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How to Not Get Sick While Traveling

Nobody wants to suddenly come down with the flu on day 1 of vacation.<p>It’s cold and flu season, and if you didn't notice that by looking around at your dripping, sneezing friends and family, you’ll definitely become aware of the situation if you’re passing through an airport. There may be nothing …

Wellness

A Guide to Tuscan Wine Country

Here's how to drink—and eat—your way through the region.<p>From up-and-coming Brunellos to tucked-away Super Tuscans, we spotlight the region’s secret treasures, and provide intel on where to eat—and stay—en route.<p>Brunello, Montalcino<p>Labels like Banfi and Casanova dei Neri put this wine area of …

Italy

The 6 Best Brain Foods to Eat as You Age

A growing body of research shows that certain foods may help maintain mental sharpness.<p>Food has a powerful effect on our brains, especially as we age. “However, we sometimes think the brain is a separate system from the rest of our body,” says Dianna Purvis Jaffin, director of strategy and programs …

The proven health benefits of honey

<b>(CNN) —</b> Move over, prehistoric bears. Humans have loved honey since the Stone Age.<p>Rock art pictures of honey harvesting, which at first glance look like drawings from A.A. Milne's Winnie-the-Pooh, date to about 8000 B.C.<p>Beeswax has been found on pottery dating as far back as 7000 B.C., most likely …

Alternative Medicine

This Simple Practice Will Help You Be More Happy and Productive

In today's hyper-connected world, it's easy to get distracted. Turns out, all that distraction makes us unhappy and unproductive. Here's how to stop the vicious cycle.<p>Has this ever happened to you? You sit down to work on an important project with a looming deadline and suddenly, without warning, …

Mindfulness

You've Been Sleeping on Planes All Wrong

<i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>Some people can sleep standing up, but for the rest of us, there are expert strategies to …

JetBlue Is Offering a Year of Unlimited Flights. Here’s How You Can Get It

A few lucky passengers the chance to take unlimited trips to anywhere the airline flies to for an entire year.<p>Want to travel the world without the …

If You're Paleo and You Love Dessert, These Thanksgiving Recipes Are For You

Bust out the pumpkin, whip out the cinnamon, and grab some coconut milk, because Thanksgiving is just around the corner — and there are many Paleo treats to be had. Whether you're a strict Paleo eater, you're allergic to gluten, or you're just trying to cut down on dairy and sugar, these yummy …

10 Foods Diabetics Should Eat Daily

Making healthy food choices to control blood sugar is key for those with type 2 diabetes, but what if there were foods that not only kept diabetes …

Nutrition

Here’s what you can do to protect yourself from the KRACK WiFi vulnerability

Security researcher Mathy Vanhoef publicly disclosed a serious vulnerability in the WPA2 encryption protocol today. Most devices and routers currently rely on WPA2 to encrypt your WiFi traffic, so chances are you’re affected.<p>But first, let’s clarify what an attacker can and cannot do using the …

10 of the Best US Beach Towns to Visit in the Offseason

Visiting the beach during the peak of the summer season can be more of a headache than it's worth. What with traffic, parking, and how difficult it …

An Internet-Famous Cookie Worthy of Baking in Real Life

Last fall, an aberrant chocolate chip cookie turned up in my Instagram feed. As wide as a salad plate and flat as a flounder, it appeared thin, but it was somehow layered with slabs of chocolate. Oddest of all, it was ringed, like a tree trunk — as if a chunk of chocolate had been dropped in the …

Silicon Valley Courts Brand-Name Teachers, Raising Ethics Issues

MAPLETON, N.D. — One of the tech-savviest teachers in the United States teaches third grade here at Mapleton Elementary, a public school with about 100 students in the sparsely populated plains west of Fargo.<p>Her name is Kayla Delzer. Her third graders adore her. She teaches them to post daily on …

Want a Cool, Beautiful, Affordable Beach Vacation? Go to Portugal

There's no better place to lounge on the beach after a lazy lunch of wine and fresh seafood.<p>Everyone you know is probably going to Portugal, or at least talking about going to Portugal, the same way they went to Tulum, and Cartagena, and Iceland. It’s affordable, and full of exceptional wine and …

