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15 healthy eating habits that work according to scientists



With options as varied as the Paleo diet and the 21-day challenge, there's a fad diet for practically everyone.

But as fun as the diets may seem, it's often difficult to stick with them for more than a few weeks, and as a result few people actually see any long-term results.

Rather than trying one of those, here are 15 science-backed habits that can help boost your health and may help with weight loss as well.

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Eat food you enjoy.

It may seem as if the easiest way to lose weight is to stop eating the foods you overindulge in. But this can be short-sighted, Lisa Sasson, a New York University nutrition professor, told Business Insider. "If you pick a diet with foods you don't like, you're doomed to fail," Sasson said. Food is a pleasurable experience; if you cut out all the foods you like, you probably won't stick to your plan.

And as studiescontinue to show, coming up with an eating regimen you can stick with is critical.

Portion sizes are key.

There's a psychological component to eating, especially when you have weight loss in mind. Being conscious of losing weight and sticking to the right portion sizes is half the battle, Sasson said. This phenomenon is why most people in studies lose weight, regardless of whether they're in the group assigned a special diet. Simply being studied can lead to people being more conscious of what they're eating.

But overall, keeping an eye on portion sizes is a great way to help avoid overeating— especially with portion sizes rising since the 1970s.

Skip the restaurant and pack your lunch.

Portion sizes in American restaurants have increased by as much as three times in the past 20 years, and it is changing what we think of as a normal meal.

"One way to keep calories in check is to keep food portions no larger than the size of your fist," Elizabeth G. Nabel, director of NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, writes.

If you're trying to control your portion sizes, it is best to pack your own lunch because restaurants will give you more calories than you need.

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Google's translate app will redefine the way we travel


Google's translation app has a new feature that will come in handy for travelers.

You point your smartphone's camera at a sign printed in a foreign language, and Google's translation technology changes the text to your native language.

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A group of fans are trying to bring the Concorde supersonic jet back


Air France ConcordeThe Concorde supersonic jet was arguably the zenith of aviation.

The supersonic airliner was first flown in 1969 — that's almost 50 years ago — by the British Aircraft Corporation and France's Aérospatiale, though its first commercial flight wasn't until 1976.

Its maximum speed was twice the speed of sound, reaching up to 1,370 mph, and it transported passengers from New York to London in less than 3.5 hours.

Today, it takes us more than seven, mostly because we're crawling at a pace of around 500 to 600 mph.

In service for 27 years, the Concorde stopped flying in 2003. But now, a group of people are trying to bring the supersonic planes back from the dead. 

According to the Telegraph, a group of Concorde fans ("Club Concorde") raised $186 million in the hopes of getting a Concorde to fly again by 2019. The group plans to buy two Concorde planes: They hope to restore one plane for flying use and to turn the other into a tourist attraction that will reside near the London Eye. 

Of course this will involve some obstacles, including a significant restoration and subsequent upkeep to then run the decommissioned plane privately. Plus, people would have to be trained in its engineering, maintenance and piloting. The final obstacle: the record cost of fuel these days.

Concorde saw its last flight on October 24, 2003, and flying has only gotten worse since. So why did the Concorde stop flying in the first place?

Concorde cabin interiorOnly 20 Concordes were ever built, six of which were prototypes and development aircraft, meaning that only 14 were actually used commercially. As oil prices increased in the late '70s, foreign airlines canceled their Concorde orders — they practically gave away those 14 planes to British Airways and Air France.

Many believe that Concordes stopped flying because of a violent crash that killed 113 people in 2000, but in its 27 years, Concorde only saw that one single fatal accident, and was previously considered one of the world's safest planes.

Of course, the crash didn't help (Concorde flights were grounded for a year, pending modifications), but the main reason behind Concordes no longer taking flight is simple: a general downturn in the economic industry, especially following the September 11 terrorist attacks.

