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US sanctions target Chinese, Russians over North Korea

Treasury says 'it is unacceptable' for Chinese and Russian firms and individuals to do business with Pyongyang.<p>The United States has imposed new sanctions on Chinese and Russian firms and individuals for what it said was their support of North Korea's weapons programme - a move criticised by both …

Tourism, It's the People's Business

<i>In pursuit of the iconic, sometimes we lose the people. Then we need to come back. Here are a few thoughts on the often overlooked importance of</i> …

1672夜『心の先史時代』スティーヴン・ミズン|松岡正剛の千夜千冊

口に入れたとたんに未知の可能性の広がりと味わいを感じられる本に、ときどき出会える。スティーヴン・ミズンの『歌うネアンデルタール』(早川書房)は、かなり大胆で興味深い仮説の味覚をもたらしてくれた。感心した。<br>ミズンは人類に言語が発生したのはいつどのようにしてだったのかという大問題にとりくみ、類人猿からネ …

The Cheese-Lover's Guide to France

I like to think of his words as I curl my fingers around a dusky, mellow rind of French cheese.<p>Whether we are conscious of it or not as we grasp the knife, slicing into such a <i>fromage</i> lays open the world in miniature.<p>Here is the placid scent of chamomile, the chime of cow bells, the sun illuminating …

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10 Iconic Train Journeys That Are Trips Unto Themselves

One of the best ways to experience the travel style of yesteryear's rich and famous is to spend some time on a luxury train.<p>Typically, these trains provide private two-person overnight compartments, some with built-in showers, along with lavish service, onboard guides, and elaborate meals.<p>Many also …

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The 10 Best Restaurants In San Francisco's Castro Neighborhood

Our friends at Yelp helped us compile a list of the best restaurants in San Francisco's Castro neighborhood.<p>Although the neighborhood is home to several fine dining establishments, Yelp users voted a simple sandwich shop, Ike's, as the best restaurant in the area. A sushi bar, casual fish shack, …

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Travel | Yahoo Lifestyle

Pop Culture<p>Newsweek<p>A United Airlines passenger was paid $10,000 in travel credit to give up her seat on an overbooked flight at Dulles International …

13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Classic Jet Set: Jackie O., Liz Taylor & More Stars in the Air (Photos)

From Humphrey Bogart to Audrey Hepburn, see Hollywood's Golden Era celebrities trot the globe.<p>Ed Giorandino/NY Daily News Archive, via Getty

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

The HistoMap – Four thousand years of world history

25 toughest companies to interview with

How would you build an engine from scratch?Can you estimate the revenue from 2012 Olympic ticket sales? How many people are watching YouTube in a given hour?<p>These are just a few of the tough questions job seekers were asked by interviewers in the past year, according to a report released Friday by …

The Long Life and Quick Demise of the Airline Peanut

When peanuts first became a well-known airline staple, it was all because Southwest Airlines was trying to spin a negative.<p>To offer the cheapest …

The Japan Air Lines miracle water landing of 1968 (reprinted)

<i>Ed. note: Today’s crash of a Boeing 777 likely reminded Bay Area residents of a similar 1968 incident, where a DC-8 fell short of the runway (with far less tragic results). My Chronicle colleagues have already compiled a list of major SFO crashes. Below is the story of the Shiga, the Japan Air</i> …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

Top 10 Most Expensive And Luxurious Hotels in Paris

Paris is a very beautiful city, with amazing architecture and history and with lots of wonderful attractions. As a visitor, you want your experience …

10 Keys To Writing A Speech

<i>“This is my time.”</i><p>That attitude will kill a speech every time.<p>You’ve probably sat through some lousy speeches. Despite the speakers’ renown, you eventually tuned them out over their self-indulgent tangents and pointless details. You understood something these speakers apparently didn’t: This was …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The 15 Greatest Masterpieces At The Louvre

The grand art museum houses 35,000 masterpieces, from prehistory to contemporary works. But with over 600,000 square feet of exhibition space, navigating the enormous museum can be overwhelming if you don't know what to look out for.<p>Christine Kuan, the chief curator at Artsy, selected 15 must-see …

Surreal oil paintings by Caleb Brown

Previously Unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ Illustrations By Mary GrandPré

<b>Redditor</b> jrs_ has uploaded an awesome collection of previously unpublished ‘Harry Potter’ illustrations by Mary GrandPré—the illustrator behind the …

Advice to Little Girls: Young Mark Twain’s Little-Known, Lovely 1865 Children’s Book

In the summer of 2011, I chanced upon a lovely Italian edition of a little-known, playful short story young Mark Twain had written in 1865 at age of 30, with Victorian-scrapbook-inspired artwork by celebrated Russian-born children’s book illustrator Vladimir Radunsky, mischievously encouraging …

Books: what a difference a letter makes – in pictures

Twitter just loves wordy hashtag games and the latest is of a literary bent: #bookswithalettermissing has been trending as tweeters gleefully delete one letter from famous titles to conjure up different works altogether. Hence the likes of The Princess Brie, Loud Atlas, Laughterhouse-Five, A …