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23 Stress Hacks That Will Actually Change Your Life

Easy, breezy, life-changing.

5 Smart Home Companies to Watch in 2014

If 2013 was the year smart home became sexy again, 2014 is the year it will go mass market.<p>And while service providers with managed home services are a big part of why smart home is reaching a wider audience, here are some other interesting companies helping to lead the charge in 2014.<p><b>Revolv</b><p>A few …

21 Ways to Get Healthier & Happier (Right Now).

You aren’t just a body; we are all made up of a body, a mind and a spirit and to be truly healthy, all three parts have to be well and in …

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The Myths of Meditation | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we look at the peaceful monks sitting in meditation we likely have some interesting opinions about what it is that they are actually doing. We …

MoB | Lesser-Known Cuts of Beef

You know the rib-eye, T-bone, porterhouse and NY strip, but how about the tri-tip, bavette or flat-iron? Expanding your repertoire of steak choices …

New York City's top shopping strips

<i>This is an excerpt from the Shopping chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>New York City</i> <i>guide.</i><p>To the question ‘Where do I shop?’, NYC answers ‘How much you got?’ Well-funded shoppers head to Midtown’s Fifth Ave and the Upper East Side’s Madison Ave. SoHo has high-end boutiques stocking the wares of …

Traveler Tips and Articles - Traveler Tips and ArticlesTraveler Tips and Articles

<b>Steve Waters</b> Lonely Planet author<p>Leave the bright lights and tourist delights of Esfahan and Shiraz far behind to track down these astonishing millennia-old relics among the dusty wilds of ancient Persia. From snow-tipped northern crags to scorching southern deserts, you’ll traverse eroded volcanic …

Three of Europe's Most Hedonistic Cities: Part 3 - Paris

<b>Just back from Paris...</b><p><i>Part 3 of a 3 part series</i><p>Paris brings us back again and again, season after season. After covering all of the basics sites and cultural meccas, grand avenues to stroll... finding the lesser-known and in some cases low-key spots makes the city of lights that much more …

The 20 Best New Bars of 2013 (Photos)

Drink Up!<p>Check out the 20 hottest new bars around the world—and the tasty concoctions they’re whipping up.<p>06.30.13 4:45 AM ET

Can't Miss Things to Do in Florence This Summer

Those visiting Florence, whether for a brief sojourn or extended stay, have myriad options and ways to make their weekend here as exciting and culturally enriching as possible. Things to do in Florence range from outdoor sightseeing and dining to indoor nighttime events and more. While certain …

The Best Bars in Paris for Going Solo

Photo: Courtesy of Legrand Filles et Fils<p><i>Fathom contributor Celine Kagan gives us four great bars to check out if you're in Paris alone.</i><p>PARIS – Not in the mood for yet another romantic dinner for two? Traveling solo and tired of watching the waiter clear away the table setting across from you? …

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

Labor Action Closes Eiffel Tower - Vagabondish

A strike at Paris’ most famous landmark has shut The Eiffel Tower. The labor action began June 25th after talks broke down between the union …

Paris Opens Pedestrian-Only Stretch of the Left Bank

If you thought drinking wine along the Seine was fun, how about a private party in a teepee? Thanks to a plan initiated by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe of …

Paris, France travel woes continue with worker strike at Eiffel Tower

France’s most recognizable monument, the Eiffel Tower, has been shut down because of a strike.<p>The company that manages the tower says the CGT union, …

A Local Shares Her Favorite Places To Eat, Drink, And Play In Paris

<b>On your first day here, seeing this is a must:</b> If you are a Paris Virgin (never been before) I recommend hopping on a segway, via Segway Tours of Paris and taking their three-hour tour. You'll cover some of the key sights in central Paris such as Invalides and the Eiffel Tower, Place de la Concorde …

Europe's 10 Strangest Tourist Attractions

Does just the thought of standing in long lines for Europe's biggest attractions this summer make you sweat? Ditch the crowds and send a chill down your spine instead by visiting Europe's 10 strangest tourist attractions. You'll be grateful for sunshine and safety in numbers after checking out some …

The world's most unusual beaches

Candy sands, disappearing waves, transformed trolls - if life's a beach, these are its strangest days. These 10 beaches from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Sights</i> might not all be swimmable, but they are all extraordinary.<p>1. Bowling Ball Beach, California<p>Compared to green sand or vanishing tides, …

What Not to Do in Paris

Everyone asks what there is to do in Paris, but no one seems to ask what <b>not</b> to do. Here's some solid advice for all visitors to Paris, whether it's your first or your 51st time in the City of Light.<p><b>DO NOT be scared to bust out your high school French</b><p>A lot of Parisians speak a little bit of English, …

Italy's Dizzy Amalfi Coast

There's something about Italy's Amalfi Coast that makes people put up with horrible traffic, high prices, and having to climb up and down every time you want to get somewhere. And yet, it's been attracting holiday-goers for centuries.<p>With each visit to Sorrento, I book my favorite taxi driver, …

A guide to the eateries of France

There's a vast number of eateries in France. Most have defined roles, though some definitions are becoming a bit blurred. Here's a quick guide:<p>Auberge<p>An <i>auberge</i> (inn), which may also appear as an <i>auberge de campagne</i> or <i>auberge du terroir</i> (country inn), is usually attached to a rural B&B or small hotel …

Naples Food: It's More than Pizza (Though That's Good, Too)

Sure, some of Naples' best food might be pizza. But there's more to nosh on in town, including baked goods from pastry shops and seafood pastas at Italian restaurants.

Eat, Pray, Love your way through Italy

More than six million people have read <i>Eat Pray Love</i>, Elizabeth Gilbert's account of her year-long trip through Italy, India and Bali. But seriously, how did she ever make it past eating in Italy?<p>After sampling Rome's gelato, departures require serious discipline – plus maybe some non-refundable …

Beyond the city – unmissable trips out of town

In the rush to see the great sights of Europe’s big cities we can sometimes forget the delights of the hinterland. Often, all it takes is a short bus or train ride to reach lesser-known gems that you may have all to yourself. Here are six to get you started. Feel free to add your own …

10 Italian Villages for a Perfect Summer Escape

For years, Italy has ranked among the top summer destinations for American travelers, an unsurprising feat given the country's historical legacy, renowned cuisine, breathtaking heartland, and award-winning wines. To get a true taste of the essence of Italy, many travelers take to the countryside to …