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How to Get in the Mood for Sex

If you have 0 minutes...follow the advice of that classic Nike ad campaign.<p>Most of us believe that desire sparks the idea to have sex, which ideally …

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The Only Way to Improve Your Situation is to Improve Yourself

Self-improvement is multifaceted. To improve yourself, you must consider every aspect of the word self. This means improving your mind, your body, …

Humans are endurance champs – why do we hate exercise?

Source:http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21829190.400-humans-are-endurance-champs--why-do-we-hate-exercise.html?full=true#.Ubp9Rva-OAB<p><i>Exercise confers huge health benefits, so why does it often feel like such a chore? Evolutionary biologist Daniel Lieberman explains the paradox</i><p><b>Why did you start</b> …

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I’m still here: back online after a year without the internet

I was wrong.<p>One year ago I left the internet. I thought it was making me unproductive. I thought it lacked meaning. I thought it was "corrupting my soul."<p>It's a been a year now since I "surfed the web" or "checked my email" or "liked" anything with a figurative rather than literal thumbs up. I've …

爱德华·威尔逊:从蚂蚁社会到寻找万物之理

【演化生物学家爱德华 · 威尔逊(Bob Sacha/onearth.org)】<p>如果非要给爱德华 · 威尔逊(Edward Osborne Wilson)贴个标签的话, “演化生物学家” 就很不错;但是 “社会生物学家”、“终身博物学者”、“多产作家”、“倾尽心血的教育家” 或者 “高调的公共知识分子” 大概也同样适用。但是在这一切广泛而深刻的贡献之中,威尔逊的名声和大部分伟大的想法都是建立在他对蚂蚁的研究之上,其中最著名的又莫过于他对蚂蚁通讯和蚁群社会结构的相关发现。<p>当我跟上他的步伐、正准备自我介绍的时候,他正好俯下身去,从花园的小土路上捡起一只蚂蚁,念出了它的拉丁学名,像个热爱蚂蚁的小男孩 …

How to travel with friends (and not want to kill them)

I have two permanent, oddly positioned bald spots on my head. Though my mother claims they’re from a scalp thing I had as a kid, I have it on good authority from my oracle that they’re probably where the Martians attached the electrodes.<p>However, spontaneous balding frequently has nothing to do with …

Tokyo on a budget: tips for making your yen go further

You don’t have to live off vending-machine coffee and rice to experience the grandeur and excitement of Japan’s singular capital. Here are our tips for doing Tokyo a budget.<p>Finding a place to stay<p>Shop around online months ahead for Tokyo accommodation, as rates can fluctuate dramatically. The best …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

Japanese noodles for beginners

<i>This is an excerpt from the Eating chapter of Lonely Planet's</i> <i>Tokyo</i> <i>guide.</i><p>It’s hard to imagine how Tokyo could function without noodles. From traditional Japanese staples such as <i>soba</i> and <i>udon</i> to that much beloved Chinese import that is <i>rāmen</i>, Tokyoites slurp down an impressive amount of noodles in …

Make or break: travelling as a couple

Travelling as a couple can present unique challenges (and advantages) on top of the exhilaration and standard stress that accompanies long-term travel. Will it make or break the relationship? What happens when one person wants to go to the Full Moon Party and the other wants to jungle trek?<p>Like …

The ultimate guide to shopping in Hong Kong

Everyone knows Hong Kong as a place of neon-lit retail pilgrimage – all international brands worth their logo have outlets here, and they are supplemented by the city’s own retail trailblazers. That said, Hong Kong's reputation as a bargain hunter’s paradise is pretty much a thing of the past.<p>So …