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What Are the Cheapest Days to Fly?

It seems like this advice changes all the time.<p>If you track airfares regularly, you’re probably convinced prices are set by a group of chimpanzees throwing darts at a newspaper somewhere outside Toledo. That seems like the only way to explain why a flight from Chicago to Dallas costs $300 on …

Making brown rice? Don't follow the instructions on the box

When I was a kid, brown rice felt like punishment. Like the ever-increasing amount of whole wheat flour that would appear in my mom’s pancakes and waffles, brown rice with dinner felt like we had done something really wrong.<p>My mom would always scorch it, informing us that, in other parts of the …

This guy fixed his teeth by 3D printing his own plastic braces for $60

Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn't wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back.<p>He didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a whole new round of braces, so the digital-design major decided to make his own.<p>On his blog, Dudley wrote that he …

Why Don’t Airplanes Speed Up Passenger Loading By Using More Doors?

What might seem like a missed opportunity is actually quite strategic.<p>We've all been there: Whether it's being stalled in an aisle, waiting for …

Aviation

You can earn $50K in tax-free dividends, but there’s a catch: You can’t have a job

While early retirement may be a pipe dream for most of us, every once in a while I hear from readers who have pulled it off and are living almost …

Retirement

7 Life-Changing Hacks Guaranteed to Help You Pack 130 Items in a Carry-On

The contact lens case trick alone will revolutionize your next trip.<p>How much luggage do you travel with? Former Philippine first lady Imelda Marcos …

Bravo TV

7 Airports That Offer Free City Tours During Your Layover

Long layovers tend to involve over-priced, over-processed airport restaurants and poor decisions made in terminal gift shops. But not all cities are …

What’s the Best Cold-Weather Gear?

We asked, you answered.<p>It’s the middle of January, which means that yes, it’s really winter, and yes, much of the country has been plunged into freezing (or below freezing) temperatures. It sucks! We’ve spent the last few months telling you all about the best puffers (some of which are now on sale) …

12 flight-booking hacks every traveler should know

<b>The INSIDER Summary:</b><p><b>• We rounded up the best flight booking hacks from a Quora thread.<br>• Some tips include clearing your cookies before browsing, changing your IP address, booking early morning flights, and embracing layovers.</b><p>Every frequent traveler has their own tricks for booking the best and …

Natural Selection Is Causing a Decline in Human 'Education Genes', Say Scientists

Is our species on a downwards spiral?<p>The genes that predispose people to attain higher levels of education have been in decline over the past 80 …

Genetics

Get Paid To Travel: the 12 best jobs in travel – and how you can do them

Travel photographer<p>Timothy Allen<p><b>What’s so great about it?</b> I love the unknown. Travel is one of the only surefire ways of jumping into the unknown. …

Everest Base Camp

things you do that people use to judge your personality

Mike Nudelman/Business Insider<p>From the moment two people meet, they're sizing each other up, looking for signs of qualities like honesty, intelligence, and altruism.<p>Whether it's a date or a job interview, the small stuff matters — from the firmness of your handshake to how often you check your …

29 things dogs should never eat

A recent study found Xylitol, a chemical commonly included in gum and sugar-free peanut butter, was deadlier than chocolate to dogs.<p>It made us wonder: what other common foods are dangerous for our pets?<p>We spoke with two vets, Dr. Richard Goldstein of New York's Animal Medical Center as well as …

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe to rent an Airbnb

While Europe can be expensive, it is full of affordable holiday destinations, and Airbnb is a popular way for travellers to get cheap accommodation …

10 workouts to do on leg day

Training your legs is vital to any fitness goal, whether you want to build total-body strength, gain weight and increase your lean muscle mass, …

Here's what to do when an airline loses your luggage

Thankfully, the US Department of Transportation has started laying down the law on what should happen when you arrive somewhere and your baggage doesn't.<p>Unfortunately, this still varies wildly depending on each airline and each specific situation.<p>To help you navigate these tricky waters, we've …

The 19 cheapest places for a holiday outside Europe

Every year, Post Office Travel Money compares the cost of travel items in destinations around the world to find the cheapest places for a long-haul …

This Online Course Teaches You How to Survive on Mars

If you watched <i>The Martian</i> and wondered if you too could have the chutzpah and know-how to make it on Mars, then here’s awesome news: You can now sign …

Olympic Athletes Are Electrifying Their Brains, and You Can Too

<b>It’s a chilly mid-April morning</b> in the Silicon Valley suburb of Menlo Park. The sun climbs wanly above the horizon while techies start up their …

The Brain

Watch Michelle Obama and Ellen DeGeneres Cause Chaos in a CVS

"Anyone know how to open wine in a box?"<p>In addition to throwing playful shade at her husband Barack Obama, taking a selfie with Bradley Cooper, and getting Stephen Curry very wet on Ellen DeGeneres' show, Michelle Obama also invaded a CVS with the host. It was Britney Spears mall madness, part 2, …

Marine drill instructor accused of running a clothes dryer with a Muslim recruit inside

A Muslim Marine said he was called a terrorist and ordered into an industrial clothes dryer multiple times by a drill instructor who then turned it …

3 sites that will save you serious money on holiday travel

There is no such thing as “too early” when it comes to holiday travel. It may feel far off, but you’re better off locking down your accommodations …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

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11 Foods That Shouldn't Ever Need An Expiration Date

You might be throwing out perfectly good food.<p>The expiration date food system is confusing. Not only is there more than one date to try to understand ― best-by, sell-by, etc. ― but a lot of times those dates can be totally off. And consumers aren’t sure how to read them, so a lot of good food gets …

America's natural heritage: The essential guide to all 59 U.S. national parks

Denali, Alaska<p>“In the stillness of Denali, two sounds dominate the landscape: the river (and its tributaries) and the wind.”<p>— Justin Ralls, composer and conductor<p><b>Size</b> 6,075,029 acres (park and preserve)• <b><br>Founded</b> As Mount McKinley Park, 1917; renamed Denali Park and Preserve (and roughly tripled in …

Skip Ibiza for this Lower-Key, Lesser-Known Island Destination

Eberjey designer Ali Mejia shares notes from her recent trip to the Spanish island.<p><b>This article originally appeared in the June 2016 issue of ELLE.</b><p>Ali Mejia conceived of Eberjey, the intimates brand she cofounded with Mariela Rovito in 1996, as an antidote to the flashy "va va voom," as she calls …

Here's How To Make An Authentic Bowl Of Pho

A hearty beef noodle soup that's *so* worth the wait.<p>For the uninitiated, it has a clear chicken- or beef-based broth, thinly sliced meats, and — depending on the region — a small mountain of fresh herbs. The flavorful broth takes two days to make, which is why homemade pho is reserved for only the …

This Woman's Genius Folding Hack Will Forever Change the Way You Pack a Bag

You'll fit two weeks' worth of outfits in one carry-on.<p>We're seldom able to travel with just a carry-on bag, which is annoying because that means we have to pay at least $50 to check bags both to and from our destinations, in addition to the price of the plane ticket. Part of that reason is because …

What is a 'normal' night's sleep? It depends on your age, gender and nationality

What constitutes a "normal" night's sleep?<p>That all depends, says Danny Forger, a biological mathematician at the<p>University of Michiganand an expert in circadian clocks.<p>"People set guidelines all the time -- you need eight hours, you need seven hours -- but we've found that 'normal' sleep varies …