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New York’s best holiday window displays

Store executives say they see the windows as their seasonal gifts to the city. IF YOU GO: Don’t miss these NYC attractions “I think New York being what New York is—it’s the window capital of the world—it sees people from all over the world come to New York to experience the holiday,” says Paul Olszewski, […]

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Ask an Expert: Brian Kelly, ‘The Points Guy,’ on How to Rack Up Miles

1. Shop online. “Most airlines and credit-card companies have their own online shopping malls that offer huge bonuses. The great thing about these portals is that they take you directly to the retailer’s Web site, so you see no difference in the shopping experience.” Mr. Kelly recommended the Chase Ultimate Rewards shopping mall (ultimaterewards.com), Air […]

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Rs 3m approved for scientists’ travel

THE Punjab Agricultural Research Board (PARB) has approved Rs 3.148 million for 13 scientists to attend international conferences and present their research papers. In its 30th meeting of executive committee, it was informed that PARB travel grant provided an opportunity for scientists to participate in international conferences, build collaboration and present their research papers. Pakistani […]

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Groom admits he set hotel fire during wedding party

An angry hotel guest last week pleaded guilty to starting a fire at the hotel where he was celebrating his own wedding, the UK’s Telegraph reports. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollis The fire – started at about 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 – caused about $9 million of damage to the Peckforton Castle Hotel […]

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Check In, Check Out: Hotel de l’Europe in Amsterdam — Hotel Review

When Alfred Hitchcock shot “Foreign Correspondent” (1940) in Amsterdam, he chose the Hotel de l’Europe as the backdrop for some of its most important scenes. The hotel still has the continental sophistication and glamour that must have appealed to Hitchcock, and its recent $85-million renovation has assured comfort and high style. Rooms start at 339 […]

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Week in science: collapsing ideas and long-distance Voyagers

Climate science was in the news again, spurred by a new estimate of CO2‘s impact and another release of e-mails from climate scientists. We also saw questions raised about the Universe’s fundamental constants, tests done on the facial recognition of wasps, and a long, sordid tale that ended with a scientist in jail. But we’ll […]

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5 ways to snag a deal on world’s largest ship

Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, Allure of the Seas, has been a hot option for vacationers since it set sail on its maiden voyage one year ago this week. Ditto for the vessel’s nearly identical sister, Oasis of the Seas, which is turning two. As we reported earlier this week, the much-ballyhooed cruise ships — the […]

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Groom set hotel fire during wedding celebration

An angry hotel guest last week pleaded guilty to starting a fire at the hotel where he was celebrating his own wedding, the UK’s Telegraph reports. TWITTER:  Follow Hotel Check-In’s BarbDeLollis The fire – started at about 5 a.m. on Sunday, June 19 – caused about $9 million of damage to the Peckforton Castle Hotel […]

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Bites: Osteria dei Mulini, in Polignano a Mare, Italy

The limestone entablature above the entrance to Chiesa del Purgatorio, a church in Polignano a Mare, on the Adriatic coast of Puglia, features an assemblage of skulls and crossbones and, situated squarely among them, an hourglass, a reminder that the only thing separating life from the afterlife is the slippage of a few grains of […]

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Travel Insurance- Get Your Trip Insured

Are you going to book your tickets for travelling abroad? Have you ever considered opting for travel insurance? Problems don’t come after leaving alerts and there are many problems which one couldn’t think of but occurs while travelling. There are chances which could leave your ticket cancelled or you could miss flight in lieu of […]

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