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Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017

We consulted with children’s librarians plus parent and kid testers to create our highly anticipated annual list. Help us spread the word about #ParentsBestBooks.<p><i>When Your Lion Needs a Bath</i><br>by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman<p>Toddlers roared with laughter as they listened to this …

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A bulletproof 5-day itinerary to Norway’s fjords: Where to hike, stay, and eat

IF YOU’VE MADE it to 2017 without Norway’s fjord region being on your gotta-see list, you obviously never wiled away an afternoon Googling the …

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Today we're adding MIT's course on Artificial Intelligence to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. That's …

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

Win 100,000 American Airlines Miles + $2,500

The AAdvantage eShopping Mall is currently running the Latitude Adjustment Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a very nice prize.<p>The Grand …

5-Minute Hotel Room Workout for High-Intensity Interval Training

Here’s a quick, 5-minute HIIT workout designed for you to do in a hotel room. In no time you’ll get your blood pumping and endorphins flowing, and …

Is this the most beautiful island in Greece?

I fell in love with Ithaca (Itháki) 48 years before I went there. In my last year at the prep school that tried so hard to ruin my life, I was forced to study Latin and Greek and it’s quite worrying that to this day I can still recite all the prepositions that take the ablative. I hated those …

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Solution: ‘Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan’

What can the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan teach us about number theory through mathematical structures involving infinity?<p>Our July …

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You need to Check Out this Useful Travel Checklist Before You Get on That Plane

We all love travelling. After all, it’s the only time we can switch off our phones and tell our bosses <i>oh, I wasn’t available</i> without looking like …

10 of the best hotel, B&Bs and apartments in Athens

Greece’s economy may still be in the doldrums, but Athens’ arts scene and nightlife are flourishing. Combine that with a wave of new affordable places to stay and the capital is no longer just a gateway to the Greek islands<p>The Zillers<p>In July 2016, Athens cathedral emerged gleaming from its dusty …

European Travel

The 12 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Maine

Maine has 12 million acres of forest. Let this be your guide.<p>As New England’s largest state, Maine is almost as big as the rest of the region put …

10 reasons to make Norway your next vacation

If you're looking to plan an upcoming European vacation with the family for either the summer or winter, it's time to consider Norway. And if you're traveling solo, the fjord route has great tour options and a friendly backpacker community as well. Here are some more reasons to make Norway your …

European Travel

New England's best hikes

The best part about hiking in New England? The sheer diversity. Stroll along the rugged Maine coast, scramble up a sheer cliff on iron rungs, follow a stream to a gorge-carving waterfall or huff-and-puff to the top of New England’s highest peak where the weather is notoriously wild.<p>Two classic …

National Geographic Travel

What Apple employees say about the company's secretive internal corporate culture

We know it's intense.<p>But we wanted to hear what it was like from the employees themselves, and not just those picked to be at the centre of its flagship projects.<p>What is it like in the cafeteria, walking the halls? Are staff really encouraged to let their creativity flow?<p>Luckily, there is a Quora …

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CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

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Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule

A Syrian writer revisits the city he attended college in, with sketches by Molly Crabapple.<p>I first moved to Aleppo 10 years ago. At that time, the city was the world for me: the glorious past and the present, the bitter and the sweet. I attended university in mid-Aleppo’s wealthy neighborhoods. To …

How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …

European Travel

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

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37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

Landscape Photography

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

Extremely Essential Camera Skills by Rob and Lauren Lim

The fastest route to better quality photography isn’t buying a new and expensive camera with all the latest bells and whistles. It’s by mastering the …

Landscape Photography

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

Landscape Photography

There’s nothing about abortion in the Bible

But that hasn’t stopped the religious right from invoking the good book in its war on women’s rights<p>Republican officeholders are bending all their efforts... to ban abortion. In the last few weeks and months, we've seen a blizzard of anti-choice legislation in Texas, Ohio, Wisconsin, North …

The Best Neighborhood Coffee Shops In Manhattan

New Yorkers take their coffee seriously.<p>Street corners are dominated by Starbucks, and city favorites include Stumptown Coffee, La Colombe, East Village espresso bar Abraço and California import Blue Bottle Coffee.<p>But it's not just about the coffee, but also the people and atmosphere.<p>Check out ten …

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