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Why Deadly Ebola Virus Is Likely to Hit the U.S. But Not Spread

The fatal virus rages in Africa, but the U.S. could contain its brutal effects.<p>As the worst Ebola outbreak in human history rages across West Africa, the obvious question Americans are asking is: Could it come here?<p>The answer is yes, it probably will. But it's not worth losing sleep over, experts …

The UN's New Focus: Surviving, Not Stopping, Climate Change

The international body has issued a manual for adapting to a warming world.<p>The United Nations' latest report on climate change contains plenty of dire warnings about the adverse impact "human interference with the climate system" is having on everything from sea levels to crop yields to violent …

It Is Expensive to Be Poor

Minimum-wage jobs are physically demanding, have unpredictable schedules, and pay so meagerly that workers can't save up enough to move on.<p>Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson made a move that was unprecedented at the time and remains unmatched by succeeding administrations. He announced a …

The Business Case for Paternity Leave

In an unpredictable job market, spouses do better when they "cross-train" at home.<p>What’s not to love about paternity leave? It helps a man to bond with his new-born, to strengthen his marriage, and catch up on sleep. So we’re left to wonder why the United States is a world laggard in offering paid …

This is how Afghan girls roll

I don’t know if it’s the athlete in me, but using sports to empower women is on my list of awesome, so when I read about Skateistan, I had to tell …

The 10 Commandments for Girls with Long-term Travel Plans - Vagabondish

Packing for a two-week beach holiday is easy as pie. Packing for a six- or twelve-month trip, fitting it all into a backpack that suddenly seems too …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Take to the skies: the world's greatest airborne adventures

To mark Lonely Planet’s sponsorship of the iconic 1917 Curtiss JN-4 ‘Flying Jenny’ Biplane’s commemorative air tour this summer we’re exploring aviation's history and continued impact on travel. Here are 10 ways to soar into the ether in some of the world's most inspiring locations, adapted from …

Tour de dessert: Europe’s most delicious pastries, cakes and tarts

American cafe culture has come a long way in the last two decades: corporate coffee has spawned near two generations of independent cafes that offer more than the old standby of roadside diner joe and pie. But in Europe, grand salons with wrap-around pastry cases have more in common with jewellery …

Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …