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National Geographic's Favorite Bird Pictures

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, National Geographic editors searched the archives for our most compelling bird pictures.

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth

Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth. A temperature of …

Barack Obama: Sony Made 'A Mistake' Canceling 'The Interview'

Following the news that Sony Pictures would indefinitely shelve <i>The Interview</i> following terrorist threats from North Korea–based hackers, everyone …

North Korea

Remembering Stephen Colbert, 1997-2014

The American political scene has lost one of its towering characters with the untimely demise of Stephen Colbert. He was 50. Feared by many, hated by …

Stephen Colbert

Saudi Arabia Can't Afford To Have Oil Prices This Low For Very Long

In a new note, RBC Capital Markets analyst Helima Croft takes a look at both the fiscal and external breakeven crude-oil prices for countries across the Middle East.<p>Fiscal breakeven is the price required for countries to balance their budgets, while the external price is what is needed for a …

Oil

Tyler Carter debuts highly anticipated “Tears On The Runway, Pt. 1” single (feat. Nylo) - News - Alternative Press

After announcing his solo EP and streaming the lead single earlier this week, <b>Tyler Carter</b> has now debuted his highly anticipated "Tears On The …

Judge: Boy, 14, shouldn't have been executed in SC

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls …

Iceland: More Than Just the Northern Lights

When I booked my five-night adventure to Iceland I had one thing in mind -- I wanted to see the northern lights. I wanted to see vibrant pinks and greens dancing across the starry night sky, just like a National Geographic photograph.<p>So you'd think when I found myself standing in the Icelandic …

Wall Street Moves In for the Kill

It's been six years since Wall Street's recklessness and criminal fraud caused trillions of dollars in economic damage and nearly shattered the global economy. The 2008 financial crisis opened millions of Americans' eyes to the widespread corruption and mismanagement in the financial industry, and …

10 Best Beaches in Costa Rica Worth a Visit

Here is my pick for the best beaches in Costa Rica, a country that will always stick in my mind (and heart) as one of my favorite places in the …

Angelina Jolie confirms plan to retire from acting

Tomb Raider star suggests her appearance as Cleopatra could be her last acting role<p>Angelina Jolie has confirmed she is retiring from acting to focus on writing and directing.<p>The Oscar winning actress said she had “never loved” being in front of the camera and felt “much happier” in an off-screen …

Angelina Jolie

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

Flying

An Open Letter From Introverts To Everyone Else

Hi, it's us, Introverts. We just wanted to write a quick note to everyone to clear the air. We know that we can be hard to read, a little closed off and even irritable sometimes, but we do love you. To help you deal with us, we have put together a list of things you should know.<p><b>1. Weekdays Are Me</b> …

Expert guide to the Maldives

Essential information<p><b>Currency:</b> the Maldivian currency is the Rufiyaa but tourists have no need of it. Resort bills are best paid by plastic at the end of the stay and other expenses, such as tips and purchases when on excursion, are best paid in dollars<p><b>Emergency Contacts:</b> you can rightly feel safe …

Fortune.com

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