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@paulkatz | 4,090 Articles | 17 Magazines | 7,457 Followers | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.
I've been traveling pretty intensely for many years. When I had a full time entertainment job with minimal pay, I took at least twice monthly weekend trips and bi-annual overseas trips. When I had a more remote job, I roamed for long periods of time. As a result, when I catch up with friends who …Asia Travel
While you were earning badges, Foursquare was building a location layer to the Web. No wonder it’s a takeover target.Continue reading on Medium »Dennis Crowley
For many young cooks, a pan of scrambled eggs is the first dish they master. But after we crack those first few eggs, it’s probably a technique we don’t think about very often. In fact, for most of us, a batch of scrambled eggs is the ultimate culinary autopilot: Just crack, break apart with …Scrambled Eggs
The sturdy, functional design is a big hit with kids—and even with adults.
On a trip to Nairobi, Kenya, while volunteering at an AIDS orphanage, Kenton Lee suddenly started thinking about shoes.
"One day we were walking, and a little girl next to me had shoes that were so small—amazingly small—that …Kids
In the village in the Swiss Alps where I apprenticed for four years before opening Olympia Provisions in Portland, Oregon, it was a rite of passage to climb up this crazy mountain called Altmann. So when my fellow apprentice Fabion Bruner asked me to scale it with him, I had to go.
“We’ll stop and …Charcuteries
@science | “Life on Earth on Flipboard” is available with thousands of other magazines and all the news you care about. Download Flipboard for free …Personalized News
A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …Hotels
There was no one moment when Jon Stewart knew it was time for him to leave what he describes as “the most perfect job in the world”; no epiphany, no flashpoint. “Life,” he says, in the lightly self-mocking tone he uses when talking about himself, “doesn’t really work that way, with a finger …UK Politics
How the rebels behind scholarly publishing app Mendeley—once labeled sellouts—are growing their company after being acquired by Elsevier.
In 2013, when Victor Henning announced that his six-year-old startup Mendeley would be acquired by one of the world's biggest media companies, he knew there would …Open Access
Like many inventors, Bob Nepper, 82, is a compulsive improver. Mr. Nepper, an electrical engineer who lives in North St. Paul, Minn., has pet projects that have included a self-guided lawn mower and an outside faucet that can run hot and cold. His basement is stocked with tools like a lathe and a …Innovation
I often find myself traveling alone. Whether it’s a short trip to Los Angeles or a longer one to Barcelona, my itineraries are often just for one. …Food
Onsen is a word for "hot spring" in Japanese and is a root of the bathing culture in Japan. As a volcanic island, Japan offers various types of …Japan
Photographs by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times. Produced by Alicia Desantis, Matt Ruby and R. Smith. Food stylist Jen Beauchesne.
What the online juggernaut can learn from Time, USA Today, and MTV
Before Nyan Cat, before “Imma let you finish,” even before rickrolling, there was a small startup in New York dedicated to finding pre-viral content online. The first employees of BuzzFeed wrote about Borat, MySpace, and the “highly …Buzzfeed
Tidal may have enlisted a crack team of influential superpowers for its world exclusives, but there’s one musical behemoth Jay Z overlooked when drawing up his musical illuminati list: Professor Stephen Hawking.
The famous physicist follows his recent Pink Floyd cameo with a cover of Monty Python’s …Music (UK)
Michael Greller went to his first Masters three years ago. The fifth- and sixth-grade math teacher from Washington State won the right to purchase four practice-round tickets through the tournament's lottery, so he dug into his bank account and treated his brother, his brother's wife and a friend. …Sports History
Apple’s Swift programming language hasn’t been around very long, but it’s already caught on in a big way with developers.
So says a new survey conducted by Stack Overflow. The survey sampled 26,086 people from 157 countries. Of the sample, 6,800 identified themselves as full-stack developers, 1,900 …Programming
Watching thousands of miles of snow-kissed forests fly past your window, alighting in remote cities across Russia – it’s no wonder that travellers are captivated by the Trans-Siberian Railway. Planning a train journey from Moscow to Vladivostok or Beijing is easier than ever, but packing the right …Train Travel
Thanks to a few projectors, a blank interior design can transform into anything.
It starts as a blank white room. A white bed. A white comforter. A white table. A white couch. But moments later, thanks to the magic of a few projectors, the space gets all new materials, finishes, and decor, taking …Furniture
Photo by Dust Mason
Kyushu Jangara is a chain shop hailing from the island Kyushu (hence the name). Jangara is one of the most tourist friendly ramen …Japan
When most people think of Japanese restaurants they think of Sushi restaurants. The fact is, there are 30 kinds of Japanese restaurant in Japan — all …Japan
We hadn’t had sushi in a while and had a craving for it so we did some research and decided to try this place and surprisingly had a great experience.
An anatomy of a journalistic failure
A NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: Last November, we published a story, 'A Rape on Campus' [RS 1223], that centered around a University of Virginia student's horrifying account of her alleged gang rape at a campus fraternity house. Within days, commentators started to …Journalism
The inside story of the Apple Watch: the people who made it, why it's important, and just how much the world's largest company has riding on it.The …Apple Watch
Everything old is new again in the Portuguese capital. Throughout the hilly metropolis on the Tagus River, fading structures and spaces are being stylishly reborn. Once-forlorn neighborhood markets have undergone ambitious renovations and currently form the city’s newest hot spots for dining and …Lisbon
EXCLUSIVE: They’re back! Frequent collaborators and longtime friends Bob Odenkirk and David Cross have teamed for a new sketch comedy series, With Bob …Bob Odenkirk
Americans' options for traveling to Cuba have been changing rapidly since late last year, when President Obama announced an historic change in the long-contentious relationship between the two countries. On Thursday, a major change came to options for where to stay.
Airbnb announced that more than …Caribbean Travel
When Chris Hayes interviewed a journalist, the two of them sent a powerful message to working mothers –and their employers. Here’s how.
When journalist Rebecca Traister took to MSNBC recently to talk about the Hillary Clinton email story, I found myself riveted. It wasn’t so much by what Traister …Babies
Toast bay leaves, cloves, fennel seeds, red pepper flakes, and whole peppercorns in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes. Let cool; transfer to a spice mill (or mortar and pestle) and finely grind.
Preheat oven to 250°. Heat oil in a medium …Recipes