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Jesse Jackson interview: 'Black Americans are free, but not equal'

Five Surprising Facts About Daydreaming

New computer model aims to simulate our mental escapes.<p><b>Whether it's worrying or fantasizing, all of us daydream—or let our minds escape from the task at hand.</b><p>Now, a new computer model that simulates these periods of mental wandering may give scientists clues about how our brains work. Specifically, …

Opinion: Bright Nights, Big Problems

Why we should turn off the lights and appreciate the dark.<p><b>We live immersed in artificial light.</b><p>Astronomers rate the darkness of our skies on a scale (the Bortle Scale) of 9 (brightest) to 1 (darkest). Most of us spend our lives in the radiance of levels 5 through 8, only rarely venturing into areas …

Twitter road trips USA: Las Vegas to Denver day one – as it happened

5.02am BST<p>Goodnight from Springdale<p>It's been a long day of travel from the Sinatra's famed city of sin to Springdale, Utah, and Marcel and the team …

In praise of ... camping: from the archive, 23 July 1901

Doctors and other people generally agree that there is no healthier way of spending a summer holiday than camping out. In the United States, where …

How to win at travel: 50 simple ways to save money on your holiday

The cost of overseas package holidays is on the up, according to the Office of National Statistics, with rising prices pushing inflation up to 2.9 per cent in May – the highest level since June 2013.<p>Combined with the recent fall in the value of the pound, it means saving money on holiday has never …

New Zealand sees tourism increase

Figures released yesterday by Tourism New Zealand reported a significant growth in the number of international visitors to the country, with a 10 per cent rise in arrivals during the first half of 2013, compared to the same period last year. There was a 3.3 per cent increase in visitors from …

Where to find peace and quiet in New York City

Even if you’re not local, it will get to you: the car honks, the clank of trains passing overhead on elevated lines, or the roar of traffic below the pedestrian walkway on the Brooklyn Bridge. Even those walking conference calls, with dressed-up walkers barking into invisible hands-free mics around …

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yoga | Women's Health

These yoga panties will follow you through your vinyasa.<p>Plus, everything else JoAnna Garcia carries in her gym bag.<p>It will work wonders for your digestion.<p>It's referred to as "black magic" by devotees.<p>If you had to choose one...<p>Because we know you've got 10 minutes you can spare.<p>​It’s a crime …

101 Greatest Running Tips

It can be tough to stay motivated—especially when you're tired or the weather sucks. But we've got 101 reasons why you can't quit—from our friends at Runner's World<p>"Stop fighting it!" That's what a fellow marathoner yelled at me years ago in the middle of a very windy out-and-back marathon. "Don't …

Arm Exercises To Fight Arm Jiggle | Women's Health

The (15 Minute) Bye-Bye Arm Jiggle Workout<p>Ture Lillegraven<p>Strapless dresses expose your upper back, shoulders, upper chest, and arms. This workout will shape all those places. Do these arm exercises one after another with no rest in between. Repeat the circuit, resting a minute between circuits.

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Equipment-Free Workouts for Women

No Gear Here<p>Get a total-body workout, totally sans gear. Do these body-weight moves twice a week, completing the recommended sets and reps with perfect form.<p><b>Pushups are proof positive</b> that gravity makes your body one hell of a workout tool. Which is fan-freakin'-tastic, because getting to the …

Fat-Burning Yoga

<b>Move 1: Backbend</b><p>Stand with your feet hip-width apart. Lace your fingers behind you (palms facing up). Inhaling, bend from your upper back, lift your chest, and press your shoulders down.