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I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle

Your smartphone📱is making you👈 stupid, antisocial 🙅 and unhealthy 😷. So why can't you put it down❔⁉️

A decade ago, smart devices promised to change the way we think and interact, and they have – but not by making us smarter. Eric Andrew-Gee explores the growing body of scientific evidence that digital distraction is damaging our minds<p>In the winter of 1906, the year San Francisco was destroyed by …

Psychology

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

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The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

The Silver Lining of Vail’s Bid to Take Over Skiing

When Vail Resorts (VR) announced Monday morning its plan to buy Whistler Blackcomb, the Canadian ski resort, you could almost hear the sound of ten million jaws dropping. It wasn’t Coke buying Pepsi, but to skiers and snowboarders and anyone who follows the balance of snowsports power, it was close.<p>…

Skiing

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Articles about modern home joins storied site pacific ocean on Dwell.com - Dwell

A new home at Sea Ranch, a half-century-old enclave of rugged modernist houses on the Northern California coast, captures the...<p>The Dwell home tours in Los Angeles are an annual highlight and due to popular request, we've brought them to New York for the...<p>Coasting up to Dwell on Design in LA, we …

Architecture

Star Wars: The Force Awakens stumbles in China with $52.6m debut

Disney space opera debuted well behind 2015’s biggest Hollywood films at the world’s second largest box office<p>Star Wars: The Force Awakens scored a record $52.6m two-day opening in China this weekend, but the blockbuster space opera still looks increasingly unlikely to overtake Avatar’s all-time …

Box Office

When President Truman utterly gutted the White House

Gutting the White House<p>Nothing but a thin facade. Literally.<p>May 17, 1950<p>When President Harry S. Truman moved his family into the White House in 1945, …

Siri Tips & Tricks: 21 Useful Things You Can Ask Siri

Whether you’re new to iPhone or have been using your device for a while—there are plenty of Siri tips and tricks you may have never tried. We know Siri has opinions on the meaning of life but what other things can you ask Siri to do? There are plenty of lists on the cool and funny things to ask …

Mota | Gopro Wireless Charger

Mota is a wireless charger for your GoPro! Small enough to fit in your pocket, the MOTA Wireless Charger is the ultimate accessory for any GoPro …

Gear & Gadgets

The 8 Most Versatile Skis of 2016

The big takeaway from our annual ski test in Snowbird, Utah? Versatility now reigns supreme. Hardpack or corduroy, frontside turns or untracked back-bowl powder—these eight skis shine wherever you do.<p>Kastle FX95 HP ($1,199)<p><b>Best For</b>: Doing it all.<p><b>The Test</b>: Two sheets of titanium alloy, a silver fir …

Adventure Travel

Bike Gear for Rainy Days

The old Swedish saying goes that there’s no bad weather, just bad clothes—but the dampness and chill of a Pacific Northwestern autumn can make many a devoted cyclist hang their bike up in the garage until spring. That said, a few carefully chosen items can extend your cycling season for quite a …

Manchester

Secret Apple TV remote controls: Fifteen button combos to power up your viewing!

The 3rd-generation Apple TV is no longer available from Apple, but you can still find it at third-party sellers, and it's still a solid set-top for …

Apple's Indoor Survey App Creates Building Interior Maps Using an iPhone

Apple has quietly released a new iOS app that allows users to map out the interior spaces of a building using just an iPhone.<p>While the apps doesn’t …

Articles about modern weekend ski home on Dwell.com - Dwell

A modernist cabin in British Columbian ski country is the perfect retreat for a family of outdoor adventurers.<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>A metal-and-cedar home rises on farmland in East Tennessee.<p>After a devastating fire, architect …

Architecture

VAT revolt as thousands refuse to show boarding passes to airport shops

A mini-revolution is taking place at airports across the country after retailers were forced to admit that customers are not actually required to show their boarding passes at the till and that those who do are merely helping companies claim back VAT.<p>Thousands of air passengers who had up until now …

Flying

The most significant flight of all time took place 45 years ago

<b>Flight of the Enola Gay,</b> that's a heavy one. And from my friend Christine Negroni: "In 1914, Abram Pheil became the very first passenger on the very first passenger flight, a 23-minute trip from St. Petersburg, Florida to Tampa. Like the 12-second flight of the Wright Brothers eleven years earlier, …

Aviation

World's Largest and Most Expensive Family Home Completed

The “Greenest of All Buildings” was recently completed in Mumbai, India and we couldn’t be more appalled. The Antilia house which unveiled its first …

Jordan Spieth's caddie has made about $867,000 this season, more than 159 PGA Tour golfers

In 19 events so far this season, Spieth has 12 top-10 finishes and five wins, including the Masters and US Open. That has added up to $9.7 million in winnings and $8.7 million on the official Tour money list*. The latter is more than twice as much as anybody else on the Tour this season.<p>Caddies are …

Golf

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

Museums

Where to Eat in Las Vegas

If one thing is certain in the City of Sin, it’s that there will always be a new dining experience. And with a glut of amazing restaurants to choose …

Las Vegas

Alterra beach resort uses shipping containers for private glamping cabins

Alterra Glamping is an all natural resort near the beach in Pinamar, Argentina that combines outdoor relaxation, art and sustainable style. The …

Explore the epic, abandoned Communist headquarters hidden in the Bulgarian mountains

Dubbed the Buzludzha Monument, after the mountain it was built on, the structure became the headquarters for the Bulgarian Communist party. Finished in 1981, it was only used for eight years before it was abandoned when the Iron Curtain fell.<p>While many in the government would like to restore the …

European Travel

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel