The Best Of 2013

By Belinda | All the "Best of" lists round up of 2013

Travel + Leisure's world’s best hotels 2013

Which hotels deliver the most extraordinary experiences? Check the results of Travel + Leisure’s annual survey to find out.<p>Picture a cypress-lined road in Tuscany. Now picture yourself arriving at a 10th-century former castle on more than 4,000 acres of rolling hills. Welcome to Castello di Casole, …

The 33 Best Vine Videos of 2013

It’s hard to believe that Vine debuted only at the beginning of 2013. It's been an exciting year for the popular Twitter-acquired app — it added the Time Travel editing feature, released Android and Windows Phone versions, and, most recently, added 19 new languages.<p>Vine also saw its first wedding …

A Year in Writing

Where does one even begin to measure how much she's read in the past year? An Instapaper or Pocket queue? A stack of half-finished books for book club? A list of Twitter favs?<p>Perhaps it doesn't need measurement. It's gratifying to read something so completely engrossing that time is no matter, even …

100 Most Powerful Moments of 2013 in Photos

While there were several notable events that dominated the airwaves in 2013, photographers around the globe captured many beautiful and newsworthy photos that not only informed us, but also inspired us.<p>Here at <i>Mashable</i>, we compiled a list of the greatest photos of 2013, taking into account cultural …

The 10 Best Mobile Games of 2013

1. <i>Plants vs Zombies 2</i><p>PopCap took a few years to release its follow-up to the hugely popular <i>Plants vs Zombies</i>, but the sequel is well worth the wait. <i>Plants vs Zombies 2</i> builds on the original's ideas in delightful ways, with new plants, new foes and new challenges across three different time …

50 Inspiring Videos That Warmed Your Heart in 2013

As 2013 comes to a close, it's unfathomable to think about how much we shared online, specifically the moments that made ourselves and others feel good.<p>We sifted through the archives to find all of the tear-jerking, heartwarming, spirit-rising videos, and narrowed it down to 50 — yes, <i>narrowed it</i> …

The Biggest News of 2013 as Told on Instagram

2013 News on Instagram<p>1. Jan. 21: President Obama Is Sworn in for His Second Term<p>The 44th President of the United States was sworn into his second term on Jan. 20 and delivered his inauguration speech, which included a historic nod to the gay rights movement, the following day.<p>Image: @nbcnews on …

9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013

The Top Hoaxes of 2013<p>1. The Gas Station Karaoke Couple<p>Will and Monifa Sims captured our hearts in May while singing karaoke at a gas station. The bit was part of <i>The Tonight Show with Jay Leno</i>'s Pumpcast News segment, which features a live news anchor on a TV above a gas station pump who interacts …

32 Weirdest Moments of 2013

While Miley Cyrus and Rob Ford were making us scratch our heads in 2013, there were plenty of other weird moments that might have been less noticed.<p>Some of these moments included finger wrestling in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany (while drinking beer, of course) and the annual 'Tomatina' festival …

The 50 best Android apps of 2013

Google ended 2013 with more than a million Android apps on its Google Play store, and a commanding share of the smartphone market – as well as rapidly-rising tablet sales.<p>It was a good year for new Android apps too, from entertainment and lifestyle apps through to more serious productivity tools. …

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Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Sure, trying to talk up a nude palette as being different from all of the hundreds out there is kind of like selling sand at the beach — especially when you've got the Naked palette pretty much holding down that corner of the market. But, finding a nude palette that works well <i>and</i> is priced under …

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Most Popular Quotes On Goodreads In 2013

A valuable aspect of the digital reading experience is the ability to not only record which quotes and passages strike a chord with you, but to see how those quotes and passages fit in with the rest of the reading community.<p>246,273 new quotes were added to Goodreads this year, and over 10 million …

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The Year in Kickstarter 2013

Swipe to start<p>Pebble arrived<p>Oculus Rift changed how we play<p>Ouya powered up<p>Goldieblox inspired new engineers<p>An emoji translation of <i>Moby Dick</i><br>entered …

2013 End of Year Roundup

Our top nonprofit marketing posts of 2013 (The Non-Profit Marketing Blog)<p>Top Posts of 2013 – What Were Your Faves? (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications …

2013 round-up: the year in business

As 2013 draws to a close, take a look at the key themes and trends that have emerged from the world of business<p>Despite the global financial constraints and continued fall in bank lending, the UK’s startups appear to be fighting fit. According to national enterprise campaign Startup Britain, more …

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10 Interesting Facts About American Television Consumption In 2013

Nielsen has released its State of the Media report this month, which basically lays out all the statistics they’ve gleaned from their rating service. Some of the numbers are fascinating, if you’re into nerdy TV statistics. The ten stats are below, but I’ll lead with the conclusion, which is this, …

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