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Millions of flowers blanket Death Valley in first 'super bloom' in a decade

In a land of extremes, where a barren valley floor sinks below sea level, rain rarely falls and summer temperatures reach a toasty 120 degrees, a riot of color has exploded.<p>For the first time in over a decade, Death Valley National Park is experiencing a "super bloom," when millions of wildflowers …

28 places to party before you die

Some of the world's most stunning destinations are also home to incredible nightlife for travelers to explore.<p>From iconic clubs to world-renowned festivals, these places give travelers the chance to experience the party of a lifetime.<p>We've put together 28 party destinations to cross off your bucket …

Festivals

World's 20 best places to invest in property

19 things keeping you from getting rich, according to a journalist who spent his career studying millionaires

Journalist Napoleon Hill set out to uncover the key to wealth around 80 years ago. He studied more than 500 self-made millionaires over a span of 20 years, and his research culminated in what would become a timeless personal-finance classic: "Think and Grow Rich."<p>In addition to boiling down the …

Self-improvement

The world's most epic facts – in pictures

Children and teenagers,Books,Culture,Children's books: 7 and under,Children's books: 8-12 years,Non-fiction (children and teens),Zombies,Animals<p>Did you know if all the dead came back to life there’d be 101 billion zombies? That there are only 4000 tigers left in the wild? That some species of …

The 365-Day Bucket List

That mental list you keep of all the fun things you want to experience before it's too late? We wrote it down. Then we came up with a chronological plan for making it all happen—in the next 365 days.<p>This is a packed list, and yes, we know you probably have a day job. But check even a couple of …

The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan review – history on a grand scale

From the Turkic steppe to the great sultans of Merv, a fearless and brilliant history of the world as seen from the east<p>Twenty five years ago, as a young journalist fresh out of college, I drove under wintry cloud banks, through the snow-haunted valleys of Annandale and Eskdale, to interview Sir …

Roads

Articles about green home last lifetime austin on Dwell.com - Dwell

Austin couple Anne Suttles and Sam Shah built a house to last their lifetime—and longer.<p>In 1892, when John Muir founded the Sierra Club, the only "web" he knew about was the kind spun by spiders, and social...<p>Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs suggests that we only think about fancy needs like …

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11 ways to humiliate yourself in France

1. Fail to say bonjour.<p>French politeness is predicated on the use of <i>formulations</i>. You don’t need to talk extensively (in fact, you shouldn’t unless …

The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we’re big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure—and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts—so …

Terrifying, Eerily Beautiful Photos Taken From Space Of Hurricane Patricia

The gigantic storm, the most powerful hurricane in recorded history, is expected to make landfall in Mexico on Friday night.