Art Wlodyka

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The Skier's Bucket List

Calling all skiers: Get in your turns before the snow stops flying in the Northern Hemisphere and it's time to head south. From skiing Antarctica to a self-powered adventure through the Alps, here’s a collection of trips that should be on every skier’s bucket list. Plus: Get tips from some of the …

The Connection Between Fear And Career Regret

Train your brain to react differently in those situations that cause fear and keep you from doing your best work.<p>How often has fear held you back from doing something you knew in your gut you should do? There’s a scientific explanation for that hesitation.<p>When we encounter a risky situation, our …

2014’s Best Books on Psychology, Philosophy, and How to Live Meaningfully

After the year’s most intelligent and imaginative children’s books and best science books, here are my favorite books on psychology and philosophy published this year, along with the occasional letter and personal essay — genres that, at their most excellent, offer hearty helpings of both …

Gear of the Year 2014

Top Gear Innovations for Fall and Winter The brisk days of fall and cold nights of winter bring out the best in gear design and technology. When the mercury goes south with the birds, there’s little leeway for lapses in function and lots of room for flexing new ideas. Sometimes this means embracing …

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Local Guide: Vancouver Brunch Staples

Twisted Fork Bistro<p>By Vancouver Is Awesome<p>Welcoming with its wooden decor and warm colour scheme, this bistro offers classic and casual French dining …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Ten hidden gems of Europe

There’s no place like Paris, Barcelona or Rome - but Europe has untouched corners that match the big hitters on beauty and charm, and with far fewer tourists. Take the road less travelled with these ten hidden gems of Europe.<p>1. Burg Satzvey, Germany<p>Whisper it: this fairytale castle is a short ride …