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10 habits that will dramatically improve your life

In Hans Christian Andersen’s fable <i>The Red Shoes,</i> a young girl longs for a pair of pretty red shoes. She ultimately tricks the blind woman who cares …

Happiness

The World's Most Romantic Adventures

You're guaranteed to get some action on these heart-racing trips.<p>Grab your partner, lace up your matching boots, and summon your wild kindred spirits to take on these romantic adventures around the world.<p>Whether you prefer unmatched access to Earth’s most interesting species, a wintry cross-country …

Hiking

What Is the Cheapest Day to Fly?

The low-cost way to get where you've got to go<p>Air travel is expensive, but most web-savvy travelers know how to use aggregate sites to find the …

This New Airline Has $99 Flights to Europe in the Summer

Cheap flights to Europe have become a strangely familiar sight over the last year plus. Part of that is due to price wars ignited by low-cost …

Tip: Fix Your Hips, Fix Your Back Pain

Take this test to check your mobility, then learn how to fix it if there's a problem.<p>The 90/90 Test<p>This test can be used to check for imbalances, …

A step-by-step guide to get richer, healthier, and happier in 31 days

If you don't yet have a plan for 2018, you might be in trouble.<p>Lucky for you, we've already made a plan for you. Above is our 31-day guide to starting off a healthy, wealthy, happy year. Each day is accompanied by a task, along with a quick explanation, below, of why it's important.<p>Read on to find …

Sheryl Sandberg

Jimmy Fallon Cannot Contain His Laughter as Cardi B Explains Her Name in Hilarious Interview

It seems Jimmy Fallon may have met his match.<p>The comedian and host interviewed Cardi B Wednesday night and struggled to contain his laughter as he …

Pop Music

Norwegian’s New Routes Will Let You Fly From the U.S. to Madrid, Amsterdam, and Milan — and Flights Start at $199

You can even score round-trip flights for under $400.<p>Travelers will have more options when it comes to flights between the U.S. and Europe next year, …

Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

<b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.<p>The grafts replaced 80% of the boy's skin.<p>The skin of his arms, legs, back and flanks, and some of the skin on …

Medicine

Oprah Has Spoken: Her Annual ‘Favorite Things’ List Is Officially Here

We were <i>just</i> about to start making our holiday shopping list (and checking it twice), but now we don’t have to because Oprah Winfrey went ahead and …

Shopping

Sleep Scientist Warns Against Walking Through Life 'In An Underslept State'

The National Sleep Foundation recommends an average of eight hours of sleep per night for adults, but sleep scientist Matthew Walker says that too many people are falling short of the mark.<p>"Human beings are the only species that deliberately deprive themselves of sleep for no apparent gain," Walker …

Most of the injured in Las Vegas have left the hospital and gone home. But one still wonders when she will

Diana Litzenberg doesn't know when she'll go home. She doesn't know when she'll walk. She doesn't know when the nightmares of blood and bullets will stop, or when she'll step into a crowd again without her breath racing and breaking down in tears.<p>"I just want to be happy," says the Orange County …

Jason Aldean

This Total-Body Strength Move Will Make You Feel Like a Total Badass

Prepare to meet your (wo)manmaker.<p>When it comes to getting fit, strength is obviously key. And while there's plenty of workouts and exercise routines out there to help sculpt your whole body, we've got an amazing move that will take your strength to the next level.<p>It’s called the (wo)man maker, and …

10 unique ways to experience the Grand Canyon

Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park is nothing short of a natural spectacle. Millennia have carved a geological masterpiece rising 7,000 feet above …

8 Mountain trails in the US you need to experience in your lifetime

Enjoy breathtaking vistas and beautiful vegetation on any of these hikes, found across the country.<p>If you’re planning a vacation and are looking to …

See Melissa McCarthy's Slapstick Genius Shine in 'Cook Off!' Trailer

Actress stars in long-gestating mockumentary about cooking competition<p>Melissa McCarthy bumbles through a cooking competition in the wild new trailer …

Comedy

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

Don’t forget your camera!<p>Sometimes all it takes to re-center and refresh your mind and body is a good day (or week—who are we to limit you) staring …

Orphaned Piglet Comforts Kitten Bestie When She Has Seizures

They're the most adorable patient and caregiver on Instagram. Sriracha is a kitten with special needs being fostered by New Jersey rescue …

This Is Secretly The Best Move For Toning Your Inner Thighs

Bonus: It requires no machine, no weights, and no weird positions.<p>You’ve probably figured out by now that your inner thighs are not the easiest body part to tone. Unlike other muscle groups, like your shoulders, glutes, or abs, you can’t exactly isolate the area without other larger, stronger …

'If You Hemorrhage, Don't Clean Up': Advice From Mothers Who Almost Died

<i>This story was co-published by NPR and ProPublica.</i><p>Four days after Marie McCausland delivered her first child in May, she knew something was very wrong. She had intense pain in her upper chest, her blood pressure was rising, and she was so swollen that she barely recognized herself in the mirror. As …

Pregnancy

Top 10 Awesome Europe Hiking Destinations

Europe offers tourists a lot of trekking destinations to challenge their strength and inspire their minds. With such a plentiful array of options, …

38 Summer Dresses You'll Basically Never Want To Take Off

Pants are prisons for your legs—let them be free!

​The Best Eyebrow Growth Serums, According to Dermatologists

Whether you over-plucked or are naturally thin, these products will give you the growth spurt you need.<p>Getting the perfect arch can seem like an art form, and if you’re dealing with a barely there set of brows, it can seem even trickier. Luckily, there are plenty of serums that can boost your …

7 Tourist Traps to Ditch, and What to Do Instead

As big as this world is, travel can sometimes feel confining. There are always those go-to spots in every destination which travelers feel are …

Best Bay Area hikes for beginners

BEST BEGINNER HIKES IN THE BAY AREA<p>The Bay Area has an immense amount of wilderness, and much of it is open to hikers of all skill levels.<p>Beginners might want to check out the San Francisco Bay Trail, which spans 350 miles, with a plan for another 150 miles to connect 47 cities and nine counties in …

Hiking

How to Beat the Crowds at Banff National Park

Photo by Andrew Querner/Gallery Stock<p>Three tips to help you see the best of Canada's first national park—and the fewest tourists.<p>Banff, Canada’s …

Experiencing Emotional Pain? Buddhists Have an Important Message For You

Ever heard of Buddhism’s three principles of existence? If you haven’t, it’s basically the three principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. …

Fresh Decorating Ideas: Creative Places to Use Wallpaper

One of the most important design trends we've seen in the past few years is the return of wallpaper. And these aren't just the small, fussy patterns …

Kelly Wearstler

Best Safari and Beach Holidays in Africa

Shares 20<p>There is only one place on earth where you can find a perfect way to combine a relaxing vacation with an adventurous safari – the mysterious …