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The One iPhone 6 Case That Does It All - Lighter, Bottle Opener and Camera Holder

Why settle for an ordinary iPhone 6 case that merely just protects it from falls, scratches and spills when you can have one that goes way beyond the …

The Graphic Canon of Children’s Literature

Imagine Mark Twain’s <i>Tom Sawyer</i> told in <i>Family Circus</i> comic strip style, <i>Alice in Wonderland’s</i> Alice as a rude fat brat with a Valley-girl accent, …

100 Books Everyone Should Read Before They Die

Many of the books are 20th century classics or recent bestsellers — the oldest book on the list is Jane Austen's 1813 masterpiece "Pride and Prejudice." It also spans multiple genres, with adult fiction, nonfiction, children's, and young adult novels such as "The Hunger Games" and "Harry Potter" …

Books

18 Record Stores Every Music Lover Needs To Visit At Least Once

Billboard reported this week that vinyl sales were the only format of music experiencing growth — for the first time ever, digital sales declined.<p>So we wanted to provide a guide for the greatest list of vinyl shops on earth.<p>You may have seen some of these lists elsewhere. But with a couple of …

Michael Stipe

Helpful Infographic Perfectly Pairs Wine with Food

Whether you consider yourself a wine connoisseur or not, you could probably use this infographic to learn a thing or two about the liquid of the gods. How many calories does a typical glass of white wine versus red wine have and, more importantly, which wine should you pair with tonight's dinner? …

Infographics

10 Modern Coloring Books That Aren’t Just for Kids

Who says you have to be a kid to love a good coloring book? Not us, that’s for sure! When we read about <i>Outside the Lines</i>, the latest cool coloring book on the art scene, we knew it was time to round up a whole bunch of modern coloring books for folks who can’t resist a good set of markers filling …

Coloring Book

The 15 Greatest New York Stories Ever Told

These 15 books tell tales of New York in the days of Jewish tenements, the Beatnik Generation, and modern day Upper East Side affluence.<p>We consider these books some the greatest New York stories ever told, as they show the city in all its history, culture, grandeur, and disillusion.<p><i>Have a</i> …

Books

Five over-the-top treehouse hotels

Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, these five wooden creations prove that treehouses are no longer just for kids.<p>Special, secluded and surprisingly luxurious, treehouses are no longer just for kids. Here are five wooden creations for grown-ups to lay claim to.<p><b>Châteaux dans les Arbes,</b> …

Vancouver Island

DIY Whiteboard Wall – Write On Your Walls!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED<p>Read More<p>paint rollers<br>• Whiteboard paint ( 1 qt. per wall )<br>• damp rag ( 1 )<br>• drop cloth ( 1 )<br>• Paint Brush ( 1 )<br>• trays<br>• Painter’s Tape<p><b>Ready to make?</b> Find out how onMr. Kate

DIY

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

For inspirational ceramic tile flooring, look no further than Catalonia.<p>Steven Holl collaborated with craftsmen on every element of this landmark performing arts building.<p>Dive into our essential guides on building-products to help you design your next project.<p>These intricate structures unite …

Architecture

Jay Z has liberated "Oceans," which features Frank Ocean, as a single from Magna Carta Holy Grail: http://pnps.co/185q7wh

Jay-Z Streams 'Holy Grail' Featuring Justin Timberlake

'Magna Carta Holy Grail' track uses a reworked Nirvana refrain<p>In the weeks following the announcement of his new album, <i>Magna Carta Holy Grail</i>, Jay-Z …

Justin Timberlake

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

How To Make Ice Cream Without an Ice Cream Machine: An Easy, Foolproof Method

This method for making ice cream in a bag is very popular with our readers, but honestly, I find it to be a bit of a pain. I think I've found a …

Dessert

27 Songs That Always Sound Better At Night

Let's go for a late night drive, shall we?

The 20 Most Visited Museums In The World

The 2012 Theme Index, produced by Themed Entertainment Association and AECOM, highlights the 20 most visited museums in 2012. The museums hail from the U.S., Europe, and Asia and attracted 98.5 million visitors last year.<p>Six of the top 20 museums are located in London, which is the most …

European Travel

365 Reasons to Party Every Day

<i>In 1949, we printed Esquire's Handbook for Hosts, a guide to eating, drinking, and being merry with friends in your own home. Here, because being a good host is just as important today, we present an except. Read, learn, enjoy.</i><p>There's an excuse to throw a party for every day of the year, and every …

Lafayette

10 Clever DIY Dress Hacks

What’s the best part about summer fashion? You can literally wear a dress every day of the week! If you’ve got a good crop of dresses but are totally bored of them, here are 10 ways to transform them into brand new duds.<p>1. Shoulder-less Shirt Dress: Take an oversized shirt and turn it into a hot …

Clothing

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Library Studies

A Local Shares Her Favorite Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> If you are a Paris Virgin (never been before) I recommend hopping on a segway, via Segway Tours of Paris and taking their three-hour tour. You'll cover some of the key sights in central Paris such as Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde …

France

Never-Before-Seen Photos of The Beatles Shot by Ringo Starr

The world just does not seem to run out of its insatiable appetite for anything Beatles. Nearly 50 years have passed since the four lads from …

Ringo Starr

25 Ultra Local Experiences In Italy

1. Eat sea urchins in Puglia on the shores of San Vito. Throughout April and May sea urchins are in season. During this time, visitors can join locals at eateries, parties and festivals in indulging in this unique delicacy.<p>2. Treat your inner history buff to the Greek influences abundant in …

Italy

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Mount Everest

Quentin Tarantino's PULP FICTION and KILL BILL Connection

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>Oyster

Office for iPhone: Microsoft delivers basic document editing, but no iPad version

A subscription version finally arrives<p>After months of rumors and speculation on Microsoft's Office plans for iOS, the software giant is finally delivering a copy for iPhone today. Office Mobile for iOS will be strictly iPhone-only initially, and Microsoft is only offering access to the application …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …