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5 Places That Are Straight Out Of Fairy Tales

For Condé Nast Traveler, by Caitlin Morton.<p>Visiting these real-world places is like jumping into the pages of a story book, where castles sit on clouds and forests are carpeted with flowers.<p><b>1. Multnomah Falls: Columbia River Gorge, Oregon</b><p>This 611-foot-tall double cascade flows through Oregon's lush …

I retired at 52 with a $3 million net worth — here are the 10 worst money mistakes anyone can make

Said another way, they boil down to E-S-I. If this is the heart of your financial plan, it's likely that you'll be prosperous.<p>That said, there is one other thing you'll need to do — you must avoid the financial pitfalls that can significantly derail your finances. I call these the worst money moves …

How to Cultivate Mental Toughness

Grit. Determination. Willpower. Fortitude. Do you have what it takes to persist in the face of challenges? To pick yourself up and carry on even when …

4 brain exercises elite athletes use to build mental strength

As many viewers declared the game over, Brady led the Patriots in one of the best come-from-behind victories of all time.<p>So what's the secret to Brady's success? Although he undoubtedly puts in countless hours of practice on the field, he also reports doing brain exercises to sharpen his …

77 Things To See And Do In New York City

To help weed through the the tourist traps and last-season spots, we've compiled a guide of the essential things to do, see, eat, and buy while you're visiting the Big Apple.<p>New York City may not actually be that large in scale, but with thousands of stores, restaurants, museums and attractions …

How I Left A 12-Year Career In Silicon Valley To Work On A Beach In Belize

Three months ago, Jeanna Barrett traded a beige office in San Francisco for a palapa on the Caribbean. This is how she pulled it off.<p>Three months ago, I worked in San Francisco as a marketing leader for a unicorn startup. I earned a salary that let me do, eat, and buy whatever I wanted. Now, I live …

15 Mobile Apps Millennial Entrepreneurs Are Using To Get Ahead

There are hundreds of thousands of apps in the Apple and Google app stores to choose from (about two million, in fact). Obviously, your phone can’t fit them all, so you have to be a little picky about your download choices. Consider the 15 mobile apps that these successful millennials are using to …

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16 Apps You Need to Download Before Your Next Flight

Ask a traveler what they think about flying, and you’ll get wildly different opinions, from the geekily excited to the desperately terrified.Now, ask …

This app creates incredibly detailed maps that travelers can access even when they don't have an internet connection

Navigating your way through a foreign city can be a stressful experience, especially when you don't have easy access to the internet and don't want to rack up hefty international data fees.<p>Citymaps, a company that creates tech-savvy maps that travelers can access around the world, has just …

How to Start a Business On (Almost) No Money

<i>This piece originally appeared on Entrepreneur.</i><p>You’re excited to start a business. Maybe you have an idea, or you’re just fascinated with the idea of …

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This beautiful electric bike will charge itself with built-in solar panels

Leaos<p>Electric bikes are all the rage these days, especially among urban dwellers — and for good reason, too.<p>E-bikes are a green mode of …

How to Plan a Last-Minute Adventure

Last Wednesday, I bought a truck. Friday morning, I loaded it up with camping gear, my dog, and a girl, and drove to Baja. By lunchtime, we had a beach all to ourselves. Baja isn’t scary or difficult. It’s the easy, uncrowded beach camping experience you’ve been looking for.<p>I’ve lived about 145 …

Best Brazilian surfer 'not pretty enough to sponsor'

Apparently looks are everything.<p>Silvana Lima, the best female surfer in Brazil, said she wasn’t pretty enough to be sponsored by major brands.<p>For the …

The 13 Best Oceanfront Hotels in California

West Coast, best coast? Though many travelers head to the Golden State for wine country or national parks, many simply want to spend their vacation relaxing on the beach. With 840 miles of coastline, down from San Diego up to San Francisco and beyond, there's ample beachside cities to suit your …

This Wall Can Heat And Cool A Building Without Electricity

Indoor heating and cooling accounts for half of Egypt’s energy consumption. And they’re not alone. In 2011, the provision of hot water, space heating and cooling were estimated to account for roughly half of global energy consumption in buildings, and they produce a large fraction of greenhouse gas …

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America's 21 Most Beautiful Campsites

From Death Valley to Glacier Bay, Alaska and back down to the Grand Canyon, we've got the country covered.<p>With 3,794,100 square miles of soaring mountains, pristine beaches and crystal clear lakes, the United States offers endless options for those looking to spend a few nights under the stars. But …

Scientists made an online calculator that tells you your ‘fitness age' — and you can try it right now

But if you exercise pretty frequently and eat right, you might be a lot younger than you think — at least as far as something called your "fitness age" is concerned.<p>The "fitness-age calculator," which determines your fitness age based on how physically fit you are (rather than how many years you've …

Quantum Origins of the Universe --"Seeded the Early Galaxies and Clusters " (Weekend Feature)

Data from the Planck telescope have confirmed beyond any reasonable doubt a theory of the quantum origin of structure in the Universe. What exactly …

Article - Chinese Herbal Remedies for Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, and Psychosis

In China, before the twentieth century, all mental illnesses were treated exclusively with herbal medicine. Since Chinese doctors have been keeping …

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The Little-Known Story of the Night Witches, an All-Female Force in WWII

In the Nazi-occupied Soviet Union, German soldiers had a very real fear of witches.<p>Namely, the “Night Witches,” an all-female squadron of bomber pilots who ran thousands of daring bombing raids with little more than wooden planes and the cover of night—and should be as celebrated as their male …