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4 Off-the-Wall Yet Genius Ways to Use Coconut Oil

In case you were wondering what <i>can’t</i> coconut oil do, the answer (we’re 99.99% positive) is nothing. It works as a shaving cream replacement, a …

Coconut

The Charlie Hebdo attack accentuated a longer-term decline in trade for the French capital’s high-end accommodation sector<p>Rather than yield to the ambient gloom, the most recent of Paris’s luxury hotels, the Peninsula, chose to crack open the bubbly and forget about the crisis. Having opened last …

Hospitality

Letters to the editor

Letters are welcome and should be addressed to the Editor at letters@economist.com<p>The Russian experience<p><b>Get our daily newsletter</b><p>Upgrade your inbox …

Tongues of fire and sacred mysteries

ANOTHER linguistically interesting holiday is upon us: Pentecost, from the Greek for the “50th [day]” since Easter. The other Germanic languages tend …

Curious

A VIDEO is doing the rounds of a chambermaid in an unnamed branded American hotel rummaging through the possessions of one its guests (see above). …

Against the grain

MCDONALD’S is by no means the most accommodating of fast-food chains to people with special dietary requirements. Its American restaurants and some …

Why it is cheaper to buy property in Berlin than in other European capitals

Property prices continue to climb in London and in other major European cities, but Berlin has defied the …

Catalonia to Defy Spanish Court on Independence Vote

Wealthy Region to Ignore Order From Constitutional Court<p>Spain’s breakaway-minded Catalonia region upped the ante in its conflict with the central government Tuesday, saying that it intended to ignore a court ruling and allow a symbolic vote on independence to go ahead this weekend.<p>Catalonia’s …

End-of-year tune-up tips for savvy travelers

Even the savviest traveler can use a few new tricks each year, whether on the road for business or leisure.<p>We asked travel experts for some tips that …

Martin Gardner, puzzle master extraordinaire

<b>The writer and puzzle master Martin Gardner, who died in 2010, was once said to have turned dozens of innocent youngsters into maths professors - and thousands of maths professors into innocent youngsters. Maths writer Colm Mulcahy looks back at the amazing career of a man who would have been 100</b> …

Patek Philippe Unveils Grandmaster Chime: The World's Most Complicated Wristwatch (Ever) - Bloomberg

This evening in Geneva, Switzerland, Patek Philippe unveiled its 175th anniversary collection. This includes the <b>Grandmaster Chime ref. 5175</b>, the …

How Aerosmith Created 'Walk This Way'

A look at how the hard-rock band, inspired in part by 'Young Frankenstein,' came up with a song that would become a top-10 hit twice<p>Forty years ago this December, Aerosmith's lead guitarist Joe Perry and singer Steven Tyler began collaborating on a song that would become a top-10 hit …

Top 10

How to keep all your private photos off iCloud

How do you keep your personal, intimate photos away from leaks and hacks? Don't leave them online!You don't have to be a celebrity to be concerned …

Family Business

14 Extraordinary Uses For Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree oil is all natural and has a whole heap of medical uses that aren’t widely know about; I had no clue! This oil doesn’t have a single …

Les petites surfaces du jour : Mini espace, maxis idées

Dans ce deux pièces de 53m², plusieurs bonnes idées sont source d’inspiration : l’ouverture de l’entrée sur la pièce principale, cette zone étant …

Why Google Banned A Privacy Tool Called 'Disconnect Mobile' From The Android App Store

Disconnect Mobile is a privacy tool that stops other apps from collecting data on users. In the five days it was available in Google's store, it was downloaded more than 5,000 times, reports the Wall Street Journal, which broke the news on the banned app.<p>The startup makes a similar app for iOS and …

Forget bedbugs, these bugs are more common—and more harmful

Bedbugs are making news again this summer, after showing up in at least a couple of high-profile places: the New York City subway system and United …

Luxury Home Theater

Wanted: a tinkerer’s charter

FOREIGNERS find it hard to believe that Americans—the most fiercely independent people on the planet—have not been allowed to tinker with their …

Sleep Test Will Tell You If You Need to Catch More Zs

Everyone can probably benefit from a few extra Zs at night, but is your lack of sleep at the level of sleep deprivation?<p>In a new video from YouTube …

10 essentials for a sweet home office life

More and more workers are staying home. In fact, the percentage of all workers who worked at least 1 day at home increased from 7 percent in 1997 to …

OMG, I Want This House: Brooklyn Heights (PHOTOS)

Dream Digs<p>Living in a shoe box doesn’t always have to be the case in New York City. The Middagh Street Townhouse, featured on onefinestay, is five …

Taxi booking app draws cabbies with incentives

Cabby Wong Hao Min has been earning up to $40 more each day since he hooked onto GrabTaxi three months ago, which brings his daily collection to more …

GrabTaxi Is A Taxi-Booking Service With a Unique Model in Asia

For many passengers in Southeast Asia, getting a taxi that is reliable and safe can be a challenge sometimes. Being overcharged is a common occurrence, while in some cities incidences could even escalate to crimes.<p>In steps GrabTaxi, essentially a taxi-booking app along the lines of popular …

What makes Jerusalem so holy?

<b>There are increasing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians in Jerusalem, the fate of which is one of the most contentious issues in the Israel-Arab conflict.</b><b>The BBC's Erica Chernofsky takes a closer look at why this city is so important to Christianity, Islam and Judaism, the three religions</b> …

Speed Reading - WSJ.com

How Fast Do You Read?<p>Press the play button below when you're ready to start the timer. You’ll be given an excerpt from a Wall Street Journal article to read. Hit the stop button when you’re done. See how your speed stacks up, then take a short quiz to test your comprehension. Once you’ve taken this …

Three 'Emerging' Jewelry Designers You Should Know

Babette Shennan, Stanislav Drokin and Rhyme & Reason are not household names in the luxury jewelry world. However, they may soon be more familiar to jewelry buyers after winning the Centurion Emerging Designer competition. For their effort, they received free exhibition space to present their work …

Fitbit Faces Class-Action Over Wristband Rash Complaints

A month after Fitbit issued a recall of its fitness-tracking bracelet following complaints of blisters and rashes, the startup now faces its first lawsuit.<p>The suit, filed this week in the Superior Court of California in the County of San Diego, is seeking class-action status and alleges the company …