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With Lent almost over, here's why most religions fast

<b>(CNN) —</b> If you've been fighting off urges to reach for chocolate, alcohol or anything else you've given up for the last several weeks, take solace that -- for many practicing Christians -- this is the home stretch.<p>Easter is right around the corner, and the end of Lent abstinence and fasting is in …

CNN

Report suggests Russia, Syria deliberately targeted civilian areas of Aleppo

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new report suggests that Russia and Syria deliberately targeted civilian-populated areas of Aleppo, including hospitals, in their joint aerial bombing campaign.<p>Evidence presented in the report, released on Monday by the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based policy research center, …

Middle East

What Happened When I Tried to Dress to Avoid Catcalls

I am walking down the street, covered head-to-toe in modest clothing. I wonder if my conservative attire will protect me from the catcalls, the …

10 Hotels With Unbelievable Views

<i>By Ayesha Khan for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(Photo: Jade Mountain)</i><p><b>Jade Mountain, St. Lucia</b><p>Architect and hotelier Nick Troubetzkoy eliminated the fourth wall from every room at this Caribbean paradise so guests can enjoy the picture-perfect views of the Petit and Gros Piton mountains, which are …

This Moroccan City Is Completely Covered in Ethereal Blue Paint

Chefchaouen is the stuff of dreams — but it's real.<p>As people who love color, we're always looking out for rooms that employ vibrant decor. But entire cities that embrace our love of saturated hues? Now you've got us excited.<p>Chefchaouen is a town in northwest Morocco that is best known for its …

15 Of The Most Exotic Beaches In The World

From colored sand to hidden caves, here are 15 of the most exotic beaches all around the world.<p>1. Honopu Beach - Kauai, Hawaii<p>If you want to get to this beach, you've got to work for it. You can't hike, boat or drive - swimming from an offshore boat is the only means of access.<p>photo: Jason …

Daily Inspiration #2101

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be totally illegal today

One of the most interesting ways to utilize drone technology is photography. Photographer Amos Chapple knows this better than most. As soon as consumer drones came on the market, Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing one and learning how to fly it, he began traveling the globe, photographing …

Drones

51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …

Breakfast

11 Best-Selling Beauty & Makeup Products That Are Worth The Investment

In the world of makeup, universally flattering is a nearly impossible feat. Considering variations in complexion, facial features, and personal style, pleasing everyone is almost never in the cards. Which is why it’s so shocking when a beauty product manages to earn cult status, making itself …

Makeup

2015 European Capitals of Culture embark on year of special events

If you're going to Europe this year in search of places showing off their cultural side, consider visiting Mons, Belgium, and Pilsen, Czech Republic. The two cities share the title 2015 European Capitals of Culture, which means you can count on seeing original art, music and theater events …

European Travel

Xinjiang: Has China's crackdown on 'terrorism' worked?

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1135000/1135017_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518163952_c9e5cb84eae9feceeb09c86cefa00d12<p><b>"Kashgar is not stable."</b><p>The words of a paramilitary police officer as he marched past me under the statue of Chairman Mao in China's westernmost …

Tiananmen Square

Heavenly Photographs of Dubai Skyscrapers Poking Through a Sea of Clouds

The city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates is known for its impressive skyline, which features the world’s tallest building. Every so often, the …

The Captivating Beauty of Libraries Around the World

New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series <i>House of Books</i>. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of …

France

Paris By Neighborhood

Louvre museum (Photo Credit: Flickr/Problemkind)<p>If you want your kids to understand the layout of the French capital, try this visualisation exercise: Start at the center with the first district and imagine a snail as you go around -- it's not easy but it does make some sort of sense! Paris' …

Middle East

Dazzling Installations at the 2014 Festival of Lights in Lyon

From December 5-8 earlier this month, the city of Lyon in France was illuminated by dazzling light displays for the 2014 Fte des Lumires (Festival of Lights). Continuing the annual tradition that dates back over a century, 4 million visitors flocked to Lyon to marvel at the luminous outdoor art …

France