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BEHOLD: The Shake Shack Breakfast Sandwich


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Shake Shack breakfast sandwiches could be coming to a Shake Shack near you.

Fans of the Danny Meyer chain have known for years that the company’s two JFK Terminal locations serve amazing breakfast sandwiches. 

Now, Shake Shack has revealed that its new location at Grand Central Terminal will start serving breakfast as well.

The menu will have a sausage egg n’ cheese sandwich, an applewood-smoked bacon egg n’ cheese sandwich, and a simple egg n’ cheese sandwich. The meat versions will cost $4.75 while the meatless egg n’ cheese will cost $3.75.

The sandwiches will be served on the chain’s potato rolls with american cheese and will be available from 7 AM to 10:30 AM on weekdays only.

Shack Shack will also have drip and cold brew coffee, as well as hot breakfast teas.

Keep scrolling for more mouth-watering pictures, and here’s hoping all Shake Shack locations will start selling breakfast.

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How Model Lily Aldridge Trains For The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


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Twenty-nine-year-old Victoria's Secret Angel Lily Aldridge has helped the company sell more than $6.6 billion worth of lingerie

Aldridge is one of the seven Angels who Victoria's Secret will feature most in its annual fashion show which airs Tuesday, December 9.

Vogue Magazine followed Aldridge around in the days leading up to the taping of the show to see how she trained. According to Vogue, Aldridge starts doing 60- or 90-minute workouts three times a week two months before, and in the month before the show, she kicks it up to six days a week.

But Aldridge doesn't just go for a run everyday, she has a circuit of 6 different workouts that she rotates through to make sure she's targeting every muscle in her body. 

Nutrition is just as important as working out. Aldridge starts her morning with a blueberry smoothie.

blueberry smoothie

Aldridge's workouts rotate between morning yoga.


Ballet Beautiful, a workout that "mixes the athleticism and grace of classical ballet with targeted exercises and stretches that sculpt a dancer’s toned, lean physique."

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Resistance training at modelFit training.

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Aldridge reaches for green juices after workouts to refuel.

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And when she's cooking at home, she sticks to fresh lean protein, and roasted vegetables.

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To work in cardio, Aldridge either goes for a good old fashion run.

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Heads to SoulCycle for a private spinning session.

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Or boxes at Gotham Gym.

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The month leading up to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show seems like an exhausting one for Aldridge, and the model tells Vogue that her favorite day of the week is her one day of rest. 

The show airs Dec. 9 at 10 p.m. ET on CBS.

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 Watch the Vogue video here, and head over to Vogue.com to read more.

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5 Classic Cocktails That Everyone Should Know How To Make


Sipping on a well-made cocktail is one of life’s simple pleasures.

But why go to a speakeasy when you can make a perfectly crafted one at home?

Below you'll find five simple, classic recipes for an old-fashioned, a dry martini, a margarita, a mojito, and a Long Island iced tea. Representing a range of liquors and cocktail preferences, these will serve you well at all future parties — just in time for this holiday season.

Drink responsibly.

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Big, Beautiful Photos Of The World's First Underground Park



The world's first underground park is coming, and it's scheduled to open in 2018.

It's called the Lowline, and it will be located in a historic trolley station in the Lower East Side of New York City.

The best part about the Lowline is that it will actually include natural sunlight, using reflectors and fiber optics to pipe sunlight below the ground's surface.

No, this isn't science fiction, it's happening, and it looks incredible.

Here's where the 116-year-old abandoned trolley terminal where the Lowline will be built.

Here's what the trolley terminal looked like in the 1930s. The terminal was officially closed in 1948.

When it's finished in 2018, the Lowline will turn that space into an underground park where people can meet and walk around.

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How To Tip Everyone Who Works In Your Apartment Building This Holiday Season


From the handyman to your superintendent, the staff in your apartment building should all get tips this holiday season.

We spoke with etiquette expert Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick of The Etiquette School of New York to find out more about holiday tipping and gifting

How much you tip can vary based on how long you've been in the building, how important their service was to you, the frequency of the service, and what you gave last year.

And always remember that with building staff, generosity goes a long way.

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Incredible Video Captures First-Ever Wingsuit High-Five


This amazing video captures extreme sports athlete Nathan Jones' high-fiving a cardboard hand while flying at high speed down the side of a mountain. Jones completed the stunt on a mountain in the Alps along with his friend Sam Hardy, who filmed the action from another angle. 

