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10 fascinatingly untranslatable Norwegian words

1. Uting<p>Directly translated, it means «unthing.» Figuratively translated, it usually describes a bad habit or tradition — of which, of course, there …

Here's The First Look At Your Favorite Disney Characters' Spawn In "Descendants"

Get an exclusive look at the new generation of good and evil in the upcoming Disney Channel Original Movie.

Netflix God Mode smites the endless lists that plague its desktop site

Netflix looks pretty much the same whether you're using it on a phone, tablet, or on the web. And in the world of responsive design, that sounds like a great idea. But in practice, desktop users have drawn the short straw. They need to sit there with their mouse hovering over an arrow to scroll …

10 Of The Most Colorful Places On Earth

Hi. These places exist. No, not in dreams or hallucinations or Wes Anderson movies, but right here on this beautiful, mysterious planet. We just thought you should know.<p><b>Lavender Fields, France</b><p>In the summer months, the rolling lavender fields of Provence teem with bright purple blooms as far as the …

Panoramic Photography

Samsung's fanless ATIV Book 9 laptop will be available on March 1st

It looked pretty good at CES, and now it's (almost) here<p>Samsung's new ATIV Book 9 was announced this year at CES, and now it has a release date. The all-aluminum ultrabook, which looks like Samsung's strongest answer to the MacBook Air yet, will be available beginning March 1st. At 0.46-inches …

Google's New Flight Search Tool Helps You Find The Best Price

Google Flights has been revamped this week and it is the fastest flight price search website that I have used so far. Like many other travel websites, Google Flights will show you a range of fares and flight options as you select the destinations and the dates. Fortunately, Google Flights has …

Google Flights

YouTube's new video trimming tool makes mobile edits a breeze

Even in the ideal setting, it's nearly impossible to get the perfect piece of footage that won't require edits. Those changes can be tough to tackle on mobile, but thanks to a YouTube update, perfecting a short video just got easier. Inside the video library's mobile app, a new video trimming …

Amazon just hired former Obama press secretary Jay Carney

Jay Carney, who served as the 29th White House Press Secretary under President Obama for over three years, is now an Amazon employee. <i>Politico</i> reports that Carney has been appointed VP of corporate affairs, a new role that will give him oversight of Amazon's PR and public policy divisions. He is …

Michelle Obama causes outrage in Saudi Arabia by not wearing headscarf

First Lady draws criticism for not wearing headscarf in highly conservative country<p>In a show of solidarity with Saudi Arabia, President Barack Obama cut short his visit to India and led a parade of American dignitaries in Riyadh on Tuesday to pay respects after King Abdullah's death.<p>But it was the …

10 Stupid Things Americans Do Overseas

Have you been guilty of a foreign-soil faux pas? Our easy guide to being a good citizen of the world will come in handy next time you get your …

Handy

Take the Best Nighttime Photo of Your Life

Great nighttime shots—the ones with crystal-clear stars and the Milky Way practically jumping off the screen—are always a big hit on Instagram. But how do you capture one for yourself? You can’t just point your camera at the stars and hope to get lucky. A great starscape captures more than the eye …

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Flying

Shia LaBeouf art show collaborators speak out about his alleged rape

Two artists who collaborated with the actor Shia LaBeouf on an art project called #IAMSORRY have spoken out about his alleged rape during the performance earlier this year.<p>In an interview with Dazed magazine, LaBeouf wrote that a woman had raped him during one performance of the piece at a Los …

7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

8 Signs You're in the Hipster Part of Town

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Bill Dickinson</i><p>These days, the term "hipster" has become so mainstream that it almost entirely lacks meaning, lost in a sea of skintight jeans, Flock of Seagulls haircuts, and cruelty-free almond butter. Even so, nearly every major city hosts a neighborhood where …