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16 apps that fix the most annoying things about traveling

When it comes to traveling, there are plenty of annoying little problems that can put a damper on your trip.<p>You may not know it, but there's a way to skip the long customs line at the airport, find a last-minute hotel room for cheap, and renew your passport without ever leaving your home. All you …


11 things you need to know before going on your first safari

Before my first trip to Kenya, I’d done a little reading, but nothing could have really prepared me for what I was about to experience. When our tiny …


How these students got into every Ivy League school

<b>(CNN) —</b> Only a few students can say that they have been accepted into every Ivy League school in the United States: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Columbia, the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth, Princeton and Cornell.<p>Among those who can call themselves members of this exclusive club are Augusta …

College & University

The key to a long, healthy retirement

After attending the Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging‘s Purposeful Aging Summit, I came away with this: There’s a growing body of …

Middle Age

Mario Batali & Katie Parla's Guide to Eating in Rome

Hint: There's plenty of cacio e pepe.<p>When Mario Batali tells you he likes your food blog and asks if you can meet for breakfast, your answer is obviously yes. So began Batali’s friendship with food journalist Katie Parla (he even wrote the forward to her new cookbook, <i>Tasting Rome,</i> out this month). …

Italian Food

The world's most romantic museums

43 Books You Won't Be Able To Stop Talking About

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG<p><i>Note: Some entries have been edited for clarity and/or length.</i>

The 50 best colleges in America

When it comes to assessing the value of a college, the most important factor to consider is how much that school helps students succeed in life.<p>For our seventh annual ranking of the best colleges in America, we asked over 1,000 Business Insider readers to choose the colleges that best prepare their …

College & University

25 Greatest Internet DJ Mixes of All Time

Streams from Flying Lotus, Disclosure, DJ Snake and more<p>There's no substitute for experiencing a skilled DJ in a killer space, mixing live. Still, …

13 Books From 2015 That You Should Read ASAP

Before the welcome downpour of anticipated fall books rolls in (a new Jonathan Franzen novel? The conclusion to Elena Ferrante's tear-jerking series? We'll be spending the latter half of 2015 huddled up inside, thankyouverymuch), we recommend basking in the excellent stories that've already been …


How Nepal's earthquake was mapped in 48 hours

The aftermath of the 7.8-magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal at 11.56 am on 25 April was chaotic. The quake struck at a depth of 9.3 miles, and …

Paul Keating

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

To Kill a Mockingbird: The first YA novel?

A poll once revealed Harper Lee’s book rivals The Bible in popularity in the US. University student Henry Knight explores why the young especially love it.<p><i>Editor's Note: This story was originally published on 3 February 2015. We are reposting it as a tribute to Harper Lee, who died 19 February at</i> …


15 YAs That Get It Right

“Write what you know” is one of the most common pieces of authorly advice, and it’s both great and terrible. Some of the best books come from writing …


Pluto Is Actually Bigger Than Earth, If You Include Its Atmosphere

It's the only fair way to do the comparison, really.<p>And this is a conservative estimate: Pluto's atmosphere could actually be even bigger than it's shown in the image above. We'll have to wait for New Horizons to get there later this year to find out for sure.

How to Eat Your Way to Clearer Skin and Longer Hair

As much as I enjoy junk food binges and late-night hunts to Duane Reade for gummy worms, I always feel refreshed after a week of exercise and clean eating. My skin feels refreshed too — pimples shrivel up, my oil balance is in check, and I glow again. I’m passionately devoted to my medicine cabinet …

Skin Care

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.