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China to open monumental Everest mountaineering center | Adventure Sports Network

In a move that could drastically change the future of mountaineering on the world’s highest peak, Chinese officials have announced plans to build a …

Mountaineering

4 Simple Ways To Earn Miles And Get Free Money For Travel

Low-cost flights, heavily discounted hotel rooms, extra spending cash; ask just about anyone if they’d like to travel on the cheap this summer and you’d be hard-pressed to hear a “no.”<p>Yet about four in five U.S. adults are saying just that – and missing out on billions of dollars in travel rewards …

Personal Finance

These Are The Best Office Colors for Working More Productively

The colors, patterns and even amount of sheen you use can affect your work.<p>Countless books have been written about how to boost your work productivity. But all along, you may have just needed a paint brush.<p>The environment you work in can have an incredible effect on your energy, creativity and …

How To Make Every Bag An "It" Bag

For decades, the right handbag has been widely considered a status symbol, an accessory certain women wouldn't hesitate to spend thousands of dollars …

Accessories

18 Places Every Woman Should Visit -- By Herself

Photo: Cultura/Rex Shutterstock.<p>Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.<p>Solo trips are all …

7 tips from a hostage negotiator that will help you be more persuasive

But much of what you read doesn't work in tough scenarios. So I decided to call someone who has handled the most challenging scenarios imaginable — ones where lives are on the line …<p>Chris Voss was the FBI's lead international hostage negotiator and he's the author of an excellent new book: "Never …

Self-help

Starting the food crisis conversation

Benzi Ronen Contributor<p>Benzi Ronen is the founder and CEO of Farmigo.<p>More posts by this contributor:<p>Delivery Costs Are Devouring Food Startups<p>What does the future of food look like? Former Vice President Al Gore and 40 entrepreneurs and CEOs in the food industry recently convened in London to try …

Agriculture

Meet the Most Brilliant Couple in Town

Marriage of true minds is rare enough, but it’s rarer still when they come from opposite ends of the Earth. Sarah Sze was born in Boston, Siddhartha Mukherjee in New Delhi a year later. Sarah, a 2003 MacArthur Fellow, is an internationally admired artist who is redefining sculpture. Her intricate …

The Arts

​How Color Psychology Can Make You Happier at Home

If you're often stressed in your living room or are having trouble falling asleep in your bedroom—good news, it may not be you. It may just be time …

Interior Design

The best houseplants to clean the air in your home, as recommended by NASA

Easy to care for, resilient, and a quick way to inject some nature into your living room - no wonder houseplants have recently made a comeback. But did you know they also clean the air in your home? A NASA study found that a plethora of plants neutralise the chemicals found in furniture, household …

5 Ways Minimalism Helped Me Build a Profitable Online Business

Right after I got married, I discovered that I couldn't keep the job I had--the job that was going to support my new family.<p>It was the worst thing to happen to us after getting married.<p>After a long and grueling job search, I finally started an online personal development website. And within months, …

Minimalism

98 lifestyle and work resources for digital nomads

<b>WordPress</b> — a blogging platform that powers 25 percent of the internet. This blog is built on WordPress too.<p><b>Bluehost</b> — affordable and reliable hosting for your blog or small project.<p><b>MediaTemple</b> — more powerful hosting for bigger blogs and projects.<p><b>ThemeForest</b> — Photoshop and HTML templates, themes …

10 Multipurpose Ingredients to Keep in the Office for Better Lunches

Sometimes life—and lunch—doesn't go as planned: You made a tray of broccoli in hopes of saving half for lunch tomorrow, then couldn't resist the fresh-out-of-the-oven florets; you left your salad on the countertop; your sandwich took a leap out of your bag and onto the subway platform; your soup …

A Closer Look At Minimalism Today—No Helvetica Allowed

What’s behind our culture’s perennial obsession with minimalism? According to Stuart Tolley, it resurfaces in times of social flux.<p>“For me, it’s a cleansing of the palette,” says Stuart Tolley, who runs the Brighton, England-based design studio Transmission. “It’s a way of stripping back work to go …

