Susan Bridges Robertson

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Seven science-backed tips for forming habits that stick

Banishing bad habits and converting them to good ones is not easy. As Mark Twain once wrote, “Habit is habit, and not to be flung out the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs one step at a time.” But how do we coax the bad habit down the stairs and out the door while encouraging the new one up …

Self-help

Sex guide for teen boys picks up where parents leave off

Even the most progressive of parents can be forgiven for fumbling parts of the sex talk.<p>It's hard enough to talk body parts and their intricacies with a fellow adult; discussing them with a teenager who'd rather have his spleen removed by tiny gnawing rodents than hear you say "penis" is a feat …

10 of the best cycling holidays for families

It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best,” Ernest Hemingway once observed. That doesn’t have to change once you have children in tow – but even the most intrepid parents would be wise to consider their route a little more carefully than before. Now may not be the time …

7 trips worth getting in shape for

Valaer Murray lines up once-in-a-lifetime adventures that will have you hopping off the couch and straight into the gym.

Grand Canyon

The holiday is near, and so are some great outdoor getaways

A boat ride on the bay for $15 where you “just show up,” a pretty drive and trek to see tule elk, and the best whale-watching of the year out of the Golden Gate highlight the coming holiday weekend in the Bay Area.<p>These are among 25 great trips you can do without any planning, and usually without …

Hiking

On a canoe or kayak, path to paradise is paddle-powered

The summer horror story is a getaway or camping vacation that is overrun with crowds. The vision is fed by year-round traffic nightmares in the Bay Area, Sacramento and other cities, where people jammed shoulder to shoulder can start to feel like an omnipresent condition you can’t escape.<p>Yet with …

A Giant List Of Epic Destinations For Anyone Who Lives To Travel

Pack your bags.<p>There's a big world out there, and no shortage of incredible destinations to explore. So it's only natural that choosing where to visit can be hugely intimidating. Thankfully, we've got you covered with lists on lists of epic spots to sift through. Check 'em out!<p><i>Note: Some of these</i> …

South America

Central African Republic: Raped and Abandoned as War Rages

The attack started while she was drawing water for her family. “Sophie,” then 20 years old, was returning to her home in Bambari, in Central African …

Yes, Central African Republic is a real country. But it’s a very different kind of country.

By Tatiana Carayannis<p>Louisa Lombard<p>When ousted Haitian President Jean-Bertrand Aristide was removed from his country in March 2004 by the U.S. military, the pilots flying him abroad were given a destination they had never heard of — the Central African Republic (CAR). “Is that a real country?” they …

Tulips Blossom in Germany: Pictures

Nutrition

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

You're reading Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Language Learning

9 Apps to Help You Ace Those Finals

It’s hard to believe that only a few short months ago, we were bingeing back-to-school beauty hacks on Youtube and tweaking our on-campus looks for the year. But with half of April already behind us, the wonderful days of perfectly braided buns and deliberate preppy girl style have quickly given …

The Seven Best Hikes Near Denver

From short treks to daylong affairs, these hikes are sure to impress.<p>As any long-time Denverite will tell you, one of the best parts about living in …

Teen Thrown from Ride to Her Death after Complaining of Broken Seatbelt

The teen was allegedly told by a ride operator she "would be fine without" a working belt.<p>IBT<p>A Texas teen is thrown from a carnival ride to her …

El Paso

Early ‘Nature’ Highlights in the 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer Contest

The 2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is well underway and, so far, the search for the most powerful travel experiences to be caught on camera has yielded some amazing results. National Geographic has kindly allowed us to share these stunning submissions, which happen …

Nature Photography

2016 National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest

The National Geographic Travel Photographer of the Year Contest is now underway, and entries will be accepted until the end of the month, May 27, 2016. The grand prize winner will receive a seven-day Polar Bear Safari for two in Churchill, Canada. National Geographic was kind enough to allow me to …

Photo of the Day: Fossil fuels on thin ice

If NASA’s latest “shocker” of a global heat record doesn’t scream “climate emergency” quite loud enough for you, this heavily symbolic image out of …

6 Secrets That Help My Clients Lose Weight

In any profession, there is knowledge that you can learn through books, classes, or research, and there is knowledge that you can only see through …

First twins born to habituated gorilla family in the Central African Republic

Still too young to be named, the most recent additions to the gorilla population in the Dzanga-Sangha Protected Areas (DSPA) complex in the Central …

Wildlife

10 Parenting Habits to Develop Before Your Child Becomes a Teen

I started parenting habits prior to the "dreaded teen years" that I hope will carry my influence further and create a positive relationship with my …

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most and Least Resilient Economies

The past year has been difficult for many markets in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Dramatic currency fluctuations, depressed prices on commodities such as oil and copper, and sluggish demand from China and Europe (Africa’s largest trade partners) have put pressure on the region’s economies. While SSA …

Photo Of The Day

March 23, 1994. Near Mezhdurechensk, Russia. Airbus A310-304, Russian International Airways, Flight Number 593, Fatalities: 75 : 75. The aircraft …

10 Secrets To Start Losing Weight

Want to lose 25 pounds now? Sure, it’s a tall order. But if you follow these 10 steps, it doesn’t have to feel like mission impossible.<p>You can shed weight quickly, depending on how much you have to lose and how focused you remain. Oftentimes, simple changes can help you see results right away. That …

Living off-grid in Senegal – in pictures

Podor, a small town in northern Senegal with a population of 14,000, is one example of thousands of towns and villages across Africa where people live without proper access to electricity

France Said to Warn Senegal, Ivory Coast of Terror Attack

France has warned Ivory Coast and Senegal that Islamist militants are planning to attack the main cities of the West African countries, according to …

Best nature photo of 2016 so far goes to... a traffic camera?!

A Majestic Snowy Owl!<p>We love nature photography, as you can probably tell by our 777-part series of photos of the day (you can submit yours to our …

Koko the Gorilla has an important sign language message about protecting the environment

Koko the Gorilla has been learning sign language since 1972. She lives at the Gorilla Foundation in Redwood City, California, and over the course of …