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“Más… que…” Exaggerated Comparisons in Spanish: Sayings and Illustrations

My favorite types of Spanish sayings are the comparisons. Many comparison sayings, especially the ones that exaggerate, are hilarious. I am talking …

16 things successful people do on Monday mornings

"Because you've stepped away for a couple days, these back-to-work mornings are the most memorable for the rest of the week," says Lynn Taylor, a national workplace expert and the author of "Tame Your Terrible Office Tyrant: How to Manage Childish Boss Behavior and Thrive in Your Job."<p>"They …

5 Things You Should Know About Jeb Bush

Jeb Bush is set to announce his candidacy for president Monday. If he wins, he would be the third Bush to be president in the past 25 years. Jeb Bush has said he's his own man. Well, here are five things you should know about him.<p><b>1. Jeb Bush is not his real name</b><p>For a lot of people, Jeb is short for …

Aziz Ansari: Love, Online Dating, Modern Romance and the Internet

By aziz ansari<p>My parents had an arranged marriage. This always fascinated me. I am perpetually indecisive about even the most mundane things, and I …

Relationships

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having some wild experiences that you'll never forget.<p>From partying at the world's largest Carnival in Rio de Janeiro to paragliding in New Zealand, here are the trips you should take when …

Harvard researchers have mapped the five child-rearing techniques you need to raise kind kids

Ask parents how important it is to instill kindness in their kids, and most will rank it high: even as their very top priority, according to Harvard researchers.<p>But children surveyed by the university’s Making Caring Common (pdf) project said, overwhelmingly, that they were getting a different …

Parenting

7 creative ways to 'do good' when you're strapped for cash

Too often we're told "doing good" means donating money to nonprofits in need.<p>While our dollars definitely help organizations that are working to make …

The hipster is dead, and you might not like who comes next

What do we call me? I’m a 26-year-old writer who lives in a gentrifying neighborhood in Brooklyn. I’m a straight white man with a single-speed bike …

How Poverty Alters the Young Brain

New research reveals a strong connection between income and the surface area of several key neural regions.<p>Behavioral scientists have made some truly groundbreaking insights into the cognitive costs of poverty in recent years. We now know, for instance, that scarcity puts a huge strain on our …

Dear America, this is what you look like when you visit us. Love, the World

Dear America,<p>Hi. It’s the rest of the world here. You’ve probably heard of us. The 38 percent of you who have a passport might even know us, at least …

Travel

Why Is The University Still Here?

Universities are supposed to be dead. These bastions of higher learning have been on Silicon Valley’s hit list for much of the past decade, and disruption phasers targeting the industry have certainly been set to kill in the years since the global financial crisis.<p>And yet after years of efforts, we …

Higher Education

Does A Foreign Accent Mess Up Our Memory Of What's Said?

Sometimes I look at my husband and think, "I really don't remember what you just said." Is that because of his charming European accent, or because hey, we're married?<p>Don't leap to blame the accent, researchers at Washington University in St. Louis say. They are trying to figure out how the brain …

Language

The Mysterious Columba Bush

Who is Jeb’s wife, what effect will she have on his campaign—and what effect will his campaign have on their marriage?<p>Now and then in an otherwise unmemorable speech, Jeb Bush will drop a mention of his wife, like a sudden pop of color. At an event in Nevada this March, one of his first speeches of …

Government

4 Commencement Speeches to Get You Through the Work Week

Commencement speeches can be sappy, long-winded and sometimes flat-out uninteresting. Here’s a guide to the 2015 addresses that will have everyone …

Tim Cook

How ISIS controls life, from birth to foosball

<i>Watch Fareed Zakaria's special report, "Blindsided: How ISIS Shook the World," Monday at 9 p.m ET/PT on CNN.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> It has all the key points you'd expect on a birth certificate -- baby's weight, length and date of birth confirmed with an official insignia. The difference here is the governing …

Islamic State (ISIS)

The Geography of Well-Being

A new index takes a holistic look at America's inequalities. Yes, that's plural.<p>Economic growth has long been the basic metric through which we evaluate economic and social progress. But a growing number of policymakers and experts argue that we need a better way to measure “well being.”<p>In a report …

Demographics

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The Unspoiled Beauty of Huatulco

<i>It's hard to pronounce and lacks the cachet of Cabos or Cancun--but you might want to head to Huatulco this winter, a beach getaway with unspoiled beauty</i><p><i>View of Conjeos Bay from under a Palapa</i><p>Huatulco is located on the Pacific coast of southwestern Mexico, about 500 miles from Mexico City in the …

Norwegian Air Shuttle Expanding U.S. Service, Offering Fares Under $500 RT - Vagabondish

For American travelers missing the days of fares to Europe under $800-1,000, there is hope. At least for a few select cities.<p>Low-fare carrier …

Top 20 U.S. Small Hotels: Andrew Harper's Picks (Photos)

Best Small Hotels<p>Too many hotels to choose from? Andrew Harper rounds up the best luxury, small hotels in America.<p>09.09.13 5:00 PM ET

8 Reasons to Drop Everything & Visit Maldives Right Now — Vagabondish

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Every destination promises “something for everyone”, but let’s be honest: <i>that’s almost</i> …

Indian Ocean

Booker’s New York City

Traveler of the Year <b>Booker Mitchell</b> was close to celebrating his fourth birthday when 9/11 happened. “Millions call New York City home, and while no one personally knows even a percentage of the population, we unite at times when it matters most and act locally like any other small town in the …

The Ecolodges of the Future

When I became editor of <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> magazine 15 years ago, the word “ecolodge” suggested places that were so pared down and dutiful that many travelers were regarding them as the domain of the backpacker — all basic furnishings and uninspired food. Therefore it is astonishing to see …

Antigua rises from the ashes

The Guatemalan city has persisted through its share of catastrophes – from the decimation of the indigenous population to a slew of eruptions – to become the country’s prized jewel.<p>It was 12 months ago that Volcán del Fuego lit up the sky above Antigua, sending grey ash to blanket the tender leaves …

Prettiest Spas And Hot Springs Of The World Make Us Want To Take Tomorrow Off

Because on certain Thursdays, you just want to get away from it all more than usual.<p>Whether made by man or Mother Nature, these calming retreats would be the perfect destinations for a three-day weekend... if we had a three-day weekend.<p>1. Blue Lagoon, Iceland<p>2. Springs Eternal Spa at the Omni …

12 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

"Street food, I believe, is the salvation of the human race."<p>So proclaimed Anthony Bourdain, passionate street food advocate and consumer, at the …

Real Madrid's Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo are all smiles

For Real Madrid the chance to show off £166m worth of talent was too good to pass up and the hope for the Spanish giants is that Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo get on this well when it comes to deciding who takes the free-kicks.<p>There has been speculation that Bale's arrival at the Bernabéu this …

How Zinedine Zidane Became a Peacemaker at Real Madrid

They are the most valuable club in the world, gross more than €500 million in annual revenue and are the record champions of both Spain and Europe.<p>On five occasions they have shattered the world transfer record—most recently this summer with the €100 million acquisition of Gareth Bale.<p>If it seems …