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Vanuatu's Espiritu Santo, where paradise is a leaky canoe without a paddle

Smiles dazzle, adventures abound and bliss comes out of the luminous blue water on the island that inspired South Pacific<p>I’ve just found my happy place.<p>It’s been a long time coming. For years whenever anyone told me to close my eyes and picture it I’ve drawn a blank, then spent the next few minutes …

Mad Max

A couple who ditched their 9-5 jobs years ago to travel the world explain how they afford it

"We felt like we got a taste of the tropics, living the dream," Swift remembers. "We did a day trip and took these ATVs out and went through the jungle and the local villages, and it was so different from home that it kind of triggered something."<p>That something came to a head about a month later. …

Photos

5 ways to make money with your phone

You don't like to think about it, but between the up-front cost and the monthly contract payments, your phone costs you a fair bit of money. What you might not realize is that it can make you money, too.<p>You won’t get rich, but you can pay for a few trips to Starbucks. Here’s how to get started.<p><b>1.</b> …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac preview is now available for free

The Mac platform has been treated as an afterthought by Microsoft’s software engineers for decades. That slowly started to change last year with new apps for iPhone and iPad, but with the public release of Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac, Microsoft is making its biggest play yet to woo Apple users to …

Ex-street kid weeps as she asks Pope why God lets children suffer in Philippines

<b>(CNN) —</b> A few years ago, Glyzelle Palomar was begging for food on the streets of northern Manila. This week, the 12-year-old girl was on a stage in front of tens of thousands of people, asking Pope Francis why God lets children suffer.<p>"There are many children neglected by their own parents," …

Asia

National Geographic Travel

Why the modern world is bad for your brain

In an era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter, we’re all required to do several things at once. But this constant multitasking is taking its toll. Here neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin explains how our addiction to technology is making us less efficient<p>Daniel J Levitin Q&A<p>Our brains are …

Productivity

Timeline Is A Beautiful News App That Makes It Easy To See The History Behind A Story

Timeline is a news app that wants to solve this problem, and it does so by including a historical timeline with each article that delves into the context behind the developing story.<p>Timeline takes inspiration from Circa and perhaps even Vox.com with its summarizing nature, and it's clearly vying to …

Apps

Monument Valley Team Reveals The Cost And Reward Of Making A Hit iOS Game

Games and the formula that leads to their success can be a bit of a mystery, perhaps more so on mobile. One of 2014’s big hits, both in terms of critical and audience success, was Monument Valley by ustwogames.<p>The isometric 3D puzzler was breathtaking in terms of its visual design and had nice …

Google Play

Porsche 918 Spyder

The most advanced hybrid supercar<p>For supercars, bigger usually means better. Bigger engine, bigger horses, bigger torque. The 918 Spyder goes in a different direction. With a V8 engine paired with two electric motors and a specially designed rapid-discharge battery, the 918 squeezes out a lot of …

Supercars