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How I made peace with selling everything I owned to spend my retirement traveling the world

It wasn't because money was tight, but because I wanted to spend my life as an adventure, traveling the world, pursuing my passions of writing and photography, most of the things I owned weren't going to fit into that lifestyle.<p>I didn't intend to become a "minimalist," but I wanted to make the most …

Minimalism

From Tom Kerridge to Nigella: how celebrity chefs have lost weight

Jamie Oliver has revealed he lost almost two stone on his new diet - but he's not the first chef to successfully shed the pounds. What are their weight loss secrets?<p>Jamie Oliver has revealed how he shed almost 2 stone after learning about "simple foods that are nutritious and delicious".<p>From …

7 Books That Every Middle-Aged Person Should Read This Fall

While we still have beach sand in the pages of our summer reading books, we wanted to get a jump on our fall must-read list. Here's what our Facebook followers suggested, including a few oldies-but-goodies we might have missed on the first go-round. Please add your favorite books in comments.<p><b>1. The</b> …

Books

Hangover cures: The only way to avoid suffering the morning after is 'to drink less alcohol', say scientists

Hangover cures, whether it be drinking coffee, downing a fizzy drink, tucking into a fry-up or even the 'hair of the dog that bit you' are pretty …

Stop Making These 5 Costly Credit Card Mistakes

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Personal Finance

An A. T. Adventure - Or How I Remember It

Six of us were ready to go on a big adventure. 8 days on the Appalachian Trail from Deep Gap, GA to Fontana, NC. Five experienced hikers and backpackers and me. The five other women were fit, fun, interesting and perfectly geared with the latest and greatest and lightest and snazziest gear. Leanne, …

Hiking

12 reasons why SW England kicks London’s ass

1. Fresh air<p>Ain’t nothing like stepping out of your front door, strolling down your steps and breathing in the thick, choking smog of a London bus …

9 must-have apps for foodies and cooks

Are you a foodie? Do you have more photos of food than your family and friends on Instagram? And go to the farmers market every weekend? I get you.<p>While I love cookbooks and notebooks filled with recipes recorded in nice penmanship, I have become increasingly reliant on my phone or tablet in the …

Gourmet Scotland: From food festivals and fishing breaks to pop-up restaurants and whisky trails

Scotland's Year of Food and Drink is waddling towards the dessert course, but if you haven't quite eaten your fill, there are still gourmet …

How Taking Off In An RV Saved This CEO’s Sanity–And His Business

Joel Holland worried his wanderlust would undo his business. Instead, it transformed it.<p>It was 2013, and Joel Holland should have been happy.<p>Holland had friends, a girlfriend, and was living the entrepreneur’s dream: his stock footage company, VideoBlocks, was profitable and doing $10 million in …

RVs

Scottish Food Challenge Blog: 10 things I learned eating Scottish for a month

In his final Scottish Food Challenge Blog, Joe tells us the ten things he learned from only eating Scottish produce for a month<p>When I decided to eat …

Scottish Government

9 ways successful people manage stress

Stress is a common obstacle to productivity and career success.<p>That’s why being able to manage stress effectively can prove pivotal.<p>We spoke with …

Self-help

How to start an interesting conversation with anyone

Stop making people think and start making them feel.Gvahim/Flickr<i>How can I start an interesting conversation?​ originally appeared as a question on Quora. Below we are republishing an answer from Julian Reisinger, founder of Love Life Solved.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren't about news, or …

Body Language

Nicole Kidman pays tribute to father in Photograph 51

<b>Nicole Kidman says her new West End stage role as a scientist is a way of "acknowledging" the work of her biochemist father who died last year.</b><p>The Oscar-winning star plays pioneering British scientist Rosalind Franklin in the play Photograph 51.<p>Franklin was the only woman involved in the discovery …

Nicole Kidman

Shocking moment 'drunk' holidaymaker was wheeled out of hotel on luggage trolley after 'trashing room' in front of stunned guests

• <b>Footage shows the man being dumped onto the pavement outside the hotel</b>• <b><br>He smashed dishes and threw a tantrum as police arrived to arrest him</b>• <b><br>The man</b> …

Australian falls to her death from Norway tourist spot

<b>A 24-year-old Australian exchange student has fallen to her death from a spectacular Norway cliff popular with photographers.</b><p>Kristi Kafcaloudis was posing for a photo at Trolltunga or "troll's tongue" on Saturday when she fell hundreds of metres, local media said.<p>The Australian government on …

Monash University

National Geographic Travel

Student fed up of paying £500 a month to live on campus builds his own tiny house instead

An American student got so fed up paying rent for a dorm room he didn’t like that he built is own alternative student accommodation.<p>Rather than fork …

Facebook has profiled your personality and here's how you can see what they think of you

Facebook knows you very well.<p>It collects and stores all the information about what you 'like', comment on and post every day.<p>It then uses that …

University of Cambridge

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Slimline Jamie Oliver reveals how he shed two stone by cutting back on meat, eating a 'rainbow' of vegetables and consuming MORE than he used to

• <b>TV chef revealed on today's This Morning he has shed 12kg</b>• <b><br>He eats 'more than he used to' but has 'simple foods that are nutritious'</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Believes 'food is</b> …

Kate Hudson Wakes Up Brother Oliver Hudson to Wish Him a Happy Birthday Via FaceTime

Good morning, birthday boy!<p>Kate Hudson did what any loving sister might do for her brother’s birthday: wake him up with an energetic FaceTime …

Dog walker finds £7,000 lump of whale vomit on a beach in Wales

LONDON – There's a lesson here: the next time you're strolling along the beach and you happen to come across a hard-to-identify, unpleasant smelling …

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Food and Fitness Blogging

Where people get information about diet and health is changing. Now, it's likely to be their news feed instead of a newspaper. Rather than a …

Love Stories

The Impact Bias: How to Be Happy When Everything Goes Wrong

In the summer of 2010, Rachelle Friedman was preparing for one of the best periods of her life. She was recently engaged, surrounded by her best …

Happiness

Rev Up Your Life: 6 Ways to Bust Out of a Life Rut

Your Life Ruts<p>"I've hit a weight-loss plateau, and now my scale won't budge."<p>Once you drop pounds, your body becomes more efficient at burning …

New York City

2 Ways You Can Start Having Better, More Interesting Conversations | Inc.com

<i>How Can I Start An Interesting Conversation? originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question.</i><p>The most interesting conversations aren’t about news, or politics, or sports: they are about emotions. Advertisers have known that for decades and use it to sell more product.<p>No one buys a …

Horseback Riding