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Top 5 unmissable journeys by rail

There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. Here are <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine’s top five ways to get on board.<p>1. The Ghan, Australia: the luxury rail ride<p>The Australian outback is a place that’s hard to grasp: a vast, ill-defined area mapped by Aboriginal people not on paper …

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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 …

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How to Explore Europe - on a Budget

Those lucky enough to be traversing not one but several European cities over the course of a few weeks or, as is more likely, months, may worry about the many expenditures that go hand in hand with extensive traveling abroad. While shopping, dining, and clubbing often put a strain on the budget, …

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The Snowball Effect: Transitioning from a Hobbyist to a Full Time Photographer

I started getting into photography when I was in my mid-to-late teens. I bought a 35mm Minolta XG7 at a local yard sale during my freshman year, and …

Top 10 Composition Tips in Photography

Photography is all about composition. If you can’t compose an image, you can’t take photos. That’s the bottom line. This is where your photography …

5 DIY Photography Projects to Save You Money

Professionals and hobbyists alike realize that photography equipment is expensive. The high costs of gear and accessories is a fact of life for pros …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

Corgan's long legacy of architectural innovation extends to its present-day workflow.<p>This gastronomic masterpiece sets "a stage for cuisine that ignites the senses.”<p>Submit your best work today: The extended entry deadline is May 25th!<p>Steven Holl produces glowing works of architecture that appear to …

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Sinister visions of beauty - in pictures

Miles Aldridge loves women. Virtually every photo of his career shooting fashion stories for American Vogue, the New York Times and W features …

10 Waterproof, Sweatproof Makeup Products to Stock Up on Stat

Here's to a smudge-free summer.<p>Nothing ruins a summer day faster than realizing that the makeup you've spent several morning minutes perfecting is now streaking down your face. Spending even *more* time re-applying and fixing before your next beauty meltdown? Nope, nope, and nope. To save you some …

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Chic Shorts for Every Size

Show some leg with the season's hottest shorts! MC's plus-size fashion diva Nicolette Mason picks her favorites, perfect for warm-weather fun.<p>Show some leg with the season's hottest shorts! <i>MC's</i> plus-size fashion diva Nicolette Mason picks her favorites, perfect for warm-weather fun.

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11 Natural Skin Care Products That Are Already in Your Fridge

Your kitchen = your new Sephora.<p>It's time to toss the face toner with ingredients that you can't pronounce and go all natural this season. We spoke with expert Alexis Wolfer, founder of the popular natural beauty website, The Beauty Bean, about how champagne, yogurt, and even coffee grounds can do …

Check Out Michelle Obama's First Instagram Photo!

It's about time! First Lady Michelle Obama has introduced her first Instagram photo and video, which chronicle her trip to Africa, where she's meeting with some inspirational young people and highlighting the power of education. As the matriarch of the most social media-savvy First Family ever, we …

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Summer Street Style 2013

Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style she has a talent for putting together an ensemble that catches the eye and very often, a camera. Take a peek at our most covet-worthy looks and where to get the similar goods.<p>Everyone likes the cool girl with killer style — she has a talent for putting …

Get Your Best Weekend Style

Our favorite off-hours picks.<p>It's the weekend! You can (and should) forget the pantsuit and briefcase, but still look just as perfectly polished. With a few statement accessories paired with basic pieces, you'll look put-together, yet relaxed for everything from the Saturday coffee-run to Sunday …

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What To Wear To A Black Tie Wedding

A black tie dress code calls for sleek silhouettes and spot on accessories. Rule to remember? Nothing above the knee.<p>A black tie dress code calls for sleek silhouettes and spot on accessories. Rule to remember? Nothing above the knee.

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Quote of the Day: Nicki Minaj on "The Other Woman" Movie

"I'm anxious as hell to play opposite Cameron Diaz. Sometimes I've just been up, like, 'Oh my God, please. I don't want to disappoint myself in front of her.' Would you believe I read <i>Django</i>? I loved that script, but I knew I was never going to be able to play that Kerry Washington part. I never …

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Quote of the Day: Nicki Minaj on Men, Dating, and Sex

"If you ask anyone who knew me five years ago, they'll tell you that I've always been reserved about men. I write about sex because sex is natural, but being promiscuous to me has never been cool, and I don't ever pretend around my male peers that [it is] cool. Since I've come into this game, I've …

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50 Must-See Celebrity Top Knots, from the Teeny Tiny to the Towering

Knot to be missed.<p>Whether you're sloppily throwing your hair into a bun when the weather gets gross or pinning back a sleek, fly-away free topknot for special occasions, take some pause with these perfect celebrity examples.

Quote of the Day: Nicki Minaj on Education

"My fans send me pictures of their diplomas; the younger ones send me pictures of their report card. Whether I had this platform or not, I would be telling little girls and little boys, stay in school. Always depend on yourself. Make a name for yourself. That's how I treat my nieces and my little …

Thought Louboutin Only Designed Heels? 10 Flats That'll Make You Think Again

Christian Louboutin is known for sexy, crazy, and over-the-top heels. We mean, the designer practically equates wearing them with having orgasms — …

15 Need-to-Know Custom Clothing Companies

No one does DIY quite like Brit + Co. Whether it’s friendship bracelets, a trendy up-do or the classic summer beach wrap, they have you covered. But, if you’re like me, you probably throw your favorite DIY ideas on a Pinterest board and end up saving them for a rainy day.<p>If you can’t customize your …

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A rocker chic @Bette_Franke stars in @Mango's fall collection. http://t.co/HtkbXhVTef

Kendra Spears Returns for Escada Fall 2013 Campaign by Knoepfel & Indlekofoer

<b>A New Season</b> – After posing seaside for the brand’s previous advertisements, Kendra Spears goes indoors for the fall 2013 campaign from Escada. The …

The Top 10 Biggest Summer Fashion and Beauty Dos

Summer may have the potential to be the Don't-iest season of all (hey, we've seen some crazy cover-ups in our day), but it allows for some seriously stylish Dos too. We rounded...

53 Swimsuits That'll Make You Look 10 Pounds Thinner

Bring on the sun, sand, and sizzling hot weather: It's swimsuit season! From waist-whittling one-pieces to fringe bikinis that add oomph, we've found 53 incredibly chic bathing...

5 Fresh Summer Denim Trends to Try ASAP: Your Jeans Never Looked Cooler

It's time to move your beloved black skinny jeans to the back of the closet to make way for summer's hottest denim trends. Warmer weather is the perfect time to play with standout...

31 July Outfit Ideas, Modeled by Glamour Editors

Midsummer wardrobe update! Grab four basic pieces, make them yours (like our staffers did), and wear till fall.