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All I really need to know about Philadelphia I learned from my airport shuttle driver

I have never been to Philadelphia before, I tell the airport shuttle driver.<p>The closest I ever came to visiting was when I was in New York and a …

How To Quit Your Job And Travel

Me in Palenque, Chiapas, Mexico.<p>In April 2012 I was sitting at home on a Saturday afternoon idly researching living in Mexico. I'd been looking to …

Packing Light: Two Months With 24 Pounds in a Carry-On Bag

When I'm packing for a trip, I review the itinerary to see how mobile I'll need to be. If I'm flying to meet a cruise ship, and then flying directly home from the last port, I can pack heavy. If I'm heading out on a TV shoot and will have a car for the entire trip, I'll lighten up on the "packing …

Santa Barbara, Tacos, And Julia Child: How America's Most Famous French Chef Caused A Mexican Food Sensation

<i>Photo courtesy of Jon Chase/jonchase.com</i><p><i>La Super Rica Taqueria, in Santa Barbara, California, Julia Child’s favorite restaurant late in life</i><p>Julia Child, ever-reigning goddess of French gastronomy in America, passed away in 2004 at 91 years of age. But almost a decade later she is still stirring …

Our favourite images of the week

From the Arctic wonderland of Svalbard to a remote Portuguese archipelago, these travel photos from the past seven days span the globe.

America's best craft breweries

It wasn't long ago when the American beer market was dominated by a handful of acrid, factory-produced brews that bore only a passing resemblance to what those in other climes called 'beer'. Thankfully, those days of choking down foul-tasting swill are long gone, with an explosion of microbreweries …

An Indian Airline Is Hiring All Female Flight Attendants To Save Money On Fuel

The low cost carrier Go Air maintains that deploying air hostesses, who on average weigh 33-44 lbs less than male stewards, will help it save around Rs30 million ($499,000) per year in fuel costs.<p>Airline official's estimate that every extra kilogram (2.2lbs) a commercial aircraft carries costs it …

10 Summer Foods to Travel For in the U.S.A.

It’s hard to argue about it: summer is the best time of year when it comes to food. With fruit that tastes like candy, crisp, nourishing greens, and farm-fresh vegetables at your fingertips, it’s easy to pass as a gourmet chef by throwing something fabulous together.<p>My favorite summer food is …

America's Snobbiest Cities

When you browse Santa Fe's galleries, a love of art isn't necessarily enough.<p>Ysmay Walsh makes a point to dress up when she gallery-hops along the city's Canyon Road. "I feel like I have to step up my game a bit, because I wanted to be taken seriously at the galleries," says the founder of …

A Bollywood rendezvous in Mumbai

Hosted by well-known journalist Indu Mirani, The Boss Dialogues is open to anyone who wants an insider perspective on the secretive yet seductive world of the Hindi film industry.<p>Bollywood is India’s cultural ambassador, with its larger-than-life characters and vibrant song-and-dance routines …

How Meditation Works

Mindfulness meditation is having a moment in the West, and with it some compelling reasons to understand and try it.<p>NicoleAbalde/Flickr<p><i>Mindfulness meditation</i>. Chances are that you've either heard or seen (or rolled your eyes at) these words in recent months, as studies, celebrity endorsements, and …

Dogs Dressed As Their Owners

Coup de coeur pour le travail de Sebastian Magnani : un photographe suisse qui a eu l’excellente idée d’imaginer cette série « Underdogs » proposant …

Study: People With a Lot of Self-Control Are Happier

Improbably enough, people who are better able to resist impulses report being more satisfied with their lives.<p>austin hsieh/Flickr<p><b>PROBLEM:</b> "Among humankind's most valuable assets" is self-control, according to Wilhelm Hofmann and his team of researchers at the University of Chicago. They define it …

Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp

Fresh Peach, Blueberry + Basil Crisp.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 21, 2013 74<p>This is how I know it’s officially summer.<p>Warm fruit<p>with a crispy topping<p>and melty …

For 'Star-Spangled Banner,' A Long Road From Song To Anthem

All over the country on Thursday, fireworks will light up the sky. In many places, those fireworks will come with a patriotic soundtrack — one that wouldn't be complete without "The Star-Spangled Banner." The song officially became America's national anthem in 1931, but it's been around since the …

10 Travel Photography Tips to Help Avoid Regrets When You Get Home

By Hélio Dias. I have lost count of how many times I’ve came home and regretted not having done something to get better pictures when I was …

Breathtaking Monochromatic Photos of Iceland

Iceland is known to be a visually stunning country and Reykjavik-based photographer Frodi Brinks captures the broad landscapes masterfully to exhibit their sheer beauty. His <i>Iceland</i> series presents a dramatic view of the breathtaking nation in black and white. There's a calming elegance about his …

The Statue of Liberty: 127 Years at America's Gateway

Yesterday, Lady Liberty opened to the public once more, after an eight-month closure to repair the damage Superstorm Sandy had caused. The 151-foot tall structure, a gift to the United States from the people of France in 1886, has endured numerous closures over the years, for both repairs and …

10 Huge Breakthroughs That Came From All-Nighters

Getting enough sleep is important, but don't be afraid to work through the night when necessary.<p>Eric Epstein's new book, 24 Hours Genius: Unlocking Your Brain's Potential with Strategic All-Nighters, chronicles some memorable stories of how successful people pulled all-nighters that led to some …

The Most Expensive Billionaire Homes In The World

Steven Cohen has been garnering headlines, thanks to insider trading charges at his hedge fund SAC and rumors that he paid a record sum for a Picasso painting. But Cohen has also reportedly plunked down $60 million for an oceanfront property in the Long Island, N.Y., community of East Hampton, …

10 Wacky and Wonderful Ice Cream Flavors

It's official: summer has arrived. As the temperatures rise, we've been dreaming about delicious ways to cool off. A frozen treat is the perfect way to indulge during the hot days of summer, and these recipes are definitely worth treating yourself to. Sweet, salty, nutty, fruity -- these recipes …

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Iceland: Photos by Frodi Brinks

Self Freezing Coke Video By Grant Thompson Has Completely Blown Our Minds

"Grab a bottle of room temperature soda, and start shaking it violently." That's the first bit of instruction on Grant Thompson's incredible self freezing Coke (or any other soda) video.<p>Look guys, we were never big science buffs in school, but that's probably because no one ever presented the …

35 Beaches You Should Visit In Your Lifetime

We've scoured world to find the best beaches you should put on your bucket list.<p>There's something for everyone: we found beaches where you can swim with penguins, relax under ancient Mayan ruins, bask on volcanic black sand, and more.

Joe jams: the sweet sounds of your morning coffee

There are many small pleasures that come with making a cup of coffee, from the warm mug in your hands to that first sip. But one thing you might not think about is the sound. Thankfully, composer and sound designer Diego Stocco — who has worked on the most recent <i>Sherlock Holmes</i> films as well as …