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Forbes Travel Guide Announces Its 2016 Star Ratings

Forbes Travel Guide revealed its 58th list of Star Rating winners — the most in our company’s history. The new list includes the first star-rated properties in Paris, the French Riviera, Rome, Florence, Geneva, England’s Home Counties, Berlin, Bermuda, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Grand …

How skinny people stay skinny

The eating routines of slender people seem counterintuitive to those who have struggled with their weight: adults who maintain a healthy weight reported that they don't diet.<p>Well, mostly they don't.<p>Researchers at the Cornell University Food and Brand Lab took a look at the eating and workout habits …

Fitness

The Notebook: Nicholas Sparks says Ryan Gosling movie was difficult to cast Noah

Noah from <i>The Notebook</i> is one of Ryan Gosling‘s most well known roles. But, at the time of casting, Nicholas Sparks said it was difficult finding his …

Johnny Depp Admits He Used to Be Mean to Leonardo DiCaprio

Before he was a leading contender in this year’s Oscar race, Leonardo DiCaprio was an ambitious 19-year-old pestering Johnny Depp.<p>Depp, 52, shared …

Film Festivals

Deadpool speaks: A deeply offensive conversation with the world's sexiest superhero

For 25 years he’s been the bad boy of the Marvel universe: a mercenary, once known as Wade Wilson, who was mutilated in a gonzo cancer treatment and …

These architects are in the process of reshaping New York City’s skyline

New York has long been a laboratory for architecture—a “theater of progress,” as Rem Koolhaas called it in his seminal 1978 text, <i>Delirious New York</i>. Yet even within that tradition, 2016 is poised to be a defining year for New York’s future development. Already dubbed “the Manhattan skyline’s …

Architecture

Topshop Oxford Street branch evacuated over fire fears

<b>Hundreds of people were evacuated from Topshop's Oxford Street branch amid reports of a fire on the premises.</b><p>Shoppers at the central London store said they were asked to leave at about 15:30 GMT after a warning about a blaze in the basement of the building.<p>They were led to streets behind the shop …

Chris Hemsworth Says He's Not That Ripped, It's Just Good Lighting

Uh, sure.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Chris Hemsworth casually dazzled us all with his glistening, bulging bicep in an Instagram photo posted by his older brother Luke. A group selfie of the bros drinking beers? Hardly. The others in the picture might as well have left because Hemsworth's colossal, …

Kurt Russell Obliterated a Priceless Antique While Filming The Hateful Eight

The Martin Guitar Museum, which loaned the 145-year-old guitar to Tarantino, is not pleased.<p><b>Quentin Tarantino’s</b> <i>The Hateful Eight</i> was a particularly violent and destructive film, even for our boy Quentin, who loves violence and destroying things. Its on-screen murders were uniquely gruesome, its …

A Harvard psychologist says there's one factor that defines success in a job interview

It was her chance to finally give her "elevator pitch" — a 90-second summary of her research program and goals that could help her land a job at a prestigious academic institution.<p>Sure enough, she soon found herself in an elevator with three prominent psychologists in her field, and one of them …

Train staff said we would get a free return ticket but the website only offered us £29 each<p><b>My wife and I took a trip to Paris on Eurostar in mid-January. The train had technical problems which meant we arrived in Paris two and a half hours late. The train manager announced, in French and English,</b> …

These are the 19 happiest cities in Europe, according to the people who live there

The survey asks people to rank their satisfaction with everything from the sports facilities available in their area to how good the public transport system is.<p>We took the European Commission's data and chose those cities where the highest percentage of citizens said they were "very satisfied with …

France's Taxi Drivers Are Wreaking Havoc in Paris Again

France’s ever-lovable taxi drivers are back practising their traditional sport Tuesday, blocking roads to airports and bringing traffic to a …

This movie just sold to Fox Searchlight for $17.5 million in the biggest Sundance deal ever

Searchlight beat escalating bids from Weinstein Co., Netflix (which insisted on a day-and-date theatrical and streaming debut), Paramount and other suitors. Several films have reached $10 million at the festival, including "Manchester by the Sea" (bought by Amazon earlier this week) and "The Way, …

This New Supersonic Jet Could Get from New York to London in Half an Hour

The world is about to get a lot smaller.<p>The Skreemr supersonic jet concept could be the passenger airliner of the future, making the Atlantic seem more like a lake than an ocean. That is, if this technological wonder ever gets off the drawing board.<p>Designer Charles Bombardier and concept rendering …

Uber will only cap surge pricing during the blizzard if New York makes it

The ball is in the attorney general's court, basically<p>Uber says it will cap surge pricing in New York City during this weekend's upcoming blizzard, but only under two conditions.<p>"If a state of emergency is declared, or the attorney general advises us the agreement has been triggered, then we will …

Will Smith Is Boycotting The Oscars Over The Lack Of Diversity

Will Smith appeared on <i>Good Morning America</i> earlier today to say that he’s standing with his wife Jada Pinkett Smith in not attending the 88th Academy Awards. Always going against Aunt Viv’s wishes, that Fresh Prince. Smith told Robin Roberts that he’s “uncomfortable” with the lack of minority …

Jada Pinkett Smith

Sundance Preview: 19 Films That Could Be the Next Oscar Breakouts

From Daniel Radcliffe as a dead body to young Barack and Michelle in love.<p>Though we’re still not done with this year’s Oscar movies, the start of the 2016 Sundance Film Festival, on January 21, does technically mark the beginning of <i>next year’s</i> Oscar race. Though Sundance is largely made up of small …

Frying vegetables in extra virgin olive oil is healthier than boiling them and prevents cancer, research shows

Vegetables fried in the oil increased in their anti-oxidant capacity and chemicals which prevent long-term diseases<p>Frying vegetables is healthier than boiling them and the way we perceive healthy cooking is about to be majorly re-shaped, a study by a Spanish university has shown.<p>It is often thought …

This New York City restaurant makes some of the craziest milkshakes you will ever see

Harsh winter weather is on its way to New York City, but despite the cold temperatures, people (and Instagram) are going crazy over the extravagant milkshakes you can find at Black Tap's restaurants in SoHo and the Meatpacking District.<p>These insane frozen creations come stacked with everything from …

Sneak Peek: Who What Wear’s Collection for Target

It's time to take your street-style obsession off-line. The two founders of curation supersite WhoWhatWear.com, Hillary Kerr and Katherine Power, …

Clothing

Bill Gates: We can end poverty by 2030

On Wednesday, he published an essay on the worldwide effort to end poverty by 2030, and he says that he's very much a believer that it can be done.<p>"There is good reason for optimism about progress on reducing inequity," he writes. He published the essay from Davos, Switzerland, where the World …

Survey finds Germany is the best country on Earth, US is 4th

Will the best country in the world, please stand up?<p>No United States, it’s not you.<p>A new survey by U.S. News and World Report says that despite the refugee crisis and Europe's financial mess, Germany is the greatest place on Earth. Even America’s northern neighbor, Canada, is better than the U.S., …

Bernie Sanders just vaulted into the lead over Hillary Clinton a new Iowa poll

In the Thursday CNN poll, Sanders grabbed 51% support among likely Iowa caucus-goers to Clinton's 43%.<p>"At a time when Sec. Clinton's lead is evaporating in Iowa we understand why her campaign is panicking and saying absurd things," Sanders campaign spokesman Michael Briggs said in a statement. "The …

This Is What It's Like To Use NYC's New Free Public Wi-Fi

Maybe blazing fast internet will be enough to keep the city warm this winter<p>The temperature hovered around freezing in New York City on Tuesday evening and my exposed hands were started to go numb, turning clumsy and slow in the cold. My phone's battery was sluggish in the frigid air, and the …

How 'Star Wars' actor John Boyega got ripped in just 21 days

Recently, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" star John Boyega told British Vogue that his character Finn will be "much more physical" in the next "Star Wars" movie, "Episode VIII."<p>"I might be in the gym a bit more," the British actor said.<p>Turns out he wasn't joking.<p>After filming wrapped on "The Force …

Star Wars

The 14 most exciting movies and TV shows coming to this year's Sundance Film Festival that you'll want to see

Sundance is a great place to find original stories as well as the breakout stars who will be making their names in the mainstream in coming years (the directors of "Jurassic World" and "Creed" had their career starts at Sundance, believe it or not).<p>Here's what we're most excited to see at this …

A key passage from the novelization of 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' shows Kylo Ren might not be that evil after all

There are new bad guys in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens." But one of the most evil new characters, Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), may not be as bad as you thought.<p>According to the movie's novelization (a book Disney/Lucas Films had to sign off on before it was published), Ren has as much light as dark in …

Forewarned is forearmed: three factors that will drive right-wing politics in 2016 | Jason Wilson

Mainstream political discourse everywhere is being dragged into new territory, and the left is struggling to respond<p>The right had a very good run last year. It’s not just the election victory in the UK and the continued ascendancy of the Turnbull government in Australia. There has also been a …

A taco cleanse? Yes, it's real -- and it's vegan

The next trendy cleanse to hit Los Angeles incorporates avocados, kale, tempeh, tortillas -- and plenty of margaritas. It's called the taco cleanse, it's vegan, and it's here just in time for all those New Year's resolutions you have every intention of keeping.<p>"The Taco Cleanse" is a new book by …