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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

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Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

Outdoors

Life Lessons We've Learned From Running

Runners come in all different shapes, sizes and ages, and they all come with different goals: losing weight, finishing a marathon, setting a personal record. Even as a group of like-minded health editors, we are all different runners. But we can agree on one thing: Running is a source of endless …

English Manners Are Downright Medieval ('Sorry!' Was That Rude?)

From that very first time we're first scolded for putting our elbows on the table at great-aunt Millie's house, we're inducted into the world of manners. After that, it's a lifetime of "pleases" and "thank yous," and chewing with our mouths closed.<p>But where did all of this civility <i>come</i> from? We …

The trouble with democracy

Government shutdowns, petty policy squabbles, voter disaffection – democracy doesn't seem to work very well. But what's the alternative? And can we rely on muddling through?<p>It has been a bad few months for western democracy. Over the summer we discovered that while democratic citizens and their …

Страх и омраза в гостоприемна София

Учили са ме, че човекът е най-висшето същество, което живее на тази планета. Върхът в пирамидата на еволюцията, който има голям мозък, сложни мисли, …

5 Foods That Are Keeping You Up At Night

Stop eating them before bedtime to clock extra Zzzs

The secrets of the world's happiest cities

What makes a city a great place to live – your commute, property prices or good conversation?<p>Check out theguardian.com/cities: a new website devoted to the future of cities all over the world<p>Two bodyguards trotted behind Enrique Peñalosa, their pistols jostling in holsters. There was nothing …

Are conspiracy theories destroying democracy?

<b>The more information we have about what governments and corporations are up to the less we seem to trust them. Will conspiracy theories eventually destroy democracy?</b><p>What if I told you I had conclusive proof that the moon landings were faked, but I had been told to keep it under wraps by my BBC …

John F. Kennedy

13 Things That Are Only True in Porn

#3 is so true.

Why breaking up is getting even harder to do

<b>As Abba once sang so wistfully, breaking up is never easy.</b><p>But when Benny and the band reflected on the passing memories and the tears, they forgot to mention the practical dilemmas faced by separating couples: how to divide the money, and what to do about the children.<p>And in the last six months …

Complex "Duality" Paintings Portray Layers of Human Figures

Newcastle-based artist Tom French creates complex artwork filled with surprises, dripping black oils down the surface of his canvas to produce the loose splashes, splatters, and brush strokes that blend reality with the abstract. From a distance, the paintings are nothing more than fragmented …

Art

Dusan Djukaric

Artist: Wilk Emilia - oil on canvas https://www.facebook.com/pages/WILK-Wieslaw-Emilia/508211475907577 Posted by Lara

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week on Dwell.com - Dwell

The end of the year is the perfect time to celebrate change and renewal.<p>We celebrate the architecture firms that have led the way in Dwell's online community.<p>Here are the extraordinary prefabs that made the biggest splash this year.<p>These designs are cooking with gas.<p>These are the soothing spaces …

Architecture