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The 50 greatest cafés on Earth

When I travel, wherever I travel, more than museums, monuments, temples, churches and, even restaurants, I seek out a café.<p>The reasons are many. Nowhere quite represents a place like its cafés. What would Vienna, Rome and Paris be without theirs? It’s not just the history or the opulence. It’s the …

Buenos Aires

25 Castles You Can Sleep In

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Live like royalty, if only for a night.<p>There is something undeniably transformative about stepping into a castle. Perhaps it’s the thick fortress walls blocking out the world, or the moat, or the secret passageways. Perhaps it’s the glimpse into a more lavish, pampered life, the …

Castles

9 daily questions that could improve your life forever

How to Build a Home Bar Without Going Broke

Expert advice on investing in your own personal booze collection.<p>Yes, it’s very hot outside and all you want to do right now is frolic in the nearest pool, lake, or ocean. But with a few extra hours of precious sun each evening, summer’s long days also provide the perfect opportunity to take on …

Exactly How to Eat If You’re Training for a 10-K Race

It's not just business as usual.<p>First off, kudos for your courage! Clocking 6.2 miles is no, uh, walk in the park—especially if you're aiming for a fast speed, or hoping to beat your personal record. But know this: If you want to achieve your goals and finish strong, your training plan shouldn’t be …

Cocktail of the Week: Plum and Thyme Prosecco Smash

Warm weather means outdoor barbecues, post-work happy hours and lots and lots of quality time with friends. And what's summer without a cocktail in-hand?<p>This weekend, opt for a sweet and refreshing plum and thyme Prosecco mashup. Made with fresh fruit, and spiced up with some herbs and lemon juice, …

12 Tips for Dating in Your 30s (and Loving It)

Whenever I catch reruns of <i>Sex and the City</i>, I’m always a little shocked to realise that I’m the same age as Carrie and her friends. When the show …

The Far East Side: Sake Southside Cocktail

An expertly mixed drink shouldn't make you want to lie down and take a nap afterward. Just ask Drew Lazor and the editors of Punch, who in their new …

The 19 harsh truths about life that you probably don't want to hear.

As a blogger, I cop a lot of heat for delivering the truth rather than sugar-coating it with Instagram selfies, perfect image filters and nice words. …

Home Ownership

Make This Smashed Cucumber Gin & Tonic

Happy weekend, and welcome back to <i>3-Ingredient Happy Hour</i>, the weekly drink column featuring super simple yet delicious libations. This week we're …

Cucumber

How To Get Ahead In Your Career, According To People Who've Done It

When I was a college student, I was a pro at making plans. I picked my major, extracurricular activities, and career path all before I was even done …

How to Change Careers, According to 3 Women Who Just Did It

Our personalities, interests, and knowledge change over a lifetime—so how do we know that the career we chose after university is the one we'll be …

Los Angeles

How to Practice Mindfulness at Work the Moment You Start to Feel Stressed

Mindfulness is a buzzword that seems to be everywhere lately, but what does it mean and how can you use it in your everyday life? "Mindfulness is a …

We can change our brain and its ability to cope with disease with simple lifestyle choices

<i>This is part of our series on Changing the Brain, about what’s happening in our brain in various mental states and how we can change it for the</i> …

Why exercise is the key to younger-looking skin

It may be possible to work out and wake up with younger-looking skin. What better reason to renew your gym membership?<p>"A supercharged serum? A …

‘Travel Will Prove You Wrong’: Yuna

Whether you’re stepping onto a new continent or diving to the bottom of the ocean, travel has the power to change the way you think, act, live. For the singer-songwriter Yuna, it was a study abroad trip as a teen that made her realize it's who you meet along the way that makes a journey …

This Is a Financial Expert's Response to "I Can't Afford to Save Money"

It's easy to get swept up in the vicious cycle of living paycheck to paycheck. Maybe it started when you accepted an underpaying job that you hoped …

3 All-Natural Ways to Soften and Fade Forehead Wrinkles Overnight

Wrinkles are a part of life, and if your forehead is a particularly animated part of your face, then forehead lines and wrinkles will likely be the …

Divorce Lawyer: Facebook Is a Cheating Machine

From time to time, in moments of transient loneliness, do you long for some temporary distraction or brief mental escape from your day-to-day life? …

4 things you can literally learn while you sleep

A woman who's been a professional athlete, banker, filmmaker, restaurateur and CEO reveals 5 keys to being successful in anything

'You are the average of the five closest friends you keep.'<p><i>Sarah Jacobs</i><p>In Agrawal's opinion, it's the people you surround yourself with who will …

How to Raise Happy Kids: 10 Steps Backed by Science

<b>When you ask parents what they want for their kids, what’s usually the most common reply? They want their children to be</b> <b>happy</b><b>.</b><p>Via Raising Happiness: …

11 signs someone is lying to you

<b>• The signs that someone is lying aren’t always easy to decipher.</b><p><b>• And, unfortunately, there’s no way to determine whether or not someone’s being</b> …

Being Exposed to Even a Small Amount of Light During Sleep is Linked to Depression

It may be time to invest in some blackout curtains, according to new research.<p>A study published recently in the <i>American Journal of Epidemiology</i> found …

5 Things Wives Should Know About Mistresses

Let's be clear. There's never a good excuse for engaging in an affair with someone who is married. But it does happen. And at the end of the day, women who become mistresses or "the other woman" are our daughters, sisters, aunts, mothers, wives, and neighbors. They are women within our …

Same-Sex Couples

Five easy cocktail recipes for parties

Feast your eyes, and your taste buds, on these delicious and beautifully illustrated cocktail recipes.<p>From hosting sophisticated pre-drinks to …

An L.A. bartender is creating cocktails inspired by this year's Oscar nominated movies

The ultimate Oscars-watching party is not complete without a good cocktail, or so says Matt Landes, the CEO of Cocktail Academy, who prepares the drinks for the star-studded gatherings that happen around the biggest event in the movie calendar.<p>“We’ve been seeing a huge influx of interest in low …

How to Make Friends as an Adult — and Why It's Important

Anyone who’s ever made room for a big milestone of adult life–a job, a marriage, a move–has likely shoved a friendship to the side. After all, there …

In Defense of the Long-Distance Relationship

The key to a healthy, happy life together isn't always... well, being together.<p>It appears absence <i>does</i> make the heart grow fonder in 2018. <i>The Economist</i> reports that "about 3.9 million married Americans aged 18 and over live apart from their spouses, up from around 2.7 million in 2000"—for many, out …