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New winter mountan biking festival launches

It's not skiing or snowboarding, but we have a lot of love for our mountain biking brethren - as long as they're on snow. And in Les Menuires, France, this season, they are.<p>The resort launches its Roc'n Bike Festival in January to showcase the delights of riding the slopes saddle-style. The two-day …

Underwater photography: a beginner's guide - in pictures

Underwater photography is addictive, but there are some important rules to follow for conservation and safety reasons. Once you've mastered these basics, you can't have much more fun in the sea than this. If you'd like to share you own underwater images, you can upload them via GuardianWitness

The Last Light Photo by Somnath Chakraborty — National Geographic Your Shot

Seven places for a romantic break in Britain

Looking to impress someone by whisking them away for a romantic, indulgent break in the UK? Quintessentially co-founder Ben Elliot picks his favourite luxury destinations<p><b>Lime Wood, New Forest, Hampshire</b><p>Lime Wood, which sits in a wonderful natural setting in the New Forest, was once a medieaval …

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Bled Island In Slovenia Is Your New Happy Place

This is Bled Island. It's the only naturally-occurring island in Slovenia, which is that country between Italy and Croatia.<p>Bled Island is sometimes called Fairytale Island, and it's probably going to be one of your new favorite places.<p>As you can see, there is a Baroque church on Bled Island.<p>People …

Why Turkey Lifted Its Ban on the Islamic Headscarf

Women who work in civil service or government can now wear a hijab.<p><b>Turkish women who want to wear the hijab – the traditional Islamic headscarf covering the head and hair, but not the face – to civil service jobs and government offices will be able to do so now that the Turkish government has</b> …

World's Biggest Hornet: Insect Behind Deadly Attacks

Experts unsure why aggressive insects are attacking people.<p><b>The world's biggest hornet is wreaking havoc in</b> <b>northwestern</b> <b>China, where 42 people have died after being swarmed and stung in Shaanxi Province, according to the Chinese news agency Xinhua.</b><p>Some 1,600 others have been injured since the …

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20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

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Make ‘Em Smile, Reese!<p>Reese Witherspoon was the only one to crack a grin during a family dinner outing at L.A.’s Bel Air Hotel with husband Jim Toth …

LeAnn Rimes, Brandi Glanville Have Awkward Run-In, Wear Similar Outfits at Kids Soccer Game: Pictures

Doin' it for the kids! <b>LeAnn Rimes</b> and <b>Brandi Glanville</b> temporarily put aside their differences on Saturday, Sept. 28, to attend Glanville's son (with …

Merging the Past and Present of Anne Frank’s Amsterdam

It's always rewarding to receive feedback from our readers and featured artists, but every now and then we're just as delighted to be contacted by other creative individuals and institutions that have found inspiration through My Modern Met. We were just recently reached out to by Anne Frank House, …

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A Gorgeous Map Of San Francisco, Stripped Of All The Urbanism

What would San Francisco look like without the bridges, cable cars, and stacked housing? A lot like this.<p>For all of its natural beauty, San Francisco is a city defined by its human imprint: zigzagging roads, floating bridges, touristy cable cars, and squashed, expensive housing. But in <i>San Francisco</i> …

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October 2013

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Diamonds Stud the Atmospheres of Saturn and Jupiter

Precious gems generated by lightning storms, study says.<p><b>It sounds like science fiction, but as much as 10 million tons of diamonds may be stored in Saturn and Jupiter, researchers announced this week.</b><p>Observational evidence of storms on Saturn that actively generate carbon particles, combined with …

How I Discovered a $30,000 Photo in My Family’s Storage Unit

I grew up in a sleepy New England colonial town turned commuter-suburb. The town’s rich history as one of the first settled towns of the “new world” …

A Home Maintenance Checklist: An Incredibly Handy Tool to Keep Your House in Tip-Top Shape | The Art of Manliness

<i>Update: One of our commenters, Brandon Beeson, was kind enough to put this into a Google Doc as a checklist. Click here to access that document</i>. <i>Feel</i> …