Melia Skinner

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21 time-management lessons everyone should learn in their 20s

You can waste a tremendous amount of time by trying to multitask or focusing too much on unimportant details.<p>Montreal-based designer and author Étienne Garbugli has struggled with all of that. As he's gotten older, he's learned how to manage his time and workload more effectively and has analyzed …

Time Management

10 Ways to Reduce Your Stress Right Now

I realize that you are a busy, stressed out person with no time to waste. Respecting that, here are 10 things you can do starting one minute from now that will greatly reduce your stress today.<p><b>1. To calm down, write it down</b><p>In order to avoid stress of having to remember something, then worry about …

Scientists say these 25 habits can help you feel happier and healthier

Each of the little things we do to boost our mood — from reading an adventure story to keeping a gratitude journal or even gazing up at the stars on a clear night — can add up to greater overall satisfaction.<p>But happiness doesn't come easy. We have to work at it.<p>Here are some of the things that …

Blasts from the past: photographing the American civil war in 2015

620,000 dead, cities in ruin ... the civil war decimated the United States. To mark the 150th anniversary of its end, Guardian photographer David Levene took a trip across America to re-create some of the most iconic photographs taken at the time<p>The American civil war then and now – interactive<p>I …


10 Essential Italian Desserts

<i>by Marla Gulley Roncaglia, Italian Cuisine Expert for the Menuism Italian Food Blog</i><p>It is nearly impossible to choose just ten desserts that represent Italy. Italian desserts are many, varied, seasonal, and fiercely regional, so it is difficult to proclaim a definitive list. The north to south …

In A Relationship With A Highly Sensitive Person? Here's What You Need To Know

Let's be honest: relationships are complex, no matter what kind of personality you have. And some truths are universal, like fighting is never fun. Romantic gestures are usually appreciated. Communication is definitely valued. Compromise isn't always easy.<p>But a lot of these nuances are only …

Pictures of the Week 5.21.15

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Extraordinary Entries from National Geographic's 2015 Traveler Photo Contest

Last month, we featured some gorgeous entries in the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest, and we're now pleased to share more great submissions with you. The competition is one of our very favorites, and it showcases some truly stunning travel photography. These images represent many …

Travel Photography

27 fascinating photographs of a London lost to time

NASA's WISE Spacecraft Discovers Most Luminous Galaxy in Universe

A remote galaxy shining with the light of more than 300 trillion suns has been discovered using data from NASA's Wide-field Infrared Survey Explorer …

2nd @ajaffe1892 winner is..... "My #mapyourmoment is at Whislter Mountain. My family, boyfriend and I were all on what we called "Whistler Family Christmas 2k14". We skied every day surrounding Christmas and on the 26th, Mike approached my dad early in the morning to ask for his blessing. By 9am, my whole family knew what was going to happen that day but me. Mike was planning on proposing first thing after getting to the top of the mountain, but it was too cloudy, so he ended up carrying the ring in his snow pants the entire day waiting for a more perfect time. At the end of the day, my entire family met back up at the top again and my mom suggested we take a few photos all together and as a couple. After we'd taken a fair share of photos, I went to walk away, but Mike pulled me back towards him. When I turned back to face him, he was down on one knee..." #whereheasked

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5 Ice Cream Sandwich Combos You Need to Try This Summer

I spend a fair amount of my time looking up recipes, reading cookbooks and testing out my own creations. The other day I saw this bomb fruity pebble ice cream sandwich on the Coolhaus Instagram and immediately had to recreate it for myself.<p>That got me thinking: what other amazing ice cream sandwich …

Vipassana Meditation

Vipassana ist eine der ältesten Meditationsformen Indiens und bedeutet, die Dinge zu sehen, wie sie wirklich sind. Sie wurde in Indien vor über 2500 …

I love the gloom in San Francisco this time of year and throughout summer. The City has a Gothamesque feel and look to it. Perfect for those fond of B&W. Downtown... #FOTOMISH

18 Fashion And Beauty Truths Only Boomer Women Understand

<b>1. Comfortable shoes is a contradiction of terms.</b><p>At a certain point, you will order shoes by the dozens from Zappos and ship them all back the day they arrive. The problem is that shoes don't fit you anymore, at least not stylish shoes. Bunions, plantar fasciitis, corns and funky toenails all get …

Road trip anyone? Driving along the Otago Peninsula, New Zealand. #NZMustDo (pic

Photographer of the Year / Entry of the Day A southern royal albatross inspects its chick, on Enderby Island in the Auckland Islands. Photo: Andy Maloney New Zealand's most prestigious photography competition is free to enter, and accepting submissions until July 15: #nzgeophoto #birdwatchers

The World's Most Dramatic Coastlines

Summer has officially drawn to a close, and the sunny days of sprawling on the sand are numbered. For fans of the coast, though, the end of summer doesn't necessarily mean the end of beach trips. The world is still full of spectacular coastlines to explore, many of which are more famous for their …

Cape Town

(Images) 60 Colorful Picture Quotes To Empower Your Life

We have created a collection of <i>powerful self development picture quotes</i> to remind you of your true power and potential that is deep inside of you and …


40 Ways to Feel More Alive

<b>“I don’t believe people are looking for the meaning of life as much as they are looking for the experience of being alive.” ~Joseph Campbell</b><p>As I …

35 Hearty Fall Recipes That'll Warm You Right Up

Autumn weather calls for serious comfort food.<p>These autumn dishes check off every box. They're filling, easy to make and perfect for a chilly fall day.

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10 Heartbreaking Photos That Might Reduce You To Tears

They say a photo speaks a thousand words, so with the greatest respect to these heartbreaking moments from our history & the photographers that have …

The 17 Greatest Wedding Photobombers Of All Time

Done by the masters of the photobomb: animals, of course.


Fly Geyser, Nevada’s Coolest (And Least Known) Attraction

Forget Las Vegas or Area 51, Fly Geyser in Nevada offers much brighter and otherworldly sights at a much cheaper cost.<p>Source: ZME Science<p>Nestled on a …