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20 Of The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.<p>Sure, there's something spooky about them. But also something undeniably striking.

Abandoned Buildings

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Tourism

The Ultimate Bucket-List Travel Guide

The world’s top chefs, authors, actors and other globe-trotters—from Anne Rice to Ruth Reichl—share the places they’re dying to see before they die. Take note, then take off. Bon voyage!<p>By<p>Lauren Lipton<p><b>ROBIN ESROCK,</b> whose book “The Great Global Bucket List” will be published next year, has traveled …

Siem Reap

Excess Fat And Sugar Can Lead To Cognitive Decline

A diet high in fats and sugars can lead to cognitive decline. This finding, Medical News Today reports, is based on experiments carried out using …

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny scramble.<p>We …

Breakfast

Charles Bukowski's guide to writing and life

<b>"I am a dangerous man when turned loose with a typewriter," said Charles Bukowski, the author of more than 40 books of poetry, prose and novels, including Ham on Rye and Post Office. Bukowski, who died on March 9, 1994, aged 73, used his poetry and prose to depict the depravity of urban life in</b> …

Literature

I Heart My Island: Curaçao

No matter where or how far he roams, <b>Alfred Gutierrez</b> can’t stay away from <b>Curaçao</b> for long. Nor would he want to.<p>Though he was born on the Dutch Caribbean island—to a Dutch mother and a Venezuelan father—and spent his formative years there, Gutierrez’s educational aspirations led him to the Culinary …

European Travel

Galapagos Island Has a New Airport and It's Completely Sun- and Wind-Powered

The newest addition to the Galapagos Island is almost as natural as the archipelago's inhabitants. The area's new airport itself is made up of 80 …

Renewable Energy

On the Road: Rediscovering the Wonders of the Peruvian Coast

<b>Day 1, evening | A walk on the beach</b><br>After a happy-hour passion fruit pisco sour at the sleek, beachfront Hotel DCO, I left the young, wealthy Limeños …

Travel Diaries: Aurora James of Brother Vellies Seeks Inspiration in Morocco

"I stayed at La Sultana, which is comprised of 5 different ryads that all have their own distinct palette and aesthetic. I took it upon myself to do …

15 Fried Ice Cream Recipes You Need in Your Life Right Now

National Ice Cream Day is this weekend, so we’re celebrating by rolling out the ice cream early. We are crazy about how refreshing ice cream pairs with a crunchy, delicious shell for a knockout summer dessert combo. Whether you’re planning a special treat or simply looking to step up your dessert …

Breakfast

How to Write a Short Story from Start to Finish

by Joe BuntingI’m working on a new short story. However, it’s been a while, and I’m feeling out of practice, like I have to figure out how to write a …

Creative Writing

Game of Drones: Ernest Cline on Nerd-gasmic New Novel 'Armada'

How the cult author beat the sophomore slump via remote-control warfare and bonus-round geeking out<p>Once upon a time, a young man dreamed of …

Mad Max

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CNN

13 Places From Your Favorite Books That You Can Actually Visit

Whether we’re catching a London train to the magic wizarding world, experiencing the running of the bulls in Pamplona, or dining across from an enchanting vampire in Washington, our literary adventures feel very real. Books have the uncanny ability to transport us to the places we’ve never been, …

42 Of The Most Beautiful Literary Quotes About Summer

"In early June the world of leaf and blade and flowers explodes, and every sunset is different."<p>1. "And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the …

Big universe, big data, astronomical opportunity

The future of astronomy is not in acquiring new data, but in mining the old<p>Astronomical data is and has always been “big data”. Once that was only true metaphorically, now it is true in all senses. We acquire it far more rapidly than the rate at which we can process, analyse and exploit it. This …

10 Uncommon Ice Cream Flavours In Singapore To Rock Your World

With ice-cream parlours sprouting up at almost every corner of Singapore, it triggers our curiosity even further to get our hands on their latest …

Writing Habits And Routines, Filling The Creative Well And More Tips On Writing And Productivity

Shares 1K<p><i>This is an excerpted chapter from my latest book, How To Make a Living with Your Writing.</i><p>You can't make a living from your writing if you're …

12 Reasons To Date A Woman Who Reads

Filmmaker John Waters once said, "If you go home with somebody, and they don’t have any books, don’t f**k ’em."<p>Excellent advice.<p>I may be biased when I say that readers are cool, dateable people -- after all, I was the kid who brought my books to the dinner table -- but there are definite perks to …

Take a Job in Travel: You Might Never Leave

The mantra of anyone who has had a long career in the travel industry is "once you start working in the field of travel, you never leave." I can definitely attest to this. Some people were just born to be working in the business of travel, and after years of soul searching, I can't deny that I'm …

Top 5 Castle Hotels in the World

Sleep like a king (or queen) at these regal properties across the planet -- literally! From Medieval-style English manors to an Indian palace in the middle of a lake, GAYOT's Top 5 Castle Hotels give guests the royal treatment. Centuries-old architecture is complemented by modern amenities and …

Hospitality

How to Spend a Day in the Life of Your Favorite Fictional Character

Setting is often key in creating mood, adding color to characters and grounding readers in an established culture. Whether your favorite read is a pillar of classic literature, a bold travel memoir or a piece of modern fiction, chances are you've imagined yourself in the time and place your author …

Jane Austen

15 Books Every Recent College Grad Needs on Their Shelf

Graduating from college is an exciting time full of adventures, new opportunities and… uncertainty. While you’re celebrating your major accomplishment and partying with your friends and loved ones, figuring out the future can be nerve wracking. Whether you’re graduating this year, are a recent grad …

Sheryl Sandberg

10 of the best European islands … that you’ve probably never heard of

Explore Europe’s lesser-known islands and enjoy a leisurely break where walking, watersports and doing nothing at all are the order of the day<p>Lyngør Islands, Norway<p>A far cry from Norway’s jagged western fjord-filled coastline, the Lyngør Islands offer Baltic calm rather than wild Atlantic. Base …

The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with …

The 15 Most Gorgeous Train Rides in the World

In a relaxation showdown amongst trains, planes, and automobiles, trains win as the most laid-back style of travel, allowing you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view. Luckily, some of the world's most beautiful destinations are also home to the most scenic train rides--journeys ranging from a few …

Dark chocolate and green tea is the perfect concentration combination

A new study, the first of its kind, has found that dark chocolate and green tea could be the ideal combination to tackle that mid-afternoon slump<p>Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Step away from the coffee.<p>Dark chocolate and green tea could be the best combination for an energy boost, a new study has …

Tea

Articles about 18 modern kitchens on Dwell.com - Dwell

What’s the secret to successfully wedging a kitchen into a 258-square-foot apartment? A visual balancing act.<p>The kitchen is the heart of your home—so choose a counter that works for your lifestyle and gets the job done the way you want.<p>It doesn’t always take a full-scale renovation to make a …

Kitchens

The hottest (and coldest) places on Earth