Concordes were also pretty high maintenance in terms of upkeep, and literally bled fuel — they flew 45 miles per ton of gas versus today's 120 miles, and that carrying fewer passengers. Thus, Concordes were only profitable on long haul flights, which explains why they mainly flew between New York and London or Paris. Essentially, they just weren't profitable enough.

And while they might be on the verge of making a comeback with this new group, there are still major obstacles, including the high cost of fuel.

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The best US destination to travel to each month of the year


Shoulder season is the best time to travel. It is the perfect window between peak and off-peak seasons, meaning cheaper airfares, cheaper hotels, shorter lines, less traffic, and fewer people.

Using data from Kayak's Travel Hacker Guide, we put together the ultimate guide to the best US destination to visit each month of the year, taking airfare, hotel rates, weather, and activities into consideration.

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17 bizarre yet beautiful hotels around the world


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Sometimes, where you stay can help make a trip unforgettable. 

In countries around the world, there are quirky and innovative accommodations that take guests to new heights and unimaginable environments. 

From the transparent bubble rooms of theAttrap'Rêves, which sit nestled in the forests of France, to Amsterdam's Faralda Crane Hotel, where rooms are situated within a 164-foot-tall crane, here are 17 fascinatingly unusual hotels around the world.

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Shaped like a volcano and complete with water that spews down instead of lava, the Montaña Mágica Lodge is tucked within the Huilo Huilo Biological Reserve in Chile. The hotel is built from local wood and stone, and includes nine rooms and hot tubs made out of tree trunks that overlook the forest.

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The Jumbo Stay hostel is a Boeing 747 jumbo jet that was converted into a hotel and is located on a disused runway at the Stockholm Arlanda Airport in Sweden.

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Areas like the flight deck have been converted into en-suite double bedrooms, the first class cabin was transformed into a 24-hour cafe, and a communal balcony on the cockpit offers runway views to guests.

Rooms start at about $70 per night.

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Check out Porsche's new $100-million US headquarters — it's like Disneyland for car lovers


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Porsche's CEO was just names the new CEO of parent company Volkswagen.

Back in May, Porsche opened a brand-spanking-new North American headquarters. The car maker did this because Porsche's business has been booming in recent years — one of the reasons that Matthias Müller will succeed Martin Winterkorn in the aftermath of an emissions-cheating scandal that has rocked VW.

The next time you find yourself flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International, take a look at the northeast corner of the airport.

There you'll find a groovy-looking building with sports cars speeding on an adjacent racetrack. That's the $100-million HQ and Porsche Experience Center.

"[W]e celebrate a significant milestone in the history of Porsche as we expand our footprint in the United States and reaffirm our commitment to the state of Georgia and the city of Atlanta," Müller said when the new HQ opened. "We are investing more than ever before, heightening visibility for the Porsche brand in the US and worldwide."

Business Insider recently traveled to Atlanta and checked out the place. We'll report on our adventures in a later post, but in the meantime, have a look at what got us to hop on a plane and fly down to Georgia.

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Porsche North America has called Atlanta home since 1998.

But with the new 27-acre facility, Porsche has created an opportunity to connect with current and prospective buyers.

In fact, the new Porsche compound is the largest investment the company has ever made outside Germany.

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This is how Porsche's iconic 911 sports car has evolved


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There are very few cars that have been in continuous production for 50 years.

The Porsche 911 is one of them.

In fact, if the lineage of the 911 is traced to its roots, you will find that it is actually related to the original 1930s Volkswagen Beetle.

And now the guy who has been running Porsche, Matthias Müller, will take over as CEO of the VW Group. He was instrumental in developing Porsche's lineup beyond the 911, into luxury sedans and SUVs.

While a few aspects of the 911 have changed over the years, even more have stayed the same. The engine hanging over the rear axle is the most obvious hallmark that has remained the same for the entire production run. Such a heavy weight should act like a pendulum and throw the Porsche off balance, but instead this Porsche is one of the best handling cars on the road today.

The distinctive shape has also changed very little in the last 50 years, but that is what makes the car an icon.

