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Kids With Parents In Prison Often Deal With Untreated Trauma

Millions of American kids have an incarcerated parent, which can trigger PTSD, depression, and other mental health disorders. A unique Brooklyn organization is trying to help, one family at a time.<p>Arlene Adams killed her partner with the knife she kept in bed with her.<p>Adams, then 21, had just put …

Top 20 Tourist Destinations in Prague

It's entirely possible to experience the beauty, history and magic of Prague on a whim and without a plan. With every cobble-stoned step and around every corner of the Golden City, there is something to be discovered. However, just like all other capital cities around the world, there are also top …

10 Things You Need to Do Before Any International Trip

Memorize the following and make it your mantra: Good travel is the result of good planning. That applies to any trip you take, but it's especially true when you're heading to a foreign country. It can be tempting to book a ticket and start fantasizing about your getaway, but there's work to be …

29 Awesome Books With Strong Female Protagonists

Celebrate National Women's History Month with these 29 great books.

Packing for Your Trip to Europe: Then & Now

Packing for a trip has always been both an art and a science. Packing too little will cost you time and energy that could be spent touring--packing too much will leave you disorganized, overburdened and lacking the critical space to bring home your souvenirs. And that doesn't even begin to factor …

Packing for Seven Countries With Three Kids: A Joy or a Nightmare?

Packing for an international trip can be tricky. Packing for a seven month expedition to a new continent, spanning seven different countries and three seasons, with five family members is overwhelming.<p>Fortunately for us, we're people who live by lists. My wife's approach is tech savvy: a smart …

January Hot Type: The Books You Need to Read This Month

The deeply aggrieved narrator of first-time novelist <b>Ben Metcalf</b>’s eccentric, magnificent Southern Gothic metafiction unleashes bitter Faulknerian arias <i>Against the Country</i> (Random House).<p><b>Paul Griner</b>’s bone-chilling novel <i>Second Life</i> (Soft Skull), is set in the demimonde of corpse wranglers and the …

10 Things You Should Pack (But Probably Won't)

Yes, your passport and wallet (and probably some clean underwear) deserve to be at the top of your packing list. But in the rush to remember the essentials, travelers sometimes underestimate the power of the nice-to-haves. Humble objects, ranging from an empty reusable water bottle to bandages, can …

18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

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How to Do Florence on a Budget

<i>Photo Courtesy of mcmillent/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Florence is an Italian city best known for its art. Home to the <b>Galleria degli Uffizi</b> and the <b>Galleria dell'Accademia</b> (where Michelangelo's <i>David</i> masterpiece resides), visitors from around the world flock to see …

The Airstream: Secrets of America's Silver RV

The retro styling of the Airstream is as appealing today as it was back in the 1930s. In the book Airstream: The Silver RV, available Aug. 13, author and PopMech alum Tara Cox celebrates this iconic travel trailer with some curious and little-known facts.<p>The retro styling of the Airstream is as …

Summer's Hottest Beach Reads

Whether youre downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.<p>Whether you're downloading them or buying them at Barnes and Noble, these page-turners are worth tossing in your tote.

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Hiking the Appalachian Trail

I first became motivated to get on the Appalachian Trail last year by a hike I did in Peru to Machu Picchu. Growing up on the Virginia coast, my interests have mostly centered on our waters. Sailing, swimming, fishing, crabbing and surfing the summers away, I was always trying to find more ways to …

7 Best Hikes in the US

From coast to coast, there are endless trails to trek through some of the country’s most beautiful landscapes. Rugged and technical to smooth and …