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Why have we yet to be enchanted by the internet of things?

If customers are to embrace the new era of connectivity, devices must be imbued with a touch of magic, says MIT researcher<p>One of the leading thinkers in the new computing sector known as the internet of things (IoT) can’t help but look at all the flashy, expensive, feature-packed gadgets on the …

Internet of Things

How to (really) find a job overseas

I’ve been working overseas for nearly 2 years now. I write this post from once again another country I never thought I would wind up in (Qatar) and I …

10 decadent chocolate dessert recipes for Valentine's Day from around the USA

Nothing says I love you quite like a homemade chocolate dessert. We asked the editors of Edible magazines across the country for their favorite Valentine’s Day chocolate dessert recipes. From rich, spicy hot chocolate to gluten-free ricotta brownies with cherries, these indulgent treats are sure to …

Jennifer Niven's top 10 teen books to save your life

What I love most about books is they remind us we’re not alone. When I was an only child transplanted to landlocked Indiana from the shores of southern Maryland in the United States – a torture akin to, say, moving to Mars – I discovered Judy Blume. In Maryland, I had danced and painted and written …

Books

8 Ways to Sleep Around

A traveler’s field guide to the wild new world of lodging<p><i>From the February/March 2015 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>Fall asleep swaying in the breeze in a hand-hewn wooden orb suspended in the coastal rain forest of Vancouver Island. Kick back in a sunny, art-filled SoHo flat stocked with …

Hospitality

17 incredible photos of the spirit of Burma

BURMA, ALSO KNOWN AS MYANMAR, has had a rough few decades. A military coup in 1962 was followed by years of oppression under a military junta, as …

A reality check for millennials aiming to buy a house

It took just six words for a financial planner who thinks millennials are maxxed out on debt to demolish one young man's plan to buy a house.<p>"He's dreaming," Kurt Rosentreter said. "He can't afford it."<p>When this young reader e-mailed to ask if his house-buying idea made sense, I immediately thought …

Personal Finance

3 hardcore but effective methods of saving for your travels

Most of us don’t buy into the whole “I’ll-travel-when-I-have-enough-money-to-afford-it” idea. We generally understand that putting off travel is the …

Personal Finance

5 difficulties to expect when moving off the grid and how to handle them

The central encompassing theme of off-grid life is autonomy. You’re living in a completely self-sustaining habitat that isn’t dependent on any public …

Off-grid

A precarious life in Mongolia’s north

Despite facing hardships and prejudice, a tiny, marginalised community of nomadic reindeer herders is attracting people from around the world with their unique style of living.<p>We had been riding nonstop for five hours, our mounts alternately cantering through meadows and picking their way through …

Nature

Dalene and Peter Heck

House Hoppers—Minimalist travelers max on the moment<p><b>House-Sitting Around the World</b><p>Their motto may be minimal—“No possessions. No plans. Just travel”—but their first task was monumental. In 2009, Dalene and Peter Heck sold everything and reduced a 2,100-square-foot home in Alberta, Canada, to 200 …

British Columbia

How to piss off a Norwegian

Suggest Sweden is better.<p>Or Denmark. Or Finland. But especially Sweden. We see our welfare system as absolutely perfect; and we’re better than them …

Bill Murray's 5 Most Underrated Movies

When he's not Ghostbusting<p>Despite Bill Murray's reputation as a freewheeling comedian who loves nothing more than to crash unsuspecting civilians' engagement photo shoots and bachelor parties, there's more to the 66-year-old star than just cooler-than-cool ridiculousness. For every <i>Stripes</i>,</i> …

Bill Murray

How to remain a “traveler” once you’re back home

You’re finally home. You’re surrounded by friends and family for the first time after months of traveling. You’re feeling “settled.” And you suddenly …

Resources Toolkit for New Teachers

For new teachers, this resource compilation includes tips and guides on classroom design and layout to help maximize the possibilities of the …

Teaching

5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

To change that is easier said than done. Working within an answers-based education system, and in a culture where questioning may be seen as a sign …

Pedagogy

Tip of the Week – Six Great Ways to Publish Student Work

We know that the world is moving online and that to prepare our kids for that world, we need to train them to use that world’s tools.<p>We know that …

Tiny Off-the-Grid Homes We Love

Photo: Graypants, Inc./Hide and Seek<p>The latest in coffee-table inspiration comes from the newly released <i>Hide and Seek</i>. The book is a compilation of unique, well-designed, escape-from-reality cabins we lust over. These structures aren't lavish: instead, they're dedicated to simplicity and the …

Hiking Trail

For London's Cabbies, Job Entails World's Hardest Geography Test

Satellite navigation and GPS can't match the street smarts demanded by "The Knowledge" test.<p>LONDON—Steve Scotland had better reason than most for thinking he knew London like the back of his hand. Not only was he a native Londoner, born and bred, but he'd spent years working as a chauffeur in the …

Mount Baker, looking majestic as always! From 25 of America's most picturesque mountains: http://bit.ly/1upj0FN

"Sleeping in a tent means I'm usually far from home, but I've never felt more at home then I do in a tent", says #MatadorU student Mirae...

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

15 things youth need to thrive in America (and 1 unexpected way to get there)

I’VE BEEN AN EDUCATOR for over 10 years. I’ve worked with thousands of teenagers in classrooms, communities, and after-school programs. Being a …

The North Face: Mountain Athletics - Burpee Suicides Workout

Facebook joins with teachers to help teens learn the hard lessons of social media

Do young people know how to use the Internet? It seems like an absurd question.<p>Yet, digital technology presents a novel set of social situations that we're all, young and old, still figuring out how to navigate. From oversharing to sexting to cyberbullying, the Web can sometimes be nearly as …

Social Media

'I'm Not A Lookalike' Project Showcases Strangers Who Look Like Twins (PHOTOS)

Think you're special and unique?<p>So did these folks, until they met Francois Brunelle.<p>The 62-year-old Montreal-based photographer has spent the last 12 years scouring the world for complete strangers who look alarmingly similar, according to Rex USA.<p>"I was inspired by 2 things," Brunelle told Rex …

10 Do-It-Yourself Projects To Organize The Kitchen

Spring cleaning may be over, but you should try to reorganize your home at the start of every new season. As we near the end of summer, it’s time to …

The art of travel by bicycle

There’s a point during the second week of a cycling tour when something beautiful begins to happen.<p>Your body resigns to working five to eight hours a …

Hiking