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Dozens of museum collections turned into coloring books

The New York Academy of Medicine has organized #ColorOurCollections, in which various member libraries take images from their holdings and put 'em …

These 11 sketches make complicated financial concepts simple enough to fit on a napkin

Tina Hay doesn’t think in numbers.<p>In 2002, enrolled in a finance class while pursuing her MBA from Harvard Business School, she realised that her …

Traveling This Year? Read, Watch and Listen to These First

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average amount of paid vacation days a full-time employee in the US receives after five years of …

7 life-changing challenges to take on in 2016

Diving with sharks? Snorkelling between tectonic plates? Bagging a rare wildlife encounter? These travel challenges will raise the bar in 2016<p>Snorkel …

25 Books on Travel That Will Change Your Life

Books are a secret weapon that we carry, especially as we travel and discover not only the world we live in, but explore who we are as a human being.

Meet The Couple Traveling The World On $750 Per Month

Backpacking on the cheap through south east Asia or Central America is the bread and butter of frugal travelers. Backpacking on the cheap through Europe and Australia? That is a different feat. But thanks to a slow schedule, a penchant for housesitting and flexible itinerary, travel writers and …

8 Podcasts That Will Captivate Your Mind

A month ago, if you asked me what my favorite podcast was I would have paused awkwardly and asked, “What’s a podcast?” A lot has changed since …

Self-improvement

‘Throwaway ticketing,’ the controversial money-saving trick that airlines don’t want you to know about

The reporter for Think Progress and author of the e-books "How To Fly For Free" and "How To Find Cheap Flights" is so good at it that he has planned a world trip that will take him more than 20,000 miles to 13 countries, all for free.<p>When Business Insider spoke with Keyes, he said one of his …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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Will the Real Landscape Photography Please Stand Up?

This post is a curmudgeonly look at the current state of landscape photography.<p>I was in Munich yesterday, munching on some bratwurst and drinking a …

First time Greece: top 10 experiences

With its sparkling white beaches, crystalline water and venerable ancient sites, Greece lives up to all the hype. But how to approach this vast country with enough islands to suit everyone’s taste and antiquities dotting the landscape like a historical map of Western civilisation?<p>Most first-time …

European Travel

An insider’s guide to Amsterdam's hippest neighbourhoods

It's easy to get caught up in Amsterdam's city centre; its boat-filled canals, mega art museums and pungent coffeeshops might tempt you never to leave. But by venturing that bit further you'll find bohemian clubs, hotels atop cranes and hidden cocktail lounges await you in neighbourhoods on the …

European Travel

How We Traveled The World On $40 A Day, And You Can Too

When we tell people that we traveled to 302 cities in 33 countries across 6 continents for our honeymoon, they generally assume we are millionaires--far from it. We just decided that life was too short, the world was too big, and the value of travel too great to wait until retirement, so we made it …

7 Explorers Name The Most Beautiful Place They've Ever Seen

Looking for travel inspiration? We've been asking fascinating people -- Pulitzer Prize-winners, world champion athletes, entrepreneurs, artists, and more -- to share the greatest travel journeys of their lives.<p><b>New Guinea</b><p>Scientist and author Jared Diamond, who won the Pulitzer Prize for "Guns, …

The Mother Lode of UFO Files Has Finally Hit the Web

We spoke to Black Vault founder John Greenewald about his massive database of government documents, modern cover-ups, and Stanley Kubrick.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE Canada.</i><p>Between 1947 and 1969, the US Air Force gathered information on 12,618 UFO sightings from across the country. …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

The Brain

Learning to Let Go of Baggage... Literally

I'm really bad at packing.<p>Or rather: I'm really good at it... at least in my head.<p>The moment I have my itinerary, I start running through every minute of the trip, anticipating the essential items I'll need, the emergency supplies I should have for every likely scenario, and the right mix of …

Now Is The Best Time To Visit Europe. Here's Where To Go.

If continents were dogs, Europe would win Best in Show. The landmass is a seemingly perfect combination of pristine beaches, charming villages, historic cities and stunning nature. There's so much to see that planning a trip can be overwhelming... mostly because it's overwhelmingly expensive.<p>But …

Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

Coolest Travel Gadgets From CES (PHOTOS)

The world's thinnest tablet. The lightest 13-inch laptop. The first-ever truly wireless earbuds. These are a few of the groundbreaking gadgets shown at International CES in Las Vegas, where the 2015 show was the largest ever, with more than 170,000 attendees.<p>As always for travelers, light and slim …

Solo Travel: What to Know Before Traveling By Yourself

<i>by Lilit Marcus, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Photo by Dougal Waters/Getty Images<p><b>If you've booked a trip by yourself, keep these tips in mind before and during your journey--they'll help you have a safer, happier solo trip.</b><p>Solo travel used to be an anomaly, but now it's so common that some hotels even have …

Which of the planet’s amazing experiences are on your wish list for 2015? How about exploring the inside of an ice cap in Iceland, star-gazing in Australia’s outback or zip

ITA Matrix Is The Magic Cheap Flights Site You've Never Heard Of

When shopping for plane tickets, we won't settle for anything but the cheapest deal. We've got our usual lineup of fare-finding sites to check, yet a nagging feeling always leaves us wondering if we <i>really</i> found the lowest price possible. Is there any way to know for sure?<p>Yes, there is. <b>ITA Matrix is</b> …

By Making A Game Out Of Rejection, A Man Conquers Fear

<i>Fear is one of the strongest and most basic of human emotions, and it's the focus of Fearless, the second episode of</i> Invisibilia<i>, NPR's new show on the invisible forces that shape human behavior.</i><p><i>This segment of the show explores how a man decided to conquer his fear of rejection by getting rejected</i> …

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The ever-beating grid of New York City, captured by the extraordinarily talented @vincentlaforet. More photos via the link in our profile.

Step into the dark fantasy worlds of artist Nicolas Delort

It all started with <i>Dragon Ball Z</i>.<p>When he was young, Nicolas Delort's friends were watching the anime and collecting the cards, but he fell in love with the black-and-white manga that inspired it all. "Akira Toriyama's ink work is so clean, precise, and elegant and I spent a lot of time tracing, at …

Will 2015 Be the Year You Travel to Cuba?

Starting January 16, 2015, the United States government will begin easing restrictions on travel to Cuba. Under the new rules, Americans will be …

A wild camper’s guide to the world

Waking up surrounded by natural beauty and experiencing the solitude of the countryside is what lures many a traveller to wild camping.<p>As romantic as it sounds, there are still rules to consider – rules that not only make the experience safe and rewarding, but also preserve such special places for …

Camping

Google Translate's App Update Should Make Pocket Dictionary Publishers Nervous

Deciphering the meaning of a street sign in Berlin or communicating with a waiter in Bangkok got much simpler this week with Google Translate’s new …

Apps

How to Pack for a Week With Only 10 Items of Clothing

<i>by Anna Liesemeyer, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Travel light by packing 10 clothing pieces you can mix and match for a week's worth of looks.<p>I packed these 10 pieces on a recent trip to St. Louis, where the temperatures ranged from mild to freezing throughout the week. These items gave me many options of …