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Pot-loving dogs: why cannabis extract is the new trend for our pets

High summer is hell for my goldendoodle, Monty. At the park, grass seeds and burrs catch in his woolly mop of black fur. The pollen and dust set off his skin allergies.<p>The heat – more severe every year in the Pacific north-west – cuts fetch time in half. Worst of all, in our hometown of Portland, …

Cannabis

Best Packing Cubes | How To Travel and Pack Like a Pro

Our picks for the best packing cubes and tips for successfully packing all your stuff.The post Best Packing Cubes | How To Travel and Pack Like a Pro …

Backpacking

9 Packing Mistakes Everybody Makes and How to Avoid Them

Jill Johnson/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/MCT via Getty Images<p>Forgetting TSA Guidelines for Carry-On Liquids<p>There’s nothing more disheartening than …

Backpacking

Here’s Exactly What to Do if a Tick Bites You

There are lots of experiences you might hope to have while exploring the great outdoors. Taking in scenic views after summiting a hike, enjoying …

Disease

How to live like a Local in Barcelona

Lonely Planet Local Esme Fox first fell in love with Barcelona over 10 years ago on a rail trip around Spain, and nowadays she's lucky enough to call the city her home. She particularly loves the way that Barcelona still surprises her, even after all this time. Every time you round a corner, …

Barcelona

Northern Spain road trip: pull over for pintxos

The road from San Sebastián to A Coruña is one of big cities, pretty fishing towns, high cliffs and raging sea. It skirts the rugged Basque coast, runs through lush Cantabria and Asturias, and ends up in Galicia, on the wildly beautiful Costa de la Muerte.<p><b>San Sebastián</b> is all about food, and there …

European Travel

This $10 Anti-Aging Eye Cream Basically Works Like Botox For Younger-Looking Skin

If an anti-aging eye cream existed that could mimic the effects of Botox — without needles or the need to shell out hundreds of dollars — you’d try …

Skin Care

Make Your Monday Easier: The Carry-On That's Actually Worth the Hype

Get "Away" for the weekend without worrying about your phone dying.<p>Carry-on luggage isn’t exactly known for its bells and whistles. If a bag keeps my …

Luggage

Follow these 4 simple rules to *never* miss a flight

Everyone has their travel quirks. Some obsess over packing their suitcase <i>just</i> right. Others have a list of must-have carry-on items for a seamless …

Flying

Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy

Hotels are being forced to figure out how to work with a new class of brand-peddling marketers.<p>Three years ago, Lisa Linh quit her full-time job to travel the world and document it on Instagram, where she has nearly 100,000 followers; since then, she has stayed in breathtaking hotels everywhere …

Social Media

Superbugs Win Another Round as Big Pharma Leaves Antibiotics

The fight against life-threatening infections suffered another blow when one of the world’s biggest drugmakers waved the white flag.<p>Novartis AG is …

Doctors Find Tapeworm Larvae in Spine of Woman Hobbled by 'Electric Shocks' in Legs

A tapeworm that normally infects barn animals and dogs came as a literal shock for one 35-year-old French woman, according to a case report published …

This essential oil can take on superbugs (and it’s probably already in your pantry)

Over time, superbugs have gotten stronger. The antibiotics that used to work against the hard-to-treat bacteria are often no longer effective, and …

22 Best Restaurants in Amsterdam

Whether you're after traditional Dutch eats or something more international, we've compiled the best places to eat in town.<p>Amsterdam’s restaurant scene is booming. While traditional Dutch food might have a stodgy reputation, the city’s chefs are showing off the more sophisticated side of the …

3 Best Day Trips from Amsterdam

All easily accessible by train.<p>A visit to Amsterdam might leave you believing that the Netherlands is all picture-perfect canals, impeccably preserved 17th-century buildings, and swarms of bicycles. But there are plenty of other sides to this compact country: Head to Haarlem to experience the …

What One Couple Learned from Traveling the World Together

Rule number one? There's never a "right" time to do it.<p>The prospect of picking up a backpack and traveling the world for a year is a fantasy for many, but what is it like to actually do it? After years of talking about just that, New Yorkers Trey Sarten and Martin Bryan, both 35, decided to put …

This dog groomer turns pups into perfectly manicured fluff balls — and the photos will make you so happy

1/<p>Hamachiyo is known for taking scruffy dogs and turning them into masterpieces.<p>Often, the dogs come out of the salon unrecognizable from their …

What’s next in the hunt for money-launderers in B.C.?

The volume of suspicious money flowing through casinos has been reduced significantly, so where will the province turn its attention to now?<p>Peter …

Belgian boy Laurent Simons heads off to university aged 8

<b>A Belgian boy has graduated secondary school aged eight after completing six years' study in just a year and a half.</b><p>Laurent Simons, whose father is Belgian and mother Dutch, and has an IQ of 145 according to his parents, collected a diploma with a class of 18-year-olds.<p>Speaking to Belgium's RTBF …

A white woman called police on a black 12-year-old — for mowing grass

It’s a business that has existed for as long as there have been summer vacations and borrowed lawn mowers: A pint-size entrepreneur offers to endure the rage of a summer sun on a neighbor’s behalf, pushing a lawn mower across high grass for a small fee.<p>Last week, in Maple Heights, Ohio, that …

Lawn Mowing

Things to Avoid While in Norway

By knowing the subtle cultural differences, you will understand what not to do when visiting Norway, and why. Norwegians are known to appear aloof to …

15 Cheap Vegetarian Recipes With 5 Ingredients Or Less

Eating healthy can be really expensive if you don’t have some good recipes to follow. That’s why it’s pretty difficult for some people, especially …

Yes, Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You Something and Scientists Have Finally Translated What Their Gestures Mean

How many times have you looked into your dog’s eyes and thought, “If only you could talk”? Well, it turns out the canines have been speaking to us …

Trump is creating his American caliphate, and democracy has no defence | Nesrine Malik

Officials quoting a holy text to justify repressive policies is something we who grew up in the Arab world have seen before<p>If there was a dictator’s playbook, the Donald Trump administration would now be on the “Instrumentalise Religion” chapter. Last week, in what sounded like the launch of a US …

Donald Trump

Where have all our insects gone?

We appear to be making tracts of land inhospitable to most forms of life. If we lose insects, it all collapses<p>When Simon Leather was a student in the 1970s, he took a summer job as a postman and delivered mail to the villages of Kirk Hammerton and Green Hammerton in North Yorkshire. He recalls his …

Insects

How to use weeds to read soil

The weeds in your yard are trying to tell you something.<p>There's no such thing as a good weed. That’s something you learn pretty quickly in a …

Can People Who Had a Drug Addiction Ever Drink Alcohol?

We looked into the concept of "once an addict, always an addict."<p>Amid the outpouring of praise and admiration for Anthony Bourdain after his apparent suicide in France on June 8, a few outspoken members of the addiction recovery community zoomed in on his “demons,” and scorned his drinking on the …

The 10 Most-Saved Vegetarian Recipes from May — Recipes from The Kitchn

We've rounded the corner into the unofficial start of summer, and last month your mind was definitely on light, bright salads, potluck favorites, and …

10 Long-Haul Flight Survival Tips and Tricks

A long flight in an economy seat doesn't have to be something to endure. Try and get an aisle seat for easy access to the galley when required (or …

9 Travel Apps That Will Save Money

With so many apps on the market today it can be difficult to find the best. Luckily, we sifted and sorted to find the top money-saving (and even …