Michelle Gan

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20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

10 travel apps that will make you feel like a local

From sleeping in a local's apartment to getting them to cook you a meal there, these 10 apps will turn you into an insider anywhere you go.


Photographer Travels the World to Capture the Diversity of Beauty in 37 Different Countries

Romanian photographer Mihaela Noroc is on a mission to capture portraits of women from every country in the world in order to shed light on the beauty that exists everywhere. A little over two years ago, at the age of 27, Noroc quit her job, withdrew all her life savings, and embarked on an …

South America

100 podcasts that will make you smarter and more successful

Flickr/Garry KnightPodcasting is a great way to learn and be inspired. It's a new use of technology that hearkens back to the original social medium, storytelling.<p>If you have an interest in entrepreneurship, tech, leadership, business, creativity, or just learning and expanding your mind, here are …


Fascinating Photos of North Korea Show Contemporary Life

The winners in the professional competition of the 2013 Sony World Photography Awards were just announced and they include a photographer who took some fascinating photos of modern life in North Korea. Under the Current Affairs category, the winner was Moscow, Russia-born Ilya Pitalev, a …

North Korea

Salary required in US cities to be in top 50% of earners

Shutterstock<p>If you're working toward earning a salary that will deem you "rich" in your city, it may take some time.<p>One benchmark you can use on your way to wealth: Making it into the top 50% of earners.<p>If you're earning at least $71,897 in New York City, you make more money than half the …

College Sports

Inside Belarus's 'rehab prisons' for alcoholics – in pictures

Photographer Irina Popova’s new book documents her trip inside a controversial Soviet-era workhouse for substance abusers – where most inmates get drunk to celebrate their release<p><i>Welcome to the LTP is available from Dostoevsky Publishing</i><p><i>All photographs: Irina Popova</i>


Photo of the Day: Best of 2015

Murmansk: the city where the sun doesn't rise for 40 days – in pictures

For six weeks every winter, the 300,000 people of Murmansk in the north-west of Russia must live without daylight. All photographs: Olga Kravets/Salt Images


This Man Ate Only Junk Food for 30 Days and Lost 11 Pounds

Jeff Wilser, the author of The Good News About What's Bad for You, ate only junk food and whiskey for an entire month. The results were… definitely unexpected.<p></head>For most people, the word "cleanse" evokes images of green juice and cayenne pepper-spiked lemonade. But writer <b>Jeff Wilser</b> had a …


Cameron Diaz Beautifully Sums Up The Real Meaning Of Happiness

For Cameron Diaz, fame does not equal happiness.<p>The actress got real about the true definition of joy for the film "Human," saying success isn't defined by admiration from others. The movie features a series of interviews with people on what it's like to be human in the face of love, happiness, …


The 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year – in pictures

Scroll through the runners-up and commended images to see the 2015 Travel Photographer of the Year. The winning shots will be displayed at the Museum of London Docklands in the summer of 2016

Nature Photography

A startup founder says these are the 3 questions you should ask yourself before starting a business

Ben Koren, founder and CEO of Frameology, tells Business Insider he had at least 15 ideas for a business before settling on one for a website that prints and frames photos.<p>"Starting a company is extremely risky, so one of the hardest things is figuring out which idea has the greatest chance of …

Small Business

Stunningly Surreal Photos of Wild Animals Captured in Unexpected Ways

London-based photographer David Yarrow captures the wild, natural world in unexpected and often candid ways. His stunning black-and-white images showcase the strength, beauty, and power of wolves, mountain lions, zebras, and more. Sometimes, man-made structures set the scene for amazing and …


Can 1 million women be wrong about happiness and health?

Do happier people live longer? An article in the British medical journal Lancet made headlines this month claiming the answer to that question is no. The researchers based their conclusion on data from the Million Women Study in Britain, and it contradicts a large body of research, not to mention …

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …


Eli Horowitz Wants To Teach You How To Read

McSweeney’s was one of the most significant indie publishing houses of the last 20 years — and Eli Horowitz was a central force behind it. Armed with an app-based novel that aspires to be the most bonkers book ever written, can he change that world again?<p><b>It’s an exquisite</b> Indian-summer day in the …

The Case For Staying Away From Your Boss

Spatial distance plays a critical role in office ethics. Time to redesign that open office?<p>Unethical behavior is bad for business, whether you’re talking about massive scandals a la Enron and Fannie Mae, or just a boss treating employees unfairly. Even worse, research has shown that misbehavior in …


50 Best Albums of 2015

Kendrick fought the power, Adele soared higher, D’Angelo shocked the world and more<p>50<p>By<p>As the curtain falls on 2015, it might be hard to remember any …

Teach Yourself Italian

For a writer, a foreign language is a new kind of adventure.<p>Exile<p>My relationship with Italian takes place in exile, in a state of separation.<p>Every language belongs to a specific place. It can migrate, it can spread. But usually it’s tied to a geographical territory, a country. Italian belongs …


Here Are All of Our No. 1 Story Picks from This Year

<i>All through December, we’ll be featuring Longreads’ Best of 2015. To get you ready, here’s a list of every story that was chosen as No. 1 in our</i> …


50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

National Parks