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If a woman has these 14 qualities never let her go, scientists say

People in long term relationships will someday get to the point where they need to ask themselves: Is this really the person I want to spend the rest …

10 reasons to visit Abruzzo, Italy's new hot destination

<b>(CNN) —</b> Central Italy 's Abruzzo has always attracted visitors thanks to its enviable snow season, but up until recently the majority were European.<p>Now the region, a world away from modern Italy, could be on the verge of an international tourism boom.<p>With incoming travel numbers on the rise in the …

Italy

What still makes "Breaking Bad" so breathtakingly unique, 10 years after it premiered

On this day 10 years ago, Walter White’s dad khakis drifted in the breeze, a hilariously peculiar sight against the bright blue New Mexico sky, then plunged to the ground like a bird shot out of the air. TV was never the same.<p>From its opening moments, you knew <i>Breaking Bad</i> was unlike anything you …

TV

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

France

Linda Burney: Turnbull's abrupt rejection of Indigenous voice spells end of bipartisanship

Linda Burney says the opportunity for bipartisan support on the proposed referendum to introduce an Indigenous voice to parliament is gone and the reform will have to be pursued “in a different way.”<p>Burney made the comments after Indigenous leader Noel Pearson wrote, in an excoriating account of …

Australia

Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historically …

Housing volumes could plummet and prices tank, Citi says

House price declines of up to 20 per cent and an 80 per cent crash in residential sales is the doomsday scenario investment bank Citi says is a real …

Einstein's Note On Happiness, Given To Bellboy In 1922, Fetches $1.6 Million

The year 1922 was a busy one for Albert Einstein: He completed his first paper on unified field theory, went to Paris to help normalize French-German relations and joined an intellectuals committee at the League of Nations.<p>Shortly before heading to Asia for a lecture tour, he learned that he had …

Albert Einstein

An evolutionary psychologist explains what happens inside our brain when we meditate and how that changes over time

Evolutionary psychologist Robert Wright explains what happens inside your brain when you sit to meditate and how it can change your perception of the outside world. Wright is the author of "Why Buddhism is True." Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Robert Wright:</b> In real mindfulness meditation, …

10 Ultimate National Parks Adventures

Looking for the greatest national park experience ever? Take on one of these ten challenges.<p>Over 300 million people head to U.S. national parks every year to explore natural landscapes, discover American history, and learn about conservation. While there's no shortage of excellent activities to …

National Parks

Stifado with Beef and Caramelized Onions

This, I hasten to say, is my personal version of stifado, to which several of my Greek friends gently object. For one thing, I brown the beef first …

Banana-Brown Sugar Ice Cream

38<p>13<p>2<p>Shares 53<p>My recent banana windfall gave me the chance to play around a bit with various banana ice cream combinations. Although I loved the …

Top Tacos from Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives

When it comes to hand-held foods, a fully customizable taco is incomparable. Follow Guy Fieri's lead to find the best ones from across the …

The Saturday poem: Line,

you were drawn in the voice of my mother;<i><br>not past Breslin’s, don’t step over.</i><br>Saturday border, breach in the slabs,<br>creep to the right, Line,<br>sidelong, crab,<p>cut up the tarmac, sunder the flowers,<br>drop like an anchor,<br>land in The Moor as a stringball<br>ravelling under the traffic,<br>up, you’re the guttering …

Books

Reservoir 13 by Jon McGregor review – a chilling meditation on loss and time

Why is it always a girl who’s missing? What is it in that archetype that tugs at us in some deep place – readers and viewers, male and female alike – when yet again the quest begins with news of someone’s daughter who hasn’t come home, or a glimpse of a girl in some place that’s much too lonely, …

Books

Children’s books roundup: the best new picture books and novels

Topiary, astronomy and world-changing women – Julia Eccleshare hunts out stories to satisfy and delight over Easter<p><b>Grandpa Green</b> <b>by Lane Smith</b><p>Macmillan, £6.99<p>A fitting book to celebrate the coming of spring, this imaginative and touching story is gently and wittily told through topiary. Although …

Books

Evolution Is Slower Than It Looks and Faster Than You Think

In the 1950s, the Finnish biologist Björn Kurtén noticed something unusual in the fossilized horses he was studying. When he compared the shapes of …

Incentives Don’t Help People Change, but Peer Pressure Does

What motivates people to change the way they work? When organizations introduce new processes or systems, or when they want to stimulate performance for certain business practices, they often assemble dedicated task forces, assign them specific goals, and identify deadlines and financial …

How obesity causes cancer, and may make screening and treatment harder

Today, almost two in every three Australian adults are overweight or obese, as are one in four children. Obesity is a disease itself and a risk …

Google met with the UK government to explain why ads keep appearing next to extremist YouTube videos — here's what happened

A Cabinet Office spokesperson told Business Insider that senior executives from Google attended the meeting and apologized to senior civil servants representing the government.<p>Google also pledged a review of its advertising systems.<p>The government spokesperson said: "It is totally unacceptable that …