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The best lightweight gaming laptops

Back at CES a few months ago, I wrote that we were entering a golden age in lightweight gaming laptops. It started last year with NVIDIA's small, power-efficient Max-Q graphics, followed by Intel and AMD's surprising team-up on Core H with Radeon RX Vega M graphics. Now Intel has ramped up the …

Computer Hardware

The Best Indian Restaurants in America

When people think of Indian restaurants, they tend to conjure up the same image of white tablecloth restaurants with a random Bollywood movie blaring …

South India

20 great lake and mountain holidays in Europe

Summer holidays don’t have to mean sea and sand. We pick breaks amid mountains and by tranquil lakes to suit lovers of long hikes, high-energy activity – or just dreamy upland vistas<p><b>Trail running,</b> <b>Dolomites, Italy</b><p><b>Stay</b> Mountain huts<b><br>Suits</b> Hardened runners<br>It sounds easy: “Cruising over rocky passes and …

European Travel

Was There a Civilization On Earth Before Humans?

A look at the available evidence<p>It only took five minutes for Gavin Schmidt to out-speculate me.<p>Schmidt is the director of NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies (a.k.a. GISS) a world-class climate-science facility. One day last year, I came to GISS with a far-out proposal. In my work as an …

Rare Earth

Netherlands Itinerary for One Week - Top Places to Visit

Are you planning to visit Europe this summer and not sure which country to spend most of your time in? We highly recommend the Netherlands. It is the …

European Travel

The 20 greatest cultural holidays for 2018

Culture means very different things to different people. You might seek out peace and reflection in a museum or art gallery; the glamour and excitement of a night at the ballet or the opera; the romance of ruins; or the energy of Mardi Gras party time.<p>You might thrill to the idea of steeping …

24 hours of luxury in Zurich

Zurich, Switzerland is consistently rated as a city with one of the highest qualities of living in the world. It’s no wonder, then, that it has …

European Travel

Top 3 Best Boutique Hotels in the Dolomites, Italy

There can be few better destinations for mountaineers and nature-lovers than the stunning jagged peaks of the Dolomites in Northern Italy, here is …

Hospitality

Things to do in Fethiye: explore Saint Nicholas Island!

We may have mentioned it before; there are plenty of things to do in Fethiye, Turkey. One of our favorite places to visit must be Saint Nicholas …

European Travel

Guide to the Uffizi Gallery in Florence

The Uffizi Gallery, or Galleria degli Uffizi, of Florence, is among the most visited museums in Italy, second only to the Vatican Museums of Rome, …

Art

Revealed: Ireland's top travel destination - 'You cannot have a bad holiday here'

Reader Travel Awards 2018<p>We asked our readers to nominate their favourite overseas holiday destination for 2018... and here's the result.<p>Ireland’s …

2018 bucket list: what to do in Switzerland this year

Looking for a new challenge this year? Want to explore all Switzerland has to offer? Try these ideas for size...

European Travel

Here are 10 enchanting tree tunnels (and where to find them)

Tunnels of trees have a way of making you feel safe, as if the branches are stretching out to form a protected path just for you. It's like walking …

European Travel

The ultimate road trip routes through Eastern Europe

Eastern Europe is one of the most culturally and naturally diverse regions in the world. It’s often overlooked by those opting for more traditional …

European Travel

7 ways to save money on your trip to Sweden

You may have heard: Scandinavian countries are incredibly expensive. A recent report by the World Economic Forum lists Sweden as number 8 on a top …

World's steepest funicular rail line to open in Switzerland

Schwyz-Stoos funicular, hailed as triumph of engineering, goes into service on Sunday<p>Swiss engineering and technology have reached new heights with the opening of the world’s steepest funicular rail line.<p>The €44.6m Schwyz-Stoos funicular (Standseilbahn Schwyz-Stoos in German), which goes into …

Sea Level

11 European Cities That Are Even Better in Winter

There are devotees of warm-weather vacations among us, who refuse to look north until May rolls around. But there's something to be said for embracing the season and following the deep freeze. In fact, a 20-degree-Fahrenheit day in Europe can be—dare we say it—blissful. The continent's best cities …

European Travel

How to Make Homemade Candy Canes - Chowhound

The candy cane started out as a straight stick flavored with peppermint oil that was enjoyed in Germany at Christmastime. There is a theory that in …

Homemade Potato Bread

Pour lukewarm water into small bowl and add sugar. Sprinkle the yeast over and stir with a spoon. Set aside for 5 minutes.<p><b>For stand mixers with dough</b> …

Almond Snowballs

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°. Bake almonds in a single layer in a shallow pan 6 minutes or until toasted and fragrant, stirring halfway …

Dessert

21 Holiday Bread Recipes That Put Fruitcake to Shame

Serious question: Why does fruitcake still exist? Crammed with the rejects of the dried fruit world, roughly the weight of a small truck, and filled …

Asus launches 27-inch,165Hz curved gaming monitor

Asus has announced ROG Swift PG27VQ, a gaming monitor with a curved screen that is aimed at gamers who are looking for a combination of highly …

The Coconut Chiffon Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare Cake Layers: Preheat oven to 350°. Stir together sifted cake flour and next 3 ingredients in bowl of an electric stand …

Dessert

Puff Pastry Apple Galette

Puff Pastry Apple Galette! I mean, if this isn’t the most gorgeous apple dessert you’ve ever witnessed, I don’t know what else is!

Baking

Mercury Will Devour Your Gold If You Let It

Freddie Mercury may have had the golden voice, but real mercury, that endlessly entertaining and dangerous liquid metal, has the golden touch. That …

Iconic Parisian Butter Cookies—With a Subtle (But Tasty) Tweak

In the world of artisanal sourdough bread baking, or at least <i>French</i> artisanal sourdough bread baking, there is one name to rule them all: Poilâne. If you are a fan of hearty, dense loaves and French <i>gastronomie</i>, you may have heard of the legendary bakery. I myself stumbled upon it in the same place …

Coconut Milk Cake with Pistachios, Whipped Coconut Cream and Strawberry Glaze

Chef Angela Garbacz’s Coconut Milk Cake has crunchy edges, a gooey, thick crumb and it just happens to vegan. Topped with pillowy whipped coconut …

Dessert

Everything You Want in a Dinner Roll, Plus Cheese

In my family, we don't mess around with the classics at Thanksgiving. The menu stays the same from year to year. We only add or subtract dishes when something important calls for a change, like when my little sister got married and her husband started joining us for the holiday. We'd never had pie …

Classic Apple Pie with All-Butter Crust

Make the dough: Cut the butter sticks into 1⁄2–inch cubes. Set in the freezer while you mix the dry ingredients. Place ½ cup water in the freezer, …