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Landscape Photography with a Long Lens

When we think about landscape photography, we naturally think about wide angle lenses or perhaps a macro lens. Long lenses are typically used for …

Landscape Photography

6 Small Shifts to the Way You Talk That Will Make You (and Everyone Else) Happier at Work

Ask us how we're doing at the end of a long, stressful workday, and chances are you’ll hear, “I’ve been better” or some equally snippy response. …

Happiness

Portraits of a Baby Boy and Bulldog Who Were Born on the Same Day

Chicago-based photographer Ivette Ivens has been shooting a heartwarming series of portraits of her son and dog and the special bond they share. The …

Best Money Tips: 12 Brilliant and Simple Food Hacks

Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today we found some great articles on brilliantly simple food hacks, over 40 websites that will save …

The Little Expenses That Ruin Affordable Travel

Affordable travel is possible, but not for beginners. For the past 100 years, human beings have found a way to visit foreign corners of the globe, …

Personal Finance

The Top 5 Mistakes Made by Every New Entrepreneur

Don't let these common errors tank your new business.<p>Many entrepreneurs are self-taught, so it's no surprise they take a wrong turn from time to time.<p>While you can't predict every error you'll make, there are some errors that happen more often than others. Read on to learn five of the most common …

Your salary shouldn’t be your only source of income

Millions of words are written everyday about personal finance. Most of these are sensible, but lack the psychological and behavioral aspects that help people break bad financial habits. In the meantime, the advertising world bombards you with great ways to separate you from your money, by blurring …

20 Parenting Hacks For Summer That Are Insanely Genius

Amy Johnson<p>Freelance writer, editor and social media manager. Read full profile<p>1. Use a bed sheet to stay sand free<p>Do you hate the feeling of sand …

How to Simplify Your Life with Systems

Life is vast, unpredictable, and complicated.Systems make it simpler. Systems thinking allows us to take control of a part of life, reduce it to a …

How to Hardwire Your Brain for Happiness

This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>The more I learn about the brain, the more fascinated I am by it.<p>Things I used to think were just a mystery (like what makes us happy and what makes us sad), I’m now learning are totally controllable.<p>So, I was really excited to talk to one of the leading …

This should be on everyone's bucketlist: camp next to a glacier, it makes you feel so small.

5 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Buy Bottled Water Anymore

I remember the first time I got my hands on a self-improvement book. I was baffled. At that moment I realized my fate was not set in stone. I could …

Self-improvement

10 Things You Should Always Buy and Sell on eBay

There's no doubt that eBay has become a go-to place for anyone looking for a deal. But whether using traditional auctions, or the more popular Buy It …

Survival skills: Business models for startups and large companies

A world's expert explains the essential elements you need to develop a profitable and successful business. Required reading for every …

The joy of camping, without lugging a 50-pound backpack 12 miles into the forest

Travel<p>Take a closer look at ‘The Wave,’ the hidden gem of Arizona’s desert areas<p>03:16<p>Here’s how to visit an A-list destination on a budget<p>02:32<p>A look at the remote and beautiful Aleutian Islands<p>02:49<p>Lawson Craddock will likely lose the Tour de France, but it’s about more than the finish line<p>03:22<p>LA …

35 Science Experiments That Are Basically Magic

For everyone who hasn't gotten their Hogwarts letter yet.

Kids

Women living in Queensland are the happiest people in Australia – survey

Women who live in Queensland appear to be the happiest people in the nation, according to a new survey.<p>And Australians who live in towns with fewer than 1,000 people are significantly happier than those in big cities.<p>The survey also confirmed that men continue to be more satisfied with their …

Investing Can Be a Winning Retirement Strategy

The economy is looking better by the day. Yet most people are still trying to save every penny possible. Surprisingly few are searching for ways to …

The Secret to Well-Being

Like love, happiness is often treated like a physical object we must find and snatch up. Yet, also like love, happiness is something we are more likely to cultivate within ourselves than stumble upon in our wanderings. As the Dalai Lama said, "Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from …

Self Compassion

3 Top Stocks for Fighting Climate Change

Go green to make green.<p>Investors, beware. Investing in these three companies could allow you to make money, save the world, and feel good all the …

New style of outboard motor mimics dolphin’s tail

<i>Our Prototypes column introduces new vehicle concepts and presents visuals from designers who illustrate the ideas. Some of them will be extensions of existing concepts, others will be new, some will be production ready, and others really far-fetched.</i><p><b>The Concept</b><p>The Iruka is an electric outboard …

Recipes for Eruption

Basalt rock tends to form lavas that flow from volcanoes, rather than exploding violently.<p>©USGS<p>Early in their course work, some of the Earth science …

Two Asset Allocation Rules You Need To Follow At Any Age

Most of us are holding too much cash in our portfolios and not enough stocks, but the worst offenders of all are the youngest investors. This means you, millennials.<p>A 2014 UBS survey reports that the public continues to avoid the stock market, but that the youngest investors are even more …

National Parks Road Trip: Northern Rockies

Travel<p>Grand Teton > Yellowstone > Glacier<p><b>Gateway Airport:</b> Jackson, Wyoming<p>Explore the three crown jewels of the Northern Rockies on this tour spanning some of the continent’s most stunning alpine scenery and explosive geologic wonders. This trip takes you into the beating heart of wild America, …

National Parks