Nicholas de La Cruz

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Stunning Photos of the European Alps that Inspire Awe and Envy

If you live in a place that’s not likely to see snow this winter, or you’re bitter that the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of decided to remain …

We must invest in SMEs to create a lasting recovery

The Government must focus on measures that will incentivise large businesses to invest the cash they have accumulated and to boost the confidence of small and medium-sized businesses<p>We have much to be optimistic about as we reflect on 2013, with the UK economy growing at its fastest rate for three …

Modern Floating Home is the Perfect Tranquil Retreat

<i>Floating House</i> is a home designed by architect Dymitr Malcew that offers its residents beautiful unobstructed views, a connectedness to their surroundings, and an easy way to move from one locale to another. Created for H2ORIZON, a French developer that specializes in floating structures like this …

Berkeley’s other counter-culture

A few things spring to mind at the mention of Berkeley, California.<p>For one, there is the renowned university whose politically outspoken students led some of the most influential anti-war protests of the 1960s. For another, Chez Panisse, where Alice Waters and Jeremiah Tower started the movement …

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Walt Mossberg's final Wall Street Journal column looks back on two decades of tech

After 22 years of insightful and important commentary on consumer technology, Walt Mossberg has written his final column for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and its <i>All Things D</i> tech blog. In it, Mossberg picks out the twelve most influential products from his time as the newspaper's tech reviewer, …

10 money-making ideas for 2014

Slide 1 of 12<p>After a stellar year for stocks in the U.S. and other developed markets, what can investors expect in 2014?<p>If the Federal Reserve’s …

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Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

NPR Music's 100 Favorite Songs Of 2013

What do you have to do, as a song, to win our hearts? You have to sink in. You have to stop someone dead in her tracks. You need to cause that man to act a fool. Scrunch a nose, tense a shoulder, drop an ass.<p>We compile our 100 Favorite Songs much like we do the work on our 50 Favorite Albums list, …

Carefully Applied Dyes Reveal Colorful Anatomy of Fish

<i>Cleared</i> is a photo series by formally trained engineer and mathematician Adam Summers that offers a new way of viewing marine life. The scientific photographer, who has always been fascinated with biology, took it upon himself to experiment with his specimens by altering the pigments of their …

Nat Geo Travel Staff’s 2014 Bucket List

The staff at National Geographic Travel is continually criss-crossing the globe to uncover the best and the brightest places, but we have travel wish lists just like everyone else.<p><b>Here’s where we want to go in 2014 and why:</b><p><b>> Iceland and Greenland</b><p>“I have a strange love for quiet, empty, ‘desolate’ …

National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365 Continue reading...

14 Christmas Movie Child Stars: Where Are They Now?

It's the most wonderful time of the year. Time to dust off your well-loved holiday films while frantically wrapping gifts, stuffing stockings, and baking up a storm. We wanted to take a look at where some of your favorite young Christmas movie cast members have landed today. Much like gifts from …

Homemade Sriracha

<i>It's always more fun to DIY. Every week, we'll spare you a trip to the grocery store and show you how to make small batches of great foods at home.</i><p><i>Today: In this dark time, when the fate of Sriracha is up in the air and the world is up in arms, Carey Nershi of Reclaiming Provinicial is showing us</i> …

Event-o-Rama: 10 Must-Dos in January

There are some amazing events on tap all over the world, all the time. <b>Here’s a taste of what you can see and do in January:</b><p>Celebrate the coming of a new year <i>and</i> the oldest folk festival in the U.S. at the <b>Philadelphia</b> <b>Mummers Parade</b> (January 1). Local clubs take to the streets to compete in one of …