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These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

The 7 Most Adorable Towns in France

Not to knock Paris -- a city everyone agrees is the prototype for pretty capitals -- but these small towns are the ultimate when it comes to French …

The Secret, Unspoiled Côte d'Azur French People Don’t Want You to Find

The words Côte d'Azur, for most travelers, conjure up a distinctive set of mental images. Rosé on a beach. Nightclubs filled with sun-kissed Brigitte …

France

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel

From Venice into the mountains: fizzing around on the prosecco trail

Few cities are more intimately acquainted with a drink than Venice is with prosecco. Produced mainly in the Veneto region, of which Venice is the capital, it is sipped in every back-street <i>bacaro</i> and plush hotel bar across town, whatever the hour. It provides the fizz in a bellini and tops up many a …

Italy

Germany’s Unicorn Craze

The mythical creature rises in uncertain times.<p>Sometime in 2016, as Germany was reeling from disagreements over migration, politics, and national identity, the country received a magical visitor. The unicorn appeared on hats, liqueur bottles, cereal boxes, condom wrappers. By last summer, it seemed …

German Politics

With Musical Cryptography, Composers Can Hide Messages in Their Melodies

By mapping notes to letters, some musicians sneak secret words into tunes.<p>Out of the many tropes in TV and literature, espionage is one that spurs …

How Leasing Beats Works—and Why So Many Hip-Hop Producers Are Doing It

In 2011, Curtiss King should have been on top of the world. The producer, after working with successful rappers like Ab-Soul, had just placed a beat …

We are witnessing the death of the millennial hipster – and it could cost the travel industry dear

I am suffering from a strange new Millennial affliction. Pulled pork gives me indigestion. Ironic T-shirts make me sick. Selfies have become an embarrassing practice from my near-youth, along with wearing too much kohl and advocating red-hot socialism. I no longer find exposed-brick cocktail bars …

Travel Industry

What We Thought We Knew About Bunnies Was Wrong

Scientists have debunked a centuries-old legend about rabbit domestication.<p>Everyone was wrong about baby rabbits—including us. In 600 A.D., the story …

These Breathtaking Morocco Travel Destinations Will Stop You in Your Tracks

Morocco is easily one of the most beautiful countries in the world. The vast, breathtaking landscapes—from charming beachside towns to sweeping …

The 11 Most Romantic Cities in France

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Land of Amour.<p>No doubt about it, France radiates romantic ooh-la-la. Yes, St. Valentine lived here, in the Loire …

France

27 Podcasts You Need To Start Listening To In 2018

Tired of listening to the same old podcasts? Here's some fresh ones that deserve your time.<p>We asked the BuzzFeed Community and BuzzFeed staff to tell us about underrated podcasts they absolutely love. We received thousands and thousands of submissions this year. (Thank you if you sent one in.) Here …

Sexual Harassment

New App Lets You Bid on Unsold Airline Seats at the Last Minute

Snag a last-minute deal to your dream destination.<p>A new startup is here to reward spontaneous travelers who like to plan trips on a whim, as well as …

The Most Popular Airbnb in Every European Country, Mapped

Traveling Europe on a budget can be tough — particularly with the amount of luxury high-end hotels lining the streets. If you’re looking for …

Where Old, Unreadable Documents Go to Be Understood

A transcriber on the Isle of Man can decipher almost anything.<p>On any given day, from her home on the Isle of Man, Linda Watson might be reading a …

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

How Americans preserved British English

Americans today pronounce some words more like Shakespeare than Brits do… but it’s in 18th-Century England where they’d really feel at home.<p>It makes for a great story: when settlers moved from England to the Americas from the 17th Century, their speech patterns stuck in place. That was particularly …

Language

An Ancient Virus May Be Responsible for Human Consciousness

You've got an ancient virus in your brain. In fact, you've got an ancient virus at the very root of your conscious thought.<p>According to two papers …

Your own Italian home for $1? You can buy it in Ollolai

<b>(CNN) —</b> Ever dreamed of owning a home in a pretty village in Italy ? The news you've been waiting for has finally arrived.<p>You can now buy one for just over a dollar.<p>Ollolai, a destination in the mountain region of Barbagia on the Mediterranean island of Sardinia, is selling hundreds of abandoned …

Italy

Alessia Cara Issues An Emphatic Defense Of Her Best New Artist Grammy Win

The Grammys shocked the world when they presented pop singer Alessia Cara with the trophy for Best New Artist instead of R&B star SZA. While the audience buzzed about the apparent snub, poor Alessia was left to defend herself from a fan backlash on social media. She took to her Instagram to post a …

Ron-Ron is the 21-year-old producer defining the rowdy sound of L.A.’s rap underground

The Watts native is revamping his city’s street-rap sound for the SoundCloud era.<p>Los Angeles is primed to have a huge impact on the rap landscape in …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Music Subreddits That Every Music Fan Should Know

While Reddit is often known as the place for memes and crazy cat pictures, Reddit is home to some of the world's best music communities. Dubbed “The …

'Super blue blood moon': stargazers prepare for rare celestial event

A rare celestial event will grace the skies during the coming week when a blue moon and lunar eclipse combine with the moon being at its closest point to Earth, resulting in what is being called a “super blue blood moon”.<p>The trifecta will take place on 31 January and will be best visible from the …

Super Blue Blood Moon

30 Fascinating Early Bands of Future Music Legends

Bruce Springsteen’s Sixties Garage Band the Castiles<p>In a tale later immortalized in his song “The Wish,” the Boss received his first electric guitar …

Meet the Prologue: Korg’s New Analogue Synth Flagship

<i>With 16 voices and customisable oscillators, the new Prologue is one of Korg's most powerful synths in decades.</i> …

Synthesizers

9 Steps to Get You Ready to Move Abroad

Whether you're moving to London to study abroad for a year or working in Bali indefinitely, the process is entirely manageable.<p>It's finally …

Health Care

Everyone Is Getting Hilariously Rich and You’re Not

SAN FRANCISCO — Recently the founder of something called Ripple briefly became richer than Mark Zuckerberg. Another day an anonymous donor set up an $86 million Bitcoin-fortune charity called the Pineapple Fund. A Tesla was spotted with a BLOCKHN license plate. There’s a surge in people looking to …

Cryptocurrency

How to Get What You Want Out of Life

A simple six-step system for achieving success.<p>We all have dreams of what we want from life, but many of us have a hard time knowing how to achieve those dreams. Just wishing for something will not make it happen.<p>I've devised a six-step system to help guide my consulting clients in successfully …