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The 20 best films of 2016

When people talk about what a terrible year 2016 has been, they could be referring to any number of things, from virus scares to the death of beloved …

5 Home Improvements That Pay for Themselves

Stop procrastinating and replace your smoke detector batteries already.<p>Home maintenance can be time consuming and expensive and, as a result, may be …

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Extreme Sports

David Bowie’s Essential Albums

David Bowie left behind one of the most beautifully bizarre catalogs the music world has ever seen. Over his 50-year career, he kept experimenting …

Retiring To Mexico: The World's Best Beach City

In 1963, Elizabeth Taylor followed Richard Burton to a sleepy little port on Mexico's west coast where he was starring, along with Deborah Kerr and Ava Gardner, in a John Huston-directed film called <i>Night of the Iguana</i>.<p>For his movie set, John Huston chose Mismaloya, a small village just south of …

25 Zucchini Recipes for Weight Loss

Confession: I'm a bit spoiled, thanks to the fact that my family owns a local farm in my hometown. Every summer, I get to take full advantage of the …

Barcelona’s New, Huge “Superblocks” Are Designed To Stop Traffic, Fight Pollution

The nine-square-block areas are closed to everything but local traffic, filled with parks and pedestrian spaces, and change the way people interact with the city.<p>In 2017, Barcelona will start converting itself into a pedestrian city: Inside grids of “superblocks,” non-resident cars will be banned, …

20 best vegetarian recipes: part 1

Vegetarian food and drink,Food & drink,Vegetarianism,Life and style,Indian food and drink,French food and drink<p>From Romy Gill’s chana dal to Jane Grigson’s ratatouille, great vegetarian dishes chosen by Observer Food Monthly

8 travel apps to make your next flight better

We often forget it, but flying is a luxury — a luxury that can bring out the worst in even the most agreeable traveler.<p>From finding out that prices …

Flying

The Wine Words to Stop Using Already

"Crispy"? "Electric"? "Oaky"? Who makes up these things?<p>Much like Instagram, ordering wine is a game of posturing. Oh, look at all that natural light in that apartment, where every surface is covered in marble and ferns that aren’t half eaten by a cat! Well, it turns out Impeccably Curated Carol …

Grand Central Station

10 Italian destinations frequented by the super rich

To find out where the rich travel when they go to the European nation, RoutePerfect.com has shared data for the most popular Italian destinations booked by wealthy travellers on a luxury budget, who spend an average of £13,900 ($20,000) on their overall trip.<p>The ranking is based on over 150,000 …

Amalfi Coast

Zahav's Hummus Recipe is Genius—for Even More Reasons Than Everyone Says

There's been a whole lot of talk about Zahav's hummus lately—ascribing to it the texture of buttercream, the phrase revelatory heights, and being both the creamiest and the dreamiest. Bon Appétit named it their 2015 dish of the year. In Phyllis Grant's recent Piglet judgement, she wrote that the …

Hummus

The 50 Best Hotels in the USA 2016

Selecting the right hotel for your vacation is no easy feat. To help minimize your time scouring the World Wide Web in search of the best property, the editors at U.S. News & World Report did the research for you.<p>Selecting the right hotel for your vacation is no easy feat. To help minimize your …

Mandarin Oriental

David Bowie Bassist Gail Ann Dorsey: ‘He Altered the Course of My Life’

Sometime back in 1989, David Bowie was flipping through the channels in England when he came across an interview with Gail Ann Dorsey promoting her …

12 Longreads To Get You Through A Snow Day

Snowed in? Fend off cabin fever with these fascinating stories.<p>If you live in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic, a gigantic winter storm is about to screw up your weekend plans.<p>On the bright side, a snow day is one of the best excuses for finally getting around to tackling your Pocket or Instapaper …

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

The 30 best albums of 2015

It’s been real, 2015. This year has given us instant rap classics, expertly crafted bubblegum pop, the return of an R&B music icon and surprise …

Albums

Who owns our cities – and why this urban takeover should concern us all

The huge post-credit crunch buying up of urban buildings by corporations has significant implications for equity, democracy and rights<p>Does the massive foreign and national corporate buying of urban buildings and land that took off after the 2008 crisis signal an emergent new phase in major cities? …

Urbanism

Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

MORGAN STANLEY: 'Piketty is history'

The book caught the imagination of a lot of people with its simple and elegant message — that returns on capital exceed economic growth in the long run, entrenching inequality to an unproductive rentier class.<p>But according to a note from analysts at Morgan Stanley and London School of Economics …

11 Things I Learned from 20 Years of Lifting

Here are some surprising training do’s and don’ts from a leading exercise physiologist and strength coach<p><i>This story was originally published on</i> DeanSomerset.com<i>, the website of</i> <i>Dean Somerset, a personal trainer and exercise physiologist from Edmonton, Alberta Canada. His clientele ranges from joint</i> …

5 details you shouldn't give Facebook

The whole point of Facebook is to share your life with other people. You probably have more than a few friends who fall into the over-sharing category. But don’t snicker. You may be one, too, and not even know it.<p>Here are five personal tidbits Facebook asks you to share that you’re much better off …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>A story of a man in search of truth told with the simple clarity and beauty of Bunyan’s prose make this the ultimate English classic.

The 100

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people?

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Stanford University

Free Things to Do in Berlin

TravelFree Things to Do<p>More than a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the German capital is experiencing a cultural renaissance. But the new energy hasn’t eclipsed the city’s tumultuous past, and monuments to both are accessible to visitors on a budget.<p>More than a quarter century …

Italian Travel: Luxury Lodging and Neo-Traditional Dining in Naples

Sitting on that terrace with a double espresso macchiato and relishing the dreamy view, we could have been eating Pop-Tarts and we'd have been as happy as clams.<p>I knew we'd chosen the right hotel in Naples when we checked in at <b>The Excelsior</b> late on a May evening and made our way to the …

Naples

Black Bean Brownies

Okay, we are a week into the New Year so I have to ask... craving sweets yet? If you decided to detox your cupboards of junk food, but are now considering mixing cocoa powder into your peanut butter jar just to get a sugar fix, I have a solution for you! Healthy brownies! I personally never ban any …

Recipes

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

Over the next few decades, Helsinki expects to add around 250,000 new residents. But the more the population grows, the fewer cars will be on city …

The strange case of the man with two hearts

When a man was fitted with a new heart, his mind changed in unusual ways. Why? The answer reveals a surprising truth about all our bodies, says David Robson.<p>Every second or so, Carlos would feel a small “bump” hitting his tummy. It was the beating of his “second heart”.<p>The small mechanical pump was …

University of California