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The 5 Healthiest Types of Wine, Ranked

If you like wine, you've probably raised a glass (or two) to the reports that drinking it is good for you. Some research has shown that moderate wine …

Why So Many Gifted Yet Struggling Students Are Hidden In Plain Sight

Scott Barry Kaufman was placed in special education classes as a kid. He struggled with auditory information processing and with anxiety.<p>But with the support of his mother, and some teachers who saw his creativity and intellectual curiosity, Kaufman ended up with degrees from Yale and Cambridge.<p>Now …

Teaching

Plant-Based ‘Meat’ and ‘Fish’ May Be the Future. But How Do They Taste?

Starting today, White Castle will serve the vegan Impossible Burger in 140 locations. Cookbook author Alison Roman tried it out, along with ‘shrimp’ made from fungi, ‘salmon’ made from algae and more<p>When I was in high school, I made the bold and noble choice to become a vegetarian for the rest of …

Food

Teacher suspended after showing photo of her 'future wife' is suing school district

Art teacher Stacy Bailey was twice selected Teacher of the Year at her Texas elementary school, where she started in 2008, but after she showed her students a photo of her and her then-girlfriend, she was placed on administrative leave. Now, Bailey is suing the district for discrimination.<p>“Stacy is …

Education

The 21 cities with the best quality of life in the world

The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is carried out annually to help multinational companies and other employers to compensate employees fairly when placing them on international assignments, according to Mercer.<p>London and New York do not make it anywhere near the top of the …

12 Ways to Master Your Calendar and Manage Your Time for Maximum Results

Getting more done is all about assigning sufficient time to work without distraction on what is most important.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Charles Darwin once said, “A man who dares to waste one hour of time has not discovered the value of life.” Some people, and …

Watch: A Conversation With Decluttering Guru Marie Kondo

We interview the Japanese organizing expert about the art of tidying up and her new collaboration with minimalist brand Cuyana.<p>Marie Kondo, Japanese lifestyle expert and best-selling author of <i>The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up</i>, has won global recognition for leading the charge on decluttering, …

Without Water, the Women of Cape Town Are Redefining ‘Self-Care’

Julia Sullivan hasn’t felt “properly clean and fresh” since December, when she went home to visit her family in Johannesburg, South Africa’s largest city, from her current base in Cape Town, nearly 900 miles south on the country’s west coast. For the past year, the 26-year-old has been taking …

Hair

Celebrating International Women’s Day in Pictures

I Lived, Worked, & Played in 9 Cities — Here's How I'd Rank Them

As a digital nomad — someone who travels constantly while working remotely — I've gotten to live in quite a few cities. I've also gotten to see the …

13 Festive Dishes for a Vegetarian Christmas Dinner

Mushroom and Fresh Herb Lasagna<p>It takes a little time to cook the rich béchamel (white sauce), concentrate the flavors in the mushrooms, and assemble …

What to Buy (and What to Skip) at Trader Joe's This Christmas

Trader Joe’s loves a theme and, if the veritable wealth of holiday items are any indication, they freaking <i>adore</i> the Christmas season. The selection …

Dessert

Want to Raise Calmer, Happier Kids? Science Says This Can Help

Here are three science-backed strategies to help your children increase calmness and decrease stress. Studies show it can even improve their math scores.<p>Mindful is the new busy. Backed by science showing that mindfulness boosts everything from immunity to productivity, workplaces across the world …

Mindfulness

This incredible animation shows how deep humans have dug

If we were to journey to the center of the Earth, it would take a lot longer than you might expect. Here's how deep humans have dug underground.<p>The typical grave is 6 feet down. Most Olympic swimming pools are 10 feet deep. Nile crocodiles dig burrows as deep as 39 feet deep. The Paris Catacombs …

PECAN PIE MUFFINS (Quick and Easy)

• 1 cup chopped pecans<br>• 1/2 cup all-purpose flour<br>• 1 cup packed brown sugar<br>• 2/3 cup butter, melted<br>• 2 eggs<p>Directions<p>Preheat oven to 350 degrees.<p>Combine all …

One Bowl, No Measurements: Chocolate Cake, As Easy As Can Be

At first glance, this bare bones recipe may look like something from a technical challenge on Great British Bake Off, but the absence of measurements <i>is</i> intentional. This is what I like to call a “no-measure cake” (as in, no measuring spoons or cups needed), and the recipe is so foolproof it’ll turn …

The 10 Best Budget Hotels Near National Parks

If you want to visit the beautiful national parks of the United States on a budget, you're welcome to camp at one of the many affordable sites across …

The 15 Best Tequilas to Mix and Sip this Cinco de Mayo

Skip the shots—these are tequilas worth taking your time<p>Put down the shot glass (for now, at least). In America, tequila’s had a longstanding …

New GPS website will help you find off-the-beaten-path trails in US national parks

More and more people are heading to America’s national parks to enjoy the incredible nature found around the US. But if you’re hoping to break from fellow travellers and get away from the crowds, a GPS company is aiming to help get hikers off-the-beaten-path.<p>TomTom – a GPS, traffic and navigation …

National Parks

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How you learned a second language influences the way your brain works

Over the past few years, you might have noticed a surfeit of articles covering current research on bilingualism. Some of them suggest that it sharpens the mind, while others are clearly intended to provoke more doubt than confidence, such as Maria Konnikova’s “Is Bilingualism Really an Advantage?” …

Language Learning

The surprising discovery at Angkor Wat

The largest religious structure on earth has puzzled and enchanted visitors for centuries. How did it come to be? Jonathan Glancey investigates.<p>António da Madelena, a Portuguese Capuchin friar, was one of the first Western visitors to Angkor Wat, the monumental and moated 12th Century …

Archaeology

Butter Toffee-Pecan Layer Cake Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Frosting: Melt 3/4 cup of the butter in a deep, heavy-duty saucepan over low. Increase heat to medium-high, and bring …

The Best Damn Thing in Every State

In this divided time in America, it's important for us to celebrate the good things. And while we have occasionally been known to tease states for …

10+ Incredible Photos You Won’t Believe Are Not Photoshopped

Digital manipulation can do amazing things to your photographs (as seen here), but sometimes the most stunning images are the ones that haven't been …

Photo Manipulation

7 Profound Lessons From Zen Buddhism That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Contrary to what people believe, Buddhism is not a religion. It is a lifestyle and a practical experience. It dates back more than 2500 years when a …

Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Oregon

Location<br>The Painted Hills are part of the John Day Fossil Beds in central Oregon. Located 75 miles east of Bend and nine miles northwest of Mitchell, …

Nature Photography

The Dalai Lama explains the most effective way to deal with your anger

Anger is something we all experience, but it is an incredibly difficult challenge to deal with our anger in a constructive way.<br>That’s why it’s useful …

3 Workouts That Burn More Calories Than A 3-Mile Run

Burn, baby, burn.<p>There's a reason running is such a mainstay on the fitness scene. It's a great workout, it's excellent for building endurance, and, in theory, all you need is a good sports bra and a pair of sneakers to get it done. Plus, it's a solid way to torch calories: A 150-pound woman …

19 stunning photos that show just how amazing US National Parks are

The United States is home to some of the most incredible natural sights and wonders in the world — from towering mountains to otherworldly rock formations — and we're grateful the National Park Service honors and preserves many of these unique sights.<p>The agency proudly fosters outdoor exploration …