The Project: BASE organization was created by the two friends, who are using their sporting abilities to raise funds to build a water well in Ethiopia.

Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press.

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You Can Boost Your Creativity By Looking At Art


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Something in our brain responds when we look at a painting.

That experience refreshes and changes us. Afterwards we are more creative and open to learning. We are less mentally fatigued.

Our brains are primed for enjoying art.

For longer than we've had the written word, humans have created and stared at images drawn onto walls in the hopes of invoking something — story, awe, remembrance.

Forty thousand years ago, beasts may have been drawn in hopes they'd become more common, or perhaps those images were the work of ancient shamans, trying to account for some mysterious spirit vision.

We don't know exactly why we started doing it but we persist in making and looking at visual art to this day. And while we can only theorize about what inspired us to start making art, modern research helps us understand something about what's going on in our brain when we see it now.

A study published in the June issue of the journal Brain and Cognition looked at the research that neuroscientists have done while scanning the brains of people looking at paintings. In some cases subjects were asked to evaluate the work they looked at, in others they just looked.

Viewing paintings triggered responses in brain regions associated with visual understanding and object recognition, as might be expected, but viewing artwork also was connected to activity associated with emotions, inner thoughts, and learning.


Other research tells us more about how art can change the way we see the world.

In Business Insider's 21-day self-improvement program, one early assignment involves spending time in a museum — but the point of that isn't just to have a fun afternoon.

After visiting an art museum, students show stronger critical thinking skills and are more socially tolerant. Much of the research on this topic involves children or young adults but the benefits are consistent, and other research shows that (more general) arts programs may help older adults keep healthy and stave off cognitive decline, though more studies are needed in the area.

Visiting a museum can relieve mental fatigue and restore the ability to focus in the same way that the outdoors can, according to research from the University of Queensland in Australia — this research wasn't limited to art museums, which is why the assignment doesn't require an art museum specifically.

But in general, going to a museum is a novelty-seeking venture, which triggers your brain to be open to learning. Not only does this provide long lasting cognitive benefits, it's also connected to one of the Big 5 personality traits— openness to experience. This is the trait most associated with creative achievement.

Exposing ourselves to art, this thing that has been a part of human experience for thousands of years, has effects on us.

Writing for the National Endowment of the Arts, Brain Pickings founder Maria Popova described this phenomenon as "the power to transcend our own self-interest, our solipsistic zoom-lens on life, and relate to the world and each other with more integrity, more curiosity, more wholeheartedness."

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Photos From This Year's Outrageous Victoria's Secret Fashion Show


lily aldridge victoria's secret fashion show The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show airs tonight at 10 p.m. on CBS.

The show was filmed in London this year, and we have the photos. 

Models Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, and Candice Swanepoel were all featured in the show. Taylor Swift also performed. 


Angel Behati Prinsloo opened the show, which was held in London this year.

The "Gilded Wings" segment featured glittery designs.

Here's French model Cindy Bruna.

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Meet The Homeless Bodybuilder Who Gets Ripped On The Streets Of Paris



Frenchman Jacques Sayagh has found a novel way to make sure he never misses a workout.

Rather than travel long distances to a gym at ungodly hours, the 50-year-old bodybuilder works out right next to his "home" – on the streets of Paris.

"I don't want to live in a small apartment," he says in the video above, which has gone viral since it was uploaded to YouTube last week. "People do not understand why I sleep on the floor, but I never feel cold."

Homeless BodybuilderThe short film, made by director Julien Goudichaud, documents Sayagh's daily workout routine. He does push-ups on the pavement, pull-ups using belts suspended from lampposts, and bicep curls using bungee ropes attached to railings.

Shots of his stretch of street show that he lives with his dog, various bits of workout apparatus, and tubs of creatine powder.

"Bodybuilders are futurists, they dare everything," explains Sayagh, who competes in bodybuilding contests despite a diseased liver from his days of alcohol abuse. "It's a world that I like."

Sayagh says that a simple motivation propels him to work out, even when Paris's streets are at their very coldest. "I have grandchildren. I don't want them to think that their grandfather is an asshole. I want them to be proud of me, that's all I want."

