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14 Festivals and Events Worth Traveling for in 2013

There's nothing quite like visiting a place when it's in the middle of a party -- especially if it's the kind of celebration that doesn't happen every year. In addition to the many festivals and events that occur annually around the world, there are some that are on a far less frequent schedule -- …

How Exercise And Other Activities Beat Back Dementia

The numbers are pretty grim: More than half of all 85-year-olds suffer some form of dementia.<p>But here's the good news: Brain researchers say there are ways to boost brain power and stave off problems in memory and thinking.<p>In other words, brain decline is not necessarily an inevitable part of …

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The 10 best words the internet has given English

My book Netymology: A Linguistic Celebration of the Digital World is about the stories behind new words. I've been an etymology addict since I was a …

10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …

Best New Hotels Of 2013

<i>-- Editors, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Here at Condé Nast Traveler, we're obsessed with hotels -- that's why we're thrilled to unveil the 2013 Hot List, the buzz-making list of our favorite new hotels that have opened in the past year. The entire list of 154 properties spans the globe, from a tiny …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

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Top 10 sustainable travel experiences

Ditch modern civilisation and go wild! (Just be responsible about it.) In this excerpt from <i>Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Experiences</i>, we've got the top 10 feel-good sustainable travel experiences.<p>1. National parks volunteer, USA<p>Fall asleep to a chorus of wolf calls and count bears as your …

Appy Pie Lets Entrepreneurs Build Their Own Apps

Credit: AppyPie.com<p>Got a great idea for an app? Who doesn’t??!! But, you can get a step ahead of the competition by creating your own app without …

20 words and phrases that will doom your pitch

Evil forces lurk among us, threatening to destroy our way of life.<p>Only communicators stand between civilization and a new Dark Age. But your quest …

How Kmart Used Social Listening (And Some Nerve) To Create A Ship-My-Pants Funny Viral Hit

Kmart and Draftfcb used some informed risk taking and data smarts to turn a promotion for integrated retailing into a rib-tickling winner.<p>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I03UmJbK0lA<p>You did <i>what</i> to your pants, exactly? Ooooh, <i>ship</i>! If you’ve been online at all in the last week or so, you’ve likely …

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The Hottest Trend in E-Commerce? Clothes.

Apparel is the fastest-growing segment in e-commerce this year, thanks to new ways to display clothing online.<p>EMarketer predicts that the apparel and …

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