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Why Muslim Women Are Cheering a Beloved Brand's Latest Nail Polish Line

<i>For some Muslim women, it isn't just that the perfect pink-y blush or deep red nail polish is hard to find; it's that it doesn't even exist. That's because, in accordance with tradition, men and women must must wash themselves before prayer, allowing water to touch every part of their bodies. And</i> …

30 Things To Get If You Want To Start Making Your Own Clothes

Whether you're sitting down to make homemade ornaments or just getting really creative with your wrapping jobs, 'tis the season to say, "Hey, I could …

Sewing

The valley of dragons

This ~$600 Roundtrip Business Class Fare Is Really Tempting Me...

Airline pricing can be highly variable depending on the market in which you’re originating, as I’ve talked about many times before. Some of the …

The 20 Most-Pinned Travel Destinations Around the World

Prepare to load up your "Bucket List" board.<p>As if our Pinterest boards weren't already filled with enough places we'd like to add to our bucket lists, the social network recently released the 20 "most-pinned" vacation spots across its network. The list of pins comes in conjunction with the release …

New Orleans

Drink like a local: 21 drinks to try around the world

We asked, you answered! Readers weighed in on iconic beverages to order at the bar. How many have you tried?<p><b>Read more: What should I drink in your country?</b>

This night out is one you’ll brag about for years

In the world’s first underwater nightclub, you’re as likely to encounter a killer shark as a DJ killing the dance floor.<p>It was Saturday night in the Maldives and the dance floor was heaving. The DJ, who had flown in from the capital Malé, was cranking out hit after hit – Jump by Kriss Kross, …

Weird

Hunting the blue Yeti of Bhutan

Once thought to be a Himalayan myth, Bhutan’s national flower is a once-in-a-lifetime find.<p>On a clear day, the entire Jomolhari Range – including Bhutan’s second highest peak and one of the country’s most sacred places – should be visible from where I was standing. But on that cold and gloomy June …

Bhutan

9 hot startup cities that aren't San Francisco or NYC

But there's a slew of other metro areas with established infrastructure and skilled work forces that can match those more established locations at a fraction of the cost of living and with less day-to-day stress.<p>These are the places where startup dreams come easier and cheaper, but can still pay …

17 Free Online Learning Sites that Provide High Quality Opportunities

Who needs Tony Robbins when you can motivate yourself? Overcoming the emotional hurdle to get stuff done when you’d rather sit on the couch isn’t …

Motivation

A perfect day in Singapore: the ultimate one-day itinerary

For a country just two-thirds the size of New York City, Singapore packs a big punch, with entertainment, shopping and dining options matching the world’s best. And with a super-efficient (not to mention economical) transport system, it’s possible to visit most of Singapore’s top sights and …

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Essential Busan: 10 highlights of South Korea's second city

Busan is one of the great unheralded cities in Asia. Brimming with cobalt oceans, verdant mountains and delectable fare, it’s a city full of surprises and a laid-back vibe that makes it the perfect base from which to explore farther afield in South Korea.<p>With so many choices in this beachy urban …

Circumnavigating Seoul: Hiking the ancient city wall

In the 600-plus years that Seoul has been Korea’s capital, the city has changed in many respects, save one: it’s kept its original city wall. An architectural treasure and contender for Unesco World Heritage status, Seoul City Wall snakes in an 18.6km ring over the peaks of Bukaksan (342m), Naksan …

Evening at Mont Saint-Michel, an island commune in Normandy, #France. The commune and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, visited by over 3 million people per year. // shot by LP photographer, @dominicbonucceli.

This week's #lpfanphoto is from @thewaytotravel who captured this moment in #Georgetown, #Penang on a recent trip to #Malaysia. -- Tag your favourite #travel shots with #lpfanphoto and each Friday we pick one to regram to our friends and followers! Happy travels!

Makgeolli to microbreweries: how to drink well in Seoul

In a city where alcohol is cheap and free-flowing, sampling a bottle of <i>soju</i> (a vodka-like spirit), <i>makgeolli</i> (milky rice wine) or local beer is a quintessential aspect of a night out in Seoul.<p>A large portion of the spirits on offer are still mass produced brands whose quality and taste are about as …

Two-week traveller: choose your Central Asia adventure

Once the realm of Silk Road merchants and Great Game spies, the Heavenly Mountains and Black Sand deserts of the 'Stans, as the five countries of Central Asia are affectionately known, have historically been the stuff of epic overland trips taking many months and much bureaucracy.<p>With the region’s …

Why now is a good time to go to Greece

By taking a trip to Greece, booking private accommodation, eating in village tavernas and supporting local businesses in many other ways, tourists obviously provide a much-needed boost to the country’s ailing economy. So what are you waiting for? From island-hopping between locals’ hideouts and the …

Beautiful Women’s Wares From Ethiopia

One of my favorite things about visiting Africa is knowing I will come home with some gorgeous wares and jewelry. Without fail, my most-loved jewelry …

7 Stunning Portraits Of Women With Alopecia Redefine Femininity

With stark and stripped down images that demonstrate the power of portraiture, one Icelandic photographer has captured the beauty of bald women.<p>"Baldvin" is a new series by photographer Sigga Ella, featuring portraits of women of all ages who have alopecia, an autoimmune disorder that results in …

The Buddhist and the Neuroscientist

What compassion does to the brain<p>In 1992, the neuroscientist Richard Davidson got a challenge from the Dalai Lama. By that point, he’d spent his career asking why people respond to, in his words, “life’s slings and arrows” in different ways. Why are some people more resilient than others in the …

Mindfulness

Photos: The gorgeous simplicity of life as a Siberian nomad

Khanty-Mansiysk is an oil-rich and hilly region in central Russia. About 1.5 million people populate this vast area the size of France. The English-language newspaper Siberian Times has called it “the Siberian equivalent of Texas.” Over half of Russia’s oil is produced here. Today, the capital of …

Wildlife

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

11 DIY Planters Your Houseplants Need

Houseplants

Vietnam’s hidden Himalayas

The Dong Van district’s Hmong villages and spectacular peaks remain so isolated, foreign tourists are all but unknown.

This Is the Absolute Best Time to Book a Flight

Timing is everything.<p>We all know that flights get more expensive as the departure date gets closer, and flights are full enough these days that …

24 photos that will make you want to visit Japan

From its tranquil and picturesque Mount Fuji to cutting-edge robot restaurants in Tokyo, here are some of the country's most magnificent sites.