Meghan Peltier

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The 22 Most Beautiful Places in the World

These destinations are just begging to be Instagrammed.<p>There are so many amazing places around the globe to see, we couldn't possibly include them all in just one list. But, these breathtaking destinations are definitely worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list – whether you're looking …

National Parks

5 Reasons Procrastinators Prosper when Traveling

We all know procrastinating can be disastrous, but traveling is one context where waiting until the last minute can pay off in these key ways:<p><b>1.You won't over plan.</b><p>Procrastinators rarely over-plan. Running around all day to hit every historical marker can be exhausting and impossible at best. Avoid …

The Most Beautiful Travel Photographs of 2016

The Sony World Photography Awards, the biggest photography competition in the world, recently released the shortlists for the 2016 edition. This year's entries cover a broad scope of themes and geography, with over 270 photographers from nearly 60 countries represented. The photographs depict …

How to Sleep Your Way to Weight Loss

Catch those z's to lose lbs.<p>It sounds like a bad late-night infomercial: “Wake up with less fat!” But, according to new Harvard research, it might not be that far off.<p>For the study, researchers looked at the sleep habits of 133,353 healthy women. Over the course of 10 years, women who slept well …

Weight Loss

A Neuroscientist Explains How He Found Out Meth Is Almost Identical to Adderall

A Columbia University psychiatry professor talks about what he's learned from trying the drug himself and studying it over the years.<p><i>This piece was published in partnership with The Influence.</i><p>The long subway ride from DC's airport to Silver Spring was unusually pleasant. It had been about an hour …

12 unusual, strange and downright bizarre hotels | CNN Travel

(CNN) — When it comes to travel, most of us usually look for hotels that are conveniently located, affordable and comfortable. But sometimes, we want something out of the ordinary.<p>Need inspiration? These 12 eccentric hotels highlighted by TripAdvisor provide an unforgettable sleep:<p>1. Inntel Hotel …

China tourism: Crossing the new glass bridges

<b>For some in China the sky does not need to be the limit, especially when you can build a glass-bottomed suspension bridge across it.</b><p>Tourism sites in the central Henan and Hunan provinces have been constructing vertigo-inducing skywalks in a bid to attract visitors.<p>And it seems to have worked, …

Facts about The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail, or AT, stretches more than 2,000 miles along the US East Coast.<p>The longest marked trail in the country runs from Georgia to Maine. It connects 14 states and passes through ridges and valleys of the Appalachian mountain range.<p>Parts of the AT are within a couple hours of …

5 Powerful Psychedelics That Reorganize the Brain and Elevate Consciousness

Psychoactive plants and hallucinogens have given us the opportunity to see life through different perspectives for thousands of years.<p>Michael …

Meet Anna Victoria, Our Instagram Fitness Obsession

Get to know the It girl personal trainer and creator of the Fit Body Guides<p>Looking for some new fitspo in your feed? Meet Anna Victoria, personal …

One Man's Amazing 82,500 Mile Motorcycle Adventure

When Alex Chacon decided to travel halfway around the world, he didn't choose to do so like your average tourist. Rather, he decided to travel by motorcycle as a unique way to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience. A biomedical sciences graduate from the University of Texas, Chacon initiated the …

10 Things No One Tells You About Transforming Your Body

One hard dose of truth, coming right up.<p>I had an incredible conversation recently about women and happiness with a prominent and gifted doctor who lives in Los Angeles. She says that, in her experience, <b>roughly 90 percent of women are unhappy with the way that they look.</b> WHAT?!?!?!?<p>This is a <i>huge</i>, …

Fitness

The Top 10 Most Relaxing Hot Springs in America

Photo: Matt Williams<p>With the crisp air of autumn, can you imagine a better way to spend the afternoon than relaxing in a hot springs pool surrounded by beautiful scenery? We can't either. Check out this list of America's most relaxing hot springs and prepare to unwind.<p>1. Rocky Canyon Hot Springs | …

Hiking

5 Ways to Think Yourself Skinny: The Harvard Study That'll Shock You

<i>Feeling your best doesn't start in the gym. Check out this study shared by YourTango on the role that positive thinking plays in being healthier.</i><p>I talk (and write, and think!) a lot about mindfulness. It can help you feel happier; it can help you become better at everything; it can make you eat …

