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This Woman Had Her Face Photoshopped In Over 25 Countries To Examine Global Beauty Standards

Through her work, Esther Honig hopes to discover if a global beauty standard actually exists.<p>Esther Honig, a freelance journalist based out of Kansas City, sent an unaltered photograph of herself to more than 40 Photoshop aficionados around the world. "Make me beautiful," she said, hoping to bring …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

Take the Plunge: 11 Swimming Holes Around the World

Lounging poolside is one thing, but nothing beats the childlike allure of splashing around in a swimming hole. The lake near your parent's home may top your typical list, but there are plenty of other swimming holes around the world that will capture your heart.<p>So, pack your swimsuit (and a sense …

Drop everything and go on one of these 5 last-minute road trips

You've got a long weekend. Get out of town.<p><b>Just go.</b> Open a map. Preferably a paper atlas, though Google will suffice. There should be a city or town that's been scratching at the back of your neck for a while now. Hopefully, this place falls within an 8-hour, 800-mile radius from your driveway; if …

A Wind Turbine Inside A Floating Blimp Can Bring Power Anywhere

Designed to rise 1,000 feet in the air and deliver electricity to the ground, the Buoyant Airborne Turbine is a blimp on a mission.<p>Not all wind turbines are alike. While the great majority are large steel towers fixed to the ground, a few are shaped like gliders, kites, and blimps, and move around …

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10 Facts About Jeddah Tower, the Soon-To-Be Tallest Building in the World

<i>Updated May 17th, 2017</i><p>Construction has been delayed on the soon-to-be-tallest building in the world, Jeddah Tower in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Originally slated to open next year, it is now projected for completion in 2019, according to Global Construction News.<p>Once complete, the building will stand at …

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15 of nature's most awesome, must-see shows | CNN Travel

Designers Pick Their Most Inspiring Travel Destinations (Photos)

Creative block is impossible at these destinations, ranging from Baroque imperial palaces to magical gardens, where top designers and architects go …

Amazingly Realistic Drawings Created with Ballpoint Pens

When we first saw Portugal-based artist Samuel Silva's portrait, <i>Redhead Girl</i>, most of us were completely in awe of how Silva (aka VianaArts) could achieve such amazing details with just a handful of everyday pens.<p>Since that time, the patient and skilled artist has developed an extensive collection …

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Aerofex hoverbike could be yours by 2017

The Aero-X hoverbike from Aerofex is slated for a commercial release in 2017 for just $85,000. Chump change, right?<p>Aerofex's hoverbike made a pretty big splash when the Californian company showed off its working prototype all the way back in 2012, but then it went eerily silent. Now, Aerofex has …

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Disneyland's original prospectus revealed!

Thanks to an anonymous benefactor, Boing Boing is pleased to present the first-ever look at the original Disneyland prospectus.<p>Thanks to an anonymous …

How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

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World's 15 most beautiful concert halls from Austria to Brazil | CNN Travel

Jimmy Fallon, Idina Menzel & The Roots Sing "Let It Go" from "Frozen" (w/ Classroom Instruments)

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Extremely Rare Star Wars Movie Posters You've Never Seen

The original Star Wars trilogy was (and remains) a worldwide phenomenon, George Lucas's interstellar tale of good vs evil captured the imagination of …

Missing something? These are buildings you can see straight through

Updated 12th February 2018

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

15 Famous Landmarks Zoomed Out To Show Their Surroundings

This collection of photographs of majestic landmarks around the world do a great job of just how important framing, perspective and lighting are to a …

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48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Incredible Award-Winning Aquatic Designs Inspired By Nature

<b>Serkan etinkol, Turkey: 2013 IAPLC Top 27</b><p>Every year, the International Aquatic Plants Layout Contest (IAPLC) receives design concepts from aquarium hobbyists throughout the world. Designers propose a wide range of concepts set within various tank sizes that are intended to function as …

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Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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Cancer Survivor Runs a Marathon Everyday for a Whole Year

64-year-old Australian woman Janette Murray-Wakelin and her 68-year-old partner Alan Murray began 2013 with an ambitious project known as <i>Running Raw Around Australia</i> that would require the couple to run a marathon every single day of the year. Traveling around Australia on foot, the athletic pair …

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10 Best Airports in the World

In between home and your holiday, there’s the airport. It’s your least favourite part of the journey – until now. Hit up one of these top-notch …

Architects unveil plan for $360 million bike path in the sky

SkyCycle would allow commuters to bike high above London’s traffic<p>More and more cities are investing in ways to get bikers on the road, but London has been particularly preoccupied with keeping them safe. After a particularly brutal spate of deaths last year, Mayor Boris Johnson drew the ire of …

One Step Closer to Hover Boards: Three-Dimensional Mid-Air Acoustic Manipulation | Colossal

<p>While we’ve seen examples of objects suspended mid-air using quantum levitation and acoustic levitation, a team of three Japanese engineers from The …

Articles about aidlin darling design takes over sonoma valley museum art on Dwell.com - Dwell

Through an exhibition at a California museum, an award-winning San Francisco architecture firm offers a glimpse into its design...<p>“The design tools I gravitate towards are the ones that have a tactile dimension—a responsiveness to intuition and the hand.”...<p>A new exhibit at the Museum of Arts & …

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