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Amazon Warriors Did Indeed Fight and Die Like Men

Archaeology shows that these fierce women also smoked pot, got tattoos, killed—and loved—men.<p>The Amazons got a bum rap in antiquity. They wore trousers. They smoked pot, covered their skin with tattoos, rode horses, and fought as hard as the guys. Legends sprang up like weeds. They cut off their …

The Best New Travel Reads of Fall

Two of the hottest books this fall are set in two of the planet’s coldest locales: Siberia and the South Pole.<p>In <b>Midnight in Siberia</b>, author and NPR host David Greene meets singing babushkas in Buranovo and teenagers hawking meteor fragments in Chelyabinsk, as he travels 6,000 miles by train through …

A Wild Ride: 50 Years of the US Wilderness Act

Changing Planet<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p>Text and photos by Amy Gulick, Fellow at the …

Exploring Fiji’s Gorge-ous Interior

On a raft floating down <b>Fiji</b>’s <b>Upper Navua River</b> gorge, under dangling 100-foot vines, time stops.<p>Like a tropical Grand Canyon, this gorge slices through the volcanic heart of <b>Viti Levu</b>—the largest island of the Fijian archipelago—and redefines island paradise.<p><b>> Good Call:</b> The Upper Navua represents …

Rewilding the Land Can Repair Damage We've Caused and Reconnect Us to the Natural World.

We need to become enchanted with nature again, author says.<p>We live in an age of mass extinctions and increasing degradation of our planet. Rewilding—the return of land to a wild state and the reintroduction of animals and plants that once lived there—is one way we can restore the balance in nature. …

Tales of the Dead Come Back: How Modern Medicine Is Reinventing Death

"Death travelers" are bringing back stories of life beyond death.<p>They can fly through walls or circle the planets, turn into pure light or meet long-dead relatives. Many have blissful experiences of universal love. Most do not want to return to the living. When they do, they're often endowed with …

Past Forward Amsterdam

My four-year-old son loves going to the park in our <b>Amsterdam</b> neighborhood. The trip takes a minute. We cross the street, walk to the corner, and there it is: the vast green sward called Museumplein.<p>Some of the world’s great cultural institutions (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum) border the square, but …

The 10 Best Beach Blankets For Summer

How to Open a Wine Bottle with a Shoe

Imagine this... you have set out a beautiful picnic in an even more beautiful destination. You have your blanket, your fromage, bread, your prosciutto, a nice bottle of wine... Heaven. Who doesn't like picnics?<p>But wait... you forget your wine opener! Luckily, I have a simple solution to this big …

A Bird Box for Humans

Noted for its craggy seaside cliffs, verdant pastures, and temperate climate, the Cornwall region of southwest England is a favorite of divers, hikers, surfers, and drinkers (windblown pubs dot the countryside like giant cattle).<p>To the north sits the Celtic Sea; to the south are the English Channel …

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The Last Best American Beach Towns

What makes a superior beach town? I’ve thought about that often, usually while gorging on steamed clams with butter or pedaling a bike along a seawall.<p>America does beaches extremely well, a point I didn’t begin to realize until my 20s, when I tried to sunbathe on a jam-packed stretch of Spanish …

Architect Visit: Olle Lundberg’s Scavenged and Salvaged Cabin

Back in 1996, San Francisco architect Olle Lundberg responded to a classified ad about a property in Cazadero, CA (population: 354). Little did he …

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The Wunderbar World of Weimar

<b>Weimar</b>’s size has always belied its moxie.<p>When a fire ravaged the gilt-trimmed <b>Duchess Anna Amalia Library</b> in 2004, locals formed a human chain to save historic masterpieces that included Martin Luther’s 1534 Bible.<p>A decade later, the book restorations are finally nearing completion and have ignited …

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Photographer Creates a World of Man and Beast Where Both Species Interact Peacefully

You would not be blamed if you did a double take with these images. Yes they are what they appear to be, and no visual tricks are involved here. …

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Need Some Wedding Dress Eye Candy? (From Our Magazine!)

The fall 2013 issue of The Knot Magazine just hit stands and you have got to see all of the gorgeous dresses inside. The idea behind the shoot was to …

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I Sort Of Hate The Word Fiance

How do you introduce your soon-to-be-spouse? Fiancé is the obvious choice. The definition, according to Merriam-Webster, refers to someone soon to be …

Lunchtime Spanish Salad Fix at Despaña

There's plenty to love about <b>Despaña</b>, from its Spanish specialty goods to its sandwiches and its Spanish-style horchata. So it should come as no surprise that the salads are also a strong offering, and at $7 each, an affordable lunch.<p>Both the <b>Marcona</b> and <b>Serrano</b> salads start with a standard base of …

I Heart My City: Dearbhaill’s Galway

<b>Dearbhaill</b> <b>Standún</b> <b></b>and her husband own and operate a restored 17th-century “hill village,” Cnoc Suain, just a short drive from <b>Galway city</b> on Ireland’s west coast. Though the Gaelic speaker and musician loves her rural retreat in the ruggedly beautiful Connemara district, she cherishes her time in …