Geraldine Ho

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Shakes on a plane: remote, unusual and downright scary airports

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring the history of aviation and its continued impact on travel. You can find out more about the Jenny’s progress around the USA, and the history of this …

A Simple, Elegant Invention That Draws Water From Air

When Italian designer Arturo Vittori and Swiss architect Andreas Vogler first visited Ethiopia in 2012, they were shocked to see women and children forced to walk miles for water.<p>Only 34 percent of Ethiopians have access to a reliable water supply. Some travel up to six hours a day to fetch some …

This is a GIF of a Vine of a Video of a Flipbook of a GIF of a Video of a Roller Coaster | Colossal

<p>Could this be the most meta thing on the entire internet? Just so we’re clear, the title isn’t a typo. This really is a GIF of a Vine of a video of …

Android Remains The Outsized Giant At 70% Of Smartphone Sales, Phablets And iPhone 5c Make Waves: Kantar

When it comes to sales of smartphones, Android is the green giant that continues to tower over the competition. In the last three months that ended in January 2014, the Google -developed operating system accounted for around 70% of sales across 12 key markets, according to the latest figures from …

This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

An Eagle Steals a Camera, Flies Around 70 Miles of Australia with It

"Does this selfie make my talons look big?"<p><b>Perhaps taking a page from our own</b> human culture's desire -- and ability -- to document our every move, a photographically inclined sea eagle with kleptomaniacal tendencies helped itself to a ranger's video camera and documented a 70-mile journey, even …

Western Australia

The Essential Guide To Writing Amazing, Quite Clickable Email Subject Lines

Your path to a better subject lines: Make them super searchable, readily actionable, and possibly edible.<p>When we talk about how to get better at email, we tend to dwell in the body text, which, as we’ve learned, needs to be clearly purposeful, easy to reply to, and, ideally, no more than five …

7 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin and Hobbes

Though we can’t pick your friends, we strongly encourage you to ostracize anyone who expresses disinterest or disdain for <i>Calvin and Hobbes,</i> the …

Pop Culture

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex? http://gu.com/p/3jtcn/fb Japan's under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships. Millions aren't dating, and increasing numbers can't be bothered with sex. For their government, "celibacy syndrome" is a looming national catastrophe. Many are turning to what sex and relationship counsellor Aoyama terms "Pot Noodle love" – easy or instant gratification. Photograph: Eric Rechsteiner/Panos Pictures

How To Make A Beach Clean Itself

Redirecting runoff underground could make for a much more pleasant day at the beach<p>In 2011, water pollution closed or drove visitors away from U.S. shores on more than 15,000 beach days across the country. In many places, the problem is getting worse. As coastal towns crowd with rooftops and …

7 Simple Tips For Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs Who Want To Change The World

One in six people in the United States go to sleep hungry — that’s 50 million Americans. Social entrepreneur<p>Adam Lowy found an innovative way to fight hunger and reduce food waste. Four years ago, the 26-year-old left a promising marketing career to establish Move for Hunger (M4H). Lowy was …

More Hidden Street Art on Railings by Zebrating

Mannheim, Germany-based street art duo known as Zebrating have been leaving their mark across the globe, particularly on railings in public spaces. Their elusive graffiti work offers an entertaining surprise for viewers from specific angles. Their art relies heavily on perspective as each piece of …

Streetwear

Because walking saves lives, Mobilizer Inc. is a startup that’s aiming to get hospital patients moving - http://tcrn.ch/17vjnTH

Sustainable Makokos Floating School in Nigeria is Finally Complete

Some time ago we showed you how architect Kunle Adeyemi (NLÉ) had an ambitious dream to build a sustainable floating community in Makoko, one of …

The 10 Commandments of smartphone use during concerts

Now that smartphones have overwhelmed the concert experience to become part of life, we must strive to reach an understanding regarding etiquette and rules of engagement.<p>As it stands, anarchy reigns. Frustrated technophobes grumble at wired enthusiasts during many shows, and with good reason. …

Rose Bowl

A crew of anonymous activists are placing stickers in dictionaries, updating the definition of marriage from "the union between a husband and wife" to "the union between two people." http://trib.al/AyjBRvV

Paintings by Joseph Zbukvic

20 Movies You Can't Even Believe Are 20 Years Old

'Jurassic Park,' 'Free Willy,' 'Rudy' and more<p>Do you still quote <i>Dazed and Confused</i>? Or roll your eyes whenever someone mentions <i>Sleepless in Seattle</i>? …

Articles about architecture then and now on Dwell.com - Dwell

The union of great design and high technology has given us a whole new generation of time pieces, proving once and for all that...<p>Architecture is one of the whitest jobs in America.<p>When Italy’s first McDonald’s poised to open in 1986—a stone’s throw from the fabled Spanish Steps in Rome, no less—it …

Architecture

Articles about mentioned new york times on Dwell.com - Dwell

"Most architecture in any age is crap, and today’s crap isn’t as bad as yesterday’s." That's a juicy pull-quote from "The Glass...<p>Moooi crosses the ocean and lands in New York to open its first Showroom and Brand Store in the US, introducing a 'brand' new...<p>While in New York City last month, I …

New York City

Articles about 6 outdoor patio dining essentials on Dwell.com - Dwell

Adding a light fixture (or two) to your dining room is like putting the icing on a cake: it’s that final, special touch that can...<p>A patio or outdoor deck can bring a whole other dimension to a home, opening up the interiors and making the residents feel...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, …

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Articles about five fantastic family homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

An architect and his wife roll up their sleeves and create an affordable family residence in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.<p>With the Home Back Home #03 prototype, ENORME Studio and IKEA España partner to create flexible solutions for when grown kids...<p>How an unfussy, nearly zero-energy family home in …

Architecture

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"A Song For Our Warming Planet" converts environmental data into a song: http://trib.al/bJR3R2j

Why You Should Go See 'Pacific Rim'

This weekend, theaters will rumble with the sounds of more monsters and machines battling it out over the fate of the world as we know it. The themes of Warner Bros.’ <i>Pacific Rim</i> might not be new but I’m here to say you should still get out to the theater and see the movie.<p>I haven’t seen <i>Pacific Rim</i> …

'70pc' price falls in Spain draw in British buyers

More wary than before the crisis, Britons are nevertheless once again actively buying property on the Continent and elsewhere.<p>For sale: a large, luxury, seafront villa with four bedrooms, a boathouse and uninterrupted views of the fabled Mar Menor in south-east Spain. Two airports within 45 …

Housing

Expert view: How to buy property abroad

Tax rules frequently change, as they have in France, so buyers need to be careful not to get caught , says Armando Rosselli, head of tax and wealth structuring at Coutts.<p>For our clients – many of whom prefer European destinations, notably France and Spain – estate planning comes to the fore. …

Finance

Animals -- they're just like us? http://trib.al/vag17I2

New Cars Thieves Love (And Some They Love To Ignore)

If there’s any doubt the economy is on the upswing, one only has to look at pickup truck and full-size SUV sales, which are booming to the tune of 15.1 and 7.9 percent increases over the first six months of the year according to MotorIntelligence.com. Unfortunately car thieves are likewise thinking …