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The best iPhone and iPad apps of 2015 – Apple unveils Spotify competition

From Periscope and Enlight to Apple Music, Google Photos, YouTube Gaming and Pacemaker: the best new iOS apps of the year<p>According to analyst firm Forrester Research, smartphone owners spend 85% of their time on those devices using apps, but 84% of that time is spent using just five apps that …

Apps

Scientists say this simple psychological shift can help you achieve your goals

Fortunately, you'll have plenty of opportunities to redeem yourself, even before January 1, 2017.<p>The key? Be on the lookout for days that seem like transition points.<p>In doing so, you'll be harnessing the power of what researchers call the "fresh-start effect." Whenever we feel like there's a chance …

Employment

The World's 5 Most Inspiring Destinations Will Give You a Whole New Outlook On Life

The benefits of traveling are extensive -- and often surprising. Traveling has been accredited with the ability to heal, educate, and expand our horizons. The feeling of inspiration many of us get after traveling is undoubtedly one of the best consequences of a trip away. Plus, after taking on …

Swimming Pools

This report proves that Britain is overwhelmingly anti-immigration and it could prompt Brexit

Despite mass criticism and protests from campaigners, human rights groups and left-wing media over the British government's handling of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the latest report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that Britons would actually vote to leave immediately if …

Human Rights

Ted Cruz takes swipe at Republican leadership as Senate backs spending bill

Texas lawmaker speaks to Senate echo chamber as he accuses Mitch McConnell of handing ‘control of the agenda’ to Democrats in budget debate<p>Ted Cruz was abandoned by his colleagues Monday night in yet another high-stakes showdown over the federal budget.<p>With a government shutdown looming, the Senate …

Republicans

This guy traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 — here are the countries he thinks everyone should visit

So when people ask him which country was his favorite, he has a hard time picking just one.<p>But there are 12 countries he thinks everyone should visit at some point in their lives.<p>Keep scrolling to see what those countries are, and why he thinks they're worth visiting.

European Travel

The best US destination to travel to every month of the year

We teamed up with Kayak to find the best destination in the US to visit each month of the year.<p>Using data from their Travel Hacker Guide, Kayak calculated the median monthly airfare for US destinations for travel between November 2013 and December 2014, and median hotel rates for travel between …

Air Travel

50 incredible bars you should drink at in your lifetime

From the world's oldest bar to one housed inside of a massive tree in South Africa, we've found 50 unforgettable bars worth traveling the globe for.<p>Here's your boozy bucket list.

Northern Lights

The 30 best places to travel alone

In fact, there are many reasons to travel alone. Solo travel allows for more self-reflection, and chances are, you'll take in more of the culture.<p>We've put together a list of 30 places that are ideal for traveling alone, from an adventure in New Zealand to a relaxing getaway in Cinque Terre, …

European Travel

Trump, NBA legend Jabbar clash

Donald Trump has responded to a newspaper column accusing him of bullying and insulting the media -- by personally insulting the writer.<p>That's the charge from none other than basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who penned a column for the Washington Post on Wednesday that caught the attention of …

New Black Panthers documentary tells the story behind the berets

Formed in 1966, the group remains misunderstood and poorly represented – especially on film. The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution tries to sort the fact from fiction<p>The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was founded in Oakland, California, in 1966 by Bobby Seale and Huey Newton, two …

Black History

What’s in all that e-cig vapor?

Wander into a vape shop in the mall or online, and you can find a smorgasbord of flavors: cotton candy, vanilla custard, even Unicorn Milk or Katy Perry’s Cherry.<p>Flashy flavors have helped e-cigarettes, designed to vaporize a nicotine solution, grow into an industry with an estimated $3.5 billion …

Public Health

22 things you didn’t know about North Korea

Returning from North Korea, there were things that I could only fully grasp after I went through the notes, the recordings, the videos, and the …

The 25 hottest under-the-radar startups in America

We've compiled a list of 25 of the hottest startups in cities across the US, with a focus on companies growing in flyover states. To do so, we spoke with investors and members on the tech scene.<p>Though our list includes some big names, it also features fledgling startups, some of which you may not …

