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The 27 Most Exciting Books Coming In 2016

Here are the books we can't wait to read in 2016! (Ranked in no particular order.)

25 'superfoods' you should be eating more of right now

Ever wondered what people mean when they say you should eat more superfoods?<p>You're not alone. As it turns out, there's no legal or medical definition for what counts as a "superfood." Nutritionists and public-health experts rarely use the term.<p>But that doesn't mean it's completely bogus. In fact, …

5 hard truths about quitting your job to travel the world

Traveling long term, and embracing the career uncertainty that accompanies it, is no picnic.<p>I would know. In the fall of 2014, I gave up my cushy job as a magazine editor in New York to embark on a year-long excursion with my begrudging boyfriend.<p>Fast-forward 365 days, and we've explored 15 …

19 tiny life changes you can make right now for a healthier year

Luckily, there are some relatively small changes you can make to your life right now to start living healthier.<p>We've put together a list of some of them. Read on to start your healthier life!

An exercise scientist reveals the fastest, most significant way to lose weight with minimal effort

You've heard the mantra: "Eat right. Work out."<p>But when it comes down to it, which one of those things will make a bigger difference in helping you achieve your weight-loss goals?<p>Is it really better to hit the gym four times this week or to order a salad instead of fries at lunch?<p>We asked Philip …

15 healthy eating habits that work according to scientists

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks, and as a result few people actually see any long-term results.<p>Rather than trying one of those, here are 15 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

We Used To Sleep In 2 Segments Every Night Until Electricity Was Invented

Via Dreamland: Adventures in the Strange Science of Sleep:<p>...Ekirch somehow rediscovered a fact of life that was once as common as eating breakfast. Every night, people fell asleep not long after the sun went down and stayed that way until sometime after midnight. This was the first sleep that kept …

18 Ways To Actually Keep Your Closets Organized

You're still going to have to get rid of that sweater you haven't worn in three years.

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

A famous British philosopher says this nightly exercise is better than a sleeping pill

The Swiss-British philosopher Alain de Botton has made a career of bringing high-minded philosophical concepts to the masses with best-selling books like 1997's "How Proust Can Change Your Life" and 2006's "The Architecture of Happiness."<p>In his quest to help others find what makes them feel …

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

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The Cities You Need To See In Your Lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we're big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure -- and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts …

17 Things You Should Know Before Trying To Get A Bigger Butt

Everything you need to know about enlarging that wagon you're draggin'.<p><i>Not everyone wants to change the appearance of their butt. And that's OK! But for those who do it can be tough to know exactly how to go about it and how your diet, training, and lifestyle can support or inhibit your goals. To</i> …

8 Quick Tricks to Make Yourself Wake Up Earlier for Mind-Blowing Productivity

It's frustrating, isn't it? You want to become an early riser.<p>You know that waking up early is one of the best ways to be more productive. You know that many of the world's most successful entrepreneurs are early risers.<p>Yet no matter how hard you try, you can't seem to stop hitting snooze.<p>You don't …

The Best Approach for Chronic Procrastinators

Don't try to beat procrastination; manage it instead.<p>If you're the type who has struggled to meet deadlines and get started on projects for as long as you can remember, there's no shortage of advice out there for you. From the scientifically validated to the downright odd, there are a million and …

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9 Ways to Burn More Fat When You Run

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10 Habits That Can Unlock Your Inner Awesomeness

Here's a list of 10 habits that could take your life into the stratosphere of greatness.<p><i>What habits have changed people’s lives? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of www.CEOLifestyle.io, on Quora:</b><p>When I was 17, I was fired from my job as a …

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8 Reasons to Try Traveling Solo

<i>Photo courtesy of sojourner73/myBudgetTravel. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>According to an article by <i>The New York Times</i>, 24 percent of people traveled solo on their last vacation, up from last year's 15 percent. More and more people, of all different ages and backgrounds, whether …

Humans 'will become God-like cyborgs within 200 years'

The amalgamation of man and machine will be the ‘biggest evolution in biology’ claims Professor Yuval Noah Harari<p>Wealthy humans are likely become cyborgs within 200 years as they gradually merge with technology like computers and smart phones, a historian has claimed.<p>Yuval Noah Harari, a professor …

U.S. military and civilians are increasingly divided

Jovano Graves' parents begged him not to join the Army right out of high school in 2003, when U.S. troops were fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.<p>But their son refused his parents' pleas to try college. He followed them both into the Army instead.<p><b>------------</b><p><b>FOR THE RECORD</b><p>This story says that the …

Head to Lancashire, England to hear "The Singing Ringing Tree," a musical sculpture by architects Tonkin Liu that plays different chords according to how the wind passes through it. Listen to it here: http://vimeo.com/30184260

The Comeback Kids: 5 Former Danger Zones That Are Ready for Travel

You know the feeling: daydreaming of traveling to some exotic destination, only to realize that political instability, crime, and civil unrest have landed your dream destination on the naughty list. Travel warnings and restrictions are a traveler's worst nightmare, and a sobering reminder that the …

The 40 Best Beaches on Earth

Let's face it...it ain't summertime without at least spending a few days at the beach soaking up the rays and relaxing with family and friends. In the spirit of summer, we've gone to the travelers community at minube.net travel community to find the best beaches from around the world, those drops …

Long Exposures Capture WiFi Signals as Eerie Patterns of Color

<i>Digital Etheral</i> is a multi-media project in which designer Luis Hernan explores human interactions with electromagnetic signals like WiFi, and attempts to create a visible representation of this wireless technology that surrounds us every day.<p>As part of the project, the artist developed The Kirlian …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

4 Moves for Insanely Toned Abs (#NoFilter)

Get ready for your bikini closeup on Instagram, all summer long<p>This total-body strength routine works overtime to firm your core by challenging your stability. The result? An effective sweat session we don't mind doing in the heat! Perform three sets on nonconsecutive days three times a week.<p>1. …

The world's best secret islands

Looking for a romantic spot that's (almost) all yours? Here’s a list from our brand new <i>Best in Travel 2011</i> guide to reignite your love affair with desert islands, with picks from across the globe.<p>1. Torres Strait Islands, Australia<p><i>Image by Killer White Fluff</i><p>As far as you can go in Oz without …

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50 images of New Zealand we can’t stop looking at

WE’VE POSTED A LOT about New Zealand over the last few weeks, including 23 looks at the country’s stunning geographic diversity, 5 badass itineraries …

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Yoga for Abs: The Best Poses for a Slimmer, Stronger Core

Core strength: whether you're an elite athlete or an occasional exerciser, it's an essential part of maintaining your overall fitness (and good posture, too!).<p>A strong core acts a stabilizer for the rest of your body. "You can look at it as the source of all power in the body," says Travis Eliot, …