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7 Trips To Take If You Want To Enjoy Traveling Slowly

Yes, high-tech hotel rooms can be fun but they can also be distracting from the real reason we often travel: To connect with our new surroundings and the local culture and to take time to savor the moment.<p>There are numerous ways to slow down while you travel -- leave the phone behind or visit some …

How A 13-Year-Old CEO Made A Deal With 'Shark Tank' Investor Kevin O'Leary — Without Dad's Help

But 14-year-old Noah Cahoon, CEO of the toy company Paper Box Pilots, is not merely a PR prop for his dad Brian's business. They're a father-son duo from Salt Lake City learning how to operate a small business together, with Brian letting Noah have the final say in the direction of the company.<p>The …

Entrepreneurship

6 Things We Learned From Wired's Huge New Interview With Edward Snowden

Here are things that we found interesting, as reported by Bamford.<p>Snowden told Bamford he is "occasionally" recognized on the street in Russia. He has a funny way of handling it:<p>"'Shh,' Snowden tells them, smiling, putting a finger to his lips," Bamford wrote.<p>Though he said Snowden "adamantly …

Surveillance

Google launches a teaching tool to help schools ditch paper

Google's itching to get Chromebooks into classrooms (and it's doing a pretty good job too), but the search giant just went full steam ahead with another product meant to help it shape the school experience. It's called (unsurprisingly) Classroom, and the free service is finally ready for …

Should We Shut Down Our Bioweapons Labs?

Since 9/11, the number of biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) labs—the highest-security labs we have, containing deadly diseases like Ebola—has ballooned from two to 14. But in the past six months, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has had two major security lapses, one involving a deadly strain of bird …

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: an evolutionary perspective

Carole Jahme interviewed Planet of the Apes star Andy Serkis about talking apes, motion capture and extinction<p>"Evolution" is emblazoned across the publicity for the rebooted Planet of the Apes prequels, but is that label justified by their plots? One challenge for screenwriter Mark Bomback was to …

Porsche designs a high-rise

For affluent urbanites who suffer bouts of nighttime car-separation anxiety, relief is at hand.<p>The Porsche Design Tower under construction near Miami, Florida, features a virtuosic parking system that whisks vehicles up to sky garages adjacent to handsome floor plans. This thrill ride for …

Real Estate

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Google Owns a Satellite Now

To understand the behemoth’s $500 million purchase of Skybox Imaging, don’t look to the sky. The clouds will do just fine.<p>Google will buy the micro-satellite startup Skybox Imaging for $500 million, the company announced today.<p>While the deal isn’t yet closed, it’s a big moment. I mean, <i>Google owns</i> …

Flying Private Is More Affordable Than You Think

By Barbara S. Peterson, CNTraveler.com<p>The party at Manhattan's Intrepid aviation museum was over the top even by hedge fund standards: While some guests sampled caviar and $200-a-bottle cabernet, others took turns test-driving a Rolls-Royce. But the real attraction was jet maker Bombardier's latest …

Flying

How to print your own 3D designer dildo

Thought 3D printing was just for geeks? A German programmer has come up with a way to create bespoke sex toys online and print them out - whether at home, or in public<p>Whoever invented 3D printing probably didn’t envision this.<p>Forget handguns, housing or healthcare: the latest item to emerge is a …

World Cup soccer could suck more life out of trading

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Photo Contest 2013, Part II

Time is running out to enter this year's National Geographic photo contest, the deadline for submissions is Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The overall …

Do Americans Just Travel Wrong? Part II

My last piece documented five reasons why we Americans just travel wrong.<p>They revealed that: <i>We are addicted to mini-vacations; we travel at the worst times; we take Groundhog Day vacations; we want Champagne vacations on beer prices</i>; and finally, <i>we vacation like we work with lists of things to do</i>. …

Groundhog Day

20 Breathtaking Images Of The Earth As Seen From Space

Aleppo, Syria, May 26, 2013 – The Citadel of Aleppo – medieval fortified palace<br>DigitalGlobe—Getty Images<p>1 of 20<p>Digital Globe, a provider of …

Twitter's IPO Is More Proof That Tech Is In A Massive Bubble

After years of anticipation, Twitter finally went public today on the New York Stock Exchange, and nearly doubled from its $26 IPO price after being 30 times oversubscribed. While many investors and commentators view Twitter’s heady market debut as a reason for optimism about our economy and …

NSA monitored calls of 35 world leaders after US official handed over contacts

• Agency given more than 200 numbers by government official • NSA encourages departments to share their 'Rolodexes' • Surveillance produced 'little intelligence', memo acknowledges<p>The National Security Agency monitored the phone conversations of 35 world leaders after being given the numbers by an …

Incredible Underwater Park in Austria

Grner See (Green Lake) is a lake in Styria, Austria known for its shimmering, emerald-green hue and its fluctuating depth throughout the year, at times leaving a park completely submerged in it. Being that the water for the lake is provided mainly by runoff from the surrounding karst mountains, it …

Austria

Baby 'cured' of HIV: New details offer hope for other patients

New details about the first person to be cured of HIV through drug therapy alone offer hope that others who are born with the virus may be able to beat it back and avoid a lifetime of treatment, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>The formerly HIV-positive Mississippi girl drew widespread interest in …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

Vietnam War

Xbox One Vs. PS4 Launch Title Line-Up

<i>Both the Xbox One and PS4 have a lot of exclusives in the works. Here are the ones coming during the systems’ launch.</i><p>Both the Xbox One from Microsoft and PlayStation 4 from Sony have a number of exclusive games you won’t be able to get anywhere else.<p>Both consoles have even more content that will …

The 5 Best Road Trips On The West Coast

While temperatures reach new heights inland, 'tis the season to explore the coast, and one thing we love about the West Coast during summer: it's balmy and breezy from Mexico to Alaska.<p>Whether you have a week off or a handful of free weekends on the horizon, we've assembled a hit list of West Coast …

Hiking

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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RANKED: These Are The Best Smartwatches You Can Buy Right Now

Apple, Google, Samsung, and Microsoft are all expected to release their own smartwatches.<p>Just last month, Foxconn showed off an iPhone-compatible smartwatch that can measure the wearer's vital signs like heart beat and respiration.<p>Thanks to David Schmidt of comparison shopping platform FindTheBest, …

Smartwatches