The Corvette, 10 years older than the 911, has changed completely since it was introduced in 1953 and would be unrecognizable to someone who has only seen a first generation car.

An owner of the original 911 could teleport 50 years into the future and still instantly recognize a new car on the road as an evolution of his own.

Have a look at how this icon has evolved.

[An earlier version of this article was written by Travis Okulski.]

The Beetle is the grandfather of the 911. Ferdinand Porsche Sr. designed the "People's Car" in the late 1930s. It was not fast, but basic design elements like round headlamps and a engine in the rear made their way to Porsche's next car.

If the Beetle was the grandfather, the 356 is the father. Porsche once again used a rear-engine layout, but the 356 was lower, wider, and faster than any Beetle on the road in 1948. It stayed in production until 1965.

The original 911 entered production in 1963 as a more usable and refined alternative to the 356. The round headlamps and distinctive profile are readily apparent. The five spoke Fuch's wheels also became closely associated with the 911; a replica version is still made today.

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Why people are unfaithful




Esther Perel, a couples therapist and the best-selling author of "Mating in Captivity," reveals her provocative perspective on the subject of infidelity.

Aiming to spark a new conversation about this taboo topic, Perel reverses the lens by proposing that affairs are not a symptom of a problem in one's relationship, but are instead an expression of a deeper longing to experience something different.

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A sommelier shares 10 words to look for to find high-quality wines under $25


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Affordable wine doesn't have to taste cheap.

But how can you tell you have a good bottle before pouring that first glass?

"Many wine consumers in the US are still challenged by the abundance of language on a wine label," says Jörn Kleinhans, owner of the The Sommelier Company. "It's difficult enough with an English label, but adding the other languages and countries, it becomes very difficult."

Kleinhans explains that certain words, often those regulated by local government in the region a wine is produced, are reliable indicators of high-quality wine at any price point.

Here are ten words he recommends looking for on wines under $25, to guarantee you're getting the best bottle on the shelf.

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'CLASSICO' on a Chianti

Chianti is a popular wine in the US, Kleinhans explains, because it was the first wine commercially exported from Italy in large amounts.

However, he says, "Wine that is only labeled Chianti is usually not very good. If you see 'Chianti Classico,' that is always a good wine."

"The term 'Classico' describes the local best core-growing regions of this type of wine," he continues. "The core vineyards in the center of the region that have the best terroir and the best orientation to the sun."

Other vineyards may also produce a wine called Chianti, but they aren't permitted to add "Classico." Kleinhans explains that the distinction is an important one when looking to experience "classical notes of tomato paste and vanilla" typical of the wine. 

'GRAN RESERVA' on a Rioja

Rioja, Kleinhans says, is the most important wine of Spain.

It can be labeled as either "Reserva" or "Gran Reserva," but "you're always looking for, without exception, the Gran Reserva," says Kleinhans. "It means this wine has a strong oak flavor, the hallmark flavor of Rioja. It also guarantees this wine has been aged in oak for two years or more, and an additional three years in the bottle."

Kleinhans says Rioja Gran Reserva is "probably one of the greatest high-end wines in the world that you can get at tremendous value."

"CRU BOURGEOIS" on a Bordeaux

The "Cru Bourgeois" distinction has to do with the French region of Bordeaux, where these wines are produced.

The greatest wines of the region are classified as "Grand Cru Classé," which Kleinhans explains has been so successful that prices went through the roof and bottles are no longer available for under $40 or $50.

"For the value lovers, 'Cru Bourgeois' is the back door to get outstanding Bordeaux for under $25," he says. "Those are the chateaus not allowed into the Grand Cru classification 150 years ago. Several outstanding chateaus were left aside, and nowadays these wines not labeled Grand Cru, but Cru Bourgeois, you can get at a great value. It's the level right under the Grand Cru level people are paying thousands for."

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Wearing a man bun can have this unwelcome side effect


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Science has a warning for guys who wear man buns: do it and you're going to lose it. 

