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17 Signs Your Relationship Will Last a Lifetime | Inc.com

Every relationship reaches the point where that person you were convinced you couldn't live without becomes the person you live <i>with.</i> That's when you really find out if you married the right person.<p>By no means are the following the only important aspects of a relationship: physical attraction, …

Self-improvement

Big banks make a lot of money off your deposits: report

Big US commercial banks profited $171 billion off of the American public last year, according to data by startup banker Beam, which noted that the …

11 Amazing Treehouse Designs

Treehouse lookout<p>About an hour drive from Zihuatanejo, along Mexico’s Pacific coast, you’ll find Playa Viva, a sustainable boutique hotel with an …

The Best Places for Women to Travel Solo

We looked at safety rankings and accessibility to determine our list of the top cities for a solo female traveler.<p>Three years ago, I sat on the …

6 Simple Strategies to Instantly Reduce Stress and Anxiety | Inc.com

Whether we like it or not, the demands of modern society generate stress and anxiety. The jobs we work and the material wealth we value make significant demands on our time and energy--both of which have an impact on our emotional state. And since most people experience stress and anxiety in some …

Mindfulness

We Asked Some Goths What They Think of Taylor Swift Going Goth

"I literally despise her and want her to disappear off the face of the Earth."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK.</i><p>Taylor Swift is back, and she's gone full goth. She teased her new album, <i>Reputation</i>, with some Instagram pictures of snakes (goth), used a sort of old English font on the album …

Nomad Women Explain How to Travel the World—and Keep Your Job

We all talk about quitting the rat race and taking off around the globe. But for a growing number of women it's an actual lifestyle. Here, writer Amna Shamim tells what it's like and introduces you to four of her worldly friends. Without further ado, meet the nomads.<p>Amna Shamim, 33, …

This Cilantro Lime Chicken & Veggie Rice Meal Prep Will Keep You On Track All Week

#LunchGoals<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Preferred cooking oil, to taste<p>1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed<p>Salt, to taste<p>Pepper, to taste<p>1 lime, juiced<p>⅓ cup cilantro, minced<p>Preferred cooking oil, to taste<p>1 red bell pepper, diced<p>½ red onion, diced<p>2 cloves garlic, minced<p>1 bag riced …

Cauliflower

50 Adventures in 50 States

From hiking volcanic cliffs to racing down snow-capped mountains, take a look at the greatest adventures across the country.<p>Adventure enthusiasts from all over the world travel to the United States to explore stunning national parks, trek iconic trails, and immerse themselves in America’s vast …

National Parks

Norway Travel: Top 9 Norwegian Fjords in Unforgettable Photos

When you think of some of the Earth’s most beautiful landscapes; the Norwegian Fjords offer vistas of unparalled beauty. Through majestic blue, …

Astonishing aerial photography of America’s natural landscapes

Aerial photography captures our natural landscapes from a whole new perspective – captured by drones, this is nature photography at its most …

The most exclusive resorts for 'people who care about the planet,' according to National Geographic

For its current, June and July issue, National Geographic Traveler magazine is celebrating the best of the best eco-friendly resorts across the world.<p>Below, ten of our favorites from their "21 Places to stay if you care about the planet" round-up. Captions by National Geographic Traveler.

How to Have a Wellness Honeymoon in Bali

Call it the Instagram Effect—now more so than ever, couples are looking to pack their honeymoons with multi-stop itineraries and photo-ready experiences rather than jet off to a faraway beach and do absolutely nothing. Same goes for how they approach healthy living on their post-wedding journey. …

The 11 best botanical gardens in the United States

Beat the heat in these urban paradises<p>Summer is in full swing, which means there’s no better time to play outdoors. But even diehard city lovers sometimes tire of the incessant urban annoyances in the summer months: the long commutes, the endless pavement, and the oppressive heat.<p>Luckily, nearly …

