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The Abandoned Mining Town That's Colorful To This Day

If you thought this Turkish ghost town was a bit too spooky to visit, then you'll probably prefer this surprisingly colorful abandoned town in Chile.<p>This particular ghost town, called Sewell, sits in the Andes, beneath beautiful blue skies, south of Santiago.<p>Sewell has two nicknames -- <i>Ciudad de las</i> …

Sophia Loren: how Cary Grant begged me to become his lover

Actress’s letters reveal the Hollywood star’s passionate pursuit of her while filming in Spain<p>When the young Sophia Loren dances a sultry flamenco in the role of Juana in the 1957 film <i>The Pride and the Passion</i>, the onlooking crowd of peasants appear spellbound, not least among them Cary Grant, who …

The Good Lie - Clip - You Should Stick to Walking

Three Sudanese refugees are given the opportunity of a lifetime when an employment agent in Kansas tries to help them make better lives for …

Charlie Chaplin may be denied re-entry to the US: from the archive, 20 September 1952

Accused of supporting left wing causes by Senator Joseph McCarthy, Chaplin becomes persona non grata for American immigration<p>The Attorney-General announced today that he had ordered an inquiry to determine whether the film star, Charlie Chaplin, should be readmitted to the United States.<p>Charlie …

Simon Pegg: Reaching middle age made me happier

Salon spoke to the actor about “Hector and the Search for Happiness” and his own path to contentment<p>Ok, I’ll admit it: I had a small spiritual awakening after viewing "Hector and the Search for Happiness." Call it a momentary lapse of cynicism, but I fell for this story of a spiritually exhausted …

Brigitte Bardot at 80: still outrageous, outspoken and controversial

Since her first public appearance in 1950, BB, the screen icon who turned her back on film fame, has courted scandal<p>• Bardot through the years picture gallery<p>The woman <i>Paris-Match</i> deemed "immoral, from head to toe" in 1958, is turning 80 in a few days. "The most beautiful woman in the world" may …

France Becomes First Ally to Join U.S. Airstrikes in Iraq

PARIS - France became the first foreign country to publicly join United States airstrikes in Iraq on Friday, bombing a logistics depot controlled by Islamist militants, Iraqi and French officials said. Rafale fighter jets accompanied by support planes "entirely destroyed" the depot controlled by …

Middle East

US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean border guards arrested an American man who they believe was attempting to swim across a river to rival North …

US needs a Federal Robotics Commission, says think tank

The US needs a federal agency to deal with the regulation and ethical challenges of robots and artificial intelligence, says influential think tank<p>The US needs a federal robotics commission to co-ordinate its handling of artificial intelligence and robotics, according to the influential Brookings …

Amazon Has Turned On Carrier Billing For Apps, In Germany With Bango And O2

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that recently added smartphones to its growing mobile empire, is now turning on another element to bring more users and usage into its mobile business. It will now enable carrier billing, so that when people buy paid apps and make in-app purchases through Amazon’s …

JAGUAR SKILLS: The DEFJAG Mix: 30 Years Of Def Jam In 30 Mins

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The Best Supermodel Street Style: Four Decades of Iconic Fashion Inspiration

There’s just something about those supermodels. Whether they’re headed to or from the runway or exiting the airport or Studio 54, models always seem to manage to perfectly nail that covetable “I just threw this together and yes, I do look great in everything” insouciance. Plus, they do have access …

9 black-and-white mobile camera apps go mono a mono

Monochrome is back in fashion — as if it every really left. Despite the ubiquity of color images native to digital cameras, the drama of black and white photography is being rediscovered and people are once again connecting with its subtle beauty.<p>Manipulating monochromatic tonal ranges or unicolor …

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Sleep

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Interior Design

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Editors’ Picks: 10 Favorite Sources for Bargain Vintage Furniture

Here at Remodelista we’ve participated in our share of eBay auctions. We’ve also have been known to obsessively check the local Craigslist listings …

Furniture

iPhone 6 Review: It’s a Winner

In my view, the iPhone 6 is the best smartphone on the market, when you combine its hardware, all-new operating system, and the Apple ecosystem whose doors it opens.<p>After stubbornly resisting for years, Apple has finally joined the big-screen smartphone movement with its two latest models, the …

An Enchanted Hawaiian Wedding at Haiku Mill in Maui

When Nancy Wong, 29, and Eric Matsumura, 31, got engaged in California in December of 2012, they immediately set their sights west. "We knew we wanted to have a destination wedding," says Nancy, "and Hawaii was an easy choice." They invited just over 50 guests to Haiku Mill in Maui. "It was love at …

Photographer's New Pictures Of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around The World Will Inspire You To Travel

<b>Jump right to the photos »</b><p>The Moscow-based couple have continued to travel since the initial photos surfaced in March, and now Murad has a fresh batch of images in the series, titled "Follow Me."<p>The first picture happened entirely by accident in Barcelona, when Natalia and Murad were on vacation. …

Long Weekend in Fribourg, Switzerland

Thick fondue, rolling green hills, well-preserved medieval towns—the canton of Fribourg in eastern Switzerland has it all. Often bypassed by visitors …

European Travel

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

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8 Amazing Hidden Travel Gems in California

California is by far one of the best states to visit for a holiday or a road trip. Many visitors to the state typically flock to the larger cities, like Los Angeles and San Francisco, but California also has an abundance of beautiful towns and pristine nature.<p>Its expansive coastline, endlessly tall …