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Backcountry basics: going off-piste in the Alps

Skiing and snowboarding off-piste, away from the marked trails and into the great white wildness of the mountain, is one of winter sports’ greatest thrills – and the Alps is one of <i>the</i> best places to do it. When conditions are good, and you sweep seemingly effortlessly down great stretches of snow, …

How Scandinavian Airlines Rethought the In-Flight Magazine

<i>Last month, we released our latest trends report, Content Marketing Strategies for Airlines on the new generation of mobile first consumers, and how</i> …

Hiking in Albania’s Accursed Mountains

While Albania may have gone from a virtually unknown land to a well-established stop on the Balkan backpacker trail in barely a decade, its interior remains little known. But a popular three-day round trip that combines a spectacular ferry ride and a fantastic day hike between two remote mountain …

5 Ways the 'Lean' Approach Can Help Your Startup Grow

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You’ve got a great idea, secured investment and have taken your product to market. You may have even experienced early success. But before long, cracks appear: The numbers are heading in slightly the wrong direction and unnervingly, …

Business Development

Welcome to the villages with the most £1m-plus home sales

House prices across Britain's most sought-after villages are soaring as more millionaires are moving to the country<p>East Horsley in Surrey has been crowned the most exclusive village in Britain. In the past two years, 42 homes were sold for more than £1m - the highest number in the country, …

The Difference Between Small Businesses and Startups: Crazy Thinking

A startup entrepreneur who fails in an idea is akin to a chemist who builds an experiment that doesn't bring the result - it is part of the process.<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What is the difference between a startup and a small business?</i><p><i>Answer by Balaji Viswanathan, Product Manager</i> …

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When And How To Salt Your Food, Because It's Not As Simple As You'd Think

It's all about timing.<p>In cooking, it's the little details that make all the difference. From the temperature of the meat before you grill it to how you handle the butter in pastries, the way a recipe turns out is all about how much you pay attention to the little things. This is especially true …

Food

How to Talk Wine Like a Master Sommelier

Shayn Bjornholm, examination director for the Court of Master Sommeliers, recounts his blind-tasting triumphs and tells how anyone can sound like a …

Watch How the World's Best Bubbly Gets Made in 'A Year in Champagne'

Check out this clip from <b>A Year in Champagne</b>, the second in a trilogy of feature films by writer/director David Kennard dedicated to exploring wine. Pioneering wine importer Martine Saunier who lead Kennard first film in the series, <i>A Year in Burgundy</i>, again serves as a guide, taking cameras behind …

Cook the Ultimate Huevos Rancheros

This dish gives new meaning to the term “breakfast for dinner.”<p>Eggs are not breakfast food. They’re also lunch food. And dinner food. Really, they’re anytime food. Every shell houses a payload of filling protein, whether you eat the insides scrambled, over-easy, or hardboiled. The only problem with …

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Banksy Goes Undercover in Gaza, Releases New Works and Eye-Opening Video

The world's most famous street artist, Banksy, returned to Palestine to create a series of powerful new works. In 2005, he made several paintings on Israel's West Bank barrier wall. This time, the artist goes undercover, making a satirical travel advertisement for Gaza. The 2-minute film shows …

Articles about young guns 2015 on Dwell.com - Dwell

A global look at designers to watch.<p>In 2005, the AIA New York launched the New Practices program to showcase promising new and emerging architectural firms.<p>In our annual roundup of exciting talents in the design industry, we present a roster of up-and-comers making waves on the global...<p>Once again, …

Virginia eugenics victims compensated for sterilisation

<b>Lawmakers in the US state of Virginia have agreed to pay compensation to people who were forcibly sterilised by the authorities decades ago.</b><p>Victims will be paid $25,000 (£16,000) following a legal fight by campaigners.<p>Along with more than 30 other US states, Virginia once operated a sterilisation …

Murdered ISIS Hostage's Daughter Says 'Jihadi John' Is Better Off Dead

The daughter of British aid worker David Haines, who was murdered by the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) last September, has hit out …

Striking Street Photos Document the Vibrant Culture of NYC in the ’70s and ’80s

For over 30 years, every since his days as an NYU film student, Robert Herman has roamed the streets of New York City with his camera in hand to photograph the sights and people of his urban home. <i>The New Yorkers</i>, shot from 1978 to 2005 on Kodachrome color film, is his collection of candid photos …

Watch Kanye West's Full Interview with Zane Lowe: “Your egg, my semen, we're gonna change the world.”

Just in time for the weekend, here are 43 minutes of inspiration.<p>Following his interview with the Breakfast Club last week, Kanye West returned to the BBC to do another interview with Zane Lowe, a follow-up to their now famous 2013 chat around the release of <i>Yeezus</i>. In it, he speaks calmly and …

How to Turn Instagram into the Ultimate Adventure Job

Insta Credit<p>When 27-year-old Johan Lolos set out from Belgium in 2013 with his camera and no return ticket, he didn't anticipate becoming one of New Zealand's most popular Instagrammers. It was only a year ago, in February 2014, that Lolos started taking his Instagram account, @lebackpacker, …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p>Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious …

Panoramic Photography

Has Israel lost the Democratic Party?

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Is the Democratic party over for Israel?<p>For years, support for Israel has been one of the few reliably bipartisan issues on Capitol Hill, with members on both sides of the aisle embracing the embattled Middle East country and welcoming its leaders with open arms.<p>But when Prime …

Nigel Farage's anti-immigration chant strikes a chord with US Republicans

Ukip leader delivers right message at right time for an audience appalled by Obama’s stance on immigration and radical Islam<p>Only at a gathering of America’s most dyed-in-the-wool conservatives would the otherwise obscure leader of the UK Independence party attract groupies. But apart from the fact …

The overlooked Israeli-Palestinian conflict that threatens the entire Middle East

<b>(Reuters/Baz Ratner)</b><p>Gazan natural gas has become the focal point of an international power struggle with no easy resolution in sight<p>Michael Schwartz<p>February 27, 2015 9:00am (UTC)<p>Guess what? Almost all the current wars, uprisings, and other conflicts in the Middle East are connected by a single …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Hundreds of Greeks demonstrated in Athens against the new radical government for going back on pre-election promises.<p><b>2.</b> The British Islamic State militant known as "Jihadi John," believed to be responsible for multiple executions of Western hostages, has been identified as 26-year-old Mohammed …

The only conference with Captain America, Sarah Palin and Nigel Farage - in pictures

US news,UK Independence party (Ukip),Nigel Farage,Sarah Palin,US politics,Maryland<p>Ukip leader joins variety of speakers at the US Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Maryland