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50 Fictional Places You Can Visit In Real Life

Just because a place isn't "real" doesn't mean you can't go there in real life.<p>Some of our favorite destinations look <i>just</i> like Disney movies, and some were the actual sets of top-rated films.<p>And thanks to the experts at air travel site Just the Flight, we've now got 50 more fictional destinations …

Incredible Natural Infinity Pools Around the World

<i>By Lauren Kilberg, CNTraveler.com</i><p>These natural infinity pools make swimming pools look tame.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Natural Infinity Pools<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel Mistakes We All Think We're Too Smart to Make -- but Do Anyway<p>How Not to Look Like a Tourist in Paris<p>Follow Conde Nast …

Brazilian Teens Improve Their English By Chatting With Elderly Americans

In foreign countries, young students often turn to American TV to improve their English skills. The CNA language school in Liberdade, Brazil, found an unexpectedly engaging–and more giving way–to help them learn. Through a program called “Speaking Exchange,” CNA and agency FCB Brazil connected …

Language Learning

Bye Bye, Barbara: The Week's Best Pop-Culture Writing

The most intriguing articles about entertainment we've come across in the past seven days<p>Click the links in the article titles to read the full pieces, and let us know what we've missed:<p><b>As Barbara Walters Retires, the Big TV Interview Signs Off, Too</b><p><b>How Thomas Piketty Explains American Sports</b><p><b>Louie’s</b> …

Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

Carbon Fiber

Bad Boy Bubby: rewatching classic Australian films

Part black comedy, part kitchen sink drama and part Kafka-esque nightmare, this uncompromising film is like a cattle prod to the senses<p>In a filthy, run-down kitchen, an adult man stands naked in a rusty bucket as his mother scrubs and cleans him. She serves him a bowl of pieces of bread covered in …

Chewing the scenery: How people eat in the movies

Sumptuous food is one of cinema’s more attainable pleasures, as in the new comedy Chef, out now in the US. But the way people dine on film is highly unrealistic, argues Lisa Schwarzbaum.<p>For a list-loving moviegoer, the category of Best Food Scene is easy to fill. At the top of my own inventory I …

New Jersey

How to Buy a Bike—Even if It's Your First

Want to know how to buy a bike? These are the tips and tricks you need to know, especially if it's your first time.<p>If you plan to do more than just salivate over the shiny new bikes in our Buyer's Guide, you might be feeling a little overwhelmed by your options. Before your head explodes, allow us …

First Thought, Worst Thought

One of the strange and slightly creepy pleasures that I get from using Twitter is observing, in real time, the disappearance of words from my stream as they are deleted by their regretful authors. It’s a rare and fleeting sight, this emergency recall of language, and I find it touching, as though …

21 Painfully Honest Cakes For Every Occasion

Just because it's made of sugar doesn't mean it has to be sweet.

Pizza

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Psychopath Night test and game- Channel 4

Correct!Ooops, incorrect!<p>An analysis of <b>Charles Dickens</b>' psychopathic traits shows he would have scored a total of 73%. But would <b>Adolf Hitler</b> have …

There Is A Cafe In London Where You Pay By The Minute, And All The Food Is Free

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Ladibird Aims to Turn iPhones Into Serious Portrait Cameras

Is the Ladibird an iPhone case, a fully-functioning camera or a cleverly designed smartphone add-on? The answers, in no particular order, are yes, …

Make it beautiful: how the fashion industry is giving tech a hand

Blurring the lines between gadgets and jewelry<p>For the fashion-conscious, wearable gadgets are currently <i>not</i> wearable. But at CES 2014, fashion moguls and global tech authorities are finally chatting about how to fix that problem. Design as a function isn't a new idea, but the fashion industry thinks …

Readers' best smartphone travel photos

We invited readers to share their best photos taken on a smartphone and received over 700 images. Here's a selection of our favourites

Beautiful winter frost patterns - Telegraph

Gardening

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

Oscars get political with Pussy Riot film setting the pace for best documentary

Glinting gems, red carpet couture and conspicuous grooming are all hallmarks of Oscar night that can be relied on to brighten up March. This year, however, the Academy Awards will offer more than just glamour. Hollywood is heading to the centre of global political debate.<p>The films now vying for a …

Camera makers are desperately trying to stay a step ahead of smartphones—and failing

The best camera, experienced photographers say, is the one that’s with you—and the truth of that adage is spelling doom for many of the world’s camera brands, who are desperately trying to stay afloat as their businesses are eroded by the omnipresent smartphone.<p>The average point-and-shoot has …

Cameras

Virgin America's Awesome New Flight Safety Video Is Better Than Most Music Videos

Virgin America has released its new flight safety video, and boy, is it a doozy. Featuring a peppy tune, outstanding choreography, and a healthy dose of attitude ("For the .001% of you who have never operated a seatbelt before...really?"), the video encapsulates Virgin's exuberant style and offers …