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Women in Tech Speak Frankly on Culture of Harassment

Their stories came out slowly, even hesitantly, at first. Then in a rush.<p>One female entrepreneur recounted how she had been propositioned by a Silicon Valley venture capitalist while seeking a job with him, which she did not land after rebuffing him. Another showed the increasingly suggestive …

Venture Capital

Vacation Rentals We Love: Waterfront Dining in Miami Beach

<b>Vacation Rental</b>: Waterfront Villa in Miami Beach, Miami, Florida <b><br>Sleeps</b>: Up to8 people <b><br>Price</b>:$3,000 per night <b><br>Why We Wanna Cook Here</b>:Who doesn't love …

Miami Beach

11 Places In India That Are Way Better Than Their International Counterparts

1. Chitrakote Falls, Chhattisgarh<p>Situated in Chhattisgarh, Chitrakote falls are also known as ‘Small Niagara’ falls because of its horseshoe</b> …

India

You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

From date night to cold showers: 20 habits that changed readers' lives

Small changes can sometimes make the biggest difference. Here our readers suggest the hobbies or routines that might make 2017 that bit brighter<p>“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” If it’s good enough for Aristotle, it’s good enough for us. So what rituals …

We Ask Our Kids The Same 3 Questions Every Night

For the first time both of my daughters are in school, each in different grades and different schools. It's been interesting to see our family of four pulled in four different directions during the daylight hours. While I am grateful for the new ideas and people my children are being exposed to, I …

Revealed: What Obama told his children the morning after Trump's election victory

An interview with Barack Obama by the New Yorker's David Remnick, conducted in the wake of Donald Trump's surprise victory in the US presidential election, has shed light on how the incumbent commander in chief reacted in the hours after the result became clear.<p>Remnick had a number of meetings with …

The future of education: We don’t need to teach our kids to code, we need to teach them how to dream

Technology is changing life faster than ever and the pace of this change is accelerating. When you look at the change to the world in the last 10 …

Learning

School [Professional Development] vs. Learning

When I first looked at this picture, naturally I thought about it from the perspective of teacher and student. Things on the left represent how a …

Teaching

Everything Science Has Recently Learned About Raising Happy, Successful Kids

From bedtime to screen time, science is constantly uncovering useful new information for parents.<p>Being a parent is an experience as old as the human race. Being a parent in a plugged-in world of intensifying work-life pressures, increasing economic and political uncertainty, and endless "mommy …

Parenting

What Is Ghee? A Miracle Elixir from India - Ayurveda

In India, ghee is the most esteemed of foods.<p>For centuries it has been used as a cooking fat, a food ingredient, and as a part of herbal medication. …

Alternative Medicine

Kindergarten, Naturally

Pine needles and crackling fires replace whiteboards and desks in Finland’s forest classrooms.<p>“To the brook! To the brook!” the three girls chanted in Finnish as they skipped through the forest. Within a few minutes, the other kindergartners had joined them in the fern-covered gully. As their …

Education

9 Beauty Ingredients That Are Banned Overseas (but Legal in the U.S.)

We all know how important it is to be aware of the ingredients we eat and are putting into our bodies, but the same diligence isn’t always used when …

Skin Care

World’s most bizarre natural phenomena

From Australia’s bubblegum-pink lake to a blood-red waterfall in Antarctica, these seven destinations are some of the world’s strangest sights.<p>Majestic mountains and sparkling seas always attract travellers – but sometimes nature has a bigger trick up her sleeve. To track down some of the world’s …

Nature

What We Can Learn From the Olympics: How to Train Your Brain Like a Champion

The 2016 Olympics have come to a close. We have borne witness to history, to negotiations of physical limits we didn’t realize were even malleable. We have also seen falls, missed calculations, dashed dreams. Even more than the lifetimes’ worth of punishing daily training and painfully early …

