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Everything You Need to Know About Different Types of Denim

Four styles of denim, four ways to wear them.<p>Classic Stonewashed<p><i>Straight-leg denim jeans ($180) by Marc by Marc Jacobs, mrporter.com</i><p>A pair of straight-leg, lightly-washed jeans ought to be a fixture in every guy's wardrobe: no denim has ever been or will ever be this reliable, long-lasting, or …

Beyond the beaches: exploring Mauritius

There is no questioning the beauty of Mauritius' beaches. And the famous powder white sands, which slope gently into sapphire blue waters, have long lured visitors to the island. Yet beyond their achingly picturesque aesthetics lies an island waiting to be discovered: markets hum, gardens bloom, …

Exploring Switzerland’s green legacy – on foot

One hundred years after the creation of the country’s first – and only – national park, Switzerland’s conservation efforts are anything but idle.<p>In 1914, Switzerland stamped itself as a leader in European conservation, creating the first national park in the Alps, and the first on the continent …

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10 Hidden Islands You've Never Heard of

Unspoiled and isolated, hidden islands are vacation bait for anyone with escapist tendencies. Protected from crowds and the stress of modern life, these retreats will allow you to become one with nature, soak up local culture, and live in paradise. So go ahead and become a castaway for a day or …

Stunning photos of gorillas, dugongs and mushrooms? It must be the Wildlife photographer of the year competition 2013 - here are this year's commended entries: http://t.gu.com/oln97?CMP=OTCNETTXT8115 Photograph: Diana Rebman/2013 WPY

The Quantum Universe

• <b>Author:</b> Brian Cox & Jeff Forshaw<p><i>The Quantum Universe</i> brings together two authors on a brilliantly ambitious mission to show that everyone can understand the deepest questions of science.<p>But just what is quantum physics? How does it help us understand the world? Where does it leave Newton and …

Taking A Closer Look At Milgram's Shocking Obedience Study

In the early 1960s, Stanley Milgram, a social psychologist at Yale, conducted a series of experiments that became famous. Unsuspecting Americans were recruited for what purportedly was an experiment in learning. A man who pretended to be a recruit himself was wired up to a phony machine that …

11 Untranslatable Words From Other Cultures

This post originally appeared over on the Maptia Blog<i>. The team at Maptia are creating a beautiful platform for telling stories about places (launching soon!) and you can check out their</i> 'See The World' <i>manifesto here.</i><p>The relationship between words and their meaning is a fascinating one, and …

What's Killing Bottlenose Dolphins? Experts Discover Cause

A virus outbreak is behind hundreds of dolphin strandings along the U.S. East Coast.<p><b>The hundreds of bottlenose dolphin deaths along the U.S. East Coast are likely due to a disease outbreak called cetacean morbillivirus, the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries</b> …