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25 Things Everyone Should Do Before Traveling Abroad

Here's your round-up of need-to-know travel news and daily delights.<p>From exploring the charming cities of Europe to the white-sand beaches of …

8 Best Family Vacation Websites (Plus: Indispensable Apps You Need Now)

Ready for an unforgettable family vacation? Combining our know-how with intel from Rainer Jenss, president and founder of the Family Travel …

Payments Ecosystem - Research & Business Opportunities

BI Intelligence<p>The modern smartphone is a remarkable device. A single device that fits in your pocket can do all the tasks that once required cameras, camcorders, GPS devices, watches, alarm clocks, calculators, and even TVs.<p>But the next change might be the most radical of all—it could eliminate …

How to Avoid Major ATM Fees in Europe

ATMs are getting trickier to use overseas, with some offering “dynamic currency conversion”—asking if you want the ATM to convert your dollars into …

20 Reasons London Is the Most Exciting City in the World

A wise man once said, 'Once you are tired of London, you are tired of life," and I am pretty sure this is the truest thing ever said. If you can't find something you like to do in London, you are pretty much incapable of finding things to do period. This city has absolutely everything, and there …

The 100 Most Iconic Dresses of All Time

These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.<p>These gowns are almost as famous as the stars who wore them.

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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Boy trips, punches hole in $1.5 million painting

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's enough to cause curators to break out in cold sweats: the sight of a museum visitor tumbling right into a valuable, centuries-old painting at a busy exhibition.<p>A Taiwanese schoolboy, 12, did just that on a visit to a Leonardo da Vinci-themed show in Taipei, tripping up while admiring …

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12 Astoundingly Perfect LEGO Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

The new book The Art of LEGO Modeling by Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman (out in September on No Starch Press) is chock-full of F-14s, Alfa Romeos, and other mechanical wonders rendered perfectly in blocks.<p>The new book <i>The Art of LEGO Modeling</i> by Dennis Glaasker and Dennis Bosman (out in September …

You Don’t Have to Like Dolls to Enjoy This Kokeshi Doll-Making Video

Yasuo Okazaki is an amazing woodworker that makes naruko kokeshi dolls. If you are unfamiliar with these toys, Collectors Weekly has a great write-up about them. Kokeshi dolls are originally from “rural Tohoku, in northeast Japan, during the Bunka-Bunsei eras (1804-29).” Since the second world war, …

Watch Classical Sculptures Spring To Life Through The Magic Of Projection Mapping

Walk through any good art classical museum, and the statues can seem so real, it’s almost as if they’ll come to life if turn your back on them. At France’s Lyon Museum of Fine Arts, for at least one night, that’s exactly what happened.<p>The museum asked artist Arnaud Pottier to bring sculptures, …

All Apple Stores revamping third-party accessory selection with Apple designed boxes

<i>Apple-designed packaging for the Mophie Juice Pack and Logitech iPad Keyboard</i><p>Apple is looking to own yet another aspect of its product experience. The company is gearing up to revamp its third-party accessory selection across all of its retail stores by next week by reducing the amount of …

8 Essential Apps for Traveling Abroad

Travelers used to carry along guidebooks about each place they were visiting when exploring the world, but now you can find all the information you need in the palm of your hand. There's an app for virtually everything these days and many of them are designed to make traveling easier. Here are …

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How to sleep well on a long flight

Instead of just hoping, here are some strategies you can use — which we found in a helpful Quora thread— to help you get a little shut eye on your next long flight.<p>In other words, try to fly through the night (according to the time zone you're normally in). You're more likely to fall asleep if it's …

25 Moments That Changed America

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Los Angeles Lakers Can Add to Historic Big-Man Lineage with No. 2 Pick

Being the No. 1 pick in the NBA draft is at once a blessing and a curse. As Bleacher Report's Howard Beck put it, "To be No. 1 is to be labeled a can't-miss star, a superstar, a savior. Expectations are astronomical, and patience is rare."<p>The same could be said of those snapped up at No. 2. The …

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6 Books You Absolutely Can't Miss This May

Because nothing raises your badassery quotient like reading.<p>Real life proved more thrilling than fiction this month, with six non-fiction books beating out the competition as our top picks for May. From the story of the five men who took the civil rights movement to space to the memoir of a doctor …

10 memorable White House Correspondents Dinner jokes from the last 10 years

The White House Correspondents Dinner is something of an enigma these days. The event referred to as “Nerd Prom” used to be a traditional dinner thrown by the White House Correspondents Association, the group that’s responsible for things like credentialing reporters to cover the Oval Office and …

Artist Maude White Creates Intricate Scenes by Snipping Away at Paper

Maude White snips away tiny bits of paper to reveal incredibly intricate scenes. The artist, based in Buffalo, New York, brings imaginative animals and fanciful panoramas to life with her lacy, hand-cut designs. She calls her technique “paper carving.” Most of her creations are cut from plain white …

As the Hubble space telescope gets ready to celebrate 25 years since its launch, we look back at some of the iconic images it has produced

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Good Housekeeping

Good Housekeeping reaches an audience of 30+ million each month. In addition to the magazine brand, the Good Housekeeping Institute is the consumer …

19 Real-Life Ads from the Mad Men Era

Volkswagen, April 11, 1960 Early in Season 1, Don Draper comes across this Volkswagen ad in an issue of LIFE Magazine. H<p>... VIEW MORE<p>LIFE Magazine<p>1 …

Presbyterians approve gay marriage in church constitution

NEW YORK (AP) — The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a "commitment between two people," recognizing …

How to Treat Your Nonstick Skillet Right

<i>By Anna Stockwell, Epicurious</i><p>A nonstick skillet can last a lifetime if you treat it right.<p>Got a new nonstick skillet? Great! Now you need to know how to care for it. Here's how to keep it performing at the top of its game, no matter what type of nonstick you own.<p>1. <b>Don't</b> let your nonstick skillet …

This May Be Why You’re Seeing the Dress as White and Gold

Gamma-Rapho/Getty Images<p>Art Rickerby—The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images<p>Matty Zimmerman—AP<p>OIC/AP<p>Scott Gries—Getty Images<p>David …

30 great opening lines in literature

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10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Texting this phone number will get you 'anything you want as long as it's not illegal'

What if you could text a number and get anything you want?<p>That's the ambitious goal of a new startup called Magic, a text-messaging-based concierge service that promises to pull strings, place orders, and schedule deliveries all so you don't have to.<p>Magic doesn't have a dedicated app. It instead …

Slow Cooker Chicken Recipes That'll Feed You For Days

We all know that some very decadent recipes can be made in the slow cooker. Between the hot chocolate and nachos, it's easy to forget about dinner altogether and go for the comfort foods that slow cookers do best. But guys, the slow cooker is good at putting together a wholesome meal too -- it does …

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