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11 things you should know before traveling to Thailand

When traveling to another country, it's easy to overlook that place's cultural norms.<p>But being culturally sensitive will help you not only gain respect as a traveler, but it will also help you gain insight into the values of the people you're visiting.<p>For Thailand in particular, basic knowledge of …

Google Artificial Intelligence 'Alpha Go Zero' Just Pressed Reset On How To Learn | Inc.com

Remember (vaguely) how you learned to walk, talk, ride a bike, or drive? It was messy and full of mistakes, but the skills you learned that way stayed. Outside of living systems, it's been challenging to structure strong enough algorithms to take in "real life experience" and develop sticky, …

Artificial Intelligence

Motivated Reasoning Is Why You Can't Win An Argument Using Facts

<i>Would you rather hear these stories in less than 10 minutes? Listen to our brand new daily podcast here.</i><p>It's hard to win an argument these days. You …

You Can Take One of America's Most Breathtaking Train Rides for Only $97

You can travel from Seattle to Los Angeles all for less than $100.<p>If you’ve ever wanted to see the West Coast without the hassle of driving, then we …

Germany's Best Scenic Drives

Do you like road trips? Germany is a car lovers' dream and the perfect place to hop in the car and make the journey your reward.<p>Germany offers many …

Travel

10 Unique & Wacky Things To Experience in Tokyo

Everyone has heard that Japan is full of crazy and weird things. Tokyo is the mecca of all things unique and wacky. Every time my sister and I visit Japan, there’s always something new to check out. That’s why we, along with millions of other visitors, love this country so much. Here is our top 10 …

What you need to know before you walk the Camino de Santiago

<b>Before the movie The Way made it famous, no one really knew about El Camino de Santiago, otherwise known as The Way of Saint James.</b><p>If you are still …

The 7 True Trailblazers Leading the Way in Artificial Intelligence Research

Who is leading in AI research among big players like IBM, Google, Facebook, Apple and Microsoft? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora: <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p>Answer <b>by</b> Eric Jang, Research Engineer at Google Brain, on …

Ray Kurzweil: There's a Blueprint for the Master Algorithm in Our Brains

Today’s artificial intelligence (AI) systems are, no doubt, considerably advanced. There are now intelligent machine learning algorithms capable of …

Singularity

The Incredible Italian Island You've Never Heard Of

Plan a visit to Ischia, but don't let the secret out.<p>There are places you go to get away from it all. And then there’s Sant’Angelo.<p>To get to this Italian village, you take an hour-long ferry from Naples to the volcanic island of Ischia, nestled a few waves’ breadth from Capri in the heart of the …

Italy

The perfect Ireland road trip itinerary for families (Plus a Giveaway!)

Ireland Road Trip Itinerary for FamiliesLast summer we took an unforgettable family road trip around Ireland and Northern Ireland. We received a …

Oregon tiny house bill moves closer to reality, but not without opposition

It would require the state to adopt specialty building codes for homes under 400 square feet<p>Oregon is already something of a leader in the U.S. tiny house movement—home to tiny house companies like PATH Architecture and Tiny Heirloom Homes, a documentary about local tiny living, and even a …

Codes

Rustic house truck converted from horsebox

The wood details are amazing<p>Looking at this converted “Helga” house truck, you’d never know it was once a home for horses rather than humans. Built for a client by the Somerset, England-based tiny home construction company House Box, the mobile home is a renovated 1989 Mercedes 814 truck.<p>“When …

Framing

Rhodes and Kos are the Dodecanese’s big names, but this new island-hopping trip focuses on the archipelago’s smaller gems, where visitors may have the gorgeous beaches to themselves<p>There is a blueness of sea that seems feasible only via Photoshop or an Instagram filter, but which is made real …

European Travel

Road tripping the Amalfi Coast of Italy

Road tripping the Amalfi Coast of Italy<i>Photo credit: Radu Micu Spiaggia Fornillo Positano Italy via photopin (license)</i>Europe has its fair share of …

The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Before neuroscientist Leanna Standish drank the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca for the first time, she was a steadfast scientific materialist. She was trained to believe—and she did—that everything could be explained by science. Then, much like the pioneering psychedelic researchers who came before …

Psychedelia

The Best Cities in the World for Americans Who Want to Work Remotely

Right now, you're shivering at your desk, the office A/C set full-blast on "Arctic tundra." Somewhere nearby, the gurgling Keurig machine manages to …

Smart Cities

The Virtues of Isolation

Under the right circumstances, choosing to spend time alone can be a huge psychological boon.<p>In the ’80s, the Italian journalist and author Tiziano Terzani, after many years of reporting across Asia, holed himself up in a cabin in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. “For a month I had no one to talk to …

Psychology

20 incredible islands you must explore on foot

What is it about islands that makes them such appealing places for a walking holiday? Perhaps it’s the slower pace of life that encourages gentle rambling, that feeling of escape from the hurly-burly of the real world, the sense of exploring, as Shakespeare so famously put it, a “precious stone set …

Hiking

Parents 'control' their children in one of 2 ways — and only one leads to happier kids

A study from University College London found that people who perceived their parents as less psychologically controlling and more caring as they were growing up were likely to be happier and more satisfied as adults.<p>On the flip side, the people whose parents applied greater psychological control as …

Is This The Most Romantic Restaurant In The World?

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>There are few experiences more memorable (or romantic) than eating a delicious meal while …

Dining Rooms

The 50 greatest train journeys on Earth

Unless you are one of the poor souls condemned to the purgatory of Southern Rail, train travel as a rule is something that, almost two centuries after Robert Stephenson’s invention of the Rocket, remains one of the most civilised ways of getting from A to B.<p>It offers the opportunity to admire …

From Alaska to Ushuaia: meet the couple taking a seven-month honeymoon on a motorbike

Most people manage to take a two-week honeymoon after they get married, stretching to three if they’re lucky. Which is why English couple Tom and Lorna Broadway are the envy of many, as they’re taking a seven-month honeymoon on a motorbike, travelling from Alaska to Ushuaia.<p>Construction consultant …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Tap Into Your Inner Adrenaline Junkie With These Extreme Travel Destinations

“How adventurous are you?” is a bold way to start a travel conversation. Do you live vicariously through Instagram videos of death-defying feats, or are you out there <i>creating</i> those posts? We all have different limits as to what we’re willing risk in this wide, wild world. Our range generally goes …

Travel

This Worldwide Vagabond Has Traveled For 2.5 Years Without Ever Boarding A Plane

<i>Switzerland</i><p>In November, 29-year-old Tyral Dalitz made it to London from Australia. A long trip, but (in the modern age) not a particularly incredible accomplishment. Not unless you factor in the small detail that Ty didn’t get on an airplane once. He did the trip by sailing, biking, taking trains, …

Trains

Crossing the AI chasm

Every day brings another exciting story of how artificial intelligence is improving our lives and businesses. AI is already analyzing x-rays, powering the Internet of Things and recommending best next actions for sales and marketing teams. The possibilities seem endless.<p>But for every AI success …

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for two days and a man stopped on the side of the road and began …

South America

Kick Your New Year's Fitness Resolution Up a Notch With These Bucket List Trips

Not everyone can climb Mt. Everest. The world’s tallest mountain is probably the number one fitness challenge for a select few, but most travelers …

Meet the man who has spent three years travelling the world for free on container ships

For globetrotters on a very tight budget, or those who love being at sea but not cruise ship crowds, travelling the world by cargo vessel could be the way forward. And for advice on the pros and cons of such a venture, there's no one better than 37-year-old Dane Torbjørn C. Pedersen, known as …

Container Ship