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Go Read This Travel Magazine That Focuses on One City for an Entire Issue

Fare is a new publication that's unapologetically nerdy<p><i>Fare</i> is for nerds. Its founder, Ben Mervis, readily admits this; he says that’s why it was …

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5 Simple Exercises To Fix The Damage Your Desk Job Does

It’s been said that sitting is the new smoking, but chances are you’re not giving up your desk job, so here’s how to undo the damage.<p>We go to work hoping our days spent at the office will challenge us professionally, but in reality, living the 9-to-5 (or 6 or 7) desk jockey life can be demanding on …

5 Indian Twists to Make Your Workday Lunches More Exciting

2016 will be our lunch year. So declared Leslie Stephens in a recent article that made my eyes mist.<p>Who <i>isn’t</i> tired of leftovers, takeout, leftover takeout, drive-thrus, and flaccid supermarket salads? <b>I want died-and-gone-to-heaven delicious, quick, easy-to-make, fresh, never-ever-repeated lunches</b> …

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ALBERTINE | Home

Discover the five finalists for the Albertine Prize and vote for your favorite before May 1st!<p>News<p>We are thrilled to announce the return of the …

The Biggest Labor Day Sales You Need To Shop, Right Here

While it may feel like summer is slipping through our hands, there are a few more milestones we still get to enjoy before we have to unpack our …

Aloo Gobi Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> Aloo Gobi (in Hindi: Potatoes Cauliflower) is one of the simplest Indian dishes to cook at home. If I remember correctly, we ate it almost once or twice a week growing up. Though aloo gobi originated in the northern region of Punjab in India, it’s a popular dish across the …

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Smoky Clams for Two Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is a great use of one of my favorite ingredients, smoked paprika—plus, my husband loves it. It's so simple and easy, and delicious when served with some crusty, warm bread and a salad. —Summer of Eggplant<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> The sauce is delicious and the smoked paprika makes …

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Baked Figs With Balsamic and Feta Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This recipe is a vehicle for smushed or overripe figs. It's great on grilled bread, on pasta, or tossed with some crispy greens for a salad. Make sure you talk to your cheesemonger or do some Googling to track down the creamiest feta possible, otherwise it will dry out too much in the …

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Yotam Ottolenghi's Sweet Corn Polenta with Eggplant Sauce Recipe on Food52

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Cherry Almond Torte Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This torte is my new go-to sour cherry dessert. The filling is like tart jam: not too sugary, and not at all runny, thanks to cooking it down a fair amount before adding the cornstarch. The crust, made with part almond flour, is reminiscent of linzer torte. It’s rich and flavorful, …

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Moroccan Beet Greens Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> This is similar to a Moroccan appetizer that is made normally with a green called "Bakoula". I like to use beets in salads, and I save the green leaves for this dish. It reminds me of my grandmother -- may God rest her soul. —Silly Apron<p><b>Food52 Review:</b> One always needs more ways to …

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Lablabi (Middle Eastern Spicy Chickpea Stew) Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> I first came across Lablabi in an article in the Wall Street Journal. Gil Marks (may he rest in peace) also included a recipe in his book, Olive Trees and Honey. It is not too complicated, can be made with canned or dry chickpeas, and is garnished with a variety of piquant garnishes. …

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The Best (and Healthiest) Cup of Coffee: Could It All Be in the Brewing Method?

Steadfast standard drip drinker? French press promoter? Swear by the cold brew trend? These decisions might matter for more than bragging rights. …

Word of Mouth: Addis Ababa

by Jenny Miller<p>Addis Ababa is a capital on the up-and-up. As the gateway to the rest of Ethiopia and its beguiling landscape, Addis is a city of almost constant sunshine and, in recent years, construction dust. Countless hotels, a light rail system and other developments are in the works, but the …

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The Surprising Secret To Model-Worthy Skin

When someone with a flawless complexion gives you skin-care advice, you listen. When that person is a model and the <b>secret to her enviable visage</b> is …

Inside the Newly Renovated United Nations Complex in NYC

The newly renovated United Nations building on the east side of Manhattan is the first update to the building since it opened in 1952. But an update …

Brooklyn's Japanese Textile Mecca.

The first thing Stephen Szczepanek pointed out after I arrived at his 1,200 square foot at the tip of McCarren Park in Greenpoint, Brooklyn was that …

10 Must-See Art Shows Opening This Week - PAPER

On Thursday, October 23, Marina Abramovic opens her first performance piece in a gallery since 2002. The opening is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Sean Kelly Gallery (475 Tenth Avenue) and the work, "Generator," will focus on "nothingness." Visitors will be asked to leave their cellphones, watches etc.-- you …

Fun Maps: A Portrait of NYC Street Smells

Have you ever walked by a particularly strong stench at a street corner and suddenly had the urge to give it a closer smell to really dissect its …

These are the African writers you should be reading right now

<b>(CNN) —</b> Take a moment and think of an African author. Have you got the name in mind? Keep it there for a minute.<p>In years gone by, chances are cultural icons like Nigerian literary giant Chinua Achebe or South African Nobel laureate Nadine Gordimer might have popped straight into your head.<p>But …

Islamic tilings of the Alhambra Palace: teaching the beauty of mathematics

<b>Islamic tilings of the Alhambra Palace: teaching the beauty of mathematics</b><p>By Raymond F. Tennant<p><i>Teachers, Learners, and Curriculum Journal</i>, Vol. 2 …

Un mundo de veranos literarios

Los pasajes de libros relacionados con el estío constituyen una perfecta guía para acceder a la mejor literatura<p>El verano es la manzana del paraíso …

Parlor Coffee Roastery and Tasting Room

by Stephen Varady<p>If simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, Parlor Coffee’s new roastery and tasting room in the Brooklyn Navy Yard offers one the most refined coffee experiences in New York City. Because Parlor is focused on just one thing: making a perfect coffee, which we can attest to since …

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Jeweled Millet Recipe on Food52

<b>Author Notes:</b> The best side dish ever, this will please even your non-healthy friends! Packed with spicy, crunchy chickpeas, nutty almonds and sweet, caramelized onions, this combination transforms millet. If you’re not 100% vegan, eat this with a large spoonful of plain yogurt. —Weird &</b> …

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First Transatlantic “Scent Message” Sends Smell of Paris To New York

The aroma was, well, undeniably smelly.<p>At 11:31 EDT on Tuesday, an email message encoded with the scent of Paris, winged its way across the ether to land in the inbox of a Harvard professor waiting eagerly in a skull-littered basement room in New York’s American Museum of Natural History.<p>The sense …

Grandma Esther’s Oil Cake with Apricots & Pecans

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Cara Eisenpress of Big Girls Small Kitchen shares a cake recipe that doesn't need an ounce of butter.</i><p><i></i><p>The oil cake is a Jewish-American institution. I never thought I’d …

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