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Olympiakos footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexico

<b>Mexican footballer Alan Pulido has been kidnapped in the northern border state of Tamaulipas, officials say.</b><p>The 25-year-old striker was reportedly kidnapped on Sunday near his home in Ciudad Victoria after leaving a party.<p>He plays for the Greek team Olympiakos and has made several appearances for …

Mexico

17 Foods That Contain Chemicals & Food Dyes

You know the beautiful pink hue that makes a salmon fillet look so delicious? And the toasty brown color that makes your cinnamon-flavored oatmeal …

9 Unique Hotel Rooms You Can Only Find in Italy

From a well-appointed igloo high up in the Alps to a luxury suite built into ancient caves, these nine unusual lodgings promise to make any trip to …

Italy

New 'Pilot' Earpiece Translates Languages for You in Real Time

Translation

The Upper-Body Upgrade | Men's Health

And the wider your shoulders, the better, according to women. Females prefer men whose shoulders are 1.6 times the size of their waists, an <i>Archives of Sexual Behavior</i> study found.<p>But you don’t need to be an Olympic freestyler or a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer to get the coveted V-shape. The workout …

Home of the Day: A luxury Oasis in La Quinta

Designed by architect Kristi Hanson, this contemporary luxury estate spans three lots and offers an oasis within a gated desert community.<p>In the open-concept great room, a 3,000-gallon aquarium is a dramatic focal point, while hand-selected boulders and manicured lawns define grounds surrounded by …

Luxurious and Sculptural Designs Change the Look of the Average Chair

Whether they’re stripping the furniture piece to its barest features or creating a decadent version made of gold, these makers explore what happens when you re-design the chair.<p>Making a chair may not seem like a particularly creative task. Most designers use the basic, centuries-old model: a …

Furniture

Here's Your Guide to 2016's Hottest Luxury Destinations

What is your definition of luxury travel?<p>Does it include experiencing exquisite lodges set amid some of the world's most stunning winelands in South …

Sri Lanka

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The 10 Most Romantic Small Towns in Italy

Italy

45 Of The Most Stunning Paradises In The World

<i>Ever wonder where the next paradise you should run off to is? These 45 travel bloggers have revealed their perfect place from all over the world. NOTE: If you have an extreme case of wanderlust, look away now! These places are beyond stunning!</i><p><b>New Zealand</b> - A Broken Backpack<p><i>"What if Paradise is in</i> …

National Parks

The world's most romantic hotel bars

The best hotels for spa breaks in the UK

It wasn’t long ago that a “spa”, even in the flashiest of five-star hotels in Britain, meant a couple of pokey treatment rooms next to the lift shaft doing overpriced, mediocre massages and facials. Until recently, the UK lagged way behind the likes of Austria, Germany, Italy and Hungary – …

The 30 most beautiful towns in Europe

These are the 30 prettiest towns in Europe, according to the fine people at the Japanese Association of Travel Agents (JATA).<p>It was challenged to come up with 30 smaller destinations to promote to holidaymakers. This is what they came up with (and there's only one in Britain).<p>1. Kilkenny, Ireland<p>On …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

Campervans

Smart windows are the next frontier for connected homes

Window to the future<p>Architecture's most iconic design element is getting an upgrade<p>By Stephanie Walden<p>Promoted by<p>Window to the future<p>Architecture's …

The 10 Most Beautiful Snow Castles In the World

Castles

Throwback 2015: 25 Girl Travel Bloggers & Their Favorite Destinations

These girls are fearless. Their passion is to travel across the globe and live their dreams. Let us check out from our experts about their favorite destinations on globe in 2015<p><b>1) Aileen from I am Aileen : Dinant, Belgium</b><p>I've been to a lot of amazing places this 2015 but if I have to pick only one, …

Asia Travel

21 Intensely Beautiful Places You Need to See Before You Die

It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.<p>It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.

These Ingenious Lego Hacks Will Finally Help Math Make Sense

Become instantly smarter with these tricks.

Lego

This talking dinosaur for kids was named one of the best inventions of the year

CogniToys launched on Kickstarter earlier this year and earned $275,000 in pledges to help bring the project to life.<p>It was later named one of Time's 25 best inventions of 2015.<p>The toy is a talking dinosaur — but it doesn't just give programmed responses.<p>It connects to the internet via WiFi and …

Kids

The Strangest Places on Earth (Are Also the Most Sublime)

Travel

Here's What It's Like to Celebrate Christmas in the Great Hall at Hogwarts

Getty Images<p>Richard Ellis—Getty Images<p>Shaun Curry—AFP/Getty Images<p>Dan Kitwood—Getty Images<p>Mail On Sunday/REX Shutterstock<p>Archive Photos/Getty …

Scotland

The Isle of Sark -- Europe's Last Medieval Feudal State Is a Stone's Throw From Normandy

You're right off the coast of Normandy, a speck of land in the cold waters of the Channel between France and England. A mere 25 miles west of the Cherbourg Peninsula of France, and 80 miles south of the British coast. A steep-sided and car-free paradise.<p><b>The Isle of Sark</b> is one of the few remaining …

The World's 10 Most Beautiful Buildings

Palau de la Música Catalana; Barcelona, Spain, Photo credit: kkmarais via Flickr<p>Does the sight of a really incredibly façade make you weak in the knees? Does a breathtaking interior make your heart flutter? Do you stay up at night thinking about architectural details? If so, you have to check out …

Barcelona

Destinations that are so magical, they hardly seem real

These seven dreamy destinations make you feel like you’ve stepped straight into a magical fairy tale world.<p>Where to go to escape the stresses of life, the bustle of the workweek and the noise of traffic? To find out, we turned to question-and-answer site Quora, where users have been sharing their …

European Travel

5 Unbelievable Adventures In Norway

Photo: Ben Ashmole<p>Norway is home to some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet with its massive fjords, fairytale-like villages, and snow-capped mountains. Cruise around in the rental car and take it all in or test your grit and climb one of those snow-capped mountains. Whether you have …

Hiking