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The Girl on the Train – and other express encounters in literature

Moira Redmond takes a journey through her favourite fiction written to the rhythm of the rails. Which train scenes make your heart beat faster?<p>The latest domestic thriller to grab attention, massive sales and a place at the top of the bestseller list is Paula Hawkins’ The Girl on the Train – it’s a …


Colby Marshall's New Thriller, 'Double Vision,' Snags New Generation of Forensic Fans

In her new release, <i>Double Vision</i> (Penguin/Berkley, April 7, 2015) thriller/crime novelist Colby Marshall infuses perception, savant tendencies, psychiatry, and mass murder in a Gil Grissom-(or current incarnation)-meets-Oliver-Sacks delight:<p>FBI profiler Jenna Ramey has synesthesia, a neurological …

Best crime fiction books for 2015

<b>A guide to the best crime fiction of 2015. Updated monthly</b><p>I Came to Find a Girl by Jaq Hazell<p>This is an unusual thriller set on the fringes of the modern art world that is dark, haunting, twisted - and, in its own way, unforgettable. It centres on Mia, an art student in Nottingham, who gets seduced …

Five of the best thrillers for April - review

Hush Hush by Laura Lippman, Toxic by Jamie Doward, Woman of the Dead by Bernhard Aichner, The Fifth Heart by Dan Simmons and Orient by Christopher Bollen<p><b>Hush Hush</b> (Faber, £12.99) is Laura Lippman’s first novel featuring Baltimore PI Tess Monaghan since 2011’s <i>The Girl In the Green Raincoat</i>. There, …


8 ways to nurture a child's soul

I am a nurturer of souls, and so are you.<p>We moms (and really, all people) have the opportunity to influence the souls of the children in our care. It …


The Rabbit Hole of Stuff: Why We Can't Buy Our Way to Happiness

<b>“Happiness can only be found if you free yourself from all other distractions.” ~Saul Bellow</b><p>When I was twenty I bought my first serious piece of …


21 Ways to Achieve Wealth and Success

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>In his book, <i>Rich Habits -- The Daily Success Habits of Wealthy Individuals</i>, Tom Corley outlines several habits that distinguish the wealthy from the nonwealthy.<p>It got me to think, How many people operate on autopilot and don’t stop to …


Mindfulness Meditation Benefits: 20 Reasons Why It's Good For Your Mental And Physical Health

Oh mindfulness meditation, how do we love thee? Let us count the ways.<p>Even though the academic research on mindfulness meditation isn't as robust as, say, nutrition or exercise, there <i>is</i> a reason why it's been around for literally thousands of years. And we're starting to get a better understanding …

Caption this Cheetah! Or tag a friend who can ;) 🐆 Spotted, (in more ways than one) at #Kruger #National #Park, one of the largest game reserves in #SouthAfrica. Second cheetah photo this week by LP Destination Editor, @go2mattphillips. Check out his IG page to see more wildlife! #lonelyplanet #travel

Some very tall and very skinny locals of the Damyang #bamboo forest, reaching up towards the sky. See more glimpses of #SouthKorea from our #lonelyplanet writer currently on the ground there, @rebeccamilner. 🙌

A great close-up, from the archives of one of our #lpPathfinders on Instagram, @atlasandboots: 'When I was younger, I dreamed of going on safari but always assumed it was reserved for the rich and famous. Twenty years later I found myself camping on the edge of the Ngorongoro Crater in #Tanzania and realised that I was wrong – travel can be for everyone. Four days in the crater and a telephoto lens meant I was able to capture some memorable shots of the most amazing wildlife I'll ever see. This zebra grazing was one of my favourites.' -Peter (atlasandboots.com) To find out more about the Lonely Planet Pathfinders travel blogger programme, check out: lonelyplanet.com/pathfinders #Africa #travel

The towns where travellers lose track of time

It was only supposed to be a couple of days; time enough to check out the temple you’d read about, pick up some bargains in the market, and mosey round the town before you head off to the next stop on your travels.<p>Yet somehow it’s a week later and not only are you still there, but you can’t see …

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The Simple Life

The Simple Life


3 Ways to Embrace Your Need for Solitude and Quiet Time

<b>“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept</b> <b>yourself.”</b> ~<b>Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>Flashback: it’s my …

Thich Nhat Hanh

Releasing Expectations: It’s Okay to Be Right Where You Are

<b>“The most important point is to accept yourself and stand on your two feet.” ~Shunryu Suzuki</b><p>When I was younger, I am sure I was a little bit …

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4 Questions to Help You Let Go And Allow Life To Happen

<b>“If you let go a little you will have a little happiness. If you let go a lot you will have a lot of happiness. If you let go completely you will be</b> …

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Each to their own karma. As Wayne Dyer says,<p>“How people treat you is their karma; how you react is yours.”

What’s the POINT?

The brain loves to chunk information in order to remember things and there are so many great acronyms that help us remember to bring mindfulness into …