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A space rock from another star is spotted in our solar system — a cosmic first

For the first time, a space rock from another solar system has been spotted cruising through our corner of the universe.<p>The asteroid is about 400 meters across and moving at a clip of nearly 27 miles a second, according to NASA. For months, this interstellar interloper — a fragment of an alien …

Flying To Europe Is Cheap And Easy For 2017

Sorry, Freddie Laker and People Express. Getting to Europe has never been easier and possibly never cheaper. Expansion by discount airlines, European and North American carriers as well as airlines from as far afield from Dubai, Singapore and Pakistan are opening new routes and driving down prices, …

Air Travel

The 7 most incredible train trips to take in Europe

If you care more about the journey than the destination, take the scenic route on a luxe European train tour. Get sweeping views of the mountians and hills while you travel in style on these breathtaking train routes.

Norwegian Fjords

This Glass Igloo in the Arctic Circle Incredibly Houses a Family of Six

When your ceiling is the Milky Way, Arctic living doesn't seem so bad.<p>Living on remote island in the Arctic Circle sounds more cold than dreamy, but one Norwegian family just might inspire you to seek higher latitudes. The Hjertefølgers took a cue from their family name (it translates to "heart …

Norwegian Food to Try When You Visit Norway

Norwegian food is all about the freshness, taste and their love for seafood. If you have been following my articles about my recent cruise in Norway …

Ice Cream

Inside a family’s geodesic dome home in the Arctic Circle

Solar power helps heat the home’s interior and garden<p>In the winter of 2013, an adventurous Norwegian family moved into a custom glass-enclosed home on the island of Sandhornøya, located in Norway’s Nordland County just above the Arctic Circle. Since then, the Hjertefølgers have thrived in the …

Svalbard Norway: Life at the Top of the World

In the far north of the Arctic Ocean, halfway between Europe and the North Pole, lies a cluster of jagged, barren islands lost at the top of the …

North Pole

The Norwegian Secret: How to Beat Those Winter Blues

As the days get darker and the holidays fade into a warm memory, it’s time to deal with reality: the winter-time blues. Winter can be a tough time …

Mental Health

Neil DeGrasse Tyson Explains Sex in Space

How exactly <i>does</i> someone have sex in space? For years, scientists have wondered if it would be possible to fool around in microgravity. According to …

10 Lesser-Known Parenting Challenges –

Parenting is really hard. It uses every ounce of mental and physical energy I have, every day. Sure, I knew about the big child-rearing ordeals …

Parenting

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Flight Deal of the Day: Take WOW Air to Iceland and Europe for $99

The Icelandic low-cost airline WOW Air has launched another $99 sale on flights for travel to Europe this fall and winter.<p>The temperatures may be dropping in Europe as autumn arrives, but so too are the airfares. Iceland-based airline WOW Air just announced a special sale, with airfares as low as …

The best thing to eat in every country around the world

In Argentina, you must try the grilled meats.Shutterstock<p>What is the single dish visitors should not miss when visiting a foreign country?<p>Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. …

How To Get The Best Seat On The Plane

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>Traveling on a plane can come with a slew of seat-based comfort challenges, whether you're assigned to a seat that doesn't recline or located just adjacent to the bathroom. If you want to get the best seat without having to pay extra cash, there are a few simple tips to …

Here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals

To help you experience the best of the city, we've put together a list of favorites from Los Angelinos.<p>From Korean barbecue joints to iconic music venues, here are the real best things to do in Los Angeles, according to locals.

Crazy Domains

20 places for fall travel | CNN Travel

Travel

Why Motherhood Is Disgusting

All too often, motherhood or birth or procreation in general is labeled as disgusting.<p>Women who've made the decision to become mothers are painted with a brush of disgust.<p>It's gross what their bodies do, growing and expanding and secreting and tearing and doing what can only be described as natural.<p>…

National Geographic Travel

America's Worst President Ever

Then there’s Nixon, whose Watergate transgressions thrust the nation into one of its most harrowing constitutional crises. There are some who argue …

7 Ways to Live as Your True Self

You feel a disconnect with who you are and with what your life looks like. You show the world one person but know there is a different one within, waiting to come out and be seen. You are ready to become this person, your true self, and are wondering how to do so. Here you will find seven ways to …

The best idioms from around the world, ranked

<i>The following were sourced from</i> I’m Not Hanging Noodles On Your Ears and Other Intriguing Idioms From Around the World <i>by Jag Bhalla (National Geographic Books, 2009).</i><p>25. Ear-nectar<p>Origin: Indian. Meaning: A sweet noise or sound.<p>24. Can’t stop being the owl.<p>Origin: Italian, French. Meaning: Can’t …

Sausages

How to Fly in the Front of the Plane - on the Cheap, Maybe for Free

NEW YORK (MainStreet) — Don’t kid yourself. Flying in coach is not nearly as nice as flying upfront, where there’s vastly more space, the drinks are …

5 Small Cities in Europe Where You Can Live Large

<i>As the dollar edges closer to the Euro and holds strong against other European currencies, it seems like Europe is on every budget-conscious</i> …

How Do You Handle A Medical Emergency On A Mission To Mars?

NASA is still trying to figure that out<p>In order to be selected by NASA to go to space, an astronaut must be in almost perfect health, free of any known chronic conditions, and able to undergo rigorous physical training over the course of years.<p>But even though astronauts may be at the peak of …

Free Things to Do in London

From David Bowie and Beckham to Charles Darwin and Dickens, London has captured the world with legendary figures since its founding in the first century A.D. But it's not only the city's celebrities rising to the top—the British pound is rising, too. Don't get knackered looking for cheap deals …

England

Coach LOSES JOB after sharing ‘open letter to Obama’ challenging Islam’s part in American history

A lacrosse coach in Maine lost his job after sharing an open letter to Obama questioning the idea that Islam has long been a part of American …

Civil Rights

The Cheapskate Guide: 50 Tips for Frugal Living

Confession time: I’m a cheapskate. Some would say frugal, which sounds much more positive, but in reality I can be a real cheapskate.<p><b>I am fairly</b> …