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Detours worth taking on your next road trip

Moody Marin County<p><b>The route:</b> From San Francisco, take U.S.101 north over the Golden Gate Bridge to the California 1/Stinson Beach exit. Take Shoreline Highway to Panoramic Highway to California 1 and Stinson Beach. Head south on California 1 to Muir Beach, then east to the 101.<p><b>Miles:</b> The loop …

Hiking

Mental noise is hurting us: Why silence is the think tank of the soul

Upon meeting a Zen master at a social event, a psychiatrist decided to ask him a question that had been on his mind for a long time.<p>“Exactly how do …

Meditation

Save Your Money: Dermatologists Say These Are the 10 Best Drugstore Moisturizers

I love Sephora as much as the next woman. And those pink Glossier bags? I reuse them, too. But as high-end and brand-forward as these two outposts …

Skin Care

These Fascinating History Podcasts Will Make You Fall In Love With The Past

<b>Last Updated: May 2nd</b><p>A great podcast is all about being able to tell a great story. The medium thrives on masterful storytellers recounting and analyzing a moment in time that may have been forgotten or misread. It’s all about weaving threads together and adding insight along the way. That’s why …

Podcasting

LA history 101

New to Los Angeles? Here are 13 defining moments in the city’s history<p>Moving to a new city can be hard, especially an unwieldy, disjointed, sprawling metropolis like Los Angeles. One thing that helps ties all Angelenos together? Talking about things we know!<p>We talk over long, unemployed brunches, …

California

A Growing Cult of Millennials Is Obsessed With Early Retirement. This 72-Year-Old Is Their Unlikely Inspiration

Vicki Robin literally wrote the book on retiring happy.<p>Vicki Robin had no idea she’d become a millennial icon.<p>The 72-year-old coauthor of the 1992 …

Retirement

How a 34-year-old turned $200 into a company he sold for over $10 million in a matter of months

Thirteen years ago as a broke college student, Trevor Chapman took a job selling pest control door-to-door to make extra money. Eventually, he …

eCommerce

The No. 1 trait highly charismatic people all share, according to science

William von Hippel, a psychology professor from the University of Queensland in Australia, conducts eccentric experiments to uncover the thought …

Psychology

Trump Just Signed A Law That Helped Create A New Twitter For Sex Workers

Fearing a crackdown on sex work, more than 28,000 people have signed up for an alternative social platform for sex workers called Switter.<p>With his signature on a new law cracking down on sex work, Donald Trump may have helped stoke the growth of one of the hottest new alternative social networks.<p>As …

Social Media

How to Respond When You’re Put on the Spot in a Meeting

“Katherine, have a go at it?”<p>I love this scene from the 2017 movie, <i>Hidden Figures.</i> Katherine, played by Taraji P. Henson, is put on the spot by her boss, played by Kevin Costner, in a room filled with top brass NASA officials — all male. She is asked to go to the chalkboard and lay out the math to …

Setup

3 Rules I Use to Stay Productive and Not Overwhelmed

I get 1,000 emails a week, but I only work 40 hours. Here's how I do it.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>To say my life is busy is an understatement.<p>I'm a father of three kids under the age of three. I have a portfolio of 40-plus startups I've invested in and actively …

Time Management

7 Ways to Get People To Like You From an FBI Behavior Expert

Meeting new people can be awkward. What should you say? How can you make a good impression? How do you keep a conversation going?<p>Research shows …

The Only Way to Argue That Actually Works

Want the best idea to win -- and to build a better team in the process? Start by learning to argue the right way.<p>I walked into the meeting with seven other supervisors feeling sure it would turn ugly.<p>We had completed performance evaluations for our employees, and now our job was to decide -- as a …

How to Immediately Change Your Life For The Better

Ready for a change? Here's how you can make it happen.<p>There's an old joke where a man says, "I really want to go to medical school, but it takes at least seven years--and I'll be 50 in seven years!" A wise friend replies, "And how old will you <b>be in seven years if you don't go?"</b><p>If you're not where …

11 Books That'll Help You Get Your Life in Order

Are you a procrastinator? Do you wish you could get on top of your inbox? Or is it your career that needs a helping hand? Whether you want to …

7 phrases that will make you seem less confident at work

<b><br>Hey, I'm not sure if you have the time right now, but it would be great if you can read my latest column. Is that OK?</b><p>…said the weakest communicator ever.<p>Confidence is a powerful tool to gain respect and get stuff done.<p>As you compose emails/documents (and in conversation too), remove these …

