Kyla Louise

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7 incredible Japanese destinations that tourists haven’t discovered yet

Japan is often known by tourists for its most popular attractions, like Mount Fuji, the cities of Tokyo and Kyoto, and its amazing shrines and temples.<p>But there's a lot more to the island nation than that.<p>We took a look at a Quora thread that asked, "what are some of Japan's best kept secrets," and …

The Psychology of Voldemort

J.K. Rowling’s investigation of her villain’s mind echoes the intrigue of a true-crime serial-killer profile.<p>In <i>Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,</i> the sixth book in J.K. Rowling’s series, Voldemort is back, big time. He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named, essentially the embodiment of all evil in the Potter …

Beauty of the Balkans: a perfect weekend in Kotor

The prettiest and best-preserved town in Montenegro, Kotor wears its elaborate fortifications like tough, spikey armour; yet behind the city walls lies a disarming core of piazza-fronting churches, cobbled arteries and quirky shops – all in the embrace of one of Europe’s most spectacular bays. …

European Travel

Morocco's Best-Kept Secret Is This All-Blue Village

Tucked high in Morocco’s Rif Mountains, the all-blue town of Chefchaouen is a calming respite from the overwhelming frenzy of Marrakech and Fez. Photographer and writer Lucy Laucht takes us on a tour of Morocco's hidden gem.

15 Gorgeously Designed Henna Tattoos with Unbelievably Intricate Patterns

For thousands of years, the art of henna (called <i>mehndi</i> in Hindi & Urdu) has been practiced in India, Pakistan, Africa, and the Middle East. The henna plant is crushed and mixed with other ingredients into a paste, which can then be applied to the skin in dazzlingly intricate patterns. Once the …

Body Art

Dark side of Kowloon: peninsular Hong Kong by night

Most travellers to Hong Kong gravitate towards the glamour of its main island, yet across Victoria Harbour lies the more heavily populated Kowloon. Nicknamed the ‘dark side’, despite being permanently lit up in a fiery neon glow, Kowloon is restlessly trapped between Western idealism and <i>Da Li</i> (the …

Hong Kong

You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

Five things Alice in Wonderland reveals about the brain

Lewis Carroll’s popular tales contain some hidden truths about the human brain that are still inspiring neuroscientists to this day. David Robson takes a leap down the rabbit hole.<p>Lewis Carroll was remarkably modest about his masterpiece. “The heroine spends an hour underground, and meets various …

Alice In Wonderland

Revealing Photo Series Documents School Lunches Around the World

Around 32 million children in the US eat cafeteria food every weekday, and most of these students consume over half their daily calories at school. With this in mind, it's clear that school cafeterias are becoming crucial in the fight against childhood obesity. Sweetgreen–a chain of salad …

Food

What the collapse of ancient capitals can teach us about the cities of today

Photograph: David Lentz<p>Temple 1 and the palace from Temple 5 at Tikal. As drought struck, temples were occupied by squatters; gnawed human bones suggest desperate …

15 High-Paying Flexible Jobs

The option to telecommute is one that an increasing number of job seekers are factoring in to the hunt for work. The option allows employees to cut down on long commutes and quickly change projects, and often cuts costs for employers as well.<p>To determine the jobs that provide the greatest …

Employment

The death of the artist—and the birth of the creative entrepreneur

Pronounce the word <i>artist</i>, to conjure up the image of a solitary genius. A sacred aura still attaches to the word, a sense of one in contact with the numinous. “He’s an <i>artist</i>,” we’ll say in tones of reverence about an actor or musician or director. “A true artist,” we’ll solemnly proclaim our …

Creativity