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Top 10 Best Cameras For Travel Photography

Choosing the best camera for travel photography can make all the difference between returning home with wonderful memories of your trip or awful …

Cameras

An Incredibly Smart Dog Who Understands Over a Thousand Words in the English Language

An incredibly intelligent border collie named Chaser, who is able to understand and respond to over one thousand words in the English language, …

Language

15 Owls With Cat Faces Because Who Knows Why...

Enough Internet for today.<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

There’s an island where you can go to cuddle rescue puppies

Heaven exists, and we have found it.<p>Have a think about how your perfect day would go. Chances are it would involve lying on a beach on an island somewhere, right? How about if I were to throw some puppies in there for funsies? Yep, that’ll do nicely.<p>Well, we live in a world where dreams clearly do …

7 Google hacks to use on your next vacation

Just a few days before embarking on a road trip through Northern Spain, my brother (who does not work for Google, but is a computer nerd), informed …

Google Maps

10 lessons from Tim Ferriss that took him a decade to learn

It inspired me to start a business that gives me the time, mobility, and income that I want — instead of being trapped in a 9 to 5.<p>It's the book I most highly recommend because of how it's changed my life and the lives of just about everyone who reads it.<p>I had the opportunity to attend an exclusive …

This Viral Selfie Shows What Living With Depression Is Really Like

Over the weekend, Facebook user Katelyn Marie Todd posted a photo on the social media platform of herself brushing her hair. Sounds simple, but as someone who struggles with depression, Todd had a message to share — and her caption revealed that this seemingly small act of grooming was actually a …

Depression

9 Things You Should Never Say to Your Kids (If You Want Them to Be Happy and Successful)

Experts warn these common phrases could be harming your kids.<p>When I was growing up, my father would always tell the story of how, in his pre-child days, he vowed never to tell his kids "Because I said so." Having hated the phrase himself, he promised himself he would never use it.<p>Nevertheless, one …

Parenting

This Ancient Japanese Healing Technique Relieves You of Stress and Anxiety in 5 Minutes

Stress is something all of us face in our daily lives. What if we told you were was an ancient Japanese technique for reducing your stress levels …

I shut off my phone at 9 p.m. every night for a week—here’s what happened

Just about everyone’s fallen victim to a late-night scrolling spiral—you know, when you decide to peek at Instagram before bed, and suddenly it’s …

8 Types of Toxic People Who Will Rob You of Your Happiness

Science shows even small doses of toxic people can do outsize damage to your life.<p>Just how terribly destructive can spending time with toxic people be? Science offers a few clues (and they're all disturbing).<p>First, psychological research shows that criticism and insults are five times more powerful …

Self-help

4 Holistic Practices That Dissolve My Anxiety (Even When Nothing Else Works)

I was diagnosed with social anxiety in third grade. Our family doctor wrote a prescription for a therapy pet and offered medication, and then a …

Green Beauty 101: Where to Start and What to Avoid

Once relegated to the shelves of Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s, green beauty is now big business. The natural personal care market has been growing by …

15 ways to drown out the negative voice in your head that is keeping you from being successful

The prospect of making any of the above adjustments to your life is empowering — that is, until your mind starts to wander.<p>Any time you've thought about making a change or pursuing a passion, you've probably dwelled more on your present state than your potential.<p>Or once you got started, minor …

What psychology teaches us about opposing an unpopular president

Trump’s best hope is to convince opponents he’s more popular than he actually is.<p>These are disorienting times for American democracy. Key features of a democratic nation — that the candidate who wins the majority has the right to rule, that elections are free from outside influence, and that …

Political Science

Alleviate Anxiety With This Do-Anywhere Grounding Exercise

Mindfulness and meditation are well-known ways to combat anxiety and stress, but they can be hard to fit into a busy schedule. If you need a quick …

Meditation

37 Wise Quotes That Will Inspire You to Succeed in Life

Some words of wisdom to help you realize your dreams.<p>In these crazy times, there's nothing we seek more than a bit of soothing wisdom in our lives. Words that inspire us to success--while still brimming with sage advice--are the best cure for any difficulties we may find ourselves in.<p>Let these 37 …

Motivation

The 5 Organizing Items that Saved My Messy Bedroom Closet

In the new year, I decided to (finally) tackle a couple of the most disorganized spots in my apartment—one being my bedroom closet. While adding even …

Disney mapped out all the Easter eggs that connect its most beloved Pixar movies

Disney truly is the master of universes.<p>The movie-making juggernaut has been carefully constructing a universe around the <i>Star Wars</i> franchise it bought from Lucasfilm five years ago. It’s a strategy that was shaped, in part, by the Marvel Universe, in which Disney has woven a web of interrelated …

Walt Disney Company

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David Bowie

The ultimate (affordable) mattress buying guide: How to choose the best type for you

Some purchases are best made secondhand. Mattresses? Not so much.<p>Sure, Craigslist makes it easy to find a cheap used mattress, but that might mean …

Shopping

5 Toxic People to Remove From Your Life Immediately

Are the people closest to you actually holding you back?<p>Successful people often share a powerful principle of success, brilliantly encapsulated in a quote from entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker Jim Rohn: "You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with."<p>I first heard …

personaldevelopment

Viral Video Tries To Show What It's Like Inside The Mind Of Someone With Depression

<b>Wentworth Miller creates video showing what it’s like inside the mind of someone living with depression</b><p>It’s hard for people to understand what it’s …

Depression

10 things that successful couples do to have a happy relationship

Over lunch with a friend one day, Kevin was asked about the "secret of your obviously happy and healthy love relationship."<p>Kevin responded, "I married a wonderful woman and made the commitment to apply myself to the relationship with the same energy that I place into other important areas of my …

Don't Tell Anxious Kids That Everything Will Be O.K.

Today’s kids are more worried than any kids in recent history. According to some long-term surveys of mental-health literature, the average kid today …

Mental Health

How to Spend 5 Minutes in the Morning to Supercharge Your Whole Day

These activities offer an outsize impact with a short time investment.<p>Which investment would you take, one that costs a dollar and returns 100, or one that costs 20 and returns 25? This problem isn't a head scratcher. We all instantly recognize that the 100X payoff is the better bet. But when it …

personalimprovement

How to Make Your Mind Happy, According to Neuroscience

Everybody is talking about mindfulness… but nobody seems to be able to explain clearly what the heck it really is. Ask people and you’ll hear, “Umm, …

Self-help

6 Reasons You're Tired All the Time (That Have Nothing to Do With Sleep)

The only thing more frustrating than feeling exhausted all the time is feeling exhausted all the time and not knowing <i>why</i>. On paper, you're doing …

Mom’s Photo Reminds Us A Lot Of Women Suffer In Silence Post-Pregnancy

Model speaks out about little-known post-pregnancy condition called primary lymphedema<p>Most people are familiar with the myriad side effects of …

Pregnancy

8 Simple Ways to Avoid Raising Spoiled Kids

No one intends to raise spoiled brats, but it’s sometimes hard to see the consequences of your actions several years down the road.<p>Ron Lieber, …

Personal Finance