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The Unlikely Activists Who Took On Silicon Valley — and Won

The way Alastair Mactaggart usually tells the story of his awakening — the way he told it even before he became the most improbable, and perhaps the most important, privacy activist in America — begins with wine and pizza in the hills above Oakland, Calif. It was a few years ago, on a night …

Silicon Valley

Overtourism: the plague affecting the world's most interesting places

Venice banned cruise ships, Mount Everest has traffic jams, and now even tourists are saying places like Amsterdam have too many tourists. It's all …

Thai Politics

Traditional Chinese Medicine: In Depth

Introduction<p>Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) originated in ancient China and has evolved over thousands of years. TCM practitioners use herbal …

Experts Reveal How Many Steps You Need to Take in a Day to Lose Weight

Whether you track your steps with a wearable device or through your phone, knowing how much you've walked in a day can be an extremely useful tool for weight loss. Many of our jobs entail sitting for a majority of the day, which can be bad for your body and your brain. However, simply walking and …

Thailand Travel Information - Vital Information for the First-Time Visitor

If you're planning a trip to Thailand, you're probably more excited about beaches, temples, and street food than you are about visas and …

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

Domestic: Los Angeles<p>You can save 33 percent on hotels in the city of angels this month, when the nightly average rate for four-star properties dips …

Buddhism in Japan: A Brief History

After Centuries, Is Buddhism Dying in Japan Today?<p>It took several centuries for Buddhism to travel from India to Japan. Once Buddhism was established …

To increase your emotional intelligence, develop these 10 qualities

There are many different kinds of intelligence, and it’s our job to discover what they are and how to integrate them into our lives. Sources of intelligence can be measured in quotients. Most of us are familiar with IQ, or the intelligence quotient, which is primarily associated with our ability to …

Emotional Intelligence

18 New Music Books to Read This Summer

Whether you’re lounging in a beach chair, perched under a tree, or taking refuge next to a blasting air conditioner, the summer months offer many opportunities to sit back and read for hours on end. In that spirit, here are some of our favorite recent or soon-to-be-released music books, ranging …

Books

Quotes from Anthony Bourdain on life and travel: I'm going to 'die in the saddle'

Outspoken host of <i>Parts Unknown</i> Anthony Bourdain has died, his employer announced Friday. Bourdain was known for his love of travel, food — and his colorful commentary.<p>"His love of great adventure, new friends, fine food and drink and the remarkable stories of the world made him a unique …

Parts Unknown

Anthony Bourdain, Renegade Chef Who Reported From the World’s Tables, Is Dead at 61

Anthony Bourdain, whose darkly funny memoir about life in New York City restaurant kitchens made him a celebrity chef and touched off his second career as a journalist, food expert and social activist, was found dead on Friday in his hotel room in France. He was 61.<p>His death was being treated as a …

Anthony Bourdain

Retiring abroad: great health care, cheap rent. Here’s the catch

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>The world is full of tropical paradises and other exotic places where a couple can live …

Japan’s Rent-a-Family Industry

People who are short on relatives can hire a husband, a mother, a grandson. The resulting relationships can be more real than you’d expect.<p>Two years ago, Kazushige Nishida, a Tokyo salaryman in his sixties, started renting a part-time wife and daughter. His real wife had recently died. Six months …

Empathy

This Map Shows How Long $1 Million in Retirement Savings Will Last In Every State

The differences are startling.<p>Location, location, location. It’s the battle hymn for buying real estate and – it turns out – a huge factor for …

U.S. 'net neutrality' rules will expire on June 11: FCC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Landmark U.S. "net neutrality" rules will expire on June 11, and new regulations handing providers broad new power over how consumers can access the internet will take effect, the Federal Communications Commission said on Thursday in setting the date.<p>The FCC in December …

Net Neutrality

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

The United States of Japan

Thanks to hip-hop and Hollywood, the United States is still the world’s leading cultural exporter. But, in recent years, American culture has increasingly been following a playbook made in Japan. Consider the fascination with “the Japanese art of decluttering.” Its guru, Marie Kondo, lives in …

Mexican president appeals to Trump after barrage of tweets: 'Threatening attitudes' not justified

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, in a statement personally directed to President Trump, called on the U.S. president Thursday to negotiate with Mexico in a constructive spirit, saying the challenges between the two neighbors "never justify threatening or disrespectful attitudes between our …

Mexico

Life in the Most Polluted Capital in the World

It’s 11 below (-24C) outside but the stove is burning and baby Almasbek Toltalkhan is warm in his family’s yurt. His mother, Nursaule, scoops him …

17 Journeys By Train That Will Change Your Life Forever

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.<p><i>This photo essay is part of a series of stories about travel.</i>

11 Best Countries That Actually Love Having American Tourists

One of the strangest sensations when traveling abroad as an American is the heightened sense of your American-ness. That I’m-from-anywhere accent you …

The Breathing Technique a Navy SEAL Uses to Stay Calm and Focused

Breathing is a unique process in the human body. Unlike, for example, digestion, breathing has both an involuntary control mechanism as well as …

The 32 most fun, friendly and affordable cities in the world

Time Out's City Life Index, a survey of 15,000 people in 32 global cities, has been released and it shows which ones promise the most fun and …

20 Healthiest Foods on Earth

Some foods pack more nutritional punch than others, and these 20 offer the most health benefits pound for pound of all food on the planet. They not …

Tinder's Lack of Encryption Lets Strangers Spy on Your Swipes

In 2018, you'd be forgiven for assuming that any sensitive app encrypts its connection from your phone to the cloud, so that the stranger two tables …

‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

BEIJING — On a bitterly cold morning this month, Wang Fuman, 8, set out for school as he usually did, walking 2.8 miles through mountains and streams until he reached the warmth of his third-grade classroom.<p>When Fuman arrived two hours later, his classmates erupted in laughter. The freezing …

China

Visit Burano, Italy

• Now Trending:<br>• I Live in Italy, and Her...<br>• A 30-Minute Fat-Blasting...<br>• Easy Gluten Free Cheesy ...<br>• Getaway Guide to Tuscany...<p>Related Posts<p>Travel To Orta …

Italy

Seven Serene Japanese Gardens to Visit

Sophie Walker, not content with simply being known as the young woman designing gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show, has released a book with Phaidon …

Japan

John McCain Just Attacked Nearly Everything Donald Trump Represents

“It’s time to wake up,” the Arizona senator declared.<p>Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) fired off another shot at President Donald Trump and his supporters, attacking everything from “crackpot conspiracy theories” to the proposed border wall with Mexico.<p>“It’s time to wake up,” McCain told midshipmen at the …

Donald Trump