When hair is pulled back into an overly tight style, it causes unnecessary strain on follicles, specifically on the front hairline, and can result in a condition called traction alopecia. 

"They're putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take," Dr. Sabra Sullivan, a dermatologist from Mississippi, told Mic. This pulling can cause hair follicle death and even scarring.

Dr. Sullivan adds that traction alopecia in men is becoming more common, and that hairstyles like the man bun should shoulder at least some of the blame. 

Similarly tight hairstyles, like ponytails, can also cause the issue.

If you are going to wear the look, make sure to keep the bun loose, as it's really the tightness of the style that causes traction alopecia, notes Dr. Sullivan.  

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If you’re single, these are the 10 best cities to find new love (Z)


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Looking for love?

Maybe it's time to move.

Zillow, the $3 billion online real estate company, has ranked the cities with the highest odds of finding a new love. Zillow considered a variety of data, including each city’s percentage of singles, percentage of singles who moved to town in the past year, median disposable income of single residents, and the number of date spots per capita.

See if your city made the list. (Spoiler: NYC couldn't crack the top 10.)

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No. 10: Raleigh, NC

Singles: 56% of total residents

New single residents (who moved to town in the past year): 7.1% 

Disposable income: $25,690 (median income minus median rent)

Potential date spots: 27 per 10,000 people

No. 9: San Francisco, CA

Singles: 60% of total residents

New single residents (who moved to town in the past year): 6.5% 

Disposable income: $9,207 (median income minus median rent)

Potential date spots: 57 per 10,000 people

No. 8: Nashville, TN

Singles: 58% of total residents

New single residents (who moved to town in the past year): 6.2% 

Disposable income: $17,962 (median income minus median rent)

Potential date spots: 39 per 10,000 people

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The 24 best things to do in Singapore, according to locals


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Singapore may be the most expensive city in the world, but it's also home to eclectic budget shops, incredible street food, and dozens of free parks — it is called the Garden City, after all.

We sifted through a Quora thread on the best things to do in Singapore, and pulled out the top suggestions from locals.

From exploring the hot new hipster neighborhoods to finding the best spots for local street food, here are 24 of the best things to do in Singapore.


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The Singapore Botanic Gardens is home to an array of lush plants and flowers. It’s free and open to the public every day of the year from 5am to midnight.

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Check out Tiong Bahru, Singapore's hot new hipster neighborhood that's filled with cool shops, restaurants, bars, and restored shophouses.

Click here to take a virtual tour of Tiong Bahru »

Eat at a hawker center for a wide variety of mouthwatering local dishes that include everything from spicy curries to savory noodle dishes. Singapore is famous for its incredible street food, which you can sample here.

Click here to check out some of Singapore's street food options >

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The 35 most expensive tasting menus on the planet, ranked


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One of the best ways for foodies to truly experience the world's best restaurants is by ordering a multi-course tasting menu.

But it's not for everyone — these carefully crafted and elaborate meals can sometimes cost as much as $1,000 a head.

From the experimental Sublimotion restaurant in Spain to the innovative Noma in Denmark, here are 37 restaurants with the priciest tasting menus in the world.

NOTE: We calculated the cost of a meal for two people, and included the price of a wine pairing where applicable. Unless otherwise indicated, the listed cost does not include gratuity or tax. Foreign prices were converted at today's conversion rates.

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35. Eleven Madison Park, New York, New York (TIE)

$450 for two; 12-16 courses

Despite the grandeur of Eleven Madison Park, which is set in a dazzling room with white tablecloths and high ceilings, the food here is anything but stuffy.

Chef Daniel Humm creates playful and interactive dishes like the "Name That Milk" dessert, which comes in a wooden box with four specially commissioned Mast Brothers chocolate bars.




35. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, California (TIE)

$450 for two people; 9-10 courses (wine pairing additional $225 per person)

The Restaurant at Meadowood caters to every guest's individual preferences so that the tasting menu perfectly suits your palate.

And even though the dishes may vary from night to night (or from customer to customer), they are all guaranteed to be presented and cooked by Chef Christopher Kostow and his team with impeccable attention to detail.


