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23 Low-Carb Snacks To Eat When You're Trying To Be Healthy

Because eating fewer carbs can still be delicious.

Healthy Eating

It's Official: This Country Has the World's Best Beaches

Beach season is upon us, and travelers everywhere are planning their next escape to the shores -- whether it be local or abroad. And while beaches …

Costa Concordia captain hands himself into prison

Francesco Schettino turns himself in after Italian court upholds 16-year sentence for his role in cruise liner tragedy<p>The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia cruise liner has turned himself in after Italy’s highest court upheld his 16-year prison sentence for his role in the 2012 tragedy that …

Human Rights

We hardly notice them. But street trees are monuments to city life

There is a long history behind the carbon-absorbing leaves and branches that shade our pavements<p>Every three years, the surgeons come to our street and operate on the plane trees. Their nonchalance is remarkable. First, they loop ropes over the highest branches that they estimate will bear their …

England

Dining with a prince could leave you hungry for more

Lunch at Buckingham Palace promised more than it delivered<p>When I was 10, I really wanted to go to boarding school. Partly because my friend Julie had just gone, and taken with her a tweed coat with a velvet collar and a huge tuck box. It’s true that she had only gone because her mother had just …

Prince Philip

So you want to be a writer? Essential tips for aspiring novelists

How to write a killer opening line. Why Google is not research. When to rip it up and start again. Whatever you do, just write! Lessons from acclaimed novelist and creative writing professor Colum McCann<p>“Nobody can advise you and help you, nobody,” said Rainer Maria Rilke in <i>Letters to a Young Poet</i> …

Creative Writing

Yotam Ottolenghi’s trout recipes

Anyone who writes menus for a living wants to achieve two things: one, of course, is to offer a selection of dishes that people are keen to try; the other is to encourage guests to try something new, to venture outside their comfort zone. But the nature of how we order food can create a tension …

Trout

The Isle of Wight … kids dig it

With buckets, spades, farm animals and dinosaur remains, a short break on the Isle of Wight is a predictable hit with kids, but there are unexpected delights for grown-ups, too<p>‘Dinosaur poo!” I screeched, sounding like an overexcited nature presenter. I was trying to enthuse my seven-year-old son, …

Scotland

Homes: how a rodent infestation turned out to be a blessing in disguise

Rats under the floorboards are every home owners’ worst nightmare, but not for Juliet Kinsman<p>Juliet Kinsman had a rodent problem: rats run wild in her north-west London neighbourhood; she once came across one tucking into the cheese and crackers she’d left out for lunch. The only solution, she was …

Dining Rooms

'There's a lot of fear and anxiety': Miami's Haitians hit by threat of deportation

Donald Trump told Miami’s Haitian community he’d be their ‘greatest champion’ – but he’s ready to pull the plug on a longstanding humanitarian program<p>If you ask Marleine Bastien, a chill wind from the White House is fast cooling the warmth of the Haitian Heritage Month celebrations in Miami’s …

Immigration

Where have all the insects gone?

There is a scene at the end of the film Gangs of New York when Daniel Day-Lewis and Leonardo DiCaprio are deep in a vicious fight for honour and territory. As the camera pulls up and away it becomes apparent how very small and insignificant the squabble is. The city is being bombarded from the …

Ecology

No whey! Dairy’s not so bad for you after all

My mother, it appears, is going to live forever. The woman who bought 12 pints of milk for a two-night holiday in Wales; the woman who has three “emergency” pats of butter in her fridge at all times, despite living five doors down from a corner shop; the woman who uses cheese as a seasoning and …

Dairy Queen

6 Ways to Spark Your Creativity

With CHASING GENIUS, National Geographic invites you to explore your instinct for changing the world.<p>Sometimes certain places, at specific points in history, become incubators of brilliant ideas. London during the Elizabethan era, for example, or 1920s Paris—author Eric Weiner has called them …

Creativity

Should Women Travel Alone in India?

Exploring India solo requires taking certain precautions and sacrificing small freedoms. But it’s worth it!<p>“In my experience, India’s one of the safest and most accommodating countries for solo women travelers,” journalist and Portland resident Margot Bigg says to me. I’m surprised by the …

India

See the Awesome March of the Milky Way Across the Night Sky

A photographer captures rare views of the galaxy as it spirals over southern Australia.<p>High overhead, the Milky Way galaxy twists itself into a whirling pinwheel, its glittering stars and dense, dark clouds weaving spirals on the sky.<p>At least, that’s the view photographer Christian Sasse revealed …

Cosmology

In Portugal, Pope Francis Proclaims Two Fátima Siblings Saints

FÁTIMA, Portugal — Pope Francis canonized two Portuguese shepherd children during a Mass on Saturday, a century after the children and their cousin said they first saw the Virgin Mary here.<p>The children, Jacinta and Francisco Marto, along with an older cousin, Lúcia de Jesus dos Santos, told …

