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Sleeping (and eating) in Yellowstone National Park

It’s 4 in the morning and so intensely still that almost inaudible snarly grunts wake me. The window in my room on the second floor of Lake …

1. They Wake Up At The Same Time

It’s tempting to sleep in on the weekend to catch up on your sleep. Though it feels good temporarily, having an inconsistent wake-up time disturbs your circadian rhythm. Your body cycles through an elaborate series of sleep phases in order for you to wake up rested and refreshed. One of these …

8 critical things successful people do before 8 a.m.

Starbucks continues to grow relentlessly, with CEO Howard Schultz just announcing plans to open 500 new stores a year over the next five years.<p>Much of this growth will happen in China, where Schulz is undeterred by the recent economic slowdown.<p>While many factors contribute to Starbucks' immunity to …

“Get a blender”: 10 habits to take your life into the stratosphere of greatness

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora: What habits have changed people’s lives?</i> <i>Answer by Nelson Wang, entrepreneur and writer with 10 years in technology. Founder of CEO Lifestyle.</i><p>When I was seventeen, I was fired from my job as a tuxedo salesperson for missing a rotation. I was devastated. …

Motivation

It turns out that dressing well can actually make you more successful

Recent studies have pointed to the fact that there may be some truth to dressing for the job you want, as noted by the Wall Street Journal.<p>Studies have shown that wearing nice clothes in the office can affect the way people perceive you, how confident you're feeling, and even how you're able to …

The ultimate guide to visiting Amsterdam

The capital of the Netherlands and one of the main culture hubs in Europe is also one of the most popular and visited cities on the old continent, attracting over 4.5 million international visitors annually.<p>Heritage, art, architecture, stunning canals, over 140 festivals and events, a center of …

How to see Puerto Rico in three days

With its diverse tropical landscape, white-sand beaches and swaggering history, Puerto Rico is a Caribbean treasure.<p>After three days on the Island of Enchantment, I got to experience a lot of what the island had to offer, and I was impressed!

The One New Year's Resolution You Need to Set Yourself Up for Slim-Down Success

<b>Confession: I used to be a New Year's resolutions junkie.</b><p>I'd write my goals down on pretty pieces of colored paper, fold them up and throw them into a jar, never to be read again or acted on until I realized that 12 months (often a lot longer than that) had flown by. Those resolutions always read a …

16 Things to Do by December 31 to Set Yourself Up for Success in 2016

Here's how to get ready for a productive new year.<p>Whether you're in the office or working from home, this can be the most productive week of the year--the phone's not ringing, your workload is lighter, and you can actually hear yourself think.<p>But, because the pressure is off, it's easy to squander …

Productivity

10 Things Productive & Organized People Do Before Noon

Better make the most of your morning hours – you're never going to get them back. And truly productive people know that how you spend your morning …

9 phrases that make you sound less experienced than you are

Although I could legally drink (barely), every single one of my 300-or-so co-workers was older and more experienced than I was.<p>I felt like the low woman on the totem pole — and worse, I probably acted like it. (Exhibit A: My email signature was hot pink and in Lucida Calligraphy font.)<p>But looking …

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Local Experts

Great for sports fans, the Arena is the home of Ajax, the legendary Amsterdam football team. Tours of the stadium give you an insider's view and …

European Travel

10 Reasons to Love Downtown Dallas

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Fifteen years ago, the initial in <b>Dallas</b>’s nickname—the Big D—stood for “Deserted.” After 5 p.m., office workers fled the downtown made famous by J.R. Ewing and his oil-pumping clan, leaving nary a soul among its high rises and freeways.<p>Today J.R.’s iconic <i>Dallas</i> Stetson rests …

Texas

Bolivia's raw beauty calls to travelers looking for adventure

Bolivia may be the hottest ticket in South America.<p>Yes. Bolivia.<p>With President Evo Morales' election to a third term in November 2014, Bolivia has enjoyed nine years of political stability — one of the longest stretches in its history since its independence from Spain in 1825. That has led to …

10 Less Obvious Ways To Reinvent Your Life This Year

<b>2. Write a letter to yourself from the grave.</b> Do what you’d want to do if you were going to be dead in a year. Remind yourself of your mortality …

The 20 Most Beautiful Places in Italy

Few parts of the world can claim so rich a store of art, architecture, music, and food—or so intense a range of natural beauty, from craggy mountains to verdant hills to coasts of shattering beauty. No list of "bests" or "tops" from among the thousands of possibilities could be definitive. So …

5 Secrets to Managing Your Time, Backed by Research

It’s the problem we all face at the office: how to manage your time. You’re so overwhelmed with meetings and email that you always wonder if you’re …

The Most Overrated Things to do in Amsterdam

What can you avoid in the capital of the Netherlands? These experiences are probably ones you’d never miss.<p>This Dutch city may conjure images of …

European Travel

Teach yourself to stop procrastinating with the '2-minute rule'

I want to share it with you today so that you can try it out and see how it works in your life.<p>The best part? It's a simple strategy that couldn't be easier to use.<p>Here's what you need to know…<p>I call this little strategy the "2-Minute Rule" and the goal is to make it easier for you to get started …

25 Life Lessons I’ve Already Learned

As I continue to learn life lessons, I also begin to wonder more about the quality of questions I’m asking. I know that I will never be done …

Happiness

The Number One Predictor of Success

If you were my client, I would work to dig into your psyche in order to understand what makes you tick.<p>What drives your behavior — “good” or “bad” — …

19 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

In fact, one psychologist calls this time period the "defining decade," since it sets the stage for the rest of your life.<p>We understand that might sound intimidating. To reduce some of the pressure, we put together a road map of sorts based on several Quora threads on how to make the most of your …

Self-improvement

15 incredible places to pitch a tent this fall

We've put together a collection of destinations that offer everything from beautiful foliage to clear skies you can enjoy year-round.<p>From the dramatic landscape of Utah's Arches National Park to star-filled skies in Africa's Sahara Desert, here are 15 unique destinations for camping this fall.

National Parks

9 tricks to motivate yourself to reach your goals

Maybe your boss has set a due date for a project report or your personal trainer is shouting at you while you power through push-ups.<p>But sometimes motivation needs to come from within. Your boss won't always be hovering over you asking for status updates on your project report — you have to make …

6 Self-Help Books That -- Really! -- Help

The first month of fall makes us all want to jump-start a better, happier, healthier way of living. Here are the strategies and ideas that passed our "I tried it" test.<p>PHOTO GALLERY<p>40 Books To Read Before Turning 40<p>Like | Follow

30 places to see before you turn 30

Amazing destinations around the world cater to the particular strengths and challenges of the twenty-something set.<p>These spots might be more physically challenging or tougher on your schedule.<p>They might be easier on the wallet, or a reveler's playground best appreciated while you can still stay up …

The world's most colorful cities have no need for an Instagram filter

Most cities are colorful: They have different districts, interesting people, and unique stories. But let's drop the metaphor and focus on real …