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10 TED Talks to Watch for Some Major Career Inspo

Whether you’re dreaming of moving up the corporate ladder at your current gig or you’re considering a career pivot, finding and landing your dream job is no easy task. Luckily for us, the Internet is filled with much more than cat Vines and fail vids (although, we do love a good summer Pinterest …

Shonda Rhimes

7 Hidden treasures in Chinatown

Chinatown may be a popular tourist attraction, but it holds numerous interesting and lesser-known experiences that locals can enjoy as well<p><i>(Photo:</i> …

Arunachal Pradesh

The Correct Name For A Group Of Pugs Is Absolutely Goddamn Perfect

The greatest collective noun there will ever be.

Pugs

Why You Need To Travel With Your Partner Before Getting Married

By Beth Williams,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1dUALUq<p>“I have found out there ain’t no surer way to find out whether you like people or hate them …

Why We Travel Slowly

nternational travel will be a common thread for our children growing up, especially since we started them very early. We have years of growing up together, so we're just fine taking it one country at a time, and as slowly as possible.<p>We travel rather slowly, almost at a tortoise's pace, as compared …

Family Travel

Tried & Tested: Teeth whitening as quick as a blow-dry

The just-launched SmileBar in Mumbai is making teeth whitening as easy as getting a blow-dry at a salon. That's what they claim. So we tried it out.<p>A …

brain

World Booze Guide: The Best Things to Drink in 43 Countries

In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a list of the best things to drink in 43 countries all over the world.<p>Credit: Minerva Gallery<p>In an effort to provide you with a comfortable booze option no matter where you are, we put together a …

Bachelorette Party

Dining Etiquette Around the World

How should you sit at the table? Where exactly should the knife and fork be placed when you’re finished eating? What are the big mistakes to avoid …

Etiquette

2014 Carnival in Rio de Janeiro

Brazil is known for its exotic fauna, but the creatures on display Sunday night for the opening round of Rio de Janeiro’s exuberant Carnival parade were a motley crew, even by local standards.<p>The Carnival competition sees the city’s top samba groups, or schools, parade in the Sambadrome, each …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

The complete guide to listening to music at work

If you’re reading this article at work, there’s a decent chance you’re wearing headphones.<p>It has never been easier to tune in to your own customized soundtrack—or more necessary to tune out your open-office coworkers, cubicle mates, and fellow coffee-shop denizens. But not all music is created …

23 Children's Books You Need To Read Again As An Adult

With help from The New York Public Library's Youth Materials Specialist, Betsy Bird, we put together a list of 23 books worth giving a second read.

Civil Rights

How your brain works – video

The size of a small cauliflower, the human brain is the most complex organ in your body. It squeezes out 70,000 thoughts a day. But where does it store information? And how does it generate flights of fancy? Explore the inner workings of your personal ideas factory Continue reading...

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 / …

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. …

More Revealing Portraits of Kids Around the World and Their Toys

Almost exactly a year ago, we showed you an eye-opening series that featured kids around the world with their most prized possession, their toys. Photographer Gabriele Galimberti has now traveled three years and visited dozens of countries to capture young kids in their homes and neighborhoods …

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore

Warning to those with vertigo: The Singapore hotel’s nearly 500-foot-long outdoor infinity-edged pool will leave you dizzy. One of the world’s largest infinity pools, the 57th-floor Sands SkyPark sits on top of Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Marina Bay Sands’ futuristic three towers. The …

Marina Bay Sands

9 Places You Must Have Sex Around the World in 2014

Now that Obamacare is keeping an eye on your pulse, you're free to spike your heartbeat by any means you please. Start breathing hard; we've pinned down nine new places for you to plant your pervy seed in 2014.<p>Give your boring, saltine-cracker sex life a kick in the bulge by adding a little danger, …

What every woman’s post-work ritual should be

Mondays are hard. Wednesdays are worse. And by Friday you're just glad to be alive. But this five-step de-stressing and pampering ritual can turn …