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How to Pick The Best Camera for Travel

One of the most popular questions I’m asked by readers of this blog, both here and on our social media channels like Facebook & Instagram, is what …

Cameras

Read an excerpt from Taiyo Fujii’s upcoming sci-fi novel, Orbital Cloud

This Japanese novel earned the country’s highest honor for science-fiction writing<p>In 2015, Haikasoru — a small press dedicated to importing Japanese fiction into the United States — published Taiyo Fujii’s first novel, <i>Gene Mapper.</i> It’s an intriguing book about biohacking and genetically modified …

Science Fiction

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

Trains

16 science fiction and fantasy novels you don’t want to miss in January

Curl up this winter with a good book<p>It’s a new year, and just in case you wanted more to read after all the great books that 2016 gave us, prepare yourself. 2017 is going to have a ton of new books to dive into.<p>I always like January for this reason: it’s a good time to take a look at the rest of …

Science Fiction

Solo Travel Tips

Welcome to our solo travel tips page! If you are looking for tips on how to travel alone as a solo traveler, this page is for you – especially for …

Solo Travel

Indonesians rally against Purnama over blasphemy claims

Tens of thousands of Muslims are rallying in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, against the city's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is accused of insulting the Quran.<p>Protesters chanting, praying and carrying banners gathered at the National Monument in central Jakarta on Friday demanding that …

Asia

13 science fiction and fantasy books you can’t afford to miss this December

It’s December. I can hardly believe how fast the year flew by. December means the full rush of Christmas and holiday shopping, and it means a slightly lighter load of new books hitting bookstores. That’s fine by me: it means that I can try and tackle the accumulated piles of books on my own to-read …

Science Fiction

5 ways to cut holiday travel expenses

Use these apps and services to save money on your next trip.<p>Most folks love to travel, but it's an expensive hobby -- especially if you venture outside the country. The airfares, the hotels, even just staying connected... it all adds up quickly. At this time of year, it adds up even …

Personal Finance

Why Is Something Funny, And Why Should We Care?

No joke: Science continues to pursue a range of theories about what makes us laugh.<p>Think of the most hilarious video you’ve ever seen on the internet. Why is it so funny?<p>As a researcher who investigates some of the potential side effects of humor, I spend a fair bit of time verifying the funniness …

Psychology

Burma Is Pursuing ‘Ethnic Cleansing’ of Rohingya Muslims, U.N. Official Says

Burmese authorities are carrying out a campaign of ethnic cleansing against the Rohingya Muslim minority in the country’s western Arakan state, a …

Asia Pacific

Budget Travel Tips by Gabriel Morris Adventure Travel

<b>Gabe’s Guide to Budget Travel: Travel Tips, Tricks, Things to Bring and Places to Go compiles tons of practical information picked up by Gabriel</b> …

Win A Trip to Peru!

Kim and I visited Peru around 8 years back and it’s probably one of our favorite countries in South America.<p>There is currently an opportunity to <b>win a</b> …

South America

5 Books to Help You Raise Happy, Thoughtful Tweens and Teens

“Kids don’t come with an instruction manual” is an old adage I heard a lot when I first became a mom. But based on the vast number of parenting books …

An Afternoon in Shimokitazawa - Tokyo - Japan Travel - Japan Tourism Guide and Travel Map

Creative ways to get people's attention<p>By May 28, 2012<p>Be prepared to get pleasantly surprised, amazed and disoriented when visiting the small hipster …

15 perfect places for Americans to emigrate to

Back in November there was a spike in online searches by desperate Americans considering emigration following Donald Trump's shock election victory.<p>As the much-anticipated inauguration of America's 45th President takes place today, we share 15 tempting alternatives to US cities – from New York to …

Bikepacker tales: how to see the world from a saddle

How would you like to traverse a country, or even a continent, on two wheels? Inspired by our new book <i>Epic Bike Rides of the World</i>, we invited three blogging bikepackers to recount their most epic journeys and share advice for those tempted to take to the saddle.<p>The consensus? Just do it. Only one …

Hiking

Elon Musk is working on a roof made of solar panels

Elon Musk's fondness for ambitious, out-of-left-field ideas isn't restricted to electric cars or rockets. During SolarCity's latest earnings call, the entrepreneur revealed that his energy-focused company is developing a "solar roof" -- not a roof with solar panels on it, a roof <i>made out of</i> solar …

Is infra-tourism the next big thing? Japan seems to think so

Most countries try to attract visitors with ancient cities, historic traditions, and landscapes untouched by time.<p>However, some are trying to tap into much more modern attractions in the less apparent beauty of ambitious present-day engineering projects. Japan is spearheading this “infra-tourism” …

Japan
Productivity

Teacher Pens 130 Personalized Notes to Her Students Following Heartbreaking Incident: 'You Never Know Who's Hurting'

In an age where high school students communicate primarily through texts and emoji, an English teacher at Rampart High School in Colorado Springs, …

The Instagram Star's Guide to Taking Your Best Travel Photos Ever

Because, ugh, how do they make it look like that??<p>Traveling is about the experience, sure—but really, who are we kidding: It's about the Instagrams. So just how do you get the perfect snap of your destination? We caught up with Instagram phenom Olivia Lopez of Lust for Life to get her tips on just …

'Many suffer but no one talks about it': the rise of eating disorders in Japan

Enormous cultural pressure to be thin and a lack of support for mental health issues has left people struggling<p>Akira, 37, lives in the heart of Tokyo, a metropolis that lights up like a fluorescent fairground at night. She shares the city with 13.35 million other residents, but had no one to turn …

Mental Health

Scientists share creepy audio from bottom of the sea

We’ve all seen photos of the bizarre creatures that inhabit the bottom of the sea and now a new project has allowed us to hear them as …

Mount Everest

Is binge-watching bad for your mental health?

Our research shows that binge-watchers are more likely to report higher stress, anxiety and depression. What we don’t know yet is whether the link is causal<p>With the release of the fourth season of House of Cards, all 13 episodes are available for Netflix subscribers. Some fans might space each …

Mental Health

25 Rooms Transformed Beyond Belief

Interior Design

Islamists Shutter First Trans Mosque

Indonesia is more progressive when it comes to gender fluidity than the West, but that tolerance has come under attack by Islamists.<p>On Sundays, …

5 Great Books To Read In March

Some of the recent favorites we’ve reviewed in the BuzzFeed Books newsletter.

Books

Is this the future of work? Scientists predict which jobs will still be open to humans in 2035

Australian science agency CSIRO says workplaces will be increasingly digitally focused and automated. Who wants to be an ‘online chaperone’?<p>Workers looking for jobs in 2035 might consider retraining as remote-controlled vehicle operators or online chaperones.<p>Those are two of the jobs of the future …

Artificial Intelligence

How People Learn to Become Resilient

Norman Garmezy, a developmental psychologist and clinician at the University of Minnesota, met thousands of children in his four decades of research. But one boy in particular stuck with him. He was nine years old, with an alcoholic mother and an absent father. Each day, he would arrive at school …

Psychology

Photo Friday: How to Edit Photos on Your Phone

Ever uploaded a photo to Instagram and got zero likes? It could mean anything: your focus is off, lighting’s flat, or the subject’s not interesting. But allow us to present you with a fourth possibility: you don’t really know how to edit photos on your phone.<p>Many photographers think of a photo as …