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Eat, sleep and respect the ball: inside Barcelona’s modern La Masia | Jamie Fahey

The dimly lit, studiously grey lecture room carries the feel of a sixth-form block in a suburban high-school. On the opposite side of the street, about the width of a football pitch away, stands a typical Aldi supermarket, intensifying the acute sense of suburban normality. But this is no …

Soccer

South Africa's top iced tea company is a marketing phenomenon

It's an unusual scene: A wave of cyclists wearing giraffe costumes flood down a busy street, handing out drink cans to surprised members of the public.<p>While unconventional, marketing events like this have become a trademark of BOS, an iced tea brand that has conquered the South African market and …

South Africa

How to Critique Your Own Photos

Dear friend,<p>If you want honest feedback on your photos, share them on ARSBETA.COM — if not, you can always critique your own photos!<p>Some simple ideas:<p>…

Sketching

Awe-Inspiring Canadian Rockies Camping Adventure

Canada<p>Banff & Jasper 101<p>Northwest<p>5 Reasons Golden, B.C. Is a Summertime Must<p>Northwest<p>Celebrate Fall on B.C.’s Saanich Peninsula<p>Northwest<p>Canada’s …

Canada

10 Best Wildflower Hikes

1 of 10<p>Portland Island, British Columbia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Sea Pines Forest Preserve, South Carolina<p>3 of 10<p>Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, …

Hiking

Study on Post-Orgasm Experiences Shows How Men Really Feel After Sex

The afterglow has a dark side.<p>Sex is straightforward until it’s over. As soon as an orgasm ends, a new, potentially confusing phase of sex begins — …

Psychology

This band will make you want to roadtrip to Canada

Each Friday, Morning Edition host Emily Fox checks in on new music in the Pacific Northwest.<p>This week she talks with Grant Lawrence, host and …

The city break... Toronto: From Canada's tallest skyscraper to unmissable eateries, see it all in 48 hours

Suits may have waved goodbye to its stars Meghan Markle and Patrick J. Adams, but the number of visitors to Toronto, where the TV drama series is …

Toronto

11 tips for shooting epic landscape photography

1. Put some time into researching your locations to determine the best places to visit for wideangle landscapes<p>A vital step when deciding what to …

Landscape Photography

Rajasthan: Close on the heels of South Africa, state set to get first lion safari

After Ranthambore National Park and Jhalana Leopard Safari, Rajasthan is all set for the first lion safari project in Jaipur. The jungle area is set …

South Africa

Can food bring people to Kashmir? These cousins think so

Asma Bandey and Samma Isha Hafeez are hosting a series of culinary events in London and Miami to spread the word<p>For Asma Bandey and Samma Isha …

Washington D.C.

Is Instagram Destroying Nature Preserves

We can’t hate on Instagram too much.<p>After all, as the world’s single largest dedicated platform for photography and video media, it’s a powerhouse …

Worms

Endangered Species Act stripped of key provisions in Trump administration proposal

The Trump administration unveiled a proposal Thursday that would strip the Endangered Species Act of key provisions, a move that conservationists say would weaken a law enacted 45 years ago to keep plant and animal species in decline from going extinct.<p>The proposal, announced jointly by the …

Trump Administration

Guardiola has impacted the last two world champions - van Basten [Video]

Marco van Basten praises Pep Guardiola, claiming the Man City manager had a huge impact on both of the last two World Cup champions.

How Pep Guardiola, NBA & NFL Helped Turn England into Potential World Champions

The date was 30 November 2016, and despair was setting in for English football fans.<p>Three months on from England's ultimate embarrassment of losing to Iceland at the European Championship and its waving goodbye to boss Roy Hodgson, successor Sam Allardyce had been forced out of the job in a …

Retirement planning: Go abroad and you can live nicely on just $30,000 a year

If you've been racking your brain about where to retire on a budget, it might be time to think outside the U.S.<p>A new report by International Living, which publishes information about living abroad, ranks the five best places to retire and coast on $30,000 a year.<p>To be sure, retiring in a new …

Retirement

How the Guardiola effect is dominating this World Cup

As eight teams prepare for the quarter-finals, the majority of the City team that ran away with the Premier League title by a record 19 points are …

Reasons to Consider Buying the Canon 6D Mark II Over the Sony a7 III

The Sony a7 III being announced right off the back of the Canon 6D Mark II release is probably one of the all-time great shutdowns in photography …

Machine learning predicts World Cup winner - MIT Technology Review

The 2018 soccer World Cup kicks off in Russia on Thursday and is likely to be one of the most widely viewed sporting events in history, more popular …

Machine Learning

The World Cup rise of Gabriel Jesus: From playing on the streets, to being painted on them

A phenomenal journey so far for a player still finding his feet in football<p>Five years ago, Gabriel Jesus was playing football on the streets of Brazil. Now, he's painted on them as he leads Brazil's World Cup charge in Russia.<p>When the last World Cup was being played, Jesus had only just signed his …

Lionel Messi Is the Highest-Paid Soccer Player in the World. Here's How He Makes and Spends His Millions

Including a Messi theme park opening soon.<p>Among the 736 players in the 2018 World Cup and the hundreds of millions of soccer players worldwide, …

This is the age when you stop discovering new music

"Musical paralysis". Who knew?<p>A new survey has revealed the age at which we stop discovering new music, and it’s bad news for anyone fast approaching …

New Music

How a Couple Who Saved $100,000 a Year to Retire Early Travels the World With Their 3-year-old

"It's not a vacation — it's a lifestyle."<p>After six years of working 60-hour weeks, exchanging his vacation time for pay, and having no time for rest, …

Scared by Facebook? Wait Till Millennials Are Selling Their Data

Alice Liogier wants to slap a price on her data.<p>The 23-year-old graduate student from Paris is researching the commercial use of personal information …

Belgium scouting report: England’s group rivals may have stumbled on perfect formula on eve of World Cup

How do they play?<p>Manager Roberto Martinez favours a three-man defence that would ideally allow Jan Vertonghen, Vincent Kompany and Toby Alderweireld to start together. There are serious doubts, though, over the fitness of Kompany and his World Cup availability is unlikely to be confirmed either way …

Leo Messi Is the G.O.A.T.

<i>He's led FC Barcelona to 32 trophies, won an Olympic gold medal with Team Argentina and holds the Guinness World Record for most goals scored in a season but there's still one major milestone the world's greatest soccer star has not yet achieved: a World Cup victory. Is this the year he and his</i> …

Coutinho, Willian star and Ronaldo back for classic Brazil advert for World Cup

Nike have produced a brilliant hype commercial for the Brazil national side as they gear up for the 2018 World Cup.<p>Starring the likes of Philippe …

World Cup Countdown: 2 Weeks to Go - The Underappreciated Genius of Romário

When God created man, even he wouldn't have expected one of his creations to possess as much ability with a football as Romario. The boy from Rio de …

Barça at the World Cup, Part 2: The unforgettable debut of Leo Messi

WHO<p>Lionel Messi (Rosario, 1987)<p>WORLD CUP<p>Germany, 2006<p>THE STORY<p>At just 18 years of age, and only two as a professional player, the Argentine star made …

Print your World Cup 2018 calendar

A feast of football is here, with 64 World Cup matches taking place up to the final on July 15.<p>With up to four matches broadcast on any one day, it's going to take plenty of planning to ensure you watch as much of the Russia tournament as possible.<p>To help you do just that, we have put together a …

FIFA World Cup