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@paulkatz | 4,205 Articles | 17 Magazines | 7,778 Followers | I like tech, travel, and food - but not always in that order. Official Flipboarder since 2011.

Ginger Ale

You'll be blown away by how delicious this vending machine staple is when it's homemade.

Combine honey, ginger, and ½ cup water in a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until flavors meld, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

Strain syrup …

Ginger Ale

7 Practical Cooking Tips I Learned From Barefoot Contessa

Chocolate tastes better with a touch of coffee powder

I’ll start by saying this: I’m not athletic, nor do I particularly like working out. But after graduating from college, I discovered a motivating factor that got me to the gym: Barefoot Contessa. I don’t have a TV at home, so I’ve been timing my …


The crazy economics of inflight Wi-Fi

In the crazy world of airlines, passengers are often forced to pay a lot for slow speeds.

It’s summer time, and that means millions of Americans will soon make their way to airports across the country. An amenity featured on more and more flights these days is Internet access delivered directly to …

Air Travel

So You’re New to Flipboard? Here’s What You Need to Know

Ah, Flipboard. So much information to read. So many topics to explore. Flipping through beautiful magazines, you’re thinking, “I could never do that.” Well, wrong. With all the tools Flipboard provides, even beginners don’t have to look like newbies. Here are some ways to ensure your Flipboard …

Personalized News

The 10 Best Places to Visit This Summer

We've heard this refrain all too frequently of late: "Where should I go in August? I want a long-weekend getaway, or maybe I'll just take the week before Labor Day off . . ." We rounded up 10 destinations (a few unexpected) that offer great weather, value, food, and culture—just be sure to book …

Europe Travel

Slow-Roasted, Twice-Fried Porterhouse Steak

We wouldn’t tell you to score, season, chill, freeze, fry, slow roast, baste, and refry a steak if it wasn’t worth it. Really: It’s worth it. Learn more here and watch the video here.

Score steak ¼" deep over all surfaces in a crosshatch pattern, making cuts 1" apart (this helps the seasoning …


Why Workplace Flexibility Is The Linchpin To Employee Happiness

One of the biggest economic trends that I’ve been paying attention to is expansion of the nine-to-five workday. Employees are getting paid the same salaries but the amount of hours they have to work is increasing. Last year, Gallup found that Americans work an average of 47 hours per week and 40% …

Job Satisfaction

Inside Obama's Stealth Startup

President Obama has quietly recruited top tech talent from the likes of Google and Facebook. Their mission: to reboot how government works.

For Eric Maland, the whole thing goes back to that San Francisco wedding. Mikey wasn’t there—well, wait, actually, Mikey was there. But Eric didn’t meet him at …

Silicon Valley

Ready to Feel Small? Otherworldly Tourism Photos from the Gobi Desert

A single postcard image inspired Hungarian photographer Bence Bakonyi to make the 2,000 mile train trip to Dunhuang, China from Budapest. His final destination? The very edge of Asia's largest desert and long-gone checkpoint for the ancient Silk Road, The Gobi. He explains in an interview with …

Travel Photography

Free Things to Do in New York City

Finding free activities to fill your day in the City That Never Sleeps is easier than you might think. With countless cultural attractions and a large city parks system, there's plenty to do that won't cost you a cent.


Skip the $25 ticket price when the Museum of Modern Art opens its doors, …

New York City

What NOT to do in Portugal

Photo: pedrosimoes1. Go ‘out drinking’ instead of ‘living the night’.Please don’t come here and try to drink like you are sprinting to the finish …


“Breaking my first #sousvide duck egg yolk! 🍳 #yolkporn #eggs #breakfast”

An Ice Cream Tour of Brooklyn's Park Slope

Park Slope may not be the first Brooklyn neighborhood that comes to mind for an afternoon of street-wise snacking -- unless ice cream is what's on your mind. We're not sure if it's the proximity to Prospect Park or the area's famously large number of small children, but the Slope is currently home …

Ice Cream

35 hidden bars in New York City

Hidden bars have been popular in New York since Prohibition.

