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Brand-Name Luxury at Bargain Prices?! Why Japan is the Best Place to Buy Quality Watches!

Whether we’re at a meeting or out on the town, when we want to make an impression, what’s on our wrist says as much about our personality and …

Watches

These 18 Post-Apocalyptic Survival Life Hacks Will Keep You Alive At The End Of The World.

No matter what you see on the news, it’s unlikely our civilization is going to crash and burn within our lifetimes. But just because we don’t expect …

Lifehacks

Surprising Ways to Beat Anxiety And Become More Resilient, According to Science

You're not alone.<p>Do you have anxiety? Have you tried just about everything to get over it, but it just keeps coming back?<p>Perhaps you thought you had …

Self-help

The Best Stereo Receiver

After considering 10 models and performing more than 70 hours of testing, we think the Sony STR-DH190 is the best affordable stereo receiver—a great …

Audiophile

I Stopped Eating Carbs After 2:30 P.M. And It Changed My Body

Is timing really everything when it comes to eating carbs and staying slim?<p>Two weeks before my wedding I did what many brides have done before me and many will do after: I stopped eating carbohydrates. Now when I say carbs, I really mean grains and starchy foods. Broccoli was okay. Sushi rice? No. …

Nutrition

Best Road Trip Songs: Hit Play Then Hit the Gas

Ah, the open road! It beckons us to cast aside responsibility, embrace the unknown, jump in the car, and just … go.<p>This playlist has been sizzling on …

Music

8 Foods That Lower Your Blood Sugar and Can Save Your Life

It sounds dramatic, but it is no exaggeration: Balancing your blood sugar could be a matter of life and death. Chronic high blood sugar levels can …

Nutrition

How To Stop Your Mind From Racing At Night

Some nights, you get into bed and your mind starts going over every single thing you've done, ever, since you've been alive. Or, it goes through …

Sleep

Everything You Need to Know About Using CBD for Pain and Anxiety

The compound, found in the cannabis plant, is thought to be good for muscle pain, headaches, and anxiety, among other things. But what does the research say?<p>James Joliat, a 35-year-old video producer in Denver, has long experienced muscle and joint pain—mostly related to sports injuries. He says he …

Cannabis

Why plant protein is better for you than animal protein

Sorry, steak fans.<p>It’d be great if a burger-a-day diet was healthy. Don’t get me wrong—it’s not the worst. You’ve got protein in there and hopefully some veggies on top (and on the side) , and even some fiber from the roll (you used whole grain, right?).<p>Unfortunately, study after study shows that …

Nutrition

If Your Mom Ever Says These 10 Things, She Might Be Toxic

A toxic relationship is a two-way street. But in a mother-child relationship, the parent does wield an amazing amount of emotional power. So, yes, …

Parenting

This pill could reverse type 2 diabetes

by Kristin Houser June 12, 2018 Health & Medicine 11890<p>Most people don’t think of type 2 diabetes as a disease you can cure. Well, for some patients, …

Diabetes

The Best (and Worst) Foods for Your Gut

"I pooped three times today and feel great!" maybe isn't something you shout from the mountaintops, but gut health is popping up more and more often …

Nutrition

9 common myths about anxiety—and the facts everyone needs to understand instead

If you’ve ever struggled with anxiety (or know someone who has), you’re all too familiar with how impactful and even debilitating the condition can …

Mental Health

This Year’s Best Commuter Bikes for Any Budget

<i>This guide to the best commuter bikes of 2018 provides 10 awesome bikes to get you to and from work and also offers tips and advice to know before</i> …

Bicycles

6 Types of Knots Every Outdoorsman Should Know

Whether you’re tying your tent’s rainfly down in a nasty storm, lashing your kayak to a well-used roof rack, or making some on-the-trail gear …

Handy

Blurred Vision, Burning Eyes: This Is a Lasik Success?

Ever since he had Lasik surgery two years ago, Geobanni Ramirez sees everything in triplicate.<p>The surgery he hoped would improve his vision left the 33-year-old graphic artist struggling with extreme light sensitivity, double vision and visual distortions that create halos around bright objects and …

Ohio State University

A local’s guide to Havana, Cuba: 10 top tips

Havana will be 500 years old next year. I have been coming here for 30 years, and while I have experienced just a small part of the city’s history it has had an outsized impact on my life. I fell hopelessly in love on the spot – hooked by its openhearted people and weathered beauty. No one looks …

Cuba

Seven ways to minimise the risk of having a stroke

Know the signs; early treatment prevents lasting damage<p>A stroke is the damage caused by a clot or a bleed in the brain. It is the major cause of serious long-term disability in the UK. A quarter of strokes occur in people under 65, and the damage caused ranges from minimal changes picked up on a …

Medical Research

A beginner's guide to buying a watch

Open any catalog, visit any shopping website, step into any jewelry shop, and you'll be presented with a bewildering variety of watches. Big ones, …

Watches

20 Literally Genius Dryer Sheet Hacks You'll Actually Want To Try

Clean deodorant stains, stop your shoes squeaking, and get the static out of your hair.<p><b>Read more:</b><p>• 15 Damn-Near Brilliant Hacks Using Cotton Balls<p>• 16 Clever Things To Do With All Those Empty Jars You've Been Hanging Onto<p>• 16 Ways To Upcycle The Stuff In Your Junk Drawer You Thought You Didn't Need

Cleaning

49 Unforgettable Bucket List Trips You Can Do On A Budget

If you like to travel, you probably have a bucket list of places you want to hit throughout your lifetime. If you've been under the impression that …

European Travel

How to Maintain—and Exhibit—Your Art At Home

Lessons from the pros<p>By Jane Lerner<p>Every art buyer experiences the thrill of acquisition: the thwack of the hammer, the signature on the dotted line, …

Art

7 Cancer-Causing Foods You Need to Stop Eating Now

Are you wondering if that burger you had for lunch increases your cancer risk? While the answer isn’t clear-cut, what you eat on a regular basis can …

Nutrition

Nissan takes camper vans fully electric with new e-NV200 pop-top

Nissan announced the first deliveries of its new extended-range 40-kWh e-NV200 van in Madrid, the same day it showed the new camper vans. It would …

Campers

'A new room in the Great Pyramid': lost 1963 John Coltrane album discovered

A lost album of originals by John Coltrane, the American saxophonist who took jazz to new heights of freedom and expression, has been unearthed.<p>The album, being released on 29 June as Both Directions at Once: the Lost Album, was recorded in a session on 6 March 1963, at the Van Gelder studios in …

Horns

New Rider: How To Take A Sharp Turn From A Stop

Have you ever seen a rider who pulls away from a curb, crosses one (or two!) lanes of traffic before easing his way back into the right-hand lane …

Motorcycles

Honda Unveils The 2019 Monkey

Nope, that’s not a custom Grom. It’s Honda’s new Monkey, set to hit dealerships in September as an early 2019 model. It’ll carry a price of $3,999 …

Motorcycles

Atom 4G Rugged Smartphone

Smartphones continue to get bigger, thinner and more flimsy as the years go by. For those that live an active lifestyle, smartphones from most brands …

Gear & Gadgets

How does cheese affect cholesterol levels?

Cheese and other dairy products are among the foods most likely to raise a person's cholesterol level. The extent of the increase will depend on the …

Holistic Medicine