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10 Tips From a Buddhist Monk on Living a Fulfilled Life

Is there any doubt that people are searching for happiness in the wrong places?<p>Reaching a fulfilled lifestyle is much more than just a beautiful home …

Animal Extinctions From Climate Rival End of Dinosaurs

Animals are dying off in the wild at a pace as great as the extinction that wiped out the dinosaurs about 65 million years ago because of human …

Giraffes may be headed for extinction

Elephants aren’t the only African animals in grave danger. Giraffe populations are down 40 percent over 15 years<p>One of the world’s most iconic and beloved animals is quickly disappearing. Fifteen years ago about 140,000 giraffes (<i>Giraffa camelopardalis</i>) roamed the plains and forests of Africa. …

Scientists Venture Deep Inside Mysterious Siberian Crater And Come Back With Incredible Photos

Scientists are closing in on what caused three massive holes to open up mysteriously in northern Siberia last July.<p>This week a team of Russian researchers roped their way down 34 feet to the bottom of the largest crater and found no evidence of alien beings or meteorites that some people had …

Winter Driving Tips from a Pro Trucker

Inertia is everything.<p>(Photo Credit: Dan Barnes)<p><i>In eight years as a truck driver, Alan Wrobel has driven 810,000 miles (accident-free) in 45 states and Ontario. He now covers Ohio, Michigan, Ontario, and Wisconsin for a beverage distributor. Here's his advice on how to handle yourself when the snow</i> …

What Your Wine Choice Says About You

An unscientific analysis of your personality type based on your favorite vino.<p><b>Champagne:</b> You have a closet full of cashmere sweaters and Manolo Carolynes, your favorite place in the world is Paris and all your Instagram photos (of macarons, pretty stationery and flowers) have a dreamy pink filter. …

The Secret to Marital Bliss: Snobby Wine and Cheap Beer

Chef Gabe Thompson of New York City’s L’Apicio, Dell’anima, L’Artusi and Anfora used to like fancy beers but then he met his wife.<p><i>After a night on</i> …

30 Adventures to Go on that Will Make You More Awesome

Scroll our list of kick-ass ideas for adventures to go on below. Pick one. Book your plane ticket. And go.<p>It’s that simple!<p>So what are you waiting …

12 motivational movies to inspire you

Ever feel like you need a kick up the butt to get going? It's called being stuck in a rut, and let's face it, it happens to the most motivated of us! …

ORGANIC: Farmers & Chefs of the Hudson Valley - Photographs and text by Francesco Mastalia | LensCulture

The Hudson Valley has become an epicenter for the local, organic, sustainable food movement. With its rich agricultural land, the awareness for sustainable living, and the growing demand for local, organic food, the ‘locavore’ farm-to-table movement has become a way of life in the Hudson …

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What Your 5 Senses Can Teach You About Mindfulness

We define mindfulness as, "a mental state achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment."<p>But if you've ever found yourself immediately …

Alcohol is far more deadly than cannabis, former minister Norman Baker says

Alcohol is a much greater threat to people’s health than cannabis, former Home Office minister Norman Baker has warned, saying its dangers are being …

10 Best Bourbons Not From Kentucky

Anyone who talks bourbon talks water. Kentuckians talk about their limestone karst that filters out the bitter effects of iron; Coloradans talk about …

When She’s Not Drawing The Simpsons, Liz Climo Makes Funny Animal Comics

When Liz Climo isn’t busy drawing characters and storyboards for <i>The Simpsons</i>, she’s working on her own hilarious series of animal comics which you …

South Georgia Island: The Last Godforsaken Place

On the 100th anniversary of Ernest Shackleton's legendary expedition, a writer retraces the explorer's steps to one of the cruelest, most gorgeous wildernesses on earth.<p>On a 25-degree austral summer day, loose clouds spackled the sky, and the dark skyline of South Georgia Island, a battering ram of …

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Posted by Guest Author on Nov 21, 2014<p>by Jason Edelman<p>If you are like me, when you have friends over for a cocktail party, you want to impress them …

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How to Drink All Night Without Getting Drunk

Jim Koch knows beer. He also knows a beer trick that may change your life.<p>"That guy from the TV commercials!" That's what they call him, either because they don't know his name, or are by now too drunk to remember it. As the co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, he has appeared in …

Alcohol

14 Foods You Should NEVER Eat

We polled some of those insiders—people who know the business and work daily to evict pesticides, genetically modified organisms, animal cruelty, social injustice, and unhealthy foods from the food supply—to find out what they know about the dark side of "convenience" foods. Take note so you can …

Health Effects

Smoking harms nearly every organ of the body. Some of these harmful effects are immediate. Find out the health effects of smoking on different parts …

17 Tactics for Reading People's Body Language

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What you say communicates only about half of what people hear.<p>According to UCLA professor Albert Mehrabian, 55% of the message you convey comes from your body language.<p>That's why studying body language has such a long history.<p>None other than Charles …

7 Signs You've Stumbled on a Fake Online Dating Profile

We all think we know our robots from our humans. E.T: robot, Brad Pitt: human, Robocop: BOTH. But give us a computer and an online dating account and …

Winter Weather

Wanderlust And Natural Beauty In Spectacular Landscape Photography By Elizabeth Gadd

Gadd loves traveling and hiking around with her two dogs and a camera. In an interview with Phlearn, Gadd revealed the method that helped her most …

Breathtaking Photos of Wild Foxes in Russia's Snowy Landscape

In the cold depths of Russia's northeastern Chukotka region, Magadan-based photographer Ivan Kislov captures colorful signs of life in the snow through his breathtaking images of foxes in the wild. Kislov, who enjoys hiking to distant spots and photographing wildlife in between his long shifts as a …

Nature Photography

The Fog – Landscape Photography by Kilian Schönberger

The Fog, a photographic series of breathtaking landscapes.<p>Kilian Schönberger is a Cologne, Germany based photographer specializing in landscape and …

Public vs. private school: What's with all the judging?

By now, I am familiar with what I refer to as "the look."<p>I see it nearly every time I have a conversation with people who favor private schools. It goes something like this: "Where do your girls go to school?" they ask.<p>When I tell them a public school not too far from our New York home, there is a …

Trek-worthy gifts for outdoor adventurers

Going gear-shopping for your favorite outdoors-loving friend or family member can be harder than trekking up Mount St. Helens as she’s about to blow. There are so many options, but so much crap.<p>To help you out with your holiday shopping, Cult of Mac waded through the endless lists of camping and …

Backpacking