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10 Insanely Gorgeous, Under-The-Radar European Destinations

The value of the dollar against the euro is the highest it has been in years, making now the perfect time to take that trip you've been meaning to plan. But instead of the usual suspects (lookin' at you, London and Paris), why not try one of these under-the-radar spots that are far less crowded but …

Architects Want To Turn Old Subway Tunnels Into An Underground Cycling Highway

The conceptual London Underline would offer pedestrians and cyclists an alternate route through central London.<p>London commuters could one day ditch the Tube for a different kind of underground transportation experience. A proposal by global architecture firm Gensler would turn out-of-use metro …

Urban Design

Surprising Infographic Visualizes the Cost of Living Around the World

We often think about the cost of living from city to city and less often from country to country. Movehub, a resource for those moving abroad, visualized data that shows us how this cost changes around the world. They used information from the website Numbeo, which is a crowdsourced global …


National Geographic Travel

These 36 questions can make you 'fall in love with anyone'

A simple test claims to be able to make two people fall head-over-heels in love, by helping them seem vulnerable to each other. Why not give it a try?<p>The path to true love just got a whole lot smoother.<p>The key? To ask someone the 36 questions below - and answer them yourself. Doing this, …


100 things we didn't know last year

<b>Interesting and unexpected facts can emerge from daily news stories and the Magazine picks out such snippets for its weekly feature, 10 things we didn't know last week. Here's an almanac of the best of 2014.</b><p><b>1. The Pentagon has</b> a plan for combating a zombie apocalypse.<p>Find out more (Foreign</b> …

New York Times

Best of the Best in Photos 2014, Part 1

12 Movies For The Next 12 Months

<i>The new year has finally arrived. To celebrate the start of 2015, HuffPost Entertainment has compiled a list of 12 movies for the next 12 months (with some others of note listed too). Happy watching!</i><p><b>January: "Blackhat"</b><p>Michael Mann's first movie in six years stars Chris Hemsworth as a computer …

Pictures of the Week 1.1.15

Best of the Best in Photos 2014: Part 2

15 Gravity-Defying Homes From Around the World

Ingenious engineering and the will of slightly crazy homeowners, brings architecture to new heights.


National Geographic Travel

My brothers and I

Photo Contest Winners<p>Browse our editors' favorite submissions from 2010-2014 contests.<p>Follow Nat Geo Photography<p>Community<p>Join Your Shot, our photography community. Submit to assignments and get feedback from our photo editors.<p>From the Archives<p>Look through a curated collection of historical photos …

Imaginative Dreamlike Worlds by Digital Artist Gediminas Pranckevicius

Conceptual artist and illustrator Gediminas Pranckevicius creates digital art that instantly whisk viewers off into a world of imagination. The Lithuania-born artist uses soft light and blended colors to create harmonious worlds where it is easy to get lost in the surreal stories.<p>He uses software …


Putting a Creative, Timeless Spin on Wedding Photography with GIFs and Cinemagraphs

Many wedding and engagement photographers want (and advertise) their photographs to be ‘timeless,’ but Detroit-based Jeffrey Lewis Bennett of JLB …

Pictures of the Week 8.21.14

Photo of the Day: Best of June

Campy, sublime, playful, dazzling, graceful. Each moment chosen as a Photo of the Day is a story unto itself. The fun of the monthly round-up comes with seeing visual echoes which you otherwise might not—shapes, tones, and moods coming together to tell a new tale. Here is a selection of images from …

How to survive a winter in Antarctica – in pictures

Photographer and explorer Dr Alexander Kumar spent nine months at Concordia Station, where temperatures drop to -80C and your nearest neighbours are astronauts orbiting the Earth. Follow his journey through the worst winter in the world<p>• White Mars, Living on Planet Concordia is on at the Royal …

Sarolta Ban’s Surreal Photo Manipulations

While jewelry was Sarolta Ban's first professional calling, it is her otherworldly photo manipulations that truly sparkle.<p>Source: Blogspot<p>While she …

Pictures of the Week 11.29.13

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …


Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Best Stuff<p>After lathering up a a whole lot, we crown the winning washes.<p>By Adam Hurly1 day agoView More<p>Best of GQ<p>The 84-year-old music legend has …

The Big Picture photography competition: round 283

Travel Photography

Caroline Shearing on Twitter: "'A cross between a chalet and a French castle.' The world's most expensive ski chalets"

Grizzly Peak View

Smith Hotel Awards: 2013 winners


The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

The Big Picture photography competition: round 280

Covent Garden