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India's erotic temples require Parental Guidance

A couple of hours out of Delhi, the train pulls up at a small country station and I stand at the open carriage door. A young man wearing scarlet-framed designer glasses is hurrying along the platform. He sees me and stops.<p>“Sir, good morning,” he says. “You are travelling to which place?” Khajuraho, …

Real life Dr. Dolittle Allan Dixon is animal selfie king, in pictures - Telegraph

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11 superfoods that work better together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food duos do more than just excite your taste buds—they could even boost your health. It's a concept called "food synergy." While eating a variety of …

Top 10 Benefits of a Pegan Diet

The government is trying to take a step in the right direction, its finally clear that the situation is dire, the health of the American people is in …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

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Photographer Gabriele Galimberti Couch Surfs Around the World and Takes Portraits of His Hosts

With a flourishing network of over 6 million members, CouchSurfing is able to connect world travelers with hosts from around the world. Through this …

IBM wants to kill the hard drive it invented

Saving files to memory is something that's supposed to be mostly invisible for the end user. We don't need to think about it; it just has to work. But whether it's a solid-state or hard disk drive, conventional storage solutions have their limitations -- namely, speed, rewritability and durability. …

A man runs atop a hill just outside of San Mateo near San Francisco California. #sanmateo #hilltop #artistic #artpic #runner #curator #gallery #nike #instagram #andrewgentile #california #hryniuk

Photo @ladzinski / Stairs to infinity, #Budapest, Hungary. While exploring the inner city with @danahrichardson we stumbled across this inner stairwell in a basilica that lead to a spectacular view of the city. @natgeocreative #Earth365

VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools

Keep everything you need in case of emergency with you without a lot of bulk with VSSL Outdoor Utility Tools. Available in three varieties — …

The Best Mirrorless Cameras Used by the Pros

In 2010, we asked professional photographers which point and shoot cameras they were using. We followed that up a year and a half later to see how …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored.<p>Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative coast.<p>…

California's best kept secrets: Lassen, Almanor, Shasta and Lava Beds

Celebrity-caliber destination names flash all over California's map. Everyone knows Los Angeles, San Francisco, Yosemite, the Napa Valley and so on, and everyone wants to go there. But move your eye to the upper right corner of the state and suddenly you're in off-the-beaten-path territory.<p>This is …

Winners of the National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest 2014 – in pictures

From a dramatic storm cloud in the US to the ‘end of the world’ in Ecuador, we take a look at the winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo contest, chosen from more than 18,000 entries from photographers around the world

iWatch Will Prove Apple As A Luxury Brand And A Brand Powerhouse

Two recent developments suggest that Apple will use and extend its brand power as the primary engine of adoption for its forthcoming iWatch. The first is the launch of the first smartwatches with the new Android Wear OS highlighted at Google I/O. Although many early reviewers have complained of the …

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Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

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Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

Reflection Photos to get you Motivated

A puddle in the road, plate glass windows, or a shiny car – what do they all have in common? They provide great opportunities to get reflection …

Segway Inventor Dean Kamen Thinks His New Stirling Engine Will Get You Off The Grid For Under $10K

For the new issue of Forbes Magazine I wrote an article about David Crane, the visionary CEO of NRG Energy. When I met Crane for lunch a couple weeks ago, no sooner had we sat down than he began singing the praises of this new contraption he had in his basement. The machine — which can generate 10 …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

Days of Wonder Announces Five Tribes

Reading Time: 2 minutes<p>Yesterday, Days of Wonder announced their upcoming release, Bruno Cathala’s Five Tribes. Days of Wonder is known for their …

France sans frontières: the best French border towns

Looking for a new angle on the well-trodden paths of France? Then travel to its borders. These three melting-pot cities showcase the best of France while giving a tantalising glimpse into the rest of Europe - Lille skims the Belgian border in the north; to the east, Strasbourg grazes Germany; and …

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Mollie Katzen's 5 Favorite Uses for Walnuts

<i>Today: Mollie Katzen professes her undying love for walnuts, and shares 5 ways to bring them into your life, thanks to California Walnuts.</i><p>In recent years, nuts have enjoyed a status upgrade, rising steadily from snack-land into high-end ingredient territory. It doesn’t hurt that nuts are …

Top 5 views of the Taj Mahal

You can keep your Sydney Opera House, your St Basil's Cathedral, even your Golden Pavilion. For me, there is simply no contest when it comes to naming the most beautiful building in the world. It is, without a shadow of doubt, the Taj Mahal.<p>More than 3 million people each year pour into Agra to see …