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The 35 Best Cities For Young Adults


austin texas sixth streetA number of factors go into choosing a new city to call home — affordability, quality of life, and availability of jobs are some standard things that young people take into account when considering a move. 

Still, there are some elements of city living that many surveys don't address. How much would a pint of beer in San Francisco cost? Are there a lot of coffee shops in Pittsburgh? Could I go see a concert in Dallas? 

News organization Vocativ just released its second Livability Index, which ranks the 35 best US cities for people under 35. It based the ranking on traditional data, like unemployment rates and average rent, but also included "softer" data points that would be relevant to people in their 20s and 30s. 

Cities were chosen based on a number of factors, including youngest population, most single people, lowest average rent, and cheapest gas, electricity, food, and public transportation. Vocativ also factored in the availability of coffee shops, cheap takeout restaurants, and music venues per capita, as well as the prices of beer, cigarettes, and marijuana.

#35 Garland, TX

This Dallas suburb has sunny weather, little crime, and affordable housing and gas.

A relatively new transit system can bring you into the city with ease.

Source: Vocativ Livability Index

#34 Fort Wayne, IN

Everything is cheap here, from the apartments in converted buildings to the groceries and gas. A bottle of domestic beer will only cost you $3 in a Fort Wayne bar, though this Midwestern city isn't known for its entertainment options.

Source: Vocativ Livability Index

#33 Baton Rouge, LA

This college town has lots of singles under the age of 35, and the energy industry supplies lots of jobs to recent grads. Gas is very cheap, and a cab costs less here than in any other city on the index.

Source: Vocativ Livability Index

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Meet The 4-Year-Old Fashion Prodigy Who Just Designed An Entire Collection For J. Crew



A 4-year-old fashion prodigy is designing an entire line of kids' clothing for J.Crew.

The young designer, whose name is Mayhem, caught the attention of J.Crew executives with her fashion blog, which is run with the help of her parents. 

MayhemJ.Crew executive creative director Jenna Lyons emailed Mayhem's parents in February to ask if the 4-year-old would be interested in working for the retailer. 

Mayhem"I remember reading the email and being certain it was a set up," Mayhem's mother, Angie Keiser, wrote in a blog post. "As in, it’s probably some kind of wicked virus that if I reply to it, my laptop will explode or at the very least melt before my eyes."

MayhemWithin a matter of weeks, Mayhem was flown to New York City from her native Ohio, where she sat on the floor of a J.Crew office with paper, tape, glue, crayons and beads (some of her favorite design materials) and got to work. 


"Then they sprinkled their magic J.Crew fairydust on it and turned paper into fabric," Keiser wrote. "And when it was time to go, Mayhem cried. Because she didn’t want to leave."

MayhemJenny Cooper, the head of design for Crewcuts, J.Crew's kids line, said Mayhem was meticulous with her designs. 

"When we met with Mayhem for the first time we were really curious to see how she would work and were amazed to watch this barely four-year-old girl start meticulously folding the pleats on a skirt and placing stones very specifically and carefully on a top she had just fashioned around herself," she told Forbes. "She has such an inventive and creative personality that really resonated with us."MayhemMayhem rose to Internet fame earlier this year for modeling construction-paper versions of red carpet looks on her mother's Instagram account, which now has more than 432,000 followers.


Mayhem's J.Crew collection will be available in summer 2015. 


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Look Inside New York City's Swanky Carlyle Hotel, Where Will And Kate Are Staying For Thousands Of Dollars A Night


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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge took the Big Apple by storm this week, and while they were here they stayed at one of the city's most exquisite and refined hotels — The Carlyle — on the Upper East Side (76th Street and Madison Avenue to be exact.)

The hotel boasts huge, fancy suites, a spa, a state-of-art fitness center, and tons of amenities, as well as a rich history and a long list of honored guests who once roamed the halls.

Take a look inside The Carlyle, a Rosewood hotel, to find out what makes it fit for a prince and princess.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in New York at about 4:30 p.m. Sunday evening and were taken to their hotel, The Carlyle on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

The hotel is located steps from Central Park.

The Carlyle has been the hotel of choice for a long line of dignitaries, ABC News points out. William's mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, is among those who have stayed at the hotel.

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This Animated Map Shows How European Languages Evolved


The origin of Indo-European languages has long been a topic of debate among scholars and scientists.

