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The Two Words That Will Help Get an Airline Upgrade Over the Phone

<i>At Bloomberg Pursuits, we love to travel. And we always want to make sure we’re doing it right. So we’re talking to globe-trotters in all of our</i> …

Pacific Ocean

How to get rid of love handles

But while shifting your lifestyle and altering your fitness regimen are essential for overhauling your physique, nothing is more vital to eliminating …

Explained: The 5 Most Common Automotive Suspensions | Feature

From the June 2017 issue<br>How, you may wonder, do dynamics engineers determine what kind of hardware to use in a suspension? Here’s the short version: Other people tell them. Engineers must work within the constraints of the basic suspension arrangement dictated by packaging requirements, budget, and …

Engineering

3 Marijuana Stocks That Will Benefit Massively If Canada Legalizes Recreational Weed

The pot stocks are expanding their growing capacity at just the right time.<p><i>This article was updated on Sept. 20, 2017, and originally published on</i> …

The Best Indoor Plants to Clear the Air, Literally

Plants bring a new dimension of liveliness into the home, varying in their beauty, adding much-needed color, and interplaying beautifully with the …

The lost history of the Freemasons

Conspiracy theories abound about the Freemasons. But Scotland’s true Masonic history, while forgotten by many for centuries, remains hidden in plain sight.<p>With its cobblestone paving and Georgian façades, tranquil Hill Street is a haven in Edinburgh’s busy New Town. Compared to the Scottish …

Scotland

Bottling Up Emotions Doesn’t Work, but Neither Does Brooding. Here’s a Different Approach. | Heleo

“How we deal with our inner world—our thoughts, our emotions, our stories—can drive everything.”<p><b>Gretchen Rubin</b> is the <i>New York Times</i> #1 bestselling …

Self-help

What Every Layperson Should Know About String Theory

It’s one of the most brilliant, controversial and unproven ideas in all of physics: string theory. At the heart of string theory is the thread of an idea that’s run through physics for centuries, that at some fundamental level, all the different forces, particles, interactions and manifestations of …

Quantum Mechanics

10 World Renowned Meditation Tech Experts Share What's Next In 2017

Exactly one year ago I went silent for ten days to challenge myself and learn meditation. Since then I’ve been practicing meditation and mindfulness, trying out different techniques and consulting with experts. Daily meditation practice transformed my life.<p>Today I want to share some insights from …

Meditation

12 of the Most Interesting Engine Swaps Ever

Stock engines are so boring.<p>Obvious engine swaps, like putting an LS V8 in a Nissan 240SX, are great, but we're not here to celebrate those. Instead, we're highlighting the wackiest, most ingenious, and wildest swaps we've written about over the last few years.

5 Things You Should Never Do With a Turbocharged Car

If you own a turbocharged car, learn why you shouldn't do these five things.<p>The days where you needed to be an expert to drive a turbocharged performance car (like the first-gen 911 Turbo shown above) are long gone, but there's still some skill involved. If you want to preserve the life of your …

Watch: A video tribute to Tim Duncan: "TIM"

Nearly a year and a half ago, YouTube artist Normandie released a video tribute that blew me away. I shared it here on PtR, and the response was …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

7 Amazing New Cookbooks to Inspire You to Eat Healthy This Spring

Looking to reset your healthy eating goals this spring—and maybe re-commit to those January resolutions you haven’t <i>exactly</i> kept up? (No judgment!) …

Cooking