Jacqueline Van Blarcom

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11 Japanese customs that are shocking to foreign travelers

Japan has a unique culture with a very strict code of etiquette.<p>There are specific ways to eat noodles, good practices for accepting gifts, and certain rules to follow to avoid insulting a host.<p>This complex web of social rules and traditions can be overwhelming for those traveling to Japan, so we …

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How Sharing Food Makes You a Better Person

Bad news for anyone planning a lonely night of delivery for one: sharing a meal with others actually makes you a better person, suggests a new study …

Our Ability To Digest Alcohol May Have Been Key To Our Survival

As we're sipping away on a glass of stout or Merlot, we probably take for granted our ability to digest the alcohol in the drink. Alcohol, or dietary ethanol (as scientists like to call it), is technically a toxin — imbibing too much can lead to a hangover and even poisoning, of course.<p>But thanks …

Complex Questions About Life And Death, Explained In A Simple Animated Video

Kurzgesagt is a Munich-based studio of designers, artists, musicians, and scientists who create videos explaining complicated topics through simple animations. Founded in 2012 by Philipp Dettmer & Stephan Rether, Kurzgesagt–German for “in a nutshell”–has released about two dozen videos explaining …

The Week in Review: Value of Sleep

We blame it on laziness, too much socializing or a late bedtime, but there is also some science involved in why teens just can’t wake up in the …

Whither the Breadfruit?

By James McWilliams August 1, 2014<p><i>Whither the breadfruit?</i><p>Marguerite Girvin Gillin, <i>Breadfruit</i>, ca. 1884<p>There’s such a thing as the Breadfruit Institute, and there should be. Researchers consider the species a “NUS”—“neglected and underutilized species.” But Ian Cole, the Breadfruit Institute’s …

Creepy Full Honey Moon Fills Sky This Friday the 13th

Stunning honey-colored full moon lights up night sky to delight sky-watchers.<p>The superstitious may want to steer clear of black cats this Friday the 13th, but venturing outside very early in the morning will be worthwhile—you'll be able to catch the spectacular full "honey moon" in the night …

A Walk Across England Shows Romans Didn't Bring Civilization There

A conversation with the author of "The Green Road Into the Trees."<p>British travel writer Hugh Thomson usually writes about far-off places, like Peru or Mexico.<p>But in his new book, he turns his attention to his own country, walking coast to coast along an ancient track. What he found surprised</b> …

5 Sky Events This Week: Goddess of Love and Distant Giants

Changing Planet<p>These spacecraft views of the planet Venus show both a visible light image of the eternally cloud-covered world and a radar image (foreground) of the exposed planetary surface. Credit: NASA<p><b>A legendary symbol of beauty adds romance to the early morning skies this week, appearing along</b> …

Modern Explorers Follow the Century-Old Antarctic Footsteps of Douglas Mawson

Scientists set out to re-create an epic life-or-death trek, using today's technology.<p><b>Last week, a 36-person team led by Chris Turney, an Australian adventurer and climate scientist, set out from New Zealand to retrace the historic journey of a scientific expedition to Antarctica that took place a</b> …

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31 Flawless Photos Of Jackie Kennedy

The first lady was a fashion icon.

Pivot Power Genius - Wink App Enabled Power Supply

Control power to anything from anywhere<p>2 app-controlled power outlets as part of a 4-outlet flexible design<br>• Control power to anything from anywhere / …

Powerful Portraits of Secluded Cultures on the Brink of Extinction

Before They Pass Away is a powerful documentary series by photographer Jimmy Nelson featuring dozens of cultures around the world whose people live in seclusion and are at risk of fading away. Traveling across five continents, the English photographer manages to embrace the various cultures he has …

Europe's 10 Coziest Mountain Villages

As winter approaches, the first blankets of snow are falling on the great mountains of Europe and the continent's enchanting mountain towns are gearing up for a new season of visitors eager to hit the slopes or take in the unique local culture that these mountain regions seem to inspire. While …

10 Vices That Are Actually Good For You

It turns out these so-called health offenders can actually strengthen your muscles, up your gym performance, boost your immune system, fight flab, and even prevent chronic diseases. Not bad for "unhealthy" habits, eh?<p>Here, 10 vices you can finally embrace guilt-free.<p><b>1. Sleeping In</b><p>Go ahead—hit the …

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10 Most Iconic World Cup Goals and the Stories Behind Them

Held every four years, the FIFA World Cup remains the biggest showpiece sporting event across the globe, and next summer's tournament in Brazil is shaping up to be just as extravagant as those that have preceded it.<p>The 2014 edition will be the 20th World Cup tournament and over the past 19 editions …

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20 Things I Will Not Regret Doing With My Kids

<b>1. Tucking them into bed at night.</b> Someday, they'll be too big and I won't get that moment back. Saying goodnight, pulling up the covers and kissing their heads is a gift.<p><b>2. Telling them I love them.</b> Start this when they're young. "I love you" is a powerful three-word phrase that matters.<p><b>3.</b> …

13 Staircases Worth the Climb (Photos)

Winding History<p>Looking at any major city today, it's hard to imagine a time without staircases. A new book takes a look at the winding history of …

National Geographic Magazine

See Previous Issues<p><img itemprop="contentUrl" style="transition: opacity 0.4s; opacity: 1;"></picture></div> <div>May 2018</div></a> </div> <div class="prev_iss_cover"> <a href="https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018/04" target="_self"> <div class="LazyLoad is-visible"><picture><source …

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Deal: Abco Bluetooth Speaker

Our friends at LogicBuy spotted this Bluetooth speaker you can use in the shower while your phone sits safely out of harm’s way. Sticks with a …

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Babyology on Twitter: "Our top five baby mobiles http://t.co/EhF7ke1HRr http://t.co/Qjuq4HWGeL"

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Babyology on Twitter: "An old favourite gets a new age twist - the iPieces Fishing Game for iPad http://t.co/xLMl2oqlW2 http://t.co/5yKc9vQSUF"

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Babyology on Twitter: "Minnie Bites - handmade bags and pencil cases for kids http://t.co/lxOICn9rRl http://t.co/QqXO0gpUT6"

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Tanabata Star Dominoes

Inspired by the Japanese star festival, this <i>Tanabata</i> domino set features 70 wooden stars in different colors and 30 plain-beech, numbered stars. It’s …