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12 Things You Can Do Regularly for a Better Quality of Life

Bungee Jumping Caída Bungee Jumping www.flickr.com<p><i>We’re always trying to find ways to improve our quality of life. All people really want is to be</i> …

Processed Food

3 Common Things That Prevent Our Happiness

Most of us don’t need to change much in order to become a happier person. That said, it can be easy to rob ourselves of happiness and wallow in a …


Guest Post: The Science of Authentic Happiness

I feel so very fortunate to be able to share an amazing guest post with you all from a wonderful friend. Carol is one half of the sister duo that …


National Geographic Travel

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Piruw - Photographs by Musuk Nolte and Leslie Searles | LensCulture

Reading about the origin of the word Peru, I remembered a legend I was told many years ago in Sydney. After Captain Cook had arrived on Australia's East Coast, during his trip to map the Oceania continent, he demanded, in unhesitating English, of a native man about the curious name of an animal …

Mario Testino

Photographer Shoots Fantasy Portraits of Stray Dogs in Cyprus to Help Get Them Adopted

When photographer Stuart Holroyd moved to Cyprus in March 2014, he heard about a woman named Kayte Wilson-Smith who runs a small rescue center for …

Shooting Bikers at Night with DIY Black Light Flashes and Colorful Paint

Brazilian sports photographer Marcelo Maragni likes to do experimental photography in addition to his “ordinary” sports photography. Earlier this …

dubble is a Social Photo App That Lets You Create Double Exposure Photos with Others

In the world of analog photography, “film swapping” is an activity in which two photographers each shoot through the same roll of film, creating …

Rare ‘clumsy’ cat captured on camera for first time at national park

Caught on camera a handful of times anywhere in the world, including in Pakistan, Iran and Nepal. PIcture: Saylyugem National Park<p>Stunning images of …



We don’t get boatloads of snow here in Dallas often but the chilly weather, christmas lights and holiday buzz in the air still bring the joyous …

Christmas Trees

Christmas lights are bad for you and for the environment

Last week, NASA released a report whose tone was misleadingly gleeful. Called "NOAA/NASA Satellite Sees Holiday Lights Brighten Cities," it began, …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel


In Nevada, Christmas tree recycling goes to the goats

You can mulch, or you can let the critters handle it.<p>From the overgrown lots of northwest Detroit to the immaculately manicured corporate campuses of …

Christmas Trees

Paragliders Will Gadd and Gavin McClurg

Two near strangers complete a revolutionary paragliding traverse of North America’s most rugged wilderness and redefine the standards for paragliding.<p>On August 1, Gavin McClurg and Will Gadd were spiraling upward in paragliders above Canada’s iconic Mount Robson. The thermal lift of air rising from …

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

New Zealand Adventure Tours & Trips to New Zealand

New Zealand’s South Island is split by the snowcapped spine of the Southern Alps, fringed with karst cave systems and wild beaches, laced with …

New Zealand

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic Travel

National Geographic's Favorite Bird Pictures

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, National Geographic editors searched the archives for our most compelling bird pictures.

National Geographic Travel

Zermatt, Switzerland: A Ski Resort Guide

<b>Zermatt, Switzerland –</b> With a decent base of snow, we booked a trip to the charming Swiss ski resort of Zermatt for February 2014 with only three …