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96 Differences Between American And British Culture

Hi. My name is Whitney Kay Bacon, and I am an American who has been living in England for nearly four and a half years now with my beautiful wife, Megan. I absolutely love living in the UK, and it feels like a second home to me. Over the years I have observed and naturally taken note of the …

Mac and Cheese

Best Snorkeling Adventures In The World

Snorkeling is the perfect way to get close to pure marine life without swimming at unnerving depths. Floating calmly in clear blue waters and gazing at bright and colorful flora and reefs swarmed by many different kinds of fish species makes for an unforgettable trip.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Best Snorkeling …

Scuba Diving

Japan's Abandoned 'Dreamland' Theme Park Is Not For The Faint Of Heart

Disneyland is the Happiest Place on Earth. And this place could easily be the saddest.<p>Welcome to Nara Dreamland, an abandoned theme park in Japan’s Nara Prefecture. The park opened in 1961 as “the Japanese answer” to Disneyland, according to Atlas Obscura, but the dream didn’t last forever.<p>Just …

Japan

Easy DIY Projects To Make Your Memories Last A Lifetime

As summer comes to a close, we have started thinking about memories -- those we made over the summer, and those we are now creating -- and how we can make them last.<p>Three ways I love to capture memories -- that also make for lovely keepsakes -- are through photographs, artwork, and collections. …

Some Wild Facts About Our Eyes

I spent a good 12 hours yesterday in front of my laptop monitor. I didn't plan to go that long, but hey, life happens, and things need to get done. The upside: I got a ton of things done. The downside: my eyes were seriously strained at the end of the day.<p>When I went to bed last night, still …

Makeup

Why Apple's New Bedtime Feature Could Help Promote Healthy Sleep

After reviewing the scientific evidence in 2015, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine together with the Sleep Research Society now recommends that "adults should sleep 7 or more hours per night on a regular basis to promote optimal health". Astonishingly, according to nationally representative …

Neuroscience

25 Famous Women On Being Alone

<i>(Photo: Getty Images)</i><p>By Julie Ma<p>Depending on who you are, the very thought of spending time alone will send your heart racing with delight or despair. For extroverts, alone time can be an almost-withering experience. For introverts, it can be a crucial sanctuary and a chance to recharge.<p><b>Shonda</b> …

Human Rights

You Can Inherit Loneliness

<i>(Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts/ClassicStock/Getty Images)</i><p>By Melissa Dahl<p>Loneliness is an emotion that doesn't always make a lot of sense. Two people may have very similar social lives, and yet one might feel isolated more often than the other -- even when surrounded by people they know and love, who …

Loneliness

Assisted Suicide Isn't Viewed the Same in Every Country

In Belgium, someone legally ending their own life is an everyday occurrence.<p>In fact, it usually happens more than once a day.<p>That's because the northern European nation has the most liberal euthanasia laws in the world.<p>Since 2002, competent adults and emancipated minors there have been able to end …

Data Protection

Why Time Slows Down When You're Traveling

The author in Miyajima, Japan. <i>(Photo: Jack Cheng)</i><p>By Drake Baer<p>Two weeks in Japan is a hell of a trip: burn your tongue on octopus-filled pancake balls, drink beers on the bullet train, soak in mountain saunas, hike in enchanted woods, and crash in the back of a Tokyo dance club while waiting for …

American Philosophy

4 Sleep Habits Of Highly Productive People

If you want to be more productive, it behooves you to look at some of the world's most successful people and see what they have in common. And it turns out that one thing they all have in common is that they sleep well. Unsurprising really, since sleep is absolutely vital to cognitive …

Success

How To Start Living The Life Of Your Dreams

We all want to live the life of our dreams, don't we? However, very few people are truly willing to do what it takes to actually make it happen. There always seems to be some excuse or obstacle in the way and most people aren't willing to get out of their comfort zone and start doing something …

Motivation

21 Spirit Lifters To Help You Get Back On Track To Living Your Highest Path

Image Licensed From Shutterstock<p>During our life journey, we will at some point (or many points) find ourselves in a funk and forget about the lighter side of life. Life's bumps are hard to escape because they are a normal part of a life well-loved.<p>Our storms often bring as much value to our life …

Happiness

Write Yourself Crazy Write Yourself Sane

Creative writers love words. They love their smell, their silky texture, the way they melt like chocolate on the back of the tongue.<p>In my twenties I fantasized about being a newspaper journalist. When I became one, my love for words was lassoed, harnessed, and hitched to a formula. The struggle to …

Creative Writing

This Woman Is Documenting The Reality Of Life With Schizophrenia

Those without Schizophrenia may never completely grasp what it's like to struggle with the mental disorder, but one woman is giving us the chance to take a glimpse into that world.<p>In April, Emily Robinson, whose mom Cindy was diagnosed with Schizophrenia in her early 20s, created a project called …

Mental Health

We Have A 'Force Field' Around Our Bodies And Here's How You Can Feel It

You know what your personal space is. Uninvited strangers invading it invoke an immediate sense of unease. A bird flying over but too close to your head may cause you to reflexively duck. It’s like we don’t just end where our bodies end, but a little bit beyond.<p>Now researchers have figured out a …

The Brain

Watermelon Recipes That'll Keep You Happy All Summer Long

From park picnics to backyard barbecues, watermelon is everywhere during the summer months — and we’re thankful for it. One bite into a slice of perfectly ripe watermelon and you’re immediately refreshed on a hot day. It’s like magic. Even when you get all sticky from juice running down your arm, …

Watermelon

Do You Have What It Takes To Succeed In Life?

Most of our battles in life take place on the battlefield within our minds. Life is like school, filled with many lessons to be learned during each stage of our growth. Those of us that learn our lessons are fortunate enough to move onto the next stage, while others are left to repeat the class.<p>Can …

Motivation

What a 7-year-old Can Teach us About Gender Identity

Have you ever had a new perspective formed through the teachings of a child? I'm not talking about a small thing, like whether brown and black can really go together, but on a huge topic like gender identity? Well, I did. After 4 years of knowing inside she was a girl, Jeremiah gathered all of her …

LGBTQI