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Riding High: Five Equestrian Resorts

Beyond luxury accommodations, great food, and first-rate service, these resorts are a Southern equestrian’s dream<p><b>Casa de Campo</b> <i><br>Dominican Republic</i><p>“Make no little plans,” said the architect and city planner Daniel Burnham more than a century ago, and the owners of Casa de Campo, a sprawling …

Parker House Rolls

Makes 36 Servings<p>A top coat of melted butter and salt makes this Parker House rolls recipe irresistible. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>November 2012Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 envelope active dry yeast<p>1 cup whole milk<p>¼ cup vegetable shortening<p>3 tablespoons sugar<p>1½ teaspoons …

Croquembouche

Makes 40 to 50 filled puffs<p>Is this caramel cream-puff skyscraper a showstopper? Yes. Is it a major-league project? Yes! Here’s the strategy: Make the puffs and the pastry cream a couple of days in advance, then tackle assembly on the morning of the day you plan to serve this.<p>April …

BA’s Best Macaroni and Cheese

4 Servings<p>Don’t be alarmed if the sauce looks thin at first: It will continue to thicken as it bakes with the noodles. This recipe also easily doubles—because one can't have too much mac 'n' cheese. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>4 tablespoons …

Cozy Up to These 16 Saucy Meatball Recipes

Meatballs ease the transition from grilling burgers in the hot summer sun to heavy sweaters and meatloaf. So get the ground meat ready, get those burners going, and get cozy with these 16 recipes.<p><b>Is it even possible to tire of meatballs?</b> Because, as far as we're concerned, there's no soup, …

An Adorable Cyber Piggy Bank That Teaches Kids To Save Digitally

Ernit is a piggy bank for the iPhone age.<p>Piggy banks teach kids lessons about savings, spending, delayed gratification, and responsibility. But they’re also increasingly obsolete, as allowances increasingly get paid out in ATM cards and Bitcoin, not cash and coin. How do you transfer the lessons of …

Classic Chocolate Mousse

6 Servings<p>Dark chocolate and espresso add the slightly bitter notes needed to balance this easy chocolate mousse. Remember, the higher the cacao percentage, the less sweet the chocolate.<p>February 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup chilled heavy cream, divided<p>4 large egg yolks<p>¼ cup espresso or strong coffee, …

Slow-Cooker Indian Spiced Chicken with Tomato and Cream

Servings<p>This fragrant sauce calls for a mix of dried spices. If the ones you’ve got in the pantry smell musty or you can’t remember when you bought them, restock.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>3 tablespoons ghee (clarified butter) or vegetable oil<p>6 chicken legs (drumsticks with thighs; about 3 pounds)<p>Kosher salt, …

20 cognitive biases that screw up your decisions

You make thousands of rational decisions every day — or so you think.<p>From what you'll eat throughout the day to whether you should make a big career move, research suggests that there are a number of cognitive stumbling blocks that affect your behavior, and they can prevent you from acting in your …

Cognition

9 Mini Skirt + Tights Pairings to Get You Through Fall

After months of bare-legged, sunny days, it’s easy to feel like you’ve forgotten how to dress for more varied (read: crazy and unpredictable) weather. We’ve put together a quick refresher course in seasonal dressing to get you back in the swing of the things. Pants are easy as pie — throw ’em on …

How to Make Très Flawless French Onion Soup

Oui, you should be making classic French onion soup at home, with all the gooey cheese your heart desires. Let Petit Trois chef Ludo Lefebvre show you how.<p>Petit Trois (our no. 3 best new restaurant in America) chef <b>Ludo Lefebvre</b> would be the first to tell you: It's not easy to make perfect French …

Pasta with Tomatoes and Mozzarella

6 Servings<p>Prep Time: 10 min<p>Total Time: 25 min<p>This dish is equally as good at room temperature (read: picnics).<p>July 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 garlic clove, halved<p>2 pounds tomatoes, chopped<p>8 ounces fresh mozzarella, cut or torn into 1/2-inch pieces<p>1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh basil<p>1/2 cup extra-virgin …

Recipes

9 gorgeous Greek islands you've probably never heard of

Greece has 1,400 islands, though only 230 of them are inhabited.<p>And while everyone knows about Santorini and Mykonos, there are gorgeous lesser-known islands in Greece, too.<p>Here are 9 incredible Greek islands you may not have heard of, but should have on your radar.

Mykonos

36 Blueberry Recipes We’re Completely Obsessed With

From cobbler to pancakes to pies, here are our favorite blueberry recipes.<p><b>We're not saying we have a favorite berry</b> or anything, but we'll gladly admit that blueberries are one of the best. Try out these blueberry recipes now (now!), especially when blueberries are in season.

