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Microsoft is using the cloud to help you make beautiful PowerPoint slides

For most people, PowerPoint is boring. When you need to make a presentation, it’s the most basic and obvious choice. Unless you have some design chops and/or a lot of time, a ‘beautiful PowerPoint presentation’ is often something of an oxymoron.<p>But that could start changing. Microsoft is …

Historians still puzzling over East Germany after 25 years

BERLIN (AP) — In a musty room inside a maze of offices in east Berlin, two women are working patiently on what may be the biggest puzzle the world …

Good Quality Sleep May Build Healthy Hearts

Are you not getting enough sleep, or are you getting too much? If your answer to either of these questions is "yes," you may be at risk of heart disease.<p>Just the right amount of good-quality sleep is key to good heart health, according to researchers at the Center for Cohort Studies at Kangbuk …

These Are the 10 Best Cities to Visit Around the World

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20 gorgeous natural wonders around the world

Places that receive the iconic UNESCO seal are chosen based on their cultural significance, their standing as a natural wonder, or both.<p>From the Rock Sites of Cappadocia, Turkey, made entirely from volcanic erosions, to Africa's Namib Sand Sea, the world's only coastal desert, here are 20 …

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

13 Things to Know Before Traveling to Costa Rica

<b>1. Pura Vida:</b> It’s more than just a saying, it’s a way of life. These two words sum up exactly what Costa Rica is all about. Enjoy what you have and …

26 Awesome (and Affordable!) Alternatives to Pricey Vacation Hot Spots

Sure, we love Paris, London, Cancun—who doesn't?—but before you click the "book" button on a trip to one of the pricey "usual suspects," you MUST …

Where To Go Next in Europe

<i>By: Jordan Simon</i><p>Everyone knows the great capitals of Europe - London, Rome, Paris, Berlin: steeped in history and culture, rich in architecture, cuisine, and so much more. Unfortunately, the experience usually comes at a cost, whether in inflated prices or jostling crowds of fellow tourists. Yet …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

Disney vs. Legoland: Who's the champion? | CNN Travel

5 ways to make the most of a short trip to East Coast Australia

How to maximise your days when you've got limited time in this oversized country...<p>Australia is a long way from just about everywhere. So it's …

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Edit Any Photo on the Internet with Polarr’s Plugin for Chrome and Firefox

Popular browser-based editor Polarr has released a new plugin for both Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox that enables users to instantly edit any …

Philippines' Competition Conundrum: A Nation of Oligopolies, Dynasties and Autocratic Nostalgia

As Benigno "NoyNoy" Aquino entered his final year in office, the question of how to assess his legacy has gained greater salience. Both his opponents and supporters have powerful arguments to present.<p>Among sympathizers, Aquino has been hailed for, among other things, injecting good governance …