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The 22 best small towns to visit in your lifetime

All around the globe, there are lots of small towns with an old-school atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers.<p>We've put together a list of 22 delightful small towns to visit around the world, from the coastal town of Positano, Italy, to Bled, Slovenia, whose …

Heavy Rotation: 10 Songs Public Radio Can't Stop Playing

We asked 10 music curators from public-radio stations across North America to share the one song currently rocking their world. As usual, they delivered a delightful mix that's sure to help you discover something new to you. In this edition, hear new music by Houston-based Thai-funk trio …

Radio Industry

Loneliness May Warp Our Genes, And Our Immune Systems

Loneliness has been linked to everything from heart disease to Alzheimer's disease. Depression is common among the lonely. Cancers tear through their bodies more rapidly, and viruses hit them harder and more frequently. In the short term, it feels like the loneliness will kill you. A study suggests …

Psychology

New Album Of Previously Unheard Jeff Buckley Recordings To Be Released

1990s revivalism may be entering its dwarf-star phase without ever having shed proper light on itself. Last week, the 22-year-old rapper Vince Staples argued that for his generation, hip-hop's official Golden Age matters less than the viral onset of 21st-century stars like Soulja Boy. A flash of …

New Albums

How to Never Get Angry: 3 New Secrets From Neuroscience

They’re one inch from your face, boiling with rage, screaming and yelling at you.<p>And all you want to do is scream and yell back. But you know that’s …

How the brain perceives time

Everybody knows people who seem to bumble through life with no sense of time — they dither for hours on a “quick” e-mail or expect an hour’s drive to …

Can we cure the common hangover?

We start with shots of Jameson at 9:45PM, because Las Vegas feels like a place to do shots. I move on to Four Roses on the rocks, while Casey Newton gets started on Old Fashioneds. My notes indicate a long and serious discussion about the attractiveness of Jarvis Cocker at 10:30PM, followed by …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

Travel tip: Amazon Fire TV Stick is an entertaining travel companion

Who spends vacation watching TV? I confess: I did a little, thanks to the Amazon Fire TV Stick, a $39 gadget that gave me access to NetFlix, Amazon Instant Video and more.<p>It might seem odd to take this along, but if you're hooked on "House of Cards" — not that I am — and you're lying awake or you …

Ryanair Will Offer Transatlantic Flights for $15—With a Few Caveats

Ryanair, the Irish airline famous for crazy-cheap flights between European cities, has unveiled plans to offer transatlantic service for as little as …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

<i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all …

Stanford Researchers Identify Potential Treatment Approach For Alzheimer’s Disease

Newly published research from Stanford University could help steer treatment of a disease that affects 36 million people worldwide: Alzheimer’s …

Dementia

The Travel Hacks You Should Know (But Probably Don't)

Travel hacking is often synonymous with credit card churn and gaming points and miles. I'm no stranger to those tactics but I've always been more interested in the nifty, devious ways to get what you want while on the road. Here's the best of the best, tried true and tested.<p>I think it has to do …

Apple Granted Patent for Action Camera, Causing GoPro’s Stock to Tank

Apple is getting into the smart watch business, but there’s another market that may be in the company’s crosshairs: action cameras. Apple was granted …

How to Find Cheap Flights Online

<i>rch850 / Flickr</i><p>Booking a flight online can be an aggravating process. After checking for discounts, figuring out the best time to fly, deciding which route to take and making sure the price is right, you're still left wondering if you scored the cheapest fare.<p>I've booked more than 100 flights since …

The Babadook is the scariest film I’ve ever seen, says Exorcist director

The Oscar-winning director of The Exorcist, William Friedkin, has declared critically acclaimed Australian horror The Babadook the most terrifying film he has ever seen.<p>Taking to Twitter, the veteran US film-maker compared writer-director Jennifer Kent’s mesmerising fairytale chiller to notable …

Civita Di Bagnoregio, The Magical Little Italian Town That's Slowly Eroding Away

Almost two hours from Rome, Civita di Bagnoregio -- Italy's "Jewel on the Hill" -- rises up from the surrounding hills, a majestic sight on the skyline.<p>Though the view is sublime, there's one problem rocking this isolated, ancient town to its core -- bits of Civita are slowly eroding away, and have …

Climate change is an obvious myth – how much more evidence do you need?

