Karen Plana-Chiong

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Science Says Kids Who Become Great Leaders Have Parents Who Teach Them 8 Things

Have you taught your kids to be more persuasive? You should, because that will make them more successful.<p>All the extremely successful people I know -- and all the great leaders I know -- are exceptionally good at persuading other people to follow them.<p>(Maybe that's why Mark Cuban says knowing how …

Self-improvement

Top 10 Historic Trail Drives

Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.<p><i>From the October 2010 issue of</i> National Geographic Traveler <i>and the National Geographic book</i> Drives of a Lifetime<p><b>Three hundred years of U.S. history come alive along these ten roadways.</b><p><b>George Washington Memorial Parkway, …

15 Vintage Online Map Collections to Explore

You can travel far and pay no fare (aside from your internet service fee) through the wealth of online map collections. While not the same as …

Back to school: The ten oldest universities in Europe

Guess who founded them all?<p>Thinking of the Middle Ages as a “dark” era in the history of mankind is a hackneyed cliché. This accusation, originally …

Pope Francis

8 Trade Routes That Shaped World History

Trade routes have developed since ancient times to transport goods from places of production to places of commerce. Scarce commodities that were only …

10 of the Oldest Cities in the World

We all know that travel can educate, but some places truly take you back in time. To walk through the ancient ruins of Greece or Egypt is to absorb history, not just admire its traces. Here are ten of the world’s oldest cities travelers can still visit today.

Archaeology

The best bakeries in Chicago’s Chinatown

For many Chicagoans, the notion of dining in Chinatown conjures up burnished ducks and dim sum feasts. Far less likely to spring to mind are …

Get Through Airport Customs Faster With This Free App

Skip paper forms and kiosks with Mobile Passport—and get on the fastest border-control line at large U.S. airports. It’s a model for how government and the tech industry can team up to join the mobile revolution, writes Geoffrey A. Fowler.<p>Stumbling off a 13-hour flight from Hong Kong a few weeks …

Mobile

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

3 Vacations You Could Afford If You Saved on Rent

As temperatures soar and the concrete starts to swelter, the lure of a summer vacation is stronger than ever. Unfortunately, you're not the only one …

6 Hottest Summer Travel Destinations in 2016 (According to World's Pickiest Travelers)

Wonder where the rich and famous like to travel this summer? Luxury website VeryFirstTo.com reached out to 466 of their celebrity and millionaire members across 57 countries—including some of the world’s most discerning travelers who are accustomed to splurging on the finest service and …

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Science Says Do This

If you've ever wondered what the real secret is for raising smarter children, there's something you can do about that.<p>Parents are always trying to find the next big trend in parenting--and for good reason, too. They want to know how to be better parents, how to raise healthier and more successful …

Parenting

10 ghost towns to add to your travel bucket list

Abandoned towns — some allegedly cursed — make for a perfect Halloween getaway. Visit some of the coolest ghost towns America has to offer, according to Travel and Leisure.

Bucket Lists

The Secret Outlet Stores You (Probably) Didn't Know Existed

<i>By Jinnie Lee</i><p>Even though we are self-proclaimed online shopping aficionados, there is an undeniable adrenaline jolt we get from scoring insane deals at old-school brick-and-mortars. And though the sale racks at retail shops are dandy and all, the real deals are found at designer stock stores, where …

Get Out of Here! 6 Magazines for Summer Travel

Summer is almost here, so pack your bags for a break. No matter if it’s a day trip, overseas, with kids, your friends or flying solo, Flipboard has a number of resources to help you plan.<p>Here are five magazines for summer travel:<p>#IWantToGoHere: Summer Travel Edition by The Findery: The Findery …

7 Helpful Tips for People Who Are New to Fitness

Photo Credit: MuyFemenino.com via Compfight cc<p>A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away, I was a young, naive, and baby faced college kid who was eagerly getting involved with fitness. Instead of focusing on Marketing 101, my focus was on passing fitness 101.<p>With an obsession toward chasing my …

Coffee Around the World

Kenneth Davids is a coffee expert, an author, and a co-founder of Coffee Review, a site that serves as a coffee buyer’s guide. Davids conducts blind, expert cuppings of coffees and reports the finding in 100-point reviews, much like those that exist in the wine industry.<p><b>Some of the advice Davids</b> …

Stenciled Garden Stepping Stones

Don't ask me why, but I have a thing for stenciling concrete. Last summer I stenciled cinder blocks to turn them into outdoor vases. I had used a …