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The 25 Most Overrated Places On Earth

We wish these places were all that the travel blogs crack them up to be… but they’re not.<p>1. Milan<p>You know Milan as the capital of high-end fashion, so it sounds like there'd be lots to see. But if you can’t afford the Prada flagship, you’re outta luck.<p>2. The Golden Gate Bridge<p>It’s foggy up there. …

20 Classic Moments in the Arsenal vs. Liverpool Rivalry

Saturday sees Arsenal and Liverpool face off at the Emirates Stadium, with both teams' impressive starts to 2013/14 potentially on the line.<p>Unless they win the league this season, the end of the current campaign will mark a decade since the Gunners lifted the league title, whilst Liverpool's wait …

Top 25 Islands in the World (Photos)

There’s only one way to avoid the quickly approaching winter: plan a luxurious—and warm—island vacation. See the 25 top picks for where to soak up …

Light Goes On: An Unbelievable 700 Frame Stop Motion Light Painting Animation

If you’re not familiar with the light painting photography of Darren Pearson then you’re really missing out. Even if you’re not a big fan of light …

20 GIFs Proving Russia Is The Most Bizarre Place On Earth

In the past we've looked the Russia's space program propaganda, their thrilling landmarks, their peculiar online social networks, their sexy pin-up …

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates<p>Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her …

Sir Alex Ferguson: a hard act to follow

What does British football’s most successful manager do after blowing the final whistle on his career? Five months after leaving Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson shares his post-game plan<p>Sir Alex Ferguson’s final victory was not the 2012-13 Premier League title, his 13th in nearly 27 years as …

Soccer

The Steve Jobs Nobody Knew

How an insecure, acid-dropping hippie kid reinvented himself as a technological visionary - and changed the world<p>When I first met Steve Jobs, I …

Silicon Valley

22 Absolutely Essential Diagrams You Need For Camping

From survival to s'mores, here's everything you need to know to ensure a flawless camping trip.

Beer Experts Say These Are The 20 Best Beers In The World

Stanford University computer science post-doc Julian McAuley and assistant professor Jure Leskovec released a paper earlier this year outlining how our tastes change as we consume more products and gain more expertise.<p>Their theory was the more experience we have, the more we will like certain …

Beer

12 Amazing Photos of Animals Congregating

<b>Stingrays</b><p>While we'll always be big fans of wildlife photography in general, there's nothing quite like seeing hundreds, thousands and even millions of animals congregating like this. Whether these photographers have captured animal migrations, where major animal groups travel long distances in …

Nature

Top 50 Startups in New York City you need to know about

<i>Courtney Boyd Myers and Erica Berger are the founders of 3460 Miles, a bi-weekly newsletter that connects the New York and London tech, design, and social good communities. Sign up for their newsletter and find them on Twitter and Facebook.</i><p>New York City is chock full of startups shaking up …

José Mourinho and André Villas-Boas: how the inseparable duo grew apart

Master and apprentice will meet for the first time as rival managers when Chelsea visit Tottenham in the Premier League on Saturday, and there is no love lost between them<p>Perhaps the question was mischievous, but the answer was still revealing. André Villas-Boas had stood to leave his pre-match …

Designs for Great Architectural Landmarks that Were Never Built

Design

How to Correct Muscular Imbalances.

There’s<p>no doubt that a solid and effective strength training program can yield some amazing results, but what happens when you notice imbalances in …

Health

Top 10 Tricks for a Healthier, High-Energy Workday

Working at an office can be surprisingly unhealthy. Between sitting all day, eating poorly, and enduring never-ending stress, your office can take a …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Photographers

10 questions for Premier League clubs after the transfer window

New signings have to be assimilated quickly and effectively so who was successful and where are the possible problems?<p>1 <b>Will Marounae Fellaini make any difference to Manchester United's midfield?</b><p>David Moyes is under a certain amount of scrutiny already, not just because of a farcical transfer window …

The Best Time to Post Tweets, Facebook Posts and More

<i>This post was originally published on the Buffer blog.</i><p>We’re pretty keen on optimal timing for social media here at Buffer, and I figured it was high time I collected all the information we have about online communication into one place. I’ve collected research and stats on Twitter, Facebook, email …

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Back to work: 10 worst things about post-holiday blues

<b>The first day after the holidays is one of the grimmest in the working year. You've swapped the beaches and blue skies for a view of a commuter's armpit and the sound of someone droning, droning, droning into a mobile phone. Here are some of the worst things about post-holiday depression.</b><p>1. An …

Marlon Brando

Winners of the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest 2013

The winners have just been announced in the 3rd edition of the Red Bull Illume Image Quest photo competition. The overall winner, top 10 category winners and top 50 finalists were unveiled at a ceremony in Hong Kong earlier today. The contest invited photographers to submit images of the world of …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …

European Travel

Lower Back Pain Relief: 10 Hot Tips

Nearly every single person that will read this post will have suffered from back pain at some stage in their life. It doesn’t matter who you are, you …

Pain

The Prince Who Blew Through Billions

When two British lawyers, Faith Zaman and Thomas Derbyshire, signed on in 2004 to manage the affairs of Prince Jefri Bolkiah, notorious playboy brother of the Sultan of Brunei, they entered a world of orgiastic wealth: 250 companies, 2,000 cars, luxury hotels, planeloads of women and polo ponies, …

35 Clever Food Hacks That Will Change Your Life

We all cook and we all eat food. So why not make both of those easier? From avocados to 10 essential uses for coconut hacks, these will change your life.

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

11 Impossibly Difficult Job Interview Questions

Ever had to sit through a 5-hour interview filled with team projects, skills tests and a question-and-answer period in front of five company managers? If not, be grateful.<p>For while many job interviews can be rough, there are a select few so difficult that applicants should be excused for any …

Top 10 Ab Workout Routines

15 No-Crunch Ab Exercises to Tighten Your Core<p>7-Minute Workout for Flatter Abs<p>5 Minute Core Tightening Workout<p>8 Tips for Uncovering Awesome Abs<p>5 …

35 Push-Up Variations To Make A Boring Old Push-Up Come To Life

If you workout and never do push-ups, you’re doing a disservice to your body.<p>You don’t have to be in the army, navy, or marines to “pump out 20” and …

Bodyweight Exercise