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An unlikely company is crushing America's biggest clothing stores

An unlikely company has suddenly catapulted to the top of the fashion world: Amazon.<p>Amazon is now the biggest seller of clothes online in the US, with its apparel sales totaling $16.3 billion last year, Bloomberg reports.<p>That's more than the combined online sales of Macy's, Nordstrom, Kohl's, Gap, …

Amazon

High Finance and Family-Friendly? KKR Is Trying

KKR & Co. is undertaking an experiment intended to make high finance more family-friendly.<p>Last year, the New York-based investment firm began offering new parents an unusually generous package of benefits. As one of the perks, for instance, the firm pays to fly nannies and infants on business trips …

Finance

The Magnificent 10: Restaurants That Changed How We Eat

Paul Freedman was having lunch at Delmonico’s — not the original, which opened in the early 19th century, but a relic of it in the financial district. Lobster Newburg was still on the menu, the meat napped with a brandy-spiked butter.<p>“But the sauce used to have much, much more brandy in it,” Mr. …

Restaurants

The Louisiana Spice Blend That's a Pantry Essential

Last week I found myself running all over New York looking for a particular spice blend: Tony Chachere's. I tried to dispatch the person who lives …

New Orleans

The Los Angeles Rams fan experience doesn't seem to be too great

The Los Angeles Rams had their first regular-season home game on Sunday. They even got a win, albeit in an ugly 9-3 game. From afar it looked like a …

Los Angeles

A Brief History of America’s Complicated Relationship With Wild Horses

Last week, the issue of what to do with wild horses stampeded back into the news cycle. An advisory board to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) …

Fall for Fall's Other Fruit With These 17 Pear Recipes

Around this time of year, when orchards begin to overflow with sweet, juicy fruit, it's apples that get most of the attention, but I'm even more excited for pears. Pears come in just as many delicious varieties as apples, and they have plenty of uses in the kitchen other than eating out of hand. …

Fruit

The 92 features that make iOS 10 a fine, free upgrade

And “Press Home to unlock” means that it’s possible to unlock your phone (authenticate with your fingerprint) <i>without</i> going to the Home screen. That’s …

David Pogue

A Guide to German and Eastern European Sausages

There’s so much to love about my kids’ school: the thriving arts program, gym and recess every day, Paulina Meat Market just down the street…<p>Okay, so …

Meat

Peek Inside Frank Sinatra’s Ultimate Hollywood Bungalow

Hollywood Cribs<p>Director Brett Ratner shows off his impressive crib on the Warner Bros. studio lot, a building with some serious history.<p>Hollywood bungalows—immortalized in The Doors’ rock anthem “L.A. Woman”—have long been the kind of exclusive hideaways the A-List favor. With their open and airy …

Frank Sinatra

This Autumn Apple Guide Will Make Baking So Much Simpler

McIntosh Apples<p>This apple's juicy and tender white flesh makes it the perfect choice for baking. When ripe, its thick, easy-to-peel skin ranges in …

Food & Dining

How to Clean and Maintain Cast Iron

The photo above is capable of causing divorces, ending friendships, and starting wars. Think I'm joking? Then you've never talked to a no-soaper. All I'll say is this: Woe to you if you ever touch a no-soaper's cast iron pan with a sudsy sponge.<p>That's the nature of cast iron. Because it's one of …

Cast Iron

Photo Gallery: Gaudí's Barcelona

The Passion Façade, completed in the late 1980s by the sculptor Josep Maria Subirachs, is one of two completed façades on Gaudí’s Sagrada Família.<p>Looking through the distorted glass in Antoni Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Barcelona, Spain

Spain

Explore: Less popular, red-rock fall getaways in Utah | St George News

The Valley of Goblins, Goblin Valley State Park, Utah, date unspecified | Photo courtesy of Brent Moore, St. George News<p><b>FEATURE</b> – Looking for a place …

Travel

These Legendary Movie Props Are Up For Auction

Featured in “The Dark Knight” (2008) and “The Dark Knight Rises” (2012), the Batpod was conceived by Christopher Nolan and production designer Nathan …

