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7 Things You Need to Do to Understand Japan

Bathing in very hot natural springs is a tradition in Japan thanks to the volcanic landscape that ensures a plethora of thermal springs. And bathing is at the heart of the Japanese culture of cleanliness.<p>Do these things and you'll be on your way to really understanding Japan!<p><b>1. See a geisha (or</b> …

Cherry Blossom

The Single Biggest Mistake You’re Making At The Airport

Seriously, why are you still doing this?<p>By and large, airplane travel is one of the most stressful, unpleasant routines we put ourselves through.<p>While there isn't much you can do about crammed leg room or delayed flights, there is one major improvement you can make. It starts by getting yourself …

Scientists have figured out what makes Dr. Seuss so silly

By Sarah Kaplan<p>Sarah Kaplan<p>Reporter for Speaking of Science<p>Email Bio Follow<p>Chris Westbury was trying to get work done, and everyone around him kept laughing.<p>As part of a study on aphasia, a speech and language disorder, the University of Alberta psychology professor was running a study in which …

University of Alberta

America's Best Ranked Cities to Stay in 2016

Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, lead us to the best buys -- even the best neighborhoods to live -- and when you're checking into a hotel, they're also the best way to make sure you're getting exactly what you want to book.<p>Reviews give us the best restaurant recommendations, …

Online Life

Where to go in Costa Rica: readers’ tips

With its rainforests, beaches and wildlife, Costa Rica makes a huge mark on the radars of those seeking pristine environments, especially as its food, drink and hostels match the natural beauty

'Star Wars' locations you can actually go and see | CNN Travel

How to talk to anyone: the experts' guide

Handle awkward date silences, end a conversation with a stranger – plus chat to your children, your parents and your boss. Our panel shares their secrets<p>Children often don’t have the words to say what they’re feeling, and they don’t always understand what we’re looking for when we ask them …

Tumors

The Only Time You Can Recline Your Seat And Other Travel Tips

In regular society, your neighbor does not have the right to any part of your backyard and no man is allowed to purposely block your path to a fire escape in a crowded place. Somehow during air travel all of these agreed upon laws and social customs are completely ignored.<p>I recently returned from …

Fair Trade

The world’s best workplace … Glacier national park, Montana

Tour guide David Eglsaer loves the fact that his job lets him spend several months of the year among the stunning peaks of Montana’s Glacier national park<p><b>This is one of the greatest backyards ever created –</b> and we get to spend a few months of every year in it. There are no towns inside the park, …

National Parks

10 of the best theme parks … that you’ve probably never heard of

Photograph: Alamy<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/22/1432295430368/bd29904a-22b6-4b92-a6fc-230833a7305c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

Amusement Parks

Underwear thief used custom-made fishing rod to steal more than 285 bras

Police have nabbed an underwear thief in the eastern Chinese city of Liyang, after he was found to have stashed more than 285 worn bras and 185 worn panties in his van, according to local media reports.<p>Police seek nickers of underwear worth $2,000 from Victoria's Secret store<p>Read more<p>The …

Top 10 Oceanfront Cities

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Hyperloop to start work on $6 billion test track 'within weeks'

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT) has announced it will start work $6bn Hyperloop test track within the next two to three weeks.<p>The system, …

The Blue Mosque from a window in the Hagia Sophia.

Would you dare sleep in the UK's scariest hotels?

Freak out! The UK's 9 most haunted pubs and hotels<p>With Halloween creeping up on us, we reveal the UK's eeriest and most haunted inns and hotels. From …

Trinidad’s forgotten architectural gems

Trinidad and Tobago holidays,Festivals,Caribbean holidays,Cultural trips,North and Central America holidays,Travel,Festivals,Culture,Architecture<p>As carnival revellers throng the streets of Port of Spain this week, most will be oblivious to the beautiful old colonial houses along the route. But a …

25 Museums You Need to Visit in Your Lifetime

The breathtaking art collections (and striking architecture) are certainly worth the trip.<p>TripAdvisor recently released its list of the world's top 25 museums, a comprehensive ranking includes places from all corners of the world.

