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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

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50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, <i>Rolling Stone</i> asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to …

Music

The 2013 Songs of the Summer

<b>This is the second year</b> I've compiled a Songs of the Summer package, but let's be clear: I'm not any closer to believing the entire "Song of the Summer" concept is anything more than a bullshit media construct. Like I said last year, Major League Baseball is seasonal. Music shouldn't be. Yes, there …

Five unforgettable rail journeys

From a luxury odyssey through the Australian outback to traversing the peaks of the Ecuadorian Andes, here are some of the best ways to get on board.<p>There are few more memorable ways to travel than by train. From rail odysseys through the outback to day trips in Britain, here are five ways to get …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

We're building a comprehensive, firm-wide resource for project specifications.<p>Project Connections give your design work the spotlight it deserves.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>Public voting for Architizer’s A+Awards is now open. It's officially in your …

Architecture

How to uncover closed-door restaurants when travelling

It’s like a dinner party with strangers. Closed-door restaurants, also known as underground restaurants or supper clubs, are private eateries tucked away in a chef’s home. And though they’re not widely advertised, they are often some of the most sought-after tables in town.<p>For travellers, these …

Buenos Aires

6 Airline Travel Myths Revealed

Did you hear about the fellow who was on a Continental flight from Houston to Chicago this month when he tried to get off the plane - in</b> …

The Best Commencement Speeches of 2013

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It's that time of year, where college graduates are heading off into the world and everyone from …

Photos of the Food and Drink Requested by Famous Musicians Backstage

When musicians sign contracts to perform in major concerts, their documents often contain <i>riders</i> (more commonly known as addendums). These are a …

The Cities That Live Behind Walls

For thousands of years, humans have been defending their cities by building huge walls around them. Over time, the cities often spill over the walls …

Hong Kong

US tourists survive 12-hour ordeal in shark-infested Caribbean waters

An American brother and sister who swam through the shark-infested waters of the Caribbean for 12 hours after their fishing boat sank in rough seas …

Intoxicating Design: 29 Wine Cellar And Storage Ideas For The Contemporary Home

Wine cheers the sad, revives the old, inspires the young, makes weariness forget his toil, said Lord Byron. While we do not claim to be world class …

The 12 Most Controversial Facts In Mathematics

The following 12 simple math problems prove outstandingly controversial among students of math, but are nonetheless facts.<p>They're paradoxes and idiosyncrasies of probability. And they're guaranteed to start an argument or two.<p>If you're looking for a mathematical way to impress your friends and …

Speed Of Light In Vacuum Is Not Actually Constant, Study Finds

Oh, and a vacuum may not really be void of matter.<p>Can you trust nothing in life? A new physics paper suggests that the speed of light in a vacuum may not be constant, and that a vacuum isn't actually entirely empty of stuff.<p>The paper, by a team of French physicists, finds that the speed of a photon …

North Korea 'Photoshopped' marine landings photograph

North Korea has been caught doctoring a photograph to double the number of hovercraft in a military exercise as part of its increasingly aggressive propaganda campaign.<p>The picture showed vessels with the same give-away shine on the front, moving through the water at an identical angle and throwing …

Russian authorities search Human Rights Watch offices

Russian authorities searched the Moscow offices of Human Rights Watch and three other prominent advocacy groups on Wednesday, part of a wave of hundreds of inspections that activists say is a campaign to silence criticism of President Vladimir Putin.<p>Since returning to the Kremlin in May, Putin has …