33. Quay, Sydney, Australia (TIE)

$470 for two people; eight to nine courses (wine pairing additional $105 per person)

Australian Chef Peter Gilmore's Quay serves a tasting menu that combines classic dishes with new seasonal additions. The meal flows flawlessly from the delicious starters to the guava snow egg — one of Gilmore's signature desserts.

The intimate dining room has crisp white linens that only add to the ambience of this serene meal.

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22 photos that show the intense excitement surrounding Pope Francis' first-ever visit to the US


Pope Visits USA

Pope Francis arrived in the United States for the first time as pontiff this week, and between addressing Congress, visiting various charities, and leading Mass, he's been keeping busy.

Greeted by President Obama and Vice President Biden upon his arrival to the Capitol on Tuesday, the pope's US travel plans include events in Washington, DC, New York City, and Philadelphia.

Here, we've gathered some of the best images of the pope's visit so far. They're just a few examples of his mass appeal, as well as his ability to connect with the Catholic community.

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A crowd of supporters cheer as Pope Francis arrives at Andrews Air Force Base, just outside of Washington, DC.

The pope was greeted by President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, as well as by other political and Catholic leaders.

President Obama shakes hands with Pope Francis during the arrival ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.

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This chef, who lives in a 100-square-foot apartment, is proof that kids will do anything to live in New York


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Fresh from Madison, Wisconsin, Chef Grayson Altenberg is overjoyed to have found a studio apartment he can afford in pricey Manhattan.

The average rent for a studio in New York City, as of this March, was $2,108 per month. Altenberg's rent is $1,100.

There's just one catch: at 100 square feet, it's one of New York's smallest apartments.

The young chef chose the Upper West Side apartment without windows or a kitchen because it's a five-minute walk to the fine-dining restaurant where he works.

"I had the option to go west, but there were more opportunities here in New York," he says of the move to the East Coast. "I sacrificed an entire life to be here, to make this happen. I left friends [and] family all behind in Wisconsin ... an entire life that I just picked up and left."

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Once in New York, Altenberg worked in different kitchens as an unpaid intern. He says the chef world is a lot like a fraternity, which helped him land a job under Chef Jonathan Benno at the Michelin-starred Lincoln Ristorante.

"I just showed up at the door and was like, 'Hey, I’m willing to work for free today,'" he says.

After that day was over, Benno hired him. And then, before he could get famous for his craft, he got famous for his tiny apartment.

"The Village Voice found me," he says.

Indeed, the paper posted a story and video tour of the apartment — advertised in the listing as being "so small you can't gain weight once you move in" — to its website and it was picked up by the New York Post, the Today show's website, and numerous real-estate blogs.

"Even though it was not a great opportunity, I still used it to give myself some press so the world can see that I am here to make it at all costs. I'm not going to back down. I’m not going to let anybody tell me I’m not going to make it," says Altenberg.

He describes Central Park as the living room of his studio apartment and says cooking on a hot plate doesn't bother him, since he has Lincoln's giant kitchen at his disposal.

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As for his typical day, for a 2 p.m. to midnight shift, Altenberg wakes up around 9 a.m., prepares breakfast, and sharpens his knives for an hour. He then walks three blocks to Equinox, which he treats as a second home, where he works out, showers, shaves, uses the Internet, and enjoys the cafe.

His schedule is the same for 7 a.m. shifts, except the alarm goes off at four and coffee replaces breakfast, but he doesn’t skip the gym.

"I'm the kind of person that needs to work out before I go in, get the blood flowing ... I really like to be warmed up and ready to go when I hit the kitchen," he says.

At Lincoln, Altenberg does everything from butchery and cleaning animals to taking care of vegetables. But one of his favorite things to do is teach.

"Cooking is always learning and teaching, so as soon as you learn something, you should teach it to someone else," he says.

He works 10-hour shifts five days a week and plans to take on more hours during the busy seasons to get up to a 60-hour workweek.