Body Fat

This is climate change: Alaskan villagers struggle as island is chewed up by the sea

This is what climate change looks like, up close and personal.<p>In this town of 403 residents 83 miles above the Arctic Circle, beaches are disappearing, ice is melting, temperatures are rising, and the barrier reef Kivalina calls home gets smaller and smaller with every storm.<p>There is no space left …

The Changes One Trainer Made to Lose Weight After Years of Diet and Exercise

Dell Farrell finally found something that WORKED.<p><b>Before:</b> 152 pounds <b><br>After:</b> 119 pounds<p>When I left home for college, I went from a stick-thin schoolgirl to being <b></b>more than 20 pounds overweight. To try to get back to my high school size, I tried cleanses, becoming a vegan, eating more meat than you …

Fitness

Adventurer converts his grandma's van into a mobile home enabling him to live and work on the road - clocking 60,000 miles so far

• <b>Travis Burke, 28, converted his grandma's 1994 Dodge Ram Van to become his dream adventure-mobile</b>• <b><br>He spent 16 months touring around stunning locations</b> …

Few people have walked on Earth's newest island

Just 28 miles northwest of Tonga's capital, Nuku'alofa, is a brand new island.<p>Earth's newest island was formed after the nearby Hunga Tonga volcano …

Tonga

The 5 Best Beach Camping Spots in America

<i>By: Andrew Villagomez</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/s__i</i><p>Sometimes all you really need for the perfect summer vacation is a little sun, some sand, and a pup tent. Few getaways rival a relaxing beach camping escape: roaring bonfires, gorgeous ocean sunrises (or sunsets), and the soothing sound of waves crashing on …

Messner Mountain Museum Corones Explores the Traditions of Mountaineering

A celebration of the traditions, history and discipline of mountaineering.<p>Constructed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the Messner Mountain Museum Corones is located in South Tyrol, Italy. The museum is embedded in the summit of Mount Kronplatz and is surrounded by the alpine peaks of the Ortler, …

Health & Fitness Tips

Highlights Foods do much more than just nourish our body There are foods that can completely put you into a READ MORE<p>May increase heart disease risk …

Amazing Travel Experiences to Have on Every Continent

By College Tourist; Author: Tori Danforth, University of South Florida<p><b>If you're stuck trying to pick a destination for your next trip have no fear! We're going on a journey around the world!</b><p>As any world traveler or study abroad student knows, preparing for an upcoming trip can be quite time …

Important Link between the Brain and Immune System Found

When the ancient Egyptians prepared a mummy they would scoop out the brain through the nostrils and throw it away. While other organs were preserved …

The 20-Minute Workout That'll Help You Get a Dancer's Body

You'll love this strength-training workout from Julianne Hough's trainer.<p>Want to score a body like Julianne Hough's? This 20-minute workout, developed by Julianne's trainer, Astrid Swan, torches cals and keeps Ms. Hough confident on the floor. And now, it's yours: Mix it into your routine two or …

Workouts

The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos

@rockcreekgear: Chattanooga<p>Back in April, we asked for wild card submissions on Instagram for the final four entrants to our Best Towns 2015 contest. We were blown away by your submissions, and a wild card entrant, Port Angeles, almost won the whole thing. Here are some of our favorites.<p>The sun …

11 Beautiful Places That Look Like a Postcard

Have you ever been to a place that's so painfully beautiful, it seems as though you've walked straight into a postcard? Anytime I visit these "postcard places," I feel as though my eyes are playing tricks on me. Except, they're not, and what I'm seeing is very much real.<p>I have visited some amazing …

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …

14 Places to Swim Before You Die

One of the best things about a warm-weather getaway is the thrill of throwing on a bathing suit and going for a swim. For some folks, a great swim means floating in a pool and catching some much-needed rays. Others enjoy the prospect of jumping into an ocean (or natural swimming hole) and taking in …

Total-Body Circuit Strength Training: A Conditioning Wake-Up Call

<b>Being physically fit can mean a number of things:</b><p>Having the ability to run a marathon.<br>• Squatting or deadlifting for a set of ultra-high …

The 10 best national parks in the US

The US is home to 58 national parks, all filled with breathtaking landscapes and rampant wildlife...so narrowing this list down to 10 was difficult.<p>After considering location, accessibility, and scenery, we picked the 10 parks that must make your must-visit list — whether it be for a week-long …