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The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

What Should You Charge Per Hour As A Freelancer? | Infographic

Oh, the joys of being a freelance photographer. You get to pay lots and lots of taxes and a ridiculous amount for health benefits, and you get no …

Employment

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

Beauty: top facial hair removers

‘After around the age of 35, rogue hairs begin to sprout at increasingly alarming speed’<p>I know many women who revel in their greying hair and feel perfectly fine about the odd wrinkle. But I don’t know anyone who’s happy to cross the Rubicon of ageing into proud facial hair-wearer. I’m all too …

Skin Care

Celebrity Chef David Higgs on Where to Eat in Johannesburg

<b>South African celebrity chef David Higgs tells us what to eat and where to experience the best of Johannesburg's exuberant dining scene.</b><p><b>EVOLUTION OF THE DINING SCENE</b><p>"In Johannesburg restaurants are exceptionally well hosted and you always get well looked after. We've got Greek communities, Lebanese …

South Africa

10 of the best festivals in Europe ... that you’ve probably never heard of

From a rave in an abandoned Polish coalmine to bonfires and bunting in the Bulgarian mountains, these under-the-radar festivals are an excuse to explore new musical landscapes<p>Compare the costs of festivals around the world<p>Meadows in the Mountains, Bulgaria<p>With a wild camping vibe – bonfires, small …

Festivals

All the Fall 2015 TV Shows You Need to Know

Here are the new and returning series you might or might not want to watch in the months ahead.<p><b>Drunk History, Season One, Comedy Central (September 1)</b><p>Based on the Funny or Die web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner, <i>Drunk History</i> takes a "narrator" in every episode, gets him or her …

TV

5 travel experts reveal the best places they've ever visited

These are the people we count on to tell us what places are worth a trip and what places aren't, along with other essential travel tips.<p>We asked five of these experienced travelers what their favorite destinations are.<p>Here's what they said:<p>Anne Banas, executive editor of Smarter Travel: The Azores, …

Guide Books

12 Posing Cues from 12 Incredible Photographers

As I dive deeper and deeper into the world of professional photography, I find that my educational needs frequently change. Every one of us should …

Fabulous Fiji

Wow, this trip was one of my favorites! The only way to capture the true beauty islands is by boat.<p>​The coral reef here in the South Pacific Ocean is one of the most magical in the world and makes for some amazing snorkeling and diving. Especially the night diving, which I highly recommend.<p>I was …

Fiji

#FoodPorn: Delicious, Decadent Dim Sum

Our immersion in all things Chinese in advance of the Met Gala has us hungry for dim sum, that delicious smorgasbord of small pick-and-mix delicacies that constitutes a “touch the heart,” as dim sum is sometimes translated, meal. The pot stickers, buns, and dumplings once sold in teahouses along …

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

Next stop: your local bookstore.

Books

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Staten Island

The Most Creative Hashtags on Instagram

Even though sometimes hashtags are used to get more followers, they also allow you to become a part of the creative dynamics which express a certain photographic style and is not about getting more likes but generating a gallery of high quality images.<p>Instagram is a tool which allows you to …

Mobile Photography

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

Italy

L.A.'s 15 Coolest Tattoos — & The Man Behind Them All

In Los Angeles, the only thing harder than scoring a table at just-opened Jon & Vinny's Pizza on Fairfax is getting on the books with tattoo artist …

Los Angeles

Seven Spectacular Wildlife Phenomenons to Experience

<b>Witness some of planet's greatest wildlife spectacles, from the gathering of Antarctica's emperor penguins to the migration of immense herds on the African plains.</b><p><b>1. ANTARCTICA</b><p><b>The Migration of Emperor Penguins</b><p>This species of penguin is the only one to spend all year round in Antarctica. In early …

Wildlife

Italy's Dazzling Beach Resorts Are Here To Satisfy Your Summer Cravings

If you're hungry for a warm-weather escape, look no further than DOWN.<p>Photographer Bernhard Lang captures the glory of Italy's blazingly beautiful beach resorts in this stunning aerial photo series. The shots show various beach hangouts on the country's Adriatic Coast, between the towns of Ravenna …

Italy

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site also includes a …

Impressions of India: Udaipur

The view from our room at the Jagat Niwas Palace Hotel is so enchanting I could spend the rest of eternity here! When it was still dark, around 6 a.m., I heard the Call to Prayer echoing across the lake, then watched as the daylight slowly revealed the beguiling landscape, and bright bursts of sun …

The 10 Best Party Beaches On Earth

<i>By the Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>These are the world's best beaches to eat, drink and play, as chosen by <i>Condé Nast Traveler</i> readers.<p><b>10. Super Paradise Beach, Mykonos, Greece</b><p><i>Courtesy Mykonos Grand Hotel & Resort</i><p>If the name alone isn't enough of a hook, Super Paradise Beach on the island's …

Beaches

30 Of The World’s Most Breathtaking Hiking Trails You Must Visit

Hikers brave the harshest climates, the highest peaks and most forbidding terrains to experience the Earth like no others possible could. Whether …

Incredible Bagan, Myanmar

Myanmar is strategically placed between India and China. Its name was changed from Burma to Myanmar in 1988. Myanmar is awaking from years under an oppressive military dictatorship. The doors to Myanmar are now open. I recently returned from the ancient city of Bagan. Here are my …

Asia

Impressions of India: Ahmedabad to Udaipur

Saturday January 10, 2015<p>When you set out on a three week journey with a group of people, you never know how everyone will get along. Ellen and I didn't even know each other before we became roommates on this trip, and it's amazing how much fun we've had so far. We both wake up early and chat about …

India

Eat like a carioca: Rio's best local food

Food is a treasured part of <i>carioca</i> (resident of Rio de Janeiro) life. With roots in African, Amerindian and European epicurean traditions, the tastes of the Marvelous City range from meat-centric c<i>hurrascarias</i>, hearty <i>feijoadas</i>, vibrant street food and upscale, gourmet selections – all best …

Rio De Janeiro

Exploring Copenhagen

I recently bought a new cookbook! I have more cookbooks than a library has books, so that's hardly a worthy announcement. The reason this particular cookbook deserves mentioning is because I bought it in Copenhagen, and the book is in Danish. I don't speak Danish. Of course, this seemed beside the …

European Travel

34 Unique Things to Do in Prague

From parks to pubs, tours to theaters, markets to music and more, we've got the insiders' scoop on the best Prague to-dos straight from those in the know. We asked over 30 influential locals to share their favorite things to do in the Czech Capital, meriting a list that (in our not-so-humble …

European Travel

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Baby, it's cold outside! Here are 9 films that'll keep you toasty warm in a blizzard

The East Coast is currently being blanketed by a blizzard that's expected to drop more snow at once than some of us have seen in a lifetime. And while there are sure to be snow bunnies who'll be happy to frolic in the flakes, plenty of us are all set to hunker down at home for the duration.<p>So if …

Shades of Grey

Your Everything Guide to Traveling Solo

Robert Frost was on to something: Sometimes the most relaxing journey is a solo one. Here, the best places to see on your own, plus some tried-and-true tips for going it alone.<p><b>MARTHA'S VINEYARD</b><p>This old-school New England island is a haven of peace and privacy. Go in February or March to catch up on …

Travel