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What Do Cats Think About Us? You May Be Surprised

Unlike dogs, our feline friends treat us like other cats, author says.<p>Since cats first got their adorable claws into us about 9,500 years ago, humans have had a love affair with felines.<p>Today more than 80 million cats reside in U.S. homes, with an estimated three cats for every dog on the planet. …

Do 'superfoods' really exist?

In the early 1990s, a cookbook called Superfoods appeared in the bookshops. It was co-written by the alternative medicine practitioner, Michael Van Straten, who is one of a handful of people said to have coined what has become one of the most spuriously bandied-about marketing terms of our …

I Heart My City: Tranh Ha’s Hanoi

Twenty-five-year-old Hanoi native <b>Tranh Ha Nguyen</b> began to realize what she loved about her hometown after spending time abroad in Japan. “Hanoi is so youthful and animated,” she says. Now working as a translator, Thanh Ha spends her free time showing visiting friends around the Vietnamese capital. …

Stickyrice

It's time I got back to Hanoi in these pages.<p>To a dish that is literally in the air in this city. When I breathe in its blue meaty smoke, I start to …

“@RCHanoi: Hanoi rooftop restaurant practicality. http://t.co/tS2teZxwfd” sat there the other day. Fantastic idea!

The Trick That Can Double (Or Quadruple) Your Memory

Want to improve your memory? Then turn large batches of information into chunks–here’s how.<p>How did an average-IQ undergraduate manage to be able to instantly remember seven random phone numbers?<p>Cambridge neuroscientist Daniel Bor explains the process in <i>The Ravenous Brain.</i> The student had …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

5 Countries to Visit for Under $500

[section]One of the biggest misconceptions of international travel is that most people cannot afford it. While there are certainly places in the …

10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

Nokia Lumia 1520 review

Three years ago, Nokia shipped over 110 million smartphones worldwide. None had a display larger than 3.5 inches. Today the company moves far fewer smartphones, every single one of them with a display bigger than its largest option in 2010.<p>These days things are different. It’s practically …

Meet the Cast: Abbey

Meet Abbey from Centreville, Maryland, currently featured in our Project Live Your Life Holiday 2013 campaign. She lives to explore, go long …

The Happiest Country in the World

So far, I’ve been to about ten countries that each claim to be the happiest country on Earth.<p>In Iceland, in Denmark, in Holland, even in India once, someone pulled me aside to claim that their country is the happiest. I never disagree; I just simply ask, “How do you know?”<p>I’ve taken enough Stats …

Spectacular cliff-diving: a head for heights at Phi Phi Island – in pictures

The perilous rocks of Phi Phi Island in Thailand provide a formidable background for some jaw-dropping dives in the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series. Definitely not for the faint-hearted

World's Cheapest Airlines: Which Ones Top The List?

The world's cheapest airline is Ryanair, correct?<p>According to some research conducted by WhichAirline.com, Ryanair is actually only the fourth cheapest airline in the world. So which airlines will fly you for the least amount of money?<p>When flying a budget airline, fees make all the difference. …

Microsoft Surface Pro 2 review: a tablet that works best as a laptop

We could debate all day about whether the original Surface Pro was supposed to be more of a tablet, or a laptop with a detachable keyboard. Either way, we think we can agree on this: The original wasn't perfect in either role, not with its short battery life, heavy build and kickstand that wasn't …

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Open Water<p>Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks seven sailing trips that even cruise haters will love.<p>…

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

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Top travel websites: Top10.com

Do you have a favourite hotel booking site? Or do you end up flipping between various operators? Many of the big players seem to blur into one after a while.<p>Top10.com is the latest comparison site, and aims to save you trawling the net by aggregating all the best deals into one place. It searches …

Why pregnant women are warned about everything

The Telegraph this morning ran with the headline, "Pregnant women warned of 80pc increase in miscarriage from food heated in plastic". In fact, the work is "not nearly enough to prove a link", according to Dr Linda Giudice, president of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine.<p>The sample was …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter, Cheaper And More Often

<b>By Stephanie Oswald, Next Avenue Contributor</b><p>Fall travel season is here, offering endless possibilities for your next trip. One fringe benefit of not having to work around school schedules is getting to hit the road on less crowded highways — and in airports, on planes and at attractions.<p>Of course, …

40 maps that explain the world

Maps can be a remarkably powerful tool for understanding the world and how it works, but they show only what you ask them to. So when we saw a post sweeping the Web titled "40 maps they didn't teach you in school," one of which happens to be a WorldViews original, I thought we might be able to …

Toyota plans mid-decade launch of anti-collision system and self-driving cars

In 2015, Toyota plans to make an advanced anti-collision system available to consumers, starting with Japan. The system uses sensors that watch for other cars, pedestrians and other obstacles and not only hits the brakes, but steers the vehicle to avoid hitting whatever is in its path. It gives the …

iOS 7 tips and tricks: Here's what your iPhone or iPad can do now (updated) - Pocket-lint

If you've just fired up your new iPhone 5S, or have updated your iPhone 5, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPad 2, iPad 3, iPad 4 or iPad mini to iOS 7, you'll …