Lydia Tarigan

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This Is Where Spanish Girls Actually Go on Vacation

There's no doubt that the longer you spend in a country, the more you begin to appreciate the subtleties that only locals are attuned to. After all, …

How personalised music can be used in health care

IN ONE scene of “Alive Inside” (2014), a documentary film, a member of nursing-home staff offers headphones to a wheelchair-bound man named Henry. He …

The Best Small Town to Visit in All 50 States

The paradox of big-city travel is that you never really get a break. You ditch work in New York, LA, or Chicago to go visit your buddies in New York, …

11 Life-Changing Trips to Take in Your 30s

Your 30s are a magical time. You’re a fully formed adult, with all the responsibility that adulthood entails, but you might also have disposable …

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The best US beaches to visit in your lifetime

No matter where you are in the US, you don't have to travel far to find both surf and sand.<p>From coast to coast, America is home to plenty of beautiful beaches that all offer something different.<p>From the stunning rock formations that dot Washington's Shi Shi Beach, to the crystal clear quartz sand …

This Is the Fastest Way to Calm Down

When people are anxious before getting surgery, doctors and nurses often tell them to take slow, deep breaths with long exhalations. It may seem like …

Here are Some of the U.S.'s Cheapest 2017 Travel Destinations By Month

It might be tempting to think about travel abroad, but if your wallet is a little less padded these days, adventuring domestically might be a better …

The Most Charming Bed-and-Breakfasts in Big Cities Around the World

With a quiet and cozy atmosphere, friendly hosts, and a scrumptious breakfast served on china, a quaint bed-and-breakfast can be the perfect place to …

Marcus Aurelius on How to Motivate Yourself to Get Out of Bed in the Morning and Go to Work

“You don’t love yourself enough. Or you’d love your nature too, and what it demands of you.”<p><i>“If we design workplaces that permit people to find meaning in their work, we will be designing a human nature that values work,”</i> psychologist Barry Schwartz wrote in his inquiry into what motivates us to …

How to travel the world with no money – by people who have done it

Three adventurers share their advice on cash-free journeys around the globe, and reveal the highs and lows of the challenge<p><b>What was the high point of your trip?</b><br>When my sister joined me for a short while in Argentina. We’d been there for two days and a man stopped on the side of the road and began …

17 Badass Women You Probably Didn’t Hear About In 2016

Badass women alert.<p>The unidentified girl took part in a protest to mark the anniversary of Chile’s 1973 military coup.<p>According to <i>La Tercera,</i> the photo was taken after police began randomly arresting people from a group marching through the city. The photographer, Carlos Vera Mancilla, said the …

The man who has sliced ham for Barack Obama and the King of Spain

A man who gets paid $4,000 to slice a single leg of ham says he has devoted his “body and soul” to his craft.<p>Florencio Sanchidrián has cut jamon for …

Self-Help Guru Tim Ferriss Has 6 Tips to Make Any Day 10x Better

After interviewing more than 200 of the world's most fascinating people for <i>The Tim Ferriss Show</i>, I believe more strongly than ever that 10x results …

The Tote Bags You’re Most Likely to See in NYC, Ranked by Superlatives

On city streets, tote bags are a badge of honor that showed off personality way before the current Pinvasion. Just got back from a recent trip to London? Boast about your life-changing European experience with a London Review of Books canvas tote. Just visited a new exhibit at the Met? Make sure …

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How To Know When You’re Ready For The ‘Trip Of A Lifetime’

When I was 19, I dropped out of college to travel the country. The week before I left, my roommate’s mom leveled her eyes at me and said, “If you leave now, you’ll never get a degree.”<p>I left anyway. I hitchhiked, slept in bus depots, and cleaned dishes at restaurants in exchange for food. I sang …

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15 Great Movies That Make You Want To Travel

Each and every person has an element of escapism in them, whether their deserved distraction from the monotonous grey matter of day to day life is …

10 Life Lessons to Excel in Your 30s

Leading up to my 30th birthday, I wrote a post on what I learned in my 20s.<p>But I did something else. I sent an email out to my subscribers (subscribe …

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26 years ago, Carl Sagan gave us an incredible perspective on our planet

As NASA's Voyager 1 spacecraft was about to leave our Solar System in 1989, Sagan, who was a member of the mission's imaging team, pleaded with officials to turn the camera around to take one last look back at Earth before the spaceship left our solar system.<p>The resulting image, with the Earth as a …

6 Quick High-Protein Breakfast Recipes

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Why I Wake Up Early (And 9 Reasons You Should Too)

<i>This is part of the Early Riser Series.</i><p>My life as a late riser<p>I used to be a late riser. In 17 Tips to Be On Time, I mentioned that one of the …

19 No-Cook Breakfasts That Require Zero Stove Time

When we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the stove and say good morning to these cooling, no-cook breakfasts instead.<p><b>We love oatmeal and omelets</b> as much as we love all breakfast foods (which is to say: a <i>lot</i>). But when we start waking up to hot and sticky mornings, we retire the …

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Famous Authors Share Their Wisdom About Writing

New York-based graphic designer Chris Ritter has accumulated a series of quotes imparting advice about writing from some of the most famous authors throughout history, superimposing the wise words over the respective writer's portrait. From classic fiction author Ernest Hemingway and Gothic poet …

What Will Survive of Us Is Love: Helen Dunmore’s 9 Rules of Writing

Nearly two years ago, inspired by Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing published in <i>The New York Times</i> a decade earlier, <i>The Guardian</i> invited some of today’s most celebrated authors to share their personal writing rules. After 10 commandments from Zadie Smith, another 10 from Margaret Atwood, and 8 …

Orwell's Rules for Writers

• Never use a metaphor, simile, or other figure of speech which you are used to seeing in print.<br>• Never use a long word where a short one will do.<br>• If it …

Six Tips on Writing from John Steinbeck

If this is indeed the year of reading more and writing better, we’ve been right on course with David Ogilvy’s 10 no-nonsense tips, Henry Miller’s 11 commandments, and various invaluable advice from other great writers.<p>Now comes Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel laureate <b>John Steinbeck</b> (February 27, …

10 Tips on Writing from David Ogilvy

How is your New Year’s resolution to read more and write better holding up? After tracing the fascinating story of the most influential writing style guide of all time and absorbing advice on writing from some of modern history’s most celebrated writers, here comes some priceless and pricelessly …

C. S. Lewis on Writing

Considering he wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, one of the most popular collections of children's literature of all time, it's no real surprise that …

6 Rules for a Great Story from Barnaby Conrad and Snoopy

You might recall <b>Snoopy’s Guide to the Writing Life</b> (<i>public library</i>), which gave us Ray Bradbury’s wise words on rejection. To recap: <b>Barnaby Conrad</b> and <b>Monte Schulz</b>, son of <i>Peanuts</i> creator Charles M. Schulz, asked 30 famous authors and entertainers to each respond to a favorite Snoopy comic strip with …