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July 2015

Diversity

My Photos Helped Sell a Home in 8 Days After It Was on the Market for 8 Months

See this house? It languished on the Orlando, Florida, market for 224 days. It’s no wonder; with a photo like that who would want to come see it? A …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

The 25 best European city breaks for spring 2018 and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to the top 25 destinations for a city break in 2018, including what to do and where to stay in Venice, Amsterdam, Florence, Lisbon, London, Barcelona and Reykjavik.<p>Italy<p>Rome<p>Rome's mild Mediterranean climate is a persuasive draw for visitors from the cool north, but the …

European Travel

10 underrated romantic destinations from India to Italy | CNN Travel

Travel

7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

Cocktails

India Bound 2016 BMW 1-Series Facelift Revealed

<i>The 2016 1-Series gets updated exteriors with a more favourable and sportier appeal, while there are new 3-cylinder petrol and diesel engines on</i> …

Cheapest holiday hotspots 2015: Go to Prague, not Dubai

British holidaymakers will get more for their money in Europe this year, with a cup of coffee in Prague costing £1.06 compared to £4.67 in Dubai<p>British tourists looking to save money when on holiday should pick <b>Prague</b>, Portugal's <b>Algarve</b> or the Costa del Sol in Spain, a new report suggests.<p>The value …

10 Keys to Being a Good Photographer

Human Journey<p><b>Training:</b><p>Although photography is considered an art, and many people are born with the skills and talent to achieve good photographs, training in any field is essential. As David Griffin, the Director of Photography at National Geographic said in a speech in Washington, <i>nowadays everyone</i> …

Street Photography

Wolf Moon marks the start of a year of stargazing

January is the best month to stare into the night sky, say astronomers, as tonight sees first full moon after winter solstice<p>At 5.15pm tonight, for the only time this year, the Wolf Moon rises.<p>The first full moon following the winter solstice, the so-called Wolf Moon is well-entrenched in folklore …

Astronomy

10 Who-Knew Uses for Aluminum Foil

It's handy for much more than just wrapping leftovers.<p>You already know that aluminum foil is a kitchen must-have, but its pliable, metallic structure makes it super-useful all over the house. Here's why you should stock up:<p><b>1. Line cabinets and drawers.</b>Not only is the foil easy to clean with a damp …

Baking

The top 10 villa holidays in Greece

For more general advice on booking a holiday in Greece, see our Greece summer holidays guide. Our guide features expert recommendations for beach, villa, culture, food and drink and activity holidays.<p>Unless stated otherwise, prices are for a week’s property rental.<p>1. Ionian Islands and the …

Are old fairy stories too scary for kids?

The folk tales of old prepare a child for life<p>Moving house, stacking books in boxes, I came across a clutch of fairy books, Andrew Lang’s folk tales from around the world in their coloured cloth covers: yellow, brown, red, grey, blue. I picked up ‘yellow’, opened the cover and fell down a wormhole, …

From Lyrids to Perseids: Meteor showers to watch out for in 2018

Every year our skies are lit up by returning meteor showers, from Lyrids to Quadrantids, Orionids to Geminids.<p>If the weather conditions are in our favour and the moon isn't too bright, there's a chance you'll be able to see the shooting stars in action.<p>Here is our guide to the must-see meteor …

20 of the World's Best Romantic Hotels

The right room in the right hotel can transform a typical trip for two into the romantic getaway of your dreams. Candlelit sunset dinners, Champagne-soaked yacht cruises, and private butler service contribute to the rejuvenating quality at these urban oases and country retreats. Plan a trip to one …

5 of the World's Best Road Trips

By: Lauren Everitt<p>Between sibling battles in the back seat, Dad refusing to turn on the A/C, and trying to spot all 50 state license plates (damn you Hawaii and Alaska), road trips as a kid kinda sucked. But then you learned to drive, and realized that replacing your younger sisters with a couple …

Glimpsing the future in Singapore

The future has arrived early in Singapore with more ultra-modern infrastructure - skyscrapers, parks, metro lines - being built every day. Many of the projects showcase technologies that we may soon see in other countries - and that could someday help all of us deal with global challenges such as …

6 Summer Post-Workout Smoothies and Juices

Summer is still in full swing, which means you should be on top of your juice and smoothie game. Candice Kumai, celebrity chef and author of <i>Clean</i> …

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, we've gone to the travelers community at minube.net travel community to find the best beaches from around the world, those drops …

The crazy world of Burning Man – festival survival guide

FESTIVAL HIGHLIGHTS<p>There are over 5½ square miles of desert turned over as a blank canvas and filled with all manner of incredible art, weird and wonderful people to watch and events and workshops to try … There are far too many to list here but here are some of the stand-out festival sights.<p>Art …

8 Infinity Pools You Have to See to Believe

From the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea to the soaring skyscrapers of Singapore, there may be no better way to truly soak in a destination this summer than by lazily lounging beside one of the world's most beautiful infinity swimming pools. While it's impossible to pick a favorite, …

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 …

New York's Chicest Waterfront Dining

During the height of summer, there's nothing more enchanting than dining waterside with a perfect New York City skyline as the backdrop. Below, we share our absolute favorite restaurants to do exactly that—whether brunching with a mimosa in hand or enjoying the glittering city lights at night.<p><b>1)</b></b> …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

Fitness

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

Learning

Here's The Full World Cup Schedule For The Group Stage

Starting Friday, there will be at least three World Cup games every day for 14-straight days. The start times — 12 p.m., 3 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. eastern time — are more conducive to watching live in the United States than they were in previous World Cups.<p>Here's a full, day-by-day schedule, with …

United States

Get That Sexy Bedhead Look For Any Hair Type

<b>Try:</b> <b>Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Souffle</b> ($5, at drugstores).<p><b>2.</b> Tilt your head over and rough-dry hair with a blow-dryer.<p><b>3.</b> Once dry, wrap two-inch sections of hair around a 1 1/4-inch curling iron, leaving two inches of your ends unwrapped so they stay straight, and varying the direction of …

The Real Tumble Dry

So loving this Bike Washing Machine concept! The ideal way to exercise and get laundry done at one go! How effective will the cleaning be? That …

15 Truly Breathtaking Pools From Around The World

Forget the world's most crowded swimming pool. If you're planning a vacation in the future, why not treat yourself to a dash of luxury and check into …