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17 New YA Books That Will Make Your Heart Happy

SORRY, BANK ACCOUNT. There's new books I need to buy.

20 Finalists of the Smithsonian Photo Contest Show Earth's Awesome Beauty

Guess what's for dinner? This amazing capture of a snake devouring a frog, by photographer Nicolas Reusens, is just one of sixty incredible photos that have been selected as finalists in Smithsonian.com's 12th Annual Photo Contest. There were over 26,500 entries by photographers from 93 different …

Costa Rica

Dancer Captures Elegant Photos of His Gravity-Defying Movements Frozen in Time

While levitation photography is nothing new, Taiwanese-French-American photographer Mickael Jou's self-portraits of himself leaping through the air are exceptionally elegant feats of movement and grace. For the past three years, the Berlin-based creative has united his two passions–photography and …

Photography

The 2015 Sony World Photography Awards

The Sony World Photography Awards, an annual competition hosted by the World Photography Organisation, just announced its shortlist of winners. This year's contest attracted 173,444 entries from 171 countries. The organizers have been kind enough to share some of their shortlisted images with us, …

The Photographers Behind Some of the Most Iconic Images of Our Time

Over the course of history, certain iconic photographs have become an integral part of our collective, cultural memory. Steve McCurry's “Afghan Girl,” Jeff Widener's “Tank Man,” and Nick Ut's “Napalm Attack in Vietnam” are only some of the images that have left a lasting mark as the great …

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Photo Essay: How Prima Ballerinas Balance Dance And Motherhood

A photo essay documents the challenges and joys of balancing work and motherhood while wearing tutus and tiaras.<p>Juggling work and motherhood is difficult in most professions, but it can be especially tricky for ballerinas, whose careers depend on maintaining lithe, limber bodies. In <i>Balancing Acts:</i> …

Parenting

The 10 best places to visit in England - and where to stay

Our experts offer a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England for family holidays and couples, and the best hotels to stay when there, in locations including Yorkshire, Cornwall, Lake District, Bath, Cotswolds, London, Devon, Norfolk, Suffolk and Brighton.<p><b>1. Yorkshire</b><p>Visitors …

Stunning Photos of Incredibly Blue Glacier Caves in Iceland

Home to abundant waterfalls, mountains, volcanoes, fields, and glaciers, Iceland is a photographer's dream come true. Mechanical engineer and photographer Skarpi Thrainsson, who was born and raised in Iceland, showcases his love for his motherland's natural beauty in stunning landscape photos. …

Russian Photographer Creates Stunning Visual Narratives Inspired by Fairytales

Russian photographer Margarita Kareva brings fairytales and other magical stories to life in her gorgeous fine-art portraiture. With the goal of weaving fictional narratives that fall outside the realm of photorealism, Kareva immerses her beautiful subjects in fantastical scenes that look straight …

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Photographer Captures Enchanting Snapshots of Himself Feeding Wild Animals

Finland-based photographer Konsta Punkka has an extraordinary gift with animals, as can be seen from his close interactions with wildlife captured on camera. The 21-year-old self-described “squirrel whisperer” uses his iPhone and DSLR to capture enchanting snapshots of woodland creatures from an …

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The world's safest cities

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The world’s 20 most visited cities – where does London rank?

17 photos that prove the Rockies are the world's most beautiful mountain range

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The prettiest streets in Britain

What could be more appealing than a row of beautiful houses in a picture-perfect setting? Caroline McGhie explores the country’s roads to happiness<p>In the pursuit of wealth, status and privacy, we sometimes forget that some of the prettiest streets in the country are as heart-stopping as our …

Paris fashion week - models on safari: from the archive, 27 January 1967

Dior channels tropical Africa while Nina Ricci’s cowboys and cocktails lift the heart with chiffon and ostrich feathers<p><b>Dior: Models on safari</b><br>In Dior’s great salon, tropical Africa mounts the mantelpiece in florists’ jungles of palms and ferns and monkey puzzles. The model girls stalk through on …

Fashion Week

Five Great Bicycle Routes in Europe

Planes, trains, and automobiles certainly provide travelers with an edge when it comes to getting the most mileage out of Europe’s dreamy, castle-flecked landscapes. But there’s a price to pay: We end up being passive observers, rather than participants in the journey itself.<p>Touring Europe by …

19 Breathtaking Photos of Winter Wonderlands Around the World

We're in the middle of winter here, so what better time is it to look at some of the most breathtaking photos of the season? We've looked through the web and we've found photo after photo of photographers who've shot, not just snow or ice, but trees covered in white, lakes dotted in ice. Around the …

National Parks

Intricate Animal Murals Made With Only Pencil by Adonna Khare

Back in October 2012, we introduced you to Adonna Khare, the winner of ArtPrize 2012, the world's largest open art competition with a $200,000 prize. The elementary school art teacher turned stay-at-home mom created a massive mural that grew as time went on. The large triptych was formed to engage …

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Mesmerizing Tunnel Looks Like a Colorful Kaleidoscope When Walking Through One Way

Olafur Eliasson's colorful glass tunnel comes to life when you stroll through it one way, but if you look back over your shoulder, the panels appear black. The mesmerizing, kaleidoscope-like tunnel is comprised of stained glass triangles held together with bold, black piping. When viewed from one …

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National Geographic Travel

World Laughter Day: the world's happiest places

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Climbing in St Lucia: the best view in the Caribbean

After flying west, you wake early. For a night owl like me, this is a wonderful bonus. On my first morning in <b>St Lucia</b>, with my body clock five hours ahead of local time, I was wide-awake soon after 4am. By well before six I had wandered out on to the balcony of my room to enjoy the warm air and …

Top 10 long-distance hiking trails in the US

Hiking has gone Hollywood with the film adaptation of Cheryl Strayed’s bestselling backpacking memoir Wild – and the Pacific Crest Trail is its real star. If the film inspires you, here are 10 trails that explore the stunning US wilderness<p>• More on US national parks in California | Washington | …

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14 bucket list destinations that may soon disappear

Scientists have renewed warnings about the future of the Great Barrier Reef with one prominent researcher recently declaring the natural wonder ‘almost dead’.<p>But this isn't an isolated case. All around the world, destinations are under threat from urbanisation, global warming or simple human …

Great Barrier Reef

This Maker Created a Different Origami Figure Every Day in 2014

We’re big fans of all things making, especially paper art. But when makers take on a daily challenge involving one of the most complex forms of the medium — origami — we have to stop and stare (in admiration, of course). That’s exactly what origami artist Ross Symons made us do with his 365 Days of …

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The Non-Judgmental Guide to Getting Seriously Into Tea

My friend Laura is way more into wine than tea, so it took some cajoling to get her to travel an hour and a half away from home to a tiny tea shop in a Queens strip mall, where we settled in for a three-hour tasting of teas from all over China and Taiwan.<p>"I want you to see the amazing teas I keep …

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