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17 bizarre French expressions you did not know

<b>1.</b> The French don’t say “giving a blowjob”, they say “carving a pipe” (<i>Tailler une pipe</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t say “make things simpler!”, they say “no …

How to Use Safari's Private Browsing Mode and Delete Your Browsing History in iOS 11

This article explains how to use Safari's Private Browsing mode, which prevents your browsing history from being logged on your Apple devices. It's a useful feature if you're buying gifts online for friends or family, for instance, and you don't want anyone with access to your devices to find out …

The Best Athleisure Lines to Shop in 2018… Because, Resolutions

<i>For many of us, 2017 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2018! Follow our</i> <i>Hit Refresh</i> <i>series through January for new ideas, hacks, and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>While a New Year’s fitness resolution for 2018 isn’t …

Europe’s top 10 countries with the best work-life balance [INFOGRAPHIC]

Having a good work-life balance is one of those things we start appreciating more and more as we grow up. This will depend a lot on our own decisions …

Work-life Balance

20 isolated cabins that will make you feel total wanderlust

1. Südtirol, Italy<p>Built on stilts in Braies Lake.<p>2. Olympia, Washington<p>This cabin on a 10 x 10-foot base was built, completely out of recycled …

Hiking

30 everyday expressions to know before you travel to France

TRAVELERS visiting France can experience French as an appealing but also dumbfounding linguistic puzzle. It could be that the counterintuitive …

France

How to take a screenshot on a Mac — and 15 other useful keyboard shortcuts

There are a ton of hidden keyboard shortcuts in MacBooks and Mac computers. Here are the best and most useful ones that only power users know about.<p><b>Volume:</b><p>1. Turn up or down the volume in 1/4 increments: press and hold "Option," "Shift," and either "Volume Control" key.<p><b>In the "Finder" …

5 Cosmic Mysteries That Scientists Still Hope to Solve

Now that gravitational waves have been detected, what's left to discover? Plenty—including some of the universe's biggest questions.<p>Now that physicists have directly observed gravitational waves, ripples through spacetime itself, the last bit of Einstein’s theory of general relativity has clicked …

Dark Matter

12 luxury hotels that are worth the splurge

Many properties around the world have mastered this trifecta, attracting loyal guests who keep coming back for more. Go all out in style at any of these splurge-worthy hotels, and get ready for a retreat that makes you feel like royalty.

The Most Beautiful Museums in the World

Be it a Frank Gehry work of asymmetric art or an 18th-century Russian palace, these 15 museums are among the most beautiful in the world, with stately buildings that complement the treasures housed within.<p>The Museum of Islamic Art, Doha, Qatar<p>The Uffizi Gallery, Florence, Italy<p>Niterói Contemporary …

9 Beautiful Overwater Bungalows Around the World

Nothing beats the overwater bungalow when it comes to oceanside accommodation. Get ready for pangs of extreme wanderlust. This gallery was originally published in 2016 and has been updated with new information.

Researcher Illegally Shares Millions of Science Papers Free Online to Spread Knowledge

Welcome to the Pirate Bay of science.<p>A researcher in Russia has made more than 48 million journal articles - almost every single peer-reviewed paper …

Social Sciences

This Caribbean destination just got a design upgrade with the Amanera Resort

Last year, the Dominican Republic got a new destination resort called Amanera. Here is a quick glimpse at what it has to offer.<p>1. The Location<p>The …

Kitesurfing

21 of the World’s Ultimate Luxury Vacations

Hollywood legend Marlon Brando bought the French Polynesian private island of Tetiaroa in the 1960s with an aim to preserve the beauty and …

Luxury Lifestyle

20 crucial pieces of life advice, as told by people over 60

RECENTLY, A QUESTION WAS POSED TO THOSE over the age of 60. The question was this: “What advice would you give to those who are half your age?” While …

Happiness

Earth - These are the discoveries that made Stephen Hawking famous

Stephen Hawking is probably the most famous genius of the modern age.<p>But what exactly is he famous for – apart from his astonishing resilience to an incapacitating disease, that instantly-recognizable retro-robotic voice, and his walk-on roles on <i>The Simpsons</i> and <i>Star Trek</i>?<p>Didn't he discover black …

Watch this Incredible Flash Mob Sing Christmas Carols at a German Airport

Nothing takes the sting out of a delayed flight like a choral version of Handel’s “Messiah.”<p>Weary travelers at the Cologne-Bonn airport were treated …

Flash Mob

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

12 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

You can learn nearly anything online -- easily and for free.<p>We all know that the internet is full of ways to waste time. From adorable animal pictures, to silly gifs and yet another scroll through social media, our online lives can sometimes feel like one useless (if stress relieving) time suck.<p>But …

platzi

9to5Mac’s HomeKit Holiday Gift Guide: Lights, switches, sensors and more for the Siri + smart home lifestyle

The idea of a smart home is a long running meme in technological circles. Apple has made the biggest stride recently with HomeKit and there is now a significant ecosystem of lights, switches, and other accessories to buy for your home. That being said, smart home accessories are still novelties and …

Apple and Microsoft Black Friday deals are worth checking out

Apple and Windows devices typically offer some of the best Black Friday digital deals. Here’s a sampling of some of the better deals on marquee products during Thanksgiving week.<p>As usual, Best Buy is aggressively promoting Apple products. Select highlights from the retailer's Black Friday flyer for …

Otte New York's Black Friday Sale Is Already Happening Right Now

Otte New York's Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale kicked off yesterday both online and in stores, and it looks like the markdowns are just as generous as last year's. While the sale is once again running ahead of the official shopping extravaganza, this head-start gives shoppers the chance to …

Skirts

27 pre-Black Friday tech deals you can start buying now

How to Hard Restart Your iPhone or iPad

The first rule of computers and gaming consoles states that if nothing else can be done to fix it, restart the device and see if that makes a difference. 9 times out of 10, it does. I recently noticed, however, a difference of opinion on what constitutes as a ‘hard restart’ for an Apple device. …

How to use Google Maps when you have no phone service

This function isn't entirely new. You've been able to simply view an area of a map offline for a while, but now Google gives you turn-by-turn driving directions, the ability to search on an offline map, and local business information.<p>Here's how to use the new feature:

Museum experts open 300-year-old lost trunk - and are stunned by what is inside

A trunk of undelivered letters dating back more than 300 years will be studied by experts who say they will give a unique glimpse into life in 17th …

Henry Viii

14 of the most scenic rail routes in all of Europe

<b>Route:</b> Paris to Nice<b><br>Highlights:</b> Clay-tile-roofed villages, tidy vineyards, epic blue water<b><br>Beta:</b> Departures daily, year-round. Eurail passes …

Trains