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Why Letting Kids Serve Themselves May Be Worth The Mess

When it comes to feeding little kids, adults know best. But some nutritionists now argue that children could also benefit from a bit of autonomy at mealtimes.<p>The U.S. Department of Agriculture recommends that parents let kids as young as 2 years old serve themselves at home. And in 2011, the …

Yoga: Poses To Tone Your Butt

<b>Warrior III</b> Standing on one straight leg, lean forward with your chest until it is in line with your lifted back leg and parallel to the ground. Extend your upper chest and gaze forward as you flex your back foot, keeping your leg straight and all of your toes pointing down. Stay here or extend …

Yoga

Best of the World: Nantes, France

On a small island in the Loire River in the city of <b>Nantes</b>, a trumpeting mechanical elephant sprays water from its trunk. The curious creature carries 50 passengers at a time, who survey former shipyards from balconies four stories up as well as the internal gears that keep its giant legs …

9 Things Not to Miss in The Sacred Valley of the Incas

Anyone making their way to Machu Picchu must first traverse The Sacred Valley of the Incas (Valle Sagrado de los Incas), and we were no exception. But this was no tedious trek, it was a fascinating adventure in its own right.<p><b>Take the Scary (and insanely beautiful) Flight into Cusco, Peru</b><p>Flying into …

South America

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

Hormone Discovery Could Lead To Way To Prevent Jet Lag

<b>By Sophie Bushwick (Click here for the original article and podcast)</b><p>Jet lag. Jumping a few time zones causes problems with sleep and even digestion. But new research means we could be a step closer to preventing this voyager’s vexation.<p>The study centers on the hormone vasopressin, thought to have a …

Our favourite images of the week

Remarkable photos from the past seven days, including a temple to graffiti in Paris, one of Oman’s most beautiful mosques and Montreal’s glittering nightlife.

Travel

Riga - Through a Local's Eyes

Riga according to our four locals, Anete, Diana, Marta & Martins:<p>"It is impossible to feel bored here." -Anete Bauere<p>"Riga is my life; my past, present and future. And I cannot stop myself from wanting to know every little thing about it." -Diana Lace<p>"The dynamics of my ever changing city with its …

A Top French Restaurant Serves The Most Exquisite Egg Dish In The World

One of the most exquisite egg dishes in the world is made by master chef Alain Passard.<p>It's no secret that his three-star Michelin restaurant l'Arpège in Paris is a mecca for fine dining, but it's his signature "l'Arpège Egg" — a genius take on <i>oeuf à la coque</i>— that continues to entrance …

Breakfast

Teacher small face: On beauty in South Korea

Last month I had my eyes measured by a 15-year-old boy. “Teacher, big eyes,” he said as he came toward me with a ruler. In a moment of awkward …

7 Instant Ideas for Weekend Adventure

From my several years of far flung travels, I'm a big believer that it takes a lot less money than you might imagine to slip and slide around the world, but what it definitely does take is time.<p>So when you don't have that slippery commodity of time to lounge about on the beaches of southern Turkey …

Guide Books

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

Made for Walking: The World's Most Aesthetic Footbridges (Photos)

From a bridge high above the Malaysian forest to a modern drawbridge, get from one place to another in style on one the world's coolest …

Serial Trespasser Bradley Garrett Takes Insane Photos Of Off-Limits Places

Bradley Garrett calls himself a "place hacker." In this strange hobby, the Oxford University geographer wiggles under locked gates and scales barbed fences to sneak into some crazy off-limits spots, from forgotten subway stations to dilapidated theaters to coal mines shut down long ago.<p>Some of his …

Mummies, Monet & Napoleon's toothbrush: discover London's top museums

London is home to the world’s greatest collection of museums and galleries, from blockbusters to tucked-away treasures. The result of private and royal collections, and years of imperial acquisitions and plunder, these museums are one of the main attractions of the British capital for locals and …

Museums

Food Trips & Budget-Friendly Stays: Weekend Roundup

This week, we’re all about planning trips for food lovers (aka all of us!), all the while saving you money on lodging so that you can indulgently try …