Gabriel Petrou

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10 essential Finder tricks every Mac user should know

In Mac OS X, you’ll spend much of your time in the Finder, the part of your operating system that manages files and such. While you might think you know all there is to know about it, the Finder is a complex and wonderful app — with its own special tricks to master.<p>Here are 10 essential Finder tips …

Barcelona attractions: what to see and do in spring

Parks and gardens<p><b>Parc de la Ciutadella</b><p><b>Barcelona</b>’s most beautiful park holds a boating lake, playgrounds, a waterfall and the city zoo. It’s always thronged with people, but a wonderfully relaxed place nonetheless.<p>Location: Parc de la Ciutadella<br>Admission: free<br>Contact: 00 34 93 413 24 00<p><b>Park …

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Why You Should Skip That Extended Warranty

Buying an extended warranty is almost always a waste of money. But people do it anyway because they misunderstand the true purpose of insurance.<p>It’s …

The Best Kitchen Gear Of 2014

Presenting 16 gifts for the design-minded foodie, from convertible bowl-colanders to Yves Béhar-designed seltzer makers.<p>Kitchens get hectic during the holidays, what with all the figgy puddings and latkes being cooked. And good design can help make a kitchen run more smoothly, whether it’s a …

The ultimate travel bucket list: 31 things to do in your lifetime

South America

6 Times You Should Use a Credit Card Instead of a Debit Card

Credit cards help and protect you in a big way under these six circumstances.<p>In the wake of the Great Recession, debit cards became increasingly …

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

The universe, man... THE UNIVERSE.

Universe

The World's 10 Most Expensive Houses—and Who Owns Them

Feast your eyes on some of the priciest homes on the planet.<p>The owners of the world’s most luxurious houses can be a mysterious bunch. We all know …