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On Vacation? Rise and Shine -- Explore the Arts All Around You!

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

Can you think of a trip you took where you didn't see an interesting piece of art or fascinating architecture, or learned something new about the local culture? I bet you can't. The arts become a part of the travel experience even when that isn't the intent of a trip.

5 Ways to Help You Read More Books

NextAdvisor.com | Posted 07.22.2015 | Entertainment
NextAdvisor.com

As technology advances, it's making it easier and easier to keep up with some of our favorite hobbies, such as reading. Even though books have become more accessible -- after all, you don't have to carry a paperback book around anymore -- Americans are not making time for reading.

Improving Your Flight Plan

Joseph Grant | Posted 07.20.2015 | Travel
Joseph Grant

Summer is a time for leisure and travel. To escape the daily grind and take that lone vacation that we've strived for the other 51 weeks out of the year. Many people fly to these destinations.

How Much Sitting Is Too Much Sitting? The Difference Between Too Much Sitting and Too Little Exercise

Paul Spector, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2015 | Healthy Living
Paul Spector, M.D.

Over the past decade we have gained a greater understanding of inactivity and its negative consequences. The game-changing new story concerns a novel scientifically-based therapeutic intervention: sit less.

Birth of a Lion and the Great American Bildungsroman

Mario Tenaglia | Posted 05.27.2015 | Arts
Mario Tenaglia

I was in Philadelphia all day on Saturday. I went to Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell in the morning, the Italian Markets, Reading Terminal, the Barnes Foundation, and Chinatown in the afternoon, and saw The Lion King at the Academy of Music in the evening. It was, in short, an absolutely incredible day.

What Really Matters in Life?

Marshall Goldsmith | Posted 03.15.2015 | Business
Marshall Goldsmith

Most people don't want to "do nothing' all day. We have hopes and dreams, goals and ambitions. We want to contribute to the world, make it a better place, not "retire" from it to a life of "leisure."

Why Those Who Embrace Leisure Get More Done

meQuilibrium | Posted 11.20.2014 | Healthy Living
meQuilibrium

I believe people when they tell me their lives are unmanageably busy. But I also have seen that what people believe about leisure and relaxation has a far greater impact on their well-being than a packed calendar alone.

Despite Lousy Summer Box Office, the Sky Is Not Falling

Robert Marich | Posted 11.03.2014 | Entertainment
Robert Marich

Alarming press reports that summer movie box office fell 21 percent suggest a death knell because consumers are infatuated with digital media ranging from smart phones to video-on-demand.

Why Idleness Paves the Way for Your Success (Yes, Really!)

Tasha Eurich, Ph.D. | Posted 11.02.2014 | Healthy Living
Tasha Eurich, Ph.D.

Even though we try to fill up every moment, modern life is punctuated by lulls. Take advantage of opportunities to turn your brain off, whether it's during your commute, at the gym, or while waiting for a tardy lunch date.

How I Manage My Bipolar Disorder

Krystal Reddick | Posted 10.11.2014 | Healthy Living
Krystal Reddick

A stable life is highly doable. You have to take stock of your life and shape one you'd be proud and happy to live. It is a lot of work. But what in life isn't?

Yagana Shah

13 Things We Wish We Could Do Every Single Day Of Our Lives

HuffingtonPost.com | Yagana Shah | Posted 08.04.2014 | Fifty

Ever feel like there just aren't enough hours in the day? Yep, you're not alone. Here at Huff/Post50 we can't help but feel the older we get, the fast...

Keeping Memories Alive and the Importance of Family Values

Honey Good | Posted 09.28.2014 | Fifty
Honey Good

As parents and grandparents we know it our responsibility to teach positive family values. My daughters, I am proud to say, value family above all else. Growing up in our home, life revolved around family. Living on an island played a positive role in reinforcing our teachings because island living is all about family.

A Portrait of Travel, from Kodak to Instagram

Edward Piegza | Posted 09.13.2014 | Travel
Edward Piegza

For a perfect symbol of how travel has changed over the last 20 years, I vote for that little cheese-yellow box of Kodak film. Oh, the debates we had about how many rolls of 24 or 36 exposures to cram into our bags.

The Changing of the Guard

Monica Parker | Posted 09.10.2014 | Fifty
Monica Parker

We got smartphones and we got smarter at navigating our way around the Internet. We've become savvy at finding new 'likes': online dating, Scrabble, Skype, Twitter and every hot travel deal going. We've joined Facebook in droves (until our sons and daughters fought back by un-friending us).

Addicted to Online Video Games? Don't Worry, You're Far From Alone

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 04.07.2014 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

You may have heard about the cognitive benefits of video game playing for middle-aged and older adults.

10 Deals for The NY Times' 'Places to Go in 2014'

Travelzoo | Posted 03.19.2014 | Travel
Travelzoo

Last week, The New York Times published its "52 Places to Go in 2014" list. Our deal experts, always on the pulse of the hottest travel trends, already scoured the globe for deals in these must-visit destinations.

Arthur Delaney

Why Isn't Every Monday Like Labor Day?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

For nearly two years, Tom Allen clocked into his job at a defense hardware plant in Lansing, Mich. in the afternoon to start a 12-hour shift, usually ...

Everyone Needs a Summer Bucket List

Greg Schwem | Posted 10.28.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

Over beers one recent evening, my buddy Jim innocently broached a subject that, up until the 2007 Jack Nicholson/Morgan Freeman movie, was rarely bantered about publicly.

LOOK: How Retirees And Millennials Spend Their Free Time

Posted 11.11.2013 | Fifty

A recent Bureau of Labor Statistics study broke down just how each age group spends their leisure time. The Huffington Post looked at how retirees -- ...

Finding God in Time Off

Michael Rossmann, SJ | Posted 08.24.2013 | Religion
Michael Rossmann, SJ

Being creative or spontaneously helpful to others tends to come when I have put myself in a good place by spending time with God and enjoying God's grandeur all around me in a deliberate way.

South Louisiana's affordable LA Swift bus, started after Katrina, might be saved

Susan Buchanan | Posted 08.23.2013 | Green
Susan Buchanan

(This article is published in "The Louisiana Weekly" in the June 24, 2013 edition.) Bus service between New Orleans and Baton Rouge on LA Swift--whi...

Another Reason Not to Get Behind the Wheel After a Nip

Saul Segan | Posted 07.22.2013 | Travel
Saul Segan

If the officer asks any questions, you can respectfully decline to answer. Answers to simple questions can get you in a heap of trouble.

The Best Vacations You Take Are the Ones That Expand Your Inner World

Susan Krauss Whitbourne | Posted 06.26.2013 | Fifty
Susan Krauss Whitbourne

When you reach the midlife years and beyond, travel is as much about expanding your mind as it is about getting away from it all.

Date Night Before Kids vs. Date Night After

Jenny Isenman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

We still adore our men, but our alone time has little resemblance to the hot dates we once had. Wow, did we take those nights for granted! Want proof? Behold: Date Night Before Kids vs. Date Night After Kids.

The Destination I Dream About

Jeffrey Shaffer | Posted 06.01.2013 | Comedy
Jeffrey Shaffer

I want an atavachron. Star Trek fans know what I mean. It's a time-travel device that people on a doomed planet used to escape into the past. They picked out a favorite period in history, set the machine, stepped across the threshold and whoosh! Gone.