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12 Yoga Poses To Undo The Damage Of Your Desk Job

You may <i>joke</i> that your job is slowly killing you, but it might actually be true.<p>And while job-related stress seems like the main culprit when it comes to health and your career ( it can have negative health effects as far ranging as increased heart attack risk, depression or premature aging), …

5 Hauntingly Awesome Prisons-Turned-Hotels

<b>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</b><p>AD surveys the most stunning hotels that were once meant for criminals.<p><i>(photo: courtesy of the Liberty)</i><p><b>THE LIBERTY, BOSTON</b><p>Completed in 1851, the Charles Street Jail served as a county lockup for more than a hundred years, housing prisoners such as Malcolm X and …

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6 Dreamy Travel Destinations for This Summer

Oops! I did it again. I forgot to make summer travel plans, and it's almost the end of May! Time to come up with a few ideas of where to head this summer. If your spring has been crazy busy with work, end of school activities with the kids, or life in general, join me on Findery and create your own …

The Best Under-the-Radar Destinations of 2015

It's definitely reassuring when your best friend, mom and neighbor collectively endorse your vacation. (They hear Istanbul is "absolutely fabulous" this time of year.) But we at PureWow think it's way more fun to explore a place that's yet to be affected by mass tourism.<p>From the Italian beach …

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Snapshots From 18 Months of Adventure in New Zealand

Wild and untamed New Zealand encompasses some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet. Largely uninhabited, yet bursting with unquestionable beauty, the islands offer visitors a veritable buffet of landscapes to explore, each one painted with a unique palate of color.<p>Having just completed …

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Lesser-known Capitals of Europe: Bratislava, Slovakia!

<b>Bratislava Castle at Night</b> (by Juraj Kubica)<p>Today we're 'traveling' to Bratislava, in this post I'll try to present Bratislava in a nutshell, which will then hopefully raise your interest in visiting the city yourself! Grab a map, try and find France (easy as pie right?). Then, drag your finger …

European Travel

What Nobody Tells You About Your Favorite Tourist Attractions

We've all felt the blow of a travel letdown and ridden the high when a place far exceeds our expectations.<p>Before your next visit to a major tourist attraction, brace yourself -- for better or for worse -- by learning what you're <i>really</i> in for.<p><b>The Great Wall of China is STEEP.</b><p>One trekker recalls …

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Joining the Peace Corps

For anyone perusing the endless opportunities for volunteering abroad, committing to serving two years in the Peace Corps has probably crossed your mind. In fact, the organization -- started by President Kennedy in 1961 as an outlet for Americans to help with international development and promote …

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The Sexiest Beaches In The World, According To Travelzoo

Beaches are beautiful displays of Mother Nature's bounty, but nothing cranks up the heat like some sexy humans on the sand.<p>Travelzoo has named their picks for the world's sexiest beaches and you may, or may not be surprised.<p>Here, in order from least lusty to most:<p><b>10. Mustique, Saint Vincent and the</b> …

Hopper's 'Game Of Thrones' Vacation Planner Helps You Plot Your Dream Adventure

Season four of "Game of Thrones" came to an end last weekend, and if the thought of spending almost a year without the show fills you with sadness, perhaps a trip to Westeros or the Free Cities should be in your future.<p>Hopper's new "Game of Thrones" Vacation Planner helps you map out your perfect …

World Cup Images of Brazil - more stunning photos

<b>With less than 12 hours until the opening match, World Soccer brings you some more atmospheric images as Brazil prepares to host the world.</b>

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iPhone photography awards 2014 – in pictures

Smartphones have made photography more accessible than ever before, a fact celebrated by the iPhone photography awards. Now in its seventh year, the contest attracted entries from 17 countries. Here is a selection of the winning images

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10 All-American Summer Road Trips

Drive, We Said<p>There's nothing more American than hitting the open road with the windows down, the music up, and a cooler full of beer in the backseat (you know, for later). Sure, the game has changed a little—smartphones have all but rendered guidebooks and crumpled maps obsolete—but one essential …

National Parks

50 Influential Photographs That Changed Human History

1 of 51<p>Family members pass Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at an Albania camp, March 1999.<p>2 …

2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The 26th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest is under way, and entries will be accepted for another six weeks, until June 30, 2014. First prize winner will receive an 8-day Alaskan expedition for two. National Geographic was once more kind enough to allow me to share some of the early …

Game of Thrones Film Locations: When the Small Screen Isn't Enough

Intrigue, suspense, battle and fantasy aren't the only thing that has captured <i>Game of Thrones</i> fans around the world. Since the show began airing, Kensington Tours' Destination Experts have seen an uptake in tourism to the wild and scenic landscapes where the show is created. Scattered across …

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15 Undiscovered European Destinations

When it comes to the very best European destinations, bigger does not always mean better. While travelers typically gravitate toward larger cities like London and Paris, some of the region's most rewarding and best-kept secrets are alternatively set well off-the-beaten path. From a tiny Albanian …

European Travel

Go Here, Not There: 10 Alternative Destinations

The world is filled with must-see destinations we are told we need to tick off our ever-growing bucket lists.<p>Behind these well-traveled hotspots are smaller, lesser-known attractions that are definitely worth your time.<p>It's not to say you shouldn't visit these popular locales (they're some of our …

Travel

14 legendary natural wonders of South America

Tucked in a corner at the borders of Argentina, Brazil, and Paraguay, the 275 falls of Iguazu dwarf Niagara and have to be one of the most amazing …

Where to set-jet Game of Thrones

Been missing out on your dose of warring armies, unruly dragons and cunning courtiers? Fans of hit TV show Game of Thrones can rest easy - Series Four of HBO’s adaptation of George RR Martin’s fantasy epic begins in the US on 6 April (and on 7 April in the UK).<p>The story follows the fortunes of …

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18 Reasons Latvia Is Europe's Best Kept Secret

We're constantly looking for the next great destination... something underrated and under-the-radar, a place that will satisfy nature lovers, culture buffs and urban explorers, and, of course, a place that is breathtakingly beautiful.<p>Not long ago, we fell in love with Norway. Now, we draw your …

Bigar Waterfall Looks Just Like Something Out Of A Fairytale

Sometimes you see a photo of nature and think "well, that just can't be real." This is one of those times.<p>Izvorul Bigăr, or the Bigar Waterfall in Romania looks like something straight out of a fairytale. (We're thinking along the lines of the "Kiss The Girl" scene from "The Little Mermaid", …

The 7 Countries Where You're Most Likely to Get Kidnapped

Credit: LebanonSpring.wordpress.com<p>While the odds of you getting kidnapped on vacation are about as good as catching an on-time flight from O'Hare, if it happens you're probably not gonna have Liam Neeson around to kill half of France in order to rescue you. Sure, the countries with the highest …

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19 Places That Make Southeast Asia The Perfect Spot To Digital Detox

If the flocks of postgrad travelers in elephant print pants haven't told you already, Southeast Asia is having what we like to call "a moment."<p>And just because it definitely has its share of over-touristed sites, don't let the region fool you: there are some seriously stunning spots that are …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

Standing Flat-Abs Workout

<b>1. Dumbbell Side Bend</b> (need two 5- to 10-lbs dumbbells) <b><br>2. Standing Core Stabilization</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>3. Bow Extension</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell) <b><br>4. Reverse Dumbbell Chop</b> (need one 5- to 10-lbs dumbbell)<p>Can't get enough abs exercises? Check out 10 abs exercises better than …