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Best hotels in New York

New York, United States<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>A unique, boutique bolthole from the Firmdale group in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The Whitby...<p>New York, United States<p>9 Telegraph expert rating<p>Tim and Kit Kemp’s 86-room hotel overflows with style, great design, and sophistication, awash wi...<p>New …

Bright Lights and Late Nights in New York City

Whether uptown, downtown, or in Brooklyn, no other place makes night shine brighter.<p>There are many New Yorks. There is one city for the young, another for the old. There’s the city for the newly arrived, the established, the broke, the rich. That’s the beauty of it.<p>Or so says Joe—he never gives me …

East Village

The World's Most Beautiful Bookstores

From an opulent bookshop in a repurposed theater to a charmingly weathered store on a canal, these gorgeous shops are worth a visit.<p>You don't have to be an avid reader to enjoy walking the aisles of a bookstore, though it helps to have a healthy appreciation of the written word. Even as the way we …

How to use iMessage special effects

Over the years the iPhone's Messages app has evolved from a relatively simple messaging program to a sophisticated tool complete with special effects.<p>…

Apps

The best New York experiences

Expert guide to New York<p>Every day of the week, 24-hours a day, there's always something going on in the city that never sleeps. From big-name museums to meander through, architectural wonders to gawk at, galleries to see, and neighbourhoods to explore, you'd have to live seven lives to do …

Here’s a Map of Every Country Where You Shouldn’t Drink the Tap Water

<i>This article originally appeared on</i> Travel + Leisure<i>.</i><p>It’s something we seldom remember until it’s too late—where it’s definitely not a good idea to …

Want to Be a Better Dad in 2017? Science Says Do This | Inc.com

Many dads will set out to be better fathers in 2017 than they were in 2016. However, sometimes the parenting resources for dads are lacking, and they're left guessing as to how to improve.<p>All the studies show that the influence fathers have in the lives of their children is far greater than what …

Parenting

Circadian rhythms and the microbiome: Disrupting daily routine of gut microbes can be bad news for whole body

<b>(Getty/azgAr Donmaz)</b><p>This offers one pathway to explain a Pandora’s box of possible adverse health effects from aspects of modern life<p>Richard G. "Bugs" Stevens<p>December 25, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.</i><p>We’ve known that bacteria …

The crazy, eccentric, successful life of Google cofounder Sergey Brin

This change comes nearly 20 years after cofounders Larry Page and Sergey Brin first launched Google from a dorm room in Stanford.<p>It's been a wild ride for both of them since, but Brin's history is especially intriguing.<p>Learn more about the man behind the world's most popular search engine.<p><i>Jillian</i> …

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

The 10 Prettiest Historical Homes That Hit the Market This Year

The big, the small, and the ones that got away!<p>For those of us who are on a constant hunt for our perfect home, 2016 certainly did not disappoint. From a majestic Southern mansion to a cozy log cabin, we present the 10 historical homes that topped our wish list this year.

Log Cabins

Stop waiting to be picked, choose yourself

<i>“Instead of wondering when your next vacation will be, maybe you should set up a life you don’t need escaping from.” -Seth Godin</i><p>I once wrote an …

The most Instagrammed restaurant in the country is in NYC

Obviously New Yorkers are the best at everything, so it’s no surprise that the most Instragrammed restaurant in the whole country is right here in …

The Case Against Reality

A professor of cognitive science argues that the world is nothing like the one we experience through our senses. As we go about our daily lives, we …

Combined Shape

Through the thick fog of our own galaxy, astronomers have spotted an ultimate prize: one of the largest-known structures in the universe.<p>Called the Vela supercluster, the newly discovered object is a massive group of several galaxy clusters, each one containing hundreds or thousands of galaxies.<p>54 …

Universe

11 key qualities 'intelligent people all share' – how many do you have?

How do you recognise a smart person?<p>A popular Reddit thread has been debating a few of the characteristics intelligent people all share, with the question attracting hundreds of responses.<p>How many do you have?<p>1.<p>"Curiosity. A person who recognises when they don't know something and uses that as a …

Lawn Mowing

The best restaurants in Paris

Expert guide to Paris<p>The more than 70-strong offering of Michelin-starred restaurants in Paris is formidable, from the legendary outfit serving grand classics in the Eiffel Tower to swinging sought-after joints where, in true Parisian style, the phone is never answered and the dining room is always …

Mental Meteorology: How Noticing Your Thoughts Leads to Healthier Habits of Mind

Caught up in a flurry of emails, to-do lists, and the daily grind, most of us take passing thoughts at face value. Something drifts past…we grab …

7 Things Wildly Successful People Do Before 7:30 a.m.

Successful people come from all walks of life, yet they all have one thing in common: where others see impenetrable barriers, they see challenges to embrace and obstacles to overcome.<p>Their confidence in the face of hardship is driven by their ability to let go of the negativity that holds so many …

Success

How do you get into Oxford University? Answer questions like this: What exactly do you think is involved in blaming someone?

Oxford University released on Wednesday a set of sample interview questions, and answers, in an attempt to debunk "myths” surrounding the process as the application deadline looms.<p>The prestigious university has released its annual sample of questions as part of a continuing bid to demystify its …

Siblings

Britain's 20 best cities – according to you

How Do We Know The Shape Of Our Galaxy?

<i>How do we know the shape of our galaxy?</i><p>Well, we don’t know it particularly well, that’s for sure. Because we’re sitting within the Galaxy, we don’t have a particularly helpful vantage point to see the rest of the Galaxy. We can take great images of other galaxies. Because we’re at quite a distance …

Sizing Up Sharks, the Lords of the Sea

Sizing Up Sharks,the Lords of the Sea<p>Sharks range in size from the largest fish on the planet to the length of your palm. See how you compare to some of these vulnerable predators that are so crucial to the ocean's health.<p><!--[if IE 9]></video><![endif]--><img …

How to save a phone that's been dropped into water, mud, soup, or even beer

Here's a service that boasts a success rate of 84 percent, a much higher chance of saving your phone than the popular internet trick of putting it …

Rodney Fox interview: “Sharks are not crazy man-eaters”

50 years ago, Rodney Fox almost died in a great white shark attack – but since then, he's dedicated his life to shark conservation. We caught up with …

White Shark

5 Books to Help You Raise Happy, Thoughtful Tweens and Teens

“Kids don’t come with an instruction manual” is an old adage I heard a lot when I first became a mom. But based on the vast number of parenting books …

37 Books With Plot Twists That Will Blow Your Mind

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'Emergency' need for exorcists after surge in people dabbling in Satanism and black magic

Exorcists are in urgent demand as a result of a sharp rise in people dabbling in Satanism and the occult, experts from the Catholic Church in Italy and the US said.<p>Speaking in tongues, levitating and vomiting nails may seem far-fetched to most people, but church experts insist there is a need to …

10 Mind-Blowing Infinity Pools to Travel to Next

Belmond Hotel Caruso<p>Frequented by the likes of Emily Ratajkowski and the late Jackie Kennedy, the Belmond Hotel Caruso shines high over the Ravello …

Amalfi Coast

A physics genius reveals the smartest way to inspire a child's love of math and science

Theoretical physicist and one of the world's leading string field theorists, Brian Greene came by to discuss how to get kids fired up over science.<p>Greene is the co-founder of the World Science Festival, which has a new initiative called "City of Science" which is a 5-event series. The third event …