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World's 50 Best Restaurants list and the changing geography of food

UK and France made up more than half of the 50 a decade ago but in 2015 they have just two and five respectively, in list whose outlook is becoming more global<p>Is France no longer the centre of global cuisine?<p>2015 marks the fourth straight year that no restaurants from the country that (probably) …

Top 10

This Designer Desk Lamp Has No Moving Parts, But It Can Simulate Sunsets

From a couple of ex-fuseproject designers comes the Fade Task Light, and it’s a beauty.<p>The articulated desk lamp hasn’t changed much over the last 100 years. The Fade Task Light, though, might be one of the best designs in table lighting since the Banker Lamp. It is sleek, it has almost no moving …

Reverse-Gender Catcalling Fails To Produce The Intended Response In This Funny, Sad Experiment

“I want to destroy your dick,” SJ Son whispers into the ear of an unknown man as she walks by. She and her compatriot Ginny Leise have decided to …

Comedians

The 50 best burger joints in America, ranked

Our friends at Foursquare dug through their troves of user data to compile the list. Because the site now allows users to save and favorite venues they love, Foursquare was able to track down which burgers diners are raving about most across America.<p>To create this list, Foursquare included the …

The 9 habits of the best managers according to Google’s HR boss

In July 2001, three years into the company he founded with Sergey Brin, Google CEO Larry Page decided to fire all of his managers.<p>It was his …

World Economic Forum

How Crafting Helped This Entrepreneur Overcome Her Depression And Launch An Award-Winning Business

Ten years ago, she was fired from her job. Last year, she made half a million dollars in sales.<p>When Nicole Snow left the Air Force in 2005, the 32-year-old New Jersey native struggled with depression. She worked for a few months at a paper supply company, but was soon fired. Her manager even …

This Famous Solar-Powered Plane Is About To Take A Five-Day Flight Across The Pacific

Solar Impluse 2’s latest journey will take it (very slowly) from China to Hawaii–as long as it doesn’t run out of power first.<p>The Solar Impulse 2 isn’t for those looking for a speedy ride. On May 12, the single-seater solar-powered plane, will undergo a five day, five night journey across the …

210 Zappos Employees Respond To Holacracy Ultimatum: We’re Out

The company is finishing its transition to a radical new organization structure. Nearly 14% of the staff has decided to leave the company.<p>What would you say if your boss told you wouldn’t have a boss anymore? No, you’re not fired. Your organization is just redistributing power, eliminating managers …

The Workplace

Here’s What Is Probably The Secret New Product Tesla Will Unveil Tonight

Elon Musk is likely to announce this week that the electric vehicle company is getting into the battery market for homes and businesses. The …

Tesla

Karuizawa 1980 1979 1978 bourbon

<b>April 21, 2015</b><p>Today we’ll have three big Karuizawas from last year, all ex-bourbon to be as coherent as possible. And while we’re at it, we’ll do it …

How to drink a perfect whisky

There are few drinks in life enjoyed as simply and purely as a glass of Scotch - and equally as few that have as much history and as many opinions contained in a single glass.<p>But is there a proper way to drink your whisky?<p>The perfect pour: "preferably more than a gnat could consume and less than an …

Sampling the Spices of Thailand With Adored L.A. Chef Kris Yenbamroong

My breakfast at the morning market <i>(corner of Soi Lanna Thai and Soi Singhanawat)</i> in Mae Chan, my mom’s hometown, is <i>nam ngiew</i>. It’s fresh-made rice …

Bowmore – a totally tropical journey (part 2)

In part one of this series, Ollie looked at the golden era of Bowmore whiskies. He now turns his attention to the 1980s and beyond, beginning with a …

How Much Do You Actually Know About Scotch Whisky?

Let's see how much you remember from all those distillery tours.

MIT’s Self-Assembling Table Could Change The Way You Build Ikea Furniture

Imagine never having to waste a day interpreting confusing instructions again.<p>We’ve seen the remarkable programmable materials coming out of MIT’s Self-Assembly Lab for years–things like magnetic chairs that could snap together in a fish tank, or textiles that could flex themselves into various …

Furniture

A Collection Of Gadgets, Carved Out Of Carrara Marble

What if your gadget accessories were as timeless as Michelangelo’s David?<p>Hewn out of the mountains of Northern Tuscany, Carrara marble has been used for everything from the Trajan Column to Michalengelo’s <i>David</i>. It’s one of the most timeless materials around. Comparatively, there’s nothing timeless …

Here's how much money doctors actually make

Medscape, a subsidiary of the medical information website WebMD, has released its 2015 Physician Compensation Report. The data in the report come from more than 19,500 doctors in 26 specialties who responded to Medscape's annual survey with information on their compensation for 2014.<p>The average …

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

Matthew McConaughey’s “Interstellar” Character Shares Your Feelings About That “Star Wars” Trailer

There are few things that truly unite an Internet prone to reactionary responses, #HotTakes, think-pieces, and contrarianism-for-contrarianism’s sake–but very few human beings with beating hearts will dispute that the <i>Star Wars: Episode VII</i> teaser released yesterday was anything less than amazing. …

See the Cherry Trees Blossoming in Washington, D.C.

Cherry trees blossom around the Tidal Basin at sunrise near the Jefferson Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Saul …

Cherries

10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

$14B worth of water is wasted yearly. This Filipino startup wants to cut that by a quarter

When DJ extraordinaire David Guetta sang the words “I will never make it by without you,” he may well have been referring to one of the world’s most …

Glenfiddich 12, NAS and 1961

<b>April 9, 2015</b><p>Our Glenfiddich section urgently needs an upgrade. Let’s hope that it wont, like at most software companies (Adobe, I’m looking at you), …

Scotch Whisky

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

How to Hack Your Body to Live Past 120

A high-profile group of futurists is exploring the possibility of extending human life. How will they do it? Treat the body like a computer.<p>For as …

How to get ahead at work: 10 tips from Google's head of HR

<b>1 Give your work meaning</b><p>Work consumes at least one-third of your life, and half your waking hours. It can and ought to be more than a means to an end. Even a small connection to the people who benefit from your work not only improves productivity, it makes people happier. Connect work to an idea or …

Success

Two well aged Springbank

<b>April 3, 2015</b><p>Maybe a serious case of no comprendo. T's me, obviously.<p>Springbank 25 yo (46%, OB, 2014, 1200 bottles) This one was matured in a …

How the 1% does college tours

Magellan Jets is a private jet company that specializes in ahead-of-the-curve service. According to the company’s vice president, Gregory Belezerian, …

Malt of the Month – Mortlach Rare Old

The launch of the new Mortlach range has been slow-burning. The new whiskies were first announced early in 2014 and finally hit the market in the …