Brazil

How Google Took Over the Classroom

CHICAGO — The sixth graders at Newton Bateman, a public elementary school here with a classic red brick facade, know the Google drill.<p>In a social-science class last year, the students each grabbed a Google-powered laptop. They opened Google Classroom, an app where teachers make assignments. Then …

Education

'Dynasty' reboot coming to the CW

<b>(CNN) —</b> CW is looking to start its own "Dynasty."<p>The network has officially picked up a reboot of the iconic primetime soap, starring former "Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll" star Elizabeth Gillies.<p>It hails from the duo behind the network's teen hit "Gossip Girl," Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, as well as …

Black Lightning

Ivanka Trump's book will debut as a bestseller

Ivanka Trump's new book, "Women Who Work," will debut at the No. 4 slot on the New York Times Best-Sellers List of advice, how-to and miscellaneous books.<p>The New York Times will post the list online May 12.<p>Ivanka's book, released May 2, was penned by the President's oldest daughter and offers …

Donald Trump

Rare handwritten Harry Potter prequel stolen in robbery

<b>(CNN) —</b> An untitled prequel to the wildly popular Harry Potter books has been stolen in a robbery in the UK, authorities say.<p>Just 800 words long, the handwritten manuscript -- written on two sides of an A5 postcard by author J.K. Rowling -- was taken from a property in Kings Heath, Birmingham.<p>"The …

Harry Potter

Leonardo DiCaprio wants to save endangered porpoise; Mexican President all ears

<b>(CNN) —</b> Leave it to Leonardo DiCaprio to remind us that social media can serve a porpoise.<p>The vaquita porpoise, to be precise.<p>The actor and activist used Twitter and Instagram this week to get his millions of followers to sign a petition asking Mexico's President to take immediate action to protect …

Endangered Species

Should cashiers be humans or machines?

Self-service tills mean headaches for some shoppers, but bring convenience – and a few unexpected benefits – for others.<p>Earlier this week, BBC Future published a story about shoppers’ disdain for self-service checkouts: many people find them poorly designed and irritating to use. While these …

Customers

The woman who saved old New York

A massive freeway would have destroyed Greenwich Village and altered much of Lower Manhattan if not for one woman’s efforts. Jane Jacobs can teach us about what makes cities feel alive, writes Jonathan Glancey.<p>“Stop being victims. I think it’s wicked in a way to be a victim. It’s more wicked to be …

Urban Design

Foods to eat for better sleep

<b>(CNN) —</b> Many people chug caffeine-packed coffee or scarf down an energy bar to wake up, but what should you eat to wind down?<p>More than a third of adults in the United States are not getting enough shut-eye, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.<p>So, to make sure that your …

Sleep

The CIA has just set up a unit to deal with North Korea

<b>(CNN) —</b> The CIA has established a Korea Mission Center to address "the nuclear and ballistic missile threat posed by" North Korea and its unpredictable leader, the US intelligence agency announced Wednesday.<p>The creation of the center focusing on specific threats from the Korean peninsula will allow …

North Korea

US intel chief: Homegrown terrorists likely to attempt 'frequent' attacks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The threat of homegrown extremists is the greatest terrorism threat facing the United States, the nation's top spy said Thursday.<p>Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats told a Senate panel that homegrown terrorists pose "the most frequent and unpredictable terrorist threat to …

Obama Administration

The alarming rise of female genital mutilation in America

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's a brutal practice that's inflicted on thousands of girls and women every year. Female genital mutilation, or female ritual cutting, involves altering or injuring female genital organs. It's often done by people with no medical training and in filthy places, posing horrendous health …

Female Genital Mutilation

Europe is bracing for a laptop ban on flights to America

Europe is bracing for major turbulence: An electronics ban on flights to America.<p>European airlines and regulators are preparing for the possibility that the Trump administration could ban laptops and other large devices from the cabins of flights from Europe to the United States.<p>Such a move would …

Homeland Security

China to allow US beef exports after deal on trade issues with US

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A new trade deal will allow US beef and natural gas exports to flow into China while opening up the US market for cooked poultry and Chinese banks, the US Commerce Secretary announced Thursday.<p>The initial slate of commitments from the two countries marked the first sign of …

China

Unseen footage of the Beatles during filming of Help! emerges after 50 years

Unseen footage of the Beatles larking around as they filmed a movie in the Austrian Alps has emerged after being stored in a garage for more than 50 years.<p>The footage, entitled Snow Scenes, was taken by the late actor Leo McKern, best known as Rumpole of the Bailey on ITV between 1978-92.<p>In 1965, …

Paul McCartney