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Starter Kit to Chile

Chile is full of surprises. I should know. I was one of the hosts of "Confessions of a Travel Writer" on the Travel Channel, and we filmed in Chile …

The 21 Best Sushi Spots in America

Pick up your chopsticks, tuck in your napkin, and slurp down our picks for the best sushi spots across America.<p>By: Kevin Alexander and Liz Childers<p>Sushi. It's what for dinner. And lunch, especially if you're in a rush at Whole Foods. But who in this great land of ours makes the best sushi? The …

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11 Reasons Sonoma Is The California Gem You Need To Visit

Let's be honest: When we travel, we're usually in it for the food... and drink. And there's nowhere we'd rather celebrate both (plus some stellar nature!) than in Sonoma County, California's pocket of wine-filled bliss on the northern coast.<p>We know what you're thinking: <i>Isn't Napa the king of wine</i> …

Wineries

The Story Of The Roma, Europe’s Most Discriminated Group

Throughout history, fascination with the Romani Gypsies has ranged from obsessing over their supposed sexual permissiveness to speculating about …

German Politics

Revealed: Alexis Sanchez's impact on Premier League is bigger than any other import

Arsenal striker has the most goals and assists of any overseas player after 20 games of a Premier League season<p>As the various gongs were dished out by Fifa in Zurich on Monday, it was inevitable that thoughts should also drift to how the domestic individual prizes might look come the end of the …

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<i>Rachel Driver Speckan</i><p>Just like every vintage brings about different challenges and superstars in the wine world, every new year brings with it new …

Amazing Deal Alert: Round-trip to Moscow $314, Istanbul $408

For amazing deals like these, be sure to follow TPG on <b>Twitter</b>, <b>Facebook</b> and <b>Instagram,</b> and follow our special <b>TPG Alerts</b> twitter feed.<p>Delta is offering …

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10 Books You Might Not Have Read in 2014 (But You Should Really Read in 2015)

Lists, lists, lists. We love making them, we love reading them and so what could be more perfect than a list about reading? I didn't invent this concept, of course (far from it), but I love to throw my hat in the ring with my own list just the same. And this list is particularly dear to my heart …

The Skinny Man's Muscle Plan

Pack on the muscle you want by busting the myth of the hard gainer<p><b>I'VE BEEN CALLED A</b> pencil, a string bean, skin and bones. I've heard the three words no man who cares about his physique ever wants to hear: "You work out?" Trainers refer to us as ectomorphs—which sounds like something from …

A Few Days With The Microsoft Band

Wearables are a hot topic at the moment. I haven’t really be enamored with any one particular wearable device as of yet—I’ve found most of what’s currently available to be clunky and of minimal use–but decided to take the plunge a few months back anyway. I made a decision to lose some weight and …

Transfer rumours: Arsenal favourites to sign Edinson Cavani as he nears Paris Saint-Germain exit

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for clubs in the Premier League and Europe in 2014, as Arsenal prepare to welcome Uruguay striker to the Emirates Stadium<p><b>• Rumour of the day: Edinson</b> <b>Cavani</b>, the PSG striker, is edging closer to making the move to Arsenal after the 27-year-old was omitted …

14 Meaningless Phrases That Will Make You Sound Like A Stock-Market Wizard

A handful of analysts speak English. But the vast majority don't.<p>Rather, they speak a language unique to the investment business.<p>This language consists of market phrases that sound intelligent but don't mean anything.<p>The phrases don't <i>sound</i> like they don't mean anything, of course. On the contrary, …

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Sex and the Industrial Revolution

Two centuries before the Swinging Sixties the weakening of social customs caused by the Industrial Revolution led to a modest transformation in …

Social Conservatism

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Don't Miss These Last-Minute Tax Breaks For Buyers And Sellers

Let’s face it — the last thing you want to worry about after that second glass of eggnog is what you might have to look forward to come tax day … in April. But I promise you, it’s worth paying attention now so that you can save later.<p>After more than a year of debate, Congress finally approved the …

Rebecca Solnit: The Age of Capitalism is over

<b>(Tod Klassy/Shutterstock)</b><p>Rebecca Solnit assesses our poisonous fossil fuel dependency — and why we’re on the verge of a paradigm shift<p>Rebecca Solnit<p>December 27, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It was the most thrilling bureaucratic document I’ve ever seen for just one …

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Great Whiskeys for New Year's Eve Celebration By John Mariani

Now that New Year's Eve is upon us, so-called "brown spirits" are always a good gift idea, so here are some that I've been impressed by, not because they are so rare or come in a really nifty bottle, but because they are really quite distinctive.<p>This is a new Golden Age for whiskies, spirits whose …

No One Knows Who Will Pay For The $50 Billion Canal Being Built In Nicaragua

A year and a half after the $50 billion project to build a canal across Nicaragua was launched by President Daniel Ortega, a former Marxist guerrilla, the doubts have only grown.<p>Work officially began this week. But reporters hoping to see any evidence of how it would be done in a fraction of the …

Arsenal vs QPR: Olivier Giroud apologises after senseless red card, confirms manager Arsene Wenger

Giroud was sent off for headbutting Nedum Onuoha in the Gunners' 2-1 win, and Wenger admits he had to go<p><b>Arsène Wenger</b> revealed that striker Olivier Giroud apologised to him after being sent-off in <b>Arsenal</b>’s 2-1 victory over <b>Queens Park Rangers</b>.<p>Giroud was red-carded for head-butting Nedum Onuoha eight …

Speak Up and Give Back if You Want the Economy to Improve

The holiday season is supposed to be a time of giving. We give presents, money and love. We give to show we care, and we give to share our good fortune. But giving isn't what it used to be.<p>Years ago, the richest Americans gave a lot more of their income than they do now. Back then, the economy was …

Arsenal 2 QPR 1, match report: 10-man Gunners cling on after Olivier Giroud's moment of madness

Arsenal vs QPR - Premier League: Arsene Wenger's side make hard work of it, but win courtesy of Alexis Sanchez and Tomas Rosicky goals<p>What should have been a procession for <b>Arsenal</b> was turned into an obstacle course by the folly of Olivier Giroud. Forced to play with 10 men for 37 minutes, following …

California vineyard testing the waters with ocean-aged wine

American winemaker challenges conventional methods with 'Aquaoir' – the first US wine aged under the sea<p>For centuries, vintners have used caves and cellars to help create the conditions for perfectly aged wine.<p>But when vineyard owner Jim Dyke read about a haul of preserved champagne bottles …

EXPLICIT: Raw audio of Bo Pelini's final meeting with Nebraska players

Explicit: Raw audio from former Nebraska head football coach Bo Pelini's meeting with the team after Pelini was fired by Athletic Director Shawn …

Body Weight Exercises

The AskMen Acquire team thoroughly researches & reviews the best gear, services and staples for life.<p>Body-weight workouts are often viewed as contingency plans — back-ups for when we don’t have access to weights. But the truth is there isn’t a piece of fitness equipment more effective and versatile …

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