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This nuclear-explosion simulator shows where radioactive fallout would blow using today's weather

Imagine a 150-kiloton nuclear bomb exploded in the city closest to you.<p>Do you know how the city, its surrounding region, and its inhabitants would be affected? If you can't think of much more than "a lot of people would die," you're not alone.<p>"We live in a world where nuclear weapons issues are on …

22 Most Beautiful Places in the World - Add These Destinations to Your Travel Bucket List

The ultimate bucket list<p>Oia, Santorini, Greece<p>All of the Greek islands are undeniably beautiful, but head to the hillside town of Oia for some of the …

These 12 sheet sets have earned Amazon customers’ snuggly seal of approval

At the end of a long day, there’s nothing better than getting into a fresh bed with soft sheets (dream bonus: fresh-out-of-the-dryer warm). Just …

The Luggage Accessory That Will Totally Revolutionize How You Pack

We’ve all been there. About to board a very full airplane when the flight attendant announces that they need volunteers to check a bag. A wave of terror washes through your body. The last time you checked your bag it ended up in Peru for five days. Plus, you imagine the hassle of having to wait for …

Luggage

How to Shop The Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Shop Like an OCC Pro Sale

Last weekend, Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics offered 40 percent off its cult-favorite products at the International Make-Up Artist Trade Show, or IMATS, in New York. Couldn't attend the makeup spectacular? OCC didn't forget about you. Not wanting to make anyone feel left out, the brand is now …

Makeup

The best 7 tricks for sleeping on planes

People have different priorities when they fly. When you're flying solo, and don't have a companion at 30,000 feet, sometimes sleep is the best activity.<p>But getting rest in the sky can be difficult with increasinly cramped seats, not to mention unruly seatmates.<p>If you don’t want to spend the two …

Flight Deal: Italy and More from $499 on Emirates

We're all ready for 2016 to end, but Emirates is giving us one last reason to celebrate: an international fare sale.<p>We (and our readers) have waxed poetic about Emirates' service more times than we can count. But, with Emirates flight sales usually coming as two-for-ones, it has been hard for solo …

A Nobel prize-winning physicist identified three simple steps to mastering any subject

I wasn’t always a good learner. I thought learning was all about the hours you put in. Then I discovered something that changed my life.<p>The famous Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman understood the difference between “knowing something” and “knowing the name of something,” and it’s one of …

Self-improvement

TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice: 2015's best beaches | CNN Travel

Beaches

10 Underrated Travel Destinations in Europe.

By College Tourist - Author, Alex Mathews, Davidson College.<p>If you want to branch out from the major European destinations while abroad, check out this list to add some great cities to your travel bucket list.<p>Chances are, when you studied abroad in Europe, you made sure to visit cities like London, …

Could Black Holes Destroy the Universe?

Before you say “no way,” hear the latest research out.<p>One of the surprises that the LHC had in stock for us is that the Higgs turned out to be …

Physics

What would happen if we actually found life on another planet

We've looked near, by sending a lander to the Moon and rovers to Mars, and we're looking far, sending satellites on missions outside our solar system and analyzing the spectra of planets orbiting other stars in the "goldilocks zone."<p>But recently, with the discovery of a saltwater ocean on Jupiter's …

5 great smartphone apps for outdoor enthusiasts | Adventure Sports Network

Sure, we all wanna ditch our phones when we disappear into the backcountry, but using a few outdoor-specific apps beforehand might make your trip all …

The 25 most popular travel destinations in the world

Millions of TripAdvisor users weighed in and voted for their top travel destinations around the world.<p>For the first time, travelers ranked Marrakech, Morocco, as the top travel destination in the world. Last year, it ranked at No. 6. And while perennial favorites like Paris and Rome made the list, …

Best of Travel: 16 More Things We Loved

Even if they didn’t snag the tippy-top spots on our 2015 Best of Travel list, these outstanding runners-up still deserve an award for being the best in their respective fields.<p>Want to see the wildlife of Uganda or ride a camel in the Sahara? The outfitters here have you covered. Seeking endless …

How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …