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10 iconic US road trips you should take right now

Instead of suffering through another round of apple picking in an orchard that's been plucked dry, check out these essential American road trips, where you can see the fall foliage in all its glory.<p>While beautiful year-round, this is a fall foliage fave (for its epic dogwood, sourwood, sassafras …

Hiking

Physicist David Bohm and Philosopher Jiddu Krishnamurti on Love, Intelligence, and How to Transcend the Wall of Being

“One cannot accumulate love.”<p>“If we ever reach the point where we think we thoroughly understand who we are and where we came from,” Carl Sagan wrote in his meditation on science and spirituality, “we will have failed.”<p>Between April and September of 1980, as Sagan’s <i>Cosmos</i> was making its debut and …

Matthieu Ricard

How to Walk the Buddha’s 8-Fold Path to True Peace and Happiness

I’ve found that people are often surprised to hear that Buddhism is really about finding happiness.That the Buddha’s teachings aren’t about …

Meditation

Visiting Kyoto? Insiders share tips | CNN Travel

CNN

Adding this 10-minute exercise to your morning routine can help you focus for the rest of the day

"It's the first thing I do when I get up," Bryant told the Huffington Post. "I find that to be the best way to start the day. It gets me in balance before the busyness and hecticness of the day kicks off."<p>He's not the only one. Jerry Seinfeld gets up at 6:15 a.m. to meditate because it helps him …

Meditation

7 ways to improve your mood in less than 5 minutes

And it's no wonder bad moods can sneak up on us so often. According to psychologist Guy Winch, author of the book <i>Emotional First Aid: Healing Rejection, Guilt, Failure, and Other Everyday Hurts,</i> a bad mood can be caused by anything from guilt over forgetting someone's birthday, to outstanding tasks …

Psychology

Nature’s anti-depressant

Fruits and vegetables aren’t just good for your physical health, they could protect your mental health as well.<p>A new study of more than 15,000 people …

3 simple habits for building long-term wealth

We receive emails from readers every day.<p>We can't respond to all of them, of course… but we think about them a lot.<p>Recently, we got two particularly interesting emails. One was from a woman who felt she had been badly handled in a divorce and now struggles to stay afloat financially.<p>Another came …

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Stress Can Be Reduced In This Loving Manner

How people can reduce stress by sharing it with each other.Dr Jeremy Dean's ebooks are:• The Anxiety Plan: 42 Strategies For Worry, Phobias, OCD and …

Psychology

10 New Fall Books That Should Be On Your Nightstand

I can't wait to get my hands on all of these books! From the soul-soothing words of Brene Brown to the historical observations of Margo Jefferson, there's something here for everyone.<p><i>Rising Strong</i> by Brene' Brown -- Getting back up after failing is the theme of Brown's newest book of inspiration. …

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5 strategies for conquering fear and anxiety, from one of the most successful self-help authors in history

His 1948 book, "How to Stop Worrying and Start Living," deals with tactics for liberating yourself from nagging anxieties that make you less happy and less productive.<p>The book grew out of Carnegie's experiences teaching adult education courses at the YMCA in New York City. Carnegie realized that …

Self-improvement

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Happiness

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Learning to practice mindfulness and live in the present moment can transform your life and increase your happiness. Find out how to master …

Mindfulness

How Meditation Can Help Anxiety

By Deepak Chopra, MDFear is a negative emotion unless you are facing an actual threat and need to fight or flee. The usefulness of fear is minimal in …

Mindfulness
Indian History

The 30 best hotels in the world

Luxury comes at a price, but when you're staying at one of the best hotels in the world, that price is worth it.<p>We've created the ultimate list of the 30 best hotels in the world.<p>To create this list, we aggregated five notable hotel rankings made by elite travel publications and websites: Travel + …

Los Cabos

Here's How You Can Afford To Retire In Paris

When we're finally ready to flip the switch to retirement, my husband and I intend to settle in Paris. For us, this city is as good as it gets and the world's best option for retirement living.<p>Step out your door anytime, day or night, turn right or left, and you don't have to travel far to …

10 Easy Ways You Can Practice Mindfulness

Have you ever wondered what it means to live in the present? Aren't we all here, now, in the present?<p>Technically, yes, but for so many of us, we are only 10 percent here.<p>We are really living in our minds. We exist from day-to-day in a dream-like state where we're not really connected to the world …

3 Modern Meditation Techniques That End Stress In 15 Minutes A Day

If you are terrified by the 8 steps to start meditating but really want to try it and figure out what the hype is all about, this article gives you …

Meditation

Best Low-Calorie Foods for Healthy Snacking

It comes down to the energy density of your food choices. Choosing foods that are less energy-dense, or pack fewer calories per serving, means you …

7 books to read before you quit your job

You have a great business idea. You have a passionate need to escape cubicle life. You even have an outstanding work ethic and a healthy dose of risk tolerance. You're all set to quit your gig and be an entrepreneur — except for one thing.<p>You don't have an MBA. Or any idea really about the nuts and …

Employment

11 Tools for Productive Individuals

There are hundreds of thousands of productivity tools to choose from. Auditing each of them is the hardest part of the selection process.<p>Just …

Apps

25 simple things to give up if you want to succeed

Just as you declutter your office and home, from time to time do a check and throw out anything that isn't helping you make your success achievable.<p>Here are some good places to start.<p>Perfectionism sets us up for failure. It's not a quest for the best but a way of telling yourself you'll never be …

Self-improvement

How I built a seven-figure business without employees

There is a lot to be said for those rare few that possess the ability to create huge companies with hundreds or thousands of employees that are all just ecstatic to be at work. It is exceptionally difficult and equally as impressive, which is why they end up taking up space on the front page of a …

How Positive Thinking Really Can Change Your Life

Ever notice that when you're feeling crappy, the whole world seems hostile and unfair? ("That guy totally cut me off! Screw him!") But when you're in …

7 Simple Truths to Hijack Your Bad Habits and Shake You Awake

<i>This is your invitation to wake up. This is the tap on your shoulder, the unexpected epiphany, the whisper in your ear, the serendipitous encounter, and the sign on the side of the road that you have been looking for. Below are seven ideas to hijack any habits which may be keeping you stuck. Join</i> …

The simplest way to get — and stay — happy, according to psychologists

In other words, when was the last time you were truly happy?<p>It's an amazing, but often fleeting, feeling. And many of us don't get enough of it.<p>What's more, there's a common belief that if we seek out things like a better career, more money, and meaningful companionship, we'll be happier as a …

Happiness

Meet the App That Wants to Beat Depression and Anxiety

The just-released smartphone app could help reduce your distress.<p>One in four people experience a mental illness or neurological condition at some point in their lives, according to the World Health Organization. Mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and other mental health problems have become the …

Psychology

Thailand, Laos and Vietnam Adventure Tour with G Adventures

If you want to explore South-East Asia this 22 day adventure tour of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam will appeal to you.<p>This is a special trip which will …

Vietnam