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Five Unmistakable Signs Of Career Burnout

The new year is an ideal time to stop and reflect. Another year has passed, and we don’t get all that many of them — maybe eighty-five, if we are lucky. We have to take the passage of time seriously, and the new year reminds us of that.<p>If your job is not lighting your flame anymore, you might be …

The Best Drone Photos of 2015

The world from a different perspective.<p>Drones aren't just used for fishing, warfare, and target practice. As the remote control flying machines grow in popularity, so does the amount of jaw-dropping aerial imagery being produced.<p>"There literally are no physical limits as to where a shot can take …

Bora Bora

Ah, Bora Bora. The stuff of dreams. As you arrive by plane, the view says it all. How not to be mesmerised by this stunning palette of sapphire, indigo and turquoise, all mixed together in modern-art abstractions? And these sand-edged <i>motu</i> (islets) and soaring rainforest-covered basaltic peaks? With …

17 Funny Animals Appear to Be Taking Photos with Cameras

Watch out, photographers! Looks like someone is trying to take your job! Over the past few years we've seen a number of hilarious photos of animals looking as if they're about to take pictures. Rather than being the subject of a photo, they want to be the one snapping it. And we're not just talking …

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National Geographic’s Best Wild Animal Photos of 2008 – CONTAINS GRAPHIC IMAGES (7 photos)

<b>“Animal Behavior: All Other Animals” Winner</b> I guess these guys just can't get along. “Deadlock” was captured in the dead of night in a Belizean rain forest by David Maitland of the UK. A rare Morelet's tree frog doggedly refused to become dinner for a cat-eyed snake. “I would love to have seen them …

Kamakura death trip: The holy city's most haunted hangouts

Leave the tourists behind to uncover a mountain of severed heads and ancient tales<p>Kamakura, a beautiful beach city 50 kilometers southwest of the capital, has long been the day trip of choice for Tokyoites in the mood to get out of the big city in a hurry.<p>Ask a dozen people for their favorite stops …

Duomo di Orvieto

The building took 30 years to plan and three centuries to complete. It was started by Fra Bevignate and later additions were made by Sienese master Lorenzo Maitani, Andrea Pisano (of Florence Cathedral fame) and his son Nino Pisano, Andrea Orcagna and Michele Sanmicheli.<p>Of the art on show inside, …

10 global destinations that are on the rise, according to TripAdvisor

There's a certain appeal to visiting a city before it's a global destination that's constantly packed with tourists.<p>TripAdvisor recently released the winners of its Travelers' Choice Awards in several different categories, including the global destinations that are on the rise.<p>To create the list, …

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Istanbul: City of the Future

From the October 2010 issue of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i><p><b>Beloved for its complex, layered past, Istanbul, where East meets West, may also offer a vision of what’s to come.</b> <br>I don’t think I’d ever stepped inside a cinema restroom to see little video screens along the wall projecting fashion runway …

Annemarie’s Jena, Germany

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p>With restless feet and an insatiable appetite, <b>Annemarie Strehl</b> has made it her goal to travel the world and uncover the best places it has to offer. Despite her roving, she has lived in <b>Jena</b>, a major university city in the German state of Thuringia, for most of her life and …

Germany

Mark Zuckerberg Offers Support to Muslims in Facebook Post

By Daniel White, TIME<p>Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg came to the defense of Muslims around the world, arguing that they should not be persecuted for …

And Poof! Google Previews Its Own Content Delivery Network

Well this is interesting. Just weeks after inking a deal with Akamai, the leader in content delivery network (CDN) services, Google is now previewing …

21 Intensely Beautiful Places You Need to See Before You Die

It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.<p>It's a great, big beautiful world out there — both near and faraway.

Unforgettable Portraits by Steve McCurry

Most of us have seen Steve McCurry's <i>National Geographic</i> portrait of the Afghan girl pictured above. McCurry has the rare ability to capture extremely powerful images that stay branded in our minds, never to be forgotten. The Philadelphia-born photographer has covered many areas of international and …

Photography

America's Broadband Embarrassment: We Are 19th to 55th in the World in Wired & Wireless Broadband Speed Rankings

<b>Year-End Review for the Year 2015</b><p>According to most sources, America's wireline or wireless broadband speeds are not even in the Top 20 in the world, much less are reasonably priced:<p><b>Wired Broadband</b><p><b>ZDNet --</b> 41st Average Speed of Fixed Broadband• <b><br>Internet Society --</b> 21st in Fixed Broadband Speeds• <b><br>Akamai</b> …

Xbox One Finally Beats PS4 In October, As Microsoft's 'Greatest Games Lineup' Pays Off

Microsoft hasn’t been shy in touting that the 2015 holiday season boasts its “greatest games lineup in Xbox history,” and that investment has finally given Microsoft a sorely needed win in the console sales space. Yep, the Xbox One sold more units in the US than Sony's PlayStation 4 in October, …

5 Ways Remarkably Successful People Spend the Weekend

Weekends are a great time to recharge your batteries and have some fun. Follow in the footsteps of these business greats.<p>Weekends have always been our time to relax, wind down, and be with loved ones. Yet many never even consider that these precious days of respite could be spent productively--even …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

Starbucks says eggs will be cage-free by 2020

<i>By Alexandra Sifferlin/TIME</i><p>Starbucks has announced that all of its eggs will be cage-free by the year 2020.<p>The company’s plan is to have only …

101 Greatest Quotes About Success and How to Achieve It

Sometimes the inspiration you need to achieve success can be found in a few simple, smart words.<p>What makes something smart? It can mean many things for many people.<p>But the kind of smart I'm talking about is the smart that inspires, the smart that speaks to us and makes sense, the smart that allows …

Stop Google from tracking you on Google Maps

Google Maps is rolling out a new feature to Android and desktop users called Your Timeline. With it, you can see all the places you've been. Google is quick to point out that timeline information is private and visible only to you. And that you must opt in to the feature by enabling Location …

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 …

25 Things I've Learned In Life

Life is all about learning. Believe it or not, what looks like a mistake to others has probably been a milestone to us in our lives. Even if people have betrayed us, even if our hearts were broken, even if people misunderstood or judged us, we learned from these incidents. We are human and we make …

How to Visit Victoria Falls

It’s not the widest or the tallest falls in the world, but it is without doubt the most impressive.<p><b>Victoria Falls</b> is on almost everyone’s bucket list, but few people know the best way to experience it. On a recent trip to southern Africa, I saw it from every which way, so you don’t have to.<p>Why is …

3 Ways the Internet of Things Will Change Your Personal Finances

The Internet of Things will change how we pay for products, analyze our expenses and even save us money on car insurance.

Internet of Things

iOS 8.3 brings wireless CarPlay, improved Google login, new Emojis, China Apple Pay

Earlier today, Apple seeded the first iOS 8.3 build to developers alongside Xcode 6.3 beta with Swift 1.2. Readers have discovered that the new operating system brings a new wireless CarPlay feature to the iPhone. This means that users can now wirelessly connect their iPhone to the car to bring an …