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Unspoiled Abruzzo: As the region recovers from another earthquake, locals are calling it Italy's last wilderness

It has unspoilt national parks, pristine sandy beaches, Roman remains and quiet villages, and is often dubbed “the greenest region in Europe.” With …

10 Best Ski Resorts in Italy

They do things differently in Italy – and that goes for its ski resorts too. Forget that urge to be the first on the lift. Instead, make a lunch …

Skiing

From The Grand Tour to Jailhouse Rock: the 10 best new films and shows on Amazon Prime, November 2016

5 apps to help anyone better manage their mental health

For those instances where a cat being surprised by a cucumber doesn't cut it or you can't get your hands on <i>The Little Book of Calm</i>, the inventions of …

How To Trim the Main

Knowing how to trim your sails properly will take your cruising to the next level to the next level​.<p>The good news is that proper sail trim is not …

Watch Sesame Street Covering Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's "Tha Crossroads"

“Still keepin up wit they family.”<p>An unusual pairing to say the least, but an entertaining one at that. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony is the latest band to …

Today in Gear: February 26, 2016

<i>Good morning and happy Friday. It’s the end of the week — that means great things are about to happen in your life. Unless you’re planning to have a</i> …

Sausages

The Best Places To Grab An Aperitivo In Milan

If there’s one thing a Milanese knows how to enjoy (otherwise it’s work, work, work) it is an aperitivo: for those who live in the city the best time of the day is when you meet up with friends after the office for a glass of wine (or cocktail) and something to eat (no aperitivo is complete without …

Another Good Argument for Living (and Dressing) Like an Italian

Caruso celebrates the food, cars, and tailoring of its home country in a new short film.<p>Last summer, we unveiled the first in <i>The Good Italian</i> series of short films by the folks at Parma-based menswear brand Caruso. Starring Oscar-nominated actor Giancarlo Giannini as the fictitious Prince of …

1992 box set review – A terrifying struggle for power in Italy

Shadowy camerawork reflects the venal ambitions that seem to lurk beneath every elegant surface as the mafia, police, politicians – and Silvio Berlusconi – vie for control of a country teetering on the brink of disaster<p>It was, in many ways, Italy’s year zero. Set chiefly in Rome and Milan, this …

Christmas pudding made 46 years ago is found in house clearance and it tastes 'delicious'

Nottingham university experts test dessert that was made for festive wedding in 1969 and find it is 'a little dry, but had a very good flavour'<p>A 46-year-old Christmas pudding has been unearthed during a house clearance - and declared "delicious" by food experts.<p>The pudding, which was made for a …

Italy's six best road trips

With a network of well-maintained roads that weave through a landscape of snow-capped peaks, plunging coastlines, lakes and historic towns, Italy offers plenty of epic driving. And while some routes are undeniably challenging, they all make for unforgettable experiences.<p>Here we highlight six …

An Arizona Cobbler Is Redefining Bespoke Footwear

“It wasn’t until I started combining sneakers with dress shoes that a lot of people started taking an interest in me,” says Randy Lucas, also known …

Shoes

Defender of the Faith: Driving Every Generation of Land Rover Defender

Saying goodbye to the classic Land Rover by driving every iteration in one day.<p>Nothing is more British than the Land Rover Defender. Not the royal family, not warm beer, not even an understanding of cricket’s LBW rule or the baffling urge to have a lovely cup of hot, milky tea when the temperature …

12 Signs You're Destined to Be an Entrepreneur

Wondering if entrepreneurship is right for you? Read through these 12 signs to find out.<p>Some people think they're born to be an entrepreneur; others see it as a skill anyone can learn. Regardless of where you stand on this debate, you can't argue with the fact that some people just know they're …

4 secrets to negotiating your salary

At some point during an interview process, the hiring manager will ask you, "How much are you looking for?" And while you want to respond with a …

Don’t Sink Your Investment — Get a Waterproof Smartphone Case

There are instantly recognizable signs that a smartphone-related tragedy has occurred. A big, ugly chunk gouged out from a plastic back; a shattered, …

Gear & Gadgets

The 4 Qualities of Marketing Leaders I Love to Hire

I once worked with a talented Marketing Manager named Nick (name changed) who had a strange habit that may surprise you. At least once a month, he would interview with another company. Nick seemed to do well in his role, and was well liked by his colleagues. But something did not add up.<p>One day, …

How One Couple Climbed Out Of Debt And Became Millionaires In Their 30s

It was right after college graduation when starting a new life suddenly became very expensive. First, a brand new Honda Civic. Next, a house. Then an engagement ring for a long-time girlfriend.<p>Student loans still lingered, too.<p>Pretty soon the debt totaled up: $25,000 for the car loan, a $100,000+ …

Crowdfunded companies give away a smaller equity slice

More companies are turning to crowdfunding platforms and dictating their own valuations - but is it ethical?<p>Growing companies that secure investment through equity crowdfunding keep a bigger slice of the company than those who raise capital through other, more traditional funding channels.<p>New …

The Petrolicious Guide to Driving Tastefully in Italy

As an enthusiast, road trips are integral to experiences in Italy. Some of the best towns and countrysides are best reached by car and very …

Road Trips

Could DreamCheaper Become The Hotel Booking Industry’s Most Hated Startup?

Berlin-based DreamCheaper, which has been operating fairly stealthily until now, could soon become the hotel booking industry’s most hated startup. It operates a service that aims to ensure you never overpay for a hotel room again, even if you (miraculously) get the best deal available at the time …

If a Customer Won’t Respond, Try This

If a potential customer didn't read or reply to your first sales email, these gentle reminders can focus the person's attention back toward what you're selling.<p>In a previous post, I explained how to structure an email sales campaign. Because the initial email is the most important part of any email …

300+ Awesome Free Internet Resources You Should Know

Sit back and let the hottest tech news come to you by the magic of electronic mail.<p>Prefer to get the news as it happens? Follow us on social media.

Social Media

The Marriage Secret No One Wants To Admit

<i>By Lyz Lenz for YourTango</i><p>When one of my friends got engaged, he was over the moon. At dinner one night, he told my husband how much he was in love.<p>"It's like nothing I've ever felt before!" he said so sweetly that it was easy to forgive him the cliche.<p>"I know," my husband said smiling at me. "It's …

Relationships

The Best of 2014: Albums

Any “best of” list is prone to disappoint. This principle is perhaps most relevant in conversations surrounding music, a medium so expansive, ranging …

Wiivv Wearables Introduces 3D-Printed Insoles Based on Smartphone Photos

Wiivv Wearables focuses on using digital augmented technologies to enhance bio-mechanical<p>Wiivv Wearables focuses on using digital augmented …

Italy’s in terminal decline, and no one has the guts to stop it

Everything that’s wrong with France is worse here<p>Listen<p><i>Rome</i><p>The Rome Opera House sacked its entire orchestra and chorus the other day. Financed and managed by the state, and therefore crippled by debt, the opera house — like so much else in Italy — had been a jobs-for-life trade union fiefdom. Its …