Rebecca Stearns

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Amtrak Is Having a 2-for-1 Sale on Private Roomettes So You Can Book Your Dream Train Trip With a Friend (Video)

Attention would-be cross-country train travelers: Amtrak is having a sale on roomettes — the small rooms onboard the train that offer both privacy …

Trains

12 of the best beach towns in southern Europe

Šibenik, Croatia<p>It’s known as the gateway to Krka national park and the Kornati islands, but this 1,000-year-old city has enough in itself to keep visitors happily busy for days. A slow amble along its waterfront goes past bars, restaurants and the 15th-century Cathedral of St James, a Unesco world …

European Travel

These kids were being bullied. Then a photographer transformed them into Avengers superheroes

<b>(CNN) —</b> His classmates called him "a monster" and "a freak."<p>Eight-year-old Jackson Bezzant has Treacher Collins syndrome, a rare facial condition that makes him look different than other kids. The teasing got so intense, Jackson asked his parents for a mask.<p>Instead, they took him to photographer …

The Best Places in the World to Go It Alone

The thing they don't tell you about solo travel is that solo travelers are rarely actually alone—unless they want to be. Unconfined to friends’ …

Pakistan's Most Wild and Beautiful Places

Journey from the Arabian Sea to the ivory cones of the Himalayas.<p>From the precipitous peaks of the Karakoram range to the fertile Indus River plain, Pakistan is home to a diversity of stunning landscapes. While its rich cultural heritage, ancient Silk Road, and ruins of Mohenjo-daro continue to …

You can travel from the United Kingdom to Australia without ever getting on a plane

Plane travel sucks. Yes, it’s convenient to get anywhere in the world in the span of hours, but everything else — the security, the food, the …

The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018

These destinations are spectacular—and affordable.<p><b>The 20 Best Places to Go in 2018</b><p><b>By Megan Leonhardt and Kerri Anne Renzulli</b><p>Whether you dream of …

Two Days in Budapest: The Perfect Itinerary

Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Visit the exquisite Parliament building, walk across the Szechenyi Chain Bridge, dine in the …

European Travel

9 Incredibly Common Ways People Screw up an Interview

Heed this advice from staffing experts who see candidates accidentally making a bad impression and not even knowing it.<p>Your résumé has done its job and you've landed an interview. It's great progress toward finding your next big opportunity, but how you present yourself in person is what really …

Essential Guide to India's Khajuraho Erotic Temples

If you want proof that the Kama Sutra originated in India, Khajuraho is the place to see. Erotica abounds here with around 20 temples, many featuring …

Madhya Pradesh

Zoos and Science Museums Are Giving Species 'Amazon Reviews' on Twitter, and It's Awesome

Is there anything better than sciencey types geeking out over biodiversity in the form of overly earnest fake Amazon reviews? If the “rateaspecies” …

This is what your smartphone is doing to your brain — and it isn't good

All day long, we're inundated by interruptions and alerts from our devices. Smartphones buzz to wake us up, emails stream into our inboxes, notifications from coworkers and far away friends bubble up on our screens, and "assistants" chime in with their own soulless voices.<p>Such interruptions seem …

Social Media

Here Is The Most Popular Book In Each State

Colorado and Kansas just don't give a f*ck.

9 questions the most interesting people ask to cut through small talk

I remember early in my career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to schmooze or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the windbag who dragged on forever, so I learned to be brief, to the point, and …

Self-improvement

15 cities across the world that should be at the top of your travel bucket-list

Every year, we ask our readers to rate the best cities in the world, and the results continue to surprise us. Not only do newcomers sometimes float to the top, but longtime favorites also continue to reappear — a testament to a destination's enduring popularity. This year's group of winners span …

12 amazing literary journeys across the world to enjoy in 2018

From Romeo and Juliet's Verona in Italy to the Brontës' Yorkshire Dales...<p>When it comes to travelling, people often choose their destination by how …

Espionage, LSD and a man walking a rabbit – welcome to Europe's new Capital of Culture

A man walks his rabbit – yes, rabbit – in the town square, puffing on what definitely isn’t a cigarette as the floppy-eared bunny hops along the cobbles on the end of a leash. Welcome to Leeuwarden: a European Capital of Culture for 2018.<p>It takes six minutes for the rabbit walker to stagger across …

Valentine's Day 2018: Five of the best alternative romantic city breaks

Valentine's Day is fast approaching, and what could be more romantic than taking your beloved on a European city break? But this year, forget the …

Why Mindfulness Meditation Is The Most Important (and Undervalued) Self-Development Practice

Meditation is always the first thing to go.<p>The busier you are, the easier it becomes to sacrifice your values.<p>If you aren't careful, you'll blink and wake up living the life you never wanted--a life filled with regret, mediocrity, and complacency.<p>You'll lay awake late at night contemplating all of …

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

Productivity

The New York Giants Had the Time of Their Lives Making This Dirty Dancing Super Bowl Tribute

There’s no time like Super Bowl Sunday to fall back into the warm, comforting embrace of a well-worn cultural touchstone.<p>The NFL did not disappoint …

The 10 best destinations in France for wine

France has taken its time getting around to wine tourism. Our neighbours long considered that their wine sufficed unto itself. It barely needed marketing, let alone the bells and whistles of tourism. They’ve changed recently, mind. Whether it be in prestige projects such as the luxury hotel, …

The 10 Best Books To Help You Figure Out Your Life

The new year is a time people take stock of their lives, and ask themselves what they need to improve and how. Whether it is developing healthier, more productive habits, changing careers or developing confidence, these 10 books will help you find what you’re looking for. Here are 10 books to help …

Zadie Smith’s Feel Free Shows She’s a Renaissance Woman

In an essay in her new collection, <i>Feel Free,</i> Zadie Smith writes, “When I find myself sitting at dinner next to someone who knows just as much about …

These 3 Words Will Make You a Time Management Expert

The lazy person's guide to time management..<p>For many of us, time management feels like a magical key to success. We have a to-do list that grows faster than we can work. We invest in systems, books and planners, all in hopes of mastering our time. If we could only find the right trick to stay on …

The morning routine experts recommend for peak productivity

What’s the best way to start your day so that you really get things done?<p>Laura Vanderkam studied the schedules of high-achievers. What did she find? …

Minimalist modern treehouse built around 100-year-old oak

You’ve gotta look inside<p>Treehouses are an ever-fascinating architectural form, whether they’re built by tech companies or 19th-century restaurateurs. But rarely do we see an authentic house-built-in-a-tree as livable and covetable as this one designed by Paris-based firm Atelier Lavit.<p>The clients …

The Ultimate Guide to the Regions of France

On the other side of the Atlantic, we tend to think of France as a vaguely star-shaped country with Paris as a dot somewhere toward the middle of the …

France

What Should My Net Worth Be At Age 30, 40, 50, 60?

Everything is relative when it comes to money. If we all have a net worth of $1,000,000, then nobody is truly rich. As such, we must first get an …

Warren Buffett Says This 1 Simple Habit Separates Successful People From Everyone Else

The 87-year-old chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway once gave us a breakthrough principle of taking charge of one's life. Let's revisit it.<p>Billionaire Warren Buffett, the chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, is 87 years old and still capturing the world's attention as the second richest …