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Move Aside, Noma: Osteria Francescana is World's Best Restaurant

Many of the globe’s most talented culinary masterminds convened at New York’s Cipriani Wall Street Monday night for the announcement of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants for 2016, the first time the superlatives have been handed out outside of Europe. The esteemed awards, which many in the food world …

Make Dinner in 30 With These 17 Quick Pasta Recipes

More<p>Pasta<p>Essential techniques, recipes, and more!<p>Sure, there are times when I'm in the mood to spend all day on a pasta dish, be it a slow-cooked tomato sauce or a cheese- and meat-heavy lasagna Napoletana. But more often, pasta is my go-to for a quick weeknight dinner. Fortunately for me, it's …

How to Embrace Complex Change

Lee Wright<p>Denise Wang felt settled in her life in London. She had a great job as the divisional marketing chief at a UK-based consumer goods company; a supportive husband, Phil, who was a partner in an international consultancy; and two daughters, eight and 10, who had for the previous three years …

What Separates Great HR Leaders from the Rest

HR seems to have become every manager and employee’s favorite corporate punching bag, vying with IT for the dubious title of most-irritating function. We have seen a parade of articles recently calling for HR to be blown up, split in two, or at the very least, redesigned.<p>Perhaps this is a good …

World's 50 Best Restaurants list and the changing geography of food

UK and France made up more than half of the 50 a decade ago but in 2015 they have just two and five respectively, in list whose outlook is becoming more global<p>Is France no longer the centre of global cuisine?<p>2015 marks the fourth straight year that no restaurants from the country that (probably) …

Top 10

The 25 best new hotels in the world

Mother's Day Brunch Recipes

Show Mom your love with a delicious stack of our test kitchen's tried-and-true pancakes. Follow our step-by-step guide, then serve with whipped cream, strawberries, and maple syrup—it's like having strawberry shortcake for brunch!

Breakfast

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

Nutrition

3 Next-Level Grains to Try

While quinoa and farro are firmly in the mainstream, chef Aimee Oxley believes that the future belongs to kamut, spelt and amaranth.<p><i>We asked chefs to</i> …

Sales of absinthe — once blamed for driving drinkers to insanity — are 'through the roof'

Absinthe was their muse, their creative rocket fuel, but the fabled "fee verte" (green fairy), which they venerated in painting and prose, was also their ruin. That was the theory, at least, when France banned the green-tinted liquor during World War 1, claiming it drove drinkers insane.<p>A century …

Alcohol

Scientists hail the most 'advanced anti-ageing serum' in the world

New research suggests skincare tailored to individuals' DNA may be the best way to combat the appearance of ageing<p>Those who believe that beauty is only skin deep may need to think again.<p>A most advanced anti-ageing serum ever created is going far deeper in the pursuit of the ultimate skincare …

Blessed or Cursed? Child Prodigies Reveal All

Are child prodigies genuinely gifted? And, if they are, do they become even more gifted as time goes on? We track the fortunes of a clutch of child …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

Gabriel Garcia Marquez: What I've Learned

The one man I wish I could have interviewed died yesterday. But his wisdom, collected here, will live on.<p><i>People often ask me: Who have you never been able to interview for the What I've Learned column that you'd most like to spend time with?</i><p><i>That man died yesterday. Gabriel Garcia Marquez.</i><p><i>Well, he</i> …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

The World's Biggest Oil Companies

How much has the shale boom shifted the rankings of the world's 20 biggest oil and gas companies? We compared today's giants with data from 2003 to see what, if anything, has changed for the likes of Exxon, Shell, BP, Saudi Aramco and Chevron. Who do you think is on top? <i>Data courtesy of</i> …

10 Terms You Must Know Before Raising Startup Capital

There are a lot of ways to get tripped up while building a company. Failing to understand financial jargon shouldn’t be one of them.<p>It’s not that investors and venture capitalists are evil or anything. It’s just that their interests don’t perfectly align with those of entrepreneurs. You want to …

10 Smart Kitchen and Bath Updates

10 ideas to make a difference.<p>From storing your pots and pans on a wall to upholstering a bathroom chair with terry cloth, these ideas will really make a difference in your home.

A Florida House in 72 Shades of Gray

A cool palette provides a sophisticated sanctuary.<p>A cool, subtle palette created by interior designer Marshall Watson provides a sophisticated sanctuary from the Florida sun.

6 new uses for your old iPad

If the arrival of Apple's latest iPad is tempting you to upgrade, you might be debating the fate of your old iPad.<p>Two options: keep or sell. The latter can net you some funds to help defray the cost of the new tablet; here are some tips on selling used iPads for maximum profit.<p>But there are plenty …

Margaret Fox's Amazon Chocolate Cake

<i>Every week -- often with your help -- Food52's Senior Editor Kristen Miglore is unearthing recipes that are nothing short of genius.</i><p><i>Today: Your new go-to birthday cake, bake sale cake, dinner party cake, late night snack cake -- for when the fridge is at its barest and you need chocolate cake now.</i> …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

The Best New Buildings Of The Year

The festival took place October 2nd - 4th at Singapore's Marina Bay Sands, which was also once a WAF Award-winning design.<p>These 29 incredible designs were winners in their respective categories, which included Housing, Villa, and Office. Among the winners are repurposed public spaces, brand-new …

The Best New Restaurants in America, 2013

<i>Published in the November 2013 issue</i><p><b>There is just too much.</b> There are just too many exciting phenomena happening in the world of American dining right now. Fabulous Peruvian food, a German wurst palace, lots of shrimp and grits, the continued onslaught of Italian. Cronuts. To try to ascribe a …

Chocolate Chip Cookie No Bake Cheesecake Parfaits

Easy Chocolate Chip Cookie Cheesecake Parfaits.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> September 20, 2013 101<p>It’s a BIG day.<p>A big birthday day that is. Someone in this house …

21 Glorious Photos of Double Rainbows Around the World

<b>Toroweap, Grand Canyon, Arizona</b><p>For many photographers, taking a picture of the elusive double rainbow is a rare and unexpected treat. Not only do you have to be at the right place at the right time, you need to have your camera on hand so that you don't miss nature's colorful show. As photographer …

Grand Canyon

A Soulful Manhattan Apartment With Rich, Moody Color

Rooms with rich, moody color.<p>Inspired by galleries at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, designer Alexander Doherty used muddled paint colors from Farrow & Ball to create rooms that brim with character and personality.

13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

21 Quotes From Henry Ford On Business, Leadership And Life

I knew, before starting to write this post, what we all know about Henry Ford: founder of Ford MotorCompany, seminal proponent of mass production in the form of the assembly line, creator of the Model T and author of the tart line, “you can have it in any color you want, as long as it is black.” …