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Everyday Empathy in the Photographs of Michael Dressel

<i>Michael Dressel, Los Angeles, 2014</i><p>Born in 1958, Michael Dressel grew up behind the Iron Curtain in East Berlin obsessed with film and desiring to be a painter. In attempting to escape the Worker's Paradise he was captured climbing the wall and spent two years in a Stasi prison, years he calls "the …

Los Angeles

Page 40 - "Traveling through ice landscapes with the Leica M-P 240 Safari"

Leica M Type 240 Digital Rangefinder Camera - Page 40<p>Index of Thorsten von Overgaard's user review pages covering Leica M9, Leica M9-P, M-E, Leica …

Leica M-series

Ultimate travel list

The most mind-blowing sights on the planet come in a vast array of forms – from urban wonders like the colourful, cobbled streets of old Havana to epic works of nature like the plains of the Serengeti.<p>The must-see places in this final instalment of our series on the top 50 sights of Lonely Planet's …

European Travel

I Quit My Studies At The Age Of 18 And Traveled To 97 Countries Since Then

Bored from studies I quit everything when I was 18-years-old and started traveling around the world. Now I’m 27 and have visited 97 countries, From …

40 Gorgeous Reasons to Visit Our No. 1 Travel Destination for 2016

From impressive waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic landscapes to the colorful city of Reykjavik, our well-traveled BT audience gives you a virtual …

Travel

Iceland’s Ring Road

Mushrooms, glacial lagoons, moss-covered lava, rainbows, rowdy volcanos, Dr. Seuss, Northern Lights, icebergs & wild horses.<p>Highly addicted to road …

Notes from Cambodia

Motorbikes, water buffalo, landmine legacies, genocide memorials, migration, noodle carts, authenticity & pigs rolled in blankets.<p>1.<p>Beware the word …

10 beautiful but less-traveled British islands worth a visit | CNN Travel

World's best bookstores from London to Los Angeles | CNN Travel

The 8 Most Stunning Bookstores In The World

<b>By Elizabeth Stamp for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Tour the most extraordinary bookshops across the globe, from a hidden gem on Santorini to a repurposed church in The Netherlands.<p><b>El Ateneo Grand Splendid, Buenos Aires, Argentina</b><p><i>(photo: Wim Wiskerke/Alamy</i><p>Architect Fernando Manzone transformed a former …

Casseroles for Every Taste

We're mad for anything that you can bake in one dish, so we found 23 recipes that will suit any cooking style, mood or craving.<p>The Casserole for a …

Cooking

11 Mashed Potato Mix-Ins

Master Recipe<p>(Serves 4)<p>Bring a big pot of water to boil, add 2 pounds of peeled Yukon Gold potatoes that you've cut into large chunks. Simmer until …

Recipes

The Day The Crayons Quit

Books

What the Color of Your Living Room Says About You

A color expert weighs in.<p>You painted a room a certain hue because you were drawn to it, but do you know why? Color expert Kate Smith reveals the meanings behind your color choices.

5 Ways to Save a Bad Meal

Don't panic, and don't throw it out. Instead, follow these suggestions for rescuing blah salads, salty soups and more.<p>Problem #1: Chicken That You …

Cooking

One Pot Pasta Recipes That Will Save Weeknight Dinners Everywhere

Weekdays are busy. They're also really long. And even though we all have to eat, making dinner at the end of a workday is the last thing we want to do. Right? If you're nodding your head in agreement, we have good news: We have found a simple dinner option. Let us introduce you to our new favorite …

Cooking

10 Insane Grilled Cheese Recipes Worth Dying For

<i>By Perry Santanachote</i><p>A recipe for grilled cheese may seem unnecessary, but so are ball pits, and that doesn't make them any less awesome. And unlike ball pits, there are some simple steps and affordable ingredients that can transform a standard grilled cheese into legendary status.<p>But before you …

grilled cheese

18 Wholesome Ways to #Win at Cooking for One

Cooking for one needn’t be a hassle. With these 18 delicious recipes, featuring everything from breakfast to dinner to dessert, you’ll be eating well (and well balanced) for days and days. And if time is of the essence, be sure to check out all the different ways you can put a mug and your …

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.<p><b>1. Descending Wadi Dana</b><p>On the King's Highway towards Dana village there …

‘Calvin and Hobbes’: America’s Most Profound Comic Strip

The hilarity of ‘Calvin and Hobbes’ was rooted in a 6-year-old boy’s inability to control himself—or the world<p>In 1985, American newspaper readers met an appalling little boy. He taunted his mother (“Prepare for annihilation, pitiful Earth female”), tormented a classmate by telling her he had …

Calvin and Hobbes

17 Rainy Day Soup Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that …

11 Books That Grab You From Page One

<i>Originally published on Kirkus</i><p>There’s a striking mix of literary elements that have to be present on a book’s first page for readers to keep turning pages: an intriguing character, suspense, a vibrant writing style. The recently published books on this week’s list, which include fiction, nonfiction …

Books

This Tiny Peanut Lives In Our Mid-Century Dream Home

Step inside tiny Pete Peanut's handcrafted mid-century home.<p>We've found the coolest peanut around: Pete Peanut, the star of writer and designer Sean Hewens and designer and artist Mimi O Chun's book Pete Peanut and the Trouble with Birthdays, currently on Kickstarter. The book, a miniature homage …

Mid-Century modern

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

And cheaper, too!<p>Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site …

Google Flights

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Miami Beach

Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

8 Trips You HAVE to Take Before You Die

There are trips we strongly recommend you take and then there are those that we basically demand. Trust us, as travel experts, we know the getaways that should make your bucket list. Here are eight trips you HAVE to take before you die -- and we even ordered them chronologically with the adventure …

National Parks

Shopping Checklist: The Best Markets Around The World

Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets.<p>Anthropologie's buyer-at-large and former star of Man Shops Globe, Keith Johnson, shares his favorite world markets. This piece originally appeared on harpersbazaar.com.

Now You Can Vacation In A Real-Life Hobbit House

Are you a fan of The Hobbit and headed to Thailand for vacation? We know where you should stay. This article originally appeared on HouseBeautiful.com<p><i>AirBnB</i><p>Who wouldn't want to live like a hobbit? <i>The Fellowship of the Ring</i> painted Hobbiton as an idyllic land of green grass and merriment, the …