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5 reasons to keep your money separate from your spouse

Money may not be the root of <i>all</i> evil — but it's the clincher in a great many relationships gone haywire.<p>Research shows that arguing about money is by far the top predictor of divorce. "It's not children, sex, in-laws, or anything else. It's money — for both men and women," says Sonya Britt, an …

Personal Finance

See why Vietnam's Halong Bay is one of the most beautiful places on the planet

Halong Bay is one of Vietnam's most stunning attractions.<p>The name translates to "where the dragon descends," and, according to local legend, the bay's islands were formed when a dragon charged from the mountains towards the coast. Its tail carved out valleys and crevasses until the dragon hit the …

Vietnam

NASA has figured out how Mars was stripped clean of water

What happened to Mars’ atmosphere? NASA thinks it knows.<p>Around 3.7 to 4.2 billion years ago, the red planet’s atmosphere was the same size or bigger than the Earth’s, but today it’s about 100 times thinner than on our planet. The answer, it turns out, is blowing in the wind.<p>Solar winds, to be …

Particles

The 26 happiest, richest, healthiest, and most crime-free countries in the world

Every year, the Legatum Institute, a London based think-tank releases its annual global Prosperity Index, a huge survey that ranks what it calls the most prosperous countries in the world.<p>The amount of money a country has is one factor of prosperity, but the Legatum Institute considered more than …

European Travel

This mattress pad controls your temperature based on your sleep cycle

At IFA 2015, Philips was showing off its watch, blood pressure monitor, and scale as part of a whole-health system, HealthSuite. The idea is that …

Wearable Tech

New 'lithium-air' batteries could be 10x more powerful, 5x cheaper

The days of electric vehicles that can only travel 80 to 100 miles per charge are numbered. That is, if a study from University of Cambridge is …

7 Time-Wasting Habits You Need to Cut Out of Your Life for Good

In order to get ahead in life and in your career, you need to develop better habits.<p>You've probably heard the saying that 20 percent of your activities account for 80 percent of your success. This means that 80 percent of your activities are of at least low value, if not a complete waste of time. …

Time Management

Tesla has 2 major problems, and they have nothing to do with its cars

That didn't change the fact CR also said the Model S P85D, an all-wheel-drive performance version of the electric four-door, broke its scale, earning 103 out of 100 points.<p>Owners might have issues with their Teslas, but these cars still tend to impress everyone who gets behind the wheel. At …

Tesla

Baby Talk: Car-Specific Must-Haves for New Parents – Feature

From the November 2015 issue<p>Have you ever watched a young family try to make it out of the house and into the car? It has the urgency of a pit stop, only instead of fresh tires, fuel, and a squeegee guy, you’ve got mom and dad relocating an apartment’s worth of toys, strollers, and wipes into the …

Customer Service

How to Control What Appears on Your Facebook Timeline

Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>Steve Proehl—Corbis<p>Matt Harnack for Facebook<p>David Paul Morris—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Matt Harnack for …

Social Media

Yamaha has made a bike-inspired carbon sports car

It may have slipped under most people’s radars at the Tokyo motor show, but a brand new sports car has launched. And it shares its DNA with the …

Supercars

Take a tour of the 'city of the future' being built in a Middle Eastern desert

The Masdar Project is the United Arab Emirates' planned city of the future, complete with state-of-the-art technology and energy-efficient transportation systems.<p>In a country built on oil, a car-free, solar-powered community is certainly an anomaly.<p>French photographer Etienne Malapert was …

Renewable Energy

Tractor beams of science fiction becoming a reality

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tractor beam, a staple of science fiction including "Star Wars" and "Star Trek" that is employed to grab spaceships and other things remotely, is entering the realm of reality.<p>Researchers on Tuesday said they have developed a tractor beam that uses high-amplitude sound …

Star Trek

Here's why Volvo's brand-new luxury SUV is one of the most advanced vehicles on the road

It was only "alive" when the engine was running. When it was off, it was dead. It did nothing until you returned with the key. But now, cars have crossed over.<p>Cars are giant computers on wheels. They're connected and intuitive. They can learn your habits. They can even compensate for your …

Driverless Cars

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Hiking

10 Coolest Attractions in Bangkok

Visitors to Thailand’s famous (and infamous) capital have no shortage of sightseeing options. With enough ancient temples, notorious districts, and …

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than forty years, there’s still a buzz in …

Travel Tips From Nat Geo Staffers

Becoming a travel pro takes time<b>—</b>and lots of trial and error<b>—</b>but it’s not cheating to learn from the experiences of others. The folks at Nat Geo Travel know that as much as anyone. And while we have a lot of road miles under our belts, we’re students of the world, too.<p>Here’s what we’ve learned so …

The World's 10 Best Cities. Hands Down.

Whether it's a serene ancient metropolis or a bustling modern capital, a favorite city is like a great friend: they never disappoint, there's always something new to discover and no matter how much time you spend together, it's just never enough. With this in mind we asked the members of travel …

European Travel

Lamborghini R&D Chief Explains Why Manual Transmissions are Dead

Maurizio Reggiani, head of R&D at Lamborghini, loves a true manual transmission. But in an interview with R&T, he explains why you'll never see one again in a new Lamborghini.<p>Lamborghinis are supposed to be about raw emotion: the scream of a V12 engine, the thrill of mile-wide tires scrambling for …

Lamborghini

Consider the Crossover. Now, Please Stop It – Feature

From the September 2015 issue<p>What can easily be forgotten in this age, when anyone with a Twitter account and opposable thumbs can call themselves a “content creator,” is that words matter. We are called <i>Car and Driver</i>, which over the years has made us unusually protective of the word “car,” even …

Volkswagen Beetle

Watch as Aston Martin's $2.3 million hypercar meets the awesome bomber it was named after

The Aston Martin Vulcan is simply one of the best-looking cars money can buy right now. Aston introduced the Vulcan earlier this year at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. Immediately, the $2.3 million hypercar became the talk of the town. The Vulcan's intoxicating combination of style, aggression, and …

Sports Cars

Which Android devices are getting Marshmallow and when?

Google has started rolling out Android 6.0, aka Marshmallow, to a handful of Nexus devices. But, as great as that is, there are still millions of people who have to wait for third-party manufacturers or carriers to get the update. Thankfully, companies like HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Sony and T-Mobile …

Tesla Autopilot First Ride: Almost as Good as a New York Driver

We got to take a brief spin behind the wheel of Tesla's new semi-autonomous Autopilot feature in the thick of New York City traffic.<p>Tesla is sending out its new over-the-air software update in the next few days, Version 7.0, which brings Autopilot self-driving capability to the Model S. <i>Road & Track</i> …

Driverless Cars

Bentley's Bentayga is the first of a new kind of hyper-luxury SUV

After much teasing, Bentley's Bentayga SUV is finally here. Last month, the British luxury automaker released official photos of the first off-roader in the company's century-long history. The Bentayga will make its official world debut later this month at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show.<p>The Bentayga …

Automotive Design

Lamborghini Miura Barn Find – Sitting in a Florida Garage for Thirty Years

<b>Lamborghini Miura Barn Find – Sitting in a Florida Garage for Thirty Years</b><p>Barn finds are always interesting animals. When you think about it, there …

Roadsters

The Knowledge: 12 Tech Tidbits on the First-Ever Turbocharged Porsche 911 Carreras

Engineering