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15 Things Not to Do in New York City

No matter how many times you've been to New York, the city can overwhelm you with its plethora of sights, museums, restaurants, activities and more. Unfortunately, many visitors make the mistake of spending their precious vacation time on the wrong things, or go about seeing the city in the wrong …

When do B2B Tech Companies Need Content Marketing? Inspiration for 2015 Marketing Planning

Speaking at both a B2B Marketing and a Public Relations conference in the space of a week has yielded some insightful discussions. Many of those …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

The Dos and Don'ts of Finding Your Body's Perfect Jeans

<b>Do</b> keep things simple. A dark matchstick cut gives Tiffany Baker, 27, the illusion of longer legs. Her navy top peeking out under her floral tank elongates too.<p><b>Don't</b> think you have to wear heels. This narrow ankle is perfect with cute flats.

Man Booker prize 2013: The longlist in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2013/jul/23/man-booker-international-prize-2013-booker-prize<p>720<p>Many of the 13 books in the running for this …

Books

A Refresher Course On The Difference Between The UK, Britain, England, And The British Isles

Despite an extensive history with the Brits across the pond, many Americans are still unsure what to call the area.<p>Is Ireland part of the United Kingdom? Does England include Wales? What is Great Britain?<p>Geographic and political names get mixed up in these misunderstandings. Some people use England …

United Kingdom

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

How To Make The Best Fried Rice

Skillet-cook dinner in 15 minutes<p>Ed Schoenfeld, co-owner of RedFarm in New York City, often grabs a few cartons of rice before leaving his restaurant. He’ll let the rice chill overnight and then, for lunch the next day, chop an onion, some additional vegetables, and whatever cooked protein he has …

Got Milk? No Thanks

Many years ago I decided to go to an Oriental Medicine Doctor (OMD). One of the first things my OMD told me to do was to stop consuming dairy, which he said was linked to a number of health conditions. Reluctantly, I complied. After about two days without it, I noticed something miraculous: I could …

The (15 Minute) Superfast Total-Body Workout

Four moves. That's all it takes to fire up your fat burning and build lean metabolism-charging muscle. This basic routine hits all of your major muscle groups. Do these moves one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit a total of three times, resting one minute between each …

Best Bike Tours for Foodies

What better way to sample the culinary delights of a region than by peddling along its backroads, enjoying the scenery and working up an appetite for the next meal?<p><b>Here are ten great itineraries for all you food- and wine-loving cyclists out there:</b><p><b>1. Blue Ridge, Virginia</b><p>Tucked away in Virginia’s …

Chiang Mai

10 Great Street Markets

<b>1. St. Lawrence Market, Toronto, Canada</b><p>This farmers’ market emporium has operated since 1803, when it cohabitated with Toronto’s city hall. Redeveloped between the 1970s and 1990s after long neglect, the area’s mix of homes and businesses showcases urban regeneration. More than 120 retailers …

Santo Domingo

The Butterfly Effect: How Blue Morpho Wings Could Stop Counterfeiting

Changing Planet<p>For more than a decade, I’ve been fascinated by biomimicry, the way engineers take cues from animals to make airplanes fly faster or submarines glide more efficiently.<p>In Vancouver, British Columbia, we found one of the most advanced biomimicry yet, with some seriously money-saving …

Nature

10 Tips for Fast Weight Loss

Sick of chasing fad diets? Time to hop off the bandwagon and get some down-to-earth advice from people who have been there, done that.<p>Sure, we spend …

Fitness

100 Of The Greatest Opening Sentences In The History Of Literature

Whilst the cover or even title of a book might initially gain your attention, in truth it’s the opening sentence that has the power to inspire, …

Elizabeth Taylor's First Wedding Dress Goes Up for Auction Today. Here Are 6 Gorgeous Gowns Inspired by Hers, If Your Dress Budget Is Less Than $47,000

Elizabeth Taylor, just 18 here, and her first husband, Conrad "Nicky" Hilton, Paris Hilton's great-uncle, on their wedding day, May 6, 1950.<p>The very first time Elizabeth Taylor said "I do," she wore this seed-pearl-encrusted wedding dress, which goes up for auction at Christie's today, with an …

What 200 Calories Look Like (VIDEO)

You can probably fill up on 200 calories of broccoli, but don't expect to be full after 200 calories of cheese. A new video by AsapSCIENCE (above) depicts 200-calorie versions of common food items and it's pretty clear that portion size varies widely depending on the food you're eating.<p>The video …

We have always been modern, and it has often scared us

The idea that our world and even our minds are being made radically different by new technologies, above all the internet and social media, is …

A Festival for the World’s Rarest Languages

This Wednesday, June 26, the National Mall in Washington D.C. will go from open field to bustling international village as the annual Smithsonian Folklife Festival opens to the public.<p>One of the three major themes this year is “One World, Many Voices,” put on in partnership with National …

Linguistics

5 High-Low Date Ideas You Should Try (I'll Explain...)

Cheap dates are great, but we all like to splurge once in a while, right? But for most of us, splurges come only on special occasions, and let's be honest, no splurge date is going to involve a private plane to the opera along with a seven-course meal. Because we are not a hooker with a heart of …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

Why learn a foreign language? Benefits of bilingualism

Learning a foreign language is more than just a boost to your CV or handy for travelling. It will make you smarter, more decisive and even better at English, says Anne Merritt.<p>Physiological studies have found that speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process. The brains …

Language Learning

Does Geography Influence How a Language Sounds?

A linguist finds a correlation between "ejective consonants" and high altitude.<p><b>Languages spoken at high altitudes are more likely to contain a certain kind of sound made using short bursts of air, according to a new study.</b><p>The study, published online June 12 in the journal <i>PLoS ONE</i>, is the first to …

Linguistics

7 Money Habits Of The Rich That The Rest Of Us Can Copy

Yachts? Evening gowns? Travel?<p>That's true to an extent, but not all rich people live that way. For this argument, we'll define "rich" as having an excess of money, and "lavish" as obscenely using moolah like those in Hollywood.<p>Those who are rich, especially the self-made rich, are a different breed …

Personal Finance

5 Things Every Unafraid Woman Does (Even If She's Faking It)

Acts of bravery aren't always as obvious—or as easy—as skydiving.<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>1. Removing 2 Little Words from Every Email<p>Photo: Thinkstock<p>2. …

Skydiving

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