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How to Not Need a Vacation After a Family Vacation

Marva Soogrim | Posted 08.20.2015 | Travel
Marva Soogrim

With a vacation ahead, parents and children are excited as they look forward to the day they depart for their new adventure. A family vacation is all about having fun, relaxing, and exploring new places and cultures.

Wild Berries: A Lesson in Ripening

Mel Sellick | Posted 08.17.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Mel Sellick

When did we last consider wild berries? On a visit to a new trail I've never been before, I begin seeing them stretch and grow, exploding with pote...

Guide to Mothers Raising Teenage Daughters

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 08.13.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

realistically, she wants to be separate from her mother physically and emotionally most of the time. She's a teenager who wants her own identity. So how do you focus your motherhood to maintain a solid relationship with your growing teenage daughter?

Enabling 'The Martian'

Chris Carberry | Posted 08.05.2015 | Science
Chris Carberry

The Martian has emerged at a significant juncture in our nation's space program. After over 50 years of talking about sending humans to Mars, momentum is finally building for humanity to actually achieve that goal.

African American Nation Builders in Our National Park System

Audrey Peterman | Posted 07.20.2015 | Green
Audrey Peterman

Walking among 2,000-year old sequoias in Sequoia and Yosemite national parks, I felt their powerful energy and gave thanks that these last remaining giants were protected by the Buffalo Soldiers from the effects of logging and ranching at the turn of the 20th century. What a loss their demise would have been!

Lessons From A Three-Year Everest Quest

Toby Storie-Pugh | Posted 06.11.2015 | Travel
Toby Storie-Pugh

Regrets are so incredibly draining, and they serve no purpose. Accept the mistake if a mistake was made, learn the lesson, and then move on.

We Must Be Our Own Kennedy

Rick Tumlinson | Posted 05.12.2015 | Technology
Rick Tumlinson

Sometimes you have to change course to get on course. And the first small step in doing so may be to realize you didn't really know where you were going in the first place - and why.

Why We Haven't Gotten To Mars

Chris Carberry | Posted 05.30.2015 | Science
Chris Carberry

Much of the opposition to Mars exploration is based on disinformation and distraction tactics that imply or even claim outright that Mars would bust the budget or endanger Social Security, which, given actual budgetary facts and context, is preposterous.

Reality, Risk & Reward: Is US Kids TV Ripe for Authenticity and Autonomy?

David Kleeman | Posted 04.14.2015 | Education
David Kleeman

If we're going to wring our hands over whether today's kids are losing creativity, though, it only takes seeing the smiles and obvious pride on "MasterChef Junior" participants' faces to suggest that it's worth the attempt.

Cycling and Sipping in Bordeaux, France (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 04.12.2015 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

The wine's fresh cut grass aromas and frisky acidity perfectly pair with the wealth of scrumptious oysters harvested further south in Cap Ferret, a seaside resort adjacent to the Arcachon Bay, often called the Hamptons of Bordeaux. I can still taste the fat juicy oysters exploding with creamy brininess, like kiss of fresh sea air.

The Timeless Allure Of The Pilgrimage To India

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 12.08.2014 | World

Every country has its particular draws for travelers, from history and thrilling scenery to opportunities to step outside comfort zones and be immerse...

This Company Not Only Mandates Vacation For Its Employees, But Pays For It, Too

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 03.31.2015 | Business

As if it isn't problematic enough that the average American worker is entitled to only 10 vacation days each year, 40 percent of people don't even use...

Alena Hall

How 'Slow Travel' Transformed This Couple's Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 11.11.2014 | Travel

When Mark and Betsy Blondin emerged from the 2008 economic crisis with huge financial losses, they did what some would consider the unthinkable. They ...

Companionable Cornfusion

Susan R. Meyer | Posted 12.01.2014 | Fifty
Susan R. Meyer

I'm not sure what possessed me, but when a friend and I created an agenda for my visit to her home in Connecticut, I passed up regional theater in favor of negotiating a corn maze. It seemed like an interesting idea at the time.

Upwells of Life and Oil; a Unique Partnership Between the Sea and Steel

Amber Jackson | Posted 11.30.2014 | Science
Amber Jackson

Spring is a season when new life is replenished and although this productivity is obvious on land, the ocean, with it's seemingly unchanging surface, is also privy to this season.

Antarctica's Remote, Towering Mountains: Part 4 (PHOTOS)

Ed Stump | Posted 11.26.2014 | Travel
Ed Stump

The fourth segment of our tour of the Transantarctic Mountains boasts the most spectacular scenery and the southernmost outcropping of rock on the planet.

SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 11.22.2014 | Science
Ben Hellwarth

So, before another half-century goes by, let's pay homage to the U.S. Navy project that effectively dissolved the old diving limits and opened the door to vastly expanded human undersea capabilities.

Permission and Prohibition

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 11.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Re-examining our behaviors regarding permission and prohibitions in the realm of body, mind (belief systems), feelings and socio-cultural practices can be beneficial to our health and well-being.

Kids and Media: Screen or Window?

David Kleeman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Parents
David Kleeman

Digital photography and video are essentially free, so why not let kids capture their own perspective on family trips or events?

What Can a 19th Century Arctic Shipwreck Tell Us About the 21st Century's Most Wicked Problem?

Travis Nichols | Posted 10.16.2014 | Books
Travis Nichols

Hampton Sides has written one hell of an Arctic adventure story. In the Kingdom of Ice is the tale of Lieutenant George Washington De Long and his crew aboard the USS Jeannette who, in 1879, attempted to find the North Pole through the Arctic.

A Four-Step Path to Deliberate Living

Kim Farbota | Posted 09.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Kim Farbota

Living deliberately doesn't require a complete road map for the rest of your life or an extended experiment in off-the-grid living. Rather, living deliberately is about realizing that you always have choices and making active decisions instead of falling victim to habit.

A Day Among the Giants

Emily Callahan | Posted 09.13.2014 | Science
Emily Callahan

Upon approach, offshore oil and gas platforms appear industrial and lifeless -- devoid of any life, besides the humming of industry. Their potential to function as artificial reef systems seems impossible. Yet we have found that offshore oil and gas platforms provide one of the most unique artificial ecosystems in California.

How To Enjoy The Adventure Of Life

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 06.20.2014 | Healthy Living

To truly have balance in life, we know we need to not only prioritize our mental and spiritual well-being, but also our physical well-being. But what ...

Sicily! Wine, Culinary & Cultural Explorations (PHOTOS)

Stefani Jackenthal | Posted 06.11.2014 | Travel
Stefani Jackenthal

As we clinked glasses of Nero d'Avola and gobbled salty, gooey ricotta and crumbly pecorino atop crusty bread, we agreed somewhere in the world it was happy hour.

Finding Hope Visiting the World's Only Underwater Research Station

Greg Stone | Posted 08.09.2014 | Green
Greg Stone

The sun was burning hot and high in the sky above the Florida Keys as we cruised across the aquamarine waters off the Gulf Coast. I could think of no ...