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Free Things to Do in Bangkok

With its haphazard sprawl, steamy climate, and traffic-choked streets, Bangkok can overwhelm visitors at first, but scratch the surface and you’ll find warm hospitality, gilded temples, festivals, markets galore, and a vibrant arts scene, all easy on your budget.<p>With its haphazard sprawl, steamy …

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How to Poach Eggs

A foolproof technique for poaching eggs<p>WHAT YOU'LL NEED<p>• 4 cups water<br>• ½ cup vinegar<br>• slotted spoon<p>WHAT TO DO<p>1. Add ½ cup vinegar to 4 cups gently …

How to Use Scotch Tape to Perfect Your Liquid Eyeliner

Luckily, sketching on exotic cat eyes just got a whole lot easier thanks to this one sticky trick.<p>Let's face it: Unless you have a degree in geometry, the steady hands of a surgeon, or an inclination for art, mastering the technique of liquid eyeliner is just plain hard. Luckily, sketching on …

59 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either. In the interest of the individual, peruse these uncommon heart-stoppers.<p>In dreaming about your engagement ring, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion cut vs. a radiant …

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New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

The World's Best Destinations For Solo Travel

Traveling alone is no longer taboo. In fact, it's trendy to go alone out of choice. Celebrated as a way to learn about oneself, more people are discovering the freedom of exploring a new place on their own terms. From the frozen heartlands of Iceland to the sultry beaches of Belize, many …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

29 ways to jumpstart your creativity (video)

I KEEP MYSELF creative through repetition — I force myself to write every day until it becomes a natural habit. It’s not always easy however; I …

Creativity

Hawaiian Airlines Begins Honolulu to Beijing Service

At long last, Hawaiian Airlines is flying to China.<p>The state’s largest carrier, whose bid for China service was rejected nine years ago by the U.S. …

5 Overhyped Tourist Destinations, and Where to Go Instead

<i>By Alex Schechter</i><p>Whether it's a packed cruise ship unloading throngs of boisterous passengers, or a mob of thirty college students tearing through town, an excess of tourists can make a destination go from in-demand to insufferable, just like that. Consider avoiding these played-out locales and …

13 Reasons Why the Cyclades Are Basically Paradise

Paradise isn't on some far-flung, pricey South Pacific island; actually, it's in Europe. Greece, to be precise. The Cyclades islands have an amazing mix of culture, history, and cuisine, and a natural beauty to rival any of the world's exotic island getaways. Using the tips and photos of the minube …

Beyond Boobs: The Real Food Scene of the OC

Steak picado at Javier's Cantina and Grill. All photos by Courtney Baird<p><i>By Courtney Baird for Fathom</i> | If your only familiarity with Orange County, California, comes from bad television, you'd probably be surprised to find that the area is populated with more than restylane-filled lips. In fact, …

This Year, Conquer Your Fear (of Flying!)

It should come as no surprise that I love flying, but many travelers don't share my passion. In fact, plenty of people are nervous to even step onto a plane -- according to several studies, up to 40 percent of people have some degree of anxiety about flying. Everyone has their own way of …

H&M CEO Warns Rising Bangladeshi Wages May Spook Some Firms

<b>FRANKFURT, Germany —</b> Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), the world's second-biggest fashion retailer, supports higher wages for textile workers in Bangladesh, …

The Mental Benefits of Yoga

There's legitimate science as to why it's the workout that could be the secret to discovering a calmer you.<p>Although yoga was once considered glorified stretching by workout diehards, this has changed drastically since the recent rise in heart rate-raising hybrid classes (like those that incorporate …

Yoga

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A Weekend In Vancouver -- Where to Eat and Stay

Vancouver is known for being a cultural melting pot, which can also be translated into the perfect hub for foodies. The amount of Asian-fusion restaurants and charming brunch spots can be overwhelming, so I have picked out the some of the top spots for where to eat and stay.<p><b>Restaurants:</b><p><b>Cafe …

Escape the mall: the green spaces of Singapore

Tiny Singapore is packed with flats, malls, soaring skyscrapers…and a surprising amount of green belts and interesting offshore islands. Next time you’re visiting this city-state, why not trade a jaunt in a mall for a walk in the park? Just remember to bring a hat, water and sunscreen.<p>Pulau …

The Best Way To See A Place Just Might Be On A Bike

There are endless suggestions and opinions on the very best ways to see a city, so we're just going to add another log to the fire.<p>The answer: Bike tours. Trust us. They are arguably the best, provided you have a few key ingredients.<p>-- You're an able-bodied bike rider<p>-- You have a slight sense of …

A craft beer lover's guide to London

In the last 15 years, London has seen incredible growth in its brewing industry from a mere two breweries in 1999 to more than 50 today. Almost all of these new enterprises are small, independent and produce high-quality, innovative styles of beer – an approach to brewing that’s been given the …

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Five family-friendly destinations you may not have considered

Everyone knows travel changes once kids come into the picture. Suddenly you have to plan around naps, easily accessible rescue centers for soiled-underpants and whining backseat drivers. What they don’t tell you is how much fun it can be, and that it doesn’t have to be limited to timeshares on …

Thailand's Political Unrest Is Killing Its Tourism Industry

The number of international tourist arrivals in March fell by 9.39% year-on-year to 2.1 million due mainly to the political unrest, says the Tourism …

Beyoncé: 'Men are free and women are not'

In a forthcoming interview, Beyoncé has called out "the double standard" of contemporary sexuality, proposing that her latest album has "opened up [a] conversation" about women as sexual beings, and not just victims.<p>"Men are free and women are not," the singer wrote in an email interview with Out …

20 Matte Makeup Secrets to Fool Everyone

Why You Haven't Met Him Yet

Follow these three foolproof steps to finding the right love for you.<p>The other week I gave a talk at DePaul University. At the end of what I thought was a convoluted but informative lecture on Buddhism in today's world, a freshman raised his hand. He said, "When should you fall in love? I've been …

Relationships

How to Look Luminous in Any Light

Everything is illuminated with the latest light-manipulating makeup and these expert tricks for looking great—day, night, and even under those unforgiving office fluorescents<p>I've been to excatly one strip club in my life. How I got there is another story, but once inside, I couldn't help but notice …

Makeup

The Real Grand Budapest Hotels

<i>Credit: 20th Century Fox</i><p>Wes Anderson's newest, <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>, follows the story of a 1930s concierge of a glorious, pink hotel with Budapest, Hungary as its namesake -- a European city that is more than deserving of the attention the film affords it (think top-notch Euro luxury at …

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