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What would happen if the world suddenly went vegetarian?

Eliminating meat from our diets would bring a bounty of benefits to both our own health and the planet’s – but it could also harm millions of people.<p>People become vegetarians for a variety of reasons. Some do it to alleviate animal suffering, others because they want to pursue a healthier …

Vegetarianism

How to Tell If You’re a Jerk - Issue 40: Learning

Here’s something you probably didn’t do this morning: Look in the mirror and ask, <i>am I a jerk?</i><p>It seems like a reasonable question. There are, …

Learning

Where should you sit on a plane?

A former flight attendant reveals the top spots for comfort, safety and service.<p><b>Aeroplane seats have come a long way:</b> The early ones were made of wicker. Yet ask any flight attendant, and he or she will tell you that they hear complaints on a frequent basis. Are some seats better than others? And …

Airplanes

17 Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask Your Airline Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker, 747 pilot and author of Skyfaring, answers them all.<p>Last year, Mark Vanhoenacker, an American British Airways pilot (with a Belgian surname), wrote a book about flying commercial airplanes for a living. That stackup of nationalities gives a first taste of the many many places the …

Airplanes

Truth, beauty and annihilation: my quest for chess mastery

I was probably the most average chess player in the world. But there came a point where being average was no longer enough. I had become good enough to know how bad I was. I was attached to two clubs in south-west London, Surbiton and Kingston, and was mixing with players who were very good, who …

Magnus Carlsen

Our Reporter Goes for a Spin in a Self-Driving Uber Car

PITTSBURGH — I’m parked on a patch of gravel outside the old Heinz ketchup bottling factory here early on a Monday morning, and I’m frustrated. My Uber self-driving car will not start driving itself.<p>The engineer in the passenger seat next to me, an Uber employee for all of three weeks who asked if …

Transportation

Where To Travel Based On Your Zodiac Sign

Let the stars guide you to your next vacation.<p>Picking a vacation destination can be as simple as throwing a dart at a map of the globe or jumping on the next great deal that an airline has to offer. But if you're looking for something a little more, let's say, unconventional, try choosing your next …

Travel

The Decline Of Premium American Fashion Brands. What Happened, Ralph And Tommy?

Once aspirational, companies like Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger have lost their luster, while innovative new brands are shining bright.<p>Fifteen years ago, when I was in high school, I remember flipping through the pages of <i>Teen Vogue</i> and marveling at glossy Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, and Calvin …

Style

8 Secrets of Great Communicators

Great communication skills are a powerful tool to have in your arsenal. Here are eight proven strategies that will improve yours today.<p>When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we're pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren't nearly as good as we …

Psychology

Is upscale expat life in Geneva worth your money?

The cost of day-to-day living could terrify frugal newcomers but an expat relocation package could make this city work<p>For an affluent country once considered one of the most stable economies in the world, Switzerland is going through a rocky patch.<p>My stereotype of the city was that it was stiff, …

Switzerland

The 21st Century’s 100 greatest films

The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world.<p>“They don’t make ‘em like they used to.”<p>How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How often have we said it ourselves? ‘The death of cinema’ is debated in university film studies …

Entertainment

Blueberry Nutrition

Plump, juicy, and sweet, with vibrant colors ranging from deep purple-blue to blue-black and highlighted by a silvery sheen called a bloom, …

Nutrition

The British Royal Family Through the Years

Watch five generations of the British monarchy unfold.<p>Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh<p>Princess Anne, Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip and Prince Charles<p>Princess Elizabeth, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and Lord and Lady Alexander<p>Queen Elizabeth II<p>Prince William<p>Princess …

Kate Middleton

The Ultimate Guide to London's Luxury Hotels

The chicest places to sleep in England's capital city.​<p><i>On June 23, 2016, more than 30 million people in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. There are</i> <i>a lot</i> <i>of people</i> <i>unhappy</i> <i>with</i> <i>the decision</i><i>, but if Britain believes it can stand on its own, we thought we ought to find out why. This</i> …

London

Behind the scenes at the world’s leading art business

Christie’s marks its 250th anniversary in 2016, and this historic year for the company has already been celebrated with a series of events and …

20 Best Airport Lounges In The World To Relax, Eat and Even Get A Haircut

To be honest, you may want your flight to be delayed.

