Gina Hurley

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Stunning Under-the-Radar Hikes in Europe

Travel<p>Explore Europe's natural landscapes through these lesser known hikes.<p>Global tourism is on the rise. There was a six percent increase in worldwide travelers in 2017, and nearly 52 percent of Americans plan to visit Europe in the next two years, according the World Tourism Organization. While …

Big data meets Big Brother as China moves to rate its citizens

On June 14, 2014, the State Council of China published an ominous-sounding document called "Planning Outline for the Construction of a Social Credit …

How Photographers Captured the Biggest Full Moon in 70 Years

We won't see anything like it again until 2034.<p>Early this morning, astrophotographers got their closest look at the moon in 70 years, and the internet won't stop talking about it. The so-called "supermoon" is a flashy name for any full moon in October, November, and December, when its elliptical …

'Make America White Again': Hate speech and crimes post-election

<b>(CNN) —</b> Fears of heightened bigotry and hate crimes have turned into reality for some Americans after Donald Trump's presidential win. And the list of incidents keeps growing.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center counted 867 cases of hateful harassment or intimidation in the United States in the 10 days …

Donald Trump

People are compiling incidents of hate speech during 'Day 1 of Trump's America'

Now that a Trump presidency is imminent, however, people on Twitter — especially Muslim-Americans and Latinos — are reporting hate speech and hate crimes they're attributing to Trump supporters.<p>Shaun King, a reporter for the New York Daily News, on Wednesday began writing on Twitter about instances …

'Rash of Hate Crimes' Reported Day After Trump's Election

Hate crimes and other racially tinged incidents, ranging from vandalism to threats to beatings, are being reported across the country in the …

Donald Trump

Donald Trump's race-baiting rise marks the death of post-racial America

For those who pay only casual attention to American politics, the 2016 election campaign has been a bewildering affair. Eight years ago, the United States elected its first black president, and numerous commentators on both sides of the Atlantic declared that America was now a “post-racial” …

Civil Rights

Best Trips 2016

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

Travel Photography

#BeautySchool: How to Look Good without Mascara

Tips for pulling off the runway trend in real life<p><b>Question: What's the secret to skipping mascara and still looking awake and wide-eyed?</b><p><b>Answer:</b> Backstage, makeup artists skip mascara all the time—"it takes too long and it's so fussy," says Gucci Westman; in real life, it's a product most women, …

10 Brain Myths Busted

It's going to take more than 10 percent of your brain to read this story<p>In the Hollywood action-film <i>Lucy</i>, actor Morgan Freeman—playing a world-renowned neurologist— speaks to a packed auditorium. “It’s estimated most human beings only use 10 percent of their brains’ capacity,” he says. “Imagine if …

The Brain

6 Ways Europe’s Refugee Crisis Is Unlike Any Other

The OECD has released a new report on Europe's refugee crisis, the biggest since the second world war. Here's how the agency says this crisis is different from those in the past.

18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

By September 22, 2015<p><i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder, Solutionbank.org.</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do …

Quora

How Poverty Shaped Coco Chanel

Coco Chanel’s story is the classic tale of rags-to-designer-tweed, a stylish Dickensian drama. Born in dire poverty to unwed parents on this day, …

Understanding Aperture for Beginners

Aperture is just one setting that makes up your exposure, but once you understand it you can drastically change how your image looks. In this video …

Landscape Photography

Noble Portraits of Working Dogs Around the World

Photographer Andrew Fladeboe has spent years traveling to countries around the world with the goal of capturing the unique relationship between …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Aliens

How Do Fireflies Glow? Mystery Solved After 60 Years

Weird & Wild<p>Scientists have sussed out the chemical secret of these bright summertime beetles—and it may someday improve human health, a new study says.<p>Think of the firefly abdomen like a black box of bioluminescence.<p>For around 60 years, scientists have known what basic ingredients go into the …

5 Unexpected Ideas to Get the Best Out of Your Team

Go beyond the management basics and implement these ideas to become a truly great leader.<p>When it comes to motivating your team you're pretty confident you have the basics down. You trust and appreciate them, offer feedback and career development, communicate the value of the work they do, and even …

Leadership

Underwater graveyard full of WWII planes is otherworldly

Underwater Plane Graveyard<p>For 70 years, World War II planes have been resting in peace at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean.<p>Although divers have …

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Photos: When the US last had diplomatic relations with Cuba

Today, the US and Cuban governments will re-open their embassies in each other’s countries, formally establishing diplomatic relations that have waned since the 1959 Cuban revolution and subsequent US embargo.<p>This diplomacy—and the economic connections many hope will follow—could help bring new …

Cuba

How Apple could make a $53 billion profit this year

Apple appears to be gearing up for a record breaking year.<p>In the last three months of 2014, Apple posted the biggest quarterly profit -- $18 billion -- in corporate history. For Apple's fiscal year, which ends in September, the company is set to rake in $52.5 billion in earnings, according to …

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

San Francisco Barista Turns Your Favorite Minions Into Latte Art

Some artists work in charcoal, others watercolor and some use ... foam?<p>Melannie Aquino works at the Elite Audio Coffee Bar in downtown San Francisco. Like many baristas, she began experimenting with latte art to mix up the grind of pulling shots all day long. "It was pretty primitive, but the …

San Francisco

Why These Photos of Windows Around the World Have Gone Viral

Portuguese photographer André Vincent Gonçalves started out taking snapshots of colorful windows in his native Évora; his "Windows of the World" project has since grown—and gone viral. Gonçalves spoke to Conde Nast Traveler about the windows that inspire.

European Travel

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source …

Northern Ireland

The Quiet Grandeur of New York and L.A. From Above

New photographs from Jeffrey Milstein capture both cities from the sky.<p>When we last saw the work of photographer Jeffrey Milstein, he was capturing the strange beauty of airports from the perspective of the sky. Milstein is back in bird’s-eye form but now he’s focused his lens on the city—in …

Los Angeles

Whimsical Photos of Everyday Objects Playfully Reimagined Through the Eyes of a Child

Photographer Peechaya Burroughs‘ playfully minimalistic shots contain a contagious amount of positivity. Through Burroughs' unique lens, a yellow/orange balloon becomes a perfect egg yolk, food is transformed into artistic material, and origami is magically brought to life. No matter what the …

Photography