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Best small cities in Europe

Lausanne, SwitzerlandGabriel Garcia Marengo/Flickr<p>Usually when new visitors travel to Europe, it’s to the big capital cities—those cities that make it into all the movies and TV dramas. We travel to Paris, to London, to Madrid and Barcelona and Amsterdam and Brussels.<p>But in a continent of vastly …

A Lot Of Nerve: The Antidote To Modern Life -- Vagus Nerve Stimulation

Most people have never heard of the Vagus Nerve. That won't be true for long. Vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) has already been approved for refractory epilepsy and depression. But the therapeutic reach of this cranial nerve covers a roster of stress-related maladies such as hypertension, insomnia, …

Portugal's Douro River flows like liquid gold | CNN Travel

47 Awesome Stretching Exercises and Stretching Routines

If you’re reading this, it’s likely you’re someone looking for some guidance and direction when it comes to stretching. And let me start by saying, …

Why You Should Do Exactly 28 Reps During Your Next Workout

This bodybuilding trick will make your muscles bigger<p>“The 28 Method” is a classic technique used by bodybuilders, but it works for any guy looking to build muscle.<p>You’ll do 4 sets of 7 reps of the same exercise back to back. But with each set, you’ll tweak the speed or range of motion to challenge …

How to Get 10X More Done (and Still Leave Work on Time!)

Picture your perfect day. You wake up early. The sun is shining. Everything goes your way during your morning routine as you get off to work, where you arrive a few minutes before everyone else. You avoid the temptation of checking email immediately and settle into a major project.<p>Time passes …

Turns Out, Rice ISN'T the Best Way to Save a Wet Phone

You should try this hack instead.<p>If ever you've dropped your phone in water or forgotten it was in your back pocket when you went to the toilet (more likely), you might have been told to shove it in a bag of rice. I can attest to that trick eventually working, but Gazelle ran some tests and …

This 5-Minute Yoga Sequence Will Boost Your Energy ASAP

Get ready for your second wind.<p>Ditch the coffee cup and grab your yoga mat instead.<p>In the Udaya video above, yoga instructor Caley Alyssa demonstrates a super-short sequence designed to help reenergize your body and mind. The moves are perfect if you're slouched over a desk from nine to five. Each …

20 surprising effects that getting more sleep has on your mind and body

If you have a few days off this summer, one of the best things you can do with your time is fix your sleeping habits. Just let yourself sleep naturally during those days and see how much you really need.<p>For at least 40% of the US population that isn't getting the recommended seven to nine hours a …

How this VC went from Google to a must-read blogger in one of the hottest spaces in tech

Every day, the head of planning at ThredUp, the used clothes marketplace startup, looks for customers who buy a mix of <i>both</i> women's and kids' clothes.<p>It's because data has proven those customers are likely to spend more even without getting discount offers. ThredUp gives them different types of …

Take control of your spending with these budgeting apps

From sticking to a monthly budget to ensuring your bank balance stays out of the red, here’s how technology could help you manage your finances<p>The lives of millions of people in Britain are so precarious that a third of families would have trouble finding £500 for an emergency bill. With average …

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This Mental Trick of Olympic Athletes Can Radically Increase Your Productivity

Top athletes use this simple but powerful technique to perform at their best. So can you.<p>This summer in Rio de Janeiro, we're likely to see awe-inspiring displays of physical prowess. What we're unlikely to see is the mental work that goes into those jaw-dropping accomplishments.<p>Everyone knows that …

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