James Khoury

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36 Hours in Lisbon

Forget Lisbon as the budget capital of Europe. Yes, the seafood is still (relatively) cheap, as is the wine. The old canary-yellow trams still rattle along steep hills, and you’ll never pay more than a euro and change for a pastéis de nata, the classic Portuguese pastry. But today the Portuguese …

European Travel

Latin America has the best beaches on Earth – here are 20 you must visit

A few years ago, after passing through the party strip north of Punta del Este, Uruguay – this was before the likes of Shakira, Martin Amis and George Clooney became regulars – I went walking around a lagoon surrounded by protected semi-wild pampas.<p>A breeze barely rippled the cool blue water; …

Central America

Ontario's labour reform: 15 things to know

Ontario’s Liberal government passed a host of changes to labour laws Wednesday. Here are some highlights of the legislation, including the …

How to Talk to Your BF About Engagement Rings

Us girls have mastered the art of being subtle. This spring, I left three engagement ring books from some of my favorite jewelers sitting …

Nikki Haley evacuated from U.N. camp in South Sudan

Nikki Haley, United States ambassador to the U.N., was evacuated from a U.N. displacement camp in South Sudan on Wednesday, per ABC. She was meeting …

Nikki Haley

The purpose of life isn’t to be happy—it’s to be fulfilled

The term “happy” was traditionally synonymous with good fortune.<p>It found its way into the English language around the 14th century, and it wasn’t something that people actively pursued. It was thought that you either stumbled onto it or you didn’t. It wasn’t until the 17th century that the word …

Happiness

Is Mark Zuckerberg Killing Silicon Valley?

Facebook’s strategy for crushing rivals is frighteningly methodical—and potentially dangerous.<p>The exact nature of <b>Mark Zuckerberg’s</b> ambitions are a bit hard to pin down. At 33 years old, Zuckerberg has already built the world’s largest and most powerful social-media network; devoured the advertising …

13 Ways To Upgrade Your Instagram Feed Right Now. | Inc.com

With over 700 million active monthly users (500 million are on the platform daily) Instagram has solidified itself as a major force in the social media sphere since being launched in October of 2010.<p>How major? Over 20 billion photos have been uploaded onto the platform in just over six and a half …

Marketing

Here's What Happens After You Die

From dust to dust.<p>"It might take a little bit of force to break this up," says mortician Holly Williams, lifting John's arm and gently bending it at …

Biology

How to Increase Your Instagram Followers by 7X in 30 Days

Case study: How one writer increased his Instagram followers from 212 to 1,400 in one month.<p><b>Special thanks to</b> <b>Bill Phillips</b> <b>for editing this post.</b><p>If …

Do This 1 Thing to Immediately Become Happier, Healthier, and More Successful | Inc.com

Desperately wanting, or needing a specific outcome in any given circumstance--to the point of stressing out about it--is harmful to your health and happiness. Literally. Stress headaches, anxiety, upset stomach, and shortness of breath are all symptoms of becoming overly attached to an idea or …

Happiness

8 Reasons Why Happy Couples Rarely Share Their Relationship Statuses on Social Media | Inc.com

I'm sure I'm not the only one who gets a little annoyed by <i>that</i> couple on social media. You know who I'm talking about. Their profile pictures are selfies of them together smiling. Their statuses are inside jokes or cheesy relationship goals. But when you actually spend time with them, you're …

Social Media

This psychedelic drug seems to affect the brain in ways that are surprisingly similar to meditation

Across the Atlantic, researchers in an ornate, blue-tiled hospital in Barcelona, Spain, study ayahuasca's physical effects on the brain.<p>The teams in those two disparate locations approach the study of the psychedelic drug differently, but researchers at each are coming to similar conclusions about …

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

Denmark already had a Muslim ban. It was just called something else.

