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The Best and Worst Times to Travel the World, Mapped

When we're planning a trip abroad, we tend to look at a lot of factors. There's the local area's weather, safety, customs, accommodation options, and …

Travel

Isolated St. Helena Island Welcomes Its First Commercial Flight

Some 47 square miles small, St. Helena island is a tiny speck in the Atlantic Ocean with incredible history—and a beautiful almost two-year-old airport that only just received its first visitors.<p>In the middle of the South Atlantic, some 1,200 miles from the southwest coast of Africa and 1,800 miles …

Aviation

Best City Parks in the World

After a long day spent exploring an urban jungle, sometimes, all you want is to sit in a park. Luckily, some of the world's busiest cities also happen to be home to lush green space, providing the perfect escape from crowded streets and car horns. From the golden gingko trees of Yoyogi Park (Tokyo) …

Europe

Parents Are Sharing Photos Of How Much They’ve Changed After Kids And It's Hilariously Sad

Parents, the real MVPs.

Parenting

If you unleash this tuned Mercedes, make sure your life insurance is paid up

With 515 horsepower on tap, the Mercedes-AMG GT S makes for a pretty lively driving experience. Mercedes even built its own factory hot rod version, …

Life Insurance

Switching To Middle School Can Be Hard On Kids, But There Are Ways To Make It Better

"I'll be famous one day, but for now I'm stuck in middle school with a bunch of morons." That's harsh language from the downtrodden sixth-grade narrator of <i>Diary of A Wimpy Kid,</i> a blockbuster series ofgraphic novels.<p>But it speaks to a broader truth.<p>A large body of research suggests that students who …

Education

A Majestic Green Eyed Bengal Cat Who Enjoys the Great Outdoors With Her Beloved Human

Suki is a gorgeously majestic Bengal cat from Canada who loves going on road trips with her beloved human. Together the two of them visit beautiful, …

Bengal

An Extremely Limber Dog Clears a Tall Obstacle and the Woman Behind It In a Single Soaring Jump

Responding to the word “Go”, a beautiful blonde greyhound took a running leap and soared over a 6 foot 6 inch obstacle fence as well as a human …

Science

Interrailing in Europe: 10 of the Best Small Cities to Add to Your Trip

Since driving is so overrated, ditch the wheel and instead see Europe by train. Rather than worrying about getting lost or parking, you can …

Europe

11 Underrated World Cities You Have to Visit for the Food

The pleasures of eating turn downright mysterious when you combine them with world travel. Why should a cup of coffee taste like angel tears just …

Restaurants

Hawaii's Most Popular Airbnb Is This Beautiful Bamboo Treehouse

Airbnb owes part of its magic to the sheer variety of options the online rental marketplace has to offer. Just as you could hypothetically eat pizza …

Treehouses

15 Halloween Bento Boxes That'll Get Your Kids in the Spooky Spirit

Whether your kids love the thrill of being spooked during Halloween or prefer the strictly cute treats, there are plenty of ways to have a little fun with their food. One of the ways people are getting in the spirit is by making Halloween bento boxes for lunch, and after seeing their creative …

Holidays

Touching Portraits of Dogs Taken Years Apart, from Puppyhood to Old Age

Although Massachusetts-based portrait photographer Amanda Jones has been working with dogs for two decades, the first canine she could call her own …

Old Age

McCain's latest surprise: Regulate Facebook

Republican Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) knows his time in the public eye is short, so his big statements in recent weeks are especially resonant. Today, …

John McCain

Young Children Are Spending Much More Time In Front Of Small Screens

It's not your imagination: Tiny tots are spending dramatically more time with tiny screens.<p>Common Sense Media, a nonprofit organization, just released new numbers on media use by children 8 and under. The nationally representative parent survey found that 98 percent of homes with children now have …

Parenting

10 Essential Products Every Female Traveler Needs

Traveling is never easy for females, what with all the individual beauty products, outfit planning, and millions of pairs of shoes that yes, we do …

Travel

10 Smart Gadgets Every Winter Sports Enthusiast Really Needs

Though it may seem totally and completely backwards, areas with colder climates tend to look forward to when the temperatures drop. See, in places …

Winter Sports

Five Places to Go in Diani Beach, Kenya

Until recently, Kenya’s Diani Beach was a well-kept secret for a cultured international crowd that has been vacationing on the coast since the 1970s, fueled by a passion for the sparkling white-gold beaches, rare sea safaris and luxury hotel scene that characterizes this strip of coastline on the …

Africa

Here’s a pot of chili you won’t get tired of eating

With this warming recipe comes the realization that, yes, a meatless chili that takes less than an hour to make can offer a satisfying chew and deep flavor. Make a batch on the stove top or in the slow cooker on a Sunday, and I bet you’ll find various ways to eat it during the week — with roasted …

Recipes

20 of the Prettiest Beach Sunsets We've Ever Seen

1 of 20<p>Barbados<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 20<p>Biarritz, France<p>3 of 20<p>Hilton Head Island, South Carolina<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 20<p>Puerto Vallarta, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 …

Beaches

From Powder to Parties: The Top 10 Après Ski Towns in North America

Serious skiers and snowboarders look for so many factors when choosing a destination: the best powder, highest concentration of black diamonds, …

Skiing

Visit the World's Only Carbon-Negative Country

Bhutan has built sustainability into its national identity.<p>Bhutan is arguably the world’s happiest country. It’s also one of the greenest. That’s no coincidence. In fact, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck developed his signature Gross National Happiness index based on four pillars: sustainable …

Bhutan

Don't Be Alarmed But Wombats Can Run 25 Mph (and 9 Other Wombat Facts You Won't Know Unless You Happen To Be An Actual Wombat Expert)

And I raaaannnnnnn.

Australia

The Ritz-Carlton's New Koh Samui Resort is Officially Open

A trip to Koh Samui in Thailand's southern region is, put quite simply, like a trip to paradise. One of the country's largest islands and situated in …

Hotels

The Link Between Aluminium and Alzheimer’s Disease Is Now Confirmed By Scientists

Aluminum has been long known to be neurotoxic, with mounting evidence that chronic exposure is a factor in many neurological diseases, including …

Alzheimer's Disease

‘Magical Towns’: Authentic Mexico off the beaten path

The great majority of first-time visitors to Mexico gravitate toward the country’s well-known resort destinations, such as Cancun and Los Cabos, or perhaps to cosmopolitan Mexico City. A country as huge as Mexico has lots of treasures tucked away in off-the-beaten-path locations. In 2001, in a bid …

Mexico