Andres Thorkelsson

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Raspberry-Lemon Icebox Cake

I love gingersnaps. We happily ate them growing up, but Mom never thought to use them in a recipe! This is a pretty, light, and fun dessert, perfect …

Dessert

Best-Ever Lemon Bars

Stir together butter, 1/4 cup sugar, vanilla and salt. Add one cup flour; mix just until incorporated. Press evenly into the bottom of an aluminum …

Baking

A Silent Voice shows why Kyoto Animation is one of the top animation studios

The best animation isn’t always about spectacle<p>Kyoto Animation’s work isn’t quite like anyone else’s. The style of its animation and storytelling separate the studio from the majority of other Japanese companies. It’s known for high production values compared to its contemporaries; Kyoto’s smooth, …

What to Buy in Japan, According to 'Traveler' Editors

From whisky to lightweight robes, these are some of our favorite souvenirs.<p>Japan is not lacking in unique souvenirs: Over the years, we at <i>Traveler</i> have collected everything from <i>ema</i> (wooden, postcard-sized plaques hung inside Shinto temples) to beautiful, feather-light stationary. But when you only …

How to Fly to Japan for Only $392 Round-Trip (Yes, Really)

Japan is hardly considered close to the U.S.—it takes about 11 hours to fly from the West Coast to Tokyo—so it's often overlooked as a travel …

These Men’s Hairstyles Were The Coolest In May 2017

We can't save you from unwanted hair on your nether regions but for hair on your head, it's a simple case of spy and steal from your favourite male …

Hair

26 Of The Most Inspirational Lines In Literature

"Not all who wander are lost." – J. R. R. Tolkien<p><b>1.</b> “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.”<p>– Oscar Wilde, <i>Lady Windermere's Fan</i><p>Submitted by Gina Clark, Facebook<p><b>3.</b> "Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”<p>– L.M. Montgomery, <i>Anne of</i> …

Literature

A man who flew around the world for 3 months on less than $1,000 shares his best advice to save a fortune on airfare

After retiring at age 34, Brandon traveled around the world for three months, visiting 14 countries on four different continents — and he paid only $947.91 for his flights.<p>What's his secret to traveling so cheaply?<p>Frequent flyer miles, scored through free credit card signup bonuses.<p>Brandon, who …

Personal Finance

David Beckham’s Excellent Airport Style Doesn’t Require a Footballer’s Salary

For all the expensive suits and hyped luxury accessories that David Beckham owns, he's no stranger to the kind of pared-down wardrobe basics that even non-famous guys can afford to buy. That's why he's one of the best-dressed men in the world (that, and the fact that he looks like a marble statue). …

This "Westworld" Fan Theory Is Either Fucking Insane Or A Huge Coincidence

It doesn't look like anything to me. OR DOES IT?

TV Series

6 incredible places to see before they disappear

Some of the planet's most awe-inspiring destinations are at risk of being destroyed or irrevocably altered by increased population, climate change, pollution, and ecological extinction. And it's not the just low-lying islands that are in danger of vanishing. From national parks in Guatemala and …

Want to Raise Down-to-Earth Kids? It Helps to Know a Little Psychology | Inc.com

The rap on young people is that they're entitled and narcissistic. They think the world revolves around them and owes them something. They're brats, basically.<p>Is this true?<p>Absolutely not, reply a whole host of Millennials, who point out that it's their parents who tanked the economy and their …

Psychology

RANKED: The 20 most beautiful PlayStation games ever made

But realism isn't everything — some of the most beautiful games ever released came out 10+ years ago, standing out instead for excellence in their overall art direction.<p>Since the world of gaming is wide and varied, we're just going to focus on PlayStation exclusive games for now, which was plenty …

8 Powerful Morning Routines of Ultra-Confident People

How to give yourself an espresso shot of confidence as soon as you wake up<p>Exceptionally confident people weren't born that way--they got there by making it a habit and flexing their confidence muscles daily.<p>The ultra-confident know that just like when you skip your breakfast, you won't get very far …

Don't Let Your Dress Shirt Make You Look Dorky. Follow These Guidelines.

