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5 Cheap European Destinations

<i>By Gloria Atanmo for the CheapTickets Travel Blog</i><p>If you're looking in the mirror and wondering when it's time you finally take the plunge and book your first trip overseas to Europe, then yes, "Mirror, mirror on the wall, you're the smartest of them all!"<p>2015 is definitely <i>THE</i> year to travel.<p>While …

European Travel

The 12 countries you must visit - by the man who's seen them all

European Travel

20 College Towns To Visit

Berkeley and Cambridge readily come to mind when thinking about outstanding college towns, but the truth is there are countless student hubs worth visiting all over the country, from coast to coast. With vibrant art scenes, top-notch restaurants, charming eccentricities, historic sights, and …

Travel Guides

10 Foods That May Reduce Your Risk Of Alzheimer's

When it comes to eating well, there's solid research on what to consume for all kinds of health goals. Want to protect your heart? There's a diet for that. Want to cut your diabetes risk, trim belly fat or increase energy? Doctors know what foods to recommend in these cases as well. But what about …


5 Strange Attractions From American Road Trips

Want to see dinosaurs, Cadillacs half-buried in the desert or a blue whale in Oklahoma? Who doesn't? It can all be found along America's highways and byways. Roadside attractions have long been a part of the American travel experience, designed to pull drivers out of their 60 mph hum down the road …


The world’s first true “smart drug” enhances cognition and is deemed safe by health experts

Most people looking for a cognitive boost in the morning reach for a cup of coffee or tea. But all caffeine really does is lift up your mood and improve focus, and that is why it isn’t considered a “pure cognitive enhancer.”<p>There is, however, a real contender for that title: modafinil (also sold as …

The Brain

Five Ways to Make Your Airport Experience as Painless as Possible

We’ve all been there—phone half-dead, terminal overcrowded, delays blaring on the PA, and a long flight ahead. Have it happen on the back end of a …

Immune System

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Net Neutrality

13 Exercises for Photographers That Can Help Jump-Start Creativity

Like the world’s tidal waters, photographic creativity ebbs and flows for many of us. Sometimes creativity can use a jump-start, an artificial method …

New York City

6 Food Words You Haven't Heard of... Yet

Author Josh Friedand just wrote Eatymology, a dictionary of new words to describe the way we eat, drink, and think about food. How well do you know these five food vocab words?<p>You secretly love cronuts and you're a devoted locavore, but have you participated in a carrot mob or visited a sourdough …


20 Time Management Hacks I Wish I'd Known Before My 20s

Being able to manage your time most appropriately is something best done as early as possible. The earlier in life that you start, the better such …

9 Core Exercises That Get You Closer to 6-Pack Abs

<i>Do standard crunches and planks have you seeing minimal progress? Shape has the nine moves you need to target the muscles that matter, and they'll get you that much closer to six-pack abs!</i><p>Everybody wants a six-pack—which is great. But FYI, there are actually <i>four</i> key muscle groups you need to tone …

11 Morning Habits That Will Change Your Life (And Make You More Creative)

<i>Your alarm clock goes off and it’s time to mindlessly shower, brush your teeth, eat breakfast, then head to work. Is that really all there is?</i>In …


An All-Squat Workout for a Lower-Body That Just Won't Quit

Exercise 1 Zercher Squat<p>Wrap your arms around the bar—which should should be heavy enough to make the last two reps of each set difficult but allow you to keep your form—and hold it in the bend of your elbows, with your elbows shoulder-width apart. Stand tall, and place your feet slightly wider …

Beauty: baby aisle products for grownups

A few years ago, there was a craze for <b>Waitrose Baby Bottom Butter</b> (£3.20). Smart parents sussed that good-quality baby creams contained either none, or fewer, of the undesirable ingredients in lots of expensive adult skincare, and did the job just as well or even better. Consequently, they cleared …

Skin Care

17 TV Shows That Will Spark Your Creativity

Getting started on a new creative project can be a great way to give the right side of your brain a workout. While there are a million and one ways to spark your creativity, did you know that watching TV can also be a great way to get those ideas flowing? Yup, you read that right. TV is creative …


8 Awesome Benefits Of Sleeping Naked

1. Ease. There’s however many less clothes you need to wash each week because you just aren’t using them. You don’t have to buy pajamas.<p>2. It …

Remove All the Jokes from an Episode of Friends And It's a Completely Understandable 3-Minute Story

(Video Link)<p>The eleventh episode in the sixth season of <i>Friends</i> is called "The One with the Apothecary Table." It's 22 minutes long. But YouTube user …

5 Essential Tricks for Treating a Sunburn

Of course you understand the importance of sunscreen, but sometimes, no matter how diligent you were with reapplying, you still end up getting too …

Skin Care

The 10 best airports in Asia

Leading consumer aviation website Skytrax has published its latest annual World Airport Awards, and for the third consecutive year, Singapore's Changi International Airport took the crown as the world's best airport. However, Changi isn't the only world class facility of its kind in Asia — which is …


Five Travel Destinations That Are A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock 'N' Roll

American southern cities are known for shady front porches, juicy barbecue and iced tea sweet enough to give you a toothache. But beneath that sleepy façade, you’ll find a whole different story. Laid-back and forward-thinking all at once, it’s no surprise that the south has become a destination for …


Team finds cracks in the 'ice bridge' theory - Futurity

A new study challenges the "ice bridge" theory, or Solutrean hypothesis, of how the first humans settled North America.

26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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The Best Destinations for Solo Travelers

Our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.<p>As great as traveling with companions can be, sometimes it's even better to get out there and discover yourself. If you're plotting your next adventure stag, here are our picks of the best spots for a little one-on-one time with you.

Staten Island

Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

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While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …