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Manvotional: The Majesty of Calmness | The Art of Manliness

Calmness is the rarest quality in human life. It is the poise of a great nature, in harmony with itself and its ideals. It is the moral atmosphere of …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

World's Best Hikes: 15 Classic Trails

Over the past decade, author Peter Potterfield has hiked more than 10,000 miles over six continents to research this list. He here tells us his picks for the world's 15 best hikes, including Patagonia, Tasmania, Newfoundland, and Petra. Read more in his best-selling book Classic Hikes of the World …

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The complete guide to working out before work

Life inevitably gets in the way of your gym date. That’s why people who exercise in the morning are more likely to stick with it, Barbara Brehm, a professor of exercise and sport studies at Smith College in Massachusetts and author of the recently released textbook, <i>Psychology of Health and Fitness</i>, …

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World's 15 Best Waterfront Cities

In most large cities around the world, waterways are the norm, not the exception--but some places capitalize on their location more than others. These 15 cities all have unique personalities centered around their waterfronts, where visitors can stroll along bustling harbors, sample the catch of the …

The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

How To Eat Like A Local In Paris, According To Actual Parisians

Nobody eats better in a city than the locals. They know where to find the best coffee, because they need it every morning. They know where to find the best late-night grub, because they've been desperate at 2 a.m. after leaving the bar. They know which hole-in-the-wall restaurants are worth …

Impressive 3-Storey Treehouse Built as a Labor of Love

In 2004, Tereasa Surratt and David Hernandez purchased Camp Wandawega, his childhood getaway, with the intention of preserving its old buildings and cabins. Surratt's father christened the newly-obtained property by hanging a rope swing on the giant elm located in the center of camp. Sadly, he …

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Ultimate Australian weekend escapes

Australians spend more than AU$51 billion on domestic travel every year and the latest stats from Tourism Australia suggest Aussies are trading long languid holidays for shorter stays focussed on making the most of a destination. So, if you’re time-poor, travelling with a family, needing a beach …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

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Ten of the world's best city hikes

Stretch your legs over hours or days, without leaving some of the world’s biggest cities. This article is adapted from Lonely Planet's <i>1000 Ultimate Adventures.</i><p>Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro<p>Aerial shot of Rio de Janeiro surrounded by the Tijuca Forest. Image by Paddy Eckersley / Digital Vision / …

The 10 Most Ethical Destinations On Earth

Ethical Traveler wants your adventures to have a positive impact on the world.<p>As eco-tourism gains more and more recognition, Ethical Travel has compiled a list of the ten best "ethical destinations" on earth. These are countries that are "working to maintain strong environmental, human rights, and …

Kidney grown from stem cells by Australian scientists

Australian scientists grow world's first kidney from stem cells in a breakthrough that could alleviate the demand for organ transplants<p>Scientists in <b>Australia</b> have grown the world's first kidney from stem cells – a tiny organ which could eventually help to reduce the wait for transplants.<p>The …

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National Geographic's Best Travel Photos 2013 - in pictures

National Geographic has picked 10 of the most stunning travel images from 2013, from their daily photo feature Travel 365

Spin around a mountain in super speed like Superman

Things that usually spin really, really fast: a top, the wheel of fortune wheel, other wheels, circular objects, knobs and other things of that …

15 Maui Adventures That Will Keep You Active, Happy ... And Shark-Bite Free

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for Maui in 2013. On the one hand, the valley isle was voted the best island in the world by <i>Conde Nast Traveler</i> readers for the 20th consecutive year.<p>On the other hand, it has experienced an unprecedented eight shark attacks so far this year, two …

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

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This Might Be the Most Beautiful Castle in the World

I'm never one to turn down a castle visit. From England's Windsor Castle to Namhansanseong in South Korea, if a travel destination has a royal residence -- currently inhabited or long abandoned -- I'll add it to my to-tour list.<p>But after spending time in Scotland earlier this fall, I think I've …

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Articles about 10 spectacular dream homes on Dwell.com - Dwell

The vacation location of choice of the Obama family, you really can't go wrong choosing to spend some downtime on the Hawaiian...<p>From gabled homes to forest dwellings, here's what to catch up on from the week.<p>First impressions are lasting.<p>It's a dream for many to own a beach home, but an …

Home Tours

The Best Bike Ride in Every State

From climbs over majestic mountain passes to blissful Sunday beach cruises, truly great cycling routes can be found in all 50 states, from Maine to Hawaii. Make plans to ride as many as you can.<p><b>ALABAMA</b> <br>The Fort Morgan Ride<br>Start this rocking ride at Lulu’s, home of fried crab claws, then trace …

Nine Amazing Outdoor Hotel Suites (Photos)

Quilts and pillows may seem strange out in the open air, but not at one of these nine spectacular hotel suites. See photos.

Bled Island In Slovenia Is Your New Happy Place

This is Bled Island. It's the only naturally-occurring island in Slovenia, which is that country between Italy and Croatia.<p>Bled Island is sometimes called Fairytale Island, and it's probably going to be one of your new favorite places.<p>As you can see, there is a Baroque church on Bled Island.<p>People …

Behind the Shot: Climbing New Routes Along the Green River, Utah

<i>See more photos like these in our Extreme Photo of the Week gallery.</i><p>Adventure photographer Celin Serbo spends the year photographing top tier athletes, often taking on the same challenges the athletes face to get the shot. In the summer of 2013, Serbo headed to Utah’s Green River with climbers Alex …

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30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Testing the Fates at Chao-Tian Temple in Beigang, Taiwan

I looked down at the two wooden objects on the concrete floor, baffled.<p>"See? They're smiling at you," my grandma said. But I was only in middle school and all they looked like to me were misshaped pieces of an old, wooden train set.<p>Clackety-clack. Clackety-clack. All around me, men and women of all …

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