Christopher Melton

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9 Great American Train Journeys too Epic to miss

There’s no need to get on an anti-septic flight or a tiring driving trip to get an amazing travel experience. Why not make the most of the best kept …

Kyoto: One Perfect Walk

<i>Photo courtesy Shu Nakada.</i><p><i>See the best of old Kyoto in one picture-perfect stroll.</i><p>This hillside walk lets you taste, touch, and see the historical Kyoto of stone-paved streets, traditional architecture, and tiled roofs you traveled so far to find. Three narrow streets by famous Kiyomizu Temple …

You Asked: Why Can’t I Remember Things?

You spaced on that lunch meeting you said you’d attend, or you forgot a promise you’d made to a friend. Minor memory lapses strike us all from time …

The Brain

Fantasy Football Questions: Preseason’s Biggest Risers and Fallers

Every week, the FOX Sports Fantasy team will tackle a few important questions regarding the upcoming fantasy football season.<p>For this week, we’ll …

10 Gratitude Mantras that Will Make You Appreciate What You Have

As you sit here reading these words, pause for a moment and take a quick assessment of your life. Chances are, you have access to food, shelter, and …

Is the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ the Best Rock Record Ever?

In the spring of 1966, riding high on the artistic success of ‘Rubber Soul,’ the Beatles went into the studio to begin crafting what would become …

Millennials are having less sex than any generation in 60 years. Here’s why it matters.

I spent most of yesterday morning mulling over Tara Bahrampour's article in the Washington Post headlined "'There isn't really anything magical about it': Why more millennials are avoiding sex." The crux of her argument relates to a new study in the journal Archives of Sexual Behavior that finds …

Starbucks Corporation: A Unique Buying Opportunity for Investors

Starbucks Reserve Roastery. Image source: Starbucks.<p><b>Starbucks</b>(NASDAQ: SBUX) reported earnings at the end of July, and the results were impressive. The coffee giant achieved record third quarter revenue, record profits, and record operating margins. However, its stock is not quite trading at …

How much of our personalities we can change depends on whether we have personalities at all

Almost everyone has something they want to change about their personality. In 2014, a study that traced people's goals for personality change found that the vast majority of its subjects wanted to be more extroverted, agreeable, emotionally stable, and open to new experiences.<p>A whopping 97 percent …

The Evolution of Anxiety: Why We Worry and What to Do About It

Let's pretend for a moment that you are a giraffe.<p>You live on the grasslands of the African savannah. You have a neck that is 7 feet long (2.1 meters). Every now and then, you spot a group of humans driving around on a safari taking pictures of you.<p>But it's not just your neck and their cameras that …

This Quote Will Change The Way You View Life With Your Phone

<i>A modified version of this post was originally published on Techealthiest.</i><p>It's quite simple. Embrace this one thought and you will transform the way you relate to your phone.<p>I'm all about helping you live in harmony with your gadgets, but every so often we all need a push, a symbolic shock, a …

Edward Snowden's Designed a Phone Case That Warns if You're Being Spied On

Even airplane mode can be hacked.<p>Notorious whistle-blower Edward Snowden has helped design an open-source smartphone device that warns people when …

Surveillance

Michelle Obama Spoke At The DNC And Everyone Wishes They Could Vote For Her

Michelle 2020.<p>Michelle Obama took the stage on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia tonight to offer her support …

An unarmed black therapist was shot by Florida police while helping a person with autism

Behavioral therapist Charles Kinsey was hospitalized after he was shot three times in the leg by a North Miami police officer, according to reports.<p>Kinsey told WSVN-TV in Miami that he was trying to calm a patient who had run away from an area group home. Kinsey said he found the patient sitting in …

Matt Damon's Many Celebrity BFFs Kind of Hate How Perfect He Is

You’d think <i>Jason Bourne</i> star Matt Damon had enough fun and accolades racked up: the Boston native has a private home life, a string of well-loved …

Ben Affleck

16 Quotes that Show Us Life from a Different Perspective

Let me share three quick stories and some perspective-shifting life lessons with you…• “On my nursing shift at the hospital this evening, I was forced …

Is full-time work bad for our brains?

If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours a week could be affecting your intelligence, new research suggests.<p><i>Editor’s Note (28 December 2016): Through the end of the year, BBC Capital is bringing back some of your favourite stories from 2016.</i><p>Don’t do an IQ test after a full week’s work if you …

Saigon's Coffee Revolution

Even if you’ve never even visited Vietnam, the chances are that you’ve already consumed its coffee at some point in your life. As the world’s …

The Netflix Travel Movies You Need to Watch Right Now

If you’re trying to decide the location for your next travel adventure or simply need an evening flick-fix as a salve for life’s woes, these travel …

In Uganda, Coffee Farmers Who Depart From Government Guidelines Risk Arrest

Africa’s top exporter tries to increase the quality of beans, boost exports and bolster inflow of foreign exchange<p>RAKAI, Uganda—Richard Mutebi, a coffee farmer in Uganda, was drying coffee beans in his backyard last month when a police truck made an abrupt stop in front of his roadside home.<p>What …

Africa

25 beautiful US cities to live in if you love spending time outdoors

A recent ranking by Niche, a company that researches and compiles information on cities, revealed the best cities for outdoor activities in America, proving that city life and the great outdoors are not always mutually exclusive.<p>To compile its ranking, Niche gathered data on 227 US cities including …

Recreation

Travel photo of the week: Hiking the Laugavegur Trail, Iceland

This trek across hills and lava fields east of Reykjavik is hard, and subject to extreme weather, but that’s what makes it one of the most rewarding hikes in the world

President Obama on Alton Sterling and Philando Castile Shootings: 'All Americans Should Be Deeply Troubled'

President Obama said “all Americans should be deeply troubled” by the recent police shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in a …

Law Enforcement

Can Attachment Theory Explain All Our Relationships?

The stage is set: a room with two chairs and some toys on the floor. A mother and her 1-year-old baby enter and begin the Strange Situation, a …

Marijuana Compound Removes Alzheimer's-Related Protein From Nerve Cells

With the prevalence of Alzheimer's disease expected to almost triple in the United States by 2050, there is an urgent need to identify effective treatments for the condition.<p>Now, a new study suggests marijuana may hold the key to such a treatment.<p>Published in the journal Aging and Mechanisms of …

Community-Based Care Can Reduce The Stigma Of Mental Illness

Mental illness has been part of human society throughout recorded history, but how we care for people with mental disorders has changed radically, and not always for the better.<p>In Colonial days, settlers lived in sparsely populated rural communities where sanctuary and community support enabled the …

Starbucks accused of slashing employee work hours amid cost cuts | Reuters

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An online petition accusing Starbucks Corp of “extreme” cutbacks in work hours at its U.S. cafes, hurting both employee morale and customer service, has been signed by more than 9,000 people.<p>A Starbucks logo on a store in Los Angeles, California, March 10, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy …

Starbucks Reserve social projects changing lives in coffee communities

Starbucks Reserve® buyer Ann Traumann travels the world to find rare, small-lot coffees. But Starbucks Reserve is about more than just one-of-a-kind …

How 'dad deprivation' could be eroding modern society

One of the world’s most respected campaigners on men’s issues believes “dad deprivation” is directly causing what he’s termed “the boy crisis” – and unless society urgently intervenes, we will be in danger of writing off a generation of men.<p>This Saturday, Warren Farrell – pioneering men’s activist, …