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'Begin Again,' A Music Fantasy Both Sticky And Sweet

You can be the scrappy newcomer only, well, once. That's a problem for <i>Once</i> writer-director John Carney, who has refashioned his low-budget 2006 hit as the slicker, cornier <i>Begin Again</i>. The new film excels as a pop-music fairy tale, but its real-world notes are seriously off-key.<p>The movie originally …

The World of Japanese Vending Machines

For decades now, Japanese vending machines have served up an array of interesting, mundane, and useful things. Things like manga. Or bread in a can. …

Great places to stay on the world's loveliest islands

Don’t waste precious travel time dragging your flip-flopped feet to the beach. We’ve rounded up ten places to stay on some of the world’s most beautiful islands – and they’re all a stone’s throw from the beach. Best of all, you don’t need to sell your granny to enjoy an island getaway, we’ve picked …

Beaches

10 Habits Of Highly Creative People

Writers' block? Go take a nap.<p>Composer Erik Satie walked roughly 10 kilometers from Arcueil to Paris every morning. Saul Bellow rode his mountain bike. Novelist Haruki Murakami keeps a famously intense running schedule, which he described in the <i>Paris Review</i>:<p><b>Whether it lets the mind wander, improves</b> …

Gorgeous and Rare Illustrations for Alice in Wonderland by John Vernon Lord

<i>“Words mean more than we mean to express when we use them,”</i> Lewis Carroll once wrote in a letter to a friend, <i>“so a whole book ought to mean a great deal more than the writer means.”</i><p>Perhaps due to its timelessly whimsical nature, <i>Alice in Wonderland</i> — the umbrella title given to Lewis Carroll’s …

Rio Celeste Waterfall Is Quite Possibly The Bluest Waterfall On Earth

It may look like Photoshop, but it's not.<p>This is the waterfall at Rio Celeste, a river in Costa Rica's Tenorio Volcano National Park. The water is actually this dazzling blue color because of volcanic minerals below the surface-- it's the real-life version of an effect usually only achieved with …

Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

Siblings

Tremble at These Surreal, Sky-High Urban Roller Coasters

These photo manipulations may inspire feelings of nausea, dizziness, and impending doom.<p>Terrified of heights? Then you might want to turn away from these photos, which show roller coasters so tall that to get to them you'd need the Space Shuttle. One can only imagine the nauseating progression of …

Six reasons why space tourism matters

It’s easy to dismiss plans to take paying customers into orbit as a pursuit for the rich. But our space correspondent explains how it could benefit all of us.<p>Right now, one of the most exciting space facilities in the world is a World War Two hangar in the Mojave Desert in California.<p>The wooden …

Space Travel

Build Your Own Mini-Movies In Google Docs With Story Builder

Daryl and John likely didn’t pen phrases such as “angry tiger,” “scary lady” or propose a woman who gobbles men, but they might have during their …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

Treehouses

Toyota i-Road Test Drive: Is This Three-Wheeled Electric Vehicle The Answer To Urban Gridlock?

You might say I was dizzy with delight.<p>The nausea began, of all places, in the middle of a parking lot at Toyota’s secretive research-and-development facility an hour outside Tokyo.<p>Exuberance over being given three minutes behind the wheel of an experimental vehicle called the Toyota i-Road had …

Toyota

Springtime for Vincent

Design

Milkyway at Seven Sisters Cliff

A Map of all the Places in the U.S. Where Nobody Lives

About 47 percent of the country is unoccupied.<p>There are plenty of visualizations based on population data, but nothing quite like what designer Nik Freeman has created: a map of where <i>no one</i> lives.<p>Using data from the 2010 U.S. census, Freeman shades green the nearly 5 million census blocks with zero …

‘What’s In Your Bag?’ Take a Look at the Daily Essentials of 100 Global Creatives’

Yah Leng – Founder, Foreign Policy Design<p>Every photographer carries a bag of tricks around, this bag is essentially magical when combined with one’s …

These images of world cities from 'space' are not what they seem

These high-quality images may look like photographs of world cities at night taken by astronauts from the International Space Station – but they are painstakingly constructed from public map data and finessed by artist Marc Khachfe

10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

Skyscrapers

How to Be Popular, ’50s Style: ‘Vintage Wisdom for a Modern Geek’

When 15-year-old Maya Van Wagenen had trouble fitting in at middle school, she looked to a popularity guide from 1951 for answers. Read an excerpt …

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Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

Lost Andy Warhol works recovered from Amiga floppy disks

Artist Andy Warhol may be best known for his paintings of Campbell's soup cans, but he also took a little-known side trip into the world of computer art back in 1985. He was commissioned by Commodore International to show off its Amiga 1000 computer's graphic arts uses.<p>Warhol obliged, dipping into …

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Do look down! The world's best skywalks – in pictures

As Canada's Glacier Skywalk opens, offering amazing views over Jasper national park, we take a look at the best skywalks around the world<p><b>Share your skywalk experiences in the comments below</b>