Christina Martin

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10 Daily Routines For Honing Your Creativity

If your daily routine doesn’t get your creative juices flowing, consider adapting these habits of famously creative thinkers.<p>Creativity can be as elusive as it is rewarding. Inspiration usually lies just beyond the intellect’s reach, sparking our best work and sneaking away when we need it …

These 10 Movies Just May Be The Most Beautiful Ever

The 10-minute treatise from Cinefix offers a well-considered collection of films, drawing from a wide variety of styles and eras. Black-and-white …

35 Hidden Podcasts You Really Should Be Listening To

Because the second series of Serial still hasn't bloody arrived yet.<p>1. <i>Grownups Read Things They Wrote as Kids</i> (suggested by teaganfe)<p>The title sums it up. As teaganfe says: "'Grown ups' read short fiction, diary entries, letters, and more that they wrote as young children or teens <b>to a live …

Game of Thrones

The Most Popular Flowers For Each Month Of Summer

These are the beautiful blooms you'll be seeing all season long.<p>Christine Noelle, BloomNation florist and owner/creative director of Chicago's Dilly Lily, opens up about the blooms people just love to see in their bouquets during warm-weather season.

These Stunning Photos of New Zealand's Largest Gang Will Give You Sleepless Nights

New Zealand photographer Jono Rotman got unprecedented access to around 200 members of the Mongrel Mob. We asked how he did it.<p>In the 1960s, a gang of variously disaffected youth sprang up in Hawkes Bay, New Zealand. They didn't ride bikes, but they quickly developed all the trimmings of an outlaw …

The Best Celebrity Memorial Day Instagrams

How the starlets, models and fashion set spent their first long weekend of the season.<p>Although Memorial Day isn't the <i>official</i> start of summer, it certainly does feel like it. The chic set hopped on planes, trains and automobiles this weekend, bound for outdoor destinations where they soaked up some …

17 Beautiful Photos That Will Make You Want to Visit Paris

Penchant for Paris? These photos will take you on a journey to City of Light, all without having to even leave your couch.<p>Musée Rodin<p>Restaurant Le Meurice<p>Musée d'Orsay<p>Musée Rodin<p>Amélie<p>L’Éclair de Génie<p>Tour Montparnasse<p>The Midnight Sparkle

Vanity Fair Picks the Top 10 Greatest Movies About Manhattan Ever Made

From Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Taxi Driver, Vanity Fair editors choose the most iconic films about the megalomaniacal muse of the city our magazine calls home.<p>‘If I can make it there, / I’ll make it anywhere, / It’s up to you, New York, New York.”<p>With lyrics by Fred Ebb and a melody by John Kander, …

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

10 Hotel Brands That Are Shaking Up Travel

<b>See the 2015 Travel Vanguard</b><p>The hotel of the moment is less a high-thread-count hideaway and more a super-wired salon where, whether you’re a …

America’s Best Road Trips

From L.A., drive north to the town of Lancaster via Route 14, better known as the Antelope Valley Freeway. Golden poppies bloom throughout the Mojave …

How to Pick the Perfect Road Trip Partner

There are very few things that can make a road trip go sour faster than having the wrong travel companion. While sometimes we can’t pick the people …

Long Haul

The best restaurants in America are...

<b>(CNN) —</b> What makes a restaurant the hottest destination in town?<p>Glowing Yelp reviews, Instagram-worthy presentation and high praise from critics and food bloggers go a long way. But among chefs and restaurateurs, nothing says you've made it like a James Beard Award.<p>Since 1990, the not-for-profit …

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Rethinking a hotel price? DreamCheaper looks for better after booking

No need to second-guess the price you paid for your hotel. There's a new website to take care of that for you.<p><b>Name:</b> DreamCheaper.com<p><b>What it does:</b> Forward your hotel booking confirmation email (for hotels with free cancellation) to hotel@dreamcheaper.com. If DreamCheaper finds the same room — or …

Top 15 Places to Go in 2015

Holiday planning starts with a bit of inspiration, beyond the well-trodden territory of tropical beaches and European cities. Looking for a different kind of vacation in 2015? It’s the year to hike the Southern Alps of New Zealand, head to the Bahamas, or visit Cuba for the first time. Here are …

What It's Like to Vacation in Cuba

One traveler's account of landing in Cuba the day US travel sanctions were lifted.<p>Now that the US travel sanctions on Cuba have been lifted, the island is officially available to put on your vacation radar. The destination—which has not been open to Americans since 1962—is full of undiscovered …

Here's how much you should tip in 50 countries around the world

But how do you express your appreciation for the service you received?<p>Tipping rules vary by country, by region, and by scenario—here's what you need to know.<p>Are you in a country where tipping is customary and required?<p>Appreciated but not expected? Or virtually unheard of?<p>The truth is, tipping rules …

Best New Hotels in the World

For this year's Hot List, our editors vetted hundreds of recently opened hotels and resorts, from West Africa to Miami, and found that what stands out are the properties that combine old-school extravagance and service with just the right measure of modernity. Here are the 102 best new hotels in …

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One Man Calculated The Ultimate NYC Walking Tour

Exploring all of New York City is hard, whether you live there or you're just visiting for a short time. Though subways make journeying a little bit faster, the best way to see the city and all it has to offer is to walk it. Lucky for us, one guy has calculated an optimized walking tour of NYC that …

Walking Tours

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

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The 10 Most Underrated Films of All Time According to Science*

*Science = my opinion.<p><b>Empire Records (1995)</b><p>This movie opened to terrible reviews, but has since become a cult classic, so if you haven't seen it, consider this is your wake-up call. Centering around one epic day at a record store (#RexManningDay), each character brings something different to the …

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19 Closet Organization Ideas You'll Want to Steal Immediately

More room = more shoes!<p>A clean, organized closet is the best: Not only does it streamline your morning routine, but you also have more room to buy new clothes and shoes. Which we all <i>obviously</i> need. If you want to make the most of your space, try some of these ideas.

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How to Clean Your Coffeemaker

It's dirtier than you think. And just washing the carafe doesn't cut it.<p>When you think about the germiest spots in your kitchen, you probably don't think your coffee pot is one of the worst. But, a 2011 NSF study found just that: People don't consider their coffeemaker a hot bed for bacteria and …

Firefighters evacuated from station due to discovery of Legionnaire's disease bacteria

Experts have spent two weeks trying to eradicate the bug from Staines Fire Station<p>Firefighters and paramedics have been evacuated from their own station because it is over-run with Legionnaire's disease.<p>Emergency crews fled the base after it was discovered that the water system was teeming with the …

10 Easter Brunch Recipes That Will Become Family Favorites

Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best part -- all of these Easter recipes are incredibly easy.<p>Whether you are looking for something sweet, savory, healthy or indulgent this Easter, I've got you covered. And the best …

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An untouched paradise in Turkey’s Butterfly Valley

Turkey's 86,000sqm Butterfly Valley is home to roughly 100 species of butterflies, creating a protected oasis where time seems to stand still.<p>Our boat pulled in about two hours before sunset, when the disappearing light was turning the Mediterranean Sea from sapphire to aquamarine and the …