Brittney Calvird

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Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

Sexual Awakening: The Truth About What Women Really Want

Spoiler Alert: We're wilder and lustier than men (and we really do like porn).<p>Are you a woman? Me too! So we know exactly who we are when it comes to sex: It's better if we feel an emotional connection with our partner. We're not crazy about pornography, but if it must be on, we prefer it …

Embrace embarrassment - learn a second language!

So you wanna learn a second language during your stay abroad? Sure, classes, textbooks and flashcards work - but we've got some tips for busting through the I-sound-ridiculous-so-I'm-not-going-to-say-anything level to Oh-my-god-I'm-speaking-and-people-understand-me level. It'll take hard work. …

How To Book Cheap Plane Tickets

Who am I to come up with such arrogant nonsense? I am a hardcore traveler and I travel more than most. Travel matters to me, and being in control of the travel experience is essential in order to enjoy it.<p>I don't want to end up having to get up at 04:45 because a random travel agent has decided …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

Stephanie Sinclair's best photograph: child brides in Yemen

I have been to many countries to document the issue of child brides: India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Ethiopia. But it was important to cover Yemen because …

Oklahoma tornado: the end of a world is in Ledonna Cobb's eyes

What makes a particular photograph "iconic"? That word is already being used of this picture of a family group stumbling away from the wreckage of …

7 Tips for Photographing Strangers

Approaching strangers to make their photographs is something I’m often asked about. There is a lot of curiosity about how to ask someone you don’t …

Google Releases Satellite Pics of Moore, Oklahoma Before and After the Tornado

After Moore, Oklahoma was struck by a deadly tornado earlier this week, photographs quickly emerged showing what the storm looked like from space and …

Mini guide to activities in Wales

Get active in all corners of Wales, from mountain biking in the forest to exploring sea coves by kayak.<p>Wales’s varied terrain lends itself to a whole host of activities, from the relaxing to the rather more vigorous. And whether you get on your bike, horse or surfboard, you are guaranteed a …

Tips for Better iPhone Photography

Get expert tips and advice for taking pictures with your iPhone with this how-to photo gallery, from National Geographic.

Istanbul's Grand Bazaar Hums Along

Remembering Normandy: Let Us Never Forget

When I arrived in Normandy after an hour long train ride from Paris, visits to the D-Day beaches and war memorials had been on my list of "to dos" but, if I'm honest, they weren't at the top of that list or even close to it.<p>For years I honestly didn't understand the difference between Memorial Day …

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OtterBox releases iPhone Defender Series battery backup case w/ intelligent power management app

From <i>9to5Toys.com</i>:<p>Otterbox has just released the iPhone 4/4S Defender Series case with iON Intelligence. In addition to the rugged protection you’ve come to expect from OtterBox, this case also features a backup battery and intelligent power management app. According to Otterbox, “The iON …

Was Margaret Thatcher's ideology rooted in her experience as a scientist?

Sometimes, in dark corners of laboratories, you can hear the following complaint. The problem with politics and science is that not enough of the …

Science suggests that size does matter

<b>MONASH U. (AUS) —</b> Asked to rate 3D, computer-generated male bodies, women in a new study preferred taller figures, as well as those with larger …