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7 Awesome Coastal Towns in Europe to Visit This Season

When you think of a coastal escape, California and the Carolinas probably come to mind, rather than a seemingly “bigger” trip to Europe where you’d …

Northern Lights

The Unseen Venice - 10 Overlooked Places

On my seventh visit to Venice, I was wanted to focus on its overlooked parts. Here are my top 10 spots that most tourists miss but are worth visiting:<p><b>10. Gelateria Il Sole</b><p>Alicia Pignoli, the Lady in Red in the Kempinski San Clemente, said that the Gelateria Il Sole may be the best gelato in Venice. …

Italy

Discover Europe's Secret Villages

TravelTraveler Magazine<p>These surprising hamlets are shrouded in mystery, steeped in history, and blissfully off the beaten path.<p>When I was four, we lived in a Midwestern suburb of flat ranch houses and straight lines. The only whiff of magic languished at the local, storybook-themed miniature golf …

European Travel

10 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries About Planet Earth

Photo: FRANK ROMEO/SHUTTERSTOCK<p>1. Where Did All the Water Come From?<p>Water covers 70 per cent of Earth’s surface and earns it the nickname “the blue …

Geology

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

John Singer Sargent Watercolors - Watercolor, Watercolor Painting & Watermedia, History, Contemporary, Exhibitions

John Singer Sargent, Carrara Lizzatori I, 1911<p><b>Two Extraordinary Museum Collections Join Forces To Create A Landmark Exhibition of Sargent …

The epic story of the map that gave America its name

A few hundred years ago, when much of the world was mysterious and unknown, two European humanists came together to produce an extraordinary map of the world.<p>St-Dié-des-Vosges is a small, leafy town in the Meurthe valley in north-east France. It lies 68km south-west of Strasbourg in France, 93km …

Maps

Behold an Incredibly Detailed, Handmade Map Of Medieval Trade Routes

Sometimes I wonder if there are any true Renaissance folks left, people who have a passion for knowledge and don’t let the experts get in the way. …

Looking for cheap flights? These are the sites (and apps) you'll need to find the best deals.

It’s time for your vacation, and you know what that means: Get the heck out of here! But wait. You haven’t booked a flight anywhere. Or maybe you’ve …

20+ of the Best Free Online Resources From Art Institutions Around the World

Today, more and more art institutions are sharing their permanent collections online. Intended to increase visibility and promote accessibility, <b>digitization projects</b> are a great way for museums and libraries to attract modern audiences.<p>For years, many organizations have offered images of their …

Museums

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Leonardo da Vinci Made a Secret Copy of ‘The Last Supper’ and, Miraculously, It Still Exists

Art World<p>A new documentary tracks down the second version of Leonardo's masterpiece.<p>,<p>Turns out <i>The Last Supper</i> had a second course. A near-pristine …

How Well Do You Know English? The Origin of 'Bite the Bullet' and 15 Other Common Expressions in English

You probably think you know where 'mad as a hatter' is from ... but you're wrong.<p>English is not an easy language to learn. Not only do you have to contend with compound expressions (like "make out" or "turn up"), but you must understand expressions that barely seem tethered to reality.<p>Imagine …

Alice In Wonderland

Coffee Fights Disease and Extends Your Life, Especially if You Drink It This Way

Coffee is the ultimate superfood, especially if you know the right way to drink it.<p>As I explained last month, a meta-analysis of 127 studies revealed that drinking two to four 8-ounce cups of coffee each day results in enormous health benefits. The consensus of these studies is that coffee:<p>Reduces …

14 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

Sam Walton founded Walmart at age 44; Julia Child published her first cookbook at 60. Your best years may be way ahead of you.<p>It'll depend a lot on …

Why most people won’t ever achieve greatness

Anyone can achieve greatness. Anyone.<p>Greatness is relative, yes. The results might look different; for some, simply quitting an addiction means …

First light which ever shone in universe picked up by astronomers in 'revolutionary' breakthrough

The first light which ever shone in the universe has been detected by astronomers scouring the skies for the earliest stars.<p>Using a simple radio antenna positioned in the quietest place on Earth - the western Australian desert - scientists picked up a signal of the long-sought ‘cosmic dawn.’<p>The …

Universe

7 Habits That Will Help You Lead a More Successful and Productive Life

Your habits empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you.<p>This story originally appeared on Due<p>Regardless what path in life you’re on, your habits will dictate your success. They can empower you to achieve your goals just as easily as they can derail you. That said it’s …

Time Management

The History of the Color Blue: From Ancient Egypt to the Latest Scientific Discoveries

The color blue is associated with two of Earth’s greatest natural features: the sky and the ocean. But that wasn’t always the case. Some scientists believe that the earliest humans were actually colorblind and could only recognize black, white, red, and only later yellow and green. As a result, …

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Use This Form to Create a Resume That Will Wow Employers

When you are fresh out of school and looking for your first job, the process can be overwhelming. One of the most difficult aspects of job searching …

Employment

How English is the Bayeux Tapestry?

David Musgrove considers where the Bayeux Tapestry was made and by whom, and asks historians whether it should be displayed in England<p><i>This article</i> …

British Museum

20 Years Ago, Steve Jobs Said 1 Thing Separates Living an Exceptional Life From an Average One

It came easily to Steve Jobs -- and it's something we all should embrace.<p>Steve Jobs set extremely high expectations. He wanted things done a certain way, challenging other people to work harder, work longer, and sometimes to do more than they thought was possible.<p>Steve Jobs had high standards. He …

A New Bird Species Has Evolved on Galapagos And Scientists Watched It Happen

It's the first time humans have seen this in the wild.<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to observe something amazing: the evolution of a …

Leonardo da Vinci's Resurfaced Masterpiece Will Go to Auction For $100 Million

The painting is being hailed as the greatest art rediscovery of the 21st century<p>Excitement and anticipation filled the air this morning at Christie's New York as select members of the press gathered in a private gallery to witness the auction houses' first unveiling of a mysterious, unprecedented …

Christie’s Unveils a Lost Leonardo da Vinci in New York

In what is being billed by Christie’s as “the biggest discovery of the 21st century,” the auction house unveiled in New York this morning its previously top secret and “most thrilling acquisition to date”: <i>Salvator Mundi</i> (“Savior of the World”), a formerly lost masterwork by Leonardo da Vinci that …