Star Wars

Best East Coast Road Trips

RVs Through the Years<p>14 Photos<p>Dodge Superior<p>The RV lifestyle in the 1970s was growing in popularity across the US. Family vacationers dreamed of …

Road Trips

10 Best Banana Bread Recipes

Got a few overripe bananas lying around? Don’t throw them out. Making banana bread is the perfect way to use them up and have breakfast (or dessert!) …

What to See and Do in Joshua Tree National Park

Just three hours east of Los Angeles lies the desert oasis of Joshua Tree National Park. A haven for hikers, campers and rock climbers it offers the …

Joshua Tree National Park

The 31 Most Scenic Fall Road Trips (You Can Actually Afford)

Lower gas prices after Labor Day help make the trips budget-friendly.<p>A road trip in the fall can be an opportunity to see parts of the U.S. without the crowds and higher prices that are abundant in the summer. Of course, if you want to cruise along a route that offers a great display of fall …

Road Trips

See 150 Years of Photography in America’s National Parks

The George Eastman Museum in Rochester is one of many places where you can celebrate the 100th birthday of the National Park Service. In <i>Photography</i> …

Museums

7 reasons to visit North Cascades National Park

Exploring awe-inspiring North Cascades National Park<p>Hotel Deals for Seattle<p>Seattle Pacific Hotel<p>Book early and save 15%<p>WA, USA<p>Oct 15 - Oct 18, …

North America Travel

Here's why Netflix is opposed to data caps

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence "Digital Media Briefing" subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Netflix has put pressure on the Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) to suppress the practice of data caps by broadband internet service providers (ISPs), in a …

Net Neutrality

40 years ago, Led Zeppelin released its most difficult album — and it's still hard to listen to

The surviving members of Led Zeppelin — Jimmy Page, Robert Plant, and John Paul Jones — recently won a court case in which they were accused of ripping off parts of a song called "Taurus" by the band Spirit to create their epic, "Stairway to Heaven."<p>"Stairway" is on Zep's fourth, unnamed album, …

Albums

Here's what dogs see when they watch television

Dog owners often notice their pets watching televisions, computer screens and tablets. But what is going on in their pooch’s head? Indeed, by tracking their vision using similar methods used on humans, research has found that domestic dogs do prefer certain images and videos.<p>This research indicates …

Entertainment

Forget the iPhone 7 — here are 7 reasons the 2017 iPhone will blow everyone away

Apple unveiled the iPhone 7 on Wednesday, and while it has a few great features that improve on the 6s, some people aren't pleased that it looks identical to the iPhone 6 generation.<p>Enter the 2017 iPhone.<p>For those of you unimpressed by the iPhone 7, you might feel differently about Apple's next …

iPhone

More than 150,000 fans watched a college-football game played at Bristol Motor Speedway

College football met NASCAR in Tennessee on Saturday night, when Tennessee played Virginia Tech in the "Battle at Bristol," played at Bristol Motor Speedway.<p>The game set a college-football attendance record with 156,990 fans in attendance. That shattered the old record of 115,109 for a game at the …

College Football

Grilled Salmon: A Step-by-Step Guide

http://foodnetwork.sndimg.com/content/dam/images/food/fullset/2011/5/27/1/0155729_SALMON-21_s4x3.jpg.rend.snigalleryslide.jpeg<p>http://foodnetwork.sndim …

Tour Transylvania’s Castles

Nobody wants to buy this $5 million basket-shaped building in Ohio

Potential buyers are apparently electing not to put all their dollars in one basket-shaped office building. This unique property near Newark, Ohio, is having a hard time moving off the market, according to Bloomberg.<p>The former headquarters of the basket-making Longaberger Company, the building is …

Ohio

Oppenheim, Germany, Has More Than 25 Miles of Underground Tunnels

In Oppenheim, there's more than what meets the eye.<p>German towns are some of the most picturesque in the world, and Oppenheim, some 30 miles southwest …

Germany