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Justice Dept. investigating Harvard over affirmative action policies

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> The Justice Department is actively investigating Harvard University's use of race in its admissions policies and has concluded the school is "out of compliance" with federal law, according to documents obtained by CNN.<p>The Justice Department's battle with Harvard potentially sets …

U.S. Department of Justice

Why you should travel to Tromsø

When the light is just right, Tromsø looks like something from an animated film. In the midst of an unpeopled hinterland of Arctic wilderness lies …

Why Greece Is Best Seen by Boat

A traditional Turkish gulet allows a lot of freedom and flexibility.<p>The summertime appeal of Greece—languid Mediterreanean lunches, charming white-washed villages, hidden swimming coves—can undoubtedly be spoiled by the crowds. But if you look beyond the well- trodden spots (and know how to …

European Travel

Experience Toronto’s chilly waterfront as a winter wander-land

Visitors to Toronto's downtown waterfront this weekend might come across a pair of giant hands covered in shiny gold wrap standing sentry at either end of a bridge. Elsewhere they could see brightly coloured sails pivoting in the wind. At still another spot, they might find a collection of shapes …

Weather

The Prettiest National Park in Each Canadian Province

Ah, the Great White North. The name conjures up images of stunning alpine peaks, dense forests, and icy waters. It's no secret that Canada is rich …

National Parks

The 7 Best Glamping Spots for Fall

Fancy camping is the way to go—no bugs, no backaches, but the same spectacular views. So pack your luggage and leave your sleeping bags at home. These seven glamping go-tos merge indoor luxury with the great outdoors.

Hiking

The Ultimate San Francisco Bucket List: 49 Amazing Adventures To Do in 2016

When a year comes to a close, it’s almost inevitably accompanied by reflection: what you did, where you went, and which adventures you checked off …

8 Underrated National Parks That Will Leave You Speechless

National Parks such as Yellowstone, Yosemite, or the Grand Canyon are rightfully some of the most famous destinations in the U.S. They're iconic and …

14 of the most affordable places for Americans to retire outside the US

The prospect of living comfortably for less and seeing more of the world pushes many to consider becoming expats, yielding some unexpected (and welcome) benefits.<p>There are, of course, several key factors to consider before making the move abroad, including language, safety, and contact with loved …

Top 10

The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

Best Apple design details you've never noticed

Apple is known for its insane attention to detail. Often times, it's what sets Apple's products apart from the competition.<p>Some of these features are incredibly useful and make its products more enjoyable, while others are purely cosmetic. Regardless of the value they add to the overall experience, …

Smartwatches

MIT creates solar cells that are as light as a soap bubble

A team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has unveiled the lightest, thinnest solar cells in existence — so lightweight and flexible that …

Weekend Getaways Near Buenos Aires Perfect for Spring

It’s the perfect time to escape Buenos Aires and go mountain biking, grape picking, or catch some late summer rays at the beach.<p>In Argentina the …

Argentina

The 17 Coolest New Urban Hotels in the Country

Open since June, this 168-room hotel is anchored by cups of Ristretto Roasters’ coffee and flaky croissants at a ground-floor café and bakery …

New York City

Godafoss Falls Rays

Vorderer Gosausee IV

Iceland Is Magical — And These Photos More Than Prove It

Just don't be surprised if you get a strong case of wanderlust immediately after viewing them.<p>If you want to pack in some of the most unforgettable views nature has to offer, you should book a ticket to Iceland immediately. The landscape is spotted with geysers, waterfalls, glaciers, and volcanic …

Must Avoid Popular Winter Destinations... And Where to Go Instead

Aspen, Colorado (Courtesy Visit Aspen)<p>If you're wondering where to travel with the kids this winter, there are several factors to consider when picking the right destination. For example, if you are on a budget or want to avoid crowds, you might want to think outside the box and consider less …

Palm Springs

25 roads that everyone should drive in their lifetime

Some provide incredible views and others are works of art in their own right.<p>From an oceanside cruise in Hawaii to treacherous hairpin turns in the Swiss Alps, these roads prove that sometimes the journey is much more captivating than the destination.<p><i>An earlier version of this post was written by</i> …

Hiking

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

National Parks

18 Gorgeous Beach Camping Spots You Can't Miss

Photo by Karyna Wilkerson, an Explorer for The Outbound<p>You can't beat a day at the beach in the summertime. Actually, you can. Spend the night at one of these beautiful beaches, wake up to sound of crashing waves, and you'll know exactly what we mean.<p>1. Assateague Island<p>Maryland | Car Camping | …

Hiking

Villa Mayana

A stunning nature retreat hidden deep in the green, luxuriant expanses of Costa Rica’s western coast, not far from Hermosa Beach, Villa Mayana stands …

Why Madeira Is Well Worth A Visit

Lush tropical gardens, quaint old villages, famed wines, quirky art, and untouched nature as far as the eye can see. This is Madeira, one of Europe’s …

The Science Behind a Perfectly Dyed Easter Egg

If you celebrate Easter, you’ll likely be embarking on the questionable quest to hide a bunch of hard-boiled eggs around your house and hope—oh, hope …

The Best Places to Stargaze in America

For 25 years, NASA’s orbiting Hubble telescope has beamed mesmerizing images of our universe. But Earth dwellers can get stellar celestial views, too.<p>Here are three trip-worthy dark-sky havens in the United States:<p>> Lake Powell (Utah)<p>The combination of a thin atmosphere and lack of artificial light …

10 Things NOT To Do On A Cruise

<i>By Zachary Laks</i><p>Whether it's your first time sailing or you're a veteran of the seas, cruises can be a bit tricky to figure out. After all, the biggest ships are like floating cities, filled with restaurants, bars, shows, spas, and other perks to enjoy on your journey. That being said, it's easy to …

Travel

How Netflix Reinvented HR

Artwork: Freegums, Good Vibrations, 2011, acrylic on wood, 8′ x 15′<p>Sheryl Sandberg has called it one of the most important documents ever to come out of Silicon Valley. It’s been viewed more than 5 million times on the web. But when Reed Hastings and I (along with some colleagues) wrote a …

America's Most and Least Attractive People (PHOTOS)

Lauri Flaquer gets almost starstruck by people in Minnesota's Twin Cities.<p>"They're tall with long, graceful limbs, which work well for climbing over mountains of snow," gushes the owner of consulting firm Saltar Solutions, based in New York City. People in Minneapolis, Flaquer continues, "are …

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10 best apps to train your brain

Whether it's to focus at work, do better at school, or just stay sharp, there are various reasons for wanting to boost brainpower. But maintaining psychological well-being is equally as important.<p>"Stress and anxiety are among the most pressing and far-reaching public health problems we face," says …