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For $200,000, You Can Ring in 2017—Twice

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If you’ve got a burning desire to ring in the new year twice, and an extra $200,000 lying around, PrivateFly—a private jet charter company—is offering New Year’s Eve revelers the chance to officially welcome in 2017 twice, with a one-way trip from Sydney to Los Angeles aboard a Gulfstream G650ER, the world’s fastest long-range private jet.

The party kicks off Down Under (so you’ll need to hurry to get there if you’re not already in Australia), where you’ll eat, drink, and say hello to 2017 in Sydney. At 2 a.m., you and up to 17 friends will hop aboard your champagne-stocked private jet (catered food is also included in the price) for the 12-hour flight to Los Angeles, which will take you back in time because of the 19-hour time difference. When you touch down in California, it will be only 7 p.m.—plenty of time to pop another bottle of bubbly and prepare to sing “Auld Lang Syne” for a second time.

Of course, all this partying doesn’t come cheap; the total cost of the experience, regardless of the number of passengers, is $184,750 (which works out to just over $10,000 apiece if you fill up all 18 seats). According to CNN, the opportunity—which was offered last year as well—has yet to find any takers, so you've still got time. There goes that resolution to “save more money” in 2017.

[h/t: Condé Nast Traveler]

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A Hamilton-Themed Cookbook is Coming
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Fans of Broadway hit Hamilton will soon be able to dine like the Founding Fathers: As Eater reports, a new Alexander Hamilton-inspired cookbook is slated for release in fall 2017.

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Called The Hamilton Cookbook: Cooking, Eating, and Entertaining in Hamilton’s World, the recipe collection by author Laura Kumin “takes you into Hamilton’s home and to his table, with historical information, recipes, and tips on how you can prepare food and serve the food that our founding fathers enjoyed in their day,” according to the Amazon description. It also recounts Hamilton’s favorite dishes, how he enjoyed them, and which ingredients were used.

Recipes included are cauliflower florets two ways, fried sausages and apples, gingerbread cake, and apple pie. (Cue the "young, scrappy, and hungry" references.) The cookbook’s official release is on November 21—but until then, you can stave off your appetite for all things Hamilton-related by downloading the musical’s new app.

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Never Buy Drawing Paper Again With This Endlessly Reusable Art Notebook
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Art supplies can get pricey when you’re letting your kid’s creativity run wild. But with an endlessly reusable notebook, you never have to worry about running out of paper during that after-school coloring session.

The creators of the erasable Rocketbook Wave have come out with a new version of their signature product meant especially for color drawings. The connected Rocketbook Color notebook allows you to send images drawn on its pages to Google Drive or other cloud services with your phone, then erase the pages by sticking the whole notebook in the microwave. You get a digital copy of your work (one that, with more vibrant colors, might look even better than the original) and get to go on drawing almost immediately after you fill the book.

An animated view of a notebook’s pages changing between different drawings.

There’s no special equipment involved beyond the notebook itself. The Rocketbook Color works with Crayola and other brands’ washable crayons and colored pencils, plus dry-erase markers. The pages are designed to be smudge-proof, so turning the page won’t ruin the art on the other side even if you are using dry-erase markers.

Rocketbook’s marketing is aimed at kids, but adults like to save paper, too. Break away from the adult coloring books and go free-form. If it doesn’t quite work out, you can just erase it forever.

The notebooks are $20 each on Kickstarter.

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