Maria Torres

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20 Luxury Vacations That Are Surprisingly Affordable

Just because you’re not a member of the one percent, it doesn’t mean you can’t travel like it. Whether it’s booking a safari adventure or vacationing …

Luxury Lifestyle

A Common Sugar Additive Might Be Driving The Rise of One of The Most Aggressive Superbugs

Antibiotics are only part of the problem.<p>A sugar additive used in several foods could have helped spread a seriously dangerous superbug around the …

A Calming Elixir to Drink Before Bedtime

<i>To usher in the new year, we asked creative people to share the homemade recipes they count on to detox, cleanse — and refresh.</i><p>“When I have my back issues, that’s really just my body screaming at me,” says the creative consultant Matilda Goad. “I always think I’m not stressed out. But it is hard …

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and …

7 Ways to Raise a Resilient Child

You can’t shield kids from all the crappy things in life, but we have seven strategies to help them face challenges with a can-do spirit.<p>When I asked my daughter, Birdy, to think of the time she was proudest of herself, she said, quickly, “The high ropes.” She meant the adventure-challenge obstacle …

10 Fitness YouTube Channels That Will Get You Ripped For Free

From boutique boxing gyms to rage yoga, fitness is becoming increasingly niche – and increasingly expensive to match. We all want the celebrity body …

This Easy Thyroid Fix Can Melt Away 15 Pounds in 2 Weeks

Is your thyroid making you fat? Does your thyroid feel stuck in low gear? Then one doctor has an easy thyroid diet plan for you to try. His easy …

Wellness

Want To Raise Brave Girls? Science Says Do This (Most Parents Are Afraid To) | Inc.com

<i>Absurdly Driven looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek</i>.<p>Define courage, an exam paper once asked.<p>The examiners expected a long, fascinating intellectual essay.<p>One candidate wrote: "This is." And walked out.<p>The story might be apocryphal. Every time …

9 Ways to Recognize a Real Leader

Look closely and you'll see who they really are.<p>Writer and Personal Branding Expert<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Leadership is a trait many are quick to claim but few truly deserve.<p>To be a leader does not mean wearing the title of "leader." It's not something you …

5 Big Ideas In Education That Don't Work

Small classes. High standards. More money. These popular remedies for school ills <i>aren't</i> as effective as they're sometimes thought to be. That's the somewhat controversial conclusion of education researcher John Hattie.<p>Over his career, Hattie has scrutinized more than 1,000 "meta-analyses," looking …

Education

12 Things Every 'Type A' Person Wants You To Know

Robert Frost once said, "The brain is a wonderful organ; it starts working the moment you get up in the morning and does not stop until you get into the office." He certainly wasn't thinking about Type A people when he said that. They barrel into the office like they're racing for a pot of gold, …

Decades before the Nazis, thousands of men, women and children were exterminated on the direct orders of the leadership in Berlin<p>One morning last summer, I was ushered into a little office in the Botswana National Archives. I’d asked the archivists to dig out a document that I had wanted to see for …

German History

Every Successful Relationship is Successful for the Same Exact Reasons

Hey, guess what? I got married two weeks ago. And like most people, I asked some of the older and wiser folks around me for a couple quick words of …

15 things successful people do over 3-day weekends

"Successful people recognize how important it is to take advantage of a long weekend to refuel their passions and recharge their batteries," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage."<p>They work extra hard the days leading up to the three-day weekend in …

Prevent back pain like a pro athlete

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whether you're a corporate desk jockey or a major league baseball player, chances are you've experienced back pain that impacted job performance. It's one of the most common reasons for missing work, and according to a report recently published in JAMA Internal Medicine, more than 80% of us …

Microsoft deletes 'teen girl' AI after it became a Hitler-loving sex robot within 24 hours

