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20 destinations for 2015: Bhutan

<b>Why?</b><p>For a country that still measures their output by GNH (Gross National Happiness) rather than GDP it might seem wrong to talk about statistics, but Bhutan has celebrated a record number of visitors this year. 2015, says the king, is the year for this mountainous kingdom.<p>It will mark the 60th …

Bhutan

Why You Don't Need a lot of Money to Travel

<i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight from Dallas to Dubai for 300 bucks using a resource mentioned below.</i><p>I often hear people say the reason they don't travel as much as they would like is because "it's too expensive."<p>Hearing this gets me excited because:<p>A) Challenges …

Procrastinating Present-Givers: Hand-Eye Has You Covered

Deadlines are drawing nearer to make your loved ones even dearer! If you haven't had time or inspiration for those last folks on your lists, it's not …

How to write the perfect travel journal

Want to record the thrills and spills of your adventures? Here's how to write an evocative and captivating travel diary<p><b>Ask yourself...</b>Who is the …

17 Holiday Gifts for the Animal Lover

Pets

Is it Zen, or just the art of getting things done?

The new hot trend in Silicon Valley office culture is a Buddh-ish encouragement of workplace mindfulness. Guided meditation is the new free cafeteria meals.<p>But David Allen, the author of the international bestselling productivity bible, Getting Things Done, has been teaching people how to reach …

Meditation

The Pursuit of Happiness

The tendency to be happy or not is an inherited trait, but the good news is that this is less than half the story. According to a 2012 study of identical and fraternal twins conducted by a team of scientists from top universities around the world, only about a third of our happiness level is …

Wellness

Don't Worry, It Will Almost Never Be As Bad As You Think

Three Traps People Fall Into That Limit Their Happiness

Almost every action we take in life is aimed at achieving or maintaining “happiness”—that elusive state where we feel contentment, satisfaction, and even bliss. TalentSmart has by now tested more than a million people and trained tens of thousands more, and we are often struck by the commonalities …

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …