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50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

Everyone has their dream bucket list of travel destinations, but what about dream hotels?<p>Since summer is right around the corner and we're dreaming about vacations in far off places, we've come up with the ultimate bucket list of hotels to stay in around the world.<p>From private overwater bungalow …

Burj Al Arab

130 Inspirational Quotes About Taxes

In this world, nothing is certain except death, taxes and "inspirational quote" posts on Inc.com<p><i>Adam Smith:</i> "Little else is requisite to carry a state to the highest degree of opulence from the lowest barbarism but peace, easy taxes, and a tolerable administration of justice: all the rest being …

Income Inequality

This guy has gamed the airline industry so he never has to pay for a flight again

"It's just a day in the office in here essentially," the 28-year-old Keyes told Business Insider. "I've got a nice work space, food, drinks, some Wi-Fi. This is like this whole other world."<p>Keyes, a reporter for Think Progress, gained access to the lounge as a perk from one of his 25 credit cards. …

Czech Republic

Vancouver’s best cheap eats

Vancouver has one of Canada’s juiciest dining scenes. But for every high-end restaurant here, there are dozens of budget alternatives to salivate over – so long as you know where to go.<p>Alfresco dining on Granville Island, with Vancouver in the background. Image by Stuart Dee / The Image Bank / Getty<p>…

China's Endangered 'Magic Rabbit' Photographed For The First Time In 20 Years

Someone save this tiny pika<p>In remote northwest China, the cliffs of the Tian Shan mountains provide the last holdout for the Ili pika, a tiny rabbit relative with a shrinking habitat.<p>The Ili pika was always a rare and elusive creature, and it’s becoming rarer. Last summer it was photographed for …

Mapping the Great British personality

A new survey has provided a snapshot of the country’s psychological landscape

11 Reasons Why Travel Makes You a Happier Person

Travel is good for lots of things, but it can also increase mental well-being - and not just in the short-term. Whether you're traveling for business, on a one-week family holiday, or have sold everything to pursue a life on the road, traveling can make you a happier person by building …

Germanwings crash: recovery effort resumes as Alps disaster remains a mystery

Crews return to French mountainside where flight 4U9525 came down, killing all 150 people on board including two babies and school party<p>• Follow our live updates<p>French air investigators were urgently examining a black box cockpit voice recorder (CVR) from a Germanwings Airbus A320 as the retrieval …

If It Feels Like Stress Is Killing You, That's Because It Might Be

When you feel frazzled, so do your organs and cells<p>Chronic stress stems from many circumstances, such as poverty, a bad marriage, or long-term ailments. Its repercussions—elevated cortisol levels and inflammation—can wear us out, from the cellular level on up to our major biological systems.<p>Nervous …

9 Things to Check For in a New House

These quick fixes will save you loads of future headaches. This article originally appeared on GoodHousekeeping.com.<p>A new house can be so exciting: The decorating possibilities! The organizational ideas! But before you start moving in your stuff and arranging your furniture, check off these must-do …

The secret history of Britain is written in our genes

A new study shows that there are 17 different types of Briton - and many still live in the same groups they did before the Norman Conquest<p>Just who are we? What defines us, the people of this island nation? Is there such a thing as Britishness? Or, though it may sound like something from Game of …

Archaeology

32 photos that will make you want to travel to Iceland

Most of the island is an uninhabited landscape of jagged lava rock, fields of bright green moss, hot springs, towering waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanoes.<p>Many visitors say that the country is reminiscent of another world.<p>Plus, it is a perfect place for any adventurous traveler — visitors to the …

European Travel

Emma Watson On How Being Threatened for Speaking About Feminism Enraged and Motivated Her

“I was just raging. It made me so angry that I was just like, ‘This is why I have to be doing. This. This is why I have to be doing this. If they were trying to put me off, it did the opposite.”<p>2014 was a huge year for <b>Emma Watson</b> and perhaps the biggest story surrounding the British actress was the …

These Tiny Homes Can Be Built in a Day

Get in on the small space movement — without the wait.<p>As popular as it may seem, tiny house living is simply not for everyone. But for those who are brave enough to ditch the extra square footage and downsize, there's a new, appealing option on the market.<p>Designed by the Dutch architecture firm …

“My first impulse is to call you a dumb Obama ass-licking c**t”: “American Sniper” fans tell me off

