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How the American Empire Destroyed the Kingdom of Hawaii

Capt. James Cook arrived in Hawaii, the first known Western explorer to do so, in 1778, and was baffled by the island cluster populated — against all …

William McKinley

The One-Word Secret To Creating A Life That Matters

Can one word capture your passion and purpose? Can your “one word” transform your life?<p>Evan Carmichael believes so much in the power of one word, he made it the theme of his new book: <i>Your One Word: The Powerful Secret to Creating a Business and Life That Matter.</i> One who truly breathes and bleeds …

Self-awareness

Wildlife Photographer of the Year - People's Choice

A cub escapes deep snow by hitching a ride on its mother's backside in Wapusk National Park, Manitoba, Canada.<p>Taken by Daisy Gilardini, from Switzerland, the photo is one of 25 shortlisted for the People's Choice Award in the latest Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition - on show now at the …

Nature

10 Facts: Battles for Chattanooga

<i>After assuming command of the Military Division of the Mississippi, Union General Ulysses S. Grant fought a series of battles to end the siege of</i> …

American Civil War

People are making themselves miserable by trying too hard to be happy

In the wake of global events like Brexit and Donald Trump’s victory, it’s hard for a lot of people to feel happy right now. And according to psychology, we shouldn’t try to fight it.<p>A growing body of research suggests that striving for happiness as an end in itself can be self-defeating. In fact, …

Happiness

How to safari in South Africa on a budget

A South African safari needn’t cost a packet. Our money-saving tips include going out of season, looking for online deals and doing what the locals do<p>The words “budget” and “safari” are not often found in the same sentence. Safaris are a notoriously expensive holiday choice. But there are ways to …

South Africa

Photographer 'Erases' Ex-Gang Members' Tattoos: 'I Didn't Realize the Impact These Photos Would Have'

Photographer Steven Burton is trying to change the way people view former gang members by showing what they would look like without their …

India Salvor Menuez and Michael Bailey Gates Romp Through Iceland, Naked and Free

There is no more ideal Iceland guide than Björk, whom the photographer Thomas Whiteside and his boyfriend, the model/artist Michael Bailey Gates, ended up linking up with on their first trip to Iceland over New Year's 2015. When they returned, they brought along their friend India Salvor Menuez. …

This U.S. Army Captain Avowed Terrorists 'Are Not Muslims'

The heroic story of Muslim-American military officer Hamayun Khan recalls the memory of another young American who died on the battlefield of Iraq.<p>His name was Travis Patriquin. Like Khan, he was a U.S. Army captain who was beloved by his troops. He was a devout Christian who grew up in the …

Islam

Watch This Stunning 4K Timelapse of San Francisco That Was Three Years in the Making (VIDEO)

Three years ago photographer/filmmaker Matthew Maniego created quite a stir with a timelapse video of San Francisco entitled Paradise x SF. Now he’s …

San Francisco

11 Super Inspiring Muhammad Ali Quotes | Inc.com

Throughout his career, Muhammad Ali--the late heavyweight-boxing champion, Olympic gold medalist, and civil rights activist--garnered a reputation for his positive and motivational outlook on life. While he never went into business himself, quite a business empire was built around his athletic …

Motivation

Stop Adding Stuff To Your Life, It's Time To Declutter Your Soul Now

We live in a society that always tells us to get more.<p>You may be doing this unconsciously, because you’ve always been living this way and that’s your …

Conor McGregor

National Geographic Travel

The Lazy Girl's Guide To Wearing Sunscreen All Year Long

<i>By Caroline Solomon, Glamour</i><p>Photo: Sonny Vandevelde/Style.com<p>Sunscreen. It's important. And it's just as important in the winter (sun's still shining all day), so if you think hiding behind a bulky scarf and hat might count for sunscreen, you're wrong. Cue the protests: But I'm inside all day, you …

Skin Care

As Antibiotics Fail, We Need More Vaccines

The global problem of antibiotic misuse that allows bacteria to become resistant can be solved in part by <i>more</i> use—not of antibiotics, but of vaccines and other compounds, which could reduce the occurrence of diseases that antibiotics are otherwise used to treat.<p>That is the latest piece of analysis …

The 8 bloodiest Roman emperors in history

They are often described as ruthless and bloodthirsty, famous for their tyrannical reigns of terror. Here, historian Sean Lang examines eight of the …

The Best Way to Enter and Search a Hotel Room for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are a menace, and learning how to search your hotel room for them before you collapse into bed is critical to avoid taking them home with …

Seven ways you're throwing money away while traveling

Seemingly tiny expenses can add up quickly when you're traveling. And often it's money that's better spent elsewhere. Here are seven expenses you can (and should) avoid paying for on your next trip.<p><b>Foreign transaction and ATM fees</b><p>Paying to use your own money is often an infuriating consequence of …

Personal Finance

Search for Malaysian airliner finds 2nd shipwreck

The undersea search for the Malaysian airliner that vanished almost two years ago has found a second 19th century shipwreck deep in the Indian Ocean off the west Australian coast, officials said Wednesday.<p>A sonar search for the wreckage of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 found what appeared to be a …

How 'Hijabis of New York' Is Shattering Stereotypes About Muslim Women

"The hijab is an empowering part of my identity and is my choice."<p>When Rana Abdelhamid was told by a friend, "You're pretty normal for a woman who wears the hijab, I thought you would be really quiet when I first met you," she realized how the head covering worn by many Muslim women fueled shallow …

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 Minutes

Watch 100 Years of Men's vs Women's Fashion in 3 MinutesA sartorial battle of the sexes.They say men's fashion moves at a snail's place, and …

Gender-Neutral

Practical Advice for Raising Kids in the Digital Age

Parents today face an enormous challenge as we raise kids who are more tech savvy and comfortable using digital communications and social media than we are. There has been a fundamental shift in the way kids communicate today that previous generations of parents have not had to cope with. The good …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.<p>Zhangye Danxia Landform: Gansu, China<p>These striped, technicolor mountains are Mother Nature's answer to …

New Zealand

7 Tips for Planning a Budget-Friendly Family Trip This Fall

<i>Anthony Quintano/ Flickr</i><p>Bright colors, brisk air, thin crowds and reduced rates inspire families of all ages, styles and tastes to get out of town each autumn. After all, if you're not planning a road or camping trip filled with plenty of stargazing, hiking and quality time in the great outdoors, …

Family Travel

Infant Safety in the Air

Our family loves to travel and the majority of our travel has been by air. My second daughter's first airplane trip was at 5 ½ weeks old and my girls have been on over 100 airplanes (and visited 26 different countries on four continents). I've flown more hours alone with my children then we have …

Parenting

Borneo Is Burning, and Humans and Orangutans Are in Danger

Wildlife & Wild Places<p>On September 16, 2015, just over a month ago, I began my journey into Gunung Palung National Park in West Kalimantan, Indonesia. I was finally starting my project studying the lives of orangutans, supported by a National Geographic Young Explorers grant.<p>The trek began two …

Video shows why Apple has only scratched the surface of 3D Touch’s potential

3D Touch is undoubtedly the most intriguing feature added to the iPhone 6s since it opens up a whole new realm of interaction with the device. While …

Mobile Technology

Interview: Traveling Photographer Weaves Together the Beauty of Nature Across the Globe

Never wanting to feel boxed in by one genre of photography, Canadian photographer Dave Brosha has built a portfolio with an impressive range of skills and creativity, mastering every type of photography he challenges himself with. From landscape to documentary to creative portraiture, every image …

Inspiration