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Hidden Bar in New York City's Grand Central Reopens

Hidden in a dark corner of New York City’s Grand Central Station sits a luxury cocktail bar and lounge doubling as one of the city’s historic …

North Dakota

Music-lover's guide to New Orleans

New Orleans is a city that plays to the sense, and once it's treated your eyes (that architecture!) and tongue (the food!), in due course, it needs to play to your ears. Music can be heard everywhere, from street performances to smoky clubs to giant concert halls.<p>In the beginning there was jazz<p>New …

New Orleans

How to Have a Spectacular Day in Hong Kong

<i>We asked Louis Baleros, concierge of the InterContinental Hong Kong, to plan us a special, singular day in Hong Kong…</i><p>Explore Hong Kong by air, land, …

Hong Kong

You can feed yourself for a week with less than $15 of groceries from Trader Joe's — here's what you can make

Ramen and mac n' cheese aren't your only meal options when money is tight.<p>Finding a restaurant where you can get multiple meals for under $15 is quite a feat to accomplish. That's why Trader Joe's is actually the place to be when you're on a tight budget.<p>All five of these meals are nutritious and …

Food

Holy moly! Image of space shows a thousand black holes

It's the highest concentration of supermassive black holes ever seen.<p>It looks like a bunch of slightly blurry, multicoloured fireflies.<p>The image may not seem impressive at first, but it certainly improves on more intimate acquaintance. It's actually a more than 1,000 black holes at the centres of …

Universe

How to Meditate?

Most people know that meditation is good for us, and that it is a highly recommended health and wellbeing, as well as spiritual, practice. Many people however, miss out on the many benefits of regular meditation only because...they don't know how to meditate.<p>This process remains mysterious and …

Meditation

The Goals of Extraterrestrial AI May "Conflict With Those of Biological Life"

Postbiological Life<p>Susan Schneider is a fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET). She is also an associate professor of …

Artificial Intelligence

Vietnam's Tranquil Zen House looks and feels like a Buddhist monastery

Sandwiched between residential buildings in the Binh Thanh district of Ho Chi Minh City, this monastery-inspired home brings tranquility and peace to …

Meditation apps offer easy, accessible ways to handle stress

A growing number of studies show how much stress impacts your health, and you probably wouldn't think of your phone as a way to get a little Zen in …

The Definitive Guide For Making The Right Career Move

Thinking of changing careers? You’re not alone.<p>More now than ever, people aren’t just changing jobs, they’re changing careers. Thinking of leaving your job to start your own business? You too, are in good company. The rate of MBA grads showing a preference for going into a startup is higher than …

Entrepreneurship

What are gravitational waves? Ripples across the universe.

<b>Correction:</b> A earlier version of this story referred to Kelly Herbst, a physicist and astronomy curator at the Virginia Living Museum, as he. Herbst is a woman. This story has been updated.<p>You probably heard the news last month: Scientists detected something called gravitational waves, and they are …

Gravitational Waves

Saudi Arabia Plans New Sovereign Wealth Fund

Saudi Arabia plans to create a new sovereign fund to manage part of its oil wealth and diversify its investments, and has asked investment banks and …

Saudi Arabia

Third storm in a week to bring rain, snow to California

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A third winter-like storm in a week will bring rain and possible thunderstorms to much of Northern California and snow to the Sierra Nevada, forecasters said.<p>National Weather Service meteorologist Nathan Owen said that after a lull Saturday, a system will move into parched …

Weather

The Coolest Hotel in Every State

<i>This post comes from our editorial partners at Thrillist.</i><p>Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it’s hard …

A Rolling Stone Interview With Miles Davis

Miles spent his first week in New York -- and his first month's allowance -- trying to find Bird (Charlie Parker's nom d'Be-Bop).<p>� roomed with …

Jimi Hendrix, Paul McCartney, Miles Davis: The Ultimate Supergroup That Never Happened

By Jon Wiederhorn<p>Back in the late '60s, a super group was bandied about that would have been bigger than the short-lived 1969 Blind Faith, the …

Guitar

Apple constructs life-size building mockup showing exterior of upcoming “Spaceship” campus

We heard as far back as April that Apple was planning to build construction mockups for its new “Spaceship” Campus 2 building, but today we’ve found some clear shots of the site showing a model Apple has recently constructed of the building’s exterior. The image above on the left comes from Reddit …

The Ultimate Guide to Vitamins and Minerals

We see cartons of juice and boxes of cereal trumpeting their vitamin and mineral content, but why are these microscopic nutrients so important? From …

Nutrition

Airbnb: the travel revolution in our spare rooms

All over the world, travellers are abandoning over-priced and unappealing hotels in favour of smaller and more homely accommodation<p>I shall gloss over my first experience of Airbnb for a moment and move swiftly to the second. It is a work trip to San Francisco. There are almost no hotel rooms …

Ryhan Villa Complex Gate Winning Proposal / Waltritsch a+u + Rndr Studio

<b>Waltritsch a+u</b>, in collaboration with <b>Rndr Studio</b>, just won the 1st prize in a international competition for the design of the Ryhan villa complex ‘s …

CES 2014: iPhone glass maker Corning launching new antimicrobial Gorilla Glass

Living tissue on your hands already contains a plethora of germs and more pathogen organisms get picked up whenever you’re in contact with dirty …

A look inside the Xbox One and PlayStation 4

The next generation of console gaming is here. Sony launched its PlayStation 4 last week, and Microsoft launches the Xbox One today, ushering in a new battle between the hardware titans.<p>Over the last several months, we've become very familiar with the exterior design of both consoles. But with both …

First Listen: Peter Gabriel, 'Scratch My Back ... And I'll Scratch Yours'

These days, album-length covers collections tend to be minor footnotes in a musician's catalog, ranked somewhere just above live albums, holiday recordings and those greatest-hits packages that tack on one or two new songs. After all, covers albums at least seem as if they should be easy to …

Google Chromecast adds HBO Go

Google's Chromecast device that allows users to stream video from the Web to their televisions has added another important partner: HBO Go.<p>The company confirmed HBO has added support for the device through its Android, iOS and Web apps.<p>The $35 device resembling a thumb drive fits into the back of a …

Why You’re More Likely To Buy Something When Shopping On Your iPad

The “endowment effect,” which makes us overvalue items, is stronger on a touch screen.<p>People tend to increase the value of an item the moment they take ownership of it. Psychologists call this the “endowment effect.” It shows up even in trivial things, like coffee mugs or chocolate bars, that …

Touchscreens

The weekend in pictures

A selection of the best photographs from around the world this weekend