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Best New Hotels 2017 | Hot List - Condé Nast Traveler

Previous<p>The World's Most Beautiful Train Stations<p>Our Editors' Favorite Places to Travel Solo<p>A Road Trip Through Portugal's Algarve Region<p>The Best Cities for Expats<p>The Best Hidden Beaches in Italy<p>Next<p>Eat Your Way Across the Globe<p>The food we live and fly for.<p>Previous<p>World's Best Cities for Street Food<p>…

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Samsung’s Galaxy Gear marks official start to smartwatch war

Samsung's Galaxy Gear smartwatch will come in a variety of color band options.<p>At a press event Wednesday in Berlin, Samsung revealed three products — the new Galaxy Note 3, the Galaxy Note 10.1 and the anticipated Galaxy Gear smartwatch. There are many smartwatches out there, including the Pebble …

25 Travel Books, Memoirs and Novels You'll Want On Your Reading List

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How Your Best Friend Makes Life Better, Even When You Really Don't Want Them To (GIFS)

Today is International Friendship Day. And it's got us feeling really sentimental about our closest pals.<p>Remember that moment when you realized you'd found a best friend for life?<p>How awesome was it when you realized you guys were a perfect match?<p>Well, almost perfect.<p>How great is it to have someone …

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Trayvon Martin's father tells congressional caucus son's long-term legacy will be reconciliation

On Capitol Hill, Trayvon Martin's father vowed Wednesday that he would work "with everything that I have left in me" to make sure the lessons learned from his son's death help to bridge the nation's racial divide.<p>Tracy Martin made his promise at a meeting in Washington, D.C., of the Congressional …

Student Loan Deal Set To Increase Borrowing Costs, Swell Government Profit

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan Senate accord supported by the White House to overhaul the federal student loan program is forecast to boost government profit and increase borrowing costs in the coming years, leading student groups and some Democrats to denounce the deal.<p>The compromise, reached by eight …

Six Flags bracing for roller coaster death fallout

In an earnings call Monday, the CEO of amusement park operator Six Flags Entertainment said that the 14-story Texas Giant roller coaster from which a woman fell to her death Friday will remain closed until officials are assured it is safe to ride.<p>James Reid-Anderson's comments came as the company …

Study: Happiness Peaks at age 23, 69

Blame your high expectations. According to a study from the Centre for Economic Performance at the London School of Economics to be published this week, life satisfaction peaks at 23 and 69, dipping dramatically in your 50s as life's myriad disappointments kick in.<p>After surveying 23,161 Germans, …

As the 'Star Wars' sets decay, fan photos are helping scientists learn how sand moves

The home of young Anakin Skywalker is about to be lost to the desert winds. A large sand dune is now about 30 feet away from enveloping the set of Mos Espa near Tozeur in Tunisia, which was constructed in 1997 to serve as Anakin's home in <i>The Phantom Menace</i>. But while that may be a loss for <i>Star Wars</i> …

Joseph Kony child soldier returns to terrorised boyhood village

When he was 13 Edward was kidnapped by Ugandan rebels and forced to become a soldier in the Lord's Resistance Army. He survived the longest–running …

China's big debate over 'Tiny Times' film

BEIJING -- Forget Zach Snyder's "Man of Steel" or Keanu Reeves' "Man of Tai Chi." China's movie of the summer is a chick flick that has touched off a mini-culture war while raking in the renminbi -- and a sequel is just weeks away.<p>"Tiny Times" tells the story of four fashionable college girls in …

Could Malcolm Gladwell's Theory of Cockpit Culture Apply to Asiana Crash?

Best-selling book Outliers investigated links between Korean pilot behavior and accidents, but does that theory still hold?<p><b>On July 6, Asiana Airlines Flight 214 crashed while attempting a landing at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). Two people were killed in the Boeing 777 accident, and</b> …

The next iPhone’s cool-factor: a slow-motion camera?

As the launch of the next iPhone approaches, rumor and speculation about what Apple’s latest and greatest smartphone could bring to the highly-competitive mobile marketplace is increasing. Based on the latest chatter, a reasonable snapshot of the new iPhone seems to be an “iPhone 5S” with the same …

5 Ideas to Photograph When You’re Out on the Street

1. Seek Out EmotionThis is an easy point to make—photographs are better when they show people’s emotions. However, it’s much easier said than done. …

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Top Apps For The 1%

There’s been an interesting phenomenon occurring lately, thanks to the increasing ability of companies to reach and serve ultra-niche audiences — the rise of the app for the 1 percent. Now more than ever, you can download apps that you can’t actually afford to use.<p>The democratization of the app …

The Latest Beauty Fad In Korea Is A 'Bone Cutting' Jaw Surgery

A stream of celebrities boast on TV shows how it gave them a "new life," while advertisements extolling its cosmetic benefits are everywhere from street billboards to subway stations, magazines and popular Internet sites.<p>But there's nothing really "cosmetic" about double-jaw surgery.<p>A radical …

Summer Books: 15 New Releases To Put On Your Reading List

These 15 new books for May include stirring new fiction from Isabel Allende, a memoir from a 6'7" librarian struggling with Tourette's syndrome, a hilarious novel of a young man's job as a bird tracker and more.

Samsung to Offer Commercial 5G by 2020

Some parts of the world, such as China, have yet to launch 4G networks, but already Samsung is promising to deliver high speed 5G wireless data connections to consumers by 2020. The claim comes as the firm announced it had developed its first core technology for fifth-generation networks.<p>The Korean …

The Ultimate Wine-Pairing Infographic

I’ve never understood brussel sprouts. Oh, they’re delicious, roasted in a cast iron pan with big hunks of garlic. But I’ve tried reds, and I’ve tried whites. Neither seems to pair all that well. And wouldn’t you know it? Brussel sprouts are a footnote on this incredible infographic: Foods that …

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David Foster Wallace's Legendary Graduation Speech Is Now An Awesome Short Film

Novelist David Foster Wallace gave a speech called "This Is Water" to the 2005 graduating class at Kenyon College.<p>The speech, which has become legendary, discusses how meaningless daily routines take over our lives and that we have to choose how we think, and what we pay attention to.<p>"This Is …

Flawless Dream Home: Two Storey Promenade Residence by BGD Architects

The Promenade Residence is a two-storey luxury home envisioned as the perfect “resort-like” house. The project was designed by BGD Architects in …