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200 Books By Women Every Man Should Read

A few months ago, I wrote about my year of reading books only by women. Since then, my reading habits still lean quite heavily towards woman-authors, but I've started allowing men back onto my bookshelves.<p>A few weeks ago, I read Alanna Okun's excellent piece for Buzzfeed Books, "I'm Not Interested …

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15 incredible concert venues around the world

In countries around the world, there are music venues that have been built in breathtaking natural and historical locations that include underground caverns and 19th-century forts.<p>From Ireland's Slane Castle, which has hosted musicians like the Rolling Stones and David Bowie, to Sweden's Dalhalla …

7 ways mentally strong people take advantage of solitude

But solitude can be highly beneficial to your mental health, creativity, and productivity, psychotherapist Amy Morin writes in her book "13 Things Mentally Strong People Don't Do."<p>In the book, Morin says mentally strong people "don't fear alone time," since it offers restoration and a chance for …

35 Books Everyone Should Read in Their Lifetime

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Downtown Las Vegas Has the Most Happening Food Scene Right Now

Downtown Las Vegas’s exploding food scene is galvanizing the historic neighborhood north of the Strip.<p>Las Vegas’s true roots are downtown—all the …

What it's like to dine at Dubai's incredibly luxurious Burj Al Arab hotel

The Burj even describes itself as the "world's most luxurious hotel."<p>So it's no wonder that the hotel is also home to a seafood restaurant — Al Mahara— complete with a floor-to-ceiling aquarium where diners can enjoy delicious food while watching colorful fish swim among luscious plants in bright …

12 incredible US destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

A recent Quora thread discussed unique places in the United States that aren't frequently visited by tourists.<p>From the picturesque False Kiva in Utah's Canyonlands National Park, whose exact destination remains a secret, to the crystal-blue Havasupai Falls in Grand Canyon National Park, here are 12 …

Chef Tim Love's 5 Tips for Perfect Steak

Here, 5 tips for perfecting your next steak from star chef Tim Love.<p><i>Texas chef Tim Love is dropping steak knowledge on us at the Food & Wine Classic</i> …

When are expensive cables worth it?

Commentary: It's almost always a waste of money to spend more on HDMI, USB, optical digital and speaker cables, not to mention DisplayPort, DVI, Ethernet and VGA. But are there any exceptions to the rule? Maybe.<p>There are few things that come in as wide a variety of prices as cables and …

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Why I Travel the World. And You Should Too.

The first time I traveled I was less than one when my parents took me along for their holiday to Lake Balaton. The first time I went abroad I was four-years-old visiting Greece with my parents. I actually remember some of the experience: the big stones of the Acropolis and camping. At 10 I got a …

The 23 best beaches in America

For this list, we looked at seven notable beach rankings compiled by travel experts, vacationers, and water-quality researchers and combined these rankings to come up with the ultimate list of the best beaches in the US.<p>The rankings we used were Dr. Beach's Top 10 Beaches for 2015, Trip Advisor's …

23 places you should visit in 2015

We looked at major developments, cultural trends, and global festivals to find the hottest places to travel around the world in 2015.<p>From the Philippines to Peru, here are the best places to travel this year.

Pencil artist works in miniature — and that’s the point

Salavat Fidai is working proof that artists need not create large pieces to make a name for themselves.<p>Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally.<p>Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create …

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15 Things NOT To Do In Paris

It's impossible to see and do everything when visiting Paris, so why waste time doing anything that isn't worthy of your hard-earned vacation hours? The next time you're in the City of Light, don't fight with crowds in tourist traps, eat at the wrong restaurants, or wait in line at the Eiffel …

35 Books You Need To Read In Your Twenties

From Cheryl Strayed's Wild to Amy Poehler's Yes Please, these are the books you need to get through your own roaring twenties. Inspired by this post.

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12 Ice Hotels That Will Make You Actually LIKE the Cold

Think cold isn’t romantic? Think again! Ice hotels are an experience that should be on every traveler’s bucket list. With the coolest amenities and epic winter wonderland activities, these frosty hotels make for the ultimate wintertime vacay. From Canada to Japan to Norway, here are 12 of the most …

22 Contemporary Authors You Absolutely Should Be Reading

These writers are not to be missed.

