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13 Ways Experts Find the Most Valuable Items at Thrift Stores

Never miss a hidden gem again.


Healthy and hassle-free travel snacks for your next trip

Two of the biggest mistakes people make while traveling are completely abandoning their healthy habits and spending way too much money on food. But traveling doesn't have to be hard on your body or your bank account! Click through to see healthy, cheaper snack ideas that will keep you satiated, all while fitting easily in your carry-on.


The Best Beach in Every State

Uncover the best beach in every state. From white sandy shorelines to rocky and rugged lagoons, find the best destination in your state to beat the heat this summer.


China displayed its flag on the dark side of the moon for the first time


These Garden Arches Can Transform Your Backyard Into a Beautiful Oasis

Adding visual interest to your outdoor space has never been easier.


Things the Freemasons don't want you to know

As one of the world's oldest secret societies, the Freemasons have for several hundred years lurked behind the scenes, involved in everything from planning historic events to murder. Having built an impressive membership, which included many prominent politicians, the Masons have also been surrounded by many conspiracy theories. And while there are many bizarre speculations (such as lizard people being behind the society) there are still many fascinating, sometimes strange stories about Freemasons and their complicated legacy that remain unknown to most of the public. From being banned by the Catholic Church to changing the face of American politics forever, click through the following gallery to discover not-so-secret facts about Freemasons.


3 Most (and Least) Popular Cities for Buying a Vacation Home

Vacation homes aren't as popular as they used to be. Overall, demand sharply declined as housing costs increased, but some cities have fared better than others. Specifically, demand for vacation-home...


11 Etiquette Mistakes You Might Be Making On A Cruise, According To Experts

Whether you're cruising for the first time or fiftieth, these mistakes could single you out as rude.


The oldest buildings in Europe still in use

Europe is home to some of the oldest buildings in the world still in use today, properties that include a 2,000-year-old Roman temple, a 13th-century Norman-era tower, and a house that survived the Great Fire of London of 1666. These structures and many more like them have resisted for centuries, and really do stand the test of time. Intrigued? Click through and move in on some of the oldest buildings in Europe still functioning today.


What you should and shouldn't eat or drink on a flight

When reaching higher altitudes during a flight, even though cabin air pressure is controlled, the air becomes thinner due to decreased atmospheric pressure. This change affects oxygen levels in the blood, which then slows down digestive enzyme activity, causing digestion issues like bloating and nausea. For this reason, you'll want to avoid consuming certain foods and drinks before and during your flight. What's more, some things simply aren't pleasant to consume near other passengers in such a tight space. So, if you're hitting the skies, you should probably avoid these foods and drinks. Click on to discover the culprits!


13 Amusement Parks in the U.S. That Are Completely Free to Enter

A few even charge you nothing for parking and entertainment. Amusement parks are synonymous with so many wonderful things: fun in the sun, rollercoasters and carousels, games galore and delicious food. And all in a colorful, jubilant, family-friendly setting. The only issue? Joy like that does not typically come cheap. Or can it? Well, at these 13 amusement parks across the U.S., from the Golden to the Garden States, you can save on one very important front: entry. While the vast majority of amusement parks — including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Busch Gardens — require tickets just to walk through the gates, these resorts and parks do not. Of course, if you want to ride the rides or snack on the snacks, you'll still have to open your wallet. (A good thing can only go so far!) But if you're someone who's more about the vibes than the rides, this is the list for you. Make sure you scroll to the bottom: There's one very famous park that's about to go "open gate" with its water parks for guests staying on property. (Hint: It's home to a special mouse!)


32 Rare Vintage Shots Taken at London’s Famous Claridge’s Hotel

The famous hotel is a favorite among royalty and Hollywood stars.


The Most Popular Book the Year You Were Born

We had forgotten about so many of these.


25 Beautiful Cities Around the World to Add to Your Travel Bucket List

These skylines will give you a surge of inspiration.


Suspected bomb discovered near railway track

People travelling between Eastleigh and Fareham effected by the discovery as trains briefly halt.


20 of America's Best Historic Homes You Definitely Have to Visit

Yes, it's time to plan a trip!


22 Adults-Only Resorts for a Well-Deserved Vacation

These romantic retreats have everything you need—except children.


10 of the Most Unique Museums In the United States

Add these one-of-a-kind destinations to your travel bucket list.


