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The Most Affordable Cities in the World for a Weekend Trip

These fun destinations might surprise you.<p><i>This piece originally appeared on TravelandLeisure.com.</i><p>It's possible to take an affordable summer …

Uprooted in Mexico: the US children 'returned' to a country they barely know

At least half a million American citizens have enrolled in Mexican schools since 2010 amid a wave of deportations and voluntary repatriations<p>After 14 years as an undocumented farmworker in the US, Julia Aguilar returned to Mexico last year with her two sons, both of whom were born in California. …

Mexico

9 Foods You Love Ranked from Bad to Worst for Your Skin

*Don't hate us*<p>Having just been hit with the devastating news that it takes our skin 30 DAYS to recover from a hangover, it got us thinking about all the non-alcoholic guilty pleasures we put in our body and how they're sabotaging our glow (or lack thereof). Yes, we're talking <i>food, glorious, …

The Best Lunch Hack Ever: The Jar Salad

<i>It’s easy to pack in your bag—and with a little layering, you’re guaranteed a fresh, crunchy, perfectly-dressed salad every time.</i><p>Homemade salads used to be a cumbersome affair when packing a lunch for work, but not anymore. Introducing your new best lunch date— the Mason jar salad. Pair a leak-free …

The Best Selection of Healthy Smoothie Recipes for Weight Loss

Drinking green smoothies is not only an efficient way to consume fruits and vegetables that you don't normally eat, but it is also a very effective …

Eat Chic: 9 Things You Probably Don't Know About Sushi

The masterminds behind downtown New York's Sushi Nakazawa on the tips of their trade.<p>Anything served raw, especially sushi, comes with it's own eat-at-your-own-risk subtext. But, with its ubiquitous lunch-specials, endless omakase options and innovative riffs popping up all over the country from …

Let's Be Evil trailer: Exclusive first look at sci-fi thriller

In the new sci-fi thriller <i>Let’s Be Evil</i>, three adults are hired to supervise an advanced learning program for gifted children, who wear Augmented …

This Is The Biggest Mystery Of "Game Of Thrones" Thus Far

If the series ends without Tyrion's big reveal, there'll be hell to pay.

A scientist spent 6 months alone in a dark cave to study the effects of extreme isolation

On Valentine's Day in 1972, geologist-turned-researcher Michel Siffre was about to find out.<p>He kissed his wife goodbye and descended a hundred feet to the aptly named Midnight Cave in Texas. He did not emerge for six months.<p>Those months of isolation and sensory deprivation had a profound effect on …

McGill University

15 Reasons We Should All Move To New Zealand If Donald Trump Becomes President

This place is truly magical. ✨<p>If there was ever a time to move to New Zealand, then November might be it. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg recently joked about moving to the island nation if Donald Trump is elected president. We have to say ― that’s not a bad idea.<p>New Zealand is …

The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Nutrition

Amy Schumer Fact-Checked a Jennifer Lawrence Interview for Vanity Fair

<i>Vanity Fair</i> tasked "America's kid sister" Amy Schumer with covering its May "Sisters" issue, and in the spirt of sisterhood, Schumer watched a video interview of her friend Jennifer Lawrence, then got to edit it out loud. The result is exactly what it'd look like if you got to fact-check a lie your …

January 2016

How To Train Your Mind Not To Wander While Reading - PsyBlog

Paying attention to what you are reading can be hard — especially in this age of endless distraction.<p>Practising meditation can help improve your …

Flower Power in China: Pictures

Farming

Scientists pinpoint the part of the brain that hides the 'root of all evil'

Researchers say the finding could lead to drugs that help people control violent behaviour, without the need for restraints or sedation. It might …

In honor of International Women’s Day, here are 10 female travelers who are killing it

IN HONOR OF INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY, the most bombastic, encouraging day of the year for all you ladies out there, here’s 10 traveling …

American women who want to move to Canada if Trump wins may want to read this first

AS A CANADIAN — and with it being International Women’s Day — it makes me sad to see a news report from the CBC that the wage gap between men and …

Ku Klux Klan rally in California erupts in violence; 3 stabbed, 1 critically

Three people were stabbed Saturday, one critically, after a small group of Ku Klux Klan members staging an anti-immigrant rally in Southern California clashed with a larger gathering of counter-protesters, police said.<p>The violence erupted shortly after noon in Anaheim's Pearson Park, about 3 miles …