Heather Brown

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Oyster cards and travelcards in London

Visitor Oyster cards and Oyster cards are electronic smartcards that come fully charged with credit which you can spend as you travel on the Tube, …

An Adults-Only Hotel That Features Five Uniquely Themed Suites

Anytime Dutch designer Marcel Wanders touches something, you know it’s going to be good (here’s the proof). One of his latest projects is the Grand …

Prehistoric Britons ate their dead and carved mysterious markings on their bones

Cheddar Gorge in Somerset’s Mendip Hills is one of Britain’s most beautiful natural wonders, with its sweeping limestone cliffs, and striking natural rock chambers.<p>But new evidence suggests the picturesque site had a deeply sinister past.<p>Paleontologists have discovered that around 15,000 years ago, …

The Invisible Poems Hidden in One of the World's Oldest Libraries

A new technique is revealing traces of lost languages that have been erased from ancient parchments.<p>For centuries they have gathered dust on the shelves of a library marooned in a rocky patch of Egyptian desert, their secrets lost in time. But now a collection of enigmatic manuscripts, carefully …

Archaeology

34 Things You Need to Give Up to Be Successful | Inc.com

1. Wasting five minutes.<p>When you have five minutes of down time, how do you spend that time? Most people use it as an excuse to rest or laze.<p>By lazing for five five-minute breaks each day, we waste 25 minutes daily. That's 9,125 minutes per year (25 X 365). Sadly, my guess is we're wasting far more …

Motivation

Countries that no longer exist

A map of Ceylon, now known as Sri Lanka. Wikimedia<p>There's nothing quite like the bragging rights of a new, exotic stamp in your passport. However, that won't be happening with the following countries, which, as of astonishingly recently, no longer exist.<p>Whether they lost wars, were adopted by other …

Europe

The Definitive Oral History of How Clueless Became an Iconic 90s Classic

On the 20th anniversary of the film, this excerpt from Jen Chaney’s new book features discussions with the film’s breakout stars and Hollywood veterans on the movie that became a fashion template and cultural touchstone.<p>In mid-July of 1995—when American culture was fixated on such matters as O. J. …

Comedy

We asked an exercise scientist how many days a week you need to work out to actually make a difference

Five days a week, four days a week? Is two enough?<p>Luckily, science has come to the rescue with a surprising conclusion — and a somewhat tough one to swallow if you have trouble motivating yourself to work out.<p>We spoke recently to Shawn Arent, an exercise scientist at Rutgers University, and asked …

Exercise

Burned Out? 12 Powerful Ways To Transform Your Life

You know the feeling: It’s 10 a.m., you’re jittery from that third cup of coffee, and your mind feels like glue. You’re drained -- physically, mentally and emotionally -- and dispassionate about things that once brought you joy. Motivated? Forget it. Irritable? You betcha. All regards for personal …

Self-improvement

5 Surprising Ways To Help Your Memory

A recent study alleviated fears that statins—taken by 1 in 4 adults over the age of 40—cause memory loss. But how do you strengthen recall in …

The Brain

17 'healthy habits' you're better off giving up

Nutrition

Spider bites, military checkpoints and a white-knuckle ride through the 'Tunnel of Death': Thrill-seeking couple cycles 11,000 MILES on gruelling trek from China to South Africa

• <b>Philip and Fran Johnson quit their jobs in Perth, Australia and embarked on an epic cycling tour</b>• <b><br>The married couple's 11-month journey covered more</b> …

Foods That Will Make You Happy And Foods That Will Make You Depressed

Happiness

8 Things No One Tells You About Doing Yoga

<b>The essential lessons every yogi should learn.</b><p><i>By Alison Feller</i>, SELF<p>I have always been a self-proclaimed adrenaline junkie. I was a competitive dancer through college, and once I got hooked on running and Spinning I was all cardio, all the time. But yoga? Never.<p>Then one night, just a few years ago, …

Yoga

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Happier Every Day | Inc.com

Regardless of who you are, what you do, or how much money you have, life in this world will never be perfect. People die, accidents happen, and things break. Even so, it's possible to feel more contented and fulfilled, regardless of your circumstances. Here's what science has to say about the …

Happiness

Gaining currency: fall of euro has American tourists flocking to Europe

Shifting exchange rates mean more holidaymakers are making the trip across the Atlantic – but the upsurge brings problems for Europe’s most popular attractions<p>Last spring, when one US dollar got you a paltry €0.72, Americans visiting to Paris needed to fork out $17 for a €12 entrance ticket to the …

France

How to Motivate Yourself in 10 Easy Steps

It’s 2:00 p.m. Your lunch sits snugly in your stomach causing fog to settle over your brain. Your energy is low. Thought processes stop mid-stream. …

Time Management

From Rave to Revolution: How Pop Music Has Changed the World

Journalist Matthew Collin's new book <i>Pop Grenade</i> traces the history of political pop in the 20th century, from Fela Kuti to Public Enemy to Pussy Riot.<p>"Music is the weapon of the future; music is the weapon of the progressives; music is the weapon of the givers of life." So says Nigerian …

Cape Town

Long Weekends Like a Local: Packing List

Camping is one of the best and easiest escapes into nature, away from the chores of daily life. The more nights this summer you can spend staring at a campfire and sleeping under a canopy of stars, the better, even if you stay close to home. Here are ten ways to make it more fun and happen more …

What marijuana really does to your brain

Opponents of legal cannabis say it leaves you fried, but research shows it can actually improve your mental health<p>Those opposed to marijuana sometimes argue that the substance fries your brain, but new research published earlier this year in the Journal of Neuroscience found that marijuana does not …

Cannabis

5 Weird Coffee Trends You Should Know About

Americans are certifiably obsessed with coffee. Nearly 60% of Americans age 18 and up report they drink coffee on any given day, according to the …

Coffee

Abandoned Castles, Châteaux And City Halls Showcase The Beauty Of Emptiness

Photographer Matt Emmett has traveled all around the world capturing beautiful buildings for his work, Forgotten Heritage Photography. He has devoted his life to shedding light on what he calls "ruins and abandonment," turning old, dilapidated buildings into beautiful imagery.<p>"These places that …

Mining

Email

<i>By Shari L. Edelstein</i><p>Historically, philanthropy is not considered in the context of business. Yes, there are business leaders who give and there are …

Innovation

9 Gadgets That Make It Easy to Travel Without a Bag

Camera, water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer, tissues, etc. It can be hard to travel light without sacrificing the essentials that keep you comfortable and healthy on the road. But hauling around a backpack or purse all day can be a (literal) pain in your back and shoulders, too. So maybe it's time to …

Backpacking

How your eyes betray your thoughts

According to the old saying, the eyes are windows into the soul, revealing deep emotions that we might otherwise want to hide. Although modern science precludes the existence of the soul, it does suggest that there is a kernel of truth in this saying: it turns out the eyes not only reflect what is …

The Brain