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What Humpback Whales Can Teach Us About Compassion

<i>This article is from Hakai Magazine, an online publication about science and society in coastal ecosystems. Read more stories like this at</i> …

Inside Rihanna’s Exclusive Crop Over Photo Diary in Barbados

Earlier this week, Rihanna broke the Internet with her iconic Crop Over Festival outfit. The Carnival Queen, who has attended Kadooment Day in her native Barbados four times, donned a custom beaded two-piece, replete with flashing jewels and statement hoop earrings that dangled like chandeliers, …

High-fat oil and low-paid farmers: the cost of our coconut craze

The health implications of coconut oil have been much discussed – but supermarket shelves still groan with countless coconut products. Meanwhile, many growers earn less than $1 a day. Should we turn our back on this runaway trend?<p>Canary Wharf in London on a Thursday lunchtime, and platoons of …

Food

10 Best Colleges for People Who Love the Great Outdoors

Study during the week. Bag peaks on the …

College & University

After more than a century, bison are back in Canada's Banff National Park

Once driven to near extinction as a result of over-hunting, plains bison have returned to Banff National Park.<p>The nascent herd of just 16 animals was loaded onto shipping containers in Elk Island National Park, 35 km east of Edmonton, Alberta, and shipped to a remote pasture on the eastern side of …

National Parks

Pinterest Predicts the Top 100 Trends in 2017: Fashion, Beauty, Home and More

Pinterest—the holy grail of everything pretty and yummy—has released its Top 100 board of trend predictions across life and style categories for 2017. These trends are selected based on popular pins, picks from influential pinners, and ideas that have been hand-selected by Pinterest employees, and …

Jennifer Lawrence Puts a Girl Boss Spin on Bedroom Dressing

Jennifer Lawrence is one of Hollywood’s most fearless dressers. One moment the Oscar-winning actress may channel a Disney princess in Dior, the next, she’ll embrace print-on-print directional dressing in Altuzarra. And yesterday in Los Angeles, while appearing on <i>Jimmy Kimmel Live!</i> to promote her …

Little Kids And Their Big Dogs

I consider life to be truly remarkable when an event that started out as a coincidence, turns into destiny. At least that's what happened to photographer Andy Seliverstoff.<p>Andy has always had a passion and love for dogs, especially large breeds, and got his first dog, a Saint Bernard, over 25 years …

[Updated] All The Best Travel-Related Cyber Monday Deals And Flash Sales

How are you going to spend 2017? Will you chase your favorite pizza styles across Italy? Or finally plan that beer pilgrimage though Europe? Climb Kilimanjaro? Set sail? Perhaps this is the year you make it to Germany for Oktoberfest?<p>No matter what trip you choose, spending as little on transport …

Travel

New camping app connects all your trip details and friends

A new trip-planning app called Moonlight is helping camping buddies coordinate logistics ahead of time so they can get more out of the outdoor …

Camping

12 fit food recipes to keep you full (and healthy!) all year long

As it gets cooler out, we start craving heavier foods. Like, <i>yum.</i> The hard part is that we don’t want to lose out on our health goals just because we …

Doctor Strange epitomizes the girlfriend problem in Hollywood superhero films

While Benedict Cumberbatch impresses, Oscar nominee Rachel McAdams is saddled with a thankless love interest role, a depressingly familiar trope<p>Romance is part of the essential fabric of the comic book movie. Where would Christopher Reeve’s Superman have been without Margot Kidder’s vivacious Lois …

The Ultimate Guide to DIY DNA Testing Kits

Workout not working out? Digestion just so-so? April Long subjects her genes, microbes, and bloodstream to the latest raft of DIY testing kits, which dive deeper than ever into what makes us tick.<p>Over the last few months, I've been doing some serious navel gazing. Well, more like …

Two big movers in the health world just launched a massive new project to change the way we look at cancer

Two cancer companies that were backed by Google Ventures — now called GV — have teamed up for the second time to launch a health database filled with information from 20,000* people.<p>Flatiron Health, a New York-based healthcare technology startup, collects clinical data from cancer patients — such …

Our Best Meat Loaf Recipes

We bring it back to its roots—then spice it up again for good measure.<p>1 of 9<p>Our Favorite Meat Loaf Recipes<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 9<p>Vegetable "Meat" Loaf<p>3 …

