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One Travelin' Woman Tested 9 Celeb Skin-Care Tips—Here's What Happened

Seven products, two cross-country flights, one face<p>Recently, I traveled to Hawaii—and was so ready to leave my snow boots and parka behind in frigid New York City (there's only so many two-degree days one girl can take!). The only thing standing between me and my island getaway? Two 10-hour (ish) …

5 great free Android apps that do amazing things the iPhone can’t

It’s been a long time, Android fans, but one of your favorite series of recurring posts is finally back. Last year, we periodically put together …

Mood Boosting Happy Foods

In so many ways, we are what we eat—and the "what we eat" in that sentence can also help us in terms of boosting our moods.<p>Jenna Hollenstein, C.D.N., is a certified nutrition ambassador for Just Salad—a New York City-based restaurant that offers healthy, customized salads, wraps, smoothies, and …

6 Stand-Out National Wildlife Refuges

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>America’s national parks get plenty of laudatory ink, but what about its wildlife refuges?<p>As the name suggests, these wild sanctuaries were created to safeguard the habitats native animals need to survive and thrive in an ever developing world. Together, they protect 150 …

Hiking

If You Ever See Your Dog Or Cat Do This, Go To The Vet Immediately. It Can Probably Save Their Life.

As pet owners, it’s our responsibility to be knowledgable about the warning signs that indicate that our furry friends may be in danger. But some …

Brain Damage

Going Mobile: Lessons from a Family Road Trip

The idea of lighting out is as old as Odysseus, and as American as Huck Finn and Route 66. We've been a nation of wanderers since long before we had roads. And as we've become increasingly saddled with bigger homes, heftier mortgages, more stuff, and a constant barrage of data, chucking it all for …

7 Airline Innovations That Will Change the Way We Fly

There was a day not too long ago when seatback TVs on planes looked space-aged, the concept of a call from 30,000 feet seemed impossible, and the idea of WiFi—let alone on a plane—was completely out of the question. Today? You take those things for granted. You even complain about them if they …

The Invisible Benefits of Exercise

Muscle tone and weight control. For the past decade, these benefits have topped the list of reasons why we exercise, according to the Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association’s annual report on the fitness industry. They consistently edge out others—like “feeling good after” and “increased …

Can Thinking About Strength Training Make Me Stronger?

<i>A:</i><p>If you’re healthy, you can’t Walter Mitty yourself into superhero strength.<p>However, research suggests that if you are in a situation in which you literally can't move a muscle—because you’re injured, not because you’re lazy—simply imagining yourself in motion can help you retain some of the …

At The Oscar Nominations, It's A Good Year To Be An Idiosyncratic Man

<b>Listen · 10:01</b><p><b>Toggle more options</b><p><b>Download</b><p>[<i>At the top of this post, you'll find a discussion I had with Stephen Thompson, my Pop Culture Happy Hour co-panelist, about the Oscar nominations. Tomorrow's full PCHH episode more fully covers the film</i> Selma<i>.</i>]<p>The Oscar nominations are in (you can see the …

Of Course It Is Islam

It is settled: The Paris terror attacks had almost nothing to do with Islam.<p>If there is any doubt about this, consider that on the one hand, you have the chilling new tape of the Charlie Hebdo attackers declaring, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad,” and on the other, you have the tortured …

Swiss Currency Has Shot Up 15% So Far Today. Here’s Why That Matters

Chaos in the currency market is a sign of deep problems for Europe—and the whole global economy.<p>The global economy got a lot more interesting today, …

Economics

US ban on Cuban cigars comes to an end as Barack Obama's détente with Cuba begins

The first practical elements of the new era in US-Cuba relations come into force on Friday<p>America's half-century ban on Cuban cigars will come to an end on Friday as Barack Obama's new policy of détente with Cuba starts to come into force.<p>Just weeks after Mr Obama announced that he was reversing 50 …

Cuba

Is poker a game of skill, or a game of luck?

Last week, researchers claimed to have developed a poker-playing computer program that is nearly unbeatable. What are the implications for the old debate about whether poker is a game of skill or luck?<p>As a spectator sport, poker traditionally isn’t the most engaging thing to watch. I realised this …

Poker

Proteins Found In The Brain Might Help Speed Up Flu Recovery While You Sleep

Research may back up the age-old advice to 'sleep it off'<p>To get over the flu, all it might take is a little extra brain protein and a lot more sleep.<p>Researchers at Washington State University at Spokane have been trying to come up with another way to treat influenza beyond yearly vaccinations. …