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21 reasons why Mexico should be your next holiday destination

As the World's Busiest Cities: Mexico City programme airs tonight on BBC Two, we offer some great excuses for a break to Mexico.<p>1. It’s the “aquarium of the world”<p>Jacques Cousteau gave this moniker to the Sea of Cortez, off the coast of Baja California, and “it has an almost legendary status among …

How to Get the Lowest Airfares

The easiest way to find and compare all of the flight and airfare options for a particular route is to use one of the many online travel agencies …

'It's like being on another planet': the tourist attraction with a two-year waiting list

Vietnam’s Hang Son Doong caves are so big, they have their own weather system. At their tallest point they could accommodate a 40-storey skyscraper – and at their widest point there’s enough room for a 747 to fly through. But that’s nothing compared to the size of the waiting list to visit them. …

10 Ways to Lose Your Gut in 10 Days

The Best Cocktail Bars in Los Angeles

<b>Walker Inn</b><br>Hidden in the back of Koreatown's buzzy Normandie Club you'll find the Walker Inn, an exclusive cocktail lounge serving up one of the …

Los Angeles

3 Travel Hacks Millennials Use and You Should Too | Inc.com

Travel planning can be nothing short of a hassle.<p>Luckily, the market is full of new tools to improve your experience. The problem is finding the products that really work.<p>As early adopters of technology, Millennials can help you sort through the hordes of new tools out there to make your travel …

Chatbots

Why You're Not Losing Belly Fat - Quiet Corner

Why You’re Not Losing Belly Fat<p>My friend Sam is always complaining about her belly fat. She claims it’s the only place she gains weight and often …

17 Healthy Ways to Lose Weight Fast

Sustainable weight loss doesn't happen overnight (and if it does, it's probably self-destructive). But if you're anxious to lose weight for a legit …

The Hidden Benefits of Reading Before Bed

We’re all commitment-phobes. We scan, we skim, we browse, but rarely do we read. Our eyes ping-pong back and forth from facebook posts to open chat …

Kim Kardashian's nutritionist reveals everything she eats in a week

That's been largely thanks to the Atkins diet.<p>But what exactly does she eat?<p>Kardashian's nutritionist, Colette Heimowitz, recently told Business Insider about her effective diet.<p>Here's a sample week in the life of dieting like the reality star.

Healthy Eating

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

How to Hack Your Hormones So You Can Sleep Better, Gain Muscle, and Have More Sex

Science says you can control your chemistry. Here’s how<p>Think of your body as a Fortune 500 company. There are layers of management, countless systems that must work together seamlessly, and tons of goals that occasionally conflict.<p>In other words, it’s complicated. Thankfully, you don’t have to …

Wellness

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I Started Taking This Supplement And Lost 3 Inches Of Belly Fat In A Month

Although a bit of fat is necessary to keep us in good health, too much of the stuff can have the opposite effect on life expectancy and …

The science of how to successfully approach a woman in a bar

We've all been there. Several drinks in on a night out and you spot someone across the crowded bar. Your eyes meet and you realise that your body is moving on its own accord. Without really thinking about it, you're sidestepping between your fellow revellers, edging your way towards her. In fact, …

7-Day Mediterranean Meal Plan: 1,200 Calories

The Mediterranean diet has long been recognized as one of the healthiest and most delicious ways to eat. Eating a Mediterranean diet can help your …

Women Are More Interested In Sex Than You Think, Studies Show

Men underestimate their wife’s or girlfriend’s sexual desire; read her signals<p>Rarely are researchers’ findings so satisfying. Women may want more sex than their husbands or partners think.<p>New research by psychologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Western Ontario, published …

Psychology

The Scenic Beauty of the West Coast and the Oregon National Parks

Oregon is a beautiful state full of national parks to explore. Inland, it is bordered by the state of Washington, California, Idaho, and Nevada. The …

National Parks

These Apps Are the Perfect Money Saving Tools for Lazy People Like Me

I’m terrible at saving money, I hate studying personal finance, and I tend to have a “carpe diem” mentality when it comes to buying the things I …

Personal Finance

The Start-to-Finish Guide to Getting Through Airport Security as Fast as Possible

Airport security lines have been especially nightmarish lately, and there are a handful of factors to blame: more people flying, new screening …

What to eat before and after every kind of workout

Whether you're eating for endurance or snacking for strength training, it’s not always clear what is best to put into your body. Moreover, “what’s healthy on a regular basis is not necessarily a good choice for the race course, or even for a workout,” explained Barbara Lewin, RD, a sports …

Nutrition

12 Secret Caribbean Hotels for a Crowd-Free Beach Getaway

This private island 50-acre resort makes life so sybaritic—cocktails on the deck at Hill House, bocce on the private beach, hammock time pretty much …

Beaches

Marrying the Right Person Makes You More Successful, According to Science

Marry for love, and if you're lucky, you might get a lot more.<p>Lots of factors go into success. Your mindset plays a huge role. Developing greater determination, willpower, and grit (because they <i>can</i> be developed) is key. Being more likable makes a huge difference. (And, yes, you can develop that …

Self-improvement

5 reasons you're not losing weight

Summer is around the corner, and some of us still want to lose those last few pounds of “winter weight.” Despite calorie restricted dieting and increased physical activity, the pounds don’t always come off easily. Instead of giving up in despair, consider the following reasons why you may not be …

Nutrition

3 Time Saving Airport Travel Tips that Will Make You Sing

As someone who has flown internationally in all stages of parenthood (pregnant > with a newborn > pregnant and with a toddler > with two toddlers and two dogs and 6 suitcases) I can confidently say that Husband and I are Master Flyers and even though United hasn't given us access to their club …

Time I

5 Effective Brain Exercise Habits to make you Smarter in Life

A busy life should take care of most things really. But if taking that extra step improves life in general then may be we must do it. So far as …

The Brain

Where to Travel This Summer if You Want a Deal

Head to these budget-friendly spots.<p><i>This story originally appeared on realsimple.com</i><p>With summer vacation planning underway, you might want to …

Travel Deals

This Summer, Flights Will Be The Cheapest They've Been In 7 Years

If you're looking to plan a trip this summer, then you're in major luck.<p>Flights prices this summer will be the cheapest they've been in seven years, according to estimates from airfare prediction site Hopper. An average round-trip domestic flight <b>purchased in June will cost just $240</b>, which is 20 …

Air Travel