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Beautiful Small Towns in Europe More Americans Should Visit

So you’ve gone and booked a big ol’ flight across the pond. The siren call of wildly cheap airfares to Europe proved too strong to resist -- you may …

European Travel

I stayed at a hostel in New York City and saw why it's better than a hotel

When it comes to travel in the US, expenses can easily add up. And of those expenses, lodging tends to be the most burdensome. Unless you want to sleep in a less-than-reputable hotel, vacationers in the US often have to hand over a pretty penny just to have a place to sleep at night.<p>There's at …

European Travel

The Best Places to Visit in Slovenia

Tucked between Italy, Austria, and Croatia, Slovenia is so small you might skip over it—but that would be a mistake. Though it's roughly the size of Massachusetts, it packs a major visual punch: alpine villages, cliffside castles, emerald lakes, fields of white horses, and some of the most …

8 Lesser Known Cities in Italy To Fall in Love With

When you travel to Italy, the top destinations on your list probably are Rome, Florence, Venice and perhaps a stop for some Tuscan sun. But there are …

10 Incredible Hilltop Towns in Italy

If your bucket list includes the experience of sitting in an Italian hilltop town, while sipping a glass of fine wine and gazing out over ancient …

Italy

Opinion: Sam Eisenstadt, a supreme forecaster, has bad news for stock investors

<i>(Updates story to add slightly higher forecast stemming from newer calculation.)</i><p>CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (MarketWatch) — The U.S. stock market will be …

Chuck Schumer: Trump's Education Pick Would 'Single-Handedly Decimate' Public Schools

The Senate's top Democrat says he will vote against Betsy DeVos.<p>PHILADELPHIA ― Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said in a scathing statement Thursday that he plans to vote against President Donald Trump’s pick to head the Education Department.<p>Trump’s nominee, Betsy DeVos, floundered …

Apple design director perfects a prefab home into an ultra-minimal, modern dwelling

It should come as no surprise that when Apple’s Director of Store Design was in the market for a new house, he wanted a home that would be as modern …

How Broken Is College, and Can We Fix it?

Addressing the challenges facing colleges is about safeguarding the social mobility and economic vitality they enable.<p>PCMag reviews products …

How to Make the Most From Real Estate Investments | Investopedia

You’re a real estate investor. You own commercial real estate with all of its rights and responsibilities. But you want to create income without …

Salty Popcorn Top 20 Movies of 2016 | Salty Popcorn

Salty Popcorn Top 20 Movies of 2016<p>And so it is another fine movie year draws to a close. I present to you my TOP 20 MOVIES OF 2016. This year’s list …

Animation

A Visual Artist Animated His Childhood Love for Skateboarding

Freddy Arenas takes a break from animating for work to... animate for play.<p>With a pared-down aesthetic and an appreciation for witnessing the brush strokes, animator Freddy Arenas carves out a hovel of personal creation on his social media account, featuring skateboarding tricks and summer bike …

Digital Art

Top 15 Prefab & Modular Home Designs, and their Costs – Modern Home Design & Architecture

While having a custom-designed home might seem like the golden standard in terms of getting that beautiful and exquisite architecture, design, and …

Home Improvement

New Adam Curtis film HyperNormalisation out next month

Ever get the feeling that things are increasingly difficult to understand? That information, despite being everywhere, is increasingly difficult to process? That power systems and their infrastructures are impossible to decipher and even harder to penetrate? You aren’t alone.<p>In his new film</i> …

Damascus

Great European city breaks you've probably never thought of

These small cities may not pack the cultural punch of Europe’s grande dames – and that’s the point of going. All are full of local colour but also served by budget airlines. Perfect for a weekend break<p>Kotor<b>,</b> Montenegro<p>The Montenegrin coast feels very different from neighbouring Croatia: it’s more …

10 of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland

Cobbled streets and fairytale castles, decorated fountains and frescoed houses. It's not hard to find such delights in many Exploring cuisine in …

European Travel

Colin Kaepernick’s protest is both worthy and legitimate

Two questions should be asked anytime someone stages a protest, as 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did by sitting during the National Anthem of the last two preseason games. First, is what he is protesting legitimate? And secondly, does the protest hurt anyone?<p>The answer to the first question is …

NFL

'Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir,' a French turn on teenage superheroes

Here is – "<i>voici</i>," I should say — the Parisian high school superhero cartoon series you have been looking for.<p>"Miraculous: Tales of Ladybug & Cat Noir" premiered domestically on Nickelodeon last December, just two months after its French premiere. A second American DVD collection, "Spots On," is …

France

Having this retro arcade console on your desk will make you the coolest person in the office

8Bitdo is a company that specializes in game controllers, and now it’s trying out a bit of furniture design. This year at Gamescon the company unveiled its 8Bitdo Desktop Arcade Joy Stick, and the company's showing off the pretty arcade system on its Facebook. Check out that retro wooden design. We …

Retrogaming

I Spent Three Weeks Exploring The European Alps To Bring Back These Photos. It Was Stunning!

My name is Hanneke Van Camp, I just graduated as a biologist and have a passion for travel and nature photography. In July, I travelled to Germany, …

A French Girl’s Walking Guide to Paris: One Model Shares Her Favorite Routes

In honor of Bastille Day, we’re celebrating all things French—from Gallic women’s signature ability to pull off insouciant beauty to the ultimate pedestrian city, Paris, which beckons visitors and residents alike to saunter through its streets to the point of rendering other forms of exercise …

France

Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs: celebrating the Beats in Paris

In the late 50s the Beat movement reached its high point, with Ginsberg, Kerouac and Burroughs sharing rooms in a rundown hotel near the Seine. James Campbell visits a new exhibition at the Pompidou Centre and a pivotal moment in cultural history<p>If you want to read Jack Kerouac’s novel <i>On the Road</i> …

Vienna's Mariahilfer Strasse, Now Filled with Pedestrian Joy

This little clip features one of my favorite streets (Mariahilfer Strasse) in one of my favorite cities (Vienna), with one of my favorite guides (Wolfgang Hoefler). In a short chat we learn how the Green Party's initiative turned a formerly congested street into a peaceful, community-building …

10 of the best national and regional parks in France

France’s green spaces provide the chance to see magnificent wildlife, explore mountain villages or just have a great hike or bike ride<p>Vanoise national park, Rhône-Alpes<p>The first (1963) and largest of France’s mainland national parks, the Vanoise is in the French Alps, becoming the Gran Paradiso …

Naked Women Protest RNC with Artist Spencer Tunick

With the Republican National Convention only a few weeks off, Spencer Tunick is busier than usual. The world's foremost photographer of large scale nude works, he's organizing a shoot that's likely to get lots of attention from the media, and the hordes of celebrants, protestors and provocateurs …

Republican National Convention

28 things I learned about Europe after visiting all 28 EU countries

<b>Jonathan Thompson has spent the last four weeks driving around every single EU country. Here are the nuggets of wisdom he picked up along the way</b><p><b>1. Zagreb is home to Europe’s strangest museum.</b> Dedicated to the study of heartbreak, the Museum of Broken Relationships will make you laugh and cry in …

European Travel

Speak and Read French, by Armand and Louise Bégué

<b>Speak and Read French, Part 1: Basic and Intermediate</b><p>"This album is the first of three volumes of a French language course: <i>Speak and Read French</i>, …

Language Learning

Greece - The Road Less Traveled

I recently discovered a secret Greece has been hiding from the world. It's called Meteora. The town is a hidden gem, a few hours from Athens. Fully prepared to be swept off my feet by the island of Santorini, I fell in love instead with this magical place, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.<p>My dad …

street photography pioneer mark cohen exhibits unseen images from the 70s

The photographer's new show Closer celebrates his intrusively spontaneous style with a few never-before-exhibited images.<p>Back in October, legendary street photography Mark Cohen released his first career retrospective book, <i>Frame</i>, a tome that collects over 50 years of confrontationally intimate …

Street Photography