5 Fun And Interesting Websites You Might Not Know About

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Looking for some fresh websites to visit in order to kill a few minutes or find cool stuff to share online? Yep, I know – aren’t we all?

I’m always on the lookout for great content that might slip past the hordes of other Tweeters, Plussers, and Facebookers. Today I’m sharing five of my favorite online destinations for interesting, funny, or just plain entertaining articles and info.

Check out my list below, and (as always) add your favorite in the comments.

5 Fun Websites

  • Web Urbanist – Art, Design, Architecture, Travel, Photography
  • Lost at E Minor – Off-Beat News, Art, Street Art, General Weird Stuff
  • Happy Place – Humor, eCards, Off-Beat News, Satire
  • Geekologie – Movies, Comic Books, Art, Gadgets
  • Inhabitat – Eco-News, Design, Photography, Architecture, Travel

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Here’s why silence is good for you

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Are you sick of noise?

Many people (including yours truly) are coming to the realization that silence is becoming increasingly harder to find.

If you thought your desire for quietude was somehow abnormal, think again.

New research offers evidence silence might have physiological benefits (besides simply feeling good), such as encouraging growth of new brain cells.

Starre Vartan (writing for Mother Nature Network) highlights the importance of silence in a new article (see link below).

Do you actively seek out a few minutes of silence every day?

“It’s gotten really loud out there — and constant noise is no longer confined to cityscapes.” – Starre Vartan

Source: Silence is good for your brain and lowers stress, but where can you find it? | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Amazing Places: 23 holy sites to visit in a lifetime

If you’re looking to fill up your bucket list you might find inspiration in this wonderful slideshow. See link below for images.

“Pura Tanah Lot, which translates to “Land in the Sea,” is one of the seven sea temples off the coast of Bali, Indonesia. Local legend says that a traveling monk stopped to rest on the island and told fishermen to build a shrine there in order to worship the Balinese sea gods.” – Anna Norris

Source: Tanah Lot Temple | 23 holy places that promise a connection with nature | MNN – Mother Nature Network

Here’s why solitude is important for your well-being

Do you ever crave solitude?

I do.

This new article from Scott Campbell (for Quartz) offers mind-enlarging thoughts on the importance alone-time.

“Being alone has many benefits. It grants freedom in thought and action. It boosts creativity. It offers a terrain for the imagination to roam. Solitude also enriches our connections with others by providing perspective, which enhances intimacy and fosters empathy.” – Scott Campbell

via The importance of being alone in the digital era — Quartz