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26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Physicists Overturn a 100-Year-Old Assumption on How Brains Work

This is how neurons actually fire.<p>The human brain contains a little over 80-odd billion neurons, each joining with other cells to create trillions of …

30 Cities Around the World That No Longer Exist

An old Norwegian legend tells of a village that was left utterly depopulated by the Black Death, forgotten, and soon overgrown by moss and trees. …

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Day misses all but 1 hole of Olympic golf

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Jason Day only watched one hole of golf from the Olympics, but at least he picked the right hole.<p>Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson were never separated by more than a shot in the final round until Rose made birdie on the 18th hole to win the gold medal, with Matt Kuchar making a …

12 Travel Map Apps That Beat Google Maps Whether or Not You Have WiFi

Chunky GPS units are a thing of the past. These days, everyone is finding their way by using their smartphones. Although we’ll be the first to admit that we love the industry standard, Google Maps (especially with the new pit stop function), there are a few things that GM just can’t account for. …

It's time to acknowledge the genocide of California's Indians

Between 1846 and 1870, California's Indian population plunged from perhaps 150,000 to 30,000. Diseases, dislocation and starvation caused many of these deaths, but the near-annihilation of the California Indians was not the unavoidable result of two civilizations coming into contact for the first …

U.S. Army

Mindfulness therapy for mental health problems? 'It's more useful than drugs' | Sarah Marsh and Guardian readers

New research has raised hope for using mindfulness in treating mental ill-health. We asked readers about their experiences and had a mixed response<p>Many people, in an attempt to de-stress, have tried some form of mindfulness – the practice of sitting still and focusing on your breathing and …

Mindfulness

Europe's 20 most beautiful hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — With so many iconic cities and diverse landscapes, beautiful hotels in Europe are commonplace. But some are, quite simply, more beautiful than others.<p>From clifftop luxury retreats on Italy's Amalfi Coast to art nouveau masterpieces in the heart of Budapest, we've handpicked Europe's 20 most …

European Travel

A psychology professor reviewed decades of research about having kids and came to a depressing conclusion about marriage

Lots of women look forward to motherhood — getting to know a tiny baby, raising a growing child, developing a relationship with a maturing son or daughter.<p>All over the world, people believe that parenting is the most rewarding part of life. And it's good that so many mothers treasure that bond with …

Wisconsin primary: 5 takeaways

<i>Watch CNN and NY1's Democratic debate, moderated by Wolf Blitzer, Thursday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET.</i><p><b>Milwaukee (CNN) —</b> Ted Cruz's win over Donald Trump in Wisconsin means a contested GOP convention is not only possible, but may be probable. And Bernie Sanders reminded Hillary Clinton that the …

Government

Trump: Kasich shouldn't be allowed to run

<b>(CNN) —</b> Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called for rival John Kasich to pull out of the race because he mathematically cannot capture enough delegates to win the nomination before the national convention.<p>"Kasich shouldn't be allowed to run. Honestly, Kasich should not be allowed …

Republicans

The 5 Best iPhone Apps to Download This Week

It seems like hundreds of new iPhone apps pop up every week, but which ones should you bother trying? We explored the App Store and found some apps …

Apps

5 apps for exploring a new city like a local

There are some things everybody knows about New Yorkers. They pay exorbitant rents, they worship pizza and they never hang out in Times Square.<p>But …

Presidential libraries, an all-American scam: Why these overpriced vanity projects are bad for politics, the economy & history

Barack Obama is in the early stages of raising $1B for his planned library in Chicago. What a waste!<p>We spend a lot of time fretting about the power of money in elections. But what about the power of money after all the elections end? The lure of cashing in once leaving politics can have as much of …

10 powerful foods to eat the moment you feel anxious or stressed

<b>By Dr. Mercola</b><p>What does food have to do with your stress levels? More than you might realize. About 40 percent of Americans say that stress drives …

11 Superfoods That Work Better Together

Peanut butter and jelly. Soup and salad. Spaghetti and meatballs. There are a few classic pairings that will never go out of style. But some food …

Nutrition