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Why We're Never Told Why We're Attacked

After a Russian commercial airliner was downed over Egypt's Sinai last October, Western media reported that the Islamic State bombing was retaliation against Russian airstrikes in Syria. The killing of 224 people, mostly Russian tourists on holiday, was matter-of-factly treated as an act of war by …

Middle East

Top 10 American Road Trips – Page 3

<b>Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana</b><p>This 50-mile road in northwest Montana is a National Historic Landmark and cuts Glacier National Park in half. The two-lane, east-west drive takes you through the variety of landscapes that the park is famous for—from forests and lakes to …

Why I Spent a Month’s Rent on One Night at the World’s Best Spa Hotel

The Nam Hai recently won Mr and Mrs Smith’s Best Spa Hotel award for 2015. A penny-pinching traveler decides if the price tag is worth it.<p>I was first …

Here's how often you should have sex in your relationship to be the happiest

Couples having sex more than once a week do not report being any happier, according to a new study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, but couples having it less than once a week report being less happy.<p>The study was based on an analysis of the results of surveys of more than …

Research

The ultimate playlist of current Broadway musical numbers

For lovers of Broadway shows, original cast albums offer a chance to experience musicals outside the theater, on our own terms. Listening frees your …

The Best Small Cities In America

<i>by Debbie Strong, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Ian G Dagnall / Alamy<p>Here are the small American charmers, as voted on by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers. All have populations of under 100,000, and often as much to offer as cities ten times their size.<p><b>30. Newport Beach, CA</b><p>Check out the legendary waves at beautiful …

11 Stunning Places Without Wi-Fi So You Can, Y'Know, Actually Enjoy The View

Travel is healthy because it helps us unplug, open our minds and break away from the burnout that so often gets us into a rut.<p>But unfortunately, even when the average American manages to get away from the desk for a rare vacation, it's almost impossible to unplug: a 2014 survey found that 42 …

The 13 hottest summer vacation towns in America

These places are famous for a reason, and have been for a long time.<p>From Hilton Head to Galveston Island, here are some of the top getaways around the US.

Palm Springs

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

Port-au-Prince

The New World Order

Outside of the Western world, a handful of cities are fast becoming important global business players. Some of their home countries are recognizing that power and seek to create a multi-polar world that isn't so reliant on the U.S. and Europe. These are the power cities outside of the core …

Cities

16 Hobbies That Will Improve Your Quality of Life

Having a hobby is not just a way to pass the time; it can also improve the quality of your life. A hobby is something that you do for fun or …

How To Win Like PayPal Cofounder Peter Thiel: Six Of His Rules For Business Success

Peter Thiel cofounded internet payments pioneer PayPal and big data consultancy Palantir Technologies and was an early investor in Facebook, in which he once held a 10% stake.<p>Still a Facebook director, he is also president of hedge fund Clarium Capital, while his venture capital firms include …

Etiquette Rules for the Smartphone Era: Handwritten vs. Digital

When to send a good old-fashioned note instead of relying on your phone.<p>In the age of smartphones, social media and all-things digital, it's easy to forget the power of good, old-fashioned pen and paper. With the incredibly fast speed and instant gratification of sending out a "thank you" email or …

Living in: Tokyo

Safe and clean – yet rarely dull – Japan’s capital buzzes with energy and can be surprisingly affordable for those willing to adapt.<p>Described by residents as a “mixture of many faces” and a “Disney remake of Blade Runner” thanks to its diverse, trend-setting inhabitants and futuristic backdrop, …

Japan

Our favourite images of the week

Savour some of the most breathtaking travel photography, from scenes in China’s Muslim enclave to Austria’s magical underwater world.

9 Foods You Should Never Attempt to Eat

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Many foods have been heavily promoted as being healthy when they are nothing more than pernicious junk foods. In the featured article, …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

As the euro tanks, European summer travel deals get sweeter

With the euro at almost parity with the dollar (it was recently at $1.05), many Americans are thinking that this is the summer to visit Europe. Compared to a decade ago, hotels, trains, meals, and other costs now are almost 30 percent less.<p>However, airfares are still high to Europe, despite the …

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The Classic Cocktails That Every Woman Should Know

7 drinks that serve as the perfect go-to for every lady.<p>You walk into a bar, go up to the bartender, and...draw a blank. So many bottles, so many options, but what do you <i>want?</i> The 7 classics that serve as the perfect go-to:<p>Gimlet<p><b>For those who always order:</b> gin and tonics<p><b>What it's made with:</b> gin, …

19 Food Experts Reveal the Biggest Waste of Money in Their Kitchen

Healthy fresh produce blitzed into a tasty drink? It’s no wonder you splurged on that juicer. Or maybe you saw a demo for a fancy Belgian waffle …

How Much Of Your Income Should You Save?

There’s no question more fundamental to personal finance than how much money we should save. Our savings rate is the cornerstone of virtually every other decision about money we make. It affects everything from buying a home to saving for emergencies to retirement.<p>Yet the guidance on this important …

Striking gold with a hoard of lost property

<b>If you've ever lost anything while travelling through Switzerland and never seen it again, the chances are that it eventually passed through the hands of one man in Zurich.</b><p>"Every month we get 8,000 found objects," says Roland Widmer, pulling down one of the bulging crates from the shelves of his …

Laptops

Family of California girl left brain dead after tonsillectomy sues hospital

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The family of a Northern California girl who made national headlines when she was declared brain dead after a tonsillectomy to correct sleep apnea sued the surgeon and hospital on Tuesday, alleging medical malpractice.<p>Jahi McMath, who was 13 when she suffered cardiac arrest …

8 Best Chain Hotels You've (Probably) Never Heard of -- But Will Love

Chain hotels often get a bad rap. Admittedly, some of them, with uninspired beige decor, industrial carpeting, and airline-quality breakfasts, have earned it. But they're not <i>all</i> that way. Some chain hotels are building their brand as hip and stylish, with restaurants that attract foodies and rooms …

Hospitality