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Chinese tourists are taking over the Earth, one selfie at a time

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>One of the strongest drivers of global economic growth …

I Packed My Life Into a Single Backpack to Travel the World for 9 Months. Here's What I Brought

I had to embrace minimalism and get rid of most of my stuff.<p>You have not witnessed frustration until you’ve seen a 24-year-old woman trying to stuff …

This BBQ Chicken Recipe Is Proof That Insane Diets Can Be Delicious

<i>Are you low on cash but still want to party like a baller? Well, we’re here to help. Welcome to</i> <b>$30 Dinner Party</b><i>, Thrillist’s brand-new series created</i> …

Food

25 BEST HIKES IN THE WORLD TO PUT ON YOUR BUCKET LIST

We are far from hardcore hikers. In fact, my friends used to call me “indoorsy” before I started training for our Inca Trail hike years ago. We do, …

Hiking

This Giant Ecopark is Turning a Remote Vietnamese Beach into a Travel Destination

This February, the award-winning architects and masterplanners at Chapman Taylor were given the thumbs up by the Vietnamese government to build a …

South-east Asia

Chinese farmers are using AI to help rear the world’s biggest pig population

‘We’d like to translate AI technology into safe, tasty pork.’<p>It’s been called China’s “pork miracle.”<p>For centuries, pig-rearing in the country was predominantly a backyard occupation. (The etymology of the Chinese character for “home” literally means “house with a pig in it.”) But since the 1980s, …

Artificial Intelligence

5 nights of luxury in the Maldives, with two nights in Dubai ‘thrown in’!

Regular readers may recall that when we went to the Maldives a couple of years ago, we stayed a few nights in Dubai on the way there. It’s a great …

San Francisco

The top 10 under-the-radar world destinations to add to your travel bucket list

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Top 10

Airline pilot explains 21 code words passengers don't understand

For most of us, flying is still an inherently mysterious activity.<p>To shed some light on the world of commercial air travel, Business Insider turned to Patrick Smith for some answers. Smith is not only an author and aviation blogger but also a long-time commercial airline pilot flying Boeing 757 and …

Aviation

The world's 9 most miserable economies, according to Bloomberg

Its annual "Misery Index" combines countries' 2018 inflation and unemployment outlooks. It is based on the widely-held notion that countries with low employment and low inflation generally indicate a happy population, and vice versa.<p>While the global picture is generally positive, with 3.7% …

China appears to have rushed its J-20 stealth fighter into service with an 'embarrassing' flaw

Chinese state media announced on Friday that the Chengdu J-20 stealth jet had officially entered into service as a combat-ready platform— but inside sources say it's a long way from fighting fit and has an embarrassing flaw.<p>Citing military sources with knowledge of the J-20's development, the South …

Aviation

Churchill's Advice on How to Be an Adult | The Art of Manliness

As we discussed at the very beginning of this series, Churchill’s schooldays formed “the only barren and unhappy period” of his life. Bright and …

Downing Street

Watch Elon Musk Freak Out Over the Falcon Heavy Launch

Unique footage shows the SpaceX CEO and his team in mission control in the moments leading up to the historic launch.<p>On February 6, SpaceX made history with the largely successful first launch of its Falcon Heavy rocket—and National Geographic was there, right alongside SpaceX CEO Elon Musk.<p>In …

Space Exploration

9 Most Beautiful Hilltop Towns in Italy

There’s no need to book a week in these gloriously photogenic yet soporific spots, but if you sleep over, you’ll have enough time to stroll around, look at old churches, and have a perfect meal before bed.

