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20 Affordable Crowd-Free Places in Europe

Ready to go a little off the beaten path on the continent? We love Europe's smaller cities, national parks, small towns, and wild places, where …

Bucket Lists

10 dream trips every traveler should experience | CNN Travel

Truly a 'gem': See inside this 1920s factory converted into a modern home

Just 30 miles from downtown Austin sits a dramatic home on a sprawling 17 acres of land in Texas Hill Country. And it can be the spot for your next vacation.<p>At first glance, the three-bedroom structure, built from limestone and steel, appears to look like a modern ranch house, but its life actually …

Cookbook Review: The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum

Last fall Rose Levy Beranbaum published her latest cookbook, <b>The Baking Bible</b>. This is Rose's 9th cookbook and follows in the tradition of <b>The Cake Bible, The Bread Bible, The Pie and Pastry Bible, Rose's Heavenly Cakes</b> and all the rest.<p>Now, "bible" is a strong word. If someone says they have written …

Worrying about senior moments shows mind is still in good shape

If you notice lapses in memory it means that dementia is years away, scientists have found<p>Senior moments such as misplacing spectacles or walking into a room then forgetting the reason for entering, lead many older people to worry that they are on a slippery slope to dementia.<p>But a new study …

9 Things Professional Organizers Do Every Day

There's a reason they never lose their keys.<p>We're not sure if organizing pros are born or made, but good news: Tova Weinstock (aka "Tidy Tova") bets on the latter. The professional organizer says that anyone can make a few tiny changes to their everyday routine to get (and keep) their house in …

It's Official, July Was Earth's Hottest Month On Record

Scientists predict 2015 will be the hottest year ever.<p>July 2015 was officially the Earth's hottest month in recorded history, government scientists confirmed Thursday, following up on preliminary data published earlier this week by NASA and the Japan Meteorological Agency.<p>The average temperature in …

Global Warming

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Use Gelatin to Improve Pan Sauces, Store-Bought Stocks, and Beyond

Serious Eats<p>VIDEOS<p>Watch More Videos<p>If you've only ever used gelatin to whip up a batch of Jell-O or boxed pudding, you're missing out. Considering it's sold as a completely flavorless product, gelatin is one of the culinary world's greatest unsung heroes. It makes its way into countless sweet and …

Eye shape reveals whether an animal is predator or prey, new study shows

A close look at the eyes of 214 types of animal has revealed a relationship between the shape of the pupil and the animal’s ecological niche<p>The eyes say it all. They answer questions about a creature’s social scale, and its place in the pecking order. The geometry of the eye indicates whether an …

Research

Septic tanks leak bacteria into lakes and rivers

Septic tanks don’t prevent fecal bacteria from seeping into rivers and lakes, according to a new study.<p>The work provides a basis for evaluating water …

U.S. researchers show computers can be hijacked to send data as sound waves

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A team of security researchers has demonstrated the ability to hijack standard equipment inside computers, printers and millions of other devices in order to send information out of an office through sound waves.<p>A man types on a computer keyboard in Warsaw in this February 28, …

Count us in: our need for quantitative skills has never been greater

A report from the British Academy throws our lack of numeracy skills into sharp relief<p>In June this year The British Academy (BA) published a report titled Count us in: Quantitative skills for a new generation. The report calls on the Government to face up to the problem of young people dropping …

Education

Huge American Agave plant bursts through 19th Century greenhouse roof

This rare American Agave will burst into bloom and die, leaving custodians scratching their heads about how to remove it from its greenhouse<p>It is the very definition of a late bloomer. After staying dormant for at least 40 years, this rare American Agave plant has shot up nearly 35ft in just three …

King George VI

What the Philae comet lander found

Philae data suggest that organic compounds – which eventually translated into living organisms here on Earth – existed in the early solar system.<p>By …

Space

Watch: Clumps of particles mimic how planets form

For the first time physicists have observed how highly charged dust-sized particles attract and capture others to build up clusters particle by …

Fish tanks lower blood pressure and heart rate

Higher numbers of fish also helped to hold people’s attention for longer and improve their moods<p>For years dentists and doctors have installed fish tanks in their waiting rooms in the hope of calming down stressed patients before they go under the drill or stethoscope.<p>Now a new study has shown for …

78 years ago, a journalist studied 500 rich men and boiled down their success into 13 steps

At the peak of Andrew Carnegie's career, he crossed paths with an impressive journalist named Napoleon Hill, who he trusted to document — and share with the world — the strategies that turned him into one of the wealthiest and most successful businessmen of all time.<p>"It was Mr. Carnegie's idea that …

Self-improvement

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Entertainment

A Lenticular Galaxy Reveals Spinning Black Holes

MCG-6-30-15 may not stun at first glance, but it's a goldmine of black hole images.<p>By Robert Kunzig|Friday, January 09, 2009<p>RELATED TAGS: STARS, …

The Surprising Myths About Happiness at Work

A body of research has found that a happy workforce doesn't necessarily equate to a productive one.<p>Ever since the founding fathers wrote "and the pursuit of happiness" into the Declaration of Independence, the elusive emotion has become a holy grail of sorts for Americans. We expect to be happy, …

Happiness

Wyoming: See Yellowstone on a kayaking and camping adventure

Paddle into the backcountry of Yellowstone National Park on a five-day kayaking adventure that explores the park and Yellowstone Lake, one of North America's largest high-country lakes. The Spring Creek Ranch tour, which is available through mid-October, offers participants a chance to see wildlife …

National Parks

5 Worst Foods to Eat Late at Night

Tips from the<p>If you ate dinner at 6 p.m. and you're still up at 11 p.m., it's natural that you might feel hungry. Contrary to popular belief, eating …

Natural arches, caves and sea stacks are some of the beautiful and interesting features that are found along the coastline of #Alaska’s #KenaiFjords National Park. They also provide habitat for wildlife such as cormorants, puffins, sea lions and sea otters. #NationalPark Service photo.

9 TV dramas that will make you smarter about business

But one of the great things about modern television is that it can be simultaneously entertaining and instructive, especially about business.<p>We picked nine series that could make you a better businessperson, whether you're interested in learning more about effective leadership, integrating your …

TV

Motorcycle running on Water can travel 310 MILES on a single litre

A water-powered motorbike with the ability to travel up to 310 miles on a litre of water is turning heads in Brazil.<p>The 'T Power H20’ motorcycle was …

Plate tectonics may depend on 3 key elements

Planet Earth is situated in what astronomers call the Goldilocks Zone—a sweet spot in a solar system where a planet’s surface temperature is neither …

Harper should listen to Canada’s police chiefs on tickets for pot smoking

The call by Canada's police chiefs to allow officers to ticket people found in possession of small amounts of marijuana is both welcome and innovative. It may be a matter of semantics, but the recommendation from the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police could be a way of finding a workable …

Check out the Tokyo hostel where backpackers squeeze into closet-sized rooms for $12 a night

So when Kim stayed at a Tokyo hostel that provides its visitors with only a tight, one-person space made with untreated plywood, he felt right at home. Somewhere between a hotel and hostel, Kim describes this nontraditional space as a "guesthouse for backpackers in Tokyo" that is unlike other …

Employment

Over 30 Recipes to Reduce Kitchen Waste

<i>Even if you’re doing your best to cook root-to-leaf and nose-to-tail, there are probably still some edible bits you’re missing.</i><p><i>Today: Three dozen recipes to make sure your kitchen scraps don't get scrapped.</i><p>If you cook, you're going to end up with kitchen scraps. And whether your goal is to reduce …