Alex Garvey

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Palawan, The Most Beautiful Island In The World, Is Sheer Perfection

It's hard to believe the Philippines are an under-appreciated tropical travel destination, especially with their extraordinary hiking, diving, beaches and of course -- islands that are THIS beautiful.<p>And while we'd like to visit every single island in the Philippines, there's one island in …

7 Hints You Should Know Before Booking Another Flight

When we fly, it's absolutely imperative that we get the best possible deal, on the best possible day, on the best possible flight. (Travel ego is a <i>very</i> real thing, people. And we have a BIG one.)<p>As such, we have a few serious rules to live by when it comes to booking plane tickets. These facts and …

Portuguese Street Artist Turns Junk Into Amazing Owl Sculpture

Talented Portuguese street artist Artur Bordalo (aka Bordalo II) has done it again, creating a beautiful and colorful owl sculpture on a wall in the …

Stars of tomorrow: the greatest painters you haven't heard of yet – in pictures

Looking for the David Hockney of the future? Or the next Anselm Kiefer to hang on your wall? A global hunt has uncovered the world’s most promising painters, chosen from over 4,000 artists in more than 30 countries. Here are our favourites<p>• 100 Painters of Tomorrow is out now

The 11 most significant battles of the Second World War

A ‘battle’ is defined here as an event occurring in a particular place and over a relatively short time-span; the shortest of these battles lasted 90 …

World History

Top 20 books they tried to ban

In October 1960, Penguin Books went on trial over the publication of Lady Chatterley's Lover. Here are some other famous books they tried to ban<p><b>Belle et Bête</b><p>by Marcela Iacub<p>Iacub’s book, which can be translated as ‘Beauty and Beast’ or ‘Beautiful and Stupid’, gives explicit details of her …

Books

National Geographic Travel

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …

Adorable Cats Singing Christmas Carols

Whether you're a cat, cat lover, or just spend a lot of time on the Internet, you probably agree that an adorable, fuzzy creature pawing ornaments and discarded wrapping paper makes the holidays even better than they already are. So a collection of Christmas lyrics tweaked to befit a feline [<i>Catmas</i> …

How America abandoned its “undeserving” poor

With poverty on the rise in the late 1970s, Reagan conservatives waged war on the needy — and won<p>After the mid-1970s progress against poverty stalled. The 1973 oil crisis ushered in an era of growing inequality interrupted only briefly by the years of prosperity during the 1990s. Productivity …

The Best of 52 Books in 52 Weeks

So what seems like a million years ago I started this project to read 52 bestsellers in 52 weeks. Along the way, I've had a great group of readers reading along with me on Facebook and Goodreads. Recently, I asked them to let me know what their favorite reads this year were, and here are the …

The Illustration Work of Krzysztof

Krzysztof Domaradzki runs a multidisciplinary design studio, StudioKxx whose portfolio includes identity, brand strategy development, typography and …

Graphic Design

Possession: an unforgettable lesson in love and letters

Reader Sara Richards finds comfort and joy in AS Byatt's Booker-winning triumph of biographical sleuthing<p>What I look for in a comfort food is something rich, long and complex. I want the same from a book, so I always return to this novel, which I have read, since its publication in 1990, in …

Diaspora Sounds Alarm As Dominicans Face Statelessness

Politicians in the Dominican Republic have long courted Dominicans in the U.S. for votes. That relationship has strengthened in the past couple of years; in 2011, the Dominican government established seven representatives for its communities abroad.<p>And that influence means activism in the U.S. …

China's Fierce Public Debate Over GM Food Exposes Concerns About America

OF THE many thousands of usually small protests that break out in China every year, few relate to national policy. Many consider the risk of challenging the central government too great. But the entrance to the agriculture ministry is a gathering spot for occasional demonstrations. Their complaints …

China

Why Has the FAA and FCC Been Lying to Us About Cell Phones on Planes?

For more than 22 years the FAA and the FCC have essentially feeding us an urban myth that cell phone use would crash planes.<p>Who could question passenger safety?<p>But it was all a lie.<p>It was obvious to everyone who left their phone on during flights, as I often did, that airplanes would not come …

Meet the world’s most famous vaginal knitter

Performance artist Casey Jenkins talks to Salon about her decision to knit with yarn inserted into her own vagina<p>Casey Jenkins didn’t realize more than 2.5 million people would see her vagina. But that’s what happened after a segment she shot for Australian broadcast network SBS was uploaded to …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

How Republicans And Democrats Ended Up Living Apart

These are politically segregated times.<p>Secession movements are active in several states, generally consisting of residents of rural red counties seeking to separate themselves from the more liberal and urban-centered policies of blue-state leaders.<p>And Democrats and Republicans are much less likely …

Writers and critics on the best books of 2013

Hilary Mantel, Jonathan Franzen, Mohsin Hamid, Ruth Rendell, Tom Stoppard, Malcolm Gladwell, Eleanor Catton and many more recommend the books that impressed them this year<p><b>Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie</b><p><i>Five Star Billionaire</i> by Tash Aw (Fourth Estate) is a brilliant, sprawling, layered and unsentimental …

Building Eco-Friendly Instruments, Paths For Women In Tech

The online magazine <i>Ozy</i> covers people, places and trends on the horizon. Co-founder Carlos Watson joins <i>All Things Considered</i> regularly to tell us about the site's latest discoveries.<p>This week, Watson tells host Arun Rath about a female tech entrepreneur aiming to attract more women of color to the …

This Infinite Staircase Will Make You Believe In Miracles Art

On a good day, art can be a portal to another dimension. On a great day, it's a staircase to nowhere. Meet "Diminish and Ascend," or as we like to call it, the infinite staircase.<p>Designed by New Zealand artist David McCracken, this magnificent illusion stems from the seashore in Bondi, Australia …

We got high, thousands in Mexico died

America’s failed drug policies — and our insatiable drug appetites — have helped kill innocent people in Mexico<p>Just outside the city of Culiacán, near the northwestern coast of Mexico, sits an impressive new development, a boomtown where construction never stops. It’s a monument to the neoliberal …

Embrace your small penis, men: Everyone else is lying anyway!

Only one man in 100 reaches beyond the 5-to-7-inch average. Why are men lying, and why do women expect more?<p>Intellectually, a man knows that the size of his penis shouldn’t be specifically relevant in a relationship, to him or to a woman. His common sense tells him that it will certainly not be the …

'Stories Are Waiting' #WhenInParis Part02

0 Comments<p>We have already shared with you the first part of our fun filled 24 hours in Paris, if you missed the first post we featured on the blog …