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The world's most desirable holiday destinations – in pictures

From the summit of Machu Picchu to the open spaces of Mongolia, National Geographic has assembled a selection of the most amazing places from around the globe. What are your unmissable locations? Tell us in the comments below

Tour Budapest in Less Than Three Minutes

Sights include—but are certainly not limited to—a swim-up chess game, a falconeer, and incredible street art.<p>Budapest is a magical place filled with …

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Tourism

Apple TV might finally get all of the best apps it's been missing

Sure, Apple TV has many of the big ones — Netflix, Hulu, YouTube, iTunes, HBO Now, and HBO Go — but it's missing important apps like Amazon Instant Video, Pandora, Sling TV, and Spotify.<p>And it also doesn't have most of the niche channels found on Roku's devices, which include apps focused on …

Smart TV

Man uses his iPhone to insert TV and movie characters into everyday life

It takes a special skill to notice the beauty — and celebrity — in the everyday.<p>French photographer François Dourlen sees the remarkable and the …

Google's just given the world unlimited photo storage

The software is super-smart, using machine learning to automatically organise your snaps based on time, places, people etc without you needing to do …

Google Photos

15 Survival Myths that Could Actually Kill You

To help dispel some of the more common survival myths, we spoke to Tony Nester, an expert on desert survival and head of <b>Ancient Pathways Survival</b> …

Bushcraft

6 Things Every Reading Nook Needs

The coziest spot in your home isn't complete without these.<p><b>1. Some privacy</b><p>How can you squirrel away with your favorite page-turner if the kids won't stop bothering you? Keep your reading nook separate from the rest of the house by installing a curtain — like in this relaxing red Houston space — or …

Articles about run down farmhouse becomes sleek modern retreat on Dwell.com - Dwell

Jacek Kolasiński took on a massive renovation project in his dream neighborhood.<p>Two Washington, D.C.–based writers balance life in the city with a low-key vacation spot.<p>A young architect transforms a small row house into a deceptively roomy family home.<p>A couple embarks on a new life together by …

Architecture

How to Be a Good Traveler in 10 Easy Steps

Those who leave their homes for temporary jaunts to other places can be sorted into three basic categories:<p>Tourists, travelers, and good travelers.<p>(Notice that last one wasn’t capitalized — this isn’t about me.)<p>I owe many of my most memorable trips to the serendipitous kindness of strangers, and am …

Why We Speak

An evolutionary biologist argues that humans started talking because they needed to negotiate.<p>Sometime around 120,000 years ago in the desert near Oued Djebbana, in what is modern-day northern Algeria, a human acquired some small seashells. The shells were from a species known as <i>Nassarius</i> …

Anthropology

Viewpoint: How do you instil good character?

<b>The teaching of good character in schools has been backed by the government. But just how do you go about that asks, Jonathan Birdwell, head of citizenship at think tank Demos.</b><p>Ask the average person on the street and they probably associate "good character" with traits like honesty, humility, …

Education

Viewpoint: How life in a caravan set us free

<b>Tim Meek and his family decided they had had enough of their "ordinary" life, so they sold their house and went to live in a caravan.</b><p>My family and I wake up in a touring caravan. After packing away the temporary bed - and converting the bedroom space into the dining room - we eat breakfast together …

Parenting

A wildly popular Google Chrome extension was being used as a giant botnet

One of the most popular Chrome extensions is selling its users' bandwidth, largely without their knowledge — and it can be used by hackers to maliciously attack websites.<p>Hola is a VPN — a "virtual private network." As streaming platforms like Netflix have risen in popularity, there has been a …

Peer-to-peer

Anxious, atomised… and not in it together: the state of Britain in 2015

The Observer’s Britain Uncovered survey finds a nation worried about money, terrorism and immigration – but hope has not vanished<p>Britain Uncovered survey results: the attitudes and beliefs of Britons in 2015 What would happen if Britain left the EU? ‘Black people are saying, Where are our leaders? …

