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The Most and Least Expensive Cities in the World for Expats, Mapped

We all know Amsterdam is the best city in the world for Millennials, that Finland is the safest, and that Mexico city and Johannesburg are beginning …

Science Says This Old-School Style of Note-Taking Will Supercharge Your Brain | Inc.com

Laptops and other devices mean you don't have to write your business notes by hand anymore, or even type them out at all. Defaulting to tech-based note-taking might not be the best route, though, with science showing the old-school approach of pen and paper might have bigger benefits.<p>What happens …

Note-Taking

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Science Says Do Any 1 of These 9 Things

Or do them all. They work. Science says so.<p>Everyone wants to be happy, but many people aren't (especially people who live in Burundi.)<p>So how can you be happier?<p>If you want to be happier, there's good news and bad. Unfortunately, approximately 50% of your happiness, your "happiness set-point," is …

Happiness

Find Out Who the Hollywood "It Girl" Was the Year You Were Born

Audrey Hepburn

Hidden Gems of Europe

By Gabrielle Boucher of University of Tampa<p><b>8 underrated European cities that offer authentic, intimate travel experiences.</b><p>Travelers flock to Europe because of its abundance of beautiful cities within close proximity of each other. Paris, Rome, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, all these incredible places …

Beauty Must Have: The Last Brow Product You'll Ever Buy

If brows are your bête noire, this little compact may be the answer to your prayers.<p>I like a thicker brow and I have super, super thin ones—yes, I over-plucked in the '90s, but no, I don't think that had a lasting impact—so let's just start by saying I've tried dozens of powders, pomades, waxes and …

Makeup

It’s Official: "Game of Thrones" Ending After Season Eight

Casey Bloys confirmed the news on Saturday, during a press tour at the Television Critics Association in Beverly Hills.<p>“I believe that David Benioff …

Scientifically Speaking Which Is Better, Male or Female Orgasms?

The science is in.<p>For most of us, how the opposite sex experiences an orgasm is one of life's great mysteries.<p>And as great as our own side of the …

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A Data Scientist Crunched the Numbers to Find the Most Heavy Metal Word in the English Language

The primary purpose of speaking and writing is to sound as cool as possible at all times, and now a data scientist has given us the specific keywords …

George R.R. Martin Celebrates the Game of Thrones 20th Anniversary With a Big Announcement

Sadly, not that announcement.<p>In August of 1996, a struggling fiction writer released a massively complex fantasy book about the power struggle of kings and queens (and kind-of dragons) in a place called Westeros. The book was called <i>Game of Thrones</i>, and, as George R.R. Martin wrote on his Live …

Taiwan's President Apologizes to Indigenous People for Centuries of Abuse

Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen formally apologized to the country’s indigenous people on Monday for the discrimination they faced for …

The Importance Of Getting Things Wrong

Think about our planet for a second. Earth has an elliptical — oval-shaped — orbit. That means we're closer to the sun for one part of the year and farther away another part of the year.<p>Does that fact explain why it's hotter in the summer and colder in the winter?<p>Lots of kids think it does. Lots of …

Teaching

Away from the city lights of the West, the night sky promises a dazzling celestial show

When I was a kid, summers meant evenings outside, falling asleep while watching stars parade westward over my family’s corn and cotton fields in Northern California. My star atlas sat by my sleeping bag, its spine ragged <b></b>from constant use, its pages sloughing off by the score.<p>Only gathering clouds …

8 Underrated National Parks That Will Leave You Speechless

National Parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They're iconic and …

Something Weird Happens to Your Brain When You Start Improvising

This is what creativity looks like.<p>The best musicians are somehow able to come up with a song or piece of music on the fly that no one has ever heard …

Scientists discover how Chinese medicinal plant makes anti-cancer compound

New research led by Professor Cathie Martin of the John Innes Centre has revealed how a plant used in traditional Chinese medicine produces compounds …

This essay got a high-school senior into 5 Ivy League schools and Stanford

She also got into Stanford, which has an acceptance rate of 4.69% — a lower rate than any of the Ivy League schools.<p>"I'm sort of still in shock. I don't think I've processed everything yet," she excitedly told Business Insider.<p>The Ivy League is notoriously hard to get into, as the hundreds of …

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Living Rooms

Mimi Zeiger on design, density and her new book 'Tiny Houses in the City'

Architecture critic and author Mimi Zeiger grew up in Berkeley with a Bronx-raised mother who she says had no patience for driving her anywhere.<p>So it's no surprise that her latest book, "Tiny Houses in the City," (Rizzoli, $29.95) focuses on creative pint-sized homes that are wedged into densely …

17 Recipes to Make on Your Next Date Night (With the Fruit)

Dates? We've got 'em by the dozen.<p><b>Dates are often referred to</b> as nature's candy, and it's no wonder: We'd eat the sweet, chewy, and supremely snackable fruit by the handful any day. We love adding one or two pitted dates to our morning smoothies and have reinvented the cinnamon bun with zero …

Recipes

13 Ways Beauty Bloggers Use Baking Soda in Their Beauty Routine

One of the most awesome trends to take over the beauty world is the push for more natural beauty products. Vloggers talk about it, bloggers talk about it and we’re definitely into it too. After all, many of us are totally obsessed with keeping our skin glowing and fresh, so why not keep it healthy …

Skin Care

14 Easy 5-Minute ‘Dos MADE for the First Day of School (Or Work ;)

If there is one thing we wish we could magically wake up to in the morning (besides Chris Pratt, of course), it’s beautiful, frizz-free hair. We are still waiting for <i>The Jetsons’</i>s hair machine that could easily fix all of our styling problems. But in the meantime, we’re sharing 14 updos that will …

Hairstyling

Drop Everything! 8 Girlfriend Getaways You Need NOW

You've talked about it. You've dreamed about it. We're here to tell you there's never going to be a better time to grab the girls and make your …

June 2015

Diversity

This 12-minute workout plan will make intense exercise fun and easy to do

Short bursts of high-intensity training can provide results similar to or even better than a longer, lower-intensity gym session. Small amounts of vigorous exercise can add years to your life, all while providing the mental well-being and cardiovascular benefits that come from working out.<p>The …

Grilled vegetables are the best vegetables. Toss in olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and whatever fresh herbs you can chop: thyme, basil, sage, parsley, marjoram, chervil, rosemary. Grill over high till tender. Top with sea salt and more lemon juice. Inhale.

Start Your Day With This Breakfast Parfait and Make Every Morning Better

Start your mornings with macerated fruit, the nuttiest granola, and creamy yogurt. C'est parfait.<p>The <b>granola parfait</b> at The Line Hotel in Los Angeles is not your average hotel breakfast. “We push our parfait even further,” pastry chef <b>Marian Mar</b> says. “Acid, creaminess, sweetness, crunch—it’s all in …

Breakfast