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Freaky, huge spinning ice disk discovered in North Dakota river

There it was, just sitting in the Sheyenne River — a perfect circle of ice, about 50 feet in diameter, gently rotating in the water.<p>George Loegering's discovery of the huge ice disk last Saturday has been a big hit over the Web after his video of the phenomenon went viral.<p>"It's an amazing wonder," …

Sculpted to the Core: Kate Hudson's Pilates Workout

Get firm abs and a butt to match with our November cover star's 4 favorite Pilates moves<p>1. Roll Up<p>A<p>B<p>C<p><b>A.</b><p>Lie faceup with arms extended overhead, palms …

Workouts

Winter Workout: Strengthening Moves for Skiing, Snowboarding, and Ice Skating

Jason Todd<p>How This Workout Works<p>Look hot from behind and smokin' on the slopes with this all-in-one abs-, butt-, and thigh-blaster. "The same drills …

5 Tips For Healthier Nails

Nails are a major focal point of the beauty industry, so having a healthy set of nails is essential now more than ever. Since the seasonal shift, and …

How Oxytocin Makes Men (Almost) Monogamous

What happens when a man finds “the one”? His brain gets washed in oxytocin.<p>The hormone and brain chemical best known for its role in love — it’s also …

Watch What You Eat — Literally: See How Many Whoppers Match Up to Your Thanksgiving Meal

Before you unbuckle your belt to prepare for a Thanksgiving feast, it’s worth considering exactly how many calories are going to be in that turkey, …

There Is No Left Brain/Right Brain Divide

You are hardly alone if you believe that humanity is divided into two great camps: the left-brain and the right-brain thinkers — those who are …

5 Healthy (But Tasty!) Appetizers To Cure Your Cravings

Our favorite part of holiday get-togethers? All the snacks — and we do mean all of 'em. But when you couple those rich, indulgent starters with the …

Food

Is it Okay to Work Out After One Drink?

You booze, you lose—seriously<p><b>The question:</b> Is it safe to hit the gym after having one drink at brunch or happy hour? <b>The expert:</b> Irene Lewis-McCormack, C.S.C.S., an exercise physiologist and international fitness educator <b>The answer:</b> Nope. We get that it may <i>seem</i> like it's fine, as you've probably …

Alcohol

6 Perfect Pear Recipes

Don’t miss out on one of fall’s tastiest fruits!

Pears

Become More Flexible with Pilates

"Can I Do Pilates If I'm Not Flexible?"<p>Brooke Siler, author of the Women's Health Big Book of Pilates, answers your biggest Pilates questions<p>holbox/Shutterstock<p><b>Q: Can I Do Pilates If I'm Not Flexible?</b><p>A: You can! When any body part feels "stuck," you're not only at risk for injury but you may also …

11 Healthier Ways to Do Brunch

Your weekend just got even better

Breakfast

7 Science-Backed Reasons Why Generosity Is Good For Your Health

Giving of yourself -- whether it be your time, energy or money -- isn't just a boon to those you're helping. A wealth of research shows that generosity can also have benefits for the giver, ranging from a better outlook at your job, to more years of life. Check out these science-backed reasons to …

Religious Coping Associated With Better Psychiatric Treatment Outcomes: Study

Prayer and belief that God has a plan could lead to better outcomes for psychiatric illness patients receiving short-term treatment, a small new study suggests.<p>Researchers found that religious coping is associated with improved treatment outcomes, compared with those who don't use that kind of …

Night Owls and Early Risers Have Different Brain Structures

Are you one of those people who rises before dawn and never needs an alarm clock? Or would you happily sleep until midmorning if you could? Do you feel like you are just hitting your day's stride by late afternoon, or do you like to get the big tasks of the day accomplished early?<p>Most of us have …

The Beauty of Barcelona (PHOTOS)

Here is something that is probably true: If you go to Barcelona, you're gonna party. The club scene is incredible and massive and it feels like the party never ends. Thus, siestas are a <i>necessity</i>.<p>But <i>don't</i> party and siesta your entire experience away. Barcelona is defined by its absolute …

Italy's top attractions: taking the 'trap' out of tourist trap

Across the globe, lucky souls are packing for Italy to explore the famed marvels of ancient Rome, find romance along Venice's teal-blue canals – and well-meaning friends are still trying to talk them out of it. 'You're going where? When? But it's a tourist trap!' they gasp.<p>This popular wisdom may …

The 10 Best Summer Vacation Destinations in America

From the Grand Canyon to Graceland, summer is the season to appreciate the beauty our country has to offer.<p>Cape Cod<p>Chicago<p>Graceland<p>Grand Canyon<p>Mount …

Grand Canyon

Aqua Expeditions Re-launches Luxury Vessel, Aqua Amazon, with Exquisite Refurbishments

The company's CEO, Francesco Galli Zugaro comments “The new style of the 130ft Aqua Amazon is entirely in keeping with the high levels of detail for …

Top Things to Do in Japan

When it comes to the top things to do in Japan, including Kyoto, Tokyo and beyond, most travelers have a list of major sights, shrines, parks, gardens, restaurants, museums, or neighborhoods to explore. But for many, Japan's unique culture is an attraction unto itself and simply being immersed into …

Incredible Gondola Rides Around the World

Those in need of a pick-me-up could do a lot worse than to consider these incredible cable cars, which take in some of the most awesome panoramic views on the planet.<p>By Mark Smith, Condé Nast Traveler<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>Gondola Rides<p><i>More from Condé Nast Traveler:</i><p>Hot New Hotels Under $300<p>We Dare You to …

Aqua Amazon lets you cruise the river in pure luxury with 12 suites and an onboard chef -

If you’ve cruised the world over the oceans, but haven’t yet gotten an opportunity to set sail on the world’s second longest river, then here’s a …

The Top 5 Airline Passenger Experience Innovations of 2013

The World Airline Entertainment Association named five airlines this year as finalists for its annual Avion Passenger Choice Awards.<p>The Avion Awards …

How To Eat Like A Local In Greece

Every summer, urban Grecians migrate from the mainland to many of the country's mythical islands. Here, away from the chaos of the cities, Greeks have mastered one of the most enviable arts of Mediterranean living. At the heart of this art is a late afternoon lunch, taken after a soothing wade in …

Finding the right Greek island

With more than 2000 islands, from tiny atolls to Crete, maritime Greece is unmatched for sheer variety. Beaches, history, walking, cycling, water sports, festivals, food, ecology: chances are if you want it, they’ve got it. Here are just a few of the incomparable offerings Greek islands hold.<p>Best …

Top 7 Luxury Travel Trends

<b>Health and Wellness Travel</b><p>Interest in improving health and remaining physically active while on holiday has only continued to increase.<p><b>Special</b> …

World's 20 Best Surf Towns

A great surf town is the sum of its parts. These 20 towns run the gamut, from a mecca for the surf-obsessed to a spot where surfing's in its infancy. With waves awaiting, an adventurous spirit, and a little guidance, you can’t go wrong.

Aquatic Sports

America's Best Coastal Hotels

<b>See the coastal hotels ></b><p>While hotels and resorts have long leaned on Mother Nature to enhance their guest experiences, few wild assets rival that of prime waterfront real estate—be it on a sugary sand beach or a dramatic rocky bluff. Fortunately for travelers, there's a lot of choice for those …

Aman Resorts Opens Hotel in Venice, Italy

Earlier this summer, Italy said "Buongiorno" to a gorgeous new hotel under the Aman Resorts () brand: Aman Canal Grande in the San Polo district of …