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Making the most of your Australian Working Holiday Visa

Fancy plenty of time to swim in the Australian surf, cuddle koalas, and gobble juicy barbequed prawns at night? By travelling to Australia on a 'working holiday' visa you can earn more dollars to fund travelling for longer and enjoy more of these iconic experiences. Our tips will help you avoid the …

Into The Woods, Foxcatcher, National Gallery: this week’s new films

Into The Woods | Foxcatcher | National Gallery | Taken 3 | The Last Of The Unjust | Erebus: Into The Unknown | Tevar

2014: The Year in Magazines

We’ve already covered the year in news, but what about the year in street style, meditation, Super Bowl commercials or a certain viral podcast? Look …

21 Inspiring Photos of Marilyn Monroe

21 inspiring vintage photos of the icon.<p>In honor of what would've been Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday, we've rounded up rare and inspiring photos of the icon. Here, Monroe in pictures worth lingering over.

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

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UNESCO Recognizes The Awesome Design Of 5 New Cities

Five new metropolises have been named as part of UNESCO’s City of Design program, an award meant to recognize cities’ contributions to the design world and foster cooperation between some of the great epicenters of design worldwide. Dundee, Scotland; Turin, Italy; Bilbao, Spain; Helsinki, Finland; …

Is This the Perfect Christmas House?

Perched high on a hill and featuring a 180-degree panoramic view of Vermont's Green Mountains, this magical Victorian home looks straight out of a holiday postcard. The best part? It's for sale! This article originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.<p><i>All photos: CIRCA Old Houses</i><p>It's easy to envision …

27 Festive Facts About Christmas Vacation

On December 1, 1989, a new chapter of Griswold family dysfunction was unleashed upon the world when <i>National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation</i> made its …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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The 20 Funniest Celebrity Tweets of 2014

Tour New York’s Underground Art Museum

HIDDEN ART<p>New Yorkers and tourists may head to the Met and MoMA to look at art, but many of the city's best works lie beneath the streets, as part of …

The 10 Best Cities To Visit This Year

Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you<p>Lonely Planet has revealed its top towns to visit in 2015. Some of them might surprise you… <i>Via HarpersBazaar.co.uk</i>

How It Feels To Ride A Real Hoverboard

The thin air turns thick beneath your feet. You step onto the Hendo Hoverboard and an invisible force compresses, condensing and coiling like a spring you cannot see. It sinks for just a split-second, slipping closer to the solid copper floor below.<p>But before it can touch, the magnets strengthen …

Stunning Entries in 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

There's only one month left for photographers to enter the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards, one of the biggest and best photography competitions around today. First launched in 2008, the awards are dedicated to supporting and cultivating the culture of photography. They've just revealed an …

Nature Photography

'Salt of the Earth' captures photographer Sebastiao Salgado

When he looked over the edge of Brazil's massive Serra Pelada mine, about to take one of the 20th century's most iconic photographs, Sebastião Salgado said, "every hair on my body stood on edge. The pyramids, Babel, the history of mankind unfolded. I had traveled to the dawn of time."<p>That panoramic …

Photographer Asks Strangers to Pose for Portraits While Wearing His Tiger Suit

Photographer Adam Rabinowitz’s Tiger Suit project is like Humans of New York crossed with Tigger from Winnie the Poo. Like HONY’s Brandon Stanton, …

11 Gift Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

These products are so durable and dreamy, you'll want to put them on your wish list.<p>1. For the leading lady<p>Giving back to the world looks especially good with these Balinese earrings, which provide children with much-needed doses of measles vaccine. Sterling Silver Topaz Earrings, $52.99, …

How I Shot a Time-Lapse of a Large Thunderstorm Rolling Through Sydney

Shooting time-lapse is fun. Watching a big storm devour a city is fun. Doing both at the same time is ‘super’ fun.<p>Sydney has been getting hit with …

Giant panda triplet cubs reunited with mum Ju Xiao in China, in pictures - Telegraph

A Look At The Photographer Behind Andy Warhol's Silver Factory

At the mention of Andy Warhol’s name one specific color comes to mind: silver. The artist became known for his Silver Factory -- which, as you may have guessed, was a space covered entirely in silver. It was also the birthplace of many iconic Warhol artworks, from films and Brillo Boxes to the …

I Discovered a Treasure Trove of Unpublished Rock and Roll Photographs

About 6 months ago, I put an ad on Craigslist trying to sell a 2×12 guitar cabinet. The next day I got a response from a nice guy named PJ who was …

Photos of colorful Tokyo

<b>Kevin Kelly</b> searches for maximum vibrancy in Tokyo<p>The Nakasendo is an old road in Japan that connects Kyoto to Tokyo. It was once a major foot …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

A Reason for Every Traveler to Be Thankful

Photo Credit: Flickr: Moyan Brenn<p>Travelers aren't always able to spend time with family around the holidays.<p>I am over 2,000 miles away from my immediate family on Thanksgiving. Later this holiday season, I'll be serving people their Christmas and New Year's dinners in the restaurant where I wait …

5 Science-Backed Reasons Why Music is Good for You

Music is a powerful medium: Not only does it make us want to jump to our feet and “shake it off, shake it off” (thanks Taylor Swift), but …

Japan as you've never seen it before | CNN Travel

The Role of the Supernatural in the Discovery of EEGs

After Hans Berger received an uncanny telegram, he spent years trying to measure psychic energy.<p>When Hans Berger was serving a year in the German military, in 1892, he was thrown from a horse. This in itself wasn't strange. But later that day, as the neurologist David Millett recounts in</i> …

Photographer Shoots Four Sisters Every Year for 40 Years, with Astonishing Results

For forty years, Boston-based photographer Nicholas Nixon has devotedly recorded the maturation of his wife Bebe and her three younger sisters, Mimi, …

12 Beauty Hacks To Try Now

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, try these beauty tricks using a toothbrush.<p><b>1. Spray the bristles of an old toothbrush with hairspray to help tame flyaways.</b><p>Since the bristles of each toothbrush are positioned so close together, they act as a super-tiny boar bristle brush. Spray the head of the …

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