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Kerry on Ukraine: Solution is tough, but situation better than yesterday

Foreign ministers from around the world didn't strike a deal over the Ukraine crisis Wednesday, but U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said they agreed on one key thing: They'd rather talk than fight.<p>"All parties agreed today that it is important to try to resolve these issues through dialogue," …

10 DVDs for the Cinephile In Your Life - PAPER

All I ever want for Christmas are not my two front teeth, but a stocking stuffed with Blu-rays and DVDs. Here are some suggestions for possible gifts for the cinephiles in your life:<p><i>James Dean: Ultimate Collector's Edition</i> <b>(Warner Brothers). $72.49.</b><br>A stunning box with remastered Blu-rays of the …

Where to Get Your Favorite Holiday Drinks

Holiday traditions abound in the United States, and, during the months of November and December especially, they influence everything from our music to our food. They even influence what we drink.<p>Festive drinks have been around for centuries. For hundreds of years people in different cultures …

Around the World in Seven Years: Paul Salopek | National Geographic

The Ultimate Bucket List As Completed In 255 Days

Everyone has a bucket list. From the most mundane to the craziest to the budget and age-specific , creating and editing the places you want (nay, <i>need</i>) to see is a favorite past time for travelers and regular joes alike.<p>So English home exchange site lovehomeswap put together what they claim is the …

Crater Burning for Over 40 Years is a "Door to Hell"

<i>Door to Hell</i> is an aptly named natural gas field in the Karakum Desert of Darweze, Turkmenistan that has been burning for over forty years. The flaming crater was originally a level surface identified by Soviet scientists in 1971 as an area rich in gas resources. Unfortunately, the ground collapsed …

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6 Bizarre Dining Experiences Around The World

The experienced traveler does not fear trying new foods, however weird they may be. But when it comes to crazy dining experiences, even the most worldly eater will find these restaurants bizarre.<p>From dining high up in the sky to submerged below water, check out these six restaurants that offer …

Top 10 National Dishes

Most countries have a favorite or national dish. Popular with residents and forming part of a country’s identity, they are an essential experience for visitors.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Hamburgers, U.S.</b><br>Although the origins of the hamburger are disputed, there is no …

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The 10 Greatest Books Ever, According to 125 Top Authors (Download Them for Free)

Earlier this month, we highlighted The 10 Greatest Films of All Time According to 846 Film Critics. Featuring films by Hitchcock, Kubrick, Welles and …

Skiing on icebergs in Antarctica – in pictures

Daredevil Chris Davenport climbed a 60ft iceberg in the Antarctic – and then skied down it, coming perilously close to taking a dip in the icy waters below. Photographer Greg Von Doersten captured the moment from a nearby zodiac. The team also took on giant peaks and mountains in the remote area

Canada's 50 best employers (2013) from Maclean's

The best incentives, perks and groundbreaking initiatives inside Canada’s top employers<p>The Best Employers list, compiled by Aon Hewitt, a global HR …

Are Schools Snack-Shaming Children?

Is your kid packin'?<p>Schools across the city already attempt to keep out a myriad of dangerous items including weapons, peanut butter and literary …

Middle School

6 Halloween traditions that only exist in North America

Most Americans know Halloween as the time for trick-or-treating, caramel apples, and crazy costumes. In Europe? Halloween is that night you sit down …

6 of the most extreme Halloween attractions in the US

AS FAR AS crybabies go, I’m the biggest one I know.<p>I have issues walking my dog at night if someone so much as mentions the Mothman, I dropped nachos …

Alien Planet Count Passes a Thousand

Number of confirmed exoplanets soars past milestone.<p><b>The grand tally of planets we now know exist beyond our solar system—also known as exoplanets—has climbed past a thousand, according to the online Extrasolar Planets Encyclopaedia.</b><p>After just two decades of hunting, this symbolic milestone was …

If you want change, stop voting (according to Russell Brand)

I SWEAR, lack of imagination is going to kill us all. In this recent interview with the BBC’s Jeremy Paxman, Russell Brand presents the most …

Russell Brand

Toyama Bay, Japan. Via 15 places to see bioluminescence: http://bit.ly/18AJzyV

5 Must-Have In-Flight Beauty Products

No matter where you’re headed, helping your skin look good is just as important as the clothes you pack. If photoshopping vacation photos isn’t your …

Rick Steves' Radio Gets the Gold

This year the Society of American Travel Writers recognized my public radio show <i>Travel with Rick Steves</i> with a prestigious Lowell Thomas Award Gold Medal. While perhaps not as well-known as my guidebooks and television show, my weekly radio show is one of my favorite endeavors. Rather than being …

United Airlines Just Got Slapped With A Record $1.1 Million Fine For Leaving People Stuck In Planes

Amid severe thunderstorms on July 13, 2012, the carrier left passengers at Chicago's O'Hare Airport in 13 planes on the tarmac for more than three hours.<p>According to the DOT, the planes exceeded by three-hour limit by as little as two minutes and as much as 77 minutes.<p>The DOT's Aviation Enforcement …

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10 Free Things Hotels Provide (in Case You Forgot)

On a business trip several years ago, I checked into my hotel only to realize I had left my entire bag of toiletries at home. After frantically searching the area for a late-night drugstore, I eventually paid a pretty penny at a bodega for a handful of overpriced, off-brand bottles. When I returned …

Packing Tips From Fashion Editors

We're forever mystified by travelers who manage to pull together effortlessly chic ensembles absent a legion of heavy luggage. What's their secret? How do they fit so much style into a sleek little 20-inch carry-on bag? To find out, we asked some of the most well-dressed (and well-traveled) people …

A Game Of Thrones Travel Guide To Get You Through The Wait

We know. We know.<p>We’re all patiently waiting for the next season to start. What’s next after Season 3’s all too traumatizing Red wedding and the unquestionable winter that’s coming to Westeros?<p>With the premiere scheduled for spring of next year (yes, <i>that</i> long), there’s no better way to get our fill …

The cause of America’s $17 trillion debt comes down to this one thing

In a nutshell, Dr. Keith Chen, a Yale economics professor, argues languages that use a special construction to form the future tense create more of a …

Language

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Forget the Med: five stunning stretches of coast in northern Europe

Travellers flock to the Mediterranean shores of Italy, France and Spain, but for deliciously different places to dip your toes, look a little further north on your map of Europe. You’ll need a sweater if you visit outside the summer, but the views, dunes and magical history are worth a slightly …

Top 10 Ghost Towns

With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities.<p><i>Here’s a look at our top ten from around the world:</i><p><b>1. St. Elmo, Colorado</b><p>Once a booming mining town and trading post along railroad …