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The 8 most extravagant airports in the world

Exploring a new city on a long layover is the perfect way to squeeze another destination into your trip. But it's a science that's difficult to perfect without ample time to roam around—so why not make an amazing airport your bonus destination?<p>Spending hours in a terminal won't give you cabin fever …

Airports

Crush Your Fitness Resolutions from Home with These 13 Effective Workouts

The gym is WAY too packed this time of year.<p>Whether you hit up the gym on the reg to use the weight room, take a cycling class, or hop on the elliptical, there's a good chance you'll find yourself wondering, "<i>Where the hell did all these people come from?!"</i> this month. Happy New Year, …

27 Five-Ingredient Dinner Recipes for Stress-Free Meals

There are few kitchen nightmares that are worse than finding a recipe that sounds ah-mazing, then seeing an ingredient section longer than your …

Cooking

12 easy ways to wake up earlier in the morning

It's not like you did anything more taxing than watching Netflix last night, but rough mornings like these are becoming far too common — and they're taking a serious toll on your morning productivity.<p>The thing is, waking up doesn't <i>have</i> to be so hard. With the help of Nancy Rothstein, an adjunct …

Sleep

Flying in the Sixties: what air passengers did before in-flight entertainment

Why Throwing Yourself Into the Unknown Can Be the Best Thing You Can Do to Yourself

Most of us are scared of diving into the unknown, of uncertainty, of unfamiliarity, of not knowing what's going to happen. We are scared that things could go wrong, that things will be uncomfortable, and that things might not go as expected.<p>But throwing yourself into the unknown can be very …

Positive Thinking

The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

Outdoors

The world's 18 greatest cities for food

10 ancient sites you must see in your lifetime

It’s always exciting to follow, literally, in the footsteps of the ancient Romans – or of the Greeks, or the Egyptians, or any of the shadowy inhabits of the past. Even for me, a fairly hard-nosed professional, who has studied the classical world for more than 40 years, there’s still a buzz in …

The 5 Best Face Washes

We all know it’s important to wash your face twice a day, but you may not realize just how important your cleanser really is. Your cleanser can …

Skin Care

10 things you can learn in 10 minutes that will change your life

In fact, more than two-thirds of employees reported being overloaded at work, according to Cornerstone's 2014 State Of Workplace Productivity Report. And 84% think the overload won't be letting up anytime soon — it's increasing.<p>In light of this reality, you're probably searching for the best …

Productivity

The most expensive countries for tourists to visit

The World Economic Forum's Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Report 2015 ranked 141 countries by average hotel cost, cost of living, flight ticket taxes, airport charges, and fuel prices, giving us a list of the world's most expensive countries to visit.<p>Here are the world's 10 most expensive …

European Travel

Home Decorating Apps: 4 Addictive Apps That Make Decorating Fun

Decorating should be enjoyable—but often it just feels daunting. Unlike an ill-fitting top that you can toss in the back of your closet and forget about, you have to live, quite literally, with bad decorating decisions, whether it's a soft-beige paint that was lovely on the swatch but looks like …

Home Decorating

5 things that are considered incredibly rude in Japan

With its baroque rituals and ancient traditions, Japanese etiquette strikes fear in the hearts of even seasoned travelers. But no need to worry: It's effort — not execution — that matters most to the Japanese.<p>"Everybody understands you're from a different culture," says Yuko Ehara, a Tokyo-based …

Japan

16 of the world's most enormous statues

Taking up to 20 years to build and millions of dollars to create, these 16 enormous creations do just that. They'll stand for centuries as icons of history and culture for visitors to enjoy. From the world's largest reclining Buddha to a 105 foot tall sculpture of Mao Zedong, keep scrolling for a …

Mao Zedong

Vacation Habits Lead to Sustainable Happiness Year-Round

When you are on vacation, you're transported out of your normal habits and patterns. You feel free and alive and renewed. Everything is new.<p>And the focus is on fun, pleasure, discovery, and exploration -- no guilt required.<p>There's nothing you <i>have</i> to be doing during this time. And it's fantastic!<p><b>But</b> …

Happiness

These Are the Best Airlines in the U.S.

It's awards season, folks. No, not the Oscars or Cannes or even the CMAs. Rather, it's the airline awards.<p>Each year, U.K.-based Skytrax releases its much-awaited list of the top airlines in the world, with results taken from passenger surveys. Want to know who ranks high? Hopper took a spin through …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

10 Beauty Products to Never Splurge On

Experts weigh in on where it's worth it to save your money.<p><b>1) Eyeliner.</b> Pencil liner formulas don't change much from mass market to high-end, so stock up on basic blacks and browns at the drugstore (especially if you share our bad habit of throwing eyeliner out the second the tip breaks). But if …

Up in the Air: Meet the Man Who Flies Around the World for Free

The boarding procedure has barely started at Chicago O’Hare, and Ben Schlappig has already taken over the first-class cabin. Inside Cathay Pacific …

The world's 50 most Instagrammable pools

Even the air is better in first class on this airline

First class passengers need not rely on their air of superiority because they're breathing superior air — at least on German airline Lufthansa.<p>The …

4 Exercises to Lift Your Boobs

Get ready to bust a move—and boost your bust.<p>Nothing short of surgery or gaining body fat can actually increase the size of your breasts. As for making them <i>look</i> bigger, well, that's why the chunk of change we spend on bras each year is larger than the GDP of Iceland.<p>Push-ups and padding aren't your …

21 Great Quotes to Read Before Going to Sleep

Everybody loves a good quote, and these words of wisdom can help you settle in for sweeter dreams and better night's sleep.<p>Mood and perspective play a significant role on our mindsets before bed, which can in turn influence our quality of sleep. Think about your own experiences -- is there a …

Sleep

Best Burger Restaurants in America

There are few foods more all-American than the hamburger, which is why we consider it our civic duty to bring you the best examples of this national treasure from across the country. While the burger in its simplest form is a ground beef patty between two slices of bread, today's top artisans are …

The grand opening of the Golden Gate Bridge | CNN Travel

10 Confidence Boosters

6 Insanely Cheap Summer Trips for 2015

<i>McWay Falls, Big Sur, California (Photo: Mark Newman/Getty Images)</i><p>This summer, why not go where the prices are unusually cheap and the dollar is unexpectedly strong? By weighing hotel rates and airfare prices alongside industry trends and local currencies, we've come up with six suggestions for …

Port-au-Prince