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America’s 11 most beautiful streets

Did your favorite avenue make the list?<p>On the heels of Curbed’s most ambitious project yet—a multimedia deep dive into 10 streets that define America—we decided to take another look at urban areas across the country to discover our country’s prettiest streets. From narrow, picturesque cobblestones …

How Much We Spent for 75 Days of Travel in Europe With Our Kids

Do you dream of traveling with your kids to Europe during their summer vacations, but never take any action to make it a reality? You might think traveling to Europe during the summer would be too expensive, especially since summer is the peak season for travel in the region. But traveling with …

Content Marketing Conversations: Photographer Laura Austin

<i>What’s something every professional photographer needs? Confidence—the confidence to show your work, the confidence to network, and the confidence to take your craft seriously. And talent, obviously.</i> <i><br>Laura Austin has all of that. The Vermont native, a lifelong snowboarder and outdoors enthusiast,</i> …

Marketing

An Italian Chef Reveals The Secret To A Perfect Homemade Pizza

Italians will search for months for the place to enjoy a perfect pizza with friends. There are those who prefer them with a thick crust, Neapolitan-style, and those looking for the thin and crispy Roman-style. But they all agree on one point: it must be easy to digest, not a pleasure that is paid …

The Best Travel Beauty Product, According to Travel + Leisure Editors

I'm a sucker for a liquid matte lipstick, because the application goes on smooth, never cakey, but you get a long-lasting finish — key for when …

Infographic: The world’s smartest cities

“Smart cities use information and communication technologies to better manage their use of resources.” Solar Bins explains what that means and which …

Infographics

30 Things to Do in Europe Before You Die

New year, new start. It's time to start living...<p>1. Ride a bike around Amsterdam<p>Image Credit - six-two<p>2. Sip coffee with a view of the Eiffel Tower<p>3. Swim in the crystal clear waters surrounding the Amalfi Coast<p>Image Credit - six-two<p>4. Take a selfie (from very far away) with the Mona Lisa<p>5. Stare …

Creative Brief: The Gift of Flipboard for Marketers

Every business starts with a story. Who’s responsible for spreading the word? A marketer, the convincing storyteller with a knack for solving problems, getting attention and influencing others to listen up. One thing all marketers value is information. That’s why we’ve created the Gift of Flipboard …

Marketing

How to make waking up easier — according to scientists

What Hyena Giggles Really Say

Spotted hyenas may be the chattiest carnivores on the planet. They whoop, rumble, low, and laugh, announcing their presence wherever they go. But what do all these calls mean?<p>Zoologist Kay Holekamp laid out the spotted hyena repertoire in a 2011 <i>New York Times</i> field journal. So far as we humans are …

Ornithology

Behind the Story: Inside ISIS’s Marketing Department

<b>Story:</b> Inside the surreal world of the Islamic State’s propaganda machine <b><br>Outlet:</b> The Washington Post <b><br>Reporters:</b> Greg Miller (@gregpmiller) and Souad Mekhennet (@smekhennet) <b><br>Magazine:</b> Confronting the ‘Caliphate’<p><i>Do terrorists have marketable brands? ISIS does, and it’s dangerously effective. After The</i> …

Osama Bin Laden

Content Marketing Conversations: First Round Capital Review’s Camille Ricketts

<i>Camille Ricketts is the head of content and marketing at First Round Capital and the editor of the esteemed First Round Review, a publication that thinks big about content marketing. Crucially, the Review doesn’t just cover what’s happening at First Round’s own companies; it writes about important</i> …

Marketing

Life's Stories

How you arrange the plot points of your life into a narrative can shape who you are—and is a fundamental part of being human.<p>In Paul Murray's novel <i>Skippy Dies,</i> there’s a point where the main character, Howard, has an existential crisis.“‘It’s just not how I expected my life would be,'" he …

7 Airport Tech Hacks Every Traveler Should Know

<i>By: Alex Bracetti</i><p><i>Credit: iStock/scanrail</i><p>Airports are pretty bad in and of themselves, but the hassles and restrictions they place on our gadgets are the worst. No Wi-Fi, weak cellular reception, and three power outlets per terminal? Come on.<p>But not every trip to JFK or LAX has to be a brutal …

RIP 'LOL': online laughter is now all 'haha', 'hehe' and emoji

It's official: LOL is dead. But that doesn't mean that we're no longer laughing out loud -- we're just finding other ways to express hilarity …

The Bad Boys Of Indian YouTube

YouTube is exploding in India right now, and four comedians from Mumbai who go by the name All India Bakchod are leading the pack. But after causing a national scandal by organizing India’s first comedy roast, they’re discovering the country might not be quite ready to laugh at itself yet.<p>In the …

Bollywood

Back to Cool: 17 DIYs to Organize Your Desk and Office

It’s just about that time again. Cars are packing up, books are being ordered and, if you’re a teacher, the woes of professional development have likely already begun. School will be back in session before you know it, and this year is the perfect time to resolve to keep your desk from becoming …

Science says your “gut feeling” isn’t a metaphor

The brain’s powers are a little overrated. To keep your body going, you don’t need a functioning brain, but you do need something to provide energy. Enter the gut.<p>We may not give it much thought—because, literally, it happens without conscious thought—but the process of extracting energy from food …

Medical Research

Scientists studying starlight can tell you: Our universe is going dark

We know that our universe has already lived through great number of exciting phases. But new research released overnight shows the universe has long passed its peak and is slowly but surely dying.<p>The research was presented at the year’s largest gathering of astronomers at the International …

Black Holes

What We Know About Google's Alphabet Soup. And What We Don't.

A conglomeration of unanswered questions.<p>The world’s most dominant Internet company — its most ambitious and, yes, often its most feared — is now just three engineers, a lawyer and a financier. And, so far, no public-facing executive investors can reach to hold the company to account.<p>That’s the …

Robin Williams: his 50 funniest quotes

Robin Williams

The Top 15 Places To See In Your Lifetime

Wanderlust.<p>Good news, travelers: your ultimate bucket list is here.<p>Lonely Planet released its list of the Top 50 places to visit on Monday, and we're already packing our bags. The list is an excerpt from the company's upcoming book, <i>Ultimate Travel: The 500 Best Places on the Planet...Ranked</i>, <i></i>which …

Loneliness

Why are we paying for private school education?

by Tim Dodd<p>This is not a new insight. Other studies have found similar results. But with the publication last week of a University of Queensland …

South African government vows swift action against xenophobic attackers

Government to set up special courts to fast-track prosecutions as photographs emerge showing Mozambican man being stabbed to death in broad daylight<p>The <b>South African</b> government has announced it will set up dedicated courts to try perpetrators of xenophobic violence that has wracked the country in …