Angela Apicello

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7 tough lessons people often learn too late in life

Life lessons are full of wisdom because they often have to be learned the hard way. However, the hardest part about that process is realizing that sometimes not every opportunity lasts forever. You finally "get it" long after the fact.<p>If possible, it's best to learn these things sooner rather than …

Self-help

How to Not Get Sick While Traveling

Nobody wants to suddenly come down with the flu on day 1 of vacation.<p>It’s cold and flu season, and if you didn't notice that by looking around at your dripping, sneezing friends and family, you’ll definitely become aware of the situation if you’re passing through an airport. There may be nothing …

Wellness

The strange power of the ‘evil eye’

From the Eye of Horus to Gigi Hadid, ‘for thousands of years the eye has maintained its steady hold on the human imagination,’ writes Quinn Hargitai.<p>When it comes to warding off the mystic malevolent forces of the world, there is perhaps no charm more recognised or renowned than the ‘evil eye’. …

Ancient History

Pregnancy Update #1: First Trimester, Morning Sickness, and Pre-Natal Vitamins

What You Need To Know About Prenatal Vitamins!

Pregnancy increases specific nutritional needs. So, taking a lower-dose, one-a-day multivitamin and mineral prenatal vitamins may not be enough. It …

Wellness

Her Seizures Looked Like Epilepsy, But Her Brain Looked Fine

When Sarah Jay had her first seizure, she was in her mid-20s and working a high-stress job at a call center in Springfield, Mo.<p>"I was going to go on break," she says. "I was heading towards the bathroom and then I fell and passed out."<p>An ambulance took Jay to the hospital but doctors there couldn't …

Los Angeles

A major South African city is about to run out of water, and officials say it will be the worst disaster since 9/11

Cape Town, a coastal South African city of about 4 million people, is about to run out of fresh water.<p>After three years of persistent drought, the government is warning that "Day Zero" — when it will be forced to turn off most faucets — will be May 11. That's when reservoirs and water sources are …

Snorkeling

There may be no “best day” to book, but there are tricks to saving on flights

Every so often research comes out telling travellers the best day to book a flight. But with constant fluctuations in prices – and so much depending on your destination – there are no hard and fast rules. Thankfully, there’s always some advice that helps, and Kayak’s latest research can offer a …

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy Olson, senior …

National Parks