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How to Fall Asleep in Under a Minute

<i>Tech savvy</i>. <i>Culturally aware</i>. <i>Underemployed</i>. <i>Spiritual</i> but not <i>religious</i>.<p>These are all words and phrases that have come to be associated with the …

Vacationing With the Ghosts in the Nazis’ Gated Community

The Bavarian Alps are breathtaking but also unsettling because of their most famous tourist: Adolf Hitler.<p>It was a day as crystalline as any in the …

How to Tell Which iPhone Apps Are Killing Your Battery

Stephen Lam—Reuters/Corbis<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Justin Sullivan—Getty Images<p>Stephen Lam—Reuters<p>Stephen Lam—Reuters<p>Stephen Lam—Reuters<p>Koichi …

Review: Of Montreal, 'Aureate Gloom'

In a recent interview, Of Montreal mastermind Kevin Barnes described <i>Aureate Gloom</i>, the band's 13th full-length album, as "sort of all over the place musically," which is really something for an artist whose style has been scattered and spastic from the start. When other indie-pop bands were …

Morgan Freeman on God, Satan, and How the Human Race Has ‘Become A Parasite’

The Lego Movie is the first of seven (!) films Morgan Freeman is in this year. The 76-year-old actor on religion, 12 Years A Slave, and why our days …

50 Incredible Travel Destinations to Consider for 2014

Where will you go in 2014? We can't plan your vacations for you, but we can certainly help you narrow your wish list of destinations with our annual Top 50 Travel Destinations list. No, we don't propose that you visit all 50 in a year -- although, hey, that's an admirable goal -- merely that you …

European Travel

Use These 15 Home Remedies Based On Ayurveda To Cure Menstrual Cramps, Hangovers, and Indigestion

From hangover cures to whiter teeth, an ancient alternative medicine system can be tapped with the goods found in your kitchen cabinet.<p>Ayurveda is an …

Katy Perry Lost Her Virginity in a Volvo

She was 16. It was the front seat. Jeff Buckley’s 'Grace' was playing. Read more celebrity confessions about their first time.<p>When Katy Perry was 16, …

Instagram's most liked butt? N.Y.C. woman is hot new name in fitness

You might not know Jen Selter by name. But if you are an avid user of Instagram, you might know her butt.<p>The New York City woman is being called the Next New Thing in fitness, hailed by some as "the next Jillian Michaels," after she amassed a social media following of more than 2 million on …

TIME Photo collected 15 rare pictures of New York’s graffiti-covered subway from the 1980s: http://ti.me/1msLyJ6 (Photo: Christopher Morris)

Do These Things When Your iPhone Is Stolen

Has your iPhone been stolen? If so, following these 11 steps can help you recover it or, at the very least, minimize the potential damage a stolen …

Identity Theft

Saipan Is The Most Beautiful Place In America You've Never Heard Of

There's a story, possibly apocryphal, about a federal drug agent who was stationed on a tropical island near Guam -- and every time she called headquarters back in D.C., the conversation would begin like this.<p>"I'm calling from Saipan. Yes, we have an office there. Because it's part of …

An undergrad, a drone and a dream: New FAA rules have a UNLV student smelling opportunity

Some people are just born to build stuff.<p>In his sixth-grade yearbook, Greg Friesmuth answered the question of what he wanted to be when he grew up by …

Journey to Shangri-La: The Magic of China's Secret Kingdom

January's great read selected by our editors<p><i>From the February/March 2014 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler<p>"Might this be him?" asks Na Niu, a temple caretaker in Tong Dui, a hamlet in China’s rugged Yunnan Province. His gnarled hands unwrap a silk scarf to reveal a blurry black-and-white …

The Woman Who Could Write, But Couldn't Read

A recent stroke left one 40-year-old woman with some unusual symptoms.<p>One morning, a kindergarten teacher was about to take attendance for her class when she realized she couldn't read the paper in her hands. She tried looking over her lesson plans, but like the attendance sheet, they seemed to be …

Employment

Gag Reels from Star Trek: The Next Generation

CBS has been releasing the <i>Star Trek</i> TV series on Blu-ray. To celebrate, and I suppose to entice you into buying them, they've posted snippets of the …

How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Money mattered in Michael Bloomberg's case.<p>The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by <i>Fortune</i>) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.<p>His philanthropy …

These Glitches From Google Maps Are Worthy of an Art Gallery

As sophisticated as it is, Google Maps is fundamentally the same type of thing cartographers have been making for centuries. It's a flat, scaled …

18 Complicated Scientific Ideas Explained Simply

In 2012, Randall Munroe of the webcomic xkcd published a description of the Saturn V rocket using only the 1000 most frequent words in English. Under …

Long Weekend in Fribourg, Switzerland

Thick fondue, rolling green hills, well-preserved medieval towns—the canton of Fribourg in eastern Switzerland has it all. Often bypassed by visitors …

European Travel

Abu Dhabi's Tourism Development Company Slammed for its Treatment of Workers

Trade unions, human rights activists and politicians have called for urgent labour reforms to protect the thousands of migrant workers building a …

How to Cook a Steak from Low Earth Orbit

<b>How do we like our steaks?</b> Burnt to a crisp? Bloody as hell? What about 250 kilometers? This man, inspired by a reader's hypothetical question and apparently a 4chan thread on the subject, seeks to answer the age-old question: "From what height would you need to drop a steak for it to be cooked …

BBQ

Hiking the Tiger's Nest, Bhutan – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

77<p>4<p><i>Hiking Tiger’s Nest Bhutan was definitely the highlight of my trip to Bhutan. But it wasn’t quite as easy as I thought. Here’s my story.</i><p>According …

Serotonin deficiency may not cause depression after all

<b>(hikrcn/Shutterstock)</b><p>New research may lead to a more direct and effective treatment than common SSRIs<p>Jeanene Swanson<p>December 13, 2013 1:30pm (UTC)<p>Depression strikes some 35 million people worldwide, according to the World Health Organization, contributing to lowered quality of life as well as an …

How We Chose the Best of the World 2014

This month <i>National Geographic Traveler</i> announced 2014’s must-see places in the annual <b>Best of the World</b> feature. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.<p>We sat down with editor Amy …