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Cape Town's top activities

Cape Town's reputation as a rather laid back place, is reflected in its nickname ‘Slaapstad’ which means ‘sleepy town’ in Afrikaans, the local lingo. All very strange as the Mother City and its surrounds are stacked with opportunities to stay awake and get active. Indeed, adventure sports operators …

Top free things to do in Cape Town

A relatively weak rand makes Cape Town a more affordable destination to visit, and the city certainly provides value for money when it comes to eating and accommodation. However, everyone likes to get something for free, and in this respect the Mother City is overflowing with options.<p>V&A …

Young first-time buyers can register online for 100,000 cut-price homes

The www.starter-home.co.uk website has officially launched today to allow young people to register their interest in buying one of the new homes.<p>From …

Yosemite without the crowds

You’ve seen the postcards, admired your friends’ vacation photos. Ever wonder why everyone has pictures of the same places from the same angles? The showy celebrity of the US national park system, Yosemite hosts millions of visitors each year, and most flock with camera in hand like paparazzi to …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

Ultimate California Road Trip

From the Monterey Bay down to Hearst Castle, California's central coast has been enchanting visitors for decades. Warning: you may never go home …

Road Trip: California's Pacific Coast Highway

Strap in and get ready for an exhilarating driving experience along this twisting, cliff-hugging route.<p>An exhilarating driving experience, this twisting, cliff-hugging, 123-mile (198-kilometer) route along the central California coast takes about five hours to complete at a leisurely pace. …

Best things to do in San Francisco for locals and tourists—Time Out

1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/yuyang226<p>Things to do<p>Walk across the Golden Gate Bridge<p>The world’s most photographed bridge and its …

Free Things to Do in San Francisco

Ever since Levi Strauss opened for business here during the gold rush, San Francisco—with its cable cars, coffeehouses, and counterculture—has been on the cutting edge of cool. From bustling Chinatown to bohemian Haight-Ashbury, the City by the Bay has long been known for its openness and …

Steven Pinker: 10 'grammar rules' it's OK to break (sometimes)

Among the many challenges of writing is dealing with rules of correct usage: whether to worry about split infinitives, fused participles, and the meanings of words such as "fortuitous", "decimate" and "comprise". Supposedly a writer has to choose between two radically different approaches to these …

Purposeful Practice & Dandy Candies

Practice may not always be fun, but it <i>can</i> be purposeful. Some of my favorite tasks lately <i>contain</i> purposeful practice.<p>For instance, Dandy Candies …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark

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How to make your iPhone faster

Is your iPhone(s aapl) running slower than it used to? While iPhones seem to hold up fairly well over the length of a standard two-year contract (at …

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New York Snaps into Focus through Bespectacled Animated Cinemagraphs | Colossal

<p>Digital artists and photographers Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg, arguably the masters of cinematic animated gifs, recently shared this wonderfully …

Sandra Bullock: the pain of Gravity

The makers of Gravity won't really come back down to Earth till the awards season is over, but even if the movie doesn't win any Baftas or Academy Awards, there is a sense of triumph in their simply having got the film made. They can also console themselves with the wall-to-wall acclaim and the …

Walking City: An Evolving Video Sculpture Morphs in Response to Architecture | Colossal

<p>Anyone who follows Colossal knows that digital animation and motion graphics are a rarity here, but this clip is a solid exception. Created by …

New Geometric Tape Art from Aakash Nihalani | Colossal

<p>Working with bold isometric forms created from bright neon tape, New York artist Aakash Nihalani (previously here and here) transforms outdoor …

Emptied Gestures: Physical Movement Translated into Symmetrical Charcoal Drawings by Heather Hansen | Colossal

<p>Splayed across a giant paper canvas with pieces of charcoal firmly grasped in each hand, Heather Hansen begins a grueling physical routine atop a …

How America's death penalty murders innocents

The US criminal justice system is a broken machine that wrongfully convicts innocent people, sentencing thousands of people to prison or to death for the crimes of others, as a new study reveals. The University of Michigan law school and Northwestern University have compiled a new National Registry …

The wrong Carlos: how Texas sent an innocent man to his death

A few years ago, Antonin Scalia, one of the nine justices on the US supreme court, made a bold statement. There has not been, he said, "a single case – not one – in which it is clear that a person was executed for a crime he did not commit. If such an event had occurred … the innocent's name would …

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These Fascinating Maps Show The Origin Of Words We Use All The Time

U.S. playwright Rita Mae Brown said: "Language is the road map of a culture. It tells you where its people come from and where they are going."<p>That quote comes to mind looking at these fascinating European etymology maps of various commons words posted by reddit user sp07, which provide a kind of …

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15 Whimsically Surreal GIFs To Get Lost In

These amazing GIFs, created by artist Romain Laurent, will definitely bring a smile to your face.

Colours of Soviet film posters

Thursday, 9:00am<br>9 January 2014<p>Elena Sudakova and Lutz Becker curate Soviet silent film posters from the 1920s and 30s, on display at London’s GRAD …