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The most incredible places to rent in Venice

Villa F, Giudecca<p>Staying here is like slipping into some kind of wonderland, a secret garden where you sip tea under a tumble of sweet-scented …

In Paris, The Lost Generation’s Lost Bookstore

Don’t go searching for Hemingway’s Paris, it’s long gone, but the echoes of those old days still contribute to the modern symphony of life.<p>PARIS — …

Literature

Hot Summer Travel Tips for Visiting Europe in 2016

By Adam GroffmanI walked out of the train station in Barcelona with a heavy backpack on my shoulders and no clue what I was doing. I remember …

European Travel

In the Beginning There Was Yarn: Pitti Filati Unravels the Mystery of Fashion in Florence

At times it is important to get back to the basics. While understanding the heart of the matter of politics, religion and even humanity seems challenging at this very moment, getting to what is at the core of fashion was as easy at traveling to Florence for me. In this magical place, laden with all …

The 50 Most Beautiful Places in America

You've heard about the spacious skies and amber waves of grain, but what about the painted deserts, prismatic hot springs, giant redwood forests, and active volcanoes? You could spend a lifetime exploring the sites of America, all as beautiful as they are diverse. Here are 50 of our favorites. This …

National Parks

First phase of Rome Colosseum's multi-million euro facelift is now complete

One of Rome’s most famous attractions has undergone the first step of its multi-million euro makeover.<p>The Roman Colosseum has undergone a thorough cleaning for the past three years to remove dirt and grime that has built up on the nearly 2000-year-old monument. Parts of the structure, which had …

Italy

Now There's An Easy Way To Do Yoga At Home

I must preface this article with the fact that I have never been a huge fan of yoga. My first (and only) class, I had to sit down because I almost …

Yoga

Celebrities at Couture AW16: Olivia Palermo, Cate Blanchett and more

Women's Fashion

Associated Press News

Film Adaptations of Edward Hopper's Iconic Artworks

So inspired was filmmaker Gustav Deutsch by Hopper's unique vision of midcentury America that he recreated 13 of the painter's works for the big …

Art

Joseph Gordon-Levitt Made A DIY Yoda Costume For The "Star Wars" Premiere

Je-DIY Master.

Star Wars

The First ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ Reviews Are In — Here’s What Critics Are Saying

The force appears to be strong with this one.<p>Movie critics had their first chance to see “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” at the film’s Monday night premiere — and the consensus seems to be positive.<p>Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney<p>After pouring out of the theater onto Hollywood Boulevard, many …

Star Wars

The new 'Harry Potter' movie trailer is here — and it’s as good as we expected

The first trailer for the long-awaited "Harry Potter" prequel, "Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them" is officially here — and it's a doozy.<p>The "Fantastic Beasts" Twitter account released the new two-minute footage of the movie on Tuesday morning, which starts with a mysterious voice whispering, …

Movies

The First Harry Potter Prequel Trailer Is Here

The first trailer for J.K. Rowling’s <i>Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them</i> has arrived. The Harry Potter prequel is based on the Hogwarts textbook …

Adele Smashes Album Sales Record With ’25’

She nudged out the previous record set in 2000.<p>Adele’s new album, 25, has set a new record for single-week sales in the U.S., with more than …

The Neuroscience of Gratitude

What are you most grateful for in this moment? Right here, right now. Seriously, stop and ask yourself. If you're having a tough day and aren't able to come up with anything off the top of your head, that's all the more reason to ask the question. The <i>New York Times</i> recently referenced a scientific …

The Brain

Daily Meditation: Awakening From A Dream

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these Daily Meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be part of bringing spirituality alive in your life.<p>Today's post features a love poem by Chilean Nobel Laureate Pablo Neruda. "The Dream" reminds us that …

Hollywood's Biggest Turkeys Of 2015: The Films That Flopped

Once upon a time in a land called Hollywood, casting a big star was an investment that paid for itself in box office returns. That financial fairy tale is now pure fiction: The biggest box office flops of 2015 include vehicles fronted by Bradley Cooper, George Clooney and Johnny Depp, among …

Film Industry

Italy is morally rotten, says lawyer at start of 'Mafia Capital' trial in Rome

Italy is morally rotten, says lawyer of one-eyed former terrorist at the start of the biggest mobster trial in modern-day Rome<p>The lawyer of a one-eyed former terrorist accused of operating a network that syphoned off millions of euros from public services claimed on Thursday that Italy was “morally …

Filmmaker Gaspar Noé talks 'Love,' sex and his 3-D vision

Born in Argentina but long based in France, filmmaker Gaspar Noé has something of the ageless bad boy about him, a maker of films designed to surprise and provoke. He gained notoriety for his 2002 feature "Irreversible," which featured a complex timeline, bracing performances by Monica Bellucci and …

Love

Apps for Meditation, Mindfulness and Focus - Zenify, Headspace, Calm, Omvana

Apps

Julia Roberts Says She’s Been Pitched Plenty of Movie Roles Meant for Men

“It takes two men to make one me.”<p>This past September, <b>Sandra Bullock</b> and <b>George Clooney</b> made headlines with their high-profile gender swap on the political drama <i>Our Brand Is Crisis</i>. The film was originally slated to star Clooney but Bullock, interested in playing the complex character, convinced her …

Angelina Jolie

First look at Eddie Redmayne in 'Harry Potter' prequel

<b>(CNN) —</b> The world got its first look at the next "Harry Potter"-inspired franchise on Wednesday.<p>"Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," the first film in a trilogy, is set for release a year from now, and star Eddie Redmayne is ready for his closeup in new photos released in Entertainment Weekly.<p>…

Harry Potter

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles are made from sound-absorbing "wood wool"

These colorful hexagonal wall tiles by Form Us With Love strike a brilliant balance between sustainable materials, economy and functionality. The …

Furniture

Underwater Aussie wave farms pump both power and water

It isn't the motion of the ocean that matters so much as what you do with the waves. At one Australian naval base, those waves are being put to use providing steady streams of both electricity <i>and</i> potable water, all while generating zero emissions. It's all thanks to an innovative green energy …

'Smart' drugs are getting a lot smarter

In a meta-analysis recently published in European Neuropsychopharmacology, researchers from the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School concluded that a drug called modafinil, which is typically used to treat sleep disorders, is a cognitive enhancer. Essentially, it can help normal people …