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91-Year Old Woman Breaks Marathon Record

(Photo: NBC San Diego)<p>Harriette Thompson, 91, just completed a full marathon in San Diego. When she crossed the finish line after <b>7 hours, 7 minutes,</b> …

25 Uses For Lemon Peel - You Won't Believe All the Great Uses

Lemon juice has so many household uses, but don’t toss those peels after squeezing your lemons! Use the whole lemon – juice, pulp, rind, and all. …

Maya Angelou's 1992 Commencement Address at Spelman College

The formal cat fantasy portraiture of Eldar Zakirov

Man, I love this guy's work--particularly the cats. Eldar Zakirov is on DeviantArt, and you can support his high weirdness by purchasing prints. He …

No one knows if this religious leader is dead or meditating

<b>(YouTube)</b><p>His holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj is in a commercial freezer — and his $170-million estate is at stake<p>Timothy McGrath<p>May 30, 2014 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>His Holiness Shri Ashutosh Maharaj, a wealthy religious leader in the Punjab city of Jalandhar, is …

This Futuristic Floating City Could Become A Reality In China

Renderings of this futuristic Floating City (via Dezeen) could very easily pass for the storyboard of a Hollywood sci-fi flick set in the distant future.<p>But this design for a floating city, by London-based architecture firm AT Design Office, may very well become reality.<p>According to the city's …

Architecture

India’s Best Palace Hotels

Overlooking mirror-like lakes and sun-drenched sand dunes, India’s palace hotels will make even the most humble traveler feel like a sultan. From …

Taj Mahal

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

The 10 Best Hotels In The World

To compile these awards, the magazine asked its readers to vote on the best hotels they've traveled to, factoring in everything from rooms and food to service and location.<p>This year, Botswana's Mombo Camp and Little Mombo Camp took the top spot, ousting last year's winner, Tanzania's Singita …

South Africa

Upping the Weird Factor: The World's 10 Wackiest Hostels — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean your accommodation options need be stock-standard. If …

European Travel

You Can Now Stay at an Underwater Hotel Room and Sleep with the Fishes

At the Manta Resort on the island of Pemba, Tanzania, you will find a hotel room unlike any other. Designed by Mikael Genberg of Genberg Underwater …

20 Amazing Hotels You Need To Visit Before You Die

<i>Credit: Bored Panda</i><p>Take a look at some of the most amazing hotels in the world. Not everyone can afford to holiday in one of these locations, however …

Latin rapper René Pérez destroys his $100k Maserati Quattroporte to protest against materialism -

Maserati

Syria Is One of the Most Dangerous Places on Earth for Children

A United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) report published Monday calls Syria one of the most dangerous places in the world for children, 5.5 million …

7 Artists Who Were Arrested for Their Art

Art and Law<p>From Spencer Tunick's nude flashmobs to the artist who ate his election ballot.<p>,<p>Chris Burden, <i>From Deadman, November 12</i> (1972).<br>Courtesy …

Los Angeles

10 Shocking Photos That Will Change How You See Consumption And Waste

As individual and anonymous consumers, it's seemingly impossible to even <i>estimate</i> the physical ramifications of our daily consumption and waste. While our personal imprints may not seem in themselves worthy of alarm, the combined effect of human's habits and rituals is hard to look away from.<p>Cell …

The 10 Best Cars Designed by Bertone

Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of bankruptcy. Its history includes some of the greatest automotive designs ever committed to sheetmetal. Let's revisit 10 favorites from the company's epic highlight reel.<p>Iconic Italian design house Bertone is reportedly on the cusp of …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

The Most Colorful Cities in the World (Photos)

Live the Rainbow<p>No need to rely on just nature to provide a colorful backdrop to your vacation. The streets and skylines of these global cities pop …

Uruguay becomes first country to legalise marijuana trade

MONTEVIDEO (Reuters) - Uruguay became the first country to legalise the growing, sale and smoking of marijuana on Tuesday, a pioneering social experiment that will be closely watched by other nations debating drug liberalisation.<p>People participate in the so-called "Last demonstration with illegal …

“I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the acts of smoking rather than…

<i>“I felt that children smoking would have a surreal impact upon the viewer and compel them to truly see the acts of smoking rather than making assumptions about the person doing the act." Frieke Janssens</i><p>Last week, I attended the preview for, "Smoking Kids,” by the Belgian photographer, Frieke Janssens. I was impressed at how much fun an opening could be. Rather than a stuffy affair, it was packed with well-dressed Belgians out in support of one of their own, enjoying live music and good drink. …

“I hadn’t even thought about prostitution until I walked into a brothel

<i>“I hadn’t even thought about prostitution until I walked into a brothel. I was probably very naive, which actually in retrospect did me a favour.” –Jane Hilton</i><p>The British photographer, Jane Hilton, has spent more than fifteen years getting to know “working girls” in Nevada. Commissioned by the BBC in 2000 for a series titled, “The Brothel/Love for Sale,” she completed ten documentaries about brothels, their workers, and the “johns” that frequent them. Hilton’s sensitive attention to her …

The longest married couple in America have celebrated their 81st wedding anniversary. Ann Shawah was just 17 when she ran away with her future husband John Betar. He was a 21-year-old with a Ford Roadster who drove her and her friends to school. Five children, 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren now make up their extended family. More here: http://fw.to/m3ah7oD

Paternity leave: I'm a new father. And I really want to be at home now

On other pages in today's <i>Observer</i> I've written about Lego, and the children's film <i>SpaceCamp</i>, and the Tintin books (twice). Likely my focus has snagged these past few weeks. At home, I have a new baby, two months old and about as big as an economy-size bag of peas, currently testing out a new smile. …

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Autoweek divulges details on Presidential limo

Ever since the latest presidential limousine, also known as The Beast, debuted in 2009, we've wondered what's underneath that black Cadillac body. We already know a few details, like the fact it isn't a Cadillac at all, but a very heavy duty truck chassis from General Motors with a body that …

Tito's widow dies

Jovanka Broz, the woman who spent three decades as Yugoslavia’s First Lady, but more recently holed up in a crumbling house in isolation and near penury, has died at the age of 88.<p>President Tito was 32 years senior to his wife, who was first a nurse, then Tito’s personal secretary before becoming …