Patricia Ruiz

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Stylish NASA posters imagine the future of space tourism (pictures)

NASA likes to envision a future where space travel is not only more possible, but more relatable. Over the past few years, both the space agency and SpaceX have periodically released some imaginative travel posters speculating on tourist destinations of generations still to come. The latest batch …

The 15 most jaw-dropping images of Earth from space in 2015

The Earth Observations team at NASA's Johnson Space Center selected the 15 best photographs, which we've republished here.<p>Check them out, then head over to NASA to view their full image gallery.

Johnson Space Center

The 25 best hotels in the world, according to travelers

Condé Nast Traveler recently released its 2015 Readers' Choice Awards, an annual set of rankings based on surveys of thousands of experienced travelers.<p>Included in the awards were readers' rankings of the 100 best hotels in the world.<p>The hotels named all offer top-notch accommodations with …

National Parks

Rosemary Kennedy and the Legacy of Mental Illness

In 1941, a lobotomy left Rosemary Kennedy permanently incapacitated. Two new books this month explore what has and hasn't changed about the way we treat mental illness more than 70 years later.<p>As a young girl in the early 1900s, Rosemary Kennedy—the eldest daughter of the auspicious Kennedy …

Don't fight over Nutella. Just make it yourself.

Nutella has been all over the news lately. Lovers of the addictive Italian chocolate-hazelnut spread have been trying to figure out the right way to pronounce the name and fighting over who gets the samples at Costco. Maybe instead of fighting over it, just make it yourself.<p>It's actually really …

8 Things We Learned in Couples Therapy That Saved Our Marriage

We needed someone's help to learn how to live together.<p>Marriage is hard, and it requires hard work sometimes. People aren't taught how to be good at marriage or even how to be a good life-long partner, and so we often screw it up. But in failing and learning how to solve problems, you can make a …

The oil guide: which to use for frying, drizzling and roasting

Thought you knew which oil to drizzle over your salad and which to roast your potatoes with? Think again.<p>Scientists have discovered that heating up vegetable oils leads to the release of high concentrations of chemicals called aldehydes, <b>which have been linked to illnesses including cancer, heart</b> …

What a can of Coca-Cola REALLY does to your body: Infographic reveals the effects the fizzy drink has in just an hour... from a 20-minute blood sugar spike to the 'crash'

Have you ever wondered what happens to your body after you drink a can of your favourite fizzy drink?<p>A new infographic has revealed the reaction you …

Nutrition

What are the seven wonders of the world?

Seven Wonders of the Ancient World<p>The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World were a collection of remarkable constructions listed by various Greek authors, including Antipater of Sidon and Philo of Byzantium. The classic list featured seven wonders located in the Eastern Mediterranean.<p>1. Great Pyramid …

Hazelnut meringue torte

This decadent chocolate dessert is a Swedish favourite for celebrations<p>For celebrating birthdays, there is nothing more Swedish than whipped cream. Combined with chocolate, hazelnuts, and meringue in this recipe, it makes for a decadent dessert worthy of anyone’s special day. This recipe has been a …

How to Get a Butt You Can Bounce Quarters Off Of

Kathryn Budig shows you how to combine yoga and martial arts to get a rock-solid booty.<p>If you’re all about working your badonk these days but you’re getting a little tired of doing hip raises for all of eternity, we’ve got your back—well, your bum.<p>We asked <i>Women’s Health</i> yoga contributor Kathryn …

Yoga

How Boredom Kills Us -- In Body, Mind and Spirit -- And What to Do About It

A podcast on the tedium of boredom produced by Public Radio International delves into the subject of boredom in a decidedly un-boring, substantial way. Let's explore the piece, along with related compelling research, to see how being "bored to death" isn't just a euphemism. And discuss what to do …

Creativity

Is fasting the key to weight loss, good health, youthful vitality and longevity?

The hugely successful 5:2 diet has introduced millions to the concept of fasting. Now, an accumulation of cutting edge science suggests that the 'hunger cure' may be the answer to the epidemic of lifestyle diseases from obesity and diabetes to cancer.<p><b>“Everyone can perform magic, everyone can reach</b> …

7 moves to strengthen abs and tone your body (without crunches)

Everyone needs cardio and core work, but a long run and tons of crunches at the gym aren't necessarily the best (or most exciting) way to burn calories and work your abs.<p>This is a great workout to work at your cardiovascular health and tone your core, which combined with a healthy diet, will help …

Workouts