Balakrishnan Ganesan

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Boat on the Saône River in Lyon, France

Shackles of Urban Life

Brooklyn Bridge.

Long Island City

How Taking A 20-Minute Walk Every Day Transformed My Approach To Work

Here’s what happened when we challenged ourselves to step away from our desks and get out for a while.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>If you’re like most Americans, you suffer from the physical, emotional, and mental …

The Luxury Berkeley River Lodge in the Australian Outback

At the confluence of the Berkley River and Timor Sea sits Berkeley River Lodge, an upscale hideout in the wilds of Western Australia. The 20 villas and main lodge are perched on a 200-foot dune for a reason: Look east and you’ll see stunning views of Joseph Bonaparte Gulf. Spin around for a glimpse …

iPhone 6 -- the jolt that mobile payments need

Mobile payments, or the notion that you can pay for goods and services at the checkout with your smartphone, may finally break into the mainstream if Apple and the iPhone 6 get involved.<p>While Apple doesn't talk about future products, Wired was the latest to report that the next iPhone would include …

FinTech

Which cheap tablets are worth buying?

A few years ago, tablets were poised to replace laptops as the computing device of choice. That never happened, as we've largely stuck with laptops and phones as our daily drivers, with tablets relegated to a secondary role. If you don't use a tablet that much, it certainly seems wise to avoid …

The Top of the World

Top 10 unusual places to go wine tasting in the US

Think wine in the US only comes from the west coast? Intrepid and weather-defying vintners are beating the odds and producing wines across this diverse land, from the bucolic shores of Vermont’s Lake Champlain to the volcano-filled Hawaiian islands. Even cactus-country Arizona, home to the Grand …

Back to School 2014: The 13 best accessories

Once you've figured out your laptop and smartphone situation, chances are you'll want to invest in a nice backpack or a few extras to make the dorm room feel like home. Our back-to-school accessories picks are a perfect mix of necessities and extravagant nice-to-haves. Check them out below, and …

Back to school in Vancouver: the University of British Columbia’s best attractions

You’ve walked through Stanley Park and around Granville Island, and you’ve swayed across the North Shore’s Capilano Suspension Bridge. What’s next? It’s easy to find Vancouver’s biggest visitor attractions, so here’s somewhere else you can go with a little spare time and a hankering to head off the …

Western Canada

North Korea – in pictures

Danish photographer <b>Ulrik Pedersen</b> spent two weeks travelling around the country in June, capturing daily life under the Kim dictatorship

Very cold morning

Goldfinch

North Devon