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30 Crazy Things You Didn't Know About Russia

For most people, his words ring true to this day.<p>Although Russia is the largest country in the world and has the eighth-largest GDP, little is widely known about the nation and its culture.<p>Because Russia has increasingly made international headlines, it's a good idea to know a few things about the …

17 Ways to Age-Proof Your Brain

What’s good for your body is good for your brain. That means eating a balanced diet with lots of fruits and veggies and not much sugar, saturated …

Fin de semana rural en Somiedo, Asturias

* Agradecemos a SelectaHoteles la invitación al Hotel Rural Cela, en Belomonte de Miranda (Asturias), durante un fin de semana, alojamiento desde el …

The Secret Powers of Chrome's Address Bar

Chrome's address bar doesn't do much at a glance. Type in a URL and you're taken to a web site. But it can do a lot more if you know how to use …

9 Butt Exercises for a Super-Toned Tush

Yeah, you squat. But aren’t you ready to mix it up a bit?<p>So sick of squats? We hear you. The key to a gravity-defying backside is introducing new exercises that tone every inch of your rear. These 9 moves from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Exercises</i> target all the muscles in your glutes and …

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101 Inspirational Quotes From Super Successful People

Some are famous for their skills and talents, while others are distinguished for their courage or profound impact on society.<p>But one thing many of the world's most successful people have in common is their ability to inspire others.<p><b>Here are 101 inspirational quotes from highly successful …

The 5-Minute Equipment-Free Total-Body Workout

No time? No equipment? It turns out you also have no excuses.<p>Here's what you need to get fit: 1) five minutes and 2) you.<p>This total-body workout uses super-fast bodyweight moves to torch calories and tone muscles in whatever time you have. The key is going all-out. Perform the first exercise at …

Fitness

Richard Branson's 5 Secrets To Starting A Successful Business

Today, Branson is worth $5.1 billion and is chairman of the Virgin Group, which consists of more than 400 companies around the world.<p>Eight of those companies bring in over a billion dollars in revenue annually.<p>Over the past 40 years, Branson has learned the ins and outs of business through trial …

Entrepreneurship

The Countries With The Most Powerful Passports

A passport gives a person the ability to travel anywhere in the world — unless that passport is from, say, Afghanistan or Somalia.<p>Good Magazine ranked the most powerful passports in the world, based on the travel freedom that each passport holder enjoys. To create this list, the publication looked …

Why Mosquitoes Bite Some People But Not Others

You may have always had an inkling that mosquitos had their eye on you. It turns out, they do hunt for certain people, here's what piques their interest.<p><i>Produced By Matt Johnston.</i><p><b>Follow BI Video: On Facebook</b>

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This Graphic Explains All the Health Hazards of Sitting for Too Long

By now, you already know that prolonged sitting is bad for your body. But what exactly goes on when you sit for hours every day? This graphic from …

Ergonomics

Clever, Creative Coat Hanger Ideas

Sometimes we just don’t have the room in our foyer to place a tall coat hanger. And sometimes our coat closet just doesn’t have the space. And more …

Seasoned Tourists Share Their Best Travel Tips

So we teamed up with CNN to solicit advice from its seasoned iReporters as part of our Ways to Travel Better campaign—and posed some questions to get them going.<p>What's your secret to navigating a crowded airport? How about a tip for nabbing a table at the hottest restaurant in town? Do you have a …

Breakfast Champions or Chumps? How Breakfast Can Accelerate Aging

Breakfast is the only meal endowed with a health merit badge. The benefits of this first course of the day, and the hazards of skipping it, have become accepted truths. Despite thin evidence, by which I do not mean skinny people, many even claim that eating breakfast helps lose weight.<p>Googling …

12 Famous Quotes That People Always Get Wrong

That hasn't stopped us from spouting famous lines, many from classic literature, however we see fit.<p>We created a list of some frequently used quotes that people just don't understand. Some came from this Quora post. Others, we added from bits and pieces of our high school lit classes.<p><b>1. "I took the</b> …

28 Excellent Books You Can Read For Free

The problem is that in order to read a lot of books, you have to buy them from the Kindle bookstore. Yes, there are other options out there - you can check out some e-books from your local library, for example - but the selection is often really limited.<p>Naturally, my frugal side wanted to find ways …

Parents: Parenting News & Advice for Moms and Dads

Plus, better options to clean up and simplify your skincare, anti-aging and beauty routine.<p>The pop star's daughter adorably struggled to keep her …

Is That Name Too "Exotic" for Your Baby's Good?

That's the question posed by Lakshmi Reddy over at Saffluence, who laments that her name was often mispronounced, and that her classmates christened her "Lunch Meat" instead. She suggested a list of 100 Indian names that are easily pronounceable by pretty much everyone, and still have Indian …

23 Movies That Will Make You Want To Travel

As does people-watching, and the adrenaline boost of things that are hard for me — like getting lost — and making myself understood in another culture and language.<p>Movies set in foreign backdrops can trigger that "need more" feeling.<p>I asked Matadorians what movies make them think of spinning out of …

We are the lamest generation!

People love to bag on millennials like me. But you’d be surprised how little debauchery and entitlement is going on<p>To be a millennial is to hear constantly about how awful your generation is.<p>And to agree, kind of politely.<p>I was out at party a while ago, listening to some people in their 40s talk …

How This Couple Got Rid Of $136,000 In Debt In 21 Months

We didn't have cable TV or smartphones. We quit going to the movies and started borrowing them from the library. For entertainment, we'd go to parks, hike, go to the zoo on free admission days, and search for half-off deals.<p>We limited ourselves to $200 a month for spending money and $350 a month …

Expert Advice: 10 Ways to Live with Less from Zero Waste Home

When Bea Johnson, her husband, Scott, and their two children moved from a large house to a temporary apartment while they were looking for a new home …

How to beat Bangkok's scams

Bangkok can be a baptism of fire for rookie travellers who have never experienced how far some people will go to part you from your precious travel budget. While it is very unlikely that you will end up in serious danger, without some rapidly acquired street smarts you may end up leaving town with …

Unmissable South America

South America is home to dramatic landscapes, archaeological splendours from the past and a dizzying variety of wildlife - the largest collection of plant and animal species on earth, in fact. For the sheer awe factor, it's hard to top seeing Incan ruins through mist-covered cloud forest, spying …

A guide to the eateries of Turkey

<i>A guide to the various types of eating places you'll find in Turkey.</i><p>One of the joys of eating out in Turkey is that there’s no need to order your whole meal at once. It’s perfectly acceptable to order one or two small dishes, see how you go, and order more later if you’re still hungry or tempted. …

Five sites for exploring Edo-era Tokyo

Technology and fashion might be the first things that come to mind when you think of Tokyo, but even the city's most cutting-edge characteristics are framed by a past when 'Edo' (the pre-1868 name for Tokyo) was the world's biggest city and military Shogun ruled the country. While the US has its …

Yoga for Bedtime

Need a little extra help relaxing before going to sleep?<p>Short Meditation<p>Sit up in bed comfortably, either with your legs folded or straight in front of you; whatever you can do with the most ease. Sit up and lean slightly back on your pillows or backboard. Close your eyes and rest your hands on …

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