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Bad Habits You Need to Kill Immediately to be a Much Better Person This Year

Habits define us. And nothing sabotages your creativity and productive life quite like bad habits. In the words of Samuel Johnson “The chains of …

Self-improvement

Six Habits Of People Who Make Friends Easily

The secret to making new friends is as simple as being open to it. Here are things you can do to fill your calendar.<p>Friendships are more beneficial than just sharing laughs over a cup of coffee. A lack of strong relationships increases your risk of premature death from all causes by 50%, according …

The 7-Step Evening Ritual That Will Make You Happy

Everybody talks about morning rituals to get the day started right. (Even I have.) But <i>ending</i> the day right can be even more important. Why?<p>Because …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b><b>At least 717 pilgrims died and more than 800 were injured in a stampede on Thursday near the holy city of Mecca</b> when too many people converged at an intersection, causing pushing and panic.<p><b>2. China's President Xi Jinping will announce a landmark cap-and-trade program</b> to reduce greenhouse gas …

National Geographic Travel

Where to Drink in Brooklyn

Merging cutting-edge flair with homegrown roots, Brooklyn's drinking scene is worth a trip across the river if you usually stick to Manhattan. Two …

21 Experiences You Can Only Have In New Jersey

As Lauren Barnett, publisher of Lone Star Publications of Humor, once told The New York Times, "there are more mean-spirited jokes about New Jersey than any other state, even counting Texas."<p>But most people don't realize that, from the museums to the food to the slightly bizarre, Jersey actually …

5 Reasons to Cycle Mallorca

Spain continues to be one of Pure Adventures' most popular cycling destinations, with tours offering flat to rolling countryside, charming villages, vineyards, castles, Roman history, and museums. Majorca (Mallorca in Spanish) is the largest of the Balearic Islands, its 310-mile-long coastline a …

Venezuela's Angel Falls Is The Most Epic Waterfall On Earth

Is there anything more beautiful than a giant, stunning waterfall?<p>Angel Falls -- also known as El Salto Ángel -- is located in southeastern Venezuela's Canaima National Park and is the tallest waterfall on Earth. It stands at 3,212 feet tall, with water pouring down from a flat-topped plateau …

How To Schedule Your Day For Peak Creative Performance

Are you a certified organizational ninja? It’s okay, nobody is–so steal this idea from career kickstarter Amber Rae, who shares her “Work, Play, Fit, Push” framework for getting things done while staying inspired.<p>About four years ago I started working for myself. I wanted the freedom and …

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

Best New Rooftop Bars in NYC

Summer is (unofficially) here and what better way to take in the glorious New York City skyline than from a rooftop bar? Visitors and locals alike …

Starting Over: 10 Travelers Who Bought A One-Way Ticket And Began A New Life

Many of us dream of packing our belongings, buying a plane ticket to that place we've always dreamed of going, and starting a new life. Have you ever wondered what that would be like -- and whether you'd regret it?<p>A recent Ask Reddit thread posed the question, "Redditors who have dropped …