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I want to be an astronomer. What will my salary be?

<b>Job</b>: Astronomer<p><b>The role:</b> Astronomers dedicate much of their careers to the study of celestial objects, such as stars, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, galaxies and nebula. While research is often considered their primary function, astronomers have a variety of other responsibilities as well, …

The 100 greatest novels of all time

<b>Our critics choose the best novels ever written, from Tolkien to Proust</b><p>100 <b>The Lord of the Rings by JRR Tolkien (1954-55)</b><p>Hairy-toed hobbit Frodo leaves home to defend the world from dark forces by destroying a cursed ring, in Tolkien's epic trilogy. WH Auden thought this tale of fantastic creatures …

16 Of The Most Photogenic Hikes On The West Coast

Best coast?

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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

11 Hyped Up Books Worth the Read

Station Eleven (Emily St. John Mandel)<p>Amazon<p>Yes, we know. “Everyone says it’s so good.” That’s because it IS so good. “Station Eleven” follows the …

The Definitive Listing Of Terry Pratchett's Discworld Novels

"Mort" or "Reaper Man"? "Pyramids" or "Small Gods"? WHICH IS THE BEST?<p>• <b>Disclaimer:</b> This list will annoy some people, but it's my list, so there. Also, I haven't included the Tiffany Aching novels and the other young-adult books, or a few other oddments such as <i>The Last Hero</i>. The list was long enough …

31 Quotes From Children's Books That Will Inspire You At Any Age

"Sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast."<p>2. "You must never feel badly about making mistakes ... as long as you take the trouble to learn from them. For you often learn more by being wrong for the right reasons than you do by being right for the wrong</i> …

This was supposed to be the easy way up Kilimanjaro

<i>Sometimes things don't go as planned – and those moments often make for the best stories. Tripping columns offer readers a chance to share their wild adventures.</i><p>How difficult is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro? Depends whom you ask.<p>Like a procession of overdressed zombies holding walking poles, we've …

Tiramisu

1. Whisk together yolks and mascarpone in a large bowl until smooth. Add granulated sugar; whisk until dissolved. Set aside.<p>2. Place biscotti in the bowl of a food processor; pulse to form coarse crumbs. Fold biscotti into mascarpone mixture; set aside.<p>3. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

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Nat Geo Staff Picks: Favorite Travel Books

Travel literature. What is it? Memoirs detailing a life-changing trip to the Amazon, fiction that makes its setting a major character, nonfiction that asks its readers to consider a familiar destination in a new light—all of these fall under the travel literature umbrella. And personal preferences …

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Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

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Five steps that can help you win the battle against age-related weight gain

Despite our collective obsession with counting calories, we are now the fattest generation in history. Obesity levels in Canadian adults have increased from 3 per cent in 2003 to 18.5 per cent in 2012, according to Statistics Canada, with the greatest rate of increase seen in women.<p>These extra …

Record Drought Reveals Stunning Changes Along Colorado River

Lake Powell is at historic lows, offering kayakers new channels to explore but raising the alarm about water.<p>LAKE POWELL, Utah—In early September, at the abandoned Piute Farms marina on a remote edge of southern Utah's Navajo reservation, we watched a ten-foot (three-meter) waterfall plunging off …

Dear Parent: About THAT Kid

Dear Parent:<p>I know. You're worried. Every day, your child comes home with a story about THAT kid. The one who is always hitting/shoving/pinching/scratching/maybe even biting other children. The one who always has to hold my hand in the hallway. The one who has a special spot at the carpet, and …

10 Travel Hacks You Need This Holiday Season

<i>By Alycia Simons, HotelsCombined.com</i><p>Christmas is around the corner and travellers quickly jumping online to book their end of year accommodation. Last year the number of hotel bookings on HotelsCombined for the 2013 Christmas period increased 364 per cent (!) over November and December and it's …

Summer Chickpea Salad with Honey Garlic Lime Vinaigrette

The Simple Chickpea Salad I’m Losing My Mind Over.<p><i>by</i> Jessica <i>on</i> June 23, 2014 168<p>I feel ridiculous.<p>This is so easy. But it tastes SO FAB. I’m …

7 Unique Tours of Rome

Just because all roads lead to Rome doesn't mean they converge into a single route once they get there. When in Rome, forgo the well-trodden tourist …

Where Can I Find the Best Boozy Ice Cream in the U.S.?

<i>A:</i><p>What’s better than ice cream? It’s not a purely rhetorical question. The answer? Grown-up ice cream, spiked with wine, beer, and spirits. As the summer heat cranks to high, head to one of these regional ice cream spots for a shot of cool, creamy delight.<p>Cayuga Lake Creamery<p><b>Interlaken, New York</b><br>Set …

Tuscany and Its Cultured Landscapes

Beautiful scenery, spectacular buildings and a "sense of history" -- the Tuscan part of the Via Francigena rolls them all into one.<p>Beautiful landscapes -- like so many other things in life that are beautiful -- come in more varieties than one. There are, on the one hand, the grand majestic …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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