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These 5 Brain-Friendly, Mood-Boosting Drinks Are Happiness in a Cup

While there's no definitive cure-all for anxiety and depression, holistic health can play a role in your healing and mood management. Try adding …

Mental Health

6 Prime Spots to Picnic in the National Parks

We scoured Instagram for the most epic places to sup outside<p>Whether you're returning from an arduous hike or tugging the kids out of the car to …

Museo Atlántico will be inaugurated on 10 January as artist Jason deCaires Taylor completes his monumental underwater sculpture work, featuring more than 300 life-size human figures. All photographs: Jason deCaires Taylor and CACT Lanzarote

Museums

The 25 most tolerant, progressive, and environmentally friendly countries in the world

In the wake of Trump's victory in the US election and a vote for Brexit in the EU referendum, expat website Movehub has created a guide for those …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of January 02, 2017)

A gunman opened fire in a busy Turkish nightclub on New Year’s Eve, killing 39 and injuring 69. ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, in the Turkish city of Istanbul. Authorities are still searching for the suspected assailant after announcing Wednesday they had identified him but were not …

Man Ray’s New Photo Art Book Is a Surrealist’s Delight

A comprehensive retrospective of the iconic Surrealist documents an artistic career, all in monochrome.<p>The Dada-ist and Surrealist, Man Ray initially harnessed photography to make copies of his art. Born Emmanuel Radnitsky, the artist became a major leader of the America born-and-bred art era.In …

Want To Live In The Arctic Circle? Build Your House Inside A Solar Geodesic Dome

That's what this Norwegian family did.<p>The Hjertefølger family began their experiment in sustainable living in 2013, when they moved to Sandhornøya Island in the Arctic Circle to build their home. There, they constructed a three story cob house from sustainable materials like sand and clay. To …

Arctic Circle

Canada Is Offering Free Admission to Its National Parks in 2017—Here’s Where to Stay

Angel Olsen On World Cafe

In 2014, Angel Olsen reportedly told her publicist that she didn't want to do any more photo shoots in front of trees. That was the year she released her breakout record <i>Burn Your Fire For No Witness</i>, a melancholy heartbreaker that, in some cases, got her pigeonholed as a sad country singer. And …

Holden Caulfield’s Christmas Prequel to ‘Catcher in the Rye’

Before J.D. Salinger’s iconic teenaged character ever appeared in the author’s most famous novel, he was the protagonist of a Christmas short story …

Go Take a Hike! 50 of the Best U.S. Hiking Trails

<i>Have You Hiked the Featured Trail in Your State?</i> <i><br>-- By Melissa Rudy, Staff Writer</i><br>Hiking isn’t just a great way to get fit: For many, it’s a way to …

The 20 best books of the year, according to readers

No one knows good books better than the people who read them.<p>Book recommendation sharing website Goodreads just released its 2016 Goodreads Choice …

Books

California takes charge: Democrats’ domination may save climate program

Sacramento may take over as the nation’s leader in the fight against global warming<p><i>This article originally appeared on Climate Central.</i><p>As Democrats in Congress confront the specter of watching as the country’s climate policies are dismantled by President-elect Donald Trump, key gains by the party …

Always angry or stressed? Here are six exercises to bring back happiness into your life

“I choose to be happy today,” is easier said than done. But, if we adjust how we perceive things, life can be a lot better.<p>Paul Emery, a master …

Bill Gates and investors worth $170 billion are launching a fund to fight climate change through energy innovation

Bill Gates is leading a more than $1 billion fund focused on fighting climate change by investing in clean energy innovation.<p>The Microsoft co-founder and his all-star line-up of fellow investors plan to announce tomorrow the Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund, which will begin making investments …

39 Powerful Quotes That Will Change the Way You Live and Think

Words have power — and these inspiring quotes are guaranteed to challenge the way you think and perhaps even change the way you live.

11 of the World's Most Beautiful Libraries

There's nothing on this earth like nestling into a cosy couch in the heart of a huge library, burying your nose in a book, and losing yourself in an …

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

The 50 best books for Christmas 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for literature, from tales of post-punk rebellion and fish-out-of-water detectives to politically incorrect satire and secrets from the Hollywood studio system. Here our top critics count down the year's best, from 50 to 1.<p>50. <b>The Making of Donald Trump</b> by David Cay …

Stop unwanted calls and texts from hitting your cellphone

You may find this surprising. Many of us remember when people’s names, addresses and phone numbers were listed in the telephone book and distributed for free. All we ever worried about were junk mail, telemarketers and the occasional prank call.<p>Times have changed. Phone books are history, and your …

Leading authors pick international classics that should be on student’s bookshelves, but are often neglected by universities<p>I teach it to my first years and return to the book through their degree. It is the perfect introduction to complex ideas: oppressive socio-economic political structures, …

Books

How to Pack Lighter When You Go Hiking and Camping

Don't carry stuff you don't need. Your back will thank you.<p>Finding ways to cut weight from your pack is an essential part of the pre-hike process. Lightening the load allows you to move faster in the backcountry and staves off fatigue as you carry your pack over longer distances. Still, it's hard …

Backpacking

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Love, Lust, and Loss: A Photographic Memoir of the 80s

Love, Lust, and Loss: A Photographic Memoir of the 80s is both a visual coming of age story and Atlanta-based photographer Billy Howard’s homage to a …

Relationships

7 Spooky Short Stories to Read for Halloween

You may have your Netflix queue all filled up with scary movies to watch for Halloween, but what about your bookshelf? Here are seven scary short …

The 13 Best Books of 2016

Catch up on the year's most remarkable, influential and simply page-turning reads.<p>2016 may be coming to a close, but there's still time to catch up on the year's most remarkable, influential and simply page-turning reads. From the memoir of a rock music icon to a debut restaurant world …

Books

Green Day's 'Revolution Radio': A Track-by-Track Guide to New Album

<i>Revolution Radio</i> is Green Day's first album in 15 years with no extra twist – no high concept, no triple LP – but it's full of fiery politics and big …

The Fall Day Trips to Take From America's Biggest Cities

What if you could take off on a perfect fall adventure and come back home a few hours later feeling refreshed?<p>Cooling temps, beautiful fall foliage, …

Hydroponic Garden Jar Cilantro

The perfect way to top off taco night? <b>Fresh cilantro picked from your windowsill!</b> This Garden Jar kit from Modern Sprout has everything you need to <b>grow</b> <b>a thriving cilantro plant at home</b>. The jar is equipped with a hydroponic system that brings water into the roots through a process known as …

Here are the winners of the 2016 Hugo Awards

Once again, slated works were largely outvoted<p>This year’s World Science Fiction convention, MidAmeriCon II, is currently being held in Kansas City, Missouri. And during tonight’s Hugo Awards ceremony, voters largely rejected the slated works that had been placed on the ballot.<p>The Hugo Award is one …