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19 global events worth traveling for in 2015

11 Movies to Watch Out for in 2015

The non-blockbuster must-see features of the year.<p><b>Hey, did you know that a brand-new Star Wars film</b> is coming out in December? And an <i>Avengers</i> sequel is on the way in May? And yet another <i>Jurassic Park</i> adventure arrives in June? Oh, wait—of course you did, because even at this early stage of 2015, …

In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

Snohetta’s carbon-neutral model home looks like it’s been tipped up for a quick vacuum underneath. Could it be replicated elsewhere?<p>The building industry is one of the world’s biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.’s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; …

Architecture

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Articles about 26 books you need read if you love design on Dwell.com - Dwell

The ChampPhaidon Design Classics: 001–999.<p>Even with ample lot size, one Boulder couple opted to go small with their new home.<p>We’ve all seen interior design that almost brings us to the point of being ill.<p>Although the origins of terrazzo go back to ancient Egypt, the material as we know it today was …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Selects the Eight Books Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read

In December of 2011, <b>Neil deGrasse Tyson</b> — champion of science, celebrator of the cosmic perspective, master of the soundbite — participated in Reddit’s Ask Me Anything series of public questions and answers. One reader posed the following question: <i>“Which books should be read by every single</i> …

Holidays you thought you couldn't take with kids

Having children doesn't mean the next few years of travel are all about two-week package holidays, self-catering accommodation, and strategic locations near gaudy play centres.<p>Read on to find out why the Maldives isn't just for blissful couples and whether safaris and toddlers really can mix.<p>Safaris<p>…

Travel

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

Hong Kong

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Here's What You Need To Know Before 'Girls' Returns

HBO's "Girls" returns for its fourth season on Sunday, where we'll see Hannah pursing writing outside of New York City for the first time. A lot happened last season, from Hannah's editor suddenly dropping dead to beach house dances to a drunk and honest Shoshanna rant.<p>To catch you up before the …

A Month-by-Month Guide to the Best Places to Travel in 2015

Use our month-by-month calendar to make this your best vacation year …

Scotland

Looking Ahead at Travel in 2015: Be Prepared

The biggest annoyance when traveling internationally these days isn't taking off your shoes in the security line or facing language barriers with an angry taxi driver. It's experiencing a travel delay that keeps you away from home longer than you anticipated or forgetting to write down the address …

Obama's Free Community College Plan Could Hurt For-Profit Colleges

Already-troubled stocks have fallen slightly on the news.<p>President Obama's plan to make community colleges free for millions of students could do real damage to the already-struggling for-profit college industry, analysts said.<p>The "America's College Promise" proposal, which will be announced today, …

Hiking in Honshu, Japan

Trekking through bamboo forests, around glorious lakes – accompanied by tinkling 'bear bells' – Japan is one of our favourite walking spots. Here's …

Senate Passes $1.1 Trillion Spending Bill

The bill will keep the government funded through September of 2015.<p>After a rare weekend session, the Senate passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill Saturday night that keeps most of the government funded through September.<p>It passed 56-40, with 18 Republicans and 21 Democrats voting against it.<p>The vote …

Sony Gave Me $1349 Worth Of PlayStation Games This Year -- I Paid $50 For All Of Them

In North America alone during 2014, Sony handed out 71 free games totaling a value of $1349 to PlayStation Plus members. I paid $49.99 for all of them.<p>That staggering statistic comes courtesy of website Push Square, which recently published a comprehensive evaluation of Sony’s premium PlayStation …

75 book ideas for Christmas, for everyone on your list (and we mean everyone)

<b>From the explorer to the weirdo, here are Globe Books’ plentiful holiday picks for everyone in your life</b><p>(© M. Sasek, from This is the World, Universe, 2014.)<p><b>For the explorer</b><p><i>The Canadian Geographic Atlas of Canada</i>, (HarperCollins, 304 pages, $79) Constantly confusing St. John’s and Saint John? …

Dave Grohl: The ‘Sonic Highways’ Exit Interview

“I haven’t had too many reflective moments in the past eight months,” Dave Grohl tells <i>Rolling Stone</i> a day before the finale of his musical travelogue …

Music

Why T-Mobile subscribers in 21 cities are seeing faster speeds

T-Mobile is starting to clock some impressive download speeds on its newly upgraded LTE networks in different parts of the country: 30.2 Mbps in …

Current immigration laws hamstring U.S. economy, tech industry says

The presidential orders on immigration Thursday night offered little relief to the nation's technology industry, with company executives, venture capitalists and lobbyists expressing frustration that Congress hasn't moved to improve the processes that would allow more highly skilled foreigners to …

Immigration

This Smartphone Case Prints Your Photos Instantly

Remember Polaroid cameras? Back in the day, the idea of snapping a picture and seeing the results instantly was amazing.<p>Now, our favorite camera -- the smartphone -- doesn’t allow for instant prints, but a small company based in France might soon make that function a reality. The startup Prynt is …

Samsung Galaxy Note Edge review: curved screen is more than a gimmick

Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The Guardian<p>The Note Edge is essentially the Note 4 with a curved screen and a slightly smaller battery.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/11/19/1416411549829/0abde5c3-5dc5-4f4c-b12d-813c2503b630-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Samuel Gibbs/The …

Gorgeous National Parks to Visit in the Wintertime

Generally, wintertime is associated with sitting by a crackling fireplace and watching the snowfall from the comfort of your warm home. Mix in some fast-paced winter sports like snowboarding and skiing, and it completes the package.<p>But, arguably the best part of winter is when snow falls and covers …

America's Most and Least Attractive People (PHOTOS)

Lauri Flaquer gets almost starstruck by people in Minnesota's Twin Cities.<p>"They're tall with long, graceful limbs, which work well for climbing over mountains of snow," gushes the owner of consulting firm Saltar Solutions, based in New York City. People in Minneapolis, Flaquer continues, "are …

Pay Phones In NYC To Be Replaced With Up To 10,000 Free Wi-Fi Kiosks Next Year

There were about 2.2 million pay phones in the U.S. as of 2000 and now there are under 500,000, according to the American Public Communications Council. The decline in pay phone usage is largely attributed to the ubiquity of mobile phones. The city of New York plans to replace its pay phones with <b>up</b> …

Studio 54 - Photographs and text by Tod Papageorge | LensCulture

The 66 photographs in this book were made between 1978–80 in Studio 54, a New York discothèque that, through those years, was the place to be and be seen, as the celebrities, partygoers, and those crazy for dancing who filled it every night were happy to prove.<p>Unsurprisingly, given its reputation …