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The stunning cities you need to see in your lifetime

Here at The Active Times, we’re big proponents of off-the-beaten-path adventures and exploring wilderness around the globe, but that mentality occasionally means that cities are overlooked.<p>Urban centers offer their own form of adventure—and some even satisfy the most active outdoor enthusiasts—so …

4 Personality Types That Predict You're an Emerging Success

You know you shouldn't. But you can't help telling yourself, can you? That somehow you failed. You didn't fulfill your potential with your college degree. You mangled your retirement savings. Or you're not with the person you wish you could be with.<p>The Graduate School of Stanford Business published …

20 breathtaking photos of palaces in India

Each is magnificent in its own way — whether it's the bright colors, archways and domes, or beautiful gardens.<p>Many of the palaces are still the official residences of royal families, while others have been turned into luxury hotels.<p>From the famous Mysore Palace to the floating Jal Mahal, here are …

How Larry King, at 81, stays active and fit despite Type 2 diabetes

On the cusp of 82, Larry King has no desire to slow down. With broadcasting jobs dating to the 1950s, including his time from 1985 to 2010 as host of CNN's "Larry King Live" and his current show "Larry King Now" on Hulu and his Ora TV network, King thrives on keeping busy and connecting with …

Sex and the City

Apple Unveils Cool, New Stuff

Northern California

New York Fashion Week Begins: Pictures

Fashion Week

Superbrain Yoga: 3 Minutes That Maximize Brain Power

I'm in!<p>A baby is born into the world with around 100 billion brain cells (neurons), give or take a few million. The brain is so important to the …

Your Ireland Photos

The Beginner's Guide to Yoga

Yoga, in its entirety, is a complete way of life. This 5,000 to 10,000-year-old discipline is a collection of teachings handed down through the ages, …

The 21-year-old building India's largest hotel network

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/business/1190000/1190617_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524616226_8f78ba713382ce93c39078c8196b3c39<p><b>One night, 18-year-old Ritesh Agarwal was locked out of his apartment in Delhi. It was an unfortunate minor incident that was to change his …

The 10 Lessons to Learn From Traveling

By College Tourist; Author: Nicole Darian, University of Iowa<p><b>What The Real World Won't Teach You</b><p>Contrary to popular belief, traveling can teach you more than a classroom, job, or relationship ever will. I've found that people's definitions of "the real world" vary quite a bit. For me, the real …

Why the new Apple TV will kill your Xbox or Playstation

A new report gives us our best insight yet into the radically improved Apple TV expected to be launched next month, including the fact that it will ship with a motion-sensitive controller similar to the Nintendo Wiimote — but a hell of a lot sleeker. And that’s just to start.<p>In an exhaustive report …

Here's why you shouldn't always book a hotel room through a third party site

In addition to the bigger sites like Expedia, Hotels.com, and Orbitz, there are also flash sale sites like Jetsetter that offer great deals.<p>But that doesn't mean that third party sites are necessarily the way to go.<p>We talked to four insiders in the hotel industry: Andrew Flack, vice president of …

20 Fittest Female Celebs

If their gravity-defying backsides don't impress you, their rock-hard abs certainly will. Check out the women whose bodies inspire us—plus, the tips and tricks that will get you ready for your own close up

The 8 Essentials of Guiding Children into Relaxation

Quiet time and relaxation are a part of every children's yoga class. It is a practice that grows from class to class and from age group to age group. …

Meditation

Jamie Oliver's Sugar Rush: a crusade to save Britain's health

Channel 4 documentary highlights the dangers of the sweet stuff to try to force a government U-turn on taxing sugary drinks<p>It might be as well not to watch Jamie Oliver’s new documentary over a TV dinner. Not because eating while watching the small screen contributes to obesity (although it does); …

Take A Ride In India's Vibrant, Joyful Art Taxis

In Mumbai, designers emerge in public spaces.<p>In the bustling city of Mumbai, taxis will crowd popular areas, waiting for passengers to hop inside. In order to secure customers, some drivers amp up the look of their vehicles, adding lights, glitter balls or sound systems, making their service more …

100 Best Motivational Quotes to Inspire Anyone

Motivational and inspirational quotes can pick you up on a bad day and inspire you to even greater heights.<p>Need a little inspiration? Need a quick burst of self motivation?<p>Here you go:<p>"Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it." Henry David Thoreau<br>• "If you are not willing …

Motivation

The Best Workouts for Losing the Last 10 Pounds

So, you've come a long way on your weight loss journey, but now, whether it's five or 10 pounds you're really struggling to lose that last little bit of weight.<p>Don't worry, you're totally not alone.<p>Nearly every expert we spoke with agreed: Losing those last few pounds is tough for pretty much …

15 Palaces In India That Look Too Magical To Be Real

They don't call it "Incredible India" for nothing.

How to Increase Mental Toughness: 4 Secrets From Navy SEALs and Olympians

Know what’s really interesting? Learning how Navy SEALs build mental toughness to handle deadly situations.<p>Know what else is really interesting? …

Special Forces

7 Sleep Doctors Reveal Their Favorite Tricks for Falling Asleep Fast

<i>Learn from the masters, and you'll never lie awake at night again (Image from Thinkstock)</i><p>Sleep doctors toss and turn sometimes -- but it's never for long. That's because they use scientifically-sound methods to lull themselves into dreamland. Steal their techniques so you can finally get a good …

How to beat anxiety without medication

A few years ago, my father was diagnosed with a fairly common form of prostate cancer. As a result, he needed surgery to get it out of his body before it spread anywhere.<p>When he got out of surgery, we were informed by the doctors that they could not remove the breathing tube at the moment. He’s a …

7 Natural Ways To Boost Your Brain Power + Sharpen Your Mind

Sure, there's not much you can do to stop time. You can however, improve the <i>quality</i> of your life within the time you have — and that includes keeping …

The Brain

9 free things rich people do that make them more successful

Sure you have.<p>A great idea, motivation, persistence, and a little luck helps, but most successful people share certain habits.<p>Here are nine habits that have helped place them on the top:<p>Ray Dalio, the founder of Bridgewater Associates, told The Huffington Post in 2013 that "Meditation, more than …

India creates database of 1,500 yoga poses to thwart Western patent claims

In order to protect traditional Indian yoga techniques from being patented in the West, the Indian government has decided to shortlist over 1,500 …

Instagram is About to Become One of the Largest Advertising Businesses on the Planet

Big news comes out of Instagram this week as they open their advertising API to the masses of potential clients around the world. The third-party …

French couple who died in desert gave son extra water, sheriff said

<b>(CNN) —</b> A French couple who died while hiking in a New Mexico desert on a 100-degree day may have kept their 9-year-old son alive by giving him extra water rations, Otero County Sheriff Benny House said.<p>Ornella Steiner, 51, and David Steiner, 42, of Bourgogne, France, were found dead last week off …

National Parks

Condo cruise ships second homes

The World circumnavigates the globe year-round.Courtesy of The World<p>For anyone who has ever struggled with the idea of spending their savings buying a home or using it all to travel the world, condo cruises present a perfect solution.<p>These floating communities are increasingly popular modes of …