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13 things that will happen when you ‘level-up’ as a person

Every next level of life will demand a different you. — Leonardo DiCaprio<p>According to meta-analytic data, confidence isn’t what leads to success. …

Self-improvement

A Guide to Men’s Dress Codes for All Occasions

Although dress codes are designed to provide guidance on what to wear, they can often make choosing an outfit more complex. With all their […]

Men's Fashion

The Secret to Smelling Better Than Anyone Else

Why your cologne bottle shouldn't have a designer name on it.

Men's Fashion

'Ikigai': The Japanese Lifestyle Trend Promising To Find Your Life Purpose

Is this the new 'hygge'?<p>From yoga retreats in the Himalayas and weekly mindfulness classes to downloading mediation apps such as Headspace and Calm, many of us spend our lives (and paycheques) on trying to achieve happiness and fulfilment.<p>However, having tried out the Danish concept of finding …

Happiness

The three watches every man should own

Sure, a collection is a mighty thing, but when it comes down to it, there are only three types of watch every one of us needs to have<p>Everyone knows …

Watches

The Last Charger You Need

There are two problems with peripheral power banks: they’re either cumbersome because it becomes an entirely separate device you’re married to OR …

Gear & Gadgets

Allbirds' New Sneakers Are Made from Eucalyptus Trees

There's a new shape, too.<p>Allbirds shoes have been good since the start. The brand's wool runner has been a staple—and it added a sister fabrication today. Their latest shoe is made from the pulp of the eucalyptus tree. The mesh knit keeps your feet aired out, and the entire construction maintains …

Shoes

10 Little Ways to Make Your Bedroom Feel Like a Luxury Hotel

What is it about staying in a luxurious boutique hotel that gives you the best night’s sleep? Whether it’s the crisp, freshly laundered sheets, or …

Home Decorating
Western Canada

The Indian Whisky You Should Add to Your Bar Cart

Whisky adventurers of the internet, hear me: Kanya by Paul John is the one new experience you’ll want to have this year, especially if you’ve never …

5 private islands in Southeast Asia you probably have not heard of … yet | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

When it’s time to run away from the hustle and bustle, we won’t fault you for immediately thinking of travelling to Koh Samui, Cebu and the Maldives …

Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 Sees Luxury Real Estate Boom

Experts expect prices to rise in an emerging market where inventory is scarce<p>Vietnam’s bustling Ho Chi Minh City is the country’s largest city, with …

bracket design studio completes concrete villa 131

<b>iranian architect s</b><b>hervin hosseini of bracket design studio has recently completed the concrete-cast villa 131 in urban isfahan, iran.</b> the city …

Indonesia is an investment opportunity like China was in 2008

Most investors would jump at the chance to go back in time and invest in a sure thing. Imagine having the opportunity to time travel to China in 2007 or 2008 to make an early-stage stake investment in a startup like Alibaba, now a publicly-traded online giant valued at more than $250 billion.<p>For …

This beer is perfectly optimized for glorious shower drinking

LONDON — There are few things in life that sound more appealing than a cold, refreshing beer while you're standing in a warm shower.<p>One microbrewery …

How WeChat Became China’s App For Everything

A centuries-old tradition gave rise to China’s most valuable company and captured the attention of everyone from teens to Silicon Valley.<p>A little over a year ago, my roommate Mike said something strange. He’s a theater director and was working on a production in China. Mike complained that the …

China

The bad habits you should give up if you want to be successful

Sometimes, to become successful and to get closer to the person we know we can become, we don’t need to add more things to our lives—we need to give up on some of them.<p>There are certain things that are almost universal. These things, if you give them up, will help you become more successful (even …

LG has a levitating speaker because it's about time for gadgets to start flying

We're living in the future. Although they're not yet available to everyone, we do have jetpacks, self-driving cars and spaceships. So it's our right …

This drone timelapse shows Apple’s new spaceship HQ taking shape

Over the last few years, Apple has slowly been spending some of its giant wad of cash to build a gigantic new headquarters. The obviously-named …

Asia's Gambling Binge

Japan may be the latest to roll the dice on casinos. Some caution is in order.<p>Amid much protest, Japan’s lawmakers are considering a bill this week that would open their doors to opulent gambling houses. Analysts have dubbed it “manna from heaven” and the “holy grail.” Yet as any gambler will tell …

Asia

In remote Indian village, cannabis is its only livelihood

MALANA, India (AP) — For hundreds of years, the tiny village was just a speck lost amid the grandiose mountains of the Indian Himalayas.<p>Nestled at 2,700 meters (8,859 feet) between the higher reaches of the lush Kullu Valley, Malana used to be a four-day hike from the nearest road. Its laws, …

Cannabis

Weekend in Hanoi – An Itinerary for Two Days in Vietnam’s Capital

A weekend in Hanoi isn’t nearly enough time in Vietnam’s atmospheric but chaotic capital, one of our favourite cities in Southeast Asia and our home …

South-east Asia

10 luxury watches that are actually worth the investment

Sure, luxury watches can cost thousands of dollars and there are loads of brands and models to choose from, so it can be hard to know where to begin, even if you do have the money. Some choices are smarter than others, though, and you're going to want to be a discerning buyer for such a big …

Watches

Swivel (Pivot) Front Door: 11 Non-Standard And Creative Ideas

We offer you a selection of images of modern swivel front door located at the main entrance to the homes of suburban and urban. The front door to our …

Acquainted

On the Andaman Sea in Thailand, a putt-putting boat will carry you to travel-poster fantasies

Fantastic shapes dotted the horizon — craggy limestone spikes that soared hundreds of feet into the cloudless blue sky — as our long-tail boat skimmed across the Andaman Sea off southwestern Thailand.<p>The afternoon seemed idyllic, and I congratulated myself on becoming part of a living travel poster …

A beginner's guide to traveling to Southeast Asia

Well that all depends. There are so many considerations: time, budget, interests, comfort level, experience. But if you are just getting started with the travel thing, you can't do much better than Southeast Asia.<p>Mainland Southeast Asia - including Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma,Malaysia …

Asia Travel

This fast-growing Chinese-food chain was just named one of the best restaurants in the US

The New York City-based chain (pronounced "she-ahn") serves authentic, mouthwatering cuisine from the Shaanxi province in northwest China.<p>Xi'an has enjoyed a lot of attention since it was a food stall in the basement of a mall in Queens. The likes of Anthony Bourdain and Bobby Flay have given it …

Fast Casual

National Geographic Travel

This Is the Hottest Restaurant in the World Right Now

Just miles from the central business district of Sydney in a neighborhood called Barangaroo is a restaurant that has people clamoring to get in. One …

Hospitality

How to turn your home into a luxury cinema

With Oscar nominations out, why not create your own mini-cinema? It's more than just a TV room...<p>A cinema room, once the preserve of celebrity types and film industry executives, is fast becoming the must-have addition to Britain’s aspirational homes. It’s not a “shhh” room, just for watching …