Rachel Ratay

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Why Babies Love (And Learn From) Magic Tricks

To survive, we humans need to be able to do a handful of things: breathe, of course. And drink and eat. Those are obvious.<p>We're going to focus now on a less obvious — but no less vital — human function: learning. Because new research out today in the journal <i>Science</i> sheds light on the very building …

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Kathmandu graffiti: Street art has made the walls come to life

When the BBC Soup team visited Kathmandu in February 2015 to attend Nepal's first Ideas Fest they were struck by the graffiti. Photographs by Richard Fenton-Smith, with thanks to Nepalese art director Sworup Nhasiju for his insights. Find out more at bbc.com/soup

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All the Reasons Why Emotionally Intelligent People Are So Happy at Work

Let’s face it, happiness and work do not tend to go hand in hand. A 2013 Gallup study, which reported data from more than 180 million people, found …

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Here Are The 52 Most Successful Airbnbs In The U.S.

Imagine a sprawling villa in the heart of California wine country, a Hawaii home overlooking a 19-foot waterfall and swimming grotto, or a rustic Alaska cabin with nighttime views of the northern lights. These aren't fantasies; they're actual rental properties on Airbnb and they're among the site's …

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The Best Places to Soak in Hot Springs Around the World

There are few things in the world more relaxing than a soak in a hot spring.<p>These earthly wonders are rich in minerals, warm to the touch and both legend and some recent visitors have said they heal ailments ranging from joint pain to skin issues. Set in wondrous places like Bali, Iceland and …

5 Easy Places to Feel Like a Backpacking God

Who hasn't wanted to break loose with nothing but a backpack? To one day sit with your grandchildren on your knees as you thrill them with stories of how you rode a surly Yak deep into the Himalayas, or crossed the Andes on a bus with a howling meth addict for a driver.<p>But what if you can't just …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Breathtaking Photos of the Blue Forest in Belgium

If you love discovering extraordinary travel destinations off the beaten path, do we have a place for you. Though this may look like a scene straight out of a fairy-tale, this blue forest is, in fact, real. Just 30 minutes south of Brussels, in Belgium, is a forest called Hallerbos. During the …

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