Victoria Atkinson

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How to plan a round-the-world trip

Itʼs the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travellers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Hereʼs our guide to getting started.<p>How to do it<p>The …

Everest Base Camp

We could travel to new worlds in NASA's starship Enterprise

31 Essential Science Fiction Terms And Where They Came From

There are so many words and phrases that we use in science fiction—and even science—without giving it much thought. But where did we get terms like …

Looking for Inspiration? Take a Hike.

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Want to generate new ideas? Throw on your walking shoes.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Experimental Psychology by Stanford University researchers Marily Oppezzo, a doctoral student in education psychology, and Daniel …

Creativity

Wettest Place on Earth

Upper Terrace at Mammoth Hot Spring, Yellowstone

The Art of War: Honoring the Fallen for a Lifetime

Cpl. Paul A. Bell, U.S. Army. "This is my version of hell. It is not God that is punishing you. You are punishing yourse<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Peter Hapak for …

Street Art from Around the World

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n recent years, street art has evolved into something more than just graffiti. Renown artists like Banksy have helped bring …

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Gooey Cheeseburger Dip Recipe

<b>Note:</b> if you don't have a gas burner, you can roast the chilis under the broiler element. Just place them as close as possible and cook on high heat, turning them occasionally until completely charred and blistered.<p><b>Read more: The Burger Lab: Cheeseburger Dip</b><p>Ingredients1 poblano chile1/2 pound block …

How to Throw a Chinese New Year Dumpling Party

From wrappers and fillings to dipping sauces, all you need to know to make dumplings for Chinese New Year, courtesy of Beijing's Black Sesame Kitchen<p>Even before the metaphorical Chinese New Year's ball drops this Saturday night, families across China (and around the world) will already be stuffed …

Mother's Heartwarming Photos of Sons with Farm Animals

Russian photographer and mother of two boys Elena Shumilova captures heartwarming images of her sons interacting with various animals on their farm, including dogs, rabbits, cats, and ducklings. She manages to transport the viewer into a fairy tale-like world with her photos of these little guys …

The Hidden Ecosystem Of The Walmart Parking Lot

Stick around outside a Walmart long enough and you’ll notice that a lot of people actually live there. In a new series, photographer Nolan Conway documents these parking lot nomads.<p>Pull into a Walmart parking lot late at night and you’ll probably run into a few RVs that didn’t quite make it to …

What an eyeful: the world's most beautiful buildings

Straight away we'll say that this isn't a top 10 list. There are just far too many styles of buildings, each worthy of a top 50: sacred buildings, homes, skyscrapers, theatres...<p>Instead, this is a list showing the variety of architectural beauty across the globe - and pointing you in the direction …

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Beautifully Accurate Glass Sculptures of Deadly Viruses

<b>H5N1</b><p>In 2004, artist Luke Jerram began a visually scientific sculpture series entitled <i>Glass Microbiology</i>. With help from both expert virologists and talented glassblowers, Jerram has created a collection of glass sculptures accurately depicting some of the most prevalent viruses out there, including …

7 Keys to Traveling Alone -- and Loving It

Traveling alone doesn't have to be lonely. In fact, it can be a wonderful, freeing experience, and a journey toward self-discovery. So, if you are alone this season, perhaps the best thing you can do is go on a solo adventure. I believe that solo travel can be better than therapy because it forces …

These Raspberry-Ginger Muffins Pack All of the Flavor with None of the Gluten

These raspberry-ginger muffins are high on flavor, low on gluten—as in, there is none<p><i>It’s the freakin’ weekend, which means you should not be awake early enough for breakfast. Sleep in. It’s all about brunch.</i><p>It's time for you and muffins to get reacquainted. December has likely provided you with …

Breakfast

Blood Orange Chocolate Mousse: Choc and Awe

You know there are two types of desserts:<p><b>The Dud:</b> You're all ready for that 'super delicious everybody's talking about it' dessert. Three bites in and you're mind drifts away to dishes in the sink. "Yeah, I guess I'd eat that again." Meh, whatever.<p><b>The Bomb:</b> It's 2:37am and you're standing over …

The 8 Nerdiest Food Articles of 2013

<i>This week, we're rounding up our favorite things of 2013: the prettiest, the funniest, and the nerdiest things on the internet this year.</i><p><i>Today: Curl up on the couch: here are our 8 favorite food geek reads this year.</i><p>In the end, after the roasts are out of the oven, the potatoes are mashed, the …

The Complete Menu Plan for the Food Lover's Cleanse 2014

A complete, one-page resource for the entire 2014 Food Lover's Cleanse menu plan, including over 50 recipes for healthy delicious meals, snacks, and drinks.<p></head>#### DAY:<p>1<br>• 2<br>• 3<br>• 4<br>• 5<br>• 6<br>• 7<br>• 8<br>• 9<br>• 10<br>• 11<br>• 12<br>• 13<br>• 14<p>➤ The Pantry: Recipes Used Throughout the Cleanse<p>➤ Low-Alcohol Cocktails<p>➤ Complete Cleanse Recipe PDF<p>➤ …

19 Things You Didn't Know About STAR WARS

C-3PO Riding R2-D2 in Vintage Photo

Dave's Top 5 Film Scores of 2013 – /Film

I think one sign of a film score’s success is how well it stands apart from its film. While the relationship should always be symbiotic, I’m always …

Taylor Swift Tops Most Charitable Celebrities List

Taylor Swift was the most charitable celebrity of 2013, according to the social change nonprofit DoSomething.org. The pop star topped the …

Chopin's Favorite Piano Factory Plays Its Final Chord

<b>Listen · 4:52</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b>• <b><br>Transcript</b><p>One of the world's oldest and most iconic piano makers, Pleyel, will close its factory doors in Paris at the end of 2013.<p>The French press characterized the bankruptcy as inevitable in the face of cheaper competition from China. But many disagree: …

U2 to return to Island Records

U2 are to go back to their spiritual home by returning to the record label that discovered them in the 1970s.<p>The band left Island Records more than seven years ago, unhappy with the way they were being treated. But the Irish rock stars are now planning their return to the label for a new album next …

*SPECTRUM MIAMI, international art fair* 2013, 12/04-12/08 3011 NE 1st Avenue at NE 30th St Miami, FL 33137, USA. booth # 712 "Loft Espacio Alfa" fine art gallery. *Boulogne forest 7016A by Rikka AYASAKI 80x60x5cm