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Nine International Cities Where You Can Live On The Cheap

How much does it really cost to live abroad? That’s a question that seems easy on its face, then starts to sound incredibly complicated. Currency conversions, travel expenses, and “westerner” tax all seem to stand in the way of just saying ‘f*ck it’ and moving to a new country or city and living a …

Frank Zappa

Guy Philippe, former coup leader wanted by US, wins Haiti senate seat

The DEA’s decade-old arrest warrant accuses the rebel leader in 2004 coup d’état of cocaine trafficking and money laundering, charges Philippe has denied<p>A former coup leader wanted by the US Drug Enforcement Administration for alleged cocaine trafficking and money laundering has won election to …

Once Booming, Mongolia's Economy Veers From Riches To Rags

Inside Mongolia's largest open-air market in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, it doesn't feel like the economy is on the brink of collapse. Alleyways are packed with people selling carpets, fabric, clothes and nearly anything else you could think of.<p>But vendors here have had a front-row seat to an …

Genghis Khan

5 tiny changes that can lead to major weight loss

In the Unites States, 70 percent of adults are overweight, with 37 percent being obese. With these numbers, it is no surprise that most people have been on some sort of diet at some point of their lives. Many fad diets may lead to initial weight loss, yet most are not healthy and are not …

Nutrition

5 Things Loving Parents Would Never Say

Source: Yuganov Konstantin/Shutterstock<p>Being a parent is a difficult job, and it’s no wonder that not all of us succeed at it. We all bring a fair …

Psychology

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Matthieu Ricard

The Strange (But Effective) Way to Stick to Hard Goals

There’s a saying that you should never trust a skinny chef. By that logic, you should never trust an out of shape behavioral designer.<p>Over the past …

I've been traveling the world for 5 years, and I'm starting to wonder if freedom is a myth

Sometimes I wonder if everything that I do, everything that we do, is worth all the trouble. I'm tired of trying so hard, I'm tired of being what I want to be, I'm tired of all the failures, all the problems, all the conflict and the confrontations. This isn't supposed to be what it was like.<p>When I …

Employment

26 Hacks That Will Make Your Clothes Last Longer

They are so easy.<p><b>1. Sort your washing properly.</b> Separate darks from whites but also keep heavy fabrics away from light ones, heavily soiled garments from less soiled, and always wash towels on their own.<p><b>2. Don't overload the washing machine.</b> Not only will you avoid having to iron your clothes as …

Clothing

10 Things Healthy People Do Before Bed

Sweet dreams.<p>Want better well-being? Try sleeping your way there.<p>Healthy people know that logging Zs is a vital part of their wellness routine, so they prioritize it accordingly. Below are a few bedtime tricks you can steal from them so you can wake up well-rested and ready to tackle the day.<p><b>1.</b> …

These are the best diets to lose weight, get in shape, and eat healthier

US News evaluated 38 of the most popular diets based on how easy they are to follow, their ability to produce short- and long-term weight loss, nutritional completeness, safety, and their potential to help prevent or manage diabetes and heart disease, and chose the best one in nine different …

Nutrition

I spent two years traveling the world, and it completely changed my life

In August 2009 I took a one-way flight to Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic, with the intention of learning how to teach English, getting a job, and tramping around Europe.<p>Little did I know that that decision would push me to East Asian megacities, the tallest mountains in the world, and …

Travel Photography

6 Ideas From 2015 That Will Change the World

From 3-D-printed body parts to a world powered entirely by battery, here are some of the most innovative tech and science breakthroughs of the year.<p>Advances in science and technology move at an insane pace these days--and luckily, many of the great minds leading the charge are using their …

Project Loon

3 cravings that are a sign of a health problem

We've all been there: That moment when you just need to have a burger (or a milkshake, or a bag of potato chips) and nothing else on earth will do.<p>But why exactly do we have food cravings? And what do they mean?<p>First, let's clear up a big myth. It's a popular belief that cravings are the result of …

Wellness

Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight and specific strength, and "superior stability" at high temperatures. Magnesium is …

