Alex Bell

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Quit Your Job and Travel The World: Reddit Users Reveal Their Final Straw

Quit your job and travel the world. <i>So much</i> easier said than done.<p>Sure, there are signs that clue you in, but how do you know when you’re ready? The final straw, that defining moment you decide to leave behind life as you know it and face uncertainty, all for the desire to explore the big, unknown …

The rise of the surprisingly beautiful Snapchat art movement

Snapchat is designed to be ephemeral — that's why it purposefully destroys your messages seconds after they're received. Recently, however, some users have been saving their snaps and circulating them on the web. Why? Because they're masterpieces.<p>There's James McKenna, whose sardonic depictions of …

The Good And Bad Of GTA 5's Three Man Narrative

While I’ve put just over a dozen hours into Grand Theft Auto 5 the last two days, I still feel like that’s nowhere near enough time in order to be able to write a fully-fledged review of the game. I’m finding I like it more as time goes on, and perhaps I’ll be outright head over heels with it by …

The Habits Of Supremely Happy People

Martin Seligman, the father of positive psychology, theorizes that while 60 percent of happiness is determined by our genetics and environment, the remaining 40 percent is up to us.<p>In his 2004 Ted Talk, Seligman describes three different kinds of happy lives: The pleasant life, in which you fill …

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Top 20 U.S. Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>Too many hotels to choose from? Andrew Harper rounds up the best luxury, small hotels in America.<p>09.09.13 5:00 PM ET

OMG, I Want This House: Provincetown

Home Envy<p>Serenity at the tip of Cape Cod? We’ll take it. Look inside this eclectic hideout just steps from the bay.<p>08.17.13 12:09 PM ET<p>William …

Russell Brand and the GQ awards: 'It's amazing how absurd it seems'

The comedian on his evening at the GQ awards, from which he was ejected after cracking a joke about sponsor Hugo Boss

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Grand Hotel Cocumella

<i>A cliff top retreat in the heart of Sorrento, Grand Hotel Cocumella offers guests the most serene setting amongst an oasis of luscious gardens and a</i> …

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet For Starting And Running Your Business

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>James Altucher is an investor, programmer, author, and several-times entrepreneur. His latest book, “Choose Yourself!”</i> <i>(foreword by Dick Costolo, CEO of Twitter) came out on June 3. Follow him on Twitter @jaltucher.</i><p>This is going be a bullet FAQ on starting a business. No joke. If …

10 Unique Train Trips

Love train travel? These railways offer a unique window on the world, cutting a swath through some of the most breathtaking landscapes on Earth:<p><b>1. Cass Scenic Railroad (West Virginia)</b><p>The steam trains climb the 11 miles (18 km) from Cass to the 4,842-ft-high (1,476 m) summit of Bald Knob, which has …

The space race is over, as supermarkets come down to earth and realise there are too many

Rivals are forcing the likes of Tesco to face some hard facts, writes Steve Hawkes.<p>Ten years ago, <b>Tesco</b> chief Terry Leahy stood up and told the world the supermarket was pocketing £1 in every £8 spent on the UK high street. Tesco was at the top of its game, the monster of the universe tipped to …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

Goalkeeper’s horrific own goal error leaves team-mates baffled

<b>There are times when you wonder if you should just have tried a different job and be done with it, that football is just too much hassle.</b><p>Well, this …