Marian Hwang

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5 Seriously Romantic Road Trips in Europe

North America has every ingredient for the perfect road trip, from expansive highways to epic mountain ranges to endless coastlines. But once the …

Wise Words: Why Your Life Is Not a Journey

A YouTube user named Dumma Dan took a famous recording from British philosopher Alan Watts and matched it to footage from Terrence Malick’s …

There's one thing you can do to make your scariest moments more bearable, according to psychologists

Sometimes, it's rational: Clinging to the edge of a cliff, not roped in, you feel the strain on your fingers as your hands sweat and know you need to pull yourself to a safe position.<p>Other times, it's completely, infuriatingly irrational: Stepping to the front of a room, about to discuss a new …

Rock Climbing

Where did barbecue begin? Virginia, he says — and he stands by it

It’s hard not to conjure up Don Quixote when considering Joe Haynes. Like the famous fictional character who went into the Spanish countryside in a quest to right wrongs, Haynes has traveled the hills and valleys of Virginia to right the wrong he believes has been done to the state’s barbecue.<p><i>[A</i> …

Neuroscience research reveals a simple daily ritual that can make you happier

Actually, I'm wrong…<p>The research says we're really big on touching — our phones, that is. People touch their phones 85 times a day.<p>But how many times a day do you touch <i>someone else</i>? Probably not nearly as often. That's kinda messed up, don't ya think?<p>You need to touch people more. It will improve …

8 Not So Secret Swimming Holes Around the Globe

In the world we live in today, it can be hard to keep a secret… No matter what it is! Nevertheless, there are certain places that still feel so …

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Travel<p>Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>Travel<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new …

Ireland

Why People Will Pay to Feel Scared

A sociologist studies the allure of haunted houses.<p>People have been scaring each other on purpose for a while—ghost stories are part of many oral traditions—but the history of paying others to get scared is a bit shorter. One early instance of commodified fear dates back to the mid-1700s, when …

Horror

Pope says world's many conflicts amount to piecemeal World War Three

REDIPUGLIA Italy (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Saturday the spate of conflicts around the globe today were effectively a “piecemeal” Third World War, condemning the arms trade and “plotters of terrorism” sowing death and destruction.<p>“Humanity needs to weep and this is the time to weep,” Francis …