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7 must-see destinations to visit while you still can

Rising sea levels, air pollution, and deforestation are hurting the planet. What you know the world to look like today may be completely different than what your grandchildren and their kids could see in the future.<p>The landscape is changing and the big adventures you are planning for the future …

Sea Level

Red Velvet Brownies With Three-Ingredient Frosting [Vegan, Gluten-Free] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

These 7 Books Are Necessary Reading for All Creatives

One of the most challenging aspects of creative work is, well, sitting down to actually do it. There are so many different ways to cull out one’s …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 55 – Personal Memoirs by Ulysses S Grant (1885)

The civil war general turned president was a reluctant author, but set the gold standard for presidential memoirs<p>According to Mark Twain, these are “the best [memoirs] of any general’s since Caesar”, but we have to take that verdict with a pinch of salt: Twain was also Grant’s publisher. As a …

Literature

Sorry, I'm Not Sorry: I Am My Dog's Mom, and My Dog Is My Son

Like many women, I don’t know if I’ll ever choose to bear (or have the capacity to bear) an actual human child from my actual human body. I do have a …

3 Secrets That the Happiest, Healthiest People Know

Above all, keep growing. Don't become complacent.<p><i>What are some of the biggest keys to long-term health and happiness in life? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer</b> <b>by Joshua Reeves, CEO and</b> …

Happiness

Quiet power: How introverts can succeed in the brash modern workplace 

When people think of leadership, the images that spring to mind are often larger than life. Whether it’s Shakespeare’s Henry V rousing his band of brothers into battle, or Gene Kranz’s “Failure is not an option!” from <i>Apollo 13</i> , we tend to think of leaders as having big, bold, decisive …

20 Habits Holding Me Back From Being a Millionaire

Entrepreneur and Connector<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>How would you like to become a millionaire?<p>We all do. But, most of us, including yours truly, have bad habits that get in the way of accomplishing this feat. If you’re able to ditch these bad habits, you should …

Self-improvement

I Tried Floatation Therapy + Here’s What Happened

When you think about sensory deprivation (which you obviously do all the time), deep relaxation and meditation probably aren’t the first two things that come to mind. The idea of shutting yourself off from all sound, light and physical touch probably evokes feelings of anxiety more than anything — …

Meditation

How I Decreased My Weekly Office Hours From 40-plus to Less Than 8

Can a CEO work eight hours a week? Yes, and here's one who did it.<p>Certified Financial Planner, Author and Blogger<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>You sit down at your desk ready to destroy your workday. You brew a pot of coffee, break out your calendar and dive into your …

Outsourcing

7 tips for capturing high-quality photographs with your smartphone

Smartphones aren't specifically made to take high-quality pictures — at least, most of them aren't — but the majority of us still rely on them for …

20 Skillet Cookies for All Your Fall and Winter Baking Needs

Cast iron skillet recipes have come a *long* way since they were a staple on your grandparents’ dinner table. Now (thanks to Pinterest), you can make everything from skillet dip recipes to full one-pot skillet meals and beyond. What’s beyond that, you ask? Two words: skillet cookies. That’s right — …

Dessert

11 Questions to Ask Every Day to Help Improve Your Life

Benjamin Franklin began and ended each day with a question: “What good shall I do this day?” in the morning, and “What good have I done this day?” in …

Self-improvement

98 tools I use to learn, work and travel anywhere in the world

I OFTEN GET ASKED what apps, services and tools I use to work and travel, learn, plan, track habits, manage time, write, read and more.<p>I’d like to …

The 25 Best Small Towns in America Photos

While there’s nothing quite like the energy of the big city, the hectic pace isn’t for everyone, and urbanites themselves often need a respite. Luckily, the U.S. is home to thousands of perfectly charming small towns that are great places for weekend escapes—or to settle down in. We’ve swept the …

The market looks eerily similar to the days right before the 1987 crash

Financial advisers and market strategists usually warn their clients that the market's performance in the past is not a reliable guide for its future moves.<p>But when Citi's Tom Fitzpatrick and his team overlaid the current chart of the benchmark S&P 500 with the index in 1987 — right before the …

Stock Markets

Have a Laugh with These Hilarious Images from the Annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

The annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards is a lighthearted competition designed to not only showcase fine imagery, but to bring the importance …

Five Core Skills To Learn Online Today

With over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. alone, vying for the attention of consumers in today’s highly-competitive marketplace, setting yourself apart from the fray has become a monumental undertaking. Not only is there fierce competition amongst businesses, but getting a decent …

Marketing

12 Books You Need to Read Before You Turn 30

Author Jennifer Weiner — whose new book of essays is out now — shares why you need to read her favorites ASAP.<p><i>Dietland</i> by Sarai Walker<p>Plum Kettle weighs 300 pounds. She’s spent her life failing at diets, but she just knows her life will be perfect once she has weight-loss surgery and finally gets …

Meditation for Stress Relief

It's not much fun to live in an environment that's stressful, pressurizing and completely inferior to your well-being. For some, this environment is at their workplace, while others might find it hard to find peace within their own home -- I'm looking at you, parents.<p>America is known for being a …

Meditation

How You Can Earn $18 to $25 an Hour With Amazon Flex

If you have ever wondered how your Amazon orders magically appear so fast, you have the workers behind Amazon Flex to thank. And if you're looking …

Frugal Living

10 Things Emotionally Intelligent People Refuse to Think

Believing these negative thoughts can become a self-fulfilling prophecy you want no part of, trust me.<p>Pay attention to what comes out of your mouth. The language you use affects how you experience your world, and how others experience you. Inevitably, things get "lost in translation."<p>If you're …

Self-help

15 Habits That Are Costing You Happiness

<b>1. Comparing yourself to others.</b><p>Comparison has been called the thief of joy and for good reason -- every minute you spend wishing you were someone else is a minute of your own life wasted. Comparing yourself to others also misses the whole point of your life -- to be you, a once-in-humankind blend …

Happiness

9 essential tech skills anyone interested in startups should learn

10 Critical Questions You Must Answer if You Want to Write a Book

Don't skip any of these questions if you want your book to be extremely successful.<p>After my book was released, I was surprised by how many people asked me for advice on how to write and publish a book. Like all authors I learned a lot along the way. Here are 10 critical questions you must answer …

Writing

Too edgy for Berlin? Go here instead: Europe’s coolest cities

The post Too edgy for Berlin? Go here instead: Europe’s coolest cities appeared first on http://thebesttravelplaces.comIt’s hard avoiding the …

How One Couple Saved $1 Million in 4 Years to Retire by Age 43

Here's a look at exactly how Carl and Mindy are making early retirement a reality:<p>The couple started by analyzing their spending habits. "My wife and I wrote all of our expenses in a book," Carl explains on their blog. "Every time we returned from shopping or paid a bill, we logged it."<p>Based on …

Retirement

An investor who owns 4,000 apartments explains why multi-family real estate is the best investment he's made

I recently wrote an article that explained why buying a house is for suckers. A home is not an investment, because it doesn't pay you each month — you have to pay it.<p>It's a liability to me, not an asset. Not only does a house leave you less mobile, it ties up your money so you can't use it for real …

Real Estate

10 ways to improve yourself for $100 or less

While it may be true that opportunity doesn't knock on your door that often, it's true that you'll only make the most of the good times when you're truly prepared.<p>Fortunately, there are many ways to reinvent yourself for under one Benjamin!<p>Ranging from career growth to personal finance to personal …

Personal Finance