Virgin Atlantic

Is this the most liveable city in the world?

As a conduit between East and West, Vienna is growing in popularity – and international firms are taking note.<p>Austria’s capital recently beat 229 other buzzing cities to be crowned the most liveable city in the world according to a study from consultancy Mercer.<p>If you came here 10 years ago, you …

Vienna

15 Of The Best Dive Spots In The World

Found Nemo.<p>It’s time to slip on some flippers, because these locations should not be missed.<p>The experts at the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) have scoured the globe and compiled a list of must-see dive spots around the world.<p>The locations span six continents and vary from …

Canary Islands

How To Streamline Your Wardrobe

The infamous dandy and celebrated host Baron Alexis de Redé was said to have owned between 400 and 500 pairs of bespoke George Cleverley shoes.<p>While …

Marijuana Shown To Protect Brain Cells From Alzheimer's

<i>This story was originally published on Gizmodo</i><p>A new study suggests that compounds found in marijuana can stave off the brain damaging effects of …

Marijuana

In pictures: The 'world's most luxurious cruise ship'

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Travel

The Most Unusual Hotel Rooms in the World

We've covered some pretty over-the-top hotels in our time, and we've learned that space pod suites in the middle of a vineyard and floating hotel …

Asia

‘A performance art’: The secrets of a Christie’s auctioneer

‘Auctioneers must enjoy themselves, and the bidders will too’<p>In this video, Edmeades gives an exclusive insight into the rigorous training his …

World’s Best Nightlife Hotels 2015

• 2015 World's Best<p>Begin Slideshow<p>Courtesy of One&Only<p>Laser-lit clubs, swanky lobby bars: these hotels know exactly how to show guests, and locals, a good time all night long.<p>No. 18 (Tie): One&Only Palmilla, Los Cabos Resort, Mexico<p>1 of 21<p>Score: 92.000<p>Post Hurricane Odile, this Los Cabos Resort is …

Nightlife

World's Best Hotel Spas 2015

• 2015 World's Best<p>Begin Slideshow<p>Courtesy of Fairmont Hotels<p>Whether they’re tucked in Europe’s Grand Dame properties or float effortlessly over the glittering Lapis-Lazuli South Pacific, hotel spas can sometimes be the best part of bedding down.<p>Best in Canada: Fairmont Banff Springs<p>1 of 10<p>Score: …

Canadian Rockies

World's Best Beach Hotels 2015

• 2015 World's Best<p>Begin Slideshow<p>Pan Pacific Vancouver<p>Travel+Leisure readers ranked the best hotels around the globe for sea-breeze bliss—whether they sit on powdery white sand, rocky bluffs, or bustling waterfronts.<p>No. 20: Pan Pacific Vancouver<p>1 of 21<p>It's definitely not tropical, but this 503-room …

Pacific Northwest

10 Best City Beaches in the World

<b>What to Expect:</b> Majestic granite peaks jut from a jungle-covered range to create a spectacular backdrop for this mile-long, 300-foot-deep white-sand beach, which is covered in brightly colored umbrellas year-round. While the rocky Cagarras Islands off in the distance make for gorgeous vistas, many …

Granite

Tens of thousands of islands dot our planet’s oceans and seas. From New Zealand to the Philippines to South Carolina, these are the best of the best.

The Philippines are having a moment. This year, three of the top 10 islands in the world, as decided by <i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers, are in this Asian archipelago.<p>Every year for our World’s Best Awards survey, T+L asks readers to weigh in on travel experiences around the globe—to share their opinions …

New Zealand