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How to Be Happy: 10 Science-Backed Ways to Become a Happier Person

A boatload of research offers practical advice you can use to start being happier today.<p>Science has landed a probe on a comet hurtling through space, wiped smallpox from the face of the earth, and split the atom. Surely research can come up with a few ways to make humans happier.<p>Thanks to the …

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3 Days in Lisbon

Portugal's capital city is no longer an under-the-radar travel destination, with its historic beauty serving as a backdrop for modern art, cuisine, and boutiques<p><b>Day 1</b><p>One thing strikes every first-time visitor to Lisbon: It's way too calm for a capital. People are in no rush, streets smell like …

Taste of Lisbon: classic dishes and culinary surprises on a foodie tour

It's not all salt cod and custard tarts in Portugal's capital. From workers' cafes to gourmet tapas, seafront kiosks to a smart wine bar, <b>Isabel Choat</b> samples the best of Lisbon's food and drink<p>'We have snails," declared the sign in the Mercado da Ribeira. Sure enough the stall was piled with net …

Lisbon: grab a tram, a tart and an eyeful

Ticket to ride<p>Vintage tram 28 offers the ultimate spin of Lisbon’s sights – from Basílica da Estrela to the backstreets of Baixa – for the price of a €1.35 ticket. The route from Campo Ourique to Martim Moniz is 45 minutes of astonishing views and absurdly steep climbs. The most exciting bit is …

Cutting-edge Lisbon

New York, London, Paris, Milan? Move over funky fashion capitals of the world, Lisbon is the place to be. The city's cutting-edge fashion and design haunts are luring visitors who are after more than a souvenir magnet of a custard tart and a vintage tram.<p>While Lisbon has been known for its music …

Lisbon attractions: what to see and do in autumn

<b>Why go?</b><p>The shops shut down in August, but <b>Lisbon</b> is full of activity during the autumn months, and temperatures remain in the twenties into October.<p>Named Europe’s top city break destination at last year's World Travel Awards, Lisbon offers good value, great culture, and beaches only 20 minutes from …

The 10 MASTERPIECES of TILE ART in Lisbon | As 10 Obras Primas da Azulejaria em Lisboa

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Cafés in Lisbon, Portugal

Most Europeans love coffee and cakes, but the Portuguese are the ones who officially spend the most time and money in cafés, according to a study. In …

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Blog Archive » The 10 Most Famous Foods in Lisbon

<b>There are certain foods that people go out of their way to enjoy. Those kinds of specialities that turn ordinary restaurants into legends and often</b> …

Lisbon city guide: a day in Cais do Sodré

Once a seedy area of Lisbon, the riverside Cais do Sodré district has been reborn as one of the city's coolest, a hub of great clubs, bars, restaurants and original shops<p>Open any Portuguese magazine these days and there is sure to be an update on Lisbon's riverside Cais do Sodré. Its transformation …

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5 Reasons to Go to Cappadocia, Turkey

With its mix of naturally formed rounded and jagged rock, hill, valley, and chimney formations in hues ranging from clays to pinks, Cappadocia looks …

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10 of the best restaurants for new Catalan cuisine

<b>Tara Stevens</b>, writer for online magazine Barcelona Metropolitan, recommends Barcelona's top gastro spots, where the influence of El Bulli and the Adrià brothers is still going strong

Barcelona's Best Neighbourhoods for Going Local

Barcelona’s Best Neighbourhoods for Going Local<p>on March 30, 2010 at 1:16 pm<p>Barcelona‘s best neighbourhoods for going local are an easy amble from the …

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in summer

<b>Why go?</b><p>Summer in <b>Barcelona</b> – though humid – is not as blisteringly hot as other Spanish cities. Between late July and early September, most locals with the means leave town, which makes for a quiet, traffic-free experience.<p>Barcelona combines everything that is most charming about Mediterranean …