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Alien landscapes? No, just otherworldly places here on Earth | CNN Travel

Travel

35 Outstanding Podcast Picks From Entrepreneurs Like You | Inc.com

I thought it would be fun to create a list of popular podcasts, but download numbers can be skewed so who's to say what's popular? With that in mind I reached out to my list of peers, clients, and social media connections and received a wonderful response. From marketing, to politics, to religion, …

Self-improvement

Start your own business with these 4 great offers

Starting a business takes more than a great idea. The best way to ensure that your small business has a fighting chance in a competitive market is to develop a core set of skills to prepare yourself for every challenge, hurdle or roadblock you’ll find along the way.<p>That’s why we’ve put together a …

5 dividend stocks that have only gotten more attractive

It’s hard to find a silver lining in the worst start for U.S. stocks in eight years.<p>But long-term investors can take solace in the fact that …

The Most Romantic Restaurants In Every State

Valentine's Day is less than a month away—time to make a reservation.<p>It was love at first bite.<p>If you prefer to stay in, check out our favorite recipes for cooking a romantic meal at home.

Training The Immune System To Fight Cancer Has 19th-Century Roots

A novel immunotherapy drug is credited for successfully treating former President Jimmy Carter's advanced melanoma. Instead of killing cancer cells, these drugs boost the patient's immune system, which does the job instead.<p>Immunotherapy is cutting-edge cancer treatment, but the idea dates back more …

Immune System

These 3 Questions Will Immediately Increase Your Emotional Intelligence | Inc.com

Emotional intelligence (EI or EQ) is marked by a person's ability to recognize and understand emotions (both his or her own and those of others), and to use that information to guide decision making. It includes demonstrating extremely complex qualities such as empathy, sympathy, and compassion.<p>Of …

Emotional Intelligence

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

The 7 Most Insane Abandoned Places in California

<i>By: Grant Marek</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Thomas Hawk</i><p>If you've ever seen I Am Legend or 28 Days Later you know that 1) there's something eerily fascinating about abandoned places, and 2) zombies are jerks. Providing you with all the eerie fascination you can handle, but none of the "zombie dogs killing your …

The 11 Most Zen Places On The Planet

More than just vacation destinations, some places have long been revered for their natural beauty and spiritual power. Whether sparkling lake, clear-blue ocean or majestic mountain, these spots will help you find your inner om.<p><b>Mount Kailash, Tibet. View Panoramic.</b><p>This mountain in western Tibet is a …

10 Adrenaline-Pumping Outdoor Activities in the West

<b>buck·et list</b><p>noun, informal<p>A number of experiences or achievements that a person hopes to have or accomplish during their lifetime.<p>The diverse climate and terrain of the Western U.S. make it a popular destination for adventurers and adrenaline junkies. Quick to mind are the deep slot canyons of Utah …

The Camping Bucket List: 7 Destinations Every Adventurer Should Visit

If you like to get away from it all, cook meals over an open flame, and lay in a sleeping bag under the stars, you’re probably a camper. While you …

Multi-day kayaking in the San Juan Islands

Families will always see more detail of the area they’re traveling by car rather than by plane, and even more by bicycle than by car. In the San Juan …

Camping

How to make a brilliant adventure travel film

Anybody can film their travels – the billions of hours of rubbish on YouTube proves that. Want to make a film that people actually want to watch? …

Link Roundup: My Favorite Hiking Websites

Hiking Spray Park in Mt. Rainier National Park, Washington<p>I’m sure we all have our favorite websites for planning hikes; the ones we love browsing or …

Hiking

Photos: The world’s most impressive outdoor mazes and labyrinths

Outdoor mazes and labyrinths have captured our imagination for centuries, harking back to King Minos of Crete’s elaborate, winding structure to corral the hulking Minotaur in Greek mythology.<p>Corn mazes, especially plentiful in the US, provide farmers an additional source of revenue. From the 14th …

European Travel

20 Places Every American Should See Before They Die

From sea to shining sea.<p>Looking for an epic summer road trip idea? Whether you crave culture and history, spectacular natural landscapes, or serious adventure, look to these national parks and small towns.

Hidden Gems

Some of these gems are off the beaten track; others are only now rising to prominence, but these national parks, monuments, historic places and …

Mt. Rainier National Park readies for a wildflower spectacle

Right now, Mt. Rainier is snoozing under a thin blanket of snow that probably won't be gone until after summer officially arrives. But as it melts, it's setting the stage for a short but spectacular show.<p>Beginning in mid- to late July, wildflowers burst forth with such abandon that the cruelty of …

Hiking

Rose City smackdown: Portland, Ore., flexes its horticultural muscle with parades and a festival

Step aside, Pasadena: Portland, Ore., becomes rose city central in the spring, which includes its 127th annual Spring Rose Show on Thursday and Friday.<p>Sure, Pasadena has its Rose Parade and bowl game, but Portland's spring Rose Festival runs throughout June.<p>The Grand Floral Parade on Saturday …

Festivals

The 10 best restaurants in New York City for big groups

Restaurant review site The Infatuation helped us come up with a list of NYC eateries that are perfect for large crowds.<p>Whether you're going for a birthday dinner or a bachelor party, here are ten places to hit up the next time you're with a big party.

San Francisco -- A City in a Park

Most cities have parks inside them. But San Francisco is a city inside a park. And an 80,000-acre national park at that. Along the coast, in the bay, on the other side of the bay, and even right through the heart of the city, San Francisco is surrounded and cut by a series of national parks and …

4 Glorious Places to Celebrate National Camping Month

By: Fiona Moriarty, Hipmunk<p>June is National Camping Month, and there is no better time to tell stories around the campfire, revel in stargazing, and get up with the sunrise. While some of these spots are not the easiest to get to, we guarantee these destinations will not disappoint. So pack up your …

How the Navy SEALs Train for Leadership Excellence

Almost every world-class, high-performance organization takes training and education seriously. But Navy SEALs go uncomfortably beyond. They’re obsessive and obsessed. They are arguably the best in the world at what they do. Their dedication to relentless training and intensive preparation, …

These 15 Epic Hiking Spots In North Carolina Are Out Of This World

Perhaps the most strenuous hike on this list, Grandfather's profile is well worth it. This 7-mile hike starts at a peaceful creek bed and leads you …

The Best Tools & Resources For Your Content Promotion

<i>This article first appeared on Mention.</i><p>A recent study shows that 86 percent of all B2B marketers use content marketing strategies to gain exposure and ultimately generate revenue, but only 38 percent believe they are effective at it. Testing a few different tools and strategies allows you to figure …

Marketing

200+ Best Free Tools & Resources for Front-End Web Developers

Colors<p><b>COLOURlovers</b>: User created & shared color palette inspiration<p><b>ColorPicker</b>: Online Color Picker Tool<p><b>Color Hex</b>: A free color tool providing …

Online Learning Is Broken, And Versal Wants To Fix It

What’s wrong with online learning companies like Udemy, Lynda and their ilk? According to a new company called Versal, it’s that their lectures are boring. Low-tech, even.<p>“Existing courses are really just PowerPoints or videos,” said Versal CEO Gregor Freund. “They’re really only taking advantage …