Akif Erbay

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11 creative ways to make your job application stand out

Face it: Most resumes and cover letters are pretty boring (yours included). When a hiring manager is trying to get through dozens (or hundreds) of …

Here's why tourists need to stop taking selfies

Instead we pull out our phones and extend them to arm's length in order to capture our face against said attraction as a background.<p>And that's exactly the problem with most tourists who take selfies: The attraction they're photographing becomes a background.<p>They're way more concerned with securing …

The Mars One plan is totally delusional

Indeed, temperatures around minus 67 degrees Fahrenheit, a near total lack of atmosphere to protect from deadly radiation, and regular violent dust storms lead most experts to believe that a human colony on the red planet in the foreseeable future would be very difficult and extremely expensive.<p>And …

Space Science

19 Things You'll Only Understand If You Studied Abroad

Because as someone famous once said, "the best things you learn aren't learned in a classroom."<p><b>1. Contrary to every mother's belief, you won’t even feel sick if you eat gelato for every meal.</b> Or pizza. Or crepes. Or empanadas. Or anything in the top, bad-for-you section of the food pyramid. We’re …

13 classic travel moments

No matter where we go, our travel memories tend to group themselves around archetypal events that cross almost all cultures. Part hero’s journey, …

Travel

10 inventors who didn't get mega-rich from their inventions

<b>Doug Engelbart, who has died aged 88, never really made any money from inventing the mouse. Here are 10 others who didn't get to be billionaires.</b><p>1. LEDs<p>When <b>Nick Holonyak Jr</b> invented the first practically useful LED in 1962 he predicted it would one day replace Edison's lightbulb. Holonyak's …

Inventions

5 Ways to Travel More Spontaneously

I once came across this quote on a travel forum: "Not planning is a good way to miss things you wanted to see." That may be true, but it misses the point of travel completely.<p><i>Photo credit: Flickr</i><p>It's not hard to compile a list of must-visit sights and attractions before you travel. Every guidebook …

The 10 Cheapest Cities In The World

When I was in Nicaragua in 2011, I had a friend who was renting a room with her boyfriend in Managua.<p>They each paid $25 per month for rent. The bus ride to their job cost 10 American cents.<p>Point being: There are places in the world where your dollar can go a very long way.<p>This is important. If …

Turkish protesters and police battle for control of Taksim Square

Turkish riot police using teargas and water cannon battled protesters for control of Taksim Square in Istanbul on Tuesday night, hours after the …

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.