FYI: Your friends hate your vacation pics (especially this one)

FYI: Your friends hate your vacation pics (especially this one)

A new poll has uncovered the most hated photo on Facebook. It turns out that people really don’t like seeing their friends’ vacation pictures plastering their newsfeed. The study – conducted by insurance firm Aviva – found that 73 per cent pf people are annoyed by seeing other people’s vacation photos on social media. However, that didn’t stop them from

Five ways to get the feeling of Chicago

Five ways to get the feeling of Chicago

There are several reasons to visit Chicago, but foremost is the feeling. Chicago feels like a specific place; it resists the generic world. “I adore Chicago. It is the pulse of America,” Sarah Bernhardt said long ago, and the actress’s words are still used today on the side of the city’s buses. Carl Sandburg saw it as “Stormy, husky, brawling

Visiting Rome? Escape the masses at these three havens

Visiting Rome? Escape the masses at these three havens

There are four obvious sites to visit in Rome: the Forum, the Vatican, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps. But these are insanely crowded with tourists. So even if you decide to hit the obvious spots, here are three havens for catching your breath and getting away from the masses. Caffe di Noto: Even by Rome’s standards this coffee

Bookshelf: Around the World in 50 Years

Bookshelf: Around the World in 50 Years

To put it politely as I can: Albert Podell is a son of a bitch. I say that admiringly, incredulously, and enviously. Truly, deeply enviously. He’s a been a Playboy editor (back when Playboy was new and breaking all the rules), lawyer, a 60’s ad man, and a few other cool careers. He’s an avid outdoorsman­—he skis, climbs mountains, camps,

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