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After the nuclear deal: travel in Iran

Huge change is afoot in Iran. The historic nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers means fresh dynamics in the Middle East, a change in the world's perception of Iranians, wild speculation about oil prices...all this and more. But what we <i>really</i> want to know is <b>–</b> will the country become more …

Travel

Slovenia: Europe's outdoor adventure playground

The central European country of Slovenia packs an adventure-sports punch much greater than its diminutive size would suggest. The north of the country is dominated by towering mountain ranges that provide plentiful challenges for hikers and skiers. In the west, pure alpine streams strengthen as …

European Travel

9 "Dangerous" Places That Are Actually Safe to Visit

7 Letters to Write Before You Turn 70 | The Art of Manliness

At AoM we’re great champions of the lost art of letter writing. Emails, texting, and the wide variety of other digital mediums available to us in the …

Photos: This Tanzanian engineer built a customized water filter using nanotechnology

Despite Tanzania’s proximity to three major lakes almost half of it’s population cannot access potable water.<p>Groundwater is often the alternative, but the supply is not always clean. Mining waste (pdf, pg 410) and toxic drainage systems easily leak into fresh groundwater, leaving the water …

Nanotech

How white people created the conditions for anti-immigrant riots in South Africa

A recent spate of anti-immigrant violence in South African cities has been linked to comments made by Goodwill Zwelithini, king of the Zulu nation. At a rally in late Mar. 2015, the monarch reportedly told supporters, “We urge all foreigners to pack their bags and leave.”<p>“As I speak to you, you …

South Africa

How to Be Successful in Your Twenties | The Art of Manliness

<b>At age 20:</b> Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard and cofounded Microsoft, and Sir Isaac Newton began developing a new branch of mathematics.<p><b>At age 21:</b> …

May I See You Home? 19th Century Calling Cards Guaranteed to Score You a Date | The Art of Manliness

In the 19th century, gentlemen used calling cards to formally introduce themselves to new acquaintances and to call upon friends and relatives in a …

Dwell

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Home Tours

How to Increase Testosterone Naturally | The Art of Manliness

At last we’ve reached the final post of Testosterone Week and based on the comments from you all, this is the post you’ve been most looking forward …

Travel the World With a Backpack | The Art of Manliness

All images taken by Dave Danzeiser.<p><i>Editor’s note: This is a guest post by David Danzeiser.</i><p>I hung up the phone with the travel agent. I had just …

How to Throw a Dynamite Straight Punch: An Illustrated Guide | The Art of Manliness

The straight punch is an effective blow to deal a fighting opponent. John L. Sullivan is on deck today to show you how to deliver this punch with …

How to Master a New Skill

We all want to be better at something. After all, self-improvement is necessary to getting ahead at work. But once you know what you want to be better at — be it public speaking, using social media, or analyzing data — how do you start? Of course, learning techniques will vary depending on the …

From drug addict to multimillionaire: 10 business lessons from Jimmy Choo founder Tamara Mellon

She went from being a “functioning addict” to running a global brand, going through three private-equity deals, surviving a hostile takeover and …

Entrepreneurship

Best value destinations for 2015

Bang for your buck and pizzazz for your pound: here’s where to stretch this year’s travel budget until it oozes contentment.<p>1. Tunisia<p>Low prices had just begun to lure travellers back to Tunisia, but a terrorist attack in the capital on March 18 has dealt a blow to the tourism industry’s recovery. …

South Africa

Lapland beyond Santa: culture and wilderness in northern Finland

There's more to Finnish Lapland than Santa encounters, as Lonely Planet author Kerry Christiani found when she headed 500km north of the Arctic Circle, discovering a Christmas card scene of frozen lakes and boreal forest, reindeer-driven sleighs and snow that lies deep and crisp and even - all …

European Travel

Secret sights of San Francisco: six things only locals know about

San Francisco is known the world over for its beauty, its open-mindedness and – let's be honest – its weirdness. So it should be no surprise that the City by the Bay harbors many unlikely attractions in far-flung locations known only to locals … until now.<p>Below are a few choice secrets – some new, …

San Francisco

The 12 most important moments in science in 2014

Virgin Galactic’s Spaceship Two crashed – and then, 300m miles away, Philae landed on a comet. From the distant origins of humans to our future on the planet, 12 leading scientists pick their key moments and stories of the year<p>1 The West Antarctic ice sheet enters irreversible decline<p><b>13 January</b><p>In …

National Geographic Travel

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

The best careers for travelling the world

Dreaming of a job that pays you to travel? Who doesn't? Competition is stiff and salaries aren't always something to write home about, but here's our pick of the best jobs to turn that daydream into reality.<p>Flight attendant<p>Yes, flight attendants travel the world but short haul staff rarely leave …

Employment

Homer's Last Theorem

Along with high school friends David Schiminovich and David Borden, he formed a teenage gang of computer programmers called the Glitchmasters, and …

Kenyan Schoolchildren Have the Best Ideas on How to Change the World

Get ready to meet some of the world’s cutest Global Citizens. As the Designer and Social Media Officer here at the Global Citizen office in the UK, I …

Activism

10 Timeless Fitness Laws

In the not-so-distant past, your food grew on a farm. Meals were home-cooked (on an actual fire, in an actual stove). The outdoors was your gym. Watches? They tracked time, not activity. Blue light, texting neck, and the masses getting supersized by McDonald’s were issues for a future …

McDonald's

Glimpsing the future in Singapore

The future has arrived early in Singapore with more ultra-modern infrastructure - skyscrapers, parks, metro lines - being built every day. Many of the projects showcase technologies that we may soon see in other countries - and that could someday help all of us deal with global challenges such as …

Loneliness

To Improve Accuracy, BBC Tells Its Reporters To Stop Giving Air Time To Climate Deniers

Reporters for BBC News are being directed to significantly curb the amount of air time they give to people with anti-science viewpoints — including …

Leaving Las Vegas: ghost towns and alien encounters in rural Nevada

Viva Las Vegas! When Elvis Presley sang those words 50 years ago, he captured the essence of the famous desert resort city. Vegas is always full of life, from the surging crowds along the sidewalks of The Strip to the dramas playing out around the tables in its many casinos. There comes a time, …

National Parks

A no-sushi guide to food in Japan

You're in Japan. You've eaten more sushi in two days than you have in your whole life and you feel like you consist entirely of raw fish. It's time to try out these spectacular Japanese culinary classics, without a shred of sashimi in sight.<p><b>Tempura</b><p>If your only experience of tempura is …

Japan