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Your gut may be sabotaging your health

Ever since I turned 40 two years ago, my digestive system seems to be rebelling against the ageing process with a vengeance. Foods that I could once …

Best of Thailand Guide

Best of Thailand’s Activities<p>Surfing in Thailand<p>Photo Credit: Xpat-Matt<p>Thailand is not known for surfing. That’s because Thailand only has a limited …

The 21 Best Budget Travel Destinations For 2017

From the Philippines to Georgia, this year’s list of best budget travel destinations features exotic ideas from some of the world’s experts in travel. While some of these countries made the cut thanks to fluctuating currencies (Australia, we’re looking at you), others like Kyrgyzstan are more …

Secret Ko Pha-Ngan: the Thai isle beyond the famous full moon parties

In the late 1970s, Ko Pha-Ngan was a pristine paradise that beckoned the intrepid. Its innocent days may be long gone, but don’t let that deter you: this Thai gulf isle offers much more outside the full moon parties that made it famous.<p>Avoid the full moon and the smaller but still-raucous half-moon …

Thailand's Five Most Underrated Destinations

01 of 05<p>Chiang Rai<p>For exploring Northern Thailand, mountain trekking and other outdoor activities, this small city close to the more popular Chiang …

Things We Loved About Phuket

Phuket is one of the islands of Thailand and for some a dream exotic holiday destination. It lies to the south-west of mainland Thailand, near other …

Phuket

Top 10 Thai Islands

Officially known as The Kingdom of <b>Thailand</b>, formerly as Siam, it is among the most popular tourist destinations of South-east Asia. <b>Islands of …

Thailand Travel Excursions Guide: The Most Fantastic Places to Visit in Thailand | Amazing Vacation Tips

<b>Best places to visit Thailand</b> – Recognized for its varied flavors and also opulent local meals, Thailand are a gorgeous gem, teeming with culinary …

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The Secret To Treating Autoimmune Disease May Lie In The Gut

New research may help explain why dietary changes are often effective when treating inflammatory conditions.<p>An estimated 50 million Americans ― that’s 20 percent of the general population ― suffer from autoimmune diseases like lupus, multiple sclerosis and rheumatoid arthritis, and many experts say …

Wellness

17 Easy Ways To Become A Happier And Calmer Person In 2017

Being a stressed out mess is so last year.<p>These past 52 weeks weren’t the best when it came to mental health, between the very real development of election anxiety to the tragic events that happened regularly. How could a person <i>not</i> live in a perpetual state of stress?<p>If you’re still looking for a …

A vacation planner for a two week Thailand holiday

Thailand highlights in two weeks<p>Most first-time travellers to Thailand opt for a trip like this — we certainly did. Striking north into the hills and …

Three Blissful Days in Bangkok

I’ll never forget my first trip to Bangkok. It was February 18, 2010, the day before my 25th birthday, and I’d made an unplanned stop there when my …

3 days in Bangkok Itinerary - What to do in Bangkok in 3 days

3 days in Bangkok Itinerary – What to do in Bangkok for 3 days – A backpackers guide.<p>Bangkok, as we know, is one of the most famous Southeast Asian …

The best beaches of the Philippines

For serious beach bums, the Philippines is a less-discovered alternative to Southeast Asian hotspots like Bali and southern Thailand.<p>But with more than 7000 islands, it can be tricky to pick your spot. Here are a few areas to home in on in search of your own slice of paradise.<p>El Nido<p>The dramatic …

Want To Lose Weight? Stop Counting Calories

On its face, it all seems so easy: Calories are calories, no matter the food. And if you want to lose weight, all you have to do is simply "spend" more calories than you consume, either by exercising more or eating less.<p>But anyone who has ever attempted to lose weight this way knows that it's not …

These 5 Yoga Moves Will Save You From Back Pain

The key to preventing back pain is to strengthen your core and release tension and tightness in the muscles around your upper and lower back. Plus, …

Perfect Paradise: Phuket

This December marks the tenth anniversary of the devastating tsunami that struck Southeast Asia. But <b>Phuket</b>, Thailand’s largest island, refuses to be defined by the tragedy. On a recent visit there, I discovered what makes this beach retreat so special and why, a decade after enduring one of the …

61 Ways to Lose Weight

Small changes can lead to really great results<p>A few years ago, one of my friends at <i>Men's Health</i> stepped on the scale and was horrified by the result. He'd somehow managed to pack 20 pounds of flab onto his previously skinny frame. When he looked into the mirror, he saw a fat guy staring back. He …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

Creativity

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

What Can You Do With a Degree in Watching TV?

An interview with Anne Helen Petersen, a media-studies professor who is leaving academia to write for the Internet<p>As a 10-year-old in northern Idaho, Anne Helen Petersen was fascinated by celebrity culture. She’d tear through gossip magazines, giving ratings to different issues. Fast-forward 20 …

Stressful Relationships vs. Isolation: The Battle for Our Lives

If a fraught relationship might be significantly shortening your life, are you better off alone?<p>"In your everyday life, do you experience conflicts with any of the following people?"<p>Partner<br>• Children<br>• Other family<br>• Friends<br>• Neighbors<p>A Danish health survey asked almost 10,000 people between ages 36 and 52 …

Scientists figure out what’s bugging the bees—and how to save them

Finally, some good news from the frontlines of the beeapocalypse: Significantly fewer honey bees died in the winter of 2013-2014 in the US than in previous years, according to a survey released today. Better yet, scientists think they know a simple way to minimize the devastation that has led to a …

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The Film That Humanizes Jihadists

The second day of the Cannes Film Festival saw filmmakers from around the world telling weighty stories of war, death, and forbidden love.<p>The Cannes Film Festival is often accused of being a European- and North American-dominated affair. There’s certainly an element of truth to that assertion; 14 …