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8 national parks that are perfect for spring trips

We've handpicked the 15 best national parks for springtime revelry, from Tennessee to Alaska to California. Now it's your turn to start planning a trip.

10 Facts About Olympic National Park

Located on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state, Olympic National Park features one of the most unique collections of landscapes in a U.S. …

Empire Spring Premiere Recap: Lucious Takes Things Way Too Far, Again

It brought back everything we love about the show: Great fashion, over-the-top drama, and Cookie-isms.<p>Hey boos! I have missed you so hard during this <i>Empire</i> hiatus, but I’ve been keeping busy. I’ve dyed my hair red, lost 20 pounds, and joined Tinder, to which my vajeen responded:<p>So, clearly, my life …

TV

12 Things You Need to Stop Doing on a Plane

Because you're probably an adult, and we expect so much more of you.<p>Using the aircraft bulkhead as a footrest.<p>The aircraft bulkhead is not your personal ottoman. It is not there for you to put your bare, un-socked, smelly feet on. Please keep your toesies covered and off our walls. Your seatmates …

Japanese Restaurant Raided for Serving Deadly Blowfish

Talk about a fishy situation.<p>Police raided a members-only restaurant in Osaka, Japan on Monday after they discovered the secretive establishment was …

Kylie Jenner Commits Armed Robbery in a Crop Top and Lip Gloss

It's all very "Bitch Better Have My Money."<p>Following today's theme of dangerous women (started by Ariana Grande and Rihanna), Kylie Jenner has released the first Kylie Cosmetic ad, one that makes it clear you should never underestimate a girl gang. In a very "Bitch Better Have My Money" meets "Bad …

The Kardashians Really Want Dad Hats To Happen

We're just here, trying to keep up.<p>Don't tell us you didn't see this trend coming.<p>For the last few seasons, fashion has favored comfort, above all else. Hence the popularity of sneakers, athleisure and mom jeans. And now, the next latest craze is the dad hat.<p>Yes, we're talking about the baseball …

Kendall Jenner

The 12 Most Exclusive Hotel Suites In The World

“Exclusive” can be ambiguous but when it comes to über luxury hotels, it means price, perks, privacy, pampering, protection and pools (yes, pools). While most of us spend big on house down payments, college tuitions, cars, and Powerball tickets, the top 1% splurge on a few nights in paradise. Let’s …

Dining Rooms

The Camping Bus Adventure Mobile Embraces The Easy Life

For many, camping is all about minimalism; minimal impact on your surroundings, minimal gear, minimal need. That’s the mentality behind Custom Bus, a …

Minimalism

Eat More Beans If You Want To Lose Weight

No food deprivation here.<p>Usually a weight loss plan calls for restriction: You remove a food from your daily eats to drop pounds. But new research is advising you to <i>add</i> to your meal plan -- as long as that added food falls into the family of pulses.<p>Pulses are the dried seeds of the legume branch. …

Nutrition

How to Do Indian Meditation

Meditation is when a person trains the mind to be more self-aware, to look inward, or to reach an altered state of consciousness. It’s an ancient …

Meditation

A Canadian Dance Crew Made A Bollywood Remix Of Justin Bieber's "Sorry" And It's INCREDIBLE

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Bollywood

6 Problems That Test Relationships, According To Couples Therapists

"You want to feel close to one another, on the same team and united against the problem."<p>The honeymoon phase doesn't last forever: Couples who stand the test of time experience countless hurdles throughout their relationships, some more common than others.<p>Below, marriage therapists share six of the …

Bold Skylines Of Our Future? You Decide

What if New York City’s Central Park was excavated and returned to its post Ice Age natural state—even amid the modern skyline. That’s the winningconcept of the 2016 <i>eVolo</i> Skyscraper Competition, an annual ideas contest organized by <i>eVolo Magazine</i>, an architecture and design journal.<p>The winning team …

Skyscrapers

Mohawk the lion shot dead in Kenya after attacking man

A lion was shot dead in Kenya on Wednesday after attacking a man, while trackers in South Africa searched for a lion whose escape from a park prompted appeals to wildlife officials to relocate it rather than kill it.<p>The two cases of African lions on the loose highlight the difficult balance between …

