2013: Top Viewed Articles on Flipboard

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11 Hidden Messages in Company Logos

When Wendy's redesigned its logo in 2013, the company insisted the word "MOM" in the collar was unintentional. But plenty of other logos contain …

Logos

Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?

Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake from her earlier days as a professional dominatrix. Back then, about 15 years ago, she was Queen Ai, or Queen Love, and she …

Japan

Hottest Celebrity Photos 12.9.13

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Miley Cyrus attends KIIS FM’s Jingle Ball 2013 at the Staples Center Friday in Los Angeles. Christopher Polk/Getty Images for Clear …

2nd Bombing Suspect Caught After Frenzied Hunt Paralyzes Boston

BOSTON — The teenage suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings, whose flight from the police after a furious gunfight overnight prompted an intense manhunt that virtually shut down the Boston area all day, was taken into custody Friday night after the police found him in nearby Watertown, Mass., …

Mount Huashan Is One Of The Most Dangerous, Terrifying Hikes In The World

Does that photo make your stomach drop?

Redditor AdventurousHuman posted the photo of hiking China's Mount Huashan. The trail is one of the most dangerous in the world.

The trails up Mount Hua Shan involve steep staircases, vertical ascents, and a plank trail consisting of wooden platforms bolted …

Outdoors

Photographer's Pictures Of His Girlfriend Leading Him Around The World Go Viral

It's the Instagram account that's taking over the world — literally.

Murad Osmann and his girlfriend Natalia Zakharova have traveled to destinations most people only dream about: They've seen the rice fields in Bali, swam in the Singapore infinity pool, walked the streets of Barcelona, and even …

Man Walks All Day to Create Massive Snow Patterns (Part 3)

English artist Simon Beck never ceases to amaze us with his large-scale murals of geometric patterns in snow. Each visually breathtaking piece, which Beck manually creates by walking through the snow and leaving behind his track prints, adds a surreal element to its natural landscape. Walking …

Art

The 24 Most Adorable Kids Halloween Costumes

As we continue on the hunt for the perfect Halloween costume, we turn our attention to adorable costumes for kids. Little ones have it pretty good in the costume department, mostly because they can turn even the more grown-up costumes (read: Lady Gaga or Edward Scissorhands) into absolute cuteness. …

Kids

Blasts at Boston Marathon Kill 3 and Injure 100

BOSTON — Two powerful bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old child, and injuring more than 100, as one of this city’s most cherished rites of spring was transformed from a scene of cheers and sweaty triumph to …

Portraits of Dogs With Human-Like Expressions

Is it just us or do most of these dogs look incredibly serious? Hamburg, Germany-based photographer Ralph Hargarten is behind this intriguing new series called A Dog's Life where he's shot portraits of dogs with facial expressions we often attribute to humans. Set against a simple black background, …

Portrait Photography

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Dolomites

Portraits of Angelina Jolie Captured by Brad Pitt

It is a little known fact that Brad Pitt can hold his own behind a camera. Not just any camera, mind you, but an old school film model. A November …

Portrait Photography

10 Ingenious Bike Hacks

Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

Airplanes

A Photographer’s Take On The iPhone 5S Camera

The iPhone 5S announcement this week was punctuated with a lot of specs and buzzwords. Much of it centered around the new Touch ID fingerprint scanner and the 64-bit processor. But the most intriguing to me was the camera advancements.

Apple has been putting a major focus on the camera in the iPhone …

iPhoneography

The World's 10 Most Mesmerizing Views

From the freedom of wide open spaces to glittering of big city lights, our world is filled with thousands of breathtaking panoramas just waiting to be enjoyed. With the variety of natural wonders and stunning cities throughout the world, finding the best views can be somewhat of a daunting task. …

Brazil Travel

Suspicions in Boston Attack Turn to Man Seen in Videos

BOSTON — In the first major break in the hunt for the Boston Marathon bomber, F.B.I. personnel on Wednesday found security video clips that showed a man they believe may have played a role in planting the explosives that killed three people and injured more than 170 on Monday.

The videos also showed …

10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

Originally published on 03 August 2012.

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome – but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.

1. Burg Satzvey, Germany

Whisper it: …

Europe

15 Breathtaking Images Of Cities Viewed From High Above

Whenever you visit a city anywhere in the world, some of the hardest shots to take are those sprawling images of the city beneath you.

Unless you’re …

Cities

There’s one key difference between kids who excel at math and those who don’t

“I’m just not a math person.”

We hear it all the time. And we’ve had enough. Because we believe that the idea of “math people” is the most self-destructive idea in America today. The truth is, you probably are a math person, and by thinking otherwise, you are possibly hamstringing your own career. …

Mathematics

25 Movies From The ’80s That Every Kid Should See

Many of your favorite movies from childhood aren’t quite the same when you try to share them with the wired kids of 2013. These classics are the timeless exceptions that hold up nicely.

FOR LITTLE ONES (7 and under):

1. E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)

Why it’s still good: It teaches valuable lessons …

Movies

Colin Suttles's answer to What are the most surreal places to visit?

Please add some pictures if possible. Mention the source if it's from Wikipedia, National Geographic or Tripoto.

Wikipedia

Boston Bombs Were Loaded to Maim

BOSTON — The explosives that killed three people and injured more than 170 during the Boston Marathon on Monday were most likely rudimentary devices made from ordinary kitchen pressure cookers, except they were rigged to shoot sharp bits of shrapnel into anyone within reach of their blast and maim …

This Collection Of War Photography Holds Some Of The Most Haunting Images You'll Ever See

It is difficult for civilians to understand what it is like to experience combat. For that reason, art curators Ann Wilkes Tucker and Will Michels began compiling a survey of photography of American wars to bring that experience to the public.

“Photographs are our collective memory of war. Luckily, …

Apple’s iOS 7 includes a surprise: a ticket to the next generation of the internet

For five years, researchers have toiled over an obscure bit of fundamental internet infrastructure that promises to make the connections to our mobile devices faster and more reliable than ever, and if you’ve already downloaded Apple’s iOS 7 to your iPhone or iPad, you could be using it …

Internet

10 Things The Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Do That The iPhone Can't

Samsung's new flagship phone, the Galaxy S4, is packed with a ton of extras –– almost to a fault.

When the phone first came out, reviewers criticized Samsung for shoving too many complex and glitchy extras in the phone.

But there are some features in the GS4 that do work well and could be useful, and …

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

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Survivors stay in their damaged house Sunday after super Typhoon Haiyan battered Tacloban city in the Philiippines. REUTERS/Romeo …