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Young boys practice parkour at a beach in Makhachkala, Dagestan, on May 15, 2013. Photograph by Dmitry Kostyukov for TIME (@kostyukov). To see more pictures from Dagestan, visit lightbox.time.com.

Artists Evoke Care for Oceans at Blue Vision Summit 4

Changing Planet<p>Opening the Blue Vision Summit 4 in Washington, D.C., on Monday, author and ocean advocate David Helvarg said of Congress, “A lot of them are hardwired like sharks, they respond to stimuli like money or votes” (see Helvarg’s posts in Ocean Views).<p>The summit, which ends today, is “the …

Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque Oman

Home » Blog » Destinations » Featured » A Mosque of Grand Proportions<p>May 16, 2013 17 Comments »<p>Shares 1.2K<p>The shiny marble of the Grand Mosque in …

Early Everest Expeditions Photos

Mountaineering

Gatsby's greatest places: exploring Jazz Age gems

<i>The Great Gatsby</i> is a classic American novel, and a continual inspiration to artists of all kinds. We've uncovered New York City and Long Island sights from F. Scott Fitzgerald's most iconic work. Prohibition is passé and Art Deco is long dead, but you can still live like it’s the roaring 20s in …

Vintage

It rains in the tropics, and other travel buzz-kills

Travel buzz-kills are a singular kind of torture, born out of impossibly high expectations for a destination. The considerable time and money invested in getting to a place only intensifies the ensuing melancholia.<p>Florence, in all its multifaceted, Italian wonderfulness, was one of the biggest …

Travel

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What do good shoes, Google+ and Facebook have in common?

James Russell, a London based designer, took issue with my post Wednesday about the new Google+ (s GOOG) design and how its aesthetic is different …

How Google cleverly improved Android without releasing Android 4.3 at Google I/O

Did you hear about the new version of Android(s goog)? No? That’s because there <i>isn’t</i> one, at least not in the traditional sense.<p>Although it was …