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The Difference Between 'Dating' Material and 'Travel the World With' Material

I suck at dating. I'm not cutey, or flirty, or seductive. I won't giggle and agree with everything you say, and I'm not afraid to make it known that I have big dreams, and live a bit of an unconventional life, that I f*cking love.<p>I'm not the always-sweet, always-pretty, "Sugar and Spice and …

Fukunaga stuns with powerful 'Beasts of No Nation'

That's why Cary Joji Fukunaga's "Beasts of No Nation" is such a special creation. It evokes the grim misery of war and the plight of these boys while making the experience of watching it almost poetic. It's not exploitative. It's not sentimental. It doesn't cheekily dare you to look (or look away). …

The 21 greatest travel books of all time

From the classics to more modern stories, there are plenty of travel books out there to feed your wanderlust.<p>We've rounded up some of the best stories out there, written by authors who have traveled across America, Africa, Asia and more.

Seahawks fans started a GoFundMe to break up Ciara and Russell Wilson

We've already explained how the love triangle between Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, rap demigod Future and R&B singer Ciara is the NFL …

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'Gotham' Season 2 could be the ridiculous live-action cartoon we deserve

There are really only three things you need to know about Fox's <i>Batman</i> prequel <i>Gotham</i>:<p>1. Season 1 was pretty bad.<p>2. Season 2 still isn't good.<p>3. But …

Nobody's Happy About the Concordia Captain Conviction in Italy

Both the prosecution and defense are appealing in the case of the Italian captain convicted earlier this year of the 2012 shipwreck of the Costa …

Beauty of the Balkans: a perfect weekend in Kotor

The prettiest and best-preserved town in Montenegro, Kotor wears its elaborate fortifications like tough, spikey armour; yet behind the city walls lies a disarming core of piazza-fronting churches, cobbled arteries and quirky shops – all in the embrace of one of Europe’s most spectacular bays. …

European Travel

We went drinking and singing with Josh Groban at a Broadway piano bar

A small crowd of about 12 is sitting at tables in a tiny piano bar, singing in unison as the pianist in the center of the room plays a jubilant …

Celine Dion

These Perfectly Serene Beach Hotels Cure All Our Summer Cravings

Summer travel prices are looking affordable, so it's time to make a beeline for the beach.<p>Thank goodness someone has done the hardest work for us. Hotel booking database Booking.com analyzed thousands of its reviews to find the best accommodations within 50 meters of a beach. The spots range from a …

The 'Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck' scene you weren't supposed to see

Even if you aren’t obsessed with Nirvana, <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i> is required watching. It’s perhaps the greatest biographical film ever made …

Oregon May Just Be The Most Stunning State In America. Here's Proof.

You can wander the whole United States, but you won’t find any place quite like Oregon. This coastal paradise is chock-full of lakes, mountains, rivers and valleys that blossom with life in spring and turn blazing colors in fall. You can hike, bike, snowboard, canoe, zip line or row along trails, …

6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

The World's Most Epic Hotel Pools

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From rooftop sensations to saltwater stunners, the pools are the main attraction at these extraordinary resorts around the world.<p>Architect Agustin Landa created a dramatic setting atop Hotel Habita in Monterrey, Mexico, by placing two infinity pools under a …

11 Beet Recipes That Don't Taste Like Dirt

Beets are one of those foods that most people either love or hate. They can have a distinctive taste (<i>ehem, my hubby thinks they taste like dirt</i>), but you can minimize this by doing a few simple things: 1) make sure you peel the beets completely and 2) roast them with a dollop of coconut oil. The …

I went to the worst of bars hoping to get killed… - Photographs by Ciarán Óg Arnold | LensCulture

The title of this book comes from the opening lines of a poem, “The Suicide Kid,” by Charles Bukowski. It’s a very droll poem, acknowledging the brute fact that even in a desperate state, we are condemned to go on living. It also serves as a fitting appetizer to Ciarán Og Arnold’s photographs of …

The Difference Between Living in New York and San Francisco

<i>This originally appeared on</i> <i>TheCooperReview.com</i><i>.</i><p>After living in New York for 5 years, I recently moved to San Francisco. Neither city is clearly …

The 14 best brunch spots in New York City

OpenTable.com recently released a list of the 100 Best Brunch Restaurants in America. Of the 100 restaurants on the list, 15 are based in New York City.<p>Offering everything from traditional Eggs Benedict to spicy chicken paired with red velvet waffles, these 15 restaurants are the city's best places …

10 travel destinations trending this summer

The results are based on the most-searched places, with major music events, art festivals, and sporting competitions driving demand.<p>From Reykjavik, Iceland, to Hyderabad, India, here's where everyone wants to travel this summer.

SoundCloud starts working with YouTube's partner to scan music for copyright infringement

It's about money, not takedown requests<p>SoundCloud has formed a new partnership to scan uploaded music for instances of copyright infringement, but the deal isn't necessarily about filing more takedown requests. Instead, the partnership with Zefr — the same company YouTube works with — will likely …

Underwater Wedding Portraits Off the Coast of Maui

Adam and Shawn-Marie Ravazzano are a photographer couple who left their homeland of Australia to start a photography studio in Hawaii called Love and …

Photography

Mark Cuban: 'Ugly' college basketball is hurting NBA

The chorus of voices coming out against college basketball just keeps getting louder.<p>On Wednesday, outspoken Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban took the latest shot at the sport, saying its slow, low-scoring version of the game isn't just doing itself a disservice, it's hurting the NBA.<p>"If they want …

On the Red Couch with Skift CEO Rafat Ali

<i>Rafat Ali refers to himself as a “global soul.” Born in the U.K., raised in India and educated in the U.S., the former roving journalist and founder of online media hub paidContent feels at home almost anywhere.</i><p><i>These days, Ali’s online home is Skift, a travel site he founded in 2012 that features</i> …

How to Visit the Amalfi Coast and Capri for Less

Similar to other gorgeous destinations like Santorini, the Amalfi Coast is one of those places where, when you see it in person, you think, <i>Really? Are you really that gorgeous?</i> The answer is yes, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento and all of the towns in between are stunning, particularly in the …

Watch Meg Myers Smash Childhood Home in Intense ‘Sorry’ Video

“You love someone so much, and it just falls apart for no reason. And that’s life. In a nutshell,” Meg Myers says, rather grimly unpacking the lyrics …

Filmmaking

How To Take Stunning Road Trip Photos, Even If You're Not A Pro

Spring is in the air, our engines are revved up, and it's a perfect time to plan the ideal American road trip. While on the road, of <i>course</i> you're gonna want to capture every magical second to the best of your Insta-worthy ability.<p>So start now. We've partnered with EyeEm, an online community of …

About the Time Sean Penn Exchanged Notes with a Serial Killer

Less than a decade before he would earn his first Oscar nomination for playing a death row prisoner in <i>Dead Man Walking</i>, <b>Sean Penn</b> was sitting behind L.A. County jail bars himself for reckless driving and punching an extra on the set of his movie <i>Colors</i>. (Hey, it was the 80s.) And while inside that …

Unreleased Kurt Cobain Song to Appear on ‘Montage of Heck’ Soundtrack

The HBO documentary <i>Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck</i> is already drawing rave reviews on the film festival circuit, including sold-out showings at both …

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The Science of Why Indian Food Is So Delicious

<i>By Paula Forbes</i><p>Indian food is a cuisine of contrasting flavors.<p>What makes Indian food so delicious? Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology in Jaipur, India analyzed data from thousands of Indian recipes and found that those kormas, dosas, and tandoori chicken dishes you love are actually …