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The one "fascinating" mind-training exercise Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella practices every day

Satya Nadella, chief executive of Microsoft, seems like the type of CEO who would practice meditation religiously. In interviews and public appearances, he projects a calm, thoughtful vibe, is forever espousing the benefits of empathy and compassion, and often cautions people against the hazards of …

Mindfulness

This Is the Most Popular Chicken Salad Recipe on Pinterest

You guys. <i>You guys</i>. Have you fully embraced the glory of chicken salad in your life? I didn't grow up eating chicken salad and honestly never really …

Cooking

13 Moroccan-Inspired Recipes You Should’ve Tried, Like, Yesterday

Stock up your spice rack and get cooking.<p>If you’re not already cooking Moroccan-inspired food in your kitchen, one taste of the fragrant, fiery, …

Cooking

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Is the Hottest Drink of Summer | Real Simple

Frosé (Frozen Rosé) Recipe<p>How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Pour the rosé into ice cube trays and freeze until solid, 8 hours or overnight.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

Country Lifestyle

17 Korean-Inspired Recipes to Try at Home

Korean food is having a major moment—you can’t open a menu without spotting something topped with kimchi (aka fermented pickled cabbage) and …

Cooking

The Pasta Sauce Hailed as the World's Best Is Surprisingly Easy to Make at Home

Just as Julia Child changed the way Americans felt about French cooking, Marcella Hazan changed the way they felt about Italian cooking. And though …

Nutrition

These Japanese pancakes are inspired by the traditional American breakfast treat, but take it to the next level. Softer and more airy, these XXL …

Breakfast

What’s the Difference Between Tequila and Mezcal?

You may think you know tequila—the star of margs on taco night, the bracing shot preceding a bite of lime, and the essential liquor in the Rolling …

Tequila

Cinco de Mayo: Tequila is Good for Your Bones, According to Science

Bye, milk.<p>There are many reasons to drink tequila. It’s a liquor with a storied history and its very molecular makeup offers key insights in the …

Cinco de Mayo

Thai Peanut Coconut Cauliflower Chickpea Curry

Flavorful Thai peanut coconut cauliflower chickpea curry is packed with bold flavors and plant-based protein. Make this cozy, vegetarian dish in one …

Food

Peruvian-Style Spatchcock Chicken with Creamy Cilantro Sauce

Gently separate the skin of the chicken from the meat with your fingers.<p>Whisk together the soy, sambal, mustard, pasilla/ancho powder, cumin, salt, …

Cooking

Everything You Think You Know About Tequila Is Wrong

Our early Cinco de Mayo gift to you: Knowledge about the spirit that you’re convinced gives you the worst hangovers (it doesn’t)The ballad of a night …

Alcohol

Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines

The Japanese city known for its temples is also filled with under-the-radar shops, cafés, and markets.<p>Japan’s historic cultural capital is known for its interesting mix of traditional arts and an avant-garde scene, according to Lucille Reyboz, cofounder of the Kyotographie photography festival. …

Japan

Experts Say This $45 Bottle of Bourbon Is the Best in the World

The panel behind the World Whiskies Awards — made up of 17 whiskey reviewers, bartenders, spirit industry professionals and former distillers — …

Spices

This Coconut Cauliflower Curry Is a 30-Minute Miracle

Kitchn's Delicious Links column highlights recipes we're excited about from the bloggers we love. Follow along every weekday as we post our …

Spices

The 25 Best Rosé Wines of 2018

5 minute Read<p>With skyrocketing sales and tireless marketing, rosé is a 21st-century American success story. Previous generations of star-spangled …

Wine & Spirits

23 Moroccan-Inspired Meals That Are Everything Your Spice Rack Has Been Waiting For

You’ve probably heard some version of this refrain over and over: To make food taste better without compromising nutrition, spices are key. But if …

Cooking

The Real Difference Between Cool-Climate and Warm-Climate Wine

A lot goes into making the wines you love, but one of the most important aspects is out of the winemaker's control: climate. It's knowing whether you …

Wine & Spirits

How to make authentic paella, from a Spanish executive chef

It’s tough to call anything authentic these days without starting an argument. There’s always someone there to tell you that their way to cook a …

Barcelona

Whisky Hunting: 20 Rare and Incredibly Hard-to-Find Whiskies Worth the Investment

If you’re in tune to the world of spirits (and social media), it’d be impossible to ignore @SingleMaltDaily—an Instagram account and website independently managed by Vancouver-based Nathaniel Ganapathi, who is better known as Nate Gana. Single Malt Daily regularly features images that would …

Whiskey

Korean Fried Chicken—But Even More Addictive

In the past decade, recipes for Korean fried chicken have become a fixture on American menus. Nearly every Korean chef, from David Chang to Judy Joo, has his or her own fantastic version. Seattle chef Rachel Yang serves hers with a spicy peanut brittle; mŏkbar’s Esther Choi has a special-ordered …

Fried Chicken

New galactic map shows the positions and brightness of 1.7 billion stars

Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects<p>This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions of nearly 1.7 billion stars. It’s the most comprehensive catalog of stars to date, and it …

How Japanese Whisky Became the World’s Best

In the eyes of many spirits fans, Scotch is to fine whisky as Champagne is to fine wine—the indisputable best. Yet over the last few years, whisky connoisseurs have become increasingly enamored with whiskies from Japan, many of them similar to single-malt Scotches in their methods and composition, …

These 5 Cheese Plates Are Perfect, So Copy Them Exactly

We did the pairing work for you—all you need to do is buy the cheese.<p>A great cheese plate surprises us, not just in that “I found a new cheese that I love” way, but by transforming how we think about the world of cheese, and ultimately, ourselves. Is this is a ridiculous amount of power to cede to …

Gruyere

A Highly Historic, Incredibly Tasty Food Tour of Manhattan’s Chinatown

New York’s Chinatown is home to some of the best affordable eats in the city — and it also happens to an area rife with history. The neighborhood ideal fodder for a walking tour with both fantastic food and NYC history. Start at the 15-foot bronze statue of Confucius by Taiwanese sculptor Liu Shih, …

The Best Pastries in Paris, According to Top Chefs

It’s been the world’s favorite destination for luscious baked goods since forever. Now the French capital is outperforming even itself.<p>By Kate …

What Your Signature Drink Says About You

While you will likely order many different drinks over the course of your life, there will always be that one you fall back on for comfort's sake. …

15 Exotic Biryanis From In And Around India You Should Know About Before Calling Yourself A Foodie

If <i>biryani</i> is your bae, then this article is for you. Here are scrumptious 15 <i>biryanis</i> that you must try at least once in your life: <b>Kalyani Biryani</b>The …

Biryani

Aryan migration: Everything you need to know about the new study on Indian genetics

The study says some sort of migration did indeed take place into India and that the Indus Valley civilisation is key to all South Asian populations.<p>A …

This Herby, Spicy, Creamy Indian Condiment Will Soon Be Your Favorite

I read somewhere recently that Ina Garten hates cilantro. My heart broke a little when I read that, partly because I absolutely adore her—her cool, unflappable, authentic, just-throwing-this-mindblowingly-irresistable-dish-together style and simple yet elegant recipes—and partly because I grew up …

Chutney