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24 hours in Santorini

Nico Manessis plans out the perfect way to spend 24 hours in Santorini...<p>24 hours in Santorini<p>Morning<p>After breakfast, visit the Pompeii of the …

The Secret Santorini Beach You Need To Visit - The Wandering Lens - Travel Photography

Beneath the rocky cliffs of Oia on Santorini there’s a little gem hiding along the shores of the sparkling caldera waters.<p>It’s a bit adventurous, …

Revive Your Old Laptop Without Spending a Dime

A whole new life awaits your old laptop with Neverware’s CloudReady Chrome-based software<p>By<p>Joanna Stern<p>Joanna Stern<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@JoannaStern<p>JoannaStern<p>joanna.stern@wsj.com<p><i>Lenovo ThinkPad T400, beloved laptop, was laid to rest after its slowing hard drive and spinning hourglass</i> …

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Readers’ travel tips … on holidays in France’s Jura region

Eating cheese figures strongly among our readers’ favourite activities in this hilly area of eastern France. But the region, popular with skiiers and hikers in the know, offers so much more. Yellow wine, for example<p>• Contribute to next week’s readers’ tips to be in with a chance of winning a £200 …

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Greek island holiday guide: the north-east Aegean

Some islands fall easily into groups, others are left hanging and are gathered into more arbitrary designations. The latter is true of the north-east Aegean, which includes a hodgepodge of islands stretching from lush Samos in the south – just off the coast of Turkey – up to Thassos, 400km to the …

Travel

The 30 Best (New) Cheap Eats in New York

In a year when the biggest news in downscale dining was the Shake Shack IPO, and when every other start-up aims to be “the next Chipotle,” you might …

Top 10 budget restaurants and lunch spots in Florence, Italy

Florence’s food scene is being celebrated at its annual Taste gastro-fest from 7-9 March but year-round the best of the city’s restaurants offer innovative meals that are perfect for travellers on a budget<p>• The Oltrarno, Florence’s forgotten southbank, gets a tourism makeover<p>This weekend, food …

Italy

How to holiday on Italy's Amalfi coast – on a budget

You don’t have to be loaded to enjoy this stylish coast, especially now that the summer crowds have gone. Nicky Swallow selects 10 stops that offer dizzying views, but down-to-earth places to stay and eat<p>One of Europe’s most desirable and romantic destinations, the Amalfi coast has been seducing …

Volunteering in Italy: washing up and witch burning

In the latest instalment of her working trip around the world, our writer volunteers at a restaurant in the Italian lakes which is at the hub of village life<p>The village of Piazzaga has a permanent population of two – a taciturn couple who, while I am there, only come out for the witch-burning. …

HugeDomains.com - ThriftyDrifters.com is for sale (Thrifty Drifters)

Hurry - once it's sold this opportunity will be gone!<p>Besides being memorable, .com domains are unique: This is the one and only .com name of it's …

In Which They Leave Out What Is Tacit

The Place That Forgets You<p>by JOSH MILBERG<p>Moving to New York in winter makes for bad timing but allowing this ongoing fantasy first impressions in …

Work Makes Works

Lost Cat: An Illustrated Meditation on Love, Loss, and What It Means To Be Human

<i>“Dogs are not about something else. Dogs are about dogs,”</i> Malcolm Gladwell indignated in the introduction to <i>The Big New Yorker Book of Dogs</i>. Though hailed as memetic rulers of the internet, cats too have enjoyed an admirable run as creative devices and literary muses in Joyce’s children’s books, T. …

The Transition Between Wanting Change and Making it Real

“Forget yesterday – it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow – you haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly …

William James on the Psychology of Habit

<i>“We are what we repeatedly do,”</i> Aristotle famously proclaimed. <i>“Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”</i> Perhaps most fascinating in Michael Lewis’s altogether fantastic recent <i>Vanity Fair</i> profile of Barack Obama is, indeed, the President’s relationship with habit — particularly his …

Art updates -Trusting my struggle

Its been a sunny day in Manchester today there’s currently a heavy fog over the city because of a big fire in Stockport. I’ve been thinking a lot …

How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

The 30-Minute Strategy For Creating A Successful Path To Your Goals

How the wisdom of hip-hop star Drake helped focus the author’s mind and illuminate an important idea: Great strategies are stories told backward.<p>I’m on a flight to Florida after five hours of sleep, and I should be drafting a strategic vision statement for a client I worked with yesterday.<p>But …

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Island-hopping: Greece's Small Cyclades

I had two reasons for coming to Greece – if it makes sense to need reasons to take a late spring break in the sunny and little-visited Small …

Travel tips: France on a bike, and great holiday bargains nearer to home

Take me there: Velo Scenic, France<p>Complete your own Tour de France this summer, without the hills and the hype, on a new cycle route from Paris to …

Top 10 'secret' beaches in Wales

Presipe, near Tenby, Pembrokeshire<p>Presipe, about 20 minutes' walk from Manorbier, is a true gem. Huge crags of fossil-rich red rock jut forth towards …

UK beaches: where to go for a seaside escape during the heatwave

Today it will be mostly ... blazing sunshine. As the UK continues to sizzle, more and more Brits are heading to the coast. New data released today …

The best quiet beaches in the UK: experts share their secrets

Not everyone was glued to the tennis on July 7. As Britain basked in glorious sunshine, thousands of us missed out on Andy Murray becoming the first …

Color and Pattern...Come On In

Turkish Ottoman from a favorite local shop called Woven Treasures on 23rd and South<p>Spray painted this odd piece Alex got in college that was ugly …

Sunday Pick: John Bokor

John Bokor's still life is among work that I can continue to look at and find new things to see and learn from as good painting does. He uses …

loverofbeauty: Oh Olive!

I can never come up with what to say so here are some words that I love from Leonard Cohen:ring the bells that still can ringforget your perfect …

Stealers Wheel Tries to Get Unstuck

[Purchase]<p>Gerry Rafferty had already left Stealers Wheel when "Stuck in the Middle of You" become one of 1973's surprise hits, peaking at #6 in the …