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17 exhilarating road trips to restore your faith in adventure

When I first began writing about cars, going on a road trip meant high adventure off the beaten track, going it alone, triumph over adversity, unexpected new friendships – and a world of discovery. Today, with the rise of convenient self-drive packages that take care of car hire, route planning, …

Hiking

Things you Need to Know Before Road-Tripping Round Iceland

Picture one of those TV documentaries where the camera pans across deserted icy tundra... and you have Iceland! The unparalleled natural scenery makes it the perfect place to take a road trip like no other.<p>Driving in a strange country in wintery conditions can be daunting. You could take a tour, …

Travel

25 DIY Stocking Stuffer Ideas for *Everyone* on Your List

It can be tempting to pick up a cheap stocking stuffer from the dollar store and get Christmas shopping over with, but before you end up filling friends’ and family members’ stockings with stuff no one really wants, consider this inexpensive alternative: DIY stocking stuffers! *Everyone* loves a …

Chemicals

Jordan is spectacular, safe and friendly – so where are the tourists?

With tourism to the Middle East in decline, visiting Jordan’s mesmerising sights is now a solitary experience. But the silence and emptiness only add to their allure<p>“You are safe and sound here,” the gift shop owner said, as he handed over some change. At breakfast, the waiter had been similarly …

Travel

10 of the finest cocktails for National Tequila Day

It's National Tequila Day, and what better way to mark the occasion than with ten of the best tequila-based cocktails, from the classic to the creative? Actually, it’s more like eight, because I’ve thrown in a couple of mezcal drinks to spice things up a bit. The differences between them are …

22 European cities you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

12 Astonishingly Unique Beaches You Won’t Believe Exist

<b>Cave Beach in Algarve, Portugal</b><p>Benagil, a small Portuguese village on the Atlantic Ocean in Lagoa Municipality, is a big draw for tourists with the …

11 Scientific Tips That Will Help You Learn Anything Faster - And Actually Remember It

Hack the learning process.<p>Kids can and should practice the skill of learning if they want a fighting chance at fulfilling all those lofty goals their …

Harvard Business School

19 photographs that will convince you to visit the world's happiest country

Ultimate Rajasthan

THE ITINERARY<p>Day 1<p>Fly overnight from London arriving about 9am.<p>Introduction to Delhi<p>Day 2<p>Recover from the eight-hour flight at <b>The Claridges</b>, a small four-star hotel in the leafy heart of New Delhi. Stretch your legs in the neighbouring Lodi Gardens landscaped around 16th-century royal …

A guide to radically improving your life and career in 31 days

Now that you have a glimpse into your own plan, a fair warning: It's not a quick fix. And it's not about you.<p>It took years for me to develop the understanding that life is really about giving, service, and meaningful relationships.<p>If you're still with me, these things have reshaped my path as …

Happiness

Clear Your Home Of Negative Energy With This Quick Ritual

The energy in our home is vitally important to our well-being. Just like our bodies, our homes can pick up heavy, negative emotions. You know that …

Here's what Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and 28 other successful people ask job candidates during interviews

That's why they steer clear of these cliché queries and instead ask more meaningful ones.<p>Many of the most successful execs have their one favorite go-to question that reveals everything they need to know about a job candidate.<p>Here are 30 of them.<p><i>Alison Griswold and Vivian Giang contributed to</i> …

Employment

How to Heal Yourself by Talking to your Body

Every part of your body has its own consciousness or its own soul.<p>These transformative words, spoken by indigenous medicine women, began my journey …

Consciousness

The World's Most Beautiful Historic Castles

They're literally fit for kings.<p>Built to protect and entertain royalty, ancient castles naturally possess a lasting beauty. But unlike the gated compounds of yesteryear, modern travelers can now step inside their historic gates.

European Travel

Amazing places in India you'd never thought to visit (but really should)

The fields are shrouded by low mists, the sun rises in a haze of birdsong, cobwebs in the grass glisten with dew... an early morning elephant safari at Kaziranga National Park captures the fresh beauty of dawn in rural India.<p>Kaziranga, a World Heritage Site on the banks of the River Brahmaputra, …

41 Of The Most Suspenseful Books You'll Ever Read

*GASP*<p><i>Note: Entries have been edited for clarity and length.</i>

Books

Here's How To Get The Most Out Of Your Affirmations

<i>"Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it!"</i> -Maya Angelou<p>Often when we reach for affirmations as a form of physical, emotional, mental and …

Short break in Luxembourg City

As Luxembourg celebrates 200 years of its Grand Duchy status in 2015, Hazel Plush finds there’s more to its capital than first meets the …

European Travel

The 101 Most Beautiful DIY Projects of All Time - Homesthetics - Inspiring ideas for your home.

No one can complain of dearth of DIY ideas, for the web is littered with all kinds of DIY project ideas. Instead of helping, the abundance of project …

5 Words And Phrases That Can Transform Your Work Life

A Stanford design and engineering professor says making simple changes to the words and phrases we use can empower us to achieve our goals.<p>Reporting for this story took a different turn from the beginning.<p>Usually when I reach out to experts I get enthusiastic replies. But that was not the case when …

Stanford University

14 books to read on your commute that will make you smarter about business

One way of combining the necessity of getting to our workplace with success is to spend the time reading or listening to books.<p>Here are my suggestions for great business books to read or listen to during your commute.<p><b>1.</b><b>"The</b> <b>E-Myth"</b> by Michael Greber. This is an excellent book about the myths …

Self-improvement

20 Home Decor Cheat Sheets That Will Have You Decorate Like a Pro

Decorating your home can sometimes become a daunting task because you can get lost in measurements, styles and other decor choices. Then you can …

20+ Organizers That Would Totally Be in Your Dream Home

Excuse us while we fantasize about these next-level storage solutions.<p>Forget owning a humongous home. We'd much prefer one that included every organizer known to man. These genius solutions reveal plates, laundry, that precious fancy knife set you got for your wedding, and much more.

10 Things To Do To Change Your Life Forever

<i>“Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future”</i><br>~ John F. Kennedy<p>The one constant thing in …

Ultimate travel list

Is the list of places you’d like to visit becoming a little unwieldy? Ours was – which is why we’ve whittled them down from thousands to a definitive rundown of the planet’s most unforgettable sights.<p>Not only that, we’ve made the bold move of ranking them in order of brilliance, based on a highly …

Loneliness

Royal palaces you can visit

European Travel

10 places for an unforgettable hot air balloon ride

Escape the crowds and experience the thrill of seeing the world from above by taking to the skies in a hot air balloon... Here are our favourites<p>1. …

New Zealand

National Geographic Travel