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Most Beautiful Synagogues in the World

In synagogues around the world, you can find an ark holding precious Torah scrolls; a raised platform, or bimah, used for Torah readings; and an orientation toward Jerusalem. But beyond that, design is fair game, with some featuring opulent domes, and others with more minimalist, modern …

How to Maintain a Sense of Peace No Matter What Life Throws At You

<b>“Ships don’t sink because of the water around them; ships sink because of the water that gets in them. Don’t let what’s happening around you get</b> …

20 New Cookbooks For Adventurous Ones

The books compiled here are the ones for the explorers on your list. Not just the folks who have been to 125 countries—or wished they had—but also the ones you want to learn about the food they might not be familiar with. For some, that would mean spiralizers. For others, many-part recipes from chi …

What it Takes to Travel the World Full Time, According to Two Nomadic Photographers

These tricks of the trade can help make your dream possible.<p>Living a completely mobile lifestyle opens up the opportunity to travel the world and see …

Luggage

7 Weird Things That Wreck Your Mood | Men's Health

7 Random Things That Destroy Your Mood and the Rest Of Your Day<p>Avoid these habits to feel happier every day<p>Shutterstock<p>Losing an important client at work or fighting with your girlfriend aren’t the only things that can leave you bummed out. Some unexpected factors can cause a dark cloud to hover …

7 Tips To Improve Your Astrophotography

Greetings fellow Earthlings, my name is Paean Ng, a self-taught nightscape astrophotographer from Perth, Western Australia. Over the past 2 years of …

Landscape Photography Tip: One Thing That Will Improve Your Images in 3 Important Ways

I know, I know…You’re probably thinking that the title I used for this article is just clickbait and that there’s no possible way that a single tool …

Landscape Photography

From Hogwarts to Christ Church: Britain's best Harry Potter experiences

It’s hard to believe the boy wizard is no longer young, but it’s 20 years since the publication of the first in JK Rowling’s beloved series, <i>Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone</i>. Over 500 million book sales and a record-breaking film franchise later, and Pottermania is a world-wide phenomenon, …

England

12 Easy Ways to Embrace Creativity in 2017

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>It’s a brand new year. Thank goodness, right? While many …

Creativity

My son was bullied to death - people need to know what happened because it's happening to so many other kids

Lucy Alexander was laughing when we caught up at our school reunion in Bristol last March. We’d left Clifton High School 30 years ago, but her trademark big-hearted hugs, brown eyes sparkled just as the same as they always had.<p>Like most mid-lifers, we Old Girls had all headed off in different …

Sociology

We couldn’t live without ‘zero’ – but we once had to

Mathematician Hannah Fry tells the intriguing story of how the number zero was ‘discovered’ – and why we couldn’t predict the future without it.<p>Nothing lies at the heart of science, engineering and mathematics.<p>Nothing as in zero, of course.<p>This cheeky yet powerful number has caused more controversy …

Mathematics

10 Travel Apps You Need Now

We want you to have the best travel experience from start to finish. These applications will put you at ease so you can focus on enjoying your trip.<p>Apps can help travelers with everything from letting them know the best time to book a flight to translating a foreign menu with their camera. With two …

Apps

6 Non-Touristy Balkans Destinations That Should Top Your 2017 Travel Lists

Topping most travel lists is an island-hopping escapade through Croatia and Montenegro, as both countries offer a slew of stunning coastlines and Old World charm where cobblestoned streets and castles prove common. But unbeknownst to most, these countries are just the outset of exploration into the …

Why You Should Visit Pécs, the Charming Hungarian City You’ve Never Heard Of

When plotting their trips to Hungary, typically folks will plan on spending most, if not all, of their time in Budapest, thrusting spoons into bowls of goulash, splashing their way through thermal baths, and cavorting in antiques-filled ruin pubs. Spend just one night walking along the Danube to …

The best Christmas films on Netflix, Amazon Prime and NowTV

Keep the mince pies within arm's reach and settle down with some of the WIRED team's favourite Christmas films available to stream on Netflix, Amazon …

Entertainment

If Animals Have Rights, Should Robots?

