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25 Best Habits to Have in Life

If you are committed to happiness and success, work these into your daily routine.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>We are creatures of habit. Everything we think, say and do is a result of deep-seated habits etched into our minds through years and years of repitious …

Motivation

9 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Traveling Solo

I’m a huge proponent of travel, regardless of parameters. Whether domestic or international; via a backpack, or with a big budget, traveling offers …

Solo Travel

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

Picking 50 wasn't easy, but here are the most beautiful natural attractions in each state.<p><i>Melissa Stanger contributed to an earlier version of this post.</i>

National Parks

A Fairytale Kingdom Faces Real-Life Troubles

On the border of Estonia and Russia, the Setos struggle to create a modern identity from ancient beliefs<p>On two sides of a disputed border lies a kingdom. It is young in age and ancient in beliefs, forged from the chaos of the Soviet Union’s collapse.<p>The people of this kingdom are the Setos, an …

The strange psychology of stress and burnout

You shouldn’t underestimate the positive power of having a degree of stress in your life. Identifying the tipping point, where stress turns to burnout, is the key.<p>As a neonatal nurse, Jennifer Welker learned to thrive under stress.<p>Rather than allowing the pain of handling a sick infant to affect …

Psychology

How Realistic Is It to Really Move to Another Country?

Here are countries with lax visa requirements—either for relocation or a long vacation<p>If you’re among the millions of Americans still in disbelief …

Family Travel

Your favourite US national parks – and how to visit them

This week's winning entry<p>A taste of the Old West in Big Bend<p>Big Bend National Park in Texas is well off the tourist trail, unheard-of by many Americans and miles from the nearest settlement. It is a green desert landscape, dotted with exotic vegetation that thrives in a dry climate. Century plants …

16 apps that will seriously raise your Instagram game

Now that Instagram is moving toward a Facebook-like algorithmic feed, creating photos that stand out just became a lot more important. And as great …

15 Awesome Ideas for How to Eat Chia Seeds

Chia seeds have come a long way since being only recognized as the little things that made those funny chia pets grow. More recently they’ve become …

7 Apps to Help You Get Stuff Done Around the House

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Could a trip to Mars fry astronauts’ brains?

By Sarah Kaplan<p>, Reporter<p>Brain damage. Memory deterioration. Intelligence loss. This could be your brain on a trip to Mars.<p>It’s all thanks to the onslaught of galactic cosmic rays, the remnants of supernova explosions. These highly charged particles travel near the speed of light and can zoom …

University of California

What is the blue hour? Learn about this magic time between daylight and darkness

Photo: Tom Tom/Shutterstock<p>If you harbor a passion for photography, you may already be well-acquainted with the magical light that appears during the …

Landscape Photography

20+ Powerful Street Art Pieces That Tell The Uncomfortable Truth

As the world moves to cities, so does art. And just as art can inspire political action and resistance, so too do the walls of the city become …

4 Secret Tips for the Best Birthday Cake You'll Ever Bake

Want to bake a better birthday cake? Milk Bar's Christina Tosi and Bon Appétit's Alison Roman show you the ways to towering, sweet, frosted success.<p>When it comes to feel-good food, there's nothing like a towering, colorful, frosted, and sprinkled birthday cake. It's impossible to dig into a slice …

Spectacular Works of Land Art Celebrate the Beauty of Nature

Since 1972, Bavarian artist Nils-Udo has worked directly with nature to create stunning, site-specific works of art that celebrate the beauty of the land. Found berries, leaves, branches, and blossoms are transformed into captivating pieces evocative of mysterious portals and dreamy fairy realms …

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Health<p>According to an ophthalmologist.<p>By Adam Hurly3 days agoView More<p>New Arrivals<p>GQ’s editors select the menswear, accessories, sneakers, and more …

How people Photoshopped before Photoshop

Photoshop before Photoshop<p>100 years of manipulating images without computers<p>1856-57<p>c. 1855<p>1857<p>Almost as soon as the science of photography was …

Digit is the automated savings plan we’ve been waiting for

Set it, forget it, and go to Hawaii<p>Until recently, my savings consisted mostly of unexpected windfalls. A tax return here, a birthday check from Grandma there. Over time I’ve amassed enough that I can withstand the odd financial shock. (The physical pain of a root canal is now <i>slightly</i> more intense …

Top 10 Underappreciated Parks

From vast wilderness to varied history, from swamp to desert, these places should be more famous.<p>From the National Geographic book <i>The 10 Best of Everything—National Parks</i><p>Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon deserve the appreciation they receive, but the National Park System includes nearly 400 units, …

THE BIG SEVEN, by Jim Harrison

Featuring murder, treachery, calamity, and revenge.<p><b>The days when you had to choose</b> between a great story and a great piece of writing? Gone. The days when you were steadfastly denied cheap thrills and blood and quality mayhem just because you picked up a so-called literary novel? Kaput. We're …

Sounders FC Signs Defender Tyrone Mears

Seattle Sounders FC has signed defender Tyrone Mears, the club announced today. An English football veteran with 14 years of professional playing …

Thom Yorke Shares New Track ‘You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry’

Thom Yorke gave fans a gift on the day after Christmas: A new track titled “You Wouldn’t Like Me When I’m Angry.” The song accompanied Yorke’s …

Rare World War I Propaganda Shows the Biomech Soldier of 100 Years Ago

One hundred years ago, at the beginning of the 20th century, the first golden age of advertising met humanity's deadliest conflict: the First World …

Comparing the Image Quality of Film and Digital

There have been a few film versus digital articles here and there on the interwebs, but seems like very few have approached the subject in a …

Portraits of Shelter Dogs Resembling Your Favorite Authors and Poets

When Italian photographer Dan Bannino adopted his dog Rothko from a shelter last March, he was overcome by tears, both for himself and for his new …