Swimming

The ultimate holiday reading guide: 178 books to make you a wiser traveller

What should you be reading this summer? Here are a few of our suggestions, listed under some of the destinations most popular with British travellers. The rough criteria were that the books mentioned should be evocative of place, or illuminating of culture or have caused a bit of a stir locally or …

Books

These luxury vacations in the arctic circle let you sleep and snowmobile under the Northern Lights

Many travel companies now specialize in adventure vacations in various Nordic countries.<p>Often called 'arctic safaris,' these expeditions allow travelers to combine a number of activities, such as dog sledding, whale watching, and viewing the Northern Lights, giving them a chance to map out their …

European Travel

Insider things to do with certain San Francisco visitors

Sure, sometimes hosting visitors can feel like a burden. They throw off your routine, can involve costly activities and leave you pretty exhausted once they depart.<p>But for some of us, it's all so entirely worth it. If you try to make the most of it, it can become the most enjoyable staycation and …

Sonoma County

Could Steiner schools have a point on children, tablets and tech?

Studies have yet to show much benefit from technology in schools, leading some to wonder whether the offline life is better for children<p>It’s late morning and the children in Maria Woolley’s class at the Iona school in Nottingham are busy kneading dough. The dough is made from flour they saw ground …

Education

Why the Laundry Folding Robot is Actually Kind of a Big Deal

It’s about gender equality<p>A startup in California has unveiled a new robot that will transform the human condition by liberating us from that most …

Bucket list: 41 places every California kid should visit before growing up

How many of these have you visited?<p>Summer's upon us and we're entering that glorious time of year when families can travel unencumbered by school obligations.<p>To help you plan your family road trips, we've updated and added to one of our favorite galleries featuring places every California kid must …

From tiger to free-range parents – what research says about pros and cons of popular parenting styles

<i>Our politicians talk a lot about “families”, but what do they really mean when they use this term? What does a modern Australian family look like and</i> …

Parenting

Five of the best meditation apps

Boost your mindfulness and try to rise above digital distractions with these apps to carve out time for peaceful reflection<p>The first rule of mindfulness might be to switch your smartphone off. From checking emails at bedtime to constant, needy push notifications from mobile games, our phones can …

7 apps that’ll kickstart your meditation practice—for good

Meditation is simple, right? In theory, at least, it requires nothing more than functioning lungs—but as anyone who’s tried it can attest, focusing …

Meditation

The Best Travel Books About Bali

Thinking about planning a trip to <b>Bali</b> or simply hoping to bone up on your knowledge about the Indonesian island province?<p>Pick up one of these insightful books, recommended by travel literature expert Don George:<p><b>A House in Bali</b> (1947) is Canadian musician Colin McPhee’s classic account of Balinese …

Asia Travel

Weekend picks for book lovers

What should you read this weekend? USA TODAY’s picks for book lovers include Bill Bryson's irreverent new travel book about England, and Janice Y.K. Lee's novel <i>The Expatriates</i>.<p><b>The Road to Little Dribbling: Adventures of an American in Britain</b> by Bill Bryson; Doubleday, 380 pp.; non-fiction<p>If you …

Books

4 books that feel like travel

WHEN I CAN’T AFFORD TO TRAVEL, I find myself casting about for cheaper ways to discover something new about myself and the world. The obvious choice …

7 real-world places you can travel to with just a book

SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN’T AFFORD to travel. Maybe you just got back from a big trip that you spent all of your money on and you still have the bug, or …

50 Drives You Must Take In Your Lifetime

Ranging from the mountains of Montana and Wyoming to a breathtaking salt flat in Bolivia, the drives aren't to miss.

Hiking

The 19 Most Beautiful Places In The World Are Hidden In America

Europe is great and Asia is awesome, but the song says <i>America</i> the beautiful.<p>These hidden places prove you don't need to spend big bucks and make a transatlantic trek-- the world's most beautiful wonders have been here all along, right in your American backyard.<p><b>Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone</b> …