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How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

A thrillseeker’s guide to Vietnam

Dense jungles, brooding mountains, endless waterways, towering cliffs, hairpin bends: the potential for adrenalin-fuelled adventure is limitless in Vietnam. Whether you prefer to scale the heights of jagged peaks or plumb the depths of coral reefs, Vietnam will deliver something special. Heck, just …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

The 1,000-Rep Morning Metabolism Igniter

Light your fat-frying furnace for the entire day<p>Mornings are tough and morning workouts are tougher.<p>But the right routine is worth waking up for, especially if it allows you to crank out 1,000 reps in 30 minutes, like this one from Craig Ballantyne, MS, CTT, and editor of EarlyToRise.com.<p>“When you …

Triceratops horns evolved over time

A new study reveals that small-scale evolutionary changes can be tracked in dinosaur fossils<p>Aligning the results of classical biological studies and those in palaeontology is rarely easy. The fossil record is great for demonstrating many things about past life on Earth over large timescales and …

Tom Hanks Ad-Libbed The Best Line In ‘Forrest Gump’ And 11 Other Things You May Not Know About The Movie

Tom Hanks has had an incredibly fruitful acting career, moving seamlessly from comedies to dramas in some of the most beloved and successful movies of the last 25 years. <i>Forrest Gump</i> might just be his most popular film and is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The movie about a slow-witted man who …

The Darkest Parks in the U.S.

Summer nights are worth staying up for at these 7 dark-sky parks<p>Just like clean air and water, dark night skies are a diminishing resource. The culprits: unshielded, excessive, or poorly aimed outdoor artificial lights. The good news is that the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), a nonprofit …

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10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Peace Corps

For anyone perusing the endless opportunities for volunteering abroad, committing to serving two years in the Peace Corps has probably crossed your mind. In fact, the organization -- started by President Kennedy in 1961 as an outlet for Americans to help with international development and promote …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

7 Tiny, Perfect European Towns You've Never Heard Of

Flying to Europe is incredibly cheap right now, so it's a perfect time to skip the continent's big-name destinations and visit the tiny towns that dot its countrysides. The most precious European towns may range in size from the super small (Bibury) to slightly bigger (Cesky Krumlov), but they all …

Professional Exploring, Social Media and No Excuses: Interview With JD Andrews

What are the places on your bucket list? And, why haven't you gone yet? Even for the most enthusiastic travelers, it's easy to come up with excuses as to why we can't or shouldn't go where we want.<p>One person who has left the excuses behind? Professional explorer JD Andrews. He's been around the …

5 Unexpected Ways To Get More Done

Alarms to go to bed, shorter to-do lists: These tips might seem counterintuitive, but give them a try and see how your productivity soars.<p>I wrote a post recently about ways that you can work smarter, not harder. As I worked through the list of techniques I’d collected, the post became so long that …

Travel Quote of the Week: On Traveling Freely

Who doesn't love an inspiring travel quote? (As if we need any more reason to hit the road.) Like what you see here? There are plenty more travel …

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Alaska's Permanent Fund Isn't Communism, It's the Owner State

A recent Demos article, authored by Matt Bruenig, caught me completely off guard. It was entitled, "A Spectre is Haunting Alaska - the Spectre of Communism."<p>"Oh, great," I said, posting the link to Facebook. "The Lower 48 is arguing whether or not Alaska is a communist utopia again."<p>Spoilers: we're …

Far-Left Website Contributor Finally Comes Out and Says It: ‘Why You’re Wrong About Communism’

Far-left website Salon published a stunning defense of communism on Sunday, revealing what it claims are seven “huge misconceptions” about communism and capitalism.<p>Author Jesse Myerson pushed back at the claim that communism has killed as many as 110 million people. Using “The Five” host Greg …

How Somebody Forced the World’s Internet Traffic Through Belarus and Iceland

This is a deeply technical but potentially very troubling story. Imagine one day you’re using the Internet the same way you do every day. Reading the …

Net Neutrality

BREAKING: This Is What The Fox Actually Says

There's been a lead to a very important question.

Scientists Discover Parts of Our Bodies Age at Different Rates

Some people age faster than others, but the discovery of a DNA body clock by UCLA researchers now shows that <i>different parts of our bodies</i> age faster …

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New biological research into aging has found that "a woman's breast tissue ages faster than the rest of her body." Scientists involved in this research were using their microscopes to look at boobs.

New biological research into aging has found that "a woman's breast tissue ages faster than the rest of her body." Scientists involved in this …

"The Streets Are Hollow": On the Job With an Archaeologist in NYC

This summer, as workers labored away at a construction site at the southern tip of Manhattan, a team of archaeologists following their progress made …

Mars One mission starts sifting through 200,000 applicants

Between 24 and 40 people will take a one-way flight to the red planet in 2023 with the private Mars One mission<p><b>Mars colony</b><p><i>Mars One</i><p>Only a few dozen will be chosen for the 2023 mission to colonize the red planet.<p>Five months after the Netherlands-based private spaceflight project Mars One announced it …

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

The Seychelles for independent travellers

With stunning beaches and brilliant blue seas, it’s hardly surprising the Seychelles rank among the world’s most idyllic island getaways.<p>Marooned in the middle of the Indian Ocean, this archipelago of 115 islands is notoriously exclusive (and expensive), and if you simply couldn’t imagine …

Long-term travel: top tips for a fulfilling trip

Most of us have fantasised about ditching the daily grind of the office job and domestic duties for a one-way ticket to happiness. Now more people are taking action in striving for a more meaningful existence, and travel is at the top of the list.<p>The ease of leveraging digital technology is giving …

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