Alex Cole

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Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

18 things every modern gentleman should have in his closet

But do you have the right pieces? The essentials? The pieces no wardrobe should be without?<p>It's probably time to take stock of your wardrobe to make sure.<p>Don't get caught in the rain without a raincoat (literally).

Men's Fashion

How to Make Your Own Knotted Rope Trivets

<i>As satisfying as a well-written recipe, a smart and thoughtful DIY is our kind of lunch break reading. Bonus points if it's an easy project AND teaches us how to make something beautiful.</i><p><i>Today:</i> <i>Follow along as Laura Kaesshaefer shares how to make summery, nautical trivets—just by knotting …

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Lettuce and 9 Ways to Use It That Don't Involve Salad

<i>Every week we get Down & Dirty, in which we break down our favorite unique seasonal fruits, vegetables, and more.</i><p><i>Today: Confused about the different types of lettuce? Don't lose your head—we're here to help.</i><p>Americans often start meals with salads, while Europeans are more likely to serve them at …

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5 Ways to Flavor Your Butter with Fresh Herbs

<i>Today: Make compound butter your back pocket powerhouse for pasta, grilled cheese, and winning hostess gifts.</i><p>Oh, butter: We love you so. Whether smeared on toast, loaded into croissants, or sitting atop our steaks, butter never lets us down. Then we asked ourselves, is it possible to make butter …

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Spectacular swimming pools – in pictures

If it's hot and you fancy a dip, why settle for your local lido? Here's a selection of some of the world's most amazing pools<p>Dazzling swimming pools – the lengths designers go to

The 11 Untold Secrets of Menu Design

<i>Credit: Flickr/Basheer Tome</i><p>Restaurants think about more than just whether to add pretty pictures when they're designing a menu. Except at Denny's, where the primary focus is Photoshopping Grand Slams to look less like strike-outs.<p>To give a better understanding of how restaurateurs craft their menus …

Top 5 Reasons e-Businesses Fail

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This excerpt is part of Entrepreneur.com's Second-Quarter Startup Kit which explores the fundamentals of starting up in a wide range of industries.</i><p><i>In Start Your Own e-Business, the staff at Entrepreneur Press and writer Rich Mintzer</i> …

Crispy Salt-and-Vinegar Potatoes

4 Servings<p>Active Time: 20 min<p>Total Time: 45 min<p>Cooking the potatoes in vinegar seasons them from within, and a final drizzle boosts the flavor.<p>May 2014Print<p>Ingredients<p>2 pounds baby Yukon Gold potatoes, halved, quartered if large<p>1 cup plus 2 Tbsp. distilled white vinegar<p>1 tablespoon kosher salt, …

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20 Bohemian Room Decor Ideas for the Ultimate Free Spirit

It's all about the throw pillows — lots and lots of throw pillows.<p>Calling all hippies! Whether you're obsessed with layering textiles or simply into the cost-effectiveness of buying vintage, bohemianism — the unconventional, artistic lifestyle that dates all the way back to the 1800s — can become …

'Spring Forward' With These 12 Quick Brunch Recipes

These 12 quick brunch recipes are perfect to make when you've lost an hour of sleep (thanks Daylight Savings!).<p>For those of us who like sleep (that is, everyone) it's the most dreaded morning of the year: The day we "spring forward" into Daylight Savings Time. The bad news: We've lost an hour. The …

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The charcuterie board at Two Boroughs Larder in Charleston. @rapo4 approves! #CHWFF

The Strange and Wonderful Movie Posters from Ghana: The Matrix, Alien & More

A cottage industry quickly sprang up in the early 80s when the first videocassettes made their way to the West African nation of Ghana. Armed with a …

Report: Global Freedom Has Been Declining for Nearly a Decade

A third of the world's population lives in countries without political rights and civil liberties, according to a new study.<p>In 2013, for the eighth year in a row, more countries registered declines in political rights and civil liberties than gains. Even as the number of electoral democracies in …

Best of Watch Concepts in 2013

It was the year of the iWatch and then some! Three innovative approaches to the fabled watch from the house of Apple; with similar yet distinct …

15 Million Students Learned to Program This Week, Thanks to Hour of Code

Hour of Code, a five-day-old initiative to get kids to take programming tutorials during Computer Science Education Week, will soon reach 15 million …

12 Most Surreal Light Installations at Lyon's Festival of Lights

<b>Swarm of Red Lanterns in a Forest</b><p>The Festival of Lights in Lyon, France (or Fte des Lumires) kicked off on December 6th bringing with it dazzling light displays by artists from around the world. “Every year we ask the artists to propose their concepts based on locations,” explained Jean-Franois …

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24 Best New Color Combinations for 2018

Is dusty rose and charcoal grey not the happiest palette for spring?<p>If you mastered the blue-and-white palette long ago and are ready for the next crop of bold, fabulous, and truly inspiring color pairings, get excited: We asked our go-to designers which pairs they love the most, when someone's …

How To Find The Bars That Women Love

We've been playing with a preview of it and really like it.<p>It uses some pretty cool big data technology to look at the photos, understand what's going on in them (are people smiling? what are they wearing?) and match them to their GPS locations.<p>From that, the app tells you, city by city things like:<p>…

The 11 Paint Colors That Will Be Hot Next

The most popular paint colors now.<p>We went straight to the source — the paint companies — to find out what's happening now. Find out the popular paint color trends before anyone else does.

The boy who grew up in North Korea's labour camp 14

Shin Dong-hyuk was born in a North Korean punishment camp, where he endured appalling brutalities until he escaped, aged 23. Now his story is told in a harrowing documentary<p>Documentary-makers generally tackle torture at a distance. Joshua Oppenheimer's The Act of Killing, for instance, introduced …

Didn't Pay Your New York Taxes? Then You Can't Drive on New York Roads

Chess in Luxembourg gardens

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Gia Skova Photo Shoot by Joshua Shultz | FashionTV

Google Tests Internet-Filled Balloon in California As Bill Gates Criticizes the Project

With its Project Loon Google has grand plans to bring the Internet to the developing world with balloons. The company first began testing the large …

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Moto X or LG G2? Why specs alone aren't enough to decide

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice on buying a new Google Android smartphone. And she suggests checking out the features and feel of the device over the specs when choosing your next high-end phone.<p>It seems like every week a new smartphone is introduced. …

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