The Best Solo Travel Destinations in the United States for an Unforgettable Adventure

Whether you're looking for nonstop activity or total relaxation. While traveling with friends and family can be a lot of fun, going somewhere alone has its perks. You get to choose everything — the destination, the hotel, the itinerary, the restaurants, how much money you spend and beyond. Only one opinion matters...yours. It's also a great way to push yourself out of your comfort zone, meet new people (if you so choose), unplug, rejuvenate and bask in moments of reflection — or even just escape reality for a few days. Whether you're planning your first adventure on your own or are a solo travel veteran, choosing a destination can be overwhelming, especially if you still have a lot of places to check off your bucket list. The good news is, you don't have to go far for the adventure or relaxation you crave, because there are plenty of options across the U.S. Weighing variables such as walkability, safety, self care opportunities, number of historic sites and museums and access to nature, we've come up with a list of the best places in the U.S. for solo travelers — ranging from mountain and beach destinations to small towns and large cities. Time to book your ticket for one, plan your itinerary (or don't, remember, it's your trip!) and answer to no one except yourself for a few days.


China tourists abandoned at sea on diving trip forced to make 2-hour swim to shore

Diving test participants fear for safety as sea turns cold, weather turns and waves grow higher An investigation into how three tourists in southern China were abandoned at sea along with their diving instructor - forcing them to swim for two hours to the nearest shore - has shocked social media. One of the tourists, surnamed Jin, said the trio wer...


The 8 Oldest Restaurants in New York City

These iconic restaurants have withstood the test of time.


Disturbing aspects of human nature

Being human is indeed an extraordinary experience, but have you ever wondered if we are inherently good or bad? Sure, there are a number of socio-cultural and circumstantial aspects to take into account that will influence the way we think and act, but, stripped of all external factors, what are we really like? Indeed, there are human behaviors that are naturally darker than others, and science has proven time and again that we're flawed by default. In this gallery, we explore the dark side of human nature. Click through to find out what the most disturbing aspects of being human are.


Heading to Milan? These Are the 21 Travel Essentials to Pack

Don’t leave the house without these jet-setter must-haves.


The 30 most breathtaking skylines in America

The US is a wide and diverse land of intense and unique bursts of development, with higher buildings and more interesting structures popping up each year. These skylines emerge like a fingerprint of each city, revealing their characteristics through architecture, atmosphere, and culture. Check out this gallery to see the top 30 skylines in the country.


Sir Francis Drake Was An English Hero With A Secret Dark Side

Drake was a sea captain who indulged in both privateering for the English and exploring the globe in their name as well. England’s enemies grew to loathe Drake for the former actions, considering him a despicable pirate. Find out how he come to be so loved and hated at the same time.


These Dog-Friendly Hotels Will Pamper Your Pup in Luxury

Save this for your next road trip.


HSBC Live+ Credit Card: With 8% Cashback on Dining, Shopping, and Entertainment, is this the Ultimate Lifestyle Credit Card?

Some credit cards reward you for dining, some are geared towards shopping rebates, and others are all about your entertainment spending. But what if you want all 3? Enter the freshly launched HSBC Live+ Credit Card, a lifestyle card that currently gives you 8% cashback at dining, shopping, and entertainment merchants. The latter includes streaming subscriptions like Disney+, Netflix, and Spotify, making the HSBC Live+ Credit Card the highest...


The amazing attractions of Arizona

The sunbaked southwestern state of Arizona is home to some of the most jaw-dropping sights in the United States. Home of the Grand Canyon, Arizona is filled with national parks whose curious rock formations have an otherworldly beauty. Mirror-smooth lakes reflect pine forests and rugged cliffs in rainbow colors, and 'ghost towns' reveal a glimpse of the Wild West. The cities and small towns offer intriguing architecture, excellent museums, and a stellar dining scene, while the surrounding countryside provides almost limitless opportunities for outdoor adventure. Ready for a virtual tour? Click through to discover the amazing attractions of Arizona.


Summer fun: family-friendly games for a great time together

Looking forward to enjoying the summer with your family? Make it even more fun with engaging games! Whether indoors or outdoors, it's the perfect time to enjoy quality time and explore games you've always wanted to try. Browse this gallery to discover family-friendly games for an unforgettable summer together.


30 Rare Photographs Taken at Chateau Marmont

The iconic Hollywood hotel has been a favorite among celebrities for nearly 100 years.


40 Things That Didn't Exist 40 Years Ago

The world really was a different place back then.


What you need to know about Pride Cymru 2024

Thousands of people are expected to visit Cardiff this weekend for the annual Pride Cymru festival.


American Airlines plane hit by garbage truck while waiting to take off

An American Airlines plane has been struck by a garbage truck while waiting to take off in North Carolina .


Jerusalem highlights June 21-27

What's new to do in Israel's capital?


