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8 Foods That Decrease Inflammation and Help You Lose Weight

Because eating these foods is so much easier than counting calories<p>Chronic inflammation can throw off your hunger mechanism and metabolism-regulating hormones, spur insulin resistance, and even cause you to hang onto water weight, says nutritionist Alex Caspero, R.D. What's more, research published …

IBM Watson's Startling Cancer Coup

For the early part of its existence, IBM’s Watson supercomputer was a bit of a carnival act. It could perform feats of computational magic, win on …

IBM Watson

5 Key Tips for Southeast Asia Travel

From Myanmar to Vietnam, Southeast Asia is becoming an increasingly popular destination for experienced travelers and those looking for a more adventurous experience. No matter your reason for wanting to explore these culturally significant destinations, here are a few key tips worth keeping in …

Asia Travel

How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?<p>I recently posed the question in a career break travel forum to better understand what was holding us back from making this …

Employment

Thailand's Military Junta Is Keeping Martial Law in Place

Thai junta believes it is the best hope to keep the peace<p>Martial law will remain in effect after junta leader General Prayuth Chan-ocha becomes prime …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

Asia Travel

Six of the World's Best Sights in Skiing

The most important thing when going on a ski vacation is, of course, the skiing (or the boarding, if you're that way inclined). Then there's the weather, the snow, the scenery, the dining, the locals, the atmosphere, and the fun. If they all come together right, it's almost guaranteed to be one …

Skiing

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to go to in order to reach some of the world's best beaches are great. But they're not without reward. The 10 beaches on this Cheapflights.com list may …

Beaches

16 Accessories to Improve Your Travel Experience

The month of August is when parents of school-age children begin to switch gears in anticipation of the start of a new school year. It is also the time when many folks try to squeeze in one last quick summer vacation - either with or without the kids.<p>If you are planning a late summer vacation of …

Portable

Phuket's Best Outdoors Activity: Sea-kayaking in Phang Nga Bay

If you had told me last year that Phuket was amazing, I might’ve laughed at you. I first visited Thailand’s largest island back in 2011 but after just four hours on the island, I looked for any way out. The hotels seemed too touristic, the beach lacked that crystal blue water and the prices were …

Thailand

The World's Most Beautiful Coastal Drives

<i>By Laura Dannen Redman and Rachel Coleman, CNTraveler.com</i><p>We asked, you answered: After rounding up the best coastal drives in the U.S., Australia, and Ireland, you responded with your favorite ocean roads around the globe. Time for a road trip...<p>The 10 Best Small Cities in the U.S.<p>12 Travel …

Key West

Daily Travel Startup Watch: Bookingkit, ShuttleBeacon And More

Every day we alert our readers of new startups in the travel industry being listed on AngelList, as an early information service for those who keep …

Interview: TripAdvisor CEO on Building the Perfect Trip

<i>Editor’s Note: Skift is publishing a series of interviews with online travel CEOs talking about the Future of Travel Booking, and the evolving habits</i> …

When The Supreme Court Decided Tomatoes Were Vegetables

In a recent show, we talked about an importer that sold pillows shaped like stuffed animals. Or maybe they're stuffed animals that can be used as pillows.<p>It turns out, this distinction — is it fundamentally a pillow or a stuffed animal? — is important, because there's a tariff on pillows but not on …

The Number 6 Says It All About The HealthCare.gov Rollout

When it comes to health care, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act was supposed to be measured in the millions. That's how many people were expected to sign up for insurance to begin on Jan. 1.<p>But for both supporters and opponents of the law, there's one number that sticks out above all others. …

Former Amazon Insider Tells Us What It's Like Being An Intern There

However, does Amazon have everything a prospective student would want in an internship? We found a discussion thread on Quora where current and past interns dished on what it was like working at the company.<p>Responses were generally mixed but alot of the participants in the discussion chose to keep …

Employment

The Best-Selling Books Of The Year, According To Amazon

While contemporary romance dominated last year's list with the likes of "50 Shades of Grey," this year's top spot went to Dan Brown's thriller "Inferno." It was also a very popular book at the New York Public Library earlier this fall.<p>"And The Mountains Echoed" by Khaled Hosseini and J.K. Rowling's …

Books

E-cigarette advertising takes a page from old-school cigarette ads

If you’ve noticed an increase in e-cigarette advertising lately, there are good reasons why.<p>With only a few days left in 2013, smokers are contemplating new year’s resolutions to kick their deadly habit. E-cigs—which contain nicotine, but not tobacco, and claim to be much healthier than traditional …

FDA

Top 10 business stories of 2013

From horsemeat to cocaine, it was another eventful year for business<p>From the Cyprus crisis to coked-up bankers, the horsemeat scandal and the sad death of a young German student, it was another dramatic year in the business world. Based on the number of visits to each page, here are …

Road Trip: Back Roads of Provence, France

Discover the arts, foods, crafts, and vistas that make this one of Europe's most inspiring regions.<p>If you drive slowly through the village of L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue on a weekday afternoon, things are so quiet you may hear the Provençal version of the proverbial pin drop: the cork popping off a wine …

France

Natal, Brazil: The Little Beach City That's About To Get World Cup-ified

On the edge of Rio Grande do Norte, a northern state in Brazil, there's a relatively quiet little city called Natal. Average activities there include fishing for things like shark cartiledge (a lucrative export) and giving buggy tours around town-- tourists only truly discovered Natal in the …

The 12 Most Delicious Foods You'll Discover Abroad, In Order

Let's face it: you can self-discover all you want, but food-related discoveries are the best discoveries you'll make while away from home.<p>There are many delectable treats out there, to be sure. Here's just a sampling of some delicacies whose truest, most scrumptious forms you will only come across …

Spectacular Casino Hotels

There is something unabashedly over-the-top about a casino -- even above and beyond it being a place where the brave risk losing a lot of money in hopes of gaining more. And as gaming culture becomes increasingly popular, the casino experience has grown into far more than blackjack and slots, often …

Las Vegas

Brazil Tries to Stop Travelers from Shopping Abroad with 6 Percent Tax Hike

It appears Brazil wants to collect major taxes on purchases their citizens conduct outside their country. Brazil on Saturday imposed a steep six per …

Instagram Local Lens Series Features Insider's Look At Rio De Janeiro

Instagram's Local Lens series is the perfect way to get an insider's view of some of the most beautiful destinations on Earth.<p>Carioca Instagrammer Paulo del Valle (@paulodelvalle) captures his home city of Rio de Janeiro, with an eye toward hidden locations tourists often miss.<p>For more information …

14 Places You Should Plan To Visit In 2014

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2014.<p>From Croatia, the E.U.'s newest member; to Tokyo, the site of the 2020 Olympic Games, here are the best places to travel next year.

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