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Can Family Secrets Make You Sick?

In the 1980s, Dr. Vincent Felitti, now director of the California Institute of Preventive Medicine in San Diego, discovered something potentially revolutionary about the ripple effects of child sexual abuse. He discovered it while trying to solve a very different health problem: helping severely …

9 Reasons You Should Bring Your Toddler to Ireland

My wife and I love to travel. It's always been our passion and eats up most of our disposable income. When we found out we were pregnant, there were no shortage of people who would bemoan the end of our traveling days. "Your traveling days are over!" was something we had to force ourselves to hear …

You Can Almost Always Cancel Your Flight FOR FREE Within 24 Hours... After They Get Cheaper

Everyone knows you can cancel your flight within 24 hours of booking... right?<p>Wrong. We didn't <i>really</i> realize this was possible until recently, when we learned it's a federal rule for airlines to give passengers a full refund if they choose to cancel their flights within 24 hours of booking, …

The Everything Guide To Planning A Cruise

Whether you like it or not, cruises touch on a tantalizing vacation trifecta: good value, hassle-free planning, and the promise of adventure. Pay an upfront rate and you've got a floating hotel, three meals a day, ample entertainment and activities, luxe services, and an expert itinerary in …

Australia's Kakadu National Park Looks Like A Real-Life Wonderland

As winter is approaching here in the United States, we're looking for a warmer hideaway before the first snowfall.<p>A likely choice? Australia, where it's currently warm <i>and</i> a lovely time to visit Kakadu National Park. To be fair, monsoon season is sort of around the corner, but there are still a few …

Simple Strategies to Save on Your Next Vacation

<i>zoetnet / Flickr</i><p>Travel doesn't have to be expensive -- if you know how to play it right. Now that you've figured out how to save on your hotel and your flight, don't forget to continue saving once the vacation is underway. Transportation, food, lodging and activities: These are all expenses that …

How to Book Two Trips for the Price of One

<i>digital cat / Flickr</i><p>One of the best arguments for using miles instead of cash to book your flights is that the routing rules are so much more flexible for award travel. Many loyalty programs allow you to add connections, stopovers and open jaws to your itinerary -- meaning you can combine multiple …

The Coolest Hotel in Every State (and DC!)

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Unless your name happens to be Arthur Fonzarelli (in which case, that's crazy!), it's hard to define the word "cool." And even harder to apply the label to hotels, when "cool" could mean historic, or trendy, or that the place is actually a decommissioned Coast …

The Biology Of Altruism: Good Deeds May Be Rooted In The Brain

Four years ago, Angela Stimpson agreed to donate a kidney to a complete stranger.<p>"The only thing I knew about my recipient was that she was a female and she lived in Bakersfield, Calif.," Stimpson says.<p>It was a true act of altruism — Stimpson risked pain and suffering to help another. So why did …

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The Cuban Mop: The Near Perfect Cleaning Tool You’ve Never Heard of (and How to Use It)<p>by Justine Hand<p>The New Rusticity: 11 DIY Ways to Use Branches …

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28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

How to Save Money on Your Next Hotel Stay

<i>fhotels / Flickr</i><p>Whether you're planning to spend two weeks on an island or a weekend in the big city, booking a hotel can be the most important part of any travel budget. Your flight tickets are likely more expensive individually, but your hotel room rate will probably include multiple nights and …

Inside A Paris Apartment Untouched For 70 Years

Frozen in time, this French apartment gives a rare look into a past era.<p>Imagine you stumbled upon a time capsule that gave you a never-before-seen look into another era—for French officials this came true when they discovered an abandoned apartment that had been left untouched for 70 years. The …

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American Samoa Is The Empty Slice Of Bliss You've Been Craving

Would you believe there's a virtually empty, incomparably lush, incredibly quiet and awesomely unplugged tropical escape that's technically a part of the United States?<p>No, it's not Hawaii. This is American Samoa, and you've kind of been ignoring it.<p>American Samoa is an unincorporated U.S. territory …

How to Photograph Pets: 16 Tips to Capture the Perfect Shot

Photographing pets is a bit more challenging than photographing people. It is due to their unpredictable nature, and due to the fact that they don’t …

This Thursday: #BestFallTrips Twitter Chat

<b>Itching to cash in on some of that well-deserved vacation time in the near future?</b> Join <b>@NatGeoTravel</b> for our next Twitter chat to get the inside scoop on the best fall trips.<p>In addition to hearing from <i>National Geographic Traveler</i>‘s own <b>Amy Alipio</b> (on Twitter <b>@amytravels</b>), who will be unveiling our …

Grand Canyon cable cars threaten grandeur of one of world’s natural wonders, say campaigners

Plans to construct cable cars to whisk tourists down to floor of Grand Canyon appall environmentalists and divide Navajo and Hopi tribes<p>For millions of years the Colorado river has been flanked by 270 miles of pristine wilderness as it churns and rages through the Grand Canyon. But perhaps not for …

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5 Countries You Can Visit for Less than $50 a Day

There are too many travel myths out there. Probably the most common one is that international travel is too expensive for the average person -- It's just not true.<p>Dedicated travelers and backpackers everywhere know that finding the right deal and being open to compromise can make practically any …

12 facts about the emoticon’s history that may surprise you

YOU PROBABLY take emoticons for granted. I do. Colon-parenthesis is a smile. Semi-colon-parenthesis is a wink. Colon-capital-P is a tongue sticking …

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Why is South Korea plugging unification?

<b>Unification has become something of a buzzword in South Korea this month. President Park Geun-hye emphasised it in her New Year press conference, the opposition Democratic Party did likewise, and journalists, pundits and government officials have followed suit.</b><p>But with relations on the peninsula as …