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Happy Living Rooms

See fun, cheerful spaces.<p>Round shapes, pops of color, and layers of embellishments help give these living rooms their fun, cheerful style.

Interior Design

Hiking in the landslide capital of the world

Despite its propensity to earthquakes and typhoons, Taiwan is an excellent hiking destination, whether in its treeless mountain peaks or in the lush sub-tropical lowlands.<p>If you build it (a trail and a cabin) then they (eager hikers) will come. At least that’s what officials at Yushan National Park …


Does This Photo Show an Iconic Photo In the Making?

<i>Gizmodo</i> writer Attila Nagy was browsing through the Boston Public Library’s Flickr stream recently when the above photograph by Leslie Jones caught …

Prominent Street Photographers Describe Their Favorite Shots

Street photographers are always on the lookout for that perfect candid shot. Being able to capture that favorite moment on the fly is an ability that …

APOD: Hale-Bopp: The Great Comet of 1997 (2013 Oct 13) Image Credit & Copyright: Jerry Lodriguss (Catching the Light) Explanation: Sixteen years ago, Comet Hale-Bopp rounded the Sun and offered a dazzling spectacle in planet Earth's night. This stunning view, recorded shortly after the comet's 1997 perihelion passage, features the memorable tails of Hale-Bopp -- a whitish dust tail and blue ion tail. Here, the ion tail extends well over ten degrees across the northern sky, fading near the double star clusters in Perseus, while the head of the comet lies near Almach, a bright star in the constellation Andromeda. Do you remember Hale-Bopp? The photographer's sons do, pictured in the foreground at ages 12 and 15. In all, Hale-Bopp was reported as visible to the naked eye from roughly late May 1996 through September 1997. Currently, sky enthusiasts await Comet ISON's continued brightening in the coming weeks, unsure how interesting its first journey to the inner Solar System will be. Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page #APOD

Report: Chinese University Students Forced To Manufacture PlayStation 4 In Foxconn Plant

<i>Yet another labor scandal hits Chinese supplier Foxconn.</i><p>According to a report by the Dongfang Daily, over a thousand Chinese university students from Xi’an Technological University were required to work in a Foxconn plant that manufactures the PlayStation 4 video game console.<p>The students were …

'Beyond: Two Souls' Review: Paranormal Interactivity

Beyond: Two Souls isn’t a game. Not really. Like its predecessor Heavy Rain, it’s best described as a lengthy interactive movie, a sort of choose your own adventure tale that requires almost no knowledge of traditional video gaming going in. To some, it’s a boring series of quick time events. To …

Wales’s varied terrain lends itself to a whole host of activities, from the relaxing to the rather vigorous. And whether you get on your bike, horse or surfboard, you are guaranteed a beautiful backdrop: What is your favourite outdoor activity?

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …



For many people, a trip to Jordan begins and ends with the ancient city of Petra, But its underrated capital is home to a treasure trove of unmissable, authentic Arabian experiences: Have you been to Amman?

Travel tips: autumn in Switzerland, a new budget-friendly London hotel and where to stay in Marrakech

<b>Take me there: Engadine Valley</b><p><b>Why go?</b> <br>It's known as a winter sports destination, but savvy travellers head to Switzerland's Engadine in autumn, when the larches turn golden, the skies are ice blue and there's a dusting of snow on the mountaintops.<p><b>What to do</b><br>Some of the ski lifts run all year round …

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