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The Most Honest Out-of-Office Message

What if you deleted all your emails during vacation and never looked back?<p>Some weeks ago, I emailed a professor to ask for an interview for a story. Seconds later, I got his out-of-office response.<p>“I am out of the office and expect to have only infrequent email access,” the message said. Pretty …

Productivity

The Great American Road Trip Is Making a Comeback

There’s something special—and so quintessentially American—about a road trip. It's a concept that has been romanticized for decades by classic …

Travel

Palaces, Gelato, and David Himself: The 4-day Weekend in Florence

20 great holidays in Central Europe

<b>Slovenia</b><p>Friendly farm stay<p>The hamlet of Kupljenik is only an hour’s drive from Slovenia’s Ljubljana airport but it feels a world away. Surrounded by meadows, Dolinar farmhouse offers simple double rooms with rustic wooden furnishings as well as larger apartments. Outside, crickets chirp at sunset, …

European Travel

40 of the most underrated travel destinations around the world

1/<p>Bergen, Norway<p>While often overshadowed by Oslo, the Norwegian capital, Bergen — the country's second-largest city — has plenty to offer.<p>From the …

European Travel

Rediscovering Portugal

An insider's guide to home buying and living in one of Europe's most eclectic countries<p>Luxury buyers looking for a new home in Europe would be wise …

Real Estate

Magnetic 'metal seed' that destroys brain tumours in ten minutes invented by British scientists

Deadly brain tumours could be removed in just ten minutes with a groundbreaking new treatment which uses MRI scanners to heat up cancer cells until they die.<p>The new therapy, developed by University College London, involves injecting a tiny magnetic metal ‘seed’ into the bloodstream and directing it …

Cancer

How to Trick a Kid Into Talking About Their Day

Kids clam up. It happens. When kids won’t talk, parents’ best tools are patience and gentleness.<p>It’s nice for parents to know about their preschooler …

Parenting

This sci-fi author predicted everything about the smartphone, now he has insights for our AI world

Science fiction writers are some of the great creative forward-thinkers of our time.<p>Hard science fiction is the particular category within the genre that matters the most in imagining our shared future, where the laws of physics are adhered to, usually with specified accuracy. The debate here isn’t …

Science Fiction

Swim Through the First Underwater Museum in the U.S.

Opening this month, the museum features sculptures beneath the surface–intermingling responsible tourism, environmentalism, and creativity.<p>The phrase “barren sand flat” does not typically inspire creativity. It is this condition, however, that makes the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico the perfect spot …

Scuba Diving

Jet Set–Approved: These Are the 11 Best Places to Travel Alone in the U.S.

Given how many examples there are of women casting off their tired surroundings for the ready change of travel—ahem, <i>Wild</i> and <i>Eat, Pray, Love</i> most …

Travel

23 Easy Ways to Save Money While on Vacation, From Travel Experts

Vacations have a way of making money disappear—and I’m not just talking about the large sums spent on airfare or lodging costs. Smaller …

Travel

A new laser eye surgery fixes your vision without any gnarly eyeball slicing

As someone who wears glasses, the idea of corrective laser eye surgery is certainly tempting. But then you start reading about how the invasive …

Columbia University

Why You Should Add Iceland to Your Bucket List Now

Given the stunning natural beauty of Iceland, not to mention the friendliness of its 334,000 citizens, it should not come as a surprise that tourism …

European Travel

An Indian startup has created an AI-driven nutritionist for fitness freaks

In 2016, after four years of running a health and fitness app that lets customers track their daily food and workout routines, health-tech startup HealthifyMe found that it was sitting on millions of data points about its users’ lifestyle habits.<p>The Bengaluru-based company’s customers were using …

Fitness

What your LinkedIn profile says about you and how to improve it

Everything in the job search process is now very much online-focused for job candidates; from how you apply to jobs (through online application …

Employment

Best Day Hike in Every State

The Best Day Hike in Every State<p>We should preface this by saying that this should really be called “<b>one</b> of the best day hikes in every state”. In …

Hiking

Picos de Europa: Is this jaw-dropping mountain range Spain’s most underrated tourist attraction?

It was a bit Hitchcockian. As I picnicked atop the wind-whipped peak, a chough landed by my feet. I looked away, taking in the panorama from one of …

Hiking

22 Cities Around the World Best Explored by Bicycle

Urbanism

Romantic Train Rides

When you think about the most romantic mode of transportation, what comes to mind? Cars take concentration. Bus rides are too busy. Cruises only …

Trains

The lake escape: 20 great European holidays beside the water

Sometimes, even the most turbulent seasons can be soothed into serenity by a sighting of waves flowing softly to land. Ask Maxim Gorky. Exiled from Russia in the wake of the Moscow uprising of 1905 (a pre-cursor to the revolution that would ensue in 1917) and his imprisonment in St Petersburg, the …

European Travel

The 19 coolest places for a European holiday in 2018, according to travel experts

Globetrotters are always looking for inspired travel recommendations from those in the know in order to experience new destinations in the most authentic way possible — and those passed by word-of-mouth are always best.<p>As summer kicks off, Business Insider asked friends, colleagues, and some of the …

European Travel

The Top European Cities for American Travelers This Summer

When picking a summer vacation destination, it can be hard to know where to go.<p>A good litmus test for choosing a great destination is polling where …

European Travel

Saying Yes to Any of These 8 Questions Reveals You're Way More Emotionally Intelligent Than You Think

Ever wonder what your strengths and limitations are in emotional intelligence? Now you know.<p>There's no shortage of content available on the popular topic emotional intelligence -- it's everywhere, and found to be one of the most desired qualities for personal and professional development.<p>But …

Emotional Intelligence

The Absolutely Amazing Theory of Almost Everything

The Standard Model. What dull name for the most accurate scientific theory known to human beings.<p>More than a quarter of the Nobel Prizes in physics …

Physics

8 Financial Rules All Happily Married Couples Follow

#8 You Don’t Have to Share Everything (But Don’t Keep Secrets)<p>Would you rather admit to an affair or tell your spouse that you had a bank account …

Personal Finance

Short Trips from Paris

Day or overnight trips from Paris<p>If you're staying some time in Paris, then consider a day trip outside the capital. There are plenty of places to …

France

Great Leaders Are Made, Not Born: Six Strategies For Becoming A Better Leader

When you hear the phrase “born leader,” do you feel good about yourself? Or do you feel that you’ll never be in a position to lead others? If you don’t feel like a born leader, take heart. Research suggests that only about 30% of leadership is genetic, while 70% is a result of life lessons and …

Leadership

This Is the Best Park in Every U.S. State

And how much it costs to visit.<p>This summer, get yourself, your family, or even your pet outdoors and explore the hidden natural wonders in your own …

National Parks

David Attenborough's VR project 'Hold the World' is absolutely astonishing

You don't get many people who've been at the forefront of innovation in media like Sir David Attenborough.<p>Having brought Britain colour television, …

Virtual Reality