We can think of ourselves as an animal’s peer—or its protector. What will robots decide about us?<p>Harambe, a gorilla, was described as “smart,” “curious,” “courageous,” “magnificent.” But it wasn’t until last spring that Harambe became famous, too. On May 28th, a human boy, also curious and …

Fly Fishing

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

How Yazidi Women Are Fighting Back Against ISIS

<i>After witnessing a sweeping genocide and sexual enslavement by ISIS in 2014, a group of Yazidi women has formed a battalion—the Sun Ladies—to fight back.</i><p>Seven hours’ bumpy drive from Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, stands an abandoned schoolhouse that recently served as an Islamic State …

Five of the best places to celebrate Halloween around the world

1. Día de los Muertos, Mexico<p>Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), celebrations take place throughout much of Latin America at the end of October, but the pretty Mexican town of Oaxaca is one of the best places to see them. Or else follow in the footsteps of James Bond and head to Mexico City. The …

This Is How to Overcome Social Anxiety: 5 Tips Backed by Research

Your mind races. Your palms sweat. The words don’t come out of your mouth right, if they come at all. We’ve all been there at one time or another. …

Self-help

Tired Of People Asking To Pick Your Brain? Here’s Your Answer

Before you just say “no” to brain-picking, try one of these smart ways to respond without alienating anyone.<p>If you’ve achieved a measure of success in your career, you’ve probably gotten requests from others to “pick your brain.” These may range from earnest invitations for coffee meet-ups or phone …

Mentoring

When Survival Depends on What's in Your Backpack

Veteran Arctic explorer and mountaineer Lonnie Dupre has the packing of his provisions down to a science.<p>What’s in your backpack?<p>If you’re Lonnie Dupre, it’s about 60 pounds of survival essentials.<p>“Trying to carry 19 days of supplies isn’t easy—it requires a hard look at everything you’re …

Want to be a social media star? YouTubers give their top tips

Social media has a huge impact on the way we read and dissect news and information in the 21st Century. As platforms such as Twitter and YouTube have …

Profit

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

Whether you want to drink in epic views, history, or iconic cocktails, these bars have got you covered.<p>From the world's oldest bar to one housed …

10 Country House Decor Ideas from Katie Ridder and Peter Pennoyer

The design duo behind one of AD’s most popular homes share inspiration from their new book, A House in the Country<p>Leave it to two of our favorite designers to create a house that inspires traditionalists and modernists alike. When architect Peter Pennoyer and interior decorator Katie Ridder decided …

Revealed: The best places to interview for a job in the UK

EDF, Primark and PwC are among top firms at which to interview in the UK, research has found.<p>The French energy giant was found to be the best company in the country for interview, with a rating of 100pc satisfaction, even from candidates who were not offered a position afterwards.<p>The findings by …

25 Easy (and Free) Things You Can Do Today to Shake Up Your Life | Inc.com

When you're stuck in a rut, it often feels like you need a big change--a new job, a globetrotting dream vacation, a wildly different, way healthier, lifestyle.<p>But the problem with big changes is that they're usually terrifying. And expensive. And difficult. So you end up just sitting there in your …

Productivity

28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Gorgeous Instagram Account Focusing on Symmetrical Architecture

Le compte Instagram Symmetrical Monsters réserve de belles surprises aux amateurs de photographie, d’architecture et de jeux de formes et de …

The revolutionary artists of the 60s’ colourful counterculture

The decade’s cultural shift was fuelled by the innovative, colourful work of illustrators and poster artists, showcased in a forthcoming exhibition at the V&A<p>• Philip Norman on the 60s: ‘I never took holidays because every day was like one’<p>The year was 1967 and Mike McInnerney had been asked to …

Posters