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Little Things That Make Travel Way Easier

We have all heard the phrase, "It's the little things that count." In these days of shrinking airplane seats and limited luggage allowances we truly need to be conscious of the size of everything we carry when traveling. From the dimensions of our bag to all the items we place in it, it seems size …

Hiking Trail

Here's What's Happening in Baltimore Right Now

Here's the latest we know about ongoing violence in Baltimore today as demonstrators and police continue to clash in the wake of the death of Freddie …

Expats Share Their Top 20 Tips for Moving Abroad

<i>By Nadia Imafidon</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock.com</i><p>There's nothing more exciting than packing up your life and buying a one-way ticket to a foreign land, right? OK, maybe <i>crazy</i> is the better word. But whether you've joined the Peace Corps, transferred to Jakarta, or just decided to backpack around Europe and …

Drums

Solar solution: MIT creates way to make salt water drinkable

With mandatory water restriction recently ordered for the first time in California, an MIT team has come up with an award-winning, cost-effective and …

How Wealth in Childhood Shapes Personality Later in Life

The dynamics of inter-class marriages reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about with work, emotions, and parenting.<p>Cinderella marries Prince Charming. Aladdin weds Princess Jasmine. In <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>, Ana falls for Christian. From bedtime stories to films, we are …

Go with the Flow

Nepal earthquake expected, but infrastructure not ready

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saturday's deadly earthquake in Nepal was the "big one" experts have been expecting, based on the region's history and geology.<p>The magnitude-7.8 earthquake centered less than 50 miles from the Nepalese capital, Kathmandu, toppled homes and historic buildings, and killed more than 2,500 …

Natural Disasters

We've Been Here Before: Congress Quietly Increases Funding for Abstinence-Only Programs - Rewire

Last week, Congress overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan $200 billion Medicare “doc fix” and health program funding bill. The bill did not pass without …

Why Apple Bought 36,000 Acres Of Forest

The simple answer: Apple uses a lot of paper, and it feels bad.<p>As Apple invests in tech startups and new data centers, now it’s also spending money on trees. The tech giant just helped buy 36,000 acres of forest in Maine and North Carolina through a partnership with the nonprofit The Conservation …

How to Know If Solar Energy Is Right for Your House

By the end of 2015, solar panels will be on more than a million homes in the U.S. In over a dozen states around the country, you can go solar with $0 …

Solar Power
Pharma

8 Simple Ways to Be More in the Moment When You Travel

<b>1. Don't make comparisons.</b><p>Whether you travel often or only occasionally, it's far too easy to compare your current situation to one from the past. The pebbly shore off the Promenade des Anglais in Nice instantly makes you long for the black sand beaches you frolicked on in Santorini. The Pad Thai …

Cape Town

10 Adventurous Digs That Totally Beat A Hotel Room

<b>By Hannah Martin for Architectural Digest.</b><p>Make your next trip something truly out of the ordinary with our roundup of offbeat travel accommodations, including tepees in Texas and tree houses in Sweden.<p><i>(photo: Nick Simonite)</i><p>El Cosmico, a quirky campground in the desert of Marfa, Texas, offers a …

National Parks

How Will Chris Christie Fix the Student Loan and College Affordability Crisis?

<i>This is part of an ongoing series by</i> <i>Credible</i> <i>about how the 2016 presidential candidates would affect student loans and the financing of education for students and borrowers.</i><p>Chris Christie, Republican Governor of New Jersey and former U.S. Attorney, has not formally announced his campaign yet. He …

Embedded Electronics:Machine Washable Solar Shirt Charges Mobile Devices

Wearable technology, smart clothing and embedded electronics are the burgeoning trends of fashion's dynamic landscape. Meet the machine-washable …

Wearable Tech

Watch 16-Year-Old Amandla Stenberg Explain the Problem With Appropriating Black Culture in Under 5 Minutes

"Don't cash crop my cornrows."<p>Amandla Stenberg might be best known as an actress (you probably recognize her as Rue in <i>The Hunger Games),</i> but someone needs to give this 16-year-old (yes, she is only 16!) a PhD in cultural history. The actress and (clearly, quite adept) student dropped some serious …