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Anyone for ant tea? Hangover remedies from around the world

Swap the new year fry-up for more exotic morning-after remedies from around the world. But where can you get ant tea or a ‘pickleback’ in the UK?<p>Pickle juice, Russia<p>Not surprisingly, Russians have a lot of great hangover cures. One of the favourites is chugging a glassful of the brine out of a jar …

Buy now, wear forever: the wardrobe staples that will keep you stylish

From a Breton top to a camel coat and ballet pumps, the classics that every wardrobe should include<p><i>1. Camel coat</i> <i><br>Blake Lively. Photo: Rex</i><p>Put simply, the camel coat is the mother of all outerwear. The most iconic is, of course, MaxMara's '101801' coat - released in 1981, its double-breasted design …

Clothing

In the Mood for Red Lips

4D printed dress could be the shape of things to come

Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg see $3,000 garment as a shift away from mass production<p>According to Jessica Rosenkrantz, “this is just the beginning”. As one half of perhaps the most innovative design duo in the world, Rosenkrantz is still basking in the acclaim for the 4D …

Getty’s Images

Until recently, San Francisco-based photographer Alexander Getty was flying under the radar in the art world—in fact, he was shooting homes for Airbnb. That’s surprising for a guy with such a recognizable last name. He is in fact part of the famous Getty clan—the grandson of the British-American …

The Most Amazing Science And Technology Images Of The Year

We've rounded up 2014's most mind-blowing images for your viewing pleasure<p>Each week at <i>Popular Science</i>, the staff scours the web for the most amazing images from the realms of science and technology. We liked this year's weekly gallery images so much that we compiled our favorite visualizations, …

Mistletoe is the Vampire of Plants

When it’s not the holiday posterplant, mistletoe spends its days sucking the life out of trees worldwide.<p>Mistletoe is basically a vampire—but one of …

The real story behind Santa Claus

<b>(CNN) —</b> Don't tell the kids, but we've got Santa Claus all wrong.<p>Countless Christmas songs tell us that Santa is basically the Judge Judy of juveniles. He decides who's been naughty or nice, and doles out presents or punishments accordingly.<p>But historians say Kris Kringle was originally created to …

Why monsters haunt Christmas in Europe but not America

The worst isn’t the screams or the snow or the mind-numbing blare of “Night on Bald Mountain” on repeat. It’s the cowbells: a rusty jangle that means the Christmas monsters are coming.<p>Until Jan. 6, demons, witches and monsters haunt Europe.<p>The season of terror actually begins on Dec. 5, the eve of …

Horror

In Cuba, some still remember three decades of “silent Christmases”

Just a week after US president Barack Obama and Cuban president Raúl Castro made history by announcing that the United States and Cuba would normalize diplomatic relations, much focus in the American media has been on the isolation that Cuba has lived in for over five decades.<p>Part of that isolation …

Cuba

15 colorful landscape photos from around the world | CNN Travel

A Century Ago, When The Guns Fell Silent On Christmas

A century ago, young men in Europe were killing each other by the tens of thousands. World War I, which had erupted just a few months earlier, was raging. Yet on a frozen Christmas Eve, the guns briefly fell silent.<p>The Christmas Truce of 1914 has become the stuff of legend, portrayed in films, …

12 Best Destinations For Globe-Trotting Design Fans

From the Hello Kitty Hotel to the Aga Khan, here’s Co.Design’s best Wanderlust stories of 2014.<p>The world is full of great design. In Wanderlust, we visit the greatest design destinations around: the world’s most creative hotels, restaurants, museums, and other must-see places. If you’re planning a …

Museums

Dubai Buildings Are So High, You Can Look Down at the Clouds

Daniel Cheong's surreal cityscape photos capture some of the world's tallest skyscrapers engulfed in fog. The photographer stakes out incredible vantage points in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to shoot the tops of ghostly gray buildings as they puncture the thick carpet of fog.<p>Because …

Skyscrapers

6 Holly, Jolly Ways to Photograph Timeless Memories This Holiday Season

Holiday songs and jingles, decorative sights and sounds – holidays are here! It's been sung as the “Most Wonderful Time of the Year” for many …