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Portugal's Douro River flows like liquid gold | CNN Travel

Portugal

21 places in Italy you never thought to visit (but really should)

Planning an Italian holiday in 2018 but want to escape the tourist hordes? Then head instead to one of these lesser-known gems.<p>1. Marina de Pisciotta, Campania<p>Lee Marshall, author of Telegraph Travel's guides to Rome, Florence, Tuscany and Sicily, recommends this unheralded spot in the Province of …

Is Shyness Holding You Back?

You don’t need to feel trapped by your inner critic’s nagging voice. Nor do you need to suppress it, or escape it. Sometimes all you need to do is …

Mindfulness

2 Yoga Stretches To Do Every Day

<i>We know that everyone is crazy busy, but movement is vital to a healthy lifestyle — and who doesn’t have a minute to spare? Each day this week, we’ll</i> …

10 Simple Ways To Quiet Your Anxiety

Anxiety is a psychological behaviour most often characterized by certain criteria such as easy loss of attention, lack of self-control, and even lack …

15 Surreal Places In Texas You Need To Visit Before You Die

The stars at night are big and bright...

National Parks

15 Delicious And Healthy Protein Shakes Recipes To Try

Protein shakes have become highly popular lately. How many times did you flip through a magazine or visit some website to see photos of celebrities …

The complete guide to never quitting anything again

The truth is, most people can become good at almost anything.<p>However, most of us quit before we reach the finish line. Why?<p>Frustration and lack of persistency is one of the biggest reasons why we never master the skills we want to acquire; from learning a language, playing an instrument, or being a …

Three Strategies For Bringing More Kindness Into Your Life

<i>This article first appeared on Greater Good, the online magazine of the Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. In November, GGSC is hosting a summit on Mindfulness and Well-Being at Work; find out more here.</i><p>One of the best ways to increase our own happiness is to do things that make other …

Happiness

12 Steps To Change Your Life, Tony Robbins Style

If you’ve never been to a Tony Robbins event or read his latest book, <i>Money Mastery</i>, you’re probably a little cynical about “that guy in the infomercials.” Which is fine. A little cynicism in an age of idolizing gurus is a healthy thing. However having just been to my first “Unleash the Power …

Self-improvement

Genius Weeknight Dinner: Wild Rice and Veggie-Stuffed Pepper

Step 1<p>Preheat oven (or toaster oven) at 350˚F.<p>Step 2<p>Cut the top of the red pepper off. Then cut it in half and remove the veins and seeds.<p>Step 3<p>Chop, …

Cooking

6 Things That Happened When I Stopped Hating My Body

I almost gave up on myself once.<p>Overweight and overwhelmed, I cringed whenever someone pointed a camera at me, hated going out because I felt so self-conscious about my weight, and loathed looking in the mirror because what I saw filled me with so much pain and disappointment.<p><i>"Why didn't I have any</i> …

Fitness

6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness) | Inc.com

I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the frenetic work that continually beckons to be done.<p>Instead, I answered, "I would slow …

Happiness

53 Roasted Vegetable Recipes to Jazz Up Any Dinner

Dinner sides in a snap? Enter, roasted vegetables. Here are our 53 favorite recipes for dinnertime or anytime.<p><b>Sides in a snap?</b> It's practically what roasted vegetables were made for. Chop 'em up (or leave 'em whole) and get that oven roaring, because these 53 recipes are about to earn permanent …

Cooking

Make Yourself Immune to Secondhand Stress

<i>HBR STAFF</i><p>Over the past decade, we have learned how our brains are hardwired for emotional contagion. Emotions spread via a wireless network of mirror neurons, which are tiny parts of the brain that allow us to empathize with others and understand what they’re feeling. When you see someone yawn, …

Self-improvement

‘Blind booking’ connects the most flexible travelers with rock-bottom airfares

Adventurous travelers have a trick to finding a cheap fare: Book a ticket to somewhere, just about anywhere. The airline picks your …

Travel Deals

Why Creating A Meaningful Morning Routine Will Make You More Successful

For the majority of my child and adult life, I never considered myself a "morning person." I was a night owl. During my architecture school career I worked late through the night and slept in the mornings. When I started working at an Architecture firm, I conformed to getting up at 7 a.m... but I …

Productivity

The 26 most luxurious spas around the world

We rounded up some of the best spas around the world, from Switzerland to Barbados.<p>Many of the treatments at these spas incorporate ancient methods and aim to improve guests' mental and physical well being.<p>So if you're in need of a little TLC, consider planning your next trip to one of these …

Weather

This New DIY Furniture Company Wants to Be the Next IKEA

Swedish furniture co IKEA has made millions of DIY hack dreams come true, wireless charging pieces budget-friendly for all and made furniture shopping fairly fun.<p>What if we told you there’s a new company that makes furniture shopping easier than online shopping at our fave clothing site and super …

Furniture

The Top 23 Most Beautiful American Campsites

Photo by Christin Healey, Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>It's not too late to get that summer camping trip in the books and any one of these 23 campsites would make for an amazing trip. Rally the crew, pack up the car, and head out to sleep under the stars at one of these beautiful American …

Hiking

Forget Counting Calories, Experts Say Mediterranean Diet Could Tackle Obesity And Cut Heart Risks

The benefits of healthy eating should be promoted by doctors, rather than focusing on counting calories and handing out drugs, health experts have …

Holistic Medicine

10 Books That Helped Me Find Happiness & Uncover My True Purpose

Certain books have found their way into my life at times I needed them most. In 2009, my doctor diagnosed me with clinical depression, but instead of …

#TheLIST: Fall's Hottest Up-and-Coming Travel Spots

10 countries to book your fall getaway to now.<p>Earlier this month, the world's top luxury travel agency network, Virtuoso, helmed "the Fashion Week of Travel" in Las Vegas. The 27th Annual Virtuoso Travel Week gathered over 4,000 industry insiders from across the globe to unveil the hottest new …

5 Habits That Will Attract More Positivity Into Your Life

One year ago, I was at a point in my life when everything seemed negative. I had just lost my job after nearly a decade. I was facing the prospect of a career change in my mid-40s, or doing the same type of work that had been making me miserable for past several years.<p>I'd been neglecting my health …

Happiness

23 BIG bucket list adventures

The rarest travel experiences. The toughest. The dearest. The ones that won’t be around for much longer. These are the real do-before-you-die …

Kim Jong-un

The Funniest Ted Talk Ever To Teach You How To Sound Smart

Learn how to sound smart in any given situation without being too scientific and knowledgable in anything or talented at speaking.

7 Places To Shop For Home Decor That Aren't Ikea

<i>Photo courtesy: Zara Home</i><p>OK, so you just moved into a new apartment and you need home things. Namely dishtowels without stains, cups sans university logos and maybe a new nightstand that isn't from Bed Bath & Beyond. Most people's natural instinct is to head straight to Ikea. But 1) the lines. And …

IKEA

18 Home Offices That Will Give You New Decor Goals

Working from home. Forever.

Home Decorating

The 42 Best Websites For Furniture And Decor That Make Decorating Easy

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>We're <i>always</i> advocates for checking out big purchases in person, because there's nothing worse than ordering a sofa online only to find it's stiff as a board on arrival. However, shopping the interwebs for home decor is an easy alternative to hitting up crowded stores. And with …

Web Design