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How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

<i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you to take detailed, high-quality images on the fly, often replacing bulky digital SLR cameras. While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot …

The Break-Off Effect

The Virgin Galactic crash made the mechanical risks of space tourism clearer, but the psychological effects of space travel largely remain unknown.<p>At first they thought it was asthma.<p>The fighter squadron’s 37-year-old commander suddenly started refusing to fly at high altitudes because of …

Space Travel

From slaves to the sidewalk: Bill Cosby's African art collection – in pictures

The standup comedian and sitcom star has amassed a remarkable collection of African art, from Senegalese sculpture to Ghanaian collage and South African street photography. It goes on show in the exhibition Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue, held at the National …

The 20 Must-Read Fitness, Health, and Happiness Books of 2014

Book nerds, unite! We admit that while we love surfing the net and audibly groan whenever the WiFi goes down, our joy in curling up with a great book …

Food

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Man and Uber Man

Uber, Travis Kalanick’s smartphone-based car service, has been valued at $18.2 billion, but its C.E.O. still spends a lot of his time on the warpath. His enemies include the taxi industry, regulators around the world, his rivals, and even, on occasion, his customers.<p>Every now and then, when he’s …

How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

Nutrition

Soccer Gods

The Week in Review: When World Leaders Joined #SelfieNation

Inside Flipboard / December 14, 2013<p>On Tuesday, President Obama took part in what could be called the “Selfie Seen ‘Round the World.” That is, Danish …

Growing strength of Syria's Islamist groups undermines hopes of ousting Assad

The Bab al-Hawa crossing post sits under a low ridge on the Syrian-Turkish border, not far from the Turkish town of Reyhanli. There is a concrete canopy and a handful of buildings. It is important because of what lies not far away in the village of Babisqa – one of the main storage depots for the …

International concern over N Korea execution

The reported execution of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un's powerful uncle has caused worries over the stability of the isolated country, with various governments expressing concern over the potential implications of the move.<p>The state-run KCNA news agency announced on Friday that a special …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …