Rhonda Britten

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Road Trip! 10 Don't-Miss Scenic Drives

Hit the road, Jack. You can come back when you're ready. Although, these scenic drives have such spectacular views and great attractions, you may not …

I rode China's superfast bullet train that could go from New York to Chicago in 4.5 hours — and it shows how far behind the US really is

Traveling to China can often feel like visiting the future. The cities stretch out for what seems like forever, while new skyscrapers, bridges, and futuristically designed landmarks spring up every year.<p>Nowhere is this feeling more apparent than when you encounter China's high-speed railway …

13 Beautiful Little Beach Towns Across America — TripAdvisor

Whether you’re looking for somewhere lively or secluded, for surfing lessons or winding coastal hikes, what’s special about these tight-knit towns is …

It’s time to rethink how much booze may be too much

Researchers are changing how they study the risks of alcohol — and it’s making drinking look worse.<p>A couple of drinks a day aren’t bad for you and may even be good for you.<p>Right?<p>That’s been the message — from researchers, governments, and beverage companies — for decades. And as a result, many of …

Alcohol

Best Trips 2018

To stay young, kill zombie cells

Killing off cells that refuse to die on their own has proved a powerful anti-ageing strategy in mice. Now it's about to be tested in humans.<p>Jan van …

Cancer Doctors Cite Risks of Drinking Alcohol

The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which represents many of the nation’s top cancer doctors, is calling attention to the ties between alcohol and cancer. In a statement published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the group cites evidence that even light drinking can slightly …

The Words Men and Women Use When They Write About Love

An exploration of the words used in thousands of essay submissions.

Essays

The Joe Nahem Treatment: Inside 10 Rooms by the Celebrated Designer

<b>Anthony Iannacci’s</b> latest book, <i>Fox-Nahem: The Design Vision of Joe Nahem,</i> welcomes us inside the expertly curated and styled rooms by the firm of distinguished interior designer <b>Joe Nahem.</b> From the provocative contemporary décor of a 1920s-era Park Avenue duplex, to the placement of an unsettling …

Trying the Feldenkrais Method for Chronic Pain

After two hourlong sessions focused first on body awareness and then on movement retraining at the Feldenkrais Institute of New York, I understood what it meant to experience an incredible lightness of being. Having, temporarily at least, released the muscle tension that aggravates my back and hip …

Pain

For Women Only: Tours That Emphasize Adventure

Taking some time off from a tech job in Chicago earlier this year to contemplate a career move, Shannon Elarton signed up to visit Tanzania in May with AdventureWomen, a women-only tour company, on a hunch that she might gain some perspective from her fellow travelers.<p>She was also, she said, …

The Battle of Brains vs. Brawn

Do brains trump brawn? A remarkable new study of how the human body prioritizes its inner workings found that if you intensely think at the same time as you intensely exercise, your performance in both thinking and moving can worsen. But your muscles’ performance will decline much more than your …

The Best Beach Towns You’ve Never Heard Of - WSJ

National Park, Global Treasure Cabo San Juan, Tayrona National Park, Colombia<p>First-time visitors here are easy to spot: They’re the ones overloading their iPhones with photos and asking each other why they’ve never been to Tayrona before. The answer is simple:<p>...

National Parks

How Fireflies Are Keeping This Tiny Mexican Town Alive

Picture Stories<p>In Nanacamilpa, a magical display of fireflies is attracting tourists by the thousands—now locals wonder how they can sustain the insect that brought them so much prosperity.<p>As night falls on Laguna Azul, an ecotourism lodge on the outskirts of the Mexican hamlet of Nanacamilpa, it …

Nature

The 25 Most Beautiful Places on Earth

The world is full of many stunning and surreal destinations. There are a number of places on this earth where you have to stop and pinch yourself …

National Parks

The 26 major cities with the highest quality of life in the world

19. Prague, Czech Republic — Another European capital city to feature, Prague's position in the overall ranking is boosted by a ninth place finish in …

Orbitz Travel Blog

In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony

Clearly I was dreaming.<p>I’d drifted to sleep somewhere between Port Louis, the shabby but atmospheric capital of this remote island in the Indian Ocean, and the Grand Bassin lake, rocked into a pleasant slumber as my taxi wove its way down serpentine roads fringed by sugar cane fields. Without …

This Enormous 100-Year-Old Map of Rome is Still the City's Best

The document is almost as tall as a two-story building. Here's how a 19th century archaeologist made the best map of the most mapped city in history.<p>A 1901 map of Rome is arguably the best map ever made of the most mapped city in human history. The map, created by archaeologist Rodolfo Lanciani, …

Stanford University

A New Way for Therapists to Get Inside Heads: Virtual Reality

SAN FRANCISCO — Dawn Jewell recently treated a patient haunted by a car crash. The patient had developed acute anxiety over the cross streets where the crash occurred, unable to drive a route that carried so many painful memories.<p>So Dr. Jewell, a psychologist in Colorado, treated the patient …

Virtual Reality

16 Best Train Trips in the World

The journey matters as much as the destination on these ultimate rail adventures.<p>After three decades of riding trains all over the world—rural China, the Swiss Alps, Latin American jungles—I am still thrilled by a classic rail journey. Take The Canadian, where passengers can spend three days …

Why You Should Never Eat Food on Planes, and Other Jet-Set Tips

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Battered Women impacted By Abuse? We Can Help.

New portraits can be created from broken shards of glass.<p>Jagged pieces, rough to the touch, and piercing to the skin, can be:

Piercings

'Submit to your husbands': Women told to endure domestic violence in the name of God

Research shows that the men most likely to abuse their wives are evangelical Christians who attend church sporadically*. Church leaders in Australia …

Domestic Violence

20 Diversion Tactics Highly Manipulative Narcissists, Sociopaths And Psychopaths Use To Silence You

Toxic people such as malignant narcissists, psychopaths and those with antisocial traits engage in maladaptive behaviors in relationships that …

On a Remote Greek Island, Learning to Take a ‘Real’ Vacation

The first thing I ever heard about the Greek island of Sifnos was that it was not famous. My friend Sabina said this to me when she invited me to join her there in the summer of 2008. I was confused, thinking she had mistaken me for the sort of person who would only want to go someplace famous, but …

Researchers Now Know How Cancers Force Other Cells to Make Fake Viruses

An awfully clever disease.<p>Some types of cancer have a rather cunning way to give themselves a boost by tricking healthy cells inside tumours into …

Cancer

How to ask survey questions of liars and pretenders

It's easy enough to use a survey to test out a website or campaign, but how do you know if the answers you get are truthful? Columnist Brian Massey …