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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

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6 Futuristic Toilets You Might See In Your Bathroom One Day

Fly larvae that transforms poop into useful products. A water-free toilet. These are just a few of the innovations coming from the Indian leg of the Gates Foundation’s Toilet Challenge.<p>How do you build a better toilet–one that’s safe, cheap, and efficient enough to serve the 2.5 billion people who …

Google now lets you arrange its web apps just the way you like them

Google's web-based app launcher can be very handy... unless the app you want is at the bottom, that is. Thankfully, the search firm has just taken some of the frustration out of its interface by letting you drag and drop app icons to reorder them however you like. If you always check Google Finance …

The Soul Of The World's Most Expensive Violin

The Vieuxtemps Guarneri is a violin that is older than the United States of America — 273 years old, to be exact. It recently became the most expensive violin in the world, selling for an estimated $16 million. Its new owner anonymously donated the historic instrument to violinist Anne Akiko …

How Europe Could Get 16 Percent Of Its Road Fuel From Garbage By 2030

By 2030, 16 percent of Europe’s road fuel could come from biofuels produced using waste from farming, forestry, municipal garbage collection, and …