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Experts Say the Keto Diet May Have an Unexpected Emotional Benefit

We are familiar with keto, the high-fat and low-carb diet that has become the latest weight-loss trend, but were you aware that it might have emotional benefits as well? "It might sound like snake oil, but do any digging on the internet about the ketogenic diet, and you'll find personal stories of …

'Dark' is the best new Netflix crime show you're not watching

If you like crime, time travel, and head burstingly-complex (but also incredibly well thought-out) plots, you're probably going to like <i>Dark</i>.<p>Baran bo …

When the Cure Is the Cause: The Case of the Green Hairy Tongue

Too often, a medical treatment can make matters worse. A bizarre epidemic in 1960s Japan should have set off alarms around the world.<p>Keiko …

The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography is On Special for the Next Week

We just wanted to give you a heads up that The Complete Guide to Long Exposure Photography by Kent Default is on special for Light Stalking readers …

Our 10 Favorite Reader Photos from the "Travel & Landscape Photography" Assignment

What makes a great travel or landscape photo? Many things, of course, but we’ve found that the best images always tell some sort of story.<p>For this …

Photography

The 24 best movies you probably didn't see this year

'Hail, Caesar!'<p><i>Twitter/@HailCaesarMovie</i><p><b>What it's about:</b> A Hollywood fixer scampers around the studio and tries to keep all of his stars happy while …

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The world’s best cities revealed

Bordeaux has been named the world’s best city, according to Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel 2017 list.<p>Known for its occasionally left-field choices, …

The Secret to Achieving Your Dreams No One Tells You About

A Stanford student announced that she had to drop out of the Happiness class. “When I asked her why, instructor Carole Pertofsky shared with me, she …

Self-Criticism

Is China’s gaokao the world’s toughest school exam? | Alec Ash

Chinese children must endure years of stress and impossible expectations preparing for their final school exam. The students who do best can look forward to glittering careers and even good marriage prospects. But for the less successful, the system is brutal<p>For two days in early June every year, …

Regional know-how: the best websites for contacting local guides

The best way to explore a destination is with a local. These websites connect travellers with small, independent companies on the ground or individual experts to help plan the perfect trip

10 amazing ways to see Japan

Japan doesn’t always conform to stereotypes. There are, of course, the robot restaurants, the skyscrapers, the futuristic neon, the salarymen crowds and the edgy fashion tribes.<p>The perfect holiday in Japan: our expert's ultimate itinerary<p>But another world lies in wait for visitors who are happy to …

8 Reasons Croatia is Officially the World's Most Desirable Destination

If you've clicked on this article then it won't surprise you to know that Croatia is officially the world's most popular vacation destination. Yep, …

European Travel

The Unfriendliest Cities In The World

<i>For</i> Condé Nast Traveler, by CNT Editors.<p>Over the last four years, we’ve asked our readers to rate a city’s “friendliness” in the Readers’ Choice Awards survey, especially with respect to where you felt welcome (and where you did not). Did an outgoing local show you the way? Was the city easy to …

Qatar Airways

Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)

A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions.<p>This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake.<p>It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent young people the United States has ever produced--a study involving more than 5,000 students …

50 things everyone should do in Australia and New Zealand

Known for adrenaline pumping adventures, extraordinary landscapes, and beautiful beaches, there's no shortage of things to do and see in these countries, but we've whittled it down to the very best.<p>The following 50 places and activities should be at the top of your bucket list, whether you're a …

Tuk-tuk trip from India to UK halted by passport theft in France

Naveen Rabelli, who has travelled through Iran, Turkey and Germany since February, has to pause solar-powered journey<p>An engineer travelling from India to the UK in a solar-powered tuk-tuk to promote clean energy has been thwarted agonisingly close to his goal after being being robbed in …

How to Raise a Genius: Lessons from a 45-Year Study of Supersmart Children

On a summer day in 1968, professor Julian Stanley met a brilliant but bored 12-year-old named Joseph Bates. The Baltimore student was so far ahead of …

Education

10 of the best sculpture parks in Europe

Picturesque and thought-provoking, art and the natural landscape combine beautifully at these city, coastal and countryside parks<p>The Austrian Sculpture Park sits in a seven-hectare park designed by renowned Swiss architect Dieter Kienast, on the outskirts of Graz. It’s home to more than 60 …

10 Things You Might Not Know About Chili’s Grill & Bar

After starting with one location in Dallas in 1975, Chili’s Grill & Bar has grown to 1629 restaurants across 49 states and 32 countries, and they …

A woman who's visited more than 50 countries gives her best travel advice

Since 2009, Jennifer Dombrowski has visited more than 50 countries.<p>She had been living and working in Arizona when her husband got transferred …

Rhino-escape tips to omelette Viagra – 14th-century Arab encyclopaedia

Al-Nuwayri’s The Ultimate Ambition in the Arts of Erudition, to be published in translation by Penguin in October, has been compressed down from 33 volumes<p>Dealing with everything from “the Classification of Names of Dust and its Qualities” to “Poetic Descriptions of the Down on the Young Male …

Catch-22: a masterclass in the weird art of unjoking the joke

Joseph Heller creates a classic that is truly, deeply, killingly funny by breaking all the rules of comedy<p>When Catch-22 came out of the hat earlier on this month, I thought it was quite a strange choice for a book to give us hope. This was partly because, while I’d remembered the anger and the …

The Science Behind Purple Kush, and the Colors of Cannabis

Let us take you through the rainbow of cannabis colors.<p>Before cannabinoid testing and genetic profiling of the cannabis plant, consumers would judge a batch of weed based on its smell, taste, and color. In fact, a whopping 93 percent of buyers make a purchasing choice contingent on the color and …

This Indian couple left their city life in Delhi to start an organic farm

A few weeks ago, after an early morning yoga class, I rolled up my mat and headed straight to the farmers’ market. An hour later, groceries in tow, I …

10 Great Things to See and Do in San Diego

Wan Ru Chen — Getty Images<p><i>California’s birthplace—and second-largest metropolis—is pretty close to perfect.</i><p>Between the beaches, pandas, and craft …

San Diego

Innovation Needs To Shift From Disrupting Markets To Tackling Grand Challenges

When Steve Jobs was trying to lure John Sculley to be Apple’s CEO in the early 1980’s, he asked him, “Do you want to sell sugar water for the rest of your life, or do you want to come with me and change the world?” Sculley would achieve little at Apple, but Jobs would later make it the most …

Innovation