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7 Reasons Why The Amex Platinum Is Worth The Annual Fee

<i>Forbes has partnered with The Points Guy for our coverage of credit card products. Forbes and The Points Guy may receive a commission from card issuers.</i><p>There’s a saying my dad (the original Points Guy) taught me growing up that always stuck with me: “Cheap is expensive.” Meaning, if you cut corners …

Flying

Yet More Evidence that Viruses May Cause Alzheimer's Disease

For decades, the idea that a bacteria or virus could help cause Alzheimer’s disease was dismissed as a fringe theory. But not so much anymore. On …

Neuroscience

8 nifty, new apps that will help you save money

Arguably everyone experiences financial challenges at one time or another. For some, the challenges are relatively small and insignificant. For others, money issues become big, scary and stressful.<p>No matter where your income-to-spending ratio currently sits, one thing remains true — you can save …

Personal Finance

I Started Eating For My Gut Health & Here's How My Life Changed

Learning to eat for my gut health has been a long road, filled with welcome changes that were easy to institute, some that I was reluctant about, and …

Wellness

10 Books That Will Make You More Interesting

We’re firm believers in the power of a good book to change lives, and it’s for this reason we set aside time every single day to knock down a few …

Books

The Best Nature Documentaries on Netflix Will Make You Worldlier

Unfortunately, in Los Angeles, there aren't a lot of green spaces that aren't luxury golf courses, so as odd as this might sound, I often turn to …

Nature

3 Depressing Conclusions from Reading 'Energy and Civilization' and 'Energy: A Human History’

Blog: Technology and Learning<b>Energy and Civilization: A History by Vaclav Smil</b><b>New edition published in May of 2017.</b><b>Energy: A Human History by Richard</b> …

Energy

Top 10 Road Trip Routes in the Northeastern US

There's no better region than the Northeast when you're longing to get behind the wheel or rev up your motorcycle. Roads in New York and the New …

Top 10

Bosch’s Monsters Explained

“Poor is the mind that always uses the inventions of others, and invents nothing itself,” reads the text above a brooding sketch featured in <i>The</i> …

Art

If You Care About Data, Change These 15 Default Privacy Settings Right Now

Say no to defaults.<p>On the Internet, the devil's in the defaults.<p>You're not reading all those updated data policies flooding your inbox. You probably …

This Book From the 1930s Can Teach You How to Create a Genuinely Happy Life

This obscure author already understood the lessons of modern happiness science decades ago.<p>What is the most common regret that pains people facing the end of their lives? According to a hospice nurse who has written about her experiences providing end-of-life care, the most common regret of the …

Happiness

The 5 Best To-Do List Apps to Boost Your Productivity

Looking for an app to boost your efficiency and organization? Here are five top choices.<p>6 min read<p><i>In the Women Entrepreneur series Up Your Game, we scope out the best products, apps and services to help make it easier to take your game to the next level.</i><p>We’re all busy. In fact, these days, it’s …

2 Books That Will Change Your Mindset And Business (That You've Probably Never Heard Of)

There are lots of books out there that everyone has read. There are others which are slightly less known, but that are written by some of the best practitioners in the world.<p><i>"If you read what everyone else is reading, you'll think like everyone else thinks."</i>--Ryan Holiday<p>Like many people who read …

lifechanging

The 15 Best Places to Visit in Florida

1 of 16<p><i>RELATED</i>: 20 Beautiful Beach Views From Around The World<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 16<p>Anna Maria Island<p>3 of 16<p>Historic Downtown Fernandina Beach, Amelia …

12 Hiking Destinations You'll Want to Add to Your Bucket List

The best travel advice always comes from people with firsthand experience—and that's especially true when it comes to hiking trips. When you're going …

The 9.9 Percent Is the New American Aristocracy

The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.<p>1.<p>For about a week every year in my childhood, I was a member of one of America’s fading aristocracies. Sometimes around Christmas, more often on the Fourth of July, my family would take up …

Income Inequality

8 foods a Harvard nutritionist tries to eat almost every day

Want to eat like a nutrition expert? Some food choices pack an especially big nutritional punch.<p>Think of your kitchen as one big tasty medicine cabinet.<p>The right foods in the right amounts can protect your heart, keep your blood sugar stable, help you lose weight and allow you to live longer.<p>Diet …

Professor Stephen Hawking's final theory: The universe is a hologram

Stephen Hawking has revealed from beyond the grave his final scientific theory - that the universe is a hologram.<p>The cosmologist, who died on March 14, has challenged previous theories of cosmic "inflation" and the "multiverse" in a new paper published in the Journal Of High Energy …

Intermittent fasting may have 'profound health benefits'

Intermittent fasting has been gaining popularity among people looking to shed extra kilograms and maintain a healthy weight. Researchers argue that …

Holistic Medicine

Extra time: how smart exercise keeps you younger for longer

As the writer Bill Gifford puts it: 'Ageing makes us fat, and then our fat makes us age'<p>Your nervous system is changing, too. Reaction times are at their best around age 24<p>Research suggests 120 is the absolute upper limit for the durability of the human frame<p>Slow down, that used to be the mantra …

Exercise

19 Facts About the Franklin Expedition, the Real-Life Inspiration for The Terror

The last Arctic expedition of Sir John Franklin began in 1845 with the hope of discovering the northwest passage, but it turned into a grim fight for …

New Stonehenge Discovery: Stones In Ancient Monument Were In Place Millions Of Years Before Humans Showed Up

New archaeological finds indicate that mysterious builders of ancient Stonehenge stone circle arrived at the site in Salisbury, England, long after …

Archaeology

When Romania's Ruler Went Medieval on the Ottomans

It was a sight designed to break the spirit of even a battle-hardened sultan — some 20,000 corpses skewered on a forest of poles planted in a muddy …

Doing These 4 Things Will Make You Happier, According to Neuroscience

You get all kinds of happiness advice on the Internet from people who don’t know what they’re talking about. Don’t trust them.<p>Actually, don’t trust …

Self-improvement

The Simplest Skincare Routine for Men to Hold Onto Youth As Long As Possible

Three simple steps for saving your face.<p>We need less shit to worry about in our lives, not more. That's why a simple skincare routine for men is essential. If you’re a minimalist with your grooming products, or if you’re wondering which products are mandatory for a blemish-free face, then take …

82-year-old woman with dementia gets memory back after changing her diet

A woman whose dementia was so severe she had to be hospitalised for her own safety regained her memory after changing her diet.<p>Mark Hatzer thought he …

3 things that brought this woman back from Alzheimer’s

<b>Mom and son created an action plan for dementia; a year later and she's back to her old self.</b><p>Anyone who has experienced Alzheimer’s in a loved one …

Alzheimer's Disease

19 NYC Secrets Even New Yorkers Don't Know

When you're living in a city whose history dates back to the 1600s, every day is an opportunity to discover another mind-blowing piece of historical …

I'm a Vegan CrossFitter, and This Is What I Eat in a Day

I am proof that not all CrossFitters are Paleo and vegans can absolutely thrive and crush their WODS! I'm living proof. I've successfully been eating plant-based for the entire (almost) two years that I've been doing CrossFit, and I have the energy, the endurance, and the muscle gains to prove …

Healthy Eating

Top 10 Cities to Visit in Europe - Bucket List Traveler

Introduction<p>There are 44 countries in Europe today with dozens of cities with populations of over one million residents. Many of these major cities …