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How you'll manage your money in the future - CNN.com

Say goodbye to long lines and drab outlets -- the banks of the future are fashioning themselves into cool destinations. The interior of this ING Direct bank, in Milan, was developed by architects NewTone and mimics the design of retail stores.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Banks of the future<p>No tellers?<p>Slick …

How to Disappear (almost) Completely: living off the grid

Your day begins at dawn. After all, you are lying in a sleeping bag under the open sky grateful that you haven't: a) been stabbed by a grifter, b) been trampled by a herd of animals or c) contracted hypothermia and frozen to death. Then it's off for a morning routine that involves foraging for food …

10 Innovations Analysts Predict Will Change The World By 2025

The Internet, the moon landing, the atomic bomb—all inventions that changed the world forever—were predicted years before their existences. Mark …

10 value-for-money bush lodges near Kruger

Don’t think you’ll find a value-for-money wildlife experience in the private reserves west of Kruger? Think again! Here are 10 ideal lodges near …

Making your own mobile app is now super quick and easy

Look, making an app that will run on your iPhone is hard.<p>Luckily, adsy.me just made it chimp simple for normal folks like you or I to make a mobile app right on your iOS, Android or computer. You don’t need to download anything, learn to code, or even leave your touchscreen.<p>Make an app to show off …

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5 Autism Simulations to Help You Experience Sensory Overload

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) describes a complex group of brain development disorders characterized by difficulties in social interaction, …

India’s Holy Men In Powerful Portraits By New York-Based Photographer Joey L

Our technologically-obsessed society often finds it hard to grasp the reasons behind asceticism: for what reason should one forsake all of one’s …

Great paintings you can walk around in, almost: http://gu.com/p/3n6zn/fb

Best of 2013

Earth, Wind and Fire: The Extreme Weather of 2013

A woman carries her child through a field near the collapsed Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, Okla., May 20, 201<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Sue Ogrocki—AP

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

Newborn babies may be more developed than we think

My baby could not look more like a subject in a laboratory experiment. Wearing a soft white skullcap attached by long wires to an EEG machine measuring his brain activity, he is also surrounded by computer equipment and fussing researchers at University College London. "Hopefully you'll be …

Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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Portraits of Children Around the World and Where They Sleep

<b>Alex, 9, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil</b><p>Where Children Sleep is an eye-opening project by photographer James Mollison that takes a look at children from all across the globe and the diverse environments they go to sleep in. The series presents a portrait of each child or adolescent accompanied by a shot of …

Historical photographs get a 'colorized' makeover - in pictures

Do historic photographs look better in colour? The colorizers think so. Skilled digital artists such as Sanna Dullaway and Jordan J Lloyd are keen to remind us that the past was as colourful as the present – and their message is spreading though Reddit and Facebook.<br>• Read Jon Henley on the …

Top 25 Informative Maps That Teach Us Something Uniquely Different About the World

<b>Population of Southeast Asia Compared to the Rest of the World</b><p>Maps can be great guides for more than just finding routes for traveling. They often provide insight on the rest of the world. Taking a look at certain maps can be incredibly informative, especially when comparing the standing of …

New Large-Scale 3D Drawings by Ben Heine

Belgian artist Ben Heine has gained recognition for his <i>Pencil Vs Camera</i> series, in which the clever illustrator superimposes a drawing on a sheet of torn paper over a real-life background. As a continuation of the series, Heine has recently ventured into new territory that allows him to enter his …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Daddy's Girl: How An African 'Princess' Banked $3 Billion In A Country Living On $2 A Day

LAST DECEMBER Isabel dos Santos commemorated her tenth wedding anniversary to Congolese businessman Sindika Dokolo with a party. Subtlety wasn’t on the menu. She jetted in dozens of friends and relatives from as far as Germany and Brazil, who joined with hundreds of local guests in Angola for three …

From beautiful DIN 1451 to robust Rockwell, our pick of the 10 best fonts http://t.gu.com/oQmpZ Photograph: Domenic Lippa

Superheroes Have To Take Their Kids To School Too (ILLUSTRATIONS)

School mornings are stressful, even for the most organized and creative parents. If you ever feel like it would take a superhero to get your kids out the door on time, this series of images by Andry "Shango" Rajoelina, an artist and animator based in Paris, is for you.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>'Justice Families'<p>…

Remembering 9/11 in Pictures

Indelible photos mark one of America's darkest days.<p>This story was originally published on September 11, 2016, and was updated on September 11, 2018 to reflect current news.<p>Seventeen years later, the attacks of September 11, 2001, are still fresh in the memories of many Americans.<p>Nearly 3,000 …

The Archive: Tarkovsky’s First Short, 5 Hours of Akira Kurosawa Directing, TIFF’s Ebert Tribute, Kubrick Interview & More

<i>The Archive is a collection of cinephile-friendly findings around the web, including rare or never-before-seen photos, interviews, footage or any</i> …

Inhabitat's Week in Green: lab-grown meat, eSpyder airplane and terabytes of RAM

<i>Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week's most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us -- it's the Week in Green.</i><p>Summer is traditionally a time for firing up the grill and cooking up some burgers and dogs, but this week saw a high-profile foray into the realm of …

Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

Get Inspired By The Best Movie Offices Ever

Yes, ever. From Clerks‘ Quick Stop to the Washington Post HQ of All The President’s Men, here’s a celluloid celebration of amazing workplaces.<p>It’s the height of the summer and your productivity is dwindling.<p>You’ve already tried to have a bit more fun in the office–now it’s time to get inspired by …

Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The top 250 finalists have just been selected in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The contest invites photographers to submit images of the world of action and adventure sports in one of 10 categories, including Energy, Illumination, Sequence, and Experimental …

Matt Damon: where did it all go right for the leftwing activist, devoted dad and intelligent action star? http://t.gu.com/nzWzi Decca Aitkenhead meets Hollywood's Mr Nice to talk politics, parenting and his latest film Elysium

Amazing Sequential Photography, Courtesy of Red Bull Illume Contest

<i>Photographer: Scott Serfas Athlete: John Jackson Location: Aniak, AK, USA</i><p>The physical design of the GoPro camera changed videography, as its small, …

Never mind the Czech gold the Nazis stole...

The Bank for International Settlements actually financed Hitler’s war machine<p>The documents reveal a shocking story: just six months before Britain went to war with Nazi Germany, the Bank of England willingly handed over £5.6 million worth of gold to Hitler – and it belonged to another country.<p>The …