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9 Questions Interesting People Ask to Cut Through the Small Talk

It alls starts with having a genuine interest in the other person.<p>I remember early in my young career, one of my biggest fears walking into a networking event to "schmooze" or meeting someone for a business lunch was boring the other person to tears in conversation.<p>I didn't want to be the wind-bag …

The Best Speakers Answer These 3 Questions Before Walking on Stage

Start with the structure to ensure success.<p>Every great TED talk begins with a good outline. If you want your presentation to leave a TED worthy impression, you'll need to start planning long before the day of the speech: how can you make your message memorable? What should be included in the talk? …

Geniuses aren't born, they're made — and 3 of their daily habits can make you smarter

The word "genius" is one of the most misused terms in history.<p>While it's often referenced accurately, the connotation that we commonly associate with it diverges away from the truth.<p>We correctly label intellectual brilliance and creative power as genius — and we should — but it's about time we …

The Best Wine Bars In the United States

From the early aughts onward, wine bars have been a fixture of nearly every city in the nation, meaning you’re never too far from a well-styled spot …

Everything You Need for a Solo Backpacking Trip

For a next-level outdoor experience, try a solo backpacking<br>trip. Just you, the woods, and your thoughts —<br>and not a lot of extraneous gear

Backpacking

7 Mind-Expanding Lessons From TED Talks on How to Hack Your Own Brain

You can make yourself more confident, more generous, and less likely to succumb to stress. Here's how.<p>Would you like to be smarter, more confident, kinder, more resilient under stress, and more successful? Of course you would, and you can. In a fascinating series of TED Talks, social psychologists …

The Ultimate Travel Bucket List

These 27 wow moments will make you want to book a trip around the world.<p>From stargazing in Chile to a hot air balloon ride in Bagan, this travel guide is the stuff indelible memories are made of.

National Parks

A Local's Guide to Banff

What’s almost better than being able to travel to every destination in the world? Hearing about them from the people who know and love them best. Check out these tips for seeing Banff through a local's eyes.<p><i>Scottish travel writer</i> <b>AILSA ROSS</b> <i>left big-city life for small-town Banff to be with her</i> …

Hiking

6 Unforgettable Adventure Vacations to Take In 2016

Travel to these American hot spots for the thrill of a lifetime<p>The value of your vacation isn’t found on your phone’s camera roll. It’s in your brain—the memories lodged so deeply that they’re still vivid years later.<p>There’s a trick to forming them: Rev up your heart rate in a new …

Hiking

Yelp reveals top 100 U.S. restaurants for 2016

What's for lunch? It appears everything is on the menu.<p>Yelp released its list of top 100 places to eat in the U.S. on Wednesday, honed through …

Texas

This F. Scott Fitzgerald Letter To His Daughter Has Great Advice About What To Worry About This Year

Discussing what to worry about in life, Fitzgerald touches on several things that are relevant in 2014:<p>Things to worry about:<p>Worry about courage<br>Worry about cleanliness<br>Worry about efficiency<br>Worry about horsemanship<p>Things not to worry about:<p>Don't worry about popular opinion<br>Don't worry about …

11 Disney Treats That Are Totally Worth A Trip To The Park

We're just a <i>little</i> bit in love with Disneyland -- and with uncovering every hush-hush secret hidden within the Happiest Place on Earth.<p>And many of those secrets, we've learned, are foods. From fine dining offerings (like layered sandwiches and pie à la mode) to guilty-pleasure classics (bring on …

How to Be a Good Kisser – 10 Tips From Scientific Research

What Does Science Say About How To Be A Good Kisser?<p>Regular readers might be saying “<i>What the hell is this, Cosmo Magazine?</i>”<p>In all fairness, how to …

What I Learned From Five Months of Travel

Five months of extended, slow travel taught me valuable life lessons that I never could have learned from a one-week vacation or a weekend getaway. Once I got past the initial lure of traveling to new places (including Guatemala, Taiwan, Australia, and Ethiopia), seeing new things, and doing …

5 Ways to Stay Cool Under Pressure

1. Before a Stressful Event, Stage a Mental Dress Rehearsal<p>In surgery, you don’t have the luxury of wondering, <i>What if this doesn’t work</i>? It has to …

Searching For Stress Relief? Try Feeling Your Breath

Many Americans are swamped with stress, but there may be ways to ease the tension without changing the circumstances.<p>Almost half of all adults say they've experienced a major stressful event in the past year, according to a poll conducted by NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …