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NYC Subway Car Reef

New York City's subway system is currently the world's sixth busiest, with 1.6-billion annual passenger rides. This means that old subways cars are constantly being replaced with new ones. You might think that the last stop for these old trains would be at some junkyard, but photographer Stephen Mallon tracked the to their watery graves at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, where they basically act as artificial reefs. Continue reading for a rare video look, more pictures and additional information.

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Beautiful Greece Street

Have you ever encountered a street, road, tunnel, or pathway so beautiful that it defied words? If not, these images are about to boggle your mind, as all of them exist right here on Earth, including this majestic shot of Molyvos, Lesvos, Greece (above). On a somewhat related note, did you know that as Molivo under the Ottoman Empire, the city was a kaza of the sanjak of Metelin in the vilayet of Rhodes? After the defeat of the Ottomans in the First Balkan War (1913), Greece liberated Lesvos in 1914. Continue reading for more majestic streets and roads.

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Woman Live On Cruise Ship

After Lee Wachtstetter's, 86, husband died of cancer in 1997, she decided to honor his wishes and live on the sea...permanently. She sold her 5-bedroom Fort Lauderdale home and moved to a stateroom aboard the Crystal Serenity luxury cruise ship. Watchstetter often cruised with her husband during their 50-year-marriage, and actually lived on a Holland America Line ship until it discontinued its dance host program. For the past 7-years she's been living on the 1070-passenger Crystal Serenity. Watchstetter says: "The day before my husband died of cancer in 1997, he told me, 'Don't stop cruising.' So here I am today living a stress-free, fairy-tale life. I enjoy dancing, and this was the best of the remaining ships that still use dance hosts. My husband didn't dance, just didn't like to, and encouraged me to dance with the hosts. I dance every night for a couple hours after dinner." Continue reading for a video tour of one of the staterooms aboard Crystal Serenity and more information.

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Batman Motel

If money is no object, and you're looking to go off the beaten path while traveling, these unique hotels should do the trick. Starting off, we have the Batman-themed suite at Eden Motel in Taiwan, which comes complete with movie posters, spa tub, two flat screen televisions, miniature gargoyle statues, and even a Tumbler. Interested? Well, a three-hour reservation will set you back only $50. Continue reading for more.

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Brothers Grimm Photos

Photographer Kilian Schonberger unveils the latest photos in his "Brothers Grimm's Wanderings" series. These stunning shots take us throughout Central Europe, evoking the quiet mood of those classic fairytales. Though colorblind, Schonberger focuses on shapes, patterns, and forms to create a story. He says: "I think there is a deep longing for tranquil naturalness among people in our techonology-driven environment. Therefore I don't want to show just potrayals of natural scenes - I want to create visually accessible places where the visitor can virtually put his mind at rest and make up his own stories. Possibly this is the real benefit of my work: Resting places for the eyes in an visually overstimulated world." Continue reading for more images.

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30 Foot Home

Almost nobody likes being tied down to one place, especially with a mortgage to boot. So, Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Tiny Houses has just the solution for you: 30-foot homes. That's right, these tiny $63,000 homes look small, but offer more space and amenities than you'd expect, including a bath / shower, dishwasher, and enough room for up to six people. It sits on a 9.1 m (30 ft) trailer, and can be towed by a large car or standard truck. Continue reading for a video, more pictures and additional information.

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Bodhi Bennett Hiking Toddler

Bodhi Bennett isn't your typical two-year-old because his first outdoor adventure came about when he was just five days old, and he's an Instagram star to boot - check out his page here. Together with his mother Shannon, 27, who is currently pregnant with her second child, and father Blake, 29, the trio have hiked approximately 300-miles in 40-states. Bodhi's mom says: "When I was pregnant with Bodhi it was important to my husband and I that our lives didn't change because we were going to become parents. We had heard so many times that children change your life completely and you can no longer do those fun things you did when you were younger. But Bodhi climbs everything and really enjoys mimicking what we do. Continue reading for more pictures and information.

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Floating House Australia

Combining architectural tricks that rely on perspective, the architects at Australia's F2 Architecture firm have created a home that appears to be hovering over the sea. When viewed from any other angles, it's apparent that the home is built on a pole that lifts it 130-feet above the slope. The home is adorned with floor-to-ceiling windows throughout, modern furniture, and a wraparound balcony that offers a panoramic view of Fairhaven Beach. Continue reading for more pictures.

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Napcabs

So, your flight is delayed and all of the airport lounges are closed. Introducing Napcabs, which are basically luxurious "sleeping cabins," located right in the middle of the terminal. Think of them as tiny private rooms, complete with luggage storage, a bed and a small workspace. Simple swipe credit card on a touchscreen, book a $35 (minimum) time slot - priced between $12 - $18 per hour - and you're ready to relax. Continue reading for two videos.

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Driving Life Hack

With spring and summer coming soon for many, there's no better time than now to plan for a long road trip somewhere, but before you do so, here are some extremely useful life hacks for the road. Starting off, this nifty rubber band on air vent is perfect for those who use their smartphone as navigation device. Just make sure you wrap your phone around twice before driving off. Continue reading for more tips.

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