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7 Habits That Will Dramatically Improve Your Life

What does your daily routine look like? If you’re like most people, it involves struggling out of bed, having a quick breakfast, waiting for work to …

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Once you read these wise words from Alan Watts, you'll be inspired to take action and achieve your goals

We all have big goals that we want achieve, however many of us are unsure about how to actually achieve them.<p>It’s not easy. Competition is always …

The Dalai Lama Explains What Happens When You Die (And How You Can Be Prepared)

We can all agree that the fear of death is the most fundamental fear that all humans face in their lives. We may try to forget our uncertainty as to …

10 Fundamental Truths That Will Change Your Life

You can achieve amazing things if you stay focused on the right things.<p>Co-author of Emotional Intelligence 2.0 and President at TalentSmart<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>It’s surprising how easy it is to lose sight of the important things in life. Busy schedules and …

How Millennials Will Forever Change America's Farmlands

As Americans increasingly reject cheap, processed food and embrace high-quality, responsibly-sourced nutrition, hyper-local farming is having a …

Conscious Breathing: A Simple Way to Work Through Emotional Pain and Be Present in Your Life

<b>“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh</b><p>I never gave much thought to my breath unless I …

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3 Causes of Self-Doubt and How to Conquer It for Good

<b>“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” ~Unknown</b><p>Self-doubt and I are old friends. We go way back, to …

A lesser-known yoga style focused on internal health is gaining popularity in the U.S.

During a 75-minute kundalini yoga and meditation class at Lighthouse Yoga Center in Petworth one Saturday morning, eight women stood and bent at the waist, letting their arms hang loosely as they swung them side to side in gradually larger swoops for about seven minutes.<p>This twist through the …

Incredible rooftop farm takes over Israel’s oldest mall to grow thousands of organic vegetables

An amazing farm has sprouted in an unlikely place—the rooftop of Israel’s oldest mall in the heart of Tel Aviv. Hidden between high-rises, “Green in …

The Mind is Your Battleground (Here’s How to Master Your Mindset)

“There’s a vivid, beautiful, priceless piece of art hanging right in front of you. It’s sophisticated and detailed – a painstaking labor of deep …

11 of the Most Breathtaking Travel Photos of the Year

Prepare to get a serious case of wanderlust.<p>The Siena International Photo Awards recently announced the winners of their annual international photography contest and the results are stunning. With submissions from over 100 countries from Turkey to Myanmar, professional and amateur photographers …

Inside the Libyan Detention Centers Where Humanity Ceases to Exist

Women refugees and migrants queue in the prison yard as they are loaded onto buses to be transferred to another detentio<p>... VIEW MORE<p>Narciso …

How to Create a Vertical Garden with Maiyet and Lily Kwong

The luxury fashion brand tapped the supermodel turned jack-of-all-trades to update its newest store<p>Lily Kwong has held many seemingly dissonant job titles: model, podcast host, urban planner. Now she can also add designer for luxury brand Maiyet to her résumé. Kwong recently completed a stunningly …

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28 Ways Keeping a Daily Journal Could Change Your Life

“The life of every man is a diary in which he means to write one story, and writes another; and his humblest hour is when he compares the volume as …

The Effects of Four Different Types of Meditation

Meditation has real, practical benefits for your body and mind, but there are lots of types to try. Knowing the specific effects of each of these …

2016 Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition

The winners of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Competition were revealed today at a ceremony at the Natural History Museum, London. American photographer Tim Laman won Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2016 for his image, Entwined lives. It frames a critically endangered Bornean orangutan …

8 inexpensive earth homes almost anyone can afford

1/9<p>Nakuru Project Orkidstudio<p>Many people dream of building their own home, but the financial cost and environmental toll of starting from scratch can …

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Inside Songdo, The City Designed From Scratch To Be Sustainable

Can this Korean development outside of Seoul be the standard for how we build new cities in the future?<p>There aren’t any garbage trucks in Songdo, South Korea. Instead, trash is sucked through pneumatic pipes to a central sorting facility–in seconds–where it’s either recycled or turned into energy. …

SF photographer's Milky Way magic atop Mt. Tam goes wild on Reddit

A San Francisco photographer has a lot of people talking about his work after Reddit users continually voted up one of his images posted in the Earth Porn category.<p>Jake Schwartz, 32, took an otherworldly photo from atop Mount Tamalpais on Aug. 2, capturing a magical Milky Way scene—glowing clouds …

The Greater Patagonian Trail could be the most epic through-hike you don’t know about

Since 2013 Jan Dudeck has returned regularly to map out what he has coined the “Greater Patagonian Trail” — a 1500km route which includes old roads, …