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11 Games You Didn't Know About (But Should)

We cover a <i>lot</i> of games here on IGN, but amid all the noise it can be difficult for some of the most quietly creative games to be heard.<p>Here are 11 …

Ice Age

‘I really f***ing hate this place’

MATTHEW Kepnes is a popular travel blogger who has ventured to the far corners of the world, but there’s one place that left him “disgusted”.

Mysterious snow scenes in Japan – in pictures

Every winter, a train runs across the island of Hokkaido in Japan. Known as the Okhotsk‑no‑Kaze (Wind of Okhotsk), it inspired the name of a series of snow-covered images by Shanghai-based photographer Ying Yin. “Snow is like a frame,” she says. “It can make usual things unusual. These photos show …

Photography

These Movies Are Way Kinkier Than Fifty Shades Freed

When <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> was published in 2011, you couldn't go more than a few feet without seeing someone reading it (or reading it behind another …

Get off the beaten path in these 10 terrific Caribbean towns

Kingston, Bridgetown, San Juan, Nassau: These are the first names that come to mind when you think of Caribbean metro destinations. But for the …

Here Are The 20 Netflix Documentaries That Are Definitely Worth Your Time To Watch

Say goodbye to aimless browsing this weekend.<p><i>This post was translated from Spanish.</i>

15 of the best science podcasts that will make you smarter

Podcasts are more popular every year, which means there's a wealth of audio storytelling to listen to — and many options to choose from.<p>We're here to help.<p>Whether you need something to listen to on your commute or just want a brain-boost while you pick up around the house, you can always trust a …

hair loss

7 young adults went undercover as high-school students and found that life as a teenager today is nothing like they remember

You couldn't pay most people to relive their high school experiences.<p>But that's exactly what seven young adults did for the new A&E documentary series "Undercover High," which premieres Tuesday.<p>The show follows the seven participants, ages 21 to 26, as they pose as students at Highland Park High …

High School

17 Documentaries That Will Make You Uncomfortable But Deserve To Be On Your Watchlist

I didn't realise the significance of truth being stranger than fiction until I saw my first documentary. It's true that the human imagination has no …

India

The 20 Best Documentaries You Can Watch for Free on YouTube

YouTube documentaries are proof that the age-old idiom “the truth is stranger than fiction” often still applies.<p>Documentary filmmaking itself has …

New York City

The Best British Shows You Should Be Watching

The British are coming — and you're de-freaking-lighted.<p>Tell us if this sounds familiar: Sunday nights are reserved not for football or the latest</i> …

Video: Lightroom Tips on Toning

<b>Check out James Paterson's top tips and tricks for toning your black and white images in Adobe Lightroom</b><p>Toning originates from the days of film …

Tutorials

Cultural relativism presentation FITC UX/UI spotlight

Cultural relativism is the understanding that a person’s behaviors and activities should be interpreted in the context of their own culture. We rely heavily on this principle to understand user groups in order to design digital systems for them. Our current models for understanding and quantifying …

UX Design

How to Store Coffee Beans for the Best-Tasting Cup of Coffee at Home | MyRecipes

If you take your coffee seriously—or, at minimum, don't want to drink sludge from a cup—you should learn how to store coffee properly. After all, …

Coffee

Watch This Beginners Lightroom Tutorial and Learn How to Edit an Image in Just 20 Clicks (VIDEO)

Lightroom is a powerful tool and can be a bit intimidating to new users, but in this 8-minute tutorial editing expert Ed Gregory shows you how to how …

I Spent Two Years Botting on Instagram — Here’s What I Learned

In the world of Instagram, there is a practice known as <i>botting</i> — and I hate it. For the uninitiated, botting is the process of tying your Instagram …

Ten Immaculate Specialty Coffee Shops Worth Booking a Trip to Japan For

From standalone coffee shops on the outskirts of town to tiny one-man stalls doing hand-drip.<p>From standalone coffee shops on the outskirts of town to …

Coffee

Japan tourism for the design-loving non-tourist (sponsor)

Miho Museum (Shiga Prefecture)Readers of this site are likely to see Japan as source of inspiration for art, design, and architecture, but taking the …

Japanese Culture

11+ of the best places to visit if you are traveling solo

Experienced independent travelers have the entire world as their playground, feeling completely at ease with visiting new destinations and meeting …

New Zealand

'Final Fantasy XV' Director Shows Game Running On GTX 1080 Ti

Since the end of November 2016, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One fans have been playing <i>Final Fantasy XV</i>, the latest entry in Square Enix’s long-running …

This Hotel Asked Some Of The World’s Top Architects To Design Rooms

You can sleep in rooms designed by Pritzker Prize winners like Peter Zumthor, Thom Mayne, and Tadao Ando.<p>As archaeological fragments have shown, hot springs around the alpine town of Vals, Switzerland, have lured visitors since the Bronze Age. Fast forward a few thousand years, and today’s tourists …

Tea House

An inside look at the offices of Zaha Hadid, Renzo Piano, and more

A glimpse into workspaces as varied as the studios’ projects<p>Lots of ink—digital and real alike—is spilled on the work of the world’s busiest architecture firms, from Zaha Hadid Architects, in London, to Renzo Piano Building Workshop, in Paris, and a whole host of places in between. But rarely do we …

Very Surprising Tiny House by Mizuishi Architects Atelier

This cottage, built near to a river, in a small triangular space, is brilliantly organized inside, proving an incredible sense of proportions and …

Sumptuous Sets: The Royal Shows and Movies to Binge-Watch After The Crown and Victoria

So, you’ve finished <i>The Crown</i>. You’ve tried Masterpiece’s <i>Victoria</i>. And <i>Downton Abbey</i> is a thing of your past. Are there any more royal movies and TV shows left to binge-watch? Of course there are. But the more apt question may be whether they live up to <i>The Crown</i>’s sumptuous interiors. We admit, it’s …

Final Fantasy 7: An oral history

Just in the North American market, we probably spent more than $20 million on marketing. … Including Europe, probably $30 million. … Including Japan, probably $40 million.<p>As the head of Western marketing for <i>Final Fantasy 7</i>, Jun Iwasaki worked closely with Sony and ad agencies to promote the game to …

Final Fantasy

How Toyo Ito is Embarking on a "New Career Epoch" With Small-Scale Community Architecture

<i>This article was originally published on Autodesk's Redshift publication as "Toyo Ito’s Next Architectural Feat: Revitalizing Omishima Island in</i> …

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

South America

My Wonderful Weekend in Hell or My Vacation in Beppu

The final leg of my adventure around southern Japan with the Japan Airlines Japan Explorer Pass saw me leave the bright lights of Fukuoka for the …