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As the Algarve is named best-value destination - here’s how to get the most for your money

The Algarve in Portugal has been named the best-value destination in the world for British travellers, according to the Post Office’s 2017 Holiday Costs Barometer.<p>The Algarve topped the list for the second year running, beating Sunny Beach in Bulgaria and Spain’s Costa del Sol which came second …

5 ways to spot a fake diamond

We spoke with Reyne Hirsch, a 20th-century decorative arts expert and consultant for the global online marketplace Lofty, about how to tell when a diamond is real, and when and why to take it to an expert.<p>Whether it's with jewelry you inherited or something you found at a garage sale, it's easy to …

Jewelry

12 Apps That’ll Help You Organize *Everything*

With the new year already underway, now is a great time to start getting organized. Even though we love planning out our lives in our paper planner, we also need some organization hacks on-the-go… both for our digital lives and our real lives. That’s why we’re super excited to share our top apps …

Apps

Where to Go in 2017

Today’s fast-changing, hyper-globalized world has no shortage of incredible travel opportunities. This year, we’ve done all the legwork for you in …

Travel
South-east Asia

How to Fly for Free on Every Business Trip

Never pay for a flight again by learning the art and science of travel hacking.<p>As I've previously mentioned, one of the reasons I wanted to work for myself was so I could travel whenever I wanted to.<p>Fortunately, not only do I have that kind of flexibility, but my business also requires me to travel …

Personal Finance

Iceland & What I Wish I Had Known Before Going - Part 1

<b>WOW Air is definitely a discount airline.</b> I knew that when I booked the flight and had to pay for carry-on luggage, but there is something that I …

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

European Travel

Take a look inside the doctor's office of the future, created by a $2 billion startup that's shaking up healthcare

On December 8, the first day Oscar's healthcare facility opened in Brooklyn, all of the available slots filled up immediately.<p>Oscar CEO Mario Schlosser points to that as a good sign of what's to come for the $2 billion health insurance startup's foray into physical healthcare spaces.<p>Oscar aims to …

Digital Health

Meet the designer behind China's First Lady Peng Liyuan - CNN Style

Written by Serenitie WangKatie Hunt, CNNBeijing<p>Chinese couturier Ma Ke is a media-shy fashion-world maverick. She's built two of China's most influential designer brands and dresses the country's first lady, Peng Liyuan -- but doesn't consider herself a designer.<p>Preferring a reclusive life in …

China

Booking website offers travellers 'hidden city flights' for a fraction of the cost

It may not have endeared them to airline companies … but a booking website says its service for unlocking “hidden city flights” can save travellers up to 80% on the cost of trips.<p>Skiplagged searches deep within airline websites to find what are known as “point beyond tickets”, which can yield …

Airplanes

The 7 types of tights you need in your winter wardrobe

The fashion world has oft had a tricky relationship with hosiery, sometimes seen as the un-cool aunt to edgier ideas. Yet, current ideas are bucking the trend: tights were deployed to excellent effect on the autumn winter 16 catwalks by Prada (cosy grey argyles), Chanel (black-out opaques), Gucci …

Clothing

Flying Smarter: First Class, Business Class And Upgrades For Less

If you want to fly on the front side of the curtain, and your company will gladly do full-fare without batting an eye, you can stop reading now and go pay top dollar.<p>If you want to fly smarter, getting the same experience for less money – or no money – then you might want to enlist the help of an …

New York Times

How to find the perfect pair of high heels that don't hurt your feet

A top podiatrist has revealed a three-step formula to find a pair of heels that won't leave you in agony.<p>Choosing the perfect shoe that won't give …

Rebel Teens Are Killing America’s Clothing Giants

Two years ago, Aéropostale Chief Executive Officer Julian Geiger shared his view of the adolescent shopper. “The teenager today wants to fit in,” he …

Abercrombie & Fitch

Airline pricing secrets: How carriers arrive at fares | CNN Travel

(CNN) — Anyone who's lost an evening researching flight deals knows that airfare pricing can seem pretty random -- high one week, low the next and long-distance often cheaper than short-haul.<p>There's a method behind the madness, though.<p>It's called airline revenue management: the science of adjusting …

