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Gun used by Zimmerman to kill Trayvon Martin on block again | Reuters

(Reuters) - George Zimmerman, the Florida man who killed unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012, will try again this week to sell the handgun he used in the shooting after an online auction last week was hijacked by fake buyers.<p>The handgun used in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin is seen this …


Can Canada teach the rest of us to be nicer?

Life is hard enough, with plenty of jagged edges and pointy bits. Why not coat it with a glaze of politeness and humility?<p>Every August my family embarks on that great American ritual: the road trip. And we always head north. Canada may not be the most exotic of destinations, but sometimes, exotic …


Living in: The world’s happiest places

The world’s top five happiest countries, all of which fall in northern Europe, have cities that delight residents with old town charm, cultural offerings and easy access to nature.<p>If, as Tolstoy wrote in Anna Karenina, happy families are all alike, what about happy countries?<p>The World Happiness …

European Travel

Living in: Venice

In this living, breathing, sinking city, residents enjoy dreamlike canal settings, peerless Gothic and Renaissance architecture and masterpieces by Titian and Tintoretto.<p>Venice is one of those places that everyone has seen before they visit. The green canals and famous bridges; the warmly coloured</i> …


In Fiji, diving with big, hungry sharks

Scuba Diving
Christopher Columbus

A tiny world that’s hugely interesting

Hamburg’s “Miniature Wonderland” is an exhibit that includes the world’s largest model railroad system, the world’s largest model airport – and hundreds of tiny scenes from real life.<p>Hamburg’s “Miniature Wonderland” is an exhibit that includes the world’s largest model railroad system, the world’s …

South America

Peru’s other lost city

Larger than Machu Picchu and far less known, Choquequirao still makes you feel as though you’re practically the first to arrive.<p>The trek to the lost Incan city of Choquequirao is one of the most difficult in Peru. From the town of Cachora, located 161km west of Cusco, it’s an 18km walk to Capuliyoc …

South America

In Ireland, hiking for ancient relics hidden by fog

Few others have been devoted enough to traverse the grey, barren Maumturk mountains.<p>When most people think of Ireland, they imagine bucolic green fields dotted with fluffy sheep, or cobblestone streets lined with signs advertising Guinness. But I was looking for a lesser-known side to the Emerald …


The Goonies’ guide to the US Pacific Northwest

Thirty years after the cult classic hit theatres, the Oregon coastal town where it was shot still celebrates the local Goonies heritage.<p>To those who grew up in the 1980s, the phrases “Goonies never say die!”, “Boodie traps!” and “Down here is our time. It’s our time, down here!” are all stirring …


Remote, romantic southern Spain

Located midway between the Mediterranean and the mountains, the region of Las Alpujarras charms visitors with Moorish architecture, ancient villages and rolling olive groves.


The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Ho Chi Minh City
Buckingham Palace

50 Reasons to #LoveTheWorld

BBC Travel<br>March 2015<p>Headlines can paint a pretty grim picture of life across our planet. On bad days, they can make any of us want to seek shelter at home. But in fact, doing the opposite can produce surprisingly curative results. <b>Spin the globe. Pack a bag. Break bread with strangers. Soak in</b> …


Get lost in Japan’s ancient samurai town

Kanazawa’s narrow, winding streets confound visitors, just as they confused intruders centuries ago.<p>It was early morning in Kanazawa’s historical Higashi Chaya district, a row of old latticed teahouses in a town that’s convoluted in both its layout and history. Steam wafted up from the stone road. …


One of WWI's bloodiest frontlines

It’s hard to imagine that Slovenia’s Soča Valley, a land of aquamarine river rapids and dense emerald forests, was once the site of WWI’s Isonzo Front, where 1.7 million soldiers died.<p>Looking at Slovenia’s Soča Valley today, with its aquamarine river rapids, waterfalls gently tumbling down steep …

Travel Industry

Advice on quitting your job and travelling for a year

Embarking on an extended adventure often means taking a leap of faith and leaving key responsibilities behind. But those that have done it say the experience is more than worth it.<p>Most of us see the world in snippets at a time – a long weekend here, a two-week vacation there. But when wanderlust …


How Being a Worrywart Helps at Work

Pessimism and Anxiety Can Improve Performance<p>By<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>Sue Shellenbarger<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>Google+<p><p>Most people seek to project an upbeat, confident attitude on the job. But sometimes it is better to be a worrywart.<p>While ample research has documented the …

Computer Science

Shoe Porn: 20 Extravagant Heels & Flats for Fall

From glitter to pompoms, fringe to fur, shop gorgeous shoes that can turn any look on its head.<p>Courtesy

Mari Bermain Rasa: Let’s Play with Feelings

Many of us create when trying to sort out feelings and emotions. Ivan Christianto, a designer from Indonesia, is no different. In his case, …


Daily Inspiration #1726

This post is part of our daily series of posts showing the most inspiring images selected by some of the Abduzeedo's writers and users. If you want …

Digital Art

Delightfully Simple Animation Shows Kids Why Design Matters

How do you get young people thinking about design? Such a task requires first explaining what design is, exactly, which can be tricky even for adults to grasp. The meaning of design is made delightfully simple in “Shape,” a wordless six-minute animation designed and directed by Johnny Kelly for …

City Politics

Jarson Residence in Arizona by Will Bruder + Partners

The Jarson Residence in Paradise Valley, Arizona.<p>Will Bruder + Partners have designed the the Jarson Residence located on a rocky slope in Paradise …

See A Classic “Painting” That’s Actually A Spellbinding CGI Masterpiece

Hungarian digital artist Zsolt Ekho Farkas has recreated a 19th-century painting with CGI, and it’s an 8-million-polygon, 3-D tour de force.<p>While a digital gallery could never fully replicate the experience of walking through an art museum, some computer-generated art has the same capacity to …