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Four maps that explain the chaos of the Middle East

By Nick Danforth<p>In Washington’s ongoing debate about the cause of the continuing chaos in the Middle East, President George W. Bush stands condemned for the 2003 intervention that pushed Iraq into civil war, while President Obama stands condemned for the nonintervention that worsened Syria’s civil …

Middle East

5 Simple Ways To Make Your Comfort Zone Infinitely Larger

I've been on several solo trips over the years, having traveled to The Virgin Islands, Costa Rica, and Prague with only my journal and iTunes library …

There's Really No Comparison Between The Trump And Clinton Foundations

The Clinton Foundation and the Trump Foundation have similar-sounding names. And they've both become political targets in this election cycle. Beyond that, charities experts say, they have remarkably little in common. But the differences between them might reveal something about Hillary Clinton and …

4 Bay Area Parks Worth a Winter Visit (Sans Crowds)

Exploring the seemingly endless number of great parks in the Bay Area may seem like a summertime, but winter is actually the best time of the year to …

National Parks

4 Ways To Remain Productive When Working From Home

The oxymoronic home-office is really a minefield of distractions and temptations, dithering and surfing. Here's a survival strategy.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It may seem like the perfect setup. You can wake up just 10 minutes before work, you don’t need to worry …

Time Management

What Gear Do I Need for a Big Thru-Hike?

<i>A:</i><p>By the time Pacific Crest Trail hikers reach Ashland, Oregon (my hometown), they’ve walked either 1,706 miles, if they’re heading north, or 844 miles southbound. Either way, they’ve spent a helluva long time on the trail and have been forced by necessity to dial in their kit. To glean some gear …

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If you've ever lost or misplaced your passport while on vacation, you might have wished you had a duplicate tucked away in the back of your suitcase to save the day. But, for obvious reasons, the State Department frowns on the idea of one person having multiple passports. Despite this, under …

U.S. State Department

10 National Parks You Should Visit This Fall

Celebrate 100 years of epic, rugged American wilderness.<p>One of America's greatest assets is its diverse and massive landscape. Luckily for us denizens, the National Park Service protects some of the most awe-inspiring terrain in all 50 states (as well as in American territories such as the Virgin …

4 Morning Rituals to Keep You Productive All Day Long

Most of us work long hours: 40, 50 or even 60 hours each week. But chances are, given distractions like online entertainment, office snacking habits …

15 Rules from Bob Harper to Lose Weight Fast

Though putting on weight is fairly easy, peeling it off is a task that is not quite as simple. Weight loss should be approached as a long, …

Nutrition

Bullet Journaling May Change Your To-Do Lists Forever

Have you seen photos on Pinterest or Instagram of hyper-organized notebooks, with color-coded, bulleted lists? Did it overwhelm you? Take a deep …

The fruits lowest in sugar that'll help you lose weight, ranked

Fruit—or nature’s candy, as some like to call it—is a natural source of sugar (fructose). In fact, certain fruits can pack up to 14g of sugar in less …

Nutrition

How Training Like A Track And Field Olympian Can Change Your Life

Get strong<p>In the last week and a half, Olympic fever has firmly taken root in our collective consciousness. It feels like, as one, we've been watching the jaw-dropping, breathtaking, gravity-defying, speed-of-light-challenging performances of Olympians like Simone Biles, Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, …

Why is there no war crimes tribunal for Syria?

It's an oddity of human history that the worst atrocities committed by men against their fellow men (and women) repeat themselves. Everyone agrees that intentionally killing civilians is wrong, and nobody rushes to defend genocide. But war crimes and crimes against humanity keep happening.<p>Just in …

Middle East

Leonardo DiCaprio, the Malaysian Money Scandal and His "Unusual" Foundation

According to the Justice Department, certain donations to the Oscar winner's charity came directly from a multibillion-dollar embezzlement drama in …

5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you've already traveled to all the typical places.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. …

The best camping spots in the U.S. for avoiding crowds | Adventure Sports Network

For many people, camping is as much a spiritual endeavor as it is a physical one.<p>Whether it’s for a day or for a week, finding a campsite far from …

7 Lunches That Follow the Perfect Formula For Weight Loss

Are takeout lunches getting in the way of your weight-loss goals? Not sure what to eat midday? Let's break down exactly what you should be eating at lunchtime: macro expert and nutrition coach Carrie McMahon showed us recipes that don't eliminate <i>anything</i> yet still help your body lose weight.<p>"For …

How to Master the Habit of Forming Good Habits — SitePoint

As human beings, <b>40% of everything that we do is habitual</b> — from brushing our teeth in the morning to checking our emails as soon as we arrive at the …

In Order To Achieve Lasting Success: 10 Tips To Become An Attractive Person

Fifty percent of this year is gone. Question, have you reached 50 percent or half of your goals?<p>If one of your goals is to be successful in any area …

Motivation

The 15 best calendar apps for Android and iOS

One of the many reasons we buy smartphones is because they help us organize our lives. No other app will help you accomplish this better than your …

Apps

Light & Fast: 14 Ultralight Backpacking Tips

For backpackers, going ultralight is easier (and less expensive) than you might expect. Our contributor stepped back to give tips on reducing pack …

10 Troubling Habits Of Chronically Unhappy People

Happiness comes in so many different forms that it can be hard to define. Unhappiness, on the other hand, is easy to identify; you know it when you see it, and you definitely know when it’s taken ahold of you.<p>Unhappiness is lethal to everyone around you, just like second-hand smoke. The famous …

6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.<p>GO TO AMSTERDAM, BUT DON’T MISS MAASTRICHT<p>Read more.<p>GO TO LISBON, BUT DON’T MISS PORTO<p>Read …

European Travel

5 Simple Steps to Get Motivated When You're in A Rut

We are all guilty of procrastinating from time to time—there’s <i>always</i> something more interesting than the work in hand. We usually think it’s no big …

Procrastination

5 new scientific tips for super-charging your productivity

Want to know how to be productive? Create goals, make a plan, and execute. We all know this is a good idea… and it never, ever seems to work.<p>It's …

5 Easy Morning Habits That Can Make Your Day More Productive

It's the most important part of your day that most people don't think about.<p>Do you want to be more productive? Do you want to be more motivated today? Happier? Then put some thought into the most important part of the day: the start.<p>I know it may seem obvious, but the beginning of your day is the …

Healthy Things to Eat for Breakfast For Quick Weight Loss

You might cling to exercise, diet and food supplements when faced with the problem of losing weight. But, did you know that there are fruits that …

Sleep Like This To Ward Off Back Pain At Night

Plus, how to fix 8 other common sleep complaints.<p>If you’re among the nearly 20 percent of people estimated to have chronic back pain, you know it’s not fun.<p>One thing that might help relieve the tension? A good night’s sleep, experts say. But there’s a catch. An aching back, neck or shoulders makes …

Sleep