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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 …

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

The truth is, you don't have to be rich or even wealthy to travel domestically or abroad. What it comes down to is being realistic about your travel style and strategically finding ways to get the best deals and bang for your buck.<p><i>Note: Since I originally wrote this article, I have booked a flight</i> …

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

<b>Ask yourself...</b>Who is the diary for? Is it just for you to read – or to share with your friends? This could influence what you put in or leave out! …

17 Holiday Gifts for the Animal Lover

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 …

Productivity

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 …

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 …