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Tips for travelling in 21st-century China

The Middle Kingdom is one of the fastest changing countries in the world. Its economy is robust and its population increasingly more modern and tech savvy. Yet, China is still a country of paradoxes.<p>You’ll get 3G connection in remote farmland in Inner Mongolia, though there mightn't be running …

25 Unbelievable Travel Destinations You Never Knew Existed

These are the kinds of places friends and family expect travelers to go.<p>But there are plenty of places to see that are under the radar; often known only by locals.<p>Inspired by this Quora list asking about the best travel destinations most people never knew existed, we put together our own list of …

Hot Springs

10 Cheapest Backpacking Cities In Central And South America

South America and Central America are meccas for backpackers seeking an adventure, without spending a lot of money. But with so much to see, how do you pick a place to start?<p>Price of Travel published their Backpacker Index for 2014 on Tuesday, outlining the cheapest cities for travelers on a …

Too beautiful to be real? 16 surreal landscapes found on Earth

These bizarre locations may seem like a series of elaborate movie sets, but they are real destinations that you might want to see for yourself.<p><b>The</b> …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

Costa Rica

Soccer / Football Blogs

By Sumeet Paul<p>2 hours ago<p>It's been almost 10 years since Paolo Maldini made his last appearance for AC Milan as a player, but the wait for the iconic …

Soccer

Everyone Say "Awww!"

An Ohio teenager took his 89-year-old great grandmother to prom, because she had missed her own so many decades before. (Also, can you think of a …

Ten Days in a Madhouse: The Woman Who Got Herself Committed

<i>In 1887, intrepid reporter Nellie Bly pretended she was crazy and got herself committed, all to help improve conditions in a New York City mental</i> …

On race, the US is not as improved as some would have us believe

At the march on Washington in August 1963, where Martin Luther King made his "I have a dream" speech, the United States Information Agency, the nation's propaganda wing devoted to "public diplomacy", made a documentary. It wanted to make sure that the largest demonstration in the history of the US …

Pompeii "Exposed and Vulnerable" to Neglect and the Elements

A conversation with the author of From Pompeii: The Afterlife of a Roman Town.<p>Pompeii has been many things over the centuries. It's been "a vineyard, a treasure trove, a den of bandits and today it remains an archaeological gem 'exposed and vulnerable,'" according to the new book <i>From Pompeii: The</i> …

It’s getting tough to find a book. But it’s worth it

Walk the streets of a major Canadian city and you can buy food from every exotic port in the world, dozens of types of coffee brewed in countless ways, sneakers that cost more than appliances. The only thing that's hard to find is a book.<p>Independent booksellers are going down like bowling pins. In …

World Running Out Of Time To Stop Global Warming, UN Report Says

By Alister Doyle, Environment Correspondent<p>OSLO, April 6 (Reuters) - World powers are running out of time to slash their use of high-polluting fossil fuels and stay below agreed limits on global warming, a draft U.N. study to be approved this week shows.<p>Government officials and top climate …

This 9-year-old will change your perspective on birthday gifts

For her ninth birthday, one St. Thomas girl said skip the presents and just give me cash. Find out what she spent it on.

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Online Dating As A Woman Proved All Too Much For This Man

Online dating is an easy way for women to meet great, normal guys, right?<p>Or so Redditor OKCThrowaway22221 thought when he decided to pose as a woman on OKCupid and see what happened. Convinced that women had it easy when it came to finding online romance, he was prepared for an evening of …

Study Tips for College Success | The Art of Manliness

When 160,000 undergraduates in the University of California system were asked to name the obstacles that impeded their academic success, the students …

Take that Samsung: LG's got a 77-inch OLED UHD TV that bends on command (video)

Samsung's probably kicking back right now, shades on and cocktail in hand, thinking it's pretty cool with its 85-inch HDTV prototype that can transform from flat to curved on a whim. LG, however, isn't at CES to watch Samsung score touchdowns from the sidelines, announcing its own 77-inch OLED set …

World Cup 2014: No country has ever been so far behind in preparations as Brazil, says Sepp Blatter

Brazil president Dilma Rousseff defends her country after Fifa president Sepp Blatter criticises its World Cup preparations despite it being the only host nation which has had seven years to prepare<p>The president of Brazil was on Monday night forced into an impassioned defence of her country’s …

Animated GIFs Seamlessly Blend Portraits with Nature

22-year-old Daniel Barreto has added a nice twist to the already popular concept of animated GIFs. In his series, titled <i>Animated Double Exposures</i>, the Boston-based artist blends two distinct images into one playful motion.<p>Puddles ripple across a young boy's silhouette and leaves rustle on top of a …

GIF Animations

6 Real Heists More Badass Than Any Movie

Real-life robberies are often the subject of our "dumb criminal" posts, but every once in a while, thieves pull off a caper that is so brazen, …

Christmas Time At Disneyland & California Adventure

It's been a while since we featured a Disneyland article, but after visiting the park for my birthday, I just knew I had to write an article on their …

The ‘I Am Spartacus!’ Scene Recreated in Real Life in a Starbucks by Improv Everywhere

For the ninth mission in their ongoing “Movies in Real Life” series, Improv Everywhere recreated the “I am Spartacus!” scene from Stanley Kubrik’s</i> …

The Lord of the Rings Quiet Book

Is your little geek ready to visit the Shire? Then try your hand at making this great The Quiet Book and The Ring to introduce your babe to the …

Portraits of Children Around the World and Where They Sleep

<b>Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</b><p>Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of …

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