Brooke Lanier

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The Grapefruit Diet Hack That Blasts Belly Bulge in Days

The grapefruit diet has been in and out of dieting trends for the past few decades, but Dr. Oz recently declared that “grapefruit’s back for weight …

Total solar eclipse 2017: 6 bizarre things that will happen

While there are many superstitions about eclipses, there are also a lot of weird things that happen during an eclipse that are completely real -- and super cool. Here are six incredible things to look for during the eclipse on August 21.<p>1. Animals getting confused<p>"A totally eclipsed sun is 10,000 …

10 Photos That Will Help You Pack a Better Lunch

I think we can all agree that the lunch struggle is real and it can feel totally overwhelming when you're at a loss for what to pack. When it comes …

Healthy Eating

The Mystery of S., the Man with an Impossible Memory

On an April afternoon in 1929, a timid-looking man with a broad face appeared at Moscow’s Academy of Communist Education and asked to see a memory specialist. The man, who would become known in the psychological literature as S., had been sent by his boss, a section editor at a Moscow newspaper …

Skip the Flight Sales—Use These 3 Sites to Always Find Last-Minute Travel Deals

For me, whatever pangs of travel spontaneity I feel are usually squandered by one look at my bank account (and the sky-high fares that often come …

10 Apps I have Gathered To Help With My Travels

Charge your smartphone and get ready to use them when traveling.<p>I've been all around.<p>I've been to Europe, Central America, Middle East and North America. As time passes, I find myself dependent on my smartphone more and more. For instance, I don't think I would have ever survived my first trip to …

You Can Fly To Iceland & London For Just $357

Once seen as an annoying addition to travel itineraries, stopovers have become a way for vacationers to add an extra destination to their trips. The …

Infected DNA successfully hacks computer in terrifying experiment

Remember a few month ago when we were all laughing at Harvard scientists for putting a GIF inside a strand of DNA? Now that bridge between technology …

This Chickpea Salad Is How You Eat Veggies for Dinner

Honey-Garlic Chopped Chickpea Salad<p>Serves 4<p><i>For the dressing:</i> <br>1/3 cup rice vinegar <br>2 cloves garlic, minced <br>1 tablespoon honey <br>1/2 teaspoon kosher salt …

Food

Three of Our Favorite Vacation Destinations in the USA

The United States of America is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. With so many diverse landscapes and environments, it’s no …

10 Fascinating Praying Mantis Facts

Praying Mantids Hear With Their Bellies (And Other Fun Facts)<p>The word <i>mantis</i> comes from the Greek <i>mantikos</i>, for soothsayer or prophet. Indeed, these …

Insects

WOW Air is offering $190 round-trip flights to Europe today

Iceland's budget airline, WOW Air, is offering round-trip flights to Europe for as little at $190.<p>The $190 fare is for flights from Pittsburgh to Reykjavik departing in August, September, October, and November.<p>Some other highlights include $280 round-trip flights from Boston to Reykjavik, $300 …

San Francisco

The 19 Best Foods for Health and Happiness

If a single food was guaranteed to make you instantly slim or happy, or end your allergy woes, stores would have to fight back the feverish shoppers. …

Healthy and Easy Meals Your College Student Can Learn to Make

As a parent, you may worry that your kid will be subsisting on late-night junk food once they’re out of your house and on their own.<p>There may be a fair amount of snacking, but by making sure they have a few recipes they can make on their own, you can rest assured that they are at least capable of …

Recipes

You Could Win a Trip to Oregon to See the Total Solar Eclipse

All you have to do is answer two questions.<p>On August 21, 2017, a total solar eclipse will touch the continental United States for the first time in 38 years.<p>Hotels and campsites have been sold out for months and there are less than 4,000 of the 24,000 active Airbnb listings in the path of the total …

The Worst Tourist Trap in Every State, Mapped

There's no country more patriotic than America - from its diverse culture and forward-thinking education system to its beautiful scenery and status …

5 simple steps to lose body fat

Most of us are trying to lose a little (or a lot) of weight. We know veggies are low in calories and high in fiber, and that your favorite grass-fed beef burger is packed with protein. But you still may be wondering how to put all this healthy goodness together to lose body fat. Here are five tips …

Nutrition

The 50 Most Unforgettable Things You Have to Do Abroad Before You Die

Lists get a bad wrap, especially in the realm of travel, where ditching set plans and itineraries can lead to the greatest adventures. But with a …

Is Iceland about to experience its biggest volcanic eruption yet?

There have been over 500 earthquakes in Iceland in the last four days, leading experts to believe that a volcanic eruption could be imminent.<p>A series …