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5 Financial Resolutions Every 20-Something Should Make For 2015

When I was about 9 years old, we took a family trip to the middle of nowhere for the huge Y2K New Year’s event.<p>Since the world didn't end, we drove …

5 Luxury Experiences For Your Next Trip to Bangkok

Bangkok is a favorite with travelers looking to get the most bang for their buck, but I took my experience to Thailand up a notch this past December. Enjoy the street food and Khao San Road $12 hostels the first time around; it's okay to "treat yo'self" on your next trip to the Land of Smiles with …

Qatar Airways

Enchantingly Ethereal Underwater Portraits by Gabriele Viertel

German-born, Netherlands-based photographer Gabriele Viertel captures striking portraits of ethereal women drifting gracefully underwater. The self-taught photographer, who has immersed herself in her craft since 2011, has been featured in numerous publications like <i>Vogue Italia</i> for her gorgeous …

CameraSelfies: Portraits of Historical Cameras Taking Pictures of Themselves

What if cameras got tired of participating in human selfies and decided one day to start taking pictures of themselves? That’s the quirky idea behind …

7 Seattle Secrets From 7 Savvy Local Instagrammers

Seattle locals love to talk about everything that makes their city so incredibly unique; spectacular mountain vistas, a city surrounded by water, and more than 200 breweries for a quaffing good vacation.<p>Since there's nothing better than experiencing a city like a local - without having to pay rent …

Natural Beauty

5 Ways to Market Yourself Visually

Visuals communicate complex ideas into something more digestible. Large amounts of text make it harder for our brains to find pertinent information in a timely manner. This problem can be remedied quite easily, by adding images and visuals into marketing yourself.<p>Visuals can help turn a complex …

Infographics

Dubai Buildings Are So High, You Can Look Down at the Clouds

Daniel Cheong's surreal cityscape photos capture some of the world's tallest skyscrapers engulfed in fog. The photographer stakes out incredible vantage points in the city of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to shoot the tops of ghostly gray buildings as they puncture the thick carpet of fog.<p>Because …

Skyscrapers

Photographer Creates Grids Showing How People on City Streets Look the Same

Fashion street photographers usually look for styles that are one of a kind. Hans Eijkelboom doesn’t. For over twenty years, the Dutch …

The Captivating Beauty of Libraries Around the World

New York-based, French photographer Franck Bohbot documents the breathtaking beauty of libraries in his ongoing series <i>House of Books</i>. Traveling to cities like Paris, Rome, and Boston, the photographer creates a visual record of the bastions of knowledge and learning that have been the pillars of …

Libraries

Photographs of Oymyakon, the Coldest Village on the Face of the Earth

Located in the heart of Siberia, the village of Oymyakon in Russia is widely considered to be the coldest inhabited place on Earth. A temperature of …

25 Must-See Wedding Photos From 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, we can confidently say that this has been an amazing year for wedding photography.<p>We've scoured wedding blogs, Pinterest and reached out to talented photographers across the country and around the world to compile the very best wedding photos of 2014. Below are 25 of our …

Vladimir Putin invites Kim Jong-un to Moscow

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, has invited the North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, to Moscow next year to mark the 70th anniversary of the Soviet defeat of Nazi Germany in the second world war, the Kremlin’s spokesman said on Friday.<p>It would be Kim’s first foreign visit since taking the helm …

25 Amazing Hotels With Eye-Popping Views

A one-of-a-kind, awe-inspiring view is a welcome perk at any hotel, but some properties truly outshine the rest when it comes to the surrounding scenery. Fortunately, there are views that appeal to every kind of traveler, whether you want to gaze at mountains, oceans, vineyards, or dazzling city …

Travelers

Winners of National Geographic Photo Contest 2014

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014 have just been announced! Out of more than 9,000 entries, the photo titled <i>A Node Glows in the Dark</i> nabbed the top spot. An eerie glow comes over the girl in the center of the photo, who's consumed by her smartphone. It's the sign of the times. …

Tip: Use the Magical ‘Match Total Exposures’ Feature in Lightroom for a Quick Fix

If you’re just starting out in Lightroom (or haven’t explored its features much), perhaps you haven’t heard of the powerful “Match Total Exposures” …

Top 12 Most Mind-Bending Illusions in 2014

Over the past few years we've seen some truly mind-bending illusions (2012, 2011). It's now that time of year again when we look back and show you the best ones of 2014. What distorted our senses and changed our perception of reality? This year, we saw a lot of street art works that pushed creative …

Art

A Look at How Dynamichrome Infuses Color Into Old Black and White Photos

Colorizing old black and white photographs in Photoshop has become quite a trend over the past few years, and communities of retouchers have sprung …

Urban Rush

Urban Stream

Caramel

Shanghai at Night

5 of the World's Most Dangerous Chemicals

5 Key Takeaways From UN Climate Summit in Lima

World leaders make mixed progress toward new international climate agreement.<p>Can the world's nations come together around a climate agreement that staves off the worst effects of global warming?<p><b>That's been the question looming over the the UN climate summit in Lima, Peru, the last two weeks, as</b> …

Disney Animators Study Their Reflections in Mirrors to Draw Classic Characters’ Facial Expressions

For decades, professional animators have relied on mirrors and their own facial expressions to be able to produce the dynamic, expressive characters that audiences know and love. Using themselves as models, the artists leer, grin, and grimace at their own reflections so that they can recreate the …

China remembers Nanjing massacre

President Xi Jinping said on Saturday that no one could deny the Nanjing massacre, as China for the first time held a national day of remembrance for the Japanese military rampage that Beijing says killed 300,000 people.<p>State media estimated 10,000 people attended a ceremony in Nanjing to mark the …

5 Things That Cost More Than You Will Make in Your Lifetime

According to a report published by the Georgetown University Center for Education and the Workforce, the average American will make between $973,000 and $3.65 million over a lifetime. As the report highlights, the higher level of education, the higher average lifetime salary.<p>Here are just a few …

Grand Theft Auto

Thrill Seekers Suspend a Giant Hammock 400 Feet Above the Desert Floor

During the recently-passed Thanksgiving holiday, a group of BASE jumpers, highliners, and friendly volunteers constructed a large pentagon-shaped hammock and suspended it 400 feet above the Moab desert in Utah. They called it the <i>Mothership Space Net Penthouse</i>, and it majestically hung over the …

CIA Torture? Washington Is 'Shocked! Shocked!'

The U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee's report on the CIA's torture of its detainees reminded Americans about some ugly things done in their name. But little will change because the our governing class has no intention of ending the senseless War on Terror that makes such atrocities …