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The IRS Is Coming for Your Passports

A draconian new policy tramples on a basic civil right.<p>The U.S. government is building the world’s largest debtors’ prison: the United …

Corruption

Travelling to Goa? You can’t miss these 9 new restaurants, cafes and shacks

Going to Goa in 2018? Consult our updated guide to best shacks, cafes and restaurants that opened this season.<p><i>Image: Jharna Thakkar</i><p>What do you get …

Asia Travel

New gene therapy could cure a deadly disease that stops the heart from beating

CRISPR strikes back<p>Scientists have successfully tweaked the DNA in human heart cells to correct mutations that cause a deadly disease. If the gene-editing technique is proven safe, it could permanently cure children with a genetic disorder that leaves them wheelchair-bound by their early teens.<p>The …

Genetics

Review: Sojourn Boutique Villas In Siem Reap, Cambodia

Name: Sojourn Boutique Villas<p>Related: Siem Reap<p>Location: Cambodia<p>Siem Reap is known as the gateway to the spectacular Angor Wat Temples in Cambodia …

Asia Travel

Stairway to heaven: hiking ancient pilgrimage trails in southern Japan

Mountainous Kumano is the holy ground of Japan and pilgrims have been trekking there for centuries. Shrines, mist, forests and waterfalls combine to create an entrancing hike<p>Normally I am not given to praying but the occasion demands it. After bowing twice and clapping twice, I make a silent …

Hiking

These villas in the Maldives have slides that take you right into the water

A luxury resort in the Maldives is sure to appeal to the child in all of us – as the incredible villas feature slides that guests can take straight down and into a shimmering blue lagoon.<p>Soneva Jani, a resort that opened just over a year ago in the Maldives, is built around the 150-acre island of …

Travel

These Beautiful Pics Of Jodhpur Will Make You Want To Head There & Suffer The Right Kind Of Blues

If you wish to admire the charisma of historical Rajasthan, then nothing can be better than the grandeur of Jodhpur city.<b>From blue houses,</b> …

India

Ichiran Ramen Is the World's Best Restaurant for Eating Alone

Eating Alone Isn't All That Bad at Ichiran<p>Japanese chain restaurant Ichiran Ramen first made a splash in the States when its first American location …

Recipes

How Quickly Do You Lose Fitness When You Stop Running?

New research provides guidance on how much down time is too much.<p>Work and life overload. Injury or illness. Seemingly endless winter weather. Physical and mental fatigue after reaching a big goal. There are all sorts of reasons for runners to go cold turkey. In those situations, it’s natural to …

The Little-known Type of Airline Ticket That Can Take You Around the World on a Budget

There’s a little-known type of airline ticket that could help travelers on a budget circumnavigate the globe.<p>A round-the-world ticket — sometimes …

6 of the Most Luxurious Ryokans in Japan

If you feel like you need to disconnect and recalibrate—and have a few days to do it—then look into booking a couple of nights at a Japanese <i>ryokan</i>. These traditional inns date back to the 8th century A.D., and many of the earliest ones were located along the Tokaido route, which connected …

Japan

These billionaire farmers own a muscle car collection worth millions

From a distance, the Segerstrom lima bean farm in Costa Mesa, California looks as unassuming as its owners, Ted and Rae. But the farm's repurposed …

Bailey’s Chocolate Mousse Cake

Deliciously light, fluffy mousse infused with the sweet chocolate flavor of Baileys Irish Cream. You can make it for the weekend and surprise your …

The 8 Neighborhoods You Need to Explore in Singapore

Waiting around every corner in Singapore is a new experience; something different than the last in the form of food, culture, shopping, history and …

Travel

Science says the happiest couples have 13 characteristics

Romantic relationships are challenging, rewarding, confusing, and exhilarating—sometimes all at the same time.<p>Should you take things slowly at the beginning or dive right in? Can things stay hot in the bedroom even after years of being together? What happens when one of you wants to use a holiday …

Happiness

The 23 best cities to move to if you're a broke millennial

It's not hard to see the draw of an exciting new adventure abroad while you're young, if only for a year or two — but doing so can be incredibly expensive.<p>According to international relocation company MoveHub.com, January is one of the most popular months for people to up sticks.<p>If you're …

Housing

7 surprisingly cozy hotels built from pure ice

Perhaps you’re wondering why anyone would choose to spend their holiday in a fortress built of pure ice. Because they look like amazing outer-space …

The 18 coolest neighbourhoods in Europe to visit in 2018, according to the world's top travel experts

But it can be hard to look beyond the tourist traps when you've only got a few days in a certain city or region.<p>Business Insider asked some of the world's top travel experts — from the likes of Lonely Planet and Suitcase Magazine— for the coolest and quirkiest hyper-local neighbourhoods across …

European Travel

8 Incredible Tokyo Airbnbs for Every Style and Budget

Japan is among the most popular travel hotspots in the world. According to Airbnb, one in every three travelers visiting Asia in 2016 had Japan as a …

Frequent-flyer Programs

12 Top Tourist Places to Visit in South India

South India (comprised of Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu) really has a distinct culture that sets it apart from the rest …

India

The Best Beaches in Goa

The Indian state of Goa, which was colonized by the Portuguese until 1961, is home to some of the world's finest Euro-Indian cuisine, distinctive …

McDonald's issues rare warning against eating at more than 100 of its restaurants in India

McDonald's is telling customers not to eat at more than 100 of its restaurants in India, saying the food doesn't meet its standards for quality and safety.<p>The fast-food chain said there are "serious compliance risks" at 169 of its Indian restaurants that are operated by one of its franchise …

McDonald's

3 Cryptocurrencies That Rose by More Than 100,000% in 2017

One virtual coin skyrocketed almost 1,582,000% this year!<p>As the year comes to a close, we almost can say with certainty that we've witnessed history …

How to score big at government auctions, on everything from real estate to bugles

Rolex watches seized from drug lords. Homes confiscated from tax cheats. Blackhawk helicopters the military no longer needs. The federal government is auctioning off all this — and more. The “more” often means mundane things like office chairs and shredders and mysterious things like “swamp cooler …

Fannie Mae

10 helpful gadgets every runner needs in the winter

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Running, or any …

Retreat to San Lorenzo de El Escorial’s majestic monastery in the mountains

The town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, only 60km from Madrid in the heart of the Guadarrama mountain range, has an elaborate religious edifice as its focal point<p>A day out in San Lorenzo de El Escorial is a refreshing mix of architecture and history combined with walking in the pure mountain air …

Tokyo 3 Day Itinerary for First Time Visitors - The Best Things to Do

Tokyo is one place where you won’t see the time pass, there is so much to do. From world class restaurants to beautiful gardens and temples, there’s …

The 36 coolest tech investors in the UK

The UK's tech scene continues to thrive despite some rumblings that Brexit might impact the sector's ability to hire talent.<p>Economic uncertainty has, largely, not stopped investors or startups from raising new funding and the industry spans everything from fashion to artificial intelligence to …

Venture Capital

The U.S. Is Becoming the World’s New Tax Haven

Shuttering foreign tax shelters only to steal their business is a bad move.<p>Seven years ago, the U.S. led an effort to address a problem facing governments everywhere. Each year, people manage to avoid paying an estimated $2.5 trillion in income tax -- a giant sum that could be used to combat …

Internal Revenue Service

Your guide to Japan’s restorative winter bath traditions

If you think you’ve made an art of bathing at this point—you’ve soaked in everything from crystal-infused bath salts to apple cider vinegar, after …