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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.

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.

Vine also saw its first wedding …

Paranormal

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?

Perhaps it doesn't need measurement. It's gratifying to read something so completely engrossing that time is no matter, even …

Grand Theft Auto

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.

Here at Mashable, we compiled a list of the greatest photos of 2013, taking into account cultural …

Phnom Penh

The 10 Best Mobile Games of 2013

As mobile hardware and game developers push the limits of technology for entertainment, more thrilling games feature experiences as fun as PC or console titles. This year was no exception. Dozens of excellent releases hit app stores in 2013.

This list doesn't include remakes of games first released …

Mobile Games

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.

We sifted through the archives to find all of the tear-jerking, heartwarming, spirit-rising videos, and narrowed it down to 50 — yes, narrowed it

YouTube

The Biggest News of 2013 as Told on Instagram

With Christmas music spilling from doorways and leafy surfaces everywhere wrapped in festive lights, it's only natural to begin thinking about what 2014 will bring.

The past year gave us political milestones like October's government shutdown and the repeal of the Defense of Marriage Act, as well as …

Pope Benedict XVI

9 Social Media Hoaxes You Fell for in 2013

The Internet is a gullible place. Before you know it, you buy into a YouTube video, and you're sharing Facebook posts and tweets with misinformation. If you haven't done so yourself, you likely know someone who has.

Some of the most viral stories of the year have turned out to be fakes. Remember …

Social Media

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.

Some of these moments included finger wrestling in Feldkirchen-Westerham, Germany (while drinking beer, of course) and the annual 'Tomatina' festival …

Miley Cyrus

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.

It was a good year for new Android apps too, from entertainment and lifestyle apps through to more serious productivity tools. …

Maybelline The Nudes Palette

Photo: Courtesy of Maybelline.

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 …

Maybelline

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.

246,273 new quotes were added to Goodreads this year, and over 10 million …

Cassandra Clare

The Year in Kickstarter 2013

Swipe to start

Pebble arrived

Oculus Rift changed how we play

Ouya powered up

Goldieblox inspired new engineers

An emoji translation of Moby Dick
entered …

2013 End of Year Roundup

Our top nonprofit marketing posts of 2013 (The Non-Profit Marketing Blog)

Top Posts of 2013 – What Were Your Faves? (Kivi’s Nonprofit Communications …

Nonprofits

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

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 …

England

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, …

TV

Celebrities who've committed suicide or overdosed in 2013

Famous people who’ve committed suicide or overdosed in 2013 is overwhelmingly high. It must have been a stressful year in the entertainment industry. …

Ned Vizzini, 32, Dies; Wrote Teenage Novels

Ned Vizzini, a precocious and highly praised writer of popular young-adult novels that often dealt with themes of teenage anxiety and depression — and still made readers laugh — died on Thursday in Brooklyn. He was 32.

He took his own life, according to his father, James. The New York City chief …

Novels

The 50 Best Films Of 2013 | Features | Empire

It’s December, and as is traditional, we’ve asked Empire’s writers to vote for their favourite films of the year. The assembled results have since …

The 17 Best Movies Of 2013

The first film released in 2013 was "Texas Chainsaw 3D"; it does not appear on this list of the year's best movies. Represented here, however, is the cream of an incredible crop of features, all of which help place 2013 on the list of greatest movie years ever. (Or at least on the list of greatest …

Film

The 13 Best TV Moments of 2013

Ah, mid-December. That means that it’s time for a few things: Settling your plans for New Year’s Eve, picking out a decent calendar for 2014 (should …

2013's Best and Worst Magazine Cover Stars

As 2013 comes to a close, we’re taking a look back at the big celebrity cover trends for the past year. Between all the Kardashians, the Royal …

Jennifer Aniston

Best Pictures of 2013 Named

National Geographic Magazine has been named "best magazine" for 2013 in a contest sponsored by Pictures of the Year International.

The award, announced last week, was one of several won by National Geographic. The magazine won two first-place awards for individual photographs in the feature and …

Photojournalism

The Best-Perceived Brands of 2013

Branding

Kim Kardashian, Jaden Smith 'Win' Razzies

Take Halle Berry, Hugh Jackman, Kristen Bell, Gerard Butler, Anna Faris, Kate Winslet and some other high-wattage marquee names, put them together in one episodic comedy, and what do you get?

The worst movie of 2013, according the 750 voting members of the Golden Raspberry Foundation, which on Oscar …

Film

Your Scene: Readers' travel photos

To have your photos considered for Your Scene, email them to yourscene-travel@latimes.com or share them on our Flickr page.

Africa

The 18 Best Vegetarian Recipes of 2013

Who would have thought that 2013 would be the year of the vegetarian recipe? Taking a look back at the recipes we've tested and tasted over the last year, I was amazed at not only the volume of vegetarian content we produce, but at its popularity with you, the Serious Eats community. Here are 18 of …

Vegetarianism