A day after Microsoft introduced an innocent Artificial Intelligence chat robot to Twitter it has had to delete it after it transformed into an evil Hitler-loving, incestual sex-promoting, 'Bush did 9/11'-proclaiming robot.<p>Developers at Microsoft created 'Tay', an AI modelled to speak 'like a teen …

16 Super Effective Productivity Habits to Add to Your Morning Routine | Inc.com

<i>This story first appeared on The Muse, a web destination with exciting job opportunities and expert career advice.</i><p>I bet I can predict what your morning looks like: You wake up to a generic alarm clock sound, roll out of bed, get dressed, grab a mediocre breakfast, and leave the house still rubbing …

Productivity

“Badass” new method uses a magnetised protein to activate brain cells rapidly, reversibly, and non-invasively<p>Researchers in the United States have developed a new method for controlling the brain circuits associated with complex animal behaviours, using genetic engineering to create a magnetised …

Neuroscience

Five Signs that You've Lost Yourself (and Your Integrity) in Your Relationship

If you are like me (and most women around my age), the memory of Carrie Bradshaw giving up her entire life to move to Paris with Aleksandr is a bittersweet one. I was so hopeful when she first arrived in that beautiful hotel in the city of lights to start a new life with Mikhail Baryshnikov. As I'm …

Neanderthal 'flower children' burials theory debunked

New research casts doubt on the idea that Neanderthals buried their dead covered in flowers<p>Theories that Neanderthals buried their dead with flower-filled funeral rites have been called into question by new research which finds that natural processes are still depositing pollen in the same way in …

It's gotten harder to lose weight and not for the reasons you think

Losing weight is hard - and it's getting harder.<p>That's not an excuse, a group of researchers say, it's science. A study from York University published recently in the journal Obesity Research & Clinical Practice looked at dietary and exercise data for tens of thousands of Americans over the past …

Holistic Medicine

Something historic is happening with hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean — and it could mean trouble

There are some storms a-brewin' ...<p>And although none of them have made landfall, they're making part of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii resemble a Van Gogh painting.<p>Here's a photo showing Hurricanes Kilo, Ignacio, and Jimena from left to right. This is the first time three Category 4 storms have been …

Weather

The art of staying motivated at work

<i>MPW Insider is an online community where the biggest names in business and beyond answer timely career and leadership questions. Today’s answer for:</i> …

Top of Mind: How Do You Find Motivation When You're Not Feeling It?

I ask myself, <i>What pain do I associate with working to accomplish this goal?</i> What pleasure will I feel once I accomplish it? I write down the answers …

7 Reasons You May Not be Achieving Your Dreams

Recently I posted 7 steps to achieve your dreams. I love helping people attain their God-given visions. It occurred to me that there may be an …

The Problem Of Pushing Yourself Too Hard

One of the most satisfying feelings that we can have as humans is the feeling of growth. Positive change. Especially when it is something that we …

Archaeologists uncover 4,200-year-old Tombs of ancient Egyptian priests

Though the tombs of two ancient Egyptian priests excavated recently had been vandalized and their bones scattered across the burial chamber many …

Strenuous exercise is 'unlikely to cause cardiac arrest'

A new study by researchers in the US suggests that the danger of strenuous exercise on the heart has been over-exaggerated<p>Exercising is unlikely to cause a cardiac arrest and older people should not give up physical activity over fears it may lead to fatal heart problems, a study has shown.<p>In …

Strange 'hollows' on Mercury revealed by NASA probe as mission end nears

Mercury, the barren planet closest to the sun, may seem like a dead world, but new images taken by a NASA probe nearing the end of its life reveal the planet may still be undergoing geological activity.<p>The new images — taken by NASA's MESSENGER spacecraft — show that Mercury has strange features …

Heart Rate Monitoring Makes the Fitbit Charge HR My New Favorite Tracker

At this point, no matter what your style or athletic ability, there's probably a fitness tracker for you (even if you're willing to drop thousands of dollars for one). Many have similar features and prices, so many times it just boils down to which tracker looks best on your wrist and does …