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The Greatest American Hikes You Need to Take Before Summer Ends

When you think of summertime, do you think of long days in the sun, warm fire-side nights and weekends spent on the trail?<p>If that's how you imagine spending your summer than you know there's nothing more liberating than lacing up your hiking boots and taking on a challenging trail in the height of …

Hiking

21 Vegan Barbecue Staples That'll Make Any Cookout An Herbivore's Delight

Just because you don't eat meat products doesn't mean you have to suffer through a vacuous frozen veggie burger while everyone else at the summer barbecue chows down on hot, delicious grill food.<p>You, dear vegan, deserve the very best. And, as it happens, the very best cookout foods are often vegan. …

Healthy Eating

10 Things This Beginner Learned About Landscape Photography

I’m photographer Joe Hendricks, and in this post I’ll share some things I learned from trying to get into landscape photography.<p>1. Just go for it<p>For …

Saving Space with a Suspended Bedroom

• 1 |<p>2 |<p>3 |<p>The first thing you notice in this combination living area is of course the bed suspended from the ceiling. Accessible by narrow staircase …

The Secrets of The Best Public Speakers

Expert advice on how celebrities and politicians manage to deliver smooth and seemingly spontaneous performances.<p>The audience grows giddy with anticipation in a brightly lit studio at Rockefeller Center. They’ve come to see Dr. Oz, the Emmy-winning surgeon, work his magic for the camera. Before …

Public Speaking

The New Hair Washing Rules

How to clean your hair like a pro.<p><b>1) Not everyone can get away with skipping regular shampoos.</b> "How often you wash your hair depends on your texture," says celebrity hairstylist Jasmine Anna Galazka at the Oscar Blandi Salon. "Finer hair needs to be washed daily or every other day; thicker or …

Hair Care

5 Ways to Be More Confident at Work

In honor of our Fun Fearless Life Weekend, here are five pieces of advice from awesome, legendary ladies who affirm that it's definitely okay to be bossy, even if you're not Kelis.<p><b>Buy tickets for Fun Fearless Life 2015 here.</b><p><b>1. Don't dawdle on the sidelines at work,</b> because your ideas will never see …

59 Alternative Engagement Rings for the Non-Traditional Bride

Today's bride is hardly cookie cutter–and her engagement ring shouldn't be either. In the interest of the individual, peruse these uncommon heart-stoppers.<p>In dreaming about your engagement ring, a simple solitaire rarely comes to mind. Rather than debating the nuances of a cushion cut vs. a radiant …

Jewelry

Articles of Style: Custom Bespoke Menswear Made in America

Pattern-mixing can be a little tricky, but not if you follow these three basic guidelines.<p><b>1. Mix the Media</b><p>You can generally group all menswear …

Menswear

The Biggest Failures of Successful People (and How They Got Back Up)

When you mess up, drop the ball, screw the pooch, or have an epic fail, it can feel like the world is ending and your career is kaput. First: take a …

5 Beard Oils To Try Now

If we believe Homer, the war-bound Odysseus told his wife Penelope to remarry should he not return when their newborn son Telemachus became an adult …

The Pretty Skin Diet

When it comes to having a gorgeous complexion, you truly are what you eat.<p>Maintaining a consistent skincare routine that utilizes a powerful mix of anti-agers to reverse as well as prevent future damage is key to having youthful, radiant skin. However, it's not the only link in the quest for …

The Models' Best Kept Beauty Secret That Costs Less Than $10!

It's no secret that models have excellent skin. Whenever we see them, their complexions seem to be healthy and radiant - a far cry from how WE would look if we were under the constant pressure they are say, during fashion month. And while some of this healthy, radiant skin comes from help of …

Skin Care

How Do You Make Totally Legit Fried Rice?

<i>How do you make totally legit fried rice?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Ren Yu Ku</i><p><b>Some general tips</b>:<p>Fried rice turns …

Onions

5 NYC Pizza Shops to Check Out Immediately

<i>By Mackenzie Allison for Where</i><p>Whether you call it a pizza, pie or pizza pie, there's no denying New York City is home to some of the best in the country. And while trying to make any "best of" list for restaurants is guaranteed to cause a stir, we're going for it. So with a little help from the …

16 Cheesy Pasta Recipes That Are Definitely Always Worth It

16 cheesy pasta recipes that are rich, creamy, and always worth it.<p><b>C'mon—who doesn't like cheesy pasta?</b> From a dead-simple mac n' cheese to a traditional Italian <i>cacio e pepe</i>, here are 16 recipes that combine two of our favorite things.

Cooking

Architizer

National Geographic Lists Its Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

<i>National Geographic</i> is, without a doubt, one of the foremost authorities in the world of photography. So when they rank their top 10 cameras for …

Articles about renovated garage ultimate modern party space on Dwell.com - Dwell

A vacation home’s renovated garage fuses art and architecture.<p>It could have been a Sheetrock box, but as the house’s most frequently used point of entry, it deserved the same architectural...<p>A bay window build-out helps a turn-of-the-century home look forward.<p>With a little faith and a lot of …

Made in America

The New Habit Challenge: Create A Better To-Do List

Making a simple list isn’t the best way to get things done. Next week we’ll test more effective approaches to organizing our days.<p>Tons of successful leaders laud the to-do list as the key to more organized, productive, and focused days, but is there a right way and a wrong way to do your to-do?<p>The …

Productivity

14 Brilliant Bathroom Design Ideas

We all pay so much attention to keeping the rest of our home beautiful, but when it comes to the bathroom, a pretty shower mat or curtain seems to be …

Flipping Photographs Upside Down Turns Ordinary Portraits into Strange Alien Faces

Self-help author Wayne Dyer once wrote that, “If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” Photographer Anelia Loubser …

Back to School: 10 Easy Weeknight Dinners Your Family Will Love

<b>1. Broiled Asian-Style Flat Iron Steak</b><p>Flat iron steak is one of my favorite cuts of beef for home cooking. It's similar to flank or skirt steak, only much more tender -- in fact, after the tenderloin, it's the second most tender cut. Plus, it's cheap. Here, I've broiled it and topped it with a rich …

Cooking

Sali Hughes: the essential guide to staying ahead of the beauty game

How do you deal with rude counter staff? And what should you pack for the morning after? In an exclusive extract from her new book, our beauty expert has some hard-won advice…<p>One day, as a very little girl, I sat on my grandmother's bed watching her spritz on Yardley English Lavender perfume, …

28 Secrets of Exceptionally Productive People | Inc.com

Occasionally, I stumble on my own productivity tools and strategies, but mostly I borrow them from others.<p>So does Ryan Holiday, the author of the best-selling The Obstacle Is the Way (a really great book) and the compulsively readable <i>Trust Me, I'm Lying: Confessions of a Media Manipulator.</i><p>He's also …

Productivity

From OM To OMG: Science, Your Brain, And The Productive Powers Of Meditation

Using fMRI scans, we can now see what meditation does to the brain. The author suggests it can lead to a happier, more productive, and creative life. And even two minutes a day can do wonders.<p>Ever since my dad tried to convince me to meditate when I was about 12, I’ve been fairly skeptical of this …

Meditation