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6 Fun French Toast Recipes Changing How You Make Breakfast

French toast is a favorite breakfast, but it doesn’t have to be enjoyed only in the morning. The dish can be savory or sweet, and French toast …

7 Scientific Self-Help Books That Will Transform Your Life

Use this list of Scientific Self-Help Books to separate what works from what doesn't so you can improve the quality of your life in confidence.

The Ultimate Egg-Ordering Guide, From Sunny Side Up To Soft Boiled

Everyone has a food résumé. On it are the defining, personal preferences that make every individual unique. Your food résumé explains why you always pluck the olives off of your salad and give them to your mother (because you hate olives and she loves them) and why you are the beneficiary of your …

Breakfast

The 25 Best Inventions of 2014

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Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Lego

2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 First Drive

Putting the G in Unglaublich: Ridiculous toys don't get more fun than this<p>The most flabbergasting aspect of the 2014 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG 6×6 isn’t that it exists, but that it’s a production vehicle. As in, you can buy one. AMG has already built nearly 60 units so far this year. I just spent a …

Value Added Tax

15 jazz records for people who don't like jazz

<b>Busting the myth of jazz as a private island for the smug, middle-aged and lonely.</b><p>When the idea for this feature first came up it was with the …

Vinyl Records

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

A Modern Two-Storey Dwelling Inspiring Calmness in New Zealand

Nestled in Auckland, New Zealand, <b>Rothesay Bay House</b> is a modern two-storey dwelling with a refined wooden exterior and a fancy modern interior. …

Photographer Explores Beauty Through Facial Symmetry

Both Sides Of is a series by photographer Alex John Beck that explores the definition of physical beauty. Each image in the British-born, New York-based photographer's collection is a composite offering two sets of symmetrical faces. One image takes the left half of the subject's face and mirrors …

Photography

New Tech Tools for Travel

<b>By Jessica Hoffman</b><p>When planning a trip across India, expect to be shocked by the number of ways you can go from point A to point B. According to Amit Somani from website MakeMyTrip.com, the country's 1.2 billion people and its thousands of cities are connected by a staggering 18.5 million routes …

Here’s a t-shirt rolling trick that will save you space in your luggage

I’VE BEEN a clothes roller proponent for a while now, but I’ve never seen this trick before. The tuck at the end really compacts it nicely and makes …

40 things to do off the Strip in Las Vegas

Okay, so maybe not actually shake hands with the mob, but you can sit in an electric chair, hear a mobster court case, and try on a pair of brass …

The World's Ultimate 'Ski-cations': Exploring the Coolest Winter Retreats

<i>By Julia Dilworth, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Calling all powder hounds! The winter ski and board season is in full swing and if you haven't already, it's time to get a move on booking that mountain getaway. But which flavor of slope will you choose? Are you more about the cosmopolitan mega-resort, or the …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

Reader Recs: Romantic Destinations

Planning a trip with that special someone? We asked our Facebook fans to share their favorite romantic destinations, and they came through in a big way.<p><b>Whether you’re looking for a tried-and-true classic or something more off the grid, our travel community has got you covered:</b><p>Not surprisingly …

13 Apps to Inspire Creativity

If you haven’t fallen off the resolutions wagon yet… congrats. If as soon as week one ended, so did your good intentions, we totally hear you. But one resolution that’s always worth keeping is continually trying to bring creativity to your life every day. In our obsession with doing just that, …

10 Winter Pastas

On days like these -- when cold snow creeps over the tops of our boots and we're glad to be packed into a crowded subway car simply for the heat -- very few things make us warm <i>and</i> happy. Hot chocolate is too fleeting, our favorite winter hats are weathered, and by the time we get home all we want …

Defining Detroit Techno: The Retrospectives And Reissues Of 2013

On Nov. 1, New York dance-music promoters Verboten put on a party in a warehouse space in Brooklyn. Even with a ridiculous $40 cover charge (welcome to Nü-Brooklyn, a.k.a. Manhattan minus bottle service), the powerhouse lineup of all-Detroit house and techno veterans was difficult to resist for …

8 Amazing Places Made Famous by Lawrence of Arabia

As film lovers the world over mourn the passing of Peter O'Toole, many of us are taking the time to revisit one of the legendary actor's greatest works: <i>Lawrence of Arabia</i>, a film whose adventurous spirit and exotic locales also inspired scores of travelers to seek out their own life-changing …

5 Relaxing Ski Resorts To Retreat To This Winter

There is no better place to escape than a quiet, snow-covered mountain. Ski resorts make the perfect winter getaway, whether you choose to hit the slopes or sit by a fireplace.<p>Some ski resorts, however, are clamorous, crowded and far from relaxing. For a truly restorative vacation, head to one of …

A stunning view of Mount Everest--the highest peak on Earth at 29,029 feet--is one of our 50 best travel photos of 2013. See the entire gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1dGNieO Photograph by Cory Richards, National Geographic

Costa Rica Travel Guide: Includes San José, Cartago, Manuel Antonio National Park, Arenal Volcano, La Fortuna. Illustrated Guide, Phrasebook & Maps (Mobi Travel)

• <b>Author:</b> MobileReference<p>This guide is designed for optimal navigation on eReaders, smartphones, and other mobile electronic devices. It is indexed alphabetically and by category, making it easier to access individual articles. Articles feature information about attractions, landmarks, districts, …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called <i>A Dog's Life</i> where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Costa Rica to Close Zoos and Free Some Animals

Costa Rica’s giving animal enthusiasts another reason to daydream of traveling to the biodiverse country—officials plan to close the public zoos and …

Costa Rica

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

National Parks

Best Bars for Your European Buzz

Alcohol in Europe is not simply a means to an end (as it is for many college students in the United States). Whether beer, wine, vodka, or whisky it's about savoring the drink and the company you're with as much as it's about riding the buzz - even among young people. Grabbing a beer with a friend …