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Father takes 8-year-old son on weeklong backpacking trip with only $15 to get by

A Chinese man wanting to teach his son about the hardships of life took the young boy for a backpacking trip with only 100 yuan ($15) to survive the …

Mount Everest

"25 Potential Culture Shocks from around the World" infographic offers tidbits of travel wisdom

What could be hard about taking a pee in Poland? Where are you likely to see camel racing with robotic jockeys? Answers to these and more below!<p>As …

12 Habits Of Genuine People

Emotional intelligence (EQ) is critical to your performance at work. TalentSmart has tested the EQ of more than a million people and found that it explains 58% of success in all types of jobs. Suffice it to say, emotional intelligence is a powerful way to focus your energy in one direction with …

Emotional Intelligence

Best Movies of 2016 (So Far)

1 of 10<p>1. 'The Lobster'<p>Easily the strangest love story of the year (hell, the strangest movie of the year, period), Greek director Yorgos Lanthimos' …

9 cooking methods that make your food toxic

How you cook your food is just as important as what you eat. When smoking, frying, or grilling meat, carcinogens are produced and when amino acids, sugars, and creatine react at high temperatures. That's right—grilling your meat can be as damaging to your body as smoking!<p>Certain cooking methods can …

BBQ

This Is What Happens When You Write About Your Virginity in Cosmo

And then lose it.<p>I was 23 and fresh out of college when I landed my first job assisting the editor-in-chief of <i>Cosmopolitan</i>. I enjoyed writing ice-cube sex tips and scouting shirtless men for the then-annual America's Hottest Bachelors Contest. There was just one <i>tiny</i> detail that made me worry. I …

10 Proven Tips To Get What You Want! - How To Improve Your Life...You Can Do It!

Are you stuck?!<p>Are you trying hard to achieve your simplest dreams but you seem to be standing on the same square without moving a step forward?<p>Now, …

The 10 Dos And Don'ts of Eclectic Style

Design pros weigh in on the right things to do to bring the look together, and the common mistakes to avoid.<p>Eclectic style: It's so easy to love, yet a bit trickier to achieve. To help guide your next design project, interior designer Rita Konig and mid-century modern furniture company Joybird …

Every Single Trail in California, on One Map

Americans love hiking. In 2015, 38.7 million of us spent time hiking and backpacking off the beaten path. And from the Pacific Crest Trail to the …

Sexism is literally ruining women’s sex lives

A new study shows a link between a woman’s acceptance of sexism in her relationship and fewer orgasms<p>I have some bad news for women everywhere. Sexism is literally ruining our sex lives. According to a new study published in Archives of Sexual Behavior, women who perceive their partners as sexist …

Feminism

19 photos that show why Medellín, Colombia, was just named the best destination in South America

Medellín, Colombia, was just named the best destination in South America as part of this year's World Travel Awards.<p>Not long ago, Medellín was considered a dangerous place — it was better known for drug lord Pablo Escobar than for attracting tourists.<p>But thanks to an impressive …

South America

Updated: How to Find the Best Flight Deals in 5 Minutes a Day

Last year I wrote about the best sites to find flight deals without having to invest a lot of time and effort. Since then I’ve come across other …

Flying

Prone To Depression? Scientists Say It's Due To Your Creativity

Those of us who have experienced depression understand its loneliness, its breathtaking ability to make us feel as if we don’t belong or have no real …

Attention, Co-Workers: I Have Taped up a Picture of Paul Dano at My Desk

Good morning!<p>I am very sorry to interrupt your work, but I have an announcement that requires your immediate attention. At 10:30 <i>A.M.</i> today, I taped a picture of the actor Paul Dano to the wall in front of my desk. It is something I've been wanting to do for a while, and I am thrilled to announce …

Manta Rays

'Hope Street': The Mental Illness Greetings Cards Offering Support To Those Who Need It Most

What a great idea 💡<p>Any form of mental illness is, just that - an illness. Yet it’s not something you’d necessarily buy a typical ‘Get Well Soon’ …

