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VW's E-Golf is an undercover electric car

Some people find a certain satisfaction in proclaiming to the world that they drive a hybrid or pure electric car. Thanks to the Prius line, Chevy Volt and Tesla, it's easy to stick out among the hoards of other vehicles on the road. They are badges of eco-friendliness and forward thinking. Then …

The Best Places In The World To Escape The U.S. Political Season

By International Living<p>In the hours after one presidential debate recently, Google searches for "how can I move to Canada" reportedly spiked 1,150 percent.<p>Best Places in the World to Escape the 2016 Political Season<p>We have nothing against Canada. But it should be said: There are warmer, …

10 Precautions That Can Help Keep Your Family Safe While Traveling Overseas

For those families contemplating a trip abroad, or have who have to travel for work or study, an attack on a big national airport like Brussels can …

U.S. State Department

Mysterious billboards started springing up all over the US and only big Snapchat fans will know the company behind them

But Snapchat fans taking a closer look at the hyper-local ads — celebrating districts such as Palm Springs, the Meatpacking district in New York City, and Mission in San Francisco — will realize they actually represent the individual geofilters found within the photo-sharing app.<p>Geofilters are the …

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Samsung's Gear S2 3G is a look at our untethered future

A smarter smartwatch?<p>Every smartwatch you’ve likely seen, whether it’s an Apple Watch, an Android Wear device, or a Pebble, has relied on a smartphone for all of its smarts. If you were to disconnect any of these devices, they become little more than standard timepieces with a little bit of …

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Live camera shows a baby bald eagle is starting to hatch at National Arboretum

A live camera aimed at the nest of a pair of bald eagles at the U.S. National Arboretum shows that the first signs of egg hatching have started, and eagle experts said they expect the eaglet to hatch as early as today.<p>There are two eggs in the nest — one was laid Feb. 10 and another on Valentine’s …

5 Best-Value Retirement Havens For Under $1,500 A Month

By International Living<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>Matagalpa, Nicaragua<p>"I can easily afford to indulge myself whenever I want," says expat Rob Schneider. "Between …

Sketchy report says Galaxy Note 6 is coming in July, with Android ‘N’

A report from <i>The Bell</i> in Korea suggests Samsung may be planning to launch its next S-Pen equipped phablet as early as July this year, less than 12 months after it launched the Galaxy Note 5. According to the site’s sources-in-the-know, Samsung will launch the device in mid-July, almost keeping with …

Add it to the Bucket List: Surfing Under the Northern Lights in the Arctic Circle

Catching a glimpse of the Northern Lights from the ground, bundled to your liking in winterwear is glorious in its own right. But taking them in from …

Northern Lights

14 Essentials to Help You Fix and Clean Almost Anything

Back in 2011, I wrote a little piece about the importance of having a selection of items on hand to fix and clean almost everything. Since that time, …

The 10 Best Places in the World to Retire

You’ve clocked out for the last time, and now it’s time to check in to a future of sun and relaxation during retirement, but where to go? These are the best cities in the world for Americans to retire to, taking into account culture, access to health services, quality of life, and community.

How To Avoid Getting Counterfeit Money When You Travel

In the United States we assume the genuineness of currency that we receive in payment because less than one percent is counterfeit, according to the Secret Service. That is definitely not the norm in some foreign countries, as I recently discovered when I was in Chile.<p>When I landed in Santiago I …

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Beautiful Houses: Cabin in Norway

Today we will show you a breathtaking cabin in Sandefjord, Norway, a project by Lund Hagem. This place in pure inspiration. Nestled in an amazing …

Outdoor Spaces

The Queen of the Cat Ladies Lives With 1,100 Cats and Runs a $1.6 Million Dollar Operation to Rescue and Care for Them

Lynea Lattanzio is by far the cat ladiest of cat ladies. She started rescuing and rehoming cats and just couldn't stop. Now she shares her home with …

Clever Anti-Littering Ads Use Trash To Mock Litterers

A series of clever advertisements have been popping up around Toronto urging visitors and residents to keep from littering by reminding them that …

Pollution

Alex Honnold's Ultimate Adventure Vehicle | Outside Online

Honnold's Humble Abode<p>Welcome to Alex Honnold's home sweet home, parked in American Fork, Utah. We caught up with the climber for an inside look at his deluxe camper-van setup, complete with all the gear you could ever want to free solo Half Dome—or to go on a slightly less adrenaline-filled …

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Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie that spans more than 36 countries. In it, he features himself around an impressive list of exotic sites, including the Taj Mahal and the Maya Pyramids of Chichen …

Taj Mahal

Summer Snapping with the Olympus TG-3

The versatile new pocket-sized Olympus TG-3 makes it very easy to take great photos on fly—whether on land or in the water. We tested the soon-to-be-released camera in and around New Orleans and found that a slew of standout features define the model, which is the latest in their Stylus Tough …

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Mother Takes Adorable Portraits of Her 10-Month-Old Baby and Their Rescue Dog

Not since Tokyo-based mother Aya Sakai's photos of her son and their French Bulldog, have I seen such a cute pairing like this! Meet Zoey and Jasper. Lifestyle photographer Grace Chon recently turned the camera on her 10-month-old Chinese-Korean baby Jasper and their 7-year-old rescue dog Zoey, …

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Swing Into The Weekend With Super Planet Smash

Yep, it's Friday, get ready to waste some time and feel fine doing it. Skip your next Facebook break and try out the addictive game Super Planet …

Smithsonian Magazine's 2013 Photo Contest

The editors of <i>Smithsonian magazine</i> have just announced the 60 finalists in their 11th annual photo contest. They've kindly allowed me to share several of these images here, including some great shots from each of the competition's six categories: The Natural World, Travel, People, Americana, …

30 Brilliant Test Answers From Smartass Kids

When a child’s answer to a question on a quiz or test is incorrect but clever, should they get credit for it? Here are 30 clever test answers that …

41 Quick & Easy School Lunch Ideas to Pack for Your Kids

It's back-to-school time, and we've got 41 quick and easy lunch ideas to keep your kids happy—or at least relatively so.<p>Sometimes, parents write small notes of appreciation to put in their kids' lunchboxes. Which is sweet. But you know what they say: Actions speak louder than words. Make one of …

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Controversial GMO Corn Study Being Retracted Over Authors' Objections

Retractions are always interesting. When a scientific paper is retracted, it usually means the authors have found a serious error, and that the major conclusions are no longer valid. The error can be unintentional, but in some high-profile cases, the story is far more interesting.<p>Reading about a …

How to Take a Picture of a Single, Ultra-Magnified Snow Flake

You—yes, you!—can help prove that no two flurries are alike. All you need is a good camera, a plastic bag, and some tape.<p>No two snowflakes are alike, they say. And yet: We rarely get proof of that. Our eyes perceive snow not as individual, idiosyncratic crystals ... but rather as uniformly fluffy …