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Bob Dylan songs that changed the course of history (an incomplete list)

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Bruce Springsteen inducted Bob Dylan into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, he said: "Bob freed your mind the way Elvis freed your body. He showed us that just because music was innately physical did not mean that it was anti-intellectual."<p>Dylan's influence on music cannot be overstated: …

Folk-Rock

What travel taught me that my Ivy League education didn’t

As the first in my family to attend an Ivy League school, I used to praise my university any chance I could. I shrugged off any casual comment about …

Neuroscience research reveals a simple daily ritual that can make you happier

Actually, I'm wrong…<p>The research says we're really big on touching — our phones, that is. People touch their phones 85 times a day.<p>But how many times a day do you touch <i>someone else</i>? Probably not nearly as often. That's kinda messed up, don't ya think?<p>You need to touch people more. It will improve …

Johns Hopkins University

Barack Obama Basically Made a Summer Sex Playlist

Ah, the middle of August. A time for preseason football, unbearable heat, and Barack Obama’s new tradition of curating Spotify playlists for the …

10 Honeymoon Destinations For The Non-Traditional Couple

Think Hawaii is cliché? Go to one of these places instead.<p>Most think of honeymoon destinations as either luxury beachside retreats or romantic getaways to cities like Paris. But according to Pinterest, some of the most re-pinned honeymoon locations in 2016 aren't that at all.<p>Instead of planning …

The best camping spots in the U.S. for avoiding crowds | Adventure Sports Network

For many people, camping is as much a spiritual endeavor as it is a physical one.<p>Whether it’s for a day or for a week, finding a campsite far from …

Hiking

Backpacker tips and destinations to have a fantastic first-time experience

Backpacking is a relatively inexpensive way to travel and explore the world around you. Typically, backpackers have packs that contain their sleeping …

New Zealand

23 Reasons to Drop Everything and Travel Now

As if we needed more motivation to hit the road, we pulled wise words from travelers past and present on the importance of constantly experiencing …

Machu Picchu

Requiem for the backpacker: Today’s youths risk missing out on the joys of spontaneous travel

With international backpacking on the wane, we should lament the decline of dingy hostels and long bus rides<p>Thirty years ago, I backpacked around the Greek island of Crete. I returned there last week, finding it pretty much the way I remembered it: rugged, sun-bleached and beautiful.<p>There was only …

Backpacking

11 Incredible Cities Where Living Abroad Is Cheap

Moving to a faraway city is a dream for many of us. But the cost of living abroad is often scary enough to keep us stuck in our cozy little hometowns.<p>In <i>these</i> cities, however, money isn't as big a concern. All 11 of the following far-flung spots are known for being relatively cheap places to live as …

European Travel

I Turned My Van Into A Food Truck To Travel Around The World

At 24 and living in Buenos Aires, a 14-million people city, I decided to trade my career in marketing for an old Volkswagen ‘hippie’ van, which I …

South America

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

Consciousness

Scientists Want to Bring Back Woolly Mammoths — But Why?

In a frozen corner of Siberia, far north of where most humans care to live, there is a wildlife refuge where scientists are trying to rebuild an ancient ecosystem that could help slow global warming.<p>The plan depends on cold-resistant animals that graze and trample the tundra as their ancestors did …

Genetics

​We Can’t Commit to One Person Because There’s Always Someone Better, Says Science

Confirming what we already know: social media is a plague on relationships.<p><b>Read more: Are Young People Really More Open to Polyamory, or Do We Just Like to Cheat?</b><p>In what comes as zero surprise to anybody under the age of 40, a new study looking at long-term relationships found that the reason we …

Relationships

5 beautiful international cities budget travelers can afford

Even if you love the city that you live in now, you may want to consider moving abroad. There are so many great international cities that are beautiful — and actually affordable.<p>Here are five great cities based on a high quality of life for a very low cost of living, taking into consideration good …

Asia Travel

No Woman Is 100 Percent Straight or Gay, According to Science | Women's Health

<b>Sign up for Women's Health's new newsletter,</b> <b>So This Happened</b><b>, to get the day’s trending stories and health studies.</b><p>According to the theory, which was formed by evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa, women changed their sexual desires and identities over time from lesbian to bisexual to …

What Your Dreams REALLY Mean — 6 Common Signs

There are few things more mysterious than our own dreams.<p>Scientists have learned a lot over the years about what's happening in our brains, …

Psychology

This just in: Science proves yoga changes your DNA

A study conducted by Harvard University, has empirically proven that yoga positively changes your cellular metabolic functions, ie, it improves the …

Here's What You Should Do If You Find A Baby Bird Out Of Its Nest

Plants and Animals Photo credit: Why so grumpy? I just rescued you! Prokaev Vladimir/ShutterstockSeeing a baby bird in distress is never a pleasant …

Birds

Our DNA is 99.9% the same as the person next to us — and we're surprisingly similar to a lot of other living things

Our bodies have 3 billion genetic building blocks, or base pairs, that make us who we are.<p>And of those 3 billion base pairs, only a tiny amount are unique to us, making us about 99.9% genetically similar to the next human.<p>A recent TED talk by physicist and entrepreneur Riccardo Sabatini …

Genetics

Should 18-year-olds be saving for home ownership or travel?

<b>By Rob Carrick</b><p>Here's how crazy the housing market is in some Canadian cities these days. A 26-year-old who just bought a home with her husband in Toronto is recommending that people start saving for a house in their teens. Otherwise, she says, you'll have to ask your parents for money or not live …

Personal Finance

The Modern Master of Sex

Little Drian Juarez didn’t play like other boys. Instead of Tonka trucks and wrestling, he preferred Barbie dolls and dressing up in his mother’s …

'Naked In Nature' Instagram Will Make You Want To Ditch Your Clothes Next Time You Travel

Imagine the breeze...<p>Earlier this week hipster entrepreneurs announced plans to launch London's first naked restaurant.<p>But there are far better …

Entrepreneurship

Let This Solo Vagabond Remind You That ‘We Are Built To Explore’

This isn’t the normal “dude in a van” story. It’s about more than that. It’s about a guy who reclaimed his life. It’s about a guy who quit his job and set himself free.<p>A few years ago, Matt McDonald hopped into his van and drove across the western U.S., Alaska, and Canada. He didn’t go with a …

How LSD Makes Your Brain One With The Universe

Some users of LSD say one of the most profound parts of the experience is a deep oneness with the universe. The hallucinogenic drug might be causing this by blurring boundaries in the brain, too.<p>The sensation that the boundaries between yourself and the world around you are erasing correlates to …

Consciousness

How to tell if other people think you’re hot, according to science

One of the most pressing and mysterious questions for humans, the self-centered beings that we are, is what other people think about us. We expend a huge amount of time and mental energy wondering if our date finds us attractive, or if our co-workers noticed that stupid thing we said in the meeting …

Psychology

Infographic: How to be happy in 11 steps

“Happiness can be found, even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light”. But what does that really mean? Luckily, …

Happiness

33 books everyone should read before turning 30

While the only way to learn is to survive the inevitable cycle of successes and failures, it is always useful to have some guidance along the way.<p>To help you out, we've selected some of our favorite books that likely never made your high-school or college reading lists.<p>It's an eclectic selection …

Books

A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

European Travel