Loiza Susilo

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How your memory rewrites your past

Your memory isn’t like a video camera. Instead, your memory plucks fragments of the present and inserts them into the past to create a story to fit …

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How to Find Your Purpose and Do What You Love

<i>“Find something more important than you are,”</i> philosopher Dan Dennett once said in discussing the secret of happiness, <i>“and dedicate your life to it.”</i> But how, exactly, do we find that? Surely, it isn’t by luck. I myself am a firm believer in the power of curiosity and choice as the engine of …

How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes: Lessons in Mindfulness and Creativity from the Great Detective

<i>“The habit of mind which leads to a search for relationships between facts,”</i> wrote James Webb Young in his famous 1939 5-step technique for creative problem-solving, <i>“becomes of the highest importance in the production of ideas.”</i> But just how does one acquire those vital cognitive customs? That’s …

Want To Get Promoted? Be A Narcissist

If you think you’re better than everyone else, studies show that you’re more likely to end up ordering around everybody else.<p>If you feel like your boss is a total narcissist, you’re probably right.<p>In an unsurprising result, a University of Illinois and University of Nebraska team found that …

5 Tips for Impressing Everyone You Meet

An expert's tips for mastering the first impression<p>Quick poll: Have you ever walked into a party, realized that you basically knew no one, and felt totally awkward? We're guessing you answered in the affirmative (we've all been there). Get-togethers—whether it's a business-networking event or your …

Golden Globes

top 10 cities

After feverish debate, the results are finally in. Discover our travel experts' final cut of the most essential travel experiences and destinations on our Best in Travel page. And our top 10 cities - from reinvented classics to destinations on the rise - are sure to inspire your travels in …

Delhi rape: how can women travellers stay safe?

If the Indian government thought that the recent handing out of death sentences to those responsible for the gang-rape of a student in Delhi last year would deter a repeat of the assault, it was wrong. The latest case of a 51-year-old Danish woman, attacked and gang-raped this week, can only …

Sights to make you feel small

Think you’re special? Think again. These sights – towering mountains, vast deserts, endless skies – will put you back in your place.<p>Mass Games, Pyongyang, North Korea<p>Scary and spectacular in equal measure, North Korea’s Mass Games personify the country’s totalitarian politics – and serve as a …

Buyer beware: the hidden costs of budget air travel

Travellers are spoiled for choice when it comes to scoring a deal on a cheap flight. With budget carriers offering more routes around the world and websites like Jetradar, Skyscanner and Hipmunk making it easier than ever to compare the prices on offer, consumers are getting used to lower fares …

Angkor what? Getting to know Cambodia's most iconic temple

Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and its incredible detail.<p>A visit to Cambodia’s World Heritage Temples of Angkor complex is understandably high on the list for many travellers. Get to know a little about the …

Adventure holidays and trips for 2014: Asia

Kayaking Papua New Guinea<p>If adventure starts where knowledge ends, Tsoilik, Papua New Guinea, is the place to go. This tiny island may technically be part of Australasia but it feels more like a lost paradise in south-east Asia. It is accessible only by sea kayaking from New Ireland, guides are …

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Traveling to Fulfill Your New Year's Resolution

Out with the old; in with the new. There is something about the beginning of a new year that automatically sparks a desire to make a change or start something fresh.<p>While the concept of New Year's resolutions has been around (in some form or other) for centuries, today's resolutions are often less …

The Philippines

See photos of the Philippines (including Cebu Island, Manila, Banaue rice terraces, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

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Four Travel Resolutions You Can Keep

I get it. We see New Year’s as a fresh start and all that. But, really, are those life-changing resolutions such a good idea? Many people say no, and point to the failure rate of such promises–particularly the more pie-in-the-sky ones (say, a resolution to cut out greasy food or to jog more <i>and</i> use …

Was Your Ancestor a Ball of Jelly? Evolution Study Surprises Experts

The question of whether sponges or comb jellies were the first animals to evolve continues to stir the waters.<p><b>In a prehistoric version of "the chicken or the egg" question, researchers have long debated which animal group came first. A traditional view pegs sponges—marine creatures that look more</b> …

How to choose between Thailand’s classic gulf islands

With hundreds of dreamy tropical islands scattered along Thailand’s extensive coastline, choosing your ideal island escape can be overwhelming. Each one of those specks in the ocean is a tantalising composition of turquoise water, lush jungles and divine beaches – so how's a traveller to …

Top 10 Backpacking Destinations for 2014

If you don't get a monster travel itch after reading this list, you better check your pulse because you're dead, son. Dead and boring.<p>Photo by: Poler<p>With the World Cup and the Olympics quickly approaching, 2014 promises to be a sporty kind of year. Whether you're into being a mere spectator, or …