Melanie Heunes

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Mapped: The countries that smoke the most

To mark World No Tobacco Day, we've mapped the planet according to cigarette consumption.<p>Those countries shown in darker colours smoke the most; those in lighter ones the least.<p>As with alcohol consumption, Eastern European nations dominate – with a couple of exceptions. Andorra tops the table, …

Why I Would Rather Travel The World Than Ever Have Kids

I like children, but to say I love them wouldn’t be completely accurate.<p>As I write this, I’m on a plane to Paris. Less than a week ago, I was in …

Scratched Black and White Intimate Portraits

Photographer Bianka Schumann, based in Budapest, imagined a very particular series that carries a reflection on intimacy. Through her work entitled <i>.</i>, …

90-Year-Old Woman Chooses Epic Road Trip With Family Over Cancer Treatment

In July of 2015, 90-year-old Norma’s husband, Leo, passed away; they had been together for 67 years. During that same period, Norma was diagnosed …

Cancer

90-Year-Old Woman Decides to Take a Cross-Country Road Trip Instead of Cancer Treatment

In July 2015, a 90-year-old woman named Norma lost her husband and, a mere two days later, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer. Doctors advised the nonagenarian to undergo chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation, but according to her daughter-in-law Ramie, Norma simply said, “I'm 90 years old. I'm …

The 10 Best Apps for Keeping Business Travel Productive

You're a stranger in a strange land, and you're here to get work done. These 10 apps take the sting out of business travel and help you keep up with business as usual.<p>Today's innovators have learned how to apply principles of efficiency well beyond manufacturing. One of the areas experiencing an …

Apps

Inside North Korea: fascinating images of the world's most secretive state

Top 10 national parks in Spain

Spain’s national parks showcase the country’s amazing diversity, from snow-capped mountains to volcanic semi-deserts and stunning archipelagos. This year marks the centenary of their founding<p>Nudging the French border is Spain’s joint oldest national park (created in 1918 with Picos de Europa, see …

The best way to see thousands of temples in central Burma: Hot-air balloon

By Molly Sinclair McCartney<p>As I rise from the ground in the basket of a hot-air balloon, dawn is breaking and the first of hundreds of ancient temples comes into view. Through the early morning fog, I make out a red-brick temple nestled in a grove of palm trees. Soon I am passing over a traditional …

Burma

Best American Lagers

The American craft beer boom has led to some of the best and most diverse brews in history, but most of them reside on one side of beer’s family …

Photographer Overlays Photos, Creates a Window to the Past

Hungarian artist and photographer Kernyi Zoltn compares images from the past to the present in his series titled <i>Ablak a Mltra</i>, translated as <i>Window to the Past</i>. The photographer takes images from Fortepan, a site with an online collection of amateur photos from 1900 through the 1990's, and overlays …

Photography

Interview: More Portraits of Soldiers Before, During, and After War

About six months ago, we shared photographer Lalage Snow's powerful series of triptychs titled <i>We Are The Not Dead</i> depicting the transformative faces of servicemen before, during and after their deployment to Afghanistan. The 8-month-long project presented the evolution of these brave, young faces …

Historical Photography

Elaborately Bodypainted Live Figures Blend into the Seven Wonders of the World

Trina Merry is best known for her unique style of conceptual art that combines painted models with photography. We've previously featured some of her artwork that mimics astrological signs and blends human figures into scenes around New York, but her newest collection of images take a trip around …

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

10 overrated tourist attractions in the US — and where to go instead

Knowing which tourist attractions are worth seeing and which aren't can help you save valuable time and leave you feeling like you saw the best of the area on a trip.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the most disappointing tourist traps in …

Travel

American Airlines Faces Boeing Fines Over Delayed Dreamliner Seats

One of the reasons American Airlines filed a lawsuit against its aircraft-seat vendor Zodiac Seats is that the airline is getting squeezed by Boeing …

Top Ten Adventures You Must Do in the Peruvian Amazon

The Amazon River, the largest river system in the world, spans over 4,000 miles and crosses the entire continent of South America. It's source starts high up in the Andes Mountains of Peru, passing by the lost Incan City of Machu Picchu and continuing to flow across the Peruvian rainforest, …

South America