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Tourism fears over Ticino burka ban not realised

There has even been a slight increase in guests from Arab countries – up nearly 2% for 2016 from the previous year – per Ticino’s tourismexternal …

Judiciary

11 ways to humiliate yourself in France

1. Fail to say bonjour.<p>French politeness is predicated on the use of <i>formulations</i>. You don’t need to talk extensively (in fact, you shouldn’t unless …

What their Sunday trading laws say about the French

I can hardly wait. Shortly, we will be able to shop properly on Sundays in France. Well, parts of France. Paris, mainly. Alongside daily necessities like bread, cigarettes and, um, furniture – long available on Sundays – we shall be permitted to buy frocks, books, tableware and absolutely anything …

This Swedish house was designed by two million people — and it's surprisingly attractive

Between January and October of 2014, a Swedish online housing portal called Hemnet, collected data from more than 200 million clicks, gathered from 20% of Sweden's population.<p>The idea was to create the ultimate image of democracy: a home built by the people, for the people.<p>It's called the Hemnet …

Trends

5 Ways to Save on a Trip to Paris

The City of Light is more affordable than you think<p>Piles of pastel <i>macaron</i> at Laduree. The steep steps of Montmartre. Masterworks at the Louvre. A …

Prevent Theft

Japanese hotel launches 'crying rooms'

Complete with soft tissues to “gently wipe away tears” and prevent puffiness, warm eye masks, make-up remover and a selection of tear-jerking films, the “crying rooms” at the Mitsui Garden Yotsuya hotel in the Shinjuku ward of <b>Tokyo</b> aim to help women combat stress, according to a spokesperson for …

11 ways to humiliate yourself in France

1. Fail to say bonjour.<p>French politeness is predicated on the use of <i>formulations</i>. You don’t need to talk extensively (in fact, you shouldn’t unless …

France

France declared "lost in stagnation" by economists

Analysts at French banks said that closely-watched indicators of the private sector's strength were "very disappointing" in April<p>The French economy remained a blot on the eurozone’s economic landscape in April, as leading surveys of the private sector showed the country lagging the …

11 French phrases that will make your heart melt

<b>1.</b> The French don’t have “moles” on their skin…they have “grains of beauty” (<i>Grains de beauté</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French don’t find “dust” under the couch…they …

Best of Switzerland: Food and Drink

Travel<p>Discover the best food and drink along Switzerland’s Grand Tour.<p>Taste Switzerland’s Food and Wine Region<p><b>Lake Geneva Matterhorn Region (LGMR)</b><p>Delectable Swiss dishes can be found in all corners of the country, but there’s a particularly tasty concentration of gastronomical delights in the …

European Travel

Parlez-vous Français? Then the whole world will listen

Friday is International Day of Francophonie. Ireland ranks high in Europe for use of French but we must not lose this language link between the two …

All the ways dating in America is completely different from dating in France

<b>1. Dates don’t exist.</b><p>The word “date” has no equivalent in French, and it’s simply because we don’t go on them.<p>You might wonder how people get to know …

10 French habits I lost when I moved to the USA

1. Spending time with a guy without it officially being called a “date”<p>French men and women can spend some casual time together without any precise …

Free Things to Do in Paris

Traipsing around pricey Paris might sound like serious damage to your wallet, but that's only if you don't know where to look (and when to go). Indulge in some of the City of Light's sweetest luxuries <i>gratuit</i>—from hidden nooks of authenticity to world-class museums and sights.<p><b>Art</b><p>Admission is waived …

REITs are supposed to be safe: Why this one’s flirting with bankruptcy

<b>It didn't take much</b> to trigger Rachelle Berube's BS detector. League Assets Corp.'s investment strategy baffled her from the get-go.<p>In 2008, the plain-spoken property manager was researching real estate investing, hoping to make some serious money, when she came across League's ads touting returns …

Marlon Brando's island paradise in Tetiaroa, French Polynesia

A 4-foot lemon shark flashed by my bare legs as we waded in shallow lagoon waters. I grimaced and hoped it wasn't hungry.<p>"Everyone, stop. Just stop where you are for a moment," came the quiet voice of our naturalist guide, 27-year-old Tumi Brando.<p>Our group had spent the morning exploring the small …

The Essence of France

Travel<p>Lavender fields forever: It looks like Provence and smells like Provence—but the crowds are few in Drôme Provençale.<p>Can a rectangle of card stock compel a journey halfway around the world? As I drive on this bright July afternoon past a blur of vineyards and sunflowers on the Autoroute du …

National Geographic Travel

Mini-guide to French slang

<b>1.</b> A French house is not “messy”…it’s a “brothel” (<i>Quel bordel!</i>).<p><b>2.</b> The French are not “wealthy”…they are “full of wheat” (<i>Être plein de blé</i>).<p><b>3.</b> The …

A Simple, Open Abode in Singapore

Built in Singapore, the Sunset Way house was designed for a couple who were looking for an open house that required little dependence on air …

Articles about sourcing guide modern prefab companies europe on Dwell.com - Dwell

119 prefab builders made Dwell's annual list; now, check out some of their European counterparts in our roundup of prefab homes...<p>Prefabs are taking over the design world, one sustainable home at a time.<p>For book enthusiasts who are up to their eyeballs in books, there are tons of great modern …

Prefab Homes