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Expert guide to Amsterdam

Essential contacts<p><b>British Embassy</b> (00 31 70 427 0427), Lange Voorhout 10, 2514 ED, The Hague<p><b>British Consulate-General</b> (0031 20 676 4343), Koningslaan 44, 1075 AE, Amsterdam<p><b>Emergency services:</b> dial 112. For non-emergency police matters dial 0900 8844<p><b>Tourist office and information:</b> the Tourist Office …

How to Travel the World First Class When You're Broke

A travel hacker explains how to turn $49 cash into a $500 hotel room and how to book an international flight for free.<p><i>Download the new and improved VICE app for iOS and Android now.</i><p>For most people, travel is about an escape or a change of scenery. For Ben Schlappig, travel is a game. Schlappig …

11 ridiculous ‘smart’ gadgets that totally exist

1/<p>Quirky Egg Minder<p>Quirky<p>The Quirky Egg Minder solves a question as old as time itself: "Why can't I connect my <i>egg tray</i> to the internet?"<p>Made in …

Juicing

Hackers Steal 45 Million Passwords From Over 1,100 Websites

Surprise! The most-used password isn’t “password.”<p>Hackers have made off with information, including passwords, from almost 45 million accounts on …

Meet the People Building a Medieval Castle Without Using Any New Technology

Two hours outside of Paris stands Guédelon, a castle that looks like it’s from the medieval period, but is actually being constructed right now. …

What a Hiring Manager Is Actually Thinking During Your Interview

Whether you’ve interviewed over one million times or can count on one hand how many times you’ve been face-to-face with a hiring manager, the process …

If You Want Happy Employees, Don’t Ignore These 3 Things

Employees are happier when they have concrete, unambiguously defined goals and the freedom to figure out how to achieve them.<p><i>What are some ways companies can increase happiness levels of employees in order to boost performance? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where</i> …

If You Want To Succeed In Business, Think Like a Shark

It takes years of hard work, vision, determination, and unbridled passion to be a successful business owner. While many entrepreneurs are aware of that, the one key element many must brush up on is the underlying financials of the business, especially if you're trying to bring new investors on …

Even as an adult, learning a second language changes your brain

Conventional wisdom suggests it may well be easier to learn a second language as a child than as an adult. But for adults who do take the linguistic leap, what sort of factors influence how well they acquire another tongue?<p>In a new study published this week by the Proceedings of the National …

Neuroscience

21 Tricks to Lose Weight While Sitting Down

We've all heard the negative consequences of a sedentary lifestyle (and if you haven't, they include obesity, type II diabetes, cardiovascular …

Weight Loss

Broken wings, fuel leaks and open doors: 21 of the most terrifying incidents in air travel history

A Thomas Cook plane was forced to make an emergency landing at Manchester this week with part of its wing missing. The airline said that the reason the aircraft, bound for Cuba, returned to the airport was because of a "low oil indication, unrelated to the wing".<p>Still, whatever the reason, the …

Airplanes

12 Blog Monetization Strategies Used To Make $124,074

To become the kind of blogger that makes more money in one month than your parents did in an entire year, it takes more than just quality content.<p>It …

archatlas: Mind-bending Dream Landscapes by Petey Ulatan Petey Ulatan is a designer specializing in brand management, development, graphic design, photography and web design. Like other artists and architects he was inspired by the mind-bending Paris scene in Christopher Nolan’s Inception to create this series of bent landscapes and cityscapes. As Ulatan told The Creators Project: “I discovered this technique by just playing around, I failed a few times at first, then I got the hang of it. It actually took me a while—about six months—to get it down to a science. For some images, I would mask out the sky and add another layer of another photo of a sky to create the illusion that it’s coming from one world,“ You can see more of Petey Ulatan’s work on his website and Instagram. (via archatlas)

Digital Art

Is This the Most Perfect Method for Staying Organized?

Ryder Carroll, the designer of the popular Bullet Journal, explains how he spent 20 years developing the perfect to-do list.<p>When Brooklyn-based designer Ryder Carroll was a kid struggling to control his attention deficit disorder, he was taught that the best way to remember something was simple: …

Non-Cheesy Nautical: 12 Modern Rope DIY Decor Ideas

Want to add a little bit of a beachy, boaty feel to your everyday life? Check out these 12 DIYs that you can make with rope, guaranteed to make your …

Home Depot

7 Simple Ways to Be Happier

The U.S. ranks No. 13, according to the World Happiness Report.<p>It should come as no surprise that you can't buy satisfaction and happiness. If you could, the wealthiest country in the world, the U.S., would also be the happiest, offering the greatest chance for a satisfying life. Yet the 2016 …

The Secret To Fixing The Bad Habits You May Not Know You Have

Most of us don’t see the flaws in ourselves that other people do. Step one is finding out what you’re overlooking.<p>Most people are unaware of their bad habits. That’s normal. Psychologically, we’re inclined to think of ourselves in a more positive light than others tend to see us.<p>And it cuts both …

8 Things People With Spotless Bathrooms Do Every Day

Adopt these habits and your toilet, shower, and sink will always sparkle.<p>If the bathroom is your least favorite space in your entire home to clean, we hear you. It's messy, germy, and sometimes smelly. But what if we told you by adopting a few daily habits you can actually clean this room less …

5 Unexpected Foods That Cause Inflammation

You will not be happy at all about #3.<p><i>This article was written by Caroline Praderio and provided by our partners at</i> Prevention<i>.</i><p>Inflammation is a huge buzzword in the health world right now, but it's not all actually bad. In fact, acute (or short-term) inflammation is when your immune system sends …

8 Tips To Help You Boost Your Self-Confidence And Achieve Greater Success

Credit<p>Being self-confident can lead to greater success and happiness in life while having low self-confidence can have a damaging effect on your mental health, relationships, and career. A lack of obvious success in your career for instance can affect your self-confidence negatively and low …

Self-confidence

The 5 Best Places to Retire in the U.S.

<i>by The Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i>.<p>Photo: Getty<p>We dream of the day when we can put our out-of-office notification on forever and settle down in the sort of place previously reserved for vacations. But where to go? <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> surveyed readers ages 68 and older about their favorite places …

13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Best new books to read this June 2016 | Books

Planning which book to take on holiday this month? From communists, to murderous hippies and agony aunts turned detectives, Sarra Manning picks the …

7 insider tricks to upgrade your entire vacation for less

If you like to vacation in style but you're on a budget, you probably know that travel isn't so cheap. The average cost of a vacation is $1,005 per person, or about $4,000 for a family of four, according to a 2015 survey by American Express.<p>Fortunately, travel upgrades can come at a great discount …

Flying

Teaching ‘grit’ is bad for children, and bad for democracy – Nicholas Tampio

According to the grit narrative, children in the United States are lazy, entitled and unprepared to compete in the global economy. Schools have …

What the French really think of British, American and Chinese visitors

“Do you speak Tourist(e)”, a website and booklet devised by French tourism authorities, provides advice for the country’s hoteliers, guides and notoriously haughty waiters on dealing with overseas visitors.<p>The initiative, first unveiled in 2013, has been relaunched ahead of the Euro 2016 football …

The exotic history of British fish and chips

No longer the working man’s nourishment, a fish supper is now classless, which increases its credibility as our national dish<p>Each afternoon at 1.45 last week, Radio 4 gave tips for anyone thinking of opening a chippie. This might seem a strange ambition to encourage on our most middle-class radio …

The secret to how startups like Uber raise billions: Saudi Arabia, China and Singapore

Just when you thought the startup market can't possibly get any crazier, Uber goes and raises another $3.5 billion in funding.<p>That jaw-dropping …