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Multitasking may be affecting the density of your grey-matter

Reading this article on a laptop while watching TV and idly scrolling through tweets on your phone? You're a multitasker, and it may be changing the structure of your brain. New research from the University of Sussex suggests that people who simultaneously use multiple media devices on a regular …

How to Make and Freeze Smoothies

Our household blender gets a mighty workout around here, spending most of its time whirling fresh and frozen fruits, leafy greens, kefir, yogurt, nuts, seeds, and grains into frothy nourishment. Often, the result is more smoothie than can reasonably be consumed in one sitting. In the past, I've …

Food

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

The 20 Places Where You'll Pay The Most For A Hotel Room

Traveling costs a lot of money, but the price of a trip can fluctuate tremendously depending on the destination.<p>Hotels.com recently released its annual Hotels Price Index, a report on hotel prices in major destinations across the world that's based on Hotels.com bookings.<p>As part of this report, …

Hospitality

Your Guide to Must-Have Fall Makeup

Get gorgeous with these lip, eye, and cheek trends<p>Get gorgeous with these lip, eye, and cheek trends.<p>Jeffrey Westbrook/Studio D

American Actresses Are Some Of The World’s Skinniest And Prettiest, Germany’s Are The Most Naked

I know I’m saying nothing-percent new when I say things are bad for women in the film industry. But a comprehensive new report, released by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, show that things are way worse for women than (most of us) have imagined. The study, which examined female …

Mass shootings in U.S. have tripled in recent years, FBI says

The number of sudden mass shootings in the United States has nearly tripled in recent years, theFBIsaid Wednesday, prompting the bureau to expand its work with state and local officials to identify potential gunmen before they attack.<p>In a study of active-shooter incidents, FBI officials said there …

Malaysia urged to stop transgender arrests

Malaysia's transgender population faces systematic repression, harassment and mistreatment, and the government must immediately repeal laws that criminalise their lifestyles, Human Rights Watch has said.<p>On Thursday, the US-based group released a report it says details worsening abuses that …

Number of mass shootings in US has risen sharply, FBI report says

Study, which focused on 160 ‘active shooter incidents’ between 2000-13, says most attacks happened at a business or school<p>The number of shootings in which a gunman wounds or kills multiple people has increased dramatically in recent years, with the majority of attacks in the last decade occurring …

New Survey Sheds Light On What People Really Want In A Spouse

For the first time in America, single adults outnumber the married.<p>However, despite the decline in marriage rates, new data from the Pew Research Center found that 53 percent of those adults who have never married still plan to, and an additional 32 percent are considering it.<p>So what's stopping …

Editor's Picks: Shop Our Favorite Non-Traditional Bridesmaids Looks

Shop designer cocktail dresses and gowns for the chicest mix and match bridal party.<p>The "always a bridesmaid..." and <i>27 Dresses</i> fears are real–and being the bride behind your friends' fashion struggles is never chic. Allowing the bridal party to choose a dress in their own style, while sticking to …