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Striking Photos of Cultural Fashions You Have to See

Travel<p>These vibrant cultures were slaying their fashion game long before the runway was invented.<p>Most global fashions aren’t fads. They arise from centuries of tradition and don’t go out of vogue when the seasons change: the bold beadwork of the Maasai in the Serengeti, the endless folds of a …

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How Instagram Is Changing Travel

Travel<p>Social media-savvy travelers are increasingly drawing their destination inspiration from Instagram—but at what cost?<p>Puffed, gray-tinged clouds roll over Odda, Norway, reflected in the quiet azure waters of Lake Ringedalsvatnet. More than 2,000 feet above, a hiker is perched atop Trolltunga, a …

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A photographer captured breathtaking aerial photos of London throughout 2016

He published his first book of work at the age of 23 and has since gone on to publish more than 50 titles and shoot iconic images of Hong Kong, New York, and Libya for clients including National Geographic and Red Bull.<p>Despite having travelled the world, British-born Hawkes says that London is …

The best epically long books to binge-read on winter nights

Readers know all about summer reading: Juicy, plot-driven page-turners that are a breeze to read through sun-induced headaches, or can be picked up and put down between dips in the pool. But in winter, you need a different kind of book: one with a good existential crisis, or a very, very deep …

A Truly Heartwarming Photos Series That Captures the Loving Bond Between Little Kids and Big Dogs

In his wonderful series “Little Kids and Their Big Dogs“, Russian photographer Andy Seliverstoff has captured the truly heartwarming bond of immense …

Chasing a Speed Record on One of the World’s Highest, Hardest Treks

Adventure<p>How a group of ultrarunners and Bhutanese guides persevered—through raging storms, dizzying altitude, and health perils—to make history on the world's toughest trek.<p>On September 30, 2016, two days into a record attempt on Bhutan’s 186-mile Snowman Trek, 41-year-old Australian Chris Ord was …

Giving the Gift of Travel: 10 Unforgettable Trips

Travel<p>Looking for the perfect trip to take with someone special? We've got the list for you.<p>The gift of travel lingers long after the holiday lights are packed away. The staff at National Geographic Expeditions selected some of their favorite trips around the globe, including visiting ancient cave …

10 more of the UK’s best small towns: readers’ travel tips

Will Coldwell, Joanne O'Connor, Kevin Rushby and Guardian readers

A Colonial home marries high-end design with laid-back style

<b>In a not-so-traditional house</b> nestled in a traditional Northwest Washington neighborhood, a trio of design professionals has created a family home that’s a hybrid of worldliness and easygoing style.<p>The elegant 7,500-square-foot house in Berkley is home to Michael and Ally Banks — he a custom-home …

Renovated 1970s brick beach house in Australia gets new life with an elegant timber screen

A 1970s modernist brick beach house in Noosa, Australia, received a modern makeover that transformed it into a gorgeous subtropical retreat. Teeland …

What's the real difference between restaurants with one, two and three Michelin stars?

Over the last 25 years, I’ve been fortunate enough to dine in hundreds of Michelin-starred restaurants around the world – and have the depleted bank balance and expanded waistline to prove it. What I haven’t gained, however, is a convincing answer to that oft-asked question: what’s the difference …

10 of the best late-night bars in London – chosen by the experts

If you’re after a well-crafted cocktail or beer, these late-drink hangouts keep the party going across the capital. They’re what the Night Tube was made for<p>Dandelyan is one of the world’s 50 best bars and one of my personal favourites. With a menu that explores modern botany, this could easily be a …

Late-night eats along London's Night Tube | CNN Travel

(CNN) — After delays and an embarrassing false start in 2015, London's Night Tube public train service finally debuted in August, much to the delight -- and relief -- of many residents and travelers.<p>The Night Tube's Friday and Saturday-only service has been hailed by some as a savior for those who …

20 Dress Shoes Every Man Should Own

Even today, you can still tell a gentleman by his shoes. Whether deliberate or not, one's choice in leather dress shoes - Oxford, Derby, monk or …

The Best Wallet-Friendly Watches from High-End Brands

There is a misconception that if you buy the lowest-cost model watch from a high-end brand, you’re only doing it for the name. And sure, it might be …

A Rich And Rugged Urban Loft That Oozes Sophistication

“Rugged” is not a word typically associated with New York City (unless you count the wannabe lumberjacks of Brooklyn’s hipster scene). The city is …

Nine of the Most Secluded Resorts Around the World

I think we’re alone, now.<p>Sometimes you just need to get away from it all. Perhaps you can no longer stand the buzz of your phone and want to hide out …

Publisher wins rights to Voynich manuscript, a book no one can read

Tiny Spanish publisher can clone centuries-old manuscript written in language or code that no one has cracked<p>It’s one of the world’s most mysterious books, a centuries-old manuscript written in an unknown or coded language that no one has cracked.<p>Scholars have spent their lives puzzling over the …

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14 Surprisingly Chic IKEA Living Rooms

If you’re among so many of us who have palatial tastes and a studio apartment budget, then you must feast your eyes on these uber-chic IKEA living rooms. It can be discouraging to see your favorite tastemakers posting beautiful home decor on Instagram that you’re a pile of student loans away from …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …

The Seriously Stylish Shu Qi Is a Thoroughly Modern Movie Star

Movie stars may be in short supply lately, but don’t tell that to Taiwanese actress Shu Qi. Currently out and about promoting her latest film, <i>My Best Friend’s Wedding</i>—a Chinese remake of the Julia Roberts 1997 megahit—Shu Qi has been heading to premieres in the kinds of arresting fashions that hark …

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Moroccan summer: taking interiors inspiration from black and white design

This elegant home on the coast is the perfect summer house – where inside and outside mingle<p>South of Agadir, where the Atlantic coast turns wild, buffeted by the sea, is Monique Henon’s tranquil hideaway. Built on a fertile plain three kilometres from the sea, on the edge of the Souss-Massa …

The French Girl Beauty Rules: Makeup Artist Violette Shares Her 8 Essential Secrets

Violette Makeup Artist<p>As the fashion flock settles down in Paris for the last leg of the spring 2015 collections, that age-old question resurfaces once more: What <i>is</i> it about French women? The country’s unofficial motto—to bear the torch for a kind of covetable, casual cool that relies heavily on …

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Artist Paints NEW Stunning Seaside Murals While Balancing On A Paddleboard

You might remember a post we did last year about Sean Yoro (a.k.a. Hula), the awesome paddleboard artist who paints amazing murals on abandoned …

Haunting Photos Show Chinese Villages on the Edge of Extinction

It was in 1998 that photographer Cui Maoyuan first visited Yuxian in Hebei Province, and it was during that first visit that he became enamored by …

10 Ways to Make Your Afternoons As Productive As Mornings

Our society is collectively obsessed with morning routines.<p>What is just as important, but often neglected, is how we manage what happens in the …

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14 Style Lessons from the Best- and Worst-Dressed Men of the Week

With David Beckham, Will Smith, and Matthew McConaughey. (All right, all right, all right.)<p>The right way to take it easy this summer, the suiting mistake everyone's still making, and more.

The best iPhone photographs of 2016 – in pictures

The winners of the 9th annual iphone photography awards have been announced, chosen from thousands of entries from 139 countries around the world. Here’s a selection of the top entries, and the full list can be seen at IPPA Awards

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How to Eat Like a French Woman

A slender, elegant woman sips a dark red wine and cuts into a tender duck breast, seared to perfection, before topping the meal off with a fine slice of Brie de Meaux. This is the ultimate expression of the French Paradox. The only Western country well known for the butter in its pastry crust and …

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