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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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How To Eat Your Way Through Singapore At These 7 Epic Hawker Centers

Everyone’s favorite beer-drinking, cigarette-smoking, cuss-word-slinging, food-focused travel guide once said Singapore is “as close to foodie heaven as it gets.” And Singaporeans, he said, have a “seemingly inexhaustible love of food.” The same man suggests that the richness of this food culture …

15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

Why You Should Really Own a Smoker

More<p>Grilling<p>All the tips and recipes you need for the perfect barbecue.<p>Although we've compiled some great tips on how to succeed in kettle smoking, after using my grill for years to smoke meat low-and-slow, I have to say that it wasn't until I graduated to a smoker that I started creating truly …

How to Photograph the Moon (Part 1)

Ever since I’ve owned a camera I’ve wanted to take photos of the night sky. When I first got a DSLR camera 5 or so years ago I thought getting decent …

What The Greatest Self-Help Books Of The Last Decades Can Teach You In 7 Minutes

As a writer, I’m fortunate to connect with authors and experts all over the globe who have vitally important messages to share. While each of these experts sees the world in his or her own very unique way, and shares a special filter or perspective on life, progress and success, when you peel the …

Powerful people have a distorted perception of time

Maria Konnikova, writing in the New York Times, made the point recently that there’s much more to poverty than just a shortage of money. Being poor, she said, brings with it other abstract deficits, most notably a lack of time. She quoted Sendhil Mullainathan, an economist and the author the book</i> …

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10 Amazing Ways People Are Using The Oculus Rift Today

Now, two years and a $2 billion acquisition later, the device is being used for much more than video games.<p>The Oculus Rift, created by Oculus VR, is a virtual reality 3-D headset that uses 360-degree head tracking to make it feel like you're inside a different world.<p>For example, looking to the left …

Virtual Reality

Here’s a Mix of Some of the Brilliant British Soul From the 80’s & 90’s (Audio)

It’s been called Acid Jazz, British Soul and other names. Whatever the description, it was fresh. Here’s a mix of the many artists from the 80’s and …

Kareem: 20 Things I Wish I'd Known When I Was 30

When I was thirty, I was living my dream.<p><b>When I was thirty, I was living my dream.</b> I'd already accomplished most of what I'd set out to achieve professionally: leading scorer in the NBA, leading rebounder, leading blocker, Most Valuable Player, All-Star. But success can be as blinding as Bill …

The 10 Pasta Recipes to Know

It's easy to look to pasta as that happy weeknight cure-all: the palette on which to throw any bits and bobs, to dress with the random things hanging out in the pantry, to just top with cheese and call it dinner. But there are some classic pasta dishes -- or just really delicious ones -- that we …

Watch Creationists Talking About Creationism

Animated pixel art anyone? Let the running waters soothe your soul

Melissa Stetten

Investment Manager Explains Why 99.5% Of Americans Can Never Win

<i>Beyond the charts and warnings from economists and investors, perhaps the most disturbing commentary on income inequality in America was written by an investment manager in 2011.</i><p><i>"In my view, the American dream of striking it rich is merely a well-marketed fantasy that keeps the bottom 99.5% hoping</i> …

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Incredible Shadow Art Cast Through Iron Sculptures

At first glance, Greek artist Tedosio Sectio Aurea's iron sculptures might seem pretty ordinary. However, when lit from the precise angle, the sculptures spring to life with shadows that reveal a whole new form. Above, a bouquet of colorful metal flowers casts a shadow of a woman holding leaves, …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

The Outstanding Work of Maciej Kuciara

I was blown away by the work of this artist. Maciej Kuciara is a Polish concept designer doing pieces for the film and video games industries. This …

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Thailand's Bubble Economy Is Heading For A 1997-Style Crash

Thailand is part of the overall emerging markets bubble that I have been warning about in recent years, along with Indonesia, Malaysia and other Southeast Asian countries.<p>The emerging markets bubble started in 2009, when China launched a bold stimulus-driven economic growth strategy to counter the …

Mesmerizing Translucent Waves from 19th Century Paintings

The late 19th century Armenian-Russian painter Ivan Konstantinovich Aivazovsky created some truly spectacular paintings of seascapes that capture the beautiful, shimmering essence of the tumultuous waters. The marine artist gained recognition for his impeccable ability to recreate the expressive …

Ten Ratios To Make You Money In Stocks

Evaluating stocks to buy and sell can be a tricky business, even with all of the data available at your fingertips. Out of the dozens of ratios and metrics that give clues to the financial health of a company, a few of them are extremely useful for their simplicity and effectiveness.<p>Here are ten …

Incredible designer posters reimagine 'Robocop,' 'Blade Runner,' and more

This kind of pop culture art has become increasingly popular of late, and Chojnacki — whose previous book explored vinyl album art from the 1980s — believes it has something to do with the quality of the posters movie studios are currently putting out. They're just not as interesting as they used …

Gabriele Brombin

Outstanding Collection of Akira Fan Art

Akira might be considered the stone age of oriental animation, since it was the very first of the genre to make huge success worldwide. Originally …

Stone Age

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Bold And Colourful Artworks From The Streets Of India

India, home to some 1,200,000,000 people is a true melting pot of the world. Rich and poor, educated and illiterate, pristine penthouses and …