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21 holidays that will make you a better person

Mind<p>Zen in Switzerland<p>Set in two acres of secluded pastures, Hidden Dragon is a six-bedroom chalet built in accordance with ancient Shinto and feng shui principles. On a week-long yoga retreat, I followed a strict ayurvedic diet, practised meditation, took barefoot walks along Alpine streams and …

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In Praise of Scorched Rice, the Best Kitchen Mistake You Can Make

Crispy, chewy, nutty burnt rice isn't doomed—in fact, it's one of the happiest accidents you can have in the kitchen.<p>When I was growing up, my mom would almost always make rice with a rice cooker. But on special occasions, she'd make a pot of stovetop rice. The rice itself wasn't especially better …

How To Turn A Match Into A Tiny Rocket [VIDEO]

Blast off!<p>The swift strike of a match on July 4 typically precedes sky-high spectacles. But matches themselves can be fireworks. When ignited, the bulb of fuel on a match's tip combusts into space-hogging gases. By containing the gas in aluminum foil and directing it downward, you can create a …

What to pack when you're... climbing Kilimanjaro

Planning on scaling Mt Kilimanjaro? This kit list is for you<p>Getting to the top of Kilimanjaro requires stamina, determination, fitness – and …

Where Alice in Wonderland, Now 150 Years Old, Came From

Once upon a time, a shy Oxford don told a child named Alice about a girl who falls down a rabbit hole. The story immortalized them both.<p>On the 4th of July in 1862, in a moment of pure magic, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, a shy and fussy Oxford don who wrote under the pen name Lewis Carroll, conjured …

9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

Mongolian scientists study 200-year-old mummified monk who is 'still alive’

Two-centuries-old body discovered last week, covered in cattle skin, in Ulan Bator is in meditative trance, according to some Buddhist experts<p>Scientists in Mongolia are examining a 200-year mummified monk who some Buddhists believe is still alive because he is in a deep meditative trance.<p>The …

Papaya cleanser juice recipe

Papaya is a healing fruit, very high in antioxidants and it has been proven to heal intestinal and cardiovascular disorders<p>Papaya contains papain which heals inflammation. This is fantastic as it has been proven that internal inflammations are one of the first causes (not symptoms which come much …

Science Is Beautiful: The Human Body Under The Microscope

A new book showcases the magnificent micro-world<p><i>Science Is Beautiful</i>, a new book by Colin Salter, is a compilation of images that show what the human body looks like under a microscope. With an artistic eye, the book showcases cells, microbes, and more. Here are some of our favorite images from</i> …

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Fast running is as deadly as sitting on couch, scientists find

Running a few times a week at a moderate pace is the best way to improve health, say scientists, as they warn against overdoing it<p>Too much exercise really can kill you, scientists have discovered, after finding runners who speed along at 7mph or more are doing themselves more harm than good.<p>A study …