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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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Sunday Brunch: Eggs Sardou (New Orleans-Style Poached Eggs With Creamed Spinach, Artichokes, and Hollandaise)

<b>Editor's note:</b> Each Saturday morning we bring you a Sunday Brunch recipe. Why on Saturday? So you have time to shop and prepare for tomorrow.<p>More<p>Eggs<p>Buying tips, techniques, and recipes, no matter how you like them.<p>If there's one thing you can say about New Orleans chefs, it's that they know how to …

The Valentine's Day Showstopper

<i>Every so often, we get the chance to reshoot one of our favorite recipes from the Food52 archives.</i><p><i>Today: A cake to launch a thousand ships.</i><p><i>This post is brought to you by our friends at Noritake. Noritake’s Cher Blanc is featured below.</i><p>There's a reason there's no such thing as a wedding pie. Don't …

Weekend Reading: Kale-Loving Cats, Beer and Cookie Pairings, and More

What we're reading, cooking and clicking this week<p>• The smartest mashup of internet trends I've ever seen: kale recipes matched with pictures of …

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Star-Studded Timelapse Video From Chile’s High-Desert

<b>When stargazers dream of the ultimate destination for looking up at the heavens, the high-altitude Atacama Desert in northern Chile likely stands at the top of the list.</b><p>Nature videographer Nicholas Buer recently shot this stunning film, taken over 12 days while he camped out in the San Pedro de …

Watch 900-HP Trucks Bomb Down A Snow-Covered Mountain: Video

Do you like winter sports, but don't think the 2014 Winter Olympic Games are exciting enough? Red Bull has an event for you. The energy drink and …

21 Meals With Tons Of Protein And No Meat

With at least 18 grams per serving, these meals prove vegetarians can have their protein and eat it too.

Five dividend growth stocks to buy and hold

<i>John Heinzl is the dividend investor for Globe Investor's</i> Strategy Lab<i>. Follow his contributions</i> here<i>. You can see his model portfolio here</i><i>.</i><p>You may have heard that buy-and-hold investing is dead. With markets so volatile these days, the only way to make money is to trade in and out and exploit …

Brush the walls of the Macau street circuit via gyro-cam

Ride along with Didier Grams on his BMW S 1000 RR at Macau.<p>At the 2013 Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix, Didier Grams finished 8th overall on his BMW S 1000 RR. More importantly, he mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to his bike to show what it's like to hit that street circuit at full tilt. Spoiler …

Motorcycles

Viral Video: Why Are "Roll Clouds" So Rare?

A Texas couple recently captured the phenomenon on camera.<p><b>It's not something you see every day: a horizontal cloud, vibrant orange and rotating, that's taken over the sky.</b><p><b>But that's just what people got to see online this week after a couple in Timbercreek Canyon, Texas, spotted a "weird-looking</b> …

The Paradoxical Traits Of Resilient People

Resilient people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity. Like bamboo, they bend but rarely break. How resilient are you?<p>Journalist Hara Estroff Marano once wrote in a <i>Psychology Today</i> article “The Art of Resilience”:<p>“Resilience may be an art, the ultimate art …

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18 Pains Short People Experience At Bars

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7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

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The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Datsun 240Z dares to be different with Petrolicious

When it was new in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was a European-style Japanese sportscar. It had a straight six like the E9 BMW 2800CS and styling that somewhat mimicked the Jaguar E-Type, with its sugar-scoop headlamps, long hood and cab-backwards design. At the time, it was a cheaper alternative to those …

This Hybrid-Diesel Earthmover Is the World’s Largest Dumptruck

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.09.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:45 pm. 3:45 pm<p>The stats aren’t just astonishing, …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

10 Life Skills We Could All Learn From Professional Chefs

A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about why I believe every able teenager in America should work as a server before entering the world of adulthood. It's been wonderful to hear echoes of support and concurrence and to the seven of you who made positive comments, thank you! But since then, I've …

Amazing American Civil War Photos Turned Into Glorious Color

Color photography may not have been widely used until the 1930s but that hasn't stopped an active group of Redditors from looking to change the past. On the Colorized History Subreddit, Redditors use photo manipulation to add color to historical black and white images.<p>Two of the most prolific …

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Photographer Captures New Yorkers Kissing for Past 30 Years

For thirty years, photographer Matt Weber has been capturing candid scenes of romantic passion on the streets of New York City. His <i>Urban Romance</i> collection reveals the numerous tender moments of love that take place between adoring couples throughout the bustling city. Their affection ranges from …

NME's David Bowie front cover is a sign of a rock'n'roll evolution

Nestling at the top left-hand cover of the newly-redesigned NME, just out of reach of a startled looking David Bowie, is the telling phrase: "more new music; more reviews; about %#@!£ time!"<p>It looks, to all extents and purposes, an admission of what critics have been saying about NME for a long …

Disabled Kitten Uses Walker to Take First Steps

It was unsure if Thumper, a white kitten with black spots, would ever walk, but once he took his first step, there wasn't a dry eye in the room.<p>Thumper was homeless and abandoned in a yard. There were three litters stranded in the bushes left to die. Nine kittens were saved that day by PACT, …

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Mercedes prices G63 AMG 6x6 at around $513k*

In the midst of the launch for one of its most important new cars, the 2014 CLA-Class, Mercedes-Benz has decided to set a price for one of its most ridiculous – and ridiculously awesome – products of all time, the G63 AMG 6x6. How much exactly will it cost to claim ownership to the baddest G-Class …

Aeroplan confusion rankles customers

One of the more high-handed moves in high finance this year has to be the deal worked out by two banks and the parent of the Aeroplan loyalty reward program.<p>After months of negotiations, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, Toronto-Dominion Bank and Aimia Inc. have a plan for dividing up the market …

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