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11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

7 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Don’t Do

The restaurant manager who speaks with poise and grace to the patron complaining loudly about the wait service. The levelheaded friend you call in …

Emotional Intelligence

New Research Shows That Education May Be the Key to Avoiding Dementia

Dementia Downslide<p>Dementia is a disease marked by progressive cognitive deterioration. According to the World Health Organization, there are 47.5 …

Browse & Download 1,198 Free High Resolution Maps of U.S. National Parks

I cannot, and do not wish to, imagine the U.S. without its National Park system. The sale and/or despoliation of this more than 80 million acres of …

National Parks

10 Snorkeling Spots You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Sometimes the best views require a deeper dive.<p><i>Note: Due to ongoing volcanic activity on Hawaii's Big Island, travelers should follow the Hawaii</i> …

7 Brilliant Trader Joe's Finds That Make Healthy Cooking WAY Easier

Because NOBODY's got time to crush garlic.<p>Trader Joe’s is known for some of the friendliest service and most innovative snacks on the planet. And when these two elements collide, you get a lineup of products that eliminate all the hard parts of cooking ― like peeling, chopping and crushing ― which …

Trader Joe's

5 Android navigation apps for those who are sick of Google Maps

Don't get me wrong: Google Maps is the king of the online mapping industry, but that doesn't mean that the Google Maps app is the best navigation app for your Android phone. There are plenty of other navigation apps on the market, and most of them are just as speedy and accurate as Google Maps …

Scientists say you should do this exercise at least twice a week to make your brain work better

Engaging in <b>regular weightlifting</b> could actually make your brain work better and prevent dementia, concludes new research by Australian scientists. As …

Google’s former happiness guru developed a three-second brain exercise for finding joy

Chade-Meng Tan, a former engineer, joined Google in 2000 as employee number 107. Though he played an instrumental role in building Google’s mobile search function, among other technological feats, he’s better known for the mindfulness classes he later led for employees. The role earned him the job …

Loyola University

Science-Based Weight Training

Training for strength is the most important and effective exercise that you can do, and virtually everyone, from teenagers to the elderly, can and …

If you're dining in D.C., here's what's new, what's cool and why you need to stop worrying about calories

Is the nation's capital a great food city?<p>Washington Post food critic Tom Sietsema thinks so. Last year, he ranked his town as ninth on a list of top 10 food cities (L.A. was No. 3).<p>He called D.C.'s reputation "obsolete," adding: "The days when where you sat was more important than what you ate are …

This Is The One Food Anyone With An Autoimmune Disease Should Avoid

<i>We’re sharing the best moments from #revitalize2016, our premiere event bringing together wellness leaders and inspiring people. Want to get even</i> …

Wellness

A lifelong carnivore went completely vegan for two weeks. Here's what happened.

Ironman champion John Joseph. Boxer Cam Awesome. NFL running back Arian Foster. UFC fighters Nick and Nate Diaz. These are all: a) world-class …

Nate Diaz

A day in the life of the world's greatest airport

Not all airports are created equal. In fact, Singapore Changi has been designed to be as little like your average airport as possible – which is probably why it’s a perennial favourite among all who travel through it.<p>It’s got a swimming pool, a cactus garden, two free 24-hour cinemas, and a …

5 Ways to Deal With a Psychopath

I know what some people are thinking: <i>I’m never going to deal with psychopaths. This is just more sensational clickbait junk.</i><p>Wrong. The experts are …

Why you don't necessarily have to spend hundreds to fly comfortably

<b>Question:</b> I am 6 feet, 5 inches tall. Could you please give me a few tips on obtaining maximum legroom without having to pay for a first-class seat? A little extra for exit seating is OK.<p>Stu Lovett<p>Northridge<p><b>Answer:</b> Among the keys to comfortable airline seating are your femur and Spirit Airlines. …

Luxury Travel

The 4 secrets to remarkable focus

Have you said any of these recently?<p><i>I get distracted and procrastinate.</i><p><i>I make plans but I don't follow through on them.</i><p><i>I get things done… but not the</i> …

A Google Maps for the Human Body

A group of scientists has taken the first important steps towards creating the Human Cell Atlas—a complete inventory of our staggeringly diverse cells.<p>Earlier this year, Steve McCarroll announced that his team had discovered the gene that most powerfully drives our risk of schizophrenia. Known as …

Genetics

Researchers Think They Know How to Make Your Brain Learn Like a Kid Again

Make our brains great again.<p>Kids have amazing brains. They can pick up two languages in early childhood just as easily as they can learn one. Early …

The foldable, fully-enclosed Passport drone is yours for $549

Foldability is all the hype in the drone world these days, as is the case with the GoPro Karma and the DJI Mavic. But before these two were announced, we already heard about Zero Zero Robotics' Hover Camera 4K drone that is truly foldable and also fully enclosed -- in the sense that you can grab …

11 Apps That Take the Stress Out of Travel Planning

Be your own travel agent with these insightful apps.<p>From weather and flight updates, through hotels and transportation, all the way to dining and entertainment, there's a relevant smartphone app out there to guide you. We've rounded up some of the best travel apps worth your attention.

A Russian Scientist Injected Himself With 3.5-Million-Year-Old Bacteria

<i>Our editors delve into Curiosity's top stories every day on a podcast that's shorter than your commute. Click here to listen and learn — in just a</i> …

Insider's Guide to Acadia National Park

Maine’s rocky coastline, rolling mountains and dense wilderness all converge in the northeast corner of the state to create the serene yet vibrant …

A bad diet is worse than drugs, alcohol and tobacco combined

<b>(CNN) —</b><p>When you next visit the supermarket, tread carefully, because your food choices could be cutting years off your life.<p>Whether it's too much junk food or a lack of nutritious food, malnutrition caused by bad eating habits is on the rise, a new report shows.<p>Globally, poor diets pose a greater …

Diets

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Strange Insults From Around The World

Most travelers like to learn a few phrases in the language spoken in the country they're about to visit, in case they need to find a hotel, food or …