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Magical Nighttime Long Exposures and Composites by Matt Payne

Oregon-based photographer Matt Payne's passion for the outdoors shines through in his stunning landscape and nightscape photography. He finds the most enchanting moments in which vibrant colors and lively motion overhead complement the stillness of the world below.<p>Payne uses long exposures and …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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Chios Is The Magical Greek Island That Cures All Wanderlust

You've heard of Santorini, and you know Mykonos is the destination for partying. But if Greece has a <i>magical</i> island, Chios is definitely it.<p>This lesser-known isle sits happily in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Chios is most famous for its cultivation and production of mastic, an aromatic …

Grilled Vegetable Pasta Salad - Best Recipes Ever

Grilled market-fresh veggies meet marinated olives and artichokes in this healthy dish made with whole wheat rotini. So chock full with taste and …

Lemony Orzo Salad

Renal Diet Nutrient Analysis<p>Servings per recipe: 4<br>• Serving size: 1/2 cup<p>Nutrient Analysis<p>Calories: 148<br>• Protein: 4g<br>• Carbohydrates: 24g<br>• Fibre: 1.6g<br>• Total …

Take A Trip To The Abu Dhabi and Dubai Without Ever Leaving Your Seat

BEYOND - Memoirs In A Time Lapse from Beno Saradzic on Vimeo.<p>If you haven't made it to the United Arab Emirates yet, there's no immediate need to fret. We're about to save you a lot of time and money because watching this <b>INCREDIBLE</b> time lapse video will show you every aspect of the UAE in just a …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

Oral History: Sex! Drugs! Apps! SXSW Interactive At 20

Twenty years of wild parties, legendary product launches, and heated controversies.<p><i>Editor’s Note: It’s that time of year again! As part of our yearly look at SXSWi, we’ve resurfaced this retrospective from 2014, for your weekend reading pleasure.</i><p>When South By Southwest Interactive launched in 1994, …

World's Tallest Vertical Garden Is Growing In Sri Lanka

The high-rise apartment building is a fusion between a skyscraper and a forest.<p>Sri Lanka will literally have roses in the air next year, as architecture firm Milroy Perera and Maga Engineering are collaborating to build a 46-floor, high-rise building that will be outfitted with the world's tallest …

These Spas Will Make You Wanna...

...book a couple's massage! Although not all of us can afford to run off to Europe and splurge on an all-day couple's spa treatment, these heavenly hotels will sure get you in the mood. Hotel search trivago has put together a collection of 10 stunning properties that house even more impressive …

Swimming Pools

Best of December 2013

Misty Traffic Lights in Germany Photographed by Lucas Zimmermann | Colossal

<p>I’m really enjoying this series of photos by photographer Lucas Zimmermann captured on a foggy night near Weimar, Germany. You can see more from the …

Something Cool: Photos Of Huge Snow Sculptures In China

The 26th Harbin International Snow Sculpture Art Expo is in full swing in China. Known as the largest festival of its kind the world, it's always pretty spectacular.<p>We thought we'd round up some pictures to give you a sense of the wonder:

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

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<b>Dear Annie:</b> I just came from my year-end evaluation and, as usual, it was excellent, except for one thing, also as usual. My boss told me I often have great ideas for how to do things faster and cheaper, but I don’t sell them enough. For example, I don’t speak up too often in meetings and, when we …

12 business books you will need to read in 2014

<i>This originally appeared on LinkedIn. You can follow Adam Grant here.</i><p>One of the highlights of becoming an author is getting to read some exciting books in advance, and hearing early buzz about others. It’s the book nerd’s version of seeing sneak previews of movies before they hit the silver …

Self-improvement

Steve McQueen: the unseen photographs

A new collection of unpublished images of Steve McQueen by acclaimed photographer Barry Feinstein captures the public and private life of a true American icon<p>Barry Feinstein was the perfect photographer to shoot stills on the set of Steve McQueen’s classic movie Bullitt. As an artist, photographer, …

3 Insider Tips for Better TripAdvisor Performance

With all the TripAdvisor advice out there, sometimes you might come across information or tips that can be misleading or even against TripAdvisor …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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Why Curated Experiences Are The New Future Of Marketing

It is 10pm on a Thursday night, and fifty or sixty homeless people are scattered about the vaulted space of Downtown LA’s Union Station, settling in for the night.<p>Imagine their surprise when a random traveler suddenly breaks out into dance, and a rotund man with a backpack starts belting out opera …

Extreme Races: 10 Mind-Blowing Marathons (Photos)

NYC Is for Amateurs<p>Running 26.2 miles is crazy to begin with. So why not do it in one of the most extreme—and spectacular—places around? Sign up for …

7 Most Mysterious Places In The World

There is so much we can learn about the ancient world. With every discovery, archaeologists uncover more about civilizations that came before us. What we know, however, is nothing compared to the questions left unanswered.<p>Even today, these 7 historic places remain obscure and mysterious to</b> …

Go behind the scenes at the Hot Wheels design studio

Working at <i>Autoblog</i> is really a cool gig, but without question, working at the Hot Wheels Design Studio is cooler. Based at Mattel's headquarters, in El Segundo, CA - which is a bonus in and of itself for this Detroit-based writer - Hot Wheels is probably what every automotive designer thought …

Surreal landscapes around the world - Telegraph

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Observing the Earth: Incredible Satellite Photos of Earth from the European Space Agency | Colossal

<p>Though I don’t have a homepage set, the first page in my daily rounds is always the Astronomy Picture of the Day (site currently down), a website …

Researchers Build A Particle Accelerator On A Chip

Researchers at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have developed a cool innovation that could make particle accelerators much smaller than they are today. Using a laser, they successfully accelerated electrons in a chip about 3 mm long. These findings have been published in <i>Nature.</i><p>Particle …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013 – winning pictures

Australian photographer Mark Gee has beaten more than a thousand amateur and professional photographers from around the planet to win the title Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2013. The competition is run by the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC Sky at Night Magazine. The winners, runners-up …

$7.5 Million Solid Gold Lamborghini: In Dubai, Of Course

When you have, quite literally, everything--or at least the capacity to buy everything--what do you want? Solid gold models of $400,000 cars, …

Fun Color Duos for the Bedroom: Their Mood and Meanings

Are you thinking of redecorating the bedroom? Or are you starting fresh in a new apartment? Have you bought your first house with your loved one and …

Interior Design