Prepare for some close encounters of the bird kind with our field guide to finding (feathered) friends in far-flung places. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's 1000 Ultimate Adventures. Greater
By Max Fisher 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 teach
My name is Jules and I'm an orthorexic. I first came across the word "orthorexia" in Michael Pollan's book In Defense of Food. The word describes a compulsion to worry about the quality, rather than the
The first thing I think about when I wake up most mornings is the fact that I’m tired. I have been tired for decades. I am tired in the morning and I am tired while becalmed in the slough of the afternoon,
To sleep, perchance to dream ... and to have high-tech brain scans peer into your noggin and decode what you are seeing under your eyelids. Brain scans can reveal the visual images that people see when
Anyone who's ever experienced a fitful night of sleep knows that "just relax" is easier said than done. But do-it-yourself meditation practices may help you prepare for rest, and put worries or discomfort
By Laura McMullen for U.S. News You wake up, panting, from a deep sleep. You went to work naked. You fell into a bottomless pit. You got swept into a tornado, and then fought off a wicked witch and flying
We often worry about lying awake in the middle of the night - but it could be good for you. A growing body of evidence from both science and history suggests that the eight-hour sleep may be unnatural.
“We are living in an age when sleep is more comfortable than ever and yet more elusive.” The Ancient Greeks believed that one fell asleep when the brain filled with blood and awakened once it drained out.
Let’s cut to the chase. Say you decide to go on a fast, and so you effectively starve yourself for a week. At the end of seven days, how would you be feeling? You’d probably be hungry, perhaps a little
Cat ninjas are a thing of the past. Say hello to the new ruler of the animal kingdom: this bunny parkour master. The rabbit hops up to a wall and then scales it like it's nothing. Reddit user CrazyBunnyLady