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Pope offers Christmas phone greetings to Iraqi refugees

Pope Francis ushers in his second Christmas with message to those driven out by Isil militants<p>Pope Francis spoke by telephone to Iraqis living in a displaced people's camp near the main Kurdish city Arbil on Wednesday, assuring them they were in his Christmas thoughts.<p>The refugees were among those …

Words Of Wisdom From Entrepreneurs

Over the years, I have had the wonderful opportunity to meet and become friends with some incredibly successful entrepreneurs. I discovered many of them like to face a challenge head-on and will not stop at anything until their goals are accomplished. This is an admirable trait not many people …

12 Books You May Have Missed in 2014

To be sure to read over break…<p>When it's time to hibernate, either fireside or beachside, nothing completes the experience like a good book. See twelve standouts you may have missed in 2014—from smart novels to humorous memoirs and heart-wrenching bios.<p><b>1) Love Illuminatedby Daniel Jones</b>The editor of …

8 Incredible Green Spaces That Are Thriving In The Biggest Urban Jungles

Living and working within a system of architectural behemoths and concrete streets can be taxing, to say the least. And for many city-dwellers, a few patches of green can be a celebrated refuge from the urban landscape.<p>Through a study that spanned 18 years, researchers from University of Exeter …

How CIA Spies Get Through Airport Security Without Blowing Cover

The guide was produced by the CIA's Checkpoint Identity and Travel Intelligence Program, which Wikileaks says was previously unknown and focuses on "providing tailored identity and travel intelligence" to personnel. It was distributed to those in the CIA, the Executive Branch, and other US agencies …

Pictures of the year 2014: World news- part 3 - Telegraph

Christmas Is a Big Hit in Islamic Republic of Pakistan

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Like millions of children around the world, Annaseema Peshimam dutifully wrote her letter to Santa Claus in early December, promising she had been a good girl all year. The five-year-old asked for a Mermadia doll, and requested “some things for Shahlale, my sister ... She is …

Black Tie

The Big Picture photography competition: best of 2014

Modern Istanbul

Travel Photography

Top 10 Things to Do in Utah Parks

National Parks

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Makeup

How to Create a Tech Startup Scene If You're Not in Silicon Valley

Pittsburgh's success provides important and surprising clues.<p>If you work in the tech sector or are otherwise attentive to it, you probably already know something that I didn’t learn until recently: Pittsburgh has one of the liveliest technology ecosystems in the country. It’s a tech mecca, along …

Heritage sites ravaged by Syria's war

Hundreds of ancient sites in Syria have been destroyed, damaged or looted in the course of the country's ongoing conflict according to new "alarming" satellite evidence, the UN has said.<p>In a report published on Tuesday, the UN said 290 sites have been directly affected by fighting, of which 24 had …

10 of My Favorite Things From 2014

2014 was a year of great personal sadness for me. Herewith a short list of things that pierced the veil.<p><b>1. The Olivetti Showroom in Venice at the Piazza San Marco.</b><p><i>Photos by ©ORCH_chemollo</i><p>During the Venice Biennale, I stole away to see some things that were not part of that madcap pot pourri. At the …

National Geographic Travel

Travel

A Handy Book to Start Your 2015: Philsophy and Travels

World Atlantis<p><b>2015</b> is knocking at our doors and we have to be sure to be ready to open the doors with an open mindset and high spirits. As Arianna Huffington wrote in her most recent book <i>Thrive</i>: "the third metric to redefining success and creating a life of well-being, wisdom and wonder" restoring …

The Towns Italy Forgot

From the September 2011 issue of National Geographic Traveler<p>I awaken on a high bed plush with pillows and antique linens. Rays of sunlight filter through a grated window, casting a honeyed glow on the room’s curved, rough-hewn walls and high ceiling. An old wood table topped with a white cloth …

Italy

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up …

Backpacking

The 17 Best Fashion Short Films of the Year

From Kendall Jenner's fashion takeover (she appears in two videos on this list alone) to Chanel's Austrian Metiers d'art extravaganza, these are the chicest fashion films released in 2014.<p>1) Swarovski and Sister by Sibling present a film by Ellen von Unwerth<p>Ellen von Unwerth's takes her signature …

Top 10 Adventure Trips

New Zealand

The 24 Most Unforgettable Movie Quotes Of 2014

<b>"Okay?"</b>

Universal Pictures

5 Ways People Kill Their Career Potential...And May Not Realize It

As researchers who study appreciation and value creation in the workplace, it would be easy for us to write an article about killing career potential (both yours and your coworkers) by being a jerk at work. But, that’s not the only thing that kills potential.<p>We were curious about the opposite of …

14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Six Trends To Watch In Clean In 2015

2014 was a solid twelve months, for the most part, for renewable technologies. Solar firmly solidified its role as a major player in power, LED sales continued to climb and investors began to more seriously look how efficiency gains can be measured and hence monetized in large commercial …

Travel Photo of the Day: Best of 2014 | CNN Travel

The Power of Bicycles

Do you remember your first bicycle? Maybe it appeared on Christmas morning under the tree, or in the living room on your sixth birthday. It had a basket and streamers…or racing stripes…or both.<p>It was your rocket ship, your ride to a new world. The neighborhood was your galaxy. Your parents …

21 Inspiring Fitness Girls To Follow On Instagram

All the motivation you need to get in shape—and stay there—in 2018.<p>From ballerinas to yogis and celebrity trainers, these stylish and in-shape girls show off the best workout motivation on Instagram. Follow along and be inspired to get fit—the healthy way.<p>Instagram

The biggest travel gaffes of 2014

Why Muslims Love Jesus Too

The virgin birth is mentioned in the...what...gasp...Koran?! It is indeed. So have yourself a merry Muslim Christmas.<p>It’s beginning to look a lot …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks