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A 23-year-old woman is set to break the record for the youngest and fastest person to visit every country in the world

At 23, Taylor Demonbreun is on a mission to become the youngest and fastest person to visit all 195 of the world's sovereign countries.<p>Demonbreun graduated from Vanderbilt University last May, with degrees in economics and public policy. After a semester abroad, however, she says she realized that …

Dominican Republic

6 Qualities of Greatness

When we strive for greatness, 'success' is the secondary benefit.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We all have the potential for greatness. To develop and express our greatness, we must possess the passion and drive to live our lives with calculated risks and an attitude …

Profit

Understanding the Victim Complex

In clinical psychology, a “victim complex” or “victim mentality” describes a personality trait of persons who believe they are constantly the victims …

4 countries where you can live on just $1000 a month

There are many reasons why you might be thinking about taking the plunge, uprooting your life, and moving abroad. Perhaps you're looking to find an exotic retirement paradise where you can make the most of no longer having to spend so much of your time going to work. It could be that you're moving …

Thai Food

Storms pummel Bering Sea islands after ‘crazy’ ice melt-off

A swath of sea ice the size of Minnesota vanished from the northern Bering Sea as warm storms pummeled the region this month, causing ice coverage to …

Global Warming

Five Keys To Creating Success On Your Own Terms

I was sitting in an interview when I began to think that maybe I didn’t want to be the way you’d think the person outlined on my resume would be. That person would put in long hours and do whatever needed to be done to please, perform and get results. But being that way was exhausting. It was …

Motivation

7 Reasons Why Embracing The Unknown Leads To Success And Happiness

Life. Are we ever aware of what might happen tomorrow? Do we know what will happen one year from now and where our lives will be? How about knowing …

Motivation

6 Things Successful People Refuse To Do

You're reading 6 Things Successful People Refuse To Do, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement. If you're enjoying …

Motivation

How to Unlock Your Full Potential and Achieve the Impossible

Dr. Tererai Trent shares her story.<p>This story originally appeared on Lewis Howes<p>I've learned that greatness can come from anywhere, everywhere or anyone. It all starts with a dream or a vision. Of course one of the secrets is never giving up, but the biggest one is that it needs to be yours. You …

Motivation

How To Think Through Stress and Not Obsess

Have you ever found yourself obsessing over something negative that's happened to you, and getting more and more upset, but feeling unable to let it …

Five lost cities of the world

The most intriguing abandoned settlements, from ancient ruins to modern ghost towns<p>Angamuco, Mexico<p>Last week laser scanning revealed the true scale of the ancient city of Angamuco in western Mexico. The city, built around AD900, is thought to have had 100,000 residents and included pyramids, road …

Archaeology

The terrifying phenomenon that is pushing species towards extinction

Scientists are alarmed by a rise in mass mortality events – when species die in their thousands. Is it all down to climate change?<p>There was almost something biblical about the scene of devastation that lay before Richard Kock as he stood in the wilderness of the Kazakhstan steppe. Dotted across the …

Climate Change

Swarm of 200 earthquakes strikes Yellowstone super volcano

A swarm of more than 200 earthquakes struck Yellowstone National Park over the past two weeks, but that probably doesn't mean the "big one" is coming anytime soon, according to geologists from the park.<p>The 200 temblors began on Feb. 8 and ramped up on Feb. 15 in an area about 8 miles (13 …

How the Transgender Murder Rate Reveals the Ugly Lie of ‘Acceptance’

As 2018 starts with the murder of four more trans women, the author reflects on the contrast of increased media representation set against more …

LGBTQI

5 LGBTQ things you need to know today, Feb. 19

1. Openly gay U.S. figure skater Adam Rippon, the team bronze medalist who has become one of the best-known athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics in …

10 Key Psychological Concepts Many People Just Don’t Get

Here’s an interesting thing about psychology: For the most part, everyone, regardless of their educational background, feels like an expert in the …

Psychology

How making fun of yourself can make you happy

Self-deprecating jokes are the best — unless I make them. See what I did there? Judging by my humor (or lack thereof), you may think that I'm not a …

How Self-Esteem Affects Social Anxiety Disorder

Self-esteem is known to play a role in social anxiety disorder (SAD). While lowered self-esteem may put you at risk of later social anxiety, having …

Self-esteem

Narcissism vs. self-esteem: How to tell the two apart

The main difference between one and the other is a matter of self-perception.<p>Both narcissism and self-esteem are ways of seeking, in some way, to …

Holocaust survivor William Glied tirelessly shared stories of life in concentration camps

More than seven decades after his father's death in a Nazi concentration camp, William Glied flew from Toronto to the old German city of Detmold in 2016 and took the stand at one of the last Holocaust trials.<p>Testifying against the former SS guard Reinhold Hanning, Mr. Glied recalled how his mother …

Compensation

Saturn’s tiny moon ‘has far bigger oil and gas reserves than Earth’

A tiny moon orbiting Saturn contains oil and gas reserves many times bigger than all known reserves on Earth, a NASA probe has shown.<p>The Cassini …

10 Unexpected Psychological Tricks That Will Help You Make A Great Impression On Anyone You Meet

Making a great first impression is something that doesn't come easily to everyone. Sure, there are people out there who can confidently walk up, …

Scientists Discovered a Lava Dome That Could Kill 100 Million People (Video)

Don't worry, there's only a 1 percent chance it will erupt.<p>Scientists have discovered a lava dome inside an underwater volcano in Japan that could …

Mexico is in the worst possible place for earthquakes — here's why it keeps getting hit

If giants were playing a game of Jenga with countries as their table-tops, Mexico would be one of the last locations to get picked.<p>The country sits atop three of the Earth's largest tectonic plates— the North American plate, the Cocos Plate, and the Pacific Plate. Whenever these chunks of crust …

Geology

7 Extinction Level Events That Could End Life as We Know It

If you've watched the movies "2012" or "Armageddon" or read "On the Beach," you know about some of the threats that could end life as we know it. The …

Ancient climatic changes and central India’s rare forest owlet

Between four and six million years ago, long before humans evolved, drastic climatic changes in the Indian subcontinent led to the evolution of a new …

This Medieval Town is Built Inside a Crater and Composed of Millions of Diamonds

From the greystone of Montreal to the limestone of Jerusalem, every city has its own iconic identity read through the city’s urban fabric. Scanning …

Earth’s Crust Absorbs Lots of Carbon Dioxide, But Not Enough to Save Humanity

New research finds that subduction along the seafloor absorbs carbon dioxide, which helps explain why the climate fluctuates over millions of …