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Twenty destinations for 2014: in pictures

A day in Budapest's Eighth District: city guide

Budapest's Eighth District is shaking off its rough reputation, with cafes, clubs and great art spaces opening up in an area laden with faded grandeur<p>A decade ago, the streets of Budapest's Eighth District – also known as Józsefváros – were best avoided. Beneath the shadows of the grand …

A tour of Cape Town, World Design Capital 2014

Forget fancy galleries – in Cape Town, 2014 World Design Capital, the most exciting work is in the townships and once-grungy inner-city areas<p>Standing on a dusty road in Gugulethu township on the outskirts of Cape Town, our tour guide, James Fernie, leaves none of our group of tourists in any doubt …

Expert guide to Scandinavia

Getting around<p>By rail<p>Rail travel in Scandinavia is first-rate, usually reasonably priced and with some good regional and cross-border intercity services. Some journeys are wonderfully scenic trips in their own right, such as the Bergen railway which crosses the “roof of Norway” on Northern Europe’s …

Rome attractions: what to see and do in spring

Parks and gardens<p><b>The American Academy Gardens</b><p>On Janiculum Hill, these 11 acres of gardens comprise mainly of the Villa Aurelia and Bass Gardens. Since the adoption of organic cultivation methods in 1992, 12 species of butterflies have made the gardens their home, as well as hedgehogs, robins, blue …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

The 10 Best Design Books Of 2013

No matter how convenient Kindles are, they will never do justice to beautifully printed, full-color art and design books. (And reading them often doubles as a workout–the big ones require serious biceps to even lift.)<p>See more of the year’s best design: <br>Branding <br>Houses <br>Interfaces <br>Apps <br>Photo Essays …

5 Modern Bedrooms

• 1 |<p>Serene white walls decorated sparsely with poetic quotes make this modern white bedroom a tribute to writers and readers alike. The small writing …

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4 Tips To Master Thinking With Both Sides Of Your Brain, And Boost Creativity

Are you left-brained or right-brained? Nope. According to new research, you’re both. Here’s how to get your brain in tip-top shape with real intellectual stimulation.<p>For years, managers allowed a pop-psychology chestnut–the idea that some people favored their right brain, the domain of creativity, …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

How Much Is Your Gmail Worth To A Hacker?

My life on the internet is worth surprisingly little cash.<p>Earlier this year, cyber attacks were listed as America's top security threat. The internet is a dangerous place! While it's one thing to talk about hacking weapons secrets or banks, let's get personal: What about our email accounts?<p>When it …

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Queensland, Australia: a secluded paradise to die for

It is mid-morning on a boat five miles off Australia’s tropical north coast. A 5ft-long bull shark has just leapt spectacularly out of the water to seize a barramundi that had been dangling from a rod, about to be landed. When a degree of calmness finally returns to our group of rattled tourists, …