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The World's 21 Top Luxury Beach Destinations in 2017

1 of 21<p>Fiji<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 21<p>The Maldives<p>3 of 21<p>Tel Aviv, Israel<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 21<p>Ireland<p>Advertisement<p>5 of 21<p>Antarctica<p>Advertisement<p>6 of …

A new law lets French workers ignore emails outside of working hours

And France isn't happy about it.<p>Thanks to a new law that came into force on January 1, 2017, French workers are being offered a "right to disconnect" that will let them ignore email outside of working hours, according to a report from AFP.<p>Companies with 50 or more employees now have to negotiate …

Employment

Obama Leaves the Constitution Weaker Than He Found It

Even for those like me who admire the 44th president, the constitutional record is disturbingly mixed.<p>Every four years, an American citizen puts a hand on a holy book and swears to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”<p>Anxiety is understandably high in the weeks …

From customisation to DIY handbags – how customers became designers

A varsity jacket covered in patches. Jeans frayed to their wearer’s liking. Trainers with their owner’s initials printed on the heel – customisation was one of 2016’s strongest trends in fashion. It’s set to take flight in 2017 as the consumers – once dictated to by the industry’s all-powerful …

Clothing

Top 5 Best Places To Travel In 2017 - World's Best Destinations

Where in the world should you travel to in 2017? What are the best destinations, both in the city and rural areas? What I don’t know about world’s …

National Parks

Synthetic diamonds could one day replace GPS - and make driverless cars a reality

Lab-grown red diamonds with an atomic defect could one day replace GPS systems thanks to their remarkable sensitivity to magnetic waves, scientists have suggested.<p>A team at Element Six, a tech company based in Oxfordshire, are exploring the remarkable properties of crystals with a so-called …

Does a vegan diet affect your ability to heal?

On September 19, 2008, just before midnight, two pilots attempted to abort their takeoff from the Columbia Metropolitan Airport in South Carolina. The pilots, who thought that they had blown a tire, were unable to stop the plane on the remaining runway they had left.<p>Four people died in the …

Nutrition

How To Use Brain Science To Be Your Best Self In 2017

Neuroscience offers some handy hacks to learn faster, focus better, and make smarter decisions this year.<p>Resolutions are often an exercise in wishful thinking. People rarely keep them, mostly because they’re vague about their goals and don’t have a plan for following through. But that isn’t the …

10 breathtaking Airbnb homes to book if you love the outdoors

If you’re a hardcore nature lover, your ideal day would look like this: waking up to the sound of bird calls on a serene mountain top, a session of …

The only healthy meal plan you need this year

Breakfast:<p>Sweet-potato fritters with poached eggs and avocado<p><b>Alice Liveing says:</b> “Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so it’s important …

33 Whole30 Lunch Ideas You Can Bring to Work

Healthy Eating

Say goodbye to kale: the superfood trends for 2017 - and five new ingredients to watch

According to Mintel’s 2017 global food and drink report, plant-based diets are set to explode into the mainstream this year, which makes sense, given that veganism has grown a staggering 360 per cent in the last decade. But never mind growing your own, they’re going to get extremely hi-tech. …

Nutrition

Unexpected Risks Found In Replacing DNA To Prevent Inherited Disorders

In September, reproductive endocrinologist John Zhang and his team at the New Hope Fertility Center in New York City captured the world's attention when they announced the birth of a child to a mother carrying a fatal genetic defect.<p>Using a technique called mitochondrial replacement therapy, the …

Genetics

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Beaches

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>Laura Bingham: 7,000km cycle across South America, July 2016</b><p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for …

Trains

This Melting Glacier in Antarctica Could Raise Sea Levels By 11 Feet

The Totten Ice Shelf is melting and it could have significant global impact.<p>The Earth's climate, it seems, isn't listening to the politicians that are insisting it's not warming. The temperature continues to rise incrementally, and the globe's large glaciers—giant vaults of stored water—continue to …

Global Warming

3 perfect apps for editing holiday photos on the go

Happy holidays! Now it's time the share those precious photographs from Christmas morning and the first night of Hanukkah, but not before ensuring …

Mobile Photography

Stop Searching The Net. We've Got ALL The Photography You Need Here

Toad Hollow's Photography Links Roundup Is Here!<p>As another week rolls past us in the world of photography, here we find Toad Hollow Photography …

Photography

10 Shortcuts to an Organized Home

1 of 10<p>1. Keep Clothes Off the Floor<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>2. Keep Beds Made and Nightstands Clear<p>3 of 10<p>3. Make Your Mudroom Multitask<p>Advertisement<p>4 of …

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story

How to Write A Science Fiction Short Story<p>Updated on August 5, 2016<p>Do you love science fiction and want to know how to write your own stories? …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Is Particle Physics About to Crack Wide Open?

It’s December 15, 2015, and an auditorium in Geneva is packed with physicists. The air is filled with tension and excitement because everybody knows …

5 mistakes you're making that are ruining your salad

Throwing together a salad is a lot like making scrambled eggs. Everyone thinks they're a pro, but in reality, almost everyone is doing it wrong (seriously, here are 7 mistakes you’re making with your scrambled eggs.) And chances are, that means you! Even if you think your salads are just fine, …

7 SPF Infused Lip Balms to Wear this Summer

We don’t need to repeat it. You know the most important thing to pack for spending a summer afternoon or weekend at the beach is sunscreen. While you …

8 Underrated National Parks That Will Leave You Speechless

National Parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They're iconic and …

National Parks

10 Asian-Inspired Summer Meals

This summer, enjoy the vibrant flavors of Asia without ever leaving your own kitchen. From Asian BBQ Chicken to Shrimp Pad Thai, all of these dinners are fun, fast and fuss-free.<p><b>1. Asian BBQ Chicken</b><p>Think of this dish as Chicken Teriyaki with a South Asian flair, or India meets the other flavors of …

14 Quick + Easy Stuffed Avocado Recipes to Make As Your Summer Snack

Between finding the best circuit workout and choosing the perfect summer swimsuit, spending time cooking a delicious and healthy meal may not be super realistic. But don’t worry, we have the perfect answer to your timing problem: avocados. If you didn’t think avocados could get any better, you are …

There’s a way to train our brains to cope with stress that changes chemistry “as much as any antidepressant”

Stress is often perceived as the villain of contemporary culture: the nagging tension that keeps us chained to our desks during the day, awake all night, and makes us dangerously unhealthy.<p>But Ian Robertson, a cognitive neuroscientist at Trinity College Dublin and author of the upcoming book ‘<i>The</i> …

Immune System

Think and Grow Rich

• <b>Author:</b> Greg Habstritt & Napoleon Hill<p>Think and Grow Rich is one of the most popular success book of all-time, having sold more than 60 million copies since it was first published more than 70 years ago. It has created countless millionaires and success stories in those who have read it, and is the …