Erika Ruiz

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Early Highlights of the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

Travel photographers take notice, the 2018 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year contest is now accepting entries. Photographers from around the world are encouraged to submit images that “tell the story of a place and travel moments that inspire others to explore our world.” The …

The Most-Saved Slow Cooker Recipes to Make Right Now

There's not a week that goes by where my slow cooker isn't put to work. It's the hero that helps me get dinner on the table when busy nights hit and …

Your Kids Will Obsess Over This Sneakily Healthy Sweet Snack — and It's Only 2 Ingredients!

Although I'm a grown, childless adult, I've already figured out how I'm going to keep my hungry kids at bay after school and virtually any other time of day — with a sneakily healthy but completely delicious "dessert" dip. This two-ingredient dip was introduced to me just under a week ago, and if I …

Rand Paul to Trump: 'I won't be bribed or bullied' into supporting Graham-Cassidy bill

Rand Paul, a definitive “no” on Senate Republicans’ last-ditch effort to repeal and replace Obamacare, “won’t be bribed or bullied” into supporting the bill, the Kentucky Republican said Friday.<p>“Calling a bill that KEEPS most of Obamacare ‘repeal’ doesn't make it true. That’s what the swamp does,” …

Earth’s Magnetic Poles Are Set to Swap Places - And We're Totally Unprepared

When north becomes south.<p>Earth’s magnetic field surrounds our planet like an invisible force field - protecting life from harmful solar radiation by …

Secret to Success: Aim High, Start Small, and Keep Going

Big success is often just an accumulation of small successes.<p>I was interviewed on a radio show, and I was asked what one piece of advice would I give to people who were starting a new business, or who were looking to improve their performance and results.<p>As I thought about it, I wondered whether I …

Motivation

CNN Debate Recap: ‘The Debate Went Scorched-Earth’

<i>Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump squared off Sunday night in a 90-minute debate filled with harsh critiques and uncomfortable allegations. The event came two days after a lewd tape of Trump surfaced from 2005 that caused a slew of</i> …

The Global Health Threat That Brought The US And Cuba Back Together

By mid-October, nearly 300 Cuban physicians and nurses were on the ground in Sierra Leone, Guinea, and Liberia; another 500 were training to join them in the next few months. It was already the largest anti-Ebola effort in the world, and more than 15,000 more had signed up to volunteer.<p>Other …

Reddit's CEO Says He Resigned Because He Was Exhausted

It's not easy being in charge of "the front page of the Internet."<p>When Yishan Wong stepped down as Reddit's chief executive officer earlier this week, it wasn't quite clear why. It was suggested that there was a dispute over office space, but details were sketchy. On Thursday, Wong took to Quora, a …

Visiting Niagara Falls in the Fall

Image courtesy of Flickr<p>Visiting <b>Niagara Falls</b> in fall, as I recently did, is a great way to avoid the crowds typically associated with this heavily touristy area. Plus, you can score great deals. Sure, you'll need to bundle up, and taking the boat right up to the Falls can be a bone-chilling few …

The Secret Ingredient to Tastier Tacos

Meet the meat that will pack your tortillas with more deliciousness<p>Whether you live in a tiny town or a big city, you probably don’t have to travel far to find a taco night. Heck, even sports bars and family-friendly chains tout their versions of the Mexican classic. You’ll also probably find that …

Sweden confirms foreign sub in its waters

A foreign submarine recently trespassed in Swedish territory, officials there said Friday, but they couldn't say what country the vessel belonged to.<p>The Swedish military began an intense sweep of the waters off the coast of Stockholm more than three weeks ago.<p>On Friday, the Swedish Armed Forces …

Reddit CEO Yishan Wong resigns after row about new office space

Reddit, the popular online news and community message site, has lost its chief executive, seemingly after a row over new office space.<p>Yishan Wong resigned after two and a half years of service, the company announced on Thursday. He will be replaced by Ellen Pao, Reddit’s business and partnerships …

