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13 Overlooked European Cities Not Enough Americans Visit

Let's say you had a friend from Denmark coming to visit the United States, first time ever, who asked you where she ought to go. Would you say New …

European Travel

Palermo holiday guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

The capital of Sicily is a crumbling film set of a city with unmissable architecture, vivid street life, and a great choice of alfresco restaurants and bars<p>Less than 200km from Tunis, Palermo is like nowhere else in Europe. Defying the mafia in a maze of crumbling grandeur, it is at the crossroads …

Italy

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The Man from U.N.C.L.E. Is a Charming Late-Summer Surprise

Guy Ritchie’s lively, limber new spy film is not the August refuse it once seemed destined to be.<p>Fear not for August. Though the month’s status as the dumping ground for less-than summer movies is still intact—”fantastic” is such a risky word to put right in the title!—it is still possible for …

Track Down

An army of robot baristas could mean the end of Starbucks as we know it

Starbucks’ 95,000 baristas have a competitor. It doesn’t need sleep. It’s precise in a way that a human could never be. It requires no training. It can’t quit. It has memorized every one of its customers’ orders. There’s never a line for its perfectly turned-out drinks.<p>It doesn’t require health …

Coffee

Beautiful Houses: Alemanys 5

This week we will show you a beautiful restoration in Girona, Spain, a project by Anna Noguera. This place is amazing! The mix of old and new, the …

Migraine Triggers May Not Be As Clear-Cut As We Think, Study Finds

We actually may have no idea what triggers our migraines, new research suggests.<p>Findings from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center show that migraine triggers are difficult to determine without undergoing more formal testing.<p>"Correctly identifying triggers allows patients to avoid or manage them in …

The Fast Metabolism Diet

• <b>Author:</b> Haylie Pomroy<p><b>Haylie Pomroy has helped countless clients lose up to 20 pounds in just 4 weeks –all through the fat-burning power of food.</b><p>Hailed as “the metabolism whisperer,” Haylie reminds us that food is not the enemy, it’s the rehab needed to rev-up your sluggish, broken-down metabolism …

Behind The Scenes at the Absolut Vodka Distillery in Sweden

GalleryBehind The Scenes at the Absolut Vodka Distillery in Sweden<p>Thanks to Absolut, I recently had the opportunity to join a press trip to Sweden to see vodka-making in action. (Don't worry, there were meatballs, too.)<p>Vodka is one of those magical byproducts of science where a handful of wheat and …

Cape Town, South Africa's Jewel City

Johannesburg has more international long haul flights and is closer to the top safari destinations, yet almost every traveler planning a South African itinerary arrives in or departs from Cape Town, which takes a slight – not much – bit of extra effort. Why? Because it’s worth it.<p>Cape Town is …

A Peaceful Retreat Awaits At Cape Town's Stylish Ellerman House

One of my most favorite cities in the world has to be Cape Town, South Africa which also happens to be home to one of my most favorite boutique hotels, The Ellerman House.<p>Set elegantly along the coastline of Cape Town, the Ellerman House offers views of the Atlantic Ocean while it’s perfectly …

10 wild regions saved from certain death

Having been snatched from the very jaws of environmental disaster lends a certain added drama to these wilderness regions.<p>1. Franklin and Gordon Rivers, Australia<p>The intense battle to save Tasmania’s Franklin and Gordon Rivers from a hydroelectric dam, fought all the way to Australia’s High Court, …