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12 Absolutely Mesmerizing Photos From The 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

Photographers from around the world are sharing their unique and mesmerizing images in an attempt to take the top prize in the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest. Across an expanse of locales, the contest aims to capture the world through the lens of its explorers, offering a glimpse …

10 Books That Could Change the Way You Understand Modern Cities

We have just entered the Urban Age, when the majority of the world's population lives in cities. Most of us may live in the metropolis, but these …

I want to be a landscaper. What will my salary be?

<b>Job:</b> Landscaper<p><b>Salary:</b> The wages are often hourly because the work is seasonal. Pay also depends on the province of work or area of expertise. According to a 2012 survey of its members conducted by the Canadian Nursery Landscape Association, a landscape foreman/supervisor earned $19 to $22 an hour, …

20 Things You Need to Accept About Your 20s

• You're going to be broke for a very long time. Stock up on Ramen and make the best of it.<br>• The first time you fall in love probably won't be the last. There are different kinds of love and people that will come into your life for different reasons.<br>• You will undeniably grow apart from your friends in …

25 Simple Lifehacks

When scheduling an interview, ask what times the employer is interviewing and try to be first or last.<p>... Put a mirror behind you at the counter. This way, angry customers who approach you will have to see themselves in the mirror behind you, and the chances of them behaving irrationally lowers …

Lifehacks

Planning Your Future Is Pointless. The How And Why Of Embracing Uncertainty

Wondering what the future holds is a tough question at any age. Instead of trying to figure it all out, get comfortable with the discomfort of uncertainty.<p>I had a 15-year-old write to me and ask about figuring out what do do with her life.<p>She writes:<p>As a high-school student I’m constantly being …

Self-improvement

This Explains Everything: 192 Thinkers on the Most Elegant Theory of How the World Works

Every year since 1998, intellectual impresario and <i>Edge</i> editor <b>John Brockman</b> has been posing a single grand question to some of our time’s greatest thinkers across a wide spectrum of disciplines, then collecting the answers in an annual anthology. Last year’s answers to the question <b>“What scientific</b> …

Want to be the most interesting person around? Start with these 7 steps

How do you become the most interesting person in the world?<p>To be sure, I'm not referring to the silver fox from the Dos Equis beer commercials, who once ran a marathon just because it was on his way, whose organ donor card lists his beard and who speaks fluent French – in Russian.<p>The bar doesn't …

Leadership

What 12 Super-Successful People Wish They Knew At 22

Maybe you wish you could rewrite your past. Or perhaps you're content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write …

Self-improvement

How Stripes Saved This Entryway

Pattern makes a bold impact in this young family's house. This article originally appeared on ELLEDECOR.com.<p>The space <b>BEFORE</b> the transformation.<p>The entry in a young family's newly-constructed home in Atlanta, Georgia, looked cookie-cutter and bland. To give the space more personality, designer James …

5 Of Oprah's Greatest Aha! Moments (VIDEO)

Have you had an epiphany so shocking you actually said out loud, "Aha!"? Oprah certainly has. In the following five lessons from life teachers such as Dr. Maya Angelou, Tony Robbins and Dr. Phil, you will hear ideas that changed Oprah's life forever -- and if you're open to it, they just might …

18 Ways To Start Living, Not Just Existing

I once had a conversation with someone in which I admitted to them that I spent an hour meditating on the floor to get ready for work in the context …

New media meets old school in Kevin Spacey’s self-distributed documentary

When Kevin Spacey delivered the James MacTaggart Memorial Lecture in Edinburgh last year, he had no idea it would make him the unofficial spokesperson for optimism in the scary new terrain of new media.<p>In that lecture, the two-time Oscar-winning actor railed against the American TV network …

The Master Shift

The top 10 things I learned meditating for 35 hours last week

<b>Estimated</b> <b>Reading Time</b>: 10 minutes, 29 seconds. I’ve <b>bolded</b> the golden nuggets if you’re in a bit of a hurry.<p><b>I remember it vividly.</b><p>About four years ago …

Making Your Body Your Temple

Think of your body as the temple in which you do your spiritual practices. So instead of simply rolling out your mat or getting to the studio, make the process a part of it. The walk or drive you take to get there, the organizing of your time in order to make it happen, the delaying of calls and …

Yoga

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Here's The Story About Noah And The Ark That They Don't Teach Children In Sunday School

When the descendants of Adam and Eve slid down that slippery slope of wickedness, God found favor in Noah.<p>From Genesis, chapter six (New Revised Standard Version):<p>5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind was great in the earth, and that every inclination of the thoughts of their hearts was …

Faith

A divorce lawyer's novel about divorce

A review of ‘The Divorce Papers’ by Susan Reiger<p><b>THE DIVORCE PAPERS</b><p><b>By Susan Reiger</b><p>For many reasons, I spent an inordinate amount of time in 2013 …

8 Ancient Beliefs Now Backed By Modern Science

The Earth may not be flat nor is it the center of the universe, but that doesn't mean old-world intellectuals got <i>everything</i> wrong. In fact, in recent years, modern science has validated a number of teachings and beliefs rooted in ancient wisdom that, up until now, had been trusted but unproven …

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Get up to speed on the latest developments

As investigators search for clues to unravel the mystery of where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 went, there were several key developments over the weekend.<p>But major questions still remain.<p>Here's a cheat sheet to help you get up to speed on the latest developments:<p><b>Where are investigators searching</b> …

Peru to tourists: 'Stop getting naked at Machu Picchu!' | CNN Travel

10 Beaches Around The World That Will Take Your Breath Away

Hot on the coattails of the discovery of the prettiest beach in the world (for the record, it's in Greece, not shockingly at all), TripAdvisor has come out with the Traveler's Choice awards for beaches.<p>The list includes some 322 beaches around the world and we're pretty much itching to visit all of …

10 Cheapest Backpacking Cities In Central And South America

South America and Central America are meccas for backpackers seeking an adventure, without spending a lot of money. But with so much to see, how do you pick a place to start?<p>Price of Travel published their Backpacker Index for 2014 on Tuesday, outlining the cheapest cities for travelers on a …

The 'Deliver Us From Evil' Trailer Serves Up One Terrifying Crime Spree

Horror movies have gone through something of a renaissance lately (a horraissance?), with movies like "The Conjuring" and "Sinister" scaring up big box office numbers.<p>"Deliver Us From Evil" hopes to be part of that trend when it comes out this summer. The first trailer nicely builds up tension and …

7 Habits of Incredibly Happy People

While happiness is defined by the individual, I’ve always felt it foolish to declare that nothing can be learned from observing the happiness of …

Do You Know Squat? 4 Steps To Perfect Squats

Make no mistake about it, squats are one of the greatest exercises. From your quads and hamstrings to your glutes and calves, the squat hits them …

Butt Exercises That Work--Really Well!

Exercise 1 Plank with Leg Lift<p>Start at the top of a pushup, then bend your elbows to lower yourself and shift your weight onto your forearms; your body should form a straight line. Brace your abs and glutes <b>(a)</b>. Lift one foot three inches, foot flexed <b>(b)</b>. Hold for a few seconds, then lower and …

Fitness

Watch The Creationism Vs. Evolution Debate: Ken Ham And Bill Nye

Does it damage children to teach them biblical creationism? What are the costs of denying evolution, one of biology's core tenets?<p>Those questions were asked Tuesday night, in a live debate between best-selling Christian author Ken Ham and Emmy Award-winning educator Bill Nye ("the Science Guy") at …