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5 things no one tells you about quitting your job to travel the world, from someone who's done it

And last November, that's exactly what I did: After years of disciplined saving, I quit my job as an editor at a respected magazine in New York, bid adieu to my bargain apartment, sold my furniture, dropped off my beloved Chihuahuas at Chez Parents, packed our bags, and set off with the boyfriend …

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9 Ways To Fall Asleep Faster (Without Counting Sheep)

<i>By Alex Orlov for Life by DailyBurn</i><p>If you feel wide awake when your head hits the pillow at night, you're not alone. Approximately 60 million Americans report having experienced insomnia in any given year, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Even worse, 40 …

The World's 20 Best Skylines, Ranked

<i>By Matt Meltzer</i><p><i>Credit: Shutterstock</i><p>Beauty, as we all learned from watching <i>The Twilight Zone</i>, is a very subjective thing. And while there aren't any cities in the world that people think are beautiful even though they really look like disfigured space aliens, our ideas about what makes a pretty …

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6 of the Most Unbelievably Cheap Paradises on Earth

By: John Marshall<p><i>Credit: Justin Sawn/Flickr</i><p>Everyone at one time or another has wanted to get away from it all and beach/ski/paraglide-bum it in some foreign land. Small problem: that's very expensive. Or is it? (That's our sweet rhetorical way of saying maybe not.) Check this list of 12 shockingly …

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10 More Useful Travel Websites You NEED to Know About

Sometimes a little insider knowledge goes a long way. These days we are our own travel agents. We research, re-search and search some more to find …

Travelers

Laura’s Sydney

TravelWhere the Locals Go<p><b>Laura Bronner</b> is an American expat who has been living in Sydney for the last two years. After graduating from college, she set off on what was supposed to be a year of travel; that was almost four years ago. Since then she has lived and traveled all over New Zealand and …

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30 Questions to Help You Reflect and Get Excited for 2015

<i>This post originally appeared on BrandMentalist.com</i><p>Another year has almost gone by, but now is the perfect opportunity to reflect and build a plan for next year.<p>I've come up with a set of questions to help you reflect, focus and build a plan to make your 2015 a successful year that embraces …

Happiness

How to Live Your Happiest Year Yet

What would you do if you weren't afraid of anything? Move across the country? Become a lounge singer? Well, get ready to seize the day, armed with …

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2015 Travel Resolutions You Can Actually DO

2015. A Clean slate.<p>Every year we make resolutions. Every year most of us break them.<p>Travelers are a different breed, however; we usually follow through. Even when we have more will than wallet, we figure out a way to wherever it is we really want to go.<p>In fact, for serious travelers, …

5 Things to Make with Nutella

Supereasy truffles, the craziest banana bread ever...and more treats you can make with the wondrous chocolate-hazelnut spread.<p>Photo: Lynn Andriani<p>A …

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How to Get Over Your Post-travel Blues

<i>kokorowashinjin / Shutterstock</i><p>Returning home after spending a few years living abroad, or even a few weeks traveling, offers much to celebrate. You have a sense of humor now that you're able to crack jokes in your native tongue (being sarcastic in a foreign language is difficult). You can binge eat …

17 Ways to Make a New Year's Resolution You'll Actually Keep

Many of us who have used this time of year to turn our bodies around have fallen into the same cycle of failure: We’re frustrated with our size or …

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7 Hacks To Affording Your Next Vacation

The tips and tricks to traveling on any budget.<p><b>1) Try hidden city ticketing with FlyShortcut.com.</b><br>Hidden city ticketing is a hack in itself for finding the lowest possible airfare on FlyShortcut.com. It essentially finds a cheaper flight that has your destination as a layover. That way, you can …

7 Things You Can Do on Friday to Make Monday Awesome

Instead of just waiting for the workweek to end, use those last few hours and these tips to make next week start out fantastic.<p>Most people get excited that Friday is here, especially if the week has been hectic and packed. But often Fridays can seem like a waste (especially before holidays). Your …

11 TED Talks That Will Help You Lead A Happier Life

Increasingly, psychologists, neuroscientists, business leaders, and spiritual advisors have studied the mechanics of happiness and how we can utilize them in our everyday lives. Many of them have shared their findings at TED conferences.<p>We've gone through TED's expansive online library of …

Happiness

Grilled Barbecue Chicken and Bacon Pizza Recipe

<b>Serves 4</b><p>Ingredients<p>2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 8 ounces each)<p>2 Tbsp. olive oil<p>1½ tsp. paprika, divided<p>½ tsp. kosher salt, divided<p>½ …

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27 Tips for Mastering Anything

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>What does it take to become a master at your craft? Is genius innate, or can it be learned?<p>In his book, "<i>Mastery</i>," Robert Greene draws from the latest research, interviews modern masters, and examines the lives of former greats like Albert Einstein, …

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5 Crispy Chicken Recipes (No Deep Fryer Required)

Crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside can be achieved without vast quantities of oil. These foolproof tricks show you how.<p>Photo: Ellen …

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10 Habits of Remarkably Charismatic People

Charisma isn't something you have. It's something you earn. Here's how.<p>Some people instantly make us feel important. Some people instantly make us feel special. Some people light up a room just by walking in.<p>We can't always define it, but some people have it: They're naturally …

7 Things Remarkably Happy People Do Often

Happiness can be a choice -- especially when you take the right actions.<p>Happiness: Everyone wants it, yet relatively few seem to get enough of it, especially those in their early 40s. (I'm no psychologist, but that's probably about when many of us start thinking, "Wait--is <i>this</i> all there is?")<p>Good …

11 Financial Books Every Young Person Should Read

Those of you who are seeking investing enlightenment are not going to find much of it on the web.<p>I suggest you log off, power down your computer, and read some books. Take your time. The months you spend perusing this list will be well spent.<p>I'd recommend reading at least the first four books …

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