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10 Dalai Lama Quotes to Make You Happier, Stronger and More Successful

Some words of wisdom from one of today's most influential spiritual figures.<p>From happiness to personal growth and empowerment, Tenzin Gyatso, better recognized as the 14th Dalai Lama, has much to teach the rest of us. Beyond his presence in Asia, throughout his life the Dalai Lama has spread his …

Dalai Lama

Top 10 Tropical Islands for Hiking

Love to go trekking in tropical nature? Then think outside of the sandbox to unearth terrestrial treasures and exciting active adventures on these 10 …

The most underrated coastal towns in Europe to go to before they become touristy

The vertiginous houses of Positano, the white settlements of Santorini and the poetic villages of Cinque Terre might still be some of the most …

10 of the most historic cities to visit in the UK

And must-see hotspots...<p><b>The UK is full of historic tales told through the architecture, geography and iconic locations of some of our cities. Here are 10 of the best cities to visit in the UK if history is your hobby...</b>

13 Facts About Serial Killers That You Definitely Shouldn't Read After 10PM (But Will Because You Hate Yourself)

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The settings you should change immediately after buying a new TV

It's finally a good time to make the jump to a 4K TV. Prices have come down, HDR is up to snuff, and there are a bevy of great models to choose from. But once you bring your new TV home, you may want to take a trip through its settings and tweak a few in order to get the best possible picture.<p>If …

The world's greatest long weekends? 25 incredible microadventures

The notion of adventure traditionally involves a lot of risk, discomfort and excitement, whether in the jungles of Papua New Guinea or the icy emptiness of Antarctica. Many of us enjoy tales of grand adventure and daydream about travelling the world, shunning the daily routine for something more …

7 science stories in 2017 that made us go, “Whoa, that’s awesome”

The news that lifted our existential dread.<p>Science is inherently optimistic. Why else would researchers spend countless hours on frustrating experiments that so often fail? They toil in labs, wade through massive data sets, and point their instruments at the sky because they believe answers to …

Switzerland funicular: World's steepest railway opens

<b>The world's steepest funicular railway has opened to the public in Switzerland.</b><p>Specially constructed cylindrical carriages have been used to ensure that passengers can stay upright on the incline.<p>The floors tilt, adjusting to the slope as the funicular climbs at a gradient of 110% at its steepest …

European Travel

8 Best Trekking Trips Around The World

These trekking trips are not for the faint-hearted nor for the narrow-minded. A great trail is bound to make you look at more than the map and these …

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

The best English views | The Great Outdoors

14th August 2017<p><b>In a collaboration with British photographers, Focus Clinics showcase the best views that England has to offer</b><p>The UK may be a small …

Slow train through Spain: a narrow-gauge ride through España Verde

‘The whole way?”<p>“You’re not in a rush, are you?”<p>“Are you sure?”<p>My plan to traverse the northern coast of Spain on the Feve (Ferrocarriles de Vía Estrecha) railway was questioned by hotel hosts, <i>sidrería</i> owners and once (justifiably) by a taxi driver who rescued me when the train failed to show one …

European Travel

The 100+ Best Places to Go in London According to Our Community

If you want to know the very best spots to go in a city, you turn to the people who have experienced it firsthand—both the locals who know it like the back of their hands, and the visitors who see it with fresh eyes.<p>Which is why when we wanted to hear about <i>the</i> places to go in London, for eating, …

13 Places Where You Can See the Bluest Water in the World

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Cells dripped into the brain help man fight a deadly cancer

A man with deadly brain cancer that had spread to his spine saw his tumors shrink and, for a time, completely vanish after a novel treatment to help his immune system attack his disease — another first in this promising field.<p>The type of immunotherapy that 50-year-old Richard Grady received already …

'My best travel discovery of 2016'

Inspired by the surprises thrown up in our weekly A great little place I know series, we asked writers and adventurers to share their best discovery of the year<p><b>Peter Frankopan, historian and author</b><br>The world of 2016 is not all doom and gloom. In Asia, things are changing fast as the Silk Roads rise …

A garment originally made for astronauts is saving the lives of new mothers in developing countries

In 1969, medical researchers at NASA’s Ames Research Center were referred an unusual patient: a local California woman who had given birth to a healthy baby, but who kept hemorrhaging dangerous amounts of blood.<p>While doctors at Stanford University Hospital gave the hemorrhage patient a blood …

Developing Countries

40 trips you should take before you turn 30

You're not young and free forever.<p>Your 20s are an ideal time to take on some adventure and travel to faraway places.<p>Chances are you'll end up having …

National Parks

The 12 Greatest Medical Breakthroughs of 2016

Image source: Getty Images.<p>With less than two weeks to go before we turn the page on 2016, we can look back on another largely successful year for the healthcare industry. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved 19 novel drugs in 2016 to treat everything from psoriasis to hepatitis C to …

The best European Christmas markets to visit in 2017 from Winter wonderland to Swedish delights in Stockholm

Is it too early to start talking about Christmas ? Not if you want to secure an amazing trip to one of Europe’s most enchanting winter …

NASA's Hubble Telescope Captures Stunning Supermassive Black Hole As It Engulfs An Entire Galaxy

Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA<p>Never has destruction looked so beautiful.<p>NASA and the European Space Agency’s Hubble Space Telescope …

What 17 super-successful people wish they knew at 22

Looking back, maybe you'd rewrite your past — or, perhaps you're content with the decisions you made at that time in your life. Either way, there are probably a few things you wish you knew then that you know now.<p>That's exactly what LinkedIn asked its network of top minds across all fields to write …

Self-improvement

New studies just found psychedelics help terminal cancer patients and could be the new wonder drugs for psychiatry – they shouldn't be ignored

Today, in a ground-breaking development in the field of psychiatry, two new studies were published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology showing that …

NASA will give you $30,000 if you can solve their 'space poop' problem

NASA needs help solving one of its most basic — and critical — problems, and the winning idea could land you $30,000.<p>The problem is this: During launch and entry, astronauts are locked into their suits, unable to access any part of their body for hours. As a result, if they need to urination, …

Space Science

Personalized Medicine Draws Closer With Cheap and Accurate DNA Sequencer

Sequencing-by-synthesis (SBS) technology currently dominates the gene sequencing market. The process involves dividing a DNA molecule into many …

The best new tourist attractions on earth, according to Lonely Planet

If globe-trotting is on your bucket list this year, travel guide company Lonely Planet wants to tell you where to go. Its list of the world’s best travel experiences of 2015, part of its latest ebook, “New in Travel,” will take you off the beaten track from Ireland to Panama to South Africa. Here’s …

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