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BILLY’s TOKYO Teams With Vans for Special Third Anniversary Capsule

<b>Brand:</b> Vans, BILLY’s TOYKO<p><b>Season:</b> Spring/Summer 2017<p><b>Key Pieces:</b> Vans V360G Old Skool and V89R silhouettes, BMX Tokyo Crusher bike<p><b>Editor’s Notes:</b> In …

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7 Ways to Get Rid of Negative Energy and Become Positive

Negativity affects ourselves and everyone around us. Make a decision to become positive & live a more fulfilled and less stressful life with these …

Happiness

The 100 best novels: No 14 – Vanity Fair by William Thackeray (1848)

<i>Vanity Fair</i> jumps out of this list as a great Victorian novel, written and published deep in the middle of a great age of English fiction. Indeed, so commanding was Thackeray at the height of his powers (some say he never wrote as well, or as sharply, again) that Charlotte Brontë even dedicated <i>Jane</i> …

5 places in Europe deal hunters should visit right now

Slide 1 of 7<p>If you’re looking for deals, you can now find them in a perhaps surprising place: Europe.<p>The American dollar now goes farther in Europe …

Six Women Directors Discuss Filmmaking, Their Countries and Their Sundance Premieres

<i>Strangerland</i><p>In and out of movie theaters, buses, cafes, after-parties, and the crowds of Main Street, the conversations at Sundance Film Festival are …

Costa Rica Family Adventures

Most travel stories of Costa Rica consist of young, adventurous backpackers excited to discover the natural beauty of the one of the world's most eco-friendly travel destinations.<p>What is not often talked about is how much this Central American country has to offer outdoor-loving traveling families …

14 reasons to hit Las Vegas in winter (that have nothing to do with the Strip)

1. Wandering amid sculpted stone in the Valley of Fire<p>As the name suggests, this scenic state park — Nevada’s oldest and largest — can get rather …

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★★★★★<p>William Faulkner once made the sage point that “the past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Louis Malle’s <i>Golden Lion</i> winner <b>Au Revoir Les</b> …

Architectural marvels of Chicago

The Great Fire of 1871 didn't just ignite 18,000 buildings in Chicago: it also sparked an architectural revolution. Ambitious young designers streamed in with bold ideas to try out on the city’s newly blank landscape – like the world's first skyscraper, which popped up in 1885. Soon lofty buildings …

Can You Survive Five Days on the Amazon?

I picked up a book called '1000 places to visit before you die' today and discovered one of my recent trips had made the cut, specifically my excursion down the Amazon River.<p>I had, in fact, done the trip twice.<p>For those of us used to ease and access of freeways, it may be difficult to imagine what …

France's best walking tours

We've said it before: there are few more enjoyable ways of seeing France than on a walking holiday.<p>Here, we have highlighted our experts' favourite tour options, as well as itineraries flagged by our recommended tour operators.<p><b>Our experts’ picks (taken from our 10 best activity holidays in</b> …

Room 237 documentarian Rodney Ascher takes us into the dark, shows us screaming sufferers of sleep paralysis, then tells us we could well become one of them. Good luck ever resting again<p>For most of us, collapsing in bed is a reward after a full day. For some, like the eight interview subjects in …

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Opinion: Why sub-$50 oil could roil your bond portfolio

Financial markets generally assume that lower oil prices are positive for asset prices, resulting from the salient effect on growth and lower …

Here's Some Undeniable Proof That Tahiti Is, In Fact, Paradise

This time of year is the ultimate challenge for those of us who suffer from wanderlust: The holidays are over, but the frost is still sticking. Spring still seems to be eons away.<p>However, a remedy exists for this existential monotony, and that is to plan a trip. Where better to go than …

These Treehouses Are Even Better in Winter

You might think sleeping in a treehouse is tailor-made for summer (hello cool breezes and rustling of leaves), but if you go in winter you’re in for a treat. A cozy fireplace perched above the forest floor makes the experience of waking up among the branches a surreal experience. And, bonus—winter …

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Attendance dips at major Chicago museums in 2014

Attendance at a consortium of 15 leading Chicago cultural institutions was down slightly in 2014, in large measure due to the "polar vortex" weather that began the year, but blockbuster year-end exhibitions about a rock star and a year in history kept the numbers from being worse.<p>"David Bowie Is" …

Uncovering Happiness: A Mindfulness Expert's Guide to Breaking Bad Moods

Six years ago, a fellow blogger, Elisha Goldstein, PhD of PsychCentral's Mindfulness & Psychotherapy blog, introduced me to the concept of …

Jaipur Literature Festival 2015: 'Authors are breaking free from exoticisation of India'; Amit ...

"Everything is fiction until it is proven to be a fact," says journalist and author Raj Kamal Jha.

12 Classic Books That Got Horrible Reviews When They First Came Out

Reviewers are tasked with the daunting challenge of critically assessing a work's artistic merit, and determining whether a book is worth readers' valuable time. They are often also expected to predict -- or influence -- a novel's future, an assignment that may be impossible to fulfill with …

Book Review – Creating Flow with OmniFocus (Second Edition)

To date, there have been two books that I can claim, without hesitation, have had a dramatic effect on the way I organise and live my life.The first …

R.I.P. SkyMall—We Will Miss You

The owner of SkyMall—the in-flight magazine filled with vaguely useful items—has filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It may be hard to imagine a catalog ever succesfully selling an 8-foot by 10-foot plastic sail for your skateboard (and kayak), a tent that looks like a '65 Volkswagen bus, or an …

America’s Nordic Skiing Meccas

Nordic skiing began about 8,000 years ago in Russia but it’s taken until now for the sport to start really catching on in the U.S. The proof is everywhere: Citizen races are booking out months in advance, alpine resorts are grooming new classical and skate-skiing trails (an offshoot of Nordic …

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Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

FOX 411 in Cannes: Horrified Viewers Flee Antonio Banderas' New Flick Due to Extreme Sex, Violence Scenes

Spanish director Pedro Almodovar's latest thriller, "The Skin I Live In," had filmgoers fleeing the theater Thursday night at its gala premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, due to some aggressively violent and disturbing content.<p>The film, which stars Antonio Banderas and budding actress Spanish …

Photograph: Alamy<p>‘Because it is limited in characters, texting discourages thoughtful discussion or any level of detail, and its addictive problems are compounded by its …

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Thinking about learning a foreign language? From ignoring your age to avoiding the F-word, our multilingual experts share their tips

16 Must-See Documentaries At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

On Tuesday, HuffPost Entertainment previewed the Sundance Film Festival's impressive lineup, but we omitted the documentaries because, frankly, there are so many excellent titles that deserve your attention. Films about the Church of Scientology, Tig Notaro, Kurt Cobain, campus rapes and urban …

23 Low-Carb Lunches That Will Actually Fill You Up

Sandwiches are going to be so jealous.

Budget travel: a penny-pincher’s guide to Paris

It's no secret that Paris, by its very nature as a capital, can be pricey and often stars on the 'World's Most Expensive Cities' lists. But with savvy planning and know-how, you can indulge in the city without blowing the budget.<p>Sleep cheaply in historic mansions, fill up on gourmet cuisine, …