Startups

7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

New York City

5 Underwater Restaurants And Bars Around The World

<i>by Lauren Kilberg, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>Courtesy of Anatara Kihavah Villas<p>These five incredible spots offer the unreal experience of dining and drinking underwater -- no scuba gear necessary.<p><b>1. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant</b><p>Ithaa boasts the title of the world's first all-glass undersea restaurant, located …

Sea Level

13 Perfect Destinations to Catch the Perseid Meteor Shower

It peaks next week!<p>Don't let pesky street lights ruin one of the most spectacular celestial shows of the year. Opt for one of these incredible locales (or your nearest open field!) to catch the Perseid meteor shower. It peaks late Wednesday night into early Thursday, Aug. 12-13. A truly dark sky …

Meteor Showers

Family Road Trip Through Denmark and Southern Sweden

As a Finn, I have taken more road trips through Sweden and Denmark that I can remember. My parents would pack us up in the car, we'd take a ferry from Finland to Sweden, and off we'd go to spend a summer vacation in Germany.<p><i>Berg Locks, Linköping, Sweden. Photo by Katja Presnal.</i><p>Just recently I lived …

European Travel

Is Kepler 452b humanity's best chance to find alien life?

Nasa and other scientists have discovered the ‘closest twin to Earth’ that’s ever been found, bringing humans one step closer to finding where life is possible<p>A new planet has been discovered that has more in common with Earth than any exoplanet yet. And with the discovery by Nasa and other …

Planetary Habitability

5 Ways Starbucks Is Robbing You

Starbucks: Can't live with it, can't live without it.<p>The international coffee chain, which, as of 2012, boasted 17,651 locations, is beloved -- but also polarizing. High prices are offset by cult-like obsessions with certain drinks. Add to that the sheer convenience of the store -- it seems as …

Coffee

Scottie Pippen and Shaquille O'Neal exchange Instagram insults

Who is the best all-time NBA team when it comes to franchise players? Shaquille O'Neal and Scottie Pippen have differing opinions.<p>Who is the greatest …

Basketball

10 Reasons to Travel Alone

Though it may sound like something you'd find inside a fortune cookie, sometimes the best travel companion you can have is yourself. As a travel editor, I spend a lot of time on the road, often by myself, and I've learned that solo travel is easier than you might think, totally liberating, and …

Solo Travel

Nazi Telegram That Drove Hitler to Suicide Discovered in South Carolina Safe

And it just sold at auction.<p>A document that changed the course of World War II collected dust for years inside a safe in South Carolina, allegedly because the owner couldn't read German. <i>The</i> <i>Washington Post</i> reports that a telegram from Nazi second-in-command Hermann Goering to Adolf Hitler just sold …

South Carolina

Father's Day: 5 Benefits of Dads That May Surprise You

Bedtime stories, roughhouse play, and sharing household chores can influence children's health and well-being in enormous ways, new research shows.<p>He built the tree house. Wiped away tears on a tough day. Cheered on the sidelines.There are lots of obvious reasons to appreciate your old man, as many …

23 places you should visit in 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel this year.

Northern Ireland

Kendrick Lamar: California State Senate says he's an icon

Let’s count up Kendrick Lamar’s career achievements: two adored albums in as many studio releases, two Grammy Awards, and now being officially …

Max Kellerman impassionately defends Manny Pacquiao's decision to fight through injury

It may seem an unlikely source considering the grilling he gave Manny Pacquiao immediately following his fight against Floyd Mayweather, but before Canelo-Kirkland fight on Saturday night, HBO’s Max Kellerman’s gave the most impassioned defense of Pacquiao yet.<p>“I think some people had the sense …

Boxing

Can Music Be Used as Medicine?

Biometric trackers are helping scientists tap into the body's response to songs and sound.<p>“Because you listened to Drake, how about Future next?”<p>Pandora, Spotify, and other music-streaming services try to predict what users might like to listen to, based on their tastes and what’s popular with …

The Brain