Buenos Aires

Refugees who changed the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> They are destitute, desperate but determined. Thousands of them flee their homes every year, risking their lives in unseaworthy boats or crammed in trucks.<p>Refugees struggling to find a new life in Europe have seized the world's attention. In some places, they have faced a backlash from …

Albert Einstein

19 A.I. experts reveal the biggest myths about robots

But if you base all your knowledge about robots and AI on movies and books, you're bound to be either terrified or disappointed whenever a new robot comes out.<p>Tech Insider asked 19 AI researchers about the biggest myths in their field. Their answers (lightly edited) are below.

Is Exercise or Diet More Important for Weight Loss?

<i>Amanda MacMillan, Life by DailyBurn</i><p>When it comes to weight loss, we’ve been told time and time again: Cutting calories is the fastest way to see …

Weight Loss

24 hours in Lausanne, Switzerland

One of Switzerland’s prettiest cities, Lausanne, located on the shores of glimmering Lake Geneva, can easily be covered in a day though it's better to take it slow and spend the night.<p>The steep hills and cobblestones may appear daunting (good walking shoes are handy) but all hotels provide guests …

Top 21 things to do in Tokyo for free

Exploring the Big Sushi is a mind-blowing experience, but it can also blow your budget. Don't despair <b>–</b> there’s an abundance of things to do and see in Tokyo that don’t cost a single yen. From gardens and temples to contemporary art, sumo practice and a world-famous fish market, you can experience …

Shinjuku

The Surprising Genealogy of Your Brain

Each of your neurons is more closely related to heart cells than to most of its neighbors. Why?<p>People talk about an individual’s genome as if it was a single consistent entity—but it isn’t. Every one of us actually contains a cosmopolitan melting pot of different genomes. Our 37 trillion or so …

8 Adventures in Wonderland

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Don’t just see the world, seize it. From swimming with whale sharks in Baja California to horseback riding across Mongolia, these eight wild adventures turn vacations into calls to action.<p>> Swim With Whale Sharks<p>Goosebumps. That’s what snorkeling near a bus-size shark can …

British Columbia

This is the expanding remains of a massive star that exploded about 8,000 years ago. Called the Veil Nebula, the debris is one of the best-known supernova remnants, deriving its name from its delicate, draped filamentary structures. The entire nebula is 110 light-years across, covering six full moons on the sky as seen from Earth, and resides about 2,100 light-years away in the constellation Cygnus, the Swan. This view is a mosaic of six pictures from our Hubble Space Telescope of a small area roughly two light-years across, covering only a tiny fraction of the nebula's vast structure. This close-up look unveils wisps of gas, which are all that remain of what was once a star 20 times more massive than our sun. The fast-moving blast wave from the ancient explosion is plowing into a wall of cool, denser interstellar gas, emitting light. The nebula lies along the edge of a large bubble of low-density gas that was blown into space by the dying star prior to its self-detonation. Image Credit: NASA/ESA/Hubble Heritage Team #nasa #hubble #hst #hubble25 #space #astronomy #nebular #star #nasabeyond #science

The 10 Best Free Things to Do in Amsterdam

Some of the best experiences in the city come at no cost. Here are ten of our favorites.<p>Like many other major cities, Amsterdam isn’t exactly famous …

'Super blood moon' to give stargazers a rare show

The celestial show, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia and the east Pacific, will be the result of the Sun, Earth and a larger-than-life, extra-bright Moon lining up for just over an hour from 0211 GMT.<p>"It will be quite exciting and especially dramatic," predicted astronomer Sam …

Asia

10 of the best ways to enjoy Prague … on a budget

Photograph: Alamy<p>The park on Petřín Hill.<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/4/1441370702781/0be80978-83fc-42e1-9bc0-0bdbd5348219-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Alamy<p>The park on Petřín …

Hidden Rome: a guide to the city's best-kept secrets

Rome is one of the world’s most visited tourist destinations and its most popular attractions receive millions of visitors each year. Thankfully though, the city is so packed with world-class museums, churches and gardens that it’s easy to escape the crowds and find a little corner that’s all your …