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5 Buddhist Philosophies That Are Hard To Practice But Will Pay Off Forever

Buddhism is such a powerful philosophy that differs to much of what we’re taught in the west.<p>Today, as I was browsing the ideas on Ideapod, I came …

13 Amazing Professional Photographers Who Use Mirrorless Cameras on the Job

As bloggers who constantly test and review photography gear, we are the very first to admit that it is surprisingly easy to let gear obsession get in …

6 Volunteer Vacations to Experience

Yes, staying in a luxury hotel and parking your bum on the beach makes for an enjoyable getaway, but what if you're looking for a trip that's more meaningful? Innovative companies are unveiling enticing voluntourism (volunteer tourism) opportunities in a variety of locations, giving travelers the …

Costa Rica

9 Easy-To-Steal Habits Of The Super Successful

We wish there was a handbook for success, but there isn’t. Here’s the next best thing: a list of ways you can realize your dreams–and be a more productive person in the process.<p>Wouldn’t it be great if success was simple?<p>But it isn’t.<p>There’s no one-size-fits-all answer for success in work and life, …

How to Explore Europe - on a Budget

Those lucky enough to be traversing not one but several European cities over the course of a few weeks or, as is more likely, months, may worry about the many expenditures that go hand in hand with extensive traveling abroad. While shopping, dining, and clubbing often put a strain on the budget, …

The Kingdom of the Lotus

I'M NOT TELLING you where it is. But in order to reach Shambhala, you need a mixture of merit and dumb luck, and at first the <i>dumb</i> part seemed to be working. When I wrestled my luggage, packed with clothes for three climates and obscure tracts from four religions, onto the night train out of New …

35 Random Corners Of The Internet You Should Visit When You Need A Break

Bookmark this for when you're having a bad day or when you just need a distraction and want to play. There's something so soothing about these single-serving sites.<p>Major h/t to this post by Tumblr user Writing Weasels and the website The Useless Web for providing me with endless hours of amusement.

15 of the Best Travel Photos Taken With an iPhone

There are many ways that Apple's iPhone has transformed our lives. It has put a previously unimaginable array of technology in our pockets - everything from a global positioning system to a video editor. One of the many industries it has changed in the process is travel photography. As the quality …

DSLR Cameras

Articles about 7 design blogs follow on Dwell.com - Dwell

It's not all shoots and rounds: The creative team at Dwell is ever on the internet prowl for the best visual inspiration to be...<p>We’re turning inward for inspiration, highlighting superlative users and fresh photos found on our own site.<p>The alphabet is as easy as ABC, but for typographer Peter …

CES

Where To Eat, Drink, Party, And Shop In Berlin

Like the proverbial phoenix rising from the ashes, Berlin keeps adding new feathers to its cap, from ghetto gourmet dinner clubs to romantic cuddle bars that rarely make it into the tourist guidebooks. To lift the veils that shroud these hidden delights, find one of those decadent hotels in Berlin …

Living Rooms

Enough Cool Photography Links to Throw the Earth Off Its Orbit

Things in the world of photography have never been so exciting! Another terrific week rolls by us here and Toad Hollow Photography has been busy …

Top 20 DJ Mixes of 2013 So Far

Once upon a time, DJ mixtapes were for the faithful. Today, it’s the opposite – everyone can access them, and more and more, they do. By the time you …

‘Invest, Divest’: Obama Goes Full Climate Hawk In Speech Unveiling Plan To Cut Carbon Pollution

Obama delivered a real stemwinder on the moral urgency of cutting carbon pollution (video, transcript below). So of course Politico reports, “Cable …

6 Dream Travel Jobs that Actually Exist

Since graduating from college in 2007, Turner Barr has been traveling the world. Not convinced that a desk job was for him, he headed to South …

Costa Rica

The best 100 restaurants in the world, are mostly located in Europe

El Celler de Can Roca, a Spanish family establishment, last night headed the World’s 50 Best Restaurants list, toppling Noma.<p>The awards for …

Florence for foodies

From market food to Michelin-star restaurants, the northern Italian city is full of delicious eateries for every budget.<p>Florence’s magnificent museums offer plenty of food for the soul. But battling through the crowds to see the city’s artistic treasures is not something to tackle on an empty …

Italy

25 Countries That Actually Require People To Take Vacation [Infographic]

In the U.S., people toil away year-round and scarcely take vacation. In 2012, Americans took an average of just 12 days off work. However, some countries prize vacation so highly that they actually force employees to take paid time off.<p>EmploymentLawHQ.com put together an infographic showing the 25 …

Employment

JPEGS: J Hooks with Handy Pegs

Leave it to Thabto to come up with a quirky name like Jpegs for these J-hooks.<p>Inspired by the classic wooden clothes peg, these hooks can manage just …