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Marrakech, the 'Paris of the Sahara,' is Still a Magical Place

Culture Morocco<p>An hour after my plane lands at Marrakech’s gleaming, modern international airport, I find myself stuck in a huge traffic jam. My taxi …

The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Astonishing Color Photographs of Life in the Russian Empire of Czar Nicholas II

Between 1909 and 1915, Tsar Nicholas II commissioned innovative color photographer and chemist Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii to document what …

Amazing Places You Can Stay Around The World For Less Than $50 A Night

You live to travel. But damn, it's expensive. And since you'll probably bust your budget on overpriced airfare and some kind of Fiat rental, that doesn't leave much to spare for a killer suite.<p>Thankfully, there are places all around the world you can stay for about $50 a night. We've rounded up the …

15 Questions To Ask Your Kids To Help Them Have Good Mindsets

As a loving parent, it is important to instill in your kids the right mindset and attitude. Both determine how your child interprets the world. And …

Mini DIY Homes : Mini DIY Home

Inspired by overpopulation in different parts of the world, one company developed mini DIY homes that are both innovative and practical.<p>Clara da Cruz …

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Smartphones are hurting our children - but the real culprit is bad parenting

Unless we get control of the screens which now absorb so much of our kids' time, their health and their schooling will suffer<p>"Smartphones are psychologically addictive, encourage narcissistic tendencies and should come with a health warning." That was the conclusion of a recent University of Derby …

Your Guide to 5 of UNESCO's Newest World Heritage Sites

<i>gsloan / Flickr</i><p>So you love travel that combines diverse cultures, history, anthropology and archaeology, but wonder how in the world to find a destination that encompasses all of those elements? Well, here's some guidance from one of the world's most reliable sources, UNESCO. Every year, after …

A college student who still uses a flip phone explains why everyone else is missing out

Bekah Pollard is a contributing editor for The LaLa, a website for and by college women. Her essay, "11 Things The Girl With The Flip Phone Wants You To Know," started making its way around Twitter this weekend.<p>Even though she loves her flip phone, Pollard says she's hardly a luddite.<p>"I'm not …

30 Things Every Self-Respecting Food Lover MUST Eat in Her Lifetime

Our travel playbook will satisfy both your wanderlust and inner foodie.<p>Anthony Bourdain had the right idea: When traveling, food shouldn't be an afterthought. More people (nearly 40 million) have caught on and are planning trips around epic meals, rather than settling for crappy theme-park corn …

London's 249ft-Tall Slide Set to Become World's Tallest and Longest

The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world's longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint all the …

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Schools are starting to teach kids philosophy—and it's completely changing the way students think

It's here that standardized testing creeps behind students like a shadow and where fun experiments take a back seat to rote memorization.<p>But in some ambitious K-12 schools across the country, philosophy courses have made tangible improvements to the way students learn.<p>In these classrooms, teachers …

8 Common Worries That Aren't Worth Stressing About

You know the saying, "Worrying is like a rocking chair. It'll give you something to do, but it doesn't get you anywhere"? Well, it's true: Worrying is a complete and utter misuse of our energy, power, and imagination. All of us have fears, "what if's," and incessant mental chatter about what could …

9 Of The Most Uniquely Gorgeous Airbnbs From Around The World

Staying at a hotel is great, but staying at a house made out of seashells is even better.<p>Thanks to Airbnb, the website that allows people to rent out their homes and apartments to travelers, thousands of spectacular homes are at your finger tips whenever you go on vacation.<p>And because you could …

Inside Out: a crash course in PhD philosophy of self that kids will get first

Pixar’s latest animation is a remarkably intelligent treatment of one of the most complicated and confusing issues in philosophy: the self<p>When you go to see a Pixar film you know you’re going to see something clever, funny and inventive. What you don’t expect, however, is to see a remarkably …

30 movies that will inspire you to travel the world

From the "Lord of the Rings," which was filmed in New Zealand, to "Into the Wild," which was filmed in Alaska, here are 30 movies that will make you want to travel all over the world.

Family Road Trip Through Denmark and Southern Sweden

As a Finn, I have taken more road trips through Sweden and Denmark that I can remember. My parents would pack us up in the car, we'd take a ferry from Finland to Sweden, and off we'd go to spend a summer vacation in Germany.<p><i>Berg Locks, Linköping, Sweden. Photo by Katja Presnal.</i><p>Just recently I lived …

Ten groundbreaking university research projects - Telegraph

From Harvard Innovation Lab, A Startup To Help Take Tiny Houses Mainstream

Don’t want to ditch everything for a tiny house? With Getaway, rustic small-space living can be yours for a night.<p>Tiny houses occupy a curious position in our cultural consciousness. They’re a cottage industry, but are also a full-fledged lifestyle movement with devotees and fans spanning the …

Small Spaces

The 12 Cutest Small Towns In America

Cities are great for so many reasons (the convenience, the culture, the 127 different kinds of Thai delivery). But there's also something to be said for small towns (quaint Main Streets, kooky annual festivals and charm out the wazoo).<p>These are our 12 picks for the sweetest spots around the country.<p>…

15 gorgeous pictures of Finland that were taken when everyone else is asleep

His love of photographing the stars has led to a unique collection of images that capture the country's beauty at nighttime and in the early hours of the dawn.<p>For Lagerstedt, the initial inspiration came while driving to his relative's cabin and witnessing the combination of sunshine and fog rising …

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This Tiny House Comes Shipped to You in a Box

And then you can even pack it up again, if you've got the travel bug.<p>If you've got perpetual wanderlust, the POD-iDladla could be your perfect home. Designed by South African architect Clara da Cruz Almeida, this simple, portable house packs up into a 24-square-meter "pod" and ships from place to …

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Articles about 6 tiny modern pavilions on Dwell.com - Dwell

A "chashitsu," which literally means “tearoom” in Japanese, is a freestanding, pavilion-like structure that was used for tea...<p>Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace. Here are 6 of our favorites.<p>The right workspace can transform your creative life. Dwell puts six desks to the …

The survey says ... women are less happy with their relationships than men are

The details of the HILDA survey allow us to paint a picture of who would be the most and least satisfied partners:<p>Overall, on a scale of zero to 10, …

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Day Trips From Rome

By College Tourist; Author: Sydney Alonso, University of Central Florida<p>The only thing that might be better than the Eternal City is the array of picturesque towns that are just a few hours away.<p>While Italy's big cities do offer tourists a taste of Italian culture, they are often over saturated …