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The Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World

They're hauntingly stunning.<p>There's something simultaneously eerie and beautiful about abandoned places. You almost feel voyeuristic in a sense — like you're witnessing a very intimate piece of someone else's life. Though abandoned buildings and towns can often turn decrepit, the following spots …

Abandoned Buildings

The 9 Harsh Truths About Raising Girls Fathers of Daughters Need to Hear

Being a father of daughters is different than being a father of sons, but that only means dads need to double down on their care attention and …

Parenting

Athens city guide: what to see plus the best bars, hotels and restaurants

The revival of Europe’s classical capital has attracted plenty of artists, curators and digital nomads. But it’s entrepreneurial young Athenians who are opening pop-up restaurants, design collectives and guesthouses, regenerating derelict buildings in rough-around-the-edges areas such as Pangrati, …

20th Century

The best wireless earbuds in 2018

Nothing quite beats the convenience and portability of in-ear headphones – especially for commuting or hitting the gym. The problem is, until …

Consumer Tech

20 wonderfully miserable memoirs: A reading list for the school of hard knocks

"I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," Maya Angelou (1969)

Books

This $28 vitamin C serum that was developed by MIT scientists makes my skin glow — and it's available for preorder after selling out 4 times

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Maelove<p>Generally speaking, most skincare is expensive. There are good options at low prices, but there are also one too many $300 night …

Skin Care

The secret to raising powerful girls who believe they can excel at anything

No matter how much you champion feminism in your daily life, it’s sometimes hard to feel like anything you do is <i>actually</i> making a difference. Which …

Title IX

Psychologists have surprising advice for people who feel unmotivated

Per traditional self-help narratives, if you can’t accomplish your goal, you should ask for advice. Find someone who has successfully landed the job, gotten the promotion, made the grades, achieved the weight loss, or created the financial stability that you want. Tell this person you’re …

Self Control

17 Jokes You'll Only Get If You Know Greek Mythology

"Greek mythology in five words: Unfortunately, Zeus was feeling horny."

Ancient History

I make $200,000 a year in passive income after retiring at 34, and it works only because I followed 5 steps

Ever since landing my first job post-college in 1999, I've been determined to build enough passive income in order to not have a job. A future that included getting into work by 5:30 a.m. and leaving after 7:30 p.m. each day for decades seemed too brutal to endure.<p>In 2009, I decided that if I could …

Real Estate

There’s a simple way to make children more fit. It’s called the Daily Mile.

If you haven’t heard of the Daily Mile yet, your time has come. Nowtaking place in 3,600 primary schools each day in 35 countries around the world, it takes children outside during normal lesson time to run or walk laps of the playground for 15 minutes. The ones who run cover around a mile each day.<p>…

World Health Organization

I Only Wear Soft Bras—These Are My Favorites

While I love pretty lingerie as much as the next person, my overall approach to the category when it comes to day-to-day is undeniably that of …

Clothing

Middle-aged non-drinkers may have 'higher risk' of dementia

Long-term study tracking Londoners aged 35 to 55 also found link to heavy drinking<p>People who abstain from alcohol in middle age may be at heightened risk of dementia later in life, research has found.<p>A long-term study of more than 9,000 people, which tracked the health of civil servants working in …

Middle Age

Italy's Conte says he is organizing a conference on stabilizing Libya

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said on Monday he was organizing a conference to look for ways to stabilize Libya, a main departure point for migrants from North Africa trying to reach Europe.<p>U.S. President Donald Trump and Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte hold a …

Italy

13 phrases that can speed up your morning routine

For moms with young children, getting out the door in the morning can be the most challenging part of the day. But what if there was a way to remove …

Motherhood Can Make a Woman's Cells 'Older' by as Much as 11 Years

Interesting...<p>Childbirth inevitably results in significant changes to a woman's mind and body, but the ultimate lifelong consequences of motherhood …

Science Says Doing This One Thing Will Make Your Kids Happier Adults

By AnnaMarie Houlis<p>Science says happier people are raised by parents who do this one thing, according to Jeff Haden. But I need to ask: What if the …

I have a 6-figure job and my husband stays home with the kids — here are the 10 best pieces of advice I can give you about money

When I was 16, I picked up a book from the library called "The Wealthy Barber" by David Chilton.<p>That book changed the course of my financial life.<p>Like most teenagers, I thought only the famous or uber-successful were wealthy. Ordinary people couldn't become rich, right?!? The title of the book that …

These Volunteer Organizations Are Perfect for Retirees Who Love to Travel

Beyond the satisfaction of giving back.<p>A few years after he retired from his professorship at the UCLA School of Dentistry, Stuart White began …

The Vindication of Cheese, Butter, and Full-Fat Milk

A new study exonerates dairy fats as a cause of early death, even as low-fat products continue to be misperceived as healthier.<p>As a young child I missed a question on a psychological test: “What comes in a bottle?”<p>The answer was supposed to be <i>milk</i>. I said <i>beer</i>.<p>Milk almost always came in cartons and …

People love this $10 smart light bulb that works with Alexa and Google Assistant

Connected lighting is one of the biggest trends in consumer tech right now. Why? Because it’s awesome. Having the ability to control the lighting in …

'It's going to create a revolution': how AI is transforming the NHS

It could enable a new way of treating cancer that is faster and a lot less burdensome Antonio Criminisi<p>The tumour is hard to miss on the scan. The size of a golf ball, it sits bold and white on the brain stem, a part of the organ that sends messages back and forth between body and brain. In many …

Tumors

These Are the Idyllic Greek Islands American Tourists Don’t Know About

You probably think you know what the Greek islands look like, and to a certain extent you do. The rocky terraces and blinding-white houses with blue …

What Blockchain Could Mean for Marketing

Companies are collecting more data than ever before, and are making significant business decisions based on it. Of the 4 Vs of Big Data (Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity), we have now seen ample evidence of the impact and importance of the first three. A higher “Volume” of data has led to …

Researchers reveal how disrupting gut-brain communication may affect learning and memory

The connection between food and memory is one of those fundamentally human experiences we can all relate to. A compelling new study from the …

This One Shocking Factor Can Make You 4600 Percent More Likely To Become an Addict

One of my earliest memories is of trying to wake up one of my relatives, and not being able to. As I got older, I understood why. We had addiction in …

Whitney Houston

Wireless charging doesn’t have to be boring…

Building on the idea that a charging phone shouldn’t be a useless one, the Octagon Wireless Charger, quite like the Baseus Maruko Charging Cable, was …

benjamin hubert launches trove, a secure and wearable cryptocurrency wallet

<b>benjamin hubert, of experience design agency layer, has launched ‘trove’, a digital wallet made in collaboration with the fintech start-up of the</b> …

Gas vs charcoal BBQ: All the recipes, tips and kit you need for a World Cup feast

<i>From ‘dirty’ grills to posh kebabs, and asado to za’atar... Genevieve Taylor sizes up this summer’s hottest new barbecue kit, trends and recipes, from A through to Z... perfect for the World Cup.</i><p>Advance action<p>Getting ahead of the game is the key to a relaxed barbecue. Think about salads and sides …