Russ Parke

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I earn over $5,000 a month traveling the world — here's how travel blogs really make money

When people ask me what I do for a living and I reply, "I'm a travel blogger," I can pretty much see the confusion in their faces.<p>They're thinking, <i>How can a blog make money? Isn't that just a hobby? Who pays you? How much can you really make?</i><p>Based on my own experience — and those of many other …

Manipulating Reps for Gains in Size and Strength

Perhaps the most important loading parameter in designing exercise programs is not the number of sets, the tempo used, or even the specific exercises …

4 Laid-Back Latin American Beach Towns Where You Can Live Inexpensively

Did you ever dream about moving to Hawaii or some South Sea island where you could lazily stroll the beach and spend moonlit evenings luxuriating in …

Central America

Want to Be Happier? Live by These 4 Rules

I bet you cringe at this sentence: "You deserve to be happy." The idea feels selfish, demanding, too self-centered to utter out loud. "You deserve to be happy."<p>I bet the words enter your mind with a twinge of unsettled emotion. I bet, just like me, you write them off as silly, unrealistic words …

How to Do Tulum Like a Fashion Blogger: Where to Eat, Play & Stay

You can easily get travel recommendation from a city guidebook or random traveler reviews, but if you ask us, you’re likely to get much better …

Riviera Maya

The 8 Daily Habits of Wildly-Happy Couples

We've all met the "happy couple" that always seem to be smiling, laughing, and enjoying life to the fullest. They never seem to argue or fuss about inane things, and are in perfect harmony, forever residing on the same wavelength as one another.<p>And we've all asked ourselves the question, "How can …

How to Focus: 5 Research-Backed Secrets to Concentration

A question a lot of us are struggling with these days is “how to focus.” Concentration seems hard. Why does everyone joke about having ADD? There’s a …

How to Be Charming: 2 Secrets Backed by Research

Want to know how to be charming? Ask yourself: What do you want in any friend or partner?<p>Someone who is happy for you, wants the best for you and …

1950s Grain Silo Transformed into a Sleek and Cozy Home for Two

Architect Christoph Kaiser has repurposed a 1950s-era grain silo, transforming it into a cozy home he shares with his wife. Located in Phoenix, Arizona, the dwelling is a stunning example of what's possible with an unconventional–and previously uninhabitable–structure. The corrugated-steel silo is …

Architizer

The best places to escape the cold this winter

Winter is coming. While we all (or most of us) enjoy the first snowfall and twinkling holiday lights of the season, after sloshing in snow and donning our puffy jacket for a couple of months, we're over it — and ready for summer weather.<p>If you're like us and need a mid-winter, post-holiday break to …

A tiny change in Apple's software could have brought about the 'app Renaissance' — but it's now looking unlikely

Right now, f.lux is only available for desktop computers and has been downloaded over 15 million times. For a brief period of time this week, though, it was also available to install on your iPhone and iPad — then Apple shut it down.<p>f.lux didn't arrive on the iPhone through the App Store. It never …

Marriage Advice From Divorced People

It's terrific when happily married people give you love advice but the ones who really know the pitfalls of a life together are those that failed to avoid them.<p>"In a weird twist of fate my sister's divorce was final a week before my wedding. Right before I walked down the aisle Emily took me aside …

Science says lasting relationships come down to 2 basic traits

<i>In most marriages, levels of satisfaction drop dramatically within the first few years together.</i><p><i>But among couples who not only endure, but live happily together for years and years, the spirit of kindness and generosity guides them forward.</i><p>Every day in June, the most popular wedding month of the …

5 Happy Marriage Habits To Start Before You Tie The Knot

<i>by Jillian Kramer, BRIDES</i><p>Photo: Courtesy of CNP Montrose<p>Think you'll figure out how to make your marriage work as you go along? That's one way to do it, sure. But, "starting healthy habits before marriage can mean the difference between a marriage that thrives and lasts and a marriage that crumbles …

Confucius’ Top 7 Tips for a Happy Life

<i>“It is better to play than do nothing.”</i><i>“Men’s natures are alike; it is their habits that separate them.”</i><i>“Only the wisest and stupidest of men never</i> …

The 5 Magic Phrases That Crazy-in-Love Couples Use

Who knew that just a few little words could make all the difference in a relationship?<p>In my work with couples, I've found that repeating certain …

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. …

8 Changes To Make If You Want To Be A Truly Happy Person

America’s 5 Best Overland Routes

“Overlanding” almost universally conjures images of a dusty Land Rover rolling across Sub-Saharan Africa, lions in its wake. And “North American road …

Small U.S. frackers face extinction amid drilling drought

WEATHERFORD, Texas (Reuters) - Oil field work was coming in fast when GoFrac doubled its workforce and equipment fleet at the beginning of last year, just one of hundreds of small oil service companies thriving on the revival of U.S. drilling.<p>Founded in November 2011 with a loan of around $35 …

Mark Cuban's 12 Essential Rules For Entrepreneurs | Inc.com

Over the past 30 years, billionaire "Shark Tank" investor and Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has not only built his own companies but invested in over 120 others.<p>In his book "How to Win at the Sport of Business," he breaks down a checklist for new entrepreneurs. We explain the "Twelve Cuban …

Entrepreneurship

13 Simple Phrases to Ignite Her Passion

Relationships are funny things: One partner can be cruising along thinking everything's just fine and dandy, and the other can be curling up inside like a poinsettia after New Year's. One of us is sure we're on the right track, while the other is wondering, "Why don't we talk anymore?" And more …

University of California

The hidden tricks of powerful persuasion

Are we always in control of our minds? As David Robson discovers, it’s surprisingly easy to plant ideas in peoples’ heads without them realising.<p>Are we all just puppets on a string? Most people would like to assume that they are free agents – their fate lies in their own hands. But they’d be wrong. …

Psychology

The 30 Best Trips of 2015

Warning: unless you’re an annoyingly carefree bon vivant with a hefty trust fund, reading our annual Best of Travel awards may trigger a deep sense of dissatisfaction with the pathetic state of your mundane life. There are so many cool places to go, you’ll think as you scroll through our 30 epic …

U.S. running out of room to store oil; price collapse next?

The U.S. has so much crude that it is running out of places to put it, and that could drive oil and gasoline prices even lower in the coming months.<p>For the past seven weeks, the United States has been producing and importing an average of 1 million more barrels of oil every day than it is …

Oil