Today, drinking is legal, but New Yorkers still love these speakeasies for their vintage decor, secret entrances, and cocktails made with classic ingredients.

From Dutch Kills in Long Island City to Attaboy on the Lower East Side, here are …

New York City

Sous Vide: Searzall Torch Attachment

• above to make sure this fits.
• The Searzall is a revolutionary hand-held cooking tool for the professional and home cook
• Turns a blowtorch into a …

Comfort Food

Why You Need a Searzall - Bon Appétit

May 19, 2015 /

Written by Rochelle Bilow

Welcome to Test Drive, in which we subject kitchen tools and equipment to the rigor of the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen—then judge which ones perform best.

If it’s a good, hard sear you’re after, there’s nothing quite like a kitchen torch. Do you need a torch to …


The Alps' Top 3 Best Resort Towns for Summertime Vacationing Outdoor Activities

The Gstaad-Saanenland holiday region in the Bernese Oberland is a popular summer destination with its top hotels, gourmet restaurants and luxury …


Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

One …


Oculus Rift Inventor Palmer Luckey: Virtual Reality Will Make Distance Irrelevant (QA)

Will virtual reality be as significant a new technology as smartphones were a decade ago? Can VR do more than just play games? And how much is all of this going to cost?

Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey has answers to all of those questions, and more. At the gaming trade show E3 this week, he sat …

Virtual Reality

The Perfect Poach

Pour 1/2 cup vinegar into each of 2 small bowls. Crack 1 egg into each bowl, taking care not to break yolk; let stand for 5 minutes.

Meanwhile, bring a medium saucepan of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Using a whisk, vigorously swirl water until a vortex forms in the center. Slip 1 egg with …


3D printing has been taken to a whole new level: Color

3D printing is driving a huge revolution in the world of design and technology. In the process, it is changing the way we think about the design, prototyping and manufacturing of just about everything.

But anyone who has played with a 3D printer will be aware of one significant problem. This …

3D Printing

26 Classic Restaurants Every Angeleno Must Try

Matthew Kang on Jan 26, 2015, 10:00a

Los Angeles has been blessed by a multitude of long-standing restaurants that continue to serve diners with …


Art Basel Opens in Basel: Pictures


The 19 Best Cities To See Street Art In The United States

Summer has nearly descended upon the Northern Hemisphere, bringing visions of barbecues, pool parties and long walks on the beach. For those in the United States, this often means one thing: vacation. Whether you're flying from one city to another in the confines of coach, or breaking out the …


Creator Hangout with Jenn de la Vega

Social Media

What’s your company’s power score?

Power Score

By Geoff Smart, Randy Street and Alan Foster

(Ballantine Books, 174 pages, $31)

Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a neat formula for business success?

The GhSmart consulting team believes there is: P times W times R.

P is for priorities – do you have the right ones?

W is for who – do you have …

News (Canada)

The 12 coolest neighborhoods in Europe

Europe's hottest neighborhoods are home to cutting-edge art, hip restaurants, and eclectic bars.

Some of these neighborhoods were once areas of political turmoil that have been transformed into creative hubs. Others have stood as artistic gems for years.

From Kreuzberg, where Berlin's punk rock …


Compose Yourself! Add Your Voice to Your Flipboard Magazines

Ever wanted to give your Flipboard Magazine more of a personal touch? Now you can add your voice to your magazines just by tapping on the new “compose” icon inside any of your magazine covers.

This new feature opens up a world of possibility. You can add text, images or links from the Web. You might…

Personalized News

Grilled Shrimp with Mustard Seed Sauce

These Indian-inspired peel-and-eat shrimp are great to serve for a casual meal. We recommend that you use brown mustard seeds, but milder yellow …


Your Brand’s Reach on Flipboard: Case Studies with Intel & Merrill Lynch

In February, we launched Promoted Items on Flipboard. In keeping with our style of advertising, this product fits right into the normal reading experience by presenting a promoted story as users flip through their feeds. And it turns out, when you add great content from a brand into a feed of …

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