Stacy Dempsey

97 Flips | 9 Magazines | 11 Likes | 31 Following | 30 Followers | @StacyDempsey | Mom, wife, business owner. ♌ Love history, genealogy, skiing, trail running, essential oils. Wish I could travel the world.

Why You Should Try Meditating While Running (and How to Do It)

Yes, you can get your Zen on while getting miles in. Here are nine tips for making your next run extra-serene.<p>I’m running down Kelly Drive in Philadelphia on an unseasonably warm fall day, my purple sneakers softly thudding against the ground. As I run, I notice a young boy skateboarding on the …

Huge 3,000-year-old gold 'belt' unearthed in the UK

A mysterious 3,000-year-old gold torc, described as one of the largest ever discovered, has been unearthed in the U.K.<p>Discovered in Cambridgeshire last year, the torc, which dates from between 1300 and 1100 B.C., went on display at the British Museum in London this week.<p>Torcs were traditionally …

60 Simple Ways to Find Happiness Every Day

Here are some prescriptions for the life you always wanted to live.<p>A few years ago, author Meera Lester wrote a little non-scientific self-help gem called <i>365 Ways to Live Happy</i>.<p>Reducing her list down to 60 techniques for a happier life was no small task, as so many are applicable in producing a …

Happiness

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9 Things You Can Do When You Feel Stuck in Life

IMAGE Pixabay; GIFS Giphy<p>It's absolutely normal to feel like you're stuck in a rut, especially if it seems like life has become nothing more than a …

Tyrian Purple

Tyrian purple (aka Royal purple or Imperial purple) is a dye extracted from the murex shellfish which was first produced by the Phoenician city of …

Ancient History

Pottery fragments connected to lost Roanoke colony, team finds

Two minuscule objects found on Roanoke Island may yet provide some big hints as to what happened there in the 1580s, leading to the mysterious …

Ancient skeletons found in ransacked shop near Pompeii

The remains of some ancient customers were unearthed from the ruins of a shop on the outskirts of Pompeii, more than 1,900 years after they were …

15 people who understand how you felt after 'The Walking Dead' Season 6 finale

<i>"Sucks, don't it? The moment you realize you don't know sh*t."</i><p>Yes, yes it does, Negan. Trust me. <i>The Walking Dead</i> fandom knows exactly what that feels …

The Walking Dead

6 Easy Yoga Poses To Help Cure Your Back Pain

I don't know about you, but I spend eight hours of my day sitting at a desk.<p>And to make matters worse, I hunch over my phone on my train ride home …

10 Old-Fashioned Swears to Spice up Your Cussin'

People just don't swear like they used to. As long ago as 1944, H.L. Mencken, the great observer of American language, sadly noted that cursing had …

Linguistics

Get off the Beaten Path: Best National Parks for Families

<i>In celebration of the 100th year of the National Park Service, I will post at least once a month in some way relating to our wonderful national park</i> …

Looted 'priceless' ancient treasures from Pompeii found in Swiss storage lock-up

Hundreds of priceless antiquities including fragments of fresco from Pompeii as well as terracotta pots, decorated vases, busts and bas-reliefs were …

7 Strategies for Pain-Free Running

Coach Jenny's got you covered.<p><i>This article was written by Jenny Hadfield and repurposed with permission from Runner's World.</i><p><i>--</i><p><i>Dear Coach Jenny,</i><p><i>I started running two months ago and I'm up to 30 minutes. I find I'm always sore in my shins, knee and sometimes hamstring. I sit a lot during the day. I</i> …

Marathons

Swimming With the World’s Biggest Fish, the Whale Shark

Changing Planet<p><b>Bay of La Paz, Gulf of California —</b> Jumping into the Sea of Cortez to swim alongside a whale shark is like being in a National Geographic documentary. The massive fish looms out of the murk, swimming toward you with huge mouth agape. Just when you imagine you might be sucked …

Whale Sharks

Strewth! Tasmanian sky lights up with spectacular aurora

The Tasmanian sky came to life on December 20 when “aurora australis” – the southern equivalent of the Northern Lights – amazed watchers with a …

King Tutankhamun's Wet Nurse May Have Been His Sister

The mystery surrounding the Egyptian boy king Tutankhamun continues to get deeper. Not only is speculation rife that his final resting place also …

Ancient History

15 Yoga Poses for Stress Relief

Yoga can help you cope with stress and improve overall health and satisfaction with life. In a national survey, over 85 percent of people who did yoga reported that it helped them relieve stress. Exercise is a very useful way to relieve stress, but yoga is different from spinning class or a gym …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

Photo by @shonephoto (Robbie Shone) - Deep inside the Gorner glacier, Switzerland, a member of our team of Italian explorers ascends a rope in a narrow slot through the beautifully sculptured ice. As a result of the movement of the glacier such moulins don't exist for long, it is therefore important to carry out thorough documentation as next year this cave will be gone.

Early Medieval Tunnel System found in Co. Kildare

By onSeptember 29, 2015 in Archaeology blogs, Irish Archaeology Sites, News<p>Inside the Kildare souterrain (photo ACSU)<p>A remarkably well-preserved …

9 Incredible Corpses That Never Decomposed

From frozen Arctic explorers to incorrupt saints, the eerily preserved bodies of these long-lost souls refuse to leave the physical world.

Fantastic 120-Year-Old Color Pictures of Ireland

There's a lot more to the Emerald Isle than the supposed World’s Greatest Snake Exterminator. Need some proof? Just check out these photochrom prints …

Ireland

Lost resting place of Egyptian queen Nefertiti may have been hidden by Tutankhamun's tomb, archaeologist says

An English archaeologist has suggested that the tomb of Tutankhamun, the most famous of Egypt's pharaohs, is hiding a secret that has eluded researchers since its discovery more than 90 years ago.<p>Dr. Nicholas Reeves of the University of Arizona told the Times of London that he believes he has …

Iron Age warrior lived with arrowhead in spine

A horrific spinal injury caused by a bronze arrowhead didn't immediately kill an Iron Age warrior, who survived long enough for his bone to heal around the metal point, a new study of his burial in central Kazakhstan finds.<p>"This found individual was extremely lucky to survive," said study …