In 2012, a team of evolutionary biologists at the University of Auckland led by Dr. Quentin Atkinson released a study that found all modern IE languages could be traced back to a single root: Anatolian - the language of Anatolia, now modern-day Turkey.

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23 Craft Distilleries Every Liquor Lover Should Know


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American craft distilleries are getting attention both here as well as across the pond.

Back in August, The New York Times published an article about how boutique American spirits — from vodka to whiskey — are spreading around the globe.

Small craft distilleries are producing some of the most complex and well-executed spirits on the market that are all mashed, distilled, and bottled by hand on-site.

We spoke with Pamela Wiznitzer, a bartender and mixologist at New York bar, The Dead Rabbit, about the American craft distilleries that every liquor lover should know and try.

Keep reading to see her picks (listed here in alphabetical order).

Did we miss one of your favorites? Add it in the comments!

Bainbridge Organic Distillery

Located: Bainbridge Island, Wash.

This father-and-son team (the descendants of a bootlegger, no less) makes whiskey, gin, and vodka from scratch with certified organic products. 

Bainbridge Organic Distillers organic vodka has won numerous awards, and is full-flavored with a hint of sweetness.


Boyd & Blair

Located: Glenshaw, Pa.

Boyd and Blair small-batch vodka is distilled using locally grown potatoes. Every batch is literally made by hand, from mashing the potatoes to sealing and signing the bottles.

Since it started in 2005, the company has received numerous accolades for its vodka. They only use the best part of the alcohol (often called the “heart”), which makes it smooth and smell great.

Charleston Distilling Company

Located: Charleston, S.C.

Charleston Distilling Company. uses South Carolina-grown corn, rye, wheat, and millet  in all of their products, and mash and distill everything on-site.

The team at Charleston makes vodka, gin, and bourbon-barrel gin in small batches.

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The Best Diet Hack Will Save Your Wallet And Your Waistline



Some people swear by a paleo diet, others by Weight Watchers, Atkins, or South Beach.

People can lose weight on these diets, but there's a good reason why picking the "best" one is confusing — none of them really work better than another.

This may sound like good news, but following diet programs can be confusing, limiting, and expensive. Plus, people frequently put on weight again once they stop their program.

Fortunately, there is a solution that research says leads to healthier eating and greater life satisfaction. And it's something that can easily be kept up for the rest of one's life without ever becoming boring.

The key is learning how to cook real food.

Cooking at home "solves everything," according to bestselling cookbook author and James Beard Foundation Leadership Award winner Mark Bittman.

By that he means that if everyone started cooking or eating home-cooked meals instead of pre-made food, we'd take serious steps towards dealing with the obesity epidemic and the environmental catastrophe caused by our processed and fast food heavy food industry.

In Business Insider's 21-day self-improvement program, one of the final assignments is to cook an ambitious dinner using unprepared foods. "Ambitious" simply means challenge yourself — it doesn't have to be complicated, you can cook a quality meal with a few cheap easily available ingredients in less than half an hour.

The reason we advocate unprepared or "real food" — nothing processed or preserved or that comes prepared and just has to be heated up — is that it's the best way to eat well. Eating things that aren't pre-prepared eliminates concerns about trans fats, excess salt (most of our sodium comes from processed food), or hidden sugar — which appears in shocking quantities in pre-prepared foods like salad dressing and tomato sauce.

So, aside from the fact that cooking helps people avoid processed food, why else is it worth it?

A few benefits:

  • People who cook at home eat healthier meals. A report from the US Department of Agriculture found that families who eat at home consume fewer calories, fewer unhealthy fats, and less cholesterol. While it's still possible to cook unhealthy food at home, cooking gives people more control over what they eat — the best plan is to buy good options at the grocery store in the first place.
  • People who cook at home save money. Despite claims by some that junk food is cheaper, evidence doesn't bear that out. Multiple tests show that eating at home is cheaper than buying pre-made food.
  • People who cook at home enjoy their food more. Researchers at Johns Hopkins University have found some evidence that working for a meal can make it more satisfying and even tastier.

By taking control of your meals you can focus on the one "diet" that researchers find successful: eating real food. You'll also save money, get healthier, and enjoy your food more.

Bittman makes the argument that even though it may seem like cooking takes a while, many meals can be made quickly — an argument he backs up with his newly published book "How to Cook Everything Fast."

