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Anthony Bourdain on Food and Travel in Africa

With the September 28 launch of <i>Parts Unknown</i> series four on CNN, TV personality and chef Anthony Bourdain takes time out to talk to us about his unforgettable experience of filming in Tanzania and Zanzibar.<p><b>What drew you to film an episode of Parts Unknown in Tanzania and Zanzibar?</b><p>We've made shows …

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Before & After: IKEA Hack Renders KURA Bed Unrecognizable...and Amazing

IKEA's KURA bed is meant to be flexible — the structure is reversible and the mattress can either be put on the bottom or on top as a loft bed. But …

A Renter's Life in London: The Inside Scoop

London is a city with so many vibrant neighborhoods that there is one for every type of personality. I moved to London four years ago with no clue as …

Christian in Sudan sentenced to death for faith; 'I'm just praying,' husband says

Hours after a Sudanese court sentenced his pregnant wife to death when she refused to recant her Christian faith, her husband told CNN he feels helpless.<p>"I'm so frustrated. I don't know what to do," Daniel Wani told CNN on Thursday. "I'm just praying."<p>This week a Khartoum court convicted his wife, …

Want Success? Surround Yourself With People Who Challenge Your Thinking

Are you feeling uninspired and stuck? Perhaps it's the people around you. Here are five ways to get people to challenge and inspire you to success.<p>It's nice to have people around who support you and are of like mind. Agreeable people boost your confidence and allow a certain level of relaxation. …

Leadership

An Illustrated Taxonomy of City Bikes and Cyclist Archetypes

<i>“A poem compresses much in a small space and adds music, thus heightening its meaning,”</i> E.B. White wrote in his timeless love letter to New York. <i>“The city is like poetry: it compresses all life, all races and breeds, into a small island and adds music and the accompaniment of internal engines.”</i> And …

London and the U.K. From Above

Photographer Jason Hawkes has been making fascinating aerial images since 1991. With a gyro-stabilized camera, he takes photos directly from the open door of a helicopter. Hawkes has covered subjects around the world, but specializes in aerial shots of the United Kingdom. Once more, he's been kind …

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

7 Perfectly-Scored Wes Anderson Scenes

Love’s “Alone Again Or” From ‘Bottle Rocket’<p>"Around the time that Wes was finishing the <i>Bottle Rocket</i> short in 1992, we shared a mutual friend who …

David Bowie

The Truth About 'The Most Interesting Man In The World'

For over 40 years, Jonathan Goldsmith worked as a journeyman actor with hundreds of IMDB credits to his name.<p>In 2006, he booked the role of a lifetime: the spokesperson for a Dos Equis beer campaign that soon made him known to millions as "The Most Interesting Man In The World."<p>Goldsmith lived and …

Gorgeous Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Skiing

As a devotee of winter sports, both as a lifelong practitioner and an Olympic spectator, and lover of vintage graphic design, especially mid-century travel posters, I was delighted to chance upon <b>The Art of Skiing: Vintage Posters from the Golden Age of Winter Sport</b> (<i>public library</i>) — a remarkable …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

Who was the real St Patrick?

The details of St Patrick’s life remain murky – but tracking his legendary footsteps across Ireland is both peaceful and spectacular.<p>Those who wish to pay homage to St Patrick on 17 March could attend a parade, don an outlandish green costume or swig a pint (or several – twice as much Guinness …

20 Greatest Duos of All Time

20. The Black Keys<p>Destined for duality when the other members of their new band were no-shows to their first rehearsal in 2001, singer-guitarist Dan …

Music

Would a united Manchester create a super city to rival Chicago?

With about 2.8 million people, Chicago and Greater Manchester have approximately the same population. The former is one of the world's leading cities, with world class public institutions, leading edge industries and a heavyweight political reputation. Much as I love my native city, Manchester …

Will Morrissey perform at Manchester Castlefield bowl?

Is Morrissey planning a homecoming concert this July? Though organisers have issued a denial, James guitarist Larry Gott indicated yesterday that Morrissey will be performing alongside his band, Pixies and the National at a new Manchester festival.<p>Gott made the remarks during a BBC 6 Music session …

Seeing Key West on a budget

No matter how many tips you read or how much planning you do, there is no way Key West will end up being a cheap vacation.<p>Hotels there are pricey; …

9 Simple Tips to Pack Your Life Into Just One Suitcase — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p><i>One suitcase.</i> The thought alone gives me anxiety.<p>As a girl in my mid-twenties, packing all …

Clothing

10 Reasons Women Need to Solo Travel

In August 2007, I sent myself to Edinburgh, Scotland as a graduation (I graduated with a Master of Science, Management degree) and birthday gift. This wasn't my first time to Edinburgh, but it was my first time as a solo traveler. Was I nervous? Yes, I was. And it surprised me.<p>I stayed in a hostel, …

The 10 Best Islands In The US

"There is something transporting about an island vacation, and these Travelers' Choice Islands winners will help travelers find their next escape," TripAdvisor's chief marketing officer Barbara Messing said in a statement.<p>The site ranked islands based on the quality and quantity of the most …

50 things you probably didn’t know about the 50 states

A few years back I took a month-long train trip around the United States. After an unsettling experience, where a slightly unhinged woman sitting …

Sandra’s Ghent

It’s time for another guest appearance from our friends at <b>Spotted by Locals!</b><p><b>Sandra de Lobel</b> moved to Ghent to study and fell in love. She’s currently renting an old but cozy apartment near the city center and loves living where everything is in arm’s reach. Check out Sandra’s insider tips for what …

The Ghent Altarpiece: the truth about the most stolen artwork of all time

Just about everything bad that could happen to a painting has happened to Hubert and Jan van Eyck's Adoration of the Mystic Lamb (also known as the Ghent Altarpiece). It's almost been destroyed in a fire, was nearly burned by rioting Calvinists, it's been forged, pillaged, dismembered, censored, …

Adventures of a LEGO Photographer Taken with an iPhone

Just about everybody loves LEGOS. The building blocks are great inspiration for a life-sized Star Wars X-Wing Starfighter replica; they inspire hilarious poster illustrations; and, recently, they have been fun to watch in animation at the movie theater.<p>Photographer Andrew Whyte has found a new way …

Average UK house price rose 8.4% in 2013 after December surge

The average price of a British home increased by 8.4% in 2013 after an end-of-year surge which saw £40 a day added to the typical value, according to Nationwide building society.<p>A typical home ended the year worth £175,826 after increasing in value by 1.4% in December – the largest monthly rise …