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33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

By Plane, Train, or Automobile, 11 Vogue Editors on Their Holiday Travel Style

It’s 4 a.m., you’re fumbling around in the dark, attempting to pack for your ungodly early flight back home for Thanksgiving, and with an Uber mere minutes away, you’re still half-dressed for the airport. One foot is in a Timberland, the other is lodged into a Gucci fur-lined slipper. Jeans lie …

18 stunning photos from the night the Berlin Wall came down 26 years ago

The Berlin Wall was built in 1961 to divide East and West Berlin. Constructed by the eastern, Soviet-ruled portion of the city, the wall was meant to keep Western "fascists" from invading the East — but it also served as a barricade to those Easterners attempting to migrate to the West, capitalist …

Germany

The “awww!” response to cuteness isn’t just biological, it’s philosophical

Cute kittens and cuddly toys aren’t the highest form of aestheticism, but one Stanford professor, Sianne Ngai, believes “cuteness” is a concept worth studying. And so Ngai, a professor in literary and cultural theory, has developed a philosophical argument about what counts as cute.<p>Cuteness has …

Cute

20 amazing international candies that need to come to America already

While we've got plenty of delicious treats here in America, there are lots of international sweets that are sure to please those that have a sweet tooth.<p>Unfortunately, most of these candies aren't available in the US yet, though some can be found at specialty shops.<p>Next time you're traveling the …

Dessert

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel …

San Francisco

The faces of America: Ellis Island portraits were full of hope

Ellis Island portraits<p>The faces that became America<p>1911<p>First opened in 1892, the immigration station at Ellis Island in New York harbor processed …

Genealogy

The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Sri Lanka

Considering Lasik Surgery?

If an anthropologist told me I clocked in 95 percent of my 25 years on earth fidgeting with my eyes, I'd believe them. Before my Lasik surgery in …

The Best Drugstore Concealers

We’ve recently tested a popular economic rule that states that what one saves by buying drugstore mascara, one must then spend $70 on concealer. …

The Skincare Of A Geisha

A few weeks ago, I told a pharmacist in Tokyo that I had a headache, assuming (hoping) he'd direct me to an off-brand box of extra strength Advil. …

Obese children do worse at school—but it may not be their fault

Negative stereotypes towards heavier individuals starts to affect long-term life opportunities from a young age. A number of studies in recent years have suggested that bigger children fare less well in school than their slimmer peers.<p>The Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children followed …

Education

Studio Visit: At Home with Berlin’s Star Florist, Annett Kuhlmann

Celebrity florist Annett Kuhlmann’s stylish Berlin flower shop, Marsano, feels like the inevitable conclusion to a childhood spent picking flowers to …

Dahlias

Nurse Confessions: Don’t Get Sick in July

A secret look inside how America’s health care system actually works.<p>Welcome to the land of health care’s 1 percent. During the four years I spent interviewing and following nurses for my book, I was continually astonished by the red carpet some hospitals rolled out for certain classes of patients. …

Physiology

30+ Unbelievable Places That Look Like They’re From Another Planet

These out-of-this-world photos will make you feel like you're on another planet. Why spend years training to be an astronaut when you explore strange …

Mars

Fan Friday: K-pop Nails with Lisa from Nails at Home

Welcome to our very first <b>Fan Friday</b>! What’s that, you ask? Fan Friday is a special feature where we highlight someone who’s using his or her love of …

K-Pop

Scenic Train Rides Around the World

Cars may symbolize freedom, and air travel might still cling to its once-glam reputation, but no mode of transportation captures the romance of travel quite like a long-distance train ride. These nine routes in locales as varied as the Pacific Northwest, Southeast Asia, and Norway offer majestic …

Hobbit holiday homes you can stay in around the world

As The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies hits UK cinemas, we take a look at the best Shire-like abodes you can rent for your next holiday

Learn 50 French adjectives with Vincent #Vol2

6 Eye Makeup Tricks That'll Transform Your Everyday Look

Picture this: You climb out of bed and look in the mirror only to have a very sleepy person staring back at you. Sound familiar? We get it. It is sometimes a <i>struggle</i> waking up in the morning, especially after a long night (but we won't ask about that).<p>Even if you're tired, you can fake the …

Travelzoo Picks Best Travel Deal Destinations for 2015

Travelzoo Deal Experts have combed the world over looking for destinations where U.S. travelers will get the biggest bang for their buck in 2015. We present the <b>Wow Deal Destinations for 2015</b>: Brazil, Puerto Rico, Texas Hill Country, Cruising Asia and Dubai -- based on travel trends, national events …

Puerto Rico

How to Fund Your Travel Lifestyle

The biggest excuse for not traveling more often is because we think we don't have enough money.<p>Chances are slim that you'll win the lottery, strike it rich in a hot technology IPO, or have trust funds waiting for you to cash in. Most of us are in the grind of earning and burning with no end in …

Personal Finance