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Lost Yosemite Hiker ‘Did Everything Right’ to Survive

Lost for six days on snowy trails in Yosemite National Park, 36-year-old Alan Chow used basic survival skills.<p>Even in popular wilderness areas such …

Diaphragmatic Breathing Exercises and Your Vagus Nerve

This <i>Psychology Today</i> blog post is phase one of a nine-part series called "<i>The Vagus Nerve Survival Guide."</i> The nine vagal maneuvers featured in each …

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10 Ways Manipulators Use Emotional Intelligence for Evil (and How to Fight Back)

Learn how to protect yourself.<p>Emotional intelligence is nothing new.<p>Sure, the term was coined in the 1960s, and popularized by psychologists in recent decades. But the concept of emotional intelligence--which I define as a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions and use that …

Motivate my family: Nine tips to keep your family and household organised

3. Homework needs to be included in the conversation when discussing household activities with school-age children. The type and amount of homework …

Grab your smartphone: These inspiring fitness apps will get you off the couch

Don't give up on your fitness New Year's resolutions just yet — there's help as close as your smartphone.<p>"Information on food and exercise has become so available and free on the Internet it's completely transformed people's approach to wellness and has liberated the client from being at the gym," …

7 Google Flights Tricks That Are Better Than Any Travel Agent

Chances are you’re familiar with Google Flights. The travel search engine does everything you assume it would, like locate flights based on your …

7 Super-Useful Apps for Last-Minute Trips

You’ve spent all week looking at #vanlife pictures at work and now you simply have to get out of town. The beach would be great, but you’ll take the mountains. Or the city. Really, anywhere but here. It’s time to let that tiny computer in your pocket do the work for you. In recent years, …

Eight incredible American road trips you must experience in your lifetime

The mythology of the American highway is as deep and long as the Grand Canyon – which you can, incidentally, drive along. Books, music and films have added glamour, ghosts and grit to what in other countries would be merely a long, even boring, drive.<p>Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, Bob Dylan’s Highway …

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

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10 Tidy Habits That Will Change Your Life

It's easy to think of all the good habits we wish we had. And, as it turns out, setting good habits can be a powerful way to achieve our goals, as well as keep us focused and organized. Once a good habit becomes etched in our brain, we're able to attain our objectives without even thinking about it.<p>…

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Seven books to read before you start writing your own

A first-time author shares her reading list as she was preparing to write her novel.<p>“I never read a novel till I was 18,” Sunjeev Sahota, author of</i> …

Simple iPhone trick frees up storage space you didn’t know you had

Quick — go check and see if you have enough free space on your iPhone.<p>I’m guessing you’re like the rest of us, and can use a little more — especially if you’ve got a smaller iPhone in the 16 GB range.<p>If you’re looking to free up some storage space on any size iPhone, here’s a bizarre little trick …

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10 Simple Household Repairs Every Frugal Person Should Master

Whether you're a homeowner or a renter, sooner or later, something is going to break. And when that time comes, you'll have two options: fix it …

Home Improvement

Top 11 Things To Do In Barcelona

Barcelona, located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea in northern Spain, is the most cosmopolitan city in this country. It is welcoming, plural …

10 spring break destinations that are trending this year

Spring is the time when travelers want to escape the cold and relax in warm-weather destinations.<p>Kayak recently released its list of the top 10 US destinations for spring breakers this year, based on the greatest increases in search for trips between March 1 and April 30 of last year.<p>Florida and …

CheapAir’s “When to Buy” Tool Tells You the Prime Booking Window for Cheap Flights

Flight prices fluctuate quite a bit, so if you want to grab a good deal, you have to swoop in at the right time. CheapAir.com’s “when to buy” tool …

5 Easiest Places For The Novice International Traveler

Travel is awesome. See cool things, meet new people, eat amazing foods. I’ve spoken to a lot of people who want to travel, but were worried since they’ve never left the country. To them (and you, if you’re still reading), have no fear. People are friendly everywhere.<p>To make it a little easier, I’ve …

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