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The 25 best cities for foodies around the world

One of the best parts about traveling is getting to indulge in regional delicacies from around the world.<p>We combed through a recent Quora thread on the best cities for foodies and pulled out the top food cities where you'll find everything from high-end Michelin-starred restaurants to scrumptious …

I Forgive You, English Speakers

"But, everyone speaks English anyway!"<p>I forgive you if you've ever said this phrase. You may not want nor need my forgiveness, but you have it anyway.<p>Let me tell you why.<p>As a teacher of modern foreign languages, I am accustomed to understanding people when I travel. For instance, when I traveled …

8 Under-the-Radar Museums Worth Visiting

When most travelers set out to explore a destination's museums, they usually don't stray from the most popular (packed Smithsonians come to mind). But a host of off-the-beaten-path institutions full of historical treasures and rare artifacts are waiting to be discovered by travelers willing to go …

Bucket List Places You Need To See In The Next Decade

"Where do you see yourself in the next 10 years?" What if instead of a dreaded job interview question, this was asked as a travel challenge? Suddenly the whole world opens up.<p>You had better start thinking, because the world will look very different in the next decade than it does today. For …

A Picture Postcard From Bagan, Myanmar

In complete silence, we watched the sun set over a few dozen of the 2,200 temples built in the 11th, 12th and 13th centuries by the kings of Bagan -- before the Mongols and earthquakes destroyed many of them. Later we went to dinner in one of the dirt-floor restaurants in this one-street sleepy …

The West Virginia Forests Ideal for Digital Detox Getaways

Between mountain ranges and two national forests in West Virginia lies an Appalachian tourism frontier with serene, unspoiled countryside and some of …

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Nine of the Most Striking Sacred Sites in Asia

<i>Some of the world's most incredible ancient sacred sites are found in Asia. Here are just a few of the most interesting and beautiful.</i><p><b>1. Shwedagon Pagoda, Myanmar</b><p>This giant golden pagoda in the city of Yangon is one of the most important Buddhist sites in the country. The temple is said to house …

Our Top Tips for Beating Jet Lag

Every traveler has heard of it and everyone fears it: the dreaded jet lag. But for those of us who are constantly on the go, we rely on these top tips for avoiding jet lag and arriving at your destination feeling as fresh as possible.<p>Get plenty of rest the night before<p>We know -- easier said than …

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The most important divide in America today is growing

Conservatives have been banging on about family breakdown for decades. Now one of the nation's most prominent liberal scholars has joined the chorus.<p>Robert Putnam is a former dean of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and the author of "Bowling Alone" (2000), an influential work that lamented …

Laser treatment claims to turn brown eyes blue

Ever been stymied in a desire to bat your baby blues by the fact that your eyes aren't actually blue? An experimental new procedure could see you permanently change your peepers' hue.<p>Strōma Medical Corporation, based out of Laguna Beach, California, claims to have invented a new laser eye surgery …

MARK CUBAN: Here's how to fix America's crippling student debt crisis

"This is just the beginning of the college implosion," Mark Cuban tweeted last week, after the news about Sweet Briar, an all-women's college in Virginia.<p>Cuban, the well-known entrepreneur and billionaire investor, was not surprised by the news. For years, Cuban has warned of a "student loan …

Stratfor has 11 alarming predictions for the next decade

In many ways, Stratfor thinks the world of ten years from now will be more dangerous place, with US power waning and other prominent countries experiencing a period of chaos and decline.

Films to fuel your wanderlust this year

Finding oneself while traveling: it's a classic literary theme from <i>Siddhartha</i> to <i>On The Road</i>, and a somewhat overused trope in contemporary page-turners-turned-blockbusters.<p>But the process comes full circle when film adaptations inspire further adventure. Books such as <i>Into the Wild</i>, <i>Lord of the …

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Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

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Spotlight: Personal Growth Expert Fabio Angeleri

MagMaker / February 9, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Fabio Angeleri and <b>my medium is</b> personal growth.<p><b>My love of</b> meditation started when I was around 22 during very …

7 Vogue Editors Share Their Favorite Eye Creams of the Moment

Considering how little real estate the skin around your eyes takes up on your face, it’s shocking what the right treatment cream can do for your appearance. Especially in the depths of winter, a little nourishment can change your entire outlook (this isn’t hyperbole, we communicate <i>a lot</i> via eye …

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7 Outstanding Language-Learning Apps and Websites

Speaking the local language--or at least knowing some basic phrases--is one of the best ways for travelers to tap into foreign cultures. In countries where English isn't widely spoken, it's essential to learn some key words and phrases, but even in places with an abundance of English speakers, …

What I Learned From Riding the Greyhound From San Francisco to New York

Two years ago, I rode a Greyhound bus from San Francisco to New York to get home for the holidays. I have a tendency to procrastinate, so naturally I didn't even attempt to look for a plane ticket home until December 7. Upon seeing the price of a round trip ticket for the holidays (about $1,200), I …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

50 Universal Truths That Will Make You More Successful

I've been a journalist for the better part of two decades and during that time I've interviewed and written about thousands of people in various stages of success, from billionaires to entrepreneurs launching startups (one while fighting brain cancer).<p>All of that has led me to conclude that there …

Tent City, Lakewood, New Jersey - Photographs and text by Christopher Occhicone | LensCulture

Tent City, located in Lakewood, NJ, has been home to up to 100 residents for the past 7 years. Local residents have been calling for the closure of the camp since it began. The town succeeded in forcing out most of the residents by August 2014. Some were offered one year of rent-free housing in …

How Different Cultures Understand Time

In the Western Hemisphere, the United States and Mexico employ time in such diametrically opposing manners that it causes intense friction between the two peoples.<p>In Western Europe, the Swiss attitude to time bears little relation to that of neighboring Italy.<p>Thais do not evaluate the passing of …

The Best Tourist Attraction In Every State

Each year, millions of tourists come from home and abroad to see the country's majestic landscape and iconic sites, from the Grand Canyon to Mount Rushmore.<p>But there are also cool, quirky attractions, like Vermont's Ben & Jerry's Factory and Tennessee's Graceland, the former home of Rock and Roll …

23 Places You Should Visit In 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel next year.

My decisions have cost Amazon billions, admits founder Jeff Bezos

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos admits he has made 'billions of dollars of failures' but the successes have more than made up for that<p>Amazon founder Jeff Bezos has admitted that decisions he has made had cost the tech giant billions, but said that is the price for taking "bold bets".<p>"I've made billions …

Time travel and teleporting 'a reality for today's children'

Travelling through time, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's children's lifetimes, experts have predicted<p>Move over Marty McFly - time travel, invisibility cloaks and teleporting could all happen within today's schoolchildren's lifetimes, experts agree.<p>Children could …

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Best advice from CEOs: 40 execs' secrets to success

Warren Buffett<p><b>Chairman and CEO—</b><b>Berkshire Hathaway</b><p>Advice for young women: “You do the same thing a male will do. You follow your passions. You find …

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

I quit the cubicle life to travel the world. You can too, but is that the life you really want?<p>My post-college life started off just the way my advisor told me it was supposed to -- working an awesome job in the coolest city in the world. Right?<p><b>Wrong.</b> The truth is, three years later, I'm sitting in …