Beautiful new see-through frog puts whole heart on display

<b>The new-to-science Amazonian glassfrog has skin so transparent that its tiny heart can be seen beating in its chest.</b><p>The Amazon rain forest is …

3 Strength Moves You Probably Aren't Doing—But Should Be

These powerful strength exercises target often-overlooked muscle groups in your lower body and core.<p>You're probably already incorporating strength …

How Developers Turned Graffiti Into a Trojan Horse For Gentrification

It happened in the middle of the night: the stealth whitewashing of 5Pointz, Long Island City's unofficial graffiti museum. In 2013 owner Jerry …

Unbelievable Graffiti Artworks by PichiAvo

From time to time we get to artworks that really stand out. Pichi & Avo became PichiAvo, a Spanish based artist duo that comes up with unbelievable …

Art

Decoding The Secret Meanings Behind Flowers

Say it with roses<p>Contemporary communication is efficient, private, and fast. In other words, if we want to send someone a dirty message, all we have to do is text them. But before technology streamlined conversational potential, opportunities to merely speak to someone were limited. If you weren’t …

7 Habits Of Truly Resilient Couples

If you can find some humor during the tough times, you're on the right track.<p>In any relationship, even the very best ones, couples will encounter problems big and small ― everything from day-to-day stresses like bills or bickering to bigger ones such as losing a job or a sick loved one.<p>One thing …

Self-help

A List of 47 Insanely Useful Resources for Freelancers

The hardest part about being a freelancer is finding the right tools to help you manage your productivity, accounts and content creation. With an enormous amount of resources available for freelancers, it can be exhausting trying to find the right tools for you. It can take a long time to establish …

Switzerland for nature lovers

Nature had one of her finest moments in Switzerland. Where else can you find such varied and intense beauty – colossal glaciers, raging falls, hidden valleys and 4000m mountains – in such a small country?<p>On foot or skis, by bike or raft, with karabiner or paraglider, the Swiss have harnessed these …

10 Essential European Gestures to Learn Before Your Next Trip

Courtesy of Pixabay<p>Language skills aren’t always enough—Europeans speak with their hands.<p>I’ll never forget one of the first nights I went out in …

The One Thing You Must Do In Each Country, According To Tourists

You'll either love this map or hate it.<p>If you could only do one thing in each country you visited, what would it be?<p>U.K. travel site Vouchercloud compiled a map that shows the top-rated “Thing to Do” on TripAdvisor in nations around the world. And while some picks seem on-point, others may sound …

Travel

These Creepy Paintings Look Ripped from a Surreal Storybook

Roby dwi Antono’s paintings portray children frolicking with ghostly creatures in an unsettling fantasyland.<p>Young but far from foolish, a cast of girls stand their ground while animal specters invade their immediate surroundings. The image of an unperturbed pre-teen girl holding an oversized insect …

11 Little Known Laws of Mindfulness That Will Change the Way You Live Your Life

Ever heard of mindful living? It’s become incredibly popular in recent years thanks to countless scientific research studies showing its benefits.<p>The …

7 Ways Exceptionally Positive People Train Their Minds Every Day | Inc.com

Starting and growing a business is one of the hardest things you'll ever do. The road to startup success is full of mental and emotional demands, but the best founders can navigate a path in the face of uncertainty.<p>Trust is the pillar of the founder's journey. You must learn to trust yourself, and …

Self-improvement

This Map Shows the Quickest (and Ultimate) Road Trip Across Europe

Europe

The 5 Causes of Suffering According to Buddhism And How You Can Overcome Them

We all encounter mental roadblocks in life. To feelings of self-doubt to anxiety and depression, mental hindrances can be extremely tough to deal …

5 Important Business Lessons You Can Learn From Billionaire Oprah Winfrey

Oprah isn't just a T.V. personality -- she's a businesswoman who grew her brand and worth over decades.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>There’s no doubt that Oprah Winfrey is one of the most inspirational figures in business, and, while not everyone can have Oprah's …