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Six maps that will make you rethink the world

We don’t often question the typical world map that hangs on the walls of classrooms — a patchwork of yellow, pink and green that separates the world into more than 200 nations. But Parag Khanna, a global strategist, says that this map is, essentially, obsolete.<p>Khanna is the author of the new book …

Globalization

This Is Your Brain on Nature

When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor.<p><b>When you head out</b> to the desert, David Strayer is the kind of man you want behind the wheel. He never texts or talks on the phone while driving. He doesn’t even approve of eating in the …

Japan’s Newest Train Design Will Be Practically Invisible

Architect Kazuyo Sejima wants Tokyo’s next local express trains to be as hard to see as Wonder Woman’s jet plane.<p>Japan’s speedy bullet trains already move so fast that you almost can’t see them coming. The new train being designed for the Seibu Railway Co. by Japanese architect Kazuyo Sejima of …

Trains

US by rail: Take the slow train down the West Coast

The usual way to do the US West Coast is to drive Route 101 – which is fine, if a bit obvious, perhaps a touch unadventurous. There is another way which is neither obvious nor bland, but a great adventure. And – as Billy Connolly reveals in his current television series – it is brilliant. It is the …

Trains

11 European destinations everyone should travel to alone

To help you figure out where to go next, the European travel website RoutePerfect.com has released a list of the best destinations in Europe for solo travellers.<p>The ranking is based on data from over 100,000 trips saved and booked by solo travellers from around the world through the site.<p>From grand …

European Travel

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Prague

Known as the City of a Hundred Spires, Prague tempts travelers with its incredible charm and impressive architecture. The Czech Republic’s capital is …

European Travel

Self-Criticism Can Be Psychologically Devastating – How to Overcome It | Wellness | US News

From a very early age, we learn – in a manner of speaking – to nitpick ourselves. We take information from those we encounter and the world around us …

Mental Health

Cognitive psychology experiment reveals the invisible world of human perception

Stage magicians are not the only ones who can distract the eye: a new cognitive psychology experiment demonstrates how all human beings have a …

The Brain

11 Signs of a Truly Authentic Person

In the last week or two, the topic of authenticity has been coming up in my life. The discussion of authenticity came up a couple times in a class and then it came up again during a therapy session. This led me to sit back and ask myself: What actually constitutes a truly authentic person?<p>Upon …

Positive Thinking

This Googler Explains How To Design Your Time Rather Than Manage It

Breaking all your tasks into quadrants can help you become more strategic about how you work.<p>For many of us, work can feel like a never-ending cycle of long meetings, overflowing inboxes, and urgent demands. No matter how fast we go or how hard we work, there’s far more to do every day than there …

Time Management

Top 15 DIY Kitchen Design Ideas and Costs – DIY Remodeling Upgrades

<i>Ready to create a kitchen that will really impress with its versatility, design and style? If so, our DIY home improvement guide to kitchen</i> …

What we learned about the brain this week: anxiety and motivation

Anxiety has many physiological side effects; increased heart rate, nausea, dizziness. Now a new study has added another side effect: changes in …

The Brain

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Used Cars
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10 of the world’s best eco-friendly luxury hotels

ES Lifestyle Newsletter<p>Who says luxury and eco-consciousness have to be mutually exclusive?<p>These days, going on a green break doesn’t mean …

Vancouver ranks top in global luxury real estate market

A new report into the 2015 global luxury real estate market ranks Vancouver as the top performing city worldwide.<p>In a top 100 list that includes …

Real Estate

6 hotels around the world with truly unique designs

It's not every day that you stumble across a luxurious safari lodge nestled in the Okavango Delta, or a hotel made up of seventy houses piled on top of one another.<p>Here's a hand-picked a collection of unique stays that are serious eye-candy.

Claude Monet

See How the 2nd Avenue Subway Will Help Your Commute

The Citymapper app’s new “future” tool offers New Yorkers a peek at what they’ve been missing these last hundred years.<p>The first phase of New York’s Second Avenue subway is scheduled to open at the end of 2016, just a shade under a century since its conception. (If you bet the under on 100 years …

These central European countries may be the next to get a Hyperloop

Slovakia says it struck a deal with Hyperloop Transportation Technologies<p>Maybe you've heard the Hyperloop mantra of "San Francisco to LA in 30 minutes?" Well, what about Bratislava to Vienna in eight? Hyperloop Transportation Technologies (HTT), one of the two LA-based startups working to realize …

High-speed Rail

5 Luxury SUVs You've Been Waiting for

For about a decade, luxury sport-utility vehicles have been living large in the hearts and heated garages of the well-heeled. But the category has …

Bentley Bentayga

Scenic Eclipse mega-yacht will have its own helicopters and submarine -- and luxury too

If you've ever wondered how the other half sail, here's a way to travel like the fat cats without having to buy a yacht.<p>Scenic Cruises is building an ultra-luxury, all-suite yacht called the Eclipse with its own submarine and helicopter on board. The ship will sail to destinations from Antarctica …

Humans will live underwater in 100 years' time as the population is squeezed out of cities

A report predicts underground cities and floating neighbours will become commonplace in the next century<p>One hundred years from now, the human population will be living in underwater cities and in 3D-printed homes, according to a study that looks at the future of living.<p>Buildings and interiors will …

Higher Education

Want to Move to Europe? Here Are the Happiest Cities

If you’re looking for Europe’s happiest residents, don’t head for the temperate shores of the Mediterranean. The most content Europeans are found in …

San Francisco

RX1R II: The Perfect Travel Camera | Sony

In 1988, The Sugarcubes debut album “Life’s Too Good” was getting heavy rotation in my college dorm and served as an introduction to the quirky …

European Travel

Top 11 Airport Lounges in the US and How You Can Get in

<i>Being able to access an airport lounge can make all the difference when you’re traveling, thanks to free drinks, snacks, Wi-Fi (and thus a little</i> …

Harvard Medical School

Aftereffects Of Drug And Alcohol Detox On The Mind-Pt 1

It’s natural to focus on the physical effects of detox. Yes, there are substantial positive benefits for your body when you eliminate drugs or …

Human brain