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Who is Lucy the Australopithecus and why was Barack Obama allowed to touch that fossil?

Google has marked the anniversary of the discovery of the fossilised remains in 1974 with a special Google Doodle<p>41 years ago, a team of archaeologists working in Ethiopia discovered the remnants of an ancient skeleton that became a vital missing piece in the puzzle of how humans came to …

Barack Obama

The Breathing Trick That Puts You to Sleep in Seconds

Sweet slumber can be yours in a minute or less.<p>Nothing is worse than lying awake at night, willing your brain to shut down so you can rest. Warm milk, lavender oil, and counting sheep — we've all tried them. But the new solution could be simply learning to breathe.<p><b>What is it?</b><p>The 4-7-8 breathing …

Housekeeping

13 Bookish Movies Now Streaming on Netflix

By Tolani Osan | Off the Shelf<p>As book lovers, we tend to be skeptical about film adaptations, but we are fans of both the thirteen books on this list and their cinematic counterparts. Read the book, then stream the movie. Netflix is a marvelous thing.<p><b>The Cider House Rules by John Irving</b><p>John …

You Can Legitamtely Sleep Under The Stars In This Clear Bubble Tent

<i>By Men's Gear, as seen on DETAILS</i>.<p><i>(photos courtesy of The Bubble Tent)</i><p>Exhibitionists rejoice! You can now enjoy camping and all of nature without the annoying distraction of some tent fabric in the way. The Bubble Tent ($1,140) is your transparent outdoor shelter, rugged enough for any season.<p>Made …

11 things successful people do right before bed

Successful people understand that their success starts and ends with their mental and physical health, which is almost entirely dependent upon their getting enough sleep.<p>That is why good bedtime routines are a key ritual for so many of them.<p>Here's what many successful people do right before bed:

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Photograph: Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images<p>Hiker descending Mount Katahdin.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/22/1432307231391/1b37fbbd-187c-48fd-967c-973b5ca7cddc-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Getty Images/Lonely Planet Images<p>Hiker descending Mount …

New England

Our Best Salsa Recipes for Your Summer Dipping Needs

From pico de gallo to salsa verde, these salsa recipes will become your go-to summery dips.<p><b>We're officially naming salsa the Dip of Summer™.</b> Well, of outdoor summer parties, at least. The fresh chopped veggies and bright citrus beats dairy-based dips on any sweltering day. Here are our favorite …

Cooking

The Best BBQ Restaurants In America, According To TripAdvisor

It's bacon-wrapped EVERYTHING season, y'all.<p>TripAdvisor has announced its annual lineup of the best barbecue restaurants in America, based on traveler reviews and ratings.<p>The top 10 includes restaurants with smoky-sweet stacks of slow-cooked ribs, ooey-gooey macaroni and even a bacon-covered …

11 Non-Traditional Burger Recipes For Your Memorial Day Weekend

<i>Header image: CHOW</i>Memorial day, the official kick off for summer, is a time for the three B’s: barbecue, beaches, and burgers. And while anyone can …

The Latest Podcast: Everyone's a Critic

<i>Tune in for episode 6 of Burnt Toast! (Want to catch up? Listen to episode one, two, three, four, and five.)</i><p>This week, we talk to New York Magazine restaurant critic Adam Platt about criticism in an age that makes it easy for everyone with an internet connection to be a reviewer. Listen in for some …

Pictures of the Week 3.5.15

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

Can you be depressed and happy?

