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Taste Beyond The Tongue

Seven Small Towns You Must Visit in the U.S.

Seven reasons to start planning that U.S. road trip, stat.<p>New York City—more specifically the neon insanity around Times Square—may be the most …

Times Square

7 Low-Carb Dinners That Take Less Than 30 Minutes To Make

There's a lot to consider when cutting carbs. Complex carbohydrates provide your body with energy, so you don’t want to cut them out entirely. They …

Healthy Eating

VIDEO: Barelona's Festa Major de Gracia

Every August in one of Barcelona’s most celebrated neighborhoods, locals and travelers fill Gracia’s storied streets for the annual Festa Major de …

Festivals

Olive Oil And Hair Care

<i>Photo credit: Alicia Cho, Paul Delmont</i><p>Thrive Market<p>Between the chemicals in shampoos and conditioners, the blow drying, heat treating, and dyeing, hair takes quite the beating.<p>Whether you have split ends, dry and weak strands, dandruff, or just a tangled mess, the likely culprit for almost all …

Science Says Parents of Successful Kids Do These 3 Things

Raising smart kids is difficult in and of itself, but what about raising successful ones? How exactly do you do that?<p>Raising smart kids is difficult in and of itself, but what about raising successful ones? How exactly do you do that? Read on to find out what science says parents of successful …

Parenting

Top 50 Honeymoon Destinations for 2016

Love happens when we find the most exotic destinations to share with your other half. We traveled all around the world in search of the most …

In 5 years of studying millionaires, I learned one huge factor of success has nothing to do with money

In my Rich Habits Study, where I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals (177 of which were self-made millionaires) with at least $160,000 in annual gross income and $3.2 million in net assets, I found:<p>As it turns out, the rich in my study were on to something big. According to a Columbia University …

DIY Paper Weaving for Easy, Modern Art

Today we’re going to do a bit of weaving. Recently, woven crafts have become a trendy way to decorate walls with colorful yarn and fabric designs in …

Crafting

How to Download Free Books, Movies, and Music This Summer

What could be better than free fun in the sun?<p>Want your summer vacation entertainment for next to nothing? Many libraries have agreements with …

Audiobooks

The Remarkably Simple Way to Turn Fear Into Success

Only when you understand where your fear is coming from - will you be able to get through it.<p>All of us experience fear now and then. And all of us know the effects fear can have on us. Fear can hold us back from pursuing our dreams, whether those dreams are about starting a business or starting a …

Self-improvement

The best and worst states to raise children in

<b>(CNN) —</b> Minnesota reigns as the most kid-friendly state to raise a family for the second year in a row, according to an Annie E. Casey Foundation study released Tuesday.<p>Parents in Mississippi and New Mexico, however, might find reason for concern as those states rank among the lowest.<p>The …

New Mexico

These Are the Only 4 Films That Actually Needed to Be in 3D

Clash Of The Titans isn't one of them.<p>There are only 4 movies that need to be in 3D.<p>There are plenty of other films that look better in 3D or are enhanced by 3D or are fun to see in 3D. If you like 3D, that's great. But there are only four that <i>need</i> to be in 3D.<p>And we're talking about proper, modern …

Best Romantic Summer Getaways

Dubrovnik gets lots of love, but we’re smitten with the lesser-known city of Rovinj to the north. The terracotta rooftops, church steeples, and …

Farm-to-table

Cities as you've never seen them: Panoramic images capture metropolises including Sydney, Las Vegas and Shanghai at night

• <b>Russian photography group AirPano has travelled around the world to take these images of different cities</b>• <b><br>They use drones to capture the panoramas but</b> …

Station to station: the best train journeys you've never heard of

Famous railways – from America’s California Zephyr to Switzerland’s Glacier Express – are rightly celebrated in travellers’ lore. But the most iconic journeys tend to have popularity and prices to match their fame. Look a little closer into the world of train travel, however, and there are dozens …

Trains

Why Grit Is the Real Key to Success in Business and in Life

Over time, grit separates fruitful lives from aimlessness.<p>Dolly Parton once said, "Above everything else I've done, I've always said I have more guts than talent."<p>I suspect Dr. Angela Duckworth might well endorse Dolly's intuition that guts trumps talent.<p>I was doing some routine work at my desk …

Self-improvement

A UPenn psychologist uses the 'Hard Thing Rule' to teach her kids to take control of their success

It's doubly so if that successful person is a top psychologist who specifically studies how to help kids thrive.<p>That psychologist is Angela Duckworth, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania whose new book, "Grit," offers research and anecdotal evidence on how passion and perseverance lead to …

Facebook's lead HR consultant says every great manager follows these 2 principles

When the management guide "First, Break All the Rules" was first published in 1999, managers embraced it and HR departments rejected it.<p>Two of the book's core messages — that a company's success relies on individual managers' leadership styles and that employees' weaknesses should be ignored rather …

Santorini for first-timers

Santorini is the supermodel of the Greek islands, a head-turner whose face is instantly recognisable around the world: multicoloured cliffs soar out of a sea-drowned caldera, topped by drifts of whitewashed buildings. With its reputation for dazzling panoramas, romantic sunsets and volcanic-sand …

vacation

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Activities in Bangkok, Thailand

Loneliness

9 TED talks that can help you become insanely productive

Reaching optimal productivity is about working smarter, not harder, and making the most of each day.<p>The following TED talks offer valuable lessons in doing just that.

30 Most Colorful Cities Around the World

Many of the world's most iconic metropolises are filled with towering skyscrapers and shiny glass-and-steel facades, but not all cities are gray concrete jungles. From the candy-colored buildings of Havana, Cuba to the blue-painted houses of Jodhpur, India, many urban areas have embraced vivid hues …

Cape Town

This Silicon Valley Startup Will Measure Your Creativity in 20 Minutes

The first research-based, reliable way to test your creativity online in under 20 minutes, and for only $35.<p>I met Farzad Eskafi and Dr. Kenes Beketayev, the founders of Berkeley-based SparcIt, at the Crab House in San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf for the first time. They had both just exited their …

Creativity

A simple technique called 'anxiety appraisal' can turn nervousness into success

<i>I just can't wait to learn how I will fail to live up to my own expectations.</i><p><i>I lie awake, tight-chested, at 3 a.m., just really looking forward to what fresh hell that meeting will be about.</i><p>Don't mind me, I'm just trying out a cognitive trick that's supposed to help with anxiety.<p>It's called …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

15 Pregnancy Power Foods

These healthy choices have the nutrients that you and your growing baby need.<p>1 of 18<p>7 Power Foods for a Healthy Pregnancy<p>1 of 18<p>2 of 18<p>Fortified Breakfast Cereal<p>2 of 18<p>You knew folate was important before conception and during your first few weeks of pregnancy, but your needs for the B vitamin stay …

Nutrition

The best paintings of all time, ranked

Countless paintings have been produced throughout the history of Western art, but only a few have become timeless icons. What accounts for the …