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Your Dream Vacation for $1,000 or Less: A Beach Getaway

<i>What’s your dream vacation?</i> Glamour <i>asked 1,000 women that question—and then had 13 top travel bloggers plan your most-wanted trips, all for under $1,000! This week, we present everything you need to know about planning your best getaway ever. Next up: Tulum, Mexico</i><p>The beach is your number-one go-to …

Beaches

How We're Screwing Ourselves Out of New Cancer Drugs and Zika Meds

Coral reefs are a drug-development goldmine, and as a result of bleaching we're killing our chances of using them in lifesaving treatments.<p>With an estimated 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses every year in the US, and outbreaks of malaria, Ebola and Zika rocking populations around the world, …

San Diego

175 states sign landmark Paris deal on climate change

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The historic agreement on climate change marked a major milestone on Friday with a record 175 countries signing on to it on opening day. But world leaders made clear more action is needed, and quickly, to fight a relentless rise in global temperatures.<p>With the planet heating …

We're on the verge of seeing cancer in a drastically different light

One early-stage cancer company, Loxo Oncology, hopes to eventually sequence the tumors of its patients and use that data to find out what drugs their disease would respond best to. With this kind of tool, the type of cancer someone has (breast cancer vs. lung cancer, for example) wouldn't matter so …

Cancer

Everything Is Made Of Waves; Also, Particles

Everything in the universe has both particle and wave nature, at the same time.They’re really just different language describing the same mathematical object.

Particles

This 5-Minute Meditation Will Stress-Proof Your Mind

We've been conditioned to believe that stress is the ultimate twenty-first-century evil, but Tiffany Cruikshank wants you to know that's not exactly true.<p>As the Yoga Medicine founder and meditation expert explains, our innate stress response is actually super-useful; it's what causes us to act fast …

Thanks to this brain-sensing meditation device, I'm calmer and sleeping great

I've tried lots of things: Giving up caffeine (that was hard!), giving up alcohol (even harder), and getting up at 5:30 a.m. to work out (brutally, insanely hard).<p>My latest trick has been easy, fun, and unbelievably effective: I've been using a brain-sensing device called Muse to meditate for 12 …

Meditation

5 meditation experts to relax with on YouTube

Experts of all kinds take to YouTube to share their wisdom. From makeup to video games, viewers can find coaches on virtually any topic.<p>Meditation …

How melting ice sheets are changing the way the Earth moves on its axis – video explainer

Global warming is changing the way the Earth moves on its polar axis. A new Nasa study says that Melting ice sheets are affecting the distribution of weight on Earth, which is causing both the North Pole and the wobble, which is called polar motion, to change course. Scientists say the polar motion …

Chinese medicine plant secrets probed

<b>Scientists have unravelled one of the secrets of a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine.</b><p>The Chinese skullcap - known as Huang-Qin - is traditionally used for fever, liver and lung problems.<p>Scientists have discovered that the plant uses a special pathway to make chemicals with potential …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

Upgrade Your Grilling Game with These 8 Amazing Homemade BBQ Sauces

With grilling season in full force, I thought it was time to expand a bit from my well-used staple tomato/vinegar/brown-sugar BBQ sauce. <br>With a list …

You’ll Never Guess What This Healthy Alfredo Sauce Is Made Of

Alfredo pasta is one of the easiest dishes you can cook at home (almost as easy as these copycat burger recipes). It normally takes less than 15 minutes to make and only requires a few ingredients. While cooking this all-time favorite is always a good idea, buying pasta sauce from the jar really …

Retaking Syria's Palmyra reveals more shattered antiquities

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — The recapture of Syria's ancient city of Palmyra from the Islamic State group has brought new revelations of the destruction …

Archaeology

This Is the Biggest Mistake You’re Making With ‘Clean’ Eating

Earlier this week ConAgra (CAG) joined a growing list of Big Food companies that have said they will label products made with genetically modified …

Understanding And Overcoming Anxiety

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment, even though the disorders are highly treatable.<p>Six years ago, I was diagnosed …

Depression

Scientists Think Hops Could Help Fight Cancer

Researchers are synthetically reproducing anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-Cancer compounds found in hops.<p>When early beer makers added hops to …

18 books billionaire Warren Buffett thinks everyone should read

Even now, he still spends about 80% of his day reading.<p>"Look, my job is essentially just corralling more and more and more facts and information, and occasionally seeing whether that leads to some action," he once said in an interview.<p>"We don't read other people's opinions," he said. "We want to …

Investing

See a Stunning New View of the Milky Way

Astronomers stitched together more than 700 maps to create the most detailed image ever of our galaxy from the Southern Hemisphere.<p>This stunning image shows the full view of the Milky Way from the Southern Hemisphere.<p>Scientists stitched together the enormous image from more than 700 observations by …