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Insider’s Guide to County Kerry

<b>Kerry</b> is the most westerly county in Ireland, with Brooklyn, New York, jokingly referred to as “the neighboring parish.” But its people don’t think of it as remote. For them, the rest of the world is to be pitied for being remote from Kerry.<p>> What to Do<p><b>The Skelligs</b>, by far the most spectacular site …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

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7 Healthy Pancakes to Make for National Pancake Day

From delicious, fruit-packed pancakes to savory mini-pancakes, here are seven healthy recipes to make in celebration of National Pancake Day.<p>From …


9 Strategies For Battling Stress

Don't let tension take over your life<p>A little stress can be a good thing, but it’s important to keep it under control. These strategies will help you retain your Zen.<p>1. Bounce Back<p>Some people are naturally resilient, but it’s also a learned skill. Stress inoculation gradually exposes people to …

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10 Mindsets That Will Radically Improve Your Performance

Success is something all career-driven individuals desire yet it eludes many people — at least at the levels desired. Why are some businesspeople …


51 of the Best Breakfast Recipes Ever

Waking up is never easy, but breakfast food makes the prospect a whole lot sunnier.<p>Put some coffee on and get cookin'.<p><b>Monkey-Bread Danish</b><p>Danish meets monkey bread. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Red Velvet Pancakes</b><p>Sexiest breakfast ever. <b>Get the recipe</b>.<p><b>Onion & Arugula Frittata</b><p>Served straight out of the pan. <b>Get the</b> …


7 of the world's coolest commutes | CNN Travel


Cruise Ships

Cruise Ships

Why are the Joshua Tree's dying? Through a hollowed out section of a dead tree another living Joshua Tree sits in the setting sun. Experts expect the Joshuas to vanish entirely from the southern half of California within a century. The ancient plants are dying in the #JoshuaTree National Park. Already slow and difficult reproducers by nature the Joshua trees are the victim of global warming and its symptoms -- including fire and drought -- plus pollution and the proliferation of non-native species. The #Seussian looking trees are really plants, a relative of the yucca. Joshua trees are a foundation species, providing habitat for other animals that otherwise would disappear. @robertclarkphoto @thephotosociety @instituteartist @natgeo

From the Sea of Gold


Wind and snow...

Hamnoy's Magical light

Happy New Year! To welcome the year of the goat, I’d like to share this view of The Great Wall of China the morning after a rare winter snow fall. I was in Yunnan Province when I received word of the snow, and drove like mad to the nearest airport, caught a redeye to Beijing, and climbed the wall before sunrise. 90% of photography is being in the right place at the right time. Share the view with a friend and tag @geosteinmetz on assignment for National Geographic magazine.

After coffee

Snow and ice covers #CentralPark on a frigidly cold day in #NYC. New York and much of the east coast and western US is experiencing unusually cold #weather with temperatures in the teens and the wind chill factor making it feel well below zero. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images #NY

Photograph by George Steinmetz @geosteinmetz New York got a fresh coat of snow and ice last night, and it turned #CentralPark into a winter wonderland. In the foreground is the snow-covered #LaskerRink. To see more of #Gotham in snow, go to @newyorkairbook. Check it out! #notadrone #NYC #NewYorkCity @thephotosociety

My Narnia