Charlie Roberts

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Mapping The New York City No One Ever Sees

The new book Nonstop Metropolis maps the history, culture, and infrastructure fueling the city that never sleeps.<p>Popular perception of a place doesn’t always align with geographical accuracy, as a long history of psychic, or conceptual, mapping has taught us. To wit: New Yorkers consider their city …

You'll Be Able to See All 47 National Parks Along This Insane Road Trip

Start packing.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior data scientist at the University of …

National Parks

Richard Kern shares unreleased Polaroids from 80s and 90s

No stranger to the underground, self-confessed voyeur Richard Kern has shone a light on New York’s underbelly since he first gained notoriety in the city’s thriving East Village art scene in the 1980s.<p>His photo and film work are often earmarked with keywords like sex, violence and perversion – …

Paragliding

7 Steps to a Perfectly Written Business Plan

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Every business needs to have a written business plan. Whether it’s to provide direction or attract investors, a business plan is vital for the success for your organization. But, how do you write a business plan?<p>SBA.gov recommends that a …

Your Instagram photos can reveal whether you have depression

Instagram posts give friends a peek into your personal life, but new research shows they may also provide a snapshot of your mental health.<p>Photos …

LA looks incredible in this beautiful 12k resolution time lapse

The City of Angels has never looked so good<p>I’ve always really loved high-resolution time lapses: there’s something really cool about seeing cities or the night sky fly across my computer screen in gorgeous detail. There’s a new time lapse by photographer Joe Capra of Scientifantastic that puts …

I Replaced My Fingerprints With Prosthetics to Avoid Surveillance

In preparation for an age of biometric data megabreaches, I covered my real fingerprints with replaceable, fully-functional fake ones that are nearly impossible to copy.<p>With face recognition on the rise and fingerprint readers on our phones, it's no secret that biometrics are quickly becoming the …

For $20M, These Israeli Hackers Will Spy On Any Phone On The Planet

With just a few million dollars and a phone number, you can snoop on any call or text that phone makes – no matter where you are or where the device is located.<p>That’s the bold claim of Israel’s Ability Inc, which offers its set of bleeding-edge spy tools to governments the world over. And it’s …

Surveillance

A Woman Couldn't Board a Flight Because Her Short-Shorts Were 'Not Appropriate'

JetBlue gate agents stopped a passenger from boarding her flight out of Boston because her outfit was "not appropriate."<p>The woman, a performer who …

Overland Inspiration: Taking the Leap of Faith

Society tells us to be cautious with our lives and live by a set of rules laid out for generations. Work hard in primary school to make it to …

Inspiration

19 interview questions that are designed to trick you

But while they may seem simple — that's the point — some are actually designed to get you to reveal information you may have been trying to conceal. In other words: they're trick questions.<p>"To uncover areas that may reflect inconsistencies, hiring managers sometimes ask these tricky questions," …

The Weird Way Social Media Is Messing With Your Brain

You may know the eye cream she uses before bed and her favorite poolside cocktail. But following someone's social-media feeds doesn't mean you know her. How hanging out on the Internet is messing with our relationships—not to mention our minds.<p>On a balmy summer evening in San Francisco, Bridget and …

The Kalalau Trail Is Hands Down The Most Incredible Hike In America

An epic adventure awaits.<p>If you're looking for the most epic hike in America, get ready to pack your bags and head far, far west.<p>The Kalalau Trail on the Hawaiian island of Kauai weaves through one of the world's most famous natural wonders, the Na Pali coast. With 180-degrees of the electric blue …

Hiking

A New View: 65+ Illuminating Larger-Than-Life Macro Images

Few of us would ever get a glimpse of the tiniest rope-like iridescent quills on a peacock’s feather, the scales on a moth’s wing, dew droplets on a …

Urbanism

Road Trip: Washington’s National Parks

Seattle serves up more than great coffee: This seaside city puts you within striking distance of three national parks. North Cascades, Mount Rainier, …

4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From a father on the poverty line to a CEO millionaire.<p><b>The median household income in America is $53,657.</b> Politicians draw $250,000 as the line between the middle and upper classes. And the true starting point of real wealth remains a cool $1,000,000. We asked four more or less typical men, each of …

Personal Finance

The 22-year-old whiz kid who runs Apple's Twitter account shares his social media tips

One of the main people behind it is 22-year-old Tai Tran. Apple offered him a full-time job running social media before he even graduated. He's been named to Forbes' 30 under 30 list for marketing, and when he accepted a job at Apple, it was covered by Apple blogs.<p>Tran is sharing his social media …

First 10 Things You Should Do When Launching a Website

Launching a website can be stressful and overwhelming. It doesn’t matter whether it’s a personal blog or a business website, the issue is still the same: you need to start promoting your site so real, human visitors can find you and enjoy your content.<p>Over the past month I’ve been working on my …

Google Analytics

Time Maps: A Powerful Tool For A Purposeful Life

Everyone is familiar with the daily calendar/planner. It’s a way of organizing our appointments and personal time. Ideally, our calendar is a mechanism for ensuring that we’re planning our lives constructively and productively.<p>Unfortunately, my experience as a psychologist is that people use …

Work-life Balance

10 'Unseen' Photos of Kurt Cobain's Personal Possessions

Back in 2008, the contents of Kurt Cobain's vault were made available to photographer Geoff Moore for one day. Under tight security, the photographer combed through Cobain's personal possessions and carefully photographed each one. The resulting images were published in a book by Charles R. Cross,</i> …

Kurt Cobain

'Wobbly Kitten Syndrome' kitty will wobble right into your heart

Olive the kitten has all the right moves. She'll wiggle right into your heart and if you're lucky, your home.<p>The cutie, who suffers from 'Wobbly …

SNOWBOARDING WITH THE NYPD

See Rare Photos of Bruce Springsteen From 'The River' Era

Hiking Safety Tips

How to Stay Safe While Hiking in the Wilderness<p>Hiking is a favorite pastime among survivalists and outdoorsman. There’s nothing quite like spending …

Hiking

The world's largest railway exhibit is on Google Maps — and trust us, you'll want to see this

More than a million people visit the quirky, high-tech Minatur Wunderland — the world's largest, tiniest-scale model railway exhibit — in Hamburg, …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

National Parks

9 U.S. Drives You Have to Take in Your Lifetime

It's so easy (or is it?) to hop on a flight these days; paid time-off is limited, and travelers want to get the most out of their vacations -- which, to many, means more time spent in the destination. But we've all heard it before: <i>It's the journey that counts, not the destination.</i> While we find …

11 apps 'The 4-Hour Workweek' author Tim Ferriss uses every day