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Visit Uluru in virtual reality for the first time ever, with new airline app

There's often a sense of trepidation when booking a visit to a tourist destination you've never been to before. A new virtual reality app from …

The Most Impressive Thing About All 50 States

Every state in the Union has something to boast about. From their famous food to historic achievements, here are some of our favorites.<p>1. ALABAMA<p>The</i> …

No, Tuesday Afternoon Isn't the Secret Time to Buy Cheap Airfares. Why Do You Ask?

I can’t believe the myth about buying the cheapest tickets Tuesday afternoons persists. (HT: <b>Alan H.</b>)<p>Airline officials come to work on Monday and …

Flying

Survey Says Americans Are Getting Stressed By The Elections

At some point everyone, regardless of party affiliation or lack thereof, wants to bail from a presidential election. Okay, that's a hunch, but it's borne out, at least in part (caveats aplenty), in an online survey by the American Psychological Association.<p>Fifty-two percent of American adults tell …

Consumer Behavior

16 daily habits that are easy to practice and can significantly improve your life

In the Quora thread "What are some good 'mini habits' to practice each day?" readers shared the simple habits you should follow every day to become a happier, healthier, or more productive person.<p>The best part is, each one takes only about five minutes to complete.<p>Here are some of our favorites:<p>1. …

Self-help

Zika Emergency Declared as Obama and Democrats Continue to Put Politics Before Public Health

The Obama administration declared a Zika public health emergency in Puerto Rico Friday:<p>As a consequence of the outbreak of Zika virus and its …

12 Travel Tips You Need to Know Before Your Next Vacation

Straight from the mouths of jet-setters Michael Kors and Lily Aldridge.<p>Who better to get travel advice from other than known jet-setters designer Michael Kors and model Lily Aldridge? I spoke to the two of them during the launch of Michael's latest fragrance Wonderlust (out now!), which Lily's the …

Michael Kors

How to foil leeches with pantyhose and other travel tips

Writer Joey Green, 58, has carved out a career as a dispenser of quirky tips that straddle the line between absurd and ingenious, all proven to work in a pinch. A former contributor to National Lampoon magazine who lives in greater Los Angeles, Green takes on the world of travel with his latest …

Travel

5 Airline Miles Secrets Only Frequent Flyers Know

Not all redemption plans are equally good.<p>Most frequent flyers are experts at collecting and redeeming miles for free travel. They know all the …

Frequent-flyer Programs

Watch the Science Behind Beer Making

Here's a video that takes a look at the science that goes into creating <b>beer</b>, or what may possibly be the "perfect human beverage." It explains how beer is made from start to finish and includes a tour of <b>Jester King Brewery</b> in Austin, Texas where a brewmaster discusses the incredible <b>range of</b> …

Watch a Video (Try to) Explain Who Invented the Hot Dog

Here's a video by <i>Mental Floss</i> that attempts to answer the "controversial" question: <b>Who invented the hot dog</b>? Apparently, sausages as a food item have been around "forever" — they were mentioned in Homer's <i>The Odyssey</i> and eaten by Nero. But two different European cities lay claim to the modern …

Video 1,000! Your Most Frequently Asked Questions

Lawyer: Secret children, living and dead, hidden by squalor for years

It was a shocking and gruesome discovery: three dead infants found in a Massachusetts home so squalid that police officers had to search it in hazmat suits.<p>Now, days later, as investigators continue to search through what the Worcester County District Attorney's Office describes as the home's …

Here's Why You May Be Better Off Taking Generic Cholesterol Drugs

A new study in the <i>Annals of Internal Medicine</i> found that the cost difference between generic and brand-name drugs seems to be a big factor when it …

Pharma

The Global Problem With Overdiagnosis and Overtreatment

It’s a public health conundrum: Current screening guidelines lead to an overdiagnosis of diseases like cancer, which results in overtreatment for …

Cancer

How Putin Got His Way In Ukraine

After all the lives and territory Ukraine has lost this year, it’s easy to lose sight of the way its conflict with Russia began last winter, when …

Russia

The Possible Price of Scottish Independence

When Scottish voters go to the polls on Thursday to decide whether or not Scotland should stay part of the United Kingdom, many will be looking to …

Scotland

A Philippine Volcano May Be About to Blow and 12,000 Have Been Evacuated

An ominous glow from the Philippines’ most active volcano has prompted the evacuation of more than 12,000 people from its surrounding areas.<p>There …

Asia

What Do the Words You Use Say About You?

A lot.<p>Your personality can be determined just by looking at the way you text message. You can make accurate judgments about your favorite author’s …

Psychology

Schizophrenia Is a Hybrid of 8 Disorders

Schizophrenia is actually eight different genetic disorders rolled into one, according to a new study released Monday.<p>The study, published in the</i> …

Genetics

Two Friends Hiked For 10 Months And Captured This Breathtaking Footage Of Yosemite

Colin Delehanty and Sheldon Neill are adventurers.<p>Over the course of 10 months, the friends backpacked 200 miles through Yosemite National Park, capturing a combined 45 days of unbelievably beautiful footage.<p>Their video is called Project Yosemite.<p>It will give viewers the experience of seeing …

National Parks

5 Easy Tricks to Bust Out of a Bad Mood

Bad moods are the worst, aren't they? Especially the ones that you just wake up with and can't shake. Those are the ones I really dislike. But as I've come to learn over the years, you can either make or break your own happiness. And while sometimes it isn't easy, no matter the circumstances, you …

Happiness