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The 100-Year-Old Carve-Up Bleeding the Middle East Today

How two men, one British, one French, got together and drew a new map – betraying promises and inventing nations like Syria and Iraq. And left a mess …

Middle East

Best snacks to eat late at night

Dinner is over and you’re getting ready for bed—but your stomach is wide awake. While health experts often advise avoiding late night snacking entirely, if you’re genuinely hungry late in the evening you shouldn’t feel like your only option is to tough it out until morning. Choosing a light and …

Nutrition

Farnborough Airshow 2016: Five cool future planes | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — Future of Aviation explores the next leaps forward in the world of air travel, from jet technology to passenger experiences. Read CNN's sponsorship policy.<p>This article was originally published in July 2016.<p>Farnborough, England (CNN) — It's kind of like Fashion Week for aviation …

Aviation

The worst day to fly if you want deals on airfare

If you want cheaper plane tickets, you may need to change the timing of your trip.<p>According to data that airfare research firm Hopper.com ran for …

Flying

World's best places to visit in 2016-17 from U.S. News | CNN Travel

CNN

Plan your own Brexit: The world's cheapest places to emigrate to

As the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill is debated in the Lords, the constant uncertainty and debate about Britain's future in Europe (not to mention the rain and relentlessly rising house prices) may have left you plotting your own Brexit. If you want to ditch the UK in favour of a …

European Union

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

Self-improvement

16 incredible destinations in Asia that tourists don't know about yet

While some of these locations are remote, others are hidden gems often overlooked by tourists.<p>For those in search of the best spots to visit in Asia away from the masses, we've rounded up 16 breathtaking destinations that range from hidden beaches and charming fishing villages to jungle-clad …

Asia Travel

The 34 Most Popular U.S. Tourist Attractions

New York City's got the top three.<p>Now is a great time to start planning your trip playing tourist in some of America’s most-visited cities. You don’t …

From acne to ageing, eating these 6 foods will help cure all skin troubles

Testing out the wisdom that your mum, her mum and her mum swore by—“what you eat reflects on your skin”—we got celebrity nutritionist Suman Agarwal …

Skin Care

Song of the Summer 2016: Industry Insiders Pick Their Favorites

For EW’s new Summer Must List—the one with Nick Jonas on the cover, on newsstands now—we asked industry insiders and top artists to peer into their …

Dance

10 essential vinyl records for anyone who’s excited about Governor’s Ball this weekend

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>To help prepare you for the imminent infusion of live music into the world, I'm breaking down some of the best records to add to your …

8 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

Shutterstock<p>In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more.<p>But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered some tricks to help …

This One Chart Says It All for the Future of Solar Energy

One graphic says so much about how far solar has come and how bright its future looks.<p>A friend and former colleague—my business partner from when I …

The most luxurious hotel in the world's top chains | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With the growing popularity of Airbnb and boutique hotels, large international hotel chains have had to work harder than ever to win travelers' loyalty as a place to stay. Now, more than ever, high-end luxury chains such as The Four Seasons and St. Regis are endeavoring to banish brand-name …

Hospitality

The 13 cities with the best work-life balance in the world

Using data from Swiss banking group UBS, the site compiled information on the biggest, most important cities globally, taking into account how many hours per week and per year people work as well as how many days holiday they take, before creating the ranking.<p>All 13 cities are in Europe, although …

European Travel

5 great parenting lessons from presidential dads

Both Franklin Roosevelt and Ronald Reagan inspired millions of Americans by radiating an infectious optimism. But neither “Great Communicator” proved as adept at connecting with his own kids.<p>To his brood of five, FDR was largely an absentee dad. As his eldest child, Anna, later recalled, during her …

Parenting

18 Ways to Meet People When Traveling Solo

Tips that every solo traveler should know before starting a trip.<p>Solo travel may sound like a solitary experience, but the logistics of navigating …

Few Americans know about this mysterious, remote valley in southern Japan

The Japanese know the Iya Valley for its remoteness, alpine scenery and vine bridges and for being the fabled 12th-century refuge of the Heike clan. Americans are unlikely to know it at all, but if they do, it’s probably because of Alex Kerr.<p>At the tourist information office near Tokyo Station, I …

Japan

Asia's underrated places: 9 great travel attractions | CNN Travel

Travel

Tesla Just Quietly Killed Off One Of Its Newest Products

Elon Musk has tweaked his vision for storing clean energy in your home.<p>Tesla has retooled its strategy for selling people with solar panels on batteries to store excess energy before the company even sold its first units.<p>The electric automaker unveiled a new suite of batteries last May, called …

Clean Energy

10 Places You Should Visit In Mexico

Mexico is incredibly rich in culture, vast landscapes, archaeological treasures, dramatic nature, food and of course that (in)famous Latino passion. There's a lot to see, however if you're traveling with a time limit you might as well see the very best Mexico has to offer.<p><b>1. Baja California Sur -</b> …

5 Flavorful Recipes That Might Help You Live A Longer Life

Eat to your health.<p>If you're looking for the fountain of youth, start in your kitchen. Diet is one of the most important parts of living a long, healthy life. In researching the Blue Zones -- or those few parts of the world where people seem to "forget to die" -- we've seen the link between healthy …

This is the only recipe you’ll need to nail your next beef-and-beer stew

A beef stew is a beef stew is a beef stew — unless you live in France, where stews have particular names depending on the cut of the meat in them, the booze they float in (there’s almost always something alcoholic) or the part of the country they come from.<p>A daube traditionally is made with cubes …

Onions

21 Delectable Subscription Boxes Foodies Will Totally Love

(Oh, and there are drinks too.)<p>They're all priced per box or in the smallest amount possible, not including multi-box subscription discounts.<p><i>Note: Submissions have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

Customer Service

Super Bowl Recipes: 10 Most Searched for Dishes on Google - Great Ideas : People.com

Before you place an order for food delivery on Super Bowl Sunday after coming to the conclusion that your once-prized cheese dip has grown lackluster …

Cooking