These Are the 10 Fittest Cities in America

We also included the least fit (because we know you're wondering).<p>We've heard the scary stats about the state of health in the U.S. – just last week a study reported only 2.7 percent of Americans fulfilled criteria for a "healthy lifestyle" (that is, having 150 minutes of moderate physical activity …

I Thought Meditation Was a Waste of Time. I Was Wrong

If you're looking for a performance edge that also yields important health benefits -- and if you're not, why aren't you? -- look no farther.<p>I used to go to a yoga class that started with a few minutes of meditation designed to help us "find our center."<p>I never found my (gosh darn) center.<p>Instead I …

Florida Man Catches Florida Panther Chilling on His Front Porch

His son thought it was a "funny dog."<p>Florida is like the Australia of America, where everyone is constantly dehydrated and over-tanned and everything is trying to kill you. Except this panther, apparently, who was found just lounging on Florida man Phil Hendra's porch earlier this month.<p>Hendra said …

Feline

The Pot Biz: Should You Join the Next Gold Rush?

Ever since marijuana was legalized in some parts of the United States, with different degrees of access depending on where you live, I've wondered about the business side of pot.<p>As a microbusiness advocate, researcher and owner, I wanted to know if this was a truly viable business for the …

14 Simple Ways to Stick to a Healthy Diet

Eating healthy can help you lose weight and have more energy. It can also improve your mood and reduce your risk of disease. Yet despite all these …

Food and prescription drugs you should NEVER mix together revealed

Certain foods can prevent your medications from working, or worse still, cause dangerous side effects.<p>Here Dr Aisling Hillick, GP at health app, …

The lesser-known way to Machu Picchu

With Peru’s more famous Inca Trail becoming increasingly overrun, the lesser-known Salkantay Trek is quickly gaining a reputation as both a less-crowded and more strenuous alternative.

South America

The people who are tripping forever

If you’ve ever taken hallucinogenic drugs, you may have had a moment to yourself – lost in the bright colours and fractured speech – where you think “will this ever end?” Of course, it does, but some LSD users report experiencing “flashbacks” – mild versions of previous trips that hit them weeks or …

Time I

10 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism (Backed by Science)

Metabolism is the term for all the chemical reactions in your body.These chemical reactions keep your body alive and functioning.However, the word</i> …

Nutrition

The 25 Best US Cities to Spend a Weekend

<i>By: Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Angel McNall Photography/Shutterstock</i><p>Sure, our national parks are beautiful, beach camping is a blast, and taking a road trip is a fun way to spend a few days, but sometimes you want to explore a totally new city. And for that, we've got you covered.<p>At Thrillist, we've been …

Steph Curry & Family AMAZED At New Wax Figure, But Ryan Curry Wasn’t Impressed

<b>Steph Curry</b> brought his adorable family -- <b>Ayesha Curry, Riley Curry</b> and <b>Ryan Curry</b> -- along to the unveiling of his new Madame Tussauds wax figure. …

Basketball

44 Ways Being Active Makes You Live a More Happier and Meaningful Life

You're reading 44 Ways Being Active Makes You Live a More Happier and Meaningful Life, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Happiness

The Five Best Restaurants in Miami to Take Out-of-Towners

Shakshuka at 27 Restaurant & Bar<p><b>4. 27 Restaurant & Bar</b> <br>Many visitors have preconceived notions of what South Beach is like: i.e., glamorous and …

How Washington shocked Kentucky on the road to reach the Elite Eight

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- So will Washington fly back to Seattle before Sunday's regional final?<p>The frequent flyer miles seem to be working rather well so …

This State Is Very Close to Becoming the 24th to Legalize Medical Marijuana

Image source: Pixabay.<p>Can marijuana's expansion be stopped? The answer at the state level looks to be a resounding "No!"<p>Since California became the first state to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes two decades prior, a grand total of 23 states have legalized its medical use, with …

Cannabis