I challenged this shoe-repair startup to bring a pair of worn-out $300 shoes back to life for $40

What they might not know is that there's a way to have your shoes repaired for $40 or $50 without having to visit a shop.<p>The startup Cobbler Concierge lets you mail in your beat-up footwear and sit back while they make repairs. Then they'll send the shoes back to you in a week or two.<p>Cofounder …

Shoes

Vortex lets kids program their own robot buddy

Sphero, the ball-shaped robot, inspired a new generation of toys that aren't only fun, but can also be used as educational tools for kids. Vortex, pictured above, is one of these. Created by DFRobot, a company that's been selling open-source hardware since 2008, Vortex is being revealed today via …

North Carolina-Style Pulled Pork with Vinegar Sauce

6 to 8 Servings<p>This pulled pork recipe comes with a killer North Carolina bbq sauce. This is part of BA's Best, a collection of our essential recipes.<p>Print<p>Ingredients<p>Pork<p>2 tablespoons (packed) dark brown sugar<p>4 teaspoons Hungarian sweet paprika<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt<p>1 teaspoon English mustard …

Stir-Fried Pork with Eggplant, Chile, and Runner Beans

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 35 min<p>Total Time: 40 min<p>Hot weather and spicy foods just go together, but this speedy stovetop dish won’t heat up your kitchen.<p>August 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>1 pound pork tenderloin, thinly sliced ⅛” thick<p>2 garlic cloves, finely grated<p>1 tablespoon fish sauce (such as nam pla or …

12 Low-Key Vacay Spots That Will Help You Relax + Recharge

We all love a good adventure. And with so many incredible travel destinations to explore, we want to see ALL the places and ALL the things. To be honest though, we usually try to cram so much into one trip that we tend to need a vacation from our vacation. Know the feeling? If you’re looking for a …

Sautéed Radishes with Bacon

4 Servings<p>“The contrast of tender radish and crisp bacon is even better with a little cider vinegar.” –Brad Leone, test kitchen manager<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 oz. chopped slab bacon<p>¾ pound red radishes, halved (quartered if large)<p>2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar<p>½ teaspoon sugar<p>¼ cup fresh …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Neo smartpen N2 instantaneously sends handwritten words and doodles to its iOS/Android app

Today, NeoLAB officially launched its Neo smartpen N2 following a wildly successful Kickstart campaign that raised more than over $350,000. Even more impressive is that the original goal was just $20,000. After selling some 2,500 pens during the initial round of crowdfunding, those that missed out …

Apps

Yeasted Brown-Butter Waffles

8 Servings<p>Once you make the batter, all you need to do the next morning is plug in the waffle iron.<p>November 2013Print<p>Ingredients<p>¾ cup (1½ sticks) unsalted butter plus more for serving<p>2 cups warm whole milk<p>½ cup buttermilk<p>2 tablespoons sugar<p>1 ¼-oz. envelope active dry yeast (about 2¼ tsp.)<p>1¼ …

16 Noodle Soup Recipes to Slurp Your Way Through All Winter

Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night.<p><b>It's cold, and you could use a pick-me-up.</b> Like, say, a steaming bowl of tender noodles, meat, and vegetables floating in hot broth. Here are 16 noodle soups to make for dinner tonight and every night. Spoons optional.

Cooking

Here’s What Happened When We Took Stock Of Our Lives, And Conducted A “Life Audit”

Feelings were felt, intentions were set, and, ultimately, we loved every second of it.<p>Usually around this time of year we like to dust off our yearly goals and pay lip service to the resolution gods. But what if instead we could hit the reset button and take stock of what’s really important to us, …

False Hustle: How Keeping Busy Is Making You Less Productive

Asking yourself three simple questions each week can help you avoid the false hustle.<p>It’s easy to be busy; it’s hard to be productive. Raise your hand if you’ve spent entire days answering “quick” email after “quick” email; spent hours in your task manager organizing your tasks for productivity; …

What’s Really Standing Between A Creative Hobby And A Creative Career

Ready to turn what you love to do into your full-time life? Here’s how to get started.<p>All too often, the creative work we most value, the stuff that brings the greatest meaning and satisfaction to our lives, gets shoved aside for other priorities. No matter the creative work you’re doing–writing, …

7 Classic Tips On Creating A Career You Love, From Modern Renaissance Man Nathan East

How the Grammy-nominated bassist–you heard him recently on Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”–carefully manages his most precious resource: time.<p>Even if you haven’t heard <i>of</i> Nathan East, you’ve certainly heard him. This veteran bassist has toured with or accompanied just about everyone: Michael Jackson, Eric …

Maroon 5's Wedding Crasher Video: You've Got to See It!

“WTF?!” one bride gasped as she realized her wedding crasher was none other than Adam Levine. On Dec. 6, 2014, five lucky couples got the wedding …

How To Deal With The Daily Deluge Of Emails (And Get The 'Real' Work Done)

Let me paint a picture for you. Your day is chock full of meetings, between which you frantically try to catch up on emails and respond to everyone’s requests. Your tight schedule forces you to get back online at night to finish work after you’ve had dinner or put your kids to bed.​<p>This leaves you …

Time Management