jake Polkinghorne

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Granny's sex advice: Lessons learned from 78 years of action

A twice-married granny dishes the details of a lifetime of sex and love with grounded, unconventional advice.<p><i>From her first kiss to the last time she</i> …

Relationships

15 reasons you should never travel to Japan

Japan, consisting of 6,852 islands, lies along the Pacific Coast of East Asia. With 73% of the country consisting of forests and mountains, the …

Siamese fighting fish

These stunning portraits show Siamese fighting fish seemingly floating in mid air, displaying their long, flowing fins and brilliant colours. Thai photographer Visarute Angkatavanich uses specialist lighting and crystal-clear water to capture exuberantly finned and coloured varieties of Betta …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Winners of the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards, Part I

The Sony World Photography Awards have announced the winners of their Open, Youth, and National Award competitions today. The winners were selected from over 70,000 entries submitted by photo enthusiasts and amateurs from across the world. Overall winners and the judging of the final categories are …

98-Year-Old Woman Earns Highest Degree in Judo

Watch out for this one. At 4 feet and 10 inches and weighing in at 100 lbs., this judo master may make a formidable opponent.<p>Sensei Keiko Fukuda, 98, …

Environment: News & features

Camera Drone Captures Gorgeous Video of a Dolphin Stampede and Whales Migrating

We started off the day with some good news for drone photographers (and Amazon), and so we thought we’d send you off into the weekend with some …

Cotton Candy

The Week In Drones: North Korea Builds A Target, Rare Dolphin Video, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Pentagon Reveals North Korean Drone</b><p>In a report by the Department of Defense on the North Korean military, there's a …

Drones

The Greatest Living Animation Director Explains Why He's Retiring

In a rare interview, Hayao Miyazaki talks about why his latest movie The Wind Rises — which is opening with an English-language version in the U.S. this weekend — is also his last.<p>When <i>The Simpsons</i> paid tribute to animation legend Hayao Miyazaki in January, the video quickly went viral, becoming the …

A Retired Traveler's Breathtaking Photos of International Landscapes

Bangkok-based Thai photographer Weerapong Chaipuck discovered his passion for photography after an early retirement from the medical profession. Now, Chaipuck travels the world, snapping shots of all the beautiful landscapes he comes across. His breathtaking images offer eye-catching perspectives …

Photography

The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History

Some of the greatest movies of all time? They didn't win Best Picture.<p>Everyone who cares about movies knows that the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is full of shit. To be fair, as recounted in this space previously, sometimes the Academy gets it right. But it usually gets it wrong. …

Cold-Blooded

20 things that make a man a gentleman

1. A gentleman never tells<p>No gossiping, spreading rumours or running others down – a real gent always protects the integrity of both himself and …