It's not as odd as it sounds—and it's not always such a bad thing either. Here's what our gray moods may be telling us.<p>There are days when Ashley, 30, feels like her life couldn’t be better. She excels at her flex time job as creative director of an e-learning company based in Nashville, leaving …

Eye for an eye: Iran blinds acid attacker

In a literal application of the sharia law of an eye for an eye, an Iranian man convicted of blinding another man in an acid attack has been blinded in one eye, marking the first time Iran has carried out such a punishment.<p>The convicted acid attacker, who has not been identified, was rendered …

Middle East

A police officer who has been part of an Indonesian firing squad tells how he and his prisoners prepare for the death sentence, and how he hopes those who are killed find their peace<p><b>As Indonesia prepares to execute up to 11 prisoners, including two Australians, a Brazilian and a Nigerian national,</b> …

Death Row

Boston Marathon victim's father testifies at trial: 'We were unlucky that day'

Bill Richard describes day with his family before the blast that left him half-deaf, his wife half-blind, his daughter maimed and his youngest son dead<p>Bill and Denise Richard loved going to the Boston Marathon, even before they had children.<p>In emotional testimony that brought tears to the eyes of …

Boston Marathon Bombing

The 10 Most Historic Restaurants and Inns in the World

Food... a fundamental element of life, one of the more enjoyable aspects of humanity and reason enough to travel the world.<p>Different smells and flavors, the heat of the kitchens, the sound of clinking glasses and people's conversations and white table cloths -- the establishment of restaurants has …

How the CIA gets away with it: Our democracy is their real enemy

The inside, untold story of CIA’s efforts to mislead Congress — and the people — about torture will horrify you<p>On March 11, 2014, California Sen. Dianne Feinstein stepped to the well of the Senate to deliver a speech exposing in stark terms a struggle between congressional investigators and their …

Best Tours in North America 2014

From Traveler Magazine's 2014 Tours of a Lifetime<p><b>Vermont: Locavore Trail</b><p>Eating local is arguably the Green Mountain State religion, and this Vermont-based outfitter has scouted the best bounty in its backyard for a unique itinerary that has you touring the country’s only independent organic seed …

Motivational Quotes | Runner's World

The 26.2-mile distance has inspired some wise words throughout the ages.​<p>Motivational sayings from the iconic American runner.​<p>The iconic race has sparked some inspirational sayings throughout the years.​<p>Illustrations By Megan Hetzel<p>A champion is made when you look at the time spent …

CT Scans Reveal 1,000-Year-Old Mummy Of Chinese Monk Hidden Inside Ancient Buddhist Statue

A CT scan of a Buddhist statue from the 11th or 12th century has revealed an extraordinary secret – it houses the mummy of an ancient Chinese …

Archaeology

Why we may fall ill when we’re on holiday

Does rushing to meet work deadlines before a break leave you more prone to coming down with an illness? Claudia Hammond finds out.<p>I’ve lost count of the number of people who have told me how they rushed to get everything done in the run-up to their holiday, only to be struck down with a stinking …

Obama State Of The Union Seeks To 'Turn The Page' To A Brighter Chapter

In the first minute of his hourlong State of the Union address, President Barack Obama summed up his theme in single sentence: "Tonight, we turn the page."<p>The president then detailed a page of history filled with the financial crisis of 2008, the recession and unemployment and deficits that …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Hiking

Best U.S. Hiking Cities

<b>Get Hiking:</b> This popular four-mile hike has a large measure of challenge (3,700 vertical feet of climbing) with an equal payoff (views of Mount Rainier, Seattle, and the Olympics on a clear day). The journey isn’t so bad either: Along the way, hikers pass classic Pacific Northwest conifer and fir …

Hiking

This is your future smart home — and no, it doesn't look like 'The Jetsons'

LAS VEGAS — In just a few years, you'll awake in the morning to the sound of your alarm, and the hidden sensors in the room will know you're getting …

Smart Homes

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler's best jokes at the Golden Globes

The George Clooney gag<p>“George Clooney married Amal Almuddin this year. Amal is a human rights lawyer who worked on the Enron case; was an adviser to Kofi Annan regarding Syria; and was selected for a three-person UN commission investigating rules of war violations in the Gaza Strip. So tonight … …

Golden Globes

10 Great Adventure Trips That Give Back

Going on an adventure to a new place has the power to change you, but you can also change a place—for better or worse. Make a positive impact with one of these ten trips that are full of adventure and also benefit local communities and conservation.

National Parks