Italy

Tracing the roots of Araki’s obsession with the erotic image

Dubbed Japan’s most-controversial photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki has, for nearly half a century, pushed the boundaries of respectability to near-buckling point – and beyond.<p>A new retrospective exhibition co-curated by Maggie Mustard and Mark Snyder at New York’s Museum of Sex celebrates the …

Art

Four apps that will help you learn to play music

Pick up an instrument, learn your favorite songs, and practice a bit of music theory.<p>I'm a musician, and I learned the tricks of the trade the expensive and slow way: with private guitar lessons, summer music programs, and more theory books than I'd like to admit. Thankfully, in 2018 you can get …

Apps

Incredible 3D Drawings Pop Off the Page and Sink Into the Ground

Hungarian anamorphic artist Sandor Vamos creates incredible trick-of-the-eye 3D drawings that seem to jump from the page. With an integral understanding of angles and a knack for perspective, Vamos uses clever shading, line work, and perspectives to create his hand-drawn 3D optical illusions. From …

Drawing

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Kono on Tax Reforms

OECD Deputy Secretary-General Masamichi Kono discusses the economy, and tax reform. He speaks with Bloomberg's Yvonne Man from the World Capital …

Tesla's $675 Million Loss Pulls Elon Musk Back To Earth After Stellar SpaceX Launch

Elon Musk wowed millions of people who watched the livestream of a flawless first launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket, which carried a Tesla roadster into space, capped by the elegant, simultaneous landing of two boosters. Musk’s euphoria was undiminished as he shifted gears on Wednesday to …

Tesla

50 Cars That Will Last More Than 250,000 Miles

<b>43. Toyota Sienna </b><p>When it comes to mini vans, Toyota’s Sienna is among the most reliable choices on the market. It is very well built, and offers a …

Toyota

15 Ugliest Cars Ever Made – TopCarsMag

Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder. But there are some things that are objectively ugly, that not even 50 bottles of beer can beautify. This …

Roads

2.8m-long tapeworm found in patient who had no symptoms

PHOTO from SINGAPORE GENERAL HOSPITAL’S DEPARTMENT OF MICROBIOLOGY via The Straits Times/Asia News Network<p>The tapeworm that grew in the gut of a …

General Hospital

12 Top-Rated Hiking Trails in California

California is a hiker’s paradise, with an incredible diversity of landscapes. The nature sites are so sublime that simple descriptions only hint at …

Hiking

11 Letter Board Quotes That Will Inspire You

Totally perfect for Pinterest.<p>Introducing our latest obsession: letter boards.<p>From motivational mantras to relatable phrases, these letter board …

The 50 Best Places to Travel in 2018

From a remote, idyllic island to the world's design capital, these destinations have never been better. Start planning your 2018 travel now.<p>Travelers …

Travel

This Awesome Transit Art Is Made Out Of Antique Wooden Escalators

Travelers have already nicknamed the piece “the stairway to heaven.”<p>When it was time to upgrade the gorgeous–but ancient–wooden escalators at Wynyard Station in Sydney, Australia, the government of New South Wales decided to do something different. Instead of trashing them, they chose to transform …

The 50 Best Hikes

From a family day hike through southern Utah’s Road Canyon to a grueling scramble through northern Michigan’s Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, this …

Hiking

Malaysia's Top Glove Enters Agreement to Buy Aspion for MYR1.3 Billion

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia-- Malaysia's Top Glove Corporation Bhd. (7113.KU) announced on Friday that it has entered into an agreement with Adventa Capital Pte Ltd. to buy local privately owned surgical glove maker Aspion Sdn Bhd. for a total of 1.37 billion ringgit ($345 million).<p>The announcement …

Dow Jones

Malaysia's upcoming tallest skyscraper, The Exchange 106, has signed up major tenants

KUALA LUMPUR (THE STAR/ASIA NEWS NETWORK) - Malaysia's upcoming tallest skyscraper, The Exchange 106, has signed up tenants for nearly half of its …

You Must Buy This, The World's Greatest Rolls-Royce

Corbin Goodwin's "Trolls-Royce" is a 1979 Silver Shadow II like no other.<p>When we first saw Corbin Goodwin's Trolls-Royce we declared that is is "better than any car you'll ever own." Well, his amazing 1979 Silver Shadow II is up for sale on Bring a Trailer, so now you actually have the chance to …