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The Most Vacation-Deprived Countries

Anyone who has traveled to Paris in the summer know that the city — like many other European cities—clears out during the month of August, while the French take their month-long vacations. According to...

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All Of A Sudden The Contemporary Art Market Is On Fire

Christie's and Sotheby's racked up close to a billion dollars this week in just two New York sales of contemporary art, making one small corner of the world appear as if the global financial crisis...

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MR.BEER Brewmasters Select Beer Kit

This is the MR.BEER Brewmasters Select Beer Kit. Why We Love It: This kit comes with everything you need to brew and bottle four gallons of all-malt beer. It has reusable 1-liter bottles, pint glasses,...

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These May Be The Most Beautiful Hamburgers You'll Ever See

Two graphic designers from France have recently begun to generate internet buzz with their burger creations. What started as a random lunch project one afternoon slowly evolved into the website Fat...

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YACHT OF THE WEEK: Cruise Around Florida On The $12.9 Million 'D'Natalin'

For cruising around Florida, there's no better way to go than a yacht. And as far as luxury sailing is concerned, the D'Natalin is an especially classy mode of transportation. The yacht, built by...

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Two Maasai Warriors Came To My Rescue At An African Safari Camp

With nightly rates upwards of $1,500 and out-of-this-world accommodations, luxury safaris are some of the best vacations out there. But that doesn't mean that everything about them is luxurious....

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Revenue At 'SoPo' Restaurants Was Down 88% After Superstorm Sandy

We knew that downtown restaurants took a hit in the wake of Superstorm Sandy, but some new numbers confirm that things were really awful. According to restaurant industry data firm Avero, downtown...

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How To Make Your 1-Bedroom Stylish On A $2,500 Budget

One of the hardest parts of starting out on your own is furnishing an apartment. And if you don't have a roommate, things like the couch, TV, and decor can start to add up. We gave ourselves a $2,500...

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The Impending Capital Gains Tax Hike Has Mansion Owners Scrambling To Sell

Capital gains tax rates are set to increase at the end of the year, and the impending change has wealthy homeowners scrambling to sell before the Jan. 1 deadline. "I have clients in contract who, if...

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Skyscrapers Are Skinnier Than Ever

It's not new that being thin is trendy. Maybe a little more shocking is that this trend is also true in the real estate market. Buildings are thinner than ever, especially in places where there isn't...

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New Yorkers Rally Around Devastated Restaurants After Sandy

Though power is back on in Lower Manhattan and the subways are mostly running smoothly, many New Yorkers are still recovering from the disastrous impact of Hurricane Sandy. Devastated restaurants in...

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HOUSE OF THE DAY: A Serene Villa In Sardinia Is On Sale For $16.6 Million

We love this coastal villa in Sardinia, Italy for $16.6 million. The home has seven bedrooms, nine bathrooms, and sits on nearly an acre of land. The villa was constructed by architect Jacques Savin...

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Take A Look At The $4.2 Billion Transit Center That Will Make Getting Around...

Come 2017, getting around San Francisco will get a lot easier and more pleasant. The city is in the process of building an enormous transportation terminal in the heart of its downtown. Designed by...

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11 Bizarre Fashion And Beauty Trends From Around The World

If you just don’t get the Oliver Twist-esque street urchin look that defines hipster fashion, or the weird, two-tone hair (it’s called ombre!) that so many celebrities have, you’ll be downright...

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SPOTTED: A Sadly Neglected Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT

Most people who spend more than $200,000 for a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Roadster are also willing to keep it in great condition. That's not true of whoever holds the title for this one, which has a...

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Don't Let Your Kids Eat New Ramped-Up Cracker Jacks

Twinkies may be no more, but a new sweet snack made by the Cracker Jack Company may help fill the empty slot on grocery store shelves.   Frito-Lay, the company that makes Cracker Jacks, introduced...

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How Alessandra Ambrosio Went From Small Town Brazil To One Of The Wealthiest...

Alessandra Ambrosio was born in the small Brazilian town Erechim, to gas station-owning parents. At the age of 11, Ambrosio fixed her biggest insecurity and had her ears pinned back. After that, it...

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Where 16 Of The Strangest Company Names Came From

Google. Yahoo. Yandex. Some of today's biggest companies are named the strangest things. Sometimes, it's not the company's fault. There's a running joke that vowels are too expensive in Silicon Valley...

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World Famous Pastry Chef Francois Payard Teaches Us How To Make Macarons

Two things helped propel Francois Payard into becoming a world renowned pastry chef: 1.) his bustling personality, and 2.) his macarons. We stopped by the Francois Payard Bakery in Greenwich Village,...

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The 10 Most Diverse Zip Codes In America

Can a neighborhood's racial diversity actually mean a healthier housing market? When Trulia real estate expert Jed Kolko examined the most diverse zip codes in the U.S., he found they not only saw...

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