Diana Raican

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The Evolving Genius Of Louis Kahn

Kahn was the ultimate architect’s architect. A new retrospective aims to expose his legacy–still a work in progress–to a broader audience.<p>Louis Kahn is an architect’s architect. At the time of his death in 1974, he was “America’s foremost living architect,” according to his <i>New York Times</i> obituary, …

15 Scary Things You Didn’t Know About The Yakuza

By Michael Koh,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1eZccoj<p>1. The Yakuza “employ” more than 100,000 people, effectively making them the largest criminal …

37 People On The Trick That Will Win You Any Interview

Found on AskReddit.<p>1. Dan_Ashcroft<p>I could write a lot on this from my recruitment days, but I’ll just keep it to two main points.<p>Answer their …

Creating A Home Away From Home

I recently made the exciting-but-also-extremely-nerve-racking decision to pick up my life in Boston and move down to New York City, as I turned the …

Top secret(s): the truths behind 10 of the world's great wonders

Ever visit an incredible site in some exotic land and wonder how it was built? The notice board just lists a few meaningless dates, or a guide rattles off a bunch of jargon-packed phrases, but you want the real dirt. Here we reveal the ingenious engineering behind 10 of the world's most epic …

South America

Owl Wings Hold the Secrets for Noise-Canceling Tech

An owl's wing is perfectly constructed for a stealth attack. Now scientists are borrowing its design to build quieter wind turbines and airplanes.<p><b>Mechanical engineer Justin Jaworski was inspired</b>—and scared—when a great gray owl suddenly flew at his face during a visit to a bird sanctuary. The …

Wind Power

5 Strange Movie Terms—Explained!

Do you call yourself a movie buff? Here are five storytelling terms to store away for movie trivia night.<p>1. Chekhov’s Gun<p>Once upon a time, Anton …

15 Crucial Pieces Of Career Advice (You Probably Won’t Learn In A Classroom)

1. It’s not about you. People will teach you to format your selling points as though you are the product to be sold but what you need to be selling …

11 Things Extremely Confident People Do Differently

I remember my younger days when I considered myself lacking in confidence in almost every area in my life. I doubted myself all the time and always …

Seamless Double Exposures of Milan's Architecture and People

Lets face it, it takes awhile to get the absolute perfect double exposure. Although the Canon 5D Mark III might make it a little bit easier with it's …

Designer Constructs Micro 96-Square-Foot Cabin to Forego Building Permits

Hoping to have a personal space to escape to for much needed relaxation, Finnish designer Robin Falck set out to build his own little getaway. Rather than being held up by government red-tape, he decided to avoid the need for a building permit by constructing a live-in structure that's under 96 …

Everyday – Short Film by Gustav Johansson

Everyday.<p>Filmmaker Gustav Johansson from Stockholm, Sweden has written, directed and edited this beautiful short film called “Everyday”. The film is …

Renan Ozturk on Making the Nepal Vision Quest Scene in Into the Mind

The multifaceted Renan Ozturk, one of our previous Adventurers of the Year, has many stories to share—even more than we realized. We first came to know Renan years ago when he was a new North Face-sponsored climber who liked to paint and animate mountainscapes while on expeditions. That love of …

European Parks—Mountains

See photos of the mountain landscapes and wildlife of Europe (including alpine scenery, national parks, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

National Geographic Travel

Winter sports in weird locations

Alpine huts, chocolate crêpes, outdoor hot tubs and gallons of glühwein. These things probably spring to mind when you conjure up images of ski or snowboarding resorts.<p>But what about active volcanoes, African sunsets and a warming plate of rogan josh at the end of an invigorating day on the slopes? …

Skiing