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Impressive 500-square-foot apartment has everything you need

It’s located in the heart of Kiev<p>It’s always fun to take a peek at how the rest of the world does compact apartments. The latest example comes out of Kiev, Ukraine, designed by local firm Martin Architects.<p>Measuring 45 square meters, or about 484 square feet, the one-bedroom appears to be a …

Interior Design

A Beginner’s Guide To Japanese Whisky — What To Know & Which Bottles To Buy

We love whisk(e)y. The brown spirit has blown up on the world stage over the last ten years. We’re lucky enough to live during the resurgence of America’s bourbon, Ireland’s triple distilled whiskeys, and Scotland’s single malts. Yet we have yet to really embraces two lesser known whiskies — …

University of Glasgow

PSA: Save Up Your Vacation Days So You Can Visit These Heavenly Beaches

May is right around the corner, and you know what that means: It's time to take a beach vacation. Or at least it's time to start <i>thinking</i> about …

Amalfi Coast

The Definitive Superfood Ranking

Food marketers know that if they call their product a superfood, it’s sure to sell. Take quinoa, for example. In the early aughts, when the ancient grain first became trendy, quinoa prices tripled in the span of five years. (Many Bolivians, who had relied on it as a food staple for centuries, were …

Nutrition

Glitch causes random substitution of Pokémon types at point of capture, turning rarities into common-as-muck Rattata, Pidgey and Ekans for unlucky players<p>The latest bug to affect Niantic’s smash-hit Pokémon Go Android and iOS game has players swearing at their phones, as rare monsters become common …

Pokémon

This map shows exactly where certain Pokémon are hiding, and it works like magic

The catch is that you don't know <i>which</i> Pokémon are going to appear <i>where</i> at any given time. The "Pokémon GO" app gives you clues with a Nearby tab and subtle animations in the game's map view, but that's it. You have no way of knowing where exactly the Pokémon you're looking for is and how long it …

Pokémon

Six Pokémon Go tips for the ultimate beginner

If you're not quite sure what a Pokémon is, this one's for you<p>If you’re here, it’s because everyone you know is talking about one thing: <i>Pokémon Go</i>, the new iOS and Android game that’s sending people outside in droves. But maybe you’re not yet one of them, because, well, you’re not really sure what</i> …

Pokémon

10 Travel Sites That’ll Help You Plan an Unforgettable Vacation

Remember back in January when you promised yourself to travel more this year? Well, it’s officially summer, and there’s no better time to head to the beach or take a family road trip. And while you may not have the ideal vacation length (eight days!) lined up, <i>any</i> amount of time you have to explore …

Travel

The most luxurious hotel in the world's top chains | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With the growing popularity of Airbnb and boutique hotels, large international hotel chains have had to work harder than ever to win travelers' loyalty as a place to stay. Now, more than ever, high-end luxury chains such as The Four Seasons and St. Regis are endeavoring to banish brand-name …

These luxury RVs are like five-star hotels on wheels

World's Best Boutique Hotels 2015

Le Sirenuse is another winner that used to be a family home—and that family still runs the place. The former villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast has …

Behind This Aged Façade Is The World's Most Beautiful Abandoned Castle

Hidden in the hills of Tuscany, this 16th-century estate will take your breath away.<p>Tuscany is known for its incredible rolling hills, Renaissance-era art, and Castello di Sammezzano. If the latter is unfamiliar, photographer Martino Zegwaard is here to change that.<p>Originally built in the 17th …

Italy

25 Books Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, and Other Top CEOs Recommend | Inc.com

Successful CEOs never stop learning. Personal growth is almost as important as hard work in building a winning business. Many entrepreneurs accomplish this through workshops, conferences, and even a few continuing education courses. However, for a busy entrepreneur, being away from the office for a …

Self-improvement

29 Recipes Every Millennial Should Know

You’re in the real world now. That means it’s time to cook like the young professional you are. If you’re clueless and without any cookbooks, have no fear. Cooking is easier than you think, and you can whip up some gourmet meals in no time. Spoon University is here to help with easy recipes that’ll …

Ice Cream

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

Off the Runway

Jenn de la Vega / February 13, 2015<p>Secret’s out: the real fun at New York’s Fashion Week is far from the runway. Each season, the sidewalks swarm …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

20 podcasts you need to hear in 2015

Podcasting

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

Yiwu: The Chinese city where Christmas is made and sold

Forget Lapland. The real home of Christmas is a strange and unknown Chinese city called Yiwu. Tim Maughan visited the global epicentre of festive decorations and plastic gifts.<p>I’m a few hours away from Shanghai and I’ve not seen daylight for over three hours. I’m also hopelessly lost. I’ve been …

Christmas Ornaments

The Best Longreads Of 2014 On World Affairs

The year 2014 was a tumultuous one, with more than its fair share of world-changing events. The media has covered the chaos using all the methods at its disposal: Live blogs, images and rapid on-the-ground reporting have allowed journalists to disseminate the news in real time, giving a visceral …

2014's Best Hotels in The World

Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014.<p>Boutique-hotel experts Mr & Mrs Smith have announced their best hotel award winners for 2014. <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

Hospitality

Proven: 3 Makeup Shades That Look Great on Everyone

<i>Makeup pros are always telling us that certain shades "work on every woman." This month we said: Prove it! Makeup artist–photographer Robin Black of the blog Beauty Is Boring puts three powerhouse products through their (limitless) paces.</i><p>PUNCH-DRUNK LOVE<p>Like hot yoga followed by a brisk walk, …

Makeup

Travelocity apparently saves the best deals for iOS shoppers

Like with most everything, online shopping has its pros and cons. One of the best elements of going the digital route, though, is that you usually end up saving more money than at a brick-and-mortar store. Having said that, according to a recent study by Northeastern University, a number of …

How to Beat Online Price Discrimination

A new study found that major e-commerce retailers show some users different prices or a different set of results.<p>Do you think you can find the lowest …

Which Tropical Island Is Right for You?

The first time I came in contact with the concept of island, as associated to a semi utopian place, where wilderness and happiness walk hand in hand and follow the moodiness of the sea, eternal symbol of life, was when I watched Peter Pan. I remember a sudden desire of moving, with a couple Barbie …

Insiders Guide to Old Bangkok

Thailand’s capital is at its most evocative in the narrow lanes and streets of <b>Old Bangkok</b>, where a renaissance of small, owner-restored guesthouses is making it easy for visitors to experience the rich culture of everyday Thai life.<p>“Every traveler has a special place, a home away from home,” says</i> …

The Look And The Legend Of Lauren Bacall

Lauren Bacall, nicknamed "The Look," was one of the last remaining vestiges of the golden age of Hollywood — with the mythology, unique beauty, and gravitas of all classic stars. In the wake of her death, this is how her legacy came to be and how it will live on.<p>Lauren Bacall was a woman of sharp …

Articles about minimalist duplex venice california on Dwell.com - Dwell

Architect Don Dimster celebrates the concept of communal family space with a pair of homes in Venice, California, for himself and...<p>Our kitchen island modern lighting adds to the minimalist feel of this California home.<p>Crane.tv, the excellent video magazine focusing on design and contemporary …

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