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The most pressing summer travel questions answered

High prices. Long airport lines. Terrorism.<p>Zika. <br>You’ve got enough to worry about, between making sure your hotel reservations match your arrival …

Consumer Protection

Cliffhanger: a white-knuckle adventure in the Italian Dolomites

‘Not more dangerous, only more difficult,’ is Michael’s response when I ask whether the rain that continues to fall will make our climb more dangerous. Despite being fluent in several languages, my mountain guide is a man of few words.<p>We’re standing in a small car park in the Alta Badia valley, …

Loneliness

I lived in Europe for 5 years — these are the places I tell all my friends to visit

These travels exposed me to new cultures, and left impressions and memories that will stay with me for the rest of my life.<p>From the beaches of southern Portugal to the canals of Amsterdam, here are the spots I consider must-sees.

10 Lies We Tell Ourselves That Keep Us From Living Happy And SMART

I do my best with my writing here and on my blog SMART Living 365 to stay away from politics. That's not because I don't have an opinion, but my intention is to instead inspire and encourage us all to think and form our own opinions from a space of awareness, compassion and personal responsibility. …

5 Things You Need to Know Before You See 'Ghostbusters'

It's been far too long since we've seen ghosts getting busted on the big screen, but that's finally going to change as the new "Ghostbusters" reboot hits theaters. This reboot will introduce a whole new team of intrepid ghost hunters. Hopefully someone warned them not to cross the streams.<p>As the …

Movies

Secret To A Long-Lasting Marriage: Put Your Personal Happiness Aside

“If both of you are putting each other first then no one comes second.”<p>–Author Unknown<p>Photo Credit: Pedro Ribeiro Simões on Flickr<p>Shortly after …

10 Proven Habits of Happy People

Discover what the happiest people already know.<p>If there's one desire that humans universally share, it's happiness. For Americans, "the pursuit of happiness" is even written into the Declaration of Independence.<p>But the results of that pursuit vary greatly. Some people remain sunny even in the worst …

Happiness

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

Detroit Rock(et Fiber) City: Startup brings 10Gb service to Motown

Muni project doubles as data-center linkupsA project born out of finance house Quicken Loans is making a push to bring broadband to the city of …

NASA's Juno spacecraft begins Jupiter orbit after five-year voyage

Braving intense radiation, a NASA spacecraft reached Jupiter on Monday after a five-year voyage to begin exploring the king of the planets.<p>Ground controllers at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory erupted in applause when the solar-powered Juno spacecraft beamed home news that it was circling …

Astronomy

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Three Mysteries of Science that Will Blow Your Mind

Science is filled with answers, but these three phenomena are still mysteries…<p>The Pioneer Anomaly<p>The <i>Pioneer</i> spacecrafts were sent to explore Jupiter …

4 Things Successful People Don't Do

Avoid these bad habits to lead a happier, healthier, and more successful life.<p>More than 40 percent of Americans look at people who are self-disciplined enough to entirely avoid indulging in bad habits as exemplary citizens. This makes sense: Good habits lead to successful results--which is why you …

Success

You Must Have This Characteristic to Be a Successful Entrepreneur

5 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>The following excerpt is from Michael Glauser’s new book <i>Main Street Entrepreneur</i>. Buy it now from Amazon | Barnes & Noble | iTunes<p>Marti McMahon was one of the first entrepreneurs I interviewed nearly 20 years ago. As soon as I …

Entrepreneurship

9 TEDx presentations that completely changed my life

I'm a big fan of TED. I've walked away with a better understanding of the human psyche, a better business acumen, and some truly astounding takeaways about the future of science and technology.<p>But just as impressive are the independently organized TEDx presentations, which, while following TED's …

10 Timeless Habits That Will Change Your Life Right Now

Use these as a template for living an awesome life. The first step is to get intentional about one of them. Then the rest will follow.<p>I've had many low points in life, the lowest stemming from a divorce that led to months of recovery from depression and anxiety.<p>It was also the best thing that ever …

Happiness

The Boozers Guide on How to Detox From Alcohol

Every second person on this earth drinks alcohol. The reasons behind are different for different person. For some it’s a style statement or status …

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

If you think your brain is more than a computer, you must accept this fringe idea in physics

One of the most intriguing speculative arguments in physics and computer science isn't really about physics or computer science at all. It's about the brain — or more precisely, about consciousness — and it's been going on for decades. Its central question: Is the brain fundamentally like a …

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13 more European cities you never thought to visit (but really should)

Montana

There’s a lot of ground to cover in Montana, and almost all of it is stunningly beautiful, so it lends itself to an old-fashioned road trip—there are …

National Parks

10 National Parks You Can Actually Walk Through With Your Dog

Celebrate the U.S. National Park Service’s Centennial by hitting the open road with your pup to visit a national park this summer. Although most of …

National Parks

17 of the Best Places to Visit in Alaska

The largest state in the U.S. at nearly 600,000 square miles, Alaska offers almost countless destinations to immerse yourself in stunning natural …

National Parks

9 Northeastern Hikes with Amazing Views

Hikers can come up with dozens of reasons why they love to get out on the trail. But when a long trek leads to a perfect postcard view that goes on …

7 ways to boost your body image (and happiness)

Feeling secure in your skin is crucial to happiness—but it turns out, that’s even more true for men than for women. Researchers from Chapman …

17 Hidden Costs That'll Blow Your Budget at Yosemite

From the entrance fee to fuel costs to get there.<p>Yosemite National Park is one of those places you visit, then wonder if what you saw was real. It …

National Parks

8 Tiny Habits That Will Make You Happier

Sometimes the tiniest habits make the biggest difference.<p>Everything around us is changing at warp speed, it seems--but some things will always remain the same. That's why habits are so powerful. Some of the smallest of our daily habits have the power to always give us happiness and help steer us …

Happiness

Startup Secrets: Starbucks Started with $4,050

What do WalMart, Apple, Microsoft, and Starbucks have in common?<p>Much like your neighborhood mom and pop businesses, they, too, were startups at some point. They didn't just appear out of thin air.<p>When Apple first began as an idea, Steve Jobs had to sell his VW bus for $750 to develop working …