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5 More Fun, Affordable Train Trips

Trains are not only a huge part of our history and economy, but they make for relaxing and scenic travel. We last gave you five enjoyable and …

Trains

10 Castle Stays Cheaper Than a Hotel Room

Where: Monteroni d'Arbia, Tuscany, Italy<p>Price: $136/night

12 Etsy Beauty Stores You Should Know About

When it comes to beauty products, there’s nothing we love more than finding a brand full of great formulas and smartly chosen ingredients. That’s why Etsy has become one of our favorite <i></i>places for finding new beauty products. Typically handmade in small batches, many of the beauty brands you can …

Beauty

The Most Spectacular Glamping Destinations in the U.S.

No one is really sure where the term "glamping" first originated, but what's mostly incontestable is that this luxurious and lavish style of camping is growing in popularity at a seemingly exponential rate.<p>According to Bare Bones Living blogger Mindy Burton, if you really want to get specific, …

The 5 Best Cruises Without Kids

Looking for a vacation that’s kid-free, with a grown-up vibe and a noted absence of chicken fingers on the lunch menu and cannonballs around the …

Top 10 books about spies

The literature of espionage, like its subjects, is often not to be trusted. These are some of the accounts you can believe<p>Betrayal, seduction and subterfuge: these devilish arts are central to the ancient craft of spying. And, whether in fact or fiction, the literature of espionage continues to …

Hidden Gems to Visit in Amsterdam

By College Tourist; Author: Marilyn La Jeunesse, New York University<p><b>Take a break from the coffee shops and famous museums and explore another side of this beautiful city.</b><p>Amsterdam is a vibrant, colorful city that plays host of a variety of slanted Renaissance-era residences that align the city's …

European Travel

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

Online Education

11 apps that will make you smarter

In fact, there are ways your phone might actually be good for you.<p>We've compiled a list of apps to boost your brainpower, hone your memory, and even improve your emotional intelligence.<p>The science of how exactly our brains work — and how much we can train them — is constantly evolving, but one …

Apps

How To Make A Hemingway Daiquiri, Your New Favorite Summer Drink

Let the following quote speak for Ernest Hemingway's love of booze:<p><i>“Don’t bother with churches, government buildings or city squares, if you want to know about a culture, spend a night in its bars.”</i><p>Hemingway drank so many of his favorite cocktails at El Floridita, the Cuban bar where the author …

25 Best Personal Finance Books for Your Summer Reading List

<i>By Laura Woods, Contributor</i><p>While you relax in the sun by the pool this summer, make the most of your free time by checking out 25 of the hottest, newest and best-selling personal finance books. Learn how to catapult yourself to success and better manage your funds so that you can have even more …

What $100/Night Will Get You in 10 Cities Around the World

The costs of a budget motel and a five-pearl luxury resort may not be as drastically different as you think. Actually, they might not be different at all: It all depends on where you are. So, using sample dates August 18 through 21, we searched the globe for hotels that have rates at just …

This Is How The Rest Of The World Drinks Iced Coffee

Now we're thirsty.<p>Cold brew coffee seems to be the caffeinated iced beverage of choice these days in the U.S. Starbucks has put it on its menu, and Dunkin’ Donuts has, too. And even though cold brew contains less caffeine than regular coffee, folks stateside are still reaching for it.<p>But that’s not …

Penxo

Posted in Gear<p>Penxo is a minimalist 2mm lead holder pencil with no springs, buttons, or mechanical parts. This minimalist design is so simple & …

The Testing Panel: cleansers for sensitive skin

This week, we review the best cleansers for sensitive skin<p>BY <b>Krissy Turner</b> | 20 April 2015<p>To make your beauty cabinet shopping a bit easier, each week we're going to give you the lowdown on the top five beauty products in one specific category. This week, The Testing Panel looks at cleansers that …

Skin Care

America's 10 Best Brewery Tours

<i>By Tom White for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>This St. Patrick's Day, the focus might be on the quantity of beer imbibed versus the quality. But with upward of 3,000 craft breweries now brewing in the U.S., there's no shortage of places to go to get a behind-the-scenes look and sample something special, …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Beautifully Organized: Closets

As a former fashion designer and current interior designer, I just can't get enough of beautiful walk-in closets. It's where my two design loves …

Storage Ideas

Successful Styling: How To Use Picture Ledges All Over the Home

Hanging lots of photos in one place — and making them look nice — is hard. But you know what's (relatively) easy? Hanging a picture ledge, and then …

27 Diagrams That Make Cooking So Much Easier

Including easy ingredient substitutions, basic knife skills, meat marinating times, and more.

Best Subscription And Home-Delivery Boxes

Air Force Worried No One Wants To Be A Drone Pilot

WASHINGTON -- The Air Force is exploring ways to make being a drone pilot a more desirable occupation, as it faces operators who feel overstressed and underappreciated.<p>Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James briefed reporters on the situation Thursday at the Pentagon, saying these pilots are under …

A DIY Wire Utensil Rack Is Such a Smart Solution for Behind the Stove

If you've ever wondered what to do with that empty space behind your stove, this is one stylish yet practical solution: a wire utensil rack! Even …

10 Must-Try Beauty Products Out Right Now

If you’re anything like us, a new year means newly cleaned shelves primed for a fresh set of beauty products. And because that empty space is <i>so</i> coveted, you don’t want to fill it with a bunch of beauty misses (handfuls of cheap nail polish and wear-once lip colors? Guilty!). With a more …

Skin Care

Kitchen Tech: The best bar tools for making amazing home cocktails (Part 1)

Some wonderful things can be made entirely with your hands. Others — including fantastic cocktails — require tools. The topic for this week’s edition of Kitchen Tech is bar tools, specifically the ones necessary to make restaurant-caliber cocktails at home. Not just any restaurant and cocktails, …

Alcohol

Travel Intel: Travel Tips, Advice, Reviews - Condé Nast Traveler

Top 10 budget beach guesthouses and B&Bs in South Africa's Western Cape

From Cape Town and its peninsula to the Garden Route and the West Coast, the Western Cape is a dazzling part of South Africa, and its beachside accommodation doesn’t have to break the bank<p>Top 10 budget beach stays in Eastern Cape and KwaZulu-Natal<p>WEST COAST<p>Not Forgotten, Yzerfontein<p>It costs a small …

Parrot's latest plant sensors can also do the watering for you

Following last year's Flower Power plant sensor, Parrot's decided to take it to the next level with two new Bluetooth Smart devices: the H2O and the Pot (pictured above). Starting off with the smaller device, the H2O is essentially a direct successor to the Flower Power, but featuring more accurate …

12 Boozy Tea Drinks to Toast the Return of Downton Abbey

For so long our lives have been devoid of lords, ladies, drop-waisted dresses and dowager countesses. That will all be remedied soon. This Sunday …

The Best Biographies, Memoirs, and History Books of 2014

After the year’s best reads in science, children’s books, psychology and philosophy, and art, design, and photography, here come the finest memoirs, biographies, and history books of the year — our most inviting bridge between past and present, personal and universal.<p>1. A LIFE WORTH LIVING<p><i>“To</i> …