At the James Beard Food Conference in October, he said that the best part about learning to cook is that it's enjoyable.

That seems like as good a reason as any to give it a shot, but if you need more, Bittman gave a great explanation to Edible Manhattan. "Cooking real food is the most radical thing that we can do for our diets because it does more to improve and sustain health than any trendy diet ever could and because it allows people to find answers about their diets in their own kitchens," he told the magazine. "It also takes power away from the giant food corporations and restaurant chains that have so much of it, and puts us back in control over what goes into our bodies."

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Here Are The Shoes You Need For Every Style Of Pants


shoes, crockett and jones, skyfall, shoemakingLet's not kid ourselves — it's pretty hard to match the right pair of shoes to your pants.

So we've put together the list for you, using the help of guide posted earlier.

Never look like a schlub again.

(You're welcome.)

When You're Wearing Shorts

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If you're wearing shorts, you should keep your shoes casual. Sperrys and other boat shoes are generally the go-to option. You can also go for casual sneakers like Vans or Supergas — and if you are so inclined, feel free to go for a brighter color here. Last, men's espadrilles are a good choice, too. They're breathable and light so they're best for a really hot day.

Sperry Top-Sider Men's Authentic Original Boat Shoes — Price: $44.99 to $95.00

Vans Classic Authentic Men's Sneaker (white) — Price: $34.04 to $69.98

Bright Colored Superga Sneakers — Price: $24.99 to $81.25

TOMS Men's Classic Rope Slip On — Price: $35.60 to $99.99

When You're Wearing Jeans

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Sometimes you need to dress up your jeans, and other times you can go super casual. If it's the former, then get yourself some oxfords. But if you're doing the whole jeans-and-tee shirt thing, high top sneakers or even some printed sneakers work.

Bass Men's Buckingham Oxford — Price: $62.50 to $113.94

New Balance Men's 574 Classics Running Shoe — Price: $74.95 to $133.73

Eastland Men's Falmouth Four Eye Camp Oxford — Price: $49.99 to $94.95

Converse Men's Chuck Taylor All Star Hi Sneaker
Price: $34.95 to $162.76

When You're Wearing Casual Chinos

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When it comes to casual chinos, you generally want to stay towards the camp mocs and penny loafers genre. Chukkas are also a solid option — but don't try and buy some weird color. Occasionally, if you're in a particularly casual setting, some sort of basic sneakers are a nice option too. We recommend navy colored ones, as navy pairs nicely with the casual chino.

Eastland Men's Yarmouth One Eye Camp Moc — Price: $55.99 to $99.95

PUMA Suede Classic Sneaker — Price: $27.99 to $88.00

Sebago Men's Wicklow Penny Oxford — Price: $79.97 to $135.00

Clarks Originals Men's Desert Boot — Price $39.99 to $149.00

When You're Wearing Dress Trousers

Screen Shot 2014 12 10 at 9.53.23 AMEvery man needs a good pair of shoes for dress trousers — these are for your more dressed up occasions. Now in this case, you should stay far, far away from sneakers and other casual types of shoes. There are lots of different options you can go with — it just depends what you prefer.

And if you're looking for monkstraps, we recommend staying away from the single-strap and tripe-strap options.

Cole Haan Men's Lionel Longwing Oxford Dress Shoe — Price: $189.98 to $239.99

Florsheim Men's Castellano Wingtip Oxford — Price: $89.99 to $125.00

Donald J Pliner Men's Belen Monk Strap Flat — Price: $189.95 to $199.99

Church's Medallion Cap-Toe Brogues — Price: $545.99

Barneys New York Plain Toe Blucher — Price: $495.00


Screen Shot 2014 12 10 at 9.59.06 AMAnd finally, for suits. Sort of similar to the dress trouser situation, however when it comes to suits and work situations, it's best to err on the side of conservative.

Saks Fifth Avenue Wholecut Leather Balmoral Shoes — Price: $478.00

Barneys New York Cap Toe Balmoral — Price: $295.00

Church's Edgware Cap-Toe Balmorals — Price: $535.00 

Barneys New York Perforated Cap Toe Balmoral — Price: $495.00

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Over $18 Million Worth Of Classic Cars Were Found In A 100-Year-Old French Barn


Ferrari 250 GT California SWB et Maserati A6G 2000 berlinetta Grand Sport Frua , Collection Baillon © Artcurial

Every car collector's dream is uncovering an amazing barn filled with perfectly preserved classic cars.