There's even more evidence that one type of diet is the best for your body and brain

But a growing body of evidence suggests that a plant-based diet— which focuses on vegetables while incorporating whole grains and lean proteins — reigns supreme. It's been found to be ideal for losing weight, staying lean, and keeping the mind sharp.<p>Plant-based diets are "good for the environment, …

Holistic Medicine

7 apps that will teach you how to meditate, because meditation is SUPER good for you

You don’t have to be super spiritual and live somewhere in the mountains to meditate, although a lot of people still think that the super relaxing …

17 under-the-radar alternatives to major tourist destinations

Sure, a trip to Paris or Rome is nice — but sometimes the best vacations come from traveling off the beaten path.<p>This summer, beat the crowds by …

Three Things I Learned from Teaching Happiness

Since 2014, I have been co-instructing the Greater Good Science Center’s free massive open online course called GG101x: The Science of Happiness. To …

Happiness

The Meditation You Need to Be Doing Regularly, Based on Your Zodiac Sign

<i>Starting to meditate can be, well, stressful. Our friends at YourTango break it down by zodiac sign to help you find your perfect practice.</i><p><b>Find your zen.</b><p>No matter who you are, there's been a time when you feel like you're having a major mental breakdown. Whether it's work, school, family, friends; …

How to Breathe Your Way to Inner Calm

<b>“Sometimes the most important thing in a whole day is the rest we take between two deep breaths.” ~Etty Hillesum</b><p>Today I’d like to discuss something …

How to Trust That You'll Be Okay No Matter What

<b>“The only thing that makes life possible is permanent, intolerable uncertainty; not knowing what comes next.” ~Ursula K. Le Guin</b><p>Did you play with …

Ursula K. Le Guin

Bruce Lee’s Previously Undiscovered Writings on How to Live a Fulfilling and Successful Life

Bruce Lee was much more than a martial arts expert and movie star. He was also a Zen philosopher, and some consider him one of the most influential …

Meditation

5 Buddhist Philosophies That Are Hard To Practice But Will Pay Off Forever

Buddhism is such a powerful philosophy that differs to much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>Today, as I was browsing the ideas on Ideapod, I came …

Meditation

3 of the Largest US Airlines Have Announced Changes to How They Handle Denied Boarding (And One Hasn’t)

The US airline industry was rocked by public backlash after a passenger was dragged off a United flight from Chicago to Louisville on Sunday night. …

15 ways to save on travel, according to flight attendants

But in exchange, these airline employees have the opportunity to travel the world for work — and for fun — thanks to generous discounts and deals on airfare.<p>"To say we are spoiled is an understatement," said one flight attendant. "But with all these perks, we often like to take things a bit …

Virgin America

12 Important Career Lessons Most People Learn Too Late in Life

Here are the 12 best career lessons everyone should take to heart early in their careers.<p>If there's one thing we all have in common, it's that we all make mistakes along the way (and hopefully learn valuable lessons from them). But if you're smart, you'll learn as much as possible from the mistakes …

Self-improvement

The year of living thankfully

<b>(CNN) —</b> Logically speaking, we should be in a perpetual state of gratitude. Most people who read this column, even if they aren't fully aware, have a long list of blessings to count (most of the time, anyway).<p>Family. Friends. Love. Health. Freedom from war and natural disaster. Imagination. …

Happiness

Could this meta-meta-flight search help you find the cheapest airfare?

There are a number of search engines out there designed to help travellers find the cheapest airfares available, but a new “meta-meta-flight search” says it scans a number of flight comparison engines to find the best of the best.<p>CheapFlightsFinder has created a new online dashboard that compares …

One Interactive Map Reveals the Wi-Fi Passwords From Airports Around the World

Frequent travelers understand the headache of finding decent Wi-Fi in most airports. Slow lines or service that is limited to 30 minutes can make killing time on a layover a nightmare. Travel blogger and computer security engineer Anil Polat has solved the problem with this online map of …

Wi-Fi

Going off-grid in Iran

It's the most-talked-about destination of the year. As Iran opens up to visitors its monuments top every travel hitlist - but we skip the sights and …

Travel