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"It's hard to be the new kid on the block. I came into New York and I didn't really make a quiet entrance — I definitely came in loud. I made a lot of noise, and that gave a lot of people a lot of ammunition to make fun of me for [things] like my living situation."

Altenberg still has his can-do, Midwest attitude, but now it's combined with the drive and hustle of a newly minted New Yorker.

This is his time to discover who he is and what kind of cuisine he wants to bring into the world.

"I want to travel, that's the next step in the plan," he says.

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A guide to the Oktoberfest tents


Oktoberfest, inside of tent, Munich, Germany

Oktoberfest is the world's largest beer festival, and the parties take place inside enormous tents.

The festival, which locals call Wiesn, has 14 main tents, each able to fit between 5,000 and 11,000 people, and each rocking a wholly different vibe.

Some tents are more family oriented, others more focused on the food, others again known for their high concentration of tourists. Most serve tons of beer, meats, and other Bavarian delicacies, and one only serves fish. 

Know which tent is the right one for you before you go. Here's a guide to each Oktoberfest tent.

Käfers Wiesn-Schänke

Owned by one of Munich's most famous restaurateurs, this relatively small tent serves incredible, and incredibly expensive food. The tent is famous for its roast duck, and thus the go-to for gourmands and Munich's creme de la creme, as well as local and international celebrities. It's open later than the rest of the tents, but can be tough to get into unless you have a famous last name.


On the smaller side and off the beaten path, as in not on the main road, this is one of the more Bavarian tents, and generally filled with Munich locals of all ages. It's a pretty party heavy tent, and features 100 shooting stands in the back.

Winzerer Fähndl 

One of the largest tents, fitting 11,000 people, this one is a colorful mix of old and young, and easily recognizable by its 80-foot tower featuring a giant mass of beer. Allegedly, it's the FC Bayern team's favorite.


This is the oldest tent at Oktoberfest (since 1867), and where the mayor taps the first keg. A lot of young locals frequent this tent — and by young we mean young, since the legal drinking age is 16.


The ceiling here is decorated with a dramatic "Bavarian sky" (white and blue), which was built by an Oscar-winning set designer, and can be partly opened when it's sunny. This tent is another local favorite, skewing towards the younger set, but also has a solid international crowd. It's a little more calm during the day than other tents, but gets rowdy around 7pm.


This super traditional tent, one of the largest with 10,000 seats, is a tourist fave, known for the many different countries represented among its guests.


Another local favorite, and said to be like a little folk festival, this one is both a very traditional tent and one that's party-focused, with guests of all ages. It also features an annual crossbow competition that attracts archers from all over Germany, and has a shooting range in the back.

Augustiner Festhalle

Oktoberfest Augustiner TentThe beer here still comes out of traditional wood kegs, and is said the be the best. This tent is usually filled with regulars — in fact, there are a whopping 200 tables reserved for regulars. Avoid Tuesdays, as these are meant to attract familys with special kids prices.


This tent has its own jodler. There's a lot of singing involved. And the first Saturday here is "Gay Sunday."


One of Munich's most famous beers, you can't go wrong at Löwenbräu, though it skews towards an older local crowd. The entrance is easily recognizable, as a large lion flanks its doors — loudly growling "Löwenbräu" every so often. It's also known as the meeting place for Munich's TSV 1860 soccer fans.


One of the newest tents, this one is family friendly, at least during the day, and has diaper changing stations and enough room for strollers.


As the name implies, this tent serves mostly wine and champagne. Instead of beer benches it has normal tables and seats with seat backs, and feature three different live bands.


One of the smallest tents, this one specializes in fish, and attracts an older audience. It also features a huge LGBT party on the second Monday.


The name translates to ox grill, so don't be surprised to find entire oxes turning on a spit. This tent is pretty relaxed and full of regulars more focused on a good meal than anything else.

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Rumors are circulating that wearing a man bun will make you go bald


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Rumors have been circulating that the man bun — the latest in men's hairstyle trends — causes damage to the hair follicles, including hair-follicle death, scarring, and even baldness.

