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A House That Forms A Bridge Between Two Different Cultures

Blending two styles is always challenging and things get even more complicated when two different cultures are involved. Even two regions that are …

Best Hairstyles for long hair

Looking for hairstyles for long hair? Flick through our pick of catwalk styles to find yourself a fashion-forward new look.<p>Forget bobs, pixie crops …

24 signs you're a good boss — even if it doesn't feel like it

Being the boss comes with a ton of pressure. And when you're in a management position, it can be difficult to evaluate how you're doing.<p>Are you striking the right balance between commanding respect and appearing accessible? Are your employees responding well to your style of leadership? Are any of …

Employment

Travel advice: what to do if you are robbed abroad

The trauma of being mugged or duped sadly does not end with the event itself. Even if you escape without loss or injury, it is still advisable to report the incident to the police; and if you do have money, possessions or passport stolen, you will need a copy of the police report to get …

The Glass House Built Around a Tree

If one architect has his way, this futuristic hideout will combine the best of both.<p>We love a good tree house – and this proposal for a new home is one of our favorites.<p>Kazakh architect Aibek Almassov designed the "Tree In The House," a cylindrical glass home built around a fir tree, back in 2013, …

Healthy Breakfast Recipes to start your day off right

Food bloggers and authors share some of their top healthy breakfast recipes, from sweet potato pancakes to guilt-free ice cream...<p>Breakfast doesn’t …

Breakfast

A Beginner’s Guide To Trekking And Climbing The Best Trails On The Planet

One foot in front of the other. You trudge. The frozen snow cracks under your boots. The air gradually thins. Up.<p>One foot in front of the other, that’s the key. The peripheral edema causes your hands to swell in your gloves. Your cheeks start to redden. Up. Up.<p>One foot in front of the…<i>where were …

Hiking

Diana Henry: how to bake the perfect tart

'Savoury tarts are an excellent way of deluding yourself that you’re eating healthily while consuming vast quantities of cream and butter,’ said a friend recently, as she watched me shoveling leeks and spinach into a pastry case.<p>The little stabbing pain I felt on realising she was right was brief …

Women Are Creating She-Sheds, A Female Alternative To Man Caves (15+ Pics)

Men need their space. But so too do women. But while some men prefer to dwell in their Man Caves, some woman prefer an alternative place to relax. …

The Luxe List: 8 Places to Indulge Yourself in 2016

The word “luxury” has been overused to the point of becoming a terrible cliché in the travel world.<p>To my mind, a true luxury experience is much more about human connection, personalization, and authentic expression of place than it is about thread count, hand-holding, or high-end shampoos.<p>While …

Why Everyone Wants to Move to Melbourne

Before I traveled to <b>Melbourne</b>, I pressed friends who lived there for suggestions and advice. “You’re going to want to move here,” one warned. “Just be aware.”<p>Melbourne’s status as a supremely livable city is well-documented, as is its outstanding café culture.<p>And though the coffee tasted great no …

National Geographic Travel

Sweet Eve Strawberry Meringue Roulade with Mascarpone

<i>Wimbledon may be over but strawberries are still in abundance. So why not treat yourselves this weekend, to an indulgent swiss and french cuisine</i> …

Spectacular Aerial Illusion of an Underwater Waterfall

Approximately 1,200 miles off the southeast coast of Africa lies an island nation known as Mauritius that gives off the illusion of an underwater waterfall at the southwestern tip of the island. The visually deceiving impression, created in the water due to the runoff of sand and silt deposits, is …

Google Maps
Art

Space-Saving Suspended Bed in a Modern London Apartment

Good urban architectural design takes space and aesthetic into account, allowing them to work in unison, much like this efficient London apartment in Camden. While some compact residences use a modular design to create the visual effect of more space, this particular English home opts to design …

Green Roofs

Lessons From Inside The $800 Million Girl Scout Cookie Selling Empire

It’s not all campfire songs and good deeds. Girl Scout cookie sales are big business, to the tune of nearly $800 million last year. Here are the business skills the future leaders are building.<p>They are everywhere this time of year, and for most people they are an irresistible product they always …

Selling

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Note-Taking

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Colour injection: Daido Moriyama leaves monochrome behind for new Paris show

Daido Moriyama’s body of work leans so heavily towards black and white photography that to see a gallery filled with his images of Shinjuku in extreme colour is nothing short of startling. The images fill the windowed hall of the Fondation Cartier in Paris, where they have been arranged in small …

10 amazing spots you never thought to visit in the U.S.

Oh happy day! Travel guide company Lonely Planet just came out with its top 10 “unexpectedly exciting” places to visit in the U.S., and there’s a TON …

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

Zurich city guide: what to see, plus the best restaurants, bars and hotels

Yes, it’s big on banking and watches but don’t imagine the Swiss city is entirely straitlaced – this year it’s going gaga over Dada for starters<p>Although it’s routinely placed at the top of lifestyle rankings, Zurich is rarely, if ever, rated as one of Europe’s cultural capitals. There’s a …

European Travel

This is the Vacation You Need Based On Your Zodiac Sign

<i>By Caithlin Pena for YourTango.com</i>.<p><b>Bonus: Win a cool Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 instant camera!</b><p>We all need some time off of our computers, away from the stress of work and family and everything else in life to just reconnect with ourselves and the people we love —in person! And what's better than a …

Travel

Here's What to Do if You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel

Or have a giant wedding, or any other majorly expensive goal!<p>We make a ton of small financial decisions every day. Do you buy a $10 salad for lunch or brown-bag it? Should you move out on your own or get a roommate? Your little decisions will be smarter (and stress you out less) if you set some …

The World's Strangest Beaches

While white-sand beaches with azure waters and billowing palms are nice, they're far from unusual. For those looking for a unique coastal experience, the following beaches provide just that. Barking sand, star-shaped fossils and natural underground hot springs are just a few of the experiences …

Beaches

13 public speaking mistakes you don't want to make

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, a whopping 74% of people suffer from speech anxiety.<p>And, as most people know, when we're nervous or anxious, our minds and bodies tend to do weird things that we can't always control.<p>However, if you make a conscious effort, you may be able to …

Public Speaking