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50 Washington DC Virtual Tours : Explore Our Nation's Capital

Take a virtual tour of the Supreme Court<p>Use these more than 50 <b>Washington DC</b> Virtual Tours to explore our nation’s capital from your classroom. This …

Take a Museum Field Trip -- Without Leaving Your Classroom!

Take a Museum Field Trip -- Without Leaving Your Classroom!<p><b>When a field trip is out of the question, journey to a virtual museum! Join Education</b> …

Museums

Here Are the Best Books of 2015 So Far

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The Fascinating Way Fashion Bloggers Edit Their Instagrams

Marianna Hewitt shares the secrets to editing your photos like a blogger.<p>If you feel like your Instagram feed can't keep up with today's top fashion bloggers, you're definitely not alone. Fashion bloggers (or Instagram ninjas, depending on how you look at it) have the life-skill of making every …

14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives

Why do you do what you do? What is the engine that keeps you up late at night or gets you going in the morning? Where is your happy place? What stands between you and your ultimate dream?<p>Heavy questions. One researcher believes that writing down the answers can be decisive for students.<p>He …

Goal Setting

8 experiences you should try on Google Cardboard right now

The most terrifying hotel in the world? Welcome to the Skylodge - three transparent pods clinging to the side of a 400ft cliff in Peru (and you have to scale a sheer rock face to reach them)

• <b>The Natura Vive Skylodge is made up of three clear capsules hanging from a cliff in Peru's Sacred Valley</b>• <b><br>Fearless travellers can spend the night</b> …

The 10 Best New Cameras (and the Bags to Carry Them In)

Unless you are a professional photographer or a tourist on the trip of a lifetime, the idea of toting a camera around day-to-day might seem like a foolish waste of precious handbag space. But before you dismiss the freestanding camera as a museum piece, consider this: Not even the most up-to-date …

The 30 best boutique hotels in America

Hotels.com sent us an exclusive list of the 30 best boutique hotels in the US.<p>To come up with this list, they looked at thousands of boutique hotels around the US, and selected the 30 hotels with the highest guest review ratings.

Oldest Human DNA Reveals Mysterious Branch of Humanity

The oldest known human DNA found yet reveals human evolution was even more confusing than thought, researchers say.<p>The DNA, which dates back some …

Humanity

6 Simple Tips for Planning Your First International Trip

<i>Chris Waits / Flickr</i><p>If you're planning your first vacation beyond American borders, you're probably feeling overwhelmed. After all, there are so many factors to consider. Should you book a hotel or will a hostel provide a more authentic experience? Should you sign up for guided tours or be …

Getting Things Done in five minutes

Ready for some globetrotting? Add these zip-lines, 'dinosaurs' and luxe resorts to your 'to do' list

What in the world is new for summer? The season promises lots to check out around the globe, from freshly redone and reopened hotels in Los Cabos, Mexico, and to a revamped Lizard Island in Australia to the addition of "dinosaurs" in Canada.<p><b>Mexico</b><p>Los Cabos took a big hit from Hurricane Odile in …

15 hotels that used to be prisons

Some have been completely transformed, but if you take a closer look, you can still see remnants of their fascinating and frightening pasts.<p>Others, however, have chosen to leave a large part of their buildings in original conditions.<p>From Boston's chic Liberty Hotel to the spooky iron-clad corridors …

Provence's Pont du Gard and the Greatness of Ancient Rome

Throughout the ancient world, aqueducts were like flags of stone that heralded the greatness of Rome. A visit to the Pont du Gard (the most famous and impressive surviving Roman aqueduct, near Avignon) shows how these structures still proclaim the wonders of that age. This impressively preserved …

The Most Underrated Tourist Attraction In All 50 States

<i>By: Joe McGauley</i><p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons</i><p>There's nothing wrong with going full tourist when you're visiting a new state--you'd be blowing it if you didn't make time for a trip to The Statue of Liberty or the Golden Gate.<p>But it's also important to go off-guidebook and hit up some of the more …

20 Must-See Art Museums In America

There's much more to the world's great art museums than just the Louvre and the Prado. In fact, you can skip the jaunt across the Atlantic altogether and set your sights on some world-class art collections right here in the U.S. Even if you're not planning a trip entirely around art, chances are …

23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

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15 Healthy Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Weekday mornings can be rough. Between getting kiddos ready for school, last-minute presentation prep, hitting the snooze button a few too many times and a million other reasons, breakfast can easily fall by the wayside. And a wholesome AM meal? Forget about it. But it doesn’t have to be that way. …

Here's a machine that turns water into synthetic gasoline

Even with the amount of electric vehicles we've seen lately, it's likely going to be a long time until they completely replace traditional combustion engines on the road. So how are we going to get away from pricey fossil fuels until then? Well, water could be a possibility. German company Sunfire …