Hamideh Nami

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The 10 Commandments for Girls with Long-term Travel Plans — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Packing for a two-week beach holiday is easy as pie. Packing for a six- or twelve-month …

All the World Is a Stage: Will the UAE Play a Part?

<i>Remember, when you see me at the airport, whatever you do, do not hug or touch me in any way.</i><p>That was what one of my best friends said on the phone as I was finally making travel preparations to come see him in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE), a year ago. With that last-minute instruction, …

Montreal

TravelPlaces of a Lifetime<p><b>Quebec's</b> largest city moves in cycles of cool. One was between Expo 67 and the 1976 Olympics (where Nadia scored her perfect 10). It’s in full stride again with musicians from Mile End and chefs from spruced-up Old Montreal at the top of their game. Take it all in, then …

Attractive Teens Get Better Grades In School — But Don't Worry, There's Good News For Unattractive Ones Too!

From the LA Times:<p>A new study undertaken by researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Texas at Austin finds that teens rated as good-looking in high school got higher grades and were ultimately more likely to graduate college and get bigger paychecks as …

University of Illinois

Why a messy baby may be brainier

Next time your baby mashes his bananas, apple sauce AND carrots all together — not to mention all over his hands, hair and the high chair—don’t fret about the mess. Your little one just may be getting smarter in the process.<p>In a study of more than 70 kids, aged 16 months, researchers at the …

University of Iowa

Officials investigating if drag racing caused crash that killed ‘Fast & Furious’ star Paul Walker

Los Angeles officials are investigating if Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas may have been drag racing at the time of the car crash that claimed the life of the 40-year-old “Fast & Furious” star.<p>A rep from the Los Angeles Sheriff Department confirmed to FOX411 that investigators were looking …

Laura’s Stuttgart

<b>Laura Jankjewitz</b> originally hails from Berlin, but considers Stuttgart “home” after relocating there at the age of 7. This full-time engineering student has a passion for Asian culture–she’s even learning Chinese in hopes of studying abroad one day. But in the meantime, here are some of Laura’s …

Iran nuclear agreement will mean expanded role for IAEA

The Iran nuclear accord agreed in Geneva this weekend will rely heavily on the International Atomic Energy Agency to make it stick, requiring more inspectors to carry out many more visits.<p>Experts from the EU, who brokered the Geneva deal, will hold talks this week with IAEA officials about how to …