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A tizz about fizz

EVEN by British standards, it has been a busy few weeks for observers of class warfare. On November 27th a former Conservative minister lost a libel …

Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2014. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …

The very best Mashable reads of 2014

Recently, I had a conversation with a friend who I consider well-read. I was looking for a new book, so I inquired into what she had loved lately.<p>"I …

What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …

One-Third Of Europe's Unemployed Are Spanish

With yet another promise about to go up in smoke (that of PM Rajoy's claim that Spain will be out of recession this quarter), we thought it worth a …

Funny Friday Fiction (Or Fact): Drunk Ben Bernanke Speaks

<i>The following fictional account of a day in the life of a drunk Fed Chairman is as relevant today as it was when it first came out around the time</i> …

JPMorgan Asks "How Similar Is China To Japan In The Late 1980s?"

<b>China is similar to Japan in the 1980s in terms of financial imbalances and challenges for the real economy</b>, but, as JPMorgan notes, China differs in …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Where to Eat in Amsterdam

During my recent trip to Amsterdam with KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, I was able to explore and eat my way around like a local because of all the …

10 of the best pubs and bars in Amsterdam

Café Belgique<p>One of the smallest bars in Amsterdam, Belgique still finds space for eight Belgian draught beers and more than 30 bottled varieties. …

10 of the best cafes and budget restaurants in Amsterdam

Getto<p>Getto is a burger bar with a difference: each burger is named after a drag queen who performs there – keep an eye on the website if you're keen …

A shopper’s guide to Barcelona

Move over, Paris. Barcelona is taking over that coveted space in shopaholics’ hearts. With a heady mixture of unique boutiques, second-hand shops, …

Top Ten things to do in Barcelona

1 Visit the Sagrada Família. Gaudi's unfinished basilica is Barcelona's most famous landmark.<p>2 Admire the art at the Picasso museum, Joan Mirò's …

Top 10

Barcelona, Then and Now - A Visual History Guide

While geo-localized AR is obviously the coolest part of the app, it’s worth noting that it is still useable on devices that don’t have a camera, as you will be able to search for a specific place.<p>These features will look familiar to anyone who has already tested the app series ‘MyCityBefore‘, of …

Best Trips 2012: Costa Brava

Spain's wild Costa Brava is by turns surreal (think Dalí), idyllic (pristine beaches), and charming (cobblestoned towns).

Amazing Bars In Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Is it coincidence or divine intervention that one of the hottest nightlife destinations in the world has the word "bar" at the front of its name? It must have been written in the stars, seeing as this beautiful Spanish beach city seems to have as many watering holes as there are balls of gas …

North Africa

Can’t Miss Things to Do in Barcelona

The most important word you need to know in Barcelona is siesta, because a solid afternoon nap is the only way to survive this action-packed city …

10 of the best restaurants for new Catalan cuisine

ABaC<p>Having been through a series of highs and lows (high at its old spot in the Born, low when it moved up town and struggled to entice an audience), …

20 great things to do in Barcelona

When you're travelling to Barcelona and looking for great things to do, you really want to make the most of your destination so you go home feeling …

10 of the best tapas bars in Barcelona

Quimet i Quimet<p>Lined from floor to ceiling with wines and spirits from across the globe, this lively bodega is justly famed for its unique and …

Barcelona Clubs: 5 Places to Experience the City's Best Nightlife

Although New York is called "the city that never sleeps," that moniker really belongs to Barcelona, which could just as accurately be labeled, "the city that naps in the afternoon and then parties till sunrise." This Spanish gem has set the gold standard for European nightlife, and offers …

Dancing

The Best Live Music in Barcelona

Barcelona's nightlife scene has something for everyone, but especially for those who love live music. The vibrant culture and even more energetic nightlife provide this city with the perfect atmosphere to kick back and enjoy some mellow tunes or bust some moves to an enthusiastic DJ. From the …

Live Music

Top 20 terraces in town

With such pleasant weather most of the year in Barcelona, one of the great joys is discovering a corner of the city with a lovely terrace to sit and …

Top 5 Beach Bars in Barcelona

Top 5 Beach Bars in Barcelona.<p>By Bethany Salvon Posted in - Europe & Spain & Travel Blog on <b>April 19th, 2013</b><p>[google1]<p>Summer is one of the best times …

MBAx.me Wants To Help Non-Technical Professionals Learn Key Technical Skills Online

It’s not often that a guest post on TechCrunch turns into a startup. Earlier this year, Googler Aditya Mahesh published a guest post on TechCrunch, which addressed what skills business students should take the time to learn before they start working in tech. As he writes, he wishes he had learned …

The Boeing 787 Dreamliner Isn't Very 'Made In The USA'

Boeing is one of the most iconic American brands. It's a symbol of American manufacturing. And orders for Boeing's aircraft frequently move the monthly U.S. economic data.<p>But most people don't realize that most of Boeing's airplane parts come from external vendors from all over the world.<p>Below is a …

Economic Data

Travel Dreams Vs Travel Plans - Which Are More Important?

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