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Pain, satin and paper towels: What it takes for ballerinas to dance on their toes

By Sarah L. Kaufman<p>Sarah L. Kaufman<p>Dance critic covering arts and entertainment<p>Email Bio Follow<p>‘I feel like I’m always in a battle with my feet,” says Lauren Lovette, with a sigh. One of New York City Ballet’s principal ballerinas, Lovette has beautifully arched, supple feet, and often, they’re …

Dancing

Eight must-see spots in Iceland's wild west

Iceland’s tourism boom is bringing planeloads of happy explorers to popular routes like the Golden Circle. Yet just one hour north of Reykjavík, grand West Iceland remains off the beaten track.<p>It unfurls in a spectacular array of ice caves, lava tubes and open sea, while its petite towns offer …

10 futuristic gadgets for the early adopter

A few years from now, people might reminisce about a time when they watched movies on screens and manually closed their bedroom curtains.<p>We're in the …

Gear & Gadgets

Best Winter Trips 2015

Travel<p>There’s no reason to hibernate when new adventures await on every continent. From fat snow biking in the Tetons to rumbling across Aruba by Jeep, our editor’s list of 10 best winter trip destinations—plus a bonus “Reader’s Choice”—includes unexpected ideas for both snowbound and sun-splashed …

National Parks

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

Morrissey Inks Record Deal, Plans New Album

Next month, Morrissey will begin recording his first full-length since 2009’s <i>Years of Refusal</i>. The former Smiths frontman has signed a two-album deal …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Voyages of a lifetime

The romance of long ocean and river voyages of history holds powerful sway over the dreams of many world travellers. But there's no need to relegate the great voyage to the realm of books and dreams – many can still be done today in classic style.<p>The following ocean and river voyages rank among the …

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Antarctica: planning the trip of a lifetime

A trip to majestic, remote Antarctica is truly the journey of a lifetime. Calving icebergs, breaching whales, deep-diving seals and cavorting penguins are just a few of the marvellous sights visitors can expect to encounter. Historic explorers' huts emphasise the adventure that it is to survive on …

Europe’s top 10 scenic rail journeys

Give thanks to the engineers who built railways across Europe's most difficult terrain, their hard work has translated into some of the world's most picturesque journeys – in Scandinavia along icy rivers to fjords, in Germany, Switzerland and Italy through carved valleys in the Alps, along the …

Romantic retreats in the US

Romance is a highly personal concept, and no single travel destination will fit everyone's tastes. For some it's a luxurious hotel suite with a whirlpool tub; for others it's sleeping under the stars with the howl of coyotes in the distance.<p>One common thread is solitude: truly romantic experiences …

11 Songs from Sofia Coppola's Movies You Need to Download Now

Photo: Getty Images<p>The static electronic beats and pulsating vocals of Sleigh Bells' "Crown on the Ground" pumps energy into the opening scene of Sofia Coppola's latest film, <i>The Bling Ring</i>, in theaters today. The music is at once alarming and faintly sexual, and it sets the tone for the salacious …

Stop Buttoning the Bottom Button of Your Jacket

There's no excuse.<p>There is a scourge upon us. (Actually, there are a number of scourges upon us, with new ones raising their heads each day. But this is one that we can actually fix.) Guys the world over have forgotten a cardinal rule of dressing themselves: Don't button the bottom button of your …

One Icon, One Detail: Arthur Miller's Sport Coat

<b>How to nab a starlet, by Arthur Miller.</b> Step one: Write a hit play (or two, or three.) Step two: Win a Pulitzer. Step three: Wear a three-roll-two sport coat. Step four: Smile.<p>Okay, okay — maybe it's not that easy. But Miller, who was a card-carrying member of the Playing Outta My League Club …

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Hearst Magazines

Top 11 Natural Foods For Detox

9. <b>Lemon</b> – In most fasts, you will find lemon as a staple. In fact, the lemonade diet is created around lemons. Lemons are rich in vitamin C, and they …

Hearst Magazines

Hearst Magazines

A Local's Guide To Shanghai

Shanghai has transformed so much in the past two decades, that some of its prior visitors might not recognize it anymore. To clearly appreciate Shanghai's unbelievable boom, start no further than <b>The Bund</b>. Considered to be the face of Shanghai, it's where the city gets divided by the Huangpu River …

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

Change Your Brain, Change Your Life

Our personalities, thought patterns and emotional responses are wired into our brains, says Richard Davidson, Ph.D., author of <i>The Emotional Life of Your Brain</i>, but you can change your brain. Here are several exercises that will help rewire the neural pathways to help you think more positively, …

Ultimate Guide to a Culture-Filled Summer in Europe

No Europe jaunt would be complete without a hit of culture, what with all of the museums, galleries, and festivals to indulge in. Whether you’re …

Top 10 glamorous A-list destinations

Hoping to catch a glimpse of the rich and famous on your next trip? Unfortunately for any aspiring celeb-spotter, those celebs are stealthy types and really aren't interested in being spotted, so while some getaway locales never change, new under-the-radar destinations keep popping up around the …