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11 Of The Best Destinations To Travel To For Amazing Photographs

Photography is an art-form that we can all relate to. When people say a photograph is a worth a 1,000 words, cliché as it sounds, it’s absolutely …

Amazing

Japan wants 'Chinese-only' zones at tourist attractions to limit bad behavior

It looks like the bad behaviour of some Chinese tourists has crossed the seas over to Japan to wreak havoc on the country's cherry blossom trees — …

Bilingual baby brains show increased activity in executive function regions

Babies raised in bilingual households show brain activity associated with executive functioning as early as 11 months of age, new research …

The Best Entrepreneurs Are Missionaries, Not Mercenaries

The big news in the venture capital world is that John Doerr, legendary partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, is moving into a new role as the firm’s first chair, where he’ll be what he describes as a “player coach” to support the firm’s next generation of leaders. Kleiner Perkins is famous …

How we paid off $46,000 of debt while traveling and living abroad

In 2014, we left Canada for a life of full-time travel. Our first stop was Prague, where we would spend three months.<p>I had been planning for this for 10 years, even before meeting Lissette. But in 2013 it was as if everything conspired against us leaving. We had some major dental expenses, a bad …

Debt Management

5 Exercises to Help Boost Creativity, Divergent Thinking

Where do our best ideas come from? As it turns out, science says there are a number of ways to help prime the brain for divergent thinking. If you've …

Creativity

Flight delayed? The world's top eight airports where getting stuck for a long layover can be a bonus

Spending long periods of time inside an airport is often unavoidable. There are many reasons why you might find yourself delayed in transit and kicking back in an airport for several hours at a time.<p>Knowing that some people find travelling stressful, an increasing number of airports are attempting …

Understanding why some people take their lives – and some don’t

Arthur Sommer Rotenberg was a doctor in Toronto with a promising career. He had a large, loving family and was both studious and athletic, once …

Gardening is good for you

A spot of gardening not only gives you a good physical workout but reduces pain and anxiety, too<p>A Sunday afternoon of pottering round the garden – a bit of weeding here, mulching a bed there – doesn’t exactly seem like an arduous workout. Yet a 2006 study by Pennsylvania’s University of Scranton …

5 Tube Tips For The London Underground

A first time visitor to London might find the Underground rather daunting. After all, there are dozens of lines, colors, stations, and more.<p>These five tips should help you navigate the system like a pro.<p><i>If you’re planning a big trip, check out 5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler,</i> …

England

3 Mental Training Tips for Getting Better at Dealing with Pain

Pain. Suffering. Misery.<p>As an endurance athlete, you’re going to encounter pain. You’re also expected to be able to tolerate and manage that pain. …

10 Secrets of the Louvre, The World's Most Visited Museum

Think you know everything about the world’s most-visited museum? These fun facts may surprise you.<p>For many people all over the world, a visit to the …

Here’s How A Month Of Exercise Affected My Brain

It’s been long known that physical activity produces mental benefits, but are all exercises equal when it comes to brain boosts?<p>Recently the <i>New York Times</i> reported on a Finnish study published in the <i>Journal of Physiology</i> that found, as long thought, that physical exercise could have a positive …

Traditional burials are ruining the planet — here’s what we should do instead

Every year, tens of millions of the 7.4 billion people on Earth will die.<p>Some will be cremated, and millionswill be buried in the ground, accompanied by pounds of steel, wood and toxic embalming fluid.<p>As the population on Earth grows, so too does the one right below its surface — rendering the …

Indigenous Peoples

15 passport stamps to impress your friends

South America

Sorry, but you can’t blame your children’s genes

From intelligence to mental health, nurture is the crucial influence on human development<p>Are poor people poor because of inferior genes? This notion is especially popular with members of the ruling elite, who like to think their position is the result of genetic superiority rather than the fact …

Here Are 10 Amazing Psychology Tricks That You Must Try

Advertisement<p>Ever wondered what is it that psychologists know about us that we don’t? Or maybe wondered what tricks could you be able to pull off if …

Rage Disorder Linked with Parasite Found in Cat Feces

Uncontrollable, explosive bouts of anger such a road rage might be the result of an earlier brain infection from the toxoplasmosis parasite, an …

Book Review: Habits of a Happy Brain

If you have ever been curious about why we relentlessly seek happiness, or if you find that you want to cultivate a more positive mindset, then this …

Happiness

Photographer Captures the Charming "Hidden Smiles" of Vietnam

Nothing expresses emotion as universally as a smile. It's such simple gesture, yet a smile can have a transformative power to uplift and change the mood of almost any situation. This universality prompted French photographer Réhahn to explore the culture of smiles around the world through a …

Nine Packing Hacks That Will Lighten Your Suitcase

Here's how to fit 10 days' worth of necessities into a carry-on suitcase.<p><i>This story originally appeared on Money.com</i><p>These days, it’s pretty expensive …

Google makes Nik photo-editing tools free to download

When Google snapped up Nik Software, it acquired not just Snapseed, but also the company's photo-editing plug-ins for Photoshop and Apple Aperture. Now, the company is making those plug-ins completely free to download. The Nik Collection, a suite of seven editing tools that used to cost $150, can …

Vegan Meal Plan: A Week of Delicious Breakfasts, Lunches, and Dinners

When Kenji launched this year's Vegan Experience, reader Double_J left a comment requesting a little help mapping out what a week of vegan eating looks like. Well, Double_J, your wish is our command. Below, you'll find a meal plan for each day, including hearty breakfasts, lunches, snacks, and …

Body Movements May Give Clues To Personality, Mental Health

George Harrison may have been on to something when he wrote, “Something in the way she moves.” A new study confirms that a person’s body movements …

Psychology

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains, researchers say

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

Cleveland

Exercise Slows Brain Aging By 10 Years

We know that exercise is good for the body and the brain. But actually <i>being</i> physically active, at least on a regular basis, isn’t always easy.<p>For …

The World Happiness Index 2016 Just Ranked The Happiest Countries on Earth

How does your home rate?<p>Every year, the World Happiness Index surveys numerous people from various countries around the world in search of, as the …