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24 Super Clever Kitchen Storage Ideas

Make the most of what you've got.<p>If you can't bring yourself to Kondo the kitchen, it's time to trick out the cabinets, drawers and island with a few space-saving ideas. Rethink the little nooks and niches and you'll have counter space for days.

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Wine Enthusiast Magazine Names America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2013

Wine Enthusiast Magazine's annual August Restaurant Issue, dedicated to presenting America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of the past year, officially …

5 Best West Coast Road Trips

There’s something about warm weather that makes us want to hop in the car and drive into the sunset (preferably in a red convertible). While …

5 Steps to Prepare for an Engagement Photography Session

Engagement photo shoots are often starter projects for beginning photographers. It was one of the first gigs seasoned Jasmine Star got as a …

Landscape Photography

Photos of New York City Inside the Grand Canyon Contrast Emptiness and Density

At the end of 2012, Swiss photographer Gus Petro took a trip to the United States, and was met with a sharp dichotomy. When he visited New York City, …

The 10 Best Chocolatiers in the World

Each chocolatier on our list produces signature melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, be it a single-source dark chocolate bar, a cream- or liqueur-filled bonbon, a praline, fruit dipped in chocolate, a truffle, fudge, or some other sinfully delicious treat. You will never regret indulging yourself with …

An island of sweet surprises: Maui for honeymooners

A Hawaiian honeymoon has all the storybook ingredients to make couples swoon: sherbet-colored sunsets, songbird serenades and palm-tree hammocks shimmying in the trade winds. But the island of Maui has more than a few surprises up its aloha-shirted sleeve, with something unique to offer every type …

Hot Hotel Rooftop Bars to Hit Up This Summer

No matter which major metropolitan area you're visiting for a night of revelry, hotel rooftop bars in America are some of the hippest high-altitude hangouts in the world. There's no need to book a room with a view when you can get the same perspective by ordering a drink.<p><b>PH-D - New York City</b><p>At New …

The Best Weekend Escapes From L.A.

<i>Just because you don't have the luxury of stockpiled vacation days doesn't mean you have to stay within the city limits. There are plenty of fabulous</i> …

Sydney’s hotel bars, back in vogue

From swanky spaces with splendid views to lavish waterholes steeped in history, hotel bars are changing the way the city grooves.<p>Sydney’s bar scene has undergone a serious upgrade, and a gaggle of new hotel bars are changing the way the city grooves. From swanky spaces with splendid views to lavish …

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A guide to the eateries of Greece

Where to eat and drink in Greece? Perhaps the question should be: ‘Where not?’ Greeks live to eat and drink – they dream about it and talk about it at all times of the day. Wherever you go in Greece you might not find accurate clocks, punctual flights or a good cup of tea, but by Zeus you’ll find …

Top 10 Hotels With the Best Views of July 4th Fireworks

Independence Day fireworks are a great American tradition -- so why stay home to watch the festivities? We've compiled a list of the Top 10 Hotels with the Highest "Boom Factor," offering the best vantage points -- from pools and rooftop bars to balconies, beaches and even bathtubs -- to watch the …

Oceania Cruises announces the longest around-the-world voyage in the history -

The swanky cruise line Oceania is all set to launch their first ever Around the World in 180 Days cruise, aboard Insignia. Suitable for the ultimate …

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5 Reasons to Go to Toronto Now

Canada’s largest city has something for everyone. Toronto is home to 2.7 million residents from over 200 cultures, and this diversity is reflected …

Sugar Rush: Max and Mina's Ice Cream in Kew Gardens Hills

There's no shortage of accolades about this outer-outer-boroughs scoop shop, and hey, when you make cream cheese and lox ice cream, you're going to get attention. But <b>Max & Mina's</b> is more than just a whacky ice cream flavor factory. They're a quite solid scoop shop with incredibly generous portions, …

A Brief History of the Flash in Photography (Isn't It Nice Not to Die From Them Anymore?)

Flash is something we take for granted in photography today. Many of our cameras have built in flashguns, there are powerful and incredibly …

Photography

Surfing on Easter Island

Riding the waves on Rapa Nui is as ancient and revered as the island’s renowned stone heads, and can be traced back to the early settlers who sailed here from Polynesia.<p>Known worldwide for the curious stone heads (<i>moai</i>) that sprout up from the earth as if they were craggy hedges, Easter Island – or …

South America

Sport picture of the day: congestion at the Confederations Cup

LinkedIn DNS hijacked, traffic rerouted for an hour, and users’ cookies read in plain text

App.net cofounder Bryan Berg noticed that LinkedIn was DNS-hijacked tonight and that traffic was rerouted to a shady India-based site, www.confluence-networks.com. That’s bad for LinkedIn, but there’s worse news for you.<p>According to Berg, that site does not require SSL (secure sockets layer), which …

Bill Nye the Science Guy brings his smarts to your smartphone

When "Bill Nye the Science Guy" went on the air in 1993, one of the smartest smartphones around was an $899 brick-sized contraption called the Simon Personal Communicator. Today, Simon is ancient history — but Bill Nye's smarts are still circulating, on video, on the Web, and now on the latest …

Ian Young's Cream Cheese Frosting

Top Sweet Zucchini Cupcakes with this frosting, submitted by reader Ian Young of Oakland, California.

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Perfect Seven-Minute Frosting

This cake frosting is named for the length of time it must be beaten in the final stage.

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Chocolate Buttercream Frosting

This recipe, from the How Sweet It Is bakery in New York City, is used to make delicious .

First Look at Salt & Time's Full Menu in Austin, TX

GalleryFirst Look at Salt & Time's Full Menu in Austin, TX<p><b>Ben Runkle and Bryan Butler</b> first launched <b>Salt & Time</b>, Austin's first full-service butcher shop, back in February, sourcing their meat from sustainable Texas ranches and experimenting with a variety of housemade sausages, salumi and …

Chipotle's Steve Ells Sued Over Stolen Momofuku Concept

Chef <b>Kyle Connaughton</b> is suing Chipotle CEO <b>Steve Ells</b> over an alleged scheme to rip off concepts from <b>David Chang's Momofuku</b> empire, reports the <i>New York Post</i>. (As of posting, Eater has not seen the court documents.) Connaughton was hired by Chipotle to help develop their Asian noodle concept …

Life Is Beautiful in Vegas; Qui in Austin's Opening Date

<b>LAS VEGAS</b>— Here's a look at the 43 chefs who will part of the <b>Life Is Beautiful Festival</b> headed to Downtown Vegas Oct. 26-27. And this event has everyone: Scott Conant, Jonathan Waxman, Hubert Keller, Cat Cora, Michael Mina, Chris Cosentino, Rick Moonen, Donald Link, Tom Colicchio, Michael Symon, …

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