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Animal pictures of the week: 9 October 2015 - Telegraph


7 Ways to Get Happier in Less Than a Minute

Having a blah day? Try these super-quick mood boosters to get happy fast.<p>Some days go really well and some not so much. If your day is taking a turn for the worse and you need to stop the downward slide, you don’t want to add to the stress by eating up your valuable time. Sometimes you don’t really …

8 incredible travel destinations inspired by adventure novels

An engaged reader is one whose mind wanders to faraway lands when turning a page. An inspired reader is one whose life changes after shutting the …

Kolmanskop: Haunting images show ghost town being reclaimed by desert as sand fills abandoned homes

Have a look at this ghost town where the streets are buried in sand and the only sounds are the deadened echoes of the wind.<p>These stunning dunes fill …

10 independent bookshops you should visit worldwide: our readers recommend

Photograph: Allen Ginsberg/Corbis<p>From left to right: Bob Donlin, Neal Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, Robert LaVinge, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti stand in front of the City Lights bookshop in 1956, owned by the latter …

Allen Ginsberg

How successful people beat stress

• Sell more than other employees do<br>• Give better customer service<br>• Adjust better to new assignments<br>• Take home an average of 50 to 150% more in annual income


Green ghost town: Nature overtakes an abandoned Chinese village

Creeping vines and other flora have enveloped a small, formerly inhabited fishing village on Shengshan Island roughly 40 miles east of Shanghai, …

How Hope Can Improve Your Life, Backed By Research

There’s a scientific reason to have hope<p>Everyone says “have hope.” Is that just silly pollyanna optimism?<p>No. Actually there’s a science to hope.<p>Via …

Adventure Photo of the Week

LG Minibeam Nano: a tiny, affordable projector for your smartphone

A new wave of projectors has been hitting the market, targeting mobile users who want to take their large-scale media entertainment wherever they go. The most popular around here is probably the ZTE Spro 2 (read our review for all the details), but competing manufacturers like Lenovo and ASUS are …

Gear & Gadgets

10 Tips To Help You De-Stress

The Secret Of Happiness Revealed By Harvard Study

Happiness comes from choosing to be happy with whatever you do, strengthening your closest relationships and taking care of yourself physically, financially and emotionally.<p>Thus revealed a recent survey of Harvard's class of 1980 - with data likely biased to those feeling good enough about their …

From Depression to Happiness: The 4 Steps That Helped to Change My Life

I always thought happy people were fakers.<p>Growing up with clinical depression and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), I never knew what it was like …


23 Short Stories You'll Want To Read Over And Over Again

And again and again.

It’s Monday and you’re in an office building. Wouldn't you rather be somewhere like this? @fosterhunting took the leap, leaving his fashion industry job and Manhattan apartment for a life on the road. Last fall he built this treehouse on a grassy hilltop in southwest Washington state. @kjphotos1022 photographed the property — known as Cinder Cone because it sits atop an old volcano — and its two treehouses, which are connected by a swinging rope bridge and a ladder. “I could’ve bought a house,” @fosterhunting told @nytimesfashion. “But this is so much better. For me, it’s realizing a childhood dream.”

30 Things You Need To Let Go To Find Happiness

What do you need to be happy? All too often, we list the things we want: a bigger house, a cooler car, a trip around the world, money for …


60+ Incredible Tiny Houses You'll Hardly Believe Are Real

Be warned: This list might inspire you sell your home and downsize immediately.<p>Tiny homes aren't just about looking cute — they're part of a growing movement that promotes sustainable living. Many designers have figured out innovative ways to make these small homes amazingly well-equipped and, …