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2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Hospitality

Pre-Photoshop Mariah Carey Photos Leaked

Another reason we can't always believe what we see.<p>In the latest celebrity Photoshop news, Terry Richardson shot Mariah Carey for a <i>Wonderland</i> magazine cover and <i>Jezebel</i> got a hold of the pre-Photoshop images. Surprise, surprise, the original photos are quite different than the end result.<p>Despite …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Beaches

Lighter General Tso's Chicken

• 1 1/2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch chunk<br>• 1/4 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 2 large eggs, beaten<br>• 2 cups crushed Corn Flakes<p>1 1/2 …

Crunchy Fried Chocolate Wontons Recipe

Wontons for dessert? You betcha. These crunchy chocolate filled envelopes are delicate, light as air, and dusted with sweet Chinese five spice.<p>Notes:<p>Make sure the wontons are sealed well to prevent chocolate from seeping out during frying.<br>• Keep unused wontons covered while working to keep them from …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Valentine's Day Dinner for Two (Beef Medallions with Madeira Mushroom Sauce)

<i>Sunday Dinners comes to us from our own chef/photojournalist/farmer/father figure Tom Hirschfeld, featuring his stunning photography and Indiana farmhouse family meals.</i><p><i>Today: This Valentine's Day, skip the reservations and make the perfect date-night dinner for two at home instead.</i><p>It's almost …

Seafood

Coffee-Rubbed Rib Eye

4 Servings<p>For this steak rub recipe, chef Josef Centeno, of Baco Mercat in Los Angeles, was inspired by the coffee rub his father used to make for grilling steaks. Basting with butter before transferring the pan to the oven helps bloom the dried spices and adds irresistible flavor to the …

Recipes

Lorde Opens Up About the Pressures of Being a Role Model

Last May, when Ella Yelich-O'Connor learned she'd been booked to play Coachella, she nearly lost her mind. Then again, at the time, the 17-year-old who performs as Lorde was still a practical unknown in the music world. Oh, how things have changed since then: the chart-topping singles, the …

Music

7 ways to celebrate International Dark Sky Week

International Dark Sky Week runs April 20-26, 2014. Learn how to help celebrate and preserve the beauty of the night.<p>The 2014 International Dark Sky …

From 'goof' to maths genius thanks to a blow to the head

Jason Padgett is one of the world's few 'sudden savants' – able to draw elaborate geometric fractals following a brain injury which changed his life.<p>A self-proclaimed former "goof" and college dropout has told how he became a maths genius after suffering a traumatic brain injury<p>Jason Padgett is a …

Toward a Pill That Helps Us Learn as Fast as Kids

Scientists are using mood drugs to return the adult's brain to an earlier stage of development. Here's why that won't be easy.<p>Shannon, a 14-year-old who lives in Massachusetts, has amblyopia, a condition sometimes referred to as “lazy eye.”<p>You can’t tell by looking at her, though. Unlike some …

The Ultimate Adventure

Inspired by a recent trip to the Amangiri resort in Utah, <i>W</i>’s Fashion Market and Accessories Director Karla Martinez de Salas shares her 10 must-haves for an outdoorsy weekend away.

Coachella 2014

<i>Check out a photo gallery of portraits and live shots from this year's Coachella by Chris Tuite as well as a review of the festival by Ian Cohen.</i><p>To act like Coachella attracts a greater percentage of fashion victims and industry douchebags than CMJ or SXSW is a matter of coastal bias, but one truth …

7 Denim Skirts We Can't Wait to Wear

It can be ladylike just as easy as it can rock 'n' roll, its all how you style it.<p>Our denim obsession carries true for any silhouette, but this season we have our sights set on the jean skirt. It can be ladylike just as easy as it can be rock 'n' roll — it's all how you style it. See our favorite …

New Orleans Crabmeat Bon Bons for the Big Game

<b>Super Bowl Sunday</b> is a near-religious, magical 24-hour period in which three things take sole focus of your brain: football, commercials, and snacks. Right? Right. That said, we felt terrible that in the midst of our Super Bowl Snack Showdown, New Orleans, the host of the big game, could not …

The Food Lab: The Science of the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>"Stop making cookies."<p><i>I'm sorry, what was that dear?</i><p>"I said, <b>stop making cookies</b>."<p><i>That's odd</i>, I thought to myself. <i>Why would she be saying that? Wouldn't any wife be pleased to be married to a husband who fills the house with the aroma</i> …

New Golden Age for Pterosaurs, Flying Reptiles of the Dinosaur Era

A museum exhibit highlights new knowledge about the strange, magnificent reptiles.<p>Pterosaurs were the most magnificent fliers of all time. With wings of skin stretched over bone, they soared over the heads of dinosaurs below.<p><b>Their ranks included fuzzy little flappers the size of a bat and enormous</b> …

Green Beauty Products: Do They Really Work?

We know the drill. Between jobs, school, kids, and date nights, you're lucky if you have time to shop for natural products—let alone waste hours in …

11 of Coco Chanel's Best Quotes

Because she spoke the stuff of legend.<p><b>Coco Chanel</b> defined modern fashion for women everywhere. Thanks to her innovative designs, women's fashions departed from the restrictive garb that was the norm before World War I to a more casual aesthetic in clothing. She started the conversation of what to …

James Franco Addresses His Instagram Messages With A 17-Year-Old Girl

"I've learned my lesson."<p>James Franco appeared on <i>Live with Kelly and Michael</i> this morning and spoke about the recent news regarding him reportedly trying to meet up with an underage girl on Instagram. Here's the clip of him addressing what happened:

This composition is made up from 5000 pictures taken in a 48 hour period and looks amazing.

April Fools' 2014 roundup: selfie-taking drones, smartgloves and more

For the last 24 hours (and likely the next 12), excitable company execs have been barraging our inbox, YouTube and your social media networks with their best shenanigans. Love it or loathe it (and you're probably starting to loathe it by now), the April Fools' tradition continues, even stronger, in …

Tips To Avoid Creative Burnout

It’s no secret that everyone can become burnt out on what they do. Whether we are photographers, athletes, truck drivers, or teachers. If we do …

Burnout

Tutorial Shows How to Correct Skin Tones, Colorize Shadows and Add Light Effects

When it comes to nailing the white-balance in a photo, it’s rarely an easy task, especially with portraits. It becomes even more arduous when you’re …

Photo highlights of the day

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world

Amanda Seyfried: Go West, Go Wild

"I am most scared of being bored,” Amanda Seyfried said. She was calling from her home in Los Angeles in mid-February, having just returned from her first vacation in years. “I was at a resort!” she continued. “And I thought, I should be loving this—but I wasn’t getting anything done, and that …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

The Teenage Brain Explained