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9 Introvert-Friendly Travel Destinations

When introverts want to get away, they want to <i>really</i> get away. You’re unlikely to find them crammed on a bus with other tourists or playing drinking …

Hiking

Why We Can’t Be Happy All the Time

<b>“Suffering is part of our training program for becoming wise.” ~Ram Dass</b><p>Suffering by definition: the state of undergoing pain, distress, or hardship. …

Happiness

From the Inside, This Tiny House Feels Giant

A clever layout helps 150 square feet feel super spacious.<p>As longtime fans of the tiny house movement, we're constantly impressed by the way these humble abodes maximize space — or rather, <i>lack</i> of space. At first glance, this cute home definitely looks like quite the tiny charmer (that fold-out …

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6 Facts Every Self-Respecting Beer Drinker Should Know

<i>By: Zach Mack</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>There was a time in (very recent) history where the depth of knowledge required to order the perfect beer for you was knowing whether you wanted it in a real bottle, or one shaped like a bowling pin. We now live in the midst of a beer renaissance, though, and …

Portland Is Set to Open a Beautiful $135 Million Bridge You Can't Drive Across

Oregon's newest architectural wonder is for pedestrians, bikes, and public transit only.<p>Walk it. Bike it. Take light rail, a bus, or even a streetcar. Just don't expect to ever drive across Portland's new Tilikum Crossing bridge. The city's first new bridge to be built over the Willamette River …

I Quit My Job, Sold My Things And Backpacked Around The World For 3 Years To 60 Countries

Exhausted from the job I didn’t study for, I decided it’s time to travel. For nearly a year I slept at friends’ places, worked additional hours and …

National Parks

Floating House by MOS Architects bobs on the surface of Lake Huron

A structure of steel pontoons allows this wooden cabin by New York studio MOS Architects to float on the surface of Lake Huron (+ slideshow).<p>Named …

Architecture

20 Things Exceptionally Happy People Don't Do

Try to give up one of each of these behaviors for the 20 remaining weeks of 2015 and I guarantee that you will be more successful and much happier.<p>Many things that we value in life are the result of accumulating stuff; experience, wealth, and education all come from adding more to what we have. By …

Happiness

How In-Town Development Produces Less Traffic Than You Might Think

It makes intuitive sense that people living or working in walkable, in-town locations would not need to drive as often, or as far, as those in areas where things are farther apart. Some destinations - the dry cleaner's, maybe, or a restaurant - may be within walking distance and not require a …

Capital transfer: a cycling trip from London to Amsterdam

Photograph: Beespoke Tours<p>Rachel’s group prepares to set off from King’s Cross, London<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/5/21/1432229254487/550f2fb5-d38c-423a-9ff3-4784b14b607c-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Beespoke Tours<p>Rachel’s group prepares to set off from King’s …

4 Steps to Finding Joy and Happiness in Your Bipolar Life

It's no secret that living with bipolar disorder can be tough. Even with medications and psychotherapy, symptoms don't always dissipate. So just how do you live a full and happy life despite this chronic condition? The key lies in the practice of a simple concept called mindfulness.<p>Mindfulness is …

How to Pack Truly Healthy Snacks for Travel

<i>By Aly Walansky for ShermansTravel</i><p>We all want to travel smart and healthy -- but that's often easier said than done. Long layovers at the airport, tight connections, and tired caffeine and carb crashes can lead to making bad choices. The best tool for making the right decisions is being prepared -- …

On a Budget? 5 Ways You Can Still Travel the World!

<i>This is part of the #BorderlessTravels series - featuring tips on your upcoming trips.</i><p>The world is becoming more accessible, with airlines, accommodation and everything in between available at budget-friendly prices.<p>If you can sort through the droves of information, you can go a lot further for a …

What I Learned Losing $1.5m of My Own Money

<i>Vitaliy Rizhkov is the founder of Finic, which helps turn your memories into art. He is running the startup with 100 percent transparency sharing every little detail such as all financials, salaries, hiring, firing, successes and failures on his blog StartupLabs. This post first appeared in Russian</i> …

You Can Realize True Happiness Through Mindfulness Meditation

Many of us spend our whole lives searching for happiness. Sadly, some of us never find it. And others don't find it until later in life. The good …

Music: Why isn’t jazz more popular?

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora, the best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access</i> …

Counter-culture

From the Honkytonk Capital to Jazz’s Birthplace: America’s Best Music Scenes 2015

The world is truly a stage in Music City, where live acts perform anywhere from the Grand Ole Opry to honky tonks and corner markets (like Puckett’s …

Wine Tasting

Pray Father Pepper Doesn't Punch You Out

Pummelin' Padre<p>This pugilistic priest, Pierre 'Jalapeño' Pepper, gloved up to raise money for the local St Vincent de Paul and medical …

Beethoven, Haydn & Mozart: Songs to the Distant Beloved, review: 'exquisite sensibility'

This is highly refined recital of familiar and unfamiliar repertoire by Mark Padmore, says Rupert Christiansen<p>This is a highly refined recital by the ever-sensitive <b>Mark Padmore</b>in what appears to be a richly rewarding dialogue with the <b>South African fortepianist Kristian Bezuidenhout</b>: the tenor’s …

Courtney Barnett: Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit Album Review

A young man adrift ditches work mid-commute... a swimmer passes out trying to impress the person in the next lane... a couple goes house-hunting and ends up peering into the life of a widow: These are just a few of the ordinary-extraordinary moments captured on Courtney Barnett's <i>Sometimes I Sit and</i> …

Italy Off The Beaten Path

Milan, Florence, Rome: It's no surprise that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But rather than hitting only the hot spots, carve out some time to visit the less-traveled regions, too. We turned to Ciao Andiamo, a website that helps you plan and book …

Luxury San Francisco Commuter Bus is a Coffee Shop on Wheels

With a coffee bar, free WiFi and a distinctively laid-back vibe, the newest luxury bus line to hit San Francisco's streets offers all the comforts of your favorite caf on wheels. The recently launched company Leap lets you travel in style, socialize and get work done all at the same time. An …

Forget the 'To-Do' List, You Need a ‘Stop Doing’ List

It’s interesting to think about the things you want to accomplish in life and work towards those goals.<p>This is, after all, what we’ve been taught to …

Time Management

New York City With Kids: Free or Very Cheap

Living in New York City with kids isn't easy, but visiting my hometown with kids is an cinch. Really. Here are some of the best free or super cheap things families can do while visiting New York.<p><b>Sony Wonder Technology Lab.</b> This is free for all ages, but you must make advanced reservations by …

The Arts

Download 502 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art

You <i>could</i> pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art's catalog <i>The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean</i> …

Car & Canal . Reflection on top of a car in Amsterdam

Articles about 8 tips designing budget on Dwell.com - Dwell

Of course, a little decor is great while on vacations, but it's the rigors of your day to day work routine that can benefit the...<p>Designing kids rooms can be fun, but it’s always challenging.<p>Living in a large home has a lot of advantages.<p>Every woman has daydreamed about having a beautiful dressing …