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Free Things to Do in Budapest

While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global luxury brands have glitzed up postcommunist Budapest, the city’s soul remains intact. Dazzling architecture, stunning Danube vistas, and grassy parkland offer visitors plenty to do that won’t cost a forint.<p>While the Four Seasons, Nobu, and other global …

European Travel

Never Be Manipulated Again

<i>From dictionary.com:</i> <b>ma·nip·u·la·tive</b> [muh-nip-yuh-ley-tiv, -yuh-luh-tiv] adjective<p>influencing or attempting to influence the behavior or emotions of …

On the madness and charm of crushes

© Garry Winogrand<p>You are introduced to someone at a conference. They look nice and you have a brief chat about the theme of the keynote speaker. But …

7 Great Tips for Visiting Paris in Springtime

With flowering public gardens and boulevards made for strolling hand-in-hand, this is the perfect time of year to visit the City of Light. Here, we …

Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel …

37 Reasons Why You Need To Visit Iceland Right Now

Iceland, a country rich with roaring volcanoes, monolithic glaciers, icy mountains and deep fjords, has become a mecca for photographers looking to …

Landscape Photography

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Shooting with an Anamorphic Lens on an Ordinary DSLR

Have you ever heard of an anamorphic lens? If you’re a movie fan then you may have, but if not you’ve certainly seen them used in many films made for …

25 Amazing Examples Of Food Travel Photography

The only thing worse than not being able to go on vacation, is having to hear all about the great vacation your friends just went on. Even worse than hearing about it, is having to sit through all the pictures. Not only are they a detailed reminder of the great sights you didn't get to see, but …

Magnificent Street Photographs in B/W this Season – Editor’s Choice

<b>Street Photography</b> and Black and White go hand in hand. Be it capturing the light, or a soulful portrait with great ambiance, or an incredible moment …

June gold advances 0.1% at $1,300.70/oz.

May 30, 2018<br>9:02 AM<p>Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. posted higher quarterly profits and sales, allaying concerns that its controversial decision to tighten gun policies would dampen demand at the sporting goods chain. The retailer said its hunting business suffered, but reported better demand for other …

Private Sector

The Charm Hacker

Olivia Fox Cabane says she can make anyone more likable—for a price. But can charisma really be taught?<p><b>ON A RAINY EVENING</b> in the spring of 2013, …

South Park

Start-up Tips From The Bosses Of Ebay, Chegg, Airbnb--And Ashton Kutcher

On April 11th, some of Silicon Valley’s top minds flew 3,000 miles from San Francisco to Colgate University to kick off the college’s entrepreneur weekend. CNBC’s David Faber hosted a panel with eBay's John Donahoe, Chegg’s Dan Rosensweig, Airbnb’s Brian Chesky, former Skype CEO Tony Bates and …

Stop Accumulating Stuff And Start Accumulating Experiences

Could you spend a month and have bought nothing physical by the end of it?<p>The most important question you’ll ever ask yourself–even more important than “sneakers or shoes?”, “what’s for dinner tonight?”, or “should I stay or should I go?”–is the same one Aristotle asked about two and half thousand …

A Playful New Brand Identity For Ikea

A student designer proposes replacing Ikea’s dated logo with something fresh and lively.<p>Ikea’s traditional blue and yellow logo was designed as a nod to the company’s Swedish heritage. It’s easy to recognize and can be seen from a distance, as you drive up to the warehouse-sized store. Other than …

Fixing This One Big Problem Helped Turn Around Struggling Furniture Retailer West Elm

When Jim Brett took over as West Elm’s president in 2010, he noticed a big issue that he immediately wanted to fix: chocolate boxes.<p>Jim Brett was haunted by mud-colored squares. When he started as West Elm’s president in 2010, he couldn’t believe how a furniture store could have so many products …

This Is Not a Photograph of Morgan Freeman

This incredibly realistic painting of Morgan Freeman was created with just one finger on an iPad Air, all in one layer.<p>Artist Kyle Lambert is a …

The $2.5 Million Tastefully Decorated Swedish Loft Exuding Coziness

With an impressive interior, this Swedish loft located in the attic of an old house dating from the beginning of the 20th century (Kungsholmen, …

Fascinating Living Space Royally Mixing Design Styles in Ankara, Turkey

Envisioned by Özhan HAZIRLAR, this complex living room is part of a villa in the Bilkent neighborhood of Ankara, Turkey. Its design blends classic …

Stylish Bungalow Inspired Residence in Singapore: Sunset Terrace House

a_collective completed the design and development of Sunset Terrace House, a highly modern residence organized in an L-shaped plan in Singapore. …

Charming Swedish Apartment Exhibiting an Original Floor Plan

It is difficult not to fall for the design creativity and layout this contemporary Swedish apartment puts on display! Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, …

Stylish and “Dramatic” Apartment in Berlin Designed by Peter Fehrentz

Peter Fehrentz, owner of a 60 square meters stylish and “dramatic” apartment in Schöneberg, an up-and-coming, fashionable and artistic neighborhood …

Glamorous Residence Design Within 737 Park Avenue in New York

<b>Arthur Dunnam</b> of Jed Johnson Associates, completed the design for a modern and attention-seizing residence in New York,USA. <b></b>737 Park Avenue is located …

Small Apartment in Paris Displaying an Optimized 16m² Surface

This <b>small apartment</b> in Paris is the result of the design collaboration between architects Marc Baillargeon and Julie Nabucet. The most striking …

Neat and Modern Houseboat House Displaying a Unique Interior by Graham Baba Architects

Surrounded by boats and all that harbour buzz, the stunning <b>Modern Houseboat 9</b> completed earlier this year by Graham Baba Architects is something you …

Seaside House With Rustic Elements in Washington by Graham Baba Architects

This beautiful and picturesque seaside house is located on the <b>Lopez Island, Washington</b>. Designed by Graham Baba Architects, the property is very …

Physical Therapist´s Practice Merged With Modern Home in Austria

<b>ma hoRe Architects</b> completed the design and development <b>muk Residence</b>, an original housing project in Saalfelden, Salzburg, Austria. The primal need …