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Privacy Settings: Chrissy Teigen, Lily Aldridge and 8 Supermodels Show a Side You Won't See on Social Media

The world’s most beautiful—and followed—women strip down. See the seductive photos by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott here.

Samurai dreams along an ancient trail

In the land of bullet trains and endless neon vistas, a few days on Japan’s ancient Samurai Trail will give a very different perspective.<p>At the trailhead, under the shadows of towering pine trees, a large sign warned of bears. At Yellowstone or Yosemite in the US, this would have been unremarkable. …

The most beautiful bike trails in the U.S.

Scenic cycling<p>Some of America's most scenic bicycle trails are best suited for skilled mountain bikers, but other attractive bike paths are …

What Makes a Good Life: Revelatory Learnings from Harvard’s 75-Year Study of Human Happiness

“The clearest message that we get from this 75-year study is this: Good relationships keep us happier and healthier.”<p><i>“The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge,”</i> Bertrand Russell wrote in his 1925 treatise on the nature of the good life and how we limit our happiness. For the …

These Glowing Rocks Capture One of Nature's Most Beautiful Phenomena

Looks at first like somebody threw a bunch of glowing beads on some rocks, but what you see here is actually alive.<p>In a series titled “The Weeping …

Nature

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Japan Whalers Say Deal with Sea Shepherd Will End Ocean Clashes

TOKYO — Japanese “scientific whalers” said Tuesday that they have reached a deal with wildlife activists at the Sea Shepherd Conservation Society to end years of physical clashes.<p>The government-backed Institute of Cetacean Research (ICR) and its shipping operator, Kyodo Senpaku, said that Sea …

You Should Never Post Online or Throw Away Your Airport Boarding Pass. Here's Why

uring our flight, we need to take good care of our passports and boarding pass as these are among the most important things that we will need upon …

Best Anchorages in the Exumas – 7 Spots to Explore!

For many sailing enthusiasts, a cruise in the Exuma islands in the Bahamas is akin to sailing in Paradise – the 130-mile archipelago provides …

People Are Saying This Cartoon Sums Up The Tragedy Syrian Children Face

BuzzFeed News spoke to the artist behind the cartoon that went viral.<p>Daqneesh, his mother and father, and his three siblings were pulled from the rubble of his home in the Qaterji neighborhood in Syria after the airstrike hit shortly after 7pm. He and his family were later released from the …

'A pretty big deal': With Iran's help, Russia's air campaign in Syria is about to get much deadlier

It is the first time since Moscow intervened in the war on behalf of Syrian president Bashar Assad in late September that Russian warplanes have used a foreign nation as a base for their air operations, apart from the two air bases Russia established last year inside Syria.<p>It is also apparently the …

5 New Travel Startups Helping Travelers Maximize Every Minute of Their Trips

Spontaneity defines travel for a certain set of traveler. This mindset leads travelers to book flights, hotels, and transportation last-minute or …

8 Secrets Of Great Communicators

When it comes to communication, we all tend to think we’re pretty good at it. Truth is, even those of us who are good communicators aren’t nearly as good as we think we are. This overestimation of our ability to communicate is magnified when interacting with people we know well.<p>Researchers at the …

Fabienne Kabou, 39, who has blamed witchcraft for her acts, detailed the final hours of her 15-month-old daughter’s life on the second day of her trial<p>A French woman who left her baby to drown on a beach has given a chilling account of the murder, telling a court it was as perfunctory as “going …

Crime

Supreme Court ruling on police powers draws scathing dissents from justices

A divided Supreme Court bolstered police powers on Monday, ruling that evidence of a crime in some cases may be used against a defendant even if the police did something wrong or illegal in obtaining it.<p>The 5-3 decision drew heated dissents from liberal justices who warned that the outcome would …

12 Powerful Habits I Have Stolen From Ultra-Successful People

As you may already know I am very curious about habits, behavior psychology and how it all affects success. For over two years I have been …

Miles from Nowhere in Patagonia

After hours of steep bushwhacking through spiny Calafate bushes in Chilean Patagonia, I cursed as another thorn impaled my leg. I was tired and hungry, my heavy wet feet squishing in boots that were soggy from crossing multiple bogs. My guide, Fernando, was 30 feet ahead—too far for me to follow …

South America

A Harvard psychiatrist says 3 things are the secret to real happiness

Psychiatrist Robert Waldinger is the director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, one of the longest and most complete studies of adult life ever conducted. Waldinger described some of the secrets to happiness revealed by the study in a recent TED talk.<p>The study followed two cohorts of white …

Should You Invest in Residential Rental Property?

A few times a year, a client will ask whether he or she should invest in a residential rental property. The conversation usually starts out like this, “My neighbor said he has a rental property and is able to write off all kinds of expenses.” The client is usually an employee receiving a regular …

Real Estate

This wildly adventurous couple sold everything they owned to travel the world in a sailboat

50 incredible hotels you should sleep in during your lifetime

From ice palaces in Canada to underwater rooms in Africa, we've come up with 50 of the world's most incredible hotels that will take any vacation to the next level.<p>Here's our ultimate bucket list of 50 hotels everyone should stay in at least once in their lives.<p><i>Did we miss your dream hotel? Let us</i> …

Costa Rica

A few fireworks as mystery object falls to Earth

<b>(CNN) —</b> The long-anticipated arrival of that mysterious object from outer space came and went Friday without alien invasion or planetary destruction.<p>But scientists who orchestrated a rapid response to the recently discovered object declared their effort to be a smashing success.<p>The International …

United Arab Emirates

10 Amazing Adventures You Need to Do on Your Next European Vacation

Photo: Linny Le<p>When you think of a European vacation, you're probably picturing museums, cafes, and tours through the cities. Don't get us wrong, that side of Europe is amazing, but the continent is also home to some incredible outdoors locations waiting to be explored. From amazing waterfalls to …

The Hottest Miami Hotels for 2016

We love Miami; the beaches are beautiful, the people are sexy, and the nightclub and food scenes are top-notch. Whenever we're looking for a warm-weather getaway, we often start scoping rates for our typical Miami stays -- Delano, Fontainebleau, or the Standard. But 2014 and 2015 brought several …

I spent 10 nights alone on a deserted island — here's how I survived

I still can't quite believe it happened.<p>I've been somewhat obsessed with islands and going 'back to basics' since I was kid.<p>"Shipwrecked" was key viewing, Ray Mears was my guy, and more recently, watching shows like 'The Island" and "Naked and Marooned" reinforced just how much I really wanted my …

By the Sea

This National Park is a Haven for Turtles

<b>Location: Florida<br>Established: October 26, 1992<br>Size: 64,700 acres</b><p>Known for its spectacular coral reefs teeming with aquatic life, Dry Tortugas National Park protects a seven-key (Garden, Loggerhead, Bush, Long, East, Hospital, and Middle) archipelago in the Gulf of Mexico. Nearly 99 percent of the …

National Parks

Startup Insider: The Story Behind Stock Trading App Robinhood and Its One Million-Person Waitlist

Startup Insider is a series of articles with the goal of helping aspiring founders and entrepreneurs understand the ins and outs of starting a startup. You can sign up to stay up to date with this series here. If you have any interesting stories, you can email us here.<p>---<p>When the 2008 financial …

9 easy, scientifically-proven ways to be happier

After all, if it's been poked and prodded at by scientists, the findings definitely sound like they have more validity.<p>It's up to you to figure out what works for you, but these strategies are worth trying.<p>Here are some things that will increase your life satisfaction, according to studies:<p>Unhappy …