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Seriously: There Are Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my …

Nutrition

Smartphone Apps for Spontaneous Travel

Have you ever just shown up at an airport without a clear travel plan? If your lifestyle allows for that sort of a lack of planning, but you’d rather ease into such a spontaneous adventure, there are several phone apps that can make unplanned travel feel less risky and more affordable.<p>While …

Apps

Deal Alert: Round-Trip Flights To Bali Are Going For $480

This is not a drill! We’ve found round-trip flights to Bali, Indonesia for as little as $480 round-trip, and there are currently sales from many …

Air Travel

Hide Away in these 4 Awesome Iceland Vacation Cottages

Iceland has fast become the go-to destination for Americans seeking out-of-this-world experiences on a budget. The capital Reykjavik is a worthy stop …

Northern Lights

48 Hours in Singapore: The Ultimate Itinerary

Day One: Morning and Afternoon<p><b>Morning</b>: Arrive in Singapore, check into your accommodations, and then spend a relaxing couple of hours exploring the …

Asia Travel

Here's the Cheapest Flight to Europe From Every U.S. State

It's the golden age of flights to Europe. Price wars have pushed fares down so low that it's no longer mind-boggling when an airline offers $99 …

European Travel

Eating certain raw fruits and vegetables has been linked to better mental health

Raw fruits and vegetables may play a role in improving mental health, according to a new study by the University of Otago.<p>Researchers have found that …

Mental Health

David Reich: ‘Neanderthals were perhaps capable of many modern human behaviours’

In recent years, genome sequencing has changed everything we thought about our origins and how we relate to early human species<p>For David Reich, research can be a harrowing experience. The 44-year-old Harvard University geneticist says he now goes to bed terrified he will wake up to find his team’s …

Native Americans

How to Be a Caregiver to Someone With Anxiety or Depression

Depression and anxiety not only affect the person with the disorder. These illnesses also have far-reaching effects on family and friends of those …

Weight Loss

MIT's AlterEgo headset can read words you say in your head

When you think a sentence in your head, your brain sends signals to your mouth and jaw. MIT Media Lab's headset reads those signals with 92 percent accuracy.<p>I don't want to alarm you, but robots can now read your mind. Kind of.<p>AlterEgo is a new headset developed by MIT Media Lab. You strap it to …

MIT Media Lab

9 Financial Planning Terms You Should Know by the Time You’re 40

If you haven't started thinking about your financial and retirement future and your 40th birthday is creeping up, it's time to get started ASAP. One …

Personal Finance

Want to be a Better Writer? Here is Stephen King's Essential Advice

Dumbo, Dairy Queen and Dandelions: 9 brilliant suggestions from King's nearly 20-year-old book<p>Okay, I'll admit that I'm really late to this party. Despite the fact that I'm always seeking advice on how to improve communication in general--and writing in particular--I'd never read Stephen King's …

Creative Writing

You Will Be Amazed By These Free Things To Do In Vienna

Vienna is an amazing city. The architecture is as impressive as the city itself. There are many amazing buildings, both historic and modern that will …

European Travel

600-Year-Old Medieval Clock Shows the State of the Universe in Real Time

Prague's medieval <b>astronomical clock</b> is not just one of the prettiest timepieces you'll ever come across, it's also one of the most famous examples of its genre. Starting in the 13th century, astronomical clocks began springing up around Europe, using intricate functions to show information such as …

European Travel

French Bread Recipe

"'My husband game me a bread machine for Christmas the year we were married, and I use it about once a week,' notes Janet Vink from Geneseo, …

Bread

Hands Down the Best Way to Roast a Sweet Potato

I thought I knew how to roast a sweet potato, but I was wrong. Sure, pricking a sweet potato with a fork, wrapping it in tinfoil, and roasting it until done at 350 degrees Fahrenheit <i>works</i>, but there is a better way. A method that’s equally uncomplicated, takes no more time, and yields superlative …

Curries

Healthy Turmeric Chicken Stew Recipe

"This is one of my favorite 30-minute weeknight recipes. Turmeric (curcuma) is a bright yellow spice primarily found in India and Indonesia, and is …

Sweet Potatoes

Scientists detect 'fingerprint' of first light ever in the universe

<b>(CNN) —</b> Scientists have detected traces of the earliest light in the universe thought to emanate from the first stars formed after the Big Bang, billions of years ago.<p>The new report, published in Nature on February 28, said researchers found the "fingerprint" of the universe's first light as …

Universe

Our Latest TSA-Proof Beauty Hack: Solid Face Wash

Perfect for skirting the TSA liquid limits (and preventing dopp kit disasters).<p>The TSA's limit on liquids in carry-on luggage is one of the biggest travel hassles since they started making us take off our shoes. There are always one or two things you can't <i>quite</i> squish into that tiny, clear plastic …

Skin Care

How to Satiate Your Senses in Sedona, Arizona

The unique beauty of Sedona, Arizona, confronts you unexpectedly. With a gentle bend of Highway 89A, the sere lowlands drop away and a craggy turret …

16 Traditional Cuban Foods to Try Before You Die

¡Qué delicioso!<p>February 20, 2018<p>The most important thing I ever learned from my Cuban Abuela is that food is powerful. The right dish can lighten …

Science Focus Podcast: How emotions are made

We chat to neuroscientist Lisa Feldman Barrett about what happens in our brains when we create emotions, how to control them, and what this means for …

$19 device adds motion activation to anything that plugs into the wall

Want to turn on a lamp anytime you walk into a room? Don’t want to spend a lot of money or deal with fickle smart home hubs to make it happen. …

Scientists discover ancient Mayan city hidden under Guatemalan jungle

Aerial laser mapping detects thousands of hidden structures in Peten region, suggesting its population was millions more than previously thought<p>Researchers using a high-tech aerial mapping technique have found tens of thousands of previously undetected Mayan houses, buildings, defence works and …

Archaeology

Scientists Just Identified The Physical Source of Anxiety in The Brain

And they can control it with light.<p>We're not wired to feel safe all the time, but maybe one day we could be.<p>A new study investigating the …

Killer Whales Mimic Human Voices and Other Whales in Strange Recording

Turns out orcas are really good at human impressions.<p>You may have heard parrots mimic human words, a dog’s bark, and even R2-D2’s beeps and boops. …

Dialects

Multiverse Thought Experiment Suggests Life Could Still Exist Under Different Laws of Physics

Perhaps we’re not alone but instead reside in a multiverse stocked with all sorts of fantastical realms. These other universes are somewhat—but not …

Lost NASA satellite wakes up after being declared ‘dead’ 13 years ago

NASA has had a pretty great string of luck when it comes to spacecraft reliability as of late. The Cassini probe around Saturn proved to be so …

This is the Southern City You Should Visit This Spring

You’d be hard-pressed to find a better spring vacation spot than this river town. There are so many things to do in Chattanooga, an eclectic, …

Country Lifestyle

I Just Discovered Melting Potatoes and I'm Officially Serving Them With Everything

We weren’t actively seeking a new way to cook potatoes. In fact, we think there’s a pretty solid variety to choose from. You can bake them, fry them, …

Country Lifestyle