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6 Powerful Things to Say (and Never Say) to Your Partner

From deep-seated sentiments pour forth powerful words. And nothing stirs the storm of emotions within us quite like love. Indeed, what we say under the influence of heavy feelings can be truly potent -- in an incredible or terrible way. We may scream things we don't mean, confess falsehoods we …

The Scientific Approach to Changing Your Life

Last year, a poll indicated that only one in three Americans is reportedly "very happy." Maybe this surprises you or maybe it doesn't, but what it likely tells us is that the majority of the population is looking for a change. Whether it's their job, their relationship, their city or themselves, …

Be an Enthusiastic Inspiration to Others

I believe excitement 'jumps'! If someone is excited, enthusiastic and passionate about something, they 'infect' those around them with the virus! Of course, some people are more susceptible to the enthusiasm virus.<p>Why choose to be someone, or hang around anyone, who dampens enthusiasm: a wet …

Never Forget Your Mom's Birthday, Especially if She's Deceased

My mom, Anne Anderson, would have turned 80 years old today, except that she died 27 years ago at the tender age of 53. So it's up to me, and my six siblings, to remember her, always.<p>Anne loved kids, obviously, and yes, we were raised Catholic. My parents clearly never quite figured out the …

Stress Conversations: How to Break Behavioral Patterns With Breathing and Art

"All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns." -- Bruce Lee<p>Breaking the stress loop is an important part<p>of being adaptable<p>pliable<p>successful<p>and<p>clear<p>When we run in our hamster wheels<p>we are not<p>adaptable<p>we are not pliable<p>Can we even …

The Transforming Power of Grace

Lately, I have been wondering what would happen if we regularly extended grace-meaning unmerited favor -- to each other regardless of whether it is deserved or has been earned. Over the last eight years my children and I have walked through some very tough times. But, whether it was a casserole …

Why Gratitude Is Stronger Than Fear

There's a certain moment on my way to work, about 20 minutes from home, where one freeway merges with another, when something inside me snaps like a giant rubber band. My heart beats faster. My chest grows tight. My skin feels electric.<p>Right there, in the middle of six lanes of traffic, I am …

Are You Ready to See Your Body in a New Way?

Our society's approach to our bodies and to fitness in general is based on the concept of deficit.<p>We push ourselves through boot camp classes to make our thighs smaller.<p>We endure countless hours of sit-ups to flatten our bellies.<p>We suffer through awful diet regimes in the hopes of losing weight.<p>We …

12 Daily Habits of Super-Happy Couples

It really is the little things.<p>You know those couples who are so darn cute all the time? Those people who are so in love and just seem to have it all figured out? <i>What</i> is their secret? Well, it might be simpler than you think. We asked real women and relationship experts to share some of the daily …

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How One Couple Earns Money While They Travel Around The World

Now that he works from places like Berlin, Prague, Vietnam, and Amsterdam as he travels the world, he says things aren't much different — at least, things aren't much different for the clients.<p>For Chris and his wife, Danika, everything has changed.<p>"The fact that I'm sitting here in Berlin dealing …

Lesser Known Capitals of Europe: Bucharest, Romania

Image by Mario Sánchez Prada (Flickr)<p>Today's topic: Bucharest, Romania, and all its coolness in a nutshell. Bucharest, București, Little Paris. Incidentally, a Wikipedia search shows that several places in the world claim the title of "Little Paris" or "Paris of the East," but it's easy to see that …

12 Amazing Photos Of The World's Largest Cruise Ship, Which Is More Than Five Times The Size Of The Titanic

Cruise ships are often called "floating hotels." But Oasis of the Seas, the one of the largest vessels afloat in its industry, is more like several floating hotels.<p>The boat is big.<p>Amusingly, it's not quite as big of its sister ship, Allure of Seas.<p>Allure — also operated by Royal Caribbean — is …

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Japan Tests Bullet Train That Cuts 90-Minute Trips in Half

Japan is unveiling a train that travels even faster than a speeding bullet train. This week, the Central Japan Railway Company is having passengers …

5 Small Airlines You Should Know

Travelers are well acquainted with major airlines and hubs spread across the country, but sometimes plans call for a short 40-minute flight to more exotic spots like the Costa Rican jungle, or a quick jaunt to upstate New York. Cars, trains, and ferries can take hours, which makes the perks of …

How To Get The Best Seat On A Plane

If you've ever traveled on a commercial jet, you probably know to avoid picking the middle seat in a row of three. If you purchase a last-minute ticket or you didn't select a seat before check-in, you might not have any other choice but to sit between two strangers on a long transcontinental …

Cruise Preview: Royal Caribbean's 'Quantum of the Seas' Debuts

Royal Caribbean International's newest and most lavish ship, Quantum of the Seas, was christened at the Cape Liberty cruise port in Bayonne, NJ, on Friday afternoon by godmother Kristin Chenoweth and chairman and CEO Richard Fain. The new "smartship" is the first of three nearly identical vessels …

Just Back: Ireland’s Dingle Peninsula

Nat Geo Travel’s <b>Annie Fitzsimmons</b> spends a large part of her life scouting out the sites, restaurants, and people that reveal the distinctive soul of cities large and small.<p>But even Urban Insiders need a break from the hustle and bustle once in a while. So after attending the Adventure Travel World …

9 Travel Trends That Refuse to Go Away

<i>By Christine Wei for ShermansTravel</i><p>Space travel. Bitcoin payments. Suites on airplanes. Some trends just keeping popping up on our news feeds time and time again. Some of these are fantastic and others... not so much. But for better or worse, here are nine that we think are here to stay.<p><b>1. Wearable</b> …

Visiting Errol Flynn’s Estate in the “Other” Jamaica

To males of a certain age, one of the indelible images of the early 1960s was Ursula Andress rising out of an azure sea onto a perfect white sliver of beach. She wore a white bikini and a knife on a belt. That was, of course, in<i>Dr. No</i>, the first James Bond film. As a student in cold and gray New …

Gorgeous National Parks to Visit in the Wintertime

Generally, wintertime is associated with sitting by a crackling fireplace and watching the snowfall from the comfort of your warm home. Mix in some fast-paced winter sports like snowboarding and skiing, and it completes the package.<p>But, arguably the best part of winter is when snow falls and covers …