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Buyer beware: 10 common travel scams

While you’re often safer overseas than you are in your hometown, a few scams seem to pop up all over the world. Repeat the mantra: if it looks too good to be true, it must be too good to be true…<p><b>1. Fake police</b><p>Sometimes also the real police, they’ll demand to see your passport and find something …

The Longest Flights in the World

Though Singapore Air's 18-hour nonstop flight from Newark to Singapore was suspended last year, there are still plenty of ultra-long flights to choose from. Here are ten of the world's longest flights, all with a minimum flying time of 16 hours or distance of at least 8,000 miles.<p>By Barbara …

The Best Time To Book A Plane Ticket, According To New Study

Finally, there’s a scientific answer to that magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest.<p>The answer? Are you ready? Are you reeeally ready?<p>Fifty-four days before takeoff is, on average, when domestic airline tickets are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t …

Can you move the kitty? Catbook

'This cat is not for sale! She is 18 years old and has decided she wants to live in the window.' She won. We lost! Catbook

As I Lay Dying singer pleads guilty to trying to hire hitman to kill wife

Tim Lambesis, the frontman of Grammy-nominated metalcore band As I Lay Dying, has pleaded guilty to charges that he tried to hire a hitman to kill his wife. He faces up to nine years in jail.<p>Lambesis's wife, Meggan, filed for divorce in September 2012, claiming in the divorce documents that …

The Top 10 Absolute Worst Places to Drive in the World

Ever been stuck in one of those blindingly hot, summer traffic jams on the New Jersey turnpike? How many games of "20 Questions" did you get through with your passengers (hopefully you had at least one) before you thought that you might abandon your vehicle in the middle of the road? Well next time …

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Fasten your seat belt, cause shit is about to get real

This is how Batman would look in real life

A team of weaponry gurus and researchers (including a <i>LOTR</i> and <i>Hobbit</i> armor specialist) has designed what can only be described as Batman's perfect …

Stonehenge Rock Source Identified

Scientists have found the exact source of Stonehenge's smaller bluestones, new research suggests.<p>The stones' rock composition revealed they come from …

Why Telegram has become the hottest messaging app in the world

Secret messages and advanced cryptography pose a challenge to WhatsApp<p>When WhatsApp went down for four hours this weekend, nearly 5 million people signed up for messaging service Telegram. The app skyrocketed to the top of the App Store charts, and is now the top free app in 46 countries from …

Articles about 8 pendants and how hang em on Dwell.com - Dwell

Take a look into the unique process.<p>Check out this list of furnishings and accoutrements for the beach, backyard, campground, and beyond.<p>A cartoon created by the Dublin City Council aims to get kids to question and shape their environment.<p>A year and a half ago, three Danish powerhouse …

13 Fresh Kitchen Trends in 2014 You Must See

The kitchen industry is seeing a shift away from the almighty all white kitchen trend which has swept the industry over the past couple of years and …

Budget airlines: getting your money's worth

Budget airlines. Low-cost carriers. Whatever you want to call them, these no-frills airlines are appealing for the most basic of reasons: wallet-friendly prices and an incredibly extensive and diverse set of flight routes. But really, do you get what you pay for?<p>The bad bits: things we love to …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

DIY Built-In Book Case

It doesn't take an avid reader long to accumulate a large library of books. If you're tired of digging through stacks of books in your closets and …

Harvest Wide Chest

<b>EQ3</b> is mad about modern design. A destination for pieces by Herman Miller, Vitra, and other iconic brands, the Canadian-based retailer even produces its own collection of <b>classic, clean-lined furniture.</b> Inspired by the countryside, the <b>Harvest Wide Chest</b> eschews unnecessary details in favor of …

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