Debbie Silverman

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6 Mindful Ways to Calm Your Mind and Heal Your Heart

<b>“We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present.” –Marianne Williamson</b><p>As the last moments of my thirties …

This Robin Williams advice still matters - CNN.com

Robin Williams was honored during this year's Emmy telecast with a tribute led by friend Billy Crystal, who hosted the "Comic Relief" benefits with Williams and Whoopi Goldberg (seen here in 1986). Williams died August 11 at age 63. Click through to see moments from the beloved actor's remarkable …

6 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself Everyday

Life gets busy, because of it, we forget about what matters most.<p>Committing to a journey of intentional self growth starts with slowing down. It’s …

23 free things to do in Washington, DC

Accommodation aside, Washington, DC, is one of the most, er, capital-friendly cities in the world. From performances in the Kennedy Center to tours of the White House, and the Smithsonian's free museums and galleries (and zoo!), you can spend weeks having fun without spending a dime.<p>Tick off our 23 …

Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4, you stand the best chance for the lowest …

Flying

Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

New York City

Does Anger Help or Hurt Relationships?

Most of us assume that anger always hurts relationships, but is this true?<p>I grew up next door to my parents' best friends. They were like second parents to me, and I spent much time sharing my feelings, hopes and dreams with Betty. Unlike my own mother, she was a great listener.<p>Since I was there a …

Alanis Morissette

Have a Moment? You Can Meditate

Okay, admit it: Sometimes just the word meditate makes you anxious. One more thing for my to do list, I can't do it, it doesn't work, maybe when I have more time I will learn. Just the tension around the word defeats its blissful purpose.<p>That's why I spent the day with a meditation teacher who …

Meditation

How to Let Go Instead of Giving Up

The greatest stress in life is the stress we cannot control. Perhaps, it is no coincidence that at some point so many of us experience a painful, …

Self-help

5 Ways to Avoid Airline Fees

It's summer, and this much is known: It's expensive to fly. Add the mounting surcharges of new or unexpected fees and the overall cost of a ticket becomes a punch-in-the-gut punishment for travelling by air. To this end, savvy travelers with tricks of their own, combat airline fees in myriad ways, …

Credit Cards

What Not To Do When You Visit New York City

<b>1. Don't… visit MOMA or The Met.</b><p>I don't have anything against either of these museums. I used to be a card-carrying member of MOMA and I'm planning to check out their new exhibit, "Rising Currents: Projects for New York's Waterfront."<p>It's just that a visit to MOMA will set you back $20 (unless you …

New York City

Boa Squeeze: Sleek, Lightweight Backpack Endures Heavy Weight with Ease [First Look] - Vagabondish

We’ve been huge fans of booq‘s sleek, urban minimalist backpack and laptop/messenger bags for years. Among their latest releases, the Boa Squeeze is …

Backpacking

Tanzania's Ngorongoro Crater: The Coolest Safari Stop (PHOTO)

Behold the beauty of this totally breathtaking hole in the earth!<p>The Ngorongoro Crater is in the Ngorongoro Conservation Area of Tanzania, which was recently voted the best country for African safaris.<p>It should be no surprise that a place so stunningly beautiful would rank on top of that list. …

West Africa's best wildlife parks

Everyone knows about the great national parks of eastern and southern Africa – Masai Mara, Kruger and Serengeti all conjure up images of majestic landscapes, packs of lions lazing in the shade and herds of elephants roaming the savannah. But have you heard of Mole, Pendjari and Waza? These wildlife …

Wildlife

Walking With Wildebeests: Exploring the Serengeti on Foot

There’s nothing like a safari to get back to nature. But get out of the 4x4 and walk instead, insists Joanna Eede.<p>“The plane might duck and weave a …

A Botswana Safari Camp Is The New Best Hotel In The World

It received a score of 96.60 out of 100.<p>Located in the Moremi Game Reserve, the hotel, which is made up of two camps, offers unparalleled luxury in the thick of the wild.<p>The hotel is designed to take advantage of its natural surroundings: There are outdoor plunge pools, al fresco dining areas, and …

Wildlife
Travelers

Letting Go of Fear and Living in Peace

<b>“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.” ~Albert Einstein</b><p>I sat in the waiting room of the dermatologist’s office …

Albert Einstein

Meditation Stimulates Long-Lasting Brain Changes

The effects gained from meditation continue to affect brain function for a long time after meditation is over, according to new research.<p>"This is the …

Top Travel Apps

Next to a suitcase, the most indispensable travel accessory these days is a smartphone. Whether you embark on a business trip, a weekend getaway or an exotic overseas vacation, phone apps exist to help make virtually every element of the experience far easier and more enjoyable. Travel apps have …

Apps

Ask Airfarewatchdog: Your Air Travel Questions Answered

<b>Ruins, Snorkeling, Beach? Where To Go?</b><p>Q: My daughter, Sarah (18) and I would like to take a special, high school graduation celebratory trip to a warm, "tropical" location. She's interested in "Caribbean" blue waters, though it doesn't have to be in the Caribbean. We would love to snorkel. I would …

Flying

Istanbul Has Its Act Together

While I was in Cairo, I kept thinking the Egyptians should check out Istanbul. Both are megacities with over 10 million people. Both come from a poor and chaotic recent history. While Cairo struggles, Istanbul is zooming ahead. Just driving into town from the airport, I noticed landscaping along …

Northern Europe

Bliss Meditation

<b>Chi is the life force within you.</b> <b><br>It is important to fully understand what chi is and how it can lead to illness when it is lacking.</b><p><b>Being able to</b> …

The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets