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10+ Incredible Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

Digital manipulation can do amazing things to your photographs (as seen here), but sometimes the most stunning images are the ones that haven't been …

Landscapes within landscapes: crafty photography – in pictures

Artist Laura Plageman, who works in the San Francisco Bay Area, where she grew up, manipulates her photographs physically rather than digitally. In her ongoing series Response, she alters sea and landscapes and forest scenes to create something she describes as being “both a truth and a fiction”. …

The Magic of Russian Photoshop Whiz Max Asabin

Max Asabin is a Russian hobbyist photo retoucher and digital artist who has been wowing the Internet as of late with his Photoshop skills. Many of …

Photography

The Grand Adventure: The North Rim of the Grand Canyon

The last few months of meticulous preparation had led us up to this point. It was a trip of over 4 years in the making for us, as we could never find …

Wanderlust's Travel Hot List 2017 is here!

New flights. New walking trails. New experiences. Here's the definitive guide to the destinations you'll want to add to your travel wishlist for …

6 reasons why app stores should transition to subscription models

The subscription model for software isn’t new. Companies like Netflix and Spotify have enjoyed success while easing users into a highly effective business model.<p>Just look at the success of some software-as-a-service (SaaS) companies – looking at you DropBox and Salesforce – offering monthly or …

Minimalist Travel: The World in One Backpack

Escape the oppression of the rolling luggage cart!<p>About two years ago, I spent a lot of time living out of a backpack. My original Minimalist One-Bag …

Backpacking

The ISIS Files: What Leaked Documents Reveal About Terror Recruits

A trove of ISIS personnel records obtained by NBC News has now been analyzed by experts at West Point, who say it’s the largest and “most significant” document cache of its kind, providing new insight into the terror group’s grand ambitions and diverse recruits.<p>The files reveal that the jihadists …

Al-Qaeda

Today’s best paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free

We’ve been on a roll this week and yesterday’s post covering paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free for a limited time might have been the best …

Apps

New Zealand’s hiking trails offer one spectacle after another

The hike had been invigorating – invigorating, as in just this side of grueling. A 6-mile ascent into Mount Aspiring National Park had brought us to …

London for one: Traveling solo couldn't be easier in this world-class city

Think about it. London, on your own. And you can do whatever you want to do. Fantastic!<p>And, yet: Wouldn't it just be easier to book a tour?<p>Save that stiff single supplement. Being a solo traveler without a pre-planned itinerary — save hotel reservations — can be a pretty great thing in London. The …

The Best Books Of 2015, According To Goodreads

The readers have spoken.

12 best iPhone apps of 2014

Between iOS 8 and the iPhone 6, 2014 may have been one of the best years yet for iPhone users.<p>But killer updates from Apple aside, there was no …

North Korea's tourism push comes with a security catch

While North Korea is making a push to increase the number of tourists who visit each year — currently a few thousand from Western countries and more …

22 things to do in New Zealand before you die

1. Go cage diving with great whites on Stewart Island.<p>2. Sky dive the Bay of Islands.<p>3. See the All Blacks play.<p>4. Get some waves in Raglan.<p>5. Visit …

New Zealand

How To Email Like a Professional: Advice From The Former CEO Of Google

He probably knows what he's talking about, so listen up<p>Whether to write ‘Best wishes’ or ‘Kind regards’ may seem like the biggest email dilemma of …

Eric Schmidt

A day's work around the world - in pictures

This year’s winning pictures from the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)’s photo contest focus on access to financial services and how people around the world make their living

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

eCommerce

The 20 toughest job interview questions – from people who really know

Reckon you could handle these mind-boggling interview questions in your next job interview?<p>The only thing worse than having a job you hate is having …

Artist Turns Objects Found in the Street into Wickedly Clever Creations

Using everyday objects that he collected from the streets of Berlin, German artist Martin Roller constructs intriguing and surprising mash-ups. Each new creation looks transformed and as if it is on display in an advertisement. In Roller's surreal world, a hairbrush has sharpened pencils in place …

Design

Galaxy S6 Edge vs. iPhone 6 Plus: Samsung's Curviest And Apple's Biggest Go Toe-To-Toe On The Market

Both Samsung Electronics Co. and Apple Inc. have taken the smartphone market by storm -- each with not just one device, but two.<p>Apple released the …

Beyond the grave: have you planned your digital legacy?

Failing to keep track of all your online accounts and assets could cause headaches for family members trying to piece together your digital legacy, warns Saga<p>Many of us love the convenience of downloading music, films and books, but few think about what will happen to these "assets" when we die. If …

Genealogy

Luxe for Less: How to Visit 5 Big Cities On a Budget

<i>Alan Light / Flickr</i><p>The biggest cities in the United States can often be the most alluring for travelers. These sprawling metropolises offer art, culture, renowned sports teams, trendy restaurants and swanky nightlife venues. Still, even as these cities widen your horizons and expand your worldview, …

87 Brilliant Designs For A New Pedestrian-Cycling Bridge In London

London has its fair share of iconic bridges already, but it wants more. It’s about to start building the Garden Bridge–a very green pedestrian walkway designed by Thomas Heatherwick. And now it wants another bridge to connect Pimlico, near Victoria Station, with a massive new development in Nine …

England

In another brilliant move, IBM just budgeted $1 billion to take down EMC

This is important and interesting for a whole bunch of reasons — and shows that CEO Ginni Rometty has her competitive game on.<p>She's got a plan to move her massive 400,000-ish strong workforce from shrinking businesses and towards growth areas, even though it's painful, with a number of quiet …

Women in Tech

How People Described The Internet In The 1990s is Hilarious

In the 1990s, the internet was a hard-to-explain concept to people. Even though it’s commonplace now, the idea of electronic mail and being able to surf endless amounts of information without using an encyclopedia was quite foreign.<p>Many books, videos and images were created to help explain the …

AOL

Heartwarming Photos of the Amazing Friendship Between a Dog and an Owl

Dogs may be man's best friend, but Ingo the shepherd dog's special buddy is Poldi, a little owl who loves to pose for pictures and cozy up to his canine pal. Germany-based animal photographer and collage artist Tanja Brandt documents their unlikely friendship in heartwarming portraits that show the …

Pets

These Amazing Instagram Photos Of Finland Will Make You Appreciate Winter

We have decided that we want to spend our next vacation staring at the stars and taking in the snow in Finland. Yes, that's right, we actually <i>want</i> to spend some time in the snow.<p>Once we saw Mikko Lagerstedt's Instagram photos of Finland, we were truly taken aback. The Finland-based photographer …

Climbing On Mount Denali