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Turns Out Airplane 'Oxygen Masks' Aren't Exactly Filled With Oxygen

Frequent travelers know that in the event of changes in cabin air pressure, one must put on his or her own oxygen mask before helping others. But have you ever wondered what's actually inside that thing?<p>We wondered too, after the fine folks at io9 pointed out that oxygen masks can be made with …

Oxygen

Uncle Sam Will Buy $69 Million Worth of Pot From Ole Miss

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Cannabis

Questioning Authority in the School of Athens

On a recent trip to Rome, I was walking through the halls of the Vatican museums and after entering one of the Raphael rooms, I turned my head to discover, to my amazement, my favorite fresco: <i>The School of Athens</i>. I had somehow forgotten that this image resided inside the walls of the Vatican, so …

Ancient History

The top 50 apps for creative minds

Our pick of the best tablet and smartphone tools to enable you to make video, music, art and more<p>There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do …

Apps

Walking to Petra: 7 Pillars of Beauty

Rated among the 15 best treks in the world by National Geographic, one anticipates a great deal in walking across southern Jordan to Petra. Seven reasons why this section of the Abraham Path still exceeds anyone's expectations.<p><b>1. Descending Wadi Dana</b><p>On the King's Highway towards Dana village there …

Hiking

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

Cannabis

Crazy Cheap Deal: Fly to 10 Countries in 30 Days for Just $160

By: Chloe Pantazi<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>If you want to travel a lot for not a lot of money, Southeast Asia is your destination. And besides being cheap, the region offers some of the world's best party countries, like Thailand and Singapore. And right now, there's a country-hopping deal you simply …

South-east Asia

The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Is A Symphony, Rock Band And DJ In The Palm Of Your Hand

It’s just four days in and Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1, the electronic device that can become almost any instrument you want it to be has already surpassed its Kickstarter goal by almost $250,000.<p>The Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 allows you to play hundreds of instruments on one device in a number of different …

Music Festivals

The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

11 Great Pre-Trip Prep Tips to Start Your Travels off Right

Alexander Graham Bell once said, "Before anything else, preparation is the key to success." I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about travel but it's apropos nonetheless. It's the little things that you do up front that pave the way to a stress-free experience. While I can't guarantee you won't hit …

Developing Countries

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your ideal outbound time, inbound time and number of stops. After all, it’s the same technology that powers both KAYAK and Orbitz.<p>The site also includes a …

Android News

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

European Travel

8 Reasons to Choose Travel Over Going to College

Remember what our generation was told growing up? "Go to college and get a degree, you'll then be able to get a good job." I think it's safe to say those days are over.<p>While there are certain professions where a degree is a must (Doctor, lawyer, nurse, etc.) there are many that don't require one. …

The 7 Best Spots on Earth for Stargazing

By Teresa Bitler for ShermansTravel<p>Remember when it seemed like you could reach up and touch the Milky Way, the ribbon of stars that make up our galaxy? Thanks to light pollution, it's becoming harder and harder to see -- unless you get yourself out to dark and remote locales. Here are seven …

Astronomy

Use a 'Fake' Location to Get Cheaper Plane Tickets

I can't explain airline pricing but I do know some plane tickets can be cheaper depending on where you buy them or, even better, where you appear to buy them from. This is all about leveraging foreign currencies and points-of-sale to your advantage.<p>For reasons I never quite understood, every time I …

Time I

Decoding Vincent Van Gogh’s Tempestuous, Fragile Mind

Most people are familiar with his many famous paintings. But the real Van Gogh, the manic genius, the tortured artist, is best understood in his …

5 foods that may make you feel happier now — and even better later

Some foods taste so good while we're eating them, but can leave us feeling blah, bloated and feeling guilty just moments after we've brushed away the crumbs. But other foods are scientifically shown to lift our spirits. Here are five foods that will make you feel good right away!<p>1. Raw walnuts and …

Nutrition

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Travel Guides

Tips for Dining Out in Italy

Not all Italian meals are red wine and spaghetti with meatballs -- but if that's the closest you've come to an authentic Italian dinner, this cheat sheet will help you navigate Italy's varied dining options.<p><b>Where to eat</b><p>In the mood for a quick bite or a lengthy, sit-down dinner? Know which type of …

Italy

Social Supermarkets A 'Win-Win-Win' For Europe's Poor

Somewhere between a food pantry and a traditional grocery store lies an opportunity to help feed those in need.<p>Enter "social supermarkets," a European model that offers discounted food exclusively to those in poverty. The stores have grown in popularity across the continent, and this week, the U.K. …

How to Break Through Your Creative Block: Strategies from 90 of Today’s Most Exciting Creators

What extraordinary energy we expend, as a culture and a civilization, on trying to understand where good ideas come from, how creativity works, its secrets, its origins, its mechanisms, and the five-step action plan for coaxing it into manifestation. And little compares to the anguish that comes …

Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

20 free things to do in Amsterdam

It's easy to spend a fortune in the Netherlands' stylish capital, but the city has plenty of gratis goodies up for grabs.<p>Check out our pick of the freebies on offer.<p><b>1. Canal Ring</b><p>More canals flow in Amsterdam than in Venice, and get this: the 400-year-old waterways are a UNESCO World Heritage site. …

European Travel

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …

A Writing Shed in the Garden

Recipe for happiness: Take one ramshackle hut filled with spider webs and asbestos. Replace with a light-filled work studio with full-height …

5 Resorts in Colombia for Broke and Fancy Travelers

Treat yourself to a hint of luxury, without shelling out the big bucks, at these five backpacker resorts in Colombia.<p>Design/Photo Editing: Nick Ross<p>Even the strongest backpacker renegades need to put down the pack, throw back a few cold ones, and stretch those weary legs now and then. F*ck Sandals …

South America

30 Epic Places You Absolutely Must Visit Before You're 30

Traveling young is important because it shapes your worldview. When you travel young, you realize who you are and what you believe in before it’s time to make the big-kid decisions (career, marriage, and all that scary stuff) that will impact the rest of your life.<p>If you were to visit each of these …

10 tips to shoot better photos on your phone

Although camera sizes have been shrinking over the years, the majority of high-quality cameras are still far too large to be carried at all times. …

Mobile Photography

The Right Way to Stack Firewood

You've cut down the trees and split the wood. The hard part is over, but one crucial task remains: turning your messy pile of lumber into an orderly, attractive stack of wood that will keep your fireplace burning all through fall and winter.<p><b>When it comes to preparing firewood</b>, stacking may be the …

How to Get Flat Abs, Have Amazing Sex and Rule the World in 8 Easy Steps

The covers of most men's and women's magazines have similar headlines: "Get Great Abs" and "Have Amazing Sex."<p>From the looks of it, these two issues have been recycled over and over (with some other stereotypically gender-relevant articles thrown in) on every <i>Men's Health</i>, <i>Maxim</i>, <i>Cosmopolitan</i> and</i> …

Happiness