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Finding Cheap Flights 101

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

Dennis Crowley Takes Another Stab at Explaining Foursquare

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

Tips for Fluffier, Better Scrambled Eggs - Bon Appétit

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

Kids Grow Up Fast; These Shape-Shifting Shoes Grow Up With Them

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 …


The Aescher Hotel Serves Some of the Best Charcuterie in the World

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 …


Life on Earth on Flipboard

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Personalized News

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

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. …


Jon Stewart: why I quit The Daily Show

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

Top 10 Things to Do in Hawaii


The Open Publishing Revolution, Now Behind A Billion-Dollar Paywall

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

More Older Adults Are Becoming Inventors

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 …


Eating at the Bar: The Best Thing You Can Do on a Solo Trip

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. …


5 Tips to Enjoy Onsen Like a Pro

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 …


Build a Better Sandwich

Photographs by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times. Produced by Alicia Desantis, Matt Ruby and R. Smith. Food stylist Jen Beauchesne.

The Eternal Return of BuzzFeed

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 …


Listen to Stephen Hawking cover Monty Python’s Galaxy Song

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)

The story of Jordan Spieth's caddie and how they made history at the Masters

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 is the most loved programming language, new dev survey says

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 …


How to pack for the Trans-Siberian Railway

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

This Apartment Travels From Tokyo To Paris In An Instant

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 …


10 ramen shops in Tokyo worth visiting

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 …


The 30 Types of Japanese Restaurant - Japan Talk

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 …


Sushiya no Yoshikan — すし屋の芳勘

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.


The Columbia School of Journalism Report

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


iPhone Killer: The Secret History of the Apple Watch

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

What to Do in Lisbon

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 …


Bob Odenkirk & David Cross Sketch Comedy Gets Netflix Series Order

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

Airbnb announces more than 1,000 listings in Cuba

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

This little-seen MSNBC interview has big implications for working moms

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 …


The Ultimate Bolognese Sauce Recipe - Bon Appétit


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 …