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What Your Sleeping Position Says About Your Relationship

Snuggle smart, folks.<p>When it comes to you and your partner, there are plenty of factors that define your relationship — the way you communicate, the way you handle conflict, the way you touch. And now, you can add the way you sleep to that list.<p>According to findings released by U.K. group The Sleep …

19 Stunning Photos of National Parks in the Fall

Warning: These photos will inspire your next road trip.<p>There's no better place to witness the turning of the seasons than in our country's beautiful national parks. These bucolic spaces (and one parkway!) may inspire you to grab your family, pack up the car, and take advantage all that autumn has …

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The House That Could Save the World

The next generation of ultra-efficient houses will redefine how we fight climate change—and how we live.<p>In July, when Portland was sweltering at upwards of 100 degrees, the tenants of The Orchards wondered if they had air conditioning. The temperature in their apartments never rose above 70.<p>They …


18 things you should do immediately to best prepare for the next five years

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What Can People Start Doing Now That Will Help Them A Lot In About Five Years?</i> <i>Answer by David Cannon, Founder,</i><p>There’s already a lot out there, but I couldn’t resist writing a note to my 23-year-old self:<p>If you do anything, do this first …


This Is Why Morning People Are More Likely To Be Successful (Backed By Science)

This might come as a shocker to you, but morning people are more likely to be successful than night owls. See why...

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7 Back-to-School Breakfasts to Boost Brain Power

You might not be able to help out with that calculus problem, but you can help boost your kid’s brainpower. These delicious breakfasts are packed …


20 Glamorous Ways to Decorate Your Porch This Fall

For when a store-bought wreath just won't cut it.<p>Cooler weather doesn't mean the end of outdoor decorating. "Design should never be done," says Alyssa Kapito of Kapito Muller Interiors. "Changing things up seasonally is fresh and festive and keeps your home from feeling tired. Even small details …


Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and 'The Force Awakens'

From Oscar contenders to new Tarantino and 'Star Wars' films, all you need to know on the season's big movies<p>By<p>Fall is the time of the year when …

14 Sneaky Mistakes That Can Decrease Your Home's Value

Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.<p>Real estate experts say these missteps could cost you in the long run.

The Most Luxurious Vacation Homes Around the Globe

Live like a rock star (if only for a long weekend) in these impressive rentals.<p>Live like a rock star (if only for a long weekend) in these impressive rentals.

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Holiday guide to Alsace, France, including Strasbourg

Alsace runs west to east from the pine-clad Vosges mountains through some of the most beautiful vineyards in France, to the mighty Rhine river and the border with Germany. Changing hands several times over the centuries between France and Germany has only strengthened the independent character of …


20 Places All Americans Should See Before They Die

Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.<p>Consider this your checklist for some of the U.S.'s most epic sites.

The Forgotten Stepwells Of Urban India

All across India, elaborate subterranean temples are hidden in plain site. Constructed between the 2nd century and 4th century AD, these massive and ornate stepwells were built both for spiritual bathing and as a way to access water tables during monsoon season and drought seasons. Today, tourists …


A Tiny Home So Brilliant the Owners Are Now Selling Replicas

Which is good news for us, because the sleek styling in this small house is everything.<p>Armed with 14 years of carpentry experience and a keen interest in the "Tiny House Movement" (as those in the know call it these days), James Stoltzfus set out to build his own compact home in his free time last …

Ambedkar in the times of Hardik Patel

In a very perceptive essay written 50 years ago, the cerebral socialist politician Ram Manohar Lohia identified three main strategies to end caste …


Grandparent Power: Bonds With Seniors Help Stabilize Teens

Study surveyed more than 1,400 adolescents<p>By<p>Ann Lukits<p>Teens who form close, loving relationships with a grandparent are more likely to have fewer behavioral and emotional problems than less-attached teens, says a study published online in the American Journal of Orthopsychiatry.<p>The benefits to the …


How Not to Sit on Sitting

By now, you may have heard of the saying "sitting is the new smoking." Of course, this can never be exactly correct. You can't be harmed by secondhand sitting or get discolored teeth from sitting, unless you are sitting in a very, very unusual way. This saying is meant to convey the health hazards …


Why Playing Tag Is as Important to Your Kid's Future as Reading

Dr. J. Alison Bryant is a former senior research director at Nickelodeon and MTV who now heads up PlayScience, which helps everyone from Disney to …


The Striking Places Ernest Hemingway Called "Home"

In honor of his 116th birthday, we're raising a daiquiri to our favorite Papa.<p>If there was such a thing as the Mount Rushmore of American literature, Ernest Hemingway would be part of it. (Or, at the very least, we'd argue strongly for his inclusion.) Hemingway was akin to a rock star during his …

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19 Secrets Hotel Staffers Wish You Knew

You're about to become a master vactioner.<p>Readers Digest interviewed hotel experts to get them to spill their insider tips.<p><i>From:</i> <i>KCCI</i>

From fork to fork: five cooks and their kitchen gardens

Some chefs can’t wait to escape the restaurant so they can retreat into their backyard, their rooftop, even their front steps, and surround themselves with … food!<p><b>Brett Graham</b><p>Head chef, the Ledbury, London. Grows in the garden of his home in East Sheen<p>I grew up in a very rural setting – outside …


25 Japanese Gardens All Nature Lovers Need to Visit ASAP

Manicured landscapes, wildflower fields, and Zen rock gardens define these historic retreats.<p>Each Japanese garden has its own fascinating history — some of the beautiful scenes here go back as far as the 17th century, while others were originally commissioned for wealthy actors and businessmen but …

The 100 best novels written in English: the full list

After two years of careful consideration, Robert McCrum has reached a verdict on his selection of the 100 greatest novels written in English. Take a look at his list<p>Robert McCrum reflects on his choices One in five doesn’t represent over 300 years of women in literature: a response What is missing: …


In the kitchen with India’s disappearing recipes

To most people, Indian food means buttery <i>naans</i> from Punjab, south Indian <i>dosas</i> or Bengali fish curries. But there is a whole world of foods from the country’s past that is now less ubiquitous but no less delicious than these more common dishes.<p>Over the years, the Indian diet has undergone a …

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15 of the Craziest-Looking Flowers From Near and Far

A few of these blooms belong in a vase, the rest seem to belong on Mars.<p>A few of these blooms belong in a vase, the rest seem to belong on Mars.