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19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

National Parks

The 10 Least Visited Countries in Europe, and Why You Should Visit Them All

<i>By Jason Heidemann for the Orbitz Travel Blog</i><p>Some dwarf in comparison to their gargantuan neighbors, others are still branded with a scarlet letter thanks to past global conflicts and none can compete with France's food scene, England's charms or Italy's gorgeous coastline, but nevertheless you …

How to Be a S.M.A.R.T. Traveler in a Danger Zone

For most westerners, terror attacks have been limited to sites with centralized military, economic, or cultural significance. We have forgotten what it was like in the 1970s and 1980s when the Bader Meinhof Group, the Red Brigades, the IRA, and the PLO were routinely attacking civilian targets in …

Bake a "Magic Cake" That Bakes into Three Layers on Its Own

A “magic cake” has three layers, each with its own texture and flavor (a dense and moist base, a middle cream layer, and a light sponge top). It’s …

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

Hiking

The Genius Trick For Unclogging Your Shower Drain

Store-bought drain cleaner can seem like a godsend when you're ankle deep in gross, dirty water. But, as any plumber will tell you, all those chemicals can take a toll on pipes. So before you bring in the big guns, try <b>this two-step DIY trick</b>.<p><b>What you need:</b> A screwdriver, a plastic zip tie, …

Cleaning

The 15-Step Guide to Acing Any Job Interview

You’ve made it past the resume robots and the critical eyes of the recruiter to land an in-person interview. This is your chance — perhaps your <i>one</i> …

Employment

43 free career-advancing courses you can take (and actually finish) this summer

Yes, summer is the perfect time to relax and recharge. But, it's also the perfect time to pick up a few new skills. Put that relaxed brain (and work …

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

National Parks

The only technique to learn something new

The other day I threw everything out. Everything. I threw out all my books (donated). I threw out all my clothes.<p>I threw out old computers. I threw …

Bill Gates

25 daily habits that will make you smarter

In the Quora thread, "What would you do to be a little smarter every single day?", readers shared the habits they follow to fuel their brains.<p>Here are some simple actions that could help you become a smarter person.<p>Think about how to reduce poverty, how to solve a daily problem you have, …

Success

The 5 Most Spectacular National Park Road Trips

<i>by Valerie Conners, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Nothing gets us more excited for summer than the prospect of an epic road trip: wind whipping through open car windows, highways flanked by stunning landscapes. Luckily, this is an easy reality in the U.S., thanks to an abundance of amazing national parks. …

National Parks

Choosing a college major? Read this first

People pick a college major for all kinds of reasons, of course, some of which have little or nothing to do with money. Even so, and especially now …

How to supercharge the way you learn

What is the easiest way to learn? David Robson meets a group of scientists and memory champions competing to find techniques that make facts stick... fast.<p>Face to face with the world’s leading memory experts, my mind is beginning to feel very humble. Ben Whately, for instance, tells me about the …

Language Learning

College is worth it if you have these six experiences

• a professor who made them excited about learning<br>• professors who cared about them as a person<br>• a mentor who encouraged them to pursue their goals and dreams<br>• worked on a long-term project<br>• had a job or internship where they applied what they were learning<br>• were extremely involved in extra-curricular …

College & University

7 Psychological Tricks for Getting More Work Done

Being more productive starts with willpower and discipline. Here are seven mind tricks for becoming more productive and disciplined.<p>We all wish we could get more work done in less time. If we were more productive, we'd have a better chance at getting that raise, we'd have more personal time to do …

Time Management

World's most visited palaces and castles | CNN Travel

Photos: Japan's 34 most beautiful places | CNN Travel

17 Rainy Day Soup Recipes to Make in 20 Minutes or Less

It’s raining and you forgot your umbrella. And your rain boots. This evening you’re going to need something warm and incredibly easy that you can whip up in less than half an hour. We know the feeling, so we’ve come up with 17 amazing quick and easy soup recipes for a tasty and speedy dinner that …

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Performance: The 7 Traits That Help Managers Relate

The evidence that Emotional intelligence is a linked to job performance is clear. The problem is that no-one can agree what it is about EI that actually makes the difference to performance, until now.<p>A recent study published in the Journal of Applied Psychology looked at the results of 36 separate …

Psychology

9 Things That Stop You From Achieving Your Goals

In order to achieve our goals, we need to change our behavior, and eventually become a better version of ourselves.<p>Because right now we’re not ready …

6 Very Risky Investment Mistakes Warren Buffett Says You May Be Making

What does risk mean to you? If you ask the average person, they’re likely to say the probability of losing money. If you ask most financial professionals, they’ll probably equate risk with volatility of returns. (While these may sound similar, they’re not exactly the same thing. Let’s say …

Investing

31 Decadent Cookies You Won't Be Able To Stop Eating

That dough, tho.<p>For more food porn, <b>like Spoon University on Facebook</b> or <b>get at them on Pinterest</b>.

Adventure. Redefined. | Adventure.com

What can you learn from six gross, frustrating, spectacular months of #vanlife?<p>How journalist Neil Shea unlocked the storytelling power of …

Solo Travel As A Woman: Safety Tips And The Most Dangerous Places In The World For Women Revealed

You only have to look at the travel blogs on HuffPost UK Lifestyle to see that solo travel is becoming more and more popular among women.<p>But while …

Advice From The World's Top Market Minds

Five billionaires. A miser. A Nobel laureate. A Founding Father. We’ve rounded up the 20 finest market minds—dead or alive—and distilled their timeless wisdom into specific suggestions for stocks, bonds and funds you can buy today. Be warned: You just might get rich.<p><i>Investor profiles by: Tom</i> …

Billionaires

National Geographic Travel

Where To Find The Best Sushi In Tokyo

Obviously, if you love sushi, Tokyo is probably your number one foodie vacation destination, but Tokyo is a big place! There are plenty of excellent sushi restaurants-and plenty of great ones at that. But for seriously fresh sushi, there might be no better place than right off the boat.<p>And if you …

Japan

Your Ultimate Guide To No-Bake Energy Bites & Bars

<i>(For quick, healthy recipes & insider nutrition tips, sign up for my newsletter & follow me on Twitter!)</i><p>Trying to eat healthier in the new year? Looking to liven up your child's school lunch box? Need energy for a workout? If you want to eat something healthy and homemade, but have little time to …

Dessert

Made Us Blush: 15 Pretty-in-Pink Foods for Your Valentine

You won’t be the only one blushing this Valentine’s Day. Nope, these 15 pretty-in-pink recipes all feature at least a splash of the gorgeous light-rouge hue. From sweet desserts to a savory main course, these rosy bites will help fill your V-Day soiree with a whole lotta love (and color). Let’s get …