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A local’s guide to Porto, Portugal

Sitting in my customary Porto cafe, a non-descript place on Praça Carlos Alberto across from my kids’ school, a troupe of Asian tourists march by. They are sheltered under umbrellas, heads down, following their guide in an orderly step to the next tourist honeypot.<p>For a whistlestop visit to …

Luxury Travel

2018’s Best Budget-friendly European Cities For Travelers

Budget-friendly travel destinations are a must for backpackers hoping to become globetrotters (and everyday guys looking to take their family on …

Why a Classic Portuguese Novel Should Be on Your To-Read List

We’re starting a new feature at OZY Books: the building of a global bookshelf. Every other month, our book section editor will pick a selection we …

Books

Missed the US solar eclipse? Start planning a trip to South America in 2019

Monday’s solar eclipse was a veritable phenomenon, with the celestial event bringing people all around North America together to watch it happen in what is being called the most-observed eclipse in history.<p>But naturally, while some people were lucky enough to get a glimpse, there were also people …

'Dirt Is Good': Why Kids Need Exposure To Germs

As a new parent, Jack Gilbert got a lot of different advice on how to properly look after his child: when to give him antibiotics or how often he should sterilize his pacifier, for example.<p>After the birth of his second child, Gilbert, a scientist who studies microbial ecosystems at the University …

Immune System

22,000 users hastily accept Wi-Fi terms, agree to 1,000 hours of cleaning toilets

When you hit the jackpot finding a free public Wi-Fi network, the last thing you’re worried about is the list of terms and conditions you must agree …

Why can’t monkeys talk? Scientists rumble over a curious question.

By Ben Guarino<p>Ben Guarino<p>Reporter covering biology, genetics, nature, paleontology and the culture of science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Decades ago, while Philip H. Lieberman was soaking in a bathtub and listening to the radio, he heard anthropologist Loren Eiseley ponder an evolutionary puzzle: Why couldn't …

Monkeys

15 Most Photogenic Places In the World You Must Visit

Travel photography is such an integral part of our experience – whether you’re an amateur or a pro, memories captured are priceless. Here are some …

Basic Camera Settings for Photographing the 2017 Solar Eclipse

If you haven't already made plans to photograph this year's solar eclipse on August 21st, time's a wasting!With cities along the eclipse's path …

9 Incredible Bike Paths in North America You Won’t Want to Miss

North America is home to some of the amazing cycling paths in the world. With diverse terrain and incredible sights for your travel adventure, you …

Fearing White House Purge Of Climate Science, Scientists Frantically Copying Data

The moment Donald Trump took office on Friday, the official White House website was purged of all references to global warming and climate change science.<p>In its place is an energy plan to increase development of fossil fuels, get rid of regulations, open up public lands and parks to drilling and …

The White House

How to Pick The Best Camera for Travel

One of the most popular questions I’m asked by readers of this blog, both here and on our social media channels like Facebook & Instagram, is what …

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Breathtaking Pictures of Iceland by Lukas Furlan

The photographer Lukas Furlan, based in Vienna, recently traveled in Iceland. He offers us a stunning reportage. He saw all the island and reveals us …

Roads

Interesting Photo of the Day: Successful Panorama of the Milky Way

It doesn’t matter if you’re young, old, a newbie viewer, or an avid and dedicated watcher, the Milky Way is an amazing thing to witness—let alone …

Watchdog: EPA delayed for 7 months in Flint water crisis

Suggested Camera Settings for Astrophotography

If you’ve never tackled astrophotography, one of your first questions might be, “What camera settings do I use?”The answer to that question is tricky …

Shutter Speed

10 tips for travel photography

An epic holiday or travel adventure is often a spur to get a new camera and start taking photography a bit more seriously. These tips will help you …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

Apps

GOP leaders say whites unaware of challenges facing black Americans

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Following one of the most tense weeks between police and black communities in recent history, several prominent Republicans said most white Americans don't understand the challenges that come with being black in America.<p>While the lawmakers did not go as far to endorse the …

Gary Johnson: Trump says 'racist' things and should be disqualified from presidency

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Libertarian presidential nominee Gary Johnson said Donald Trump says "racist" things and should be disqualified from becoming president for saying that he is "looking at" replacing employees of the Transportation Security Administration who are Muslim and wear hijabs.<p>"He has said …

The best $5 I ever spent on an iPhone app

When you think of smartphones and automation, your mind might immediately gravitate towards IFTTT or even Tasker for Android.<p>Automation apps let you create "recipes" that enable devices and services to intermingle and act based on "triggers." For example, you can make your smart lights pulse a …

Ben Stein: 'I don't think Trump knows a goddamn thing about economics'

The Republican economist talks about the 2016 election and why he’ll still vote for Donald Trump despite this ‘preposterous’ ideas about the economy<p>Ben Stein, writer, economist, actor and Republican, has seen a lot of elections but none like this. “It has been an extremely strange year,” says the …

Chinese kids who climb 2,500-foot ladder may get stairs

Just to get home from school, they climb more than 2,500 feet toward the sky — on a ladder made of bamboo and secured to a sheer cliff face.<p>After pictures surfaced of the challenging trek faced by schoolchildren in a poor corner of China's mountainous west, their village may be getting some …

These Photos Show How Steinway Makes Its Famous Grand Pianos

Founded in Manhattan in 1853, Steinway & Sons is widely considered to be one of the greatest piano makers in the world. Its grand pianos grace the …

Piano

Everything you ever wanted to know about photography, explained in 5 minutes

The folks at The Co-Operative of Photography have created a video that explains the entire history of photography—from the first historical mentions …

Billionaire earns first-class travel for life by putting Modigliani nude on Amex

A Chinese billionaire will never have to pay for a plane ticket again, after he accrued a staggering number of air miles using his American Express card to buy a $170m painting.<p>Liu Yiqian Liu was the winning bidder for Amedeo Modigliani’s Reclining Nude at a Christie’s auction house earlier in …

First Class Travel

Getting Better at Photography

Not a lot, just a little bit.<p>Last week, my friend Paulo reached out about some tips on getting better at photography. He broke his issues down into …