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10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Scuba Diving

How we're ruining travelling

I call it "safari madness", this need to document every second of the travel experience by capturing it on film.<p>If you've ever been on a safari then …

Beware the courier scam: an express way to lose your money

"Hello Mr Welch, Visa Card Services here." That was line with which my nightmare started one Sunday morning, hungover, sitting on the sofa trying to …

Admit it. You love cheap clothes. And you don't care about child slave labour

Until three years ago I did not believe in magic. But that was before I began investigating how western brands perform a conjuring routine that makes …

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …

Meet England’s Six King Georges (PHOTOS)

Most of them were German, one didn’t speak English, one secretly married a Catholic, and two had Oscar-winning movies made about them. Meet England’s …

Interview: A Comic-Con Chewbacca on His Sacrifices for Star Wars, Dating a Sith, and Almost Getting Run Over by Harrison Ford

Each year at Comic-Con, one can expect to see a number of attendees dressed as Stormtroopers, Princess Leia, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Darth Vader circumventing the floor of the San Diego Convention Center. But it takes an especially devoted fan to don Chewbacca’s hairy costume in the July heat …

Memory Suitcases, Paintings on Old Luggage

In the nostalgic photo series “Memory Suitcases,” Israeli artist Yuval Yairi painted faraway destinations on to old suitcases and then photographed …

Painting

How One Woman Went From Obesity to a Bikini Body

This post will explain exactly how Briana, a mother of three and reader of my blog, lost 100 pounds. It's a lot simpler than you might think.<p>For additional real-world examples and the fundamentals, I suggest reading <i>How to Lose 100 Pounds on The Slow-Carb Diet</i>. There are several men and women …

Fitness

What Can Your Brain Do?

Jason Silva, filmmaker, futurist, and host of National Geographic Channel’s hit show <i>Brain Games</i> says the human brain has gone through more change in the last 100 years than in the last million years. Now he wants to guide you through the inner workings of your own grey matter and reveal its …

The World Looks Bigger Through A Virtual Child's Eyes

A virtual reality experiment that put adults in a virtual 4-year-old's body found changes in perception.<p>To a four-year-old, the world is a pretty big place. Once we grow up, the playgrounds and classrooms of our childhood no longer seem as towering as they appear in our memories. The childish …

Jaw-Dropping Plant Sculptures from Mosaiculture International 2013

From June 22 to September 29, 2013, the Mosaïcultures Internationales Montréal 2013 – Land of Hope (MIM2013) will be on display at the Montreal …

10 of the Most Fun Photo Projects on the Web

A picture's worth 1000 words, but these online photo projects might leave you speechless.<p>1. The Love Train<p><i>Courtesy of James Doernberg</i><p>College students …

The 10 Elements of a Soulmate

As the American writer Richard Bach said, "A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys, and keys to fit our locks. When we feel safe enough to open the locks, our truest selves step out and we can be completely and honestly who we are."<p>Ah, soulmates. The epitome of love and partnership. …

Relationships

Pardon My Dust: The Chalk Art of Peter Han | Colossal

<p>Designer Peter Han (he rejects being called an artist) has worked as a conceptual designer for a number of different video games and films, but has …

Thoughts on Turning 30: Be Curious, Tango, and Make It Count

I turn 30 tomorrow. I think I'm supposed to freak out or something based on that BuzzFeed "30 Signs You're Almost 30" post that went viral this week, but I'm pretty damn happy about 30.<p>The truth is this: My 20s were good to me. I lived in three different countries, managed to scoop up a degree or …

Vocabulary

'Why can't you explain puns to kleptomaniacs? They always take things literally' 'Two atoms are walking down the street. One atom says to the other: “Hey! I think I lost an electron!” The other says: “Are you sure?” “Yes, I’m positive!”' You sent in your highbrow jokes after our article earlier this week. Some were unprintable (some had us reaching for our textbooks) but the really clever ones we've printed here http://ind.pn/12Jitjf

The History of CTRL + ALT + DELETE

<b>By Virginia Hughes</b><p><i>In 2013, Bill Gates admitted ctrl+alt+del was a mistake and blamed IBM. Here's the story of how the key combination became famous</i> …

Home

If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

National Geographic Travel

Spectacular Moleskine Doodles Explode with Energy

Philippines-based illustrator Kerby Rosanes proves that doodling can be so much more than scratching unintelligible scribbles on paper. Through his Sketchy Stories blog, Rosanes shares his wonderful world of doodling in a simple Moleskine sketchbook. Equipped with an ordinary Moleskine, a few Uni …

Doodling

Fat-Burning Yoga

Stockbyte/Thinkstock<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa — burns more than 450 calories an hour, according to Sara Ivanhoe, host of</i> …

AMMO: Cross Section Photos of Bullets

In October of 2012, LA-based photographer Sabine Pearlman found herself ensconced in a Swiss WWII bunker photographing 900 different “specimens” of …

15 Minute Abs Workout

Exercise 1 Plank with Glute Squeeze<p>Get on the floor, prop yourself up on your forearms, and flex your toes. Your body should form a straight line. Contract your abs and glutes—tightly. Hold this for 15 seconds, then rest by lowering your knees to the ground for five seconds. That's one rep. Do …

Workouts

Stability Ball Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Roll-Out<p>Kneel in front of a stability ball with your knees hip-width apart, then place your forearms on the ball, hands in loose fists (a). Keeping your back flat, brace your core and slowly roll the ball away from you by straightening your arms; extend as far as you can …

The (15 Minute) Belly Blasting Workout

Exercise 1 Stability Ball Pelvic Tilt Crunch<p>Grab a five-to 10-pound medicine ball (or dumbbell). Lying faceup on a stability ball with your upper back and head pressed against the ball and your feet together on the floor, hold the medicine ball against your chest. Brace your abs and crunch up until …

New in the Shop: Aneta Ivanova's Beautiful Double Exposure Portraits

There's something truly stunning about Bulgaria-based photographer Aneta Ivanova's double exposure photography that seamlessly blends the beauty of architecture, landscape, and the human body. Using a layered technique in Photoshop, Ivanova is able to create her surreal portraits of nature and …

Photography

Post-Apocalyptic Britain And Other Amazing Images From This Week

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Mike Stilkey’s Painted Books

Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey likes to experiment with the canvases he chooses for his whimsical paintings, including vintage paper, record covers, book pages, and most interestingly on hardcover books themselves. In a previous interview, Stilkey says:<p>I was painting on book pages for …