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Even One Vaccination Works: Five Things To Know About Measles

The measles outbreak has now infected 94 people in eight states, with 67 cases clearly linked to Disneyland, California health officials reported Wednesday.<p>More cases are expected. Here are five things you need to know about measles:<p>Ninety percent of people exposed to measles virus will catch it if …

Public Health

7 Thanksgiving Desserts That Are Way Better Than Pie

<b>1. Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Crust & Caramel Sauce</b><p>Pumpkin pie is always expected at Thanksgiving, but why not shake things up and make a pumpkin cheesecake instead? This 5-star recipe is the ultimate sweet ending to your Thanksgiving feast -- and no one will miss that tired ol' pumpkin …


That is one fat squirrel.

20 Best Day Trips in the U.S.

Whether you're a local or a visitor, one of the best things to do in a city is escape for a while. And sometimes all you need is a day to recharge, which is why we've selected 20 outstanding trips that only take an hour or two from the country's major cities. Beautiful islands, stunning state …

Top 10

The Trick to Great Corn on the Cob? Mayonnaise, and a Grill

Step away from the boiling water! In this grilling video, we show you how to add way more flavor to your ears of corn.<p>We could eat a lot of corn on the cob. A <i>lot</i>. But we've thankfully abandoned the boiling-pot-of-water ways of our youth in favor of a smokin' hot grill, some fresh lime juice, and …


7 Ways to Clear Your Mind of Negative Thoughts

Negative thinking can be a habit of mind. Thoughts sink in and linger there until you take action to get rid of them.<p>When you first start thinking …


How to De-Stress in Just 10 Minutes

<b>Step 1: Find a quiet place.</b> I know this isn't the easiest request, but try to find a room where you can shut the door. If that isn't an option, grab some noise canceling headphones, earplugs or whatever you can get your hands on. The key is making sure you get 10 minutes of uninterrupted peace.<p><b>Step</b> …

10 Packing Questions That Will Save You Money and Suitcase Space

You know the travel expression, "Bring twice as much money and half as much clothing"? Westerners are inherently a consumer culture these days, and we LIKE our stuff. I just visited my girlfriend's storage unit, and it seems like everyone has a condo for the things that don't fit in their condo, so …


American Classics: Peanut Butter Cap'n Crunch Squares

More<p>All About Chocolate<p>Everything you want to know about chocolate<p>While Leandra may be the biggest cerealphile among us, I always appreciate a good cereal-based dessert. And there's no reason cereal treats need to be confined to Rice Krispies or their crisp rice generic counterparts. Cereal + …

Fotopedia – Fotopedia is Coming Soon

Yoga Poses for Anxiety, Pain, and More

A quick-and-easy yoga routine that will leave your mind and body refreshed.


Shark Nearly Chokes To Death On Moose, Is Saved By Canadian Bystanders (PHOTOS)

In case you were wondering, it is indeed possible for a shark to bite off more than it can chew.<p>As evidence, we submit this Greenland shark, which two good samaritans recently rescued from choking to death on a moose. One of the men, Derrick Chaulk, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation he …

National Geographic Travel

11 Unusual Drinks That Will Up Your Cocktail Game

Because there's more out there than just rum and coke.<p>Be warned: you might have to repeat your order to a (kind of annoyed) bartender a few times, but it's totally worth it.

Rye Whiskey

The hybrid solar eclipse – in pictures

A rare hybrid solar eclipse has taken place, switching between a total eclipse (where the moon completely covers the sun) and an annular one (where a halo of sunlight is visible around the moon)

National Geographic Travel

A Virtual Photo Walk Through Toronto

At National Geographic Travel we know that our readers are passionate about using cameras to document their adventures abroad and at home. The number of ways we can share our photographs these days can be overwhelming, so, I consider it my duty to add yet one more option to the befuddling array: …