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My List: Tom Ford in 24 Hours

4:30 a.m. wake up, 2 doughnuts, 4 hot baths a day...The designer shares his schedule.<p><b>4:30 A.M.</b> I never really sleep much and often start my day at this time. When I am very lucky and sleep through the night, I might get up at 7:00, but that is rare. The first thing I do when I get out of bed is …

The Best Looks From New York Fashion Week: Fall 2014

See the standouts from New York Fashion Week Fall 2014.<p>New York Fashion Week went by in a flash. To break down the best of the best, BAZAAR selected the top 5 looks from the best collections. Consider it your definitive guide to the runways. Plus, check out our complete Fall 2014 Fashion Week …

The Style Has Spoken: See the Top Trends

See the prevailing looks captured by Diego Zuko.<p>Like a well-preserved eco-system, the world of fashion can work like a machine. See a stellar trend on the runway one season and watch it come to life outside the shows the next. See which catwalk styles were embraced by the finest on the street and …

How to Become a Nat Geo Photographer

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> How do I become a photographer for National Geographic?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Photography is really no different than any other pursuit in life if you plan to make a living at it. Unfortunately, there are very few full time salaried photography jobs. All the …

Photographing Icons: Beyond the Postcard Shot

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>Looking for fresh ways to photograph iconic monuments? Get tips from a National Geographic photographer in this new travel gallery.

How to Master White Balance

TravelTraveler Magazine<p><b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was …

How a 365 Project Changed My Life

Just over a year ago, photography was my most precious hobby. I really enjoyed it and took photos fairly often, but I felt that if I wanted to take …

How to Eat Cheese Fondue the Proper Swiss/French Way

Like most things Swiss and/or French, the classic cold-weather dish operates under its own code of politesse<p>Like all reasonable human beings, we interpret snowy weather as Mother Nature's subliminal message to do one simple thing: <b>eat cheese fondue</b>. But before you dive into a big gooey pot of, say, …

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10 Innovative Websites That Will Change the Way You Travel

Continuous innovation has fueled the rapid growth of online travel information and commerce. Even now--after the market has achieved a measure of maturity--would-be Internet millionaires keep searching for The Next Big Thing. Peer-to-peer interactions? Searches tailored to individual interests? …

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12 Ways To Actually Save Enough For Your Dream Trip

It's fun to dream about traveling the world, but actually saving enough money to go is just <i>not</i> gonna happen at this point. Right?<p>Not if you're committed. Make some small changes now, and 2015 could easily be the year you finally embark on the trip of your dreams.<p><b>1. Switch to a travel rewards credit</b> …

How to get upgraded to first class like a boss

Here are the 12 simple steps I followed to get upgraded to business class on my 15-hour flight from Seattle to Dubai.<p>1. Travel solo.<p>The chances of …

How to Turn a Big Mac Into a Gourmet 'Le McCube'

Would a McDonald's burger disguised as a gourmet dish be like hiding an elephant in peacock feathers?<p>Question: What makes gourmet food "gourmet"? For a dish to earn the coveted title, does it need a certain amount of truffle oil present or must it pair well with a vintage pinot noir?<p><i>Dictionary.com</i> …

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Top 10 Photos of the Year 2013

We are very excited that PictureSocial, the photography network, is rapidly approaching the 1 million photos uploaded mark and our admins have been …

Everything You Need to Know About White Balance

The color of light can vary enormously, and this can have a big impact on the way your photographs look. From photographing in sunlight to shooting …

Best albums of 2013: 20-11

20 David Bowie – The Next Day<p>What we said: "Despite the lyrical density, The Next Day's success rests on simple pleasures, not a phrase you'd ever use to describe Lodger or Station to Station. You could argue that means the naysayers still have a point. For all the pointers it offers in that …

3 tips for the home cook from Thomas Keller

Somehow it’s hard to imagine chef Thomas Keller heating up veggie burgers or tossing together a quick Friday-night supper for the kids. In case you …

Unique Window Designs That Welcome the Brilliant Light

From sleek and modern to cozy and romantic, there are so many <b>beautiful window possibilities</b> to choose from. When picking the right style to fit your …

31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

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Europe's 10 Best Adventure Destinations

From the glaciers and volcanos of Iceland to the warm waters of the Canary Islands, here are Europe's 10 best adventure destinations.<p>Attention thrill-seekers and adrenaline-junkies! We all know Europe as one of the world's best destinations for history, culture, and cuisine, but it's also where you …

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2014 Mini Cooper and Cooper S: Envelope Pushed, Again

Slightly bigger, but the original premium compact is more "premium" than ever.<p>It was a simpler time in 2002, when Mini first launched in the United States. Gas was still less than two bucks a gallon, and Ontario-based Research In Motion was selling the first mainstream Blackberry smartphone. Ten …

Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)

Paradise<p>Sick of Sydney? Visit These Islands on the Great Barrier Reef (Photos)<p>The big cities of Australia’s Gold Coast may be tempting, but they’re …

51 Photos From The 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The show started with a British theme and ended in a flurry of snow. Taylor Swift and Fall Out Boy performed.<p>Despite the huge production, the focus was on the gorgeous models who walked the runway.<p>Candice Swanepoel sizzled in red, while Karlie Kloss rocked her controversial haircut.<p>Other favorites …

The 10 Smartest Cities In North America

Which cities are doing the most to become the sustainable, connected, innovative city of the future?<p>See the next list in our series of smart city rankings: Asia / Pacific.<p>The survival of our species on planet earth is largely going to be determined by what happens in our cities. By 2050, 70% of the …

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Easy Vegetable Soup Recipe: Soup au Pistou

This simple and satisfying French bistro classic is home-style cooking at its best. Courtesy of The French Country Table by Laura Washburn, the key to the dish is the pistou, which is similar to pesto, and is made of garlic, basil, and olive oil.<p>This recipe is a staple of Provençal cuisine. Purists …

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Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Pucker Up For Winter With DIY Sugar Lip Scrubs

It’s time to step up your beauty game for winter, so naturally, the first thing you should do to prep is…raid your pantry! No joke—pantry essentials like oils and sugar are key to natural exfoliating. We showed you how to use these ingredients to create face scrubs to suit your skin type, and now …

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How to Travel the World for Free

We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.<p><i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>We know, we know. You …

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This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

After spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've found the most beautiful castle in the world.<p>I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long …

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Meet the Stylist Behind Some of Fashion’s Most Iconic Images

For some, properly styling an outfit requires tremendous focus and planning. For Lori Goldstein, “style is instinct.” In her own words, she is more …