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36 of the top attractions in Greece

European Travel

60 Books We Can't Wait To Read In 2018

Bring on the new year, and a new TBR pile stacked with fresh reads.<p>As 2018 approaches, there’s a lot to look forward to: the end of a hellish 2017, the Winter Olympics, “The Bachelor: Winter Games,” 2017 being over, midterm elections, and 2017 finally drawing to a close.<p>More than anything, though, …

Books

100 Notable Books of 2017

<i>The year’s notable fiction, poetry and nonfiction, selected by the editors of The New York Times Book Review. This list represents books reviewed since Dec.</i> <i>4</i><i>, 201</i><i>6</i><i>, when we published our previous Notables list.</i><p><b>Fiction & Poetry</b><p><b>AMERICAN WAR.</b> <i>By Omar El Akkad. (Knopf, $26.95.)</i> This haunting debut novel …

Books

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

Flying

The Complete Guide to Palm Springs, CA

Nestled in a cozy oasis in the desert of Southern California, Palm Springs has a unique, cosmopolitan sensibility combined with an adventurous …

Is this the most beautiful island in Greece?

I fell in love with Ithaca (Itháki) 48 years before I went there. In my last year at the prep school that tried so hard to ruin my life, I was forced to study Latin and Greek and it’s quite worrying that to this day I can still recite all the prepositions that take the ablative. I hated those …

27 Pictures of the British Royal Family Dancing Their Butts Off

From the dance floors of glittering ballrooms to the sunbaked earth, the royal family has danced their way around the world. Whether they are dressed in their finery for a lavish state event or low-key and bonding with their hosts as they learn some traditional local moves, everyone from Kate …

Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

A former Stanford swimmer who sexually assaulted an unconscious woman was sentenced to six months in jail because a longer sentence would have "a severe impact on him," according to a judge. At his sentencing Thursday, his victim read him a letter describing the "severe impact" the assault had on …

Empathy

The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

Books

The 25 Best Inventions of 2015

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Neuroscience backs up the Buddhist belief that “the self” isn’t constant, but ever-changing

While you may not remember life as a toddler, you most likely believe that your selfhood then—your essential being—was intrinsically the same as it is today.<p>Buddhists, though, suggest that this is just an illusion—a philosophy that’s increasingly supported by scientific research.<p>“Buddhists argue …

Consciousness

Is another human living inside you?

You may think your body and mind are your own. In fact, you are a fusion of many organisms - including, potentially, another person. Words by David Robson, photography by Ariko Inaoka.<p><i>This story is part of BBC Future’s “Best of 2015” list, our greatest hits of the year.</i> <i>Browse the full list.</i><p><i>-</i><p>Once …

Genetics

The countries that don’t exist

There really is a secret world of hidden independent nations, with their own populations, governments – and football leagues. In fact, you’ve almost certainly visited one without realising.<p>When I first see Nick Middleton, he is surrounded by globes and atlases showing the most exotic places on the …

Queen Elizabeth II

The cost of gentrification in Denver

I’m not trying to be sentimental. But I have to ask: In the face of a gentrifying Denver — where new taverns with heated rooftop patios and $12 …

4 Wonderfully Surprising Things About Ski Portillo in Chile

It's hard to be surprised in the 21st Century. With comprehensively informative websites, nearly instantaneous reviews on travel sites and endless opinions on social media, sometimes it seems like the experiences are over before they've even happened.<p>Like most travelers, we did some research before …

Awesome'sauce' New Slapfish Seafood Restaurant in Newport Beach

Awesome’sauce’ New Slapfish Seafood Restaurant in Newport Beach<p>Posted by Shelby Barone on Feb 6, 2015 in Featured, Reviews, Seafood | 0 …

Comfort Redefined - Newport Beach Local News

<b>Pass the plates at A&O Kitchen and Bar, where the creative fare is meant to be shared with everyone at the table.</b><p><i>By Kirsti Correa | Photos by Jody</i> …

The 8 Worst Decisions You Can Make at a Hotel

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock (edited)</i><p>Making bad decisions is as much a part of traveling as packing your suitcase and losing followers on Instagram (really, we get it, you're having fun on vacation). When you're visiting a place you know nothing about, you're bound to get some stuff wrong. …

10 Must-Visit Spots In London

<b>Reported by Natalia Rachlin and Alexa Lawrence for Architectural Digest.</b><p>As sartorial tastemakers descend on England's capital city for Fashion Week, we highlight the destination's latest shops, exhibitions, and restaurants.<p><i>photo: James McDonald</i><p>Tucked away on Walton Street amid the well-manicured …

9 Tips for Traveling in Japan

By Laurie R. King, author of <i>Dreaming Spies</i><p>Anytime you visit a new place, it takes a while to adjust to the new culture. Paying attention to even the …

The best free things to do in Athens

Soaking up Athens life doesn’t have to break the bank. It’s a reasonably priced city to begin with, and you’ll find that if you pick a basic hotel, most cash ends up going toward dining in trendier restaurants or sipping high-end cocktails, if that’s what you’re into. Need to economise? There are …

Impressions of India: Meeting the Village Women

Today was the day our group had long anticipated. We finally experienced first-hand the work that Poonam Kathuria has implemented with the rural, village women of Gujarat. She had reported back to us frequently in 2013 about her efforts running her own Empowerment Trainings, but today we had the …

North Conway: small village, big adventures

The gateway to the White Mountains, North Conway, New Hampshire, is quintessential New England: a village chartered in 1765 with flaming autumn maples and covered bridges<p>. Its destination status is nothing new. In the late nineteenth century, the railroad whisked well-heeled urbanites from Boston, …

Exploring London's secrets: five great walking tours

You’ve taken a spin on the London Eye, explored the Tower of London and made funny faces at the Queen’s Guards. Been there, done that? Well, not quite. There’s more to London than its iconic landmarks. Whether you’ve lived here all your life or are just visiting, these five walking tours, which …

Wild Québec: encountering nature in Canada’s backyard

From moose spotting in the Forêt Montmorency to whale watching in the Baie Ste-Catherine, Québec is the Canada of epic nature, big wildlife and wide-open skies our author Kerry Christiani always dreamed about.<p>Forêt Montmorency<p>Pierre Vaillancourt is no ordinary guide. Wolves, he tells me, are his …

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

2013: Year in Review

Inside Flipboard / December 20, 2013<p>With 2013 about to be inscribed in the history books, we’ve curated several collections to commemorate what went …