Allen Reed

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6 Underrated European Cities You Should Seriously Visit

You’ve been to Paris and you’ve been to Rome, but Europe is a big continent full of hidden treasures ripe for exploring. Here, six lesser-known European cities that deserve a spot on your travel bucket list.<p>GO TO AMSTERDAM, BUT DON’T MISS MAASTRICHT<p>Read more.<p>GO TO LISBON, BUT DON’T MISS PORTO<p>Read …

Editors' Secrets: Our Off-the-Beaten-Path Vacations

Every travel journalist has a few places that he or she keeps quiet—unexpected finds that have become secret favorites, staples of their little black (traveling) book that are off-duty destinations. So we asked the Condé Nast Traveler team to spill and share those finds, whether restaurants, …

Costa Rica

10 Natural Wonders in Iceland That Will Take Your Breath Away

The Nordic island of Iceland has become an incredibly popular place to travel in recent years. If you haven't gotten a chance to visit the country's …

A No-Slaughter Leather Startup Just Raised $53 Million

So cool.<p>Brooklyn-based startup Modern Meadow, founded in 2011, has secured a total of US$53.5 million in funding to grow leather in labs - instead of …

Neuroscientists say multitasking literally drains the energy reserves of your brain

Does your morning routine consist of checking emails, browsing Facebook, downing coffee, heading to the train while Googling one last idea, checking notifications, more coffee, and going through your work email? The myriad activities crammed into your morning, and the constant switching between …

Time Management

Growing Greens in the Spare Room as ‘Vertical Farm’ Start-Ups Flourish

Dan Albert’s farm is far from traditional. There are no picturesque, rolling fields, no tractors tilling soil; there is no white farmhouse or red barn. For that matter, there is no soil, or sunlight.<p>The farm, Farmbox Greens, is inside a two-car garage behind Mr. Albert’s Seattle home. It consists …

Aquaponics

North America’s remote underwater wonderland

Dry Tortugas National Park presents a unique challenge: how do you preserve an area where weather and predator damage are out of the rangers’ control?<p>Dry Tortugas National Park, located about 70 miles west of Key West in the Gulf of Mexico, covers 100 sq miles of ocean and seven small islands. A …

National Parks

The top 17 startups to launch so far in 2016

While the start of 2016 might have spelled trouble for some well-established startups, it also saw the birth of companies tackling things like a cure for cancer, superfast internet, and competition for Uber.<p>Business Insider spoke to founders and venture capitalists and took a look at funding data …

Drive the northern Oregon coast: Haystack rocks, giant dunes and fresh seafood

One round-trip ticket to Portland. One rental car, pointed west. And one tank of gas.<p>Start with these elements, then stretch them across four days and three nights in the shape of a 270-mile triangle.<p>The result? A road trip to the northern Oregon coast, as far south as Pacific City, as far north as …

Take the Ultimate Spanish Road Trip from Barcelona

PHOTO BY Albert Torelló/Flickr<p>Els Encantats<p>Medieval villages, back roads, and the Wild Pyrenees<p>Leave behind the beaches of Barcelona and drive …

How to Turn Sleep Paralysis Into Lucid Dreaming

Nightmares no more<p>I awake from a nap on an airplane, but something’s not right. My eyes are closed, my body is still, but yet, I’m conscious, I'm aware of my physical self. There’s internal panic as my eyes dart behind shut lids, and I realize <i>I can’t move</i>. I’m completely frozen, with an acute …

17 of the World's Most Extraordinary National Parks

<i>Canada's Pacific Rim National Park is one of the world's most extraordinary national parks.</i><p>Yellowstone was the world's first national park. As the US National Park Service turns 100 years old this year, people from around the country (and globe) are flocking to these iconic reserves. US National …

The essential Marc Andreessen summer reading list

It’s a well-known fact that Marc Andreeseen grew up in a small town where access to information was limited. The Netscape founder famously learned to program from a library book, and he’s still quite the prolific reader of books, if his Twitter feed is any indication.<p>Over the last two years, …

Books

8 Epic European Summer Road Trips

With summer quickly approaching, there is no better time to think about your next vacation! And instead of just settling on one spot, why not jump in …

European Travel

Croatia without the crowds: 9 reasons to visit Northern Dalmatia

With current hotspot Dubrovnik and the fashionable islands of Hvar and Korčula, southern Dalmatia is receiving an influx of tourists of late. But northern Dalmatia, which boasts the same beautiful beaches, rich cultural heritage and spectacular national parks, has yet to experience the same level …

18 Nutrient-Rich Power Foods

Flaxseeds<p>1 of 19<p>Flaxseeds contain plenty of protein and fiber and are a great source of the essential omega-3 fat, alpha linolenic acid.<p>ALA protects …

Nutrition

These Types of Emails Make the Best Pitches

<i>The Entrepreneur Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Startups

Elon Musk bought $100 million more worth of Tesla this week

Tesla announced this afternoon that CEO and co-founder Elon Musk exercised 532,000 options of the company this week, increasing his holding by about $100 million worth of market value. The transaction was very much "in the money," as they say: the options were exercised at $6.63 apiece, according …

The Missing Ingredient To Achieving Your Goals

Why do 92% of people fail to achieve their new year’s resolutions and how you can make sure you are part of the 8% who <i>do</i> achieve their 2016 goals?<p>The answers: 92% of people quit, and you have to not quit.<p>Now before you say “duh” and click away in anger, hang with me for a few more minutes. Because …

Motivation

10 Small Things You Can Do Every Day to Get Smarter

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …