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This Habit Will Change Your Life

What if there was one habit that could achieve all of the following:<p>Improve your learning ability and grow brain cells<br>• Alleviate stress, anger, anxiety, and depression<br>• Increase focus, attention, and alertness<br>• Improve mood<br>• Build self-control, resilience, and motivation<br>• Boost confidence and social …

Learning to Love Loneliness: Tips for Traveling Solo at 25

<i>*This post was originally published on Cool Gear's The Cool Down.</i><p>Three months ago, I decided to risk it all for the sake of travel. I had hit a rut -- that "quarter life crisis" slump, which is apparently a thing. I hated my lack of self confidence, the nagging heartbreaks that happen post-college, …

Energy-Boosting Recipes That'll Make You Forget All About Coffee

POWER UP!<p>Some days we're just tired. No matter how early we went to bed or how little activity we actually did, there are days when our energy is low. Most of us turn to coffee in times like these, but that might not be the best thing to do. A good solution, and a delicious one at that, is to turn …

The Italian Way To Identify Good Coffee

<i>Image by David Joyce via Flickr</i><p>Coffee to Italy is what wine is to France or what a good cup of tea is to England. It's a drink that's taken seriously and you'll find it almost anywhere in Italy, whether in a busy café or in your sweet and delicious tiramisu. Basically, the Italians know coffee and …

The Most Photogenic National Parks

America's best idea--our national parks--are probably best known for the outdoor activities they afford us. From hiking to fly fishing and everything in between, these well-maintained and preserved public lands open up a whole world of outdoor activities.<p>The active resources are easy enough to …

Scotland will ban the cultivation of genetically modified crops

Government says potential benefits don't outweigh risks to Scotland's 'clean and green brand'<p>The Scottish government has announced plans to ban genetically modified (GM) crops from being grown in Scotland, as part of an effort to protect its "clean and green brand." In a statement released Sunday, …

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