Experiencing awesome things can make you more awesome, according to a recently published study. More scientifically, standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon can change your perception of time, make you less materialistic, and alter your understanding of the world, according to a recent study. So can going backpacking in the Tetons, or climbing El Cap, or kayaking a big river, or any other method of experiencing perceptual vastness.

Science catches up: Experiencing the awesomeness of nature has been proven to change your focus on materialistic items, change your sense of time and alters the understanding of the world. In other news, water is wet.

Pictured:  Twin Lakes, Colorado    Here is a list of the top 10 lakes to visit in the summer.  From Maine to California, these stunning lakes offer breathtaking retreats.

I Wanna paddle here! Pictured: Twin Lakes, Colorado Here is a list of the top 10 lakes to visit in the summer. From Maine to California, these stunning lakes offer breathtaking retreats.

Fuck Yeah The Universe ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring backgrounds, pictures, space, photos, purple and scenery

Fuck Yeah The Universe ❤ liked on Polyvore featuring backgrounds, pictures, space, photos, purple and scenery

The High Sierras, California

On view: 'Art for Conservation' puts insiders' eyes on Eastern Sierra

The High Sierras. it's called 1000 island lake the trail leads up to this gorgeous lake!

Butchart Gardens in British Columbia, Canada

The Butchart Garden, Brentwood Bay, British Columbia, Canada I've seen this place when it's in full bloom in the summer. It's the most gorgeous botanical garden I've ever been to. The flowers are just equisite! I bet it is breathtaking in the fall too!

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Funny pictures about The Great Tianzi Mountains in China. Oh, and cool pics about The Great Tianzi Mountains in China. Also, The Great Tianzi Mountains in China.

Best hikes: Snowman Trek in Bhutan; Tiger Leaping Gorge, China; Tour du Mont, Switzerland; Pembrokeshire, Wales; Gros Morne in Newfoundland; Bibbulman Track, Australia; Santa Cruz Trek, Peru; Zion National Park; Buckskin Gulch, Utah

Take A Hike: 30 Most Jaw-Dropping Hiking Trails Around the Globe

Take a trip and hike up one of these fascinating trails! Your mind will be blown. I can check a few of these off the list. Always fun to go back, but more exciting to trek new ones!

This national park in Utah is probably the most surreal place in the United States. Look at the way the light shines on this beautiful Navajo sandstone.

Zion National Park, Utah, USA - I went once and my trip was cut woefully short. I can't wait to go back and explore more of this beautiful space!

Grand Canyon Skywalk viewing platform - there is no way you will ever catch me on that.  Ever.

Grand Canyon Glass Bottom Skywalk, Arizona I don't know if I could walk it but it would be one fantastic walk.Ive been there before that was built and the Grand Canyon is a Bucket list must do.

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