Video: Danny MacAskill's Solar Eclipse Ride

For last week's total solar eclipse in Europe famed mountain bike rider Danny MacAskill traveled to his homeland on the Isle of Skye in Scotland to …

Sexism in Silicon Valley and beyond: tech wake-up call

<b>"What happens if you get pregnant?"</b><p>That was the first question an investor asked Martha Lane-Fox after she and her business partner pitched him their idea for a dot-com company in a plush office in central London in the late 1990s.<p>That idea was lastminute.com, a company that would go on to be …

Silicon Valley

Why Leaving Your Comfort Zone Can Be So Rewarding

You’ll lead a more fulfilled life<p>Comfort can lead to laziness, and as we’ve already touched on stepping outside of our comfort zone can lead to heightened activity and optimal performance.<p>Comfort may feel good in the short term, but as Ran Zilca, explains on Psychology Today, sacrificing …

Motivation

The Real Leadership Lessons of Steve Jobs

His saga is the entrepreneurial creation myth writ large: Steve Jobs cofounded Apple in his parents’ garage in 1976, was ousted in 1985, returned to rescue it from near bankruptcy in 1997, and by the time he died, in October 2011, had built it into the world’s most valuable company. Along the way …

Can we cure the common hangover?

We start with shots of Jameson at 9:45PM, because Las Vegas feels like a place to do shots. I move on to Four Roses on the rocks, while Casey Newton gets started on Old Fashioneds. My notes indicate a long and serious discussion about the attractiveness of Jarvis Cocker at 10:30PM, followed by …

Alcohol

Tiny house, giant journey

Couple quits their jobs to pursue a career dream

Simon Beck: Creating art with a compass and snowshoes

<b>Simon Beck has been walking in circles for years - and the results are astonishing.</b><p>The British snowshoe artist creates detailed geometrical designs by donning snowshoes and walking for miles, creating images that can be seen only from above.<p>It all started as just a hobby back in 2004.<p>"I just …

Six Nations 2015: Guscott on Ford, Wales & team of the week

<b>A largely superb weekend of rugby sets up a cliff-hanger of a conclusion to this season's Six Nations.</b><p>After Wales had brought Ireland's 10-Test winning streak to an end in a brutal meeting in Cardiff, an enterprising England team finally got the job done against Scotland at Twickenham.<p>France's win …

Warren Gatland

10 Women Who Changed the Tech World

It’s no surprise that women have been the brains behind some pretty life-changing innovations and inventions, but we want to take a minute to praise 10 special ladies in an area we would find it hard to live without: tech. From games that are teaching the next generation to code to life-saving …

Grace Hopper

Rural broadband: BT attacked on broadband costs

<b>BT has been accused by MPs of "vastly overestimating" the cost of providing broadband to rural areas.</b><p>It follows a National Audit Office (NAO) report, which revealed that the rollout will cost at least £92m less than BT had originally said.<p>The government said that the spare cash would be ploughed …

Broadband

30 Super-Easy Healthy Dinners That'll Help You Lose Weight

You'll be counting down the minutes 'til you can make these healthy dinner recipes!

Healthy Breakfast Recipes That Taste Like Dessert

Pie you can feel great about eating, plus more good-for-you, absurdly tasty morning dishes from chef and entertaining expert Sarah Ashley Schiear.<p>A …

Breakfast

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Top 10 Northern Ireland experiences

Northern Ireland is beautiful, wonderfully scenic and packed with attractions both historic and contemporary.<p>The landscape is rejuvenated and the people, warm and welcoming. Here are the top ways to experience Northern Ireland, past and present.<p>Titanic Belfast. Image by Nico Kaiser / CC BY</b> …

We tried Keaton Row, the startup that just raised $6 million to make life easier for people who are too busy to shop

Harvard Business School grads Cheryl Han and Eleanor Mak wanted to make personal styling more convenient for women who don't have time to shop.<p>In January 2013, Han and Mak founded Keaton Row, an online platform that pairs women who are too busy to shop with stylists who can pick out clothes for …

Clothing