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Living in: The world’s friendliest cities

These five cities are among the most welcoming on Earth, thanks to hospitable locals who are quick to smile or help a stranger in need.<p>A warm smile on the street, a happy “hello” in a public park or the cheery sound of your name at the neighbourhood bar – it doesn’t take much to feel at home in a …

How we quit our jobs to travel: The married couple

Quitting your job to travel is not only an option for those who go solo. Here is how one couple did it – and how they have stayed on the road, and together, ever since.<p>When people ask us, “What’s the most frightening thing you’ve done while travelling the world?”, they often expect a story from …

Travel Tip: What to Pack in Your Daybag

This is a question that you guys have asked time and time again. When I travel, there are a few things that are always in my bag. These keep me out of sticky situations and have made all the difference when I travel.<p><b>Baby Wipes</b><p>Simple, but useful. Baby wipes have an endless number of uses. Walking …

Amazing Facts About America's Most Famous Landmarks

As travelers, as adventurers, as Americans, when we have the chance to explore, we revel at the spectacular national monuments and landmarks that are scattered across our country. They make up our nation's character, and no doubt they're appreciated, but with such an abundance of history (some that …

7 Bucket List Sights You Didn't Know You Could Cruise To

"<p>A cruise can take you to inland wonders, too, including the Great Wall of China. - Photo by Simon Harris / eStockPhoto<p>Cruises are a great way to tick boxes off your bucket list. You can get to some of the world's most historic and significant places, including lots of UNESCO World Heritage sites, …

Everything you need to know about the NCAA's coming major changes

Between the five power conferences likely being able to make their own rules and the flurry of unions, lawsuits, and other court battles, the NCAA has reached the end of an era.<p>On April 24, the NCAA Board of Directors is expected to approve a new governance model, including some major changes. And …

NBA Draft 2014: Julius Randle declares, but how good of a pro prospect is he?

The freshman forward is making the leap to the next level.<p>Julius Randle made a formality official on Tuesday afternoon by announcing he's leaving Kentucky after one season to enter the 2014 NBA Draft.<p>Randle entered college as a consensus top-three incoming recruit with Duke's Jabari Parker and …

How Your Love Of Burgers May Be Helping To Drive Wildlife Extinct

Many animal lovers have made peace with their decision to eat meat.<p>But the Center for Biological Diversity has a new campaign that hopes to convince them that a hamburger habit does wildlife a disservice.<p>"We need to see a drastic reduction in meat consumption to protect land, water and wildlife," …

20 Crucial Terms Every 21st Century Futurist Should Know

We live in an era of accelerating change, when scientific and technological advancements are arriving rapidly. As a result, we are developing a new …

What Happens To Your Body When You Get Drunk And Stoned At The Same Time?

The science of the spins<p>The intoxicating effects of alcohol and of marijuana have been widely studied, but their combined effect—getting "cross-faded"—is woefully underexplored scientific territory. Here's a look at what we know about how pot and booze together affect the brain.<p>First, the basics: …

First time Ireland: unmissable Emerald Isle experiences

Ireland’s reputation precedes itself, so first-time visitors might think they know what to expect – rolling green fields, chatty locals and a pint for each hand – but there’s so much more to Ireland than its stereotypical charms. Skip the bus tours stopping at leprechaun-filled souvenir shops and …

Great Wall Of China To Allow Graffiti

Have you always wanted to leave your mark on a monument that's more than 2,000 years old? Well, now you can.<p>The Great Wall of China will create a designated graffiti area where visitors can carve their names or messages into the Wall.<p>Scribbling and scratching into Great Wall stones isn't something …

Smart Travel Advice: The More You Travel, the Bigger the World Becomes

<b>Don George</b> describes himself as a "travel evangelist" but he is much more than that. Yes, he loves to talk about the life-changing possibilities of travel, which started for him when he visited Paris in college. But he is also a best-selling author and writer, regarded by many as the preeminent …

Pay gap? New GM CEO Mary Barra to earn less than predecessor

Countless surveys have found that women in the workforce tend to make less money than their male counterparts, and that’s often true at even the highest levels — including the new chief executive officer at General Motors.<p>GM has revealed that its new CEO Mary Barra stands to earn as much as $4.4 …

13 Secrets to Long, Thick, Shiny Hair

We all want a mane of soft, silky, touchable locks. But the reality is that hair grows only about a half inch per month. Want to jump-start the process? Read on for insider tips to stop hair's biggest enemy — breakage — and keep strands strong.<p>START IN THE SHOWER<p><b>Go sulfate free.</b> Overwashing can dry …

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