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12 Japanese Phrases Every Twenty-Something Traveler Should Know

Japanese isn't exactly known for being an easy language to master. With three separate alphabets and a syntax that's vastly different from English, …



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Point Lonsdale House by InForm - Design Milk

Located in Point Lonsdale, Victoria (Australia), this beach house was designed by InForm with a split level design. It has a minimalist exterior from …


Philippe Starck Reimagines the Director's Chair for Magis - Design Milk

The director’s chair has been around for ages with little to no changes in design… until now. Philippe Starck takes the design for a spin and …


Everything You Need to Know About a Trip to Easter Island

Located more than 2,000 miles west of South America, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, Easter Island is one of the most remote inhabited places on …


Stop Doing These 8 Things for Your Teen This School Year

<i>Photo: Amy Carney</i><p>Don’t judge me if you happen to see my kids eating packaged Ritz crackers for school lunch.<p>Don’t judge me if they’re on the …


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Pediatricians warn against pot use: Not your dad's marijuana

CHICAGO (AP) — An influential doctors group is beefing up warnings about marijuana's potential harms for teens amid increasingly lax laws and attitudes on pot use.<p>Many parents use the drug and think it's OK for their kids, but "we would rather not mess around with the developing brain," said Dr. …


Tesla is named ‘top American car brand’ by Consumer Reports, Audi and Porsche take global top spots

Consumer Reports released its annual auto brand report and it is the first year of eligibility for Tesla since the company had two vehicles tested in 2016: Model S and Model X.<p>Tesla grabbed the top spot for American brands and 8th total, while foreign brands took over the top 10 with Audi grabbing …




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Watch this Adorable Baby Panda Beg for Cuddles

Can we just say, this video by iPanda totally captures our dream job. Shot at what looks like Chengdu's Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, a baby …


7 Blissful Hot Springs To Pamper Yourself In Colorado

Colorado is a haven for nature loving Ecophiles. Whether it’s winter skiing or the glorious green meadows of summer you seek – it’s the pampering …


Moana (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) [Deluxe Edition]

• <b>Artist:</b> Various Artists<p>Disney takes us back to the sea for an adventure about home, tradition and growing up. Composed by the Samoan musician Opetaia …

China considers paying couples to have a second child

After abolishing the one-child policy, Communist party mulls financial incentives to parents who have more than one baby<p>China is considering introducing birth rewards and subsidies to encourage people to have a second child, after surveys showed economic constraints were making many reluctant to …


Palo Alto: ‘Threatening phone call’ spurs evacuation of Oshman Family Jewish Community Center

PALO ALTO — The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center in Palo Alto was evacuated Monday afternoon after receiving a “threatening phone call.”<p>“The …

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10 Incredible Things To Do in Mexico's Yucatán Peninsula • Ordinary Traveler

Whether it’s Mayan ruins, enchanting cenotes, or coral reef snorkeling that draws you here, the Yucatán Peninsula is sure to please any traveler with …


Photographer Builds A 'Photo Ark' For 6,500 Animal Species And Counting

<i>National Geographic</i> contributing photographer Joel Sartore is 11 years into a 25-year endeavor to document every captive animal species in the world using studio lighting and black-and-white backgrounds. So far, he's photographed 6,500 different species, which leaves approximately 6,000 to …


Did the Oscars Just Prove That We Are Living in a Computer Simulation?

Last night’s Oscar bizarreness was not just bizarre but bizarre in a way that is typical of this entirely bizarre time. The rhythm of the yes-they-won-oh-my-God-no-they-didn’t event, with “La La Land” replaced by “Moonlight” as Best Picture, was weirdly like that of . . . Election Night. First, a …

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6 Prettiest Destinations in the World to See Cherry Blossoms

Of all the perfect pairings in the world—wine and cheese, peanut butter and jelly, Bonnie and Clyde—few are as perfect as cherry blossoms and …


22 photos of the best new private island resorts that will make you want to leave work right now

For some, a good book, a rectangle of sand to lay a beach towel on, and a few days to bask in the sun like a lizard and gorge on local food is enough …

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15 Secrets of the Colosseum

Rome’s Colosseum, originally named the Flavian Amphitheater because it was constructed by emperors of the Flavian dynasty, was completed in 82 A.D. …


How to road trip Scotland

Scotland is one of the best countries in the world to take a road trip. Here are some of my favourite routes, many of them easily linkable for longer …