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What’s your favourite Mission Folk Music Festival story?

The 30th annual Mission Folk Music Festival begins tonight.<p>With that in mind, organizers of the festival want the public’s help to tell their …

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Pinnacles National Park is one of the newest parks in the U.S. you need to visit

The post Pinnacles National Park is one of the newest parks in the U.S. you need to visit appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comTowering …

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Do Not Do

Emotional intelligence is probably the most powerful yet undervalued trait in our society.<p>We believe in rooting our everyday functions in logic and reason, yet we come to the same conclusions after long periods of contemplation as we do in the blink of an eye. Our leaders sorely overlook the human …

Evening at Mont Saint-Michel, an island commune in Normandy, #France. The commune and its bay are part of the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites, visited by over 3 million people per year. // shot by LP photographer, @dominicbonucceli.

One Big Fluke › You only get 1,000 lines of code a week

<i>This week you're going to write a huge amount of code. You're going to get a lot done. You're going to ship something big. If something goes wrong,</i> …

Yosemite National Park Photos

Yosemite National Park photos and pictures of culture, history, and travel from National Geographic.

Top 20 free things to do in Paris

City of love, fashion capital, literary paradise… Paris has many different guises. And while museum entry can be steep and fine dining comes at a premium, the French capital can also be a cheap date.<p>Whether you go weak at the knees for soaring church spires or want to rub elbows at an authentic …

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Sand collapse kills 9-year-old girl at Oregon beach

When you think of potentially fatal threats at the beach, you probably think of sharks or riptides. You probably don't worry about the sand. But that unexpected killer has now claimed at least three lives in the United States this summer.<p>Nine-year-old Isabel Grace Franks died at a Lincoln City, …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

The Hebrides: Scotland's magical islands

An emerald shore receding behind, a sea breeze in your face, a dolphin surfing the bow wave as escort. The magic begins as soon as you board the ferry from Scotland’s rugged west coast and head for the Hebrides, a scattering of over 50 inhabited islands that take in the stirring mountainscapes of …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Ten amazing off-the-radar experiences in France

No Francophile worth their salt would skip the Eiffel Tower or the lavender fields of Provence. But while France’s tourist trail is well trodden for a reason, there are plenty of wonders that might have escaped your radar. Here’s an alternative bucket list for your trip to France.<p>See flocking …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Exploring America's attic: a guide to the Smithsonian Institution

What's over 165 years old, boasts 19 'arms' and 137 million dead and living objects? The Smithsonian Institution.<p>Quirky statistics aside, this place is no joke. Most travelers have heard of the Smithsonian before they visit Washington, DC. As far as popularity and fame go, it's DC's equivalent of …

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Top 25 Wild Bird Photographs of the Week #57

Wildlife<p>Tinkerbirds, cockatoos, hummingbirds, nightjars, lapwings and owlets… Simply amazing! Make it your New Year’s resolution to go to your nearest park, river, stream, mountain or forest to spend time photographing nature. Begin with flowers, mushrooms and scenery, and then progress to the art …

Into The Atmosphere

Top 20 Photos of 2013 from American Prairie Reserve

Wildlife<p>Looking back over a year’s worth of photos, the prairie weaves an ever-changing tale of drama, peace, microscopic detail, magnitude, and resilience. The seasons become less defined, and the decade I’ve spent helping build American Prairie Reserve blends in a single, long journey. As you …

15 Amazing Photos From the March on Washington

Gallery<p>To mark the fiftieth anniversary of the March on Washington, The Daily Beast takes a look back at pictures from the historic day.<p>08.26.13 5:05 …

The ultimate in space-saving travel tech

Trying to keep it to carry-on? This list of essential and compact travel gadgets and tips will make your trip easier – and your luggage lighter – without skimping on fun and convenience.<p>'Travel Gear' by Eric Ritchey. Creative Commons Sharealike Attribution licence<p><b>Ebook reader</b><p>Books are beautiful, …

America's legendary drives

With over four million miles of highway, the USA offers more road trips than anyone could tackle in one lifetime. Whether you’re itching to peek into Wild West history, or just longing for a big ol’ soulful dose of nature’s vistas, you’ll find them along America’s backroads and byways. Here are our …

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