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China's 'train hunter' on a quest to chronicle its fast-expanding railways

Wang Wei has spent 10 years travelling all over China to photograph trains and new lines, but can he keep up with the incredible pace of the country’s rail boom?<p>It has been 10 years since China’s self-styled “train hunter” set off on a 300,000km quest to document the greatest railway lines on Earth.<p>…

China

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100 years on, is this Einstein’s greatest gift to human understanding?

The detection of gravitational waves will open up a new spectrum of the universe – finally demonstrating a theory presented a century ago<p>History may judge 2015 as the year when mankind opened up a completely new window on the universe, exactly a century after Albert Einstein laid the scientific …

Physics

Overcoming Fear: 15 Tips to Break Free and Move Forward

We fear the unknown, the unpredictable, the randomness.<p>We fear a dead-end job. We fear a low salary in a field we're about to pursue. We fear losing a loved one. We fear a business climate filled with turbulence, change and disruption. We fear a life without meaning. We fear failure.<p><b>Fear sucks the</b> …

Self-help

What happens to your body on Mount Everest

<b>(CNN) —</b> "Human beings aren't built to function at the cruising altitude of a 747," the voice in the trailer for the film "Everest" warns. "Our bodies will be literally dying."<p>It's Rob Hall, played by actor Jason Clarke, as he prepares to lead an expedition up the world's highest peak. The film, …

Mountaineering

13 Exceptional Examples Of Bunk Beds To Inspire You

1. This floating bunk bed from a home in Water Mill, New York, designed by Bates Masi Architects.<p>2. These bunk beds from a country home in Quebec, …

Furniture

The amazing significance of what a mother-to-be eats

<b>New research reveals the extraordinary impact that your mother's diet at the time of your conception has on the rest of your life, writes Michael Mosley.</b><p>A couple of months ago, I found myself in a small village in Keneba, in The Gambia, chatting to a perky 90-year-old, Karamo Touray, surrounded by …

Gambia

The Paris Bucket List: 45 Things to Do Before You Die

Unless you eat, like, a LOT of kale, then eventually you are unfortunately going to die. It sucks, we know. But the good part is that before all of …

France

History of France in Flags

Photos of dogs on camping trips will make you want to go hiking

Goes to show the even dogs can feel some #wanderlust too! Over on Instagram, one account is quickly becoming famous for showing photos of dogs that …

Better Lucid Dreaming: Make Your Dreams Vivid!

Lucid Dreaming is the art of becoming aware that you are dreaming, <i>whilst dreaming</i>. When you experience this you find your dream-life instantly becomes more exciting. For some it becomes a new resource of creativity; for others, it is the first step on a new path to Spiritual unfolding. Others yet …

Meditation

Quitting work to travel is hell

It seems everywhere you tap, swipe and click online, you are confronted by spectacular photos under clichéd hashtags like #letsgetlost and …

Wall Street

The 5 Best Ways To Lose Belly Fat

<i>By K. Aleisha Fetters for DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photo: Getty Images)</i><p>Repeat after me: "crunches do not burn belly fat."<p>And it's not just crunches. Neither will planks, leg throws, nor the yoga boat pose.<p>"These exercises can strengthen your abs muscles, but those muscles will still be hidden under a cover of …

Fitness

The old town of St Emilion,photos of the town and guide

<b>St-Emilion</b> is a small hill town about 20 miles from the city of Bordeaux, in the Aquitaine region of France.<p>It is one of the main red wine producing …

Bordeaux

What Our Recurring Dreams Are Trying to Tell Us

Growing up, dreams were taken very seriously in my home. Anytime I had a vivid dream, my mother would sit me down and ask me details. She believed deeply in the power of dreams. Specifically, that they were a portal for messages from God. As a kid, I would laugh it off, as I did with a number of my …

Positive Thinking

Why a Digital Detox Is Essential Every Now and Then

"<i>Connection is inevitable, distraction is a choice</i>." -- Alex Soojung-Kim Pang<p>In today's times of being connected to modernistic devices, constantly being updated on a real time basis and overloading your organ of soft nervous tissue contained in the skull of vertebrates with information galore …

Mission Impossible

Photos Riquewihr Alsace

Written by Janine Marsh on August 12, 2014 in Alsace, Photo gallery<p>Riquewihr in the region of Alsace is a photographer’s dream town.<p>Colourful, quaint …

France

Louise Fili photographs Parisian signs in her book, Graphique de la Rue: The Signs of Paris.

Starting in her early 20s, Louise Fili spent years wandering the streets of Paris, photographing the beautiful old signs she saw along the way. She …

France

Eating fish 2-3 times a week is recommended: What about every day?

With government guidelines urging everyone to eat fish twice a week for heart and brain benefits, you might wonder: If two days of fish is good, is eating fish every day even better?<p>That’s a question experts haven’t completely answered yet. And it’s a little complicated because it’s not just a …

Holistic Medicine

20 Fittest Female Celebrities

20 Fittest Female Celebs<p>If their gravity-defying backsides don't impress you, their rock-hard abs certainly will. Check out the women whose bodies inspire us—plus, the tips and tricks that will get you ready for your own close up<p>Splash news<p>20: Rachel Bilson<p>The star of <i>Hart of Dixie</i> swears she isn't …

Fitness

Dive Into the Benefits of Swimming

<i>by Phil Hardesty</i><p>You don't have to be an Olympian to enjoy the benefits of swimming. It is an effective way to improve and maintain your fitness and health regardless of your age or fitness level. Fitness legend Jack LaLanne is one of the most notable examples of the impact of swimming on health and …

Swimming

3 Reasons You Stay Stuck in a Job You Hate Instead of Pursuing Your Dream

Are you doing work you love? If not, what's stopping you? If you are like the majority of people, you are probably doing work that pays your bills but that you don't have a passion for. Even if you are working in the field of your college major, you have likely changed and gained more life …

Motivation

Yosemite deaths illustrate a tragic but not uncommon risk in nature

What caused a tree limb to shear off and crush two sleeping campers in<p>Yosemite on Friday has yet to be determined, but the children's deaths underscore the National Park Service's delicate and difficult mission: to manage a wild place.<p>The park's foresters don't know if the black oak tree in the …

Barstool Sports

The Most Spectacular Glamping Destinations in the U.S.

No one is really sure where the term "glamping" first originated, but what's mostly incontestable is that this luxurious and lavish style of camping is growing in popularity at a seemingly exponential rate.<p>According to Bare Bones Living blogger Mindy Burton, if you really want to get specific, …

Rustic

Backpackers Boutique: Packing Tips from Norway to Nowhere

Welcome to Backpacker’s Boutique. Every Sunday, this spot will feature a new travel blogger. Some weeks it will be a really fun <b>interview about</b> …

America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

National Parks

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