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5 Stunning Places You've Probably Never Heard of but Need to See, According to a Woman Who's Traveled to 100 Countries (Video)

Traveling is always an exciting experience, but nothing quite compares to discovering something new.<p>Unfortunately, the prospect of visiting uncharted …

Travel

The Best Paris Tips From Our Readers

Bonjour! This week we asked for your Paris tips. Here are some highlights from the 148 responses. If you learn just thing, let it be that Parisians …

Beautiful natural hot springs and the cost to visit

Travertine Hot Springs (Bridgeport, Calif.): This is one of the easiest natural hot springs to get to, and Travertine's beauty is not limited by its accessibility. A great pit stop for Angelenos en route to Lake Tahoe or Mammoth Mountain, this free roadside attraction is perfect for travelers to …

Hiking

12 simple mind exercises that can increase your mental strength

<i>LinkedIn Influencer Gretchen Rubin published this post originally on LinkedIn.</i><p>Dorothea Brande was an American writer and editor, well known for her books 'Wake Up and Live' and 'Becoming a Writer' (a useful resource for writers, by the way).<p>In 'Wake Up and Live', she suggests twelve mental …

Happiness

Sick? Try these Restorative Yoga Poses | Life of Liberté | Liberté Chan KTLA 5 | Los Angeles Fashion Influencer

While I made it through the holidays without getting the flu, I was slammed by sickness over the weekend. The first sign of the horrible cold that is …

This Is the Itinerary You Need If You're Traveling to Greece

Located in Southeastern Europe and neighbored by islands dotted across the Aegean and Ionian seas, Greece is known for its pristine beaches, ancient …

European Travel

Mauve petals spill across amethyst dreams — violet shades of love. #PetalSighs Georgi Petrov | Violet Dreams https://t.co/oADu4lGO5Z

Board Games

William Blake’s A Vision of the Last Judgement: a moment of epiphany

The poet and artist presents his depiction of a religious theme with a great, swirling energy<p><b>Perfect symmetry...</b> As the “vision” in its title suggests, this is a typically personal take on the Last Judgment by the Romantic outlier poet and artist. It follows a traditional, symmetrical model: Christ …

William Blake

Thich Nhat Hanh - The Art of Mindful Living - Part 1

10 Snorkeling Spots You Need to Add to Your Bucket List

Sometimes the best views require a deeper dive.<p>Intrepid travelers know that when you’re exhausted from exploring historical sites, when you can’t …

Scuba Diving

This Is the Secret to Packing a Better Lunch Your Kids Will Actually Eat

Snacking has taken over the way we eat and, given our propensity for unrelenting schedules and processed foods, this is a mostly bad thing. But I …

Snacks

Hiking in Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument, Utah

It could take months to explore everything that Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument has to offer. 1.9 million acres is a lot to cover and a …

You Need an Afternoon Routine

People are always telling you how to maximize your mornings, but your morning routine—whatever it may be—is <i>fine</i>. What you really need is an afternoon …

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How Do You Count Without Numbers?

<i>This article was originally published at The Conversation and has been republished under Creative Commons.</i><p>Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There …

Anthropology

How your airplane stays in the air

Everything you've ever wanted to know about how your airplane works.<p>If you’ve ever wondered how massive airplanes — one of which weighs more than 661 …

Engines

10 Genius Ways to Feed a Weekend Crowd at the Beach

If you have a home by the sea, you'll never be short on friends—which means a quiet weekend can quickly become a table for 20! With our smart tips, …

Cooking

Where oil rigs go to die

When a drilling platform is scheduled for destruction, it must go on a thousand-mile final journey to the breaker’s yard. As one rig proved when it crashed on to the rocks of a remote Scottish island, this is always a risky business<p>It was night, stormy, and the oil rig Transocean Winner was …

Sailing

The Forgotten Story Of The Radium Girls, Whose Deaths Saved Thousands Of Workers' Lives

During World War I, hundreds of young women went to work in clock factories, painting watch dials with luminous radium paint. But after the girls — who literally glowed in the dark after their shifts — began to experience gruesome side effects, they began a race-against-time fight for justice that …

A Storied Retreat in Big Sur Gets an Update (for the First Time in 50 Years)

When it came time to update accommodations at the Esalen Institute in Big Sur, California—a New Age retreat center founded in 1962 by two Stanford …