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5 tiki cocktails you can make at home

Tiki mugs are a cool thing to collect and tiki drinks are out-of-this-world delicious. So why aren't you making more tiki drinks at home?<p>Because they have a reputation for being incredibly complicated, that's why. But New York City bartender and tiki enthusiast Brian Miller— who's studied the …

The 10 Best Restaurants in Downtown Los Angeles

Reuben at Wexler's Deli<p>Anne Fishbein<p>9. <b>Wexler's Deli</b><br>From just about the day Wexler's opened, L.A.'s food obsessives started asking the question: Is …

Boy removed from plane over allergies, passengers applaud

COUPEVILLE, Wash. - Instead of sightseeing on a ferry, 7-year-old Giovanni, his mom, Christina Fabian, and dad, George Alvarado should have already boarded a flight.<p>"We were on [Allegiant] Flight 171," said Fabian.<p>But the trip from Bellingham back home to Phoenix was interrupted by Giovanni's …

Nanoparticle reduces targeted cancer drug's toxicity

In one of the first efforts to date to apply nanotechnology to targeted cancer therapeutics, researchers have created a nanoparticle formulation of a …

Mapping the Effects of Parking Minimums

If Raleigh wants to be a world-class city, it needs planning, personality and architects.

It's a little embarrassing.<p>Here we are in Raleigh, wearing our "world-class" buttons and boasting a College of Design at N.C. State that's among the …

Urbanism

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel frescoes linked to the golden ratio

Michelangelo likely used a famous mathematical ratio to paint "The Creation of Adam" and other frescoes on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, a recently published study claims.<p>The article published this month in the journal Clinical Anatomy states that the Renaissance artist may have employed the …

How to make Los Angeles more affordable and more livable

There is no easy answer for the housing affordability crisis in Los Angeles. But embracing growth rather than fighting it can create a city for everyone, not just the most fortunate among us.<p>For much of the last 40 years, planning in Los Angeles has been guided by the idea that growth is bad, that …

Six lessons from rebuilding Port-au-Prince

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti — In the five-and-a-half years since an earthquake killed more than 220,000 people here and displaced 1.5 million more, most of …

Things We Do for Places We Love

The love debate continues unabated on several private listservs inhabited by some of the best and brightest architects and planners, but they’re …

The Reason Why Old Town Pasadena Is Thriving While Westwood Isn't

In the '80s, Westwood Village was a destination hotspot that was as popular as Old Town Pasadena is now. Old Town on the other hand had a reputation …

New York and San Francisco’s insane housing prices are dragging down US growth

What’s holding the US economy back? According to new research by economists, a big part of the problem is that when people living in New York City, San Francisco, and San Jose say “not in my backyard,” it turns out what happens in their backyard affects the rest of the United States.<p>For background, …

Slate Magazine - Politics, Business, Technology, and the Arts

Cover StoryThe Avatar of Young White Male Entitlement Justin Peters Some viewers are charmed by Logan Paul’s annoying jerk act. For everyone else, he …

Utah's Strategy for the Homeless: Give Them Homes

By the end of 2015, the chronically homeless population of Utah may be virtually gone. And the secret is quite simple:<p>Give homes to the homeless.<p>"We call it housing first, employment second," said Lloyd Pendleton, director of Utah's Homeless Task Force.<p>Even Pendleton used to think trying to …

City Life

Somewhere between the ball game played to an empty stadium and the arrest of six police officers on charges including manslaughter and murder, somewhere around the time that a leaked document suggested that a man who suffered a catastrophic spinal injury while in police custody had died of a …

Here’s How American Cities Can Learn From Italian Piazzas

When the paradigm of modernist architecture crumbled, urbanists began a quest for credible alternatives that often took them to the streets and …

Urbanism

Adobe Creative Cloud + Moleskine Smart Notebook

There's no notebook more revered than Moleskine, for both its storied history and also its continued simple, effective design. Over the last few years, the brand has released successful collaborations with Evernote and Livescribe, but today marks a new milestone. Moleskine's latest collaboration …

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we've collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>There's a new app from Twitter that makes it easy to broadcast live video to your friends, an app for creating your own time-saving widgets, and the most beautiful photo editing app we've seen this …

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Beer + Meat = Less Cancer?

“We attribute much of this effect to the antioxidant activity of the beer, which is highest in dark beer,” says study author Isabel Ferreira. Other …

What $2,250 Rents You in Los Angeles Right Now

<i>Welcome to Curbed Comparisons, where we explore what you can rent or buy for a certain dollar amount in various LA 'hoods. Is one man's studio another man's townhouse? Let's find out! Our friends at Zumper have helped us out with five listings within $100 of today's price: $2,250.</i><p>south park 2250<p>↑ …

Prefab “carbon-positive” houses actually make more energy than they use

Prefabricated homes already have plenty going for them: They don’t take long to construct, can fit into small urban spaces, and can even be an affordable housing solution. Now an Australian architecture firm, ArchiBlox, has created a prefab home that it says actually produces more energy than it …

America’s legacy cities: What recent research says about best practices for urban regeneration

2015 research roundup on strategies for revitalizing traditional U.S. city centers, with emphasis on a 2013 report from the Lincoln Institute of Land …

Debunking the Cul-de-Sac

The design of America's suburbs has actually made our streets more dangerous<p>Descend from 40,000 feet into just about any major metropolitan airport in the United States, and patterns of the trajectory of American life over the last century become clearly visible. Old urban cores are etched out in …

25 Web Resources That Will Maximize Your Productivity

The most productive people are masters of efficiency — tuning their calendars, arranging their tasks, and otherwise making the most of their time.<p>To aid your quest for efficiency, here are 25 of the most useful web productivity resources we've found.<p>They'll save you a lot of time in the long</b> …

No Phones in Bed

Or, the health case for books. New research looks into how screens tell our brains to stay unnaturally alert.<p>The bed must be reserved as a place for sleep and sex only. That was the decree of psychologist Richard Bootzin in his influential 1972 proposal for a "stimulus-control" approach to better …

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Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

California High-Speed Rail—More Questions and Concerns

"Bad, bad, bad," and other critiques<p>If David Letterman can put out a Top Ten list night after night for decades, we can certainly make it all the way to 10 in our chronicles of the California High-Speed Rail debates. As a reminder, this is No. 8 in a series on the most ambitious and consequential …

America's Best New Restaurants 2014: The 50 Nominees Are Here!

Bon Appétit magazine's 50 nominees for America's best new restaurants 2014, selected by Andrew Knowlton.<p><b>In the past year, thousands of restaurants opened</b> in America—and after just as many air miles, <i>BA</i>'s <b>Andrew Knowlton</b> chose 50 as his favorites. (See the 2016 list here.) They range from oyster bars …

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