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How a 480 sq ft Hong Kong flat became a trendy urban home | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

It's not often you hear of a satisfactory home renovation completed ahead of time. Rarer still that the client remembers the process as having been …

How to Spot a Fake Luxury Watch

Remember, always keep a receipt.<p>At the price bracket of Rolexes, Omegas and Tag Heuers, buying a luxury watch is more so an investment; a belief in …

Luxury Lifestyle

How to clean up the Mac Launchpad in OS X

Launchpad - a built-in feature of OS X for Mac - is a way to easily organize, manage and access your apps in a manner similar to that found on iOS. …

The Best Motorcycles For New Riders

Picking your first bike can be pretty intimidating, so we lay out a dozen beginner-friendly rides you might like<p><b>UPDATE:</b> <i>I don't know if you guys</i> …

Lifehacker Pack for Mac: Our List of the Essential Mac Apps

There’s no shortage of useful, interesting apps for the Mac, but some of them you just can’t live without. In this year’s annual Lifehacker Pack for …

IWC Pilot's Watch Worldtimer

For anyone who flies across multiple time zones — whether it’s the pilot coordinating his flightplan or the business traveler scheduling a meeting …

Apple Launches 'Get Productive' Promotion for iOS and Mac With Discounted Productivity Apps

Apple's iOS and Mac App Stores were today updated with new "Get Productive" sections, offering discounted prices on many popular productivity apps for iOS devices and Macs.<p>In the iOS App Store, the 19 discounted apps include <i>Fantastical 2</i> for iPhone and iPad, <i>Workflow</i>, <i>Clear</i>, <i>Duet Display</i>, <i>Calendars 5</i>, …

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Five dreamy luxury hotels in Mauritius

<b>Mauritius</b> is an island nation in the Indian Ocean, located east of Madagascar (map). Everyone has visions of what paradise is like, most of which …

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The 21 Best Android Apps You Should Download Right Now

Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.<p>Whether you're a smartphone novice or a master of custom ROMs, these are the apps that every Android user needs to check out.

Apple’s Choices for Best iPad Apps & Games of the Year

This week Apple has unveiled their iTunes Store awards for 2014, including their choices for Best iPad App and Best iPad Game of the year and a number of runners-up.<p>The Best iPad App of the year is Pixelmator, the popular photo-editing app that just came to the iPad a couple of months back. The …

What to Do in Switzerland

<i>Recently a friend of mine heard that I had been to Switzerland, and she wrote and asked me to make recommendations for her upcoming visit. Here is what I told her.</i><p><b>The best way I know how to begin about Switzerland is to tell you a story.</b><p>Once upon a time we made plans to move to Europe. Within these …

Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue saving once the vacation is underway. Transportation, food, lodging and activities: These are all expenses that …

Personal Finance

The Everything Guide To Planning A Cruise

Whether you like it or not, cruises touch on a tantalizing vacation trifecta: good value, hassle-free planning, and the promise of adventure. Pay an upfront rate and you've got a floating hotel, three meals a day, ample entertainment and activities, luxe services, and an expert itinerary in …

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Paradise Found: Indian Ocean Escapes

The Indian Ocean is an azure-blue expanse strewn with startlingly beautiful islands that live up to all the clichés of swaying palm trees and white-sand beaches -- but let's assume you already know that. Why else should you fly off to these exotic shores? From wildlife to culture, there is more to …

Getting the best out of Boracay

So you've heard about Boracay. You’re not alone. In the past few years this small island in the Philippines has ridden a global wave of media attention to become one of the world's top<p>island<p>destinations. But that notoriety presents a new challenge for the visitor: sorting through the endless …

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How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

Airbnb for rich people Inspirato nabs a new $20M

Inspirato, a luxury destination club that gives members access to its hundreds of elite accommodations, has just landed $20 million to grow its already large portfolio of locations.<p>With the rise of Airbnb, travelers increasingly want to stay in homes rather than hotels. But wealthy travelers may …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

10 Questions to Ask Before Booking a Vacation Rental

<i>Bart Speelman / Flickr</i><p>Where will you stay on your next vacation? According to a survey conducted by TripAdvisor in February, more than half of Americans plan to stay in a vacation rental rather than a hotel in 2014. Survey participants said they're foregoing hotels for the ample space, better …

Luxury Lifestyle

5 Gangster Movies You Have to See

<i>Editor's Note: Marc Krulewitch's Jules Landau mysteries take place in Chicago, where he was born and where his family has lived for generations. He</i> …

These 12 Places Are Reason Enough To Head To Florida

There's a lot you probably don't know about America's 27th state. Sure, there are the usual stomping grounds of Disney World, St. Augustine, Miami and Daytona, but there are, surprisingly, still some spots that are relatively under-the-radar in the Sunshine State.<p>So if you're looking to add a …

5 Amazing Bali Hotels Under $100

<i>Photo and article by Milda Ratkelyte, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Known as The Island of the Gods, Bali is Indonesia's most popular tourist destination. Once a secret of surfers, Bali has now become one of the world's biggest tourism hubs. From its wave-pounded coastline of dramatic cliffs and …

Budget Travel

27 Of The Best Places In The World To Swim

Planet Earth is made up of 71% water allowing so many opportunities for <i>great</i> swimming. That would require quite a bit of exploring to find perfection, so we made your life easier and have listed the 27 best places in the world to take a dip.<p><b>1. Linapacan Island, Palawan, Philippines</b><p>An island …

20 Places To See Abroad Before You Die

It's a big world out there -- so big that it can be daunting to decide what international destinations to visit in the course of a lifetime. From natural wonders to man-made masterpieces, from wildlife to cityscapes, the choices are seemingly endless. Don't let indecision get you down, or worse, …

Travel

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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The Comprehensive Guide to Facebook Privacy Settings

The first thing you have to realize about Facebook: Nothing you put there is truly private. Yes, you can control how users see or don’t see your …

10 Reasons You're Packing Too Much

Do you struggle to make it through the airport with your unusually large suitcase? Do baggage fees dominate your credit card statements? Does your luggage frequently come apart at the seams? If you're giving a somber nod, it's time to lose the dead weight. To alleviate your packing troubles, let's …

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