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The More Miserable You Are, the Happier Your Social Media Posts, and This Twitter Thread Proves It

A huge online discussion shows why you should never be envious of other people's glamorous online lives.<p>Of all the ways social media can be bad for you, one of the worst, according to science, is the ability of Facebook and the like to induce envy. You see your friends posting smiling selfies at …

Social Media

There’s a Beach in Mexico Completely Hidden Inside a Cave

<i>This story originally appeared on Travelandleisure.com.</i><p>It’s the patient traveler who knows that the treasures worth writing home about usually take a …

10 Things Every Man Should Know About Interior Design

There's a thin line between the point where your swanky bachelor pad becomes a full-blown man cave. It's easy to strike a balance between a masculine home that combines great style with enough restraint to keep it from looking cheesy. We hit up the guys at men's home shopping site TRNK for some …

The 19 coolest new businesses in San Francisco

San Francisco has long been the hub for huge Silicon Valley tech companies — but it's also home to some seriously cool local businesses.<p>From a 2.5-ton mobile pizza oven and a beef-jerky bar to the city's first indoor golf course, we're highlighting some of the newest and coolest businesses in San …

San Francisco

A Bill Gates-backed Canadian company opened a plant that sucks carbon from the air

Carbon Engineering, backed by Bill Gates and other investors, unveiled a test facility able to extract carbon dioxide from the atmosphere using giant fans.<p>That carbon goes through a series of chemical processes and emerges as pellets, which can be used to make fuel — or simply be stored underground.<p>…

British Columbia

Sony will launch a $30 PS4 remote for Netflix and Blu-ray later this month

Sony has announced that it will launch a Universal Media Remote for PlayStation 4 later this October that allows users to turn on the console, navigate the interface and apps, play Blu-ray discs and DVDs.<p>The $30 Bluetooth-enabled remote can also control up to three additional devices, such as a TV, …

McDonald's turnaround strategy is in overdrive

Reuters<p>McDonald's has been making huge changes to its menu over the past several months.<p>The fast-food chain has added some new items - like the …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

Travel<p>The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

Why no man in his right mind should ever build his own house

Many of us dream of building our own properties, like those brave souls on Grand Designs. But if we knew the reality we'd never start such a painful enterprise, says Neil Lyndon<p>“A man,” according to a Czech maxim, “ought to build a house, father a family and plant a tree.”<p>What those gnomic Czechs …

Brazilian Vacation Bookings Goliath HotelUrbano Gets $20M Third Round Led By IVP

<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Julie Ruvolo is a freelance writer and editor of RioChromatic.com. You can follow her on Twitter @jruv.</i><p>HotelUrbano offers hotel bookings and vacation packages in 35,000 destinations to a Brazilian user base of over 15 million registered users and 7.8 million fans on Facebook. The …

3D Printing Hits The Fashion World

The word “printing” probably conjures up images of 8.5 x 11 paper jammed in a malfunctioning machine. But not for long. As 3D printing becomes more mainstream, its applications are broadening.<p>Architects and scientists have been using 3-D printing to create models for decades, but it’s beginning to …

The New All-Inclusive Resort

We expect a sense of thoughtful construction and attention to detail to pervade a luxury resort. But on Nicaragua’s Pacific coast, not far from the surfer town of San Juan del Sur, Morgan’s Rock has concerns that go way beyond the fluff factors of thread count and pool temperature.<p>Sure, the subdued …

Philips LightStrips and Bloom are colorful, programmable LEDs you control with your smartphone

Philips is set to expand its range of programmable LED Hue lights with the launch of new customizable LightStrips and Bloom bulbs. The flexible LightStrips come in two-meter lengths and are designed to be placed around frames or to accentuate fixtures in the home. The Bloom is a portable lamp and …

Rosie's Buttermilk Biscuits

<i>Every week, we’re unearthing Heirloom Recipes -- dishes that have made their way from one generation's kitchen to the next.</i><p><i>Today: Heather Baird of SprinkleBakes lets us in on her grandmother's secrets for making perfect buttermilk biscuits.</i><p>As a child, my grandparents' farm was my favorite place on …

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13 Places You Should Visit In 2013

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2013.<p>There are vast untouched landscapes that offer incredible outdoor experiences, cities that are experiencing a cultural rebirth, and up-and-coming destinations that …

Mexico City

Amazing Road Trips

Travel Photography

65 Cozy Designer Family Rooms

Lazy days are welcome here.<p>Prop up your feet — these comfy dens are tailor-made for relaxing. Up your living room's game too with even more designer decorating ideas.

14 Totally Bizarre Amusement Parks Around The World

The roller coasters. The Ferris Wheels. The illegal border crossings.<p>Yes, there's a park based around that theme.<p>There's a huge assortment of bizarre amusement parks around the world.<p>From mermaid performances to a Soviet era-themed world, we rounded up the world's strangest amusement park …

South Korea

10 Great Outdoorsy Getaways From New York City

Yes, seeing as though we're substituting perpetual subway commutes with oxygen-nutrient saunters, demanding patio seating at our favorite lunch spots, and swearing by rooftop nightlife, we're obviously terrestrial beings — <i>right</i>?<p>All this delusion that we're suddenly off the grid has us wondering if …

New York City

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America

From the Grand Canyon to Graceland, summer is the season to appreciate the beauty our country has to offer.<p>Cape Cod<p>Chicago<p>Graceland<p>Grand Canyon<p>Mount …

Rumor: Verizon Switching to Tiered Data Plans This Month

It was inevitable.<p>AT&T was the first to officially move away from unlimited smartphone data plans to a tiered system. That move aroused a ton of ire among techies: AT&T didn’t just add tiered pricing, they eliminated the old unlimited plan. Of course, a lot of that is a gut reaction to the …

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14 Tips to Make the Most of Your Trip to Paris

As Audrey Hepburn famously said in the film <i>Sabrina</i>, "Paris is always a good idea." We couldn't agree more.<p>Whether you know it as the city of light, love or one of your bucket list destinations, Paris will leave you longing to return for more.<p>Our deal experts have strolled along the Champs-Elysees, …

France

8 Wallet-Friendly Getaways

A roundup of affordable vacation destinations around the world<p>We've rounded up more affordable alternatives to pricey vacation destinations around the world, from the new European Riviera to the fashion set's Mexican beach spot

15 Volcanic Eruptions Seen from Space

A volcano is an opening, or rupture, in a planet’s surface or crust, which allows hot magma, volcanic ash and gases to escape from the magma chamber …

Top 10 Argentina for first-timers

Round up the best of Argentina – the wine, the fishing, the tango, the mountaineering, the skiing, the literature, the beef, the architecture, the clubbing – and you have the building blocks for one of the most exciting journeys you’ll ever take. No joke. While so many things in Argentina are …

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Photos of Useless Things That You Won’t Find in the Real World

For his project titled Improbabilità (“improbability”), Italian photographer and photo manipulator Giuseppe Colarusso created a series of surreal …