Minimalism

10 research-proven tricks that will make you appear smarter than you are

It's great to be smart, but intelligence is a hard thing to pin down. In many cases, how smart people <i>think</i> you are is just as important as how smart you actually are.<p>"I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow." —Woodrow Wilson<p>As it turns out, intelligence only explains …

University of Michigan

5 Credit Cards You Can Get While You're Still In College

Start building your credit history while in school.<p>Credit card use in college can be both risky and full of opportunities. As young adults with …

Personal Finance

7 Productive Things You Can Do During Your Idle Times

The most productive people aren’t more effective because they have more time during the day, but because they make every minute count.<p>Throughout the …

The Brain

An Ordinary Guide to an Extraordinary Life

He asked me what to do about his marriage. He was not happy.<p>It was a rare sunny summer day in Northern California, and we sat talking in the park. He asked me what he should do. He was tired of his marriage. It seemed his wife was, too. He said he could see himself being OK for the rest of his life …

Northern California

11 Macro Bowl Recipes That’ll Make You Want to Eat Healthy

Macro bowls are the “choose your own adventure” of healthy and delicious eating. Similar to a rice bowl and a simplified form of balanced eating, they’re typically comprised of a grain base, raw or cooked veggies, a protein of your choice and a healthy fat like avocado, hummus or a tasty homemade …

Healthy Eating

The Hungriness of the Human Heart

The loneliest period I ever spent was in New York, a few years back. A relationship had just ended, and though it hadn't lasted long, it crushed me …

12 Things Women with Great Hair Do Every Day

Watch and learn.<p>If you're constantly coveting an Olivia Palermo-level mane (and seriously who isn't), we're here to tell you that the answer is not pricey salon treatments. It's actually just good old-fashioned daily habits that make or break—literally—your hair.<p>Here, top stylists tell us what a …

If You Just Buy This, Your Life Will Be Perfect

Photo: Getty Images<p>If you just buy a stapler, your life will be perfect.<p>With a stapler on your desk, the discordant bits of old paper piled from the last six months will forever be soldered together into an even neater stack, allowing you a modicum of control over your messy, ragged little life in …

New York City

These 30 Vegetarian Recipes Are So Good, You Might Rethink Meat

Vegetarians just like everyone else, can have problems coming up with a variety of meals to eat. Whether you’re meat-free or just looking to eat less …

Cooking

Whimsical Photos of Everyday Objects Playfully Reimagined Through the Eyes of a Child

Photographer Peechaya Burroughs‘ playfully minimalistic shots contain a contagious amount of positivity. Through Burroughs’ unique lens, a …

Eggs

10 Easy Ways To Save $250 This Week

Lattes, errands, fitness classes…we all know <i>spending</i> cash is easy. But, turns out, it can be just as easy to <i>save</i> money, largely by cutting costs on …

Tech Industry

Foods You Should Eat Instead of Taking Vitamins

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Health

do you need a luxury hand sanitizer?

we’re obsessed with this fancy little thing<p>At some point in your life, you've heard your parents use the old "<i>If it ain't broke, don't fix it</i>" (or "<i>Don't fix it if it ain't broke</i>," depending on where you're from) mantra. While this age-old saying obviously still applies to pretty much everything …

Skin Care

a beginner’s guide to healing crystals

rock out.<p>Whether or not you've packed your schedule with weekly Bikram yoga classes and private meditation practices, you may still want a little something that will help you to get in touch with your spiritual side—and add some major zen to your home as well. Enter healing crystals: stones found …

Fabrics 101: What Your Mother Never Told You

I have a little secret. While I may pride myself of what I know about denim, my knowledge about most other fabrics is limited at best. When I landed …

The Return of Hot Rollers: Why Bombshell Hair is Making a Comeback

If it wasn’t something in the air, it was something on our Instagram feeds. First there was <b>Karlie Kloss,</b> applying Technicolor lipstick in the mirror with her hair pinned into smooth coils on her head. Then came <b>Gisele Bündchen,</b> wrapped in a terry-cloth robe, her bombshell hair tumbling out of a set …