Lonely Planet, a large travel guide book publisher, has named top eight national parks in Vietnam. Vietnam is the home to 34 national parks. These vast green spaces are home to gargantuan caves, dramatic limestone mountains, golden coastlines and dense thickets of jungle where gibbons dangle from vines and the promise of adventure lurks behind every mangrove tree. Cat Tien National Park Cat Tien National Park. The 72,000-hectare Cat Tien National Park in the southern province of Dong Nai comprises an amazingly-biodiverse region of lowland tropical rainforest. The hiking, mountain-biking and bird-watching here are some of the best in the country. Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park. With jagged hills shrouded in rainforest, and mountain rivers coursing through impressive ravines, above ground the Phong Nha-Ke Bang region in the central province of Quang Binh is one of Vietnam's most spectacular national parks. … [Read more...] about Lonely Planet names top eight national parks in Vietnam
Its a jungle out there
Apple has launched a sale on the iOS App Store for a limited time, offering popular and normally quite expensive apps and games at half price or less. Here's what's available in the iPad & iPhone app sale. Apple is giving you the chance to download some highly rated apps and games at reduced price. Apparently they are "hand-picked", meaning you could get amazing titles at a bargain price. The sale will last only for a brief period. We don't know how long, exactly, but we would advise you to hurry if you're interested. Check our list below to access the games on sale and get a brief description. Read next: How to make an iOS game: Tips & resources you will need | Best new iPad & iPhone games coming in 2016 iPad & iPhone app sale: Productivity Notability , app that lets you take notes and recognises handwriting Download here iTranslate Voice – translator & dictionary , app that records your voice and translates your sentence in another … [Read more...] about Grab a bargain in Apple’s iOS App Store sale
More than every second person in the world now has a cellphone, and manufacturers are rolling out bigger, better, slicker models all the time. Many, however, have a bloody history. Though made in large part of plastic, glass, ceramics, gold and copper, they also contain critical resources. The gallium used for LEDs and the camera flash, the tantalum in capacitors and indium that powers the display were all pulled from the ground — at a price for nature and people. "Mining raw materials is always problematic, both with regard to human rights and ecology", said Melanie Müller, raw materials expert of the German think tank SWP, "Their production process is pretty toxic." The gallium and indium in many phones comes from China or South Korea, the tantalum from the Democratic Republic of Congo or Rwanda. All in, such materials comprise less than ten grams of a phone's weight. But these grams finance an international mining industry that causes radioactive earth dumps, poisoned … [Read more...] about Toxic and radioactive: The damage from mining rare elements
"Knowing your own darkness is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people." — Carl Jung What is our fascination with "dark personalities"? So many of us, like the proverbial moth to the flame, are drawn to people who don’t exactly follow the Golden Rule. Narcissism, psychopathy, Machiavellianism —and for the Dark Tetrad, add “everyday sadism." The media romanticizes these traits, and there may be powerful distorted attachment chemistry early on in (often dysfunctional) relationships. Because self-deception and curated self-presentation are the norm, you don't know what you are signing up for until you are in deep. On average, dark traits are often disadvantageous, setting us up for future issues, including an increased risk for emotionally abusive relationships and pathological narcissism , when present in parental interactions. Dark gets the job done There are evolutionary arguments as to why dark traits persist in the population, and … [Read more...] about Have We Been Getting the Dark Triad Wrong?
Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar, Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar is now open at Bangkok’s landmark, the King Power Mahanakhon building. Located in the heart of Sathorn and directly connected to Chong Nonsi BTS station, the new dining venue is situated on the 76th and 77th floor of the famous pixelated building. Inspired by the Chao Praya river and the concept of an eclectic journey, a visit to the upscale modern brasserie allows one to step into an exotic escape from the usual hustle and bustle of Bangkok. Tastefully designed indoor and outdoor seating areas, along with exclusive VIP lounges offer a comfortable dining venue for guests to enjoy world-class mixology and unique dishes. As Wilson Associates’ latest interior masterpiece led by Tristan Auer, Mahanakhon Bangkok SkyBar is Bangkok’snewest iconic dining destination. Marc Begassat, Managing Director of King Power Mahanakhon said, “Following the successful launch of Thailand’s highest observation deck last November, it is a … [Read more...] about Thailand’s highest restaurant and bar open at the Mahanakhon building