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Why now is the best time to book flights to see Japan’s Cherry Blossoms

Cherry Blossoms have captivated artists for centuries and continue to captivate the world’s attention through platforms like Instagram.<p>Japan has …

Top 8 Things to Do in Switzerland

With Italy to the south, France to the west, Germany to the north, and Austria to the east, Switzerland has managed to borrow the best from each of …

This Smart Pillow Will Stop Your Partner's Terrible Snoring

Can’t sleep? You’re not alone.<p>One-third of Americans report that they usually get fewer than the recommended hours of sleep, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<p>Given how important sleep is for our health and well-being, it was only a matter of time before someone …

Sleep

Border patrol agents are stopping people on highways in New England to check their citizenship

<b>(CNN) —</b> Far from ground zero in the Trump administration's crackdown on illegal immigration along the southern border, US Customs and Border Protection checkpoints on highways in Maine and New Hampshire are catching the eye of civil liberties groups.<p>On Interstate 95 near the remote northern Maine …

Immigration

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Eating in Italy

Don't bother asking for spaghetti and meatballs<p>June 17, 2018<p>Eating in Italy is more than just a necessity or even a casual social activity. Eating in …

Italy's Best-Kept Secret Isn't What You Think

A guide to the uncharted region that's breaking out in its own right.<p>From the winding cliffs of the Amalfi Coast to the rolling Tuscan hills and …

How to Propagate Succulents in 4 Simple Steps

Grow a whole new garden with just one plant.<p>1 Cut the Heads<p>John Borgoyne<p>Use a sharp pair of scissors to snip a leaf-covered section of one of the …

Gardening 101: Passionflower

Passionflower, <i>Passiflora:</i> Passion Vine<p>Passion vine can solve many problems in a landscape. Like a strategically placed dab of concealer on the face, …

The Weird, Ever-Evolving Story of DNA

Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, forces readers to reconsider what they think they know about genetics and heredity.<p>In 1555, Holy Roman Emperor Charles V announced his plans to abdicate, and his 28-year-old son, Philip II, became the king of Spain the following year. …

Genetics

How to Spend 5 Days in Germany

Why a 5 days in Germany itinerary? Because Germany has lots and lots of interesting cities and locations. Most people are very busy from Monday to …

The Strangest Social Security Benefit You Can Get

It's unclear why this little-known benefit exists, but millions of people still get it.<p>The Social Security program pays out nearly $1 trillion in …

11 Things That Can Happen When You Drink Apple Cider Vinegar Every Day

Apple cider vinegar is making the rounds as a bit of a “miracle cure,” but what exactly does it do to your body? Here are some of the proven benefits.<p>…

Here’s the Maximum Social Security You Can Get If You Wait Until 70

Postponing Social Security can significantly increase your monthly Social Security check, even if you qualify for the maximum benefit.<p>Social Security …

How to Repot an Orchid (Without Killing It)

Congratulations, orchid lover! You’re one of an elite few who have managed to find the right balance of water, sunlight, date nights, and long walks …

Plants

Kyoto, Beyond the Temples and Shrines

The Japanese city known for its temples is also filled with under-the-radar shops, cafés, and markets.<p>Japan’s historic cultural capital is known for its interesting mix of traditional arts and an avant-garde scene, according to Lucille Reyboz, cofounder of the Kyotographie photography festival. …

Japan

The Best Rome Travel Tips From Our Readers

Rome wasn’t toured in a day. “Remember you cannot possibly do it all,” says reader neededaname. “Living there full time for about a year and a half …

Main meals

The sun is out at last, so what better time to get in shape and lose some of the fat that may have been building up during the colder months?<p>Too much …

Food

Three lesser-known websites that will save you a ton of money on flights

These days, you can travel the world for a lot less than you may think. After all, it’s easier than ever to find great deals on everything from …

Ever Wondered How Long Menopause Lasts? Here's Your Answer

I was recently asked what seemed at first glance to be a rhetorical question: "How long does menopause last?" My immediate instinct was to blurt out, …

The Biggest Dos and Don'ts of Owning Succulents

Succulents are delightful little plants that boast a variety of fun colors, textures, and shapes. They are sometimes said to "thrive on neglect," and …

What causes broken blood vessels on the face?

Broken blood vessels on the face are enlarged blood vessels that occur just beneath the surface of the skin. The resulting red, web-shaped appearance …

What Your Cholesterol Numbers Really Mean

LDL used to be the “bad cholesterol” and HDL the “good cholesterol.” That’s the tidy story I learned in my grad school lipids class 13 years ago, but …

7 Italian Towns (That Aren’t Rome or Florence) You Have to Visit

Look, we would never complain about a trip to <i>Roma</i> or <i>Firenze</i>. But when there’s nary a single nook or cranny of the entire country that’s not …

Gardening 101: Kalanchoes

Kalanchoe, <i>Kalanchoe blossfeldiana:</i> “Flaming Katy”<p>Last week, on a raw gray March afternoon I happened to walk by a small grocery shop in my Brooklyn …

Science says this is the optimal time to drink your coffee

The pros and cons of drinking coffee could be debated for hours. Every day, it seems there is a different study telling us it is slowly killing us, …

Succulents Explained: How to Identify and Grow Sempervivums

Sempervivums, which are a type of succulents, are the topic today as we continue on our mission to keep our succulents alive and happy indoors and …

What is the average weight for women?

Knowing if your weight is within a healthy range can be beneficial. This is particularly so in the United States, where obesity is a significant …

Body Fat

The keto diet, explained

Is eating a lot of fat really the best way to lose weight?<p>It’s why people are putting grass-fed butter in their coffee, downing ketone drinks, and replacing their cereal and pasta with eggs and avocados.<p>The ketogenic diet has become a Silicon Valley obsession and the diet du jour that supposedly …

Diabetes

Succulents Explained: How to Identify and Grow 12 Favorites

How are we supposed to keep our succulents alive if we don’t know what kind we’ve got? Too often a plant ID tag at the garden shop says simply …

Plants

Where to Go and What to See in Italy

Italy is a popular travel destination with many historic monuments and cities, beautiful scenery, and fabulous food and wine. To help you plan your …