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Paris aglow for Christmas

There’s a reason they call it the City of Light, Paris is known for its dazzling nighttime glow, but at Christmas the French capital really shimmers.<p>The 200 trees lining the Champs Elysee, home to luxury stores like Chanel and Luis Vuitton, get a little more bling with the help of some well-placed …

Eagles Of Death Metal Are Denying Reports They Were Kicked Out Of Sting’s Bataclan Concert

The anniversary of the Paris terrorist attacks is bringing a variety of responses from both the political and music worlds. Despite a concert featuring Sting to raise spirits, many are pointing to Paris and France as uneasy in the face of a terrorist threat. And now reports are surfacing that all …

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The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

People are paying $48 to fall asleep in SF and wake up in LA

If you're traveling between San Francisco and Los Angeles, perhaps the least expensive and most comfortable option is in the back of a bus.<p>A Sleep …

Just Back From...Bali

Our Travel Editor took a trip to the Island of the Gods.<p><b>Just Back From...</b>Bali<p><b>Trip Duration</b>: 1 week.<p><b>Flight Plan</b>: I flew Cathay Pacific in both directions, each time with a layover in Hong Kong. There is no such thing as a direct flight to Bali from the U.S., and flights are long (think 15 hours to …

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Scuba diving off Ni'ihau, Hawaii's 'forbidden island' | CNN Travel

How to do the Great Barrier Reef on a budget

With around 7000km of coastline, more than 150 islands and the Great Barrier Reef spanning it all, Queensland is Australia’s most dreamed-about tropical destination. The trouble is, it ain't cheap. The cost of living in Australia is pretty high, but there are a few hideaways and deals that can make …

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Bermuda is the most rad beach vacation ever

Bermuda's locals like to describe their island homeland with a joke: "It's 68,000 alcoholics clinging to a rock."<p>But that description isn't at all accurate. Most of them are also clinging to their golf clubs.<p>This outcropping of coral and sand of finely ground seashells 650 miles east of the Outer …

Solar Power Is Ready to Dominate Energy Thanks to New Tech

In the next 20 years, between 50 percent to 100 percent of the world’s energy production could come from solar.<p>Today, the global oil and natural gas …

Watch Scientists Demonstrate the Anti-Aging Powers of a 'Second Skin’

Maybe she’s born with it. Maybe it’s a tunable crosslinked polymer layer.<p>Aging stinks and most people hate it, which means there has never been any lack of products that claim to combat wrinkles and saggy skin. But a new "second skin," devised in part by scientists based at the Massachusetts …

6 Amazing Towns And Cities You Wouldn’t Think To Visit In Northern Spain… But Definitely Should!

Spain has a whole range of beautiful towns and cities to discover – in fact, one of the best things about Spain is it’s diversity! From the beautiful …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

Luxury dive resorts: 10 of the world's best | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Super-swanky dive resorts come in all sizes. But mostly in small.<p>From Chile to Australia to St. Lucia, the world's most exclusive scuba hideaways serve fewer than 100 select guests.<p>Some cater to a maximum of just 20 diving VIPs. Others tempt groups to reserve their whole private island.<p>I …

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Machu Picchu: Yes, it Is Heart-Stoppingly Amazing

<b>"Finally, we're there, at the fabled lost city, and it is heart-stopping... There's a magical, solemn hush, despite the crowds; it is as if this</b> …

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This travel company specializes in planning over-the-top trips, including a million-dollar honeymoon

In the Know Experiences is a travel company that focuses on providing young and savvy travelers with once-in-a-lifetime experiences based on their personal interests. Each trip is based on the traveler's personal passions, whether they be food, art, sports, shopping, or design.<p>Those who love …

This Tool Will Calculate the Exact Cost of All Different Flight Options

Different airlines, airports, and days. Not to mention the baggage. <b></b>That's a whole lot of variables to track.<p><i>This post originally appeared on</i> Map Happy<i>.</i><p>This small, nifty tool should calculate all of those stupid things. And determine the most important thing: the total cost of all available options. …

Study backs pancreas cell transplants for severe diabetes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transplants of insulin-producing pancreas cells are a long hoped-for treatment for diabetes — and a new study shows they can …

Stanley Hotel guest captures creepy figure in lobby

A Houston man staying at one of the nation’s most famous haunted hotels has an unusual souvenir from his trip.<p>Henry Yau, the public relations director for the Children’s Museum of Houston, was staying at The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo. with his wife for a weekend getaway. During his stay, …

5 Overwater Bungalows Around the World: Bucket List

Ever since our trip to Bora Bora we have been dreaming about visiting other water villas or water bungalows as they are called in the South Pacific. Waking up to the sounds of water lapping gently on the stilts, enjoying a morning coffee or mimosa watching the tropical fishes, spending lazy days on …

Gen X and the big self-help lie: In furious middle age, a “Life Reimagined” feels impossibly out of reach

<b>Helena Bonham Carter and Edward Norton in "Fight Club"</b><p>The optimistic gospel of individual fulfillment in mid-life is completely out of touch with our reality now<p>Sara Scribner<p>April 9, 2016 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It is 2016, and all reports about the state of things are rosy. Scientists tell us that the …

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Messaging app Kik just launched a bot store

Artificial intelligence is invading the chat app<p>Today, messaging app Kik announced a new bot store to urge users and developers alike to embrace the trendy new form of artificial intelligence-powered software. The company has offered bots in its chat app in the past, which you can converse with …

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

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A 5 Day Itinerary for a California Road Trip Honeymoon

There are a million and one different honeymoon options you and your new Mr. can take. If you've always dreamt of a relaxing vacay with lots of beach lounging but he dreams of an outdoorsy honeymoon that requires staying in a tent you may think there's no way you'll both get what you want. That's …

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Fizzy Fruit Will Change Your Life

This is no April Fool’s prank: using just a cooler, plastic wrap, and some dry ice, you can transform regular fruit into carbonated, flavor-bomb party snacks. The experience is something high-class Pop Rocks, and it only takes a little bit of assembly (and 12 hours of waiting) to bring to …

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Here's how you double clutch

Double clutching: It's one of those terms car enthusiasts often use to describe both what they've done in their own cars and what makes a good clutch.<p>…

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Four Seasons Co-Owner Julian Niccolini Pleads Guilty to Assault After Sexual Abuse Charges

Four Season's co-owner Julian Niccolini pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor assault on Thursday — the end of case where a 28-year-old female family friend accused him of sexual abuse last May, the <i>Times</i> reports. Niccolini, 62, admitted to touching her and causing scratches and bruises to her hip and …

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The $6 trillion opportunity in the IoT

In short, the IoT is a network of objects connected to the Internet that can collect and exchange data.<p>That brand new car loaded with apps? Internet of Things. The smart home devices that let you control the thermostat and lights with one voice command? Internet of Things. That fitness tracker that …

Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes Apologizes for "Absurd Accusations" Against Le Bataclan

<i>Photo by Taylor Hill/WireImage</i><p>Earlier this week, Eagles of Death Metal's Jesse Hughes appeared on Fox Business Network to discuss the November 13 Paris attacks at Le Bataclan. During the interview, he suggested some security staff did not show up to the concert because he believed they were …

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Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes Apologizes for ‘Baseless’ Bataclan Accusations

Eagles of Death Metal’s Jesse Hughes has apologized following controversial comments he made suggesting that the security staff at Paris’ Bataclan …

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