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Where Celebrities Are Spending Their Weekend

There’s nothing quite like the lives of the rich and famous. While constantly being in the public eye might not be for everyone, a celebrity’s …

Trying to Be Creative When You're on Antidepressants Isn't Easy

Starting Lexapro, I had no idea the toll it would take. Sure my intense panic attacks dulled, but losing your emotions feels like dying.<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>I always thought I wrote best when I was depressed. A lot of writers say the same thing. There's just something about …

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Traveling at the Holidays? How to Avoid the Upcoming Price Hikes

Winter holiday flights are often priced 75 percent above the norm, but there are ways around that frightening figure, starting with booking with enough time to spare, knowing the system and watching out for hidden fees.<p>“[Airfare is kind of] like the stock market — you want to buy low and fly high,” …

Flying

12 things successful people do every Friday afternoon

"Successful people tend to adhere to routines in general, so it's no surprise that the <i>most</i> successful people I know maintain a Friday afternoon routine," says Michael Kerr, an international business speaker and author of "The Humor Advantage."<p>Here are 12 things successful people typically do on a …

Success

The World's Happiest Man Wishes You Wouldn't Call Him That | GQ

What if we told you there was a man who had unlocked the secret to human joy? That despite all the pain and suffering and bad news out there, a monk on a mountaintop in Nepal has discovered a kind of template for How to Be Happy. In fact, so wise and ebullient is Matthieu Ricard that he's been …

10 Signs you are succeeding in life even if you don’t feel you are

Share18<p>Tweet<p>Share60<p>+13<p>Shares 81<p>If you’re ambitious, you’re bound to feel like a failure from time to time. Lofty goals lead to inevitable moments …

Motivation

If you struggle with work-life balance, consider switching to one of these careers

In this job market, we are all desperate for work. But oftentimes, our die hard work ethic clouds our ability to maintain a healthy work-life …

What Men Say In Private Is For Men To Know And Women To Experience In Countless Terrifying Ways

A lot of people are outraged by this video going around of Donald Trump and Billy Bush talking about women in rather crass terms. Yes, Trump’s …

10 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Incredibly Productive

Of course you do. So here's how.<p>I absolutely believe in the power of hard work. Like Jimmy Spithill, skipper of Team Oracle USA, says, "Rarely have I seen a situation where doing less than the other guy is a good strategy."<p>That's basically my mantra: I may not be as talented, or educated, or …

16 Things My Dad Taught Me About Success

No. 16: "There is always a way. No exceptions. No excuses." Here are the other fifteen. They are equally direct, blunt and just old school enough to be really cool in today's new school world.<p>Most days, I simply want to be happy and feel like I am successful at what I do. Achieving those seemingly …

Americans obsessed with happiness overlook the key ingredient to a good life

I wasn't particularly happy at the time. I tried to make friends, so I had more random conversation than I normally would... This idea of happiness …

5 Ways to Spark Your Motivation (When You’re Feeling Stuck)

<i>by Jonathan Fields, author of How to Live a Good Life</i><i>Use disappointment and frustration to motivate you rather than derail you. Be mindful. You are</i> …

Motivation

Here's Footage of NYC's First New Subway Line in Nearly 100 Years

The above gif just looks like a subway, doing exactly the thing subways do. But this is no ordinary train—it’s the first glimpse at an infrastructure …

Devastating floods from worst Atlantic hurricanes set to become up to 17 times more likely, study suggests

Devastating floods caused by the most ferocious Atlantic hurricanes are expected to become up to 17 times more likely by the end of the century, …

John Lennon Is Getting a Comic Book Biography

'Lennon,' which follows the former Beatle through his life story, will hit shelves in May.<p>On Sunday, the final day of 2016's New York Comic Con, IDW …

Beginners guide to the Scotch Malt Whisky making process

Have you ever wondered how Scotch whisky is actually made? Malt whisky is one of the iconic brands associated with Scotland and provides a great …

Paul McCartney And Neil Young Perform Beatles Classics At Desert Trip Music Festival

Two rock legends; one stage.<p>Rock legends Paul McCartney and Neil Young reunited on stage on day two of Desert Trip music festival in Indio, California.<p>McCartney kicked off his set on Saturday with the Beatles classic “A Hard Day’s Night,” followed by “Jet,” a track from his post-Beatles career. For …

Music Festivals

On John Lennon’s 76th birthday, meet the woman writing 9 books on John’s life….

For those Beatles fans who think Marc Lewisohn is a being a bit presumptuous with three giant tomes on the Beatles lives and career, I’d like to …

Writing

These luxury homes on the Canada border will give you island envy

When it comes to luxury island living, nothing beats the offerings of the San Juan Islands.<p>The archipelago between Washington and British Columbia has more 400 islands, 128 of which are named. The region is world famous for its fishing, boating and general sightseeing.<p>It's no surprise, then, that …

9 things successful people do over the weekend to de-stress before Monday

So how can you ensure that you're not sabotaging yourself during your time off?<p>The key is practicing self-awareness and taking the time to check in with yourself. Try experimenting with some weekend rituals to see what gets you in the right state of mind.<p>Here's what successful people do on weekends …

Success

National park photo ops: For best color from this Yellowstone marvel, shoot from up high

As crowds of visitors stroll along wooden walkways in Yellowstone National Park's <b></b>Midway Geyser Basin, steam clouds billow from the colorful Grand Prismatic Spring. The best vantage point I found was a nearby hilltop after a short hike down a 1-mile dirt trail and a scramble up and over fallen trees …

National Parks

The Most Unhelpful "Advice" I've Been Given For Dealing With Depression

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America reports that at least 15.7 million American adults experienced at least one major depressive …

Want to Succeed? Adopt these 10 Uncommon Habits

<b>Practised ignorance:</b> ignoring the things that distract us are a quintessential ingredient in the pursuit of success. People are predisposed to …

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The 10 Most Popular Cocktails in the World

The 'Mad Men' effect is still going strong.<p>Do you have a signature cocktail? You should have a signature cocktail. Few things make you feel so sophisticated as casually ordering exactly what you want while your friends hopelessly peruse the menu in some bar, trying not to ask for something crap.<p>But …

Mad Men

Manhattan’s Dead Rabbit Is Named the World's Best Bar

The 2016 installment of the World’s 50 Best Bars is not a good list.<p>To be clear, regarded as a tally of places that put out first-rate cocktails, it …

San Francisco