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Seven unknown architectural wonders

Forget the Taj Mahal and the Colosseum – some of the world’s most impressive structures remain out of the public eye.<p>We’ve all heard of the Colosseum, the Great Wall of China, and the Taj Mahal. But what about the world’s undiscovered architectural wonders: the man-made marvels where most crowds …

European Travel

The Russian Supermodels of Instagram: Elena Perminova’s Simply Fabulous World

Rich, globe-trotting Russians do not wear their wealth quietly. Elena Perminova and her peers revel in showing off their toned bodies and …

Karl Lagerfeld

The Secret World of Male Geishas

The original Japanese geishas were male, and today their influence is apparent in the burgeoning popularity of male ‘hosts’ in bars and clubs. Just …

Japan

33 Books Every Entrepreneur Should Read

And it doesn't come with a manual.<p>Luckily, there's a multitude of excellent books from founders, VCs, and CEOs who have been through it all.<p>Here's a collection of some of the best books on management, leadership, and entrepreneurship for anyone from seasoned entrepreneurs to those just starting out.<p>…

Self-improvement

30-Year-Old Who Sold His Startup For $170 Million Just Wrote 1,284 Slides On How To Win Life

Clocking in at an insane 1,284 slides, the presentation includes such gems as:<p>"Important people like opening FedEx packages."<p>And:<p>"Let your inner child come out daily and silly dance."<p>Valleywag's Nitasha Tiku posted and mocked the slidedeck Wednesday and we've spotted some problems with it, too, but …

Self-improvement

Risky Business or None of Your Business? Gay XXX Films and the Condom Question

For gay or straight performers, and those who dabble in both, there's no industry standard for safety. You don't always know what the other person's …

Great Maps – Over 60 of the world’s most fascinating and significant maps

<i>Great Maps</i> is a visual treat that begins with one of the world’s earliest existing maps – the Bedolina Petroglyph (1500 BC) – found in a valley in …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

The Real Face of Narcissister: A Conversation with the Woman Behind the Mask

While Narcissister may appear to be a mannequin that sprang to life one day, she is the result of years of work in a number of disciplines.<p><i>Photo by Matthew Leifheit</i><p>While Narcissister may appear to be a mannequin that sprang to life one day, she is the result of years of work in a number of …

Marilyn Manson

For Short Men in 2014, The News Is Surprisingly Good

As a short man, a few stories caught my eye this week, even from way down here.<p>I’m short.<p>Not Tyrian Lannister short, but perhaps closer to his height …

Oscar Season Kicks Off in Toronto: Channing Tatum, Kristen Stewart, and More Court Awards Glory

Yes, awards season officially kicked off at the Toronto International Film Festival where several awards-friendly films flaunted their wares.<p>It’s a …

Vogue Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld: Secrets of a Fashion Legend

One of the highest-paid fashion photographers of the 1950s, Erwin Blumenfeld committed suicide by inducing a heart attack. Now his family wants to …

7 Ways to Get People to Do What You Want Them to Do (and Feel Good About It)

Inc.com columnist Minda Zetlin outlines step-by-step how to effectively influence everyone around you.

French food: Not so fresh?

After a survey revealed the prevalence of ready-made restaurant meals in France, restaurateurs and chefs alike are supporting a move towards locally sourced, fresh-made cuisine.<p>Fresh baguettes, aromatic fromage, decadent patisseries: these foods have shaped the tourist vision of France for decades, …

France

A road trip toward holiday nirvana

Kate Armstrong takes on one of the world’s most iconic road trips, reliving memories of coconut oil aromas and honouring the soldiers for whom the route was built.<p>Between 1919 and 1932, 3,000 returned Australian WWI soldiers and sailors toiled with picks, shovels and carts to complete a daunting …

New Zealand

South Asia’s new adrenaline capital

Sri Lanka’s Central Highlands – a patchwork of waterfalls, craggy peaks and tropical jungles – is challenging Asia’s other great adventure capitals, including Pokhara and Leh.<p>It was 6 am and there was not another person in sight. The first rays of dawn split the thin vapour of clouds and I could …

Sri Lanka

The walk that made me love Japan

Acclaimed writer Pico Iyer describes his first walk in Kyoto 26 years ago, when he found understanding between a Shinto shrine and a 7-Eleven and fell in love with the city forever.<p>My favourite Kyoto walk begins at a half-hidden temple called Gesshin-in ­– two-storey, white-walled, eminently …

Japan

China’s Atlantis of the East

The Chinese city of Shicheng was flooded in 1959, then forgotten. With its recent rediscovery, divers can explore a 600-year-old city that is both underwater – and unseen for decades.<p>Often called the “Atlantis of the East” by travellers, the underwater city of Shicheng is a magnificent, mysterious …

Archaeology

The wildest side of Nairobi

Forget the Maasai Mara – it’s in the polluted, congested three million-strong capital where you really understand how wild Africa can be.<p>I had not expected to see a giraffe at the breakfast buffet. The 6m-tall herbivore had bent its elongated, spotted neck through the open conservatory-style …

Wildlife

Turkey’s religious ghost town

Until the deportations of 1923, Muslims and Christians lived harmoniously in the Turkish town of Kayakoy. Today, the ghost town remains a poignant reminder of happier times.<p>Few independent tourists make their way to Kayakoy, a ghost town just 5km west of the tattoo parlours, British pubs and dance …

Travel

How I quit my job to travel: The banker

Marcello Arrambide invested everything he had learning to trade in the stock market. But the ultimate goal was never fame or fortune. It was freedom.<p>When people first discovered that I had borrowed $25,000 in student loans to fund a new day trading career just out of high school, they thought I was …

Stock Markets

Welcome to Europe’s cowboy country

The Great Hungarian Plain is Europe’s answer to the American West – complete with rough-and-tumble herdsmen, horses trained to lie flat on command and a history of highwaymen.

European Travel

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Ho Chi Minh City

The call of the Canadian wild

Canada’s remote Yukon Territory inspired Jack London’s famed 1903 Call of the Wild – and draws travellers today with wild landscapes and memories of rough-and-tumble adventures.<p>It was a hot afternoon in July when my shuttle bus stuttered to a halt on the dusty banks of the Yukon River. I squinted, …

Yukon Territory

A Letter For Your Soul When Nothing Seems To Be Going Right

I need to start here: none of what happened to you was your fault. Not one single moment of it. You didn’t do anything to deserve it. You heard …

8 Golden Pieces Of Professional Advice From A Girl Who Has More Degrees And Jobs Than Ex-Boyfriends

Now that I’m living the dream: writing and teaching college kids for a living or whatever, it is time to pass on the pearls of wisdom I have garnered …

12 People On The One Book You Should Definitely Read This Fall

I smelled fall the other day (one of top 5 smells that exist in nature), which means that summer reading season is officially drawing to the close. …

A Look Into The One-Off Fashion Shows

What initially began as a purposeful and informative week-long event, New York Fashion Week has in recent years morphed into more of a mockery of …

New Music Tuesday: Kimbra's Just Somebody That You Used to Know

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Every Tuesday, Spotify posts a slew of new music available to stream. But with so many singles out</i> …

3 powerful email marketing examples from the pros

Tell stories of impact, use humor & cultivate relationships for more powerful email marketing<p><b>Target audience:</b> Nonprofits, cause organizations, …