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Singapore's New Elevated Park Will Cross the Entire Country

The 15-mile park will cover almost the entire length of the island nation.<p>Move over, New York City's activityThe High LineThe High Line and Paris's Promenade Plantée: Singapore is the latest destination to get in on the elevated park trend—and this one will cover the entire span of the country. …

The Marriage Book Is 560 Pages of Wisdom, Wit, Stories and Even Some Good Advice

The subject of Lisa Grunwald and Stephen Adler's book is marriage, which may be why it fills 560 pages and weighs 3.7 pounds. "You won't able to put down," someone said. That was one buffed reader. Me, I could barely pick it up.<p>Lisa Grunwald was a close friend in my lost youth. In recent decades, …

I'm In An Open Marriage And You Would Never Know It

<i>By Gwen & Lark for YourTango</i><p>Everyone has a secret. Things we don't want people to know because we are embarrassed, too proud or too private. We keep secrets because some things are too intimate and special for anyone else to know. But sometimes we keep secrets because we may feel like we will be …

1,000 survivors of violence, hunger at sea land in SE Asia

LANGSA, Indonesia (AP) — More than 1,000 people fleeing persecution in Myanmar and poverty in Bangladesh landed in several places in Southeast Asia, …

Asia

The 10 Most Dangerous Phrases In A Relationship

You're on your best behavior when you first start dating someone: polite to a fault, quick to suggest sharing dessert (later, you enter "order your own!" territory), and really, truly careful about what you say.<p>Then, somewhere down the line, you get comfortable. A little more loose-lipped. You say …

30 Unbelievable Places That Are Hard To Believe Really Exist

Our Earth is full of wonders and beautiful places. Here is a collection of some breathtaking places that are hard to believe really exist.<b>(h/t:</b> …

Northern Ireland

Born In The USA: Why Chinese 'Birth Tourism' Is Booming In California

BEIJING -- When Ma Fahong approached the immigration desk at Los Angeles International Airport, the customs agent had only two questions for her.<p>“Why are you coming to the U.S.?”<p>“I’m here to have a baby.”<p>“How much cash do you have on you?”<p>“I only have $1,000 in cash, but I have a debit card with …

Ex-Teacher Brianne Altice Admits To Sex With Three Teen Boys

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — A former high school teacher accused of having sexual relationships with three of her students took a plea deal Wednesday, crying as she accepted the agreement in court.<p>One of the boys was 16 and two were 17 when they were having sex with Brianne Altice, 35. One testified …

Wrongfully Imprisoned Man Eats A Bacon Cheeseburger After 36 Years Behind Bars

Michael Hanline spent 36 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit. When he was finally released, one of the first things he asked for was a hamburger.<p>Specifically, he wanted a bacon cheeseburger that he had seen “in commercials.”<p>“Mmm. My oh my,” Hanline, wearing a sweatshirt with a stylized …

How I Make Money as a Travel Photographer in 2015

Long gone are the days in which being a travel photographer simply meant you shot photography for a certain travel magazine or newspaper. The world …

The Dating Game of Hot and Cold

Is your partner playing hot and cold? One minute you're high on the warmth of their attention, the next minute you're frozen out and left wondering what happened. You begin to question your actions. Did you say the wrong thing? Did you make the wrong move?<p>It's long been the rule that when dating …

Searching for a True Story of the Syrian Civil War

One evening earlier this month, in a small fifth-floor tenement just off Istanbul’s iconic Istiklal Caddesi, I attended a private screening of “The Cow Farm,” a new documentary by the Syrian filmmaker Ali Sheikh Khudr. Twenty-eight years old and slight, with a wispy ponytail streaked prematurely …

China to unveil $46bn investment in Pakistan during visit by Xi Jingping

The Chinese president, Xi Jinping, was due to make a rare visit to Pakistan on Monday where he is to unveil a $46bn investment plan which it is hoped will end the country’s chronic energy crisis and “transform” it into a regional economic hub.<p>With the plan, known as the China Pakistan Economic …

