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14 books every modern gentleman should read

Being a modern gentleman is about more than just knowing what to wear or what to put in your bathroom. It's also about being informed about the world around you.<p>We asked our friends at Amazon Books to put together a list of essential books every man should read, ranging from fiction to …

21 Recipes for Mouthwatering Memorial Day Burgers

Walk into any Memorial Day cookout and you're likely to find burgers on the grill—few foods are as synonymous with grilling. At its heart, a great burger is an exercise in simplicity. All you really need is beef, salt, pepper, and fire. Once you've got the base down it's time to start experimenting …

The moments that made me love flying

As adults, we often forget the magic of flying. But what it brings to our lives, our perspectives and our outlooks is undeniably the stuff of dreams.<p>One hectic morning, early in my marriage, I was driving my father-in-law to the airport. While navigating the snarling highway traffic, my mind looped …

The 10 Best Countries In The World For Living Abroad

Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a vibrant city halfway around the world might sound like a dream, but for millions of expatriates, life abroad is a reality.<p>Ever think of moving abroad? Leaving your whole life behind for an island paradise or a …

Work-life Balance

40 of the last storybook towns left in Europe

Much of old-world Europe has been swept away. Thanks to countless wars, the irresistible draw of modernization, and overwrought tourism …

The Difference Between Solo and Group Travel

Sometimes, my memories have become so bound up to who I was with at the time, it's hard to say whether I enjoyed the place because I actually enjoyed the place or because I enjoyed the time I spent with that person.<p>The topic has been written ad nauseam but I feel compelled to dispel a few myths. …

Self-Reflection

Opinion: before sunrise is the best time to fall in love with a city

Just a few hours before the city of Vienna awakes, Celine and Jesse – the characters played by Julie Delpy and Ethan Hawke in Richard Linklater’s film <i>Before Sunrise</i>, first released 20 years ago – make a spontaneous decision to wander the streets together.<p>They have only just met on a train, but …

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

5 Things You Can Tell Just By Looking At Someone: Backed By Research

Here are the things you can tell just by looking at someone<p>As for personality, you can generally trust your gut when guessing extraversion, …

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

We're going to Greece!<p>Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's …

Greece

King Tut's Beard Broken Off Burial Mask, Glued Back On With Epoxy In Botched Repair Job

The protruding beard on the iconic burial mask of Egyptian pharaoh Tutankhamun, also known as 'King Tut,' broke off and was hurriedly glued back on …

Mystery of Greece's Alexander the Great-era tomb deepens with body discoveries

Remains of five people found in vast, ancient tomb dating back to Alexander's era, around 300-325 BC<p>A vast tomb built in the time of Alexander the Great in Greece contains the ancient remains of five people, archaeologists announced on Monday, deepening the mystery as to who it was dedicated …

U.S. Settles With Woman for $134K Over Fake Facebook Account

U.S. news<p>The U.S. government has agreed to pay a New York woman $134,000 for having set up a fake Facebook page using her identity, according to court documents filed Tuesday.<p>The woman, Sondra Arquiett of Watertown, about 75 miles north of Syracuse, sued Drug Enforcement Administration Agent …

Judiciary

Mario develops awareness, plays his own game

The whole point of a video game is that it's interactive -- that the little avatar on the screen is under your control. If that little avatar needs no input from you, then you essentially become an observer, and the medium cannot truly be called a game.<p>Luckily, an AI developed for Super Mario …

Carnegie Mellon University

A Florida Teen Impersonated a Doctor for a Whole Month

A teenager in Florida managed to fool an entire medical center into thinking he was a doctor for a whole month before he was found out.<p>The teen wore …

The Most Beautiful Place on Earth

In fact, Monaco shares many similarities with the country that surrounds it. It's the best of France with an Italian twist. We could never afford to live this five-start lifestyle full-time, but we appreciated that the Monagesque didn't seem at all bothered by our taking it for a test drive.<p>In …

Panama City

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet from nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein, who found a document signed by "L.G. Doom," and concluded that Doctor Doom helped the US become a nuclear power.<p>Like <i>Verge</i> reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross, who became obsessed with a mystery woman at Los Alamos …

The boy who put a star in a jar

Jamie Edwards made history when he built a working nuclear fusion reactor at school<p>The moment came on 5 March last year, when Jamie Edwards, then 13, flicked the switch and waited with bated breath. “Seeing that purple glow that [was] the best part,” said Edwards. As the neutron detector confirmed …

Nuclear Energy

'Tasty': How Flavor Helped Make Us Human

Our current cultural obsession with food is undeniable. But, while the advent of the foodie may be a 21st century phenomenon, from an evolutionary standpoint, flavor has long helped define who we are as a species, a new book argues.<p>In <i>Tasty: the Art and Science of What We Eat</i>, Pulitzer Prize-winning …

Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne

<i>Shredded chicken is added to a spicy, cheesy buffalo sauce and tossed with penne pasta in this creamy, delicious Buffalo Chicken Cheesy Penne Recipe,</i> …

This Epic Jet Tour Does New Year's Eve Twice In 24 Hours

Even if you ring 2015 somewhere super awesome, there's always going to be that lingering tinge of disappointment when the last confetti bit falls.<p>Unless you're on a private jet tour, that is.<p>Plane service PrivateFly is offering a whirlwind tour for New Year's Eve 2014, allowing passengers to …

The 10 Best Cities In The World

Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list?<p><i>CNTraveler.com</i><p>Nearly 77,000 of our readers rated their favorite cities in the world. Is your favorite on the list? Read about all the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, and cruise lines in the …

Cape Town

How we quit our jobs to travel: The civil servants

Would you give up your house to travel? How about your full retirement pension? After a health scare, one couple decided to do both – and today, spend life aboard a motorhome and boat.<p>When Julie and Steven Hando bought a boat in June 2010, they didn’t intend to use it on vacation. Instead, it would …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Home. Where's That?

I may miss out on having an easy answer when someone asks me where I'm from, but I feel blessed to have enough places that fill me with happiness to make me struggle with the question.<p>When you're traveling or on vacation and you meet someone new, one of the first things people often ask is, "Where …

Loneliness

Iceland, as a literary muse

From inspiring JRR Tolkien and Jules Verne to having more writers in its population than any other country in the world, Iceland is one of literature’s strongest influences.

Where we used to go: childhood haunts worth revisiting

Early holidays etch themselves sharply in eager young minds. Years later, those grainy family pictures of our younger selves act like wormholes in time, instantly transporting us back to travels past: to catching crabs at the seaside; to choruses of cicadas at dusk; to road trips through strange …

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New Zealand

The Best of the Best Books List: 2013 Critics’ Top Picks

Every December, the Internet is flooded with year-end best of lists. As we do every year, we tabulated the critics’s lists—40 of them, including Book …