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10 of the best bourbon cocktails

Why stop at the Old Fashioned? We share 10 delicious bourbon whisky cocktail recipes you'll make again and again<p>Bourbon: it always conjures up balmy southern nights, the air wafting the scents of jasmine and the sounds of jazz. Rain not withstanding, it tastes just as good on a south London …

7 Cool Ways Cities Are Thinking Ahead on Climate Change

From sea walls to "sponge zones," here are some innovative urban ideas for boosting resilience.<p>The world’s cities are coming up with ingenious ways to fight climate change, from massive sea walls to "sponge zones" and floating communities.<p>Urban areas have reason to act. Many are already grappling …

35 Photography Links to Blow Your Socks Off

With another terrific week behind us in the wide world of photography, Toad Hollow Photography has been searching all known corners of the internet …

Relaxing "Hydro Hammock" is Fully-Functioning Hot Tub in a Hammock

If you've ever dreamt about having a portable hot tub, then the <i>Hydro Hammock</i> was made for you. It combines easy, carefree lounging on a hammock with the comfort of soaking in a piping-hot steam bath. The blissful product provides ultimate relaxation, and it comes available in multiple models …

Nasa's New Horizons probe shows Pluto bigger than expected

New Horizon measurements reveal Pluto is roughly two-thirds the size of the moon, and probably holds more ice beneath its surface than previously thought<p><b>Latest:</b> Nasa’s New Horizons probe makes Pluto flyby nine years after leaving Earth<p>A Nasa spacecraft that will hurtle past Pluto on Tuesday at more …

Do Big Animals Always Sleep Standing Up?

Most large land herbivores can doze off on their feet, but only experience deep—or REM—sleep lying down.<p>"How do large animals like cows or buffalo stand up and sleep and not fall over or lay down?"<p>Mary Jo Tobin Edwards's question gives Weird Animal Question of the Week a chance to lay to rest …

5 Essential Tricks for Treating a Sunburn

Of course you understand the importance of sunscreen, but sometimes, no matter how diligent you were with reapplying, you still end up getting too …

Best places to travel in October 2015

As the shoulder season for many regions – with prices and footfall tending to be lower than they are in peak months – October is the ideal time for a stress-free jaunt.<p>You could gain some serious altitude in Nepal and Albuquerque, beat the crowds in Jordan and Cornwall, meet the Grand Canyon’s …

3 New Health Foods You Should Try In 2014

Exotic (and delicious!) ingredients to add to your grocery list this year<p>If you're sick of cooking with kale and chia seeds all the time, you're in luck—2014 promises to bring a whole new crop of health foods to grocery stores and menus this year. Check out some of the best ways to keep your your …

5 Tips to Lose Weight Without Losing Your Mind in 2014

Are you like the millions of others who have set a goal to lose weight in the new year? Think it's going to take lots of deprivation, extreme dieting and hours sweating at the gym?<p>Nope, nope and nope.<p>In fact, in my experience that's just about the worst way to do it -- and a sure-fire way to only …

14 Things I Wish I Knew in My 20s

As I move headlong into middle age, there are so many ways I have matured. I was a mess in my 20s, admittedly. I was insecure, scattered, and unsure of myself. And when I coach younger clients, I tend to tell them the things I wish someone would have sat down and told me at their age. Things like: …

Self-help

London cyclists could end up riding to work on elevated 'SkyCycle' routes if Norman Foster plans go ahead http://gu.com/p/3yha6/fb

Where Can I Volunteer with Sea Turtles?

<i>A:</i><p>There are few species more in need of a helping hand than the sea turtle: All seven species are on threatened or endangered lists. And thanks to the turtles’ penchant for secluded, sandy beaches, altruists planning volunteer trips have exotic vacations in store—bonus!<p>Most volunteer work involves …

FYI: Do Fat People Stay Warmer Than Thin People?

Pack on some extra pounds for winter<p>At the yearly Rottnest Channel Swim in Western Australia, participants often smear their bodies with animal fat for insulation against the 70-degree water. But their own body fat also helps to keep them warm, like an extra layer of clothing beneath the skin. When …

U.S. Army

Found: The Real Town of ‘Bedrock’

Nobody pretends we know everything about the people of the Stone Age, but a few things are settled. They definitely didn’t drive cars powered by …

How Language Seems To Shape One's View Of The World

Lera Boroditsky once did a simple experiment: She asked people to close their eyes and point southeast. A room of distinguished professors in the U.S. pointed in almost every possible direction, whereas 5-year-old Australian aboriginal girls always got it right.<p>She says the difference lies in …

Deep into the Desert

Lightroom Presets<p>If you haven’t popped into the Stuck In Customs Store to see the latest Lightroom Presets, I invite you there. I used them in …

Doctors Look at Laughter in MIRTH Study

A "Methodical Investigation of Risibility, Therapeutic and Harmful" reveals that laughter can help you get pregnant, burn a lot of calories … or, on rare occasions, kill you.<p><b>This may be the season to be jolly, but now it seems that even laughter can have its share of harmful side effects, even</b> …