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Why Do Some People Get Bitten By Mosquitoes More Than Others? Science Has A Surprising Answer

It's always nice to be well-liked — with a few exceptions. Most people are more than happy to be unpopular with serial killers, rodents, and bugs. …

Mosquitoes

30 Breathtaking North American Natural Wonders You Have to See Before You Die

When it comes to traveling, Americans often feel like they haven't seen enough, despite the number of foreign countries they may be lucky enough to have already visited. You might be determined to visit the famed Seven Wonders of the World, but did you know there are actually dozens and dozens of …

National Parks

How to find your home on Pangea

Step through time, or to the opposite part of the globe<p>Before there were the continents, there was Pangea. Two hundred million years ago, the enormous land mass began to break apart and we’ve been separated ever since — but a map tool can help you find where a given town would have been on the …

A company is paying work-from-home teachers $20 an hour, and you don't even need experience

Working from home certainly seems to be increasing in popularity, and it's not hard to see why. Not only does it mean you can stay in your pajamas, but you'll also save money in gas and — perhaps the best part — no actual co-workers you have to pretend to like.<p>Dozens of companies are jumping on the …

Work from Home

10 classic European islands on a budget

<b>Santorini, Greece</b><p>Even the epic photos don’t quite prepare you for Santorini, with its encircling black cliffs. The island was formed by an enormous volcanic eruption in 1600 BC, and the subsequently collapsing caldera formed these sheer faces. Its extraordinary landscapes justly attract hordes of …

European Travel

How To Apply For $350 Million In Student Loan Forgiveness

There’s $350 million in student loan forgiveness available on a first-come, first-served basis.<p>Here’s what you need to know and how to apply.<p><b>Temporary Expanded Public Service Loan Forgiveness</b><p>On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Education added a page to its website with details of the Temporary …

College & University

The Definitive Guide to Visiting the Pacific Northwest

Get Soaked<p>(Ryan Creary/All Canada Photos/Alamy)<p>(Coldsmoke Apparel/Shayd Johnson)<p><b>Hot Springs Cove, British Columbia</b><p>Comprised of a half-dozen pools within 6,600-acre Maquinna Marine Provincial Park, Hot Springs Cove is nature’s way of telling us we’re loved. Most people visit as part of a …

10 Tips to Make Your Relationship With Your Child Stronger

Strengthening the parent-child relationships requires work and effort. Parenting is a tough job, but by maintaining a close relationship and open …

Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific -- only to create another deadly danger

<b>(CNN) —</b> First it was catastrophic lava. Then it was sulfur dioxide. Now Big Island residents have yet another danger to worry about.<p>Laze -- a mashup of "lava" and "haze" -- is a nasty product formed when hot lava hits the ocean, sending hydrochloric acid and volcanic glass particles into the …

Geology

The Explosion Geologists Feared From Hawaii's Volcano Has Just Happened

Ash shot up in the sky higher than Everest.<p>Hawaii's Kīlauea volcano erupted explosively early Thursday, tossing boulders hundreds of feet and sending …

Can’t afford a house? Build one—from a kit

This article is reprinted by permission from NerdWallet.<p>“I wanted to build something,” Jennifer Buck says. So she’s building a two-story, …

HomeKit

The Nazi Shadow Behind the World's Youngest Billionaires

Their grandfather was said to be Nazi Germany’s richest man after building a weapons empire on the backs of slave labor.<p>Their father was involved in …

The Coolest Motels to Stay at During a Road Trip

Traveling across the country can be a weird adventure with roadside attractions, pit stops, and motels bringing people face-to-face with some of the …

7 of the Best Road Trip Destinations for Gem Hunting

Who doesn’t love a good old-fashioned treasure hunt? Road tripping by car or RV to some of the best gem hunting destinations in the United States is …

Teaching my children, and myself, that we can’t always have things our way

A couple of days after I see Ani DiFranco in concert, I pick up my 5-year-old son, Henry, from kindergarten. He’s distraught that he can’t stay at school to play. I apologize. He doesn’t accept. He gets into the car angry with me. He’s been like that recently. He says he hates school. I don’t know …

How to pack for a family beach trip

Travel brochures, Instagram and our own imaginations paint an idyllic picture of what it's like to take the kids to the beach: little cherubs frolicking in the sand overlooked by glamorous parents lounging on a picnic blanket, all tans, teeth and designer shades.<p>As most parents know, the reality …

First Aid

13 Free Apps To Load Onto Your Kid's Tablet Before A Road Trip Or Flight

I'll admit that while we've taken almost 30 flights with our 2-and-a-half-year-old, we've yet to use the iPad. That's partly due to the fact that we …

Apps

26 hiking trails around the world that should be on your bucket list

Below is a list of breathtaking trails that span all difficulty levels.<p>From Japan's Yoshida Trail to Argentina's Fitz Roy Trek, here are 26 hikes worth traveling for.

Hiking

This portable power station can keep a mini-fridge running for up to 2 days

As more and more companies release portable power stations for use in the outdoors, the ability to keep our electronic devices charged and …

9 Ultimate Bucket List Road Trips

9. Grand Canyon, Arizona to Moab, Utah<p><b>Distance:</b> 1387km (862 miles)<p>Starting at the iconic Grand Canyon, hit six classic national parks on a ten day …

6 Breakfast Toasts to Kickstart Your Day

Sweet, savory, and full of nutrients, these hearty toasts make for a perfect crowd-pleasing brunch or a regular weekday breakfast on-the-go. Avocado …

Breakfast

Children of the '80s and '90s Will Miss Toys R Us. So Will Our Kids, Eventually.

The iconic brand is closing all its US stores.<p>Growing up in suburban America in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Toys R Us was the closest a kid could get to stepping inside Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. The place was massive—thousands of brightly-lit square feet dedicated to a consumer toy appetite that …

Space-saving design makes one child's bedroom a fun hideaway

In talking about living in smaller spaces, people often ask, "what about the children"? True, downsizing into a smaller home or apartment is not for …

27 Fun Outdoor Games You'll Want To Play All Summer Long

Let the games begin!

20+ Vertical Vegetable Garden Ideas

Vertical gardens can be an alternative to insufficient space in your yard. Spring is fast approaching, so soon you can start to prepare your garden …

How to Build a Rustic Cooler Box

Advertisement<p>Advertisement<p>Love the idea of keeping a cooler on your porch or back patio but hate the thought of having a large brightly colored …

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

25 DIY Projects to Tackle Before Summer Ends

Now's the time to wrap up these home improvement projects before the weather turns.<p>You've still got a few weeks left to tackle those last-minute DIY projects you've been meaning to get to all summer.

4 Road Trip Tips During Winter Months

As a mom of a toddler, the absolute best way for us to travel is via a road trip. Our love affair with road trips actually started well before we had …

Travel

The Best (and Worst) Times to Visit the Grand Canyon

Arguably the most well-known national park in the United States, the Grand Canyon now attracts some six million visitors every year. People travel …

National Parks