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Top 10 reasons Belgium isn’t boring

Late British comic Bob Monkhouse used to joke ‘I went to Belgium once. It was closed.’ Little understood, riddled with Eurocrats, somehow <i>between</i> places – all these impressions have contributed to Belgium’s dull rep. But dig a bit and you’ll find that Belgium is actually fascinating. Here are 10 …

Deciphering His Text Messages, One Vague Message at a Time

Shocked or just bored by what he's texting you? Our dating expert interprets messages his lady friends have recently received and offers the perfect response.<p><b>Text:</b><p><i>Where youz dood?</i><p>Besides that two of these words are made up and the grammar in this text is terrible, don't ever talk to this person …

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Porsche 911 Targa, the mechanical marvel

Above-average January temperatures in Detroit created an appropriate backdrop for Porsche’s newest mousetrap, the 2014 Porsche 911 Targa.<p>The biggest change for the Targa – a model that dates to 1965, almost to the 911’s genesis – is an automated system to stow the roof panel.<p>Removing the roof in …

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No Reserve: 1957 Porsche Type 547/1 4-Cam Engine

This original Porsche 4 cam motor (type 547/1, number R90781) is one of only 1,700 or so ever made. Part of the 547 series of engines that powered …

Interiors: New trends for a new year - in pictures

From modern bohemia through graphic patterns to hotel chic at home, six design experts reveal what we'll be filling our houses with in 2014.

Articles about small space living lifeedited on Dwell.com - Dwell

For aesthetically beautiful minimalist, modern, and sleek design, less really can be more.<p>Multifunctional furniture can make a small space a lot more livable.<p>In Canada's Yukon Territory, a college instructor builds a lightweight, efficient 97-square-foot mobile dwelling.<p>From city apartments to …

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12 Years a Slave and the roots of America's shameful past

12 Years a Slave's historical consultant, Harvard academic Henry Louis Gates, talks about Steve McQueen's powerful new film and why America remains a divided nation to this day<p>Directed by the British artist and film-maker Steve McQueen, <i>12 Years a Slave</i> has gained almost universal critical praise. …

On my radar: Stana Katic's cultural highlights

The actor Stana Katic, best known as Castle's detective Kate Beckett, on the weird world of LA artist Alex Gross, the rebel's voice of King Krule and the joys of living in a Mongolia yurt<p>Born in Canada, Stana Katic's early career on television saw her appear in sci-fi drama <i>Heroes</i> and play …

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