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Mystery Solved: The Only Way to Travel on the Orient-Express

V.F.'s travel expert recommends a reverse commute on the iconic train and shares her favorite destinations in Cape Town, South Africa.<p>**<p><i>Dear Victoria,</i><p>**<p><i>I am thinking of taking my wife on the Orient-Express from London to Venice as a special, luxurious treat. Do we have to be very …

Snack attack: our top ten office nibbles

Being busy at work or looking for a job can make it difficult to maintain a balanced diet. And hectic working hours mean there might often be long …

American Dreams, 1923: Black Oxen by Gertrude Atherton

The bestselling novel in 1923 was by Gertrude Atherton, who was dismissive of the flappers. By Nathaniel Rich.<p>1923 was the year of the first …

Writing a book isn't supposed to be fun

As I write, I couldn't claim, quite, that my fingers are dancing across the keyboard. But they are making their way at a stately pace appropriate to …

How to make the perfect chocolate truffles

It's Easter, a time when we rejoice in the new life popping up all around us: those gaily gambolling lambs and chirping yellow chicks, the jaunty …

Why Does Love Lose Its Intensity With Time?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora.</i> <b><br>Answer by Mike Sellers:</b><p>I don't think it does, or at least it doesn't have to. I've been married for 32 …

Why More Women Should Read Romance Novels

A number of years ago at the height of the shirtless hero craze on romance book covers, one of my novels featured an artist's rendering of an impish little girl dragging angel wings. A television news anchor in Washington, DC, held it up on camera and asked, "Where's Fabio?"<p>I laughed and told him, …

'The Great Gatsby' Teaser Revealed As Release Date Approaches

After a delay of five months, the release of "The Great Gatbsy" is quickly approaching.<p>To continue the countdown, Warner Bros. has debuted a new teaser for the film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's 1925 novel of the same name.<p>"I'm Gatsby," Leonardo DiCaprio announces in the teaser (shown above). …

Charles Krafft and the Conundrum of Nazi Art

Last month, an article by Jen Graves in Seattle’s weekly paper <i>The Stranger</i> exposed the artist Charles Krafft as a white nationalist and Holocaust denier, and former admirers of his work are now stripping it from their walls. Krafft, who is sixty-five, has been a respected figure in the Seattle art …

Famous Quotes are Paired with Clever Illustrations

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based illustrator Tang Yau Hoong has just released a brand new series where he pairs one of his older illustrations with a famous quote. A few years ago, we discovered Hoong and we quickly became fans after we saw his ability to cleverly incorporate negative space into many …

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