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Why we have blood types and why they matter

If A+ was the top grade in school, then surely A+ was also the most excellent of blood types - a biological mark of distinction.<p>It didn't take long for me to recognize just how silly that feeling was and tamp it down. But I didn't learn much more about what it really meant to have type A+ blood.<p>By …

Medical Research

10 Best Backpacking Trips in U.S. Parks

This year the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its 100th birthday. Over the past century, the agency has protected and managed a system that has grown to now include 59 parks in 27 states and ranges from famed summer-vacation destination icons like Yellowstone and Yosemite to the remote 8.4 …

11 hiking trails you've never heard of but should definitely try

<i>I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. — John Muir</i><p>When we first set out on our journey years ago, treks — especially of the long, multi-day variety — weren't a priority on our activity list. Sure we enjoyed hikes and …

Hiking

The Best Hikes on the Northern California Coast

Whether you're interested in a casual walk along bluffs above crashing surf or a longer excursion into the coastal mountains high above the Pacific, …

Hiking

10 Great American Hikes That (Almost) Anyone Can Do

(Photo: Thinkstock/Purestock)<p>Hiking is the most democratic of American pastimes: Almost everyone can do it, and there's no special equipment necessary. All you need is a pair of sturdy, comfortable shoes and a spirit of discovery. And it's an activity that can be enjoyed nearly year-round, by young …

Hiking

27 Stunning Lakeside Campsites

Photo by Matthew Hosford, Explorer for The Outbound<p>There's something special about waking up at sunrise to a glassy mountain lake outside your tent. If you're ready to make this a reality, check out this list of lakeside campsites and start planning your next adventure.<p>1. Mono Lake<p>California | Car …

Hiking

What Kids Learn From Travel

Our family Christmases can be a little unconventional -- once we took our 2-year-old son to South Africa. Some of my friends gave me a hard time. They said I gave myself a safari holiday while my son was too young to protest instead of giving him a tree and a stocking.<p>For his third birthday, …

Travel

The Best Beach In The World Is One You've Never Heard Of

With so many famous beaches on this planet, you'd think it would be easy to guess which one is "the best beach in the world." Is it a Caribbean oasis in St. Barts? A Greek isle? The infamous Copacabana?<p>Nope, <b>the best beach in the world is one you've likely never heard of</b>. Brace yourself for the …

Beaches

Hawaii's Most Epic And Illegal Hike May Be Gone Forever

Remember that strikingly stunning and famously illegal hike in Hawaii that gave you the chance to view paradise from the heavens?<p>To refresh your memory, here was what it looked like:<p>Well, thanks to a powerful storm, it's gone. Possibly forever. And we're heartbroken.<p>The Stairway to Heaven, Hawaii's …

Hiking

6 Reasons Why You'll Know It's Time to Move Overseas

How many times have you said you're going to do something but change your mind at the last minute? It might be a spontaneous pledge, a throw-away comment or spur-of-the-moment remark but the result is usually the same.<p>Because taking a leap of faith is <i>hard,</i> particularly when it means life might …

Positive Thinking

Peanut allergy researchers say they may have found key to a cure

Melbourne-based study of children given nut protein with probiotic has transformed the lives of 80% of those who took part in clinical trial<p>Australian researchers have found a possible key to a cure for people with potentially fatal peanut allergies.<p>A Melbourne-based study has already transformed …

Biomedicine

The 15 Most Surreal Destinations to Visit in 2015

Be prepared for dropped jaws, kids.<p>1. Sea of Stars on Vaadhoo Island in the Maldives<p>photo: Doug Perinne<p>2. Antelope Canyon in Arizona, United States<p>photo: Laura Grier<p>3. Cave of Crystals, Naica, Chihuahua, Mexico<p>photo: Adventure Medicine<p>4. Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia<p>photo: PlanetDen.com<p>5. Tunnel of Love …

Beaches

9 Definitive Reasons Why You Should NOT Move to the Caribbean

Living on an island in the Caribbean, surrounded by jungle-covered hills and picture-perfect beaches sounds like a dream. Wake up, enjoy a cup of coffee and fresh fruit picked from the trees around your house, walk along the beach and maybe go for a swim to cool off from the sun's warmth. <i>This</i> is …

