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The 8 Most Charming Places to Stay on Your Cuban Vacation

The U.S. flag is now flying again at the embassy in Cuba, which means that easily traveling there from America is becoming more of a reality. While flights will become more readily available in the near future, hotel options are not so prevalent—a complete Havana itinerary isn’t going to be …

10 New Artists You Need to Know: August 2015

Tunde Olaniran<p><b>Sounds Like:</b> Exuberant and socially conscious electronic pop from the home of underground resistance<p><b>For Fans of:</b> M.I.A., Dev Hynes, …

Stephen Hawking helps launch massive search for E.T.

A new $100 million, 10-year search for intelligent life in the universe was announced Monday by famed scientist Stephen Hawking and other researchers.<p>The first of the two initiatives announced today, Breakthrough Listen, will be the most powerful search ever taken for signs of intelligent life …

Endless Drive

The 21 Best Places to Camp in the U.S.

Camping is one of the most American activities you can do. While it might not have been invented in the colonies, the wide prairie ranges, open …

Campgrounds

Pluto’s Moons Dance to a Random Beat

Analysis of Hubble images reveals chaotic rotation of dwarf planet’s satellites.<p>Mischievous Pluto is again hurling mysteries at scientists. New observations based on years of Hubble Space Telescope data suggest that the dwarf planet’s four small known moons—Nix, Hydra, Kerberos and Styx—are …

Solar System

8 Foods That Will Help You Get Ripped Like a Superhero

Try these surprising foods to help you build muscle—no protein shakes or chicken included.<p>Surely we've all gotten the memo on protein by now, right? At least judging by the insane superhero diets of the Cavill, Pratt, and "The Rock" Johnsons of the world, it's clear that eating a ton of it is now …

10 Garden Ideas to Steal from the 2015 Chelsea Flower Show Winner

Dan Pearson has been designing gardens since kindergarten, and in adult life he has embraced the opportunity to shift landscapes (the Tokachi …

Landscaping

California's Drought Makes It Rain Big Bucks For Local Businesses

When people call up Leigh Jerrard, founder of Greywater Corps, they're greeted with a recorded message: "Note that we are overwhelmed with inquiries right now, so it may be a while before we get back to you. But have faith."<p>Jerrard's company helps homeowners with the complicated process of …

This Silent, Straw-Like Wind Turbine Can Fit In Your Backyard

“Noise is the biggest issue for residential,” says David Suriol, who co-founded Spain-based Vortex Bladeless with David Yañez and Raúl Martín. …

8 Cheaper Alternatives to Popular European Destinations

We mapped out eight under-the-radar alternatives to popular European destinations, based on the kind of activity you're looking for. Adventure sports, wine tastings, the beach?! These secondary spots are equally as awesome, just a whole lot cheaper.<p><i>By: Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>Rome, Munich, the French …

National Parks

The 2016 U.S. Presidential Race: A Cheat Sheet

Little-known Evan McMullin finally takes up the mantle of anti-Trump conservative, three months before the election.<p>There are three months until Election Day, and anti-Trump Republicans finally have their man—even if they’ve never heard of him.<p>On August 8, Evan McMullin announced he is running as …

5 Biggest Myths About Booking Airfare

If you've been getting tangled in the web of myths and weird tips surrounding buying airfare, then don't worry, because Hopper is on hand to bust the phonies and vanquish the frauds with this list of the five biggest myths about booking travel in the skies. Enjoy.<p>Some people stand on one leg while …

Flying

The life of Queen Elizabeth II

Ascending to the throne in 1952, Queen Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning monarch in British history. See her life in photos.

How To Meditate (And Get The Most Benefit Out Of It)

Seven Habits of Optimistic People

Happy people live longer and feel better. But how do they stay so upbeat?<p><i>Editor’s Note: This article is one of the top 10 habits to adopt to be better at your job in 2016. See the full list here.</i><p>Optimists aren’t just people who see the glass half full. They also make more money than pessimists and …

A Navy SEAL Explains 8 Secrets to Grit and Resilience

Sometimes you just want to quit. You know you shouldn’t but nothing seems better than crawling back into bed and hiding under the covers. (I am there …

Cornbread Tamale Pie Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Could cornbread tamale pie—a quick and spicy chili topped with cornbread—be the greatest recipe of all time?<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we're using this new series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them.</i> …

Cornbread

Mystical Portraits of Nude Women in Idyllic Landscapes (NSFW)

New York City-based photographer Shae DeTar began painting on snapshots as an adolescent, overlaying images of real life with ethereal brushstrokes. …