The Trump administration isn’t the first government to try to keep Muslims out of a Western country. Many European voters (even anti-Trump Europeans) agree with this goal – and their governments have been simultaneously creeping in that direction.<p>But few Americans would suspect which country has …

A Zen Master Reveals the Ultimate Way to Deal With Haters

The internet is filled with trolls. Trolling – as defined by the virtual society – is nothing but an act of aggression. And a human beings impulse to …

Meditation

Donald Trump Is Handing China the World

While Trump focuses on building up the U.S. Navy to counter China, Beijing is gobbling up the other segments of global relations the U.S. used to …

25 Profound Quotes From Lao Tzu That Will Make You Think Deeply About Life

Lao Tzu was an ancient philosopher and writer who founded the philosophical framework for Taoism, which has had a huge influence on Chinese …

Spirituality

The Dalai Lama explains the most effective way to deal with your anger

Anger is something we all experience, but it is an incredibly difficult challenge to deal with our anger in a constructive way.<br>That’s why it’s useful …

Try this spicy Moroccan carrot salad recipe for Meatless Monday

This salad may look rather simple, but Yotam Ottolenghi's spicy Moroccan carrot salad is packed with bright and robust flavors. Tender but crunchy carrots are combined with caramelized onion, garlic, chile, cloves, coriander, cinnamon, paprika, cumin, preserved lemon and fresh cilantro leaves. …

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef and Cabbage

Special equipment: cheesecloth and butcher's twine<p>Put the peppercorns, coriander seeds, mustard seeds, garlic and bay leaves in a piece of …

Trump, Russia Both Hit Out at Claims in Intelligence Dossier

U.S. intelligence agencies and the FBI have spent months trying to substantiate explosive claims<p>Donald Trump and Russian government authorities lashed out Wednesday after reports that U.S. intelligence agencies informed the president-elect of unsubstantiated allegations that Kremlin operatives have …

Donald Trump

Rafsanjani, dead at 82, was one of the titans of post-revolutionary Iran | Reuters

ANKARA (Reuters) - Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani, who died of a heart attack on Sunday in Tehran, was one of the political titans of post-revolutionary Iran and a friend to moderates who have now lost their chief supporter.<p>Former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani casts …

What Zen Buddhism Has To Say About Death and the Afterlife

Since the time humans evolved to have a thought, we have been searching for the truth about life and death. Many thousands of years ago, our …

This Young Dad Created a Viral App That's Taking on the $710 Billion Nightlife Market | Inc.com

Dan Fennessy has had a crazy last couple of years: from growing up in tiny coastal Australian town, to working odd jobs, to persisting after the two co-founders left his nascent start-up, to having a baby. To now: he is a darling of the Silicon Valley world and boasts a hot nightlife app, Party …

Startups

Telling Facebook you've changed your phone number – the weird T&Cs you've unwittingly signed up to

The Children’s commissioner has warned that children as young as eight are signing up to social media terms and conditions without reading or understanding the agreements they are entering.<p>Let’s be honest, that probably goes for a lot of adults too – and most of these lengthy legal documents that …

Social Media

New Android malware uses your phone to attack your wireless router

A new Android trojan has been discovered that can work through your wireless router and control the Wi-Fi network of its victims. Security …

Android News

Can Molly Save a Marriage?

We didn't trance-dance into a fatally overheated stupor. We didn't see fairies dancing in the sky. We did become our most loving and infatuated selves.<p>Maintaining a successful marriage isn't easy. It takes work. It also, in our case, takes drugs.<p>My husband and I were inspired to try MDMA by …

Ecstasy (Drug)

Buddha's 7 Factors of Enlightenment (and the Ultimate Key to Getting There)

Have you heard of the Tripitak? It’s a famous Buddhist texture detailing the 7 factors of enlightenment. They are:<p>Dhamma’s keen investigation or …

The difficult art of being present

How often do we miss the genuine encounter -- with God and with others -- because we don't know how to be still?<p>One year ago, when Pope Francis paid …