25 Design Freebies Websites Every Designer Should Know

One of the most clever shortcuts I’ve found as a creative entrepreneur is to use freebies. Whether you’re prototyping a new website or designing a package for your product, you can find high-quality resources to help you speed up the process and get things done in a professional manner.<p>There are …

Graphic Design

McDonald's Just Launched Its Own Web Series

In an age when there’s no shortage of material to scroll through on the Internet, even McDonald’s (mcd) is creating original content.<p>McDonald’s …

3 sites that will save you serious money on holiday travel

There is no such thing as “too early” when it comes to holiday travel. It may feel far off, but you’re better off locking down your accommodations …

23 Things to Know About 23-Time Gold Medal Winner Michael Phelps

Michael Phelps, who continues to make history from one race to the next, took home his 23rd gold medal on Saturday night in what he has said was the final race of his storied career.<p>Here are 23 things you need to know about the swimmer.<p><b>1. Phelps has an estimated net worth of $50 million</b><p>After …

Celebrate Summer With These 17 Corn Recipes

Smart cooks take advantage of seasonal produce, reaching for the veggies and fruits they know will be at their best at a certain time — and Summer is all about corn! Fresh ears of the juicy, crunchy, and sweet kernels will be at every farmers market and on sale at your favorite supermarket all the …

How Olympic swimmers can keep eating such insane quantities of food

This is what the breakfast of US Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte looks like: Five to six eggs with spinach, tomatoes, and ham. Hash browns, pancakes, oatmeal, fruit. And a French vanilla coffee (with one sugar and cold milk, please).<p>That’s just on a normal training day.<p>The amount that Olympic swimmers …

Nutrition

Want to Stick to Your Habits? Science Says This Will Double Your Success Rate

This will ensure your positive habits always happen, no matter what.<p>The internet is chock full of good habits that can change your success for the better. But actually sticking to them is a completely different story.<p>This unexpected journey called life gets in the way, and when we have a task list …

Mount Everest

Why Have You Never Tried Bacon Popcorn Before?

Last week, I thought I was so inventive for frying my pancakes in bacon fat. Turns out, there’s a whole world of bacon-flavored food items we’ve all been missing out on. Case in point: bacon popcorn.<p>The recipe comes from <i>People</i>, but it’s so intuitive that you’re probably kicking yourself for never …

The Secret to Scoring Luxury for Less on Bali

Ubud, Bali’s increasingly luxe cultural capital, rewards budgets both big and small. An essential guide to the island’s best-value hotels, restaurants and sights<p>The view of the pool at Uma by Como.<p>Uma by COMO<p>1 of 11<p>•••••<p>By<p>Sara Lieberman<p><b>DURING MY FIRST</b> trip to Bali, in 2001, I was a …

Farm-to-table

Dallas Suspect Was Upset About Recent Police Shootings, 'Wanted to Kill White People'

Latest developments:<p>The gunman in the ambush of 12 Dallas police officers "wanted to kill white people, especially white officers," and was upset about recent police shootings, the city police chief said Friday.<p>Dallas police on Friday identified the suspect, who they killed in the early hours of …

Why Twitter Can’t Even Protect Tech CEOs From Getting Hacked

Third-party authentication is still a security nightmare for Twitter.<p>It happened to Mark Zuckerberg. It happened to Sundar Pichai. It happened to Travis Kalanick. And it could happen to you, too.<p>Want to know how secure your Twitter account is? Here's an easy way to find out. Head to the Twitter …

The 11 Best Beaches in New Jersey

Let's start with the basics: You're going "down the shore," not to the beach, when you head to New Jersey's coast. There's a lot of pride here, especially since Hurricane Sandy cut deep in 2012, and revitalization efforts have been ongoing and persistent (#JerseyStrong). It's safe to say that …

The best five-star hotels in New York

An insider's guide to the top five-star hotels in New York, including the best for Michelin-starred restaurants, rooftop terraces, Art Deco architecture, lavish bedrooms and the city's best spas, in locations including Central Park, the Upper East Side and Midtown.<p>Park Hyatt New York<p>Occupying the …