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The Lost Factor in the Buddha's Path to Happiness

It would be easy to assume, given the ways Buddhist practice has been presented to its target market, that it revolves entirely around meditation: Health and well-being books, magazines and websites are lousy with images of smiling young women sitting blissfully on cushions, the sun dappling …

Canada's Wondrous Kluane National Park: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 5

Kluane National Park, 100 miles west of Whitehorse, contains Canada's loftiest peak, 19,551-foot Mt. Logan, and as a joint UNESCO World Heritage Site along with Wrangell-St Elias and Glacier Bay national parks in Alaska and Tatshenshini-Alsek park in British Columbia, is part of the largest …

Having No Choices is the Ultimate Freedom

Dear friend,<p>I want to tell you the exciting start of my day today. I want to share with you as vividly how it felt, and what is on my mind.<p>I woke up, …

Street Photography

10 Mind-Blowing Travel Destinations for Adventure Junkies and Thrill Seekers

Senior Entrepreneurship Writer at CNBC<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You have already been to Italy, maybe even twice. You’ve gone to Florida more times than you can count.<p>You live big, you work crazy hard and you take risks. You are ready for a vacation that matches …

French Polynesia

Climbing On Mount Denali

Silicon Valley startup guru says the government should encourage VCs to fund 'big ideas'

The Silicon Valley veteran and startup guru sees too much funding going to too many frivolous and copycat ideas, and not enough going toward solving big problems.<p>"In the 20th century, entrepreneurship and VC kind of aligned with national needs," he told Business Insider.<p>"The rapacious returns VCs …

Silicon Valley

Camping for a Week Is Only $160 at These National Parks

Some of the most awe-inspiring places to camp across the United States are in the National Park system, which means that staying inside their …

National Parks

Thanks Sri Sri Ravi Shankar: 15 Tips for a Happier, Less Stressful Life

“If we keep dividing ourselves according to race and religion, there will be no end to it [conflict],” Sri Sri Ravi Shankar said on Wednesday at the …

The Religion With No Name - Part 1/2

“The man of a traditional culture sees himself as real only to the extent that he ceases to be himself. Plato could be regarded as the outstanding …

Batteries to store solar energy could presage independence from utilities

The problem with putting solar panels on rooftops quickly becomes apparent when the sun sets and the source of electricity needed to power television …

Top 10 Venture Capital-Backed Green Companies

Venture capitalists are writing large checks for companies that help the environment and save resources.<p>Another Earth Day is upon us. And in celebration of the planet, we've done some checking around to see how well-funded Earth-friendly companies have been in the past few years.<p>The good news, for …

Venture Capital

Transcending Time in Egoless States of Consciousness

A few years ago a friend of mine was knocked off his motorbike at a high speed. The impact catapulted him through the air, and when he hit the ground …

Adventure Dreams: 10 Classic Adventures

These are the quintessential adventure experiences you organize your year around because they require fitness, specialized gear, and maybe a large chunk of time off work. Our top ten cover life-list terrain in the mountains, ocean, and the desert and include the expert advice, gear tips, and …

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

Only one city in the world is more sustainable than London

The first Arcadis Sustainable Cities Index of 50 cities has declared a winner, and London only made the number two spot<p>Excellent higher education establishments and a strong health record have helped make London the second most sustainable city in the world, a new report has found, but high …

29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die

<b>If you live in the U.S., you don’t need a passport to see what mother nature has to offer.</b><p>1. Mendenhall Glacier Caves, Alaska<p>In Mendenhall Valley of …

National Parks

15 amazing adventures for 2015

Amazon Rainforest

National Geographic Travel

How A Housing Crisis Can Hobble A Nation's Economy For Years

Although most people understand that the crisis of 2007-2008 led to a housing-price collapse and the Great Recession that followed, the new paper describes exactly why it is that a housing bubble also manages to trigger unemployment, revenue decline at corporations, and lower GDP.<p>One chart shows …

Economics

National Geographic Travel

GUNDLACH: The Consensus Is Wrong — Interest Rates Could Sink To Levels We Haven't Seen In Decades

For most bond market experts, all that means US interest rates are going to head up, especially considering the fact that rates have been falling for three decades.<p>But Jeff Gundlach is not like most bond market experts.<p>A year ago this month, Gundlach, the head of DoubleLine Funds, went contrarian …

Markets

15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day

Gallery15 Fresh Juice Recipes to Start Your Day<p>We adore a freshly squeezed glass of OJ—especially in winter, when citrus is at its peak—but sometimes you want something a little more unusual. Ever tried to juice a kumquat? Or a sweet potato? Curious about how to make good-tasting green juice? <b>Here</b> …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

Hiking

National Geographic Travel

8 Affordable Rental Chalets For Your Next Ski Vacation

Looking for a little bit of winter luxury?<p>These rental homes, all available on HomeAway, are perfect for anyone looking for a little bit of affordable winter luxury.

Skiing

Why You Should Travel Solo At Least Once

<b>"Don't be scared to walk alone. Don't be scared to like it." John Mayer</b><p>Three years ago, you couldn't pay me to travel <i>anywhere</i> by myself, and getting on a plane to go abroad solo was definitely out of the question.<p>It's funny how time changes things and us, and the things you never saw yourself doing …

10 Rules to Live By From a Zen Master

National Geographic Travel

World's Best Hikes: Epic Trails

A truly great trail winds into the essence of a place, so when assembling this list of the world’s great hikes we kept an eye on more than the footpath. We looked for walks that travel deeper into a location’s history and culture. Sure, there’s outdoor adventure on each of these 20 hikes, but the …

Hiking

Here Are The Best Startup Pitches We've Ever Seen