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These 12 Quotes Will Give You An Instant Confidence Boost, Guaranteed (PHOTOS)

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

The best Chinese gardens to visit

Hostess Gift Ideas That Say Thank You with Modern Style

Whether you’re staying with a good friend for the weekend or you simply want to say “Thanks for hosting this dinner party,” a hostess (or host) gift …

Easy Eating Plan for Weight Loss

Jeff Harris<p>Lunch<p><b>Quinoa Salad</b><br>3/4 cup cooked quinoa*<br>3 cups mixed greens<br>5 pieces sun-dried tomato<br>3/4 cup chopped cucumber<br>1/4 cup chopped yellow pepper<p>Top with 3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar, 1 Tbsp Annie's Organic Honey Mustard, and onion powder.<p>Quinoa contains all the essential amino acids your body needs …

The One Thing You're Not Doing That Will Completely Boost Your Focus

For many of us, true silence only comes when we close our eyes and turn in for the night.<p>Even when we're "listening," our minds churn an inner dialogue: We're deciding what we'll say next, contemplating the way the speaker's mouth is moving, thinking about what's for lunch.<p>A healthy fix of silence …

Print It: The Look Better Naked 2-Day Cleanse Diet

This short and sweet cleansing diet will help you get on the road to faster weight loss<p>MITCH MANDEL<p>What are you doing this weekend? Ready to look better naked? The best way to get into the groove of a new approach to eating is by experiencing early results. And you will—with this 2-day plan by …

Coffee: Does It Promote Weight Gain?

“Our hypothesis was that the coffee compound would reduce weight gain and improve insulin sensitivity," says study co-author Kevin D. Croft, PhD, of The University of Western Australia School of Medicine and Pharmacology. "Clearly this is not the case.”<p>Don’t break things off with Joe just yet, …

English Lake District Does Have Beautiful Lakes (PHOTOS)

Sometimes a beautiful photo goes viral on the Internet, cueing a conversation and eliciting oohs and aahs from those who stumble upon it.<p>Sunday, this photo started circulating on Reddit after it was posted by site user Ionisation:<p>The link was posted to the Earth Porn subreddit, with the title "The …

Wine-Lover’s Guide to the Finger Lakes, NY

In early July, I did something crazy: I lined-up for Manhattan’s Holland Tunnel on a summer Friday afternoon. Why? To traverse a 250-mile swath of …

New Jersey

Pt 2: Holy ground in post-Soviet Kazakhstan

Built entirely of wood using no nails more than a century ago, Zenkov Cathedral was re-consecrated following independence and is now an active place of worship.

Loneliness

An Ode To The Funniest Signs We've Seen At Airports

Oh airports, how funny you are. Though a trip to the airport isn't always a breeze these days, sometimes you do silly things that defy our expectations and make us chuckle.<p>Like you, Aalborg Airport in Denmark. You posted that hilarious sign asking people to limit their goodbye kisses to three …

Best Trips 2013

Got wanderlust? We’ve got your ticket. The National Geographic Traveler editors present the new year's 20 must-see places.

Travel Photography

Love Letters: Hong Kong

<i>Marie France Van Damme is a Canadian-born fashion designer whose self-titled luxury swim, resort wear and accessories line is inspired by her thirty plus years in the fashion industry and her cosmopolitan lifestyle. She's been living in Hong Kong since the early 1980s.</i><p>Dear Hong Kong,<p>You are the …

Hong Kong

10 Hidden Islands You've Never Heard of

Unspoiled and isolated, hidden islands are vacation bait for anyone with escapist tendencies. Protected from crowds and the stress of modern life, these retreats will allow you to become one with nature, soak up local culture, and live in paradise. So go ahead and become a castaway for a day or …

National Parks