The temptation to overpack is real — especially when you’re feeling the urge to bring all

The temptation to overpack is real — especially when you’re feeling the urge to bring all your essentials. The best travel gadgets, though, will satisfy your needs with clever, compact, and versatile design that not only save you from trouble, but also leave extra room in your suitcase for souvenirs.  From travel pillows and multipurpose tools, to smart glasses and off-the-grid communication devices, these are our favorite 15 travel gadgets. Traveling is exciting and all. Flying, though? Not so much. Investing in a nice travel pillow is one of the best things you can do when you’re preparing to pretzel up in a germ-filled flying metal tube for hours.  Think of this adjustable pillow as an infinity scarf made of memory foam. It wraps around different neck sizes snuggly to provide support: Two high points on the back give your head a comfortable resting place, while the two low points up front secure your chin. Unless you want to jerk your head around like you’re trying to stay awake in your third-grade history class, you might want to consider this pillow. Imagine this: You hop on a 12-hour flight, and by hour six you’ve already run out of good movie optio...

Does Air Conditioning Make You Sick? Here’s The Truth.

Most Americans use air conditioning every day, whether it’s in their office buildings or living spaces; 90% of the country has a unit at home, and AC accounts for about 10% of worldwide electricity consumption. A New York Times story put that question into perspective this week. People in some of the hottest climates around the world tolerate high temperatures much better than Americans. Citizens of countries like Mexico, Brazil and India use air conditioning a whole lot less than we do. The piece led to a viral debate on Twitter about whether AC is vital or even healthy for us. Air-conditioning is unhealthy, bad, miserable, and sexist. I can’t explain how many times I’ve gotten sick over the summer b/c of overzealous AC in offices. #BanAC https://t.co/QPME4lMTVS In short: AC won’t do much harm to your health ― but only if the system is monitored closely and wisely. According to a study in the International Journal of Epidemiology, occupants of air-conditioned office buildings reported more symptoms of ill health than those who worked in buildings with natural ventilation. “A large body of research has found that occupants of offices with air conditioning tend to report more si...