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8 Excuses You Need to Eliminate in Order to Succeed in Life

<b>1) “I’m too busy.”</b><p>To put it bluntly, busy is bullshit.<p>Everybody is busy today.<p>If you really want something, you absolutely will make time for it no …

Articles about going coastal on Dwell.com - Dwell

It’s impossible to ignore nature in Big Sur.<p>Taking cues from the flora, fauna, and rocky cliffs of Big Sur, California, Mickey Muennig's brand of organic architecture...<p>Along the ever-expanding coastline of Hawaii’s Big Island, an architect and his family exchange fast-paced city life for …

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Focus on the Big Wins: How to Improve Your Life Without Starving Yourself

I was in my first year of teaching and just starting getting to grips with the time consuming days of an everyday teacher.<p>Starting a new job was …

Free Things to Do in Sydney

TravelFree Things to Do<p>Urban and rugged, adventurous and chic, Sydney is a city that has it all. Its position as a booming global destination gives it a reputation for expensive taste, but the truth is that its down-to-earth design gives families plenty of opportunities to explore for free. Even …

18 Ways to Peacefully Motivate Yourself

Most productivity tips boil down to clever ways of forcing yourself to do things you don’t want to do. How exhausting! It’s so much more peaceful – …

10 Practical Ways to Find Your Passion

<b>Podcasts</b><p>Podcast are an emerging form of media that allows you to hear conversations between some of the most interesting and influential people in …

Try the Daniel Craig Workout

We’ve combined the best muscle-blasting moves into a workout that’s sure to intimidate the SPECTRE members in your life<p>Daniel Craig brought a muscular edge to the role of James Bond in 2006’s <i>Casino Royale</i>. Then in 2015, he stared in his probable Bond finale, <i>Spectre</i>, and looked as impeccably, …

Smoke a Cig, Lose Your Manhood

<b></b>Smoke a Cig, Lose Your ManhoodEvery time you take a long draw on that cigarette, you lose a small piece of your manhood, according to a new study …

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Top 10: Iconic Places to Photograph

Recently I was asked if I could name a “bucket list” of iconic places in the world for photographers. It didn’t take long. Certain places attract photographers like magnets attract iron filings; we are drawn to them without quite knowing why. Nor do we absolutely have to know. For some of us it …

20 Legendary Day Hikes in the National Parks

Adventure<p>The greatest hikes in U.S. national parks aren't necessarily the longest. Here are 20 treks that get hikers into the best a park has to offer in just a day.

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Hammock Tents Will Have You Sleeping In The Heavens

If you love sleeping under the stars but hate the discomfort of traditional tents, we have two words that will change the way you do the outdoors: Hammock. Tents.<p>Imagine falling asleep suspended over the rugged earth and <i>not</i> directly on it. Yep. Champion levels of outdoor relaxation …

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5 Spots With The Clearest Waters In The World

By: Gianni Jaccoma<p><i>Credit: Flickr/Marjan Lazarevski</i><p>How many times have you visited a beach or a lake, only to be tragically disappointed by the murkiness of the water? Sure, you could go for a swim in there if you <i>really</i> wanted, but there's no way of knowing if whatever brushed your leg was seaweed, …

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The Two Moves That Will Help You Jump Higher Than Everyone Else

Want to dunk a basketball or spike a volleyball in your opponent’s face? Boost your vertical by adding these exercises to you workout<p>If you want to dunk in your next pickup game, zero in on your lower leg. Your knees and ankles are the key to jumping higher, according to a new study in the <i>Journal</i> …

7 Terrifying But Honest Questions You Need to Start Asking Yourself

I recently had a minor altercation with a couple of friends. It was minor to me because I didn’t think it was a big deal. But a third party, who …

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7 Floating Destinations That Are SO Much Better Than A Cruise

<b>Lindsey DeSimone for Architectural Digest.</b><p>From Thailand to Canada, these floating structures feature the kind of innovative design and masterful engineering that you have to see to believe.<p><i>(photo: Piyatat Hemmatat, courtesy of Búro Ole Scheeren)</i><p>Devised by 2014 AD Innovator Ole Scheeren, the …

Architecture

11 Important Things You Should Know About Yourself

Do you go through life accepting things as they are? You try to get through one day at a time never really knowing what’s beyond that, you just don’t …

Happiness

How To Start From Scratch

I loved yoga, but it didn’t love me back.<p>It took me years to admit this. Hobbling around after a particularly grueling practice, I catalogued my …

6 Excuses That Hold You Back From Success (and What to Do About Them)

Think about the craziest dream you’ve ever had.<p>No, I’m not talking about the “dream” that comes to you when you sleep. I’m talking about the dream …

7 Questions to Help You Discover Your Life's Calling

<b>“There is no greater gift you can give or receive than to honor your calling. It’s why you were born. And how you become most truly alive.” Oprah</b><p><i>The</i> …

Employment

Island Getaways

See photos of top island getaways (including Bali, Maui, Lord Howe Island, and more) in this travel photo gallery from National Geographic.

9 Nelson Mandela Quotes That Will Inspire You to Change

I recently watched the film created about Nelson Mandela’s life for the first time last week, even though it came out back in 2013, and I found it …

Motivation

How To Use Your Power of Communication to Change Your Life

Growing up, I’ve always had a quiet personality. In the past, I opted to take in the world and all of its experiences rather than project myself at …

Connect Tiny Devices To The Internet With Spark's Electron

For $3 a month, you can get a whole megabyte of data!<p>Tiny computers like Arduino and Raspberry Pi have helped jumpstart the Internet of Things by making it easy to bring connectivity to virtually anything. But while short-range networking via Ethernet, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth is readily accessible, …

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Best free things to do in Brisbane Australia

Brisbane is an outdoorsy city year-round. While denizens of the southern metropolises cower inside during the winter months, daytime temperatures in Queensland’s capital rarely dip below 20°C. And in Brisbane the best kind of fun is often found outdoors and free. From exceptional markets to lush …

The 10 best beaches in the world, according to travelers

With temperatures below freezing in much of the northern hemisphere, it's the perfect time to escape to one of the world's most beautiful beaches.<p>TripAdvisor has just released its 2015 Travelers' Choice Awards, which ranks the best beaches in the world based on millions of reviews from real …

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7 Ways To Stop Researching And Start Taking Action On Your Ideas

You’ve got the creative itch. Maybe you want to write a book, start a company, learn a new programming language, or do anything else where you can …

Australia: Tasmania to the Great Barrier Reef

With its whimsical wildlife, unusual geology, and one of the oldest cultures on the planet, there is much that is extraordinary about Australia. …

The World's Most Breathtaking Waterfalls

Waterfalls aren't just cascading tons of water over the edge of a cliff, they are an example of the power of nature, an earthly wonder and a reminder that something as dainty as water has the power to erode something as tough as rock.<p>The falls are majestic beauties, sure, but they're more than …

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