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1 - Bangkok

The Thai capital became the first Asian city to top the MasterCard Global Destination Cities Index, edging out London, the previous No. 1, with 15.98 international visitors who generated an estimated US$14.4 billion. International visitor numbers rose a vigorous 9.8 percent in 2012. Bangkok's top …

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Ahead of Cannes Festival we look back at the 20 most iconic fashion moments in film

Film and fashion go together like Breton stripes and denim - two well-loved concepts that, married together, are more than the sum of their parts. They say clothes maketh the man, and it's certainly true that costumes maketh the character. After all, what would Sandy do without her skin-tight …

11 Vacation Ideas From the Best Movies of the Year

Eddie Redmayne and Alicia Vikander star in this heartfelt drama, which tells the story of Lili Elbe, the first person in history to undergo sexual …

7 of the Most Elegant Hotels in the World

Luxury Gold by Insight Vacations will elevate your travel experiences with itineraries that deliver a rare combination of authenticity, variety and luxury—including some of the most elegant hotels in the world.

National Parks

5 Things That Made No Sense in the New 'Star Wars' Movie

<b>SPOILER ALERT: SIGNIFICANT SPOILERS AHEAD</b><p><b>5. The Mystery of the Mask</b><p>In the original trilogy, Darth Vader wore a mask for life support reasons. Why does the new bad guy Kylo Ren, who has no such issue, wear a dorky helmet and a mask? <i>(Cynical hypothesis: it helps evoke Darth Vader nostalgia, so he</i> …

When Time Lords and Jedis collide! Fan melds Dr. Who's sonic screwdriver with a lightsaber to create ultimate geek gadget

They are two of the greatest franchises in science fiction history and now fans of Star Wars and Dr. Who can geek out to arguably the most inspired …

NASA Pictures And Logarithmic Maps Transformed Into One Image Showing The Entire Universe

A musician has created an image showing the universe in one spectacular image.<p>The stunning circular representation shows the Solar System at the …

12 Unbelievable Aerial Photos of Burning Man, Ipanema, and More

Some of the world's best travel spots look even more stunning when viewed from overhead. Here are a dozen of the most striking from around the globe, captured by Daily Overview<p>San Alfonso del Mar Resort, Algarrobo, Chile<p>Ipanema Beach, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

The Hottest Space Porn of 2015

We got up close and personal with a bunch of beautiful space rocks this year.<p>If 2014 made space look easy, 2015 made it look hot.<p>Thanks to boundary-pushing missions that have taken us closer than ever before to a bunch of photogenic space bodies and increasingly high resolution imaging …

25 Best TV Shows of 2015

25<p>‘Narcos’ (Netflix)<p>Much like the shiny white powder it chronicles, <i>Narcos</i> is pretty much impossible to dip into casually — one dangerous taste and …

‘China: Through The Looking Glass’ Is The Met’s Most Popular Fashion Show Ever

The first rule of creating a blockbuster exhibition is pretty simple: Stop trying to create a blockbuster exhibition.<p>Andrew Bolton, curator of the …

Anna Wintour

5 Beloved Hollywood Movies With Silly Endings

Just because a film is great, adored, or heck, even a combination both, it doesn't mean those final minutes of the final reel are gonna tie things up the way we'd like. Quality endings are a fickle and elusive mistress, my friend. As such, here are five examples of critically lauded hits that were …

George Lucas

11 Christmas Songs You Might Actually Want To Listen To

Leave it to the pros.<p>The "Christmas spirit" can be a bit much at times, with repetitive carols playing 24/7 on the radio and Santa decorations cropping up before the Thanksgiving table has even been cleared. We get it.<p>But if there's anyone who can pull off a good Christmas hymn -- and make it …

Best space photographs of 2015

Quentin Tarantino's 'The Hateful Eight' is the best, most thoughtful Western movie in ages

Early on in "The Hateful Eight," John Ruth (Kurt Russell) keeps repeating the line "slow like molasses." Later on, another character informs his gang that their mission is going to take patience.<p>This describes "The Hateful Eight" well, too: It deserves your patience.<p>"The Hateful Eight," the latest …

The Most Googled Question of 2015 Will Make You LOL So Hard

You know you searched it too.<p>2015 is almost over and as always, Google is saying good-bye to this momentous year by releasing its annual list of most-Googled terms.<p>As always, some of the searches are pretty predictable. The most Googled fashion term is "How to walk in heels?" because, like, HOW? …

Israeli Supreme Court Rejects Family Petition To Bury Trans Woman As Their “Son"

View this post on Facebook<p>Israel's Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a suit from the family of a transgender activist that was challenging instructions in her will that she be cremated.<p>May Peleg, who was chair of the Jerusalem LGBT organization Open House, killed herself earlier this month, …

Transgender

NASA Just Released A Breathtaking Photo Of Southern India Taken From Space

All that glitters is South India.

India

‘Imagine’ Pianist Revealed, Talks Inspiration for Paris Performance

In the aftermath of the terror attacks in Paris, a mysterious pianist captivated mourners outside the city’s Bataclan venue, the site of Friday’s …

4 Ways Introverts Can Super-Charge Their Happiness

<b>“Solitude matters, and for some people, it’s the air they breathe.” ~Susan Cain</b><p>Do you get ticked off too?<p>I mean, when people say you’re awkward, …

This Is What the Northern Lights Look Like From Space

We've all seen photos from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, but astronauts aren't just focused on the great beyond. The shuttles and scopes often point toward home, creating some incredible footage of our own planet. View the Northern Lights and other natural wonders from a different angle.

Star Wars: Imperial March sung by toddler caught on baby monitor

As Yoda would say, “the dark side I sense in you.”<p>Jonathan Liu, a writer for GeekDad.com, caught his 2-year-old daughter on a baby monitor singing …

Psychedelic space: Nasa reveals vibrant Pluto and more colourful images of the universe

On 12 November, Nasa released an image (above) to the public which depicted dwarf planet Pluto in an array of vibrant colours. The space agency …