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Follow These 10 Yogis On YouTube If You Want To Take Your Practice To The Next Level

If you've been bitten by the yoga bug, then you probably hate the thought of going a single day without rolling out your mat, even if it's just for a …

The 34 Tastiest Snacks You'll Ever Eat in Your Life — and They're All Low-Carb!

Sometimes you just need a hearty snack to get you through the day. But to prevent feeling fatigued and dealing with brain fog, it's smart to choose nosh that will keep you energized and truly fuel your body. Whether you're trying to lose weight or you just want to maintain your mojo throughout the …

These Three Hacks Will Make Your First Book Write Itself

So, you want to get your message out. And you sure do have a lot of knowledge in your area. You spent countless hours diving deep, learning it in theory and practice. Years of excellent work are a great testimonial to your knowledge — at least for your colleagues. However, if you are thinking of …

Writing

From an evolutionary perspective, does it make any sense to be nice?

Solving Darwin’s puzzle of kindness.<p>World Kindness Day is a global 24-hour celebration dedicated to paying-it-forward and focusing on the good. We are encouraged to perform acts of kindness such as giving blood, cleaning a communal microwave at work, or volunteering at a nursing home.<p>Of course, …

Psychology

The Science Behind Psychopaths and Extreme Altruists

Researchers have found that the way our brains are wired can affect how much empathy we feel toward others—a key measuring stick of good and evil.<p><b>From the kitchen window</b> of her mobile home in Auburn, Illinois, Ashley Aldridge had a clear view of the railroad crossing about a hundred yards away.<p>When …

Psychology

Intention Has the Power to Change Your Life—Here's How

“The power of intention.” Ever heard of it? Probably. It’s a phrase that seems to be at the tip of the tongue for many spiritual teachers, life …

How to Make Roasted Pumpkin Seeds without a Recipe

<i>Here at Food52, we love recipes -- but do we always use them? Of course not. Because once you realize you don't always need a recipe, you'll make your favorite dishes a lot more often.</i><p><i>Today: There are snacks hiding inside your pumpkin. Here's how to roast any squash seed, without burning -- and</i> …

Spices

The Courage of Empathy – Why We Have Got It All Wrong

by Lyden Foust<p>Empathy, what is it? Wait for it… “A walk in someone’s shoes”. Recently the concept of empathy is surfacing everywhere. Heavily fueled …

Why Empathy Is Your Most Important Skill (and How to Practice It)

TL;DR: Empathy is the most important skill you can practice. It will lead to greater success personally and professionally and will allow you to …

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel and Volunteer

Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.— Miriam Beard<p><b>How To Do Exceptional Things Inexpensively</b><p><b>Post #7 Travel and Volunteer</b><p>Photos courtesy of Best Friends Animal Society<p>Depending upon what you enjoy doing, <b>you can combine</b> …

10 Extraordinary Islands

What is it about islands that makes them so intriguing? Whether it's a tropical speck in the midst of a vast ocean, or a tree-shrouded hummock in the …

Seven Cruises for People Who Hate Cruises (Photos)

Cruises don't have to mean massive boats and potential disasters. Andrew Harper picks seven sailing trips that even cruise haters will love.

The 25 Spookiest Places Around the World

Your childhood ideal of Halloween may have been more about dressing up like cartoon characters and wandering around the neighborhood asking for candy, but sometimes we want more from Halloween once we grow up. Many cities around the world make for fantastic places to spend Halloween -- sometimes …

10 essential technologies for creative professionals on the road

AS A TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHER who spends most of the year moving through airports, exploring remote locations, and documenting life on this planet, I’m …

Gear & Gadgets

The Best Places To Go In 2014, According To Lonely Planet

Each year, we look forward to Lonely Planet's take on the next places to visit. Their book, out Tuesday, highlights the best of the best of travel--countries and cities to visit, the best budget spots, the best family spots, everything. We're kind of obsessed.<p>They were kind enough to give us a look …

If You're Scared of Ghosts (Like I Am!), This Might Be Too Creepy for You

<i>"Because of the horrors of plague the legends of Mary King's Close have grown and grown over the centuries since 1645. Perhaps the most famous story of a haunting is that of a little girl."</i> <i>- BBC</i><p>When a historic attraction has been featured on a show called <i>Most Haunted</i> and gets its own WikiHow entry …

5 Hotels To Literally Be Surrounded By Nature

Sometimes you just feel the desire to be immersed in the natural world.<p>If camping isn't your cup of tea, these gorgeous hotels will let you experience both luxury and the zen wonder of being totally surrounded by nature.<p><b>Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway</b><p><b>Kakslauttanen Igloo Village, Finland</b><p>Can you even</i> …

8 lessons you learn in Patagonia

My relationship with Patagonia began in 2006: a road trip from Buenos Aires guided by my father-in-law Adalberto. As someone who has been exploring …

Living La Pura Vida: What Eight Days In Costa Rica Can Do For The Soul

Unless Elon Musk invents a teleportal in the next 20 years, visiting different countries is the closest I'll ever get traveling through time. I think that's why I get so unabashedly romantic about journeying to foreign destinations. When walking through the ghost-drenched alleys of Edinburgh, …

14 Destinations For Your 2014 Travel Bucket List

The new year is rapidly approaching and we're making resolutions and wish lists for the year of travel ahead.<p>If you crossed some adventures off your 2013 travel bucket list, surely you'll need some new additions. Check out these awesome, under-the-radar destinations you should add to your list for …

5 Off-The-Beaten-Path Tours Anyone Can Book

<i>by Tom Burson</i><p>When traveling, it's not always the typical tourist traps that offer the most memorable experiences. Eiffel Tower? Been there, done that. Trevi Fountain? Meh. Far more interesting are the places you don't see at first glance: galleries nobody visits, hole-in-the-wall eateries serving …

From skulls to sewers: the darker side of Paris

Paris basks in its reputation as a glittering capital of fashion, art and culture – but it also has the power to bewitch visitors with more macabre sights.<p>Peer behind the glamour of the French capital to discover the best of its underground wonders and grisly history.<p>Les Catacombes<p>Beneath Paris’ …

How to Send and Receive Faxes Online Without a Fax Machine or Phone Line

Some slow-moving businesses and government agencies may not accept documents over email, forcing you to fax them in. If you are forced to send a fax, …

Information Systems

How to Block Calls in Android, Manually and Automatically

It’s dinner time. You’re just sitting down when you get a call. On the other line, a robotic voice says: “We have important information regarding …

Sitting