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Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

Ada Lovelace

20 Concealer Hacks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, life-changing ways to cover under-eye circles, blemishes, and more.<p><b>1) If you use foundation, apply it first, and then apply your concealer.</b><p>If you apply your foundation first, you'll find that you don't need to use as much concealer. If you apply concealer …

Table Covered with Crocheted Plastic Bags

Hugo Ribeiro, inspired by traditional Portuguese stools and the art of crocheting, designed CROKÉ, a corner table with a hidden shelf inside. The …

The Best of Jennifer Lawrence's 'Mockingjay Part 1' Wardrobe

Click through for The Girl on Fire's best Mockingjay: Part 1 looks.<p>It's November, so you know what that means: Jennifer Lawrence is about to embark on a gorgeous Dior-filled press tour to promote the latest installment of <i>The Hunger Games</i>. Click through for The Girl on Fire's best <i>Mockingjay: Part 1</i> …

15 Motivational Posters to Kick Start Your Creativity

If you feel like you're stuck in a rut, check out these motivational posters by Be Happy. The company believes that “Words are Powerful” and they've put inspirational sentences on everything from posters and t-shirts to cards and mugs. Like Ira Glass's great advice for creatives, these powerful …

Ira Glass

Travel Well for Less: How to Save on Accommodations

Ever wonder why someone else always seems to get a better deal for their hotel or travel accommodation than you do? Well, there are lots of ways to score discounted (or even free) accommodations these days. We've done it ourselves in both our personal travel and for our work for International …

Dinosaurs Had Feathers Long Before Any Could Fly, And Now Scientists Know Why

Why did dinosaurs have feathers millions of years before the first reptiles took to the air?<p>Paleontologists have been puzzling over that question for years. But now an answer may finally be at hand, thanks to a fascinating new study by researchers at the University of Bonn in Germany.<p>“Until now, …

The Neuroscience Of “Harry Potter”

Or, what happens to your brain when you’re lost in a book.<p>Let’s do a casual experiment. Here’s a brief passage from the first book in some obscure fiction series called <i>Harry Potter:</i><p>A bush on the edge of the clearing quivered. … Then, out of the shadows, a hooded figure came crawling across the …

Things I Wish I Knew Before I Spent a Semester Abroad

<b>The Airport is a Perfect Hotel</b><p>Once you take part in a study abroad program, you will learn the value of saving every dollar, euro, and yen. Whether you are in a city to party or to enjoy all the tourist attractions, you are not going to be spending enough time in your room to make the soaring …

21 Genius Hacks for Fixing Ruined Clothes

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, easy tricks for salvaging those damaged goods you just can't seem to part with.<p><b>1.</b> <b>Stop your sweaters from shedding by sticking them in the freezer overnight.</b><p>If you have a cashmere or wool sweater that won't stop shedding, toss it in the freezer before each …

How To Drink Champagne Like An Expert

From the editors of TownandCountryMag.com, Winemaker and Champagne expert Elise Losfelt of Moët & Chandon shares 10 tips to drinking champagne like a bubbly enthusiast.<p><b>1) The glass</b><p>The best way to enjoy champagne is in a white wine glass. A white wine glass's larger bowl enables the wine to open up …

5 gorgeous road trips for fall for 2014 (or any year, really) | CNN Travel

Thom Yorke – Tomorrow's Modern Boxes: our first thoughts

As the Radiohead frontman releases his second solo album via BitTorrent, our team of writers give their initial verdict<p>What are BitTorrent bundles and how can I download Thom Yorke’s album? Thom Yorke releases second solo album Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes via BitTorrent<p>Tim Jonze: ‘Refinement rather …

National Geographic Travel

10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The civil servants

Would you give up your house to travel? How about your full retirement pension? After a health scare, one couple decided to do both – and today, spend life aboard a motorhome and boat.<p>When Julie and Steven Hando bought a boat in June 2010, they didn’t intend to use it on vacation. Instead, it would …

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