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The Best Beaches in Southeast Asia, by Country

Paradise has a bad reputation in Southeast Asia. It’s been more than 20 years since Alex Garland’s <i>The Beach</i> first sent scores of backpackers along …

Asia Travel

House and Senate Panel Pass Tax Bill in Major Step Toward Overhaul

WASHINGTON — With 227 Republican votes, the House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades on Thursday, taking a significant leap forward as lawmakers seek to enact $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses and individuals and deliver the first major legislative achievement of …

Republicans

Understanding Manual Mode of a DSLR Camera

One of the scariest things for every new photographer is the moment when you pick up your new DSLR camera and turn it to manual mode.It is safe to …

17 Incredible Vacations That Are Even Better For Solo Travelers

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Blood clot risk -- and other problems -- might be tied to how tall you are

<b>(CNN) —</b> How tall you are might hold clues to your risk of various health problems, such as blood clots, according to a new study.<p>Height can be an independent predictor of your risk for venous thromboembolism, or VTE, also known as blood clots, according to the study, published Tuesday in the …

Medical Research

New frontier in cancer care: Turning blood into living drugs

SEATTLE (AP) — Ken Shefveland's body was swollen with cancer, treatment after treatment failing until doctors gambled on a radical approach: They removed some of his immune cells, engineered them into cancer assassins and unleashed them into his bloodstream.<p>Immune therapy is the hottest trend in …

Immunotherapy

7 Photoshop Tricks That Are Hidden in Plain Sight

Adobe’s Photoshop is such a complex piece of software that even professionals find new features and settings every now and then. This 7-minute video …

Tutorials

All Extremely Happy People Give Up These 17 Behaviors | Inc.com

Happiness is something that all people want. People spend billions of dollars each year trying to buy material items that are supposed to make them feel fulfilled, only to discover that, once purchased, the goods lose their appeal. Happiness, it seems, is short-lived.<p>The biggest problem with …

Happiness

Getting Creative with White Balance

One of the great aspects of photography is the sheer amount of control we have over an image. We can vary shutter speed, aperture, ISO, focus points, …

Tutorials

The best flashlight

<i>By Doug Mahoney</i><p><i>This post was done in partnership with The Sweethome, a buyer's guide to the best homewares. When readers choose to buy The Sweethome's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here.</i><p>After spending three weeks …

Shopping

16 things you need to let go of if you want to be successful

When it comes to achieving success, there’s a lot of focus on the things that you need to add to your life, like learning a new skill or finding a …

Born to Move

Itinerary<p>AcroYoga by the Bay<p>Meet at a beachside park to break the ice with acroyoga and new friends.<p>Provided: homemade organic power bars<p>See …

Boot Camp

Discover Events, Experiences and Tours - Airbnb

Airbnb

Desert Wanderer

Itinerary<p>Horseback Riding & Mimosas<p>Find new views of LA during a horseback ride through the Hollywood Hills.<p>Provided: post ride mimosa and 1 hr …

Horseback

A Woman Was Killed by a Superbug Resistant to All 26 American Antibiotics

She won’t be the last.<p>Yesterday morning, I published a story about the silent spread of resistance against the antibiotic of last resort, colistin—a major step toward the emergence of a superbug resistant to all antibiotics. While reporting this story, I interviewed Alex Kallen, an epidemiologist …

Microbiology

11 Style Hacks to Remember the Next Time You're Packing For a Cold-Weather Vacation

When it comes to packing for Summer travel, we have that down to a science. A pair of denim shorts here, a skimpy tank there, but when it comes time to pack for a Winter getaway, cue the headache. Because if you've ever found yourself trying to cram an extra sweater in between all your boots and …

What Really Happened When I Rented Out My Apartment on Airbnb

Make money while you're on vacation? Sounds too good to be true, but it <i>is</i> possible for many, thanks to websites like Airbnb that allow you to rent out your empty home while you travel.<p>I decided to take the plunge into the sharing economy during my recent two-week European vacation. While my husband …

San Francisco

Scientists discovered an absurdly easy way to seem convincing

Over the holidays it's best to avoid any arguments, whenever possible. But if you can't, you may want to bring some scientific ammunition for your side of the discussion.<p>It turns out that if you want to convince someone that your explanation for something is the best way to explain it, you might …

Psychology

New device would use electricity to plug gushing wounds

Zapping your nerves to jumpstart the blood clotting process<p>For centuries, if a doctor wanted to stop a bleeding wound, he would use the tourniquet method: Tightly wrap a piece of cloth around the area, which would essentially cut off blood flow to and from the wound. That ancient practice is still …

Medicine

How to Add Warmth Back to Skin with Photoshop

A lot of the time when we’re shooting with flash photography in a big white studio, our portrait images can appear a little stark or cold. This quick …

Tutorials

The Do’s and Don’ts of Memory Cards: Tips for Photographers

My name is Jeff Cable, and I’m a photographer based in the San Francisco Bay Area. I previously spent many years of my life as Director of Marketing …

Cameras

Supermoon Rising: Pictures

Art

The 15 Best British Shows On Netflix Right Now

<b>Last Updated: April 12th</b><p>Even if you lost the accents, you can almost always spot the British TV shows – the pacing is slower and more deliberate, the seasons are “series” with fewer episodes, and the humor is as dry as old bread. The best British series spark innumerable remakes here in America, …

TV

Little Changes That Will Make You a Happier Person

You don't have to drop all of your cash or change up your entire life in order to make happiness happen. There are plenty of little things you can do that will keep you feeling blissful all year long, and here are 25 ways to help you get started!<p>Go to sleep when you are tired. You aren't doing …

Happiness

18 Practical Gifts For People Who Are Always Cold

Raise your hand if you're the one who always complains that it's too cold. We're right there with you. While some associate the dip in temperature with the holidays and hot chocolate, we're thinking of frigid fingers and puffy jackets. If you're nodding your head as you read this (or know of …

The Consumer Reports 10-Minute Digital Privacy Tuneup

There's a lot you can do to protect your personal information when you go online, whether you're using a smartphone or a laptop, and whether you're …

Information Systems

A philosopher’s 350-year-old trick to get people to change their minds is now backed up by psychologists

The 17th century philosopher Blaise Pascal is perhaps best known for Pascal’s Wager which, in the first formal use of decision theory, argued that believing in God is the most pragmatic decision. But it seems the French thinker also had a knack for psychology. As Brain Pickings points out, Pascal …

Pascal

11 horrible body-language habits that are hard to quit but you'll be glad you did

It's a cliché, but it's true. That's why body language is such a crucial part of communicating. The way you act can warp the entire meaning of what you're saying.<p>That being said, bad body-language habits are the often hardest habits to break. We become so accustomed to slouching, averting our eyes, …

Language

How to Travel Like a Local: 17 Essential Tips From Travel Pros

Traveling like a local has, and will, always be in style. Curiosity pushes travelers from one location to the next, dreaming of more adventures and …

James Beard