Israeli cinema: From conflict to fantasy

Many Israeli films deal with conflict in the Middle East or the Holocaust and its aftermath – but a new wave of filmmakers wants to tell a different type of story. Tom Brook reports from Jerusalem.<p>One consequence of the ongoing Arab-Israeli conflict, not just the recent violence in Gaza, is that …

'Killer robots' should be strictly monitored, nations demand at UN

Countries warn of potential dangers of autonomous weapons systems they say are at risk of violating international and humanitarian law<p>“Killer robots” – autonomous weapons systems that can identify and destroy targets in the absence of human control – should be strictly monitored to prevent …

Cook This Post-Workout Power Meal

This chef’s recipe sure beats a “meal” bar<p>A man can only drink so many protein shakes. If you’ve hit smoothie fatigue, there’s only one cure: a real meal.<p>Chef Shaun Hergatt knows this. He’s the executive chef of Juni, one of the most incredible restaurants to <i>open</i> in Manhattan within the last 10 …

Russia flexes muscles with long-range bomber flights near U.S. shores

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia plans to send long-range bombers to the Gulf of Mexico in what appears to be Moscow's latest provocative maneuver in its increasingly frosty relations with the West.<p>Defense Minister Sergey Shoigu said Wednesday that "we have to maintain (Russia's) military presence in the western …

Ukraine violence flares as ceasefire collapses

Gunfire crackles and flames scar battlefields in eastern Ukraine -- signs, officials warn, of a crumbling ceasefire in the volatile region.<p>And there's new fear that the long simmering battle may be about to explode to a deadly new level.<p>Gen. Philip M. Breedlove, NATO Supreme Allied Commander …

Affordable New Zealand: Family Style

TravelIntelligent Travel<p><i>National Geographic Traveler</i> columnist <b>Heather Greenwood Davis</b> is the magazine’s family travel advocate, guru, and soothsayer.<p><b>Here’s her latest advice:</b><p><b>Reader Question:</b> We’re visiting <b>New Zealand</b> for two weeks. What should we see without spending a fortune?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Stick to …

Scientists find rare burial site of Ice Age infant in Alaska

(Reuters) - Archaeologists working in Alaska’s remote interior have discovered the burial site of an Ice Age infant and a late-term fetus believed to be the youngest remains found in the Americas dating from that period.<p>University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) professors Ben Potter (L) and Josh Reuther …

Michael Brown's Parents Advocate For Human Rights To U.N. Committee Against Torture

The parents of Michael Brown addressed members of the United Nations on Tuesday on a mission to bring further international awareness to the shooting death of their unarmed 18-year-old son by Ferguson, Mo. police officer Darren Wilson.<p>Lesley McSpadden and Michael Brown Sr. traveled to Geneva, …

Rosetta comet landing on course despite wake-up glitch

On Wednesday the European Space Agency will attempt a risky landing on a comet, and it seems the Philae lander wanted to catch a few extra winks of sleep before its big day.<p>Overnight, the commands were sent to wake up Philae but the robotic lander began using a backup computer rather than the main …

How to make a diamond from scratch - with peanut butter

Understanding the way diamonds are formed deep in the Earth could explain how life evolved on our planet. So a team in Germany are attempting to forge the gemstones themselves, from carbon dioxide – and peanut butter. David Robson reports.<p>Every so often, Dan Frost hears a dull thud and his office …

Meteorites

Piping Hot Paleo Pizza Crust

This paleo pizza crust couldn't be simpler to make - there's no kneading, no rising, and it only takes a few minutes to put together! Completely yummy too.<p>My husband and I are in the middle of a 10-day grain-free, sugar-free and potato-free detox, which pretty much just leaves meat, cheese, fruit, …

US Navy Seal who 'killed Osama bin Laden' expected to die on raid

Robert O'Neill joined elite unit to escape failed relationship as teen in Montana but has infuriated commanders by identifying himself as the man who shot dead al-Qaeda terror chief<p>A decorated US Navy Seal who has angered former comrades by identifying himself as the killer of Osama bin Laden has …