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Here’s Why Belize Deserves To Be On Top Of Your Travel Bucket List

The reasons to visit Belize total far more than 10 and narrowing it down wasn’t easy. From afar, Belize’s appeal is all about the warm and clear blue waters of the Caribbean and the dense, wild jungles that draw you in. Once there, you start to pick up on more detail: the heart-pounding land and …

Central America

20 destinations you must visit in 2016

1. Park City, Utah<p>Park City has always provided an excellent base for exploring Utah’s best ski areas and enjoying the epic quantities of light, fluffy powder snow for which the state is renowned.<p>This season the resort town, chock full of lively bars and restaurants, becomes an even better hub for …

Amy

Documentary on the late, great Amy Winehouse is the perfect tribute to a lost artist<p>The artistic life and awful death of Amy Winehouse at age 27 has …

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain

The surprising downsides of being clever

Can high intelligence be a burden rather than a boon? David Robson investigates.<p>If ignorance is bliss, does a high IQ equal misery? Popular opinion would have it so. We tend to think of geniuses as being plagued by existential angst, frustration, and loneliness. Think of Virginia Woolf, Alan …

Psychology

17 Thanksgiving Cocktails So Good, They Rival Pumpkin Pie

The turkey's taken care of, the cranberry sauce has set and there are half a dozen pies all boxed up, waiting to be devoured. All that's left are the drinks -- and this year, water's not going to cut it. You'll be needing something strong, because your Uncle Bob's over and before you get the chance …

9 Restaurants to Visit the Next Time You’re in Paris

Creative director and man-about-town @aguynamedpatrick shares Paris restaurant recommendations.

16 Makeup Tricks Every Woman Should Know

From the editors of Cosmo.com, quirky beauty hacks to make getting ready easier.<p><b>1. Turn a pencil eyeliner into a gel formula with the help of a match or lighter.</b><p>Hold your black, green, burgundy, etc., kohl eye pencil (which typically creates a thin, harder to apply line), under the flame for …

So You Want to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

I quit the cubicle life to travel the world. You can too, but is that the life you really want?<p>My post-college life started off just the way my advisor told me it was supposed to -- working an awesome job in the coolest city in the world. Right?<p><b>Wrong.</b> The truth is, three years later, I'm sitting in …

Employment

Daniel Radcliffe Criticizes His 'Harry Potter' Acting

"My acting is very one-note, and I can see I got complacent," says actor of 'Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince'<p>Daniel Radcliffe became a major …

Perseids meteor shower and supermoon offer divine heavenly show

Astronomers and amateur skywatchers excited as perigee moon and comet Swift-Tuttle appear together for dazzling skies<p>Supermoon lights up skies around the world – in pictures Share your pictures of the supermoon with GuardianWitness<p>A dramatic supermoon is set to accompany this year's Perseid meteor …

21 Buildings You Need To See In Your Lifetime

We've come a long way since then — creating temples to our gods, houses for our operas, and museums for our art that rival nature's beauty.<p>Here are 21 buildings you need to see before you kick the bucket.

Frank Lloyd Wright