To amuse oneself in order that one may exert oneself, as Anacharsis puts it, seems right; for amusement is a sort of relaxation, and we need relaxation because we cannot work continuously.¬†–¬†Aristotle

Filmgoers relax outside in inflatable whirlpools during a movie in Berlin, Germany. (Stefanie Loos / Reuters)
Filmgoers relax outside in inflatable whirlpools during a movie in Berlin, Germany. (Stefanie Loos / Reuters)
A residential area is submerged in flood water after strong rainstorms hit in southwest China's Guizhou province. Heavy rain which caused mudslides and flooding in southern and central China has left at least 35 people dead and another 13 missing. (AFP / Getty Images)
A residential area is submerged in flood water after strong rainstorms hit in southwest China’s Guizhou province. Heavy rain which caused mudslides and flooding in southern and central China has left at least 35 people dead and another 13 missing. (AFP / Getty Images)
A clown in a Genie costume marches during Peruvian clown day celebrations in Lima, Peru. Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colorful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima to celebrate Peruvian Clown Day. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)
A clown in a Genie costume marches during Peruvian clown day celebrations in Lima, Peru. Hundreds of professional clowns dressed in colorful costumes, wigs and face paint marched through the streets of Lima to celebrate Peruvian Clown Day. (Rodrigo Abd / AP)
Students march to protest against the education reform in Santiago, Chile. Thousands of students took to the streets of Santiago to condemn President Michelle Bachelet's reforms, claiming they fall short of overhauling a highly unequal education system inherited from the dictatorship of late ruler Augusto Pinochet. (Vladimir Rodas / AFP via Getty Images)
Students march to protest against the education reform in Santiago, Chile. Thousands of students took to the streets of Santiago to condemn President Michelle Bachelet’s reforms, claiming they fall short of overhauling a highly unequal education system inherited from the dictatorship of late ruler Augusto Pinochet. (Vladimir Rodas / AFP via Getty Images)
Activists of the international campaigning and advocacy organization ONE install illuminated balloons with portraits of the G7 heads of state in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral prior to the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Dresden, Germany. (Jens Meyer/AP)
Activists of the international campaigning and advocacy organization ONE install illuminated balloons with portraits of the G7 heads of state in front of the Frauenkirche cathedral prior to the G7 Finance Ministers meeting in Dresden, Germany. (Jens Meyer / AP)
A man smokes Shisha outside the ruins of his destroyed home in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, Palestine. (Nidal Alwaheidi)
A man smokes Shisha outside the ruins of his destroyed home in Beit Lahia, northern Gaza, Palestine. (Nidal Alwaheidi)
A Syrian refugee takes a selfie as she walks on the beach with her family after crossing from Turkey to Greece. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)
A Syrian refugee takes a selfie as she walks on the beach with her family after crossing from Turkey to Greece. (Yannis Behrakis / Reuters)
City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with 'love locks' into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris.(Philippe Wojazer / REUTERS)
City municipal employees lower iron grills covered with ‘love locks’ into a truck after they were removed from the Pont des Arts in Paris, France.¬†(Philippe Wojazer / REUTERS)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at some wheat during a visit to a seed research farm operated by the North Korean People's Army. (Rodong Sinmun / EPA)
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un looks at some wheat during a visit to a seed research farm operated by the North Korean People’s Army. (Rodong Sinmun / EPA)
Beekeeper Gao Bingguo is fully covered with bees as he tries to set a new Guinness World Record in Liangzhuang town, Tai'an city, China. The beekeeper set a new Guinness World Record after being covered in 109.05kg of bees. (Corbis)
Beekeeper Gao Bingguo is fully covered with bees as he tries to set a new Guinness World Record in Liangzhuang town, Tai’an city, China. The beekeeper set a new Guinness World Record after being covered in 109.05kg of bees. (Corbis)
People cross the rope bridge over the Sementina valley during heavy fog near Monte Carasso, Southern Switzerland, on Sunday, its inaugural day. The 885 foot (270m) long pedestrian bridge spans the valley at a maximum height of 425 feet (130m) above ground. (Samue / EPA)
People cross the rope bridge over the Sementina valley during heavy fog near Monte Carasso, Southern Switzerland, on Sunday, its inaugural day. The 885 foot (270m) long pedestrian bridge spans the valley at a maximum height of 425 feet (130m) above ground. (Samue / EPA)
Six thousand Filipino participants,wearing yellow and black shirts, form a human smiley in Manila, attempting to break the Guinness World record held by Doha, Qatar, with 4,047 participants. (Noel Celis / AFP via Getty Images)
Six thousand Filipino participants,wearing yellow and black shirts, form a human smiley in Manila, attempting to break the Guinness World record held by Doha, Qatar, with 4,047 participants. (Noel Celis / AFP via Getty Images)
FIFA officials are escorted out, behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich. (Pascal Mora / The New York Times / Redux / eyevine)
FIFA officials are escorted out, behind sheets following their arrests by Swiss authorities at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, Switzerland . (Pascal Mora / The New York Times / Redux / eyevine)
Road markings appear distorted as the asphalt starts to melt due to the high temperature reaching 50 C* and killing more than 2000 people in New Delhi, India. (HARISH TYAGI / EPA)
Road markings appear distorted as the asphalt starts to melt due to the high temperature reaching 50 C* and killing more than 2000 people in New Delhi, India. (HARISH TYAGI / EPA)
Indian police fire a water cannon of purple dyed chemical water at Kashmiri daily wage employees during a protest against the government in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir, India. (Yawar Nazir / Getty Images)
Indian police fire a water cannon of purple dyed chemical water at Kashmiri daily wage employees during a protest against the government in Srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Administered Kashmir, India. (Yawar Nazir / Getty Images)
This spectacular underground chamber boasts a waterfall twice the height of Niagara Falls - but for most of the year the Gaping Gill cavern in the Yorkshire Dales is out of bounds to all but the most experienced potholers. This week the general public get the unique chance to descend into the Earth's crust as Bradford Pothole Club winch daring visitors into the gigantic pothole which takes one minute to reach the floor of the cave, which is so large, the knave of the York Minster could be contained inside it. (Paul Kingston / NNP)
This spectacular underground chamber boasts a waterfall twice the height of Niagara Falls – but for most of the year the Gaping Gill cavern in the Yorkshire Dales is out of bounds to all but the most experienced potholers. This week the general public get the unique chance to descend into the Earth’s crust as Bradford Pothole Club winch daring visitors into the gigantic pothole which takes one minute to reach the floor of the cave, which is so large, the knave of the York Minster could be contained inside it. (Paul Kingston / NNP)
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