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Rise and Fall of the Mighty Minoans

Perhaps the inspiration for Atlantis, Minoan civilization born on the island of Crete spread throughout the Mediterranean before it mysteriously collapsed.<p>In the epic poem <i>The</i> <i>Odyssey,</i>the Greek poet Homer praised an island that lies “out in the wine-dark sea . . . a rich and lovely sea-girt land, …

Ancient History

What Teenagers Are Learning From Online Porn

Drew was 8 years old when he was flipping through TV channels at home and landed on “Girls Gone Wild.” A few years later, he came across HBO’s late-night soft-core pornography. Then in ninth grade, he found online porn sites on his phone. The videos were good for getting off, he said, but also …

Obama Administration

How Rice Pudding Gave Me Courage

Our son was still only crawling when Marie-Cécile, a young Frenchwoman, became his babysitter. That she stayed with us for years explains why he has a near-perfect French accent and why I know the lyrics and accompanying hand motions to nursery songs from the 1960s. It’s also why I know the …

Dessert

Fear, loneliness, and duty — an American journalist on daily life in North Korea

“The level of fear is unimaginable.” —author Suki Kim<p>In 2011, American journalist Suki Kim secured a job teaching English at an all-male university in North Korea. Pyongyang University of Science and Technology had just 270 students, all of whom were the sons of North Korean elites.<p>Kim spent six …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram …

Cameras

Neuroscience reveals 4 rituals that will make you an awesome parent

Every parent asks it at some point: <i>What is going on in my kid’s brain?</i><p>And if you don’t understand kids it can be hard to give them what they need to …

Kids

11 free things to do in Thailand's capital Bangkok

One reason for the Thai capital's popularity, besides its gorgeous religious buildings and proximity to pristine beaches, is how budget friendly it is – if you eat like a local and avoid túk-túks you can save major baht.<p>And if you're really counting the pennies, Bangkok has a whole host of sights …

The Secret Lives of Leonardo da Vinci

Walter Isaacson’s biography portrays a man obsessed with knowledge and almost impossible to know.<p>In Renaissance Florence, a number of designated boxes placed throughout the city allowed citizens to make anonymous denunciations of various moral crimes—in 1461, for example, the artist-monk Filippo …

Six weekend breaks in Europe

If you’ve ticked off Europe's big city hitters such as Paris, Rome and Madrid, then <i>Lonely Planet Traveller</i> magazine has some suggestions for your next trip.<p>Jerez de la Frontera, Spain<p>Jerez distils Andalucian culture down to its most dramatic elements. It is a beguiling town of sherry bodegas, sleek …

Mommy Mentors Help Fight The Stigma Of Postpartum Mood Disorder

Becoming a mother is often portrayed as a magical and glorious life event. But many women don't feel joyful after giving birth.<p>In fact, according to the American Psychological Association, almost 15 percent of moms suffer from a postpartum mood disorder like anxiety or depression, making maternal …

Mental Health

50 Books Recommended by This Year's TED Speakers | Inc.com

<i>Thank You for Being Late</i> by Thomas L. Friedman; recommended by World Bank president Jim Yong Kim and Martin Ford. Amazon calls it "a field guide to the 21st century."<p><i>Success Through Stillness</i> by Russell Simmons and Chris Morrow and; recommended by Serena Williams. The hip-hop mogul on</i> …

Books

Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

8 Long Books That Are Worth Your Time

Commence sustained silent reading.<p>Long reads can sometimes be intimidating. But don't worry, you'll devour these epically long books in no time.

30 Books You Need to Read to Earn 'Well-Read' Status | Inc.com

<i>What books should one read to feel well-read? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Cristina Hartmann, writer who abandoned a career in law, on Quora:</b><p>For anyone who wants to attain the vaunted …

Literature

10 Ways To Avoid Getting Sick During The Holidays

'Tis the season for sniffles. Here's how to avoid germs, stop viruses, and boost your immune season all winter long.<p>The holidays are the most …

This Cheap $20 Toolkit Can Open 99 Percent of Your Gadgets

Were the electronics makers of the world to have their way, every time one of your gadgets broke, you’d simply buy a new one. But most gadgets can be …

Our Favorite Gadgets: Best Tech Gifts 2016 - WSJ.com

Advertisement<p>WSJ's Personal Tech columnists Geoffrey A. Fowler and Joanna Stern have reviewed hundreds of gadgets throughout the year. These are their top picks. Photo/video: Drew Evans and Emily Prapuolenis/The Wall Street Journal.<p>Now that Apple’s iPhone is leading the charge to kill off headphone …

Gear & Gadgets

The Thanksgiving Vegetable Recipes You Need On The Table

Thanksgiving is even better with Brussels sprouts. Trust us.<p>For a perfect Thanksgiving dinner, every dish must make an appearance. Of course you need a good bird and all the iconic sides that complement it. And you must have pie — pumpkin AND pecan at the very least. But, it’s also very important …

Healthy Eating

Winners of 2016 best boutique hotel awards: Where I like to stay | CNN Travel

(CNN) — If anyone knows how to make a hotel stay exquisitely perfect, it's the people who make it their life's work. And at the World Boutique Hotel Awards in London in November 2016, there was a room full of them.<p>We caught up with some of the top hoteliers on the planet and asked them: "What was …

West Indies

The world's best hostels

From Beijing to Berlin and Miami to Madrid, a guide to the world's best hostels, including the top places to stay for rooftop bars, characterful dorms, private rooms, spectacular views and outdoor pools.<p><b>Where to stay in Amsterdam</b><p>Generator Hostel Amsterdam<p>Amsterdam, Netherlands<p>8 Telegraph expert …

European Travel

Airbnb’s Next Act: Tours, Classes, And Restaurant Reservations

Ahead of a rumored IPO, Airbnb’s making some big changes to its business model.<p>Every year, Airbnb hosts Airbnb Open, a multi-day “festival of hosting” that’s equal parts corporate pep rally, trade show, and gesture of public goodwill. This year’s event is in Los Angeles, a city where they recently …

The Algorithmic Democracy

AI is changing how we think, debate, and choose.<p>The day before the election, as millions of Americans were feeling confident that the vast majority of the country shared their opinions, a pair of researchers at the University of Southern California Information Sciences Institute published a paper …

Glasgow Street Art: Pictures

Walking