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Nature's Showcase: Yosemite and Sequoia National Parks

Picture yourself surrounded by dramatic waterfalls and age-old forests. Stunning vistas abound. This is a world that seems untouched by mankind… …

National Parks

29 Surreal Places In America You Need To Visit Before You Die

If you live in the U.S., you don't need a passport to see what mother nature has to offer.

National Parks

The World's Most Popular Beaches, According To Pinterest Users

Australia also had multiple sandy stretches in the top 10 ranking.<p>The visual discovery site introduced Place Pins — which let users mark their favorite places with images on a map — less than six months ago, but already has nearly one billion pins on over 100,000 Place Boards.<p>Pinterest mined these …

Cabo San Lucas

I Heart My National Park: Yosemite

Both the solitude of the alpine ridge and the throngs of the valley are part of the experience when you visit <b>Yosemite National Park</b>. “No temple made with human hands can compare with Yosemite,” wrote John Muir, whose crusading led to the creation of the park.<p><b>Kari Cobb</b> has been a ranger at the …

What's Wrong With Criticism

“Criticism is the only reliable form of autobiography," Oscar Wilde said, because it tells you more about the psychology of the critic than the …

Psychology

Graphic: Helping Students See Themselves As Learners

<b>Graphic: Helping Students See Themselves As Learners</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>How does that student see him or herself–as a student? As a learner?<p>How we …

Pedagogy

A Biological Engine for Human Language

<b>For more than a decade, North­eastern psy­chology pro­fessor Iris Berent has focused her research on one cen­tral ques­tion: What makes human</b> …

TED402 Session One Fall 2012

7 Essential Books on Music, Emotion, and the Brain

Last year, Horizon’s fascinating documentary on how music works was one of our most-liked pickings of 2010. But perhaps even more fascinating than the subject of how music works is the question of why it makes us feel the way it does. Today, we try to answer it with seven essential books that …

Mindfulness for People Who Are Too Busy to Meditate

Mindfulness has become almost a buzz-word. But what is it, really? Mindfulness is, quite simply, the skill of being present and aware, moment by moment, regardless of circumstances.<p>For instance, researchers have found that mindfulness can reprogram the brain to be more rational and less emotional. …

Welby: Church 'struggling' over same-sex marriages

<b>The Archbishop of Canterbury has spoken of the struggle to do "what is right and just to all" over the issue of gay marriage within the Church of England.</b><p>The Most Rev Justin Welby told the Daily Telegraph that Christians in some parts of the world find the issue "almost impossible" to deal with.<p>But …

LGBTQI

4 Steps to Process Your Emotions So They Don't Zap Your Energy

<b>“Your emotions are the slaves to your thoughts, and you are the slave to your emotions.” ~Elizabeth Gilbert</b><p>I felt zapped. Depleted. Drained. Out of …

'One Day In Yosemite': Steve Bumgardner, Videographers Create YouTube Short About National Park (VIDEO)

With the help of 30 videographers, an ambitious filmmaker has created a stunning video that captures the vast magic of Yosemite National Park.<p>Uploaded on YouTube last week, the video, entitled "One Day in Yosemite," tells the story of the national park on June 26, 2012 from different perspectives …

Ten of the world's most mind-blowing landscapes

Gazing at a remarkable view for the first time is one of travel’s greatest thrills – and these 10 landscapes are among the most mind-blowing we’ve ever seen.<p>Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, USA<p>Yellowstone National Park has an embarrassment of astonishing sights, from the thundering waterfalls of …

National Parks

California's other wine countries

Everybody knows the justifiably famous Napa and Sonoma Valleys. If you're looking to take the next step, venture into California’s less-famous wine regions, where family-owned wineries welcome novices and experts alike, and tasting fees are low to non-existent. Most of these well-hidden wine …

Wine

The 10 Most Effective Ways to Finish What You Start

I have been the champion of the fizzing out game. My father would joke that I would start anything new with enormous enthusiasm and fervor but …

Avoid Giving Advice to Keep Relationships Strong

When someone is explaining a problem to you, it's a pretty common response to want to fix their problem and offer up advice. However, in the case of …

How Introverts and Extroverts Can Peacefully Coexist

Ever since Carl Jung first started giving people their personality types, there's been a divide between the introvert and extrovert camps. It's …

Behavioral Sciences

The Science of Practice: What Happens When You Learn a New Skill

<i>You've heard the expression “practice makes perfect” a million times, and you've probably read Malcolm Gladwell's popular “10,000 hours” theory. But</i> …

The Brain

Five Best Mind Mapping Tools

Mind mapping is a great way to brainstorm, make a plan, or turn ideas into the steps needed to make it real. Thankfully, there are great tools out …

Microsoft Office