Mental Health

10 Ways To Get Your Motivation Back After Getting Knocked Down

<i>This column is by Cynthia Bazin, President of SmartChic</i><p>It happens to the best of us! At some points in our life, we are going to burn-out or totally …

Having Multiple Devoted Boyfriends Is Wonderful, Polyandrous Women Confirm

In polyandry, women have multiple male partners, all of whom are totally devoted to them. We spoke to several women in polyandrous relationships to find out what it's like.<p>Many women may casually date multiple guys, but some modern-day women are practicing polyandry: having multiple husbands (or, …

Relationships

9 Household Chores You Should Stop Doing Right Now

Scour the kitchen, scrub the bathroom, vacuum the living room, and then get ready to do it all again. Sound familiar? While some things may need a daily scrubbing (we're looking at you, kitchen counters), there are other chores you can do less often or stop doing altogether, whether you're renting …

Living Rooms

Science reveals 8 plants that will purify your home

In the late 1970s, buildings were designed to reduce energy bills by increasing insulation and reducing airflow. However, these changes came at a much greater cost.<p>These poorly ventilated office spaces were full of chemicals that caused health problems including itchy eyes, headaches, coughing and …

Headaches

The new secret to losing weight? Water

<b>(CNN) —</b> Suddenly starving? Try drinking some water.<p>That recommendation isn't new -- but it suddenly got some serious evidence to back it up. A study of nearly 10,000 adults ages 18 to 64 shows that staying hydrated by drinking water and eating more water-loaded fruits and vegetables could help with …

Nutrition

Your Muscles Will Be on Fire After This 16-Minute Yoga Sequence

Sure, yoga is calming, but it will also give you strong, lean, and amazingly toned muscles. Here's a 16-minute yoga sequence designed to target the entire body, and if you commit to it three times a week, you'll notice a difference in how your muscles look and feel. This is a great yoga sequence …

Why Should I Make The Effort?

Early on in my work with women, helping them live life with purpose and engagement, I was struck by how those who were in unhappy romantic relationships failed to make progress in pursuing their goals.<p>We would talk about dreams and aspirations, about motivation and practical steps, but our …

Happiness

These 15-minute sugar- and dairy-free dessert recipes take the cake

The serene and sprawling campus of the new wellness retreat Atmantan (a four-hour drive from Mumbai) has a few surprises. Apart from a variety of …

Dessert

5 Deadly Meeting Mistakes And How To Fix Them

The hot-shot product manager burst into the conference room ten minutes late.<p>“Sorry guys, I’m on ‘marketing time.’”<p>The six of us already in the room had been waiting on him to start the meeting. Six people, times 10 minutes each, equals a full hour of wasted time.<p>There was a standing joke in the …

Time Management

How eco homes can cut your energy bills – or even make money

If there’s one type of housing that really has a buzz around it right now, it is eco homes. They help the planet, they help your pocket, and they can be incredibly stylish when designed by architects who know how to deploy energy-efficient techniques with verve.<p>The Oscars of the eco homes world …

16 Tips to Start Habits You Want and Stop Ones You Don't

You know successful habits create success. The challenge is doing them. Here are tips from someone who hasn't missed his daily habits in over five years.<p>In January 2011 I started writing on my blog daily. I haven't missed a day since, meaning over 2,200 posts. It's part of why I'm writing here.<p>In …

Will Power

Coming To Market: An Apartment In A Box That Morphs At The Press Of A Button

Ori, a startup born from an MIT Media Lab project, thinks furniture should be a robotic shapeshifter. And it hired Yves Béhar to design it.<p>Space is a luxury, and apartments aren’t getting bigger any time soon (sigh). But a new company called Ori thinks that we don’t necessarily need to think …

Real Estate

Your Brain Benefits Most When You Listen to Absolutely Nothing, Science Says

Here's what happens to your brain when it's surrounded by the noise of nothingness.<p>When's the last time you sat in total, utter silence? While it's not easy to find true peace and quiet, there's now evidence you may want to find more opportunities to embrace noiselessness throughout your day.<p>We …

The Brain

10 Proven Habits of Happy People | Inc.com

If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst of circumstances; others are unhappy despite …

Happiness