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Why it's much better to drink milk after a workout than water

Did you know mushrooms produce Vitamin D even after they've been picked? Professor Alice Roberts reveals some of the fascinating facts she uncovered for the programme Britain's Favourite Foods<p>After a long session pounding the treadmill in the gym, what do you tend to reach for to refresh yourself? …

The W.I.N.D. House by UNStudio

The W.I.N.D. house by UNStudio, a modern version of a country house in the north of the Netherlands.<p>The architects of UNStudio completed the W.I.N.D. …

Virtuous and vegan, Nourish lives up to its name

We live in city full of people who would bike 22 miles to breakfast, but groan when it comes to fully embracing a healthy diet. The reason? They’d have to cook at home. It’s just too hard to navigate the hidden ingredients (read: butter) when dining out.<p>It’s probably why Nourish, a new plant-based …

Top 10 Oceanfront Cities

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Langkawi beyond the beach: 9 great reasons to visit the Jewel of Kedah

It has long been known for its exquisite beaches, but, like one of its exotic butterfly species, the Malaysian archipelago of Langkawi is also revealing itself as a holiday destination for visitors looking for more than just beach-bumming. Read on for nine other great reasons to visit the 'Jewel of …

Asia Travel

12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

Colombia: from failed state to Latin American powerhouse

In the shadow of a violent and drug-fuelled past, business confidence is growing in Colombia, a country that has been transformed over the past decade<p>There's one thing everyone needs to know about doing business in Bogotá. When it comes to meetings: there's being on time, and then there's being on</b> …

South America

Articles about bright office addition cape cod on Dwell.com - Dwell

Taking cues from his illustrious friend and neighbor Marcel Breuer, engineer Paul Weidlinger designed a summer house on the edge...<p>A pair of environmentally attuned architects combined adjoining properties in a Los Angeles canyon to house their modernist...<p>Inspired by the aperture of a camera, an …

Cape Town

Road Trip: Central Greece

The winding roads of central Greece have captivated ancient kings, Olympians, Zeus, and Hollywood.<p><i>From the October 2011 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>In the annals of ancient combat, central Greece looms large. Notably, in 480 B.C., a small but resolute Greek army held off hundreds of …

Ancient History

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Expert guide to Tokyo

Local laws and etiquette<p>Japan is famously a minefield of often unspoken rules for foreigners. From handling chopsticks to getting into taxis, almost every aspect of daily life is governed by rigorous etiquette. While exceptions are made for foreigners, here are a few tips to avoid turning your …

An Apogee of Red: Drinking with the Douro Boys

You could call them the First Growths of Portugal, but they call themselves The Douro Boys -- the scions of five great winemaking families in …

Wine & Spirits

For Musician Jack White, Any Old Guacamole Just Won't Do

Jack White, formerly of the White Stripes, must really hate bananas. Because according to his concert rider, which was recently made public, he doesn't want to lay eyes on one at his concerts.<p>A "rider" is the set of unusual contractual demands that some pop stars make of their hosts when they're on …

Jack White

The 3 Most Important Camera Settings

This article aims to help beginners understand the correlation of three important factors of digital photography. Aperture, shutter speed, and ISO …

Landscape Photography

National Geographic Travel

Travel

New particle in physics may be found this year

The Large Hadron Collider, built by the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), has undergone major upgrades this year will begin its second, three-year run.<p>CERN says that after a two-year break for upgrades, the LHC will be twice as powerful this time.<p>The collider is already credited …

Magna Carta worth £10m found in council archives

Forgotten version of historical parchment that established principle of rule of law discovered in files of history department of Kent County Council in Maidstone<p>An edition of the Magna Carta that could be worth up to £10 million has been found after it lay forgotten in a council's archives.<p>The …

Saudi Women Right-to-Drive Activists Deploy Twitter, Face Terrorism Court

It has been nearly two weeks since Saudi Arabia lost King Abdullah, 90, whom his people affectionately labeled “The King of Humanity.” Since then, …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

Photography

Reader Recs: World's Best Wine Regions

The best wine regions around the world, as recommended by the NatGeoTravel Facebook fans.<p>We recently asked our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to share their favorite places to enjoy a taste of vino around the globe. Their recommendations, from California to South Africa, are sure to inspire a bit of …

Wine

One photo shows the biggest weakness with the iPhone 6's camera

Business Insider's Christian Storm and Harrison Jacobs tested the iPhone 6's camera against a Canon 5D Mark II DSLR ($3,000) and a point-and-shoot Canon PowerShot SD1400-IS ($169) to see exactly how the three compare.<p>Here's the bottom line: a DSLR is always going to capture higher-quality images, …

A traveler's guide to Caribbean food

Caribbean cuisine blends fruits and rice, seafood and spice, to create flavors as vibrant as the colors of the islands. Each island has its favorite dishes and you can tell a lot about the island’s history by what’s favored. Ethnic heritages combine with local bounty to produce unique …

The 13 best new apps you might have missed recently

Luckily, we have collected the best apps of the past month so you can find something new to try out.<p>You're bound to find something you like, whether in Microsoft's killer new Outlook email app or in fun little games for passing the time like Psych.

Great country walks: Hadrian’s Wall, Northumberland

Walk in the footsteps of Roman legionnaires alongside this world-renowned landmark<p><b>Difficulty</b> Challenging<b><br>Distance</b> 5.2 miles/8.2km<b><br>Typical duratio</b><b>n</b> 3 hours 30 minutes<b><br>Start and finish</b> Housesteads National Trust Visitor Centre<b><br>Map</b> OS Explorer OL43<b><br>Step-by-step details and maps</b> …

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The 9 Most Spectacular Lost Cities in the World

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Cities

Neighbor Bakehouse: San Francisco’s Best Croissants

Greg Mindel, owner of Neighbor Bakehouse, proves the maxim that to learn, you have to teach.<p>Every chef is a teacher, of course, training up and dressing down scores of cooks until they prepare his or her food right, night after night. But Mindel says that his croissants only became as good as they …

Scientists Have Caught A Laser Beam In Flight On Video For The First Time

While light appears to show up instantaneously when you flick a switch, it actually takes time to get to your eyes. It just moves so fast we don't notice. This is why it's been so hard to catch light on the move in a video — it's moving so fast even regular high-speed cameras can't catch it.<p>To …

13 New Landscape Design Ideas to Steal in 2015

Good garden design can change your life–and remove boundaries between indoors and out to increase living space. We’ve rounded up 13 new ideas to …

Landscaping

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