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These Tiny Bridge Houses Are the Best Way to Enjoy the Amsterdam Canals

Amsterdam’s canals are an iconic draw for travelers. Now, there’s an even better way to get the best view, even after you turn in for the night.<p>The …

Travel

The 15 Most Beautiful Places To Visit In California

California dreamin' hard.<p>The Golden State stretches 840 miles long, boasting a truly diverse range of geography. Whether you want to hit the beach, the desert, the mountains, or even an urban city, you can find it all among these most-gorgeous-of-all destinations. Who's down for a road trip?!

California

What does running do to your brain?

Research from Sweden shows how running can defuse at least one important biological stress pathway<p>It may seem obvious – as you push on through a long run, veering wildly between sensations of agony and elation – that running can have a huge effect on your state of mind. It is an intuitive idea that …

The Brain

Can I Trust That God Is Good?

<i>How knowing the Good Shepherd changes everything.</i><p>You may have heard that Jesus called himself the Good Shepherd — and that title fills your head with …

Christianity

Letter to My 26-Year-Old Self

<i>Though you may feel as if you've been dealt the short straw when it comes to love, you were created for it.</i><p>To my 26-year-old self,<p>By now you have …

Siblings

10 of Our Favorite Under-the-Radar Chicago Restaurants

We love a good restaurant hot list, but many of Chicago’s true culinary gems—slinging tasty, soulful eats without the hype—are hiding in plain sight. From intriguing newcomers that have yet to explode to cozy, time-worn haunts, these 10 eateries might not enjoy the same attention of those occupying …

Comfort Food

35 Ways to Earn up to 11% on Your Money

Since the Great Recession, many investors' portfolios have been a tale of feast and famine. Stocks have racked up hefty gains, while the lowest …

10 Slow Cooker Recipes for Two People (Who Like Leftovers)

While slow cookers are a boon for big-batch meals, I take mine out at least once a week when cooking dinner for my small family of two (twice if you …

Get Summertime Ready! Here Are the 10 Best Sunscreens of 2018

Even though it's common knowledge (and we hope practice!) that you should wear SPF all year round, sunscreen understandably gets more attention when temperatures heat up. <b>Consumer Reports</b> just released its annual Summer sunscreen guide, which is a roundup of SPFs that impress based on a combination …

The Best Sheet Masks On Amazon

Since K-beauty took the world by storm a few years back, sheet masks — the Crown Jewels of Asian beauty innovation — have become a staple in most …

14 YouTube Channels You Need To Know If You Want To Work Out For Free

Everything you need if you want to get fit but don't want to spend money, leave your house, or put on a sports bra.

This 3-part plank series from Jennifer Garner’s trainer fires up your abs from every angle

When you do even a simple, standard plank, you <i>know</i> a case of sore abs is in your near future. But when you decide to let Jennifer Garner‘s trainer …

Sitting for Long Periods of Time Can Lead to Heart Problems and Worse. Here's What You Should Do Instead

Sitting for too long can cause heart and memory problems, as well as increase your risk for cancer and diabetes.<p><b>Sitting for too long damages the heart, may harm the brain, and increases risk of death.</b>• <b><br>Researchers aren't even sure that exercise is enough to make up for the harms of sitting too</b> …

Ergonomics

Americans can now visit 'China's Hawaii' without a visa — and the photos will make you want to drop everything and go there immediately

1/<p>Relax on one of the many beautiful tropical beaches.<p>Valerieka/Shutterstock<p>Sanya, the city on the southern end of Hainan Island, has a number of …

"No" Isn't a Dirty Word

<i>It doesn't feel OK to say no, but sometimes we should.</i><p>I used to feel obligated to say yes to everyone. If a friend asked me to join an outing, if a …

Explore Indonesia’s Raja Ampat – A Comprehensive guide to Asia’s most spectacular Island Paradise

Pianemo Viewpoint, Raja Ampat Islands<p>In the age of exaggeration, it is rather hard to explain the transcendent beauty of Raja Ampat islands in our …

The World's Best Shore Diving Destinations

If you love to go scuba diving, but don't necessarily like to spend hours on a dive boat just to reach the best coral reefs and shipwrecks, than …

The Insanely Simple 5-Ingredient Salad I Make at Least 3 Times a Week

Despite living in a city with one of the most diverse and vibrant food scenes in the world, I'm embarrassed to admit that repeated Seamless orders to …

Be Grateful for Your Dead Grass

My wife and I are in the process of buying a new house. If you’ve ever gone through this before, you know it can be a pretty huge and daunting task. …

World's Best Budget Dive Destinations

Depending on where in the world you call home, some of these sites can be expensive to get to. But our top 10 budget-friendly locations all have one …

Bay Area San Francisco hikes: 9 trails with waterfall endings - Curbed SF

<i>Editor’s note: This article was originally published in February 2017. It has been updated and republished with the most recent information.</i><p>The Bay Area’s abundance of outdoors activities is no secret, and now that spring <i>and</i> springtime rains are here, there’s no better time to get outside, …

Hiking

Explore the delights of the Danube on thrilling 200-mile bike tour from Bavaria to Vienna

To a non-cyclist, the thought of biking almost 200 miles over seven days perhaps does not sound like much of a holiday.<p>But with the sun shining down …

10 great American river trips and paddling adventures

In a world connected by highways and airplanes, travelers rarely rely on rivers for transportation. But that’s exactly why they should, says Tim Palmer, author of <i>America’s Great River Journeys: 50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures</i> (Rizzoli, $55), which will be published May 15. “Rivers take us to …

National Parks

The Practice of Giving Thanks (And Next Study Announcement!)

The Practice of Giving Thanks I am not, by nature, a thankful person. I do not wake up each morning with praise on my lips.Oh, how I wish I did.My …

Do You Pray To A Generous God?

Do You Pray To A Generous God? The new year did not start the way I had planned or prayed it would. We had lots of illness, unexpected dental …

When God Says "Wait"

When God Says “Wait”<p>“In praying, we are often occupied with ourselves, with our own needs, and our own efforts in the presentation of them. In …

Week 7: When God Says "No"

Our passage today is one that is near and dear to my heart.<p><b>It’s a hard concept to understand…God answering prayers with a “No”.</b><p>Why would a loving God …

The Best Hiking Trails in Utah's Stunning Bryce Canyon National Park

When it comes to being blessed with natural splendour, southern Utah is practically divine. The region is home to five first-class national parks, …

National Parks

Tone Your Entire Body in Just 10 Minutes With These 13 At-Home Workouts

You don't need an hour or even 20 minutes to get a good sweat sesh in. These workouts prove you just need 10 minutes and minimal equipment to get a good full-body burn — most of them can be done right at home! Now, you have no excuse to skip a workout.<p>Simple 10-Minute Booty-Shaping Workout<p>Shape and …

Workouts