An expert’s guide to hiking safety

More Britons are donning walking boots and taking to the trail than ever before – and little wonder considering the many health benefits walking offers for both body and mind. When coupled with the sights and sounds of nature, hiking decreases stress and boosts both mental and physical health. And, once you’ve invested in a pair of decent walking b...


This might be the first nation officially erased by climate change

One of the most naturally beautiful countries in the world is also one of the least visited, but most of us may never get to visit before the nation disappears. Tuvalu is an island country in the west-central Pacific Ocean, sitting about halfway between Australia and Hawaii. It’s a coral atoll nation, which means it sits on a ring-shaped coral reef encircling a lagoon, with islands along the rim. The country is a stunning oasis, but faces the threat of disappearing completely from the face of the Earth. Click through to find out about the people, the culture, the devastation it faces, and more about this unique community.


Mezuzahs inspired by land and sea: The work of Nadav Pollack

Each piece was like its own land-and-sea world, condensed into a 20- or 25-centimeter mezuzah.


The incredible health benefits of going to the beach

Beaches are some of the greatest and most enjoyable natural wonders our world has to offer. However, a day by the shore is more than just a good time; there are also surprising health benefits involved with going to the beach. So, what are the secret ingredients? Three words: water, sun, and air, which are all natural elements that offer some form of health benefit(s). That said, what exactly are the health benefits of hitting the beach? Click on to find out!


Follow the most popular wine routes in the world

Wine routes allow connoisseurs and enthusiasts of this most civilized of drinks to visit wineries and vineyards in some of the most prestigious wine regions in the world. So, where would you like to uncork your favorite red or white? Browse the gallery, raise your glass, and start following these fabulous wine routes.


The world's most intriguing religious relics

Many religious relics have been kept over the centuries, and many of these are not only considered sacred, they're also believed to have special powers. A tooth that keeps growing? How about 1700-year-old blood that liquefies? As odd as they sound, these religious relics are treasured and venerated by millions of people. Intrigued? Click through the following gallery and discover the world's most intriguing religious relics.


The 20 Best Luggage Brands Worth Investing In

From Samsonite to Rimowa, Tumi to Away—here's what you need to know about each one.


These Small Towns in California Are Bursting With Beauty and Charm

Nope, this isn't Italy.


Beach safety tips everyone should know

Summertime is upon us, and with that comes all our long-awaited days at the beach. But there's a sinister side to the sun, sand, and surf, and that's unnecessary injury and death. According to the CDC, drowning is a leading cause of death for children in the US, and every year in the US there are an estimated 3,960 fatal unintentional drownings (an average of 11 drowning deaths per day), and 8,080 nonfatal drownings (an average of 22 per day). And that's not the only threat the beautiful blue sky and hot stretch of sand pose! As with any outing into nature, there are things you should know in advance, and that's especially true of beach safety tips. So click through to see everything you need to know in order to be prepared for a genuinely restorative and rejuvenating time at the beach.


31 Rare Vintage Photos of Palm Beach

The glamorous Florida town has attracted socialites, celebs, and even royalty through the years.


9 Underrated Areas to Get a Vacation Home

These under-the-radar destinations are the perfect place to kick back and relax.


Spain and its timeless appeal to tourists

Spain, one of Europe's great nations, has faced and overcome significant challenges throughout its history. Proud and resilient, its people have navigated civil conflicts and financial instability, drawing strength from their unique culture and identity. Despite current struggles, Spain's ingenuity, creativity, and stubborn determination have always prevailed. Intrigued? Click through the following gallery to discover what makes Spain an incredible country.


30 capital cities with the best air in the world (America’s represented)

Everyone knows bad air quality when they breathe it in, but how does it measure and compare across different capital cities? To get this information, the amount of particulate matter is measured to arrive at a number the residents are breathing in over a period of time. In 2023, IQAir released their World Air Quality Report, looking at the concentration of PM2.5 (fine particulate matter) in capital cities around the world. The report applied population-based adjustments to standardize its results and calculated an annual average of the data. If a city exceeded the World Health Organization (WHO) safety guideline of five micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m³) for annual average PM2.5 levels, it meant potential health risks for its residents. So, how did your capital city do? Click on to check out the top 30.


Beautiful Cities in Greece That Deserve More Love

Don't overlook these hidden gems!


Top tourist destination Barcelona plans to shut all holiday apartments by 2028

By Joan Faus BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona, a top Spanish holiday destination, announced on Friday that it will bar apartment rentals to tourists by 2028, an unexpectedly drastic move as it seeks to rein in soaring housing costs and make the city liveable for residents. The city's leftist mayor, Jaume Collboni, said that by November 2028, Barcelona will scrap the licences of the 10,101


13 Beautiful City Skyline Photos Snapped Around the World

Dazzling views from the top await.