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12 Luxury Travel Experiences Not to Miss This Year

2018’s Chad Clark Certified 25 list of the world’s best luxury travel experiences has just been announced, and being the discerning travellers that …

Travel

Napoleon Bonaparte: facts about his life, death and career

Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) is considered to be one of history's greatest military leaders. He rose to prominence during the French Revolution …

World History

Delete old iOS backups to free up tons of space on your Mac

I was shocked to discover that the biggest chunk of data occupying my MacBook's ($1,249 at Amazon.com) limited storage were iOS files. Needless iOS files, to be exact. I was unknowingly storing iPhone ($1,000 at Cricket Wireless) backups on my Mac for an iPhone and an iPad ($346 at Amazon …

Operating Systems

This Trick Will Get Rid of Most Insects Around Your Home

Before you reach for the chemical-laden bug spray and store-bought insect repellents, there’s a natural solution you can try—peppermint.<p>Insects hate …

Cleaning

Ride With Me, by SmartPak by SmartPak Equine

Ride With Me is a horseback riding safety app that gives you peace of mind when riding. Many horseback riding accidents happen when no one is around. …

Horseback Riding

How Georg Baselitz turned the art world upside-down

<i>Now on display in Washington: work of an artist with a distinctly different slant on things, as Serena Altschul shows us:</i><p>He paints upside down …

Jackson Pollock

Home

Brother’s iPhone-enabled Bluetooth Label Maker returns to Amazon low at $30 ($25 off)

Amazon offers the Brother P-Touch Cube Smartphone Label Maker for <b>$29.99 shipped</b>. You’ll also find it at Office Depot and Staples. That’s good for a $25 discount from the going rate at Walmart, matches our previous mention for the Amazon all-time low and is the best offer out there. This Bluetooth …

Typography

The 5 Healthiest Salad Dressings, According to a Nutritionist

I’m a salad fanatic. I’ve eaten one nearly every day for years, and I love experimenting with different combinations of greens, toppings, and …

Healthy Eating

Learn a Foreign Language Through Immersion Using TV Shows and Books With This App

When you’re trying to learn a foreign language, there’s no better way than being immersed in it. Language immersion, after all, is how most of us …

Language Learning

The 16 Best True Crime Books Of All Time

It seems like everyone is obsessing over all things true crime lately — from binging <i>Making a Murderer</i> on Netflix, to tuning in to the latest <i>S-Town</i> …

Crime

Yayoi Kusama Installation Fills Abandoned Building With 1,500 Mirrored Spheres

It has been 52 years since Yayoi Kusama’s first <i>Narcissus Garden</i> installation in 1966, and the legendary Japanese artist has once again filled an entire space with a multitude of mirrored spheres. The latest version of the iconic series was commissioned for <i>Rockaway!</i>—a public arts festival founded by …

Art

Where to Find the Best Middle Eastern Food in Atlanta

Persian, Turkish, Lebanese, and Israeli food, Atlanta’s got it all<p>Often coded as “Mediterranean,” Middle Eastern cuisine usually involves plates of meat, squishy eggplant or chickpea sides, and rice that is good but will never top the rice one’s grandmother makes. Atlanta offers plenty of these …

Bread

A Dumpling and Hand-Pulled Noodles Food Crawl Down Buford Highway

<i>Welcome to the Eater</i> <i>Atlanta</i> <i>food crawl, a series in which Eater’s editor and contributors take readers on a virtual tour of various food and drinks around metro Atlanta. When Eater dines out, it’s often done as a team with a specific dish, drink, style of cuisine, or neighborhood in mind with</i> …

Dumplings

Art Berlin moves to historic Tempelhof airport—but will it take off?

The second edition of the newly formed Art Berlin fair will take place next month (27-30 September) in one of the city’s most celebrated but …

10 curious places you must visit in your lifetime, according to the world's most travelled person

Don Parrish has been to all 193 UN member countries, seen more than 500 World Heritage Sites, and holds the number one ranking on a database of the world’s most travelled people, having visited 852 of the 874 countries, territories, states, provinces and islands it details.<p>He is, probably, the …

Washington D.C.

The Best Glamping Sites in America

Camping is a great American pastime, no doubt. But the right way to camp is entirely up for debate.<p>Some minimalists like to carry their shelter on …

Glamping

The Doomed Monuments of Revolutionary Europe Through the Lens of Darmon Richter

British researcher Darmon Richter has recently released Monumentalism, a visual study of over 200 photographs featuring socialist architecture and …

Eastern Europe

Rammed Earth Modern / Kendle Design Collaborative

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> A modest single story hillside home designed for a family wishing to downsize and simplify. The feel of …

Architecture

You Can Now Spend the Night at the Great Wall of China With Help from Airbnb

Airbnb accommodations often afford you experiences that conventional hotels can lack. The home-sharing site offers a full immersion in the local culture, and they're taking this idea to another level with a once-in-a-lifetime competition. In the fall of 2018, four lucky winners (and their chosen …

Great Wall of China

Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area

The land is full of geologic eye candy like otherworldly spires, mushroom-shaped hoodoos, and prehistoric fossils.<p>With its muted colors and striking …

National Parks

This Secret iPhone Code Boosts Cell Reception

At a concert and getting poor cell reception? Enjoying a cookout in the sticks? Lazing at the lake house where the nearest hint of civilization is …

Batteries

The 10 Greatest Real-Life Adventure Books

A panel of explorers nominate their favourite tales of suffering and survival<p>Why risk your own life and limbs when you can revel in just how badly it can go wrong for others? We asked a panel of explorers and adventurers to nominate their favourite tales of suffering and survival<p>The Kon-Tiki …

Books

20 Computer Tricks to Save Your Energy and Your Data

You have been typing up some text when you suddenly see some mumbo-jumbo appear on the screen. You save a web link to read a page later and then you …

Cool Stuff

My Favorite Places to Shop Vintage in New York

My closet is almost entirely secondhand. I nearly always travel with inconvenient vintage luggage (it has rapidly accumulated in my bedroom since the …

Manhattan

YD Design Storm #2

The YD Design Storm takes a look at products, services, and spaces that are storming the internet. The idea? To turn internet-storming material into …

Social Media

Ruins House

Built among the relics on the Hebridean Isle of Coll, the Ruins House transforms Scotland's historic 'The White House' into a modern abode. The …

Inside the Fiery Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin Estate

One day in 1914, with no warning and for no discernible reason, seven people were murdered at the architect’s Wisconsin home and studio, and the …

Frank Lloyd Wright

50 Collective Nouns for Your Favorite Groups of Animals

You know which animals move in packs, schools, and herds, but what about a wake, a business, or a flamboyance?<p>1. A CACKLE OF HYENAS<p>While <i>clan</i> is the …

Hedgehogs

9 Luxury Ski Resorts Worth Visiting for the Après Ski Alone

Richard Waite/Courtesy Four Seasons Hotel Megève<p>Four Seasons Hotel Megève, France<p>Courtesy The Ritz-Carlton, Santiago<p>The Ritz-Carlton Santiago, …

Skiing