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5 Top Photographers Share Advice on What it Takes to Become a Professional

In a bid to both inspire you and advertise themselves a bit, Nikon Europe gathered a group of 5 professional photographers who presented at this …

10 Secrets to Perfectly Grilled Fish

Have you ever put a beautiful, expensive piece of fish--a side of salmon, say, or some thick halibut fillets, or a tuna steak--on the grill, only to lose big chunks of it when it glues itself to the grates? Or accidently char it, or just plain cook it too long--until it's dried out and chalky?<p>We've …

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The 5 Best Canal Cities In The World (Not Named: Venice)

By: Matt Meltzer<p><i>Credit: Wikimedia Commons user Peripetus</i><p>Pretty much every city with a drainage canal these days likes to call itself something along the lines of, "The Venice of Saskatchewan." But it takes more than an artificial waterway to make a city with canals a legitimate canal city.<p>And since …

24 Best First-Class Cabins in the Sky

<i>Caviar, vintages, and decadent suites aren't just reserved for luxury hotels. The movement towards all that's bigger and badder has soared sky-high.</i><p><i>Etihad 'The Residence'</i><p>With Etihad's introduction of "The Residence" -- an elaborate three-room fully staffed suite -- the ante has officially been …

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These 8 Tiny Islands Are Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

Paris, Venice and Rome are all famous tourist draws with one <i>very</i> particular thing in common: they all have islands hidden within them.<p>And since teensy isles are kind of our new favorite obsession, we've culled together some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. A bonus: certain islands come …

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

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The 5 Most Important LinkedIn Features You Aren't Using Correctly

When LinkedIn debuted in 2003, it was merely an online resume and an entree to e-networking. Since then, LinkedIn has continuously enhanced its offerings – transforming into a complete career management resource. Our mindset about how to use LinkedIn, however, has not evolved as quickly as the …

Weekend Reading: Regional Desserts, The Power of Pie, and More

What we're reading, cooking, and clicking this week.<p>Slate's interactive "United Sweets of America" map is a guide to 50 of America's most distinctive …

Top 10: Menu Items to Enjoy in Ireland

Travel<p>The Emerald Isle has long had the raw ingredients for world-class cuisine and top-notch drinks.<p>Good food starts with good ingredients, so it was only natural for an artisan food movement to launch in Ireland. The island has always been home to excellent raw ingredients and communities with …

16 Accessories to Improve Your Travel Experience

The month of August is when parents of school-age children begin to switch gears in anticipation of the start of a new school year. It is also the time when many folks try to squeeze in one last quick summer vacation - either with or without the kids.<p>If you are planning a late summer vacation of …

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10 Tiny Travel Accessories Fit for Your Keychain

(Photo: Christine Sarkis)<p>Your bag is packed. Your carry-on is arranged. But is your keychain ready? With so many travel-friendly items that can ride along with your keys, customizing your ring for each trip can be the highlight of your travel-prep routine.<p>Bauble-sized items spanning the spectrum …

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The Insane Reason We Waste $162 Billion on Food

Knowing when to throw out milk that’s gone sour or bread that’s grown mold is a no-brainer, but for many of the foods we eat, it’s not nearly as …

How the flavors of the Middle East ended up in Mexico

The next time you order tacos al pastor at your neighborhood taco place, take a second look at what you're eating. The famous taco, which is eaten at …

Somebody Flew a Drone Into a Fireworks Display and This Is What Happened

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to fly through a fireworks display?<p>This video, shot from a drone with an on-board camera, shows exactly …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

America The Beautiful, In 14 Hypnotic Time Lapse GIFs

The Fourth of July usually means that most of us get a whole federal holiday to stop and smell America's roses.<p>And oh, how they smell good.<p>Seriously, look at her. With canyons so grand, waves of grain so amber, and national parks so vast that they include volcanoes, deserts and glaciers, it's …

The Bizarre Attraction That Is New York City's Boat Graveyard

It's where ships in New York City go to die-- and it's become a tourist attraction.<p><i>(Photo by @giseled)</i><p>Located on Staten Island's south shore near Fresh Kills landfill, the marine scrapyard is the city's official dumping ground for decommissioned ferries, tugboats and barges. Some of the ships have …

Personal Apple Pie Cups for When You Don't Want to Share

<i>Original post and photos by Susanna Tuan on Spoon University - UChicago.</i><p>This recipe will fulfill your craving for apple pie without the effort and commitment (or the budget) of making the whole pie. An apple pie cup consists of toasted and buttered pecans at the bottom, layered with a warm apple …

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