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8 Best Travel Backpacks

Whether you're going hiking, shopping, sightseeing, or jetting off to a business meeting, here are the chicest, safest, and sturdiest options to throw over your shoulders.

Change.org just got a $30 million investment to expand petitions into real social movements

Change.org is getting some major support from tech billionaires to create real social movements.<p>LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman is leading a $30 …

How to meal prep for the week in just 90 minutes (mic drop)

The mason jars are pulled out, Spotify is blasting, and you’re ready to get down to meal-prepping business. So, er, where do you start?<p>The key to <i>not</i> …

Time travel is 'possible' -- mathematically anyway

Pull out your list of regrets, mistakes and runs of just plain bad luck, because it turns out you can go back. A University of British Columbia professor has run the numbers on the feasibility of time travel, and he says they check out.<p>"People think of time travel as something fictional," math and …

Physics

This account of one man’s rejection of American society has influenced generations of free thinkers<p>On Independence Day 1845, an idealistic young American (Thoreau was just 28) turned his back on what he saw as his country’s depressing materialism, its commercial and industrial soullessness and took …

Idealism

Psychological thrillers are a great way of understanding the skewed perception of first-person consciousness<p>With the hotly anticipated <i>Into The Water</i> by Paula Hawkins out next month, the interest in psychological thrillers isn’t going away. The genre’s preoccupations are shared with neuroscience - …

The Brain

If You Have Only 2 Minutes To Meditate, Do This

You may think you are really busy and that if you slowed down or took a pause of any kind you would be less effective and less powerful in life. …

3 maps that explain the geopolitics of nuclear weapons

North Korea has received a lot of focus due to a recent missile test and the expectation of another nuclear test. It is a poor country whose nuclear program has allowed it to punch above its weight internationally. This has also forced superpowers to approach it with great caution.<p>Nuclear bombs are …

20 of the best Earth and space documentaries to watch on Netflix in 2017

Humans have been gazing up at the stars since before the dawn of civilization. We intrinsically seek to know the unknowable and discover the …

Poor Sleep Hygiene Is Killing You And Your Career

The next time you tell yourself that you'll sleep when you're dead, realize that you're making a decision that can make that day come much sooner. Pushing late into the night is a health and productivity killer.<p>According to the Division of Sleep Medicine at the Harvard Medical School, the …

4 Exercises from Positive Psychology to Boost Your Happiness

All of us have experienced times when a dark cloud just seems to be following us around. No matter what you do, it just seems that you can’t seem to …

There's Only One Thing You Need to Know About Death, According to Buddhism | HelloCare

I think we can all agree that the fear of death is the greatest fear we can face. How can we wrap our minds around the mystery of the great unknown? …

12 Healthy Food Swaps For Your Favorite Refined Carbs

Make no mistake: Carbohydrates are essential—they’re the body’s main energy source. But the more refined a carb is, the worse it is for you: “Refined …

20 Enlightening Quotes From a Japanese Zen Master That Will Shift Your Perspective on Life

Ever heard of Kodo Sawaki? If not, then you’re in for a treat of wisdom today.<p>Kodo Sawaki is considered to be one of the most significant Zen masters …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

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Out And Back: 20 Best Day Hikes In America

A pair of boots, a pack large enough for some snacks and water bottles, and some weather appropriate clothes. That is just about all you’ll really …

10 Incredible National Parks in America to visit (for free!)

To celebrate National Park Week, on April 15–16 and 22–23 visitors get it in for free! On these National Park Week weekends, every national park will …

11 Habits of Remarkably Happy People | Inc.com

Despite how appealing turmoil, negativity, and pessimism can sometimes seem, being happy isn't just better for your emotional well-being--it also makes you more successful than those who are not.<p>Check out these 11 habits very happy people do every single day, and start incorporating them into your …

Happiness

Take a glimpse at Europe's best national parks

Europe contains some of the most charismatic and cultured cities on the planet. But the continent is also blessed with an extraordinary array of natural landscapes, which lure travellers from far and wide.<p>From the glacier-carved fjords of Norway to the sun-baked gorges of Greece, many of these …

How To Discover the Secret Trails of America's National Parks

We all know that America's National Parks are beautiful, nearly to a fault. Attracting thousands of tourists each season, hiking a trail can feel a …

The Future Of Energy Isn't Fossil Fuels Or Renewables, It's Nuclear Fusion

Let’s pretend, for a moment, that the climate doesn’t matter. That we’re completely ignoring the connection between carbon dioxide, the Earth’s atmosphere, the greenhouse effect, global temperatures, ocean acidification, and sea-level rise. From a long-term point of view, we’d still need to plan …

Energy

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Stop Fighting Your Inner Critic With 1 Simple Strategy | Inc.com

The fear that inhibits creativity and innovation goes by many different names:<p>The term "Impostor Syndrome", coined in 1978, describes a persistent concern of being exposed as a fraud.<br>• For decades psychologists have referred a constellation of negative thoughts as the Inner Critic.<br>• Author and …

Self-help

6 Steps to Get Anything You Want (Even If You Don't Know How) | Inc.com

Sitting on the couch waiting for a million dollars to fall in your lap? That probably won't work. Want to make your dream a reality? Yes, absolutely. But, how -- that's the question.<p>You aren't born with all the answers to achieving what you want in life. Most people don't even know what they want. …

Success

How to Prepare Vegetables That You'd Actually Want to Eat

Most of us can agree that eating your veggies is a good thing on the nutrition front. Still, simply knowing that vegetables are good for you isn’t …

10 Leadership tricks that business books can help you understand

Share25<p>Tweet<p>Share96<p>+13<p>Shares 124<p>Dwight D. Eisenhower once said,<p>The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real …

Magical Bucket List Moments You Must Experience in South America

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia<p>Image 1 of 18<p>Once a giant prehistoric lake, this 11,000-square-kilometre desert is now the planet’s largest salt flat. Take a …

12 Books Every Woman Should Read Right Now

Recommended reading for 2016<p>This year (let's face it, every year) was a complicated one to be a woman in America. There were undeniably exhilarating highs as we collectively watched the acheivements of women athletes at the summer Olympics; the glorious heights attained by young women like Simone …

Books: 10 most important books of 2016 and more

Hello, I'm books editor Carolyn Kellogg, with this week's book news for you.<p><b>THE BIG STORY</b><p>Looking back on the year, I've selected the 10 most important books of 2016. Because books take so long to create, there's no guarantee that they'll be as meaningful when they're published as they were when …