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15 Simple Ways To Supercharge Your Brain

Your brain is the engine that controls every action you perform, so needless to say, you should keep it supercharged and ready for action throughout …

Down the Rabbit Hole

Down the rabbit-hole I go, falling, spiraling down into a wonderland filled of opportunistic, patriarchal, but extremely kind-hearted people. Some days I feel like I am dreaming, like I will wake up in my old bed again and see old, familiar faces. Most days I feel disoriented. A cloud of …

10 Ways To Make Traveling Easier For People With Disabilities

When my son was five months old we flew to Florida to introduce him to his great-grandmother. She was unable to fly north to attend his <i>bris</i>, so we were excited about the prospect of celebrating Passover with her and the rest of our Florida family.<p>Flying with an infant takes some extra planning, …

Return to Hyalite Canyon: Veterans Build Community That Stretches Beyond Mountains

Temperatures suddenly drop and clouds dominate the skyline. Light rain morphs to flurries. The wind gains strength driving snow sideways through the canyon we’ve called home for the last week.<p>Some hoods go up, but other than that no one seems to notice. It’s business as usual on the last day of the …

"Don't Worry, Be Happy" and a Dirt Road in Tanzania

The t-shirt never fit. It's always been too small and, although I've squeezed into it a few times, I've never worn it outside. It's mustard yellow with dark stains under the armpits and "Don't Worry, Be Happy" emblazoned across the back. I think its crumpled up in a ball in my closest at home, but …

Washington Monument to reopen in May

The remaining scaffolding around the Washington Monument will begin to come down this week.<p>The monument will officially reopen on May 12, the National Park Service announced Tuesday. One of Washington's most popular sites, the monument was closed on August 23, 2011, after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake …

24 hours in Mumbai

Be prepared to be jostled, hurried and incessantly chatted to as you soak in the trendy yet traditional vibe of Mumbai.<p>24 hours isn't nearly enough time to explore all the highlights of this intoxicating city, but this whistlestop tour will help you catch the flavour of Mumbai: serene mornings by …

Flight 370 search resumes; families remain in limbo

Cheng Li Ping is afraid to tell her sons their father might never come home.<p>"My heart can't handle it. I don't want to hurt my children," the Chinese woman told CNN Wednesday as she waited in Kuala Lumpur for evidence about what happened to her husband and the 238 others who were aboard Malaysia …

Traveler In Vietnam Gets Absurd Passive-Aggressive Letter For Snoring In Hostel

What's worse -- someone who snores all night, or someone who writes furious sleep-deprived letters to the snorer in question?<p>There's no right answer here, but based on the vulgarity of this letter, left for an alleged snorer at a dorm-style hostel in Vietnam, someone would be wise to invest in some …

5 things to know before traveling to Bolivia

The first thing most travelers will encounter in Bolivia is the transport system. Like in most of South America, people get around the country via an …

4 mind-blowing facts about stars

Oh come on. You’re really gonna sit there and just focus on your life all day and not think about the universe at <i>all</i>?<p>Imagine if there were a …

10 Trips That Will Make You a Better Person

Skip the self-help books, and let travel transform you. These 10 trips -- from volunteering in an orphanage in Cambodia to learning environmental stewardship on an organic farm in Scotland -- will enlarge your heart, help you live more mindfully, and inspire a better version of you to emerge.<p><b>Hiking</b> …

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The Bizarre World of Chicken Beauty Pageants Photographed by Ernest Goh | Colossal

<p>Photographer and visual artist Ernest Goh is known for his work photographing wildlife and other animals. His latest book documents the strange …

Alpine Climbing with Patagonia

At 12,000 feet above sea level, with a cold wind perpetually whipping and the alpine sun intensified by the reflective snowfields below, the old adage "the clothes don't make the man (or rather, person)" couldn't be less true. Technical, carefully designed clothing and accessories won't get you up …

True I.D. Stories #22: The Accidental Designer, Part 4 - I'm Not Gonna Take Your Craft Anymore

<i>Editor: Here in Part 4, Accidental Designer comes face to face with someone he'd been looking to avoid. Following that encounter, his subsequent</i> …

Classic Disney Film Stills Digitally Repainted to Look 3D

<b>The Sword in the Stone</b><p>Artist Tyson Murphy recreates some of our favorite classic Disney films by digitally painting their still scenes. He's not trying to outdo <i>The Sword in the Stone</i> or <i>101 Dalmatians</i>, but simply reimagine what they'd look like when rendered three-dimensionally. Murphy uses …

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Massive Paper Installation Feels Like You're Walking Inside a 3D Painting

This may be the closest you'll ever come to stepping <i>inside</i> a painting. Showing at the MOCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles until June 8 is one massive installation that consists of thousands of thin paper sheets hanging beautifully in mid-air. Artist Jacob Hashimoto combines traditional …

Eerie Photographs of the Nighttime

Photographs taken at night often have a spooky, ethereal sensibility to them. That naturally applies to the work of Manchester-based Neil Warburton, …

The Bike Design Project: How Do You Design A Better Urban Bike?

This spring, Co.Design and Co.Exist are partnering with Oregon Manifest’s Bike Design Project, which has tapped teams of top designers and bicycle craftsmen in five major cities to create the Ultimate Urban Utility Bike. Starting on March 24, we’ll be publishing the designers’ process diaries to …

Famous Inventions Showcased in Stylish Vintage Blueprints

If you're intrigued by how things are made, then Oliver Gal Artist Co.'s recreated vintage blueprints are a treat. The collective of artists scoured patents of old products and designed them into stylish and educational prints meant to hang on your wall. Some of the inventions include things as …

An iPhone Case That Takes Your Vitals

The future of basic medicine is starting to sound like science fiction: the tricorder from <i>Star Trek</i> has been brought to life by Scanadu, a startup at NASA’s Ames Research Center. Meanwhile, biotech companies are developing pills embedded with sensors to track how patients respond to medication–once …

Fabien Cousteau: It may take years to find Flight 370

An earlier version of this story misstated the location of Cousteau’s next mission. It will be in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, not the …

Egyptian Court Sentences 529 Muslim Brotherhood Members to Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>An Egyptian criminal court handed down the death penalty to 529 Egyptian supporters of former …

Flight 370: Storm of emotions over lives 'lost' as storm at sea delays search

For families whose loved ones were aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, the past day has been full of news they were dreading.<p>First, a grim-faced Malaysian Prime Minister confirmed their worst fears, announcing Flight 370 went down somewhere in the Indian Ocean.<p>Then, even as investigators …

Best places to have a cathartic breakdown

My flight to Romania was suddenly cancelled, leaving me stranded in New York’s JFK airport at midnight, without access to my luggage and 24 hours before the next flight. After an unproductive call with an unhelpful customer service agent, I hung up the phone with the kind of force used to drive a …

Europe’s 15 Best Second Cities

When it comes to traveling across Europe, most tourists come equipped with a checklist of must-see places: London, Paris, and Rome, among others. …