Laura Austin

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Be Alone Until You Find Someone Who Actually Gives A Shit About You

Being alone is not scary, or bad, or a curse, or any other bullshit thing that people make it out to be. Being alone is also not lonely, unless you …

How Spending Time Alone Makes You Better To Be Around

Introverts, rejoice!<p>Forcing yourself to go out and be social when you really feel like staying home and falling into a Netflix-hole, is not the right thing to do, and yet so many of us feel pressure to reject our hibernating tendencies and interact with the rest of the world. And yet, it turns out …

Not Getting Enough Sleep? Camping In February Might Help

It's tempting to keep the computer running late and promise yourself an extra 30 minutes of bed rest in the morning. It's tempting to do it again the next night, too. But sleep inevitably loses out to getting up early for school or work.<p>There's a simple way to combat this: End all artificial lights …

Sleep

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Design

In Residence: Alex Michaelis

London-based architect Alex Michaelis takes a boundary-pushing approach to sustainability as one half of design duo Michaelis Boyd. Best known for …

Design

45+ amazing desert spots in the American Southwest

Photo by author<p>I LOVE the desert landscape. It’s amazing how life can flourish in seemingly hostile conditions; I find that so interesting and …

The only photographs you need to see this month

Exploring the male body as a sex object, what it’s like to live in Berlin for a year, and Juno Calypso returns from a one-woman honeymoon to showcase new work<p>PHOTOS THAT EXPLORE THE MALE BODY AS A SEX OBJECT<p>It’s not often that you see a body being actively celebrated as a sex object. However, …

Photographer Captures The Heartbreaking Reality Of Alzheimer's

"The visual stories of patients and caregivers can humanize what is, in fact, a very cruel and dehumanizing disease.”<p>Alzheimer’s is synonymous with memory loss ― an affliction most of us struggle to wrap our heads around. But the disease impacts those who suffer from it, along with their families …

Alzheimer's Disease

How to Get Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable, According to a Green Beret

7 steps to acclimate yourself to extreme situations so you can excel at every level.<p>I've been an entrepreneur for seven years. Midway through the fourth year, things were coming to a head. I wasn't getting enough sleep. I wasn't exercising, and I wasn't keeping my mind clear with meditation.<p>In the …

Self-improvement

7 Free Travel Journals to Dive Into

Photo by Pexels.com<p>Under-the-radar publications to explore over the holidays<p>Reading, writing, and traveling have a long affinity, and many a …

Americans share their greatest fears

<b>(CNN) —</b> Photographer Mike Belleme says that in the last few years, he has noticed a greater sense of fear throughout the United States.<p>And our fears, he says, have polarized us.<p>"I think a lot of the reason for that is just a lack of connecting to the sense of other, someone who's different from …

South Carolina

Biased girl takes DNA test to reveal her ethnicity – the results bring her to tears

Humanity has in many ways come quite far, but it’s also clear that it still has a long way to go.<p>Prejudice is one such area where we have much room …

Typhoons And Sand Dunes: Photos Of Everyday Life From Around The World

Can you find beauty in a life of hardship?<p>If the photos from the Siena International Photo Awards are any indication, the answer is yes. Last month, the winners and runners-up in 11 categories, including travel, nature, people and portraits, were announced.<p>Many of those top images were taken in the …

Italy

How Realistic Is It to Really Move to Another Country?

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

INFJ Complexities

Every time I meet new people, I have to have this conversation:<p>Person: You’re so friendly! You should come hang out with this group and then that …

Introverts

INFJ in Depth — Discover Your Strengths and Make the Most of Your INFJ Talents

INFJ in a Nutshell<p>INFJs are creative nurturers with a strong sense of personal integrity and a drive to help others realize their potential. Creative …

21 INFJs Share The Piece Of Wisdom That Turned Their Lives Around

This week on my MBTI Facebook Page, I asked each type to share a personal epiphany they’d had that had significantly impacted their lives. Here’s …

The Privilege That Is Inherent To Each Myers-Briggs Personality Type

The other day, while discussing relationships with a close INFJ friend, I remarked offhandedly that “<i>Anyone can make it work with anyone, really</i>.”<p>My …

Here Is the One Perfect Book for Every Single Myers

Myers-Briggs Type: ENFJ<p>Authentic Happiness (by Martin Seligman)<p>“According to esteemed psychologist and bestselling author Martin Seligman, happiness …

Robin Williams's expansive bike collection up for auction

Dario Pegoretti Love #3<p>If his expansive and eccentric bike collection is any indication, Robin Williams loved bicycles—especially colourful and odd …

Fueling the Hour of Power

Three strategies from busy parents and avid athletes who's workouts often land too early in the morning, at lunch or late into the evening you may …

Athletes

Solo or Social, How Do You Prefer to Ride?

We asked Australian cyclist Brendan Canty to break down the desire to ride alone or with friends and here is what he had to say.

Australia

Laura Austin | How To Do A Solo Road Trip

How To Do A Solo Road Trip<p><b>This post was origninally featured on Corona Australia</b><p>A road trip is a pretty common concept… packing friends or family …

Road Trips

The water crisis facing California – in pictures

Mustafah Abdulaziz has spent years documenting humanity’s relationship to a precious natural resource – water. His latest work focuses on the challenges facing California, a highly populated state and a major agricultural center. Water: California was the first prize winner in the Syngenta …

Water

The Clinton Campaign in Pictures

Al Gore

The Trump Campaign in Pictures

U.S. Elections

William Eggleston: The Father of Modern Color Photography

The acclaimed pioneer in color photography has been teaching us how to see the world his way for decades, and once you fall under his spell, it’s for …

Street Photography