Mounika Maddipatla

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Where to Find the Quietest Seats on an Airplane

A JetBlue pilot reveals his tips for finding the quietest seats on a plane.<p><i>This article originally appeared on Travel + Leisure.</i><p>Choosing a seat on a …

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How Your Style Affects Your Self-Confidence And Your Relationships

<i>Fashion says</i> "Me Too"<p><i>Style says</i> "Me Only"<p>When it comes to personal style, it's all about you. How you work it. How you own it. Where you borrowed it, and how you narrow down all your options to those that work for your figure, your personality, your coloring and your lifestyle.<p>Making simple changes …

10 Proven Ways To Grow Your Brain: Neurogenesis And Neuroplasticity

Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But new researchᅡᅠhas shown that the brain can form new neural pathways andᅡᅠcreate neurons even inᅡᅠadulthood.<p>Scientists once thought the brain stopped developing after the first few years of life. But …

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8 All-American Drives With Google Maps

Parents teamed up with Google Maps to create family-friendly road trips to some of the app’s most-searched summer destinations and attractions. With low gas prices and loads of fun places to stop, there’s never been a better way to see the country.<p>Each route is a loop, so you can begin at any point …

The 25 best kitchen gadgets you can buy for under $25

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>There are tons of kitchen gadgets and tools on the market that can make cooking easier and more efficient. A lot of them are also very …

11 Easy One-Pan Meals That Make Late-Night Cooking a Breeze

Cue scene: you’ve just had a busy day. It could be that you worked a long day, you were in school from morning until evening, or maybe today’s the …

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Seven everyday foods that pack a powerful punch

Forget the seven wonders of the world – how about the seven natural health wonders, instead.<p>“Coming from every corner of the globe, these wonders …

Road trip! The best in every state

Nothing heralds the arrival of summer quite like taking a cross-country road trip. But if you’re relegated to just one state, there is plenty to see.<p>California’s Pacific Coast Highway offers a stunning juxtaposition of mountains and ocean, while Connecticut’s Route 169 takes you through …

20 Amazing Places In China To Take Pictures

Not all of China is factory’s and pollution; it’s vast and diverse territory endows the country with some of the most beautiful natural scenery on …

The 15 best easy cocktail recipes to make at home

Best easy cocktail recipes<p>1<p>Photograph: Courtesy Suffolk Arms/Oleg March<p>Bars, Cocktail bars<p>Horse Apple by Giuseppe González of Suffolk Arms, New York, …

City guide: Bangkok

A place of great beauty, <i>Prathet Thai</i>, “land of the free,” this country has stunning landscapes, tropical vegetation, idyllic beaches, shimmering …

Happy Birthday Route 66 - 10 alternative road trips you could try this summer in celebration

This year the most famous road trip in the world, Route 66, celebrates its 90th anniversary. Sprawling across the USA, it truly is a life-changing experience for anyone who’s made the journey. But at 2,451 miles, most people don’t have the time to drive from Chicago to Los Angeles. We asked expert …

16 Potato Salad Recipes to Update Your Summer Picnic

Don't overlook this humble staple side dish<p>Updated:<p>There is perhaps no side better suited for summer barbecues, picnics, and potlucks than a classic …

Science Says You Shouldn't Work More Than This Number of Hours a Week

Working too much can be counterproductive and even hazardous to your health. You've been warned.<p>Do you work more than 40 hours a week? If you're an entrepreneur or small business owner, it's hard not to, but all that extra time in the workplace isn't necessarily a good thing. After a certain point, …

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11 houseplants it is almost impossible for even the laziest gardener to kill

Fancy having a little piece of the outdoors on your windowsill, or some gorgeous plants on the centre of your coffee table?<p>Some of us don't really have green fingers - it's easy to forget to water and seeing your proudly purchased plant turn to crumbly brown fronds can be very depressing.<p>Here's a …

The Best Hikes Near San Francisco

You don’t have to travel far for a nature fix in this town.<p>Hikes may not be the first thing to spring to mind when you think of when planning a trip …

10 Travel Essentials for Every Millennial Jetsetter

Believe it or not, air travel doesn't have to be miserable<p>In the first three months of this year, I've been in 10 unique cities, 4 countries and on more than 20 different airplanes. I travel mostly for work, generally long haul flights or day trips where I spend more time in the air than on the …

I Tried 16 Sticky Bras — Here Are the Ones That Actually Worked

I nearly ripped my nipples off so you wouldn't have to.<p>I, like most big-breasted women, choose not to go braless ever. It's a practical thing: I like to minimize bouncing, nippleage, and back strain whenever possible.<p>Still, I dream about being able to frolic in a field of daisies, wearing a dainty, …

Teen Whose Arm Was Severed In Botched Sneaker Theft Deserved It, Attorney Says

The 17-year-old's arm was ripped off after his alleged victim drove an SUV into him, surveillance video shows.<p>A 17-year-old boy whose arm was ripped off during a botched sneaker theft got exactly what he deserved, says a lawyer for the man accused of the maiming.<p>Zachary Sam remains hospitalized …

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America's Destinations 'On the Rise'

New York City may be the most popular place to visit in America, but the country has many small towns that are worth exploring, too. Here are the …

25 Reasons to Visit Romania: Timisoara

<b>Text and photos by Alina Alexandra Albin</b><p>When you think about Romania, you probably don't think about Timisoara even though you should. I know, there are other cities more popular, like Bucharest, our capital, or Sibiu which was voted the European Cultural Capital back in 2008. But I strongly …

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Stocks slammed by ECB; euro jumps most since 2009

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. and European stocks closed down sharply on Thursday and the euro enjoyed its biggest one-day percentage rise in well over six years as investors reacted to the European Central Bank’s latest policy easing measures.<p>U.S. one-hundred dollar bills are seen in this photo …

9 Habits That Lead to Terrible Decisions

Several years ago we came up with a great idea for a new leadership-development offering we thought would be valuable to everyone. We had research demonstrating that when people embarked on a self-development program, their success increased dramatically when they received follow-up encouragement. …

11 Beauty Products To Feed Your Coconut Oil Obsession

Our edit of the coconut oil-infused products that will make you softer, smoother, and scented like a tropical vacation.<p>Our edit of the coconut oil-infused products that will make your hair and skin softer, shinier, and scented like a tropical vacation.

43 Small Kitchen Ideas That Won't Make You Feel Claustrophobic

Sky-high cabinets and mirrored backsplashes are your friends here.<p>When your prep space is no larger than a closet, even one person can feel like too many cooks in the kitchen. These tricks will help you make the most of your counter space and cabinetry. And when you want to plan for your future …

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55 Inspiring Ideas to Update Your Kitchen

Color, cabinets, and more.<p>Remodeling your kitchen? Look no further. We've rounded up the best ideas for color, cabinets, lighting, floors, and more.

Guide to the best brunch in Chicago

When it comes to brunch, Chicago takes the meal to another level. Brunch at the best Chicago restaurants means inventive takes on eggs Benedict, …

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