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Here are 300 free Ivy League university courses you can take online right now

The eight Ivy League schools are among the most prestigious colleges in the world. They include Brown, Harvard, Cornell, Princeton, Dartmouth, Yale, and Columbia universities, and the University of Pennsylvania.<p>All eight schools place in the top fifteen of the US News and World Report 2017 national …

Online Education

Inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe

The inevitable muscle wasting of old age could be stopped, scientists believe, after discovering why people become frail as they grow older.<p>Most people become weaker in their later years, as their leg muscles get smaller and less able to bear weight, which often leads to disability and falls.<p>But …

Muscle

Parents' 10 Best Children's Books of 2017

We consulted with children’s librarians plus parent and kid testers to create our highly anticipated annual list. Help us spread the word about #ParentsBestBooks.<p><i>When Your Lion Needs a Bath</i><br>by Susanna Leonard Hill, illustrated by Daniel Wiseman<p>Toddlers roared with laughter as they listened to this …

A bulletproof 5-day itinerary to Norway’s fjords: Where to hike, stay, and eat

IF YOU’VE MADE it to 2017 without Norway’s fjord region being on your gotta-see list, you obviously never wiled away an afternoon Googling the …

Hiking

Artificial Intelligence: A Free Online Course from MIT

Today we're adding MIT's course on Artificial Intelligence to our ever-growing collection, 1,300 Free Online Courses from Top Universities. That's …

Artificial Intelligence

Solar eclipse: The sun is disappearing, and you have only 10 months to prepare

Don't say you weren't warned: Aug. 21, 2017, "may turn out to be the most popular vacation-day request in history," Michael E. Bakich writes in …

Win 100,000 American Airlines Miles + $2,500

The AAdvantage eShopping Mall is currently running the Latitude Adjustment Sweepstakes where one lucky winner will win a very nice prize.<p>The Grand …

5-Minute Hotel Room Workout for High-Intensity Interval Training

Reduce stress before hopping on a plane.<p>Here’s a quick, 5-minute HIIT workout designed for you to do in a hotel room. In no time you’ll get your …

Exercise

Is this the most beautiful island in Greece?

I fell in love with Ithaca (Itháki) 48 years before I went there. In my last year at the prep school that tried so hard to ruin my life, I was forced to study Latin and Greek and it’s quite worrying that to this day I can still recite all the prepositions that take the ablative. I hated those …

Solution: ‘Puzzles Inspired by Ramanujan’

What can the mathematical genius Srinivasa Ramanujan teach us about number theory through mathematical structures involving infinity?<p>Our July …

Mathematics

Prince and the '28 pages': Indirect 9/11 link to Saudi royal revealed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> When the United States caught its first big al Qaeda operative, six months after the 9/11 terror attacks, it found a disturbing clue: phone numbers linked to the United States.<p>In an overnight raid, Pakistani forces captured Abu Zubaydah, allegedly a recruiter for the terror group …

National Security

You need to Check Out this Useful Travel Checklist Before You Get on That Plane

We all love travelling. After all, it’s the only time we can switch off our phones and tell our bosses <i>oh, I wasn’t available</i> without looking like …

10 of the best hotel, B&Bs and apartments in Athens

Greece’s economy may still be in the doldrums, but Athens’ arts scene and nightlife are flourishing. Combine that with a wave of new affordable places to stay and the capital is no longer just a gateway to the Greek islands<p>In July 2016, Athens cathedral emerged gleaming from its dusty shroud of …

Athens

The 12 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in Maine

Maine has 12 million acres of forest. Let this be your guide.<p>As New England’s largest state, Maine is almost as big as the rest of the region put …

New England

10 reasons to make Norway your next vacation

If you're looking to plan an upcoming European vacation with the family for either the summer or winter, it's time to consider Norway. And if you're traveling solo, the fjord route has great tour options and a friendly backpacker community as well. Here are some more reasons to make Norway your …

New England's best hikes

The best part about hiking in New England? The sheer diversity. Stroll along the rugged Maine coast, scramble up a sheer cliff on iron rungs, follow a stream to a gorge-carving waterfall or huff-and-puff to the top of New England’s highest peak where the weather is notoriously wild.<p>Two classic …

Hiking

Greece Photos

TravelPhoto Gallery<p>See photos of Greece (including the Parthenon, Santorini, Kalymnos Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

Travel Photography

What Apple employees say about the company's secretive internal corporate culture

We know it's intense.<p>But we wanted to hear what it was like from the employees themselves, and not just those picked to be at the centre of its flagship projects.<p>What is it like in the cafeteria, walking the halls? Are staff really encouraged to let their creativity flow?<p>Luckily, there is a Quora …

Bernanke lets loose on AIG execs in memoir: I seethed

Ben Bernanke’s new memoir shows a side of the Federal Reserve chairman not normally shared—emotional.<p>The longtime academic turned financial-crisis-fireman lets loose on the Wall Street executives he was forced to essentially bail out as he tried to keep the world economy back from the brink of …

CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

Social Media

Scenes from Inside Aleppo: How Life Has Been Transformed by Rebel Rule

A Syrian writer revisits the city he attended college in, with sketches by Molly Crabapple.<p>I first moved to Aleppo 10 years ago. At that time, the city was the world for me: the glorious past and the present, the bitter and the sweet. I attended university in mid-Aleppo’s wealthy neighborhoods. To …

How to travel Iceland on a budget

I seem to be drawn to the world’s most expensive countries. Having already drained my bank account during a five-week stint around Ireland this year, …

45 Vintage Photos Of Manhattan In The 1940s

His works have been donated to and maintained by Cushman's alma mater Indiana University, which has kindly given us permission to publish his gallery of New York City photos taken in 1941 and 1942.<p>They give a great impression of what Chinatown, the Financial District, and Midtown looked like 70 …

37 Amazing and Useful Photography Links

It's been a very exciting week in the world of photography with many talented artists producing and sharing some truly incredible pieces. Toad Hollow …

The Top 10 Marvels of the Modern World

When we think about the wonders of the world, evocative images of ancient structures in Rome, Giza, Peru, or Southeast Asia typically come to mind. And while the ancient wonders of the world are indeed spectacular, this most recent millennium also has its fair share of jaw-dropping testaments to …

Top 10

HDR Photography – The Facts

The rise of beginner digital SLR cameras has generated a great new following in photography. Amateur photographers find they now have more control …

Landscape Photography