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All 49 of Netflix's notable original movies, ranked from worst to best

While the company's first entry into the realm of big-budget films, the Will Smith-led "Bright," has been scorched by critics, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has hailed the fantasy-action thriller as a commercial success that critics are "disconnected" from.<p>On the opposite end of the critical spectrum, …

Keeping these 12 plants in your home can improve your health — and they're almost impossible to kill

Eating plants isn't the only way to reap their benefits. Science has shown that keeping a simple houseplant can do wonders for your health.<p>Horticulturist Marc Hachadourian, the director of the Nolen Greenhouses at the New York Botanical Garden, told us that plants benefit both your physical and …

Plants

Anti-aging breakthrough could extend healthspan by making old cells young again

Rather than just focusing on increasing lifespan, one field of anti-aging research is concerned with extending healthspan – the stretch of our life …

The best movie of every year since 2000, according to critics

Since the turn of the century, the reviews aggregator Metacritic has compiled an annual list of the year's most well-received movies by assigning scores based on their composite critical reception.<p>We selected the top film from each year's list, starting with 2000 and including the best film of 2017.<p>…

Floating Away Your Anxiety And Stress

When I mentioned to a friend that my baseline neurosis has evolved from daily stress into anxiety, her response was – "Go for a float!"<p>A float?<p>Yes — spend an hour in a dark, soundproof room floating in a body-temperature warm pool. "The heavy salt concentration does the work for you," my friend …

Health Care

Rezvani Tank: It's like a Hot Wheels car brought to life

Sports car builder Rezvani takes a stab at SUVs with the Tank<p>The car company Rezvani made a name for itself with some pretty radical sports cars with aggressive names such as Beast. But as far back as February of last year, the company has been considering adding an SUV to the lineup. Now it …

15 Hotels That Should Be on Your Bucket List

We all have our travel wish lists, but a wish list just for hotels? You’d better believe it. When it comes to the 15 epic properties in this year’s …

100 trips everyone should take in America

The US is known for its incredible variety of landscapes, cuisines, and cultures. From Broadway shows and spectacular restaurants in New York City to ancient adobe buildings in Taos Pueblo, New Mexico, there's something amazing to see in every state.<p>And while there are endless opportunities for …

10 Must-See Buildings in Seville

Founded by Hercules, shaped by the Romans, ruled by the Moors, and finally conquered by the Christians, the 2,200-years-old capital of Andalusia is …

10 Bucket List Trips Around the World You Probably Never Thought Of

If you’re looking for a place where you’ll be inspired, where you’ll see some of the most beautiful sights in your lifetime, these 10 travel …

Here are 15 books that will help you succeed in the tech world

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you're looking to fortify or launch a career, reading the canonical and formative as well as the provocative and emerging books in your …

Forget Zermatt—This Quaint Town Is What Swiss Alp Dreams Are Made Of

When American tourists picture the Swiss Alps, they tend to picture luxe ski towns like Klosters, Verbier, and Zermatt. But just a few miles off the beaten path is an idyllic mountain village where everything—every view, every building, every bubbling pot of fondue—is so perfect, it makes your …

European Travel

6 websites that will help you build your résumé if you don’t know where to start

A slick, impressive résumé is a must-have for all job seekers.<p>But for people who are just entering or returning to the job market, it can be tricky to know where to start.<p>Fortunately, there are websites out there that'll do most of the résumé-related heavy-lifting for you.<p>I recently scoured the …

Employment

12 stunning train rides you should take before you die

The August/September issue of National Geographic Traveler rounds up images of the best train trips in the world, according to one seasoned rail rider. It's available on newsstands now.<p>Here are 12 of our favorites.

Google Street View Now Lets You Explore the International Space Station

Google Street View covers some amazing locations (Antarctica, the Grand Canyon, and Stonehenge, to name a few), but it’s taken until now for the tool …

Space Science

How Do You Say “Life” in Physics? - Issue 50: Emergence

“To imagine a language is to imagine a form of life.” —Ludwig Wittgenstein, <i>Philosophical Investigations</i> (1953)Jeremy England is concerned about …

You pump up this mini scuba system by hand and it lets you breathe for 10 minutes underwater

No scuba gear? No problem! Scorkl is a mini scuba device that can be pumped up by hand and it allows you to dive for up to 10 minutes.<p>The high-pressure hand pump can pump to 3,000 psi which allows the small canister to hold enough air for 10 minutes underwater.<p>It easily reached its goal on …

Villa Honegg – A Stunning Boutique Hotel In The Swiss Alps

Villa Honegg is a special hotel with a rich story. It was originally constructed in 1905 by Emil Durrer-Traxler who managed to build his own hotel …

Discover “Unpaywall,” a New (and Legal) Browser Extension That Lets You Read Millions of Science Articles Normally Locked Up Behind Paywalls

Earlier this month, Impactstory, a nonprofit supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, launched, …

10 apps everyone should have on their computer

Mobile apps are far more popular than their desktop counterparts, but most people still rely on laptop or desktop computers, either for work or just browsing the web at home.<p>Whether you've invested in Apple's Mac line or a Windows PC, there are absolutely some worthwhile desktop apps out there to …

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.

This Stunning and Secluded Utah Resort is the Ultimate Desert Getaway

4K<p>SHARES<p>It has been dubbed "the most secluded hotel in the country" and counts Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie and celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay among …

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This hotel is made of 10,500 tons of salt

Don't lick the walls at this Bolivian hotel. No really, that's a strictly enforced rule at the 30-room Hotel Palacio de Sal, which is made entirely of salt.<p>The hotel, as well as most of its furniture — tables, chairs, beds — is made of around 10,500 tons of the seasoning.<p>There's an onsite …

Conrad Bora Bora Nui Bora Bora, French Polynesia - Condé Nast Traveler

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Palawan, the Philippines: The Most Beautiful Island in the World

The Philippines's Palawan Island was voted the no. 2 island in the world by our readers—and with pictures like these, you can easily see why. Want to have a say in the 2017 results? Take the 2017 Readers' Choice Awards survey now and let us know.

Could This Be Japan's Greatest Invention Ever?

Let's face it, there is no greater feeling in the world than waking up in your soft, warm and toasty bed whilst it's bitterly cold, bleak and …

5 Insane Overwater Bungalows You Can Actually Afford

You might not be flush with cash, but that doesn't mean you need to give up on the overwater-bungalow fantasy, because who hasn't dreamed of staying in a cabana stilted over shimmering water, fish cruising below? We combed the world and came up with five stellar stays (like Punta Caracol above) …