CNN

4 Apps Airlines Don’t Want You to Know About

<b>1. Momondo</b><p>Momondo has this cool and unique way of presenting flight fares to the users. They split up the fares into useful little categories such as …

Apps

What's the best work schedule for your age?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The moment you may have been dreading is here. Lazy summer days have come to an end, and more structured back-to-work or back-to-school schedules have commenced.<p>But will your new daily schedule be the healthiest for your brain and body?<p>Scientists have long known that you have an internal …

CNN

Here’s what you’re entitled to if you get bumped off a flight

Chances are pretty high that you have, as overbooking has become standard practice thanks to airlines scrambling to post revenue, and no-shows being a common occurrence.<p>Luckily, the US Department of Transportation has been tightening requirements on what airlines need to do when overbooking a …

USDOT

12 Fascinating TED Talks for Word Nerds

This playlist of TED talks explores theories and insights about language, words, and linguistics.<p>So many TED talks, so little time. It's impossible to watch them all.<p>If you need help figuring out which ones to watch, you're in luck. TED has curated playlists so you can dig into a particular topic. …

Splurge or Save: The 7 best makeup dupes

If your makeup collection is looking poor but your bank balance is too, it’s time to swap high-end products for high street. We all crave a cult …

10 best online furniture stores you need to check out now

Need a new corner table but can’t bother trudging through your city’s design district? <i>Vogue</i> points to homegrown online furniture and decor stores …

Home Decorating

How South Korea Uses Kimchi To Connect To The World — And Beyond

Everybody eats, which is what makes food a perfect choice to resolve conflicts and foster connections among nations. The concept is called "gastrodiplomacy," and South Korea is one of its strongest champions.<p>The country is one of the world's best at branding itself through food, using its cuisine …

North Korea

Is this the most beautiful island in Greece?

I fell in love with Ithaca (Itháki) 48 years before I went there. In my last year at the prep school that tried so hard to ruin my life, I was forced to study Latin and Greek and it’s quite worrying that to this day I can still recite all the prepositions that take the ablative. I hated those …

European Travel

Apple appoints new director of health software engineering

As part of its mobile health drive, Apple has rehired Evan Doll, co-founder of “social magazine” company Flipboard. Doll will serve as Apple’s new director of health software engineering.<p>Beyond his job title, it’s not known what exactly Doll will be doing at Apple, although the existence of a …

Mike McCue

40 Fantastic Freebies Every Designer MUST Download

Freebies are always loved by designers, whether we’re talking about tools, mockups, fonts, plugins, templates or others. The reason why they are so …

Graphic Design

What high heels say about the massive gap between the rich and the poor

Are the choices we make in our daily lives a result of our own innate desires, or a lemminglike drive to fit in?<p>When it comes to what to wear, people’s decisions are usually a mix of both. Fashion is undeniably about staying on trend and in step with those around you. But for many people, it’s also …

Business School

How Muhammad Ali gave a doctor 'the gift of courage'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Muhammad Ali didn't like air conditioning.<p>So when he traveled in a car through the streets of Phoenix one March day in 2001, he asked the man driving to roll down the windows.<p>Then he asked him to get in the far left lane.<p>Parkinson's disease had taken its toll, and the heavyweight champion …

Boxing

10 most important things in advertising

Daniel Biskup<p>Good morning. Here's everything you need to know in the world of advertising today.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Mark Zuckerberg was so scared of Google Plus he declared a company-wide "lockdown."</b> At the time of Google Plus' launch, the Facebook boss encouraged employees to work crazy hours to improve its own …

Advertising

Drop a dress size in an instant - with NO diet and NO gruelling exercise: Top Hollywood stylist reveals the clever tricks to dress your curves and flatter every figure

• <b>First step is to identify your body shape, from triangle to hourglass</b>• <b><br>Shapewear enhances your shape, accentuating your good areas</b>• <b><br>Most women worldwide</b> …