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Japan: Little wonder on Shikoku

<b>Off the main tourist routes in Japan there are other wild and peaceful worlds to explore, writes Belinda Merhab.</b><p>'Get down! Get down! Get …

How Disney is Changing Hollywood Rules with ‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’

Pay attention to Disney's moves, because as Hollywood's most powerful studio, it's leading the way to the future.<p>Disney is flexing its muscles in the …

These Are the Best Books of 2017, According to Amazon

As the year winds down, it’s time for the best of 2017 lists to start gearing up. And Amazon is one of the first to release theirs, with the 100 best …

7 modern cabins you can book on Airbnb right now, to unplug in style

The first whiff of actual cold air and my Pinterest feed starts to mirror some sort of lumberjack-fantasy mood board.<p>Honestly, the only thing I can …

Stylish Storage Solutions to Copy (Even If You Don't Have a Full-On Mudroom)

Whether your home has a backdoor entry leading to a full-on mudroom or you live in a small city abode with only one entrance, stylish storage …

Stylish

Eat Yourself Happy With These 8 Endorphin-Releasing Foods

Whether you're suffering from the blues or simply experiencing a dip in morale, getting a boost of happiness is always a welcome feeling. With endorphins being one of our brain's major pathways to joy, it can be dire if you're unable to participate in the things that release them into your …

Wellness

18-Year-Old Photographer Captures the Sublime Beauty of Majestic Mountainscapes

Eighteen-year-old Swiss photographer Fabio Zingg first became interested in photography during a family vacation two years ago, when he admittedly picked up the camera out of boredom. Since then, he has become a member of <i>The Alpinists</i><i>:</i> a group of nine young photographers from Switzerland who …

A Constantly Stressed Person's Guide to De-Stressing

Because the stress is just too real.<p>November 11, 2017<p>Until about a week ago, I was a walking ball of stress. I opened every conversation with "I'm</i> …

11 Things Tourists Should Never Eat in Italy

When it comes to food, Italians are purists. Having perfected such a delicious cuisine, they certainly don’t want anyone messing with it. Ordering …

Italian Food

Dreaming in Color: 10 Sexy Monochrome Bedrooms

Do you dream of a colorful bedroom? Thanks to architect Jess Thomas we do. Her Brooklyn townhouse is filled with a lot of good ideas—see our recent …

Interior Design

The Decor Trick That Overhauled How I Feel About My Bathroom

(Image credit: Julia Steele)<p>For the longest time, I thought there was only one solution for rugs in the bathroom: the traditional bath mat. I always …

A Japanese Master’s Bloody-Awesome Samurai Slasher for the Ages

Celebrated director Takashi Miike’s 100th film is ‘Blade of the Immortal,’ an ultraviolent, visually dexterous samurai flick.<p>Takashi Miike is not …

Lust-Worthy Interior Design from Victoria Hagan’s Trove of Second Homes

The award-winning designer creates the perfect literary getaway.<p>Whether it’s a weekend place or a seasonal retreat, second homes hold unique appeal. …

The Bamboo Flutes of Japan’s ‘Monks of Emptiness’

The basket-masked komusō monks used music to meditate and created a distinctive art form.<p>Those familiar with Japanese history or culture might have …

New Photo Enhancing Software Easily Transforms Low-Resolution Images into High-Resolution

We’re lucky enough to be living during a time when technology is evolving faster than ever. And now, sci-fi crime drama cliches are actually becoming a reality. <i>Let’s Enhance</i> is a new online photo enhancing software that allows you to turn images from lousy low-resolution to crisp …

Tutorials

8 unhealthy foods that aren’t that bad for you

We’ve all been there before: in front of the TV, rapt in an intense drama only to look down after 10 minutes and stare at the bottom of an empty bowl …

Nutrition

Forget Florence - Siena is the Italian city you need to see

Siena is a visual feast for tourists.<p><b>WHY?</b><p>Florence may be the Tuscan city that visitors flock to, but Siena is the one that charms their socks off. …

Italy

20 design ideas for your small bathroom

Like any other room in the house, the bathroom deserves attention and TLC when it comes to style and design, considering what a practical space it …

Interior Design

Secret storage solutions for small homes

Ask any interior designer and they'll tell you that a small home doesn't have to struggle to find enough handy storage, if you are willing and able …

Storage Ideas

Seven Serene Japanese Gardens to Visit

A new Phaidon-published tome explores the storied history of horticulture in Japan<p>Sophie Walker, not content with simply being known as the young …

7 Ideas to Make a Dated, Tiled Bathroom Look New and Fresh

(Image credit: Oh Happy Day)<p>If you live in a home or apartment of a certain age, chances are good that your walls are covered in the 4"x4" ceramic …

7 spectacular hotels for viewing the northern lights

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Nordic air is freezing. From the hot tub, steam rises into the starry sky.<p>As you take another sip of wine, light starts rippling above you: dancing beams of green and purple. You lean back, further immersing yourself in the warm water, eyes pointed to the sky. You've waited a long time …

5 ways to get your fix of moringa, the inflammation-crushing all-star

Well-versed in the magical-seeming effects of ACV, turmeric, and maca, I thought I had my superfood bases covered—and then moringa hit the scene …

20 Protein-Packed Meals That Don't Contain a Single Piece of Meat

"But how do you get enough protein?" is easily the most common (and often annoying) question posed to vegans and vegetarians, especially those who are highly active. But new converts need not be alarmed — as it turns out, there are tons of protein-packed options available to meatless athletes, from …

Healthy Eating

15 Attractions in Greece that Should Be on Every Tourist's List

With its rich history, delicious cuisine, many beaches and countless islands, Greece is always a trendy destination. As such, there are numerous …

European Travel

A list of the best restaurants in Italy you can't miss while traveling

A list of restaurants you can't miss while traveling around Italy<p>Pizza, pasta, panino and gelato make up the major food groups in Italy, and we're …

10 bed styles we know you secretly dream of!

So many of us are busy looking for the ultimate sofa that we overlook the fact that our beds can be something really special too! Interior designers …

The all-natural sleep aid you need to know about (hint: it’s not melatonin)

When it comes to sleep, you may feel like you’re doing everything right. You’ve cleaned up your pre-bedtime routine, invested in an organic mattress, …

13 of the world's most beautiful libraries

European Travel

The Right Way to Paint IKEA Furniture

We're big fans of IKEA hacks and upgrades so we're completely in favor of adding a little personality with paint. But not all IKEA furniture is …