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The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Six Bikini Friendly Burger Recipes

Serve up these surprisingly healthy, tasty burgers at your next barbecue

Recipes

Best of May 2013

The 13 Best Hiking Trails in the World (Photos)

Summer is finally here! Take advantage of the beautiful weather and hike one of the world’s best trails.

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Women's Health

How to Become a Morning Workout Person<p>Even if you're an early bird, getting up before the sun rises to go sweat your butt off can be seriously daunting. The good news: It's possible to become a morning workout person (with relatively little pain). Just follow these 7 steps<p>iStockphoto/Thinkstock<p>Pack …

Japan tests 310mph bullet train

Japan's "floating" trains of the future, designed to travel at speeds of 311mph, have undergone their first test tracks.<p>The new generation L0 Series trains, which employ the latest magnetic levitation technology instead of conventional wheels, will begin commercial services in 2027.<p>The first five …

Trains

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Best Exercises to Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease of the bones that affects men and women, especially women beyond menopause because estrogen helps to protect bone. In …

Weight Loss

6 Sky Events This Week: Cosmic Scorpion, Planetary Triangle

Wildlife<p>Venus, Mercury, and Jupiter, will seem to huddle together this week. Composite image courtesy NASA<p><b>Sky-watchers this week get a chance to go eye to eye with a cosmic scorpion and witness a magnificent meeting of three neighboring worlds in the evening skies. (Take a solar system quiz.)</b><p><b>Red</b> …

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: What 14 Celebrities Eat In The Morning

With red carpets to walk and swimsuits to don, certain celebrities face a great deal of pressure about food, fitness and how both alter their bodies, which, unlike the rest of us, are constant targets of scrutiny from the public eye.<p>Every once in a while a celebrity will surprise us with a nugget …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

European Travel

We’re living in an Ayn Rand economy

<b>U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) (Reuters/Shannon Stapleton)</b><p>Over the past 20 years, corporate profits have quadrupled while the corporate tax rate has dropped by half<p>Paul Buchheit<p>May 18, 2013 12:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Ayn Rand's novel "Atlas Shrugged" fantasizes a …

Work Out at Home

Exercise 1 Forward Lunge<p><b>Superset One</b><br>Stand with your feet hip-width apart and your hands on your hips. Step forward with your right leg and slowly lower your body until your right knee is bent at least 90 degrees. Push back to the starting position and repeat with your left leg. That's one …

Should You Work Out Today? This Will Give You the Answer

There are days you know that you absolutely should go to the gym, and then there are the days you think...well, <i>maybe</i>.<p>This infographic from Gym Junkies is made for days like the latter:<p><b>Cute—and rather convincing, I've gotta say! Where do you fall on the chart?</b><p>Infographic: Do I Workout Today? via Gym …

The Daily Meal’s Best Coffee Shops in America – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

The Daily Meal, one of the internet’s fastest growing food websites, just released one of the more thorough lists of great coffee shops that can be …

After the Honeymoon Is Over

When did the honeymoon end in your relationship? Was it the first time you realized that your mate wasn't all you had hoped for? Or maybe it was when you discovered that sometimes their cheerful optimism could turn to resentment or depression for no apparent reason. Do you remember your first …

Why hand-drawn maps are back in the picture

"Maps and memories are bound together; a little as songs and love affairs are," writes Adam Gopnik in the preface to newly-released picture book …

Mount Errigal, Ireland

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My Body Knows the Way: My Experience With a Juice Cleanse

Today was the last day of a four-day juice fast for me. I will be honest in saying that up until I did this cleanse, I had a lot of judgment about "fasting" or "eating raw" or "cleansing" mostly because I thought it was extreme and to be perfectly honest, I was a little envious of people who seemed …

Children and New Age Mindfulness Meditation - Lighthouse Trails Inc

<b>By Berit Kjos</b> <b><br>(From Berit’s new book, How to Protect Your Child From the New Age & Spiritual Deception – May 25, 2013)</b><p>Unbeknownst to most parents, …

Forced Exercise Still Holds Mental Health Benefits, Animal Study Suggests

Even if you really don't want to exercise, engaging in physical activity can still have benefits for your mental health, a new animal study suggests.<p>Researchers found that depression and anxiety symptoms in rats are reduced with exercise -- even if it's <i>forced</i>, not voluntary, exercise.<p>"The …

A Year in Coffee Consumption 2012 – Dear Coffee, I Love You.

Happy New Year everyone! While looking forward to great things in the coming year, here’s a look back at 2012—a great year for drinking coffee. It …

Coffee

Street Photography: The Endless Pursuit of a Perfect Moment

We all have an inner street photographer, whether it be a hidden urge or a full-blown passion. In this Nikon-sponsored video, documentary …

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Travel

This Is The Most Absurd Graphic That CNN Has Ever Featured

The New York Daily News' Josh Greenman noticed that CNN conveniently combined Attorney General Eric Holder, convicted murderer Jodi Arias, and O.J. Simpson all into one on-screen chyron on Wednesday:<p>To put that all in context, Holder is testifying before the House Judiciary Committee on …

Where Should A New CEO Focus First?

Long-standing CEOs almost universally say their number one job is to own and drive vision and values. At the same time, their common regret is not moving faster to get people in appropriate roles. Reflecting back, CEOs talk about how surprised they were by how lonely the job is, and both the …

The Moment When Barack Obama Decided Not To Close Guantánamo Bay

But more than four years later, 168 prisoners remain at the facility, including 86 who have been cleared for release.<p>Senior UN human rights experts are calling for the indefinite detention facility to be closed and its prisoners released as 100 prisoners participate in a hunger strike that has led …