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My Night in a Bangkok Escort Club for Women

Living in Bangkok, I thought I’d seen a lot of the city’s seedy underbelly: from women blowing out candles with their vajayjays to bar girls showing …

Minnie Mouse

5 Upcoming Technologies That Will Change The World Of Content Marketing

Content marketers don’t have the luxury of consistency. Usually, when we get comfortable with a certain pattern of work, it’s a sign that something needs to change—following the same rules in the same topics or the same styles leads to stagnation and audience disinterest, and all the while your …

Marketing

Top 10 reasons to visit Bavaria

High-tech and traditional, conservative and innovative, quaint and quirky – there’s much more to the Free State (as Bavaria is known) than the stereotypical Lederhosen and felt hat image.<p>World-class museums, thigh-slapping beer halls, speedy cars, Alpine vistas, dreamy castles, belly-filling food, …

European Travel

A Practice That Stops Binge Eating & Increases Happiness

<b>“Be nice to yourself. It’s hard to be happy when someone is mean to you all the time.” ~Christine Arylo</b><p>When the alarm went off, the haze of a dream …

Self Compassion

20 Gorgeous Photos That Will Make You Want To Stop Everything And Go To Vietnam

*Books ticket immediately*

Maximize Your 2015 Achievements and Stay Calm Through the Festive Season by Getting Creative

As we begin November, 2015 is rapidly coming to an end. We often feel the squeeze to tick off the year's goals and end the year on a high. My tip for making the most of the rest of the year is to combat end-of-year madness by getting creative!<p>Creating helps me stay mindful, centred and balanced, …

Creativity

How Can You Turn Off the Narrator in Your Head That Keeps You Awake At Night?

<i>"Why am I watching this? I have an important email to send. I have to finish that project first to be at peace. I want to grow personally, not spiritually!"</i><p>You can't sleep at night, because you're constantly thinking about your problems. This neverending story inside your head blocks you from …

Meditation

A backpacker's guide to the most affordable cities in Europe

Europe is full of amazing countries that don't cost an arm and a leg to explore.<p>Online travel company Simply Holiday Deals has put together a list of the continent's cheapest cities for travelers based on the Europe Backpacker Index for 2015, which calculates the average price of hostels, …

European Travel

10 Questions That Will Transform Your Life

<i>This article was originally published on Completed Thoughts.</i><p>Have you ever asked yourself questions like these?<p>"Why do I have to get up so early?"<br>• "Why is this happening to me?"<br>• "I'm screwed, aren't I?"<br>• "Why is life so hard?"<br>• "I should just give up, shouldn't I?<p>If you are like the average person, you …

Happiness

Am I Meditating Correctly?

<b>Are you making progress with your</b> <b>meditation</b>? You may not be sure you’re meditating correctly, if you’re new to the practice. One thing that will help …

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Adding this 10-minute exercise to your morning routine can help you focus for the rest of the day

"It's the first thing I do when I get up," Bryant told the Huffington Post. "I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off."<p>He's not the only one. Jerry Seinfeld gets up at 6:15 a.m. to meditate because it helps him …

Meditation

11 most beautiful hill stations in India that you should definitely visit

Summer in India is hot and uncomfortable. At many parts, schools remain closed for more than one month so that kids do not have to face the harsh hot …

13 inspiring quotes from authors on how travel influenced their writing

Traveling to a new place has a way of opening our eyes and helping us see more of the world.<p>Stepping out of your daily routine has a way of pushing …

Hanoi travel tips: Where to go and what to see in 48 hours

<b>Travel essentials</b><p><b>Why go now?</b><p>Vietnam's frenetic but charmingly low-rise capital is an increasingly popular stop-over for a range of Asian and …

Vietnam

7 Common Travel Questions -- Answered

<i>Dan DeLuca / Flickr</i><p>Traveling is stressful. Planning a vacation can be a cumbersome endeavor and overlooking some details is inevitable. But while you may be busy thinking about more exciting stuff like what to pack and what sights you'll see, you also have to consider the logistics for things like …

Flying

39 Tips Every Backpacker Should Know

The world is big, but your suitcase doesn't have to be.<p><i>These submissions have been edited for length and clarity.</i>

Camping

27 pictures that will make you want to visit India

The intricacies found in the detailed architecture of India's palaces and temples are both fascinating and breathtaking, and most of the sites are unlike anything you would encounter in the Western world.<p>From stunning temples to lush tea plantations, here are 27 photos that will inspire you to book …

India

Lonely Planet's travel money essentials

It’s the ultimate travel nightmare. You use an ATM in a remote part of the world and it eats your card. What do you do? You’re booked to leave on the 8am train and the bank opens at nine. Yesterday was a general strike and tomorrow is a national holiday. All you have left in your pocket is a few …

Personal Finance

Eating at night in Bangkok's Chinatown

In a city known for its night time indulgences, <b>great late night street eats</b> are a must. There are always a few noodle soup carts, grillers of pork …

Food & Dining

9 Massively Tasty Thai Dishes

Fish is a major part of Thai cuisine, and in Thailand it's not just the neat boneless fillets that are used, but the entirety of the fish.<p>9 Thai fish …

South-east Asia

8 great recipes for quinoa

Fan of quinoa? Perhaps not very familiar with it but curious? If you're looking for a great wheat-free alternative this Gluten-Free Wednesday, quinoa is a great choice.<p>A South American grain-like crop, quinoa has come to be recognized as a nutrient-dense superfood. The seeds, or "grains" — quinoa …

19 Amazing Hostels That Will Give You Serious Wanderlust

BRB, need to go travel the entire world.

Writing and Publishing a Novel in 589 Easy Steps

I wrote a novel.<p>It has been months now since I signed my first publishing contract, and I'm still struggling to process the meaning of those four words.<p>The book will be published in a few short days, and while I'm optimistic, I'm also an unknown and first-time author, so my expectations for …

Writing

83 Healthy Recipe Substitutions

Here at Greatist, we're always looking for ways to make our favorite foods healthier without sacrificing flavor. So we compiled a list of our best substitutions and discovered some new ones along the way. Below are our 83 (!) top picks, guaranteed to make that next meal a delicious, healthier hit. …

Nutrition

I do this simple meditation on my walk to work each morning and it's had a huge impact on my life

Meditation has had a huge effect on my life in many small ways. ABC news anchor Dan Harris said it best in his amazing book on mindfulness, it sort of makes you "10% happier." And that's wonderful. I'm only a few months in and can't say I'm 10% happier, maybe 5, but I'm on my way!<p>My regular form of …

Meditation

How one man went from working a soul-sucking 9-5 to earning $10,000 a month online

"The highlight of my day was driving to and from work, just because those were the moments I had an excuse to listen to music and not think about how little my life was going anywhere," he remembers. "It wasn't even that I was unhappy. I was just so unmotivated."<p>When the company he worked for was …

South-east Asia

Visa application processes around the world: your guide

<i>All the information below applies to British nationals but is liable to change at short notice - always check with the embassy of the country you are travelling to and Foreign Office advice before travelling or applying for a visa.</i><p><b>Advance Passenger Information System (APIS)</b><p>Airlines will sometimes …