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10 things I wish I knew before traveling to Iceland

Iceland is a very trendy destination and because you don’t want to make the same mistakes as everyone else on your trip, we’ve compiled a short list …

Today Is One of the Cheapest Days to Buy Flights, With Flights Starting Below $12

Airlines are offering ultra-cheap flights today, but you'll need to act fast.<p>Cyber Monday and Black Friday might be over, but the real day to score …

The life-changing magic of getting a person to change their mind—even yourself

How do we get others to change their minds? That is the question many of us are asking in this polarizing social and political climate, where the gulf between some people’s beliefs appears almost insurmountable. But there is a way, based in the academic field of adult learning, that has helped …

Cognitive Science

What Would the World Look Like if There Were Only 100 People?

Almost all of them would live in Asia, and few of them would own cars.<p>In this new video from RealLifeLore, we learn what the world's population would look like if it were compressed to 100 people, while the same proportions of people kept the same attributes they have now. There are a lot of …

Fireflies in the Great Smoky Mountains Light Up At Once—Here's How to See Them

It's almost that time of year again.<p>Synchronous <i>photinus carolinus</i>—say that five times fast. While the name of that firefly species may be hard to say, an early summer trip to see them just got a little easier. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park recently announced the viewing dates for 2017's …

National Parks

Festival guide 2017: the best, brightest and most brilliant to go to this summer

The Great Escape, Brighton & Hove<p><b>May 18 – 20</b> <b><br>Headliners:</b> Slaves, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Moonlandingz, Cabbage<p>International, multi-venue, music biz shindig that takes over the south coast city completely. Every nook and cranny features performances by hot new acts, day and night. Brighton, already a …

The Cheapest Day To Buy An International Plane Ticket, Mapped By Destination

It could save you tons of money.<p>Pinpointing when to buy your plane ticket can be a major headache. Thankfully, this map lays the rules out brilliantly.<p>Analysts at CheapAir.com reviewed more than 351 million individual airfares sold on more than a million international routes in 2016. They tracked …

Air Travel

Norwegian Air Just Launched $190 Flights From the US to Rome

One of Europe's most stellar destinations is about to get even most stellar for residents of the US; industry game-changer Norwegian has debuted …

The World Is Too Complicated for Donald Trump to Be President, Theoretical Physics Suggests

An emerging branch of complex systems mathematics suggests in cold, analytical terms that Donald Trump is not smart enough to be president.<p>Many political observers have coalesced around a prevailing theory that they say explains Donald Trump's early struggles. Put simply, they say he's too dumb to …

Wayfair takes on Pinterest with its own visual search engine for home furnishings

Pinterest and Google’s recent moves to leverage visual search technologies in order to connect consumers with products have not gone unnoticed by those in the e-commerce business. One company, Wayfair, is today taking inspiration from these efforts with a new feature for finding home furnishings …

This salamander species is solar-powered

Few animals are capable of photosynthesis, and until recently it was thought to be an impossible task among vertebrates. However, the yellow spotted …

The 'do-it-all' tour of Italy — in 12 days

Can't decide whether to tour the eternal city of Rome, explore the canals of Venice or view grand art and artifacts in Florence? A 12-day guided tour by the Roman Guy will help you do it all.<p>The La Dolce Vita itinerary, which takes participants from rolling hills to sandy beaches to legendary …

Italy

24 pictures of Japan that will get you packing now

See them to believe them<p>Ask anyone who has visited, and they’ll tell you: <b>Japan</b> is easily one of the most stunning places in the world. The country …

More people than ever before are single – and that's a good thing

Married people often put their spouse (and, for some, kids) at the center of their lives. That's what they're expected to do, and often it's also …

Watch Vivid Sydney's dazzling light festival. This tour takes you there

Visit Australia in time for Vivid Sydney, the amazing festival that transforms the city with light installations, music and ideas.<p>Swain Destinations offers an 11-night tour that includes time to explore Sydney, the Hunter Valley wine country, the Blue Mountains and the beaches of Byron Bay.<p>You …

Lahaina Noon - when the sun is directly overhead and makes things look like a bad videogame

When the sun is directly overhead in Hawaii, it looks like a bad video game render<p>The sun is exactly overhead twice a year in Lahaina, Hawaii, once …

How Can These Cops Run Up a Wall on a Pole? Physics!

This video of Vietnamese police—I think they're Vietnamese police—climbing a wall with a pole left me thinking, "What the heck?" I don't doubt that …

5 Animals That Mate Themselves to Death

There's a reason that spiders, eels, and some mammals practice suicidal reproduction.<p>Finding a mate can be exhausting—so much that some animals die after finally meeting that special someone.<p>For Weird Animal Question of the Week, we took a closer look at the reproductive strategy called …

This Website Has the Best Flight Deals 99% of the Time, Says a Travel Pro

While the purpose of a vacation is to relax and unwind, the lead-up to a trip can have the opposite effect. Between trawling flight websites, finding …

I Never Pay Full Price for Flights—This Is Where I Book

The first time I ventured overseas I was 18 and worked two jobs to buy a return ticket to Phuket, Thailand. Determined to pay my own way, I spent …

Air Travel

Swiss spoof video goes after Trump in the most brutal way

Switzerland has given Donald Trump all the reasons why he should put "Switzerland Second."<p>Sound familiar?<p>It will do, if you've watched that cheeky …

If You Had an Obamacare Plan in 2016, Do This One Thing Now

It's not too late to adjust your income.<p>Have you mentally spent your tax refund? If you had Obamacare in 2016, you might want to hold off before …

China will make it rain over an area 1.7 times the size of France

China is creating rain in an area 1.7 times the size of France.<p>The massive Asian country will spend 1.15 million yuan ($168 million) to modify …