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This tiny hostel nestles into a historic alley in Beijing

Zhang Ke and his firm Zao/Standardarchitecture designed this dynamic 30-square-meter space<p>Chinese architect Zhang Ke and his firm, the multidisciplinary studio Zao/Standardarchitecture that won an Aga Khan Award for Architecture last year, have designed a 30-square-meter (approximately 323 square …

The Best Way to Start Your Day for Maximum Creative Energy | Inc.com

It happened to me again, just this morning. Following my system for generating creative ideas, I got out of bed and walked two miles at a brisk pace and steep incline on the treadmill, followed by a shower. Sure enough, my creativity kicked in, and an idea for an article came up. I captured the …

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PETA's shock and awe anti-wool campaign is offensive to the public and farmers

And yes, some farming practices are cruel - ripping calves straight off their mothers to assuage our endless hunger for dairy products. We have …

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I Heart My City: Katherine’s Athens

<b>Katherine LaGrave</b> traveled to Greece with her family when she was young, then moved to Athens to teach English after finishing college. One year turned into two, and though she left to attend journalism school, she returns often. The things that drew her to Greece are the things that keep her …

I Heart My City: Marko’s Ljubljana

<b>Marko Orel</b> has studied abroad in Poland, Italy, and the Czech Republic, but his heart will always belong to Slovenia and its small-but-beautiful capital city, Ljubljana. A freelance writer and a local expert for Spotted By Locals, Marko says that despite his hometown’s size, Ljubljana has …

I Heart My City: Rachel’s Dublin

After university, New Zealander <b>Rachel Farndon</b> tried out the 9-to-5 world and decided it wasn’t enough. So she sold everything she owned and bought a one-way ticket to Ireland. She’s been seeing the sights — from County Kerry to Dublin — for a year now (and chronicling her exploits on her personal …

I Heart My City: Ewelina’s Krakow

<b>Ewelina Tłuczek</b> isn’t originally from Krakow, but after living there for the last 10 years, it has become her city of choice — and one she writes about for Spotted by Locals – a series of blogs, PDF city guides, and smartphone apps on 44 cities in Europe. For Ewelina, someone whose motto is <i>carpe</i> …

I Heart My City: Emily’s Munich

When <b>Emily Rasch</b> fell in love with a German exchange student in the U.S., she knew she couldn’t give him up. So, after two years of dating an ocean apart, they decided to move to Munich. In the six years she’s lived there, the city has become a second love, and one she writes about for <b>Spotted by</b> …

I Heart My City: Anya’s Istanbul

<b>Anya Mullen</b> came to Istanbul as a jet-lagged college student studying abroad. The city made such an impression that she returned a year later and has been living there ever since. Anya will be moving to Australia in March, so she wanted to show some love for the city that stole her heart before …

I Heart My City: Tara’s London

<i>As the world prepares for the Summer Olympics (the opening ceremony is this Friday), we thought we’d do a</i> <i>special, hyped-up edition of I Heart My City to give you three very different takes on this year’s host city. We’ve asked</i> <i>three unique Londoners — a television producer, a luxury bikini designer,</i> …

I Heart My City: Daniel’s London

<b>Daniel Raven-Ellison</b> is using films, books, websites, and walks to take geography far beyond memorizing dots on a map and to challenge people to experience their world in meaningful, surprising ways. The National Geographic Emerging Explorer says “adventure has become something we watch on TV. In …

I Heart My City: Jessica’s Barcelona

Travel and lifestyle writer <b>Jessica Benavides Canepa</b> has been living in Barcelona for two years, but is going to be spending the next year of her life traveling around China and writing about her experiences. To bid <i>adéu siau</i> to the city she’s come to love, she sent Intelligent Travel her top picks …

I Heart My City: Kash’s Edinburgh

Blogger and budget travel expert Kash Bhattacharya moved to Edinburgh, Scotland and fell head over heels. Read about what makes this Kolkata, India native’s heart flame for the Scottish capital, then add your own favorites in the Comments section below. Follow Kash’s adventures and get great travel …

I Heart My City: Lea’s Vienna

Lea Hajner grew up in Vienna, Austria with the beautiful Schönbrunn Palace on her doorstep and parents who dragged her to museums and plays. But it took a trip around the world to truly appreciate what her home town has to offer. Now Lea makes her living working for tripwolf.com, an online and …

I Heart My City: Arianna’s Milan

<b>Arianna Malacrida</b> hails from a small town just outside Milan, but decided to make the move to the big city while studying media and communications. After spending a lot of time couch surfing, she settled on a flat in the Porta Genova neighborhood and started sharing her insider intelligence about …

Beth’s Hong Kong

Native Chicagoan <b>Beth Williams</b> caught the travel bug after spending half a year in Japan during college. After graduation, she missed Asia so much she just had to go back. A gig teaching English brought her to <b>Hong Kong</b>, where she’s lived for the past two years. Armed with her camera and …

Erna’s Dublin

Originally from a small town in northwestern Ireland, <b>Erna O’Connor</b> first came to <b>Dublin</b> to attend Trinity College in the 1980s. She now works at the preeminent institution, as a lecturer at its School of Social Work and Social Policy. Erna finds that Dublin’s friendly people, cultural vibrancy, and …

Marina’s Bratislava

<b>Marina Popjakova</b> might not be a native of Bratislava, but she certainly feels like one after having lived there for so long. This self-proclaimed “economist wannabe” and movie enthusiast thinks Bratislava deserves more attention than it gets–and shares her enthusiasm for Slovakia’s capital city …

The Burger Lab: How To Make The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger

GalleryThe Burger Lab: How To Make The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger<p>It's time for another round of The Food Lab. Got a suggestion for an upcoming topic? Email Kenji here, and he'll do his best to answer your queries in a future post. Become a fan of The Food Lab on Facebook or follow it on Twitter …

10 Positive Habits That Could Change Your Life

• <b>Trust karma.</b><br>But when you do something good, be genuine and do it from your heart, not because you’re expecting something good to happen to you</b> …

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Lomography Lomo'Instant Camera - The World’s Most Creative Instant Photography System

Lomography Lomo'Instant Camera<p>Author:<p>Freshness<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>12<p>Lomography Lomo'Instant Camera<p>12<p>SHARES<p>From something purely digital to a …

The Thermodynamics of Coffee and Cream

Counterintuitively, adding cream to a cup of a coffee helps slow down its cooling process. An explanation of the underlying physics at work is given …

Batkid becomes US superhero for a day

"Even superheroes have to have lunch," explained one TV reporter, surveying the throng stretching across the square.<p>The city's <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> …

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HelloTalk Language Exchange app review: learn a language by chatting with users via a social network

Introduction<p>From my love of Hong Kong cinema I have had this obsession of learning Cantonese. I have just stumbled upon yet another way to master any …

A Modern Man's Guide To Acceptable #Selfie Photography

The debate continues to rage whether men should or should not take #selfies, so we decided to offer our advice on the cultural smartphone phenomenon. …

Bourbon Cream Float

Yep. Three indulgences come together to make one adults-only dessert which is still just a kid at heart.<p>I recently waxed poetic about bourbon for our …

14 Ways to Acquire Knowledge: A Timeless Guide from 1936

The quest for intellectual growth and self-improvement through education has occupied yesteryear’s luminaries like Bertrand Russell and modern-day thinkers like Sir Ken Robinson and Noam Chomsky. In 1936, at the zenith of the Great Depression, the prolific self-help guru and famous eccentric <b>James</b> …