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Greek islands: How to choose the right one for your holiday

<b>(CNN) —</b> Greece 's 1,400 islands -- 230 of them inhabited -- are one of the Mediterranean's most beautiful assets. From the Ionian, up by Albania in the northwest, to the Dodecanese, near Turkey in the southeast, they offer vacations you can't get many other places. Each of the island groups has its …

European Travel

These Are the 10 Things the World’s Longest-Living People Do

Scandinavian home and lifestyle trends have been all the rage in 2017. What first began as a hygge takeover (AKA the Danish word for a cozy or charming feeling) has now become even more widespread, with offshoots like friluftsliv and lagom gaining in popularity on Pinterest and Instagram. But the …

25 Powerful Quotes From Confucius That Will Blow Your Mind

These Confucius quotes are incredible! If you haven’t heard of Confucius yet, he was a Chinese social philosopher whose teachings have a strong basis …

15 Ways to Empower Others in 15 Minutes

<i>“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves.” – Lao …

17 powerful quotes from the Dalai Lama that will make you realize that love is the only answer

The Dalai Lama is one of the most inspirational spiritual teachers living today. From the age of 16, he was inducted with enormous responsibility in …

40 places every California kid must visit before growing up

As families start planning time off for spring break holidays and summer vacations, it's the perfect time for SFGATE to bring out its list of 40 spots around California that every kid should visit before growing up.<p>This travel bucket list for the California family takes you all over the Golden …

This 'bank for the poor' could hold the key to ending poverty and inequality

In 2016, Oxfam estimated that the total wealth of 99 per cent of the global population was barely equivalent to the wealth of the top one per cent - …

5 easy ways to plan your day to make more money

If you're self-employed or your pay depends on your productivity, it's important to consider how you're currently planning your day and what you should do differently.<p>Having freedom in your schedule is a beautiful thing, but it can also be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, you have superior …