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Porn As Art: The 10 Best Porn Films Since 2010 (Part One)

<i><br>THE ADULT FILM MINUTE: Once per month,</i> <b>Dr. Chauntelle Tibbals</b> <i>will be telling us a little bit about what’s going on in adult entertainment and why it should matter to you.</i><p>Guess what? In no particular order, except for the #1 Best Ever, here are my Top 10 Favorite Pornos since 2010!<p>I’m basing my …

Levitation Photography in 3 Easy Steps

A magician practices the art of illusion. Many times a photographer may practice the same thing. Who knew the art of levitation was only a few …

Watermarking Your Photography: A Crash Course

_<p><i>We appreciated the simple typeface and small size of Gaurav Agrawl's watermark. The placement doesn't interfere with the content of his image and</i> …

The surprising comeback of train travel | CNN Travel

15 Spicy Hangover Cures From Around the World

<i>by Josh Scherer</i><p>There are certain questions in life for which we have no scientific answers.<p>Why does the moon exist?<p>Where did all those so-called "dinosaurs" go?<p>How has Little Caesar's been able to survive as a national chain by slinging $5 Large pizzas almost exclusively to stoners?<p>When we wake up …

3 Tips for Traveling Where You Don't Know the Language

The Office of Travel and Tourism estimates that in 2013, more than 29 million Americans traveled overseas, primarily to countries where English isn't the first language. Although many tourists can get by with English alone, a big part of cultural immersion is being able to understand and …

5 Destinations Worth Escaping to for the Winter Holidays

It's almost that time of year again - the holidays are quickly approaching and I'm getting the itch to take a quick trip for the winter -- still deciding whether to escape the cold weather or surround myself in the beauty of it. Maybe you guys can help me decide. Here are the five destinations that …

17 Spots That Make Mexico One Of The Prettiest Places On Earth

Yes, there's the stereotype of partying spring breakers. But let's not forget that Mexico is truly a beautiful place.<p>The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico's deserts, rivers and mountains, you'll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world's …

25 Beautiful Places You Won't Mind Getting Lost in on Your Next American Roadtrip

<i>This article was originally published on AskMen.</i><p>Being stranded somewhere usually means you're in an awful predicament, but America has some of the most marvelous landscapes that can make desertion a pretty OK situation (if you don't mind sweating, being bored and eventually starving). Here are 25 …

5 gorgeous road trips for fall for 2014 (or any year, really) | CNN Travel

How to Hack the Hotel Mini Bar

You've just stumbled in from a marathon of meetings, compounded by crushing jetlag. What lies before you at the end of the day? Quite possibly a mediocre hotel room. What now? You turn to your only friend: the mini bar.<p>That box of Lilliputian bottles is there to tempt you after a long day of …

12 Ways Corporations Are Secretly Manipulating Your Emotions

You might not realize it, but all sorts of companies have developed all sorts of tactics meant to encourage you to take out that credit card.<p>What do they know that we don't? The corporate powers that be have long recognized that human beings are not rational creatures, but rather emotional beings …

8 of America's Grittiest Dive Bars

If you're looking for five-star service, you won't find it here. These are the dives that have seen their share of barroom brawls--the places known more for their kitschy bric-a-brac and abused furniture than fancy cocktail menus. These bars may not have phones, websites or even taps, and their …

10 Beautiful Resorts On American Lakes

<i>By Laura Carroll, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These gorgeous lakeside retreats are perfect for a fall getaway.<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast Traveler on Twitter: …

Insider’s Guide to Darjeeling

Tea reigns in <b>Darjeeling</b>, where life is marked by the four harvest seasons: first flush in spring, the second flush in June, monsoon season (yes, it’s a tea season) July-August, and the autumn flush from October into November.<p>British author George Orwell<i>,</i> born in a town west of Darjeeling, was a …

Traveling Light: Putting Together a Photography Kit for Travel

Taking photographs on holiday or whilst traveling for any other reason is one of the things many of us look forward to. The problem is travel, and in …

What Are the Best Last-Minute Hotel Booking Apps?

<i>A:</i><p>Procrastinators are about to get the last laugh. Turns out you can save 10 to 40 percent if you book a hotel at the last minute through an app.<p>According to an Expedia report, more than 65 percent of people who book a hotel room within 24 hours of their stay do so from a mobile device. Big-name …

Europe on a Budget Never Looked So Good

Who says you need to empty your bank account in order to enjoy Europe in style? Hotel search trivago.com, which now offers hostel bookings in cities across Europe, has compiled a list of some of the swankiest and eclectic hostels on the continent. Trust us, these six ultra-trendy and …

10 Luxury Islands That Are Surprisingly Affordable

We've never had such a good excuse to ditch the real world.<p>We always thought our living-on-an-island dreams would stay forever plunked on a Pinterest board, but now, there's reason to believe that actually living on a luxury island is totally possible.<p>The folks at Samujana Retreats and Residences …

9 Hacks For Using Your Phone Abroad Without Racking Up A Giant Phone Bill

Smartphones have revolutionized the way we travel. From staying in touch with folks back home to apps of all sorts, our phones play a big role in 21st-century travel... but they also can be <i>really</i> expensive.<p>But they don't have to be. These nine hacks will save you money and improve your mobile …

The Only Three Lenses You Need for Travel Photography

Travel photography is done best with light, sharp, prime lenses. See how I used the fisheye, the 50mm, and the 135mm on the Trans Siberian Railway.

6 Ways to Cure Your Wanderlust Without Traveling

You're officially a victim of the disease called wanderlust. You've spent hours upon hours scrolling through beautiful photographs on the internet (maybe even this blog), but you're sitting at your desk or on your couch and you're sick because you can't travel anytime soon.<p><b>It's called …

Video: Inspirational Words on Having Confidence as a Photographer

We are our own worst critics. It’s always the case. Naturally, we see the works of others and gawk in amazement, but when viewing our own work we can …

21 Ways To See America For Cheap

The night is warm, the sun is setting, the PBR is flowing, and suddenly you find yourself with a burning and insatiable urge to explore the great United States before summer runs out.<p>Trust us: The classic cross-country trip of your dreams -- whether you've got a week in the car or a couple days by …

Fantastic Fungi: The Startling Visual Diversity of Mushrooms Photographed by Steve Axford | Colossal

<p>To think any one of these lifeforms exists in our galaxy, let alone on our planet, simply boggles the mind. Photographer Steve Axford lives and …

Stephan’s Quintet. Four galaxies merging into one - Exploring Space

Plants Know The Rhythm Of The Caterpillar's Creep

According to new research, plants can actually hear the sounds of insects chewing. A University of Missouri study is the first work to report that plants can recognize the sound of a predator through the vibrations of their leaves. To learn more, Robert Siegel speaks with Heidi Appel, senior …

International Report Charts Path to Deep Carbon Cuts

World’s 15 largest emitters must get serious about climate change, scientists say.<p>Governments around the world are failing in their commitments to address climate change, a group of international science institutions warn in a new report, saying the window to prevent catastrophic warming will soon …