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You Can Now See the Most Beautiful Sights in Canada With This $397 Train Trip

Thanks to its massive windows, you can fall asleep under a sky full of stars on this train.<p>After you've checked this $213 scenic train trip from San Francisco to New York off your bucket list, the next voyage you should book is this inexpensive locomotive adventure across our neighbor to the north, …

10 Ways Mentally Strong People Build Powerful Mindsets

Is your mindset as powerful as the best performers on the planet?<p>Some people call it grit. Others call it perseverance. Whatever name you give it, a strong mindset is a trait shared by the world's best performers - whether they are entrepreneurs, leaders, musicians or athletes.<p>Yet a strong mindset …

How to road trip South America

If you want a bit of adventure, and to actually experience South American culture and landscape rather than just pass through it, take the first …

The future of startup growth

When I decided to start freelancing for startups, people kept advising me to always ask for the client’s budget right at the very beginning.<p>So I asked.<p>A lot of exposure? What does that really mean?<p>“Hey man, oh yeah, thanks for asking. Well, as you know we are a startup and we don’t have a budget …

Startups

Where land meets sea: 6 phenomenal coastal hikes around the world

LITTLE BEATS HIKING ON THE COAST — the crashing of the water, the often dramatic rise of the land, the feeling of adventure. Following a path through …

Hiking

27-year-old becomes first woman to visit every country in the world

Cassie De Pecol, a 27-year-old traveler from Connecticut, just became the fastest person to visit every country in the world. She is also the first woman to visit every sovereign nation.<p>She left for her world tour in July 2015, and on February 2 she visited Yemen, the 196th and final country on her …

The Most Exhilarating Drives in California

It’s easy to think of driving in California as a series of directions from one freeway to the other. Yes, taking the 405 to the 101 to the 5 to the …

How a First-Time Founder Went From Zero to $23 Million With No Venture Capital

This underdog can help us learn to block external influences and pursue our passion.<p>Do you ever get Nonsexual Crushes on people? It's not a physical attraction - maybe you just love their intellect or charisma. Nonsexual crushes are the cheerful cousin to evil envy - you wish them no ill will, you …

No cars, ATMs or other tourists: Finding paradise on the deserted 4,000 Islands of Laos

As I swing in a hammock on <b>Don Daeng</b> island, overlooking the Mekong river, the rather poetic name given to this patch of Laos seems apt: Si Phan Don, …

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 …

32 Mindblowing Documentaries On Netflix To Binge-Watch On Your Day Off

Just in time for the holidays.<p><i>Note: Submissions may have been edited for length and/or clarity.</i>

9 travel hacks you'll wish you knew all along

Travel can be tricky. Did you pay too much for that flight? Forget to pack some important items? What happens if your flight is delayed or canceled?<p>As always, knowledge is power. The more you plan, research and prepare, the better off you'll be. With that in mind, I've rounded up these nine tricks …

7 Things Deeply Intuitive People Do Differently

Steve Jobs once said that intuition is more powerful than intellect. As it turns out, Jobs was onto something, and the scientific community backs him up. It seems that we've been giving intuition far too little respect.<p><i>"Intuition will tell the thinking mind where to look next." - Jonas Salk</i><p>In a …

Self-improvement

30 scientific ways your childhood affects your success as an adult

And while there isn't a set recipe for ensuring achievement and happiness in adulthood, psychology research has pointed to a handful of factors from childhood that can predict success.<p>Here's some of what we know about how your childhood influences your success as an adult:

Psychology

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 …

Siren Care makes a “smart” sock to track diabetic health

Diabetic health tracking startup Siren Care has created smart socks that use temperature sensors to detect inflammation — and therefore injury — in realtime for diabetics.<p>Co-founder Ran Ma was working on growing biomass to grow back skin that had been damaged while at Northwestern University when …

23andMe has discovered hundreds of genetic links to traits, and much more is coming

Send in your spit and take a few surveys, and you'll get an idea of how much more is coming.<p>Since launching in 2006, 23andMe has collected and analyzed DNA samples from 1.2-million customers, with the majority allowing their data to be used in research. Although facing controversy over (past) FDA …

Genetics

The Balkan express: from Belgrade to Bar by railway

Over 435 bridges and through 254 tunnels, this spectacular scenic railway is one of Europe’s most stunning rides<p>Sundown in Montenegro, and the train from Belgrade is winding its way through the mountains. On slopes washed orange by the last rays of the day, villages slide by – idyllic snapshots of …

8 Metabolism Secrets That Help You Burn Calories

It’s no wonder metabolism is a subject of fascination and speculation: The process that turns food into fuel powers all that we do. “Even when you’re …

Stanford psychiatrists developed a test to help see if you'll respond to antidepressants

A group of researchers from Stanford has created a tool that could help make that decision much easier. It's a two-part test that they say could one day help predict — with striking accuracy — if someone with depression will respond to antidepressants.<p>That's a huge development.<p>Millions of people …

Depression

A 10-Day Itinerary for Iceland in Winter (Without Renting a Car)

The country of Iceland has shot from relative obscurity to bucket list favorite in the last couple of years, catapulting it to the top of many travel …

European Travel

How to Save Money on Car Rentals

Why is it that a car rental might cost you as much as $300 one weekend and just $50 the following one with the same company? Such price variations are common in the car rental industry, according to Gary Leff, the founder of the travel deals site viewfromthewing.com. “Car rental prices constantly …

10 Reasons to Visit Alaska This Fall

<b>Experience the best of Alaska's charming towns, diverse landscapes, the aurora borealis and more.</b><p>Dubbed as the Last Frontier, Alaska's landscapes …

The 10 Best Places to See Fall Foliage in New York State

New York state encompasses so much more than New York City. Head north and west for sloping hills, stunning waterfalls, expansive apple orchards, and some of the most beautiful fall foliage that the East Coast has to offer.

adidas Launches an All-Terrain Version of the UltraBOOST

After the recent unveiling of adidas’ new SPEEDFACTORY-crafted Futurecraft M.F.G. model, the brand with Three Stripes is back with another UltraBOOST …

Stanford Professor Releases Free University-Level Digital Photography Course

A Stanford professor releasing his entire course for free. It sounds too good to be true, no? Fear not, for it has actually happened.<p>Marc Levoy is a …

Ultimate Guide To Cute Happy Birthday Wishes & Quotes

A birthday is a special occasion for the celebrant because it only comes once a year and during this day, you can show how you care about him/her and …

The Five Worst Parts Of A Management Job

Dear Liz,<p>I’m excited but I want to proceed with caution, because my boss has suggested that I step into a Team Leader role. If I go for it and get the job, it will be my first leadership job. The benefits are obvious. I would get a $12,000 pay increase and an extra week of vacation every year. I’d …

How to Help Shy Kids Without Harming Them

A stroll through the research literature on shyness can be a little alarming to the parent of a wallflower. Studies have linked behavioral inhibition …