Emily Yu

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The World's Most Beautiful Wine Region: Switzerland's Lavaux

Imagine a wine region folded into a series of magnificently steep hillsides set along a crystal clear alpine lake. Now toss in sweeping views of the Alps, an assortment of medieval villages, and 20 miles of walking paths threaded through the vineyards and you have Lavaux Switzerland. I’ve spent …

Wine

VIDEO: Five Things to Do in Zurich

Think you know what to do in Zurich? There’s no wrong way to spend a week in this beautiful Swiss city, but make sure these five activities are on …

European Travel

48 Hours in Lucerne - What to See and Do In a Weekend

Lucerne, with its idyllic location nestled amidst the Alps and overlooking Lake Lucerne, is one of Switzerland’s most picturesque towns. Also known …

European Travel

5 European destinations that are totally underrated (plus 3 that are a little overrated)

I RECENTLY QUIT MY JOB in New York City to circumnavigate the globe by couch-surfing through my social network, and my first stop was Europe. Though …

European Travel

Top things to see and experience in Lucerne by Voyager

We were nearing the end of a dream, 4 weeks in Switzerland, and were scheduled to take a train to Venice in the evening. So to make the most of our …

6 Unusual Foodie Experiences in Switzerland With a View

For food lovers, Switzerland offers some unique, lip-smacking food experiences with a spectacular view. At Ecophiles, we are all about going off the …

10 of the most beautiful villages in Switzerland

Cobbled streets and fairytale castles, decorated fountains and frescoed houses. It's not hard to find such delights in many Exploring cuisine in …

European Travel

Unbelievable mountaintop hotels in Switzerland

Sleeping under a quilt of twinkling stars is about as romantic as it gets, unless of course you’re in a tent and it’s freezing outside. What you want …

Sea Level

Experience The Swiss Open-Air Museum

In the wooded hills of the Bernese Oberland it is quite possible for the modern visitor to go back in time. Not because life in rural Switzerland …

What to do in Switzerland, sans skis

Think of Switzerland in winter and you’ll most likely picture a lot of snow. And a lot of skis. It’s certainly true that skiing is the number 1 way …

Skiing

The Morning Routine That Will Save You 20 Hours a Week

The first 3 hours of your day are your most precious for maximized productivity.<p>The traditional 9-5 workday is poorly structured for high productivity. Perhaps when most work was physical labor it made sense, but not in the knowledge-working world we now live in.<p>Although this may seem obvious …

Time Management

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100 Must-Read Almost-Prize-Winning Books

I had this problem a few years ago where I accidentally read and loved a few Pulitzer Prize-winning novels (<i>Empire Falls</i> and <i>Middlesex</i>) and then, …

Books

How China is rewriting the book on human origins

Fossil finds in China are challenging ideas about the evolution of modern humans and our closest relatives.<p>On the outskirts of Beijing, a small …

Humanity

Denmark Just Set a Major World Record For Wind Energy

There's been plenty of criticism of wind power over the past few years, as adoption grows and potential side effects emerge. That hasn't stopped …

Germany Proves Life With Less Fossil Fuel Getting Easier

Sitting in a control center that helps ensure uninterrupted power for 82 million Germans, Gunter Scheibner is proving that renewable energy from the …

Renewable Energy

5-Minute Exercise Routines to Lose Weight

Mini Workouts for Weight Loss<p>How many times have you said that you don't have enough time to work out? If you're like most non-exercisers, you say it …

Sustainably Designed Villages Could Produce All Their Own Food And Energy

ReGen Villages is a global development company that aims to tackle global issues through self-sufficient buildings

Globalization

In Print: Can a City Be Sustainable?

Can a City Be Sustainable? (State of the World) Edited by Gary Gardner, Tom Prugh, and Michael Renner for The Worldwatch Institute. Island Press 2000 …

Sustainability

Futuristic eco city breaks ground in Kazakhstan for the World Expo 2017

Construction works on the highly anticipated Expo City 2017, designed by Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill Architecture (AS+GG), are well underway in …

Clean Energy

These 7 major risks threaten urban sustainability

The world’s cities are home to 54 percent (4 billion) of the earth’s total population; by 2050, that percentage is projected to increase to 66 …

Kjellander + Sjöberg's Winning Design Provides Sustainable Urban Living in Malmö, Sweden

Stockholm-based firm Kjellander + Sjöberg (K+S) won the Swedish division of the Nordic Built Cities Challenge 2016 with their vision to transform …

How to Read People Like Sherlock Holmes: 5 Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to learn how to read people like Sherlock Holmes. And research shows understanding things like body language is even more powerful than …

Body Language

4 Standing Abs Exercises That Will Work Your Core From Every Angle

Standing abs exercises are great for working the muscles of your entire core—from your back to your hips—and they're another great excuse to skip the …

Workouts

8 Warm-Up Exercises You Aren't Doing But Totally Should

These are the moves everyone should be doing.<p>Warming up before a workout is key for reducing injury. Personal trainer and nutritionist Albert Matheny says that warming up "helps make sure you don't load your joints, tendons, and ligaments too much, too soon." So we asked Matheny, founder of SoHo …

A 20-Minute Workout to Sculpt and Tone Your Entire Body

You don't always have to jump around doing cardio to burn major calories. Strength training builds metabolism-boosting muscle and burns even more calories after your workout as your body recovers and repairs itself. This workout from trainer Autumn Calabrese builds on this principal by adding …

How to Set Up a Complete Exercise Program

If you're a new exerciser or you're trying to get back to exercise, where do you start? That's one of the most challenging questions to answer …

8 Amazing Cocktails For Anyone Obsessed With "Game Of Thrones"

These little concoctions with have you throwing your cares out the Moon Door.<p>Any <i>Game of Thrones</i> fan can tell you that every week of the show is a crazy-emotional roller coaster, full of people scheming and fighting and dying (and not-dying). Watching is even better when you do it with friends (so …

An Easy 6-Day Plan to Lose 10 Pounds

Get the motivation you need to slim down and stick with it.<p>If you could design your dream diet, what would it include? Lots of variety so meals and snacks never get boring? Plenty of treats? A day to cheat a little? Well, we hear you — and we've worked all that into our program. Follow this easy …

This Fan Video About A Popular "Game Of Thrones" Theory Is Perfect

SO MANY R+L=J EMOTIONS.<p>Thinking that Rhaegar had kidnapped and raped Lyanna, Robert Baratheon rebelled and eventually became king. During the war, Lyanna died in her brother Ned Stark's arms shortly after childbirth. However, knowing that her Targaryen son would be in danger from the new king, she …