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The Very Human Return of Kesha

After a public legal and personal struggle, the pop star is back with “Rainbow,” an album that blends fantasy fun and bummer reality.<p>To use the language likely heard in music-industry boardrooms circa 2010, around the time of the great female pop-superstar boom, Kesha once benefitted from strong …

Kesha

19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

European Travel

Where to go in August for culture

If the idea of crowded museums or pin-drop-quiet art galleries doesn’t float your boat, remember that cultural experiences come in all colours, shapes and sizes – and August delivers the lot.<p>Live like the locals in Papua New Guinea’s rainforest-clad mountains; be inspired by incredible architecture …

These lesser-known European National Parks will Take Your Breath Away

From stunning mountain peaks to deep, lush valleys, European national parks offer the most stunning and diverse landscapes. Travel to these national …

European Travel

Revealed: The 20 cheapest European cities for an autumn break

European Travel

Revealed: The world's 22 cheapest cities for 2017

European Travel

23 Incredibly Gorgeous Statement Necklaces You Can Get On Amazon

Go big or go home.

Mathematician Proposes Blocking Tsunamis with Sound Waves

Whether or not we could ever engineer such a thing is uncertain.<p>Usama Kadri, a mathematician at Cardiff University in the UK, has published new calculations in the open-access journal <i>Heliyon</i> demonstrating the possibility of neutralizing tsunamis with underwater sound waves. While actually …

Physics

The eco guide to responsible travel

A few intrepid tour operators are determined to reduce the harm we do to the planet with our holidays<p>I love an untapped resource (as opposed to a very overstressed one). The responsible travel movement is perfect. It takes the huge global travel industry (1.2 billion people holidaying abroad in …

Chance The Rapper Singing The Arthur Theme Song Is The Best Thing To Happen All Week

Chance the Rapper, champion of optimism, continues to spread sunshine wherever he goes.<p>Back in 2014, the <i>Coloring Book</i> MC debuted his version of the …

Is This the Most Romantic Restaurant in the World?

<i>Originally published by Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while surrounded by a …

Travel

Scientists are making genetically modified cyborg dragonflies

A biomedical solutions company called Draper is developing a technology that can turn a dragonfly into a living drone. They call it the DragonflEye project, and the technology's main component is a tiny backpack equipped with solar panels to harvest energy. It also has integrated guidance and …

9 indie movies on Netflix that are *so* worth watching

Sometimes it feels like we’ve watched pretty much everything worth watching on Netflix. Like, we’ve spent <i>a lot</i> of time scrolling through the latest …

23 Healthier Recipes That Feed Your Fast-Food Addiction

No matter how well you eat on a regular basis, it’s only human to get slammed with a serious urge for some good old-fashioned fast food once in a …

Royal Caribbean Internship Pays You to Cruise Around the World and Post Pictures of Your Travels

Instagram is one of the first places we look when we're on the hunt for our next travel destination—somehow, a location's best features are often highlighted by an amateur iPhone photographer with a knack for filters. But if you'd like to be the one doling out the travel inspiration for the world …

Like the Caribbean? How about free money? The Virgin Islands might be your dream destination.

Going on vacation and getting paid: two things everyone loves.<p>And if you holiday in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2017, they'll pay you $300 in credit …

Want to Travel More in 2017? Here Are 12 Cheap Trips You Can Take Now

Get started on your 2017 travel goals for less than $400 round-trip.<p>If you resolved to travel more in the New Year, now’s the time to start …

Anti-surveillance clothing aims to hide wearers from facial recognition

Hyperface project involves printing patterns on to clothing or textiles that computers interpret as a face, in fightback against intrusive technology<p>The use of facial recognition software for commercial purposes is becoming more common, but, as Amazon scans faces in its physical shop and Facebook …

Nine West Pop Pocket Cross Body Bag

• 42% Polyester/58% Cotton<br>• Imported<br>• 100% Man Made Materials lining<br>• Zipper closure<br>• 23" shoulder drop<br>• 6" high<br>• 10" wide<p>Show more

Octogenarian jewelry thief Doris Payne arrested again in Atlanta

Doris Payne, a notorious octogenarian jewel thief with a long rap sheet in Southern California, has been arrested yet again on larceny charges in an Atlanta suburb.<p>Payne, 86, was arrested Tuesday for trying to steal a $2,000 diamond necklace from a Von Maur department store in the Perimeter Mall in …

Crime

Find free stopover vacations with AirWander flight search

Flying to London? You could spend three days in Amsterdam on the way for free or cheap. That’s the promise of AirWander, a new flight search engine for the adventurous. AirWander finds you inexpensive stopovers — essentially multi-day layovers when you can explore a connecting city between other …

The Artificial Intelligence Behind Google Translate Recently Did Something Extraordinary

Those translations aren't making us laugh as much as they used to.<p>As someone who lives between two countries, I've relied heavily on machine translation for a number of years. It took me years before I could communicate casually with my in-laws (they're fluent in German and Polish, but not …

Language

President Obama on Fidel Castro’s Death: History Will Judge His Impact

President Barack Obama said “history will record and judge” former Cuban leader Fidel Castro’s impact on the island nation and offered a “hand of …

Revealed: where millennials want to go on holiday

Bathing in the Blue Lagoon of Iceland is the most coveted travel expereince amongst millennials (those born between the early Eighties and early 2000s), according to a new survey.<p>The top ranking of the country, known for its otherworldly glacial landscape, should come as no surprise; Iceland has …

Costa Rica

Kenya Sets Over 5,000 Seized Guns Ablaze to Deter Crime

Kenya's deputy president attended the burning of more than 5,250 firearms seized by authorities to discourage circulation of illegal weapons in a country battling extremist violence.<p>Deputy President William Ruto presided over the blaze of rifles and pistols in three stacks about 15 feet high. Ruto …

Africa

Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener podcast to debut o Gimlet

Oscar Isaac and Catherine Keener are about to make the morning commute a little more interesting thanks to their new psychological podcast, …

Oscar Isaac

Don’t Fight the Research: Here’s How to Make the Best Cookie Ever

<i>This post originally appeared on Time and Ozy.com.</i><p>You like soft and chewy. He likes thin and crispy. If only there were a chocolate chip cookie …

Hiking Archives

• Destination Shizuoka<br>• Speciality Landmark<p>An unforgettable experience to check off your bucket list.<p>Destination Toyama<br>• Speciality Nature<p>Dubbed one of the …

Hiking

5 Mental Habits That Will Make You Much Smarter, According to an MIT Neuroscientist

IQ is largely fixed, but intelligence depends on context and approach.<p>Give a person an IQ test in elementary school and again when he or she is a senior citizen and science suggests the score will remain largely unchanged. Which means, like it or not, our sheer mental horsepower is largely …

10 Best Short Road Trips from Nashville

I love Nashville, and all of Middle Tennessee really, but sometimes you just need to get away from your hometown for a while. Whether its just for a …

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