This 1 Habit Will Make Your Sunday Less Stressful, And Your Monday More Productive

That's not such a difficult habit, is it?<p>People who don't make progress toward their goals all share 1 thing in common:<p>They never sit down and reflect on what <i>isn't</i> working.<p>Instead, unproductive (and often times stressed-out and unhappy) people stay caught in a vicious cycle of always looking to the …

This book explains how to tell when your country's going to hell and how to stop it

You may have noticed of late that things in America are becoming less, well, American.<p>A cruel misogynist with dangerously racist beliefs is running …

Regain Emotional Control with This Powerful, Explicit Quote

One bad business interaction can spiral into a day of frustration. This funny quote from a classic Elmore Leonard character will help you recover quickly<p>It's frustrating to feel yourself losing your temper, especially if things seem to be building up as the day goes on. The problem is that we have …

It's better to be single, according to science

Give Tinder a break and take yourself on a date tonight.<p>Being single has a handful of benefits, scientific research has found. Alone time is one of them.<p>Single people are more likely to not only embrace solitude, but benefit from it, recent studies have suggested.<p>Bella DePaulo, a psychologist at …

Why this '5-4-3-2-1' mindfulness trick is so effective at beating anxiety

People are saying the results are instant.<p>When anxiety starts to take over, it can feel impossible to gain perspective and get out of the spiral of worries.<p>But next time you feel overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, a simple mindfulness trick may offer some relief.<p>Shared by Boston University clinical …

Tracing the roots of Araki’s obsession with the erotic image

Dubbed Japan’s most-controversial photographer, Nobuyoshi Araki has, for nearly half a century, pushed the boundaries of respectability to near-buckling point – and beyond.<p>A new retrospective exhibition co-curated by Maggie Mustard and Mark Snyder at New York’s Museum of Sex celebrates the …

Art

15 things you should be doing after work instead of watching TV if you want to be happier

For the longest time, I would come home from work and immediately pop on the TV. It was mindless — after a day of meetings, intensive heads-down work, and never-ending email chains, the only thing I thought I wanted to do was watch five episodes of some sitcom I'd seen hundreds of times before.<p>But …

The 19-Year-Old Who Made His Fortune In Bitcoin Says If You Don't Become a Millionaire In The Next 10 Years, It's Your Own Fault

He says he's found there's no need to panic over lows or bubbles.<p>German teenager Erik Finman has an unusual success story.<p>When was 12 years old, he …

Are You Socially Awkward? Use These 20 Tips To Help You Communicate with Confidence | Inc.com

Not everyone has the ability to walk into any room, job interview, dinner party or public gathering and "own it."<p>If you struggle in social situations, here are 20 tips to help you become a more confident communicator.<p>Never forget, when in doubt, the most valuable thing that you can give someone is …

Public Speaking

Steve Jobs Knew How to Write an Email. Here's How He Did It | Inc.com

Undoubtedly, Apple co-founder and visionary Steve Jobs wrote several thousands of emails throughout his life. Relatively few of them have been shared with the public, and most of those are short responses to customer complaints.<p>But there are a few trails out there that show the skillful way Jobs …

U.S. Supreme Court

The founder of PayPal uses data to optimize every aspect of his life — and he says being healthier comes down to a single habit

"Be on the bike." That might as well be Max Levchin's fitness mantra.<p>Levchin is a cofounder of PayPal and the CEO of online lending service Affirm. On an episode of Business Insider's podcast, "Success! How I Did It," Levchin told US editor-in-chief Alyson Shontell about the philosophy behind his …

Will Power

Don't Do These 13 Things on an Interview (Especially if You Want The Job) | Inc.com

An interview is a lot like a first date.<p>You might be nervous. You might be worried about how you'll be perceived. And you'll definitely be rehearsing what you plan on saying before meeting the other person.<p>The anticipation builds. Excitement increases. And then once you're in the moment itself, …

Employment

9 Favorite New Podcasts Of 2017 (That Aren't 'S-Town')

Oooh boy, 2017 has been quite a year. Donald Trump was inaugurated as the United States' 45th president, devastating hurricanes hit Texas and Puerto Rico, and there's been a massive uprising around sexual harassment and assault in the workplace.<p>For anyone looking to take a break from the news, …

Books

Need a New Hobby? Go Looking for Hidden Letterboxes

Letterboxing, as it’s known, is a centuries-old scavenger hunt.<p>Across the world, a network of hobbyists is exchanging clues and secretly hunting down …