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Pay what you want at a Paris hotel

Running until 10 August, a new initiative allows guests to stay the night, and decide afterwards how much they feel their stay was worth.<p>France ranks as the world’s most popular tourist destination, with around 33 million visitors coming to Paris annually. As such, demand for hotels – and prices – …

France

The Tuileries Garden in Paris

John F. Kennedy's Women

• <b>Author:</b> Michael O'Brien<p>After an initial honeymoon with historians, in recent years John F. Kennedy has been more carefully scrutinized. Michael O’Brien, who knows as much about Kennedy as any historian now writing, here takes a comprehensive look at the feature of Camelot that remained largely …

The Nazi Officer's Wife

• <b>Author:</b> Edith H. Beer & Susan Dworkin<p>#1 New York Times Bestseller<p>Edith Hahn was an outspoken young woman in Vienna when the Gestapo forced her into a ghetto and then into a slave labor camp. When she returned home months later, she knew she would become a hunted woman and went underground. With the …

Hitler's Furies

• <b>Author:</b> Wendy Lower<p>“Compelling . . . Lower brings to the forefront an unexplored aspect of the Holocaust.” —<i>Washington Post</i><p>In a surprising account that powerfully revises history, Wendy Lower uncovers the role of German women on the Nazi eastern front—not only as plunderers and direct witnesses, …

Weekend Hashtag Project: #WHPstraightfacades This weekend's Hashtag Project takes its inspiration from a new urban hashtag series catching on in the community: #straightfacades. In this series, Instagrammers take photos of the exterior walls—or facades—of a large building from straight on and crop out the building's edges. This angle results in a geometric, almost abstract photo made entirely out of walls and windows. Now it's your turn. The goal this weekend is to take your own creative facade photo. Some tips to get you started: This project is all about lines and patterns. Take time to make sure your lines are straight, even and parallel with the edges of the frame to master the effect. When possible, try to take your photo from a few floors up in a building across the street. This helps minimize street-level interruptions and lets you fill your frame with the wall you're shooting. Though it may seem like facades don't change, keep an eye on light and shadows. Between light reflecting off glass and shadows cast by windowsills and balconies, there can be a lot of variation throughout the day. Finally, with a strong grid as the basis for your photo, anything that breaks it becomes a focal point. Use this to your advantage as you shoot. PROJECT RULES: Please only add the #WHPstraightfacades hashtag to photos taken over this weekend and only submit your own photographs to the project. Any image taken then tagged over the weekend is eligible to be featured right here Monday morning! Featured photo by @nicanorgarcia

Three times a day, a train chugs through Ukraine's Tunnel of Love (Тунель Кохання) transporting wood to a nearby fiberboard factory. The train molds the surrounding trees into a natural tunnel with each pass through a three

Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …