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Derek Jeter: Stay Two More Years, and Finish Top 3 in Hits?

Link to Media<p>Derek Jeter continues to break career records, and at this age, it’s no surprise. Earlier in the season. he eclipsed Lou Gehrig’s doubles record of 534, and most recently he passed Carl Yastrzemski for seventh on the all-time hits list. The hit was a quintessential Jeter base hit …

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The World's Best Rooftop Bars

Because whether you're in Bangkok or Barcelona, there's nothing like a high-rise mojito.<p>Because whether you're in Bangkok or Barcelona, there's nothing like a high-rise mojito.<br>Plus, see the best new rooftop bars in NYC.<i><br>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

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25 of the best World Cup photos ever – in pictures

Our sports picture editor, Jonny Weeks, has trawled the archives to pick out some of the best World Cup images ever taken. From the iconic shot of Diego Maradona taking on six Belgium players in 1982 – the real story of which can be read here – to the moment John Aldridge went berserk on the …

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Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

Jeter vs. history

To borrow from Kurt Vonnegut, Derek Jeter has come unstuck in time. Now that his retirement is one likely indifferent season away, we can stop worrying about what he is -- a consideration that usually involves trying to weigh his offense against his defense -- and start focusing on what he was. …

A pitcher and his shortstop

So Derek Jeter is retiring from the Yankees at the end of this year, something he announced to the world before the season began to assure himself of a grand farewell tour. This kind of thing is one reason I have never been a fan of him. His image has always been meticulously crafted. He's …

Travel Like You're Rich, Without Spending the Money

We've all scrolled through Rich Kids of Instagram and watched those damn Kardashians go on one exotic vacation after another. But how do those random friends with average jobs afford yachting in Greece or jetting to Santa Monica in a private jet? Probably because they're following these travel …

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

675-Day Honeymoon Around the World

When planning our honeymoon, Mike and I knew that ten days by the hotel pool wasn't going to cut it. This was our chance to explore, share new experiences and celebrate our life together so we quit our jobs, rented out our house, and set out on HoneyTrek: Our 675-day honeymoon around the world. Six …

The Real Letters to Juliet: Casa di Giulietta in Verona

Mention the name Verona and you immediately associate it with romance and the tragedy of Romeo and Juliet immortalised in Shakespeare’s works. Now …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

This unique photo of an alley in Amsterdam was selected as one of our favorites images in a recent photo assignment. Find out why: http://on.natgeo.com/1pQkpo0 Photograph by Karl Duncan, National Geographic Your Shot

All The Cool Kids In Singapore Hang Out On The Henderson Waves Bridge

More than 100 feet above busy Henderson Road in Singapore, there spans an unexpected forest oasis: the Henderson Waves Bridge. This architectural mind-boggler connects two nature parks with a curvy, twisty formation seamlessly woven from yellow balau wood and massive steel ribs.<p>The bridge gives you …

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

50 Things I Try to Avoid in Street Photography

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13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Invented By Shakespeare

Like Precalculus and Newton's laws, Shakespeare's plays are among the most groaned-about high school topics, begetting the complaint: "When will I <i>ever</i> need to know about this in <i>real life</i>?" Turns out, pretty often. Shakespeare can be credited for the invention of thousands of words that are now an …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

How baby boomers screwed their kids — and created millennial impatience

Ambitious but easily distracted, Gen Y wants to be good but can’t stick to anything. It’s their parents’ fault<p>"This Be the Verse"<p><i>They fuck you up, your mum and dad.</i> <i><br>They may not mean to, but they do.</i> <i><br>They fill you with the faults they had</i> <i><br>And add some extra, just for you.</i> <i><br>But they were fucked up in</i> …

Photographer Digitally Adds Herself to Childhood Photos of Her in Double Self-Portrait Series

In the photo series “Imagine Finding Me,” photographer Chino Otsuka revisits her childhood by digitally inserting herself in old photos of her as a …

Stephen Wilkes' Incredible Cityscapes Span Day to Night

In each caption, Stephen Wilkes shares his thoughts on each of his iconic cityscapes. Wrigley Field, Chicago, 2013 This<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Stephen Wilkes<p>1 …