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18 iconic John Lennon quotes and photos for his 75th birthday

AP Photo/Steve Sands John Lennon — legendary singer, songwriter, and co-founder of The Beatles — would have turned 75 years old this Friday.  Though The Beatles disbanded in 1970, after a decade of creating music that made them arguably the most popular band of all time, Lennon would go on to record several solo albums […]

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27 awesome things to do in Chicago this fall

Flickr/Mike WarotNothing beats the quiet of daybreak at The Cloud Gate (aka “the bean”) in Millennium Park Ah, Chicago in the fall. That fleeting moment before the temperature drops below zero and snow blankets the city. Whether you’re a resident or are just passing through on business, it’d be a shame to let the fair season fly […]

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This ‘Volcano House’ in the Mojave Desert is part mid-century marvel, part villainous lair

Zillow Listing50451 Silver Valley Road’s unique shape is modeled after a nuclear generating plant information center. Sitting on top of a 150-foot volcanic cinder cone, this spacecraft-esque home is known as “The Volcano House.”  Public television host Huell Howser was the mid-century property’s last owner. He listed it back in 2009 for $750,000, according to the Los Angeles […]

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10 awesome architectural wonders dedicated to sports

World Architecture FestivalThe London Aquatics Centre’s roof is meant to mimic a wave. The World Architecture Festival is an annual celebration of the most beautifully designed buildings around the globe.  At this year’s festival, held in Singapore in November, the winner of “building of the year” will be selected from a list of 338 designs, 10 of which […]

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Celebrity chef Katie Lee is selling her Hamptons mansion for $6.5 million

Jake Rajs Co-host of Food Network’s “The Kitchen” Katie Lee listed her Southern-style home in Water Mill, New York for $6.5 million.  Built in 2010 and decorated by famed interior designer Nate Berkus, the 6,325 square-foot mansion is homey yet elegant with a backyard made for entertaining.  “The house feels both luxurious and casual, which was important for me for […]

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9 ways you’re cooking your steak wrong, according to the chef of Wall Street’s oldest steakhouse

Courtesy of KB Network NewsBilly Oliva is the chef behind one of Wall Street’s oldest and most popular steakhouses. Few dishes compare to a hunk of juicy steak. And even fewer home-cooked steaks compare to those of your local favorite steakhouse. From fridge to plate, there are a lot of little secrets steakhouse chefs employ. […]

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The 10 best new restaurants in America, according to Bon Appétit magazine

Yelp/Davin L.Want to know what’s next in food? Take a look at the nation’s best new restaurants. Bon Appétit magazine has published its annual “Hot 10 list of America’s Best New Restaurants,” with recently opened eateries in California claiming four spots on the list.  Editors Andrew Knowlton and Julia Kramer curated the initial list of 50 nominees after traveling […]

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15 crazy facts about one of New York’s most exclusive buildings

Flickr/wallygOne West 72nd Street has a fascinating history and a co-op board known for its selectivity. The late-19th-century Dakota building is one of Manhattan’s most mysterious and exclusive residences. Stories of ghost sightings have loomed around the building — located at 72nd Street and Central Park West — for years. But even more intimidating than […]

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Welcome to The Dakota, New York’s most exclusive building haunted by ghosts, murder, and a crazy co-op board

Flickr/wallygOne West 72nd Street has a famously choosy co-op board and fascinating history. The late 19th-century Dakota building is one of Manhattan’s most mysterious and exclusive residences.  Stories of ghost sightings have loomed around the building — located at 72nd Street and Central Park West — for years.  But even more intimidating than its haunted rumors is the Gothic-style building’s picky co-op […]

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20 restaurants that will make you want to book a flight to Spain

MyFoodPrint/FacebookSome of the best paella of your life waits at Barcelona’s Can Majó restaurant. With seven restaurants topping the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, Spain’s gastronomic landscape is on the cutting edge of fine dining.  In cities like San Sebastián, Barcelona, and Seville, food isn’t just an art, it’s a culture. Thanks to the towering influence of the great […]