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10 x 10 x 10

Let's remove all excuses regarding your inability to hit up the gym or that travel consumed your time away from exercise. Not only do you have other awesome bodyweight workouts on my HuffPost blog page, but you have yet another great bodyweight workout to use called 10 x 10 x 10. Ten different …

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The 10 Soothing Paint Colors That Will Change Your Life

We're feeling more relaxed already.<p>Color has the power to heal your spirit: It can be soothing, healing and make you feel reborn. So we asked 10 interior designers to share their favorite feel-good colors. Will one make it to your home?

9 Pilates Moves That Burn Major Calories

Get your heart pumping for a leaner physique<p>Pilates doesn’t just tone your muscles. If you do the right moves, it’s also a great way to burn calories. Ready to start sweating? Try these nine amazing exercises from the <i>Women’s Health Big Book of Pilates</i>.<p><i>Adapted from</i> The Women’s Health Big Book of …

What's New in Russia? St. Petersburg 2014

I had the privilege of visiting Russia three times in 2014. Yes, in the midst of the Ukraine crisis, I was exploring Moscow and St. Petersburg as a tourist.<p>If you have visited Russia, or the USSR before, it was probably for a 2- or 3-day stop in St. Petersburg on a Baltic Sea cruise. The city of …

Baltic Sea

How to pack light: tips from a master packer

Packing small is essential for any globetrotter committed to embracing the chaos of travel. With a small pack, you can chase down your Japanese train as it unapologetically departs on time. You can squeeze in to (or on top of) the only bus to the next village in India.<p>Or, as we learned, when your …

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Hardscaping 101: Shou Sugi Ban, Charred Wood Siding

Repeat after us: Shou sugi ban. Devised as a way to make wood less susceptible to fire and to keep away insects and rot, this longstanding Japanese …

Get Free International Stopovers on These Airlines

For adventurous travelers, a free trip to an exotic city is a mouthwatering prospect. Stopovers - connections between flights of more than 24 hours - provide a sneaky way to do just that, giving travelers two holidays for the price of one.<p>Various airlines offering a diversity of deals that allow …

Malaysia Airlines

Skift Business Traveler: New Branding for Southwest and Frontier

What to Know Now<p>A brief trip into the way-back machine recalls the brief period at the end of the Northwest-Delta merger in which elite Northwest …

The 144-Year-Old Blooms That Will Blow Your Mind

The canopy of dreamy blooms from this 144-year-old woody vine enthralls visitors at a Japanese flower park.<p><i>Demilked</i><p>The vine can be found at Ashikaga Flower Park in Tochigi, Japan, where visitors can walk below a canopy of blooms. Planning a trip? The best time to view the vine is from late April to …

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These Intergalactic Travel Posters Look Like They Were Designed By Don Draper

If you could fly to Pluto on a 1950s-era Pan Am flight, this is what the advertisements would look like.<p>How do you get average non-nerds interested in learning factoids about the solar system? If you’re celebrity astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson, you host a multimillion-dollar relaunch of <i>Cosmos</i>. …

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How An Ohio Housewife Flew Around The World, Made History, And Was Then Forgotten

Jerrie Mock was a 38-year-old housewife from Columbus, Ohio, when, 50 years ago this week, she accomplished what Amelia Earhart is famous for having failed to do. But in the decades since, as Mock's life began to unravel, history all but forgot the pilot who made it.<p>Just before the coast …