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There's even more evidence that one type of exercise is the closest thing to a miracle drug that we have

Aerobic exercise, or cardio, might be the closest thing we have to a miracle drug.<p>When we commit to regular workouts that raise our heart rate and get us moving and sweating for a sustained period, magical things happen to our mind and body. We start to think more clearly, feel better about …

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100 Things to Do in Barcelona

01 of 11<p>The best way to plan a tour of Barcelona is to divide the town into districts, beginning in the center and working your way out to the …

Barcelona: An Insider's Guide to 24 Hidden Gems for Travelers

Want good advice about a destination? Find a local. Want great advice? Seek out locals who love their home so much they've made it their life's work to help visitors fall in love with it, too.<p>Offering visitors unrivaled expertise on Barcelona, locals Francesca Gufoni and Laura Coch work as Local …

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11 Things You Need to Know Before Visiting Cuba

One writer discovers a country of dizzying contradictions.<p>In the words of a local artist and friendly guide I met on a recent trip to Cuba, “The only way to understand Cuba is to be irrational.” The island nation is a place of paradoxes: one where you're at once in awe of Havana's history and …

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How times are changing in Havana

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Can Starbucks succeed in Italy?

<b>A few days ago, Starbucks announced it would be opening its first branch in Italy, the country which inspired its founder, Howard Schultz, to set up the chain in the first place. It will open in Milan in early 2017- but can it work? Dany Mitzman in Bologna thinks it can.</b><p>I have always been amazed …

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Which nationalities are most confrontational - and which are the most emotional?

Cultural differences can prove problematic when it comes to negotiation, says author Erin Meyer<p>When people from different parts of the world have to negotiate over any issue, cultural differences can often provide an obstacle to reaching an agreement.<p>In the latest issue of the Harvard Business …

Top 5 Things to Do in Cuba While You Still Can

I'm headed back to Cuba in November and I can't wait. It's a beautiful island and an exciting time to be there because everything is shifting so quickly. Havana is getting ready for its 500th birthday in 2019, and construction crews are hard at work renovating and remodeling. There was already a …

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The World's Most Epic Hotel Pools

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From rooftop sensations to saltwater stunners, the pools are the main attraction at these extraordinary resorts around the world.<p>Architect Agustin Landa created a dramatic setting atop Hotel Habita in Monterrey, Mexico, by placing two infinity pools under a …

Berlin itinerary

Hit the highlights of Berlin with this three-day itinerary in the German capital.<p>DAY ONE<p>Start your Berlin exploration by seeing the city from above, preferably by booking ahead for an early lift ride up to the dome of the Reichstag. From here, stroll south past the Roma & Sinti Memorial to snap a …

Barcelona's best shopping by neighbourhood

Barcelona perhaps finally achieved peak hipster with the recent opening of Urban Outfitters, a massive statement of a shop in a central and symbolic location on the Plaça Catalunya, but the city has long had a tradition of quirky little boutiques, icily cool designer home-ware stores and artisanal …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

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T.H.E Top 10 Electronic Dance Music Albums of 2014 | T.H.E - Music Essentials

2014 saw more and more artists release studio albums. Some were good, some were very good, and some shouldn’t have been released in the first place. …

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Top 10 bars in Buenos Aires

Argentina,Bars and clubs,Food and drink,South America,Top 10s,Travel,Food & drink<p>The bar scene in Buenos Aires has evolved away from the bubble-like draw of Palermo to feature a more diverse spread across the city. Our updated list reveals 10 great spots<br>• <b>Old favourites: 10 more Buenos Aires …

Madrid: readers’ travel tips

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Secret swims: the cenotes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula

Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula has undeniably stunning beaches around Cancún, Playa Del Carmen and Tulum. But those who wish to cool off from the sun and teeny-bikini flashiness can escape to a secret underworld of turquoise pools where Mayans communicated with the gods.<p>At these hidden locations, you …

Bebel Gilberto: my favourite places in Rio de Janeiro

The singer loves returning to her home town of Rio, for its food, drink, music and beaches, as well as for the memories it holds<p><b>When I get back to Rio, the first thing I want do is go to the beach</b>. I’ll jump straight into the sea – that is my way of reacclimatising to the city. There’s a little …

One perfect day: 24 hours in New York City - NYC travel

Twenty-four hours in New York is nowhere near enough, but if that’s all the time you’ve got, we’ve got a locally designed itinerary designed to help you make the most of every New York minute.<p>Morning<p><b>8am</b> – Start your day on the Upper West Side with a pilgrimage to the granddaddy of New York Jewish …

Hideaway hotels you can't reach by road

Leave your Samsonite above the wardrobe and your car keys on the dresser, you won't be needing either on this trip around some of the planet's more access-challenged accommodation. Travel light, wear sensible shoes, and take some deep breaths...<p>Hotel Pilatus-Kulm, Lucerne, Switzerland<p><b>Access:</b> …

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Ten stylish self-catering holiday lets in Spain

They're not cheap but these cool Spanish casas from accommodation website i-escape offer good value (all under £150 a night, some sleeping four) given how fabulously stylish they are<p>Rooms in Dar Hajra – which means "House of the Rocks" – are sculpted around a limestone outcrop just above …