Marc Wilder

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What To Do In Syria

After carefully surveying all of the American options in Syria, Hussein Ibish makes the case for a robust, but arm's-length, U.S. intervention.<p>As …

If you're going to San Francisco – stay on a stylish Sausalito houseboat

Waking up on board the converted 19th-century ferry steamboat Yellow Ferry, I see an immense wooden paddle wheel fill the giant window of the master …

Beyoncé's New Leaked Song Is Perfect for the Summer Heat (and Pride Weekend) - PAPER

Mastering the Behavioral Interview Question

Not everything about the interview process is predictable, but you can bet that you’ll be asked a few behavioral questions – and probably a few …

Watch 6 Wondrous Clouds Float Inside Museum Walls

Like a magician, Berndnaut Smilde conjures up miniature indoor clouds.<p>Anyone who has tried drawing or painting clouds knows that they’re incredibly difficult to reproduce in pictorial form. Well, that can’t actually be tougher than making them, right? In the last few years, artist Berndnaut Smilde …

The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …

The NSA Leaks and the Pentagon Papers: What's the Difference Between Edward Snowden and Daniel Ellsberg?

How we answer may say more about us than it does about either of them.<p>Reuters<p>Edward Snowden has so raised the hackles of members of Congress and political commentators, it's worth taking a minute to try to understand why. It can't just be his leaks -- no similar reaction greeted revelations by …

Google's audacious Project Loon wants to spread the Net with high-flying balloons

You know what’s awesome? The Internet. What’s not so great: The utter pain it is to find a fast, reliable Internet connection in so many parts of the world. With its latest moonshot, Google[x] is fighting that headache with creativity, attempting to make an awesome thing, well, even more awesome by …

Salinger Trailer Hits The Web

If he had only written Catcher In The Rye, author J.D, Salinger would still be one of the most fascinating figures in history. But there are far more …

Mike Stilkey’s Painted Books

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey likes to experiment with the canvases he chooses for his whimsical paintings, including vintage paper, record covers, book pages, and most interestingly on hardcover books themselves. In a previous interview, Stilkey says:<p>I was painting on book pages for …

Celeb Hotel Guests From Hell (and a Few Who Made Headlines for Other Reasons)

Lindsay Lohan skipped out on a $46,000 bill at the Chateau Marmont, Prince Harry got caught in the middle of a strip poker game at the Wynn, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie brought the brood to the Galpagos. We look at some of the hotel stays that have made headlines.<p>Michael Jackson<p>Tiger Woods<p>Courtney …

Beautiful HDR Photographs of an Airplane Cockpit by a Pilot Photographer

Karim Nafatni has a view of the world that most other photography enthusiasts don’t have. When he’s not scouring the Dubai landscape for sweeping …

Paris Safety Tips

12<p>3<p>Paris is a relatively safe city, as cities go, and recently, I was having a discussion with someone about places to be wary about traveling to and …

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Experiencing the magnificent Relais Santa Croce in Florence

Relais Santa Croce – entrance<p><i>A special guest post by Rajul Chande.</i><p>To call Relais Santa Croce in Florence a “hotel” is a slight misnomer. The building …

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Your Money Is No Good Here – Australian Cafe Invites Customers to Pay for Coffee with Kisses

Metro St. James, a French-themed cafe in Sydney, Australia, has been open for only three months but it’s gaining popularity fast thanks to an …

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More Stories About Tipping

(Photo: Jeff Turner)<p>Our latest podcast, “Should Tipping Be Banned?,” has stirred up a lot of response. Below are a few interesting e-mails from …

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In Time for the 2013 French Open, Roger Federer’s Hair Evolution

The champion debuted a shorter haircut at the French Open last week. From frosted tips to the samurai pony, Sujay Kumar on what Federer's hair says …

Intelligence chief declassifies PRISM details, slams 'reckless disclosures'

The United States' top intelligence official said he was concerned about recent leaks to the media that revealed some of the country's surveillance activities in a move that he said could damage U.S. intelligence capabilities.<p>"I think we’re very, very concerned about it," Director of National …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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Ten Most Expensive Food Items -

Yes, we all chomp down copious amounts of pizza, hotdogs, cupcakes and burgers on a regular basis. More often than not, these are picked out of …

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