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Never dust your home’s hard-to-reach nooks and crannies again, thanks to this simple hack

Being the busy lady you are, sometimes it’s just not feasible (or a priority, for that matter), to dust your entire home from top to …

Cleaning

Paris to Provence: 20 Stylish Family Room Ideas From Homes Around the World

There's no doubt that the way you decorate a home changes when you have children. Suddenly, that sharp-corner coffee table has to go, delicate glass …

Home Decorating

12 Design Commandments We Learned From Cool Scandinavian Homes

Scandinavians are to the interior design world what French girls are to fashion: They have a distinct, effortless sense of style that exudes cool. …

Home Decorating

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

If You Paint Your Front Door This Color, Your House Could Sell for $6,000 More

Thinking about starting—or finishing—some projects around the home this summer? Good call: It’s always a good idea to make some updates to increase …

Real Estate

9 Really Long Classic Novels You Should Finally Get Through This Summer

With nothing on the agenda but sun and fun, vacations offer the perfect time to read lengthy books you'd never get to tackle otherwise. On the list …

The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

Why You Should Visit the Colorful City of Lisbon, Portugal

There's a reason the history-rich city of Lisbon is growing in popularity. Full of exceptional culinary destinations, memorable sites and independent …

17 Enchanting Reasons Why Your Summer Travel Plans Should Include Seeing Germany

It's like stepping inside a storybook, you guys.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

The 48 Hour Guide To...Lisbon

The oldest city in Western Europe is suddenly the coolest spot to visit<p>If your Instagram account has already been infiltrated with sun-kissed pictures of yellow trams, blue-tiled buildings and cobbled streets you won't need convincing of the quaint beauty of Lisbon.<p>The city has been growing in …

10 Spectacular Projects In India That Are Nothing Short Of Engineering Marvels

We have a great heritage in architecture in design. And even after Independence, our advancement in engineering has been spectacular.These …

11 Collectible Books Worth A Ton Of Money That Might Be On Your Bookshelves Right Now

You've probably read articles about all those insanely expensive and incredibly rare, collectible books — like the highly covetable first edition of …

Books

The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …

You Need To Watch These 30 Indian Films That Lost The Oscars’ Race But Won Our Hearts Instead

Perhaps the only question worth asking anyone today is if <i>Shape Of Water</i> was indeed their personal choice for the Best Film at this year's Oscars. …

Visit a Country That Doesn't Exist

Travel<p>Here's why bold travelers should visit Transnistria, a mysterious land in limbo.<p>Imagine a normal country with borders, a democratically-elected government, sealed passports for the population, a president, and a flag flying—yet nobody recognizes its existence. Welcome to Transnistria.<p>A small …

Russian Military

8 quick and healthy recipes

On the hunt for healthy dinner ideas? We’ve pulled together eight of our favourite quick and healthy recipes – from fridge to table in half an hour …

Food

Brilliant Things To Do in January

New year, new list – here are the exhibitions, eateries, films and theatre productions not to miss this month<p>Exhibitions and Events<p><b>Tina Barney</b> …

England

25 Cities You Have to See at Christmastime

City skylines are sparkling with lights and decorations, and the magic of the holiday season is officially upon us. So the big question now becomes: …

Winners Of The 2017 Nat Geo Nature Photographer Of The Year Contest Will Take Your Breath Away

National Geographic has just announced the results of its prestigious 2017 Nature Photographer of the Year contest (2016 here), and the winning shots …

Christmas Side Dishes

Whether you're serving roast turkey, juicy prime rib or baked ham, we've got the best sidekicks for your Christmas meal — from traditional Yorkshire …

24 Children's Books That'll 100% Make You Cry

You definitely can't read these aloud without getting choked up.<p><b>We hope you love the products we recommend! Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales from the links on this page.</b>

Most Beautiful Sacred Sites That Every Traveler Must Visit Photos

One of the best things about design is that it has no boundaries. Never has this been more obvious, perhaps, than in the makeup of our most sacred sites. And while we may read from different scriptures and follow the words of another God, when we step foot into any house of worship, it’s hard not …

10 DIY Corner Shelf Ideas for Every Room of your Home

Who among us has not searched for ways in which we can maximize the space in our home without sacrificing on aesthetics and style! It is a common …

This Leadership Book Is One of the Most Critically Acclaimed Ever. Here's Why You Need to Reread It

The lessons learned from this book do not have an expiration date, and can travel with you along your leadership journey.<p>In my job, I spend a lot of time working with emerging leaders. Sometimes, they are leaders making a jump to a VP level role for the first time. Sometimes, I work with companies …

Leadership

10 decor ideas to give your home a modern and luxurious feel

Unless you have the resources to retain your own interior designer, it can be a trying process to decorate your home to get just the look you desire, …

Interior Design

Seven Serene Japanese Gardens to Visit

A new Phaidon-published tome explores the storied history of horticulture in Japan<p>Sophie Walker, not content with simply being known as the young …

6 European Destinations That Are Still Warm in December

Europe isn’t usually our first thought when we’re planning a December trip. The Caribbean, Asia, and really the whole Southern hemisphere usually …

I'm a Feng Shui Expert—These Are the Only Colors I Would Paint My Kitchen

The term "feng shui" usually conjures up images of furniture arrangements, but you can apply these ancient Chinese spatial laws to other aspects of …

The 21 best Indian restaurants in London

Dishoom, Soho<p>BEST INDIAN RESTAURANT FOR: Breakfast<br>DISH TO ORDER: The Big Bombay<p>First things first: expect a queue. And if you can stick it out, …

England

Almond and coconut pancakes with spiced plums recipe

These protein-rich pancakes are a great option if you eating gluten-free<p>These <b>pancakes</b> can be cooked by the dozen and frozen successfully. Almond and coconut flours provide a grain-free alternative, as per the principles of the <b>Gut Gastronomy Plan</b>, as well as minerals and vitamins for boosting …