Caribbean

Surreal Places You Won't Believe Actually Exist

Our imaginations take us to grand and colorful places that we can not conceive as a reality. But what if those colors actually existed right here on Earth?<p>There are places right here on our planet that are absolutely extraordinary. They defy norms and go far beyond the beauty that a typical …

Travel

Marinha Beach Is Clearly One Of The Best Beaches In The World For A Reason

We've seen some "best beaches" before, but none has stolen our hearts quite like this.<p>Welcome to Marinha Beach, on the southern coast of Portugal. It's been named one of the best beaches in the world for its stunning natural rock arches and excellent quality of water.<p>But the best part of this …

10 Beautiful Historic Houses for Sale Under $100,000

Ssnag the old house of your dreams.<p>You don't have to pay a fortune to snag the old house of your dreams. These 10 historical homes are loaded with vintage charm, and are all on sale for under $100,000! This article originally appeared on countryliving.com.

The Most Dangerous School Lunch Ever

The deadliest lunch to bring to school, made with the 8 most common food allergens: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, fish, wheat, and soy<p>If you have a child in elementary school, chances are you know about food allergies and how they're handled in a cafeteria. The reign of peanut butter …

Immune System

Blue Whale "Hot Spots" Overlap With Shipping Lanes, Raising Threats

Ship strikes may be preventing blue whale populations from bouncing back.<p>Blue whales, the world's largest animals, frequent waters off California that overlap with some of the United States' busiest shipping lanes, according to a new study that suggests ship strikes are contributing to the whales' …

New York Court Rules Spanking Children Is A "Reasonable Use Of Force"

A four-judge panel in New York unanimously found that a father who spanked his young son was in the right.<p>A ruling last Wednesday from the state Appellate Division found that the spanking "was a reasonable use of force," despite a family court judge determining last year that the father had abused …

A $35 Computer The Size Of A Credit Card Can Be Used For All Kinds Of Amazing Things

Originally conceived as an educational product for removing as many barriers as possible for teaching people to program, the Raspberry Pi has been popping up in various home-brewed tech creations, acting as the brain that makes all kinds of electronic doodads come to life.<p>Despite its low price and …

Raspberry Pi

Geology Gone Wild in America’s National Parks

America’s national parks are showcases of extraordinary geological phenomena. While some of them are famous, others are unsung, unexplained, or just plain strange. But, to be sure, all of them spur the imagination, helping us to appreciate the forces that have shaped the nation and its parks.<p><b>Here</b> …

The Top 50 Cities To See In Your Lifetime

Buena Vista Images via Getty Images<p>With our ever-expanding bucket lists, it's sometimes easy to lose sight of the essentials. Well, we've gone to the community of travelers at minube.net with a simple goal: find the greatest destinations on Earth. From the great ancient capitals to the modern …

European Travel

Born to Be Wild: Raising Active Kids

A funny thing started happening around here a few years ago: kids. Colleagues, contributors, athletes they all started having them. And everybody seemed to be struggling with the same question: How do I raise an active kid while still doing all the stuff I love? So we started asking around. Among …

Parenting

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

10 best things to climb

Over ice and iron girders, shinnying up temples and scaling rainforest trees – tackle the world’s most worthwhile ways to reach the top. In this excerpt from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Experiences</i> we've gathered together ten things to go up, from the somewhat gentle to the downright difficult. …

Sydney

National Geographic Travel

50 Amazing Finds on Google Earth

Google Earth is a virtual globe, map and geographical information program. It maps the Earth by the superimposition of images obtained from satellite …

Dropbox Alternative HubiC Now Offers 10TB For $13.50 Per Month

French hosting company OVH just updated its product offering for its Dropbox-like service called HubiC. Now, you get 25GB of storage for free, 100GB for $1.35 per month (€1), and you can opt for a whopping 10TB plan for $13.50 per month (€10).<p>Launched two years ago, HubiC has slowly but surely …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …