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10 Guided Tours That are (Actually) Worth Taking

Bijoux Society’s two-hour Jewelry Tour of Place Vendôme is more a coordinated day spent window shopping Paris' famed jewelry houses than a tour. It …

To This Day

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

Museums

Travel in Style on the World's Most Luxurious Trains

To truly take the scenic route, book passage on these trains that are as beautiful as the scenery they pass through.<p>Seven Stars in Kyushu<p>Japan’s ultra-luxe rail line traverses the dramatic mountainous island of Kyushu, stopping at the rustic town of Yufuin, a destination famous for its hot …

Trains

How to Be Happier Without Really Trying

You are already a happiness expert. Seriously. You’re just a bit inconsistent.<p>You already do a lot of things that researchers recommend for increased …

Happiness

The World's Best-Designed Hotels 2015

This stately barrier-island resort has hosted a few <i>Downton Abbey</i>-themed weekends, and no wonder: Even if the exterior of the main building is …

Downton Abbey

27 Art Destinations Around The World To Visit Before You Die

“Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” ― Pablo Picasso

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

Panoramic Photography

What does the 'ideal' woman look like across the globe?

A project asked what the 'perfect' body looks like in 18 countries. The diverse results offer a fascinating look at the ideal female form<p>What is considered beautiful in the UK?<p>Is it different from Peru or South Africa? What is China's perception of perfection?<p>Superdrug's Online Doctor service …

Yes, You Can Actually Stay at the Queen's Sandringham Estate! (And You May Just Run Into Will and Kate)

Want to live like a royal?<p>Get a taste of the regal life by renting a house on Queen Elizabeth‘s Sandringham country estate.<p>Thousands of visitors …

Mary Magdalene

10 Things You Need to Stop Saying Right Now

No more "#squad goals" or "Just, FYI," please. Retire these useless phrases immediately.<p><i>As new verbal memes bubble up on the Internet, one has to decide what to make of them and whether to embrace the language of the moment. You've no doubt been barraged with BEST sign-offs in e-mails for years</i> …

8 Exercises You Can Do At Work Without Anyone Knowing

When the mid-day slump strikes, it's unlikely that you'll be willing to get up out of your office chair and do a set of burpees in the hallway. Getting a little fitness routine in, however, can help give you a boost of energy.<p>Try these subtle exercises you can do at your desk without announcing …

Workouts

Guinness world records set by destinations

England's the Oldest Sweet Shop holds the record for world's oldest candy shop.Flickr/Brian Snelson<p>This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Guinness World Records.<p>For years, the company has showcased amazing and quirky records set by people and places from around the world.<p>From the world's …

National Parks

Your brain is particularly vulnerable to trauma at two distinct ages

Our brain’s ability to process information and adapt effectively is dependent on a number of factors, including genes, nutrition, and life experiences. These life experiences wield particular influence over the brain during a few sensitive periods when our most important muscle is most likely to …

The Brain

16 Emoji You've Been Using All Wrong

FYI, those raised hands don't mean "praise."<p>If you have an iPhone, chances you've used an emoji or two in a text. But are you actually using them correctly? There are a few popular ones that are often misinterpreted, but we've found their official meanings via Unicode.<p>1. Folded Hands<p>If you've been …

Emoji

A View From Space So Clear You Can See the Cars Moving

Surreal views of Boston, London, and Barcelona from an ultra-high-definition camera aboard the International Space Station<p>Even from outer space, Fenway Park is immediately recognizable. That “lyric little bandbox of a ballpark,” as John Updike famously described it in 1960. “Everything is painted …

High-Definition

37 gorgeous pools everyone should swim in once

There are stunning pools all over the world, but some pools are worth trekking to.<p>From the world's largest pool in Chile to a pool that makes it feel like you're swimming at the top of the Swiss Alps, here are 37 pools you'll want to cross off your bucket list.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was</i> …

Fort Lauderdale

34 Quick and Easy Veggie-Packed Breakfast Ideas

Breakfast is often a sweet meal, with oatmeal, cereal, fruit smoothies, and Greek yogurt parfaits dominating our mornings. But the first meal of the …

Healthy Eating

The House Everyone Wants to Visit—and It’s Art

Queues are massing outside Yayoi Kusama’s latest art project, a strange little house in Manhattan’s West Chelsea. Inside is a colorfully crazy …

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

Before she was famous, Kim Kardashian had a successful eBay business

The 34-year-old is an executive producer on her family's hit, long-running reality show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," which was recently renewed at E! for a reported $100 million for the next four years.<p>Kim also has a super successful video game app, product endorsement deals, a selfie book, …

Profit

This Hilarious Wedding RSVP Card Is Unlike Any You've Ever Seen

"I regretfully accept"<p>Most wedding RSVP cards just have spaces for your name(s) and whether you want to eat chicken, fish, or vegetarian. Not this one! One lucky Imgur user received a very creative wedding RSVP card that went above and beyond the norm. This will either be the most fun or most …

31 Tips To Help You Sleep Better Tonight

If you're on your third cup of coffee today with no hope of shaking your sleepiness, this is for you.<p>We often refer to getting little sleep as an inevitability rather than a travesty -- but sleep deprivation is no joke. Skipping out on shuteye has been linked to weight gain, heart disease and a …

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