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The Perfect Adventure-filled Vacation in British Columbia

Let’s be honest: Canada is on a bit of a hot streak right now. The country has an energetic new Prime Minster in Justin Trudeau, and it’s leading the …

Hiking

Nick Chater picks five books to explore the mysteries of the mind

Confabulator, storyteller, illusionist … psychology and neuroscience suggest that everything we thought we knew about the inner world is false<p>Since Plato, philosophers have had doubts about how our senses provide knowledge of the external world. But surely we are the ultimate arbiters of the …

Consciousness

This Common Word Makes You Sound More Negative Than You Want To

This tiny word is nearly unavoidable but frequently overused. Everything that follows it tends to make you sound like a downer.<p>The language you use shapes others’ impressions of you, but there’s a chance that some of your most common words don’t put you in the best light. In fact, I’ve already …

Self-help

Hemp: A Recipe for Brain Health

My clients obtain consistently positive results for their brain health and savvy mental health nutrition when they add hemp into their diet. I …

Hemp

I was expected to marry so I went to Antarctica instead

Meena Rajput was raised to be a "good Indian girl". To cook, clean and have a family. But she's already been arrested and cautioned for an environmental protest with Greenpeace.<p>Instead of settling down and getting married she's heading to Antarctica as part of a team exploring one of the harshest …

Antarctica

These Are the Best Places in the World To Live on the Beach for a Bargain

1 of 10<p>Zlatni Rat, Croatia<p>Advertisement<p>2 of 10<p>Dominical Beach, Costa Rica<p>3 of 10<p>Myrtos Beach, Greece<p>Advertisement<p>4 of 10<p>Tulum, Mexico<p>Advertisement<p>5 …

Why You Should Always Write Things Down

The human brain is incredibly powerful and capable of dealing with a flood of information every day. Our memory is a remarkably complex process that …

How 20 Minutes Of Meditation A Day Helped Me Deal With My Anxiety

Last week we discovered that mindfulness is more than just a buzzword.<p><i>Editor’s Note: This story is part of 5 Habits Changes You Can Actually Make In 2015. Check out the full list here.</i><p>Like most people with a brain and a pulse, my life can feel pretty stressful.<p>We may be lying to ourselves about how …

Meditation

This Is What Will Happen When You Become a Minimalist

I have a confession to make. I used to be an addict. Not to alcohol, drugs or any other substance; I was addicted to stuff.However, after gradually …

Minimalism

David Rockefeller’s Estate Sale May Hit $1 Billion

David Rockefeller kept a $90 million Picasso nude in his living room, wedged between windows that overlooked East 65th Street. For him, art was meant …

Fine Art

Here's what Barbie looked like the year you were born

1/<p>1959<p>Barbie made her debut in 1959 with a striped swimsuit, blonde ponytail, and red lipstick.<p>2/<p>1960<p>Barbie got a job! Fashion designer Barbie …

Barbie

What an ayahuasca retreat showed me about my life - Vox

What the psychedelic drug ayahuasca showed me about my life.<p>When I finally puked on the fourth night, I felt an odd sense of pride.<p>Inside the loud, stuffy ceremony room, people were laughing, crying, chanting, gyrating, and, yes, vomiting, around me. When my time finally comes, I think: Just aim …

Mind

The 10 Most Common Mistakes Owners Make That Put Their Dogs At Risk

Advertisement<p>No dog is perfect, and neither is any dog owner. We make mistakes all the time, even as experienced owners. But some mistakes are more …

Galactic inspiration: The architect behind 2018 Burning Man's twisting temple

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every year, in the last week of August, tens of thousands of revelers descend upon Nevada's Black Rock Desert to a city built from scratch. A week later, they leave the desert without a trace.<p>They come for Burning Man, a 10-day festival dedicated to community, where attendees are asked to …

Burning Man

To Our Readers

<b>How we will continue to inform and inspire you in 2018</b><p>The world in 2018 will be full of dramatic change, improbable victories, and game-changing breakthroughs. Elections will be won and lost. Olympians will be hailed. Cryptocurrencies will rise and fall. And technology will continue to inexorably …

