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How to Make Your Home Smell Delicious Without Standard Air Fresheners

Air fresheners can add a odor-camouflaging scent to your home, but most of the generic options on the market all smell the same and are anything <i>but</i> …

Cleaning

18 Must-See Museums From Around the World

Tour everything from the Guggenheim to the Museum of Broken Relationships.<p>Every city has a museum, or two or three, that they love to boast about. …

Museums

A Mysterious Furry 'Sea Monster' Has Washed Up on a Russian Beach

A massive and mysterious creature has washed up on a beach in Russia, and naturally, everyone is freaking out.<p>According to the <i>Siberian Times</i>, a …

Glaciers

Here are this summer's 11 hottest thrillers

Summer thrills

Books

China’s outrageous offer to India for settling the border dispute: Give us all the territory

Dai Bingguo is a respected Chinese politician and diplomat. Many in India will be familiar with him as a long-time interlocutor with a string of Indian national security advisors in the Sino-Indian border discussions. He has served as a State Councillor and as the director of the General Offices of …

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

Introducing the Platinum Procyon Fountain Pen!

Platinum has recently announced the soon to be released Platinum Procyon Fountain Pen! Drawing its name from the brightest star in Canis Major, …

Fountain Pens
Exercise

Every Major Diet Soda, Ranked by How (Un)healthy They Are

Spoiler alert: They’re all just fizzy cancer juiceDiet soda has long been advertised as the healthier alternative to regular old fat soda. But as I …

Diet Soda

10 companies hiring for remote jobs where you can literally work from anywhere

The majority of remote jobs require workers to live in specific regions or locations, but these 10 companies let you work remotely without geographic …

Remote Working

All 42 Tom Cruise movies, ranked from worst to best

That's 35 years of being Hollywood royalty!<p>And he's had that longevity at the top thanks to making some of the most memorable movies of all time over those three-plus decades.<p>"Top Gun," "Jerry Maguire," all the "Mission: Impossible" movies — not only does Cruise bring a unique intensity to every …

Paramount Pictures

Why Do WAV And FLAC Files Sound Different?

In a previous four-part series on computer audio sound quality (The Absolute Sound, issues 218-221), we examined and ranked a number of hardware and …

Audiophile

15 Houseplants That Can Remove Toxins In Your Home

"Formaldehyde? I don't know her." —Your home.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• Here's How To Slice An Aloe Vera Leaf<p>• Only An Expert Plant Parent Can Get 9/12 On This Quiz<p>• 9 Natural Ways To Keep Mosquitoes At Bay This Summer

Plants

The Right Plants Will Make Your Home Look Better—And Make You Happier and Healthier

So, why don't you have any yet?<p><i>Welcome to The Esquire Endorsement. Heavily researched. Thoroughly vetted. These picks are the best way to spend your hard-earned cash.</i><p>I have a long and, frankly, impressive history of killing every plant I've ever owned. Flowers stayed alive for fewer than 24 hours. …

Plants

Imran Khan & Jemima went for counselling, but he only 'stared at counsellor's breasts'

<b>The Pakistani politician hated that his then wife Jemima partied and often portrayed her as a hysteric woman, writes Reham Khan in new book</b><p>He (Imran …

Inside Lauren Goodger's lavish Essex home with luxury kitchen, sparkly furniture and her own dressing room

LAUREN Goodger lives a life of luxury at her home in Essex which boasts a designer kitchen, sparkly furniture and her own dressing room.<p>The reality …

8 of the highest-rated travel experiences in the world, according to TripAdvisor

From cooking classes to bike tours, here are some awesome adventures for the family!<p>TripAdvisor recently revealed the best family vacation experiences with their first-ever Travelers' Choice Awards. The booking site compared millions of customer reviews to find fan-favorite hotels, beaches, …

New Zealand

The King's Path: Is this the scariest walk in the world?

The King's Path is a unique walkway in Spain but not one to attempt if you are scared of heights.<p>It is 3km (1.9 miles) long, 100 metres (328 feet) high and just one metre wide.<p>The King's Path (El Caminito del Rey) in Malaga was closed in 2001 for safety reasons but re-opened in 2015 after a massive …

500 Greatest Albums of All Time

50<p>Little Richard, ‘Here’s Little Richard’<p><i>Specialty, 1957</i><p>"I came from a family where my people didn't like rhythm & blues," Little Richard told <i>Rolling</i> …

App developers are going through your email — here is how to stop them

The Wall Street Journal reports that application developers, both mobile and desktop, are busy rummaging through the email of thousands and thousands …

Your old iPod or Walkman could be worth thousands - see how much retro gadgets could fetch

Clear out your loft – classic gadgets from the 1980s and 90s are changing hands for thousands of pounds.<p>Retro technology fans are paying big money …

Mysterious 'Oumuamua' space object has finally been identified

Astronomers say the cigar-shaped interstellar visitor isn't an asteroid, but a comet.<p>When astronomers first spied a weird cigar-shaped object speeding past the sun last October, they could tell from its path that it had come from another star system — but they didn't know exactly what it was.<p>Now …

Astronomy

Watch Brands That Every Man Needs To Know

No matter how far we come in technology, the mechanical movements of a timeless wristwatch will always be a fascinating work of art. An art that has …

Cristiano Ronaldo makes over $108 million a year—here’s how he spends his millions

Cristiano Ronaldo is the third highest-paid athlete — and second highest-paid soccer player— on earth. According to Forbes' ranking of the 100 …

Sex, spas, sleaze: what Orchard Road of Singapore hides in plain sight | This Week In Asia | South China Morning Post

It is evening on a sultry Sunday and a meandering crowd of families, tourists and food delivery riders jostle for space on the footpath outside …

Route 66 – the US road trip favourite – is under threat

There are few journeys as quintessentially American as a road trip along Route 66, but the “main street of America” may be under threat.<p>The National Trust for Historic Preservation, a non-profit that seeks to protect historic places, has released its 2018 list of America’s 11 Most Endangered …

What Men Get Wrong About Building Muscle

How many times have you heard conflicting information about building muscle? Probably every time you step foot in your gym, right? Everyone likes to …

This could be the last year you'll want to buy headphones — a new audio technology is coming in 2019 that could make them obsolete

Headphones may start to look like old technology in 2019 when Noveto, a startup based in Israel, showcases its new "focused audio" devices to attendees of the biggest tech show of any year, CES.<p>Noveto has come up with a technology that can do exactly the same thing as headphones — deliver sound …

Headphones

What Happened to the Winner of McDonald's $1 Million Flexi-Disc Contest?

In 1989, a 13-year-old boy in Galax, Virginia thought he'd won the real-life golden ticket. His family suddenly had money—but with it, more problems.<p>I think McDonald's owes Galax, Virginia some kind of debt.<p>On a cold February day in Galax in 1989, a 13-year-old boy named Scotty Landreth was rifling …

How Much It Costs to Take an Epic 2,400-mile Road Trip on Route 66

"If you ever plan to motor West, take the highway that is best."<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com.</i><p>Back in the 1940s, Nat King Cole was …