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54 Surprising Celebrity Friendships

From Mariah Carey and Will Ferrell to Meryl Streep and 50 Cent.<p>They say it's a small world in Hollywood, but sometimes the lines get crossed in ways you wouldn't expect. From childhood besties (Gwyneth and Rashida Jones, really!) to pairs just brought together (Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, thanks …

Reader Recs: Favorite European Getaways

Europe has long been atop many travelers’ wish lists. With shoulder season upon us and favorable exchange rates still holding strong, there’s never been a better time to make that dream a reality.<p><b>To help pare down the options, we asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite</b> …

European Travel

Netflix movies: the 100 best films on Netflix UK

Crush of the week: Chris Evans

It’s not an obvious movie star name, is it? For years, the most famous person to bear it was a wildly successful English TV presenter whose biggest draw was his anarchic take on Friday night telly. But this Chris Evans, one of the biggest film stars in the world, is very different, and I have the …

Captain America

Eminem's vocabulary nearly double Bob Dylan's

Eminem is the most verbose musician of all time, a study has found, while Mariah Carey, The Who and The Beatles are among the artists with the lowest musical vocabulary.<p>Research by Musixmatch has compiled the 100 most linguistically dense songs of the top 93-selling artists ever.<br>They then compared …

Europe's most overcrowded beaches - and their unspoiled alternatives

The world's first non-white modelling agency – a true celebration of diversity

Looking at the models on Lorde Inc’s website, the first thing that strikes you is that these people are, to put it in Zoolander’s words, really, really good looking. Ornello has long plaits and a gap between her teeth. Mohammed is all chocolate eyes and wavy locks. And Urjii is cheekbones and …

Fashion Modeling

A Look Back at New York City's First Penthouse

The 54-room apartment had everything a socialite could ever need, including a storage room specifically for flowers and furs.<p>You might expect the first penthouse apartment built in New York City to seem modest by today's standards, but actually the opposite is true.<p>According to 6sqft.com, the …

Here are the world's most popular #TBT songs of all time

You all like R. Kelly's "Ignition (Remix)" way, way too much.<p>On Thursday, Spotify revealed a hundred of the world’s most popular throwback Thursday …

List-Worthy

Meet the man who flies the world for free

To most, flying is a necessary evil required to shift you from your home to your holiday as quickly as possible. To others, it’s a passion - and a profession.<p>Meet Ben Schlappig, an airline obsessive and travel blogger who has made it his life’s goal to travel around the world as much as possible …

The X-Files' Gillian Anderson: Why I'm wearing a wig to play Scully

Fans of T<i>he X-Files</i> remember Dana Scully as an intellectually rigorous, science-minded investigator of the supernatural possibilities, skeptical …

The most incredible Chinese cities you've never heard of

Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong are China’s glamour triplets. Everybody knows them, everybody wants to see them (and hopefully snap a selfie). And yeah, they’re pretty fantastic. But did you know that China is home to an incredible 600+ cities, more than 160 of which have populations greater than a …

Here's Ronan Farrow Covering Avril Lavigne On The Guitar At A Hackathon

Just some good, clean, libertarian fun.<p>Ronan Farrow arrived at a Rand Paul for President hackathon in San Francisco on Saturday planning to cover the competition for NBC.<p>But the blue-eyed newsman soon became the main event.<p>As he waited for the hackathon to begin, Farrow, who is famous as the son of …

Hackathons

The Neurological Pleasures of Fast Fashion

Research shows that the brain finds pleasure in the pursuit of inexpensive things, and high-street chains and online retailers sites alike are cashing in.<p>In wealthy countries around the world, clothes shopping has become a widespread pastime, a powerfully pleasurable and sometimes addictive …

10 Things We Need to See in Marvel's Ant-Man Movie

Remember when everyone said that Guardians of the Galaxy would be Marvel’s first “flop”? As per usual, they proved everyone wrong last year when that …

The Riot Club continues pop culture's obsessive scepticism of the 1%

After seeing The Riot Club at the Toronto film festival last year, my friend and I (who were emotionally traumatized because we thought it was going to be a comedy) described it as “a horror movie about privilege”. It was a too-real tale about what can happen under mob mentality, and as women …

Self-esteem

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

Three-quarters of Muslim Australians feel they are unfairly targeted by terror laws, study reveals

Muslim Australians believe overwhelmingly that they are unfairly targeted by counter-terrorism laws but say terrorist groups distort the true meaning of Islam, a survey of community attitudes has revealed.<p>Around one in five of the 800 Muslims polled believed that terrorist groups sometimes have …

Religion

25 Workout Moves Fit People Love To Do

It's not all burpees and planks. OK, it's some burpees and planks. But a bunch of other amazing stuff, too.<p>Quick heads up: These GIFs and videos aren't meant for instructional purposes, just motivation! If you want to try a new move or workout, you should get an all-clear from your doctor, and work …

Workouts

Why will nobody move to Pitcairn, the Pacific island with free land?

Only one person has responded to an appeal for islanders on the British colony settled by the HMS Bounty mutineers<p>Land is free and plentiful, the weather is good and there would be little chance of confrontation with the neighbours.<p>Yet almost nobody wants to wants to move to Pitcairn, the tiny …

Boating

Chantelle Winnie: ‘I’m proud of my skin’

Chantelle Winnie is a model in demand: her army of fans includes artists, designers and photographers. She tells Eve Barlow about her journey from bullied schoolgirl to runway queen. But can she get to the point where the world doesn’t notice her vitiligo at all?<p>See our exclusive photoshoot here<p>The …

TED Talks

Bibby Sowray

The Most Highly Anticipated Films At The 2015 Sundance Film Festival

There are all kinds of movies for all kinds of people at this year's premier Park City-set independent film fest. Here they are, grouped by recurring themes.

Kurt Cobain

6 things you never knew about Palau

Known as the 'jewel of Micronesia', this idyllic archipelago is full of intrigue – from friendly jellyfish to glorious mud...<p>1. You can swim with …

How I beat Foxcatcher star: UK wrestler tells of his battle with Olympic champion

Brian Aspen recalls wrestling’s glory days and bout with Dave Schultz – and says he will watch sporting psychodrama tipped for Oscar success<p>It is a chilling tale of the dysfunctional world of elite sport that is drawing audiences into cinemas across Britain and last week earned actor Steve Carell …

Channing Tatum

Henry Cavill says Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is "a visual spectacle" and "cinematic history"

Next year, Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment will bring together its most iconic superhero characters together on the big screen for the very first …

Flares are ridiculous. Pity the desperate designers who bring them back into fashion

<b>So, apparently flares are back this season. Can we now all officially laugh at the fashion industry?</b><p><i>Anonymous, by email</i><p>It is true that some designers are trying to convince people to buy flares again, which everyone knows is a sign of imminent apocalypse. But, on the bright side, it means we can …

Fashion Industry