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7 Whiskey Drinks That Could Help Cure Your Cold

Here, seven whiskey cocktails to help dilate your blood vessels and put you on the path to recovery.<p>When you’re stuffed up and sick, there’s nothing …

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5 American Cities You Should Visit In 2015

In 2014, Minneapolis, Kansas City and Richmond were the coolest place to be. But with a new year brings a new set of cities to add to your bucket list. Luckily, we've found some surprising spots Americans are trekking to most, courtesy of Hotels.com's Hotel Price Index.<p>Whether it's a small-ish town …

Why We Travel Slowly

We travel rather slowly, almost at a tortoise's pace, as compared to others who squeeze in five European countries in a two-week vacation or four Central American countries in a ten-day cruise. We're not in the business of tour busing and picture taking. We're traveling and living as slowly as …

Meet Monemvasia, A Hidden 'Fortress Town' Perched On An Island In Greece

Discovering a secret town? Well that's one way to get off the beaten path.<p>We've seen a few hidden towns in our day (mostly in America), but never one quite as beautiful as the town of Monemvasia, Greece.<p>Perched on an island off the east coast of the Peloponnese, Monemvasia's name means "single …

9 of the Most Incredible Beaches In the World

Remind yourself how magical our planet is by feasting your eyes on these nine supremely beautiful beaches.<p><b>Scala Dei Turchi, Sicily, Italy</b><p>This stunning beach trades sand for a smooth, white, erosion-terraced cliff face.<p><b>Starfish Beach, South Island, New Zealand</b><p>Formally known as Motukiekie Beach, at …

These Travel Instagram Accounts Will Inspire Extreme Wanderlust

Toronto native Tom Ryaboi—better known by his Instagram handle @roof_topper—has “been on more roofs than Santa Claus,” shooting gorgeous, …

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This Could Be the Future of Cruising

"Lilypads" off the coast of Monte Carlo. - <i>Photo by Vincent Callebaut</i><p>Fifty years ago, no one thought cruise ships would evolve into 1,200-foot behemoths capable of carrying 5,000 passengers. And while we’re excited by the innovations on new ships like Quantum of the Seas, it’s hard not to wonder how …

Oregon Trail And All Your Other Favorite Childhood Games Put Online For Free

The video games that defined your childhood are easily accessible again.<p>A non-profit library has put thousands of classic MS-DOS games online for free, including Oregon Trail, Tetris, Donkey Kong and SimCity. In total, 2,400 MS-DOS games and programs went live Monday on the Internet Archive, a …

10 Best Island Getaways for 2015

If you were looking for an extra excuse to plan that coveted island getaway, 2015 delivers many motivations to fly off somewhere remote, exotic, and wondrous. Whether you want to be amongst the first to experience newly minted resorts, are in search of a good fun-in the-sun party, or are eager to …

20 Must-Try Street Foods Around the World

Can you imagine visiting Paris without having a crêpe? Strolling through Hong Kong and not eating an egg waffle? Passing up authentic jerk chicken in Jamaica? Trying street food is an integral of traveling to new places, and it's a delicious window into new cultures, a taste of human history. In …

Adventures Less Ordinary: How to Travel and Do Good

When photographing an object in motion, you have three principal options: use an incredibly fast shutter speed for a crisp capture of both the moving object and the background, but not a sense of the motion; pan as the object passes to freeze just the object against an artistic blur of background; …

18 Libraries Every Book Lover Should Visit In Their Lifetime

If you love books, libraries are some of the most spectacular buildings in the world.<p>To celebrate these monumentally important buildings, we've complied a list of the most magnificent libraries on the planet.<p>From a library hidden in the forests of Beijing to one in Egypt that was designed like a …

My Top 5 BBQ and Grill Restaurants of 2014

A lot of people complain that barbecue just isn't what it used to be, and they're right.<p>It's better.<p>It's better in traditional barbecue hotspots, like Kansas City and Dallas. It's better in places where you'd never expect to find killer 'que, from Brooklyn to Minneapolis to L.A.<p>A new generation of …