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The 10 best national parks to visit in fall

Fewer crowds and stunning foliage make for an epic trip<p>For most of the 58 national parks in the United States, summer is high season. Tourists from around the world come to see the Grand Canyon, hike Rocky Mountain National Park, or watch a geyser explode in Yellowstone. But perhaps the best time …

9 High-Protein Dinners With 5 Ingredients or Less

Dinner is my favorite meal to eat, but not my favorite meal to cook. Nothing brings me more comfort at the end of a long day than curling up with …

Healthy Eating

25 Delicious Slow Cooker Recipes for Busy Weeknights — Recipes from The Kitchn

We can think of few things better than walking through the door after a long day and knowing that a home-cooked meal awaits us. And since we don't …

Top 12 Succulents for Home Gardens

Echeveria<p>The crown jewels of the rosette-forming succulents, easy-care <i>Echeveria</i> come in a rainbow of colors and can be easily found at nurseries. …

Nat Geo Staff Picks: The Best of Montana

Montana’s beautiful national parks and charming small towns are more than enough reason to add the state to your next travel itinerary. Not sure where to start your tour of Big Sky Country? We’ve got you covered.<p><b>Here are a few of the National Geographic Travel team’s favorite spots in …

Travel Photography

12 Extraordinary Pictures Show Animals Headed for Extinction

On Endangered Species Day, there are thousands of species that may not be around for long.<p>The term “endangered species” usually brings to mind charismatic animals—fluffy pandas and majestic tigers. But there are thousands of lesser-known species that are in greater danger of disappearing.<p>These …

What Do We Really Know About Roundup Weed Killer?

It’s probably in your garage and on your lawn. And it’s used on nearly every acre of corn and soy. But what risks does it pose?<p>The world’s most widely-used herbicide has been getting a lot of attention lately.<p>Last month, an international agency declared glyphosate, the primary ingredient in the …

The Science of Happiness

What makes you happy?<p>This question is not as easy as it might seem.<p>According to Shawn Achor in the Happiness Advantage, most Americans find free time harder to enjoy than work. Yes, you read that right. <b>It's easier for most of us to be successful than to be happy.</b><p>Why do we have a hard time enjoying …

National Geographic Travel

16 Books To Read And Love Forever

<i>Here they are: the books we passed on to our closest friends, fought over at book club, lugged with us on every move and think about still. In no particular order, let’s start with...</i><p><b>The Lovely Bones</b><p><i>By Alice Sebold 400 pages; Little, Brown and Company</i><p><b>Because Susie made us trust -- and cry for -- a</b> …

Oxytocin Makes New Mouse Mothers Focus on Cries of Lost Pups

Infant mice are born blind, deaf and vulnerable. They spend their early lives snuggled under their mothers, barely moving. If mum is forced to move nests, the pups cling to her fur. And if they fall off, as often happens, they make distinctive high-pitched distress calls. When virgin females hear …

Top 7 Health Foods That Can Help Improve Brainpower

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>If you want to boost your brainpower, one of the best choices you can make is to eat more unprocessed whole foods. Real foods are full …

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Placebos

A Doctor's Response to Angelina Jolie

I've watched your action movies on celluloid for a decade, always marveling at your competence and cool. Your decisions on-screen are bold, instant and infallibly correct. You never seem to age, but only to get more beautiful every year. Your life, on and off screen, appears like a fairytale.<p>Your …

The Call of the Terror Bird

When you think of a scary dinosaur, what comes to mind? The agile, sickle-clawed <i>Utahraptor</i>? A towering <i>Tyrannosaurus</i>? Something as alien as the croc-snouted, sail-backed <i>Spinosaurus</i>, perhaps? Books and museum halls are well-stocked with such Mesozoic nightmares, but scary dinosaurs have also stalked …

8 Non-Waffle Recipes You Make With a Waffle Iron

There are many benefits to owning a waffle iron, and waffles on demand is only one of them. Other breakfast dishes, like french toast, sandwiches, …

Oceans Are Losing Oxygen—and Becoming More Hostile to Life

Low-oxygen areas are expanding in deep waters, killing some creatures outright and changing how and where others live. It may get much worse.<p>Marlin and sailfish are the oceans’ perfect athletes. A marlin can outweigh a polar bear, leap through the air, and traverse the sea from Delaware to …

Global Warming

How a Quest to Find a 'Unicorn' Changed One Man's Life

The saola, a small, antelope-like animal, is the “embodiment of magic in nature,” author says.<p>In 2011, William deBuys, author of <i>The Last Unicorn: A Search for One of Earth’s Rarest Creatures</i><i>,</i> traveled to Laos in Southeast Asia on a quest for a creature nearly as rare as the mythical unicorn: a …

6 Awesome Ways to Eat Scrambled Eggs for Breakfast

Scrambled eggs are a perfect weekday breakfast option—here are six great ways to cook them.<p><i>Associate web editor Rochelle Bilow really loves breakfast. Sure, she’s a morning person by nature, but what she really digs about breakfast is that it’s an opportunity to start the day on the right foot.</i> …

12 Foods To Eat When You're Totally Stressed Out

<i>By Lindsay Funston</i><p>When work deadlines begin piling up and your social calendar is booked, the last thing you want to hear is to steer clear of the vending machine. Who has time for healthy eating? But when it comes to combating stress levels, what you eat may actually help relieve your tension. …

8 Foods That Boost Your Body's Natural Detox Power

Don’t fall for a "detoxing" cleanse—your bod can already get rid of toxins. These food will help support the organs that do the heavy lifting.<p>Pricey juice cleanses that promise to help you detox are all the rage right now—but the idea that a liquid diet can help you eliminate harmful substances …

Technology Is Taking Over the Most Human of Jobs, And I Am Not Okay With It

There is a difference between utilizing technology to create efficiencies and to dissolve perfectly natural, human connections. I encountered that difference two weeks ago at LaGuardia Airport.<p>Arriving at Terminal C an hour before my flight home to visit my parents, I wanted to grab an iced coffee …

Birds in the Anthropocene

Baby Boomers like me can directly relate to two proposed markers of the current geological epoch, which has been increasingly referred to as "the Anthropocene" due to the unique stamp humans have made on the planet that sustains them. The markers, global radiation and plastics, arose dramatically …

How to cold-brew coffee at home

Want to know how to make your own cold brew coffee? Follow these instructions for the perfect morning cuppa<p>Cold brew coffee is all the rage these days. It might seem a slightly weird fad – a rather backward way to get a warm cup of coffee - but from a flavour standpoint, there is method in the …

Three Stanley Cup contenders who could choke early in the playoffs

Who are this spring's paper tigers? We look at a trio of so-called powerhouses that could crumble when the going gets tough in the playoffs.<p>We're …

Four Hacks to Turn Coffee into the Ultimate Health Drink

Coffee is like dark chocolate—you can't help but wonder how something so good can be so good for you. But it's true. Coffee is the No. 1 source of …

Coffee

What Are the Five Worst Foods for Sleep?

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>Nearly 41 million US adults are sleeping just six hours or less each night, putting them at risk of adverse health effects (such as …