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I traveled the world alone and it sucked

AFTER FINISHING MY UNIVERSITY DEGREE, I worked my ass off in a call-centre to save up money to fulfill a lifelong dream, to travel the world.<p>In my …

Bumped from online service's booking? It's probably airline's doing

<b>Question:</b> My sister and her 14-year-old daughter are traveling from Kalispell, Mont., to Fort Lauderdale, Fla. My sister booked two round-trip tickets through Expedia and was happy with the price and the timing, along with the fact that there was only one stop. She paid for the tickets and received …

Flying

Rice Cakes: Friend or Foe?

Are rice cakes the healthy snacks you think they are?<p><i>We teamed up with nutritionist McKel Hill, MS, RD, LDN from Nutrition Stripped to give us some friendly feedback on how we’re doing in the snack department. Are they good for us? Could they be better? We don’t always know, but McKel does. These</i> …

Healthy Eating

4 New Twists on the Bloody Mary

Bloody Marys are the kind of bright, refreshing drink that slaps the cranky hangover haze right out of your system...or at least jolts it out of commission 'til later. But beyond its oft-touted (and not-actually-real) healing properties, the Bloody Mary is a downright delicious cocktail that …

What Meat? This Salad Will Steal the Show at Your Next Barbecue

When editor in chief Adam Rapoport throws a barbecue, it's the salad—not the meat—that has people going back for seconds and thirds.<p>Last summer, when my wife left town on a work trip, I decided to throw a backyard barbecue, complete with a roaring charcoal grill and bone-in rib eyes as thick as …

Food

Ragweed is invading Europe, and climate change will make it worse

Researchers warn of growing health risks as invasive species creeps across the continent<p>Ragweed pollen has made life miserable for allergy sufferers in Europe, and it's likely going to get much worse over the coming years, according to a study published today. By 2050, airborne pollen loads from …

This inflatable plane could explore the clouds of Venus

Northrop Grumman has a new idea for exploring Venus. Announced earlier this month, the Venus Atmospheric Maneuverability Platform (or VAMP) would let NASA skim Venus' upper atmosphere with an inflatable aircraft, deployed from space.<p>Since the craft is self-inflated, it would be light enough to stay …

Astronomy

Greece to keep repaying creditors as long as it can: official

"To the extent that we are able to pay, we will keep on repaying these obligations," government spokesman Gabriel Sakellaridis told reporters.<p>He added: "It is the government's responsibility to be able to repay all these obligations.... It is also the responsibility of the creditors to be faithful …

This Arizona 'Castle' Is A Beautiful And Well-Preserved Mistake

When it comes to national monuments, Montezuma"s Castle near the town of Camp Verde, Arizona, is one of my favorite mistakes.<p>The riverside cliff dwelling is believed to be made and once inhabited by the Sinagua people, a pre-Columbian culture closely related to the Hohokam and other indigenous …

Archaeology