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The 28 most expensive cities to eat in around the world

Hotels.com put together its annual Club Sandwich Index (CSI), which analyzes the costs of hotel dining worldwide.<p>The survey calculated average prices of specific food items, including a club sandwich, a burger, a cup of coffee, and a cup of wine paid by guests in five-, four-, and three-star hotels …

Star Wars Lightsaber Colors Explained

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This map shows which beach is across the ocean from you

HAVE YOU EVER SAT ON THE BEACH, stared at the ocean, and wondered where on Earth you’d end up if you could swim real straight for a very long time?<p>I …

5 Japanese Beaches That You're REALLY Missing Out On

<i>by Katherine LaGrave, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Alamy<p>Southeast Asia may get all the love when it comes to tropical beaches, but on Japan's southern islands of Okinawa Prefecture, picturesque white-sand beaches draw locals year-round. Here, you'll find average annual temperatures of 74 degrees, and more …

Skopje behind the statues: a beginner’s guide to Macedonia’s capital

Skopje has been through a lot lately. Whether it wanted it or not, over the past five years the capital of Macedonia has undergone an incredibly costly – and some would say slightly absurd – makeover. Take a look beyond the newly constructed, gaudy facades and eccentric embellishments though, and …

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About

Think of it as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you <i>just</i> bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.<p>Though it's not widely publicized, all the major airlines in the United States will generally refund your reservation penalty-free if …

What It's Like to Ride in a Blimp

These days, everyone rides on planes. But have you ever ridden in a blimp?<p>Although we often <i>see</i> blimps gliding gently over cities and football stadiums, vey few people have ever <i>flown</i> in one. There are no regularly scheduled passenger blimp routes anywhere in the world. Blimp tickets are almost …

British Brand Wants To Revolutionize Fashion By Turning You Into The Designer

The London fashion startup Knyttan rethinks everything from manufacturing to design to give consumers power over their wardrobe.<p>When you get a new shirt or pair of pants, the process is typically the same. Browse your favorite online or brick-and-mortar store, hem and haw over how it makes you look …

This Water Bottle Glows When It’s Time To Take A Sip

Now if only someone would put this technology in a flask.<p>I’m a chronic drinker. Water, coffee, tea, beer, cocktails, whatever’s in front of me: I guzzle it down. It’s basically an oral fixation, informed less by thirst than a nervous tic that good ol’ Doctor Freud would doubtlessly arch an eyebrow …

An Oklahoma School Discovers 100-Year-Old Chalkboard Drawings Hidden in the Walls | Colossal

<p>While undergoing renovations last week, workers at Emerson High School in Oklahoma City made a surprising discovery: when removing several old …

How Apple Is Quietly Preparing Us For The Merging Of iOS And OS X

Apple is slowly blurring the lines between iOS and OS X. Here are three new announcements that prove the trend.<p>With its giant phones and tiny laptops, it makes less and less sense that Apple’s OS X and iOS operating systems are completely separate platforms. Even if one has a touch screen and the …