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Travelers beware! Pickpocket artist shares secrets

Travelers beware! Pickpocket artist shares secrets

James Freedman, a pickpocket artist known as the "Man of Steal," shares the secrets of his trade and tells you how to avoid becoming a victim
11 of America's most spectacular libraries

11 of America's most spectacular libraries

Try keeping your eyes on the page in these amazing temples devoted to the written word
Blossoming buildings: 10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens

Blossoming buildings: 10 of the world's most beautiful sky gardens

Proof that every urban space could do with a bit more jungle
Thailand's Koh Phayam: “Like Koh Samui in the 70s”

Thailand's Koh Phayam: “Like Koh Samui in the 70s”

Travelers head to Koh Phayam to find the good old Thailand they remember -- well-discovered yet unpolluted
Cat lost after 14-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to New York

Cat lost after 14-hour flight from Abu Dhabi to New York

Couple spent $1,200 to ship their cat, which went missing somewhere at JFK Airport
No love for 'ugly' Lucille Ball statue

No love for 'ugly' Lucille Ball statue

Fans of the late actress want her statue removed from a park, saying the "ugly" likeness does not do justice to the "I Love Lucy" star
Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Does this mountain have the world's best powder?

Backcountry skiers flock to Hokkaido's own "Fuji mountain," an active volcano, for some of the finest snow in the world
Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

Drive from Europe to the U.S.? Russia proposes massive superhighway

The plan includes a road that would connect Russia's eastern border with the U.S. state of Alaska, while linking with existing roads in Western Europe and Asia
Best way to get rid of spare currency?

Best way to get rid of spare currency?

Fliers arriving at Sweden's two biggest airports can now kill time while waiting for their luggage by playing video game classics -- all in the name of charity
How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

How much would you pay for a Disney monorail cab?

Not sure whether he's ready to part with his piece of Orlando memorabilia, a Disney fanatic has listed it for $260,000
Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Japan's 31 most beautiful places

Is it possible to take an ugly photo of these stunningly scenic destinations in Japan? We don't think so