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The 60 greatest train journeys for 2018

The best train journey I’ve ever done? Tricky. In terms of sheer pinch-me-is-this-for-real wow-factor, it has to be the Trans-Mongolian, a journey of truly epic proportions. In my case it involved four days of travelling between Moscow and Lake Baikal on the traditional Trans-Siberian before …

Trains

Readers’ 23 All-Time Favorite Real Simple Recipes

We asked, and thousands of you answered. Here are the dishes most bookmarked, dog-eared, clipped, shared, and enjoyed—from once-a-week slow-cooker …

How To Master The RGB Curves In Photoshop and Lightroom for Better Post Processing

<b>Don’t limit yourself to presets due to ignorance. Learn to process your images with RGB Curves for more fine control.</b><p>There is no doubt about it, we …

Tutorials

Drywall Finish Levels Explained

Hanging drywall is a relatively straightforward project, even for do it yourselfers. But the final task of finishing drywall can easily frustrate …

7 Books That Will Make You Smarter In a Single Plane Ride

Spend your plane ride getting smarter.<p>Flying offers the opportunity to disconnect from the internet — unless you pay for it — and turn your mind off …

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

33 Smart Habits That Will Train Other People to Treat You With Respect | Inc.com

What do people want out of work? More than money, more than benefits, much more than job security, a recent survey says, they want to be treated with respect.<p>If that sounds like you, how can you increase the respect you get each day at work? It turns out that there are specific habits you can …

Leadership

10 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before You Board a Plane

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>Get fast-tracked.<p>If you haven’t already, sign up for TSA PreCheck ($85 for five years), which …

​Kitchen trends for 2018

Like all things in life, kitchens are constantly changing, and we don’t just mean style-wise. And why shouldn’t they, considering that they used to …

4 Under-the-Radar Countries Where You Can Retire for Cheap

Travel tops the bucket list for many retirees. But what if your wanderlust is of the more permanent variety?<p>According to the Social Security …

Ho Chi Minh City

6 Things to Eliminate From Your Living Room Right Now (That You Won’t Miss)

Consider eliminating these six things from your living room today; you just might feel an instant design relief of your main living space.<p>Visible …

How to Lower Your Blood Pressure

The American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have released new treatment guidelines that sharply lower the threshold for high blood pressure, also called hypertension. As a result, tens of millions of Americans now qualify for the diagnosis.<p>The new guidelines have raised a …

Diabetes
Science

Harvard study uncovers why fasting can lead to a longer and healthier life

Intermittent fasting diets are all the rage these days. We are seeing everything from the conservative 5:2 diet to more extreme fasting methods …

Holistic Medicine

What to Know Before You Buy Recessed Lights

Before you decide to add a recessed light, also known as a can light, or decide which recessed or can light to install, there are a few things to …

8 Tips That Will Make Your Japan Trip Easier

Traveling to a foreign country can be distressing in many ways: language barriers, geographical unfamiliarity, and trying to spend wisely are just some of the concerns that arise. Even when a destination is popular and well-traversed by tourists, it can still be hard to discover the best tips and …

12 everyday stretches that will help you stay flexible and fit at any age

When it comes to stretching, there are a lot of options to choose from.<p>But what are the best everyday stretches for anyone looking to avoid sore muscles, get more flexible, and protect his or her muscles from injuries?<p>We turned to Marilyn Moffat, a professor of physical therapy at New York …

Pain

How Israel Caught Russian Hackers Scouring the World for U.S. Secrets

It was a case of spies watching spies watching spies: Israeli intelligence officers looked on in real time as Russian government hackers searched computers around the world for the code names of American intelligence programs.<p>What gave the Russian hacking, detected more than two years ago, such …

Cybersecurity

First time to Tokyo? 5 locals give you advice | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With 13.5 million residents -- 37.8 million if you count the entire metro area -- and densely packed skyscrapers, it's fair to say that Tokyo can feel overwhelming for visitors.<p>Even the most experienced travelers struggle to decipher the cryptic metro maps and navigate the busy streets. It …

Japan

BATANES: Awesome Guide to Batanes Isles: Batan, Sabtang & Itbayat!

Take a timeless journey through the Philippines last frontier!Fall in love with the northernmost islands of the Philippines not only for its beauty …

Asia Travel

The Moon is Turning #MillennialPink This Week

You don't want to miss this.<p>An entire generation is currently obsessed with the color pink, but the story behind this week's "Pink Moon" dates back hundreds of years. Look up into the sky this week, and you'll catch a glimpse of this historic lunar event.<p>April's full moon is also known as the …

5 Things All Travel Insiders Do Before Boarding the Plane

Traveling can be a stressful process. Between packing, getting through security, and soaring through the skies at a casual 35,000 feet, air travel …

This Simple Tweak Is One Of The Best Ways To Protect Your Windows Computer

A lot of Windows users take an additive approach when it comes to security. Think you need to increase your protection? Install another piece of software. There are some great apps out there, like RansomFree, but you can actually make your Windows PC a lot more secure simply by changing one little …

Software

How to Become Rich in Your Photography

Dear friend,<p>One of my dreams when I started off in photography was to somehow make a living with my photography.<p>I grew up pretty poor, so I knew that …

Travel Hacks That Will Save You Time and Money in 2017

It's National Plan For Vacation Day. So what are you waiting for?<p>Expert travelers like flight attendants and frequent fliers know that foreign …

Air Travel

How To Provide Proof Of Onward Travel (So You Don’t Get Kicked Off Your Flight!)

How To Provide Proof Of Onward TravelTravel TipsPlanning to travel internationally on a one-way ticket? You might have a problem. Some airlines and …

Costa Rica

Caffeine may be able to block inflammation, new research says

This could help explain why caffeine is correlated with health benefits<p>Caffeine may be able to tamp down the inflammation that worsens with age, according to a study that investigated caffeine’s effects on immune cells. It’s a correlational study, but it’s one that dives into how caffeine could be …

Immune System

How to Cook Steak

• Take the steak out of the refrigerator 30 minutes before cooking to bring it to room temperature. It will brown better and cook faster and more …

Food

How to Create A Small Home Recording Studio For Less Than $200 | shopswell

If you are a musician of any type, you may want to be able to record your music at home. This could be useful if you are a small independent startup …

Music Production

The Untold Story of the First Atoms in the Universe

Exactly when and how were the original hydrogen atoms destroyed? A new telescope may provide an answer.<p><b>By Aaron Parsons,</b> <i>Associate Professor of</i> …

Chemistry

Made in Japan: Discover how lenses are created

It's not every day that you get to see behind the doors of a state-of-art factory in Japan and witness first hand how a lens is made. However, we …

Cameras