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Mexico’s New Maya Train Could Help You Explore New Parts of the Yucatán Peninsula

Mexico is planning a railway that would make it easier for tourists to navigate the Yucatán Peninsula, with stops in Tulum, Cancún, and Chichen …

Mexico

This $23 Cardigan Is Going Viral on Amazon — It Comes in a Whopping 16 Colors

When something is getting traction on Amazon, you need to pay attention. That's why our jaws dropped when we saw that this Nenona V-Neck Button-Down Cardigan Sweater ($23) is up 2,661 percent in sales.<p>Customers are giving the cardigan overwhelmingly positive reviews. The cute snap buttons and thick …

Clothing

10 must-visit independent bookstores around the world

Do you love to read as much as you love to travel? According to a recent Pew Research Centre survey, the average American reads 12 books a year. Yet …

Books

The Rise and Fall of the Great Library of Alexandria: An Animated Introduction

The demise of the Library of Alexandria has for centuries been cast as one of history’s greatest tragedies, an incalculable and senseless loss of …

Ancient History

Workout of the Month: The 4-Move Total-body Bench Workout

A workout bench is generally seen as a background actor, while barbells and dumbbells take the leading roles in your workout. Turns out the bench, …

Workouts

9 Chilling Psychological Thrillers To Add To Your Reading List Now

Each product we feature has been independently selected and reviewed by our editorial team. If you make a purchase using the links included, we may …

Books

Every Tourist in Madrid Makes the Same 12 Mistakes

We’ve all committed major tourist errors in some way or another — especially when traveling abroad and immersing ourselves in a new culture or …

War

Ritz-Carlton’s new cruise liners are the last word in luxury travel for the ‘1 per centers’ | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Last year the Ritz-Carlton Hotel revealed plans for a luxury cruise line, with three cruise ships set to begin sailing in 2020. Now, reservations are …

Hospitality

This 2-Minute Facial Massage Technique Literally Changed the Shape of My Face

The best facial of my life involved no extractions. There were no lasers, no microdermabrasion machines, and no high-tech tools or showy face masks. …

Skin Care

Meet the Warrior Queen Who Battled the Arabs

Tall and powerful, the outnumbered female general named Dihya executed a final, stubborn act of defiance against an Arab army invading her homeland …

Ancient History

3 Natural Ways to Combat Thinning Hair

If you've been wondering about how to regrow thinning hair, the root of the problem may be your scalp. “Heat and humidity affect the health of the …

Hair Care

25 Publishers Always Open to New Submissions

Many publishers open and close their doors to unsolicited submissions on a routine basis. It can sometimes be hard to determine if they are open or …

Books

Predating all known ancient civilizations, Göbekli Tepe may be world's first architecture

<i></i>At around 12,000 years old, Göbekli Tepe in south-east Turkey has been billed as the world’s oldest temple. It is many millennia older than …

Archaeology

'Spectacular' ancient public library discovered in Germany

The remains of the oldest public library in Germany, a building erected almost two millennia ago that may have housed up to 20,000 scrolls, have been discovered in the middle of Cologne.<p>The walls were first uncovered in 2017, during an excavation on the grounds of a Protestant church in the centre …

Archaeology

Access thousands of royalty free images

If you work in a creative field such as graphic design or content marketing, you'll probably need to use stock images at some point. With StockPop …

Graphic Design

The Best Writing Software for Writers: 10 Tools Pros Use to Write Faster

Writing is a big part of your life. Even if you’re not a professional writer, chances are you’ll spend thousands of hours in your life writing …

Software

Yoga Mats Can Be Breeding Grounds For Germs — Here's How to Clean Yours

The euphoric feeling of knowing that you're about to get your zen on for an awesome yoga session can evaporate quickly when you reach for a stinky, bacteria-ridden mat. And chances are they're <i>all</i> going to be relatively stinky and bacteria-ridden. As necessary as mats are for a comfortable practice, …

Yoga

10 Must-Visit Places in Florida That You've Probably Never Heard Of

1 of 10<p>Walkers Landing in Amelia Island<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>No Name Pub in Big Pine Key<p>3 of 10<p>Pelican Island National Wildlife Refuge in Vero …

Florida

I've Been to 100 Caribbean Islands—This Is the One I Always Recommend

The Caribbean is synonymous with idyllic white-sand beaches and azure water, but for traveler and journalist Ashlan Cousteau, that's just one of the …

Caribbean

This Temple Honors the Egyptian Queen Who Ruled as King

TravelWomen of Impact<p>Hatshepsut's temple is one of the world’s most striking architectural masterpieces, but perhaps even more noteworthy is the woman who commissioned it.<p>Beneath the sheer, stark cliffs of Deir el Bahri, the mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut reveals one of the most extraordinary reigns …

The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

The Complete 35-Step Guide For Entrepreneurs Starting A Business

Starting a business entails understanding and dealing with many issues—legal, financing, sales and marketing, intellectual property protection, liability protection, human resources, and more. But interest in entrepreneurship is at an all-time high. And there have been spectacular success stories …

Small Business

Locals-Only: An Italian Winemaker on How to Eat and Drink Your Way Through Rome

In the immortal words of the late Anthony Bourdain, "It's easy to fall in love with Rome." Upon touching down in the Italian capital city, I feel the …

Get your gig: Here are the 9 best sites to visit for freelance or contract work

<b>Question:</b> Hi Steve. Everyone says the economy is so great and that this is the era of the “gig economy.” Well, if that’s the case, where are all the gigs? I left my comfortable (but boring) job a year ago and have yet to fill my dance card with paying clients. – Jessica<p><b>Answer:</b> Let me share a little …

Small Business

Kelly Clarkson's Diet That She Says Changed Her Life: Everything You Need to Know! (Exclusive)

Kelly Clarkson's recent slim down is no secret!<p>The <i>American Idol</i> alum hasn't been shy about showing off her weight loss since she started shedding the …

How to Write a Book Using an Outline

So, you’ve got a great idea for a book. You have a clear picture of the opening scenes and the climactic scene, and maybe some scenes in between, so …

Writing

50 Must-Read Mystery Books for Kids

I love me a good mystery. I want to be Miss Marple when I grow up and Flavia de Luce is absolutely my best friend in my head. But long before Agatha …

Business Ideas: Which Of These 75+ Will You Start Today?

There has never been a better time to start a business, as starting a business today doesn’t require the costly capital investment it did several …

8,000-Year-Old Human Remains Reveal Surprising Ancestry Of People In Southeast Asia

An analysis of 26 ancient DNA samples has helped put a century-old deliberation to rest, unveiling when Southeast Asia was first populated and by …

This Artist Creates Remarkable 3-D Sketches of the World's Most Beautiful Landmarks

Even seasoned travelers haven’t seen famous landmarks like this before.<p>Italian artist Pietro Cataudella is offering a new perspective of iconic …