Megan Rodriguez

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Rare Black Sea Devil Caught on Film for the First Time

The anglerfish survived capture and is now being studied in a specially equipped laboratory.<p>With its gaping mouth, needle-sharp teeth, and slightly startled expression, the black sea devil anglerfish seems tailor-made for the spotlight.<p><b>And in fact, one particular female got her close-up on November</b> …

7 Secrets to Unlock Success and Happiness

I frequently speak at conferences on many topics including innovation, leadership, and the future of mobile technologies. At these conferences, young people often ask me for career advice. I am reminded of my younger days when I was looking for the same. Wisdom from a few people has greatly …

5 Dystopian Trilogies Better Than 'The Hunger Games'

With the unending details and minor dilemmas of modern day living, there is an ensnaring simplicity to the fictional task of survival. Perhaps it's callous to love dystopia, to soak up stories where the characters are much worse off than you are, but the fiction shelves of bookstores are littered …

Top 10 affordable eco lodges in Costa Rica

Photograph: https://www.facebook.com/RaraAvisRainforest/photos_stream<p>276<p>image/jpeg<p>https://static-secure.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/10/31/1414753654752/6c078d4a-0928-4400-afc6-d853b2155f1a-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: …

The Fastest Way to Make Fitness Progress

And no, I’m not talking about exercising nonstop for the next week.<p>You know you can put more weight on the bar or do more reps, but there’s a third way to improve your fitness: by completing your workout faster. It's a metric called density, and it amounts to being able to do more work in less …

Wolverine’s death highlights the danger of delays and value of restraint

(This Crosstalk reveals key plot points.)<p><b>Oliver Sava:</b> After months of teasing and a couple weeks of shipping delays, Wolverine is finally dead. Will …

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3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Make You Happier

<b>3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Make You Happier</b><p>You don’t have to practice yoga or follow an <b>Ayurvedic diet</b> to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).<p>So whether or not you think about balancing your dosha, here are three powerful elements of Buddhist philosophy, “The Noble Truths,” and how you can incorporate them into every day. They might just change your life…<p><b>1. Dukkha: Life is painful and causes suffering.</b><p>Many people might say that Buddhism is pessimistic or negative. …

10 Vacations To Take With Your BFF

BAZAAR's edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.<p><i>BAZAAR</i>'s edit of the best places to go with your girlfriends.

6 Ways to Have a Richer Retirement

Americans are living longer. Here's how to make sure your money lasts as long as you do.<p>The simplest way to ensure you have enough money to cover a …

9 Ways to Use Vinegar for More Beautiful Skin and Hair

Even if you never cook, you'll definitely want to grab a bottle.<p>Contrary to popular belief, vinegar—apple cider vinegar, to be exact—may not help you lose weight. But it <i>can</i> help you step up your beauty routine. This multi-tasking ingredient can be used to prevent acne and make nail polish last …

7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

A Personal Mission Statement Can Set You on a Course to Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Many people find themselves simply going through the motions of life without truly knowing where they’re headed. This is the main reason why so many people can’t escape mediocrity. Going through everyday chaos, meeting new demands, and …

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How to fly on a private jet for under $150 per person

No security lines or TSA pat downs. Cushy leather seats and legroom for days. Fido curled up right next to you. The perks of flying on a private jet …

Beyond Vegas: Five West Coast Getaways for Adventurous Couples

Want to get away with your partner, but the usual go-to options feel uninspired? If you're ready to venture beyond a weekend letting loose in Las Vegas or wine tasting in Napa, pick from any of the following adventurous getaways for couples on the West Coast. Better yet, close your eyes, place your …

China Has A Tropical Island You Know Nothing About

Betcha didn't know China could look like this.<p>Curious wanderlusters should head to the island of Hainan, in the South China Sea, before it gets any more popular. The tropical isle -- with sprawling rainforest and pristine volcanic hot springs -- is a totally unexpected retreat from mainland Asia.<p>On …

11 Ways to Use Honey to Get More Gorgeous Skin, Hair, and Nails

This all-natural ingredient is good for so much more than sweetening up your tea or coffee.<p>Honey's often thought of as a healthier sweetener, but you might be surprised to learn that this ingredient has tons of skin and hair benefits, too. Made by the alchemy of bees collecting nectar, pollen, and …

Road trip Australia: East Coast or West Coast?

Australia’s coast was just made for road tripping. Thousands of kilometres of sun, sand and surf, dotted with lazy beach towns, quirky accommodation, big things (pineapples, prawns, what have you) and enough fish and chip oil to fuel a few weeks of open-road adventures.<p>However, choosing between the …

40 images of Thailand we can’t stop looking at

THERE’S A LOT GOING ON IN THAILAND. Its territory includes 1,430 islands; its tropical coastlines stretch for 2,000 miles. The country is home to the …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

Ever Wondered What It's Like to be a Private Pilot?

<i>What is it like to be a private pilot?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Tim Morgan, Pilot</i><p>Hm, where do I start?? There's …

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18 free things to do in Barcelona

Barcelona has enough to keep the most voracious of culture vultures and self-indulgent of gourmands happy for weeks, but all those entry fees and tapas bills can mount up. Fortunately, help is at hand with a variety of ways to make your holiday budget stretch a little further.<p>In addition to the …

'Big Bang Theory' Trio Inks New Deals, Securing Hefty Pay Raises

Jim Parsons, Johnny Galecki and Kaley Cuoco have reached new deals with studio Warner Bros. Television. Simon Helberg and Kunal Nayyar, meanwhile, …

How To Anonymously Tell Your Co-Worker He Smells

You've been in a situation like this before: Someone you work with has stinky breath. You know it, your coworkers know it. Only problem is, he doesn't know it. Everyone would be better off if someone told him about it (including Mr. Egg Salad Sandwich himself, who would no longer be the talk of the …

The 21 Best Eyeliners For Cat-Eyes And More

Khol, liquid, gel and innovative powder formulas at every price point.<p>Eyeliner is one of those can't-live-without beauty products for its magical ability to transform the shape of any eye. With the flick of a wrist and a wash of kohl, almond eyes become doe eyes and vice versa. Here, a lineup of …

Secrets Of Smarter, Cheaper Vacation Planning

<i>People incur a lot of stress and spend a lot of money on vacations. But there are ways take time off, smarter and cheaper. Just ask Tim Long, CRPC, is a financial planner with</i> <i>Hutchinson Financial</i> <i>in Little Rock and Bentonville, Ark., and in Texarkana, Texas. His canny advice:</i><p>Taking a break doesn’t …

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

6 Crazy Science Experiments That "Worked"

From Dr. Frank-N-Furter to Dr. Doofenschmirtz, we've all grown up hearing about our fair share of mad scientists and their crazy experiments. A trip …

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10 Astonishing Facts About X-Men

How 'Game of Thrones' is like America

<b>(CNN) —</b> A fire-breathing dragon has never vaporized a senator giving a pompous speech on C-SPAN. No candidate has ever poisoned a rival at his wedding reception, and no "white walker" zombie has ever dragged a screaming climate change skeptic away.<p>Yet anyone who thinks HBO's popular "Game of …