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Sisters separated 40 years ago in Korea reunited working in same US hospital

After tragedy, abandonment and living in orphanages, DNA tests confirmed the two women’s many coincidences were anything but<p>Two orphaned sisters separated decades ago in South Korea have been reunited after being hired at the same hospital in Florida.<p>The women, now both in their 40s, were stunned …

Florida

Roman holiday

On reaching my hotel at around 2.00 p.m., I dumped my bags and rushed to the Cimitero Acattolica (also known as the Protestant Cemetery), as it …

Sania Mirza: The queen of her court

Image: Vikas Khot<p>Forbes India celebrity 100 rank no. 55. Make up and hair: Bianca Louzado; styling: Eshaa Amiin; polka look by Ashish Soni and cuff …

The One Place In Asia You're Overlooking But Shouldn't

Jamie Metzl is a modern day renaissance man -- a novelist, extreme endurance athlete, senior U.S. policy aide, and also a bonafide Asia expert.<p>Metzl has traveled extensively in the region, earned a Ph.D. in Asian history from Oxford, served as executive vice president of the prestigious Asia …

15 Under-the-Radar Vacation Destinations

The world is full of destinations on the well-trodden path, where the number of visitors seems to go up every year and the crowds can sometimes feel endless. Don't you want to go somewhere different for a change? No matter what corner of the globe you look at, there are plenty of overlooked …

Budget Travel: 6 Offbeat (and Low-Cost) Accommodation Options

Don't have a big travel budget? No worries. If you've been bitten by the travel bug, there's a way to scratch that itch. And it needn't cost a bundle to do it.<p>By thinking outside the box when it comes to where you'll sleep at night, you can travel inexpensively.<p>Photo: InternationalLiving.com<p>Here …

Baños, Ecuador: A Thriving Tourist Town With Hot Springs and "Miracle" Cures

By Suzan Haskins, InternationalLiving.com<p><i>This article comes to us courtesy of InternationalLiving.com, the world's leading authority on how to live, work, invest, travel, and retire better overseas.</i><p>She's a wanton woman with a feather beneath her skirt, cause for her constant state of libidinous …

41 Ways to Cook Fish

Here’s the part you probably know: Fish is one of the healthiest proteins on the planet. (Sorry, chicken breasts!) It’s heart-healthy, thanks to its …

National Geographic Travel

Design Tips From 11 Relaxing Summer Bedrooms

These rooms will make you want to stay buried under the covers all day long.<p>Stylish and welcoming, the best summery bedrooms beckon both day and night.

Interior Design

7 Memory Skills That Will Make You Smarter

Take it from Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel, authors of "Make It Stick: The Science Of Successful Learning."<p>"We need to keep learning and remembering all our lives," they write. "Getting ahead at work takes mastery of job skills and difficult colleagues ... If you're good at …

Flatten Your Belly with This Killer Ab Workout

Get a tight stomach in just six weeks without doing a single crunch. This may be the easiest workout we've ever printed<p>Get ready to whip off your cover-up: This workout, created exclusively for <i>Women's Health</i> by Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., owner of Results Fitness in Newhall, California, combines …

27 Tips for Mastering Anything

12 min read<p>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 …

Creativity

19 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>Digital Photography School—</b> Read through this goldmine of articles to improve your photography skills; they're helpful even if you're a complete beginner. There's also an active forum where you can find a community of other photographers …

More Travel Writing Tips From Don George

Last month, I had the pleasure of sitting down with <b>Don George</b>, <i>National Geographic Traveler’</i>s resident <b>#TripLit</b> expert and editor of the wildly popular <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i> <i></i>(now in its third edition).<p>I asked the veteran travel writer and editor about his plan of attack when he’s out …

Maui Voted Best Island In The World... And Has Been For The Last 20 Years

If Conde Nast Traveler readers are one thing, it's loyal. In the annual Conde Nast Traveler Readers' Choice Awards that selects the Top 25 Islands in the World, Maui has come out on top for 20 consecutive years. It also regained its top ranking in the Top 10 Islands in the United States. How could …

Dash is a free coding course that'll teach you how to make CSS robots

General Assembly has launched a new online service that teaches basic web development for free, in your browser. It's called Dash, and it lets users learn how to use HTML, Javascript, and CSS by working through four projects of increasing difficulty.<p>As you progress through the projects — starting …

Escape All The Craziness With These Relaxing Vacations

JetBlue partially changed its seating chart. Justin Bieber refused to walk the Great Wall of China. And now the government has shut down?! We need a break.<p>Desperate times call for desperate measures. We asked, and you answered (and we answered, too). After a nationwide call-out for your favorite …

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

Travel

Quotes from The Dalai Lama

Build a Website

Look like an expert right from the start.<p>Our award-winning templates are the most beautiful way to present your ideas online. Stand out with a …

Effective habits of great travel writers

When I was writing the first edition of <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i>, we decided to incorporate interviews with a wide range of travel writers, editors and agents into the book, thinking that readers would profit from hearing a spectrum of experiences and opinions.<p>We’ve continued this …

Travel

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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Delhi rape: how India's other half lives

It was a Sunday evening routine: heavy drinking, some rough, rustic food, and then out in the bus, cruising Delhi's streets looking for "fun". This particular Sunday, 16 December last year, was like many others for Ram and Mukesh Singh, two brothers living in a slum known as Ravi Das Colony. The …

Danielle

My Tour Through the Galápagos Islands

You always hear that the Galápagos Islands are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see lots of wildlife (on land and in the sea) as well as unspoiled …

Santa Cruz

Eating All the Food in Ecuador

As is often the way when travelling, my daily lifestyle in Cuenca tends to revolve around food. More specifically, the time of day and my location in …

Ice Cream

Best ways to see Quito

Way up in a 30-mile long valley of the Andes, Ecuador's capital is undergoing a complete make-over. Quito's Spanish-colonial center helped it become the first city declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site 35 years ago, and 'Plan Q' has continued to help preservation and rebirth. The plan has pumped a …

South America

My Galapagos Cruise Adventure

<b>Galapagos, Ecuador</b><p>This Galapagos cruise has been a really interesting trip because it is actually my <i>first</i> tour group. I have taken day tours before …