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19 of the most incredible — and affordable — undiscovered holiday destinations in Europe

Luckily, Mastercard has released a list of Europe's top little-known — yet affordable — travel destinations to help you avoid the hoards on your next trip.<p>The list of 44 under-the-radar destinations was compiled using information from local travel bloggers and tourism experts, as well as Mastercard …

European Travel

Our gut talks and sometimes argues with our brain. Now we know how.

Scientists finally have a better idea why certain meals send you running for the bathroom. The discovery provides insight into the connection between your gut and brain and may point toward new therapies for intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome.<p>The team behind this is led by Holly …

Medical Research

Researchers Are Using Viruses to Make Superbugs Commit Suicide

Such sweet irony.<p>The gene-editing technology called CRISPR has its origins as a bacterial immune system against viruses, a feature which could be …

Chemical transformation of xenobiotics by the human gut microbiota

ADVANCES<p>Over the past several decades, studies of gut microbiota–mediated modification of xenobiotics have revealed that these organisms collectively …

Biology

27 Brilliant New Books You Need To Read This Winter

Recommended reading from January to March. UK release dates.

Books

10 New Ways to Wear a French Manicure

Tips are back in a big way.<p>The french tip dates as far back as the 18th century. The look had a brief hiatus sometime in the mid-2000s, but the latest incarnations are a far cry from the thick, angular acrylics of decades passed. Rose petal decals, Mondrian outlines, and checkerboard accents offer …

Coats

15 Real-Life Places That Look Like They Could Be Straight Out Of The Latest 'Harry Potter' Book

It's wingardium leviOsa, not leviosAH.<p>Even though we'll never get our own Hogwarts acceptance letter, there happen to be some pretty magical alternatives that you can visit across the globe.

Game of Thrones Season 6’s Best and Worst Story Lines

From "Hold the door!" to, ugh, Dorne.<p>More than most shows, <i>Game of Thrones</i> is divided into story lines. You can tell you’re shifting to a new one when they trade the yellow lens for the blue one, and everyone goes from prancing around in fancy outfits to dressing like garbage-pickers after a volcano …

TV Series

14 Of The Most Buzzed-About Books Of 2016

(So far.)<p>Below are the books that have been highest-rated by users, and that are also getting added to tons of "Want to Read" lists.

Books

26 Awesome TV Shows From Around The World

Great television knows no borders.<p>Note: some responses have been edited and condensed for length or clarity.

TV

13 Unexpected Ways to Use Lemon Around The House

<b>When life gives you lemons, skip the lemonade. Try one of these homekeeping tips instead. With a single lemon, you can banish odors, lighten the stains in your laundry, and clean your home from top to bottom!</b><p>Freshen the Air<p>Put down the spray can! Despite their convenience, many commercial air …

Churchill

The Girl on the Train: how Paula Hawkins wrote ‘the new Gone Girl’

Paula Hawkins is leading the pack of female thriller authors emulating Gillian Flynn’s success. She explains how writing her book in a state of panic and dread did it no harm<p>Looking back, it helped that Paula Hawkins wrote The Girl on the Train with growing urgency and dread verging on panic – …

Books

The Top Video Games Of 2015

It’s very difficult to pick a top 10 list for upcoming video games.<p>2015 is filled with interesting and exciting titles, from PC and new-gen exclusives, to cross-platform entries, and from sequels to brand-new IPs.<p>In this post we’ll take a look at a bunch of these, and we’ll do so in alphabetical …

45 Chickpea Recipes That Aren't Hummus

Chickpeas are for way more than hummus. Here's how we use 'em<p><b>There's a whole chickpea world out there beyond hummus</b>. From crunchy, spicy snacks to main ingredients, chickpeas are one of the best ingredients you can keep in your pantry. In fact, keep a lot.

Cooking

The 23 Best Independent Movies of 2014

2014 has undoubtedly been an incredible year for cinema. From satirical comedies to engrossing thrillers to thematically heart-wrenching tales, …

8 Books for Fans of 'Downton Abbey'

These books have everything that fans of Downton Abbey crave: masters and servants, family secrets, forbidden romances & more!

The 17 most underrated movies of 2014

One of the most disappointing realities about 2014 was that as box office shrank compared to last year, independent films were often hit the hardest. …

Artists' Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects

Home / ArtArtists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>Artists’ Adorable Doodles Interact with Real Life Objects<p>By Alice Yoo on December 26, 2014<p>Dhaka, Bangladesh-based cartoonist and graphic designers Manik and Ratan have started a fun series where their cartoon characters interact …

InterAct

The Year Ahead: 2015's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

For the literary-minded moviegoer, this coming year looks to be a typical smorgasbord of rich, print-based material in the world of movie …

One Of These 21 Movies Will Probably Win Best Picture At The 2015 Oscars

<i>Welcome to For Your Consideration, HuffPost Entertainment's breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 22, 2015, entertainment managing editor Christopher Rosen and entertainment editor Matthew Jacobs will pore over awards season and discuss which films will make the most noise at the 87th</i> …

Good News for Carb Lovers Trying to Lose Weight

And get this: The participants who ate a vegan diet got about 55 percent of their calories from carbohydrates, while the rest got 50 percent or less of their calories from carbs.<p>That’s because they were filling up on the right carbs, explains lead study author Brie Turner-McGrievy, Ph.D., R.D., …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

<b>1. Moisturizing Mask</b><p>Honey is a natural humectant, meaning it draws moisture from the air into the skin and ensures it's retained it in the layers where it’s needed most for penetrating, long-lasting hydration.<p><b>Try it:</b> Spread one teaspoon raw honey on clean, dry skin, and let sit for 15-20 minutes. …

7 Weight Loss-Promoting Foods That’ll Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth

These sweet treats pack fiber, protein, and other nutrients you need to lose weight.

Nutrition

The 15 Top-Rated Beauty Products Under $25

Customers give them top ratings for a reason.<p>Buying online is a gamble: You're investing your money in a product you may never have seen in real life—and the fact of the matter is, it may not end up working the way you want once it's actually in your hands. Take a deep breath—there is hope. The …

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas And Recipes To Promote Weight Loss

31 Healthy Breakfast Ideas That Will Promote Weight Loss All Month Long<p>Time to kick your boring healthy breakfast routine to the curb—with these breakfast ideas, you'll be set for the whole month.<p>By now, you probably have that one healthy breakfast staple that gets you through the day—but who says …

Alt-Fall Movie Preview 2014: The Wild, the Weird and the Totally True

We've spent months gorging on galaxy-traveling guardians, giant toy robots and angry lizards, ape-populated planets and a genetically enhanced …

Movies

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

6 Delicious Sandwiches That Promote Weight Loss

<b>Grilled Cheese</b><br>This might the ultimate classic sandwich, but normal cooking practices (like using butter) and ingredients (white bread) aren't great things for your waistline. To make a healthier meal, try these four tips:<p>Swap out white bread for whole wheatOpt for olive oil mayonnaise instead of …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …