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These Are the 5 Engagement Rings Everyone's Going to Covet in 2016

Think you've found your Dream Engagement Ring? You might want to make like Steve Harvey and take back that title: The five engagement rings below—all on-trend for 2016, according to our friends at Brilliant Earth—are all worthy of your No. 1 spot.<p><b>Scalloped Pave Accents.</b> Many couples are gravitating …

Rose Gold

20 High-End Baby Furniture Finds

If you’re going for an upscale look in the nursery, today’s post is for you! We’ve rounded up 20 <b>high-end furniture</b> finds and included helpful links …

The Paris Nouvelle Vague bracelet by Cartier

JEWELRY OBSESSION OF THE DAY<p><b>The second wave of the Paris-inspired collection, includes this architectural piece in gold and diamonds.</b>

Wedding Suits & Attire For Men - What To Wear & Buy

Whether you’re off to wedding in a glorious French chateau, an little English chapel or a summery garden ‘do, here’s a basic guide to all kinds of …

Suspended Sentences

<b>For</b> some of us, in our youth, French fiction was epitomized by Alain-Fournier’s <i>Le Grand Meaulnes</i> (The Lost Domain), a slim novel of loss and yearning …


40 quotes about life (for a pessimist)

Our favourite images of the week

The most stunning travel photos from this past week, capturing Bolivia’s beautiful, untraveled landscapes, Santorini’s rainbow-coloured cliffs and more.

New Orleans

National Geographic Travel

Autumn in the United States

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of autumn in the U.S., including maple trees and other fall leaves, in this photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Parks

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World Book Day: the most spectacular libraries in the world

Pictures: Celebrating Ramadan Around the World

This month many of the 1.6 billion Muslims worldwide will celebrate Ramadan with fasting and prayer.

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Our favourite images of the week

From the majestic trails of a Swiss railway to a surreal volcanic wasteland in Indonesia, we bring you some of the most awe-inspiring travel photos from around the world.

European Travel

"Khotso" Peace at Devil's Knuckles

New 7 Wonders vs. Ancient 7 Wonders

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Why the English can't say hello

Author Kate Fox suggests we revive the phrase 'How do you do?' to help shy English people greet one another<p>As a greeting, the phrase "How do you do?" has somewhat fallen out of favour in recent years.<p>Now a social anthropologist has called for a campaign to bring it back, arguing the English have …

A peaceful look at Yosemite National Park in California. See more submissions to the Traveler Photo Contest: #TPC2014 Photograph by Laura Hoffner/National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Mass Murder Relies on People Like Us: An Interview With Thierry Cruvellier

In Phnom Penh, between 1975 and 1979—the years of Khmer Rouge terror that Cambodians often refer to simply as Pol Pot Time—a former schoolteacher named Kaing Guek Eav, better known as Duch, orchestrated the torture and execution of at least twelve thousand men, women, and children. The Khmer Rouge …

The Stunning Result in India’s Elections

No country is more besotted with politics than India, and for good reason: the architecture of a system designed to give three-quarters of a billion people a free and fair vote can’t help but be fascinating. Each Indian general election is the “world’s biggest,” and each one feels primal and vital, …

Travel Sketching: A Manifesto

The idea of documenting a trip through art isn’t a particularly new one. Aboard Captain Cook’s second voyage to the Pacific was oil painter William Hodges; artist Edward Adrian Wilson accompanied Robert Scott as he explored the Antarctic; even 22-year-old Jacqueline Bouvier and her sister Lee …

The 15 best comedy books of all time

From Bridget Jones to Three Men in a Boat - are these the funniest books ever?<p><b>Gargantua and Pantagruel</b><p>François Rabelais (c 1532)<p>A series of rambunctious novels blending mad vulgarity with slingshot satire, Gargantua and Pantagruel is a family saga involving giants and their adventures – swallowing …

Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #66

Wildlife<p>Long-wattled umbrellabird, strawberry finch, Von der Decken’s hornbill, Blackburnian warbler, Tickell’s blue flycatchers, and stork-billed kingfisher in this edition! We can give them silly names. We can give then our names? We can, however, never claim these prehistoric species for our …

African Bird Shouts False Alarms to Deceive and Steal, Study Shows

Drongos in the Kalahari are masters of deception.<p>For starlings and meerkats in the Kalahari Desert, the fork-tailed drongo, a songbird with glossy black feathers and garnet-red eyes, is like the neighborhood dog: a trustworthy pal that's always on the alert and ready to warn you about dangerous …

Letter from Kyoto: Cherry Blossoms in Old Japan

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I’m sitting on a <i>tatami</i> mat in my traditional inn, drinking a celebratory Kirin beer and gazing at the full moon though the cherry blossom boughs that arc over the <i>ryokan</i>’s entrance. I feel like a character in a haiku.<p>It’s the end of a glorious two-week immersion in Old Japan. …

Look Up to the Stunning Rugged Peaks of This National Park

<b>Location: Wyoming<br>Established: February 26, 1929<br>Size: 309,994 acres</b><p>The peaks of the Teton Range, regal and imposing as they stand nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor, make one of the boldest geologic statements in the Rockies. Unencumbered by foothills, they rise through steep coniferous forest …