Elena Alba

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Coloring The Past

With a little research and a lot of Photoshop, we breathed colorful new life into historical black and white surf images.

The Algarve's wild western coast

Portugal's least developed region, the western Algarve has nationally protected nature reserves, pristine beaches, wild coastlines, jagged cliffs, and is home to Europe’s southwestern most point, Cabo de São Vicente (Cape St Vincent).<p>From fresh seafood caught daily by local fishermen and the best …

Loneliness

Americans Try Bizarre American Foods

Here Are 79 Words You’ve Been Saying Wrong the Whole Time

LIT_Blog_DTOP_BelowTitle_336x280<p>Do you get frustrated when people say “<i>ex</i> cetera” when they should be saying “<i>et</i> cetera,” or …

Tools: 6 Things to Know About Chopsticks

The Plate<p>Here in the U.S., we love our sushi rolls, ramen, and carryout Chinese. This means, of course, that we’re pretty familiar with chopsticks—if not totally adept at using them. But beyond the knack they have for grasping just the right bite of tofu, or the satisfying “snap” a fresh wooden …

Japan

13 Signs You're Not Eating Real Mexican Food

Because chances are that "authentic" burrito you're devouring was actually invented in Kansas.<p><b>1. You just ordered pico de gallo.</b> I'm talking to you, Chipotle. Whether it's green or red, salsa is an <i>abuelita's</i> pride. Mild salsa is considered a sin by most Mexicans: <i>Si no pica no sabe bueno</i>.<p><b>2. You ask</b> …

Why We Like Food That Makes Noise

The crunch of a chip, the snap of a carrot, or the fizz of a freshly opened beverage may greatly influence just how good we think those foods taste, …

British Airways Flight Reportedly Forced To Land Because Of 'Smelly Poo'

It's said that he who smelt it dealt it, but in this case everyone smelt it -- and it was so bad an airplane was forced to make an emergency landing.<p>A British Airways flight that was traveling to Dubai on Thursday night instead returned to England when a "smelly poo" in the toilet made continuing …

British Airways

Why White People Freak Out When They're Called Out About Race

Stop me if you’ve heard this one.<p>Last year, a white male Princeton undergraduate was asked by a classmate to “check his privilege.” Offended by this …

Street Art with Google Art Project

Sim Tolentino<p>The Water Tank Project<p>The Yorkshire Breweries<p>Los Muros Hablan<p>The Talking Walls of Buenos Aires<p>Kai Ashton: conflating streets, arts and …

Google Puts Online 10,000 Works of Street Art from Across the Globe

<i>Circling Birdies</i> by Cheko, Granada Spain<p>Since last we wrote, Google Street Art has doubled its online archive by adding some 5,000 images, bringing …

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Young Love: Intimate, Candid Snapshots of Couples on the Streets of NYC

Between shooting photo and video assignments for the <i>New York Daily News</i>, multimedia journalist Julia Xanthos uses her iPhone to capture fleeting, candid portraits of couples sharing intimate moments on the streets of NYC. Whether they are on park benches, waiting for the subway, or standing on a …

Relationships

The 9 Most Romantic Cities In The South

If you're in the mood for a romantic getaway with your significant other but don't quite know where you want to go, then we've got you covered.<p>From a quiet Tennessee town to the mountains of North Carolina, we've picked the nine most romantic cities in the South. Take a look, book a trip, and take …

Blue Ridge Mountains

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

The Best Food Books Of 2013

There has been a slew of high-profile cookbooks published in 2013, from major chef tomes to influential restaurant cookbooks. But in addition to all these great cookbooks, 2013 has also been a good year for food books that aren't cookbooks.<p>This year's crop of food books range from provocative …