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Why Tourists Shouldn't Pay or Tip More Than They Need To

I always feel uncomfortable about how much I tip in impoverished countries. Should it be more, just because? That person was nice and attentive.<p>Tourists can sometimes be put in a weird position when it comes to tipping and even just paying for goods or services abroad, especially when their …

Local Economies

How to Stop Feeling Crammed in Your Airplane Seat

I know I should stay moving during flights. I know it's no good for my health to be sitting for long periods of time. (Sitting is the new smoking, after all.) I also know scary things like deep-vein thrombosis are very real risks when flying, too. Nothing is more unnatural than being crammed into …

Yoga

Rosetta mission: Philae craft may have bounced during comet landing – as it happened

As Philae temporarily loses touch with Rosetta, we leave you with this artist’s impression of the lander on the surface. Thanks for joining us on this truly amazing day for space exploration.<p>Philae may have landed not once but twice – that’s the final message from Esa this evening.<p>According to …

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …

The code that may treat blindness

Neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg has found a technique that promises to treat blindness, and it all began with her idea to crack the brain’s visual code…<p>As you look at this page, your eyes are doing a remarkable thing.<p>A stream of light from the words and pictures is bouncing into the eyeball and …

The Brain