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30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Happiness

Volcanoes You Can Visit

From drive-up volcanoes in Hawaii to the ones that once toppled entire civilizations in Italy and Greece, you won't want to miss these …

These 10 Hiking Trails Will Blow Your Mind

How to Make a Comforting Fall Soup—Without a Recipe

When the weather gets colder, we're all about these fall soup ideas—no recipe required<p>As far as we're concerned, sweater weather actually means fall soup weather. While we love a refreshing chilled gazpacho, once the mercury drops there's nothing quite like curling up with a hot bowl of homemade …

The psychology of Web design: How colors, typefaces and spacing affect your mood

A great web design is so much more than just delivering content and making it look good. When visitors come to your site, they produce a set of feelings about your website and your organization. The type of feelings they produce – positive or negative – are entirely in your hands and should not be …

10 ways to crack Berlin's arts scene | CNN Travel

Top 15 travel experiences in Sikkim, India

One of the Himalaya’s best-kept travel secrets, Sikkim is a welcome diversion from all conventional notions of an Indian holiday. Far from Rajasthan’s royal trail, Goa’s beaches and Kerala’s backwaters, this tiny Indian hill state prides itself on pristine alpine forests, lofty snow-capped …

Best Summer Trips 2014

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

National Parks

National Geographic Travel

The stunning wilderness of Chikuminuk Lake and Wood-Tikchik State Park, Alaska displays an untouched nature that has mostly vanished from the lower …

House-sit and see the world for free

Is there such a thing as a free holiday? House-sitting comes pretty close. Here's our guide on how to do it, with advice from experienced 'sitters'<p>If you're at all familiar with the Home Alone movies, you'll understand that the moment a house is left vacant a pair of bumbling criminals will try and …

On the trail of Mexico's best-kept secrets

Forget the seaside margaritas and hire yourself a set of wheels to explore this huge, varied but eminently driveable country, and discover some of its best-kept secrets.<p>1. Copper Canyon<p>Formed by the confluence of six rivers, Barranca del Cobre (Copper Canyon) is so vast it could swallow the Grand …

We Love This Idea: Meet AbbeyPost, an Online Marketplace for Independent Plus-Size Designers and Retailers

A recent retail survey found that while the average American woman wears a size 14, the plus-size market makes up only about 9 percent of the $190+ billion spent on clothes in the United States every year.<p>Fact is, not only is the size 14+ fashion market seriously underserved, but some of the …

Is this the next Libor scandal? European regulators are probing foreign-exchange market manipulation

Can we trust any financial indexes any more? This morning Swiss regulators announced an investigation into potential manipulation of foreign currency exchange rates. They are “coordinating closely with authorities in other countries as multiple banks around the world are potentially implicated,” …

Investing

The most often repeated fact about US debt is wrong

As the US debt ceiling looms as the next crisis on the horizon, you’re going to hear it a lot of this.<p>“The government has never defaulted on its obligations…”<p>–The Associated Press<p>“The nation has never defaulted.”<p>–USA Today<p>“We’ve never defaulted in our history.”<p>–White House Press Secretary Jay Carney<p>…

The markets seem to think the US might just be crazy enough to default

Ok, it’s probably not going to happen. But markets seem to be increasingly considering the remote possibility that the US might not meet its financial obligations.<p>How do we know?<p>One way is from looking at the markets for credit-default swaps, the insurance bond investors buy to protect against …