"They're putting traction on the hair follicles that the hair is not really meant to take," Dr. Sabra Sullivan, a dermatologist from Mississippi, recently told millenial news site Mic about people who use the hairstyle. This can result, she said, in a condition known as traction alopecia, which is becoming more and more common among men, partly due to the man bun.

But other dermatologists say there's no need to freak out. We spoke with Dr. Francesca Fusco, a dermatologist with New York City practice Wexler Dermatology, about whether the man bun is any real cause for concern.

"Traction alopecia is caused by wearing a hairstyle that continuously pulls really tight on the hair and hair follicles, resulting in such damage that they don't grow hair anymore," she said. "With regards to the man bun, if they're not pulling it tight, they're not losing hair."

The real cause for concern is repeatedly wearing the style, and wearing it too tight. Occasionally pulling your hair back into a bun, ponytail, or any other up-do — provided it's not pulling on the hair follicles — is perfectly fine, said Fusco. "If the hair is put up loosely, you can put it up every day," said Dr. Airan.

"It's like wearing cornrows or weaves or any other tight style," Dr. Fusco said. "It has to be continuous to cause damage."

New York dermatologist Lisa Airan agreed.

"If the tension is every day and constant, it is more likely to lead to alopecia," Dr. Airan said.

Dr. Fusco also warns, however, that men who are genetically prone to male-pattern baldness or thinning should approach the man bun with caution. And sticking with the same supertight 'do every day is a bad idea.

"If a man already has androgenic male-pattern thinning at the temple, pulling it tight might make it worse," she noted.

The point that both Dr. Fusco and Dr. Airan make is that the man bun and similar styles are no cause for alarm so long as you take care of your hair and scalp. If you're into the man bun, Fusco suggests using a soft scrunchi rather than a rubber band and loosening it up if you ever feel pain, itching, or redness.

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Here are the most-common spoken languages in Canada — that aren’t English or French


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When we think of language in Canada, perhaps it's contentious Quebecois signage rules that come to mind.

But a new map from the folks at the Canadian mapping site, The 10 and 3 gives us a taste of the country's true linguistic diversity. 

The map, which is interactive, shows users the most popular language — excluding English and French — in census regions across Canada.

On top of that, the map tells you the percentage of concentration a language holds in a particular region, with or without English and French taken into account.

It may be surprising to find that the country is full of people who speak over 60 Aboriginal languages, from the Algonquin Cree to the Inuit Inuktikut. But enclaves of Korean in New Brunswick, Urdu in Ontario, and even Sign Language along the Maine border often bring with them a story of Canada's melting-pot demographic.

The 10 and 3 — named for Canada's 10 provinces and 3 territories — provides background for a few of the unlikely linguistic holdouts for you.

For instance, Punjabi-speaking Sikhs have been in British Columbia for more than a century and the community that started out with a humble temple in BC now gets its own Punjabi hockey broadcast

Check out a full breakdown of Canada's language diversity below:

canada language map

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This dilapidated villa once served as a Caribbean getaway for drug-kingpin Pablo Escobar


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The "King of Cocaine" was the son of a poor Colombian farmer, but by the time he was 35, he was one of the world's wealthiest men, earning $420 million a week in revenue.

At the peak of his power, infamous Medellín cartel boss Pablo Escobar, the original "El Patron," supplied 80% of the global cocaine market and owned a number of ostentatious properties.

Here's a look at his abandoned island compound in the Caribbean.

All photos republished with permission from Stefaan Beernaert.

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Located 22 miles from Colombia's port city of Cartagena are the 27 small coral islands that makeup the Islas del Rosario.

Source: Lonely Planet

Escobar built a massive waterfront villa on the largest of the cluster islands, Isla Grande.

Juxtaposed with Escobar's mansion are the approximately 800 islanders on Isla Grande who sustain themselves by fishing and farming.

Source: Atlas Obscura

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