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Top 10 Island Cities

These unique, water-bound metropolises redefine urban living.<p><i>This list was first published in the National Geographic book</i> The World's Best Cities<i>.</i><p><b>Trogir, Croatia</b><br>Take an afternoon stroll with gelato in hand through the medieval maze of streets. Blessed with stunning nature and an easygoing pace of …

Marina Picasso: selling my grandfather's art is a way of helping me heal

Photograph: George Stroud/Getty Images<p>Spanish artist Pablo Picasso.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/24/1432473668610/4e2936db-2a93-4629-b5bd-9f2a061109f6-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: George Stroud/Getty Images<p>Spanish artist Pablo …

11 summer movies to stream on Netflix for Memorial Day

What better way to kick off summer than spending Memorial Day inside and on the couch? From coming-of-age classics to passionate romances, we’ve …

You Can (and Should) Bring a Fried Egg for Your Office Lunch

Healthy office lunches have come a long way since the hard-boiled egg. Here are our favorite ways to put an egg on it—from soft-boiled to omelets to, yep, even fried.<p>Healthy office lunches have come a long way since the hard-boiled egg. While we'll always have a soft spot for the perfectly …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

Top 10 Places for Chocolate

From all-you-can-eat cocoa-driven buffets to Madrid’s favorite late-night pick-me-up, here is our guide to chocoholic heaven.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>Food Journeys of a Lifetime</i><p><b>Maison Cailler, Broc, Switzerland</b> <br>Tour the home of one of Switzerland's oldest chocolate brands in the Swiss …

Avengers: Age of Ultron scores second biggest opening ever at US box office

Marvel’s latest made $187.7m over the weekend and also crossed the $600m barrier worldwide<p>Superhero sequel Avengers: Age of Ultron scored the second highest opening of all time at the US box office over the weekend, with takings of $187.7m (£124m).<p>Joss Whedon’s return to the Marvel cinematic …

Scientists Target New Painkillers From Spider Venom

Ingredients in venom could lead to new, nonaddictive treatments for chronic pain<p>Scientists in Australia, home to some of the most poisonous creatures on Earth, have made an important discovery about spider venom that eventually could lead to a new class of painkillers.<p>Spiders use their venom to …

Painkillers

Here’s How Weed Affects Your Body

A synopsis of science's pot-related findings, in honor of today's holiday<p>Our obsession with marijuana’s mystifying powers goes back a long time; though its first documented use was in 2727 BC, there’s some indication that our ancestors cultivated cannabis plants in the earliest days of agriculture. …

Cannabis

Replace Your Eyeballs With Synthetic Ones

Vision would no longer have to be #nofilter<p>Our eyes are such elegant, complex, specialized organs that their existence seems almost hard to believe--Darwin himself called their evolution “absurd.” But that doesn’t mean they’re perfect; eyes sometimes don’t focus correctly, they break down over …

3D Bioprinting

The Basic Barbell Routine That Will Transform Your Workouts

<i>The following post was originally featured on Fitnessista and written by Gina H., who is part of POPSUGAR Select Fitness.</i><p>Today's new workout includes some of my favorite barbell moves. If you've noticed that you've been using the same mode of strength training for a while, this is a quick and …

British superbug outbreak 'could kill 80,000'

Exclusive: A Government report warns that tens of thousands could die because of new strains of bacteria and viruses resistant to drugs<p>Up to 80,000 people in Britain could die in a single outbreak of an infection due to a new generation of superbugs, according to an official Government forecast.<p>In …

This One Tip Will Make Or Break Your Next Trip

By late December, I still had no travel plan. I was leaving for Ireland on December 29th, and, other than a rental car and a plane ticket, I had nothing booked. My brother and I had a vague idea that we wanted to drive from Dublin across the West Coast, via the Wild Atlantic Way. Beyond that, we …

Roads

Belle Epoque Meets Modern Art At Hotel B In Lima, Peru

<b>CHECKING IN</b><p><b>Overview</b> <br>Hotel B, an intimate Relais & Chateaux hotel that opened in late 2013, occupies two structures in the hot Barranco neighborhood. The ornate main building that holds the lobby and common areas was originally the Belle Epoque mansion built as a beachside escape by Claude Sahut, …

Top 10: Photos: World's Best Picnic Spots

Have a snack while you're soaking in the sights. Here are some of the most beautiful spots for a picnic.

Leonardo DiCaprio unveils futuristic eco-resort for Belize

Actor plans luxury tourist development - where villas will sell for $15m - to save Central American island from environmental destruction<p>Leonardo DiCaprio has long been known as something of an <b>environmental activist.</b><p>Now he is putting his money where his mouth is, building a multimillion dollar …

Personal trainer who shed almost five stone shares her golden rules for weight loss

Inspired by her own transformation, we asked personal trainer Melissa Morley about her top ten tips for losing weight and maintaining a healthy …

Why animals don’t get schizophrenia (and people do)

Research reveals an evolutionary link between the disorder and what makes us human<p>Bret Stetka<p>March 29, 2015 5:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Many of us have known a dog on Prozac. We've also witnessed the eye rolls that come with canine psychiatry. Doting pet …

23 of the most inspiring views on the planet (and how to get there)

There are so many inspiring places and sights in our world — far more than the 23 listed here, most with names less widely known. Temples, …

National Parks

Audra McDonald to star in Broadway musical about the making of iconic Broadway musical

Audra McDonald has found her next Broadway project, and it’s a fresh look at a not-so-familiar tale from Broadway’s past.<p>The Tony Award …