Andre Mazanek

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Children are learning to code with new toys they can touch and feel

So you want your kid to grow up to be Mark Zuckerberg? Get them started early. Toymakers are creating everything from board games to wooden logic puzzles to teach children—as young as three years old—how to code.<p>Kano and Primo Toys sell play sets that mix hardware and software, creating a hands-on …

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Cool new ways to order your coffee this summer

Ah, the first cup of ice-cold coffee of the summer. It’s funny how those dripping plastic cups have come to signify the change of seasons, just as pumpkin or gingerbread lattes do come fall.<p>But if you’re getting a little bored with your standard-issue, plain-old coffee on ice, you’re not alone. …

The 10 Understated Qualities of a Truly Beautiful Woman

There is no doubt that there is great value assigned to external beauty. For some how they look physically is simply an expression and celebration of their internal beauty, but often those who are physically attractive are emotionally unattractive. To be beautiful inside and out, you must possess …

The best Hawaiian Island for every type of traveler

For those looking to venture to warmer, more tropical climates, Hawaii is a great destination.<p>The Aloha State's eight islands offer something for every type of traveler, from beach bums to golfers to adventurers.

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The cheapest countries in the world to visit

Travelers on a budget who don't mind going off the beaten path and taking some risks can find plenty of bargains, according to a new report from the World Economic Forum.<p>In its 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the group ranked 141 nations from cheapest to most expensive based on the …

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30 experiences everyone should have before they turn 30

For many it means that you're no longer in the hard-partying, bad decision-making stage of your life, for better or for worse.<p>Before you turn the big 3-0 (or even if you already have), here are 30 things you should do, from adrenaline-pumping activities to experiences that help you grow.<p><i>Additional</i> …

You can ski and snowboard 365 days a year at this Austrian glacier

A well-known secret for locals, the Hintertux Glacier in Austria offers winter sports fanatics the chance to ski and snowboard 365 days a year.<p>Located in the world-famous Alps, the glacier is a favorite for national ski teams and professional boarders thanks to its wide variety of lift-serviced …

8 Under-the-Radar Museums Worth Visiting

When most travelers set out to explore a destination's museums, they usually don't stray from the most popular (packed Smithsonians come to mind). But a host of off-the-beaten-path institutions full of historical treasures and rare artifacts are waiting to be discovered by travelers willing to go …

Berlin, then and now

IT IS 70 YEARS since the end of World War II in Europe. The German leadership signed the unconditional surrender after a final battle that flattened …

I Heart My City: Gábor’s Budapest

<b>Gábor Dory</b> is head of communications at the five-star Corinthia Hotel Budapest, one of the Old World grande dames that inspired Wes Anderson’s <i>The Grand Budapest Hotel</i>.<p>In Hungary’s capital, “there is something for absolutely everyone,” Dory says. “From the historic thermal baths and museums to the …

European Travel

The Villages, Valleys, and Views of Corsica

<i>When you're not at Cannes, hop on a boat and sail to Corsica. For blue waters, cute villages, crazy drivers, and delicious cookies. See what happens when Italy and France have a love child. All photos by Veronique Lievre.</i><p><i>By Veronique Lievre for Fathom</i> | The Mediterranean island of Corsica has …

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How to Avoid Airline Fees

When you're searching for flights it can be tempting to just buy the cheapest ticket. But when the cheapest ticket is from a low-cost carrier like Spirit or Allegiant, it's important to take ancillary fees into account.<p>Spirit earns, on average, $51.22 from each passenger in ancillary fees. …

Exploring the Cold Coast: Beach Camping and Waterfall Hunting – Dispatch #6

Less an actual measure, “island time” is more of a mentality, one where each day, encounter, and moment is approached with its own unique respect and sometimes painful contemplation. Island time allows plans to adjust, fail, and reform with a certain fleeting fluidity that’s reflected in the winter …

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How to parent like the Dutch

Give birth naturally, without any drugs<p>Better still, have a homebirth. It’s tough but after the event you’ll have a special nurse come to your house …

How NOT to behave in 15 countries around the world

After this year's horrible winter, the spring travel bug should be biting with a vengeance. But as you plan your getaways, try not to become the stereotypical "Ugly American."<p>We did our own research and took a look at a Quora thread that addresses the issue of travel etiquette. In the thread, …

3D-printed mini jet engine revved up to 33,000rpm

Chalk up another triumph for 3D printing.<p>GE engineers have created a small jet engine using next-gen manufacturing technique for building 3D objects "by melting metal powder layer upon layer," the company said over the weekend. Not content to just sit back and admire the gadget, they then fired it …

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8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

<i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/alcuin lai</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French Riviera -- all European bucket list spots renowned for their history, their culture, and their affinity for chain smoking and tiny cars. But you know else they're known for? Overpriced everything. And hoards of visitors …

Gmail’s New Login Screens Hints At A Future Beyond Passwords

Google quietly rolled out a new login screen for Gmail this week, and not everyone is happy with the update.<p>Where before, Gmail users would enter their username and password on the same page, the new login flow separates this process. Now, you’ll first enter your username, then be directed to a …