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Fascism’s return and Trump’s war on youth

Fascism is all too often relegated to the history books.<p>The word conjures up a period in which civilized societies treated democracy with contempt, …

The 10 Best Places in America to Raise a Family Now

Parents tend to see the world a little differently.<p>Especially when your kids are young, you need the place you choose to call home to reach different …

I Lived in Europe for 5 Years — These Are the Places I Tell All My Friends to Visit

<i>This story originally appeared on Thisisinsider.com.</i><p>These talented women have turned buttercream into a business<p>The 'Star Wars: Rogue One' trailers …

Darth Vader

This man turned an abandoned village into a luxury mountain retreat

Nestled high in the peaceful Troodos mountains, Casale Panayiotis resort in Cyprus was created to restore and preserve Kalopanayiotis village, which …

Luxury Lifestyle

Can You Turn Fat into Muscle?

Simply put, your body can't turn fat into muscle. And the reverse is also true: Your body can't turn muscle into fat, either.<p>The reason? Fat and …

Exercise

Is there a supervolcano buried in Antarctica waiting to erupt?

Antarctica is behaving oddly. Like its North Pole counterpart, it’s being affected by our changing climate. But not in ways science expects.<p>It has lakes. It has rivers. All of liquid, flowing water. It’s just that they’re beneath the ice sheet. Not on top. How did they get there?<p>A new NASA study is …

Forget Machu Picchu: Seven Newly Accessible Wonders of the World

If visiting the world's most ancient temples and monuments—Angkor Wat, Machu Picchu, Chichen Itza, Petra—inspires your inner Indiana Jones, just …

Archaeology

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

So much for not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are calling them "super-agers" for their unique ability to stay sharp into old age<p>Several months ago, researchers discovered at least one …

9 ways to make people like you without saying a word

Becoming more likable is easier than you think.<p>There's lots of research on the traits and behaviors that make people likable — that have nothing to do with what they're saying.<p>Below, Business Insider has rounded up some of the most fascinating pieces of research on the best ways to make friends and …

An Introduction to Hormones

A hormone is a specific molecule that acts as a chemical messenger in the endocrine system. Hormones are produced by specific organs and glands and …

This Map Takes the Guess Work Out of Deciding When to Travel

Deciding when during the year to book a bucket list getaway generally comes down to settling on a date that both jibes with when you can take time …

A Harvard doctor says these are the best exercises for your body

If you think running a marathon is the quickest way to a rock-hard body, I-Min Lee, a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has news for you: That classic feat isn't as good for your body as it seems.<p>Instead of long-distance running, which can be hard on your joints and digestive system, …

Exercise

3 scientists just won the Nobel Prize for discovering how body clocks are regulated — here's why that's such a big deal

The thing that makes you a "morning person" or a "night owl" isn't an arbitrary preference or tendency. It's something that's fundamentally part of your biological makeup — and something that we ignore at our own peril.<p>On Monday, Jeffrey Hall, Michael Rosbash, and Michael Young were awarded the …

Nobel Prize

Traveling Seamlessly in Switzerland

Travelers who want to experience Switzerland and all that it has to offer would be well served to consider purchasing the Swiss Travel Pass for all …

This is the most popular city in the world to visit

Our suggestion: Bangkok, Thailand. Why? As per a new report by Mastercard, the Thai capital is the most popular city in the world for international travelers — for the second consecutive year.<p>The report projects that Bangkok will welcome nearly 20.2 million international overnight visitors this …

There's a tiny college outside Los Angeles where graduates out-earn Harvard and Stanford alums

Located in Claremont, California, Harvey Mudd is an 829-person liberal arts college that might go unnoticed to the uninitiated. It's not a member of the Ivy League, nor does it have the celebrity of Stanford University, its neighbor to the north.<p>In fact, if you're not familiar with the Claremont …

College & University

The World's Biggest Airport Will Open in 2019

Beijing‘s new airport is set to be the world’s biggest, according to Reuters.<p>The Beijing New Airport, opening in the southern Daxing district in …

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under the stars.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, Canada.<p>The four-night, …

Trains

The Best Road Trips in the World

We pooled our editors for their ultimate road trip picks. While the snacks and tools you pack for a drive through Namibia's deserts might be slightly different than, say, Hawaii's Road to Hana, the joy is all the same. Here, 13 of the best road trips in the world, whether you're looking to stop at …

North Carolina

10 of the Best American Cities to Live Comfortably on $40,000 a Year

<i>This story originally appeared on BusinessInsider.com.</i><p>Much of America's charm is predicated on small-town life. It's community-oriented, nostalgic, …

American Cities

These are the 20 cheapest cities on Earth

Travel

Hollywood's favorite video-editing tools arrive in a free app

If you're serious about video editing and are weighing up your software options, two choices usually pop up: Adobe Premiere Pro CC and Final Cut Pro X (FCPX). But Avid, Hollywood's go-to editing company, just played a wild card by releasing Media Composer First, a limited version of its pro …

This Quantum Theory Predicts That The Future Might Be Influencing The Past

No, seriously.<p>One of the weirder aspects of quantum mechanics could be explained by an equally weird idea – that causation can run backwards in time …

Quantum Mechanics

Niagara school makes the grade for at-risk students trying to attend college, university | Toronto Star

Research from the U.S. showed that nurturing kids from Grade 6, as they start to think about careers and goals, “was the best time to get them,” …

Delete yourself from the internet by pressing this button

The internet can be a beautiful and horrible place at the same time. It’s weird, and sometimes you feel like you want to leave. Sadly, there’s no easy way out — or there wasn’t, until now.<p>Swedish developers Wille Dahlbo and Linus Unnebäck created Deseat.me, a web app that offers a way to wipe your …

Apps

This beautiful Swiss town won't let you share Insta pics because it doesn't want people to get FOMO

The stunning and quaint town of Bergün has banned photography within its limits. And for good reason. Because of its awe-spiring scenery and …

The Great American Eclipse is 100 days away, and scientists are ready

This summer, darkness will fall across the face of America.<p>Birds will stop singing.<p>Temperatures will drop.<p>Stars will become visible in the daytime sky.<p>In about 100 days, a total solar eclipse will sweep across the continental United States for the first time since 1918. Astronomers are calling it …

Astronomy

Watch: The Physics of Time Explained in Under 3 Minutes

Many people find the concepts in physics challenging to wrap their head around. Visual aids and explanations can definitely help, though. The Youtube …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

We miss you, Pontiac: Remembering the automaker’s 8 greatest ideas

On April 27th, 2009, GM announced that it was going to axe the Pontiac brand. The brand, named after an Ottawa chief, can trace its roots back to …