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We Need to Talk About Anthony Bourdain

As I see it, you either have to deal with the slightly uncomfortable situation of having your line cook cry in front of you, or you cry at their …

Mental Health

The Wisdom of Keith Richards

I AIN’T GONNA BE around forever—not even me!”<p>Keith Richards, shrouded in an ever-present cloud of cigarette smoke, wheezes a laugh when it’s pointed out that many observers, based on evidence to date, disagree with his sense of his own mortality. “Well, yeah,” he says, “it’s between me and the …

Royal Navy

Your 3 most annoying traits, according to your zodiac sign

Every zodiac sign has traits that make them endearing. But every sign also comes with their flaws.<p>We spoke to astrologer Linda Furiate to see what your three most annoying personality traits are based on your zodiac sign.<p>Of course, this is just for fun, but you can keep scrolling to see what she …

My Best Images of 2017: the Nominees

<i>(I’ve closed comments on this post, since the voting deadline has passed. You can see the final selections here. Thanks to all of you who …

25 Beautiful Photos of Nature

Not to brag, but we live on the best planet ever.<p>Our world is a really big place, filled with sky-scraping mountains, mysterious ice caves, rolling cloud formations, and animals the size of buildings. In honor of Earth Day on April 22, dive into these 20 photos that prove how awesome Mother Nature …

The Latest: Car strikes 2 women watching eclipse, 1 dies

The Latest on the total solar eclipse crossing the U.S., from Oregon to South Carolina (all times EDT):7:45 p.m.Authorities say two women watching …

The Secret to Deeper Happiness Is Simpler Than You Might Think

Winning the lottery or nabbing a promotion doesn’t actually bring us lasting bliss, research shows. The new thinking: Joy comes from doing more of …

26 Children's Book Quotes to Live By

The books we read in childhood often have the biggest impact on us. Even just one line from the likes A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, and Roald …

Books

Green revolution: how the houseplant became hip again

Spring may have officially sprung this week, but the hippest homes have been verdant oases for months now. The humble house plant had made a defiant comeback, and plants of all shapes and sizes are blooming indoors, from cacti and ferns to cheeseplants and fiddle-leaf fig trees. The latter is a …

Best Time to Visit Glacier National Park: A World of Lakes and Mountains

Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye, yet also includes the inner pictures of the soul. Same happened with me when I went to the Glacier …

Happy Establishment Day, Grand Teton National Park!

On February 26, 1929, President Calvin Coolidge established Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming (he technically used an executive order, but with …

The Top 10 Things to Do in Zion National Park

01 of 10<p>Hiking<p>Zion National Park is known as a hiker's paradise. With seven different hiking trails, which vary in round-trip times of half an hour …

The Most Visually Stunning National Parks According to a Former National Geographic Photographer

One of the best parts about visiting national parks is seeing preserved natural wonders, and each park offers unique views. Recently a former …

14 photos of the most beautiful and remote places on earth

The results are stunning views from less obvious — but still very tourist-worthy — stops in Iceland, Myanmar, Canada, and more. Ahead, see 14 amazing destinations that could be your next truly unique getaway.

The Secret To Looking Younger Forever | goop

In her new book, <i>Younger</i>, Dr. Sara Gottfried, our go-to expert for all over-forty health concerns, shows why aging gets a bad rap that isn’t deserved: …

Wellness

‘Firefall’ Is One Reason We Need To Protect National Parks

In the (approximate) words of TLC, don’t go chasing waterfalls when you could be chasing firefalls. If you head to Yosemite National Park’s famous El …

52 Places To Go In 2017

Trying to figure out where to travel in 2017? Here's a great list of places to consider. You'll find destinations in the United States and around the …

Cover Story: Adele, Queen of Hearts

Since her chart-topping coronation, the superstar singer has been determined to balance her real life with her record-breaking career. From behind the scenes of her world tour, she opens up about the challenges of motherhood, melancholy, and mega-stardom.<p><i>When Adele sings you can hear that it’s</i> …

Music

This theater-turned-bookstore is our next travel destination

Off the top of your head, who do you think is nerdier: Theater nerds or book nerds? This is a trick question, because let’s be real, if you’re really …

3-Day Itinerary for Redwood National + State Parks

California’s old-growth coast redwoods (Sequoia sempervirens) spark a calling for many. The tallest and some of the oldest living organisms on earth, …

Pictures of the Week 2.25.16

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💎 Can you imagine being here yourself, making your way up this ice flow at Panther Falls in Banff National Park? @500px community photographer @paulzizkaphoto can! ❄️ “It was a bit of tight squeeze getting to that spot,” He shares in his #500px photo caption. “But I couldn't pass up the framing.” ☃ See more of his stunning, scenic #mininalpeople in landscapes photos at 500px.com/paulzizkaphoto

Rare, unusual Beatles and Rolling Stones photos surface via eBay sale

A shirtless Mick Jagger, relaxing poolside in Savannah, Ga., in 1965, intently studies the back cover of Bob Dylan's then-new "Bringing It All Back Home" album, still in the shrink wrap.<p>John Lennon, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr gaze with delight as George Harrison tosses a yellow balloon into the …

There's just no explaining 2014

Published on December 28, 2014<p><b>It was a year of mysteries</b>. To list some of the more baffling ones:<p>A huge airliner simply vanished, and to this day nobody has any idea what happened to it, despite literally thousands of hours of intensive speculation on CNN.<p>Millions of Americans suddenly decided to …

Alberta in 11 Photos: Why It's Bucket List Worthy

I spent a week exploring the highways and byways of Southern Alberta on one of the most beautiful road trips I’ve ever taken. I’ve been sharing the …

9 Inspiring Quotes About Wisdom That Will Change The Way You See Your Life

We get it. Life can be hard.<p>One moment, you can feel the profoundness of your own life's purpose in every aching atom of your body. Then, suddenly, you're at a loss for just about everything: words, identity, creativity, inspiration. It leaves you feeling confused, alone and like there's nowhere …

Canada’s New Rocky Mountain High

The <b>Glacier Skywalk</b> is officially open for business, debuting an awe-inspiring vantage of <b>Jasper National Park</b> in Alberta, Canada, while replacing a once dangerous pullout along the Icefields Parkway.<p>A short shuttle from the Glacier Discovery Centre delivers visitors to a cantilevered elliptical …

Pictures of the Week 5.29.14