Microsoft let a bunch of top sci-fi authors into its research labs — and the results are amazing

I know. I was skeptical, too. It came out in early November, but now that I've actually had a chance to read "Future Visions," it's actually super great!<p>Featuring stories from Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear, David Brin, Nancy Kress, Ann Leckie, Jack McDevitt, Seanan McGuire, Robert J. Sawyer — all big …

Microsoft

What Happens to Your Body on a Juice Cleanse

Ah, the start of a new year! Gym memberships suddenly spike, bathroom scales get dusted off, and friends start discussing which juice cleanse to try. …

The Ten Best Budget Travel Destinations for 2016

Travel doesn’t have to break the bank. With a strong dollar, exotic locales can offer a lot of bang for your buck and an off-the-beaten path experience.<p>Here is a compendium of the coolest budget destinations for 2016 from some of the best travel bloggers on the web. From a family of four traveling …

Travel

8 Tech Breakthroughs of 2015 That Could Help Power the World

Dozens of clean-energy ideas and innovations emerged this year that could transform how we live. Are you ready?<p>A car that drives itself. A watch that remotely turns lights on or off. A home that produces power for neighbors during a blackout.<p>These three don’t belong to a Jetsons-like future. …

Clean Energy

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 Minutes

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 MinutesA sartorial battle of the sexes.They say men's fashion moves at a snail's place, and …

Gender-Neutral

Scientists have uncovered exactly what makes a photo memorable

How can any photographer take an image that will never be forgotten? For starters, quit taking nature photos, whether it’s a sunset, mountain range, lake or ocean. Those images are among the least distinctive, according to an MIT algorithm trained to recognize memorable photographs nearly as well …

Tiananmen Square

Don't forget to register your new drone with the government

Don't forget to tell Uncle Sam.<p>As of last week, anyone with a drone weighing between 0.5 and 55 pounds must register it with the Federal Aviation Administration.<p>If you bought a drone before December 21, 2015 when the drone registration law went into effect, you have until February 19, 2016 to do it.<p>…

Drones

9 Things You Should Never Do On A Job Interview

Unless you really don't want the job, that is.<p><b>1. The BYOC</b><p>Your interviewer tries to shake your hand but gets a fistful of latte. You get self-conscious about your coffee breath. Then you forget your now-old, cold cup on the interviewer's desk.<p><b>2. The Spin Cycle</b><p>Nervous interviewees swivel back and …

Nonprofits

Here's everything we expect Microsoft to announce in 2016

The company introduced a new laptop, the Surface Book, launched a new version of Windows, updated a lot of its software for businesses, and updated its Surface Pro tablet and fitness Band.<p>But Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella is just getting started.<p>He has big plans for Microsoft, including getting …

Satya Nadella

I'm a millennial and I've never used a dating app and probably never will — here's why

I made my usual comment about how dating apps are not helping the dating scene, which is when one of the women I was with said she had found her boyfriend on Tinder.<p>Cue her boyfriend entering the conversation and arguing that dating apps are a godsend for men who don't have the courage to approach …

Relationships

Brazil declares emergency after 2,400 babies are born with brain damage, possibly due to mosquito-borne virus

Brazilian health authorities are sounding the alarm about a mosquito-borne virus that they believe may be the cause of thousands of infants being born with damaged brains.<p>The pathogen, known as Zika and first discovered in forest monkeys in Africa over 70 years ago, is the new West Nile -- a virus …

Public Health

The GM Diet Is Blowing Up Online, but Really: WTH Is It?

And can it actually help you lose more than 10 pounds a week?<p>The line between choosing a legit slim-down strategy and falling for a groan-worthy gimmick is blurrier than ever lately. Take the GM Diet, which Google announced was one of the most buzzed-about diet plans of 2015. Word is it can help …

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here's the technology news you need to know this Tuesday.<p><b>1.</b><b>SpaceX, founded by billionaire Elon Musk, has made history by sending the first orbital rocket into space and landing it back on earth</b><b>.</b> This monumental moment marks a critical milestone that SpaceX has been working toward for …

Elon Musk