And for two "motorcar specialists" from auction house Artcurial Motorcars, that dream became a reality.

In rural western France, 60 collectors' automobiles were tucked away in makeshift, cast-iron cages and underneath outbuildings. They had been rotting away for at least 50 years.

So okay, they weren't exactly in pristine condition.


"This sort of thing doesn’t happen often enough," Matthieu Lamoure, managing director of Artcurial Motorcars, said in a press release. "In our jargon, we speak about 'barn finds' as cars that are intact, that have remained untouched for years, and are found again. I have to say that when we arrived here, we found ourselves overcome with emotion."

The cars were collected by French transportation mogul Roger Baillon, who fell on hard times in the '70s and had to sell his car collection.

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But, classic car lover that he was, Baillon couldn't simply sell all of his cars. He tucked away some of his collectibles in the barn in France, and they were subsequently forgotten about.

Needless to say, time, dust, and rust took their toll on these cars, some of which have become barely recognizable, like the Hispano Suiza H6B cabriolet Millon Guiet below. 

Hispano Suiza H6B cabriolet Millon Guiet, Collection Baillon © ArtcurialHere's what that same car might have looked like in its heyday.

Hispano Suiza 1924 H6B Million Guiet carMany of the cars in this find could be too far gone for authentic restoration, but they may still find a buyer. For instance, chances are this Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport Coupé Saoutchik could never return to its former glory.

Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport coupé Saoutchik, Collection Baillon © ArtcurialBut you never know — with a great mechanic and a new paint job, perhaps the car could be restored with new parts:

1950 Talbot_Lago T26Even though they are rusted out, all these old cars have a classic beauty that still shines through, like this Talbot Lago T26 Cabriolet Saoutchik ex Roi Farouk. 

Talbot Lago T26 cabriolet Saoutchik ex Roi Farouk, Collection Baillon © ArtcurialAnd there are still a number of highlights in the collection, including a 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spyder, which was found buried under a stack of magazines, as well as a 1956 Maserati A6G Gran Sport Frua, which is one of only three ever made.

Estimates for the sale of the Ferrari model alone could reach $14.74 million. It's considered one of the most expensive classic cars in at action, and is one of only 37 that were produced. 

Ferrari 250 GT California SWB, Collection Baillon © ArtcurialThis is what that same Ferrari could look like once fully restored.

RTX5TVTAnd here's a similar model Maserati to give you an idea of what it will look like after an extensive restoration process. The found Maserati is one of only three made in the world and is expected to fetch $1.5 million.

1956_Maserati_A6G_frAll the salable cars will be auctioned off in Paris next February by Artcurial.

Talbot Lago T26 Grand Sport coupé Saoutchik, Photo Remi Dargegen © Artcurial

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15 Gifts The Modern Lady Should Give Everyone In Her Life


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The modern lady knows how to hustle, so chances are, you've already got the holidays under control.

But there's always that one person in your life who's tough to shop for – the dad who never asks for anything, or the new friend you only met this year.

Fear not, ladies. We're here to inspire. Business Insider made a list of unique, useful gifts for everyone in your life.

Go check them out.

For Mom – a personal foot sauna.

Forget manicure sets, this is a whole new level of pampering.

This at-home foot sauna is made from Canadian red cedar and features a low-voltage heater with custom heat settings. And it's super compact, so Mom can relax with it stretched out in front of the TV or with a book in bed.

Price: $195

For Dad – dapper English gloves.

Dad is tough but he still needs a good pair of winter gloves. Deck him out with these hand-cut, custom made, English leather gloves.

They come in a variety of colors to suit his wardrobe and you can choose to line them with wool, silk, cashmere, lamb, or rabbit fur.

Price: £65 ($101.56)

For your partner – a special shave kit for the holidays.

Here's a little TLC for your man's skin during the cold winter months.

This winter-themed shave kit from Viktor & Rolf will leave him smelling like pepper, cinnamon, saffron, and tobacco. It includes eau de toilette, after shave, and a new Spicebomb razor.

