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The world's 11 most challenging countries to visit

• Share<br>• Post on facebook wall<br>• Share on twitter<br>• Share via Email<br>• Pin to Pinterest<br>• Share on Google Plus<p>Not everyone travels to get outside their comfort zone. …

New Zealand

The Best Road Trips to Take in Portugal

Like many other aspects of travel in the country, road trips in Portugal tend to be little-known and under-rated even though it’s easy to find routes …

Road Trips

A Culinary Guide to Madeira, Portugal's Hidden Paradise

Madeira, a Portuguese archipelago, is best known for two superstar exports: its namesake wine and soccer icon Cristiano Ronaldo. But its four …

Madeira

The Best Side Dish For Serving With BBQ Ribs

Summer is officially here, folks! The weather is warmer, annual pool parties are in full swing, vacation time is around the corner, and a new style …

Cooking

The 10 Most-Saved Recipes from Kitchn This May — Recipes from The Kitchn

May is always a month full of outdoor gatherings with family and friends, thanks to the return of warm weather. Judging from the recipes you've …

Cooking

50 books that inspire Elon Musk, Jeff Bezos and other tech titans

We all know that the most successful entrepreneurs and CEOs have a great appetite for reading. But what books do they remember? Which ones do they …

Jeff Bezos

Why Boating Around Bordeaux Should Be on Your Bucket List

Bordeaux has long been touted as a charming, romantic region of France known for world class wines, but especially lately, its appeal goes far beyond an incredible glass of Sauternes. The best way to see Bordeaux involves sailing through the Gironde, Garonne, and Dordogne rivers on a small, …

Vang Vieng, Laos: From party capital to eco-adventure paradise

<b>(CNN) —</b> Like the spine of a sleeping dragon, dramatic limestone mountains rise above the luscious paddy fields of central Laos .<p>In the middle of it all, you'll find Vang Vieng.<p>"Vang Vieng lies in a perfect location, halfway between Vientiane and Luang Prabang," Inthy Deuansavan, president of …

Vietnam

Six Brain Hacks To Learn Anything Faster

Research proves there are ways to learn new skills and concepts with speed and ease.<p>Whether it’s a new technology, a foreign language, or an advanced skill, staying competitive often means learning new things. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers have taken a course or sought additional training to …

Top 20 free things to do in London

No city in the world has more or better free things to do than London. In addition to world-class museums – almost all of which have free admission – the city is home to beautiful parks, buzzing markets, captivating cemeteries, stunning churches and phenomenal viewpoints. Here are just 20 of the …

England

The Most Beautiful Train Ride in America Only Costs $97

All aboard!<p>Hands down, one of the best (and cheapest) ways to see America's vast beauty is by train. Don't believe us? Then allow us to introduce you to Amtrak's Coast Starlight, which has been called "one of America's most beautiful train rides" since the 1940s.<p>Starting in Seattle and ending in …

Trains

For decades, Western culture touted self-esteem. It got the most important thing wrong

What would you guess people are most stressed out about in their careers? One might assume that hating your job, or dealing with the frustration of finding a new one, would top the list. But according to the results of an annual survey that I send several thousand readers of my email newsletter, …

26 stunning natural wonders everyone should see in their lifetime

There may only be seven official natural wonders of the world, but there are plenty more breathtaking natural sights all over the globe worth exploring. From the rushing waters of Niagara Falls in New York and Canada to the snowy peak of the Matterhorn in Switzerland, it's hard to narrow down the …

The cutest solar farm ever is now live on the grid

Who knew clean energy could be this cute?<p>China connected a panda-shaped solar power plant to the grid last week.<p>The project was built by the …

Renewable Energy

In A Technologically-Advanced Society, Who Needs Bookworms?

As a high school English teacher, it sometimes feels like reading for pleasure is a dying art. I sometimes worry bookworms are on the verge of extinction.<p>I know in reality there are still many of us out there who appreciate the value of a book. According to the Pew Research Center’s study, only 27 …

13 Habits Of Exceptionally Likable People

Too many people succumb to the mistaken belief that being likable comes from natural, unteachable traits that belong only to a lucky few—the good …

The best breakfasts in London

If you want to eat breakfast like a king, London is your kingdom. Whether you’re looking for a cute café or a swanky restauranté, we’ve rounded up …

Breakfast

From Whipped Feta To Falafel: 11 Must-Try Mediterranean Recipes

Even if you’re staying close to home this summer, you can still take your tastebuds on a far-flung adventure. From Italy to Greece to the Middle East to North Africa, these recipes will transport you to the sunny Mediterranean Sea.<p><b>1. Creamy Whipped Feta Dip</b><p>This is an American riff on <i>htipiti</i>, the …

20 Ways to Make Dinner with Mostly Vegetables

Meatless Monday is one thing, but how do you load up on veggies the rest of the week? Without going full vegetarian, it's actually quite simple to …

20 Things to Cook on a Rainy Summer Day

I honestly relish the opportunity to stay inside on a rainy summer day. While I am definitely an individual who can't get enough sunshine, a break …

10 Drinks for This Fourth of July

In addition to the flag cake and sparklers, your Fourth of July celebration is going to need an equally fun and festive lineup of drinks. The very …

12 Great New Books To Bring To The Beach This Summer

We’re all just looking for the right book to read on vacation.<p>A good beach read might be as ubiquitous a summer staple as sunscreen, but what makes a book a beach read is harder to define. Should it be fast-paced? High energy? Physically light? (Never mind emotionally ― tears are just salt water, …

6 Things You Must Quit Doing Now To Be More Successful

Most of us grew up hearing the mantra “Don’t be a quitter,” and we’ve internalized it to the point where we feel guilty even if we don’t finish a …

Ten Habits of Mentally Strong People

Despite West Point Military Academy’s rigorous selection process, one in five students drop out by graduation day. A sizeable number leave the summer</i> …

Emotional Intelligence

The 17 best places in Europe to visit this summer that don't cost a fortune

European travel may evoke a sense of glamour and luxury, but that doesn't mean it has to be pricey.<p>In fact, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report's best vacations rankings, you can visit some of Europe's best vacation spots on a budget.<p>To determine its list, U.S. News calculated an …

10 best last-minute travel websites

Holiday Pirates<p>This travel deals site manually searches for the best holiday offers daily, finding a range of big discounts and emailing them to …

10 Amazing Asian Vacations That Won't Cost a Fortune

Your dream trip is cheaper than you think<p>Looking for a budget-friendly vacation with a big wow factor? Head to Asia.<p>This is one of the best regions …

Ten Things Successful People (Who Are Actually Happy) Do Differently

Achievement rarely produces the sense of lasting happiness that you think it will. Once you finally accomplish the goal you’ve been chasing, two new …

Self-improvement

Ten Unmistakable Habits of Utterly Authentic People

Oscar Wilde said, “Be yourself. Everyone else is already taken.” Wilde made it sound so simple, but living with authenticity is a real challenge.<p>To …