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Children of older mothers healthier and more mentally stable

Children of women who are over 40 have better physical and emotional health than those born to women in their 20s<p>Older women are often warned that they are putting their children and themselves at risk by delaying motherhood.<p>But a new study suggests that the children of women over 40 actually have …

More "Designer Trains" in Japan: Ken Okuyama's Forthcoming Cruise Train

Last year we looked at the unusual train designs of Eiji Mitooka, a Japanese industrial designer who specializes in railway carriages. Mitooka's …

Trains

Expedition Photography (for Beginners!): 9 Tips for Better Travel Photos

<i>By Cristina Veresan, Grosvenor Teacher Fellow & Middle School Science Teacher at Star of the Sea School in Honolulu, Hawaii.</i><p>Whenever I open up an issue of <i>National Geographic</i> magazine, I immediately flip though the pages to preview the photographs. Though I later return to each article to read the …

50 Places In Europe You Need To Visit In Your Lifetime

We've come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.<p>From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to tasting Chianti in Italy's Tuscany region, here are 50 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

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7 Smart New Window Technologies

With the latest technologies, the windows in your house can offer more than a pretty view. Unfortunately, you'll still have to clean them yourself.<p><b>1. Save the Birds</b><br>Every year, millions of birds fly into glass windows. This patterned coating — visible to birds but not humans — prevents that. All …

Home Ownership

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Product Reviews

Stunning SongJiang Hotel Project Takes Advantage of Abandoned Water-Filled Quarry

<b>SongJiang Hotel concept</b> is pretty stunning project, it’s been won by Atkins as part of an international design competition to design a 5-star resort …

Café

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Holy Smoke!

C-Thru is a helmet that is designed to help firefighter walk through dense smoke during smoke diving search and rescue missions. Time constrains of …

The Fast, Fuel-Efficient Adastra: Officially the World's Most Bad-Ass Superyacht

If there's one thing we all hate, it's losing a yacht race. Owning a yacht and taking the time to think up a really clever name for it, only to …

Boats

10 Inspiring Entries in National Geographic's Traveler Photo Contest

You now have less than a week to enter the ultimate photo contest! To date, we've shown you both some nature standouts as well as some stellar animal entries in the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. If you think you've got what it takes, you have until June 30th to enter and win a …

Nature

Water Landscapes Around the World Showcase Nature's Beauty

<b>This post is brought to you by Poland Spring Brand 100% Natural Spring Water.</b><p>When you first hear the word landscape, what comes to mind? Do you think of mountains, hills or the general countryside? In fact, landscape is more broadly defined as “all the visible features of an area of land” which …