Manvi Gupta

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12 Pasta Salads Just in Time for Spring

Changes to your fashion and beauty looks aren’t the only things that need an overhaul come springtime — your collection of recipes could also use a bit of a kick. Let’s face it: Now that the weather is filled with sunny days and sultry nights, the last thing you want to do is to be stuck slaving …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

China, Japan And The US -- A Complex Combustible Triangle

Taro Aso, Japanese Finance Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, announced on 2 April that Japan would not join the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) out of loyalty to the US. He is the grandson of Shigeru Yoshida. Yoshida, a wily highly capable diplomat, was Japan’s prime minister during …

A Beginner’s Guide to Chakras

“Anatomy is destiny,” Freud famously said. If he had understood the subtle anatomy of the yoga tradition he might have said, “Destiny determines …

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You Haven't Done Greece Till You've Been to These 7 Islands

The Greek islands I hear so many people speak of—laconic beaches, party towns and small villages populated by idyllic whitewashed buildings—are not exactly the islands I know. When I was a kid, I rafted down Peloponnesian rivers, snorkeled in the Ionian Sea, and once camped with my family for 39 …

Isolated Greece pivots east to Russia, China and Iran. But will it work?

Alexis Tsipras is making overtures towards Greece's eastern powers as Europe tightens its stranglehold<p>Greece's bail-out drama is threatening to take a geostrategic turn to the east.<p>A mere three weeks after <b>his maiden trip to Berlin</b>, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is on the road again, this time …

How Charles Dickens stopped me from starving myself to death

Her mind and body in the grip of anorexia, one writer describes how it was her voracious appetite for literature saved her sanity and inspired her to eat her way back to health<p>Never read <b>Charles Dickens</b> without a well-stocked larder. His novels can make a reader very hungry.<p>There is Mrs Cratchit’s …

8 Things People With Hidden Depression Do

Though public understanding of depression has improved somewhat over the years, we as a society still frequently misunderstand or overlook depression …

I was a Republican pothead: What I learned about drug-war hypocrisy from my brush with disaster

People are suffering and dying — while our hypocritical political class allows this injustice to continue<p>Jeb Bush, presumed Republican presidential candidate, was an enthusiastic pothead for much of his youth. This is not criticism, because many of my good friends are current or former potheads, as …

7 Helpful Tips for People Who Are New to Fitness

Photo Credit: MuyFemenino.com via Compfight cc<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a young, naive, and baby faced college kid who was eagerly getting involved with fitness. Instead of focusing on Marketing 101, my focus was on passing fitness 101.<p>With an obsession toward chasing my …

India launches air quality index amid soaring pollution levels

With air pollution soaring to alarming levels across India, the government is launching a new monitoring system to keep tabs on the problem.<p>The quality index will indicate whether air is healthy, poor, harmful or hazardous.<p>Pollution is the cause of more than 600-thousand premature deaths every year …

Big Oil’s sleazy Africa secrets: How American companies and super-rich exploit natural resources

African oil attracts global network of traders, bankers and investors who combine with venal local political cabals<p>Little but fear and sewage flows down the precipitous slope that separates Angola’s presidential complex from the waterside slum below. Swelled by refugees who fled a civil war that …

6 Foods That Instantly Turn Into Belly Fat

<i>Eat this, not that, to get a flat belly in time for summer. (Photo: Shutterstock)</i><p>You know how sappy movies go right to your heart? And champagne goes …

Tyson, Statham, and Pharrell Give Us Something To Cheer About

Plus Rita Ora and Ethan Hawke in this week's Style Heroes.<p>Plus Rita Ora and Ethan Hawke in this week's Style Heroes.

Gabriel García Márquez’s Formative Reading List: 24 Books That Shaped One of Humanity’s Greatest Writers

“Life is not what one lived, but what one remembers and how one remembers it in order to recount it.”<p>The most reliable portal into another’s psyche is the mental library of that person’s favorite books — those foundational idea-bricks of which we build the home for our interior lives, the integral …

A gun lover sees the evils of gun culture: White supremacists, Obama haters, and me

When I went to sell the pistol I once loved, I came face to face with a black hole of potential human destruction<p>In my 20s, I used to spend autumn Sundays with my future wife at a gun club near our home in Philadelphia. She was a good shot whose father had been an inveterate hunter, and though she …

Foods to avoid for weight loss

WHEN trying to lose weight, exercising alone is not sufficient.<p>To gain good results, a good workout and proper dieting is required. But when trying …

Why You Forget: 5 Strange Facts About Memory

Memory can be a playful thing. It collects minute details from childhood events, yet leaves us wondering where we left our keys.<p>There are several …

The Brain

What Bipolar Isn’t: Part I Major Depressive Disorder

<i>This post is one of four about four mental illnesses that are often mistaken for bipolar disorder or one another in general: major depressive</i> …

Beware the Silicon Valley elite: Ayn Rand, Google libertarianism and Indiana’s “religious freedom”

The tech world’s politics intersected with liberal morality in Indiana — but it won’t always<p>That the masters of the tech universe jumped so forcefully into the middle of the Indiana gay rights imbroglio was, as many have noted, a marked change from business as usual in Silicon Valley, where the …

“We should recognize that there are other imperialisms”: A Marxist dissident explains what the left gets wrong about Russia

Socialist activist Ilya Budraitkis tells Salon that it’s time to abandon illusions about Putin’s Russia<p>Russia today is not as depicted on Russia Today, the English-language news network established by the Russian government in 2005 that paints a capitalist state led by a right-wing nationalist in …

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100 Motivational Quotes That Will Inspire You to Be Successful

As entrepreneurs, leaders, and bosses, we must realize that everything we think about we are projecting into the future.<p>Read on to find the words of wisdom that will inspire your heart, motivate your mind in building your business, leading your life, creating success, achieving your goals, and …

National Parks Road Trip: Utah

Discover the Road to Mighty: Zion > Bryce Canyon > Capitol Reef > Arches > Canyonlands<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> McCarran International, Las Vegas<p>This multiday adventure on remote byways is a journey through the slickrock heart of the American West, linking Utah’s "Mighty Five" national parks—Zion, Bryce …

15 Ways to Debloat ASAP

Simple tricks that help you feel less puffy and flatten your belly fast<p>Simple tricks that help you feel less puffy and flatten your belly fast<p><i>By Leta Shy for POPSUGAR Fitness</i> Slimming down for summer takes time and dedication, but a few quick tricks can help you feel a little bit lighter in just …