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28 Underused Words You Really Need To Start Using

From absquatulate to vituperative, via Word Warriors.<p>For more underused words, visit the word warriors site.

Extreme Sports

You are almost definitely not living in reality because your brain doesn’t want you to

• Information overload sucks, so we aggressively filter.<br>• Lack of meaning is confusing, so we fill in the gaps.<br>• We need to act fast lest we lose our chance, so we jump to conclusions.<br>• This isn’t getting easier, so we try to remember the important bits.<p><b>We don’t see everything.</b> Some of the information we …

How the world’s largest tropical theme park ended up on a former Nazi airfield

<i>This article has been corrected.</i><p>With an average winter temperature of 26℉, Berlin is not lauded for its weather. But nestled among the city’s surrounding pine forests and frozen lakes, there’s a lush jungle where the temperature is always a balmy 79℉, even in the dead of winter. Welcome to Tropical …

10 Foods You Should Eat More Of If Your Memory Sucks

Step up your memory game.<p>Granted, most of these aren't exactly quick fixes. But over time, they can boost your brain health and reduce your risk of memory loss.

Nutrition

18 Habits of Mentally Strong People

Building mental strength takes hard work and commitment, but it's the key to reaching your greatest potential.<p>As the author of <i>13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do</i>, I usually spend my time talking about the bad habits that can rob you of mental strength. After all, it only takes one bad habit …

Self-help

To Increase Well-Being, Train Your Brain

All of us grapple with the tendency to become "stuck in our ways." But it's encouraging to remember that well-being is more than a state or a condition that you have or do not have. It's actually a skill that can be acquired.<p><i>by Mimi O' Connor</i><p>The tired clichᅢᄅ that claims, "You can't teach an old …

Self-awareness

5 underrated countries that should be your next destination

Some landmarks are forever in the limelight.<p>These are the classic destinations, like the Eiffel Tower and the Egyptian pyramids, and also the …

Faroe Islands

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15 Ways ‘Drop Dead Fred’ Remains A Classic 25 Years On

<i>Drop Dead Fred</i> was one of the weirdest kids’ films of the nineties. The 12-rated comedy started with a little kid branding her mother’s bedtime story …

This map tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the Middle East

If we could only show you one map to explain the economy of the Middle East, it would be this one.<p>In one fell swoop, the map below tells us a lot about the wealth, geopolitical influence, and natural resources of the region as well as parts of Central Asia. Many intricacies are also evident as …

How to Arrange and Decorate a Bookshelf

Interior designer Suzanne Kasler’s tried-and-true tips are sure to improve your “shelfie” game<p>When the legendary decorator Billy Baldwin was devising Cole Porter’s library in 1955, he chose Frederick Victoria’s straightforward metal étagères to display books and objects—a series of careful …

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

How to Stock a Japanese Pantry: 13 Indispensable Ingredients

Perhaps you can remember the scene in the cult classic <i>The Breakfast Club</i> when Bender and Claire have a little back-and-forth over some tuna sushi rolls. "You won't accept a guy's tongue in your mouth, and you're gonna eat <i>that</i>?" he asks incredulously. Well, America, we've come a long way since 1985. …

Mapping and Photographing: Seeing the Unseeable in the American Landscape

<i>As part of the enticing and varied program at this year's Photo London, over 20 world-class photographers will present their work in a series of conversations and presentations.</i><p><i>On Saturday, May 21, the eminent American photographer David Maisel will take part in a dialogue with curator William A.</i> …