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Top UN official backs unions as strikes persist

The head of the United Nations office in Geneva warned Friday that "trust" in the world body as an employer was taking a hit, as staff resumed …

27 fascinating maps that show how Americans speak English differently across the US

In a country as vast as the United States, you're hardly ever going to find a consensus on how to say something.<p>Do you drink soda, or do you call it pop? Do you wear sneakers, or tennis shoes? The answers vary depending on where you ask the question.<p>Linguists Bert Vaux and Scott Golder surveyed …

Natalie Gulbis: Try My Game Plan To Escape The Sand

My technique in greenside bunkers comes courtesy of Butch Harmon. With his advice over the years, I've boiled this shot down to a few easy steps that make getting out of the sand routine for me. I'll share them with you here—and show you my favorite bunker drill.<p>I posed for these photos at Corona …

Try These Three Tips To Get Better Faster

No time to practice? Try this advice to get better faster<p><b>1) GROOVE A GO-TO SHOT</b><p>Everything here is about getting the most from your golf time. First, instead of working on a bunch of greenside shots, pick a wedge—a 56-degree is good—and groove one basic swing that returns the shaft at impact to …

Golf

Elements of a Great Photograph

As a photographer, it’s incredibly important to know what makes a great picture. Just having a nice camera and fancy tools isn’t enough to really …

Landscape Photography

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Harvard linguist points out the 58 most commonly misused words and phrases

In his latest book, "The Sense of Style," Harvard cognitive scientist and linguist Steven Pinker explores the most common words and phrases that people stumble over.<p>The book is like a modern version of Strunk and White's classic "The Elements of Style," but one based on linguistics and updated for …

Reasons to Stick to Your DSLR Over Mirrorless Camera

The internet is abuzz with professional photographers and enthusiasts who are dumping their DSLR to switch to mirrorless cameras such as the Fujifilm …

Ten books that changed the world

<b>The Second Sex</b> <b>by</b> <b>Simone de Beauvoir</b><p>“Unsatisfied, cold, priapic, nymphomaniac, lesbian, a hundred times aborted, I was everything, even an unmarried mother,” wrote Simone de Beauvoir of the reaction to the second volume of <i>The Second Sex</i>. This outpouring of angst – which included the Vatican placing …

Literature

Garden Flower Photography Tips

Short of ideas and inspiration when you want to go out and shoot some photographs? If you have a garden, then step outside your door and into a world …

Landscape Photography

Hello Sony. Goodbye Nikon. The Story of why I am Switching from Nikon to Sony.

“‘To take an interesting photo, some may choose to carry around a lot of metal and glass and mirrors and silicon. I choose to carry around <i>less</i> metal …

The definitive glossary of wine tasting terms

For those who identify with the latter, this glossary of wine tasting terms will get your vocabulary off to a roaring start. The list is a group effort by some of our favorite sommeliers and winemakers, all of whom are photographed below, plus Business Insider's own Matthew DeBord, author of "Wine …

Wine

summer paints the evening rose-gold

A gentle melody echoes across the still, crisp landscapes of German photographer and pianist Maximilian Münch (@muenchmax) and, if you look and listen closely, you can almost hear it. In a gallery as carefully composed as a musical arrangement, the 23-year-old intentionally uses line and color to connect each spectacular vista: rock spurs point toward the horizon in an adjacent image, and treetops melt into a lake’s surface in another. Based in Berlin, but frequently traveling to European destinations and abroad, Max says, “With every picture I put down a small composition on paper, a new note that will somehow lead me to the next — wherever this may be.” Photo by @muenchmax

The Do's and Don'ts of Vacation Sex

<i>Here are some simple rules to help turn up the heat on any tropical or summertime couple's vacation:</i><p><b>1. Don't stress about your bathing-suit body.</b><p>You don't go on vacation with the body you want, you go on vacation with the body you have. There's nothing you can do about it now. The only person …

10 Ways To Stay Mentally Healthy And Happy In Your 50s

<i>Keeping our minds in shape is as important as our physical health, yet we often don't pay it attention until something goes wrong. High50's Celia Dodd finds out why it's so important and how to take care of yours.</i><p>We all know about looking after our physical health by eating well, being active and …

Father's Day: 20 uplifting quotes

Literature

Lonely Planet's best places in Europe 2015

Europe is a magical miscellany of peoples and places, and the range of destinations can be overwhelming if you’re planning a trip. To narrow down the choices, we asked our team of Europe-based editors and authors to pick a list of 10 destinations looming large in their travel plans right now.<p>This …

The collective wisdom of the 2015 graduation speeches

<b>(Real Simple) —</b><p>Trust yourself<p>"I want you all to stay true to the most real, most sincere, most authentic parts of yourselves. I want you to ask those basic questions: Who do you want to be? What inspires you? How do you want to give back? And then I want you to take a deep breath and trust …

College & University

Here's what people eat for breakfast around the world

But breakfast foods vary wildly from place to place.<p>Inspired by a HostelBookers.com post by Victoria Philpott and a Quora post, we took a look at some classic breakfast choices from countries around the world.<p>Whether it's bread and cold cuts in Germany or baked cheese pancakes in Russia, each …

How to Decode an American Wine Label

<i>This post originally appeared on VinePair.</i><p>Wine labels have a huge range: they can be starkly simple to elegant to fanciful. However, if your wine is being made in the U.S., certain information will always be present on the label. Here's how to figure out what it means.<p>Brand/Producer<p>This seems …

Bumped from online service's booking? It's probably airline's doing

<b>Question:</b> My sister and her 14-year-old daughter are traveling from Kalispell, Mont., to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. My sister booked two round-trip tickets through Expedia and was happy with the price and the timing, along with the fact that there was only one stop. She paid for the tickets and received …

Flying

Sudan's Meroe Pyramids Are Just As Spectacular As The Ones You'll Find In Egypt

While the pyramids of Egypt may be the most famous in the world, they're not the only pyramids in Northern Africa. Sudan happens to be home to its own set of incredibly impressive, ancient structures: the Meroe pyramids.<p>Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, which was ruled by the Nubian …

The Week in Review: Benefits of Coffee

Coffee drinkers received some good news this week from new research pointing to the benefits of the popular beverage. A new study from scientists in Korea found drinking between one and five cups of coffee every day is good for arteries.<p>Calcium deposits in arteries, which cause blockage, were at …

A brief history of female authors with male pen names

Female authors have a tough time being themselves.<p>Historically, they've had to hide their identities, adopting male names in order to combat sexism …

It's Disney. It's Cinderella. But Is It For kids?

The film hasn't opened yet. The question is: Do I bring my daughters, who are 8 and 6, to a kids' movie that looks like a bosom-heaving Harlequin Romance starring a #2 pencil in a blue dress and glass slippers?<p>Based on the trailer, and based on the life-size photo of the new Cinderella plastered on …

The 20 Best Books From The Past 20 Years, According To The Independent Bath Literature Festival

Picking a good book can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. There are just SO many.<p>Luckily, the literary experts over at the Independent …

Books