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Don't Want to Waste Your Life? Quit Doing These 6 Things Today

No one sets out to fritter away their precious time, but if you spend hours on these activities, that's what you're doing.<p>Each of us, on average, has around 27,000 days to live. Subtract a third or so of that for sleeping and another chunk for those early years you don't remember and can't control, …

Happiness

Why One Orthopedic Surgeon Is Prescribing Meditation Over Medication

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration announced that it was requiring new warning labels for certain types of opioid painkillers. According to this <i>New York Times</i> report, “Drug overdoses now kill more people in the United States than car crashes.”<p>Increasingly, both doctors and patients are …

Mindfulness

Timelapse Photography Tutorial eBook

<i>Chapter 2: Image Settings Balancing time-lapse image settings and how to fit them all on your memory cards.</i><p><i>Chapter 3: Shooting Time-lapse How to</i> …

Avocado Nutrition Facts: 6 Surprising Things You Didn't Know

Avocados are not only delicious and versatile in so many ways, they are packed full of goodness containing 20 health-boosting nutrients making it one …

Nutrition

25 stunning photos of Europe's best beaches, according to TripAdvisor users

TripAdvisor's latest beach rankings in its 2016 Travellers' Choice Awards, which ranked the best beaches in the world and in Europe based on millions of user reviews, provide ample inspiration.<p>From a blue lagoon on a Greek island to a serene Baltic beach with golden sand, the winning beaches on …

European Travel

7 Ways to Do the Farmer’s Walk

The loaded carry may be the simplest, safest exercise for a bigger stronger you. Here are 7 variations to try<p>Dan John discovered loaded carries by accident. It was 2001, and the strength coach was sidelined by injury.<p>So he did farmer’s walks because he wanted to feel like he was still training. But …

How-To: Take better videos with your iPhone using FiLMiC Pro [Video]

The stock Camera app found in iOS is decent enough. It’s great for the casual shooting of photos and videos, and more importantly, it’s easy to use and almost always works.<p>But just like there are dedicated photo apps for improving the quality of your photography, the same thing is true for …

Mobile Photography

The Best Productivity Apps To Improve Efficiency At Work

In business, everyone’s always looking for ways to be more productive and improve efficiency. There are various personal changes we can make to …

21 Times Spending More Now Will Save You Money Later

Invest in a good coffee machine, and you won't need as many Starbucks runs.<p>Even though I usually focus on spending less money in order to save money, …

5 Best Ab Exercises That You’re Not Doing But Probably Should

The ab exercises are among the most popular and not only because everyone wants a ripped six pack. A strong core contributes to the performance in …

Bodybuilding

Former high-class escort offers her top sex tips for men AND women for Valentine's Day

The intimate desires of men and women are no secret to Lantana Bleu - and now you can know them too.<p>As a former high-class escort, she's sharing her …

10 tips for your first trip to China

China is a fascinating country, with centuries of rich history and culture. But it can be quite the culture shock on your first trip!<p>Sometime during your visit, you'll have to deal with smog, chopsticks, and government bureaucracy. Just stay informed and be prepared, and you'll have a stress-free …

Asia Travel

5 Ways Quitting Facebook Will Improve Your Mental Health

Research shows that social media may not be so good for our mental health.<p>For some of us, checking Facebook is part of the daily routine, either first thing in the morning or first thing at work. And that first check usually kicks off many return trips throughout the day. It's definitely a part of …

Social Media

The 3 Main Reasons Why People Have Affairs

Source: Alejandra Quiroz used with permission<p>“I just don’t know what’s wrong with him. I mean, we’ve been married for 25 years and this just started …

From Promise to Promiscuity

As devastating experiences go, few events can match the emotional havoc following the discovery that one's partner is having an affair. Atop a …

Psychology

David Bowie on 9/11 and God

Bob Guccione Jr. Talks to David Bowie About the Future of Rock ‘N’ Roll—Not to Mention God, 9/11 and Ozzy.<p>David Bowie both does and does not exist. …

David Bowie

First Date Conversation: 5 Things Research Says You Should Talk About

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Alpine ski resorts: Europe's 10 most beautiful | CNN Travel

Skiing

12 Mind Tricks That Win People Over and Help You Get Ahead

When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your advantage can have a positive impact on everyone you …

The most affordable places to travel to next year, according to Lonely Planet

Included in the series is a list of the best-value destinations for 2016, which pinpoints the top destinations where visitors can have high-quality travel experiences without breaking the bank.<p>From the pristine beaches of Costa Rica's Caribbean coast to the renowned vineyards of Galicia, Spain, …

Ho Chi Minh City

Where's cheapest to ski this season?

Kitzbühel and the Skiwelt in Austria, the Milky Way in Italy and three resorts in Norway have made it into the top 20 cheapest resorts for a snow-sports break this season, according to research by travel money expert Fairfx. They join a raft Eastern European resorts, but there’s good news for all …

Skiing

3 Buddhist Beliefs That Will Rock Your World (And Make You Much Happier!)

You don't have to practice yoga or follow an Ayurvedic diet to benefit from Buddhist ideas (but if you do, more power to you).<p>So whether or not you …

Meditation

The 10 Biggest Face-Washing Mistakes

Learn the common habits that cause annoying skin problems

12 Ways to Make Tomato Soup

Tomato soup can be a luscious starter or a healthy comfort-food dinner. Here are 12 ways to make incredible tomato soup.<p><b>1. Chunky</b><br>Flavor your soup …

20 Women Reveal What They Secretly Want in Bed

Here’s what she’s been too shy to tell you. You may be pleasantly surprised at what she wants to try<p>Most of us feel more awkward talking about sex than we do actually having it. In fact, many couples avoid the subject, says Kristen Mark, Ph.D., a sex researcher at the University of Kentucky. And as …

Hands On with the New LumoPro LP180R Flash

LumoPro surprised the photographic community in 2013 with the release of the LP180 speedlight. This successor to the LP160 offers amazing performance …

12 Things Men Do That Make Women Fall Deeper in Love

Men -- we love them. Like <i>really, really</i> love them. We can't live without them and we certainly don't want to. We enjoy all of the little things they do that make them so much hotter. Here are 12 things men do that women really adore.<p><b>1. Planning is amazing.</b><p>When a man plans, it's almost as exciting …

Relationships

The Best Goggles of 2016

With these tools, you can vanquish flat light forever—improving reaction times and reducing eye fatigue. Heck, that's enough to make you a better skier.<p>(Abominable Labs)<p>Abominable Labs Abom<p>Nothing ruins a ski day faster than foggy goggles. But the geniuses at Abominable Labs have a solution. The …

Skiing

14 Things Successful People Do First Thing in the Morning

Early mornings can make people feel more optimistic and ready to tackle challenging tasks.<p>"If it has to happen, then it has to happen first," writes Laura Vanderkam, a time-management expert and the author of <i>What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast</i>.<p>Those among us who have managed to find …

Time Management

Man Pens Open Letter to Woman Who Reported Him for ‘Taking Pictures of Children’

The problem of photographers being seen as “pedophiles with cameras” is widespread and is a subject we’ve reported on and written about many times …