Andy Elkins

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35 Bean Recipes for All Your Plant-Protein (and High-Fiber) Needs

“Beans, beans, they’re good…” OK, we all know how that ends. But cheeky rhymes aside, it’s true that beans are some of the best foods you could be …

Healthy Eating

What Books Would You Recommend Someone Read to Improve their General Knowledge of the World?

Inspired by a reader’s question to me, I thought I’d ask our followers on Facebook and Twitter for an answer to the question: <b>What books would you</b> …

Books

Make One Batch Of This Chili, and Feast On It All Week

Our chili recipe delivers a huge protein payload. Cook it once, and eat for a week<p>Preparing all your meals for the upcoming week is smart: You eliminate stress, eat healthier stuff, and spend way less energy agonizing over what’s for dinner.<p>Plus, you lessen your chances of swerving into the …

Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy

You're reading Top 10 Websites to Learn a New Language Even If You’re Too Busy, originally posted on Pick the Brain | Motivation and Self …

Language Learning

The Beastmode 30 Day Calisthenics Workout Plan

What To Expect From this Plan<p>Welcome to the toughest 30 days you’ve ever experienced.<p>The Beastmode 30-Day Calisthenics Workout Plan is one of our …

How we saved $18,000 for a 6-month dream trip

We were lucky enough to have parents on both sides who could contribute to the wedding. Between that and careful budgeting, we avoided wedding debt.<p>Travel was a trickier matter. I dreamed of backpacking for months on end. I wanted to stay in a cave house in Santorini, tour the Alhambra in Granada, …

Taj Mahal

The differences between Shia and Sunni Muslims are at the center of the Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict

Saudi Arabia severed all diplomatic ties with Iran on Sunday. On Monday, Saudi Arabia moved to cut off all commercial ties, saying it would ban its citizens from traveling to Iran.<p>"The move comes after Iranian protesters attacked the Saudi embassy in Tehran, ransacking and setting fire to the …

The Top 10 Genius Recipes of 2015 (+ the Ones I'm Hunting in 2016)

Behold! These are the ten Genius Recipes you all (and we all) loved the most in 2015. There aren't too many surprises here—chewy-crisp chocolate chip cookies that happen to be vegan, magically creamy scrambled eggs, and three kinds of chicken (two of them cooked in milk, you smart creatures!). I …

12 ways to get paid to travel the world

But what if you could travel and not spend a dime? What if you could even get paid?<p>Many would jump at the opportunity to experience new cultures, traverse through beautiful landscapes, and satisfy their insatiable wanderlust.<p>We've compiled 12 ways for just about anyone to get their golden ticket to …

Travel

30 places in Europe you must see in your lifetime

Road Trip: Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way

Travel<p>Explore the sights and sounds of the Wild Atlantic Way, and meet the people who make it unforgettable.<p>Travel<p>At the western fringe of Europe is a marginal zone where the force of the Atlantic crashes against the jagged rock defenses of Ireland’s western seaboard. The Wild Atlantic Way, a new …

Ireland

This declassified US intelligence report from 1990 is one of the most terrifying things you'll ever read

Now we finally know it was also one of the most dangerous, thanks to a February 1990 report published by the National Security Archive at George Washington University this week after a 12-year Freedom of Information Act battle.<p>The US and Soviets were dangerously close to going to war in November …

War

6 Travel Apps Every Globetrotter Needs

David Goehring / Flickr<p>For globetrotters, quenching wanderlust is a simple task thanks to the slew of travel apps at their disposal. With these tools, researching new destinations, checking reviews and comparing prices on the fly is easier (and more popular) than ever before. According to Statista, …

20 Non-Awkward Ways to Meet People While Traveling Solo

Solo travel can be invigorating, enlightening -- and terribly lonely.<p>Why not just "be friendly" and "say hi" to new people that you meet? Here's why: because introducing yourself to a total stranger in a café (or bar, or party, or at a tourist attraction, or on public transport) can feel creepy, …

7 Timeless Tips to Learn Any Language in Days, Not Years

Learning a new language comes with incredible side benefits, including enhanced brain performance, cultural knowledge, and career opportunities. …

Language Learning

Adventurer Quits Job and Spends 3 Years Traveling to 60 Countries Around the World

For most people, the thought of quitting their jobs and traveling the world is only a pipe dream. For Walter Chang, however, that fantasy became a reality when he left everything and spent three years exploring 60 different countries, documenting his extraordinary journey along the way.<p>When the …

Everest Base Camp

Top 5 Most Common Mistakes in Landscape Photography

If your landscape photography is leaving something to be desired, you’re not alone. Armed with a little knowledge about what’s going wrong, though, …

Landscape Photography

6 Ways to Be a More Sustainable Traveler

Travel<p>Reduce your impact on the planet, support local economies, and protect wildlife.<p>The United Nations designated 2017 the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development—an opportunity to raise global awareness about how responsible tourism can act as a vehicle for positive change.<p>The …