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The Lessons We Teach Our Kids When We Buy Fair Trade

We stood at the mirror and I brushed her blonde hair into a ponytail. She still lets me fix her hair most mornings. I told her to grab a headband …

Fair Trade

35 Essential Habits of Incredibly Happy People

<b>“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ~Dalai Lama</b><p>We all have these personal voices.<p>There’s one voice that says you …

3 Secrets to Rewriting Your Past

We each are traveling our own paths, some experience a personal discovery, or revelation, early on in life while others are much later. Sometimes …

stage an intervention

So many days, I live on autopilot.<p>I go through the motions of each day as if the routine has been ingrained deep in the grooves of my brain: I have …

Outsourcing

How to Capture the Essence of a Place - Travel Photography Tips

Patagonia Parks: How Can You Pick Just One?

Not everything has a Hunger Games ending where two winners are chosen. So, what happens when you have two equally gorgeous parks in one of the most picturesque places on the globe, but can only choose one? The vast region of Patagonia covers two countries, 800,000 square kilometers, and is one of …

Riomaggiore, Italy Is The Most Beautiful Place In The World Right Now

You've heard of the Cinque Terre, those five Italian fishing villages that tourists often hike through one at a time. The one that starts the chain is called Riomaggiore, and if it were up to us, we might stop there and never continue to the rest.<p>There are many reasons to love Riomaggiore. Firstly, …

Typhoon Haiyan: climate change is increasing the intensity of extreme weather events

Far from being isolated, the Philippines typhoon Haiyan followed other extraordinary meteorological events that are becoming more frequent and increasingly severe<p>Three weeks ago the most powerful typhoon ever recorded to hit land destroyed parts of the Philippines. The devastation has been …

No siblings: A side-effect of China's one-child policy

<b>What's it like to grow up in a world where no-one has brothers or sisters? Are siblings really that important? Researchers have been asking those questions for years - and China, with its famous one-child policy, has been a good place to look for an answer.</b><p>Chinese families used to have an average …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

America's Favorite Towns (PHOTOS)

As you watch the sun dip below 14,000-foot peaks from Allred's restaurant, toast your craft beers to a vacation well spent in Telluride, CO, a historic ski town hip enough to host film and bluegrass festivals.<p>Telluride, rated No. 7, is just one of the small towns with outsize personalities that …

Touching the Roof of the World

Photo: Courtesy of Greaves Tours<p><i>By Shahrookh Cambata for Fathom</i> | <i>When everyone else is beating the path from Delhi to Agra to see the Taj Mahal, you'll be heading north to Ladakh, near the border of Tibet, for an altogether different side of India. High up here in the Himalayas, life really slows</i> …

What it’s like being a gay expat in Korea

My Korean co-teacher once told me that she had never met a gay person. “You probably have without realizing it,” I responded. She didn’t seem …

LGBTQI

50 images of New Zealand we can’t stop looking at

WE’VE POSTED A LOT about New Zealand over the last few weeks, including 23 looks at the country’s stunning geographic diversity, 5 badass itineraries …

Adventures of a Serial Trespasser

Bradley Garrett, a photographer and researcher with a background in anthropology and archeology, has spent the past five years of his life exploring hidden and forgotten parts of cities all over the world. Sneaking into sewers and bunkers, through metro tunnels and up skyscrapers, Garrett calls his …