China

Why the Game of Thrones Composer Watches Each Episode a Thousand Times

Ramin Dajwadi walks us through the process for creating that iconic score.<p>Film and television composer Ramin Djawadi got his big break the same way an actor or writer might: by complete coincidence. Originally from Germany, Djawadi (pronounced java-dee) was having a post-college dinner with the …

TV Series

Unease with Australia's Islamophobia | Asia Pacific

<b>Melbourne, Australia</b> - In Christian majority countries like Australia, Easter is usually a time of family gatherings and celebration.<p>However, a day before Easter Sunday, hundreds of people took to the streets in major Australian cities to protest against what they see as the rising influence of …

Religion

WLTM Bumble – A dating app where women call the shots

It’s 4am on a Tuesday when my phone pings. Still in the depths of sleep, I reach out and grab it, knocking a cold cup of coffee over the unread mountain of books on my bedside. I swear loudly, mop up the mess with one hand and look blearily at the message on my screen. It’s from Otis, 27, who I …

Relationships

Here's What Happened When I Let an Artist Cast My P***y in Plaster

He calls it The Great Wall of Vagina (because "vulva" doesn't rhyme with "China"). He casts women's vulvas and displays them in a massive wall of identically sized tiles.<p>As soon as I heard about it, I wanted to be a part of it. I shot the UK artist Jamie McCartney an email asking if we might be …

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

At the State Environment and Forest ministers conference in New Delhi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated that the world has very little reason to pressure India to cut its carbon emissions. "The world will lay down the parameters for us and we will follow them, it cannot be. India should lead the …

6 Reasons Why Hostels are the Best

<i>By College Tourist, Author : Shannon Kelly, University of Illinois.</i><p>Hostels are more than just somewhere to stay, you can meet new people, save some dough and lessen your impact on the planet.<p>One of the first things that travelers tend to consider as they plan their next adventure is accommodation. …

48 Of The Most Beautiful Lines Of Poetry

"I have measured out my life with coffee spoons."<p>2. From "One Art" by Elizabeth Bishop:<p>"It's evident<p>the art of losing's not too hard to master,<p>though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster."<p>Suggested by Nekesa M., via Facebook<p>3. From "Leaves of Grass" by Walt Whitman:<p>"I bequeath myself to the …

Literature

The Inconvenient Truth About ISIS

How did a rogue band of radicals with such a destructive ideology appear so suddenly and gain such influence in such a rapid timeframe? The answer is an inconvenient truth -- but it is one we must accept if we hope to stop ISIS. Some claim ISIS is merely an informed, practical, or even educated …

The Truth About Online Dating

<i>Excerpted from the show Failing Forward, The Bluesical by Ken Kirsh</i><p>After my wife and I untied the knot, I had to put myself back on the market. If you thought adolescence was awkward, try posting pictures of yourself online so people can instantly judge and dismiss you. I'd rather go back to high …

Your Brain Is Wired To Move On After Heartbreak, Study Says

We know that humans are wired to fall in love, but are we also built to break up?<p>Love is what evolutionary psychologists call a human universal -- a fundamental human experience that appears across all cultures. According to a new study, the experience of falling <i>out of love</i> and moving on to a new …

What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume

Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on …

Bhutan - a land of pristine natural beauty and spectacular scenery - is a dream tourist destination, with its own citizens regarded as among the world's happiest: http://bbc.in/19RcmPt But don't all rush at once, as visits to the country are limited - and international visitors from outside the South Asian region have to pay $250 (£155) a day in advance. The fee includes accommodation, travel and food. Some say Bhutan needs to encourage mass tourism to bring in much-needed cash. But its authorities remain cautious. Is the tourist dollar always worth chasing?

5 Painless Steps for Getting Rid of the Fear of Street Photography Once and for All

“Look at me,” he said. Complying, I turned in the man’s direction. “Look me in the eyes!”… I tried to raise my eyes and look into his, but I …