Ashley Carroll

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40 Cheapest Countries to Visit (On $30 Per Day Or Less!)

Note: This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my disclosure page for more details.<p>Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found …

11 Christmas morning coffee drinks that will destroy your Christmas Eve hangover

If you need one more thing to add to your list of ‘things to look forward to on Christmas morning‘, we’re here for you. We don’t know about you, but …

10 Books to Make Winter Pass Faster

Here are some reading suggestions to help you cope with short days, long nights and frigid temperatures.<p>New Year’s is fast approaching, along with cold and snowy weather. That’s when I begin to think about the books I want to enjoy sitting next to a warm fire.<p>I managed to get through most of the …

If Only AI Could Save Us from Ourselves - MIT Technology Review

Humans have broken the Internet. Cyberbullying, harassment, social shaming, and sheer unpleasantness plague such sites as Twitter and Reddit, …

The Best Fall Hikes in the U.S.

With fall foliage in full effect, there's no better time to pull on your boots and take a hike. After all, unlike the heat and humidity that come …

Archaeologists Have Unearthed a Series of 2,000-Year-Old Magic Spells in Serbia

Spooky.<p>Researchers in eastern Serbia have discovered a series of magic spells etched onto tiny rolls of gold and silver, buried alongside the remains …

Ancient History

Backpacker tips and destinations to have a fantastic first-time experience

Backpacking is a relatively inexpensive way to travel and explore the world around you. Typically, backpackers have packs that contain their sleeping …

New Zealand

America's Best Cities for Fall Travel

The leaves start turning early in the resort towns outside Denver, but the city’s foliage takes center stage during October, when you can see it …

Festivals

App of the Week: Globespinning creates shareable itineraries to help travelers plan great trips

Planning the perfect vacation just got a little easier.<p>Globespinning, a free app that launched to travelers worldwide on July 9, allows users to …

Apps

Five Books for Every Type of Traveler

Your summer travels are obvz going to lead to their own adventures, but since traveling includes lots of downtime (and layovers), it’s the perfect time to go on a mental adventure by diving into a good book. And if you’re not traveling this summer, books are even more necessary. From foodies to …

Penguin Random House

The 50 Things You Must Do in Texas

Whether you were born and raised in the Lone Star State or migrated here after realizing Texas is the best damn state in the whole damn country, you …

10 reasons beer is good for you, according to science

10 reasons beer is good for you, according to science<p>Shutterstock<p>Beer: It’s not as unhealthy as you think.<p>Working hard to maximize your drinking …

Wellness

A neural network tried to write a 9th Harry Potter book, with hilarious results

Do you remember that memorable scene in the Harry Potter books when a person seeking revenge on Ron turns out to be Dumbledore hiding behind a cream …

The coolest thing to do for $20 in every state in the US

A few years ago, $20 seemed like a lot of money. However, these days, $20 can feel like nothing at all. You might spend $20 on your monthly gym membership or a movie ticket, sans popcorn.<p>Luckily, there are still some things to do in the U.S. for $20 or less; you just need to know where to go. Here …

America’s Best Little Beach Towns

Tucked between popular Monterey, Pebble Beach, and Carmel, this quiet town is more famous for its butterflies and stray deer than its tourists. You …

Fort Lauderdale

Most Anticipated, Too: The Great Second-Half 2016 Nonfiction Book Preview

Last week, we previewed 93 works of fiction due out in the second half of 2016. Today, we follow up with 44 nonfiction titles coming out in the next …

Books

Updated: How to Find the Best Flight Deals in 5 Minutes a Day

Last year I wrote about the best sites to find flight deals without having to invest a lot of time and effort. Since then I’ve come across other …

RANKED: The 17 best hidden bars in London — and where to find them

There's a speakeasy disguised as a detective agency, a Chinatown parlour serving drinks and dim sum behind a nondescript green door, and even a cocktail bar tucked inside a laundromat.<p>We've put together a ranking of the coolest secret bars in the city, and how you can find them.<p>Here are London's …

Genevieve Cogman - The Invisible Library - Book Review

The Invisible Library<p>By Genevieve Cogman<p>Roc<br>$15.00<br>ISBN 9781101988640<br>Published 06/14/2016<p>Fiction / Science Fiction & Fantasy / Fantasy / Mystery & …

Escape to the country: the best US cities for outdoor adventure

Calling Off The Search For God

By most accounts, the search for God is an ancient, oil-slicked highway rutted with potholes, interrupted by long tunnels that lead mostly to more long tunnels. It's dark and stormy, often foggy, directed by ambiguous signage spelled out in dead languages. Except for the occasional downpour of …

'Pronoia' and other emotions you never knew you had

In recent years, neuroscience has introduced a new way of thinking about our emotions. The scientists behind the latest brain-imaging studies say they can now pinpoint with precision where these feelings are located within our heads. In 2013, for instance, a team of psychologists published a study …

Language

The 10 Weirdest Hotels in the World

Now that places like crazy colorful hotels and their art-infused rooms exist, there’s really no going back to ordinary. Since it seems like there’s something for everyone these days — from must-visit foodie hotels to haunted Airbnbs — creativity is becoming competition. These 10 unusual hotels give …

King Tut's Knife Was Made From A Meteorite

This discovery is out of this world.<p>Scientists say an iron knife buried with King Tut is truly out of this world.<p>The knife was made with iron that came from a meteorite, according to an article in the journal Meteoritics and Planetary Science published online last month.<p>The dagger in question was …

Here's what it's like to eat a $245 meal at one of New York City's finest restaurants

My food-loving mom recently flew in from North Carolina to spend Mother's Day weekend in New York City with me.<p>We did a lot of exploring — and even more eating.<p>As a Mother's Day treat, my incredibly generous grandpa, who happens to be a restaurant connoisseur and former food critic, treated us to …

New York City

The Lingering Legacy of Psychedelia

Steve Jobs claimed that dropping acid was one of the most important things he had ever done in his life. “LSD shows you that there’s another side to the coin,” he said, “and you can’t remember it when it wears off, but you know it.” Jobs’s openness to psychedelic experiences is an aspect of his …

This handheld espresso maker is great choice for anyone who has a small kitchen

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Fancy Before my gargantuan cup of iced tea or coffee each morning, I'm grouchy, impatient, and exhausted, whether or not I clock in …

Groundbreaking gadget claims to fit in your ear and translate foreign languages in real-time

Trying to understand someone who doesn't speak your language could be a thing of the past, thanks to this new piece of technology.<p>Pilot earphones act like much like Babel Fish in 'Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy' - they let two people who speak a different language understand each other.<p>The gadget …

The Ultimate North Carolina State Parks Road Trip

It turns out the National Park Service isn't the only parks organization that can brag about being 100 years old.<p>Founded in 1916, North Carolina …