Price: $125

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Science Says This Is The Key To Holding On To A Happy Relationship


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If you're looking for a relationship that's strong, positive, and long-lasting, there's a simple way to start making it a reality — gratitude.

Regularly taking a moment to stop and show your partner you're thankful for her small acts of kindness — be they taking out the trash or fixing your computer — can make both of you feel more satisfied and strengthen your relationship.

Psychologists didn't start systematically studying gratitude— let alone its impact on romantic relationships— until the early 2000s. Before then, most of the research in the field focused on negative emotions and the problems that either produced or stemmed from these feelings.

But a decade of social science research suggests that partners who show they care about the little things activate a two-way feedback system that helps both members of a relationship feel closer and more fulfilled.

The Power Of Thanks

Two psychologists, University of California, Davis’ Robert Emmons and University of Miami's Michael McCullough spearheaded most of the early research on gratitude's effects.

In one of of their studies, the researchers had volunteers keep weekly journals in which they wrote about particular topics. One group wrote about major events that had happened that week. Another group wrote about hassles they'd experienced. The last group wrote about things they were grateful for. Ten weeks later, those in the gratitude group reported feeling more optimistic and more satisfied with their lives than those in any of the other groups. They also reported fewer physical symptoms of discomfort, from runny noses to headaches, and exercised more.

Years later, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill psychologist Sara Algoe took those same feelings of gratefulness and studied how they might affect not just one person, but couples in romantic relationships. For her study, Algoe also had couples keep a diary (just like Emmons and McCullough had). Instead of recording anything they felt grateful for, however, Algoe had her participants list things their partner had done that made them feel grateful, along with how each act of kindness made them feel. Participants also kept track of kind acts they directed toward their partner, and how those made them feel.

Over the course of 1,768 days of reports, participants reported that their partner did something thoughtful for them nearly 700 times, while they reported doing something thoughtful for their partner slightly less often (601 times). But there was a sad twist: Nearly half of the attempted acts of kindness went undetected by the other person. What mattered, it turned out, wasn't how often someone in the relationship did a thoughtful thing — it was how grateful the partner reported feeling about it.

Volunteers were more connected to their partners and more satisfied with their relationship on the days when they reported feeling more grateful for their partners' acts of kindness. And those feelings of gratitude — more important than any acts of kindness alone — lasted into the following day.

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Couples who took a moment to show they cared about their partner's efforts got a temporary mood boost. But showing gratitude, it turns out, can also have a lasting impact on relationships.

In a series of studies, University of California, Berkeley psychologist Amie Gordon found that the more grateful couples were, the more likely they were to still be in the relationship nine months down the road.

Gordon's research had one crucial caveat, though: Expressing gratitude isn't confined solely to saying "thank you" for a kind deed. Being grateful, she writes in a blog post for Psychology Today,is about feeling lucky to have a caring partner in the first place. "My definition of gratitude includes appreciating not just what your partner does, but who they are as a person. You're not just thankful that your partner took out the trash — you're thankful that you have a partner who is thoughtful enough to know you hate taking out the trash."

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The Bottom Line

Happy couples can make it seem like it all comes naturally, but in reality any strong, quality relationship requires a hefty amount of work. If you want to make your relationship stronger — and you're willing to put in the effort — gratitude itself can help you and your partner feel happier and more connected.

All of this is based on the idea that gratitude itself can generate more positive thinking. Recent research, including dozens of studies done in individuals and couples, appears to back up this notion. Of course, while gratitude can be used to help strengthen a healthy relationship, it shouldn't be used as a means of justifying staying in an unhealthy one.

Gratitude is contagious, Gordon's research found. It produces a cascade of feelings and behaviors, many of which also happen to be critical to strengthening a relationship. When you actively think about your partner's caring qualities, you begin to think about how much he or she means to you.

Partners who regularly think of each other as valuable and important, it turns out, behave in ways that reflect those feelings.

Imagine stopping for a moment to think about the last time your girlfriend took care of you when you were sick. The next time she says something to you, you might listen more carefully, either because you want to return the favor or because you've actively made yourself aware of how important she is to you.

Either way, she'll likely notice, and she'll feel more appreciated as a result.

When someone feels appreciated by their partner, they in turn appreciate the partner more too, creating something of a happy cycle. In long-term relationships, it's those simple behaviors that can make all of the work worthwhile.

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