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I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

But it usually makes for an experience that exposes you to something new and leaves an impression for years after.<p>I was lucky enough to live in Zurich, Switzerland, for five years when I was younger. Because of its central location in Europe, Zurich made it easy to explore the rest of the continent.<p>…

European Travel

Meet Wedg, Another Post-Snowden Personal Cloud Device

Paranoia is <i>de rigueur</i> in the digital sphere, thanks to Edward Snowden’s big reveal that governments everywhere are ceaselessly spying on their citizens via the medium of the Internet. If your data is stored by a consumer cloud service, chances are it’s open to sifting by intelligence agency …

This Is What Happens When You Replace The Women In Ads With Men

Sex appeal looks pretty different when you turn it around.

Ukrainian Women Have Launched a Sex Strike Against Russian Men

"Don't give it to a Russian" uses the oldest protest trick in the book.<p>In the wake of Russia's annexation of Crimea, some Ukrainians have been boycotting Russian goods. And some Ukrainian women are boycotting the most basic "good" of them all.<p>The campaign, "Don't Give It to a Russian" encourages …

Protesters Use Sex Dolls to Rally Against Spain's Anti-Abortion Law

Say hello to one of the creepiest pieces of public art in recent history.<p>As Spain ponders passing one of the harshest anti-abortion bills in Europe, the protest-art community is out in full effect. Topless activists from Femen have crashed a pro-life rally and people are flooding Tumblr with …

Racism And Meritocracy

<i>Editor’s note: Guest contributor Eric Ries is the author of The Lean Startup. Follow him @ericries.</i><p>Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you can’t have missed the recent dust-up over race and Silicon Valley. Like almost every discussion of diversity and meritocracy in this town, it turned ugly …

Jill Abramson and the 'Narrow Band' of Acceptable Female Behavior

The former executive editor of the Times wasn't well liked because "aggressive" female leaders rarely are.<p>One reason for the tension between former <i>New York Times</i> executive editor Jill Abramson and her boss, publisher Arthur Sulzberger Jr., was that Abramson challenged him over what she saw as …

Pepsi CEO's Mother Had A Brutally Honest Reaction To Her Daughter’s New Job

This is about 14 years ago. I was working in the office. I work very late, and we were in the middle of the Quaker Oats acquisition. And I got a call about 9:30 in the night from the existing chairman and CEO at that time. He said, Indra, we're going to announce you as president and put you on the …

Parenting

Ten Reasons Women Are Losing While Gays Keep Winning

Even as gay equality becomes one of the fastest-advancing civil rights causes in history, reactionaries are still turning back the clock for women. …

This Is What Tech's Ugly Gender Problem Really Looks Like

Shortly after Kathryn Tucker started RedRover, an app that showcases local events for kids, she pitched the idea to an angel investor at a New York …

13 Cheesecake Recipes, from Chocolate to Pumpkin to Greek Yogurt

13 of our best cheesecake recipes, from classic to pumpkin to s'mores to peach.<p><b>Cheesecake is an all-seasons treat</b>—berries in the summer, pumpkin in the fall, chocolate ALL THE TIME. You can even give it an Italian accent (we're looking at you, ricotta and mascarpone). But, most importantly, it's …

Dessert

Can a working mother be as good at her job after maternity leave?

Working mothers seem doomed to feel they're failing both their career and children. So how do you break the double-guilt cycle?<p>As soon as I walked into my daughter’s bedroom I knew she was ill. Rosie’s forehead was clammy and her little body listless. Instinct told me she should stay at home. And …

Parenting

Everyone is cutting their carbon emissions—except India

The 30% cut in US carbon emissions proposed today by the Obama administration only directly affects companies operating in the US, but the policy is aimed as much—possibly more—at the rest of the world as at Americans. The developing world will be responsible for almost all growth in greenhouse …

Fossil Fuels

8 Ways To Save Time

<i>By Kevin Gray for MensJournal.com</i><p>You can't change the number of hours in a day, but you can fill them more efficiently, with less stress and mental effort. You've likely heard this before, and perhaps your past efforts at time management have been, well, a waste of time. But most people's attempts …

