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Planning for extra costs when buying a home

When it comes to buying a home, the mortgage may be just the beginning of your costs. From insurance to inspections and beyond, get to know all of …

Green vacations: 10 sustainable places you can visit | CNN Travel

Sustainability

Teaching your kids not to “see” race is a terrible idea, studies have found

For parents of black children in the US, where bigotry continues to take people’s lives and freedom, talking about race is often not optional. But acknowledging and naming race in conversations with children is something all parents must do, experts say—early and often.<p>Nevertheless, many parents, …

The Only Time You Are Actually Growing is When You’re Uncomfortable

If everything is too good, you’re probably stuck not being awesome.<p>Don’t join an “easy” crowd. You won’t grow.<p>Many people are so comfortable they’re …

Professional Actors Train Themselves to Exude Confidence--and So Can You

Whether you're a leader or a new hire, one of the first steps to having confidence is to perform more confidently--even if you don't feel that way.<p>Some people just seem to be born confident. When they enter a room, you feel the power of their presence. They don't hesitate to ask for what they …

25 books that will blow your mind

We've put together a list of 25 such books — taking inspiration from Amazon's list of 100 books to read in your lifetime, recommendations from Goodreads users, as well as some of our own personal favorites.<p>These books' exploration of politics, history, and the human condition are so insightful, …

Don't Make These 7 Social Security Mistakes

If you're knowledgeable about Social Security, you can collect a lot more from the program than you otherwise would. Here are seven costly mistakes …

18 Filling Salads You Can Actually Eat for Dinner

Craving something light, wholesome, and totally fresh for dinner? It's time to throw salad night into your weekly meal plan. Wedge it between Taco …

15 of the most beautiful places in Alaska | Photo Gallery

With mountains to climb, rivers to raft, glaciers to coo over and a bevy of bears to photograph, Alaska is the ultimate wilderness – and this year is …

The best thing to eat in every EU country

Traveling through Europe is likely to be at the top of anyone's bucket list — in fact, people probably even have a whole <i>other</i> bucket list for it.<p>But forget the sites for a moment and think of the food, which is as varied as the many different countries themselves.<p>Whether you're high up in the Alps …

The 50 Most Scenic Drives Across the Country

When you want to hit the open road, here's where to set your GPS.<p>Here are 50 drives—one in every state—where you'll lose yourself in the surroundings, stumble upon the unexpected, and possibly blank on where you're ultimately headed. Do final destinations really matter?

6 Great National Parks for Fall Hiking

There's no better time of year to get outside.<p>Autumn is the perfect time to visit any of America's national parks, as crowds tend to be at a minimum, the weather is fantastic, and the change of season brings a wash of color to many of these iconic settings. If you're looking to explore a park this …

The secret to enjoying a long-haul flight (in economy class)

The rewards of long-haul travel can be wonderful. I’ll never forget a couple of years ago waking up at 4am in St Lucia and hearing the dawn chorus as the sun rose above the Pitons, knowing that back home it was a bitter, murky February day. Or the sheer excitement of threading through the …

The 10 Best History Books This Fall

A good grasp of history can help us all understand the issues, conflicts, and discussions of the present moment with that much more clarity. And in a year in which history has led to unexpected events across the globe, from the deeply contentious nature of the current U.S. presidential election to …

Books

Top 10 Most Beautiful Hiking Places around the World

About 13 hiking trails have been rounded up in this whole world and they are considered to be the perfect one to get the next adventure. This is the …

Bug Out Bag Critical Supplies You Need for Bugging Out

<b>How to Pack a Bug Out Bag</b><b><br>Critical Supplies You Need for Bugging Out</b><p>by Mark Lawrence, Copyright © SecretsofSurvival.com<p>Continued Below ...<p>Related …

Sleeping Bags That Do Double Duty

Adventure<p>Snuggle in with your adventure bestie in these two-person sleeping options.<p>Many of us started camping when we were young and very single, and as such, the standard single sleeping bag worked fine. But what happens when you find that perfect adventure partner for life? You get a double …

What To Look For When Purchasing A Knife For Backpacking And Camping

Gear for the great outdoors<p>The most important pack item on any outdoor adventure is the knife. Bear Grylls might wave his knives around extolling the virtues of a blade in survival situations—of which there are many—but the main reason is that it’s just plain useful for cutting up camp food and …

Regional know-how: the best websites for contacting local guides

The best way to explore a destination is with a local. These websites connect travellers with small, independent companies on the ground or individual experts to help plan the perfect trip

The 10 Most Colourful Places on the Planet

There’s no doubt the world is an amazing place, but we’ve found some of the most colourful places that exist on it. From huge rainbow coloured …

Where to Go in Maine: 11 Places You Should See in Your Lifetime

From the northern highlands to its southern coastline, Maine is one of the most popular destinations among tourists hoping to commune with nature. …

20 Packing Hacks For Women Travelers

Ladies, we all know how overwhelming it can be to pack for a vacation, let alone a lengthy backpacking adventure halfway across the globe. It always begins the same way: an empty suitcase or backpack and a closet bulging with treasures of lace, silk and cotton.<p>Ladies, we all know how overwhelming …

Backpacking

This Data Scientist Has Mapped the Ultimate National Parks Road Trip

Just in time for the National Park Service's 100th anniversary on Aug. 26.<p>We already know the most efficient and sight-packed route to drive to see all the continental states, but what if you only wanted to focus on seeing the most beautiful nature in America? A map for that exists now too.<p>Randy …

11 Personal Finance Books to Read this Summer

One of my favorite things about the summer is sitting by the pool or relaxing on a beach with a really good read. But, if you’re like me, you also …

Great Smoky Mountains Is America's Most Popular National Park. Here's Why.

More than nine million people visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year, making it the most popular national park in the United States. It …

National Parks

Planning Complex Backpacking Trips: Best Practices

Best practices when trip planning includes: booking transportation, gear selection and packing tips for complex backpacking trips.The post Planning …

20 One-week Vacations to Take Between Jobs

The best way to get ready for a new job? Take a vacation!<p>Getting a new full-time gig is thrilling, and the very best way to start a new position is …