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PHOTOS: 10 Of The World's Great Public Bathrooms

Oyster | Posted 08.28.2012 | Travel

Who hasn't ducked into a hotel to make use of a clean public restroom while on vacation?

Check Out A Different Side Of Florence

Lev Raphael | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel
Lev Raphael

Thanks to a friend, I found a quarter of this famous city that felt completely apart. The architectural beauty was there, but the tourists weren't.

PHOTOS: 5 Space-Age Hotels Perfect For The Jetsons

Oyster | Posted 07.16.2012 | Travel

With everything from funky lighting to pod-like bedrooms to orbit-ready mobiles, these hotels are ready for the 22nd century.

Inside Europe's Most Expensive Hotel Room

Fathom | Posted 06.19.2012 | Travel

It's a baroque explosion of vaulted ceilings, endless rooms and gilding. You could be forgiven for thinking you were a long-lost Medici in this stunning perch.

PHOTOS: Kidtastic Family Adventures

Kensington Tours | Posted 05.21.2012 | Travel
Kensington Tours

What is a Kidtastic Family Adventure? It's a holiday that goes far beyond the beach and instead features personalized once-in-a-lifetime activities

A Luxury Villa Hotel In Florence

Jill Fergus | Posted 05.19.2012 | Travel
Jill Fergus

Ojetti, a loft suite with a skylight, boasts a glass-floored living room and a winding stone staircase that leads to a fabulous Florence-facing outdoor deck.

The Faithful Shopper: Gifts for Guys

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.30.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It's Leap Day! The date when by tradition, women can propose marriage to the men in their lives. Of course, women have been disregarding this for years, but today is a perfect excuse to buy a gift for your favorite guy.

The Faithful Shopper: The Power of the Purse

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 04.17.2012 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

It holds your entire life -- it's your purse. But handbags also are statements in style. Now is the time to check out the many styles and colors of some newer designers to enrich your look and keep you organized!

5 Menswear Trends to Watch for 2012/2013

Edina Sultanik | Posted 01.25.2013 | Style
Edina Sultanik

While Americana and heritage still are going strong, there's a new element cropping up -- and it's all about the outdoors.

PHOTOS: A Different Approach To Intimate Travel Photography

Sivan Askayo | Posted 03.12.2012 | Travel
Sivan Askayo

This project, which was named by Phaidon "Intimacy Under the Wires" is not just about laundry. It's about places, the people in them and the role of the photographer.

Fabulous in Florence... Starting With the Food! (VIDEO)

Courtney Cachet | Posted 02.28.2012 | Style
Courtney Cachet

Chef Vito Mollica of the famed Il Palagio at The Four Seasons was kind enough to show how to prepare a traditional Italian dinner, the Feast Of The Seven Fishes, for girls like me known for having the local sushi joint on speed dial and using Whole Foods for the holidays.

Beyond The White Cube: Rodarte Channels The Renaissance At The LA County Museum Of Art

Yasmine Mohseni | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
Yasmine Mohseni

Last week, I attended the press preview for the exhibition Rodarte: Fra Angelico Collection at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).

Man Opens Fire In Florence Market, Killing 2

AP | Posted 02.12.2012 | World

ROME -- An Italian man with extreme right-wing views opened fire in an outdoor market in Florence Tuesday, killing two vendors from Senegal, then crit...

Art and Money in Renaissance Florence

David Galenson | Posted 01.25.2012 | Arts
David Galenson

Not only is the connection between art and money not a recent development, but the growth of the modern banking system was closely linked with basic innovations in our artistic heritage in Renaissance Florence.

Miracle Dog Escapes Death In Gas Chamber

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.28.2011 | Green

A 20-pound beagle named Daniel surprised animal control officials after escaping death in a gas chamber, reports the Associated Press. After no one...

Bring The Kids: Disney Goes Around The World

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 01.14.2012 | Travel
Sherrie Nachman

While organized tours get a bad rap, our Italian trip contained surprisingly little moaning, an impressively prompt and fun group of families and the joy of having someone else tackle the logistics. It turns out kids love group travel.

Beautiful Gardens The World Over

Black Tomato | Posted 12.18.2011 | Travel
Black Tomato

Let us take you on a tour of some of the most magnificent gardens from around the globe. There's no window boxes here, just acres and acres of the grassy stuff.

7 Things the Amanda Knox Case Taught Us About Studying Abroad

Perry Binder | Posted 12.09.2011 | College
Perry Binder

As I prepare to teach in Italy next summer, here's a short list of items that students should know before leaving the States to their study abroad country.

The House's New Home: Gucci Museum Opens In Florence

ARTINFO | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts

In 1921, Guccio Gucci opened a small leather goods shop in Florence with the intention of bringing to Italy the luxury aesthetic he witnessed while wo...

Dining Hall DIY: Bruschetta

Small Kitchen College | Posted 11.27.2011 | College
Small Kitchen College

2011-09-27-Screenshot20110927at3.01.19PM.jpg While making the trip to Italy may not be presently in the cards, bringing Italy to you couldn't be easier.

Docking At The Florentine Port Of Livorno

Rick Steves | Posted 11.26.2011 | Travel
Rick Steves

While Italy's ports are generally panned as boringly industrial, I found each to be colorful in a gritty way, emblematic of a long maritime history and a legitimate urban representative of its respective region -- minus the famous sights.

WATCH: Incredible 3D Drawing Machine

Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

As twin artists, Ryan and Trevor Oakes are familiar with taking a singular experience and realizing it can be split it in two. Their lives have always...

Summertime Book Blues

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.26.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

I used to put books aside especially for the summer, knowing I'd have more time and feel more relaxed, less stressed, more open to the long loving voyage with an accomplished author at the helm.

Michele Bachmann Blames The Renaissance | Posted 10.10.2011 | Arts

Tea party queen and Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is convinced that America is sinking into tyranny. Why? In a remarkable profile...

Michelangelo's David Called Offensive In Britain

Posted 08.28.2011 | Weird News

What passes for art in Italy is too risque for residents of Stamford, England. Neighbors complained that a remake of Michaelangelo's "David" was in...