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Rediscovering the Earth in the Footsteps of Our Ancestors

BISHKEK, KYRGYZSTAN<p>Four years ago Paul Salopek's global storytelling odyssey, the Out of Eden Walk, began in Ethiopia. He is now poised to trek into China.<p>Four years ago today I set out on a global storytelling project called the Out of Eden Walk. I am now overwintering in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, …

Most Popular Top 10s of 2016

Every weekend we round up our best guides and posts on a specific subject, from working better to upgrading your computer. Here’s a look back at this …

Top 10

Sweet, Kooky, and Custom Experiences To Give Instead of Objects This Year

<i>Day 25 of 30 Days of Thoughtful Giving: Make a day of it.</i><p>There's a couple who I know that almost exclusively gifts each other experiences rather than objects for the holidays and birthdays. I admire this kind of gift giving—it's thoughtful, exciting, extends beyond the immediate present. It's good …

This Cleansing Ritual Will Leave You Centered & Ready For The New Year

The beginning of a new year can bring up a lot of feelings. Amidst all the talk of clean slates and resolutions, it’s easy to get overwhelmed, and, …

Innovation

After A Year Like This, You Need To Celebrate The Winter Solstice

The winter solstice, also known as the shortest day and longest night in the year, will occur this Wednesday, December 21, when the East Coast will …

Spirituality

Untamed

On making friends with animals.<p>Aside from Peter, who supposedly guards the gates of heaven and is a pivotal figure in any number of jokes, the only saint who’s ever remotely interested me is Francis of Assisi, who was friends with the animals. I recall pictures of him, birds perched on his …

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