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How Can I Earn Tax-Free Income? Here Are 9 Ways.

The answer to the "How can I earn tax-free income?" question may surprise you -- because there are actually lots of ways to collect dollars without …

Artist Transforms Dirty Cars in Moscow into Incredible Works of Art

Illustrator Nikita Golubev (aka ProBoyNick) is transforming Moscow, one dirty car at a time. The multifaceted artist approaches parked cars covered in filth and turns them into works of art. He sees layers of dust and dirt as perfect pigments for bringing the images hidden within to life. He shifts …

24 Things You Should Know Before Traveling to Japan

Simply put, Japan is a fascinating destination. Here, you'll find a seamless blend of old traditions and new technology. You'll also discover …

Nordic Noir: 7 Scandinavian Homes Enveloped in Black

Scandinavian architecture finds beauty in simple, functional spaces. Through clean lines, angular structures and minimalist principles, well-executed Scandinavian homes employ acute design to make daily life increasingly comfortable and uncomplicated. Enveloped in black — a deliberate shade both …

Scientists capture first ever image of dark matter web that connects galaxies

For the first time ever, scientists have captured an image of a dark matter bridge, confirming the theory that galaxies are held together by a cosmic …

The war in Syria, explained

How Syria’s civil war became America’s problem.<p>President Donald Trump has ordered airstrikes on Syria as punishment for its chemical weapons attack last week in the town of Douma, which killed at least 42 people — including a number of children.<p>Understanding Trump’s decision requires understanding …

Middle East

81 Captivating Travel Photographs From Around the World

Photo Contest<p>Check out top travel contest photos and get inspired to join the 2018 Travel Photographer of the Year contest.<p>Awe-inspiring landscapes, towering cities, and unforgettable cultural moments are some of the scenes entered to the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year …

Cities

9 magical Europe travel destinations you’ve probably never heard of

While most tourists flock to Europe’s main attractions of Paris, London, and Rome, there are many other beautiful hidden gems around the continent …

How to Shoot a City in Unimaginable Ways - Essential Tips for Epic Cityscapes!

Exploring Cityscape Photography<p>Cities are massive and full of power, energy and vibes that they are great to photograph! For a photographer, they're …

Why It Matters Whether Students Learn About World War I in American History or World History Class

April 6 marks the centenary of the United States’ entry into World War I. But how should Americans remember the war?<p>In Hungary, for example, World …

Vibrant Street Photographs of New York City by Henry Kornaros

<b>Henry Kornaros</b> is a talented 17-year-old self-taught photographer and filmmaker from Vermont who currently based in New York City. “I enjoy taking …

32 architectural masterpieces everyone should see in their lifetime

After sinking untold sums of money into their construction, we can walk through the finished products and even live inside them.<p>Business Insider has selected 30 buildings that push the boundaries of structural expression. We think you'll love them.<p><i>Drake Baer contributed to an earlier version of</i> …

Seeing how the highest and lowest-earners spend their money will make you think differently about 'rich' vs 'poor'

On average, Americans spend the bulk of their money in three areas: housing, transportation, and food.<p>But the picture looks a bit different if you compare the country's lowest earners with the highest. While household spending is similar in some areas, low-income Americans spend a significantly …

Gorgeous hand-colored photos capture Japan on the brink of modernity

Rural life in Japan<p>Nostalgia on the cusp of modernity<p>In the 1850s and ‘60s, Japan gradually loosened the restrictions on foreign trade and visitors …

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

Art Galleries

The Battle is Over: My Micro 4/3 Camera Outsold my Full-Frame DSLR

The battle is over, and full frame cameras have lost the race. Here’s why.<p>I’ve been selling photos through a high end stock agency for the last two …

Cameras

How Big Was The Universe At The Moment Of Its Creation?

You might think of the Universe as infinite, and quite honestly, it might truly be infinite, but we don’t think we’ll ever know for sure. Thanks to the Big Bang — the fact that the Universe had a birthday, or that we can only go back a finite amount of time — and the fact that the speed of light is …

A 3 story home with plans!

If you are wanting a spacious home with high ceilings and enough bedrooms for a growing family but don't have a huge piece of land to commit to a …

See the 10 Most Impressive Works at Art Basel Hong Kong

Art Fairs<p>These are the pieces everybody will be talking about.<p>,<p>The fifth edition of Art Basel in Hong Kong started with a VIP preview at the city’s …

Why the Nazis Loved America

To say America today is verging on Nazism feels like scaremongering. Yes, white nationalism lives in the White House. Yes, President Donald Trump …

Does Dark Matter Exist, Or Is Gravity Wrong? The Answer Lies Billions Of Years In The Past

When we look out at the luminous matter in the Universe — stars, galaxies, clusters of galaxies and the hot gas in and between them — it tells a couple of different stories. One is the story of how normal matter (based on atomic nuclei and electrons) comes together to emit, absorb and otherwise …

Dark Matter

From drones to AKs, high technology to low politics.

In early June 2018, at a tiny military post near the tumbledown town of Jamaame in Somalia, small arms...<p>In late 2016, the U.S. defense establishment …

Breezy Family Home With Wonderful Views From Its Infinity Edge Pool

A house with a pool is not exactly an extraordinary thing. But if the house were to have an infinity edge pool things definitely change. The whole …

The 21 happiest countries in the world

For the latest World Happiness Report, a yearly ranking from the United Nations that assesses a country's average well-being by looking at its income, healthy life expectancy, social support, freedom, and trust and generosity, the authors paid particular attention to migration.<p>"Perhaps the most …

Costa Rica

From book to boom: how the Mormons plan a city for 500,000 in Florida

The Mormon church owns vast tracts of US land, and now envisages a huge new city on its Deseret Ranch – but at what cost?<p>Everything about the Deseret cattle and citrus ranch, in central Florida, is massive. The property itself occupies 290,000 acres of land – more than nine times the size of San …

7 things Tony Robbins says you should do with your money

In fact, many people are still reeling from the 2008 financial crisis. Meanwhile, the U.S. is experiencing historically low interest rates, and some countries even have negative interest rates.<p>That's enough to make anyone feel uncertain. But Tony Robbins is convinced that you can be unshakeable …

Here's when you should — and shouldn't — hire a financial planner

But there are good financial planners out there if you know where to look, and in the right situations a financial planner can make your life easier, save you a lot of money, and help you reach your biggest personal goals sooner.<p>After all, no matter how much information is available online, your …

Personal Finance

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Scandinavian adventures | Six of the best places to go wild camping | The Great Outdoors

17th February 2017<p><b>One of the latest releases from the publishers of the best-selling Wild Things series is the Wild Guide to Scandinavia – featuring</b> …

Are parents the reason children are increasingly diagnosed with anxiety?

Why has debilitating anxiety become so common among the young? And why is it still so often overlooked? In June, a 15-year-old boy, who a few days …