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National Geographic Travel

20 Scientifically Backed Ways To De-Stress Right Now

What's your stress "tell?" For some, a quickened heart rate or a slight feeling of queasiness is enough to let them know they're getting anxious or overwhelmed. But just as a slight from your boss or bad news from a family member can get your stress hormones pumping and your blood pressure rising …

Go Inside Son Doong, The World's Largest Cave. It's Magnificent.

The Son Doong Cave in Vietnam is the biggest cave in the world. It's over 5.5 miles long, has a jungle and river, and could fit a 40-story skyscraper within its walls.<p>But nobody knew any of that until about six years ago.<p>The recently discovered cave has been touted as the largest in the world, …

Guide To Highway 1 -- Sunset Magazine Highlights A California Staple

California State Route 1, also known as Highway 1, is a veritable treasure trove of sights -- it spans hundreds of coastal miles, from Orange County in the south to Mendocino County in the north. It's consistently named a must when it comes to road trips.<p>Between its start and end points, Highway 1 …

Get Up and Go for Brain Fitness

Last week, I was having dinner with several buddies. As usual when we get together, we had a great time catching up. We talked about everything you'd expect from a bunch of middle-age guys: jobs, golf games and lament for our struggling New York Yankees.<p>Put aside your cheers for a second, though. …

The Brain

Associated Press News

Study Finds No Link Between Hallucinogens And Mental Problems

How risky are psychedelic drugs to mental health? Not nearly as much as you might have imagined.<p>People who had taken LSD, psilocybin (the brain-bending chemical in magic mushrooms) or mescaline at any time in their lives were no more likely than those who hadn't to wind up in mental health …

ANALYSTS: Gold Is Vulnerable To A Short Squeeze

Gold prices have risen in seven of the last eight trading sessions.<p>Since the brutal sell-off that gripped the gold market throughout much of the first half of 2013 came to an end at a price of $1179 an ounce on June 28, the metal has rallied 16.6% over the past month and a half to $1375 at Friday's …

Markets

The View From Aurland Lookout Is Seriously Vertigo-Inducing

Sometimes nature and architecture can combine to create a unique image and experience.<p>At the Aurland Lookout in the Sogn og Fjordane region of Norway, this is certainly the case.<p>Originally designed by Todd Saunders and Tommie Wilhelmsen as part of a program on tourist routes commissioned by the …

9 Tips for Cutting Back on Drinking

Have you been thinking about cutting back on the amount of alcohol that you drink? Maybe you have experienced some negative health effects because of …

The 75-Year Study That Found The Secrets To A Fulfilling Life

Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy<p>What if there was a study dedicated to unearthing the secrets to a happy and purposeful life? It would have to be conducted over the course of many decades, following the lives of real people from childhood until old age, in …

If You Insulted a Dolphin 20 Years Ago, He's Probably Still Bitter About It

A bottlenose has exhibited "the most durable social memory ever recorded for a non-human."<p>Say that, in 1993, you were at a bar having some beers with a dolphin. Say that the dolphin said, "I've got the tab," and you said, "Okay, thanks -- I've got the next one." Say that you proceeded to forget …

Worms' Bright Blue Death Could Shed Light On Human Aging

Last year, researchers at University College London's Institute of Healthy Ageing were looking through their microscopes when they saw something amazing.<p>David Gems, professor of biogerentology, was part of the team looking for answers to big questions about human aging in small, squishy little …

Water Supply to 40 Million People Continues to Dwindle - ImaGeo

By Tom Yulsman | July 25, 2013 2:39 pm<p>Imagery from Landsat 8 documents receding water levels in Lake Mead, a giant reservoir on the Colorado River, …

10 Things to Stop Doing If You Want to Live Longer

There are a number of things you can resolve to do in order to "slow down" your biological clock and live longer, whether you’re in your 20s or 30s, …

Centers for Disease Control

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

31 Stunning Pictures Of American National Parks

The National Park Service oversees 401 areas throughout the U.S. and U.S. territories and has nearly 300 million visitors each year.<p>You don't have to be a hiking fanatic to enjoy these places. You can swim, kayak, bird watch, walk, bike, drive, camp, or just relax in the country's national parks.<p>We …

National Parks

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

Losing Weight Is Easy -- No Seriously, It Is

If you are currently at a stage where you are overexercising or don't eat enough food in general, don't read this. This is for the people who are unhappy with the extra weight they put on, keep on and can't seem to get off. This is for all the people who say:<p><i>"Food is my life." "I'm a foodie." "I</i> …

Fitness

China Working Quietly To Buy Up Gold

The Fed’s preferred measures of inflation are so low they’re in the Fed’s panic zone. What gives?<p>“There’s an ideal playbook, and it would look something like this,” James Rickards, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>Currency Wars,</i> explained. “You’d have higher inflation than we have today, but …

15 Cities Where House Flippers Are Making Tons Of Money

Home flips are up 19% from a year ago and 74% from the first half of 2011, according to a new report from Realtytrac.<p>"While flipping continues to be profitable in most markets, particularly those where the home price recovery is still nascent and a recent rebound in foreclosure activity allows …

Real Estate

6 Mind Hacks That Keep Stress In Check (Really!)

"Stress is our perception of what's happening outside of us and the power we give it," says Lauren E. Miller, author and stress expert.<p>If you can adopt Miller's definition of the phenomenon as your own, you may find it possible to reframe your perception of stressful situations and, inevitably, …

7 financial terms every serious entrepreneur should know

<i>Jed Simon is the chief executive officer of FastPay, an online finance company focusing on digital businesses.</i><p>There are brilliant technologists and business leaders in today’s tech world, but while startups have their own, great talents, we’re seeing one common weakness: lack of understanding …

Gold prices are heading towards $1,000

The runup in gold prices in recent years – from $800 per ounce in early 2009 to above $1,900 in the autumn of 2011 – had all the features of a …