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The 31 best books about Italy

Newer offerings<p>When we published a holiday reading guide in 2011, Elena Ferrante was unheard-of. She’s still unknown, and there’s endless speculation over the identity of the writer behind the byline, but her work is now inescapable. Her most recent project, the Neapolitan series, opening with <b>My</b> …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

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6 Exotic Trips To Take When You Only Have A Weekend

Summer is officially underway, but you still have time to plan a weekend escape. And although there are plenty of fine options here in the States, …

Parenting Tips from 10 Parenting Experts

There are so many websites, books and products offering different ideas about discipline that it can feel overwhelming. When you're trying to address …

Parenting

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

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Why Bordeaux matters

From the centre of Bordeaux there are two ways to get to the north of the Médoc peninsula. The quickest way is via the D1, a slightly boring road, …

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Getting Around Rome, Italy

Traveling to Roma soon? Wondering how you will get around? Before you give in and sign up for high-priced transfers from your agent, take a few …

When in Paris, you really must …

<b>Eat like a local</b><p><i>From Mireille Guiliano, the author of French Women Don't Get Fat. Her latest book is Women, Work & the Art of Savoir Faire</i><p>Do something the locals do: Head to rue Mouffetard to one of the oldest street markets in the City of Light and shop for a delicious lunch of good breads, wine, …

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Ordering coffee in Italy: the 10 commandments

I once met an Italian who didn’t drink coffee. He made light of the fact, but you could see that he was tired of having to explain his disability every time some new acquaintance uttered the standard Italian greeting: “Prendiamo un caffè?” (“Fancy a coffee?”). His breezy but faintly …

12 Wines that Pair with Absolutely Everything

A fool-proof case from sommelier Jared Hooper that masterfully pairs with everything from pho to duck confit.<p>“Our cuisine is from a chef who is half …

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8 places in Paris the tourists miss

<b>PUBLISHED:</b> 11:10 12 April 2016 | <b>UPDATED:</b> 11:10 12 April 2016<p>A bridge and lock on the Canal Saint-Martin, Paris © Fotolia<p>kamillok - Fotolia<p>Illustrator …

10 Secrets of the Louvre, The World's Most Visited Museum

<i>This piece originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>For many people all over the world, a visit to the Louvre is a major bucket list item during a …

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Just Back From...Courchevel & Paris

Our Travel & Weddings Editor dishes on her tour through the French Alps and a short layover in the City of Light.<p><b>Just Back From...</b>Courchevel and Paris<p><b>Trip Duration</b>: 5 days–I spent three days in the French Alps and then did a short stint in Paris's 8th arrondissement before heading home.<p><b>Flight Plan</b>: …

The Top 14 Gorgeous Towns And Cities to Visit in France

Currently hosting the biggest football tournament in Europe, check out our guide to France's most beautiful cities and towns to visit this year.

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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"Motherhood Has Changed Me"

You’re both asleep right now. It’s late. I’m at the kitchen table trying to harness my ten million racing thoughts. It’s not easy writing to you. …

Parenting

This Yoga Sequence Will Loosen Up Insanely Tight Hamstrings

Running and crazy-tight hamstrings seem to go together like peanut butter and jelly, but it doesn't have to be that way! Hop on your mat after a run and do this short yoga sequence. It not only targets the backs of the legs, but also increases flexibility in the lower back and hips — opening those …

Faye Dunaway: What I've Learned

Actress, 58, West Hollywood<p><b>I'm a bit high maintenance, but it gets your attention.</b> A little hot and cold never hurts.<p><b>I regret so much.</b> I've made mistakes. I've hurt people. I've done things I'm not proud of. But on the other hand, that way lies madness, you know?<p><b>The impulse toward perfection is</b> …

To This Day

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

12 Gift Ideas for Artists and Creatives

<i>Nicole Northway is the owner of One Strange Bird, a storefront art center in Chicago’s Wicker Park neighborhood. She is also an artist and educator, and she opened the shop in part to showcase the jewelry she was making for her Etsy shop, Lady Pancake, and the work of fellow Etsy sellers she’d</i> …

5 'Boutique' Hostels That Are Better Than a Hotel

These cheap lodging options are no longer just for grimy backpackers. Here's why you should give the new "boutique" hostels a try.<p>We get it: You’re …

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8 Hip Stretches Your Body Really Needs

<i>By Ravelle Worthington</i>, SELF<p>We've all had those intense lower body workouts that leave you beyond sore, when just the thought of moving hurts. Rest easy though -- these stretches will open up your hips, groin, and legs, making your tomorrow a little bit easier. Because let's be honest, there's …

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The 7 Best Strength Exercises You're Probably Not Doing

<i>By Eric Bach for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>Every exercise in your strength program has a purpose -- to help you build muscle, burn fat and improve your fitness. While there's a time and a place for nearly any exercise under the right circumstance, some movements are simply more effective than others. And it …

With Its Diminutive, Ammunition-Designed Cube, Polaroid Moves into Low-Cost GoPro Territory

Once wielded by everyone from impatient partygoers to crime scene detectives to insurance inspectors, Polaroid used to be synonymous with instant …

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4 Standing Moves for a Super-Flat Stomach

Pooch, be gone.<p>You can get a stronger center without unfurling an exercise mat. In fact, the standing abdominals routine below hits all of the muscles that make up your core, from your abs to your hips, your pelvis to your lower back.<p>Check out the four exercises in our handy video and pin-able …

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