Why Jet Lag Feels Worse Depending on Your Travel Direction

Jet lag is the pits, but it is even worse when you travel east. Michelle Girvan (a physicist at the University of Maryland who also co-authored a model published this week) says it’s because, “The body’s internal clock has a natural period of slightly longer than 24 hours, which means that it has an easier time traveling west and lengthening the day than traveling east …

Photo Essay: From Fjord to Farm in Norway

Exploring the Nordic nation’s rich diversity from haute architecture to rugged waterways

On a recent visit to Norway, we toured the country from Oslo to the home of Jarlsberg to the western fjord lands, stopping at dairy farms along the way. After a remarkably sunny day in Oslo at the Snøhetta-designed Operahuset, we headed for the country. On the west coast of Norway, the road will only take you so far. As you drive the meandering mountain …