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Inside a family-run cannabis company

Inside a family-run cannabis company

Transforming Pingyao's historic courtyard homes

Transforming Pingyao's historic courtyard homes

The 2,700-year-old city was once the renowned banking capital of China, as important in the latter part of the Qing dynasty (1644 to 1912) as Wall Street is in the United States today. In fact, Pingyao, which became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1997, still has some 4,000 traditional Chinese courtyard homes, dating as […]

Moose, elk and eelpout? Oh, my!

Moose, elk and eelpout? Oh, my!

The arctic chill has us huddled on our sofas, but the brisk air can be invigorating. Here are 10 animal-focused ideas to enjoy winter

Airbnb users up 110% in Africa

Airbnb users up 110% in Africa

Annual guest numbers more than doubled over the past year from 572,000 to 1.2 million, the Californian company announced in a new report, with active listings up from 62,000 to 100,000. The figures show a fifth straight year of strong growth from a base of just 6,000 listings and 22,700 guests in 2012-13. The platform […]

Bollywood's love affair with Dubai

Bollywood's love affair with Dubai

Close to 40% of the UAE’s population is Indian, and with that comes an influx of Indian culture, tradition and celebrations. Diwali weekend is one of the biggest weekends in Dubai with many hotels, bars and parks hosting Diwali themed parties and events. A number of those parties have a common theme: Bollywood. Featuring A-list […]

Sketching the shipwrecks of Brunei

Sketching the shipwrecks of Brunei

The Malaysian artist and coral conservationist has spent the past few months diving off the coast of Brunei, sketching the skeletons of sunken ships. From the 1942 Australian Wreck — a Dutch steamer sunk by a Japanese mine — to the 1945 American Wreck, a victim of World War II, each provides a unique diving […]

Instant vacation: 68 stunning travel photos

Quickly catch up on what you missed Wednesday

Quickly catch up on what you missed Wednesday

Here’s what you might have missed on CNN today:

Classic racing returns to most cycle-loving state in America

Classic racing returns to most cycle-loving state in America

That’s not really a riddle as much as a puzzle Colorado race coordinators worked hard to solve after a professional bike race there was dissolved a couple of years ago. The solution they devised is the Colorado Classic. Combined with a tandem spectator event called the Velorama, it’s something like the Lollapalooza of bike racing. […]

Climate change could make turbulence worse

Climate change could make turbulence worse

Story highlights With climate change, you can expect a bumpy ride, scientist says “Severe turbulence” expected to increase by 149% There is a growing amount of research that shows that as the planet warms from climate change, the second half of this century will see an increase in turbulence, especially along the heavily-traveled transatlantic routes […]

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