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The World's Most Romantic Cities

Travelers enjoy mile-high romance in Aspen, an ultra-posh resort town in a remote corner of the Colorado Rockies. After a day on the slopes (during …

Jessica Alba

10 unique hotels to stay at before you die

From ice manors in Sweden to al fresco wooden lodges in Botswana to hanging pods in Peru, some hotels can make your trip unforgettable.<p>Here are the ones you need to visit during your lifetime.

Hotels

Microbes make the meal, new diet book proposes

The Diet Myth<i><br>Tim Spector<br>Overlook Press, $28.95</i><p>For 10 days, Tom Spector lived off McDonald’s. He had chicken nuggets or Big Macs for meals and …

Nutrition

Best Trips 2016

National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s Botswana's Okavango Delta or Brazil's beaches, these 20 go-now destinations will get you packing.

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

Could electrical stimulation to the brain help with weight loss? A new study shows promise

Giving a region of the brain that's key to self-control and motivation a zetz of electrical stimulation may help the obese to eat less and lose more weight, says a new study.<p>Research suggests that the brains of people who are obese differ in a key respect from those of normal-weight people: The …

Research

How to Get Started With Voluntourism

<b>Updated February 2017</b> — While monetary contributions to charitable organizations are always welcome and effective, oftentimes people want to invest …

Costa Rica

5 Signs You're Eating Too Little for How Much You Work Out

Since the early 1970s the number of female athletes has grown by a whopping 560 percent among high school students and nearly one thousand percent …

Low vitamin-D genes linked to MS

<b>People genetically prone to low vitamin-D levels are at increased risk of multiple sclerosis, a large study suggests.</b><p>The findings, based on the DNA profiles of tens of thousands of people of European descent, add weight to the theory that the sunshine vitamin plays a role in MS.<p>Scientists are …

Vitamin D

Scientists develop test that can detect every known human virus in single drop of blood

A simple test has been developed that can detect every known human virus in a single drop of blood. It can confirm present and past viral infections, …

Around St. Louis, bloodshed rises in year since Michael Brown was killed

One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>One person was shot during protests to mark the one-year anniversary of Michael Brown’s death.<p>A line of black hearses left a Baptist church near here and crawled through the streets of St. Louis with …

The Pill Has Prevented 200,000 Cases of Cancer, Study Says

Oral contraceptives have prevented 200,000 cases of endometrial cancer in the last decade, according to new research published Tuesday.<p>In the new …

Reader Recs: Long Weekend Getaways

It can be difficult to find time for a long trip, but that shouldn’t keep you from exploring the world. Take a break from reality (and an excuse to use up one of those vacation days) with a three-day getaway.<p>Here are a few suggestions from our Nat Geo Travel Facebook fans to inspire your weekend …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

Port-au-Prince

How Much Alcohol Is Too Much? A New Study Has Answers

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Cancer screening: An example of when less can be more, experts say

Americans get too many tests to screen for common types of cancer, and the American College of Physicians wants them to stop.<p>New clinical guidelines from the medical group include a litany of statistics that illustrate our obsession with cancer screening. Among them: About 6 in 10 adults submitted …

Colorado man first in US to contract plague from a dog, study says

When a man in Colorado contracted the plague from his two-year-old pit bull terrier and spread it to four other people last summer, the resulting outbreak was the largest in 88 years – and the first known dog-to-human transmission of the disease, according to a new study released by the US Centers …

What Divorce Does to Women's Heart Health

Dissolving a marriage is hard on everyone, but researchers say the psychological stress of a divorce can have serious physical effects on the heart, …

Why do we have allergies?

Allergic reactions to everything from pollen to peanuts make life a misery for millions. But why does our body over-react to seemingly benign intruders? Carl Zimmer reports.<p>For me, it was hornets.<p>One summer afternoon when I was 12, I ran into an overgrown field near a friend’s house and kicked a …

Immunotherapy

How the World’s Oldest People Live So Long

At 118, the world’s oldest woman says her secret is eating, sleeping, and relaxing. Sounds good to us!<p>How do you live to be 109 years old? Exercise, …

Cancer Survival Boosted by Tetanus Shot With Vaccine

Treatment with tetanus shot seems to enhance cancer vaccine’s effects, stimulating the immune system, Duke University study of glioblastoma patients finds<p>A common tetanus booster shot given to patients with a deadly form of brain cancer shortly before an experimental cancer vaccine prolonged their …

Immunotherapy

Natural Body Lotion Guide

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read our disclosure page.<p>Share the post "Safe Hand & Body Lotion Guide"<p>I don’t believe that we need to …

Skin Care

Stress Makes Organic Fruits Healthier Than Conventional - 80beats

By Lisa Raffensperger | February 25, 2013 3:43 pm<p>Next time you’re in the supermarket weighing<p>the glossy conventional fruit against the small, …

Gene Therapy for HIV Resistance Succeeds in Trials—But Hold the "Cure" Talk - 80beats

By Andrew Moseman | March 3, 2011 4:10 pm<p>Earlier this week at a scientific conference in Boston, HIV researchers announced a remarkable success in …

Omega-3 Shows Protective Effect Against Skin Cancer - 80beats

By Breanna Draxler | February 27, 2013 10:15 am<p>The anti-inflammatory effect of fish and fish oil supplements have long been used to bring down high …

Ebola: the race to find a cure | Sarah Boseley

In October, scientists set out to do something unprecedented – conduct a drugs trial during an epidemic to find a treatment for a lethal disease. Could they make history and change the way we deal with outbreaks?<p>The border crossing did not look encouraging. Dense tropical forest spilled over the …