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The Manta Underwater Room

Masterminded by Swedish artist Mikael Genberg, the Manta Underwater Room is a spectacular accommodation unit situated in a coral reef’s blue hole, …

Crane's eye view of Shanghai - in pictures

A crane worker on the construction site of the Shanghai Tower, one of the highest spots in the city, is a prize winner in the Shanghai City Photography Competition. Wei Gensheng's views over Shanghai have become increasingly impressive as the building has continued to climb

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

Back in July, we wrote about Amazon editors' selections for best books that were released between January and June. Now, Amazon is back with an updated list of the Best Books of 2013 (so far).<p>Here are the top 10 books from this year, according to Amazon editors.<p>1. "<b>The Goldfinch"</b> by Donna Tartt: …

Books

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Architecture

7 Facebook Statistics You Should Know For An Engaging Facebook Page

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>One of the things we focus on most at Buffer is the best time to post to Twitter and Facebook. This is because we want to help you get more engagement with your audience, which is beneficial for everyone.<p>While the best time to post is definitely …

Photographing the Decline of the American Shopping Center

Urban Design

These Cookbook Photos Redefine What Fresh Seafood Looks Like

How to make dead fish look attractive? That's the challenge New York-based duo Shimon and Tammar Rothstein faced when they were hired to do the photography for famed French chef Eric Ripert's book On the Line.<p>The book has been out for a few years, but it caught our attention again when it popped up …

Snapshots: Escape to Istanbul

Whenever I tell people that I am a photo editor at National Geographic, the usual reply is “Oh, you must get to travel all the time!” The reality is, I spend most of my days at the National Geographic headquarters in Washington. My expertise lies in editing and shaping the stories of our …

Travel Photography

Photographer Benjamin Von Wong Turns a Shy Email into a Dream Come True

Photographers have the power to make dreams come true, and if you’ve ever doubted that statement you won’t after watching the video above and hearing …

Riomaggiore, Italy Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World Right Now

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is called Riomaggiore, and if it were up to us, we might stop there and never continue to the rest.<p>There are many reasons to love Riomaggiore. Firstly, …

Skye Sherwin's A Good Look

The Guide's art critic Skye Sherwin on a month in pop culture visuals, from fantasy art to skater dudes

How Peter Kaplan, Ultimate Creature of Habit, Starts His Day

The Fairchild Editorial Director loves him some grapefruit<p><i>Welcome to My Morning Routine, where we take a look at how people kick-start the day. And by people we mean celebrities.</i><p>In real life, Peter Kaplan is the Editorial Director of Fairchild Publications, where he oversees <i>Women's Wear Daily,</i> …

Journalism

The Xbox One’s Fitness app can change your life

After spending $500 on a new console, Xbox One owners are hurrying to find ways to justify their expense. For those with an Xbox Live Gold membership, the new Xbox Fitness app provides one of the best values available on the system. The app is a free download, but many of its lessons are free for …

7 Content Marketing Myths Debunked

Blogs are an important component to your content marketing strategy since they are a regular channel for communication with your audience. However, incorporating other types of content into your strategy can be equally as important.<p>Visuals, infographics, white papers, eBooks, user-generated …

Now This Is A Bridge We'd Like To Cross

Admittedly, we have a soft spot for bridges. From actual living bridges to proposed trampolines across the Seine, we just think bridges are super nifty.<p>Enter the "Mobius" bridge that's proposed for the Dragon King Harbor River development in Changsha, China. The Dutch firm NEXT Architects recently …

6 Ways Hawaii Will Absolutely Ruin Your Life Forever

Maybe you've only been to Hawaii once. Maybe you come every year. Or maybe you come any chance you can get.<p>Regardless of your time spent in Hawaii, this list serves as a warning. And those of you who have ever left the Honolulu International Airport with tears in your eyes and that stinging, lump …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

29 Popular DSLR Lenses Among Our Readers

DSLR Cameras

5 Ways To Eat Healthy This Holiday

The holiday season is officially on the fast track. And with deliciously tempting treats and minimal time to burn off extra calories in your near future, what you do—and don't—eat for the weeks leading up, can have a major impact on your waistline.<p><b>1) DITCH THE DIET DRINKS</b><p>Yes, you know that from a …

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

Amazing

A College Kid Made More Than $24,000 Yesterday Just By Waving This Sign On ESPN

A college student quickly made over $24,000 just by waving this sign on TV.<p>Here's the deal: Yesterday on ESPN's "College GameDay" (an ESPN college football show that's filmed at a different college campus each week) some student held the above sign that has both the Bitcoin logo and a QR code.<p>A QR …

Bitcoin

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India’s Mysterious Skeleton Lake

For decades, experts puzzled over hundreds of ancient dead bodies found at a remote lake. Were they victims of disease? Mass suicide? War? The answer …