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SEALAB's 50th Anniversary Could Use Some Celebration Too

Ben Hellwarth | Posted 09.22.2014 | 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 09.07.2014 | 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 09.02.2014 | 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 08.26.2014 | 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 ...

Book Review: Fifty Shrinks by Sebastian Zimmermann

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Books
Jane Simon, M.D.

Threestone Books, Printed in Iceland by Oddi, 2014 This tantalizing book of photographs, depicting psychotherapists in their offices, emerged from th...

Why 'Don't Be Afraid' Is Bad Advice

Unwritten | Posted 07.01.2014 | Women
Unwritten

But I think we may have it all wrong. What if fear is not a bad thing? What if refusing to actually live our lives because we are paralyzed by fear is the bad thing?

Professional Exploring, Social Media and No Excuses: Interview With JD Andrews

Laura Cococcia | Posted 06.15.2014 | Travel
Laura Cococcia

One person who has left the excuses behind? Professional explorer JD Andrews. He's been around the globe several times, amassing an incredible knowledge base.

Actions Speak Louder Than Words in Raising Secure Children

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 06.07.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Your actions, and those of your children, can really make the difference between insecurity and security.

5 Great Ideas From the Travel Book That Changed My Life

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.17.2014 | Books
Hunter Styles

Not many of my friends have heard of Alain de Botton, the author of trim, thoughtful books like How Proust Can Change Your Life and The Consolations o...

Invent Yourself

Hunter Styles | Posted 05.12.2014 | Healthy Living
Hunter Styles

To find the bigger world, pack a smaller bag. We become all the more inventive, and confident, for doing more with less.

29 Photos That Will Awaken Your Inner Explorer

Alex Kim | Posted 05.03.2014 | Travel
Alex Kim

If you can't visit these places yourself, here's the next best thing!

Allow Your Children to Create a Secure World

Dr. Jim Taylor | Posted 04.27.2014 | Parents
Dr. Jim Taylor

Early experiences in which your children feel safe to discover the world beyond you enables them to develop the sense of a secure world and gain comfort and confidence in being "out there" on their own.

Exploring the Uniqueness of Namibia: An Unconventional Safari Experience

Kensington Explorers-In-Residence | Posted 04.01.2014 | Travel
Kensington Explorers-In-Residence

For those willing to get off the beaten path, Namibia is a traveler's paradise with unlimited potential to explore.

Notes from a Far Flung Isle: Feel Like a True Explorer in Chiloé

Jacada Travel | Posted 03.08.2014 | Travel
Jacada Travel

From the bartering system still used in its markets to the abundance of lichen covering the extremely fertile inland forests and vast wetlands, Chiloé offers a rewarding introduction to the region and is still distinctly off-the-the-beaten-track, guaranteed to bring out the true explorer in you.

Ascending Abraham's Nemesis

Stefan Szepesi | Posted 03.01.2014 | Travel
Stefan Szepesi

What is the summit, exactly? The natural peak of Nemrut has remained covered for more than two millennia and the pyramid that sits on top of the mountain consists of hundreds of thousands of small stones, the debris of the larger than life godly statues at its foot.

Spice It Up! The Stories And The Places Behind The Spices

Findery | Posted 02.08.2014 | Taste
Findery

This holiday season, while you're sipping mulled wine and nibbling gingerbread, impress your company with some spicy knowledge.

Moon Goddess and Jade Rabbit: How Science and Spirituality Commingle

Andrew Lam | Posted 02.05.2014 | GPS for the Soul
Andrew Lam

She neither lives nor dies and has no name; she has been internalized. She's the moment of wonder itself. In her presence the child still gazes, wide-eyed. Beyond her, there dances a marvelous night sky full of stars.

Between Mountain and Sea: Exploring Rio Through Imagery

XPRIZE | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel
XPRIZE

By Joe Capra Joe is a Los Angeles-based photographer and filmmaker, and winner of XPRIZE's 2012 "Why Do You Explore?" Video Contest for his piece Mid...

The New Explorers

Axelle Tessandier | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Axelle Tessandier

Going far is an obvious way to leave your comfort zone, push your limits, challenge your assumptions and broaden your world. But you do not always need to start a huge trip to change your vision and encounter new cultures or points of views.

Making Milestones to the Moon

XPRIZE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
XPRIZE

By Alexandra Hall Alexandra Hall, Senior Director, Google Lunar XPRIZE The last decade has seen XPRIZE build upon the success of its first competiti...