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Five fitness tips that could prevent poor health in retirement

The problem with fat (subcutaneous not dietary) is that it encourages binary thinking. If you can fit into an aeroplane seat or those jeans you've had for a decade, it's easy to assume you're winning: you aren't part of this obesity crisis everyone's talking about, and nobody's going to make a …

5 Reasons Why An International Space Station Should Really Orbit The Moon

If the $100 billion International Space Station (ISS) had been constructed to orbit our Moon instead of Earth, prospects for the U.S.’ human spaceflight program would arguably be much brighter than today.<p>Here are a few reasons why:<p><b>An International Lunar Space Station (ILSS) would have guaranteed</b> …

Space Exploration

'True Size Map' Proves You've Been Picturing The Planet All Wrong

It'll rock your world.<p>Did you know that California is more than four times the size of Portugal? Or that you could fit China, the U.S. <i>and</i> India into the continent of Africa, with room to spare?<p>Prepare yourself for a whole new kind of geography lesson.<p>The True Size Map shows countries as many …

Maps

5 mistakes standing between you and your first million

The total number of millionaire households reached 9.6 million in 2013, but has topped 10.2 million already in 2015.<p>With the technology, resources, mentorship, research, and information available, it's becoming easier than it has in the past. Sadly, most still won't reach the seven-figure annual …

Trips of a Lifetime: Photos of Condé Nast Traveler Voyages to Egypt, India, Botswana, Morocco, and More - Condé Nast Traveler

Botswana: Bloom of the Southern Desert<p>From the wildlife of the Central Kalahari reserve—including antelope and the black-maned lions that hunt them—to the salt pans of Makgadikgadi and the wetlands of the Okavango Delta, Botswana holds some of the most spectacular vistas on Earth. Not to be missed: …

National Parks

15 extraordinary places you've never heard of (but really should visit)

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …

Literature

10 Free Online Courses To Make You More Successful

Success

How to watch the most incredible meteor shower of the year tonight

The Perseid meteor shower takes place each year from the end of July through most of August, but there's always a peak time when we can see the most meteors pummeling our atmosphere and lighting up the night sky.<p>That opportune time will happen <b>tonight</b> in the wee hours of the morning at 4 am ET, …

The Apple iPhone 7 might NEVER need to be recharged

GETTYApple iPhone 7 might NEVER need to be recharged, new solar patent suggests<p>Apple could be planning to embed solar cells beneath its touchscreens, …

Elon Musk just announced 'Ludicrous Mode' for the Tesla Model S

He announced the introduction of "Ludicrous Mode" for the high performance variant of the Model S.<p>In Ludicrous Mode, Tesla claims the upgraded P85D Model S will be able to 0-60 in just 2.8 seconds — an improvement from the already stunning 3.1 seconds in "Insane Mode."<p>The previous acceleration was …

Tesla

The Power of Presence: 3 Simple Ways to Harness Mindfulness

We hear a lot about being mindful - not just within spiritual circles - but more and more in the work place.<p>What exactly is mindfulness?<p>Simply, mindfulness is awareness of the present or the ability to be present in all aspects of our lives. It's a honing of the mind to focus on what is happening …

10 awesome paid iPhone apps that are on sale for free today

Yesterday’s list of paid iPhone and iPad apps on sale for free was a great one, and there are still a few limited-time freebies if you <b>hurry back to</b> …

10 of the best swimming holes across the U.S.

As the weather heats up, more and more travelers will be heading out, in droves, to the best beaches and resorts.<p>And as much as we enjoy water …

Einstein's Theory of General Relativity

In 1905, Albert Einstein determined that the laws of physics are the same for all non-accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum …

Black Holes

How to Write a Great Business Plan: The Executive Summary

The second in a comprehensive series to help you craft the perfect business plan for your startup.<p>The <b>Executive Summary</b> is a brief outline of the company's purpose and goals.<p>While it can be tough to fit on one or two pages, a good Summary includes:<p>A brief description of products and services<br>• A …

Small Business

12 Things Truly Confident People Do Differently

Confidence takes many forms, from the arrogance of Floyd Mayweather to the quiet self-assurance of Jane Goodall. True confidence—as opposed to the false confidence people project to mask their insecurities—has a look all its own.<p>When it comes to confidence, one thing is certain: truly confident …

Self-improvement

Cheaper flights through multi-city search

Earlier this week I attempted to book a one way flight from Atlanta to Detroit. An initial search via Google Flights looked promising. Prices started …

5 foods for better brain health

March is National Brain Health Month, so it’s timely to highlight the role some foods play in healthy brain function:<p><b>Berries</b><p>Berries are rich in antioxidants that protect brain cells and improve blood flow, which may help reverse age-related deficits in motor function and working memory. Studies …

Nutrition

The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

How to Love: Legendary Zen Buddhist Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh on Mastering the Art of “Interbeing”

“To love without knowing how to love wounds the person we love.”<p>What does love mean, exactly? We have applied to it our finest definitions; we have examined its psychology and outlined it in philosophical frameworks; we have even devised a mathematical formula for attaining it. And yet anyone who …

Meditation