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10 great European road trips you must do in your lifetime

Driving need not be the chore that it has become for many of us as we struggle along stop-start commuter routes, or Britain’s overcrowded motorways. It can be a brilliant way to explore a landscape and enjoy the sights en route. To help inspire you, our experts have selected 10 of the best drives …

This Is What The Inside Of A $53 Million Jet Looks Like

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Embraer)</i><p>To step inside the Embraer Lineage 1000E is to enter a world of among the finest amenities money can buy--and the Federal Aviation Administration will allow. At $53 million, this private jet--which was unveiled earlier this year at Geneva's …

The 3 Types of People Who May Want To Consider Skipping College

With student loans reaching mortgagee-sized proportions, more people are creating creative alternatives to traditional higher ed.<p>According to College Board the average cost of attending a four-year college course in the U.S. has risen an astounding 41% in the last decade. A freshman going off to …

The psychology behind color

If you squash every scene from the <i>The Matrix</i> into one image you’ll get something that looks like an old fuzzy TV screen. Look a little closer though and you’ll see the entire movie unfold, all without watching a single scene.<p>As you scan from left to right and top to bottom the colors flip flop …

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The Pennine Way at 50: where to eat, drink and stay along the route

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/4/23/1429798558206/9d80ccaf-e154-406b-946e-ff8808c4e43b-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Earth - How long will life survive on planet Earth?

All things must pass. That includes life on Earth, which will surely be wiped out eventually. But how long does it have?<p>The fossil record tells us that life on Earth has lasted at least 3.5 billion years. In that time it has survived being frozen, clobbered by rocks from space, mass poisoning, and …

When Is the Cheapest Time to Fly Internationally?

Whether you're heading to the romantic cobblestone towns of Europe, the bustling cityscapes of Asia, the wild backcountry of Africa or somewhere else entirely, this breakdown of the most important points to remember when booking international flights from the United States is a must read. It's been …

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Hobbiton Movie Set is a Real Life Version of Middle-Earth You Can Visit

Though <i>The Lord of the Rings</i> and <i>The Hobbit</i> trilogies are over, that doesn't mean we have to stop celebrating the franchise. And for die-hard fans, there's always Hobbiton to visit. The former movie set is located in Matamata, a small agricultural town in the Waikato region of New Zealand.<p>Since …

Doctors With Cancer Push California To Allow Aid In Dying

Dan Swangard knows what death looks like.<p>As a physician, he has seen patients die in hospitals, hooked to morphine drips and overcome with anxiety. He has watched death drag on for weeks or months as terrified relatives stand by helplessly.<p>Recently, however, his thoughts about how seriously ill …

The World's Best Hotel Beds

From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.<p>From safaris to ski chalets, the most luxurious places to rest your stylish head.

How to tell if you've been hacked

Worried that you might get compromised by hackers? The bad news is that the rest of the internet might know before you do<p>According to the UK Government’s 2014 cybersecurity survey, 81% of large businesses have suffered malicious data breaches. That suggests almost one in five didn’t. But how can …

How Singapore Became One Of The Richest Places On Earth

Singapore has been called the 20th century's most successful development story.<p>"I don't think any other economy," says Linda Lim, an economist at the University of Michigan, "even the other Asian tigers, have that a good a statistical record of rapid growth, full employment, with very good social …

The seven ways to have a near-death experience

Seeing a light and a tunnel may be the popular perception of death, but as Rachel Nuwer discovers, reports are emerging of many other strange experiences.<p>In 2011, Mr A, a 57-year-old social worker from England, was admitted to Southampton General Hospital after collapsing at work. Medical personnel …

16 Secret Hiding Places For Your Valuables

We are all rather cautious when it comes to storing our […]

Teen faces murder charge after posing for Snapchat selfie with victim

A 16-year-old from Pennsylvania is facing murder charges after allegedly killing a classmate and sharing a picture of himself with the victim's body over Snapchat.<p>Maxwell Marion Morton was charged with first-degree murder last Friday reports the <i>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</i>, after police were shown a …

Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …

High-Protein Diets: These are the risks you need to know

Sure, avoiding carbs at all costs may help you drop a few pounds - but are high-protein diets actually good for your health?<p>Diets<p>In recent years, …

Discovering your inner GPS

The ability of birds to navigate their way back to their nests, often more than thousands of miles each year, is fascinating. Arctic terns, which have the longest migration distance known, travel from their Arctic breeding grounds to overwinter on the Antarctic coast: an annual roundtrip of over …

Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

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Articles about 7 modern swimming pools on Dwell.com - Dwell

Once a locker for a midnight loo, the bedside table has taken on a far sweeter function—and a score of forms for holding big...<p>Just in time for summer, here are seven modern wood-burning fire pits to inspire your next backyard get-together.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

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The Best Jobs of 2015, Ranked by Salary and How Likely You Are to Get the Gig

Better brush up on your math.<p>We're not saying you should give up on becoming Ben & Jerry's chief flavor developer/the person who spritzes Jamie Dornan with Evian in between takes, but there's probably a dream job out there that's just a <i>little</i> more…realistic.<p>Here to steer you gently away from the …

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

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17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Top 25 Hotels In The World, According To Travelers

The top 25 winning hotels offer exceptional service and amenities while also providing unforgettable experiences to travelers.<p>The hotel that TripAdvisor users picked as the 'best in the world' is a luxury bungalow retreat in the Maldives that implements a strict "no news, no shoes" policy to help …

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Idiots record their own 200-mph Lamborghini crash

Terrifying stupidity and sociopathic recklessness, preserved on a phone cam.<p>The Lamborghini Huracan is, quite simply, too fast for normal humans to operate.<p><i>Especially</i> on public roads. That didn't stop these two morons from taking a brand-new lime green example up to an indicated 336 km/h—or 208 …

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'Groundhog Day' student trapped in bizarre déjà vu time loop for 8 years

A 23-year-old British man has become the victim one of the strangest cases of déjà vu ever recorded in medical history<p>A student was forced to drop out of university after a bizarre case of chronic déjà vu left him unable to lead a normal life.<p>The 23-year-old even stopped watching TV, listening to …

How to Lay Down the Absolute Quickest Lap Times at the Track – Feature

Whether you’re aware of it or not, you learned the basic rules of track lapping in kindergarten: Get in line, stay in line, and follow the line. And no hitting others. Mastering the concept, however, requires a physicist’s understanding of how dramatically a slight misstep can adversely affect your …