Julianna Ahmad

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The 50 people changing the way we travel

Sir David Attenborough<p>At the time he joined the BBC as a trainee in 1952, Attenborough had only seen one TV show. He went on, of course, to present …

Bear Grylls

These Smartphone Accessories Will Change the Way You Travel

We've got the gadgets and gizmos to take your trips to the next level.

Gear & Gadgets

Patrick Melrose and the Fall of the English Élite

Patrick Melrose is going to be all right. We know this from the final episode of the TV series of that name, itself an adaptation of a string of novels spun from the calamitous life story of its creator, Edward St. Aubyn. The episode in question, which aired earlier this month, closed with the …

Camilla Parker Bowles

Who Will Save the Elephants?

Culture<p>There’s a Buddhist proverb, later interpreted by the American poet John Godfrey Saxe, about people and elephants that goes something like this: Six blind men encounter the world’s largest land mammal and decide to investigate. They each arrive at a different part. One runs his hands over its …

Wildlife

4 Useless Negative Emotions That You Should Get Rid of If You Want to Be Happy and Successful

Not giving in to these feelings can make all the difference.<p>Sometimes the emotions and bad mental habits that you set aside have more to do with your success than the things you do. At least, that's how it was for my stepfather, one of the great role models of my life.<p>William Allen Brobston passed …

Happiness

What My First Solo Beach Getaway Taught Me About Relaxing That Nothing Else Could

Sometimes, it's OK to take on life solo. Summer is meant to be a time for you to get recharged, and reconnect with yourself a bit. Let's be honest, …

Beaches

Behind the Personal Branding of Frida Kahlo

“People are talking about . . . Frida Kahlo de Rivera’s paintings looking like D. H. Lawrence on canvas,” wrote <i>Vogue</i> in 1938, “all fertility and gore.”<p>André Breton described Kahlo’s art as “a ribbon around a bomb” and claimed it for the Surrealists, but her intensely personal work was more or less …

Frida Kahlo

7 Healthy Bedtime Snacks Nutritionists Love

Yes, it's okay to eat before bed. "Enjoying a small and nutritious snack could help you fall and stay asleep by stabilizing blood sugar levels," says …

99 Percent of Job Seekers Fail to Answer "Why Do You Want This Job" Correctly. Here's Why

An innocent response could cost you the job.<p>As a career coach, I work with people every day on interview preparation. Interviews are a form of public speaking. 99 percent of people fear public speaking more than death. Thus, it's no wonder interviews unnerve my clients. Not only do we go over all …

Employment

Going to sleep isn’t always easy, even when you’re tired. Here are ways to combat insomnia.

“Good wakefulness and good sleep go hand in hand,” according to cartoonist Ellen Forney. But what happens when you’re battling insomnia? Lack of …

Sleep

Gel manicures can increase your risk of cancer, according to dermatologists

Gel manicures always come hand in hand with a twinge of guilt. While the rock-hard polish has some serious staying power, drying your hands under the …

Welcome to the most Instagrammable museum on earth

Rabbit Town, a tourist attraction in Indonesia, exists solely for selfies.<p>The Late Middle Ages in Europe were boom times for pilgrimage; beyond …

How people around the world find solace in becoming IRL mermaids

Since childhood, Bristol-based Stacie Orban has experienced anxiety and depression. She’s explored various ways of managing her mental health, such as using CBT, but the 24-year-old has discovered a somewhat novel and surprising way of relaxing her thoughts and building psychological resilience: …

10 Awesome Things to Do In Canggu Other Than Surfing

If you’re looking for a new spot in Bali to explore, I highly recommend heading to Canggu.<p>This up-and-coming coastal town is fast becoming the …

How Many Cashews Does It Take to Cure My Anxiety?

This is what happens when you go looking for life’s answers on Google.<p>Last February, I had terrible anxiety. This was warranted: I was in the midst of teaching four classes, putting out a book, and buying a house. At the time, I also hated cashews.<p>That’s relevant because ultimately, cashews were my …

The Only 10 Foods That All Nutritionists Recommend

There are so many clashing nutrition philosophies in the world, it can make a person's head explode. I learned this firsthand when I sent my weeklong …

The NHS is facing a mental health crisis. Can online therapy help?

Underfunded and squeezed to breaking point, the NHS is struggling to provide mental health care to everyone that needs it. In the UK, mental health …

10 simple lifestyle switches that can help save the planet

"The time for change is now – if we don’t act to save the planet, the damage may become irreversible."<p>Sometimes, the thought of trying to save the …

Why Cats Want You to Pet Them in These Key Places, According to Science

Mystery solved.<p>Cats are funny, finicky creatures; when they require human affection, you’ll know.<p>Although every kitty has their own favorite spots to …

Mystery of sea nomads' amazing ability to freedive is solved

The secret behind the ability of a group of “sea nomads” in Southeast Asia to hold their breath for extraordinary periods of time while freediving to hunt fish has finally been revealed – and it’s down to evolution.<p>The Bajau people are able to dive tens of metres underwater with no conventional …

Biology

23 High-Protein Sheet Pan Dinners That Pretty Much Cook Themselves

I love cooking, but I hate doing dishes. Unfortunately the two go hand in hand, and unless you're a wizard who can zap away the mess, you kind of …

Dream ticket: how sleep became a billion-dollar business

Tiredness is the new norm – no wonder companies are selling sleep aids from spooning robots to cuddle blankets. How did a restful night become a luxury item?<p>Rockwell Shah speaks with almost evangelical zeal about sleep. He is the CEO of Pzizz, an app that “designs dynamic audio” to get you to …

University of Chicago

The Instagram book clubs you need to know about

From Reese Witherspoon's to the feminist girl gang you want to be a part of<p>Because many of us definitely don't read as much as we'd like to, the idea of joining a book club seems even more unlikely than happily sharing a pizza (never going to happen).<p>But actually, these online, Instagram and …

Ask LH: What Do I Do If An Airline Damages My Luggage?

Image: iStock<p>Dear Lifehacker, I recently took a short domestic flight across the country and when I landed at my destination I waited about 40 …

The Naked Professor: Meet the man posting nude photos to encourage people to live a better life

When trying to encourage positive change in the world, it can be hard to make your voice heard and stand out, no matter how noble the cause.<p>But one …

The Diet That Might Cure Depression

Several studies show that healthy eating is connected with better mood.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, prominent physicians who were trying to understand where mental illness comes from seized on a new theory: autointoxication. Intestinal microbes, these doctors suggested, are actually dangerous …

Holistic Medicine

If You Love Snacking and Want to Lose Weight, Always Choose This

Whether you're packing an afternoon snack or hitting up the appetizers at a party, Paula Norris, a dietitian known as movingdietitian on Instagram, posted these comparison photos to remind you to skip the crackers and opt for fresh veggies instead.<p>Here are her three reasons:<p>You can eat more for …

The Best Nonfiction Books Of 2018 (So Far)

By looking at the real world around us, we're better equipped to understand ourselves<p>While a great novel can be engaging, there's nothing quite like a true story—whether that story comes in the form of deep reporting, memoir, or personal essays. Nonfiction gives us the chance to look at the world …

Easily Capture Everyday Items to Sell as Stock Photography

Have you ever considered the potential of the objects that sit in front of you every day? With the high demand for photos in social media and online …

Online Life

These 7 Common Speaking Habits Undercut Your Credibility

These simple behaviors are easy to fall into when you’re nervous, but they can make listeners think twice about taking you seriously.<p>Every speaker needs to be credible. If your audience spends the duration of your talk mulling over whether or not to take you seriously, you can kiss goodbye to any …

Public Speaking