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I've studied happiness for years — here are the 12 best pieces of advice I'm giving my daughter

"Drift" is the decision we make by not deciding, or by making a decision that unleashes consequences for which we don't take responsibility.<p>You go to medical school because both your parents are doctors. You get married because all your friends are getting married. You take a job because someone …

Taste Beyond The Tongue

How I Flew to 3 Countries for Just $115 Using AirAsia ASEAN Pass

Shares 417<p>As we all know, Air Asia is a no frills low cost carrier which offers excellent deals for travel within Asia, and elsewhere. However, not …

Airasia

5 terrible writing habits to avoid

I have a theory: The more disciplined the writer, the easier it is to make a living as one.<p>It seems obvious, but it took me several years of filing …

Creative Writing

The 1 Thing That Will Make You a Great Communicator

Good communication isn't rocket science. There's 1 thing you can do to make sure your message cuts through the noise and makes an impact.<p>"The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place." --George Bernard Shaw<p>We've all read and listened to communication experts …

Leadership

The Evolutionary Argument Against Reality

As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when we find ourselves fooled by a perceptual illusion — we realize with a jolt that what we perceive …

The 50 podcasts you need to hear

Harriet Gibsone, Stuart Heritage, Gwilym Mumford, Louis Pattison, Jack Seale, Bella Todd & Hannah Verdier

Podcasting

Study Shows How LSD Mimics Infant's Mind as Ego Dissolves

A groundbreaking series of experiments show how LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide) alters the operation of the brain. Scientists gave LSD to 20 healthy …

A new book shows you how to change your life before 8am

Change your life before 8am: Reduce stress. Lose weight. Fulfil your dreams - simply by rising early. A new book shows you how<p><b>Hal Elrod explains how</b> …

A Meditative Exercise To Help You Find Balance + Tap Into Your True Potential

How would your thoughts—ALL of them—look if they were captured in a single picture?<p>Last month, a woman drew a diagram for her husband to show him …

Set The Table + 7 Other Habits That Will Transform Your Life

One of Harvard’s most popular courses is, perhaps unexpectedly, about Chinese philosophy. I think perhaps it has something to do with the promise …

25 Things You Should Know About Berlin

Even with its deep-rooted history, Berlin still feels like a city coming of age. Classic emblems, like gates and bridges, dance alongside colorful …

Return of the Tribe: Honoring Your Moon Cycle

Within every woman there is a wild and natural creature, a powerful force, filled with good instincts, passionate creativity, and ageless knowing. Her name is Wild Woman, but she is an endangered species. Though the gifts of the wildish nature come to us at birth, society's attempt to "civilize" us …

7 Habits For 7 Days That Will Ensure 365 Days of Happiness

Do you want to be happy?That's a question everybody would in unison answer with a resounding 'yes" to.We all want to be happy and try every day to …

The Most Expensive Album Ever: Enter the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin’

Inside the Wu-Tang Clan’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Shaolin,’ a secretive double-album stored in a Marrakech vault that sold at auction (to Quentin …

Facts About Crows

Crows are black birds known for their intelligence and adaptability, and for their loud, harsh "caw." They also have a reputation for damaging crops; …

Birds

Rob Zombie shares the ultimate Halloween playlist

Rob Zombie knows a thing or two about getting spooky — peep these album names from his time as White Zombie frontman as well as a solo act:</i> …

Hanging With The Girl-Kings Of One Of The World's Only Matriarchies

Mawlynnong isn't like the rest of India, or the rest of the world for that matter. Tucked into the jungle of the northeast Indian state of Meghalaya, on the border of Bangladesh, the village is home to the indigenous Khasi people. Theirs is a matrilineal society, where women inherit land, children …

Morning News: Take the Train to Cuba (No, Really)

A travel company sells Cuba by rail, while Four Seasons dials up its Wi-Fi around the world.<p>Take the train to Cuba! No, really. Vacations By Rail has announced 12-day, people-to-people cultural exchange tours in 2016, which begin with overnight rail travel aboard Amtrak’s "Silver Meteor" from New …

Cuba

A bicyclist made an incredible 14,000-mile journey across Asia — and his photos are stunning

Working as an urban planner in chaotic London, Gandy took up cycling as a temporary escape from city life.<p>"Zipping through the streets, dodging cars and pedestrians became ... almost a form of meditation," he told Business Insider.<p>After some hard saving, Gandy came up with a plan. In 2013, he left …

These beetles are fighting a ‘war’ with predators

Many scientists believe the very same dynamics that have shaped conflict between nations since the early 20th century also may govern how species …

Biology

Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Black Keys' Patrick Carney to Honor Neil Young at Neil Fest

On September 13 and 14, the Bowery Ballroom in New York City will host Neil Fest, a star-studded festival celebrating the music of Neil Young. The lineup features Ryan Adams, Sharon Van Etten, Body/Head, Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Nick Zinner, the Black Keys' Patrick Carney, Norah Jones, Michelle Branch, …

Neil Young

Your Calling Doesn’t Have to Be Grand

Recently, I spoke at Chris Guillebeau’s World Domination Summit, where 3000 people who yearn to make the world a better place gather to inspire one …

Spirituality

What Latin Americans Can Teach Us About Living A Better Life

By Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher, InternationalLiving.com<p>We're not much for generalizing about entire segments of population, but since Donald Trump can do it, so will we.<p>Cuenca, Ecuador<p>There is much we "northerners" can learn from Latinos and their culture, similar to ours in many ways and very …

How To Accomplish Anything From A to Z

Abraham Maslow listed self actualization on top of the hierarchy of human needs because he understood man’s innate desire to succeed and achieve …

You Were Never Meant to Fit In

I thought I was a misfit because I was a first generation American, with Indian immigrant parents.<p>Or maybe it was because I looked different than …

Meet “Bitch Planet,” your new “bold, beautiful, and baaaad” subversive feminist comic obsession

“Orange Is the New Black” meets “The Handmaid’s Tale” in space — for “non-compliant” women and those who love them<p>To describe Image Comics’ “Bitch Planet,” it’s helpful to start not with the gorgeously splashy covers, rendered variously in Pepto-Bismol pink, goldenrod yellow, electric blue, but …

You Want Me To Put That Jade Egg Where?!

A few days ago, I was invited to a class on “yogic beauty secrets.” <i>Um, yes I'll go to that</i>. I've been on a yoga cruise, haven't I? I had no idea what …

Feeling Stressed? This Mindfulness Website Will Help Put Your Problems In Perspective In Just 60 Seconds

Having one of those days when it feels like you're carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? A new website has a brilliantly simple …

Mindfulness