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Traveling Internationally? Do These 20 Things First

Credit: Flickr<p>So you're ready to put that first stamp in your passport? Or it has been years since your last big vacation? Here's a list of 20 tips you should do or bring before your trip if this is your first time traveling abroad or if you need a refresher.<p><b>Security & Health</b><p>• <b>Check in with your</b> …

18 Signs You're With The One You Should Marry

From the editors of Cosmopolitan.com, how to know if he's the one.<p><b>1) He always brags about you.</b> If you get a promotion at work or even just win concert tickets, he can't resist telling everyone you hang out with before you even think to mention it. Because he's your biggest fan (arguably next to …

You're Not a Chimpanzee, So Don't Make Love Like One

Why do people have sex the way they do? There are lots of puzzling things about that, but three really stand out. Sex between two chimpanzees takes a few seconds, but sex between humans can take hours. Why are we so different from them? Men can only have a few orgasms, but women can have lots of …

How to Have the Healthiest Day of Your Life

Photo: Courtesy ELLE<p>Follow this hour-by-hour playbook to stay energized, organized, and focused all day, everyday.<p><b>6 a.m. Sleep a little longer</b>"Getting enough quality shut-eye affects not only your metabolism but also the quality of your day," says registered dietitian Laura Cipullo, author of</i> …

Fury over Mexico student 'massacre' boils over into street battles

Riot police clash with protesters, angry at the government and police handling of the murder of 43 students<p>Mexicans furious at the presumed massacre of 43 students torched the ruling party's Guerrero state headquarters and briefly took a police commander prisoner as growing protests rocked …

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How to Get in Shape Using Psychology: 6 New Tricks From Research

Why is there an obesity epidemic? It’s not because we eat the wrong things or we lack exercise.<p>Research shows that, plain and simple, most of us just …

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The Rules of Flirting On a Plane

Look, it happens. Sometimes you end up sitting next to someone who's not only age-appropriate and single, but attractive. The situation being what it is, the captivity of the plane can either be the best or worst place to make your move.<p>Not surprisingly, I am usually on the other end of the …

10 things farmers won’t tell you

<b>1. We’re a big business …</b><p>There are more than 7 billion people on the planet, and all of us need to eat. More than 800 million people are hungry, and …

More than meatballs: a gourmet guide to Swedish cuisine

Having a muppet as your main culinary ambassador is a lot to overcome, especially for a smallish, out-of-the-way country like Sweden, whose presence in global pop-culture is fairly limited. Swedish food is and forever will be associated with meatballs, flying utensils and the phrase '<i>bork bork …

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7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<i>This post is in partnership with Inc., which offers useful advice, resources and insights to entrepreneurs and business owners. The article below was</i> …

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8 Drugstore Lipstick Formulas To Buy Right Now

Best in Bridal: Fall 2015

Consider this vital prep for fall brides, and eye candy for white gown lovers everywhere. See what top designers have in store for the next wave of betrothed.<p>Consider this vital prep for fall brides, and eye candy for white gown lovers everywhere. See what top designers have in store for the next …

Google makes us all dumber: The neuroscience of search engines

As search engines get better, we become lazier. We’re hooked on easy answers and undervalue asking good questions<p>In 1964, Pablo Picasso was asked by an interviewer about the new electronic calculating machines, soon to become known as computers. He replied, “But they are useless. They can only give …

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Designer #TBT: Fashion’s Best Throwback Photos of Karl, Donatella, Marc, and More

We asked some of our favorite fashion designers, from Marc Jacobs to Carolina Herrera, share their best throwback moments.

Try This Fall Fashion Trend: Fisherman Sweaters

If you don't already own one, run out RIGHT NOW and buy a fisherman sweater. Seriously, every fashion editor, style blogger and It Girl is obsessed with the classic. Whether it's shrunken, oversize, cashmere, or cotton, the fisherman sweater will add dimension of texture and style to your …

35 Science 'Facts' That Are Totally Wrong

Hollywood, friends, and family have perpetuated these 35 science myths for years. But it's time to set the record straight.<p>Is there fire in space?<p>Does tequila really come with a hallucinogenic worm?<p>Can you overdose on Vitamin C?<p>The answers to these questions will surprise you.<p>For this list, we used …

9 Books Bill Gates Thinks Everyone Should Read

While Bill Gates has a schedule that's planned down to the minute, the entrepreneur-turned-billionaire-humanitarian still gobbles up about a book a week.<p>Aside from a handful of novels, they're mostly nonfiction books covering his and his foundation's broad range of interests. A lot of them are …

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The Human Factor

Airline pilots were once the heroes of the skies. Today, in the quest for safety, airplanes are meant to largely fly themselves. Which is why the 2009 crash of Air France Flight 447, which killed 228 people, remains so perplexing and significant. William Langewiesche explores how a series of small …

Beer labels match brewed contents to Pantone color

Spanish creative agency Txaber created a series of beer packaging labels in which each brew type is presented with a corresponding Pantone color.<p>[via …

Hell in the Hot Zone

As the Ebola epidemic rages, two questions have emerged: How did the deadly virus escape detection for three months? And why has a massive international effort failed to contain it? Traveling to Meliandou, a remote Guinean village and the likely home of Patient Zero, Jeffrey E. Stern tracks the …

Catherine Lacey’s Nobody Is Ever Missing Is the New Gone Girl

<b>David Fincher’s</b> movie <i>Gone Girl</i> isn’t even out yet—its release date is October 3—and already it feels like a pop-culture phenomenon. <b>Ben Affleck</b> stars as either a grieving or a scheming husband in this maybe-murder mystery, after his wife, played by the very pretty <b>Rosamund Pike</b>, disappears (or …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

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Why The U.S. Chills Its Eggs And Most Of The World Doesn't

Go in search of eggs in most foreign countries and you might encounter a strange scene: eggs on a shelf or out in the open air, nowhere near a refrigerator.<p>Shock and confusion may ensue. What are they doing there? And are they safe to eat?<p>We Americans, along with the Japanese, Australians and …

Free Things to Do in Seattle

At once grungy and gourmet, lush and mod, the Emerald City has revitalized its best attractions while offering plenty for penny-pinchers. Pound the pavement through historic Pioneer Square, lively Pike Place Market, Seattle's compact downtown, and to its scenic waterfront—reveling in free gems …

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Why Networking Makes Us Feel Dirty

Like pass-the-soap-I-need-a-shower dirty. Science explains.<p>Fill in the letter blanks for the following words:<p><b>W _ _ H<br>S H _ _ E R<br>S _ _ P</b><p>Many of you probably ended up with some pretty neutral answers: <i>wish</i> or <i>with</i> for the top row, and <i>shaker</i> or <i>shiner</i> for the second, and <i>step</i> or <i>stop</i> or <i>skip</i> for the third. …

How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Stay

<i>fhotels / Flickr</i><p>Whether you're planning to spend two weeks on an island or a weekend in the big city, booking a hotel can be the most important part of any travel budget. Your flight tickets are likely more expensive individually, but your hotel room rate will probably include multiple nights and …