJ knows how to make her grooves double as strength-training moves. Get ready to pop, kick, and burn calories when you press play.

Here's How to Spot the Difference Between Real and Fake Designer Bags

It’s all in the details.<p>Can you spot a fake Birkin above with just a glance? Natalie Wyll and Alexa Ridolfi, the sisters who run A Second Chance Resale, do that for a living, thanks to a $600 billion counterfeit industry. Along with their mother, who founded the Upper East Side store before …

Why Eastern Europe Will be 2017’s Hot Travel Destination

Gazing up at the Eiffel Tower post-baguette, or tossing coins into the Trevi Fountain before devouring bowls of cacio e pepe are dreamy European experiences that will forever inspire flights to Paris and Rome. Beyond such timeless locales, however, curious itinerants are increasingly looking east …

This Website Is Like Having Your Own Personal Sommelier

If you’ve ever spent way too long circling a wine shop debating the right red or a refreshing white, we know how you feel. Even the most savvy …

75 Healthy, Energy-Packed Breakfast Recipes

Think way, way beyond avocado toast.<p><b>We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day</b> (or at least the first meal, anyway), so it can’t hurt to start things out with a tasty little bundle of healthy energy. From next-level toasts (think beyond avocado) to savory porridges, ingenious …

Breakfast

This wine cellar is the ultimate hidden treasure

SpiralCellars are underground cellars that are capable of storing 1,900 bottles of wine underneath your floor at just the right temperature.

The 'golden years' of New York City's luxury real-estate market are over

That's according to the real-estate agency Olshan Realty, which on Wednesday published its year-end report on the New York residential market.<p>It backed up other reports released earlier in 2016 that showed the luxury market in Manhattan, New York's most expensive borough, had a tough year. Unlike …

Scientists say your personality can be deconstructed into 5 basic traits

The test — the International Personality Item Pool, available online in both long and short versions— rates you on five personality traits, known to psychologists as the "Big Five."<p>You can remember them using the acronym OCEAN: openness to experience, conscientiousness, extroversion, agreeableness, …

Psychology

10 Gifts to Give Yourself that Money Can't Buy

Not everything great costs money. Here are the best gifts that won't even get you to open your wallet.<p>In the craziness of the holiday shopping season it's easy to forget what's really important. Instead of focusing on material gifts this year, tell your friends and family any item on this list they …

What Are the Tax Implications If I Buy a Property Under My Child’s Name?

Every week, Mansion Global poses a tax question to real estate tax attorneys. Here is this week’s question.<p><b>Q: I’m a Chinese national looking to</b> …

Real Estate

How To Build a Professional Home Office

Today it’s easier than ever to work from anywhere in the world, but that doesn’t mean every workspace is created equal.<p>With a solid set-up at home …

Mobile Devices

This 20-Minute Cardio Dance Workout Is a Seriously Fun Way to Burn Calories

Dancing might just be the most fun cardio option out there. At least the workout feels more like a party than a sweat sesh. Like this 20-minute cardio dance workout led by celebrity fitness artist Nicole Winhoffer. She was the creative director of Madonna's Hard Candy Fitness's "Addicted to Sweat" …

Kitchen Design Trends That Are Here to Stay

As the year draws to a close, we're taking a look back at some of our favorite kitchen trends for 2016. Here are seven looks that have been shaping …

Kitchen of the Week: An Architect’s Labor-of-Love Kitchen, Art Gallery Included

Having a designer in the family can be a boon. When Londoner Charles Maggs was selling his home of 45 years, his son-in-law, architect Neil Dusheiko, …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Yoga

64 Stunningly Scandinavian Interior Designs

It’s straightforward while remaining ultra-functional. It celebrates natural light in a place that can go many months with very little sun. It there …

6 Exercises For Rebuilding Your Core After Pregnancy

<b>You’re sitting at home, holding that adorable little bundle of joy, and so glad the hard part is over.</b> Then you look down at that big squishy blob …

30 gifts for people who are obsessed with their kitchen

We all know someone who <i>loves</i> their kitchen.<p>And why not - comfortable, functional, filled with <i>food -</i> a good kitchen can easily be the best room in any …

Shopping

Consumers caught out as UK firms furnished with crippling copyright laws

The replica designer furniture market has become a huge industry, but a rushed change to the law has plunged it into chaos<p>The website of Voga, Britain’s foremost replica furniture importer, boasts that the firm “was created to make great design accessible to all”, before adding: “The greatest …

18 Home Stores for Anyone Who Loves IKEA

It’s not that you don’t love the idea of decorating your entire home with IKEA furniture. It’s the most popular go-to for affordable furniture and fun DIY hacks for a reason, after all. That said, sometimes you’re on the hunt for something totally different. The trick, of course, is finding chic, …

The Best Travel Workouts You Can Do With No Equipment

When it comes to reaching your fitness goals, consistency is key. And while travel workouts are obviously great if you can fit them in, don't stress …

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …