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How to Be in the Present | Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self Improvement

<i>‘Consider your thoughts like a dog passing by’</i><p>Be in the present. I’m sure you have encountered this statement at several occasions but how do we just …

Mindfulness

Meditation In Action: A 10-Step Mindfulness Practice For Better Sleep

<i>By Headspace</i><p>It’s no secret that meditation can help us sleep better. There are some specific meditative exercises that can help us nod off when our minds are in overdrive. In the exercise below, the meditation experts at Headspace share some insight for feeling more at ease when your head hits the …

Lose Your Belly with Just Two Exercise Moves

Seriously!<p>A couple of month's ago, <i>Men's Health</i> asked Alwyn Cosgrove, C.S.C.S.—one of the world's top trainers—to create a cutting-edge fat loss program for <i>Men's Health</i>. And, of course, he obliged. But a curious thing: One of the workouts in the plan featured just two exercises.<p>That's right: When …

The Key to Well-Being Is Inside You

What does it mean to be healthy? At Sonima we believe that wellness is a result of being open in every moment. It’s about doing activities you love, …

Have only the good thoughts..

10 Great Spots in Paris with a Literary History

Paris is one of the few cities in the world that is equally famous for its cuisine and its literary tradition. Some of the greatest writers in …

France

Medieval Paris: A Walking Tour of the Marais

By Eric Jager, author of <i>Blood Royal: A True Tale of Crime and Detection in Medieval Paris</i><p>In Paris, you can walk in history’s footsteps: A street …

France

Spring 2014 Guide to Paris

An early spring is in the air as Paris wraps up a dark, rainy winter. Streetside cafés are teaming with sun-starved city-dwellers, flowers are …

Dear Kenzo: Here’s What’s Hip in Paris Right Now

Paris is one of our favorite destinations in the world—our editors travel there year after year and we have several expert contributors who live in …

France

How to Maneuver Paris’s Top Tourist Attractions

A perennial favorite of tourists, Paris fires up the imagination, delights the senses—and draws the crowds. According to the 2013 Mastercard Global …

France

5 Must Do Things in Brussels

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Rights & Freedoms

The Man’s Guide to Traveling with a Woman

By onMarch 15, 2012 in Best of the Fighting Couple, General, Slideshowable<p>How do you travel with a Woman? Not long ago we did a post relating little …

A Couple’s Survival Guide To Long-Term Travel

By onJanuary 30, 2013 in General<p><i>Guest Post by Sofia von Porat: Sofia writes forAsWeTravel, a travel blog sharing travel tips, videos, guides and</i> …

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Staying in Berlin: the good, the bad and the ugly | Boutique Travel Blog

Berliners love to describe their city as “poor but sexy”, and personally I have to say I agree. It’s rough and gritty to the point where it’s almost …

Germany

13 Popular Things To Do In Prague Travel Guide

Prague is a lovely city full of history, architecture and that grittiness that can only be described as charming – it’s perfect for a weekend getaway …

European Travel

Europe

Paris Opens Pedestrian-Only Stretch of the Left Bank

If you thought drinking wine along the Seine was fun, how about a private party in a teepee? Thanks to a plan initiated by Mayor Bertrand Delanoe of …

What to Do in Paris This Summer

The gray weather is gone and Paris has bloomed into summer. Sidewalk cafés are teeming and with all the many summertime events and activities there’s …

France

What to Pack: Berlin

This hip German city, known for its boundary-pushing art scene and as a hub of design and culture innovation, also boasts lovely weather in the …

Meditation Made Simple: Learn The Practicalities Of Meditation With Headspace

With the stream of scientific and anecdotal evidence showing us the benefits of meditation, it’s no wonder that it’s touted as the tool for a happy and healthy existence. While rave reviews and stories of changed lives sure inspire us to want to try it for ourselves, it’s not always easy to know …

Should You Use The SNOOZE Button?

7 Fascinating Facts About Meditation

Over the last decade, interest in the science of meditation has skyrocketed. We now know more than ever before about just how meditation affects our minds and bodies. Increased research has led to a plethora of fascinating discoveries: Take, for instance, the fact that meditation can prevent heart …

Motivational Video, Headspace: When Is The Best Time Of Day To Meditate? (WATCH)

What is the best time of day to meditate? Andy Puddicombe, "The Mind Man," weighs in on the topic in the video above. Watch, then let us know in the comments section when you like to practice.

All it takes is 10 mindful minutes

When is the last time you did absolutely nothing for 10 whole minutes? Not texting, talking or even thinking? Mindfulness expert Andy Puddicombe …

Positive Thinking Tips: 10 Ways To Overcome Negativity And Become More Optimistic

It's tough to argue against the power of positive thinking. A multitude of studies, data and anecdotal evidence supports the notion that optimists experience less stress, stronger immune systems and overall better health than their Debby Downer counterparts. But it's not always easy to look on the …

Think yourself well

THE link between mind and body is terrain into which many medical researchers, fearing ridicule, dare not tread. But perhaps more should do so. For …

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