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Bali's Must-Visit Shops, Restaurants And Hotels

<b>By Alyssa Bird for Architectural Digest.</b><p><i>Hanging Gardens Ubud, a resort in the jungles of central Bali.</i><p>The crown jewel of the Indonesian archipelago, Bali is an island of rich artistic traditions, ancient temples, and verdant mountains surrounded by turquoise sea. "Bali is my favorite place in the …

Bali

City of Love: romantic things to do in Paris

There is no escaping the romance of Paris. In the early 19th century Paris revelled in the artistic and literary liberation of Romanticism, yet this graceful city has always inspired love. It permeates through the city where loved-up couples laze in its manicured gardens, get intimate in candlelit …

How to design cities that don't need cars

There are obvious benefits, but how can city administrations transform to permit such a radical new direction?<p>The leaders making these recommendations are part of The Global Commission on the Economy and Climate, which includes Lord Nicholas Stern, Co-Chair and Al Gore. The latter presented the …

Transforming Transportation 2015

Transforming Transportation 2015 helped inform clear actions city leaders can take to make sustainable mobility a reality in cities worldwide. Photo …

In Mexico City, planners turn vacant space under freeways into places to work, dine, play

You can’t get something out of nothing. This is common sense, not to mention a principle of physics and mathematics.<p>Yet the amazing science of Mexico City’s real estate development obeys no such laws.<p>Urban planners here, in one of the world’s most populous and crowded cities, have found a way to …

Mythbusters tests which is more efficient, four-way stop or roundabout [w/poll]

In the US, the four-way-stop intersection is king, with little competition from roundabouts. In Europe, things are reversed, and the roundabout is much more common than four-way-stop intersections. While it has been said before that the roundabout is a more efficient way to handle traffic at a busy …

What Your Personality Has to Do With Your Neighborhood

Extroverts are more likely to be drawn to a city's center, for example.<p>It’s a well-worn sociological truth that the neighborhoods in which we live can have a powerful effect on our lives. But how do our neighborhoods affect our overall happiness and well being? And what might they reflect about our …

Psychology

Chicago Skyline at Night - Lakeshore Drive (By gnagig)

New York City Skyline

Smart cities: The future of urban infrastructure

Technology is changing everyday city life, allowing us to instantly adapt to everything from storm threats to traffic jams.<p>Infrastructure is not exactly the sexiest word in architecture. There are no “starchitects” proudly boasting about their pipe designs or subsurface drainage systems. By its …

Celebrate the start of autumn with this beautiful submission to the 2014 National Geographic Photo Contest. http://on.natgeo.com/1yoPgiu Photo of Amori, Japan, by Sho Shibata

Google Play Books lands in eight Asian countries, New Zealand

Turns out Google Play Books' arrival in India was merely the beginning of its burgeoning love affair with Asia. From the land of the Taj Mahal, it has made its way to eight new locations in the region: folks living in Singapore, Thailand, the Philippines, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, Taiwan and …

Google ‘kills off pet projects’

Google has stopped allowing its engineers to spend 20 per cent of their time on side projects which could benefit the company, according to reports.<p>The innovative management technique – which gave rise to some of Google's biggest projects including AdSense, Gmail, <b>Google</b> Transit, Google News and …

Google News

Sumba, Indonesia: Lose Yourself In A Different World (PHOTOS)

If you need to get away -- far, far away -- to a magical place completely different from anything you're used to, visit Sumba.<p>Sumba is a remote island in Eastern Indonesia, part of the Lesser Sunda Islands group in the province of East Nusa Tenggara -- a 55-minute charter flight east of Bali. The …

Futuristic iWatch Concept

Continuing the current trend of wearable technology, check out this stylish and futuristic iWatch concept designed by James Ivaldi. This sleek watch would feature two separate screens, one being a touch screen for the user's music, contacts, and apps and another that would simply display the time. …

Wearable Tech

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