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Learn Smartly!

Knudge.me is a mobile learning platform to help people improve their English leveraging AI and gamification. The new-age learning platform attempts …

The most overrated tourist attractions based on TripAdvisor reviews

1/<p>THE LITTLE MERMAID STATUE: "The most disappointing tourist attraction in the world."<p>"The Little Mermaid" is a bronze statue in Copenhagen …

Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

26 Texts That Will Make You Laugh Way Harder Than You Should

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Meet Hyon Song-wol, North Korea's 'Spice Girl' whose execution was greatly exaggerated

She leads North Korea's answer to the "Spice Girls", was rumoured to have been Kim Jong-un's girlfriend, and was reportedly executed by firing squad.<p>Having been the subject of such fevered speculation for years, Hyon Song-wol was greeted by a barrage of camera flashes as she arrived in Seoul on …

North Korea

39 Commonly Misused Words and How to Use Them Correctly

Where the mechanics of writing are concerned, I’m far from perfect. One example: I always struggle with <i>who</i> and <i>whom.</i> (Sometimes I’ll even rewrite a …

Language

Visit a Country That Doesn't Exist

Travel<p>Here's why bold travelers should visit Transnistria, a mysterious land in limbo.<p>Imagine a normal country with borders, a democratically-elected government, sealed passports for the population, a president, and a flag flying—yet nobody recognizes its existence. Welcome to Transnistria.<p>A small …

Russian Military

Here's what's happening in Zimbabwe

Tanks rolled into Zimbabwe’s capital, Harare, on Tuesday, as tensions escalated between the military and President Robert Mugabe’s ZANU-PF party. In a statement read on the state broadcaster, ZBC, an army official reported early Wednesday morning that Robert Mugabe and his family are “safe” and …

South Africa

Here's why a war in Taiwan could be even worse — and more likely — than a war in North Korea

The third and final phase could involve the immensely difficult task of capturing the main island of Taiwan—no easy task given its tight military relationship with America, its professionally trained soldiers, and its rugged mountains and dense jungles.<p>According to leaked and restricted Chinese …

100 Years Since Her Execution, Was Mata Hari a Sexy Spy or a Sexy Scapegoat?

At nearly every turn, Margaretha Zelle MacLeod made the wrong choices. Yet she managed to create a persona that continues to dance on the crowded …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

These ultra-luxurious underwater homes are being built in Dubai

Richard Branson, fittingly, owns the island representing Great Britain.<p>The Heart of Europe rolled out its first $2.8 million floating home, the aptly named "Floating Seahorse," in early 2016. Since then, development firm Kleindienst has been rolling out even larger homes that will cost roughly $3.3 …

10 Reasons You Need To Visit Jamaica ASAP

A jewel in the crown of the Caribbean is the island of Jamaica, which offers everything a holiday maker could wish for. Though a nation with a …

Spain Travel: 9 Gorgeous Sights in Southern Spain You’ll Love

While studying in Seville, Spain, it was always nice to put my work down and see the incredible places that Southern Spain has to offer. As a travel …

Canada by Rail: 5 Great Canadian Train Adventures

While a traditional road trip has its charms, a Canadian train adventure allows you to ride through the Rockies, explore the remote north and wind …

Trains

The 10 beautiful Scottish lochs you must visit in your lifetime

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10 Fairytale Castles in Europe You Must See

As summer looms ahead, choosing where to travel in Europe to those fleeting warm months is a pretty daunting task. Let alone picking a travel …

The Most Beautiful Roads In America

Take the long way home.<p>Pavement meanders through all 50 of these United States, from the hardwood forests of Vermont to the craggy coast of California's Big Sur. Most of it goes somewhere; some of it goes nowhere. The roads on these pages are a few of our backcountry favorites. They're not always …

13 Places To Visit Before They're Gone Forever

Owing to threats such as climate change, overfishing, and ship traffic, the Great Barrier Reef is slowly deteriorating.<p><i>For</i> Architectural Digest<i>, by Hannah Huber.</i><p>With the growing concerns over everything from climate change to urban development looming over some of the most beloved locations on …

Why have other Gulf states cut ties with Qatar?

Qatar is a tiny country comparatively, with a population under 3 million. Why is it suddenly a political hotcake?<p>Gulf Arab countries summon images of oil-fueled wealth, luxurious malls and strong Muslim identity. Nasty regional rivalry, diplomatic ruptures and panicked citizens stockpiling …

Europe Travel: 10 Charming Villages for a Romantic Getaway

Europe’s most charming villages are at the heart of a fairytale story—gorgeous views, colorful scenery, and port-side, romantic stays against a …

Santorini Travel: Iconic Views & Unique Experiences in Photos

Santorini is a dream destination for travel photography – whether you’re a pro or simply want to generate some Insta-envy, you can’t go wrong taking …

European Travel

15 Underrated But Totally Romantic Beach Destinations

Your S.O. won't say no.<p>Bali, Fiji, the Maldives... When it comes to romantic beach trips, the options can seem surprisingly overdone, overcrowded or overpriced ― especially if you’re craving someplace that’s not in the typical playbook for a honeymoon <b></b>or couple’s vacation.<p>Below are 15 coastal …

5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

The 20 Best Mountain Towns in America

Explore America’s mountain towns, with trails, microbrews, lakes, and scenic views.<p>For a real recharge, spend some time at altitude.

Driving the Most Seductive Road in the World

The Blue Ridge Parkway attracts millions of visitors each year. Most come in search of scenic splendor. What they also find along the way is the …

Fathers more responsive to toddler daughters than sons

Fathers' brains react differently to daughters than sons, according to a study published in the journal <i>Behavioral Neuroscience</i>. The research reveals …

3 Californian homes that are a dream!

Are you ready enjoy a little California dreaming? We hope so, as we have three utterly astounding homes to show you today, all of which are found in …

Architecture

25 Of The Most Beautiful California Houses And Their Stories

There are amazing houses all throughout the world but a lot of them are concentrated in a few regions, one of which is California. We’re not talking …

How to Find Hawaii's Secret Beaches

Perfect white-sand beaches exist all over Hawaii, but many are filled with sand castles, surfers, beach towels, and oceanfront resorts. Get ready to wander a little off the beaten path on your way to these six blissfully empty beaches.<p>Kanaio Beach, Maui<p>The Hoapili Trail starts at a parking area at …