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Prince Harry had 'tearful parting phone call with ex-girlfriend Chelsy Davy' before wedding to Meghan Markle

Prince Harry had an emotional phone call with his ex Chelsy Davy before getting married to Meghan Markle , according to reports.<p>The new Duke of …

Dear Basketball

D ear Basketball,<p>From the moment <br>I started rolling my dad’s tube socks <br>And shooting imaginary <br>Game-winning shots <br>In the Great Western Forum <br>I knew …

Kobe Bryant

9 Things Rich People Do Differently Every Day

5 min read<p>This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you do today matters. In fact, your daily habits may be a major determinant of your wealth.<p>"The metaphor I like is the avalanche," says Thomas Corley, the author of "Rich Habits: The Daily Success Habits Of Wealthy Individuals." …

Self-improvement

28 New Decorating Secrets the Pros Swear By

Throw the old rulebook out the window.<p>You know those people who seem to have great taste without even trying? You're about to be one of them. Here, top designers share the best insider tips and tricks in the business.

Interior Design

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

The British Airways solution to bland airline food

At a time when airlines are battling it out over passenger seat width and excess baggage fees, British Airways (BA) has turned its attention to another key challenge of the airline industry – bland airline food, a result of dry cabin conditions and high-altitude pressure that appear to suck the …

November 2013

An Infinite Staircase by David McCracken | Colossal

<p>Currently on view at this year’s annual Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia is this fun piece titled <i>Diminish and Ascend</i> by artist David …

Best of the Week: Architecture, Photography, Paintings and more

It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other …

iPhone

Tate Britain's £45m alterations and the staircase that spans the centuries

Adam Caruso is disappointed. Some mahogany furniture that his practice installed at Sir John Soane's Museum in London has not created the stir that he hoped for. "It's meant to be incredibly provocative," he says, but most people have barely noticed.<p>If mahogany furniture is not usually the stuff of …

Nevis, the unspoilt Caribbean island

Nevis, the little sister to St Kitts, is home to more monkeys than people …which leaves it wild, family-friendly, and wonderfully off the beaten track<br>Plus more family holidays in the Caribbean<p>As I watched my usually cautious 10-year-old daughter, Nancy, haul herself up a waterfall using just a rope …

New Zealand's most wondrous night-time experiences

From night hikes to cave-rafts to midnight munchies, there’s lots to do in New Zealand when the lights go out...<p>1. Night-hike the Tongariro Crossing<p>The 19km Tongariro Alpine Crossing is frequently touted as the world’s best day walk, thanks to its compact combination of sulphurous lakes, huffing …

New Zealand

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Trails

Exploring Argentina and Chile by bus

First-time visitors to the southern cone of South America arrive in Buenos Aires or Santiago with visions of glaciers, waterfalls, penguin colonies, vineyards, the baby whales off the Patagonian coast and the dramatic spires of Torres del Paine.<p>Argentina and Chile have all of this, and more – but …

South America

This week's new events

Thought Bubble, Leeds<p>Thought Bubble, the UK's largest comics festival, provides a forum for superhero cosplayers and manga fiends to brush shoulders with small-press creators. Art workshops abound and more ambitious scribblers can vie to impress Tharg, 2000AD's green-skinned editor, while next …

Everything you need to know about trips to see the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights are one of nature's great displays, a free, multicoloured light show that is most commonly seen in the Arctic regions. Every performance is different, a beautiful, shifting dance of nocturnal rainbows that many viewers find a humbling and spiritually uplifting …

Expert guide to Vienna

Local laws & etiquette<p>Formal greetings are the norm when meeting someone, and you'll hear “Grüss Gott” (greeting the almighty), or the more worldly “Guten Morgen/Tag/Abend”, just about everywhere you go, and it's customary to return the salutation. Locals love their titles, so if you are meeting …

World’s coolest futuristic buildings

With space-conscious designs and environmentally friendly initiatives, innovative architecture is not the only thing that sets these forward-thinking structures apart.

Top experiences in Bali: making the most of paradise

Immerse yourself in the colour and sound of a traditional festival, dine on local specialities, snorkel beautiful reefs, watch craftspeople at work, wander through lush rice fields, or just relax and be pampered at a Balinese spa. There's an awful lot to do in paradise and it's not all about the …

Scuba Diving

2013 Beaufort Street Festival

This Train Is Hiding A Full Starbucks Store Inside

What if you could sit inside a cozy Starbucks during your morning commute? Now, commuters in Switzerland can do just that.<p>Starbucks locations already seem to be everywhere you look. But starting November 21, the company will take on a new frontier: trains. Starbucks, with the help of Swiss train …

Concept Design

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-onssome silly, and some essential.<p>Upgrade your cycle with some of our favorite add-ons—some silly, and some essential.

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?<p>Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.<p>The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

A Seven-Day Party In The Mediterranean

On an evening in August, at an outdoor club perched just above the lapping waters of the Adriatic Sea on the Croatian island of Hvar, I found William Wenkel hard at work. As a pink sunset lingers on the horizon, the 33-year-old CEO of European Travel Ventures dutifully lifts a 4.5 liter bottle of …