Amanda Santoro

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Researcher finds way to calm fears during sleep

Fear may be the most powerful of all human emotions, but according to a study released today in the journal Nature Neuroscience, sleep can be its enemy.<p>In a first-of-its-kind experiment, specific emotional memories of human beings were deliberately altered during sleep. The complicated small study, …

The Brain

The Storm

Nobody is more weather-obsessed than the islanders of the Outer Hebrides—of this I am certain.<p>From the moment I first landed in Barra, every person I have met has first shook my hand, then told me their name and delivered a 48-hour forecast.<p>“We’re in for a wee blow tomorrow,” said one man in a …

Nine Themed Hotel Suites That Put Regular Rooms to Shame (Photos)

Barbie, speakeasies, even gas stations—whatever your fancy, there’s probably a hotel room themed after it.

Island hopping off Cambodia's coast

Sandy bliss awaits travellers off Cambodia’s south coast. Whether you favour being glued to a hammock upon an isolated shore, or fancy slothful days recovering from all-night raves, Cambodia has an island for you.<p>Lapped by the lapis-hued waters of the Gulf of Thailand, the scattering of islands in …

Asia Travel

Travel Treats: What Is on Your Hotel Room Pillow?

It's delicious fun to return to your hotel room after dinner and discover a little wrapped chocolate perched on your pillow. (If only that would happen at home!) Now lodgings that want to dazzle guests even more are putting extra effort into their evening treats by incorporating the spirit of the …

Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants explores the City of Light, family in tow, and rounds up the 10 best places to take <i>les enfants</i>.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Paris With Kids: Where to Take Les Enfants<p>Follow on Twitter:


11 Keys To Happiness From Other Cultures

You can hoard all the shot glasses you want on your next trip, but they’re not going to guide you to a higher echelon of personal fulfillment.<p>Take home a cultural souvenir instead! These 11 habits from other cultures are small changes that could mean big payoffs in your happiness levels. Try one …

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The 15 Greatest New York Stories Ever Told

These 15 books tell tales of New York in the days of Jewish tenements, the Beatnik Generation, and modern day Upper East Side affluence.<p>We consider these books some the greatest New York stories ever told, as they show the city in all its history, culture, grandeur, and disillusion.<p><i>Have a</i> …


The 10 best treks in the world

These 10 classic treks are for serious walkers. All of them require a sturdy pair of lungs, fit legs and a good amount of preparation. However, if you choose to go on any of these trails then you will be rewarded with experiences that last a lifetime. In no particular order:<p>1. GR20, France<p><i>Image by</i> …


40 Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breast Recipes That Are NOT Boring

No dry, flavorless chicken here—you'll want to make everything from crispy cutlets to flavorful soups.<p><b>Chicken breast may be everyone's go-to lean protein</b>—but, man, can it be <i>boring</i>. Too often it's an overcooked afterthought, sautéed and tossed into pasta or tumbled over some greens. Nobody likes …


40 Hidden Artworks Painted on the Edges of Books

A fore-edge painting is a technique of painting on the edges of the pages of a book. The artwork can only be seen when the pages are fanned, as seen …

Spectacular Eggshell Sculptures Transformed into Mini Lamps

B?n Tre, Vietnam-based deviantART user vnarts shares some truly spectacular eggshell sculptures that have been transformed into unique lamps. The meticulously carved chicken eggs feature a variety of subjects that include anything from beautiful Vietnam landscapes and portraits of iconic figures to …


Secret O’ahu: sights only the locals know about

Most people think of O’ahu strictly as a beach vacation interspersed with hiking and awash with cocktails. But what they don't realise is that there is a lot going on that has nothing to do with the island’s sandy beaches, flip-flopped feet, or the big, sugary, impossibly coloured drinks of …

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32 Books That Will Actually Change Your Life

And all you have to do is read them!


Europe's Most Beautifully Precarious Villages

Europe is home to some of the world's most enchanting villages; small, rustic towns where time seems to slow down and travelers can explore narrow streets, ancient buildings, and farm-fresh country taverns to really soak up the local flavor. Europe is also home to some of the most unusual villages …

European Travel