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Could Personalized Food Labels Help You Eat Better?

Nutrition is a dubious science, which varies per our personal make-up. So why do we share the same FDA label?<p>Nutrition is a slippery science, full of research that is constantly debunked by more research. We’re left largely confused, pondering whether “ vitamins are good for you” or “whether eating …

Travel From Spain To Portugal In Less Than A Minute With This Zany Zip-Line

What if you could get on a zip line and then wind up in another country? What if we told you it would take less than a minute?<p>Interested? Hop on the next flight to Spain and head to Andalucia, where Limitezero, the company behind these international shenanigans, is headquartered.<p>It's a rare (and …

Groundbreaking Blood Test Successfully Predicts Onset Of Alzheimer's Disease

Their study, <i>Plasma phospholipids identify antecedent memory impairment in older adults,</i> is published in today's online issue of <i>Nature Medicine,</i> …

Dementia

Mom's harness invention gives kids a chance to walk - TODAY.com

William Cherry / Today<p>The standing harness allows wheelchair-bound kids to walk or even dance. Seen here, from left, are Claire Smyth and her son Daniel, 5; Louise Watson and her daughter Bethany, 3; and Cameron Taylor and his daughter Charlotte, 3.<p>When Rotem Elnatan was 2 years old, his physical …

How an Underappreciated iOS 7 Feature Will Change the World

A curious download hit Apple’s App Store this week: a messaging app called FireChat.<p>It’s a new kind of app because it uses an iOS feature unavailable until version 7: the Multipeer Connectivity Framework. The app was developed by the crowdsourced connectivity provider Open Garden and this is their …

Networking

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

What 10 Things Should You Do Every Day To Improve Your Life?

Chris Pecoraro—Getty Images<p>Sam Edwards—Getty Images/Caiaimage<p>Jetta Productions—Getty Images<p>by nacoki ( MEDIA ARC )—Getty Images/Flickr RF<p>Reza …

Are Museums Overrated?

I’ve been to Paris three times and never once put a foot inside the Louvre. I skipped the Colosseum in Rome and gave only 10 minutes to the Hermitage during the entire five weeks I spent in St. Petersburg.<p>I’m sorry if this is disappointing. But I’m not sorry at all.<p>Too often, we travelers let good …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Nutty, Nutty Granola

<i>Each Thursday, Emily Vikre (a.k.a fiveandspice) will be sharing a new way to love breakfast -- because breakfast isn't just the most important meal of the day. It's also the most awesome.</i><p><i>Today: A breakfast recipe for many whose dietary restrictions make it tough to find one.</i><p>There’s one in every …

Top 10 Landmarks in U.S. National Parks

National Parks

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

UK workers: Managers don’t know how to motivate us

UK workers don’t think their managers know how to get the best out of their teams, according to research by benefits provider Edenred.<p>The research of …

27 Easy Ways To Eat Healthier

Don't punish yourself with a cleanse or something equally awful. Just make real food better for you with these yummy substitutions.<p><i>Graphics by Chris Ritter for BuzzFeed.</i>

Kakslauttanen Hotel Igloo Village - Saariselka,...

Kakslauttanen Hotel & Igloo Village - Saariselka, Finland<p>Finnish Lapland’s most striking resort is a cluster of glass and snow igloos, roughly …

Roasted Cauliflower Bites with Vegan Nacho Cheese Sauce

Super Bowl Sunday is almost here. If you’re looking for a snack that you can eat without guilt while all of your friends and family are stuffing …

Which Brands Will Triumph In 2014?

<i>The following guest post is by Thomas Mueller, Chief Experience Officer for strategic branding firm Siegel+Gale.</i><p>Though the definition is often hotly debated, most can agree that brand experience means ensuring you walk the talk. It’s that moment of truth when a customer has the right experience …

Marilyn Monroe during the filming of ‘Niagara’, June 1952. Photo by Jock Carroll

Marilyn Monroe during the filming of ‘Niagara’, June 1952. Photo by Jock Carroll.

Robert Redford and Barbra Streisand. http://t.co/FWsNdskHYj

Harrison Ford in his home in Brentwood, in the early 1980s. http://t.co/d39IekkQbN

10 Photos of Celebrities Jumping for History's Most Persuasive Photographer

You may be familiar with the iconic Philippe Halsman image of Salvador Dali in mid-air with flying cats, disembodied arms, and floating furniture. …

Rock Hudson and James Dean

Paul Newman and Robert Redford playing ping pong on set of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. http://t.co/j1adOhJYQR

Marlon Brando 

Marlon Brando

Zidisha Launches A Kickstarter-Style Micro-Lending Platform For Low-Income Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries

When it comes to lending and borrowing money, banks have long been at the center of the equation. However, with the proliferation of new information technologies, mobile devices and the good old Web, new methods of borrowing and lending have emerged that are slowly toppling the bank-centric model. …

The Holy Grail of Workplace Motivation

This story originally appeared on Personal Branding Blog<p>Human motivation is complex.<p>Motivating humans in the workplace seems be a question business owners continue to struggle with.<p>I've also have found two key factors that motivate consistently across all generations in the workplace: <b>autonomy</b> and</b> …