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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew died at age 91 after he was hospitalised in early February with severe pneumonia. He transformed the port city into one of the wealthiest countries in the world.<p><b>2.</b> Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the country's …

Lee Kuan Yew

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

9 Reasons To Head To Belize For Your Next Vacation Getaway

For non-stateside beach getaways, most Americans typically go with the usual options -- Mexico, the Caribbean or one of the Hawaiian islands. But what if you wanted all the trappings of a faraway beach vacation, just with less tourists? Then you've got to head to Belize.<p>Belize is way less crowded …

Here Are All The Crazy Ways Humans Are Changing Nature

A new photo series titled “A Guide to the Flora and Fauna of the World” documents the ways humans are changing the natural world. Shot and edited by Robert Zhao Renhui, whose work explores the ethics and morality of man’s relationship to nature, the images catalogue how animals and organisms evolve …

America’s Forgotten Mass Lynching: When 237 People Were Murdered In Arkansas

In 1919, in the wake of World War I, black sharecroppers unionized in Arkansas, unleashing a wave of white vigilantism and mass murder that left 237 …

Black History

These Music-Festival Photographs Are Mind-Boggling

From a distance, photographer Felix R. Cid's new exhibit, "X," showing this month at A+E Studios, resembles a pixelated computer screen or what you'd …

Electronic Music

Top 10 Ways to Look Better Based on Your Body Shape and Face Shape

Our face shapes and body shapes can help us choose the most fitting hairstyles, clothing, and accessories. Here are ten tips to help you accentuate …

Animal Pair Pictures

See pictures of animal pairs, including puffins, raccoons, owls, and more, in this gallery from National Geographic.

Nature Photography

Contemporary Bathroom Design from Zoli - new Loft + Bath complete bathrooms

'Fifty Shades Of Grey' Spanks Box Office With $30.2M Friday

I have joked a couple times about my hope that somewhere in America this weekend there will be a movie theater that accidentally plays <i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> in an auditorium filled with <i>The</i> <i>SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water</i> fans. My mother replied that the reverse would actually be funnier, and upon …

Movies

4 ways to explore Alaska's great outdoors

It's the United States, but not as you know it - here's how to plan your exploration of Alaska's unique, bear-infested wilderness<p>Alaska – it steals …

The Top Five Places to See the Giant Redwoods in California

Galaxy S6 And S6 Edge Appear On Samsung Website

Despite all the leaks and teasers, Samsung has not officially confirmed the existence of its upcoming Galaxy S6 and radical S6 Edge – until now.<p>In a strange move the South Korean giant has put the support pages for both the Galaxy S6 (SM-G920X) and the S6 Edge (SM-G925X) live on its Finnish and …

Phones

With possible sequels, 'Fifty Shades of Grey' could get more colorful

With Sam Taylor-Johnson's "Fifty Shades of Grey" poised to become a hit this weekend, it's looking more likely we'll see another 50 or a hundred shades on the big screen--and possibly from the same filmmaker.<p>E.L. James wrote two sequels to her massive bestseller--"Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty …

Movies

Dom'Up takes camping in the trees to new heights

Dom'Up features a lightweight 16 sq m (172 sq ft) octagonal platform which is suspended between two trees, utilizing Trees and People's No Trace …

National Geographic Travel

This Photographer's Images Beautifully Capture Everyday Life In Cuba

Photographer David LaFevor, an Assistant Professor of Latin American History and Digital Humanities at the University of Texas at Arlington, is working on an ongoing project on Latin America and the American South.<p>LaFevor's project features images taken in Cuba between 2006 and 2014. The …

Why smoking pot feels so good: New neuroscience explains marijuana and the brain

Might marijuana actually prevent age-related memory loss? New science suggests we have lots to learn about pot<p>What drug is enjoyable and, under some circumstances, might actually be good for your brain? Can smoking this substance prevent age-related memory loss, for example? To answer these and …

Michelle Obama defends American Sniper film

First Lady weighs in on the debate, praising the Clint Eastwood film for telling the "complex, emotional" story<p>America’s First Lady, Michelle Obama, has defended the Oscar-nominated film American Sniper against claims of glamorising violence and Islamophobia.<p>The Clint Eastwood-directed movie, a …

Michelle Obama

The World's 5 Best Heli-Skiing Trips

For ski enthusiasts, there is no better way to enjoy the sport than with untouched terrain and a helicopter to give you a lift there. It’s that simple: Heli-skiing offers better snow, challenging topography, and throws in the thrills and stunning beauty of repeated helicopter rides, something …

Skiing

Nike SFB Mountain "Military Brown"

Inspired by founder Bill Bowerman’s service in World War II is the brand new SFB Mountain from Nike<p>Inspired by founder Bill Bowerman’s service in World War II is the brand new SFB Mountain from Nike Sportswear. Built for rugged terrain, the design adopts the Swoosh’s aggressive SFB sole unit and …

Shoes

Modular Backyak is a sled, kayak, sailboat and backpack in one

The carbon-constructed Backyak follows Klepper's century-old history of building folding kayaks for easy transport and storage. Only the Backyak …

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Amazon Rainforest

10 Underrated National Parks In America

<i>By Caitlin Morton, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Looking for the beauty of Yosemite and Yellowstone without the crowds? These under-the-radar American parks deserve a spot on your bucket list.<p><b>1. North Cascades National Park, Washington</b><p>© Terry Donnelly / Alamy<p>If you want to see glaciers and temperate …

Marijuana News · High Times

Stay in the know with breaking marijuana news and insights on cannabis legalization, state laws, and political movements.

Cannabis Legalization

Hike the Inca Trail in One Day? Here's Why

Machu Picchu had been high on my list of dream destinations for years. When the opportunity to visit came up last fall, the complete four-day trek …

Want A New Tent For Camping? How About A Doughnut?

Camping is a great hobby that many of us enjoy. And some of us like to go old-school with a tent and that can be a real hassle even with some of the …

Top 25 Photographs from the Wilderness #22

Changing Planet<p><b>“As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world – that is the myth of the atomic age – as in being able to remake ourselves.” Mahatma Gandhi</b><p>Earlier this month many of us, delighting in the tradition of fresh starts, aligned the 1st of January with …

Widespread Fish Consumption Drives Fears of Empty Oceans

As doctors and health specialists urge us to eat more fish, environmentalists are warning that we may end up harvesting our favorite sea life to the brink and beyond. Some of the most popular varieties have already begun to decline precipitously, experts say. And that’s with Americans eating less …

Aquaculture