While fashion and dress codes may be getting less formal, there are still many occasions that require a clean and proper dress shirt. There is an abundance of dress shirts for sale online and in stores, all with very minor differences between them to the untrained eye. But even these slight …

Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle

Nutrition Articles<p>Top Ten Foods for Building Muscle<p>These are ten foods to include in your diet because they have a superior effect on protein …

Nutrition

Watch the Audition Tapes That Made The Game of Thrones Cast Famous

Arya, Margaery, Sansa, the Hound, Brienne, and more<p>Whether it's Rory McCann's Hound losing his temper with an invisible Sansa, Tormund Giantsbane munching on a carrot or a really, <i>really</i> young Maisie Williams laying down some anti-Lannister truths, the tapes are a fascinating glimpse behind the …

TV Series

New Treatment 'Reverses' Alzheimer’s Disease

Ten patients suffering from various degrees of age-related cognitive decline have seemingly had their lives transformed after receiving a new form of …

'Game of Thrones': Complete Guide to Musician Roles and Cameos

From metalhead wildlings to Coldplay cameos to Ed Sheeran, the rockers, pop stars and crooners who've graced 'GoT'<p>Since its inception, <i>Game of Thrones</i> …

TV Series

4 Running Drills to Reduce Your Chance of Injury

Step-Ups<p>A lack of quadricep stability and the failed firing of the gluteus (particularly the gluteus medius) are directly connected to a myriad of …

Exercise

FBI gets an unexpected lesson from a former interrogator for the Nazis

When the<p>FBIwent looking for the best way to pry information from terrorists, they discovered it in the most unlikely of places: an almost-forgotten interrogator for Nazi Germany.<p>Hanns Scharff was a master manipulator, but not in the stereotypical Gestapo-like ways that usually come to mind. His …

Human Rights

8 Real-World Forests That Look Like They Belong in a Fantasy Novel

These enchanting groves are the perfect settings for a heroic quest.<p>Roll for initiative. Your adventure begins here. (Photo: …

Revolutionary 'Magic Tent' Combines Tent, Sleeping Bag and Pad in One

Camping is wonderful for many reasons, but it can be hard to appreciate the outdoors without a good night's sleep. One of the worst parts of camping …

18 incredible European destinations that haven't been discovered by tourists

Some of these places are difficult to access, while others remain local secrets.<p>We've put together a list of 18 European destinations that you can enjoy without hordes of travelers, from one of France's most majestic villages to a breathtaking hiking trail in Sweden.<p><i>Sarah Schmalbruch wrote an</i> …

Video: What Does Frostbite Do To Your Body?

Frostbite has long been the bane of mountaineers and explorers. But what exactly is frostbite, and how does it effect your body? This video from …

Mountaineering

Camping and Backpacking Recipes | Epicurious.com | Epicurious.com

Recipes & Tips<p><b>Breakfasts to Warm Up</b><br>"Oatmeal is probably the most popular backpacker's breakfast," says Hostetter, who creates her own blends with …

Camping

13 Waterfalls You Need in Your Life: No Passport Required

If there's a pot of gold at the end of every rainbow, then there should be a waterfall at the end of every hike. Why? Well, along with the chance to take in a majestic natural landscape, the rush of all that water may give your brain a biochemical boost. According to the Center for Applied …

We talked to an ethical hacker, here’s what we learned

Believe it or not, not all hackers are malicious.<p>Ethical hackers are experts hired to support organizations and governments and keep their systems secure. These ethical hackers provide expertise to protect citizens and regular people from malicious hackers. We recently sat down with one to learn …

Iceland’s Water Cure

On a frigid February day in Reykjavik, I stood bare-­chested and dripping wet just inside the dressing room at the Vesturbaejar pool, facing a long, cold walk to the outdoor hot tubs. My host was stoic, strong, a Viking. I was whining.<p>“I just don’t want to go out there,” I said. “How do you make …

Swimming Pools

Training

Train like a professional athlete for long climbs with a heavy pack<p>Author:<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>6922<p>6.9K<p>SHARES<p><i>This story originally appeared in</i> …

Climbing