I dared criticize “American Sniper.” You’d be horrified by the response from aggressive, deluded “patriots”<p>The fans defending “American Sniper” reveal more about our nation's problems than the movie itself.<p>“American Sniper” opened to almost immediate controversy as critics suggested that the film’s …

When You Travel, Leave Your Baggage Behind

When I was a little boy, I used to spin the globe. And wherever my finger would land, I was destined to someday visit -- and have a best friend there. Of this, I was certain. For I had the DNA of an explorer, and nesting was 'for the birds.'<p>I have lived my life much in the way I imagined. I am …

Positive Thinking

5 Epic Day Trips to Take in Europe

<i>Pug Girl / Flickr</i><p>Planning a trip to Europe is much more of an undertaking than say, planning a beach vacation. First of all, you'll need to get a passport if you don't already have one. Once you do, you'll have to make peace with the high price of international flights and hotels. Meanwhile, you'll …

How to Be the Woman EVERY Man Is Attracted to

Men are picky when it comes to dating. If you are single and out there dating, I am sure you are very aware of just how choosy men are. Women are particular too, but somehow the men seem to be worse. <i>Usually,</i> men have an idea in their head of a type of gal to whom they are attracted, and either you …

Film Review: Fifty Shades of Grey is hardcore corn

Fans of EL James’ S&M novel eagerly await the movie version. But critic Nicholas Barber says it’ll leave the book’s enthusiasts, and everyone else, unsatisfied.<p>So, how was it for you? After all the hype and all the anticipation, Fifty Shades of Grey is here at last, and we can finally find out what …

Movies

Beyond the Cronut: 15 Frankenpastries to Make at Home

Cupcakes are old news. The newest sugary sensation to sweep our fair city is the Cronut -- the croissant-doughnut hybrid created by Dominque Ansel at his SoHo bakery last month. With production of the pastry limited to 300 a day, Cronut mania has created long lines and even given rise to a seedy …

Baking

Fifty Shades of Grey

<i>Fifty Shades of Grey,</i> E.L. James’s 2011 tale of sex and submission,has sold more than 100 million copies and inspired a cottage industry of extremely graphic erotica. Along the way, it has also sparked a public symposium on what separates the genuinely titillating from just good marketing. So it’s …

The One Thing I Can't Stop Doing That's Helped Me Travel More

A few years ago I started something that today I can't stop doing. It began as more of an experiment than anything else. I was a full-time grad student living in London with a fierce urge to travel and no income, so I knew I had to be smart about using the money I had saved. During a long weekend, …

Alfajores Are The Best Cookie You've Never Heard Of

It's no secret that we here at HuffPost Taste have a bit of a sweet tooth. We relentlessly put together one dessert round-up after another (ahem, like this collection of 100 chocolate recipes or this one of the best flourless cakes). We discover bakeries we love, and then obsess about them …

Canon 750D and 760D Leaked: Here’s a First Look at the Upcoming Entry-Level DSLRs

Canon’s soon-to-be-announced entry-level DSLR cameras have leaked onto the Web a couple of days before their official announcement. New photos and …

Cameras

9 Signs Your Partner Is Likely to Cheat

Based on scientific studies.<p><b>1. They've cheated in the past.</b> This one should be obvious enough, but anyone who's cheated in the past (even if it was a prior relationship) could cheat on you again, according to a study conducted by the University of South Alabama. That's not to say you shouldn't give …

Tiger Woods

Are you promiscuous or faithful? Measure your index finger to find out

A new study of sexual attitudes reveals men and women are both just as likely to want a fling as they are a long-term partner<p>They say that men are from Mars and women are from Venus.<p>But when it comes to our attitude towards promiscuity, it turns out there is no such gender divide.<p>Both men and women …

Europe

Auschwitz Survivors Return to Nazi Concentration Camp After 70 Years

World History

Reflections of research: more art in science

The art of science and the science of art: winners of the British Heart Foundation’s annual Reflections of Research competition<p>The British Heart Foundation (BHF) runs a competition encouraging researchers to share their most arresting images – pictures of research that not only are very pretty, but …

Bones From Era of Alexander the Great Raise More Questions Than Answers

Analysis of human remains may take years to sort out who was buried in massive Greek tomb.<p>Media reports and the blogosphere are fueling speculation that the remains of a woman found in a massive tomb in northern Greece may belong to Alexander the Great’s mother, Olympias, who was executed when she …

Archaeology