Chris Chong

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One in six albums sold worldwide is by a UK star

<b>The huge success of artists like One Direction and Adele means that British artists accounted for one in every six albums sold worldwide last year.</b><p>The UK music industry accounted for 17.1% of the global music market - its highest ever share.<p>Adele was the driving force, selling 17.4 million copies …

Debbie Harry

Syria peace talks grind toward pivotal Assad question

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrian government negotiators at Geneva peace talks are coming under unaccustomed pressure to discuss something far outside their comfort zone: the fate of President Bashar al-Assad. And they are doing their best to avoid it.<p>Syria's President Bashar al-Assad meets with Kamal …

Middle East

Sharman Apt Russell’s ‘Paleoterrific’ Future: ‘Knocking on Heaven’s Door’

You can't shake an irradiated rat on a stick these days without hitting a stack of post-apocalyptic novels, but there aren't a lot of them that live …

Eckhart Tolle on How To Silence That Negative Voice In Your Head

In the second part of the interview series with Eckhart Tolle entitled, <i>Changing the World from Within</i>, Suza Scalora speaks with Tolle about how our negative thought patterns often dominate our minds--on a personal and collective level--and how we can prevent these patterns from manifesting negative …

Spirituality

20 awesome photos of extreme latte art

Recent surveys have even shown that some people are willing to pay more for an especially creative latte.<p>In August, the Journal of Sensory Studies published the findings of an online survey whose respondents were willing to pay up to 13% more for a cup of coffee with latte art than for a cup that …

Coffee

Giant Dinosaur Sculptures Made of Recycled Rice Straw Pop Up in Japan

September in rural Japan means two things: farmers are harvesting their rice and the leftover straw is being used to make extraordinary works of art. Specifically, the resulting material is serving as a tool for an artist Amy Goda, who's creating some pretty terrifying dinosaur sculptures. The …

Roudkhan Castle, Iran's medieval (Sassanid era) castle in Northern Gilan Province. #MustSeeIran http://t.co/rUkkpykSWJ

#Ayasofya mosque and museum in #Istanbul, Turkey. #IranTurkeyFriendship #IranAndTurkey http://t.co/BwG8ykzUvY

#Manjil, Northern #Iran. http://t.co/5l4Z21dx4J

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

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Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

Morocco

Perseid Meteor Shower in Pictures

Madrid

Too Bad People Couldn’t Photograph Meteor Showers Back in 1833

If you’d like to try your hand at capturing a shooting star on camera, tonight would be a good night to do so. This year’s Perseid meteor shower is …

This Photo Shows Butterflies Drinking Turtle Tears

This remarkable photograph shows two Julia Butterflies in Ecuador quenching their thirst by drinking tears from the eyes of two turtles. The turtles …

These Powerful Dance Portraits by Alexander Yakovlev Are Stunning

Nothing quite captures the combination of strength, grace, and art like dance. Alexander Yakovlev is able to capture all of these elements in his …

Amazing

Vivid Illustrations Depict Dynamic Scenes of Nature and East Asian Mythology

Shenzhen, China-based artist RLoN Wang is back with more intricate illustrations that burst with color and life. Since we last shared his work a year ago, Wang has branched out from more understated portraits of animals to vibrant illustrations jam-packed with wild beasts, mythical creatures, and …

Elegant Wood Sculptures Crafted from Discarded Tree Trunks and Branches

South Korean artist Jae-Hyo Lee uses organic materials like wood to create large-scale, sculptural pieces that favor both form and function. Focusing on geometric shapes such as the sphere, Lee somehow manages to transform tree trunks and hefty branches into perfectly formed globes, columns, and …

Furniture