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How to live like a Local in Paris

From seeking out vintage treasures at flea markets to finding the best places to drink France’s rarest spirits, Lonely Planet Local Catherine Le Nevez delves into the intoxicating world of her home city, Paris. She even has tips on how to best tackle the Eiffel Tower.<p><b>What I love about Paris...</b> is …

A Rome exhibit is displaying a group of recently-discovered Roman statues for the first time

It’s a truth universally acknowledged that in Italy you’re going to find ancient ruins and hidden treasures as soon as you start digging, be it to build a house or a sand castle. This is certainly true for the Lazio region and its capital Rome, the city that was once the centre of the known world. …

The 13 biggest mistakes tourists make when visiting Rome, according to locals

Chances are, if you're traveling to Rome, you're planning to visit popular attractions like the Colosseum, the Vatican, and the Trevi Fountain. While those are great, there are ways to see them without making the same common mistakes many first-timers to Rome make.<p>On a recent Quora thread, Roman …

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Greek Gods and Goddesses: A Primer | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Tony Valdes.</i><p>Greek mythology might sound like an obscure area of study, as if it is only relevant to wizened …

Here's Why Italy Should Be Your Next Budget Travel Destination

From the Roman Forum to the watery canals of Venice, Italy is one of the most iconic places for travelers to visit. Lovers throw coins into the Trevi fountain and backpackers hike Cinque Terra. Boasting Etruscan antiquities, Renaissance architecture, great techno clubs, a vibrant graffiti scene and …

23 incredible travel destinations you probably didn't know existed

Inspired by a Quora thread about the best unknown travel destinations, we've found 23 lesser-known gems around the globe.<p>From a stunning, hidden beach to one of the only places in the world where you can swim between two continents, here's your off-the-beaten-path bucket list.<p><i>Talia Avakian</i> …

20 mouthwatering desserts you need to try in Italy

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• Classic Italian desserts like cannoli are not to be missed.</b><b><br>• Italians also love their frozen treats: granita, Neapolitan, gelato, and tartufo to name a few.</b><b><br>• Around the holidays, sample zabaione and frutta di marotrana.</b><p>Visiting Italy might involve some sightseeing, but let's …

The brilliant way feminist philosopher Simone de Beauvoir outsmarted imposter syndrome

Even the brilliant can suffer from insecurity. In her 1958 autobiography <i>Memoirs of a Dutiful Daughter</i>, Simone de Beauvoir recalls an experience that filled her with biting self-doubt about her intellect. “I was… suddenly uncertain of my true capacity,” she writes.<p>Thankfully, Beauvoir refused to be …

The 49 best movies under 90 minutes long — and where to watch them

After all, you're a busy person, with many responsibilities! Maybe you've only got a short window, or maybe you're just trying to sneak in one more movie in a late-night marathon.<p><b>Whatever your motivation, here are a few dozen (relatively) brief films worth your limited time.</b>

100 under-the-radar places everyone should visit in the world

That's why we have compiled a comprehensive list of lesser-visited destinations, whether they are natural or man-made spectacles, hidden wonders, or points of breathtaking scenery.<p>From a Japanese island that doubles as an active volcano to a neon green lake in New Zealand, here are our top</i> …

10 beautiful photos that will make you want to hop on a plane to France

Photo-sharing app EyeEm recently collected from their members images of 10 of France's less-frequented spots — places that are just as tourist-worthy as the usual suspects.<p>From tucked-away urban vineyards to sand dunes, check out the suggestions below when planning your next trip to France.

The best Greek island for every kind of traveler

With some 6,000 islands within its borders, Greece has a lot to offer travelers of all stripes. Whether you're in search of wild parties, family-friendly activities, or just a place where you can relax and unwind, you're sure to be able to find it on one of Greece's stunning islands.<p>While each …

Cosmology, God And Why 'The Big Picture' Needs To Be Bigger

I’ll apologize in advance for a long review. And it’s a long review because Sean Carroll’s <i>The Big Picture</i> is an important book that needs to be read by a much wider audience than popular science aficionados. But let me start with a short historical prologue:<p>Back in the 12th century, a trickle of …

Why Doesn't Our Universe Have Magnetic Monopoles?

When you talk about the fundamental forces in the universe, there are only four different types: the gravitational force, the electromagnetic force and the strong and weak nuclear forces. What causes these forces to exist? In each case, there’s an underlying, fundamental property of matter that …

A sommelier explains why it's nearly impossible to find good, cheap wine from Italy or France

Jörn Kleinhans, owner of The Sommelier Company, told Business Insider that it's very possible to find a high quality wine at a low price point. However, you have to know where to look — and it's not France of Italy.<p>"While blind tastings of hobby drinkers have been inconclusive, trained sommeliers …

With The Next Season 'Game Of Thrones' A Year Away, Here Are Some Anime And Manga To Fill The Gap

Following the amazing finale for season six of <i>Game of Thrones</i> we now have yearlong wait for the next season, so what anime and manga can help you feed your craving for epic fantasy.<p>In some ways, anime and manga took to epic fantasy before much of the West did in terms of film and television. While …

100 under-the-radar places everyone should visit in Europe

Did you know there is a Greek island where you can climb inside of an active volcano? Or a natural cave in Croatia that is so blue it looks fake?<p>Probably not. That is why we have compiled a comprehensive list of such little-known yet spectacular places worth visiting in Europe.<p>From quiet cities and …

We Used To Sleep In 2 Segments Every Night Until Electricity Was Invented

Via Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep:<p>...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight. This was the first sleep that kept …

Latin Words and Phrases Every Man Should Know | The Art of Manliness

What do great men like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Theodore Roosevelt all have in common?<p>They all were proficient in Latin.<p>From the …

20 Must-See Wall Street Movies That Will Make You Wish The Market Was Open Today

That doesn't mean you can't get a little Wall Street in your day, though. Why not kick back on the couch and watch one of these Wall Street movies.<p>You'll definitely enjoy yourself, and you might even learn something.