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10 under-the-radar destinations to visit, according to the youngest person to travel to every country in the world

Planning a trip is an opportunity to see something unique, and to discover people, places, cuisines, and scenery you didn't know existed.<p>We asked James Asquith, the youngest person to visit all 196 countries, which places around the world are being overlooked — and which ones people should be …

National Parks

Have a common cold? Crack open the whiskey

Good news from science: all Southern grandmas were right — whiskey helps relieve cold symptoms.<p>The hot toddy, a mixture of hot water, lemon juice, honey and whiskey, has been a staple of homespun cold remedies in Southeastern U.S. since the Scots-Irish settled the Appalachian region and brought …

Alternative Medicine

Parker Beam, master distiller of Kentucky bourbon, dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Parker Beam, who carried on his family’s historic bourbon-making tradition as longtime master distiller for Kentucky-based …

8 Scheduling Hacks to 10X Your Productivity | Inc.com

Let's face it - business owners have a lot on their plates. Whether you're managing teams locally or globally, your day-to-day thoughts and activities are likely consumed by the need to accelerate the growth of your company.<p>With so much to manage, it can be difficult to stay focused and productive. …

Productivity

16 Three-Ingredient Party Appetizers for the *Lazy* Hostess

Whether you’re planning a TV viewing party, bridal shower or game day gathering, does this ever happen to you? You start out all ambitious, with a grocery list for some outrageous guacamole and crazy-impressive appetizers, but before you can get to a store, inertia sets in. Why does hostessing have …

Cooking

Two friends walked from Mexico to Canada and picked up every piece of rubbish they saw along the way

Seth Orme, 26, and Paul Twedt, 30, have carried everything from beer bottles and cigarette butts to discarded mattresses for stretches of up to 100 …

Hiking

William Faulkner's Hot Toddy Recipe Is the Secret to Surviving Winter

A cocktail lesson from the boozy Southern writer.<p>Should you ever find yourself at Faulkner's grave in Oxford, Mississippi, the only appropriate way to pay homage to the great Southern wordsmith is to take a swig of bourbon, pour some out, and then leave the bottle as an offering to the <i>Light in</i> …

Feds deny permit for Dakota Access pipeline

Federal officials have denied the final permits required for the Dakota Access Pipeline project in North Dakota.<p>The Army Corps of Engineers on Sunday …

Environment

The 100 best restaurants in America, according to OpenTable

To compile the ranking, OpenTable combed through 10 million reviews for restaurants that are available for booking on its site, which included more than 24,000 restaurants in all 50 states and Washington, DC. Only restaurants with a minimum qualifying number of reviews from the last year were …

New Jersey

Vincenzo's Plate

Insane? That doesn't begin to describe these prime rib steaks. Spit-roast a whole prime rib, then cut into 2-inch thick steaks & grill over wood. How …

California, Massachusetts approve recreational marijuana

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The marijuana legalization movement scored its biggest victory yet Tuesday as voters in California, Massachusetts and Nevada approved recreational pot, making the drug fully legal in the nation's most populous state and giving it a toehold in the densely populated …

Cannabis

The Short Hike Bag

Hitting the forest for a quick jaunt in the woods doesn’t require a ton of prep, but you still don’t want to go in empty handed. Everyday Carry …

Camping

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9 Things You Need to Stop Doing to Start Living a Happier and Self-Kinder Life

<i>“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for</i> …

Happiness

The best way to deal with stress, according to a 69-year-old monk who scientists say is the 'world's happiest man'

That's because he participated in part of a 12-year brain study on meditation and compassion led by University of Wisconsin neuroscientist Richard Davidson. And Davidson found his brain waves and activity to be off the happiness charts.<p>In 2008, Davidson had a group of expert meditators (including …

Mindfulness

Spend Your Bonus on Experiences, Not Things, This Year

This year, bonuses for hedge funds are down, the market's future is uncertain, and even luxury real estate is finally plateauing. So maybe 2016 will …

Travel

The Search and Rescue Pack

Working for search and rescue is no easy task, and when your job is to go out and save people, you need the right gear not just for yourself, but …

5 Ways That One Minute of Meditation Could Change Your Life

Seriously, meditating for one minute today could change your life. Here's how:<p><b>1. Hear Your Intuition</b><p>You wake up in the morning and you feel grumpy but instead of doing a grumpy day, you decide to try something new. You meditate for one minute and have an intuition that it's a good idea to go the …

Meditation

Scuba diving off Ni'ihau, Hawaii's 'forbidden island' | CNN Travel

Scuba Diving

Tiny San Francisco restaurants, bars, and cafes to love

Just because some restaurants, bars, cafes and coffee shops are -- let's call it -- intimate, doesn't mean they don't serve up big flavors with lines far beyond their max capacity.<p>San Francisco knows how to take advantage of minimal square footage, from barely-seats-nine Yamo serving up Burmese in …

San Francisco

11 essentials to take with you the next time you go hiking

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships so we may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Summer is in full swing, giving us the opportunity to plan day trips out in the sun, enjoying the warm weather while it lasts. For many …

Backpacking

The One Thing You Should Be Adding To Your Coffee For All-Day Energy

Who doesn't love coffee? It's like a warm hug that makes <i>everything</i> better. It also has numerous proven health benefits, so you can indulge without …

Behavior changes offer clues that dementia could be brewing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Memory loss may not always be the first warning sign that dementia is brewing — changes in behavior or personality might be an early clue.<p>Researchers on Sunday outlined a syndrome called "mild behavioral impairment" that may be a harbinger of Alzheimer's or other dementias, and …

Dementia

Adventure Travel Essentials Make Getting There Half the Fun

Put the joy back into adventure travel with this collection of products designed to make the journey just as enjoyable as the destination.

21 Cheap Date Ideas

Some of the best ones are free.<p>Some dates are extremely formal: your best clothes, a swell restaurant, a show or concert, and a nightcap at a classy …

New York City

5 Underrated Countries Where You Should Take Your Next Adventure

Where to travel when you've already traveled to all the typical places.<p>So you've already climbed Kilimanjaro, hiked the Inca Trail, and trekked to Everest base camp. And now that those trips are off your bucket list, you're looking for some off-the-beaten-path suggestions on where to go next. …

Relationship: 7 Signs Your Partner Is Unhappy

Relationship: 7 Signs Your Partner Is Unhappy<p>Some people find it hard to express their feeling when they’re not happy. It is the job of their partner …

The world’s longest trail will be completed next year with nearly 15,000 miles of paths — here’s what it looks like

The Great Trail, an extensive network of paths that spans the country from north to south and east to west, is set to be complete by the end of 2017, the year of Canada's 150th anniversary. The project has been in progress since 1992, and will connect a whopping 14,828 miles of hiking and biking …

Canada