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What Science Says About Being In Your 30s

Popular culture and Internet listicles often portray the 30s as life's best years. Free from the financial and personal insecurity of the 20s and not yet approaching the midlife challenges of the 40s and 50s, the 30s are said to be the best of both freedom, and responsibility. But what does science …

Here's What Big Companies Are Revealing About Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis

On Tuesday, UBS announced it took a $20 million loss related to the island's bonds and an additional $21 million hit on future credit losses related to securities-backed loans. T he Wall Street Journal's Corrie Driebusch spotted this detail.<p>"In our view this is a market issue and not a UBS issue," …

20 Things I Learned From Traveling Around the World

<i>Travel for long enough and one day you wake up to realize: This is no longer a vacation, it's your life.</i><p>Over one year ago I quit my job and decided to travel around the world. This was both a dream 10 years in the making and one of the best decisions I've ever made.<p><i>Night train from Belgrade to …

Binge Drinking

Puerto Rico: (U.S.) Passports Optional

In his latest book, <i>100 Places That Will Change Your Child’s Life</i>, <i>Traveler</i> magazine’s editor in chief Keith Bellows proclaims that the passport is the new diploma — that a child who learns to travel will travel to learn.<p>The sad reality is that only about a third of all Americans have passports. …

The 25 Best Hotels In The World

We've created the ultimate list of the best hotels in the world by aggregating four notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites.<p>The rankings we used were Travel + Leisure's World's Best Hotel Awards, Conde Nast Traveler's Top 100 Hotels & Resorts (part of its annual …

Mandarin Oriental

Mini Vision Concept

This is the next-gen Mini hardtop.<p>Officially, it’s called the Mini Vision. Unofficially it’s a sneak preview of the next generation of the chic little front-drive British-built hatchback. It wasn’t that long ago we were able to show you spy photos of the 2014 Mini, and, unsurprisingly, the Vision …

BMW 435i on Road and Track - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

How to freeze water in about half a second

Consider this your first class in ice wizardy 101.<p>In the video up top, Grant Thompson of The King of Random demonstrates to transform water to ice in …

2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus

Dual-clutch = double love.<p>TESTED<p>The Audi R8 has always been a starter supercar, a toe into the high-g waters. It doesn’t wear an exotic badge, and it won’t trigger too many adverse assumptions about your manhood. Other supercars are riskier, wilder, more dangerous, less defensible. They test you by …

How The 2014 Audi R8 Is Made: Video

The current Audi R8 looks quite a lot like the same old Lamborghini-derived mid-engined GT you've been seeing for the last half-decade. But it's …