The Only Thing You Need to Do to Overcome Fear, According to Neuroscience | Inc.com

Many business leaders pretend they are incredibly controlled, stoic, and confident. The perceived ideal image is for them to show that they do not feel fear.<p>I have never met anyone who doesn't face fear.<p>Every day, I don't know exactly what my team is going to do. I don't know what my clients are …

Self-improvement

I Asked 5,000 People How They Stay Passionate at Work. Here's What I Found

The data shows a clear path.<p>When it comes to selecting a job or career, the usual advice is to love what you do. In fact, given all the talk about …

Los Angeles

10 items for a year: A minimalist approach to fashion

Matt Souveny was feeling overwhelmed by the unworn clothes languishing in his closet when he began poking around Reddit's menswear forums, where style-conscious men debate different shoe leather and denim brands, or bravely seek constructive feedback on how a suit fits.<p>Souveny, a Canadian Air Force …

A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office

Erin Zwiener returned to Texas to settle down. At 32, she had published a children’s book, won Jeopardy! three times and ridden roughly 1,400 miles …

Affordable Care Act

Why Fear May Be Killing Your Creativity | Heleo

“We’d rather revisit old knowledge, doing things that work in exchange for putting yourself in situations that might not work.”<p><b>READ ON TO</i> …

Creativity

30 years after Prozac arrived, we still buy the lie that chemical imbalances cause depression

Some 2,000 years ago, the Ancient Greek scholar Hippocrates argued that all ailments, including mental illnesses such as melancholia, could be explained by imbalances in the four bodily fluids, or “humors.” Today, most of us like to think we know better: Depression—our term for melancholia—is …

Consciousness

Want To Be More Successful Next Week? Remove These 4 Thoughts This Weekend | Inc.com

High performers take advantage of the weekends to separate themselves from the pack by deliberately refocusing and recharging along with setting aside 60 minutes to transform their upcoming week.<p>Whether you're looking to improve your productivity, health, or life--it all starts with designing an …

Self-improvement

New treatments restoring sexual pleasure for older women

When the FDA approved Viagra in 1998 to treat erectile dysfunction, it changed the sexual landscape for older men, adding decades to their vitality. Meanwhile, older women with sexual problems brought on by aging were left out in the cold with few places to turn besides hormone therapy, which isn't …

This 60-Second Breathing Technique Beats Stress, Improves Health and Might Even Cure Your Insomnia | Inc.com

You know that getting a good night's sleep is vitally important for your mental and physical health, mood, and even your brain function. But what if you just can't fall asleep? We all have trouble sleeping at times in our lives, and for some people, it's a constant battle.<p>But there's a simple and …

Yoga

13 Best Watercolor Paint Sets Both Beginners and Professional Artists Will Love

Since gaining widespread popularity in the 18th century, watercolor painting has been a favorite of amateur and professional artists alike. Its portability makes it the perfect medium to take on the road, allowing artists to sketch <i>en plein air</i> or rapidly work out ideas. But with so many available …

This Red Wine Brownies Recipe Will Take Your Dessert Game up a Notch

Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 370°F. Assemble all ingredients.<p>Step 2<p>Melt chocolate and butter in a microwave for about 45 seconds.<p>Step 3<p>Mix chocolate and …

5 Strategies to Make Yourself Work When You're Just Not in the Mood

Fighting procrastination teaches us to fully engage in our work, get more creative with it, and, ultimately, get more done.<p>Procrastination affects …

Procrastination

11 Little Mental Health Tips That Therapists Actually Give Their Patients

The goal of therapy is to give you the tools and strategies for navigating whatever is going on in your life—from stress or relationship issues to …

Mental Health

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs is the source of our self-obsession

Whether you know it or not, a powerful cult is recruiting you. Cults display unwarranted admiration for a person or thing, and this one has chosen an especially irresistible figurehead: you.<p>The Cult of Self lulls us into believing that we’re better than others, that our needs matter more, and that …