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6 reasons to take a career break NOW!

Stop making excuses. We found the most common reasons people give themselves for not making the leap – and rightfully shredded them to obscurity<p>1. It …

What’s the secret to holding your breath?

Some can manage five minutes, others barely one. But the trick to holding your breath is actually rather surprising<p>How long can you hold your breath? I’m trying it right now. The first 30 seconds are easy. I’m ready to give up at 45 seconds but I push on through, and it seems to get easier for a …

Milan travel: Love me Tinder

Finding romance online is never easy. So Morwenna Ferrier takes to Italian Tinder on a trip to Milan and checks out the local talent<p>“I think you are the most difficult date of my life.” It is a gloriously warm October Saturday evening in Milan and things aren’t going terribly well. We are standing …

National Geographic Travel

Winter sports in weird locations

Alpine huts, chocolate crêpes, outdoor hot tubs and gallons of glühwein. These things probably spring to mind when you conjure up images of ski or snowboarding resorts.<p>But what about active volcanoes, African sunsets and a warming plate of rogan josh at the end of an invigorating day on the slopes? …

Skiing

Family Holiday Fun in NYC

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> columnist <b>Heather Greenwood Davis</b> is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.<p><b>Here’s her latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> I’d love to treat my teen daughter to a trip to <b>New York City</b> over the winter holiday season. Suggestions?<p><b>My Answer:</b> It’s all about …

The 7 worst celebrity in-flight tantrums

You won't believe what the rich and famous get up to at 35,000 feet...<p>With news this week that The Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan was kicked …

American Airlines

Sugar Rushes - Eat: The Story of Food Gallery

Eat: The Story of Food Sugar Rushes<p>0<p>The Nat Geo TV App<p>Watch your favorite National Geographic Channel shows the day after they air.

Why Are Millions of Starfish 'Melting'?

A virus is the culprit behind a gruesome wasting disease that has struck sea stars along the West Coast of Canada and the U.S.<p>For the past year and a half, a killer has been on the loose, taking out millions of starfish up and down the West Coast of North America. By the time it is done with an …

Randy Schekman: first, a breakthrough in cell research. Now for one in publishing

The Nobel laureate who identified how cells transport and secrete proteins now aims to take on the ‘elite’ science journals<p>There is a knock at the door early on in my interview with Nobel prize-winning cell biologist Randy Schekman at his office at the University of California, Berkeley, …

Just Back: Shenandoah National Park

<i>National Geographic Traveler</i> features editor <b>Amy Alipio</b> (on Twitter @amytravels and on Instagram @amyalipio) recently returned from a family day trip at <b>Shenandoah National Park</b>, one of the crown jewels of America’s East Coast.<p><b>Here are some of the high points of her trip, in her own words:</b><p><b>Biggest</b> …

Behind Tomb Connected to Alexander the Great, Intrigue Worthy of "Game of Thrones"

As archaeologists dig deeper into the burial mound, ancient sources tell a tale of family drama and palace intrigue.<p>Suspense is rising as archaeologists sift for clues to the identity of the person buried with pomp and circumstance in the mysterious Amphipolis tomb in what is now northern Greece. …

How to Make Nachos with Thanksgiving Leftovers

What to do with all those containers of turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, and cranberry sauce? Turn them into nachos, the awesomest snack imaginable<p>Let’s take a minute to acknowledge what we’re all really grateful for this year: <b>Leftovers</b>. They’re perfect, really. You’re in the middle of a four-day …

Cooking

Birth Mystery of Stellar Snow Globe Deepens

Astronomers thought they'd figured out where giant clusters of old stars come from. Hubble images have sent them back to the drawing board.<p>The Hubble Space Telescope's recent images of giant balls of stars in a nearby galaxy, reported on Thursday, have astronomers puzzled as to the star balls' …