Janice Alexander

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Real Talk About How Much It Actually Costs To Travel The World

Everyone these days seem to be telling you to travel. Quit the grind. Meet people. Enrich your life. See the world. But no one ever likes to talk about money. They expect you to figure that bit out on your own.<p>Travel isn’t free and it’s not always easy, either. Sometimes it’s expensive and hard at …

Christmas Trees

The Lazy Way to an Awesome Life: 3 Secrets Backed by Research

We all want an awesome life. And very often you know what you need to do to improve it… but you don’t do it.<p>I don’t blame you. Hey, some of that …

Happiness

Home improvements 2014: best and worst ROI

Some home improvements like a kitchen remodel make a real difference in the comfort and enjoyment you derive from your home; others fetch a good …

6 Moves for Strong and Toned Abs

These six moves will sculpt the abs you’ve always dreamed of<p>You’ve probably heard it before, but you really don’t have to do another crunch. (No, really—don’t. They’re bad for your posture, among a host of other ills.) Instead, use these exercises to firm, flatten, and contour your waistline by …

The Best Science Fiction And Fantasy Books Of 2014

This was a crazy good year for books. There was mind-expanding science fiction —including William Gibson's return to the future! — along with …

By Their Fridges Ye Shall Know Them

Future of Food<p>For a project Mark Menjivar calls "Refrigerators," the social worker turned photographer makes as-is images of the fridges of people from all walks of life.

Kitchens

The Ultimate Guide to Good Skin

Steven Macari, holistic health practitioner, nutritionist at Drive 495 and founder of the SLVRBK mat, shares his tips to getting your best skin ever.<p>Everyone wants great skin, some people have it naturally, others have to work really hard to maintain a clear complexion. While topical remedies or a …

Stunning Time-Lapse Reveals Auroras and Earth From Space

Astronaut Alexander Gerst made the video from International Space Station.<p>As if Santa attached a GoPro camera to his sleigh, a new video reveals the Earth as few have seen it.<p>Published this week, the time-lapse shows stunning views of the Earth, sunrises, clouds, lightning, auroras, stars, and the …

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

Adventure<p>A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, …

Hiking

7 People Who Totally Failed at IKEA

Thanks to this social media trend, you now have a place to commiserate.<p>We love IKEA. As far as affordable, clean-lined furniture (and Swedish meatballs) go, it's just the tops. But, as many a quibbling husband and wife can report, if you're not paying attention, putting the pieces together can be …

D.C. has passed sea level rise 'tipping point,' more cities to follow: study

SAN FRANCISCO — Major U.S. coastal cities, including Washington, D.C. and Wilmington, North Carolina, have already slipped past a sea level …

To The Fit Woman At Marketplace Foods

To the fit woman at the grocery store in Minot, North Dakota,<p>I assume that you remember who I am. I was the 200-pound redhead who looked like she had just crawled out of bed in the produce section at Marketplace Foods. I was getting some vegetables for my dinner, just like you were. I was looking …

Fashion Photographer Aims to Shatter Stereotypes About Body Image With New Book (NSFW)

Fashion photographer Victoria Janashvili has spent years snapping pics of today's most famous models; now, she's publishing a book of photographs that celebrate all bodies—short, tall, skinny, curvy, and of all ethnicities—starting with models Denise Bidot and Marina Bulatkina.<p>"Even though the …

This Dying Star Is The Center Of The Coldest Place In The Universe

Until NASA's Cold Lab comes online in 2016, the coldest place in the universe is a faint scattering of gas and dust 5,000 light years away in the …

Cosmology

The women’s voices that make men feel all tingly – and why

Scientists say that have discovered that a man’s skin really does tingle when he hears a woman speak.<p>From Lauren Bacall’s killer line “You know how to whistle don’t you?” in the 1944 classic To Have and Have Not, to Mariella Frostrup’s honey-on-gravel huskiness, women’s voices have renowned powers …

Scientists Have Finally Discovered Why No One Can Remember Being A Baby

Infants' memories may be wiped clean by the genesis of new brain cells, a study in rodents suggests.<p>The findings offer an explanation for why people can't recall memories from early childhood, a century-old mystery.<p>The study's authors "make a very interesting and compelling case," says …