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How to Display Art Without Putting Holes in Your Walls

Turkey travel advice: is Istanbul safe for tourists?

What is the current security situation in Istanbul?<p>Turkey was hit by another attack when a triple suicide bombing took place at Istanbul's main international airport on Tuesday night, leaving 41 dead and as many as 239 injured in a suspected Isil attack.<p>The bombers detonated explosive vests in the …

8 questions to ask before buying your first home

Do you really know why you are buying a house?<p>Buying your first home is a big deal, and very exciting, but you shouldn’t rush into this decision. Owning a home might not be something for which you are ready, even if you can afford it. To help first-time homebuyers figure that out, we queried real …

Real Estate

Why boys are missing out on 'real-life adventure' – and parents don't mind

Teenagers’ greatest ambitions? Forget travel: they’d prefer to stay at home. According to a new survey, many young people – particularly teenage boys – have never had a “real-life adventure”, and their parents are actively encouraging them to stay home.<p>According to research by the National Citizen …

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

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Why You'll Never Get Your Kids to Move Out

Millennials don't want to be alone.<p>The era of empty nesting—and suburban bedrooms being converted into sewing rooms or home gyms—may have just died. According to the Pew Research Center, young adults age 18 to 34 are more likely to live with their parents than with a spouse or partner—though only …

Xi Jinping Says China Should Invest More In the Elderly

China should increase investment in care for the elderly, President Xi Jinping told a meeting of the country’s top leaders on its aging population, …

North Korea have cloned Facebook and anyone can join it

Someone in North Korea has created a Facebook clone – Best Korea's Social Network – which allows anyone in any country to create an account. This has …

ASUS' GeForce GTX 1080 is faster and more colorful

NVIDIA's official GeForce GTX 1080 is fast, but let's face it: you're <i>really</i> waiting for the third-party cards that push the limits of what the high-end graphics chipset can really do. And it looks like your patience just paid off. ASUS has revealed the ROG Strix GeForce GTX 1080, and it pushes well …

Computer Hardware

Quitting Your Day Job to Go Full-Time

The jump from hobbyist or part-time to full-time photographer can be a daunting experience. About three years ago, I took the plunge into full-time …

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The three …

Family Travel Don’t: Fear-Packing

In my travel dreams, my family strides confidently through the airport, wheeling our carry-ons—the only bags we have with us—with expert precision while onlookers marvel at our packing efficiency. The home we left behind is meticulous, of course, as we lift off for our next destination.<p>In my travel …

10 of the best community-run pubs, restaurants and museums in the UK

<b>PUBS</b><p>Fox and Hounds<b>,</b> Ennerdale, Lake District<p>A fine stop on the coast-to-coast walk (Ennerdale is the first stop on Wainwright’s famous trail), this pub is also a decent pitstop for a pint after a less-ambitious stroll up Grike Fell. After the Fox and Hounds closed in 2010, the community came …

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Retirement is even more fun than you’ve heard

This article is reprinted by permission from NextAvenue.org.<p>Maybe all the retirement experts have gotten it wrong.<p>They often sound warnings about how …

Extremist group in Texas trains to shoot Muslims with bullets dipped in pig blood

An extremist group of white men in Texas are training against a Muslim “uprising” by dipping their bullets in pig’s blood and bacon grease to target …

Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of 'blocking the path to Allah' and bans pilgrims from going to Mecca

Iran accused Saudi Arabia of “blocking the path leading to Allah” on Sunday when Tehran announced that its pilgrims would not perform the Hajj in Mecca this year.<p>If this ban is enforced, the annual Hajj in September will be the first in 30 years without any pilgrims from Iran, the largest Shia …

19-Year-Old Artist Uses Flowers and Food to Complete Her Colorful Drawings

Kristina Webb is a 19-year-old New Zealander whose vibrant drawings are complemented by her creative use of 3D objects. Using colored pencils as a base, the artist produces realistic-style portraits and then completes them with unexpected elements: spaghetti becomes a woman's long locks; faux …

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Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …

Water Conservation Tips

Learn how to reduce your water usage.<p>1994 was the year that federally mandated low-flow showerheads, faucets, and toilets started to appear on the scene in significant numbers. How can you conform to the standards and help increase energy efficiency in your home?<p><b>At Home</b><p>On average, 10 gallons per …

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The Power of Sleep

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Dissected: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Unholy Toledo: Homegrown no more, Jeep has its first import in the import-fighting Renegade.<p>The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built …

What Are the Best Phone Apps for My Summer Camping Trip?

<i>A:</i><p>Before you go off the grid camping and hiking, tap the latest apps that will help you plan your trip, your trails, and where to pitch your tent. Even if you don’t have service, many of these apps will remain handy.<p>AllTrails<p>(AllTrails, Inc.)<p>A catalog of hiking routes in the U.S. and Canada, …

Epic 360-degree selfie will give you wanderlust

You've never seen anything quite like this. This incredible around-the-world video selfie took three years to film and is sure to make you want to hop a plane.<p>By attaching a GoPro camera to a long stick, extreme adventurer Alex Chacón documented himself in an astonishing 360-degree video selfie …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often | Inc.com

Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good news and bad news: Unfortunately, approximately 50 percent of your …

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How to Create Ghostly Composite Photos With Adobe Photoshop

Once you have the images you are going to use selected, go ahead and open them up in Photoshop and make any minor tweaks and adjustments that need to …

Travel tips: Cyprus, romantic breaks and where to stay in Glasgow

Take me there: Akamas, Cyprus<p><b>Why go?</b> Don't let the images of binge-drinking Brits in Ayia Napa put you off Cyprus. In the far west of the island, the Akamas peninsula is a protected area of juniper and pine forests, rocky gorges and wild beaches where you're more likely to spot a loggerhead turtle …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …