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'Drink a cold beer and let somebody else figure it out': 22 of Anthony Bourdain’s wisest quotes about travel

Anthony Bourdain first rose to fame with his searingly honest memoir about life as a chef, <i>Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly</i>, but as his career progressed, it became evident that travel was a passion he held just as dear to his heart as food.<p>“If I am an advocate for …

Anthony Bourdain

Perfect Fried Eggs | America's Test Kitchen

Technique<p>Flawless Fried Eggs: It’s All in the Details<p><b>PREHEAT THE PAN:</b> Preheating your pan on low heat for 5 full minutes guarantees that there will …

Recipes

The 10 Shirts Every Man Needs In His Wardrobe

Different types of shirt are better suited to different occasions. These are the 10 must-have button-up styles every rakish gent should have hanging …

Men's Fashion

The Best Blazers For Men & How To Wear Them

No longer reserved for the English gent or regimented Navy sir, the humble blazer has played a star role in seasons past, since its debut nearly two …

Men's Fashion

Management tips from a brilliant business leader

In the early days of Microsoft, I felt pretty confident about my coding skills, but I had a lot to learn about project management. This became …

Five Restaurants To Try for Afternoon Tea This Weekend in Las Vegas

Happy hour is a time-honored tradition in Las Vegas, but every so often the occasion calls for an upscale alternative. The British tradition of afternoon tea originated in the mid-1800s when the Duchess of Bedford found herself in need of a light meal between lunch and dinner. Eventually, this …

Esquire Essentials: Doing LA the Right Way

Everything you need to get the most of Downtown.<p>Los Angeles is known as a city of neighborhoods. Each area, from the West Hollywood to Echo Park to Venice Beach, has its own distinct vibe. While the hills and the beach get plenty of love, Downtown LA has been on the rise with an influx of great …

Raspberry Pi 4G Internet Of Things Bit 4G HAT

Raspberry Pi enthusiasts searching for a way to add 4G connectivity to their mini PC projects may be interested in the Altitude Tech IoT Bit 4G HAT …

Raspberry Pi

I Learned The Nerdy Cooking Secrets Of Modernist Chefs - And You Can Too

You can cook food worthy of five-star restaurants, even if you're the most inexperienced cook. You just need to throw a bit of money at your kitchen. …

Engineering against all odds, or how NYC’s subway will get wireless in the tunnels

Never ask a wireless engineer working on the NYC subway system “What can go wrong?” Flooding, ice, brake dust, and power outages relentlessly attack the network components. Rats — many, many rats — can eat power and fiber optic cables and bring down the whole system. Humans are no different, as …

The Man Who Taught Men to Love Clothes

Todd Snyder is the man who slimmed down your suit, persuaded you to shop in a liquor store, and got you to buy a turtleneck. He's created a world where men can care about furniture. And American manufacturing. And the kind of boots usually seen on construction sites. Here, the most influential …

Men's Fashion

15 Men’s Hat Styles You Need to Know

Hats are a simple yet inspired way to finish of any casual, classy or eclectic ensemble. Here are the top men’s hat styles you need to know...

Ti Chang on Destigmatizing Sex Through Design & How a Product's Form Should Respect Its User

Learn more about this year's Consumer Product Jury Captain for the Core77 Design Awards<p><i>For this year's Core77 Design Awards, we're conducting</i> …

9 Things I Never Knew About Cruises Until I Ran the World’s Largest Ship

At a time when travelers are feeling more precious than ever about “authentic experiences,” the cruise industry is doubling down on the exact …

How Gucci Became the Most Popular Brand in Hip Hop

<i>Whether it’s Gucci and Louis Vuitton riffing on the work of Dapper Dan, or the contemporary streetwear labels building on the foundations of early</i> …

Why apples and oranges should go in the fridge, plus all the other foods you're storing wrong

New guidance has been issued this month advising consumers that apples, oranges and other fruit should be kept in the fridge to prolong shelf life.<p>The advice from waste charity WRAP, the Food Standards Agency and the Department for Food and Rural Affairs has been issued in a bid to cut household …

Food

The Colombian capital has been a mecca for street artists since graffiti was decriminalised in 2011. Businesses commission artists, celebrities leave their tag, and you can even join a tour of iconic works

Celebrity Gossip

A San Franciscan's Guide to the Restaurants, Art and Barrios of Bogotá, Colombia

Nestled in the Andes more than 8,600 feet above sea level, Bogotá has a heft and urbanity, not to mention the traffic and population (eight million), …

South America

The Culture Caught Up With Spike Lee — Now What?

Before he had even made his first movie, Spike Lee used to fantasize about three things: season tickets at the Garden, a brownstone in Fort Greene like the one that he was raised in and a house in the historically black Oak Bluffs section of Martha’s Vineyard. In 1986, after writing, producing, …

The IKEA Bicycle Is Finally Here

Next time you head to IKEA to purchase a bookshelf, cooking utensils, or storage boxes, you can also grab a new bike. Last year, the Swedish retailer …

Commuting

The Explosive Legacy of Guy Fawkes, the Man Behind the Mask

A popular symbol of protest today, Guy Fawkes was first the face of treason because of his role in the murderous Gunpowder Plot of 1605.<p>Tensions were high in England in late October 1605, when an English nobleman, Lord Monteagle, received a mysterious letter. Along with the rest of England’s peers …

Humanities

Chefs and Servers Reveal the 15 Things They'd Never Order at a Restaurant

Restaurant industry insiders took to Reddit to share their distrust of swordfish, soups of the day, chicken breast, coffee and more seemingly …

30 Cocktails Perfect For Warm Weather

The prettiest and most delicious cocktails to try this season. This piece originally appeared on cosmopolitan.com<p>Warm weather! IT'S FINALLY HERE ALL OVER THE COUNTRY! After you shove your puffy coats in suitcases and hide them away in a dark corner never to be seen until the cold returns, go sit …

Recipes

Microwaves will be obsolete by 2027. Here’s what’s going to replace them

Imagine an appliance that lets you throw veal, zucchini, and tomatoes on one pan and have them all come out perfectly cooked. When Miele introduced …

Kitchens

Tip: Convert physical Blu-ray and DVD discs to iTunes with Vudu and Movies Anywhere

The expansion of Movies Anywhere to new studios and services has, in a roundabout way, enabled a new capability: You can now scan physical DVDs and …

S.I. Newhouse Jr., Who Turned Condé Nast Into a Magazine Powerhouse, Dies at 89

S. I. Newhouse Jr., who as the owner of The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Architectural Digest and other magazines wielded vast influence over American culture, fashion and social taste, died on Sunday at his home in Manhattan. He was 89.<p>His family announced his death.<p>Mr. Newhouse, known as Si, …

Can a $300 Cooler Unite America?

In a country where we can’t seem to agree on anything, one opinion has lately reached a broad consensus across diverse groups of people: Yeti is pretty awesome.<p>Miranda Lambert loves her Yeti. Jason Momoa, the beefy actor from “Game of Thrones,” considers his Yeti essential technology. The hit …

6 cloud cost management tips

Operating your business in the cloud is fundamentally different than operating on premises. And when operations differ, so too do strategies for …

Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400 Development Boards Introduced

Today the official Arduino blog has revealed details of the new Arduino MKR WAN 1300 and MKR GSM 1400 development boards, providing more details on …