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4 Types of Outdoor Adventures Everyone Should Experience

A man exploring the outdoors | Philipp Guelland/Getty Images<p>The call of adventure. Of nature. Of the void.<p>We all feel it, as we sit shackled to our …

Moby Dick

How To Interpret Topographic Maps

We’ve all seen it in those high-dollar mountain bike films: the planning montage. The star rider of the movie can be seen, mouth gaping in awe, …

If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

<i>"It was Greek to me."</i><p>Shakespeare used that phrase in one of his tragedies to suggest that a complicated matter was beyond understanding.<p>Many Americans may be muttering those words again as this week's Greek tragedy plays out.<p>The situation in Athens really is complicated, but it's also important. So …

Europe

Your National Parks Bucket List

These 11 must-see sights can be hard to catch—unless you know where and when to look

Fall Guide 2014: Performing Arts

click to enlarge<p>We observe almost every year that the arts season reverses the seasonal cycle: Trees and plants may be winding down, but dancers, …

108 Life Tips From 18 of The World’s Wealthiest People

<i>Life is full of lessons and achievements, wonders and mistakes</i>. Some of us are lucky enough to discover the answers to living a life with as much …

5 Life-Changing Decisions You Can Make Today | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Are you ready?<p>Are you ready to jump out of the same dull routines and move forward?<p>If so, consider this as your starting pistol. Because before …

10 Signs You Are Living Your Life On Cruise Control | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Have you ever left your house in the morning and half way to work wondered if you locked the door? Do you have a difficult time being still? Have you …

Self-improvement

Three Ways You Can Tell It's Time to Upskill | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

As an individual working within a commercial market place you need to be sure your skills stay relevant. Some people are lucky and their organization …

Motivation

15 Quotes to Help You Smash Negative Thinking! | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Negative thinking is definitely one of the biggest problems a lot of us suffer from.<p>Ironically, the more you try to rationalize it, the more you tend …

How A Change of Attitude Can Change An Entire Life

<i>“Your greatest limitation comes from within, not from without!”</i> Master Choa Kok Sui<p>There are tons and tons of quotes, proverbs and advices that are …

The Fastest Way to Get in Running Shape

If your running game needs a tune-up, get a jolt with these speed drills<p>Usain Bolt isn't the only person who should be cranking into fifth gear. Adding a speed session to your running routine will get you back into shape faster, so you're ready for that 5K or marathon down the road. Plus, you’ll …

5 Strategies When You Feel Like Giving Up | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Whether you have a specific goal that you’re trying to achieve or whether just getting through the day in one piece is your aim,. We want to go back …

Motivation

Make a "Super Resolution" to Get Your Mind Fit | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

When we plan our New Year’s Resolutions, we often create goals like exercising more, quitting smoking, or eating healthier. Yet, research shows only …

8 Steps to Transform Negativity into Positive Results | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

Think of the last time you embarked on a big project or maybe the thought of turning your wildest dream into a reality, were your thoughts about it …

How Climate Change Is Causing Chaos in the Animal Kingdom

Rising temperatures and environmental decline wrought by climate change makes it seem like a full-fledged animal kingdom revolt is just a couple …

Welcome to Buddhist Hell

In Thailand, the horrors of hell aren't just the stuff of kids' nightmares. Families can visit entire sculpture gardens featuring vivid depictions of …

Nature

A collection of TED Talks (and more) on the topic of nature.<p>Video playlists about Nature<p>Natural wonder<p>9 talks • 2h 5m<p>What is nature? Follow the …

Men's Health

If you're looking for a way to change up your bench press, here you go<p>The wearables company has just announced an arsenal of apps available to Ionic users<p>You don't have to be a dad to appreciate this<p>From beers to reindeers, this deal of the day has you covered<p>"As a result of ongoing discussions, …

Men's Health

Men's Health talked to Je-yong Ha, the huge weightlifter who was rumored to be dating Lindsay Lohan earlier this week<p>Beat the New Years resolution gym rush by getting a couple for your home<p>The Linkin Park singer's toxicology report suggested he had trace amounts of alcohol in his system, but wasn't …