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This Elderly Couple Retired 27 Years Ago—When They Were Both 38. Here’s How They Did It

They have been traveling ever since.<p>Who doesn’t like the idea of retiring early? Financial independence means the freedom to do what you want, when …

Retirement

New Google Tips and Tools for Travelers

Flight delay predictions, mobile trip-planning, automatic itinerary management, language translation through Bluetooth earbuds, and a smartphone that enables users to learn about landmarks by tapping an icon and aiming the phone at them: These are among the travel innovations Google has been …

Google Pixel

Here’s the Perfect Thing to Say When Someone Is Rude

Recently, the British IVF pioneer Lord Robert Winston was sitting on a train traveling from London, England, to Manchester, when he found himself …

Self-help

The Fastest Way to De-Fog Your Windshield

Winter's here, and for lots of us, that means dealing with a foggy windshield full of condensation when we go to start our cars. In the grand scheme …

Yoga for lazy people: seven moves to make you happy

You don’t even have to get off the sofa<p>• Tim Dowling’s lazy person’s guide to self-improvement<p>Lots of people tell me that while they want to practise yoga, they just can’t get off the sofa. Well, no worries. Yoga can be done by the laziest of the laziest. Just stay where you are and do this …

Yoga

What Are The Best Natural Antidepressants Available?

Omega 3<p>Omega-3 fatty acids are essential minerals which reduce inflammation and are vital to brain functions such as mood and memory. Your body …

Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

Not long ago I was accused of something I hadn’t realized was a bad thing: clarity. Adam Gopnik, reviewing my book “Why Buddhism Is True,” in The New Yorker in August, wrote: “He makes Buddhist ideas and their history clear. Perhaps he makes the ideas too clear.”<p>Underlying this allegation (which I …

Meditation

14 Psychological Tricks Everyone Should Know

The internet is awash with amateur psychology and body language tips, from ludicrous, life-affirming self-help mumbo jumbo to beginner-level …

How to Write an Email That Actually Gets Replies (It's All About 2 Key Questions) | Inc.com

Some days, there's nothing more annoying than an email miscommunication. You spend time pulling together a thoughtful message, and one of the following things happens:<p>The other person fires back a quick reply which makes you question if they even read yours.<br>• They write something cryptic and so you …

Productivity

6 Strategies That Science Actually Shows Are Effective For Depression

Depression is now the leading cause of disability across the globe. That’s a huge statistic in itself—it means that more people are disabled because of depression than by any other physical or mental health issue out there. It’s worth taking a minute to wrap your brain around that—in part because …

The Brain

It's Not Just 'Winter Blues': What I've Learnt About Seasonal Affective Disorder

You wake up, look out the window, the weather is gloomy and dark, most of us feel a little bit sad, don't we?<p>For some (including myself), if this …

Depression

The science behind making your holiday last longer

Ever noticed how a week spent in repose on a sandy beach seems to fly by, but seven days beavering away at the office drags on forever? It’s a tragedy. If only there were a way we could change that, making our holidays last longer and our labours fly by.<p>Well, a growing body of evidence suggests …

40 Philosophy Tips For Living Everyday Life

Practical philosophical tips on living:<p>1. What are ethics?<p>Ethics: a code of values which guide your choice and actions in your life.<p>Ethics— they will …

Street Photography

Experiencing Emotional Pain? Buddhists Have an Important Message For You

Ever heard of Buddhism’s three principles of existence? If you haven’t, it’s basically the three principles of life that govern Buddhism philosophy. …

A Zen Master Explains the True Meaning of Non-Attachment and Why Most People Get it Wrong

A lot of people tend to misunderstand the non-attachment concept inspired by Buddhism.<p>While some people think it’s negative, non-attachment actually …

Mindfulness

The Cheapest Places to Travel for Each Month of the Year

<i>This content originally appeared on Travel + Leisure</i><p>You’ve heard the myths: Tuesday is the best day to book airfare. Wednesday is the best day to …

Travel

The 25 cheapest cities in Europe for a weekend break

The study looked at the total amount of 12 holiday items, such as a three-course meal with a bottle of wine for two, two nights' accommodation in a three-star hotel, travel and sightseeing costs, a cup of coffee, and a bottle of beer.<p>The Post Office crunched numbers for each city using currency …

European Travel

You Don't Really Need an Anti-Virus App Anymore

Ten years ago the first thing you needed to load on a brand new computer were anti-virus and malware applications. The internet was a mine field of …

10 Awesome Bloggers Share Their Favorite Budget-Friendly Recipes — Recipe Roundup

We're all probably trying to save a little money and watch our spending. And while cooking meals at home instead of eating out at restaurants can …

Recipes

Latest Research Reveals: Essential Oils Can Help Treat Depression

Essential oils have many purposes. It is used in serving as a natural mosquito repellent and also in reducing pain. New study reveals that essential …

Essential Oils

Zen Philosophy Explains Why Attachments Lead to Suffering (and What You Can Do About It)

Attachment, clinging, desiring…I’m sure you’ve heard these words spoken about negatively by Zen masters before.<p>If you grew up in the west, most of us …

Vegan recipe video: Here’s how to make chickpea avocado sandwiches

<b>This simple chickpea avocado sandwich recipe takes the fuss out of lunch.</b><p>It’s really quick and easy to put together and uses just a few basic …

7 Mindfulness Techniques That Literally Rewire Your Brain to Let Go of Anxiety and Worry

Anxiety is a big problem for many people in America. According to recent statistics, more than 3.3 million people in the US suffer from an anxiety …

21 Android secrets, shortcuts and hidden features you should know about

6 simple tricks for saving money when you travel

With peak travel season fast approaching, now is a great time to start thinking about how to minimize vacation expenses while maximizing …

Personal Finance

Patates au Vin: French Potatoes and Mushrooms in Red Wine Sauce [Vegan] - One Green Planet

<i>If you enjoy recipes like this, we highly recommend downloading the Food Monster App, it's available for both Android and iPhone and has free and</i> …

40 Cheapest Countries to Travel to on $30 a Day or Less

Travel doesn’t have to be expensive. In fact, I’ve found that I often spend less when I travel than when I spend a month at home in the US. When …

See the Most Beautiful Sights in America on This $213 Train Trip

A big adventure doesn't have to cost you a fortune.<p>If one of your 2017 resolutions is to see all of the beauty and history that America has to offer on a dime, then you're going to love this supremely affordable travel idea.<p>Thanks to a brilliant train route devised by travel expert and blogger …

13 best-selling online classes you can enroll in for just $10 right now

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>With this in mind, Udemy is offering more than 17,000 classes on their site for just $10 each.<p><b>The deal ends on March 14 at 6 a.m. PST.</b><p>Below …

Programming