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10 of the best virtual reality apps for your smartphone

Get started with VR on your iPhone or Android phone with these 100 apps, spanning films, games, news and 360-degree photo-sharing<p>You don’t need to spend hundreds of pounds on an Oculus Rift or HTC Vive headset to give virtual reality a try.<p>The Android or iPhone handset in your pocket is a VR device …

Virtual Reality

A 67-Mile Hiking Trail Just Opened Through LA's Urban Mountains

Los Angeles is a special place, geologically speaking: It’s one of a handful of large metropolitan areas that’s bifurcated by mountains. Not just a …

16 Lessons I Learned from a Year of Traveling (and Eating) Around the World

If you’ll go anywhere for a memorable meal, you’ve gotta do it right.<p><i>Welcome to Eat Like a Local! From late-night burgers in Nashville to a life-changing date shake in Palm Springs, we traveled across the U.S. to find the spots that are really hitting home.</i><p>Like you, I believe the only thing as fun …

10 Benefits Of Travelling Alone

In Personal Development-speak, we are always talking about goals, outcomes, success, desires and dreams. In other words, all the stuff we want to do, …

Weight Loss

Life Lessons From an Everest Sherpa

A mountain guide shares the simple practices that keep him healthy—and hopeful—at the top of the world.<p>Sherpas, bowed beneath packs weighing 40 pounds or more, often melt into the shadows of the mountains they scale, while foreign adventurers who pay to achieve their Everest dreams enjoy the high …

Trekking

8 Great Ways to Make Money Without a Degree

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>According to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, only 46 percent of college students actually finish their degrees. Research also shows that college graduates ages 25 to 32 earn $17,500 more annually than their …

Small Business

The 18 best books for someone just starting out in their career

Chances are, your college didn't offer classes on how to negotiate your salary, deal with a micromanaging boss, or confront annoying coworkers.<p>But there's still something you can do to prepare yourself for the tricky world of work: read.<p>Here are 18 books we think every young professional should …

Self-improvement

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Seeing firsthand why Olympic National Park is one of the nation's great wilderness areas

The bald eagle was soaring on an air current above frosty Lake Crescent, its wings spread wide, white head and electric-yellow beak tilted slightly down. It was hunting, and a few seconds later it rocketed toward the surface of the lake. In an instant it was aloft again, carrying a small trout in …

National Parks

5 Great Short-Cuts to Help You Be a Great Boss

Managers now have more free and low-cost tools to help set up employees for success. Manicube, anyone?<p>According to a study by BambooHR, one third of new hires leave their jobs within approximately six months of their start date. Clearly, this is not awesome, especially given the high cost of …

Dressing for Success Actually Helps You Succeed

There are a whole lot of worn-out adages for the notion: <i>Dress for the job you want, not the one you have. Clothes make the man. Fake it 'til you make</i> …

10 cities with the worst quality of life

Where you live in this country may help determine how satisfied you are with your life.<p>Overall, the well-being of residents in the U.S. was unchanged …

Read These Books Instead of Getting an MBA

<i>This piece originally appeared on The Hustle.</i><p>I don’t blame people for wanting to get an MBA. It’s not their fault they’ve been duped into believing …

17 science-backed ways men can appear more attractive to women

It's almost Valentine's Day, and for many, the pressure is on to find that special someone.<p>Whether you're simply looking for a date or hoping to find something that lasts, you could benefit from the decades of psychological research on the qualities that women find most attractive in a male partner.<p>…

Warner Bros

100 Ways To Be A Gentleman

When I saw a friend’s Facebook post the other day about him being upset after he was abused by a woman for offering up his seat by that very said …

10 huge food trends you'll devour in 2016

Buckle your eating pants, because 2016 is going to be a wild — and delicious — ride.<p>Technological advancements, a planet that is buckling with too …

The Top 20 Must-Do Adventures In California

Written by Anna Cohen, Contributor and Explorer for The Outbound Collective<p>When you think of California, the first things that come to mind might be movie stars, avocados, and tech. But if you love outdoor adventure, then California has so much more to offer. With the Sierra Nevada Mountains, …

The Compelling Memoirs You Have To Read

Some call it navel-gazing. We call it too good to put down.<p>As much as we adore fiction, a good memoir really has a huge emotional impact on the …

5 Simple Ways to Improve Your Memory and Memorize Anything Faster

Imagine the power of being able to memorize anything faster.<p>Think about how much time you’d have, how much you could shorten the learning curve, and …

50 trips everyone should take in the US in their lifetime

America has been called a lot of things: beautiful, majestic, wild, and great. It's all those and more.<p>Whether you're driving down the Pacific Coast Highway, whale watching in Cape Cod, or embracing your inner child at Orlando's Disney World, the US is full of incredible surprises.<p>From the East …

11 Warm Weather Vacation Destinations For People Who Hate Winter

The snow can't get you here.<p>Brrr, it's cold out there! Trade in the snow for some fun in the sun at these tropical and summery escapes.

The top TED talks that will change the way you work and live

These inspirational TED talks will challenge how you think and communicate at work and in your everyday life<p>With alumni ranging from Stephen Hawking to Bill Gates, TED talks have become a global phenomenon since <b>Al Gore gave one of the first ever</b> adresses in 2006.<p>We gathered some of the most-viewed …

These are the world’s “most creative” countries

What makes one country more “creative” than another? A new study (pdf) compiled by the Martin Prosperity Institute (MPI) at the University of Toronto attempts to rank knowledge economies by that elusive trait.<p>It’s called the Global Creativity Index (GCI). To create their ranking, researchers …

Creativity

17 "Twilight Zone" Episodes To Watch If You've Never Seen "The Twilight Zone"

*Rod Serling voice* You're traveling through another dimension...

The 25 best horror movies since 2000

Ask horror-movie buffs to name their favorite decade for the genre, and you’ll likely receive a variety of answers. The ’30s had several of …

Horror

Amazon Prime Day: The best deals

Wednesday is Amazon's big Prime Day sales celebration. Throughout July 15, Amazon will have various items and deals on sale.<p>Some of these deals will …

12 Mind Tricks That Will Make People Like You and Help You Get Ahead

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>When you're working hard and doing all you can to achieve your goals, anything that can give you an edge is powerful and will streamline your path to success.<p>Mind tricks won't make you a Jedi, but using the brain's natural quirks to your …

Body Language

Seahawks vs. Rams: Score and Twitter Reaction from 2015 Regular Season

With one yard to go in Super Bowl XLIX, Pete Carroll declined to give the ball to Marshawn Lynch. He's taken public criticism nearly every day in the seven months since.<p>On Sunday, the Seahawks once again needed one yard in a critical situation. This time, Carroll gave it to Lynch. Unfortunately, …

Setting aside half the Earth for ‘rewilding’: the rational argument for extreme conservation

A much-anticipated book in conservation and natural science circles is E.O. Wilson’s Half-Earth: Our Planet’s Fight for Life, which is due early next year. It builds on his proposal to set aside half the Earth for the preservation of biodiversity.<p>The famous biologist and naturalist would do this by …