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35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Beaches

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

How to Use Gobos in Portrait Photography

Gobo <i>[goh-boh]</i> <i>noun</i> – In photography, any object that goes between your subject and your light source. Gobos are commonly used to cast different …

Photography

Portrait Photography Tips

Portraiture can be very rewarding. It’s a chance to show the best side (literally) of someone, and create a photo that communicates something …

Photography Tips

Airline Launches Checked Luggage Tags You Can Print At Home

Airlines are constantly thinking of ways to simplify the check-in process and save time for both passengers and staff at the airport. Any work that they can transfer from the airline to the passenger means that fewer staff can be employed and the airline can save money. This is already evident in …

Disney Is Not a Movie Company; It's a Television Company

Thank God. The movie business is awful. Just look at "The Lone Ranger."<p>So, "The Lone Ranger" was a disaster. That much we know.<p>In its extended holiday weekend opening, the $225 million (!!!) film took in barely a fifth of its budget at the box office. Analysts are now projecting a write-down for …

JPMorgan Review Finds Mistakes In Debt-Collection Lawsuits: WSJ

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co<p>made mistakes while suing thousands of its credit card customers over non-payments, the Wall Street Journal reported, citing the bank's internal review of its debt-collection process.<p>JPMorgan examined about 1,000 lawsuits and found mistakes in 9 percent of the cases, …

An Udder Lover in the Swiss Alps

Villars-Gryon in the Swiss Alps (photos by: Margie Goldsmith)<p>"You see over there?" says Pascal Jourdain, a dairy farmer in the Swiss Alps. I stare up at the snow-covered peaks and wild-flower filled valleys, far removed from the skyscrapers and constant noise of New York City. Here it is serene …

Cows

Singapore Airlines gifts all passengers with more spacious seats

Singapore Airlines (SIA) has revealed the latest generation of seats they will be fitting in all new aircraft from September. Passengers on certain …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

New Cars Thieves Love (And Some They Love To Ignore)

If there’s any doubt the economy is on the upswing, one only has to look at pickup truck and full-size SUV sales, which are booming to the tune of 15.1 and 7.9 percent increases over the first six months of the year according to MotorIntelligence.com. Unfortunately car thieves are likewise thinking …

Where To Stay -- And Not Stay -- In Marrakech

Anyone who’s been back to Marrakech after a several year absence would have difficulty recognizing the place. The winding alleyways of the medina are still there, with atmospheric riads hidden behind nondescript doors and stall after stall of silks, slippers, brass on sale. And in the center of it …

5 Incredibly True Things You Must Know Before You Buy Another Airplane Ticket (Video)

Before August 31st, more than 200 million Americans will fly on a plane. Unless their name is Edward Snowden. The airline trade group, Airlines For America, predicts 2013 will be the busiest summer for air travel since 2008. Passengers can expect higher prices, longer lines at check in and …

Cute

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Smart UK hotel room will let you check in, control temperature, and order meals from your phone

The UK's biggest hotel chain is set to open a new line of budget city hotels that provide app-based check-ins and improved connectivity for people who pride location and design over space. Whitbread will open its first Premier Inn 'hub' in Covent Garden, London in the fall of 2014, compacting a …

10 Travel Photography Tips to Help Avoid Regrets When You Get Home

By Hélio Dias. I have lost count of how many times I’ve came home and regretted not having done something to get better pictures when I was …

Photography

10 Easy Outdoor Decorating Ideas

Interior Design

Planning the Perfect Vacation: Tips For Saving Up For Your Trip

I haven't been away on a proper vacation in <i>years</i>. So when it comes to planning the perfect getaway, I can't tell you much about the best hotels or …

Personal Finance