Climate change is a myth. We all know this, deep down. Some of you reading this may have been taken in by the fear-mongering governments or corrupt scientists so have been brainwashed into thinking climate change is a real thing that “threatens all of humanity” or some other nonsense, but it’s just …

The Complete Guide to Hacking In-Flight Wi-Fi

Going to bite the bullet to get online, are you there? This is the complete set of tricks to doing it the right way without getting robbed and coughing up full price.<p><i>This post originally appeared on Map Happy.</i><p>Paying for Internet on a flight can be extortionate. It probably doesn't help that …

4 Crowdfunded Inventions That Would Make Travel Easier

<i>by Christine Dayao for ShermansTravel</i><p>We're always impressed by the brilliant ideas that we find on crowd-funding platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo -- particularly the ones that solve the biggest problems and frustrations in travel. Here are four smart inventions that we think do it …

How to Build Mental Muscle

New research reveals that if you really want that PR, you have to train your brain—hard.<p>I spring out of bed, pull on my shorts and trainers, slather on sunscreen, and sit down at my computer. It's 7 a.m. on a Sunday morning in mid-May, two weeks before the start of my first marathon, and time for …

The Brain

Train Your Brain to Think More Clearly | Inc.com

According to the latest neuroscience, the human brain uses neurons in the left visual cortex to process written words as whole word units. The brain combines these words and their stored meanings to remember and understand information.<p>Analytical thinking is the process of remembering words and …

Management

Is 'Interstellar' An Antidote To Humanity's Space Apathy?

It may be set in the distant future, but the movie highlights the issues that stymie space travel today.<p>A few years ago, I caught a glimpse of one of the biggest obstacles to space exploration. In a movie theater line, I overheard two people discussing the concept of building a human base on our …

Space Exploration

8 Safety Tips for Solo Travelers

<i>kokorowashinjin / Flickr</i><p>Traveling alone may seem daunting, but its appeal is undeniable. Suddenly your schedule is just that -- yours. Feel free to take as long as you want in the markets. Splurge (or don't) on shopping excursions or fancy restaurants. Breeze through museums, or spend hours …

If The Characters Of Pride And Prejudice Could Text

<i>This is an excerpt from Mallory Ortberg's new book Texts from Jane Eyre: And Other Conversations with Your Favorite Literary Characters which is available on Nov. 4.</i><p>Below are imagined text conversations between Elizabeth Bennet, Jane Bennet and their mother, three of the central characters from</i> …

Brilliant Suitcase Doubles As A Scooter So You Never Miss Another Flight

We've all been there: sprinting through hordes of people at the airport as you carry your over-packed suitcase in one hand and cling for dear life onto your passport in the other.<p>Now imagine that instead of frantically running through the terminal, you can simply glide past everyone on a scooter.<p>A …

Beauty in Burgos

Looking for an easy getaway, my friend Kristy, Julia and I headed two and a half hours north to the small town of Burgos. Known for its gothic …

Cathedrals

Staying in a Yurt in the Spanish Countryside

Last weekend, we found magic in the Spanish countryside. It was a whimsical, spirited place — a place of fairies, myths and dreams. I knew we’d found …

You Can Walk To This Rugged Spanish Islet

Meet the little slice of Spain you never knew you needed to visit. It's called Gaztelugatxe and it's an islet off the coast of Biscay, Spain.<p>You'll get all wanderlust-y looking at it, especially when you see its "Stairs Above The Sea", which are a regular on any "Most Extreme Staircases In the …

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