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The T&C Hotel Awards: The Best New Hotels in the World

Creating a good hotel, Mark Twain wrote in 1898, “is an art apart,” and he went on to quote (of all people) Saint Francis of Assisi: “All saints can …

National Parks

Tips for Reading the Room Before a Meeting or Presentation

In every conversation at work, there’s the explicit discussion happening — the words being spoken out loud — and the tacit one. To be successful in most organizations, it’s important to understand the underlying conversations and reactions that people in the room are having. But if you aren’t …

Body Language

Stephen Hawking, in His Own Words

Stephen Hawking, the brilliant physicist who died at 76 in Cambridge, England, on Wednesday (Einstein’s birthday), never won a Nobel Prize. But his book “A Brief History of Time” made him a star beyond his field, and his penchant for dropping bons mots on subjects large and small made him an …

Nobel Prize

Bitcoin Is Ridiculous. Blockchain Is Dangerous

On the days when Bitcoin crashes, a holiday atmosphere takes over in my corners of the internet. People tweet screengrabs of Reddit fights. It’s …

Peter Thiel

67 Movies to See This Fall

<b>SEPTEMBER</b><p><b>9/8</b><p><b>It</b><br>This adaptation of the Stephen King classic covers only the first half of the novel, which follows a group of nerdy middle-schoolers …

Construction

9 Exquisite Places to Luxuriate in Provence, France

Provence is the jewel in France’s many-splendored crown, a wildly diverse region featuring splendid mountains, azure bays, rolling vineyards, and …

12 Great Places to Drink Outdoors in NYC This Summer

Say what you want about New York’s unforgiving seasons—which go from bone-chillingly cold to unbearably muggy overnight—but watching New Yorkers come out of hibernation after a long winter is one of the great joys of living in this city. Coats are left at home, clunky boots are swapped out for …

15 things you didn't know your iPhone headphones could do

Even though Apple got rid of the headphone jack, every iPhone still comes with a pair of "EarPods" — those wired, white headphones you see everywhere. These earbuds can do a lot more than you think. Here are 15 things you can do with your iPhone headphones.<p><b>For music and other streaming apps:</b><p>1. To …

“Spirituality Without Quantum Physics Is an Incomplete Picture of Reality” According to Dalai Lama

Ever since Copernicus published On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres in 1543 to outline his heliocentric cosmology and thereby kick start …

This anti-inflammatory food pyramid will help you build the ultimate healthy diet

Inflammation is right up there with sugar in terms of scary wellness words. You’ve probably heard the laundry list of ailments it’s tied to: acne, …

Wellness

Too Busy to Cook? These Are the Healthiest Takeout Orders

<i>David S. Ludwig, MD, PhD, is a practicing endocrinologist and researcher at Boston Children’s Hospital, professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical</i> …

Chocolate Cream Pie

5 stars based on 46 votes<p>My father is one of those people for whom dessert is not really dessert unless it’s chocolate. When I was growing, he used …

8 TED talks that will change how you think about human psychology

Some of the talks deal with happiness and success, and others with memory and motivation. But all of them provide an important window into what makes us tick.<p>Here are a handful to get you better-acquainted with the organ between your ears.

Self-improvement

How emotions are 'made': why your definition of sadness is unlike anyone else's

Lisa Feldman Barrett says we need to revamp our thinking on emotions. She’s a professor of psychology at Northeastern University in Boston, where she …

A small drug company that's trying to make cancer treatments safer just received a $3.8 billion endorsement

Bristol-Myers has two drugs, Opdivo and Yervoy, that are a part of a new class of cancer treatments called cancer immunotherapy that harness the body's immune system to go after cancer. Specifically, they're a type of immunotherapy called checkpoint inhibitors. These checkpoint inhibitors take the …

If you're ever questioning your self-worth, just watch this short video from Alan Watts...

How do you define yourself?<p>If you’re like most people, you probably answer that question by explaining your job, your name, your background….<p>But in …

Drinking Your Coffee This Way Could Change Your Health

What's your first thought when you wake up in the morning? Whether you immediately crave a gallon (or 10) of coffee or you'd prefer to sip on a glass …

Personalized Nutrition Designed for Better Health & Weight Loss

Discover personalized nutrition<p>Take the habit nutrition test<p>The convenient at-home Habit Nutrition Test Kit is a comprehensive nutrition test that …

Nutrition

The cleanse you should do once a week, according to the godfather of colonics

In the world of wellness, Gil Jacobs has developed a reputation for being particularly extreme—after all, this is the guy who’s been nicknamed “the …

Vermeer: the artist who taught the world to see ordinary beauty

Johannes Vermeer is such a quiet and introspective artist that it took hundreds of years for anyone to notice he was a genius. Today he is so revered that it is hard to grasp how unknown he once was.<p>A major Vermeer exhibition opens this month at the Louvre in Paris, whose permanent collection …

Art

Marcus Krause's lung cancer wouldn't stop growing. Then he took a new kind of blood test

<b>In late August 2014, Marcus Krause, a 53-year-old photographer from Atlanta, received a phone call from his oncologist.</b> Krause had been waiting for …

Low-FODMAP diet catches on among people with digestive misery

Would a life without onions, garlic, apples and most bread be worth living?<p>For growing numbers of people suffering from digestive ills, the answer is "yes," at least for a while.<p>They are trying something called the low-FODMAP diet, an experimental eating plan developed in Australia and now getting …

University of Michigan

We've Been Wrong About Where the Brain Processes Language for 141 Years

Where word salad is really made.<p>The map of where and how the brain processes speech has been modified again. Researchers from Northwestern University just published a paper in the journal <i>Brain</i> wherein they demonstrate that the famous Wernicke's area, thought to be the center of language …

7 anti-inflammatory hot beverages you’ll want to cozy up to this winter

Slippers? Check. Good book? Check. Mug of anti-inflammatory goodness? [Record scratch.]<p>Okay, so a comforting cup of ultra-rich hot cocoa is …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

Meditation

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

3 Ways to Create More Content (and Views) from Your Blogs

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Content Marketing is still one of the best ways to generate leads for B2B companies. Yet many entrepreneurs struggle with creating a successful content strategy.<p>In reality, you do not need to write hundreds of individual blogs. In fact, …

17 DIY Sauces, Spices and Spreads That Snub the Pre-Packaged Stuff

<i>For many of us, 2016 was a doozy, but we here at Brit + Co are ready to hit refresh in 2017! Follow our Hit Refresh series through January for new ideas, hacks and skills that will help you achieve (and maintain!) those New Year’s resolutions.</i><p>With so many easy-to-grab condiments, spreads and spices …

The people who can’t go numb at the dentist’s

Some people are resistant to local anaesthetic, meaning they must endure dental and medical procedures without such pain relief. And we’re only beginning to understand why.<p>To Lori Lemon, the doctors all seemed flabbergasted. She had come in to the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, to have a …

Anesthesiology

The inflammation-fighting oil you’ll want to use with pretty much every meal

If you fight allergies, digestive problems, irritated skin, headaches, or even serious chronic health problems, then you might be familiar with …

Wellness