Best Travel Photos of the Year by National Geographic

National Geographic Magazine announced the winners of the annual Travel Photographer of the Year 2017 contest, which selects the most impressive images from all over the world. This year the competition was attended by traveler photographers who competed in the nominations "Nature", "People" and "Cities". In each category, 3 leaders were selected who received cash prizes: for 1 place – $ 2,500; for 2 – $ 750; for 3 – $ 500. The Mexican Sergio Tapiro Velasco, who captured the eruption of Colima volcano, received…

What we will eat next year: culinary trends for 2018

Only a few weeks are left before the New Year, which means it is time to take stock of the outgoing and make predictions for the future. So, leading culinary experts and influential gourmets have already named the main trends of 2018, which will determine the gastronomic palette, decorate Instagram and occupy the first lines of the menu in the most fashionable establishments. Flower aromas Previously, cooks carefully added flower petals to snacks, desserts and drinks, but now it's time to feel the floristic mood…

Counting the days until the New Year: the best Advent calendars 2017

New Year and Christmas are the only holidays that we are still accustomed to treat with a thrill of childhood. Therefore, for the Christmas holidays, companies release stylish advent calendars with their products in order to awaken the spirit of a fairy tale among customers and convey greetings from Santa Claus. Advent calendar differs from the usual one in that under each of its numbers there is a cell, where by tradition you can find a surprise in the form of a candy, a symbolic…

Snow, Christmas trees and lights of garlands: Instagram accounts dedicated to the New Year holidays

The calendar has already begun the final countdown for the New Year holidays, and the busy work schedule and burning deadlines do not adjust to the desired mood with the feeling of approaching magic, gifts under the tree, viewing “Real Love” and the adventures of Macaulay Kalin in “Alone at Home”. Therefore, we offer several accounts that can compensate us all this and inspire to go for New Year's toys to begin with. @mscraftberrybush 114 thousand followers Dopis, extensions Lucy Akins | Craftberry Bush (@mscraftberrybush)…

A minute before midnight … come up with a New Year card

Personal or family. Exactly what Western celebrities and royal families traditionally send to their relatives, friends and acquaintances. For this, it is not necessary to do a special New Year photo shoot. This can be any picture that you like and in which you like yourself. And in a sweater with deer, you, in a dress on the floor or instead of you, on a postcard, a bear cub with your head is painted at all – it’s twenty-fifth. Decorate the card with a personal…

Top 5 good things to do before the New Year

When the Christmas spirit begins to soar in the air, I want to mark the end of the year with good deeds. We have collected for you five ideas to help those in need, so that you can make sure – it’s easy to help! You can simply: Share lunch The Charity Foundation Charity organizes food outlets where every elderly person can get a hot lunch. Of course, the items need constant support – you can help starting from putting up announcements on the distribution…

A minute before midnight … prepare your face for the New Year

Needless to say such platitudes as “on New Year's Eve you should be the most beautiful” and “nothing should upset you on this night”. This means that neither the annual report, nor the deadlines, and the race of the century in search of gifts should be displayed on your face. Remember, you have to spend many hours without sleep. Therefore, on the eve of the New Year it is necessary to get enough sleep, as well as moisturize, nourish and tone the skin, make it…

Without confetti and Olivier: where to meet the most unusual New Year

If the smell of mandarin, decorated with balls of a Christmas tree and champagne under the chime of chimes do not please you any more, but rather even tire you, we recommend that you change the traditional New Year celebration to an unusual celebration. To do this, it is not necessary to leave for the Amazon wilds or risk yourself in New Guinea, so as not to become the same New Year's dinner for local tribes. How about celebrating New Year in a medieval castle?…

Where to spend the main night of the year

They are lucky for astronauts – in one day they can meet the New Year 15 times. That is how many times the International Space Station (ISS) crosses the time zones of the Earth, where the new year has already arrived. Far from home astronauts are trying to observe all the traditions: decorative socks for gifts, a festive table with the best soldering tubes, a decorated Christmas tree, you can even on the ceiling, because in weightlessness the balls hang not down, but stick out…