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Your summer reading list, provided by Bill Gates

Americans are gearing up for summer vacation, which for Microsoft cofounder and famous bookworm Bill Gates means loading up the suitcase with books. The philanthropist and ardent reader has issued his annual summer reading list. This year his recommendations for beach reads touch on some of Gates’ …

Books

The incredible food you can sample at the return of North America’s largest Asian-style night market

Salivating fans of tornado potatoes, dragon’s beard candy and super-pungent stinky tofu will be flocking to the city just south of Vancouver, British Columbia this month for the 11 May opening of the annual Richmond Night Market.<p>An easy rapid transit hop from downtown Vancouver – then a five-minute …

North America

These sleek cases are like leather gloves for your MacBook

<i>This post is presented by Harber London.</i><p>MacBooks are workhorse machines, but they’re also luxury items. The consideration that goes into their design and form is just as much a reason for owning one as their performance. So when you get a case — and you should definitely get a case — you should be …

Men's Fashion

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

Texas Hill Country Day Trip: Wimberley | Austin Insider Blog

While visitors never need a reason to leave Austin, sometimes it is nice to escape the big city for a little Texas Hill Country magic. Just an hour …

Wineries

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

This incredible meat thermometer is finally at a reasonable price

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Shopping

Austin's 9 most sophisticated wine spots have us raising a glass

Yeah, yeah, we've heard it before. Austin is a boots and denim town that doesn't much buy into all that fancy talk about grapes. Then why is every …

The three watches every man should own

Sure, a collection is a mighty thing, but when it comes down to it, there are only three types of watch every one of us needs to have<p>Everyone knows …

The best sous vide machines and cooking devices according to Amazon reviews

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

The 15 Best Netflix Documentaries You Need To Stop Skipping Over

You always see them on Netflix, now it's time to watch them.

Entertainment

Stephen Hawking Was an Atheist. Here’s What He Said About God, Heaven and His Own Death

For more than 50 years, death was a poignant part of Stephen Hawking’s remarkable life.<p>The physicist, who died Wednesday at age 76, wasn’t expected …

Faith

Before You Go to Tokyo, Learn These Etiquette Tips

But if you stick your chopsticks straight into your rice, you're on your own.<p>Welcome to Tokyo. You've probably traveled a long way to get here, you want to have a good time, and—most importantly—you’re hungry.<p>But the language barrier for tourists is real, and when the culture is also not your own, …

Japan

Tips To Maximize Your SmugMug Account

My workflow has relied on SmugMug starting back in March of 2008, and after a decade of use, my organization was a disaster. In that ten-year span, …

Tutorials

Whiskey Lovers, Here's Why You Should Be Drinking Cognac Instead

It’s a craft product that can be imitated, but not replicated anywhere else in the world.<p>Put that whiskey down. I’ve got something better.<p>For years, …

Whiskey

Best Napa Valley Wineries to Visit

The best Napa Valley wineries to visit feature a tasting room in a cave, artisanal cheese pairings, on-site sommeliers and more <i>—Megan Krigbaum (with</i> …

Best Wineries to Visit in Temecula Valley

Temecula Valley, within an hour’s drive of San Diego, Palm Springs or Orange County, bills itself as Southern California’s Wine Country. Though it …

2017’s 25 best California wines for $25 and under

Bedrock Zinfandel California Old Vine 2015 ($25): Though it’s only a decade old, this Sonoma-based winery has already made a big impression by …

This Is the Best Sous Vide Machine We've Ever Used

And it's the perfect gift for the kitchen explorer in your life.<p>I’ve been sous videing everything lately. That’s not an exaggeration. Everything. Pork belly. Chicken breast. Beef short ribs. Salmon fillets. It’s all good. And I’m using the best sous vide machine in the game (so far), the Chefsteps …

Sous

How to make a custom ringtone for your iPhone, with GarageBand on iOS

With the latest version of iTunes, Apple buried the interface for making ringtones on the Mac. It’s still possible but a lot more cumbersome to manage.<p>A little-known secret is that you can actually make custom alert ringtones for iOS on your iPhone itself, using GarageBand. Here’s how.<p>This feature …

New Singles

A Smart Coffee Cup? It’s More Useful Than It Sounds

The Ammunition-designed mug lets you choose the exact temperature you’d like your coffee to remain for hours.<p>It’s a chilly Sunday morning. You pour yourself a cup of tea, curl up in a cozy blanket, grab a book, read a few pages, and take a sip only to find that it’s gone cold. This letdown is …

Decoding Amarone: Inside Italy’s Most Idiosyncratic Red Wine

Barolo, Barbaresco, Brunello di Montalcino, Amarone della Valpolicella. It’s not difficult to pick out the black sheep of Italy’s iconic reds. A …

Pholio: A Hard Drive to Rescue Your Photos from Digital Limbo

Pholio is a hard drive that is able to collect all of your photos and videos from multiple devices into one place and then index them using modern …

Mobile Photography

10 Must-Have Experiences in Quebec

Discover awe-inspiring culture, a hip food scene, and natural beauty just begging to be explored.<p>Quebec encompasses one-sixth of Canada’s entire land area from arctic tundra to fertile lowland plains (now abundant with vineyards and specialty farms) to the ski-resort-studded Laurentides, the …

Farm-to-table

Staresso Portable Espresso Maker

Staresso is an award-wining and handy portable espresso machine. The mini coffee maker is designed for the coffee lover on the go, brew a perfect cup …

12 high-design wineries across the U.S.

Savor some architecture this fall<p>Fall has officially arrived in the U.S., and for much of the country that means leaf peeping, cool nights, and crisp mornings. It’s also peak grape harvest season at U.S. wineries—and a perfect time to visit a vintner.<p>From the Russian River to the Texas Hill …

LEGO Architecture Studio includes 1,200-pieces + 272-pages of designs for $113

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the LEGO Architecture Studio 21050 Building Block Sets for <b>$113.29 shipped</b>. Also at Toys R Us. For comparison, it …

Lego

20 Wines for Under $20: Weeknight Pleasures for Relaxed Evenings

The requirements for weeknight cooking are easy to understand, but weeknight wine? It’s a bit more conceptual.<p>The last thing anyone wants after a long day of work is to put in another few hours over a cutting board and stove. But where is the labor in opening a bottle? It is the wine inside that …

Wine

Skip the Tasting Room: These Napa Wineries Pour Old Vintages Just for You

Far Niente and Nickel & Nickel have created unique, exclusive tasting experiences.<p>For the first time, two of Napa Valley’s favorite boutique …

My favorite smart suitcase charges your phone, weighs itself, and will never get lost

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Raden Traveling is usually done for leisure, but the process of actually getting to your destination can be an immense hassle — especially …