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Happiness Isn’t the Absence of Negative Feelings

Happiness feels intolerably elusive for many of us. Like fog, you can see it from afar, dense and full of shape. But upon approach, its particles loosen and suddenly it becomes out of reach, even though it’s all around you.<p>We put so much emphasis on the pursuit of happiness, but if you stop and …

33 Of Your Favorite Bands Recreated With LEGOS

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The cost of living everywhere in the world in a single, awesome infographic

EVER THOUGHT YOUR LIFE is too expensive? Well, if you’re living in the western world, it probably is, but it’s probably not as expensive as life in …

The 5 Daily Rituals That Will Make You Happy

You know what percentage of people are really happy? Not “oh, life is pretty good”, I mean people who are <i>flourishing</i>. They feel their lives are …

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Living in: The world’s best cities for expats

Where do foreigners find friendly locals, career opportunities and contentment? These five places ranked high in a recent survey.<p>Whether assessing the local climate, calculating the cost of living or understanding how easily you can make friends abroad, choosing a new country to live in comes with …

44 awesome forced perspective-shots every traveler needs in their photo albums

Let’s face it, you’ve seen a million photos of people holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and for good reason. They’re super easy to set up, you …

Best Trips 2015

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. Whether it’s India’s literary hub or Switzerland’s mountain majesty, these 20 go-now destinations will send you packing.

The perfect trip: Norway

This country does not do nature on a small scale. It is a land of earth-shattering glaciers, fjords of epic proportions and countless coastal islands scarcely touched by civilisation.<p>Traverse Norway'­s dramatic landscape in this ideal excursion, taking in one of the world's great rail journeys from …

Each of the 50 states summed up in one smart ass sentence

<b>Alabama:</b> We may be 49th in everything, but thank God for Mississippi.<b><br>Alaska:</b> No, you can’t see Russia from here.<b><br>Arizona:</b> Our main exports are heat …

Rome, behind the lens

After four years living in the Eternal City, a writer and photographer learns to capture the views that visitors rarely see.

‘Soldiers’ Inventories’ Photo Series Details 1,000 Years of Gear Worn in War

Thom Atkinson, a U.K. photographer, spent nine months working on an incredibly detailed and interesting project, titled <i>Soldiers’ Inventories.</i> It …

19 epic road trips through Scotland

<i>Note: Place names located above the central belt of Scotland have been translated into Scottish Gaelic to help with navigation.</i><p>From Selkirk, cruise …

Master These Five Lightroom Sliders and Your Photos Will Pop

Have you ever opened up Lightroom (or any other professional level editing program) and said, “Oh my – where do I start?” If so then this post is …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

First Person: Happiness Is … Being an Aussie

Yet again, Australia tops the list of happiest countries.<p><b>As I sit at our kitchen table on yet another unseasonably damp and chilly morning in Sussex, England, watching the rain streak down the windowpanes and listening to the dawn rush of traffic on our far-too-busy street, I find myself thinking</b> …