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6 Photoshop Tools Every Newbie Should Learn

In the days before digital imaging, if you truly wanted to elevate your photography to the level of art, you learned how to process your images in …

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Italian Christmas Cookie Recipes

You might think America has a lock on Christmas cookies, but Italy makes a strong showing with beautifully crumbly, buttery confections. This year, …

13 Things Every Tea Drinker Needs to Know

For instance, adding milk can help keep your teeth white.<p>There's always more to learn (and love) about the world's most widely consumed beverage.

12 Tips That Will Take Your Travel Photography To The Next Level

Read on HuffPost Spain<p><b>1. Don't obsess over your equipment</b><p>Have you ever thought that your photos would be better if you had more expensive, high-end equipment? Have you fallen into the trap of assuming that your camera is not good enough because your pictures don't seem to say anything?<p>Your …

20 Unusual Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

We've all got one, or a few, wanderers in our holiday shopping list. And sometimes, finding the perfect gift can be a little hard, especially since they have already been all over the world and have something to represent every place they've set foot in. Since we don't want you to go into full …

9 plekken die je móet zien voordat ze voorgoed veranderen

Nu nog naar Cuba<p>Een opvallende in dit rijtje is bijvoorbeeld Cuba en met name hoofdstad Havana. Nu de VS en Cuba weer wat vriendschappelijker met …

Want to be more charismatic? Science finds out how

It doesn't matter how smart you are - as long as you're quick<p>Want people to think you're charismatic? Then think fast - and don't worry too much about accuracy.<p>According to a new study by researchers at the University of Queensland, an ability to think, and act, quickly plays a vital part in …

7 Healthy Cookies You Should Definitely Eat for Breakfast

With holiday baking in full swing, it's hard to avoid sneaking a cookie for breakfast from time to time. That's totally acceptable this time of year, …

Father Hilariously Shares the Reasons Why His Son is Crying

“I wouldn't let him drink bath water.”<p>Greg Pembroke, a 32-year-old father of two boys under the age of 4, has seen his share of temper tantrums and decided to share his fatherhood experiences through a single topic blog called <i>Reasons My Son is Crying</i>. What began as simply posting pictures on …

Up Close and Personal (11 Stunning Animal Portraits)

Danish photographer Morten Koldby has taken the most impressive animal portraits I have ever seen! Staring at us straight in the face, from point-blank range, these wild animals look as if they're demonstrating a wide range of emotions.<p>Kolby captures a unique perspective and by doing so gives us a …

Photographer Captures People's Reactions When Told They Are Beautiful

What's your response when you're told that you're beautiful? Eighteen year-old photographer and student, Shea Glover, decided to "film what I thought …

Expressive Dog Portraits Capture the Soulful Essence of Man's Best Friend

While many pet photographers take portraits highlighting the outer beauty of canine companions, photographer Anne Geier captures something a little more—the intangible essence of man's best friend. She also showcases the grace of a canine's soul. Amidst the enchanting, Austrian wilderness, the …

Five Common Digital Photography Mistakes and How to Fix Them

Learn how to avoid common photo pitfalls like red-eye and blur, and take better pictures with your digital camera.<p>Problem: Lackluster …

Touring Venice's wetlands: a very different kettle of fish

An hour from Venice lies a land of canals and deltas, dotted with fishing villages and trattorias, offering our writer an authentic taste of the lagoon. Plus five hidden trattorias along the Adriatic<p>As the plane begins its descent to Venice's Marco Polo airport, like most of the passengers, I'm …

Venice guide: free attractions and things to do

These recommendations, and hundreds more, can be found in the <b>free Telegraph Travel Guides app</b>. The app features expert guides to destinations including Paris, Rome, Venice, New York and Amsterdam.<p><b>Arsenale</b><p>The Serene Republic's shipyard, or Arsenale, occupies a large swathe of eastern Venice. Founded …

Venice city guide: a day in Dorsoduro

Photograph: Sarah Lee/Venice<p>Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice. Photograph: Sarah Lee/Venice<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/7/4/1404481973188/287b840f-0d1d-40b4-8ee7-0df0405e5261-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Sarah Lee/Venice<p>Gallerie dell'Accademia in Venice. …

Chef and writer Enrica Rocca on Venice

For the founder of the renowned L’Express cooking school, Venice still has amazing local food and peace and quiet; you just have to know where to look<p><b>Venice in winter is a different city</b> – there are fewer people, you don’t have to queue, the light is amazing, and you get these atmospheric mists. …

Top 10: characterful Venice hotels

An insider's guide to the most characterful hotels in Venice, including the best hotels for chic suites, striking décor, beautiful gardens and quirky art collections, in locations near the Grand Canal and St Mark's Square.<p>Hotel Metropole<p>Venice, Veneto, Italy<p>8 Telegraph expert rating<p>The …

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Where the Locals Eat in Venice, Italy

When it comes to Italian cuisine, Venice often gets a bad rap. However, if you stick to where the locals eat, you'll find plenty of delicious food finds.<p>Time and time again, Venice gets a bad rap for food. The problem isn’t the city itself, but expectations from visitors who come looking for …

Italy Beyond the Bucket List

You’ve gondola-ed Venice, bicycled Tuscany, shopped Milan, art-walked Florence, and climbed the hills of Rome—that’s pretty much it for Italy, right?<p>Not by a long shot. Just look at the map. Italy’s a boot, not a shoe, and there are lots of treasures to be discovered down around the ankle and heel, …

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Secret Venice: guide to the city's best campi, or squares

The Adriatic is hardly the fiercest of seas. Its tidal currents flow lazily and, in winter, lugubriously along <b>Venice</b>'s Grand Canal and its profuse tributaries, those labyrinthine streets famously full of water. Even during rush hour when the city’s residents are on the move in waltzing fleets of …

Best Restaurants for Budget Travelers in VENICE

Sure, the city of canals is filled with fancy, creative, and unique restaurants. Translation? Watch your wallet! Here, the author of the best-selling …

My Venice

I was born in Venice in the first summer of the 1970s. But four summers later, my family decided to join the ebb tide of our <i>concittadini</i> withdrawing …

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Venice, Italy by Per Y. Lidvall - Facts about Italy: Area: sq km. A long, mountainous peninsula that dominates the central Mediterranean Sea. Also …

Venice, an all year round destination? Definitely, in every season!

I remember like it was yesterday my first trip to Venice: I was only seven years old, and with the whole family on board our legendary Fiat 127, we …

Sweet Crêpe Recipes

From Jaques Pepin's Crêpes Suzette to Francis Mallmann's dulce de leche version, here are the best recipes for sweet crêpes.