4 Ways to Stop Procrastinating

Choices are never easy, especially when it comes to life’s big ones. Phoebe, 39, came to see me one day, distraught after learning from a doctor that …

How to Sleep Better, Together

One of the biggest complaints you will hear from people during the day is how tired they are. While lack of sleep can have many causes, sharing a bed with a partner is linked to a decreased ability to sleep well. But for many, sharing a bed is a sacred part of the partnership. Mikel Theobald …

The brave new world of DIY faecal transplant

<b>You would have to be desperate to take a sample of your husband's excrement, liquidise it in a kitchen blender and then insert it into your body with an off-the-shelf enema kit. This article contains images and descriptions which some might find shocking.</b><p>In April 2012, Catherine Duff was ready to …

Medicine

5 Deliciously Healthy Ways to Use Overripe Bananas

Are your bananas brown and mushy? Perfect.<p>Buying an entire bunch of bananas always seems like a good idea. That is, until you go through two only to realize the rest are already sprouting brown spots. Luckily, letting your bananas turn doesn't have to be a big tragedy. With these healthy …

15 Minute Workout: Get a Flat-Belly Yoga Body

Strengthen your core with these key poses.<p>A regular yoga practice can prep your tummy for bikini season faster than banging out a million crunches.<p>In general, yoga is full of core-strengthening moves, but these stomach toners take top honors. They challenge your balance and stability and force your …

Unhealthy food taxes vital to fight obesity - UN investigator

GENEVA, May 19 (Reuters) - Unhealthy diets pose a greater risk to global health than the increasingly regulated sale of tobacco and governments should move fast to tax harmful food products, a United Nations investigator said on Monday.<p>In a statement issued on the opening of the annual summit of …

How The Rising Status Of Cats And Dogs Could Doom Biomedical Research

Scientific organizations worry that a movement to grant more rights to pets could spill over to mice and lab rats.<p>In November of 2010, 26,000 scientists descended on the San Diego Convention Center to attend the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. They weren’t alone. On the first day of …

Advocates Say Female Genital Mutilation Is On Rise In U.S., Call On Government To Act

Available reports make it seem as though the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) is happening only in far-off places -- like rural parts of Africa and the Middle East. But the brutal tradition is actually growing right here in America, and advocates are pushing for more updated research to …

Twin explosions rock Kenyan capital

Two explosions have killed at least 10 people in Kenya's capital, Nairobi, according to the country's National Disaster Operations Centre.<p>One blast on Friday targeted a 14-passenger vehicle that Kenyans use for public transport, the disaster centre said.<p>Another explosion occurred in Gikomba market, …

Phablet sales are growing and Apple is missing out, warns Canalys

The phablet bandwagon is rolling – and Apple had better get on board quickly or it will lose out, according to the research company Canalys.<p>According to its latest research, a third of the 279.4m smartphones that shipped in the first quarter of 2014 had screens larger than 5in, the size commonly …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

Investing

Cloud business may be more efficient but is it greener?

<b>Cloud-based computing can help businesses reduce their operating costs and carbon footprints, providers claim.</b><p>Special Report: The Technology of Business<p>Car tech driving a greener future<p>Energy-saving technologies cut costs<p>Greener freight driving global trade<p>Can tech offer a sustainable future?<p>Slow …

Amazon Web Services

The Sexual Assault Crisis on American Campuses

Under a spotlight University Hall at the University of Montana in Misssoula John Francis Peters for TIME

A British Airline Wants To Use Drones To Repair Its Airplanes

According to the airline, the integration of these advanced technologies will cut costs and delays by reducing aircraft repairs times.<p>"Drone technology could be used extremely effectively to help us perform aircraft checks. Checks that would usually take more than a day could be performed in a …

Drones

White House Releases Guidelines to Combat Sexual Assault on College Campuses

It's about time the White House stepped in to end the epidemic of sexual violence among college students.<p>Most of us go to college with a few key priorities: making friends, partying a little too hard, and (hopefully) studying even harder. But for many women, that ideal college experience is tainted …