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11 pieces of life-changing advice from commencement speeches by tech celebrities

A lot of them are filled with unnecessary cliches.<p>But these 11 speeches by some of the most successful tech giants will inspire you to do great things in life.

Tim Cook

Top 10 traditional cheap eats in Istanbul's Bazaar District

Many of the merchants, artisans, porters and local shoppers who spend their days in Istanbul Old City’s world-famous bazaars are committed chowhounds. Having taste-tested their way through the district, they are the best possible guides when it comes to identifying the district’s freshest, fastest …

Man Takes His Giant Pet Tortoise out for a Stroll through the Streets of Tokyo

If you're not a cat or a dog person, consider the next best thing: a giant tortoise similar to this man's faithful reptile companion. This elderly gentleman has become a familiar sight on the streets of Tsukishima, Tokyo, where he regularly takes his pet African spurred tortoise out for a …

Tortoise

World's most visited palaces and castles | CNN Travel

How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

San Francisco

The World's 'Worst Airline' In North Korea Actually Isn't Half Bad

But as the DPRK ramps up its tourism sector, are things still as bad as people say?<p>Photographer Aram Pan recently flew aboard one of Air Koryo's Ilyushin Il-18s. Pan, who has flown in and out of Pyongyang many times, had never flown on one of Air Koryo's older propeller planes.<p>"It was an experience …

Company Building in Kanagawa / HMAA

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> Company building of a local teaching-materials wholesale company built in Kanagawa-pref Japan.<p>The first …

China's True Entrepreneurs In Pictures

In business schools, the potential leaders of tomorrow are taught that every business project starts with a plan; a strategy based on market research and data analysis. But for most entrepreneurs and start-ups, that’s not the case.<p>A new photojournalism book and online project by The Global …

Architecture Documentaries To Watch In 2015

Following our top <b>40 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2014</b> and our favourite <b>30 Architecture Docs to Watch in 2013</b>, 2015 is no exception! Our latest round …

Surfer Photographs Frozen Waves Breaking on the Island of Nantucket

Traveler, surfer and photographer Jonathan Nimerfroh recently captured the rare site of nearly frozen waves breaking on the island of Nantucket. The frigid New England temperatures have turned the sea off the coast of Massachusetts into sheets of water that Nimerfroh likened to “slushies.” The …

Chinese Company Launches a $64 Competitor to the GoPro Hero with Beefier Specs

If GoPro camera prices drop far below $100 in the future, you may have a Chinese company called Xiaomi to thank. Known for its popular smartphones …

Eight Hostels for When You're Too Old to Stay at a Hostel

Sure, college students and party animals may seek out hostels as an ideal way to meet other young travelers and save money on the road, but there comes a point in every traveler's life when showering with flip-flops and playing drinking games with strangers becomes less appealing, and clean bedding …

Miami Beach

38 places you should visit in China

It's a top attraction for its rich history; its incredible monuments, temples, and towers; and its varied yet beautiful landscape.<p>From gambling in opulent Macau to riding camels through the northern Gobi Desert, here are 38 places travelers should visit in China.

Surreal Bright Blue Algae Glows Brightly on Hong Kong’s Shores

Along the shores of Hong Kong, a mystical blue plant is blooming and glowing in cosmic blue hues. Scientists attribute the phenomenon to Noctiluca scintillans, a plant also known as “sea sparkle.” Don't be fooled by the bubbly name: Sea sparkle is an aggressive reproducer that behaves like algae …

Hong Kong

A Taxi Driver Took Photos Of His Passengers And Captured Stunning Moments Of Candor

In 2010, Harvey, a photographer, worked as a taxi driver in the small town to save up funds for his world travels. At the end of the ride, he would ask his passengers if he could take their photo.<p>His passengers' candor surprised him. People share a lot when they never expect to see you again.<p>Harvey …

Paint — A Series of Photographic Self-Portraits - Photographs by Katerina Belkina | LensCulture

In this series of stylized self-portraits, Katerina Belkina explores the expressive force of her artistic heroes Lempicka , Picasso, Degas, Malevich and Klimt (to name but a few). She pays homage to these artists with a combination of photography, painting and extensive digital manipulation.<p>She …

Art

Macro Photos That Focus In on the Beautiful Details of Ordinary Things

Can you tell what the translucent object is in the photograph above? It’s a single grain of sugar captured in a macro photograph by artist Pyanek, …

Maxime Delvaux's realistic photos of student models offer an alternative to 3D renders

Architectural photographer Maxime Delvaux challenged students at Brussels University to create scale models that would appear realistic when …

12 of the Most Impressive Tiny Houses You've Ever Seen

These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal.<p>These homes may be small, but they have huge appeal. This piece originally appeared on CountryLiving.com.

The world's strangest restaurants - Telegraph

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

In Focus<p>Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming …

14 Overrated Tourist Attractions Around The World — And Where To Go Instead

English writer G.K. Chesterton said that the traveler sees what he sees, while a tourist only sees what he came to see.<p>And sometimes, those tourist attractions aren't worth seeing at all.<p>Inspired by this Reddit list of overrated tourist destinations, we wanted to round up some of the biggest …

South Dakota

Vibrant Landscape Photos Showcase the Striking Colors of China’s Rainbow Mountains

In the northwestern Gansu province of China lies the Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, a gorgeous expanse of land known for its rainbow-colored rock formations. Bands of fiery red, creamy orange, rich green, and bright yellow streak across the mountains, forming the most beautiful geological …

National Parks

Here's What It's Like To Work Out Of WeWork, The $5 Billion Startup That Rents Space To Other Startups

It sounds like a simple idea, but WeWork — with 25 offices worldwide — is now one of the most valuable startups in the world: last month, it raised $355 million at a $5 billion valuation.<p>We visited its two office spaces in San Francisco this week, and were blown away by how nice they were.

San Francisco

The Number That Makes China Look Like Europe Is Out

Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. EST, China released December figures for its producer price index (PPI) and consumer price index (CPI). These are numbers associated with inflation.<p>PPI came in at -3.3%, missing analyst expectations, and CPI came right in line at 1.5%.<p>Analysts polled by Bloomberg …

Price Index

10 Healthy Snacks To Eat At Your Desk

Jonny Bowden, a Los Angeles nutritionist who has written eight books, including, most recently, Living Low Carb: Controlled-Carbohydrate Eating for Long Term Weight Loss, says the ideal office snacks are "well constructed mini-meals." That means food that contains protein, fat and fiber and …

Nutrition

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

Libraries

China's Remote Fortresses Lose Residents, Gain Tourists

Massive earthen structures once sheltered clans from warlords and bandits. Can they be prototypes for "green" buildings?<p>HEKENG, China—Count the <i>tulou</i>.<p>It started like a game. How many of these strange, fortress-like structures could I tally from a vehicle window? They were so big, looming like …

China's First Modern Airliner Is Finally Here

The ARJ21-700, from China's government-owned aircraft manufacturer, Comac, is designed to compete with offerings from western airplane makers.<p>First test flown in 2008, the ARJ21-700 has overcome a series of design setbacks and production delays.<p>According to Aviation Week, the first two production …

Aviation